The last Seasons party at Arq featured a blizzard snow storm, complete with fake snow and wind machines, and this time they’re going one better -“ a full scale theatrical thunderstorm. Feel free to strip down to your swimmers as the rain falls.

Arq is stepping up production on Friday nights and offers a fun party atmosphere for just $10. Jake Kilby and Paul Goodyear will ensure this Friday night is a big one. To win one of two double passes, be the first to email and let us know what you love about storms.


Electro dance party Killer is on again this Saturday 5 August at The Basement. The bad taste theme this time is Derelicte and the special guest DJ is Linus Loves from the UK.

Also playing will be DJs Mark Murphy, Jonathan Wall and N Zed. There will be a fashion show on the night and a karaoke room. Doors open 10pm.

We’ve got two double passes to give away for Killer. Simply be one of the first two people to email us at For those who don’t win, tickets are $25 from the Fuzzy website.


Drag identity Courtney Act is reprising her Mardi Gras show Boys Like Me at Slide over the next three weeks. Expect colour and camp as the Australian Idol survivor takes to the stage, with musical director Tommy Olsen on piano.

The show is on at Slide, 41 Oxford St, on 9 and 16 August. Tickets including the show and a two-course dinner are $50, or $20 for the show only. Book on 8915 1899 at the Slide website.


Leather bar Manacle is promising music with attitude at its new regular Friday night event GRUNT. Manacle has launched the night after feedback from patrons. GRUNT will feature scene favourite DJ Mark Alsop. For more information visit the Manacle website.


Alternative favourite Club Kooky reopens on Friday 4 August with special performances from Groovii Biscuit, Debbie, DJ Gemma and guest DJ Steven Allkins. Doors open at 10pm, entry is $10, at Club 77, 77 William St Darlinghurst.


Beit el Hob: Middle Eastern Queers and 5A Arab Australian Artists Action Alliance are hosting a fundraiser for the Sanayeh Relief Centre in Beirut tonight (Thursday 3 August) from 7pm to 10pm.

Sanayeh Relief Centre works with refugees, provides humanitarian aid and finds displaced people shelters in the war-stricken city.

DJs Ghassan Hage, Gemma and nomisE will provide the tunes, and a raffle will raise extra money. The venue is Marrickville Bowling Club, Fitzroy and Sydenham Roads, Marrickville. Entry by donation (suggested $20/ $10).

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