From Thursday 20 September till Sunday 23 September 40 artists will transform Darling Harbour’s iconic Pyrmont Bridge into the city’s largest outdoor canvas for Chalk The Walk Urban Art Festival. The event will see chalk graffiti, body art, and roving performers, DJ sets from Uncle Jam, Nasia Christie, Neska and more. Details: www.chalkthewalk.com
Hot on the heels of My Boyfriend’s Back and the 2006 Boy’s Summer Collection, both available as free downloads from their website, gay-ebooks.com.au is calling for submissions for a new anthology of Australian gay male fiction entitled Queer Hearts. Authors are invited to submit stories of preferably less than 3,000 words to [email protected] by 17 November 2007. The resulting free downloadable pdf will be available in mid-December 2007. More details at the website.
The Australian Ballet will be dancing a storm with its latest production The Nutcracker. The Sydney season will start on Friday 30 November and will continue till Wednesday 19 December at the Sydney Opera House. Booking on 9250 7777. Details: 9250 7777
Half A Person – My Life As Told By The Smiths is now open and will continue till Saturday 29 September. The play features the sexy David Forster and is directed by Robert Chuter. Tickets start at $20. Details: www.newtowntheatre.com.au
Lesbian icon K.T. Tunstall has released her second album Drastic Fantastic through EMI featuring her new single Hold On. The album was produced by Steve Osbourne. Details: www.kttunstall.com
Nick Enright’s play Mongrels is featuring at the Cleveland Street Theatre until Sunday 23 September. Tickets start at $15 and the play is directed by Maeliosa Stafford. Bookings: 9212 6000
Wharf 2LOUD is presenting a double bill of plays by director Chris Kohn and playwright Lally Katz. Plays Waikiki Palace and Hip Hip Hooray have been fused together to create a world of heartbroken dreams and comedy. The premiere is on Tuesday 9 October and tickets start at $21. Details: sydneytheatre.com.au