MCC CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Metropolitan Community Church’s gay and lesbian Christmas Eve service is on Sunday 24 December from 8pm at Sydney Town Hall. The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir will perform and media personality Julie McCrossin will speak. Admission is free or $10 for reserved seating. Book on 9569 5122.
LUNCHEON CLUB HAMPERS
HIV/AIDS charity The Luncheon Club is looking for non-perishable food for Christmas hampers for its clients. Volunteers can collect food if necessary. Tinned or preserved food is preferred. For more information call Luncheon Club president Carole Ann King on 0416 040 074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARQ AT CHRISTMAS
Arq will get festive when it hosts a series of special events in the lead-up to Christmas. Tonight, Thursday 21 December, features the Drag for Dollars Christmas spectacular and regular show Arq Angels. On Friday 22 December Josh and Friends hold A Night Of Trance. Saturday 23 December is Dance Dance Dance starring DJs including Jake Kilby and Jayson Forbes. On Christmas Eve, DJs Jimmy Dee and Sandi Hotrod will play as Mitzi Macintosh, Wyness Mongrel Bitch and Minnie Cooper perform in drag shows with a seasonal twist. Dame Malvina and her boys will put in a special guest show. For more information visit www.arqsydney.com.au.
ARQ RAISES MIRRORBALL
Speaking of Arq the club raised a whopping $15,400 for ACON at its recent World AIDS Day event Under The Mirrorball. The night featured drag queens Minnie Cooper, Dame Malvina, Feminem, Natasha Knowles, Summer Clearance, Carmen Miaz, Charisma Belle, Benita, Penny D and more. The shows ended with wigs off, costumes all over the stage and a pash between two men in dresses. The music for the night was supplied by DJs Luke Leal, Greg Boladian, Jimmy Dee, Sandi Hotrod and Justin Scott. Arq wishes to thank all the performers and everyone in the community for supporting the cause.
Acclaimed singer iOTA, recently seen performing at the Mardi Gras festival guide launch, will again play the title role in the return Sydney season of Hedwig And The Angry Inch next February. Ticket sales are open now for the production, which opens at the Tom Mann Theatre in Surry Hills on 1 February 2007. For bookings call 132 849 or visit www.ticketek.com.au. Find more information at www.hedwig.com.au.
Discover there’s more to the camp of Noel Coward than just cigarette holders and silk dressing gowns as veteran singer Edwin Duff performs jazzy renditions of the Coward songbook in Oh What A Gay Swinging Noel on Friday 22 December at El Rocco at Bar Me, Kings Cross. The 78-year-old Duff, accompanied by 77-year-old Kenny Powell and his London Pride Trio, adds new beats to the music of Coward, and tells some of the saucier showbiz stories that the gentlemen have lived through in a career that spans seven decades. Bookings on 9368 0894.