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Top 10 Tips For Sydney Mardi Gras 2016

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!

Hats Off!

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

10:00pm 11:00pm

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

6:00pm 9:45pm

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.

Disco T-Dance

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

6:00pm 10:00pm

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

8:00pm 10:30pm

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!


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