The official after-party for the Mardi Gras launch is Thunderbird at Arq next Friday 4 February.

Featuring DJs Sveta, Alex Taylor, Josh, Kate Monroe, Mark Murphy, Doctor Jane and more, the event is a fundraiser for the Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service, Ankali and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Sydney Star Observer has two single tickets to give away to the party. To win, email comps@ssonet.com.au and tell us in 25 words or less what Mardi Gras means to you.

Tickets are also available for $25 (plus booking fee) through House Of Priscilla, Spank Records, Karnal Leather, Reefer Records and Toolshed, or www.inthemix.com.au.

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