NO LUMINERE

Toybox’s Brett and Andy have put to rest rumours of a repeat performance of last year’s successful Luminere party on the Sleaze weekend in October.

Luminere at Luna Park was heralded for its production values but received criticism from some in the community for taking patrons away from Sleaze, a traditional fundraiser for the Mardi Gras season.

According to a message on the Luminere website, more time will need to pass until the next twist occurs because Luminere will not be staged this year. We apologise for this disruption and hope you will be able to join us next time.

DIKE AND MIKE

Male fans of lesbian singing competition Dikes on Mikes will finally have a chance to unleash their talent when Dike & Mike, a new male-and-female duet segment, debuts next week.

The segment will be part of the regular Dikes on Mikes line-up on 22 July at @Newtown. Sydney girl group Pretty Bionic will also be performing on the night. For more information and bookings, visit the Dikes on Mikes website.

BLACK AND WHITE

This year’s Dykes on Bikes Black and White Ball will be held on Saturday 22 July at The Marquee, 128 Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Camperdown.

A great chance to suit up or dress up, the ball features entertainment by Naomi Palmer, Bec Hill, Lesbian Icon winner Ruth Filewood and DJs Sveta and Sandi Hotrod.

Tickets are $20 advance purchase (at Succulent Caf?534 King St, Newtown or by phone on 0412 028 906) or $25 on the door, $15 with membership card for Dykes on Bikes, Sydney Leather Pride Association and Harbour City Bears members.

MARCIA GOES WEST

Pop queen Marcia Hines is heading west for a show at Fairfield RSL next Saturday 22 July. The Australian Idol panellist will perform with her touring band, Tickets are $25. For bookings or more information, call 9727 5000 or visit the Fairfield RSL website.

ALEX TAYLOR FAREWELL GIG

DJ Alex Taylor plays his last Colombian gig on Thursday 13 July before jetting off to DJ at one of the world’s biggest club nights, We Love Space in Ibiza.

On Thursday Taylor will play his regular 9pm-1am spot with a celebratory set of chunky house, soulful deep house and electro beats. Entry at the Colombian is free.

We Love Space, on every Sunday night in megaclub Space, attracts the biggest DJs in the business and has recently hosted Bob Sinclar, Felix Da Housecat, Groove Armada and Armand Van Helden.

Taylor has previously played at parties in London, LA, San Francisco, Bangkok, Seoul and Kuala Lumpur, while in Sydney he’s done Mardi Gras, Sleaze, Queer Nation and Parklife, among others.

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