There is SO much going on at this time of the year it is hard to keep up with. This is just a snippet of what is on offer and remember there is something for everyone. It was really unfair to ask me just to list 10 as I could have easily chosen 20 or more…..But here are my top 10 favourites and must see events during the festival.
Remember to check out the Mardi Gras Festival Guide 2016 for a complete listing as there is something for everyone’s taste.
Drag and Drop at Month of Love
Sat, Feb 20, 2016 6:00pm Fri, Mar 4, 2016 9:00pm
Harbourside and Palm Grove Darling Harbour
What do you get when you combine high heels with even higher hair with hilarious pop-up shows?
Well take a stroll down to Harbourside and check out the action. You will never know who you will see from the wonderful talent of Sydney’s talented entertainers and performers!
Monday 22nd February 2016 8.00pm York Theatre, Seymour Centre
For theatre lovers, this is must. You never know who will be appearing on stage in this star-studded performance of musical theatre and cabaret. Every year this show sells out….
History Walk – The Inner West/Newtown
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Cnr Alice and King Street, Newtown
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will take you on a walking tour that you will never forget. This is a rare opportunity to hear the renowned historian Robert French of Sydney’s Pride History Group speak from the heart.
Tina Arena at the Harbour
Thursday, February 25, 2016
The Harbour Fleet Steps Rd Sydney, NSW, 2000
As a part of the new Mardi Gras event line up, you can join Tina Arena and a 1000 of likeminded fans for an intimate concert under the stars for a “one off” show featuring all her hits including songs of her new album “Eleven”…
The Little Black Dress Run
Sunday 28th February 2016
10.00am Darling Quarter
Pull on your Little Black Dress and pearls and raise some much needed money for charity while getting fit. This event is produced by Sydney Frontrunners, in partnership with Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.
Sunday 28th February 2016
12.00pm to 8.00pm
Home Nightclub Come dance to all your favourite 70s and 80’s party anthems with the godfather of T-Dance DJ Warren Gluck. The Scottish songbird herself Mary Kiani is not only hosting this event but will be performing on stage with lots of drag queens. This is a must go to event of the Mardi Gras season!
Rooting for Australia
Sun, Feb 28, 2016
7:30pm Mon, Feb 29, 2016
8:40pm Chauvel Cinema 249 Oxford Street
The Queen of Ireland, drag superstar and comedy queen Panti Bliss returns to Sydney for a bespoke Mardi Gras show about sex, love, politics…and more sex. This show is NEVER to be repeated so don’t miss out!
Fierce Femme Thursday,
March 3, 2016
Burdekin Hotel Oxford Street
Hosted by Ms Sydney Leather 2015 (Bee Borland), this exhibition is an exploration and celebration of Femme identity - raw, sassy, strong, proud, and dangerous. This event is a fundraiser for the Sydney Femme Guild with support from Sydney Leather Pride Association. Enter if you dare!
Conchita: From Vienna with Love
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Sydney Opera House
Australia has had a long time love affair with Eurovision….and the two come together for a one show only Mardi Gras spectacular…..Conchita with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House with extra special guests Courtney Act, Trevor Ashley and Paul Capis....It does not get much better than this!
Photo Above by Hamid Mousa for SGLMG 2015
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
Saturday, March 5, 2016 7:00pm
10:30pm Oxford Street and Flinders Street Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010
Australia From a single night of protest in 1978 to a parade that brings Sydney to a standstill. The 28th annual parade promises every colour in the rainbow and more…..It showcase the spectacular love and diversity that shows just how far we have come……and the road still ahead!