Celebrate the release of the movie Cedar Boys at the Roxy Nightclub in Parramatta on Saturday, September 15 with a live DJ set and vocal performance by singer/songwriter Ray Isaac. Doors open at 8pm with lots of giveaways on the night.
This Friday, August 14, Jupiter’s Nightclub in Richmond is holding a GLBT night. Starting at 8.30pm, the night will feature performances from Miss Wiltie, Anita Feel and Ms Emma. Entry is $5 before 10pm and $7 after. Jupiter’s Nightclub is located at 253 Windsor Road, Richmond.
Manhunt at Arq Sydney is an opportunity for Manhunt members to meet offline and dance the night away. Taking place on Friday, August 14, stickers will be handed out at the front door with members’ profile names. DJs include Sandi Hotrod and Jayson Forbes. Doors open at 10pm and entry is $10.
KRAVE IN WYONG
Krave is a queer night on the Central Coast and is on this Saturday, August 15, at the Grand Hotel, 110 Pacific Hwy, Wyong. Doors open at 10pm and entry is $10.
Inquisition 17 is on this Saturday, August 15, at 202 Broadway and The Landsowne Hotel. Doors open at 9pm and DJs include Justin Scott, Chip, Sandi Hotrod, George Roussos, Mark Alsop, Murray Hood, Troy Cox, Kitty Glitter, Sveta and many more. Tickets start at $50.
Reverse Garbage comes to Darlinghurst with a dynamic collection of sustainable artworks at three Burton St galleries -” Pocket Bar, TAP Gallery and Forbes & Burton. The 11 artists featured have used reusable material in their works. The various works are on sale until Monday, August 31.
This August the San Lorenzo Festival will hit Norton St, Leichhardt. To celebrate, Elio will hold a five-course menu in honour of the famous Italian saint on Monday, August 17. Entry is $55 and doors open at 6pm.
info: 9560 9129.
Register online to take part in Cupcake Day for the RSPCA on Monday, August 17. Make sure you upload your creation to the website on the day for all to see.
By donating a can of food at a participating Network Video store this August, you will help support the millions of Australians who rely on food relief each year. Donating one can entitles you to one free weekly rental and two cans equals three free weekly rentals.
The Imagine Festival, held in October, is looking for one-off pieces ranging from cabaret, comedy, short plays, music and performance poetry. Applications close Friday, August 21.
info: Download your application form at www.actt.edu.au/downloads
SUBS is a non-profit social diving and snorkelling club for gay men and lesbians and their friends in Sydney. SUBS membership is $45 for individuals and $60 for households.
Pride History Group will present Sodomites and Homosexuals: Crime and Scandal. Assemble in Queens Square in front of Hyde Park Barracks on Sunday, September 13. Join the Pride History Group’s study of the past and into some of the colourful identities who shaped our last century. Gold coin donation upon arrival and bookings are essential.
info: More information and to RSVP email [email protected]
MyMutation Live! is a studio club night at the Sydney Opera House and will bring cyberspace to life. The night also will celebrate the winner of the Sydney Opera House’s online dance competition. DJs on the night include Duo Stereogamous (Paul Mac and Seymour Butz) and chameleon pop orchestra CODA with their new dance set. MyMutation Live! will be held on Saturday, September 26 at 9pm and Sunday, September 27 at 8pm.
Vanessa Wagner is holding a party, Spring Shindig, at Slide on Saturday, September 12. Performances by Dame Cindy Pastel and Trash Vaudeville with DJs Ben Drayton and Stephen Allkins.
info: Pre-sale tickets are $15 + BF and tickets can be boought from So Music in Newtown and Spank Records in Darlinghurst.
SHADOWS AND LIGHT
Two extra performances have been added to Lior’s Shadows and Light concert. This is a uniquely theatrical concert experience, combining beautiful and moving shadow artistry with Lior’s celebrated vocals and music. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to Youngcare. Catch the show from September 9 – 12 at the Sydney Theatre Company. info: 9250 1777 or www.sydneytheatre.com.au
Catch the three-day Ultimo Science Festival from Wednesday, August 26.
info: For times and locations on the various activities visit www.ultimosciencefestival.com
A free self-defence workshop will be held on Saturday, August 15, from 11am at the Erskineville Town Hall. The workshop is for the GLBT community and is aimed at building participants’ safety, confidence and awareness.
info: www.glmartialarts.com.au or 0411 808 451.
The Paddington Alive! Fashion Festival will feature Australia’s favourite fashion designers such as Akira Isogawa, Wayne Cooper, Leona Edmiston, Camilla Franka and Nicola Finetti. Hear them talk about what inspires their collections and meet the faces behind the labelsÂ on Saturday, August 22, for a laneway festival.
History Week 2009 will be a wild journey through the dark shadows of our past. The History Council of NSW will kick off the week with a free open day on Saturday, September 5, at Customs House.
Sydney Gay Meditation Group is a social gathering of gay and gay-friendly people who are interested in spiritual development. They meet every Tuesday from 7pm at Club Swans in Potts Point.
ON THE RUNWAY
The second series of Project Runway Australia is the campest show currently on television and has a handful of gay contestants. Catch the reality show every Wednesday night on Foxtel’s Arena channel at 8.30pm.
Join Dicko and Marcia in their quest to find the next Australian Idol every Sunday on Channel 10 from 6.30pm. Delta Goodrem will join the judging panel for the Sydney auditions this Sunday, August 16.
This Sunday, August 16, on Sunday Arts, Fenella Kernebone speaks with celebrated filmmaker Ang Lee. Ang Lee directed films such as The Ice Storm and Brokeback Mountain. Catch it Sunday at 5pm on ABC1 or at 7.30pm on ABC2.
EAST WEST 101
East West 101 follows members of a major crime squad as they investigate felony and murder in Sydney. The second series premieres on SBS on Tuesday, September 29, at 8.30pm and will immediately follow the repeat of the first series, with all six episodes airing from Tuesday, August 18.
Featuring long-term gay couple Robbie and Dan, Australia’s Perfect Couple is on every Wednesday night on Channel Nine from 7.30pm. Ruby Rose is one of the show’s panellists.
Community TV show Yianni’s City Life is looking for audience members to sit in on the filming. The show will be filmed at the Polo Lounge every Monday night.
info: If you want to be an audience member email [email protected] or call 0419 983 341.
PUBS AND BARS
The Stonewall Hotel will celebrate its 12th birthday on Friday, August 21, at 8pm. Entry is $20 for general entry and $10 for VIP cardholders. Held over three floors, the public bar will be turned into a fraternity meets Playboy mansion party, the cocktail bar into a pyjama party and the top bar is a men’s-only underwear party.
SWIM SHOOT PARTY
DNA and Hautes Vacances will hold an afternoon pool party at The Ivy. This exclusive event will be the location of the next DNA swimwear photo shoot and gives you a rare opportunity to see a DNA shoot firsthand. DJs CJ and Ali Deutsch will supply the official party beats. Guests will also receive an exclusive gift bag containing products worth over $180.
info: Purchase tickets from www.dnamagazine.com.au/poolparty
Vanessa Wagner’s Trivia Challenge will be held at The Bowlers Club on Friday, August 21. Doors open at 6.30pm and pre-sale tickets start at $20.
info: Bookings on 9206 2031 or visit www.acon.org.au.
The Sydney Leather Pride Association will hold a formal leather dinner at Pazzo Restaurant in Surry Hills on Friday, August 14. Doors open at 7.30pm and dinner costs $55. Last year’s Sydney Mr Leather, Alan Norman, will be guest of honour at the event. Bookings are essential for the dinner.
info: Bookings on [email protected]
The Taxi Club holds karaoke nights every Friday night with Clinton Rocksmith. Doors open at 8pm and entry is free.
UNDER THE SKYY
On Wednesday, August 19, Nielsen Gough will bring his voice and trumpet to the microphone at Ivy. Merenia Gillies will bring her unique style that swings between soul, blues and Latin on Wednesday, August 26. Doors open 7pm.
info: 9240 3000 or visit www.merivale.com.
Enriched with beguiling melodies and tight pulse-based instrumentation, five-piece band Topology’s Corridors of Power will perform at the Seymour Centre on Thursday, August 20, to coincide with their new album, Big Decisions. Tickets start at $20.
info: Bookings on 9351 7940 or
BUSKING FOR CHANGE
Josh Pyke will show his support for Indigenous Literacy Day by presenting the inaugural Busking For Change concert on Wednesday, September 2, at the Annandale Hotel during National Literacy and Numeracy Week. info: Tickets: www.buskingforchange.com.au
Sydney fans will get their chance to see The Veronicas in an exclusive one-off Australian performanceat Oxford Art Factory on Thursday, September 10. Tickets go on sale Thursday, August 20.
info: Bookings on www.mastercard.com.au/music.
Kate Ceberano is going on the road with Carl Riseley as special guest. Catch the Australian singer at the State Theatre on Friday, August 21.
info: Bookings on 136 100.
Opera Australia will perform The Capulets and Montagues at the Sydney Opera House until Wednesday, September 9. In her directorial debut, Irish director Orpha Phelan brings a dark and confronting honesty to this modern production of a bel canto classic.
See celebrities join with professional comics to improvise live comedy scenes while helping raise money for CanTeen. Confirmed stars include celebrity chef Tony Bilson and former boxer Jeff Fenech. It’s at the Enmore Theatre on Saturday, August 15, at 8pm.
UNDER MILK WOOD
Under Milk Wood is regarded as one of Dylan Thomas’ greatest works and this classic text is set to be presented by emerging theatre collaborative Free Association at The Australian Theatre for Young People in Walsh Bay from Wednesday, September 2. Under Milk Wood is a slice of life from a small quaint sleepy seaside village filled to its quirky brim with eclectic townsfolk.
info: Visit www.atyp.com.au or call 9720 2400 for bookings.
The Kursk is a true story based on the ill-fated submarine Kursk written by Australian playwright Sasha Janowicz. The Critical Stages production of The Kursk will play Riverside Theatres from Tuesday, September 15.
info: Bookings on 8839 3399 or www.riversideparramatta.com.au.
LADY SINGS IT BETTER
Six women will take on some of the greatest male musicians’ songs and reinvent them as sassy old-school cabaret at the Red Rattler Theatre in Marrickville. It’s called Lady Sings It Better and will premiere this Wednesday, August 12. Tickets start at $20.
info: Bookings on www.mca-tix.com.au.