While Saturday night’s Sleaze Ball will be enough to test the stamina of some, for others it will just be a warm-up for the next 48 hours or so.

But whether you’re kicking on, or just heading out after a Saturday night in front of the television, there’s a big Sunday in store for just about every taste.

 
CLASSIC ANTHEMS -“ OFFICIAL SLEAZE BOYS RECOVERY

When and where Midnight Shift Club, from 8am.
DJs Ruby, Ric Dreske and Ryan Murphy.
Likely crowd Dudes. The Shift is the local boys’ best bet this year -“ it’s sure to be wall-to-wall packed with men, men, and more men. Expect a lot of leftover flesh from the night before, and queues stretching about as far as a bleary eye can see. Might not be a good one to take the best straight girlfriend.
The pitch Dance your arse off. Party favourites Ruby, Ric Dreske and Ryan Murphy will be dusting off some real crowd-pleasers from their secret stash of anthemic 12-inchers. The Shift is promising an extra special sound system and a heap of new lasers to get everyone as amped as possible.
How much $20 at the door, or $15 in advance to Sleaze ticket holders.

PLEASURES OF FLESH -“ OFFICIAL SLEAZE GIRLS RECOVERY

When and where Phoenix and the Lizard Lounge, Exchange Hotel, 8am-8pm.
DJs Lexie Bradfield, Josh, Sveta, Nicole Phillips, Beaker, Renae, Irene and Meera.
Likely crowd Girls and grrrls. Lots of dykes and a few invited dudes.
The pitch The place for all Sleazy women to go. The focus is a community event where all the girls can have some cheeky fun, organiser Janine Tennille says. Where to start? The Exchange will be divided into two rooms, the Angel Room in the Lizard Lounge (open from 8am) will feature funky, vocal, deep house booty-shaking grooves while dancers in the Devil Room at Phoenix will hear trance, hi nrg, tribal and progressive beats. Proceeds from a celebrity kissing auction will go to the ACON lesbian health project, and a complimentary shuttle service will run from Fox Studios.
How much $20 at the door, $15 in advance (Central Station and Fish Records) and $15 for Sleaze ticket holders at the door if available.

OXFORD RECOVERY

When and where Oxford Hotel, from 5am.
Music Flynn Music.
Likely crowd Leather dudes, bears, Oxford regulars.
The pitch Dare to bear. The three rooms of the Oxford will be transformed -“ one with a back-to-nature theme, one with a graffiti theme and the top floor will become a den for the bears. Expect to see lots and lots of bears in the venue they now call home. Definitely one for the boys.
How much Free.

MANACLE RECOVERY

When and where Manacle, from 7am.
DJs Jayson Leahy, Mike Kelly, Tim Blanchard, Chip, Rob Davis, Buck Naked.
Likely crowd Leathermen, dudes.
The pitch Manacle will be open from 7am right through until Monday, with a Sunday recovery, a Sunday evening leather and fetish night and a Monday morning recovery. The usual Sunday baked dinner will be available from 6pm to 9pm.
How much Sunday morning recovery $10 ($5 with Health Care Card, SLM subscription or BENT card). Monday morning recovery $5.

ARQ -“ DAY RECOVERY

When and where Arq, 8am-5pm.
DJs Paul Goodyear, Baby Bear, Jimmy Dee, Dan Murphy.
Likely crowd Arq’s usual hot shirtless dudes and long-haired girls.
The pitch Welcome to another beautiful Sydney morning. Arq always puts on a morning party to remember and this should be no exception. Quality DJs, quality sound, quality lighting and a fairly strict door policy.
How much $10 advance purchase, $15 on the door.

COLOMBIAN RECOVERY

When and where The Colombian Hotel, from 8am.
DJs David Smith, Sioux Spears, Scott Pullen, Nicole Phillips, Peter Fam, David Hiscock, Roger Z, Colleen Naxon, Lexie Bradfield, Ivan Smith.
Likely crowd If it’s a nice day, everyone will jockey for the best spots at the window or on the couch.
The pitch The Colombian is the only Sydney spot to use naked spread-legged women on its Sleaze promotional material. A sign of things to come? Probably not.
How much Free.

STONEWALL RECOVERY

When and where Stonewall, from 10am.
DJs Sista P, Mike Kelly. Calvin (after 11pm).
Likely crowd Young, handbag music lovers.
The pitch Oxford Street staple Stonewall will open its different rooms at 10am, 6pm and 11pm, and should attract a happy, hands-in-the-air crowd.
How much Free.

SUNDAY BEST -“ SLEAZY SUNDAY

When and where Middle Bar, 1pm-10pm.
DJs Bill Morley, Alex Taylor, Roger Z, Annabelle Gaspar, David Smith.
Likely crowd People moving on to their second post-Sleaze, post-recovery venue.
The pitch Great DJ line-up, famous and fantastic balcony overlooking an (almost) finished Taylor Square.
How much Free.

KEN’S RECOVERY

When and where Ken’s at Kensington, 2pm-10pm.
DJs Seymour Butz and Mandy Rollins.
Likely crowd Dudes in towels, dudes out of towels.
The pitch DJ Seymour Butz continues his adventures in sauna spinning at the legendary Ken’s at Kensington. This Sunday he’ll be joined by the fabulous Mandy Rollins, in what must be the strangest guest spot of her career.
How much $20.

BETTER HOMES & BEER GARDENS

Where and when Lord Roberts Hotel, from 5pm.
DJs Junior B, Ben Drayton, Jeff Fellows and Sveta.
Likely crowd Sunday afternoon pool players and cocktail drinkers.
The pitch Better Homes & Beer Gardens is a great Sunday afternoon option on any given week -“ with a casual, welcoming atmosphere, good DJs and good cheap food.
How much Free.

SPIN OFF

When and where Mars Lounge, 6pm-1am.
DJs Steve Sonius, Stephen Allkins.
Likely crowd Music lovers. Those people heading home late and those people revving up for another big night.
The pitch Good music, good crowd. Video art installations by the Phat Space Gallery.
How much Free.

INDULGENCE

When and where The Shift, from 10pm.
DJs Rob Davis, Mike Kelly, Tim Blanshard.
Likely crowd Leather dudes, sexy dudes, sexy leather dudes.
The pitch Sexy boys in abundance up for a night of sweaty mayhem is the promise of the organisers. Expect DJs to bring out their dirtiest tracks and Sydney dancers Marcus, Ashley, Marcello and Alex to show everyone how it’s done.
How much $30 at the door, $25 in advance.

ARQ -“ DRESSED DOWN

When and where Arq, from 10pm.
DJs James Fraser, Josh, Luke Leal, Peter Farris, Jimmy Dee, Jake Kilby, Paul Goodyear and Dan Murphy.
Likely crowd The young and the beautiful.
The pitch Sunday night is a great time to head to Arq, and the Sunday after Sleaze will be going off, as usual. Ex-Bardot and Disco Montego diva Katie Underwood is performing her new single Danger and will be accompanied by some of Sydney’s best DJs, as well as the ever-popular Josh from Adelaide and Melbourne’s James Fraser. Should be packed with gorgeousness from start to finish.
How much $25 in advance, $30 on the door.

QUEER NATION

When and where Home Nightclub, from 10pm.
DJs Jake Kilby, Luke Leal, Alex Taylor, Mandy Rollins, Kelly Lynch, Junior B, Neal Crawford, Chip, Feisty, Bill Morley, Kate Monroe and Scott Pullen.
Likely crowd Up-for-it shirtless boys and equally up-for-it girls.
The pitch The Queer Nation parties have become some of the freshest and most fun events on the gay and lesbian calendar, and everyone knows it. That’s why it sold out days ago.
How much $40 (but it’s sold out).

 

 

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