If you missed the Non-Scene party Afternoon Delight last weekend don’t despair, Ben and Tobin will be doing another party in February.

The promise of a cute little bowling club party was delivered in particularly kitsch style on Sunday, with a nice, friendly vibe and plenty of interesting faces, and a location wedged between a known beat and the Chesty Bonds factory.

Some of the partygoers include former SSO film reviewer Simon Hunt, aka Pauline Pantsdown, the exceptionally dressed Lance Leopard and musician Paul Mac.

There’s a new night starting tonight called Camp Electro, which will happen downstairs at the Oxford every Thursday from 8pm till late. DJs JP, Hendo and Delacroix will be spinning the electro house and camp anthems.

On Friday night, the Harbour City Bears are having their summer pool party Bear Splash! at the Cook + Phillip pool from 7.30pm. The pool party will be followed by a party at the Flinders from 10pm with spunky cub DJ Matt Effect. Entry to the pool party is $8 for HCB members and $15 for non-members. The after-party will be free for everyone, but HCB members get cheap drinks and a queue jump.

The Flinders plays host to No Fun on Saturday, a night of indie, punk and mod tunes held on the second Saturday of every month. DJs Mick Jones, Milossh and Faux Nun will be playing Joy Division, Ramones, LCD Sound System, and Interpol and there will be a live performance from a Japanese rock band. Entry is free.

Arq’s much anticipated foam party Fomo is also on Friday night. DJs Dan Murphy and Greg Boladian are playing in the arena and Jimmy Dee, Kitty Glitter and Sandi Hotrod are in the vortex. The only rule at Fomo is that you can’t wear heels. Arrive early to avoid disappointment -” the lock-out starts at 2am. Doors open at 9pm and entry is $20.

Le Tigre’s androgynous sex symbol JD Samson will be doing four gigs while she’s in Sydney, starting at Handle Bar on Saturday 20 December, on to the Manning Bar for the Purple Sneakers New Year’s Eve party and on to the Bondi Icebergs and Field Day party on New Year’s Day. JD’s DJ sets are a mash-up of mainstream hip hop and tracks from queer music artists, which sounds particularly fun and enlightening.

If that’s too high brow for ya, the Staff Xmas Show at Stonewall on Thursday 18 December is sure to be trashy fun with nothing rappier than Beyonce. Hosts are Candy Box and Verushka Darling.

Hot bar recommendation for the week is Yulli on Crown Street Surry Hills, directly opposite the Clock Hotel. If you want a taste of what Sydney will hopefully have more of once the small bars revolution kicks off, then this very Melbourne laneway style joint is it. With neon lights suspended from ceilings in very pleasing shapes, Yulli is delicious to look at and to drink in. At the moment it’s trading with a restaurant alcohol licence, but the owners hope to switch to a small bar licence very soon.

And if you find yourself drinking in the city, the Spanish Club on Liverpool St can make a nice change from the chic/bland selection shamelessly on offer in downtown Sydney. While you will be rubbing shoulders with old Spanish men, there was a smattering of cluey queers and a soundtrack which surprisingly included M.I.A. when I was there last Friday.

Last of all, enjoy Kylie, everyone who’s going, bravo to dancer Ryan Stuart who has just scored a gig in Chicago, and watch out for the first single from SYTYCDA star Rhys Bobridge, Hot Hot Summer. As you would expect from such an original and flamboyant performer, the video clip is fierce. Nice work Rhys.

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