Minigras @ The Joan


MINI GRAS is a night to gather, to listen, to speak and to be heard. While the Mardi Gras festival burns brightly in the inner city the Joan will play host to a small spark of creative energy designed to engage the LGBTI community of Western Sydney and our allies.

New writings will make their way to open readings, local musicians will share the songs they love to share and community leaders will discuss, debate and debunk some of the mythologies around what it means to be ‘out’ and out West.

  • Saturday, Feb 28 2015 6:00pm

6.00 – 7.00pm: The Wild Wild West          

Join us for a panel discussion on art, Western Sydney, gathering spaces and the LGBTI community with speakers from ACON, Headspace, NSW Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby and the Joan.

7.30 – 8.30: Uncle Harold (the Naked Young Man)             

Sit in on a play reading of a new work by established, local playwright Dale Turner. Uncle Harold is a presently poignant story of past sexualities, history and family.

8.30 – 9.15: Queer Sounds                               

Grab a drink and listen to the sounds of John Milligan. John is an up and coming musician and musical theatre maker who will be playing some of his favourite anthems to round out the perfect Mini Gras experience.

Tickets here.

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'Estonia', 2015, Photography by Alice Dolling

‘Estonia’ (Detail), 2015, Photography by Alice Dolling

Presented, curated and created by Alice Dolling, Carl Jiorjio, Anastasia Grace, Zac Svendsen and Tom Christophersen.

Featuring new photographic and audio visual works which, upon consumption – can cause swelling and drooling. Then you can purchase some lovely things.

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Search for sunken treasure in a sparkling underwater city filled with dive bars, fascinating sea creatures and Sydney’s hottest young artists.

The underwater tunnels of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium open after-hours for limited-edition 18+ events run by non-profit arts company The Festivalists. Experience some of the best emerging local artists against a magnificent backdrop of sharks, stingrays and sea jellies.

Take on the role of a buccaneer as you are challenged to search for sunken treasure throughout the Aquarium’s mysterious underwater corridors and caverns, home to astonishing marine life from dugongs and sawfish to penguins and seahorses. Take selfies with Bitches of the Sea, learn something untrue about Penguins and find Quint’s lost undersea booty.

Grab a drink at the pop up bars serving Little Creatures beers or SKYY Vodka cocktails, take selfies with Grey Nurse sharks, chat with marine biologists or simply get a head start on the weekend. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is one of Sydney’s most surprising, awe-inspiring sites. HIJINKS is a unique opportunity for local residents to reclaim the aquarium as their own over the course of a wild and eventful evening.

Thursday September 11th at 6.30pm – 9.30pm at the Sydney Aquarium.

More info and tickets here.

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Boy and Bean

A night of dangerous glamour and wicked indulgence.

As darkness falls on the city, step out of the shadows for an evening of dangerous glamour and wicked indulgence at the Justice & Police Museum.

Travel back to the underworld of 1920s and 30s Sydney and be entertained by mysterious illusionists, burlesque dancers, speak-easy musicians and fortune tellers.

Spend time in the lockup with a true-crime storyteller, shoot your own silent-film scene or have your mug shot taken in the charge room. Unleash your dark side and design your own tattoo, contribute to a City of shadows crime-zine and learn razor-sharp card tricks.

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