World Pride! and Sydney is really swinging into the rainbow welcome, flying the World Pride flag proudly around Sydney. Down Parramatta Road, the iconic Broadway Sydney has even rebranded as Broadslaaay. One of the 45 artworks for Rainbow City celebrating 45 years of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Broadslaaay is an explosion of pride with a window display titled ICONS.
Celebrating love, beauty, power and community, the collection of large floating symbols are the work of five local LGBTQIA+ artists and are a bold and vibrant display encouraging audiences to forge their own paths and embrace their authentic selves.
While plenty of events are free, money from anything ticketed is all going back to some important LGBTQIA+ organisations.
Sydney City Rooftop Carpark Party
Last year’s sold out Rooftop Party makes a return to celebrate all things queer, camp and fabulous on Saturday 18 February. In partnership with 107 Projects, the open air extravaganza will feature performances from Marlena Dali, Hollywood Star, Carolina Gasolina, Fried Pork Chop and Louis Libran, alongside DJ sets by Victoria Anthony and Diva Cups, and all with the stunning backdrop of the city skyline. Tickets are $10 with proceeds going to LGBTQIA+ charity, Twenty10. Archie Rose, Fireball and Mountain Goat are providing the drinks with all profits going back to 107 Projects Social Impact programs and Twenty10, so this is the ultimate feel good party.
6-foot+ songstress, Miss Prada Clutch is taking over Grill’d Broadway for her hugely hilarious Drag Bingo on Wednesday 22 February. Tickets include a free drink on arrival and are only $10 with 100% of ticket sales going to ACON.
Share The Love
From this Sunday 12 February, the famous rainbow arches and totally Insta worthy installations take over the entire centre. Embracing and celebrating the concept of Dream Big, Think Bold, Think Big, Be Playful, Be Imaginative and Create the Life you want to Live that is Uniquely You, this spectacular display will be like a dream wonderland. There’ll be plenty of eye-catching and playful iconography like disco balls, lipstick, hearts, mirrors and stars all inspired by the psychedelic 70’s.
The Disco Lift
Meanwhile at East Village in Zetland, their famous Disco Lift (pictured) returns inviting everyone to dance like no one’s watching! There’ll be special guests joining the dance party next weekend on 25 February, including Sexy Galexy, Fran Giapanni, Carmen Geddit, Ivanna Drink and Etcetera Etcetera.
Village Crown at East Village will be hosting a spectacular day of free entertainment and shows in the lead up to the parade on Saturday 25 February. Sip on a special LGBTQ Tea cocktail and enjoy the colour and pride, plus they’ll be streaming the full parade for those who don’t want to brave the crowds.
They popular entertainment venue is continuing the celebrations through the week with Drag Bingo hosted by Miss Annie Mation from 7.30pm.