Ricki Lee will be launching her new single Love Is All Around at Arq Nightclub on Sunday 25 November. The event will also be the opening night for the new Popular event. In the Arena the DJs are Jimmy Dee, Luke Leal and Greg Boladian and in the Vortex are Justin Scott, Sandi Hotrod and Dan Murphy. There’ll also be a new drag show called Home Sweet Homo with Mitzi Macintosh and Kitty Glitter. Cover charge is $10, which includes a signed single, and doors open at 9pm. Details: www.arqsydney.com.au.
On Thursday 22 November the Midnight Shift will host a forum entitled Working It! for young gay men. Hear from a panel of gay men in the sex industry as they discuss living, loving, working and staying healthy as a male sex worker. The event starts at 7pm. Details: 9206 2077.
Kitty Glitter will DJ at The Oxford’s Trash Palace nights every Saturday and Sunday from 4am in Gilligans. Entry is free. As well, Sylvana will perform on Tuesday nights in the main room.
The Newtown Hotel is having a farewell party at Middle Bar, upstairs in Kinselas Hotel, on Friday 16 November from 6pm. There’ll be free champagne till it runs out, plus DJs and shows. Details: www.newtownhotel.com.
SSO’s very own drag columnist and drag queen Maxi Shield hosts Kweereoke at Mr Mary’s in Redfern every Friday night. If you fancy yourself a singer – or even if you don’t – the night is great fun. Details: www.mrmarys.com.
Comedian Peter Helliar will perform at the Enmore Theatre on Friday 23 November. Also at the venue the 2007 Musicoz Awards will be held on Thursday 22 November. Details: www.enmoretheatre.com.au.
The Hipstones will be showcasing their original songs at Will and Toby’s this Friday 16 November. Expect a mix of funk, soul, jazz and blues from headliners Anthea White and Mark Palmer. Doors open at 8:30pm.