This Sunday afternoon, 26 November, will see the launch of new weekly event iCandy at Curve Bar in the Vibe Hotel, Rushcutters Bay, from 4pm to 10pm. All funds raised from the $5 cover charge at the event’s debut, plus all raffle ticket sales, will be donated to the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation. DJs will include Stephen Allkins, Scott Pullen, Bob Frisky, Peter Farris, Jeff Rosenthal plus Renae Stanton and Renee Kennett back to back. Shauna Jensen and Kyla will sing live.


The famous Gurlesque lesbian strip show is back in Sydney for a night to remember at the Imperial Hotel this Sunday 26 November. Sex Intents, Glita Supernova and a host of hot friends will be joined by DJ Sveta in a hot series of shows. Doors open at 6pm, shows start at 7:30pm and tickets are $25/ $20 on the door. Visit www.gurlesque.com for more information.


Cabaret crooners and show tunes specialists are coming out of the woodwork for Open Mic Idle, a new music night at the Seymour Centre. Every Tuesday up-and-coming musical theatre talents compete for the chance to go into the grand final taking place on 12 December. Along with eight contestants every week, there is also a special guest act to show just how it is done, and Aunt Mavis, the drag alter ego of singer Andrew Benson, will be taking to the stage next week. Over $6,000 worth of prizes are to be won, so it’s worth any singer dusting off their old Sondheim and Kander & Ebb numbers and giving it a go. Bookings on 9351 7940.


Bikes and skateboards present a collision of cultural styles with singers and dancers in the new show, Paradise City, at The Studio of the Sydney Opera House from 30 November. Starring Australian BMX champion Simon O’Brien and world-class skateboarder Michael Mulhall, together with vocalist Inga Liljestr?physical theatre performer Alexandra Harrison and dancer Kathryn Puie, the show blends together movement, dance and songs in a unique street-jam-meets-theatre experience. Bookings on 9250 7777 or www.sydneyoperahouse.com.

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