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What’s Hot: New South Wales
Enjoy some Honey after the Mardi Gras Harbour Party this Saturday. Special guest DJ Corey Craig (New York) will be pumping out his unmistakable sound of upbeat disco house and remixed classics. Joining Corey on the decks will be Honey’s Mark Alsop and Colin Gaff, making this the sweetest Honey party yet. Expect amazing lasers, raunchy visuals and hundreds of sexy international bears and cubs. Online tickets from $20 at daisytickets.com or $30 on the door.
35 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville NSW
Saturday, February 23 2013
The Main Drag
The streets of Darlinghurst will come alive for Mardi Gras on Saturday for The Main Drag, a series of interactive pop-up events taking place on and around the Oxford St strip. Kicking off at 11am with a free drag show in Taylor Square, the fun then continues with a drag bar crawl along some of the area’s most iconic bars before finishing up with a pop-up dance party at Oxford Square from 4pm.
Oxford St strip, Darlinghurst NSW
Saturday, February 23 2013
Stonewall Hotel is leading the culinary charge for gay bars across Sydney with the launch of their new eatery, Dick’s Diner. Serving a blend of modern West Coast and Southern American food, Dick’s Diner is promising the tastiest in bar cuisine at a lunchtime price point. Mark Dopson and Ulysses Svoronos have created the menu. Both are experienced chefs, and have operated hotels and restaurants in Sydney and London. Small dishes start at $3, mains from $10-$15. It’s open noon-10pm, seven days a week.
175 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW
Finishing Mardi Gras season in glamorous style at Home Nightclub on Sunday, March 3, Finale will bring together two of the world’s most exciting drag talents: Ru Paul’s Drag Race winner Sharon Needles and UK drag DJ Jodie Harsh. Add in the superstar DJ Danny Verde and the best of local talent across three floors, seven bars and three outdoor areas, and you’ve got an epic send-off to the summer party season.
101/1-5 Wheat Rd, Darling Harbour NSW
Sunday, March 3 2013
Celebrate Mardi Gras at World Square
Shop to the beat of DJ Kitty Glitter, Alex Taylor and Nelson De Sousa at World Square to celebrate 35 years of colour with the Sydney 2013 Mardi Gras. You can indulge in three days of super sales, entertainment and glorious food.
Once you have literally shopped until you drop, warm up to Mardi Gras festivities by grabbing a bite to eat, sit back and relax in the open air square and be entertained by Sydney’s most sought after DJs.
DJ Kitty Glitter will spin the decks with the latest and greatest in cutting edge dance music, DJ Alex Taylor will bring his eclectic style from Australia’s biggest clubs to World Square and DJ Nelson De Sousa will provide the crowd with a versatile soundtrack from post era oddities to dance-hit sureties.
With fabulous fashion finds, to a feast of food options, World Square will be transformed into a colourful Mardi Gras playground. World Square’s three-day sale offers exclusive deals and entertainment from February 28 – March 2.
INFO: facebook.com/WorldSquare or worldsquare.com.au for further information.
WHERE TO GO: Sydney
ARQ Nightclub Thurs-Sun
Bank Hotel 7 nights
Beresford Hotel Sun
Colombian Hotel 7 nights
Imperial Hotel 7 nights
Lord Roberts Hotel Sun bears
Midnight Shift 7 nights
Newtown Hotel 7 nights
Oxford Hotel 7 nights
Palms on Oxford Thurs-Sun
Phoenix Bar at The Exchange Sat-Sun
Stonewall Hotel 7 nights
Sly Fox Wed