Brisbane: What's on
Anthony Smith previews upcoming events in arts and on the scene.
WHAT A DYKEOTOMY!
Solo performance artist Kimberly Dark takes us on a one woman comic-erotic-drama in her hilarious new show Dykeotomy. Exploring those sexy topics of topping and bottoming for ladies, not to mention the gender foibles of strap on sex, the show is a tale of modern gender confusion. Kimberly’s hilarious interactions with the audience regarding her confusion with dating are interspersed with her signature poetic stories. Bookings are essential so get in early.
Dykeotomy, November 24, SYC Studios, East Brisbane. sycstudios.com
Step outside the ordinary. Rigid 2 is hitting Brisbane and in a new space and is shaping up to be a massive party. Held at the newly opened Number 29 men's space in Fortitude Valley, the party promises to mix a sex on premises space with a club style atmosphere so you can choose how you want to party. Cloaking facilities will be provided and downstairs will be the dance space with killer lighting rig and awesome DJs.
Rigid 2, November 24, Number 29 Men's Club, Fortitude Valley.
RALLY FOR MARRIAGE
Sixty-four per cent of Australians, the ALP National Conference, Barack Obama, 10 national governments across Europe, South America, North America and Africa and six states of the USA all support gay and lesbian marriage equality... but Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott still say no! Rally for marriage equality this November in Queens Park, and march with friends and family through the Brisbane CBD. With tons of speakers and a fun and relaxed event, make sure you come along and be heard.
Marriage Equality Rally, November 25, Queens Park, Brisbane.
QUEENS OF THE WORLD
Fluffy is proud to present their annual charity event to highlight World Aids Day. With all the door profits going toward World Aids Day, come along and party while putting money into a worthy cause. Queen of the Nightclubs is a celebration of some of the best drag performers in Brisbane and the Gold Coast coming together to help. With DJs Harry K & Karma, and amazing shows, expect a huge night of entertainment.
Queen of the Nightclubs @ Fluffy, November 25, Family Night Club, Fortitude Valley.
CHOIR FILM FUNDRAISER
The Brisbane Lesbian and Gay Pride Choir will host a film night at the Palace Cinema in James Street to raise funds towards the Choir performing in Dublin. The evening will feature a screening of the new comedy Robot and Frank, starring Susan Sarandon and Frank Langella, as well as a selection of festive songs from the choir. Tickets range from $22 - $28 and can be purchased online through the link below.
The Brisbane Lesbian and Gay Pride Choir Film Fundraiser, December 5, Palace Cinema, Fortitude Valley. stickytickets.com.au/9707
Many Christian faiths believe that, at the end time, God will directly uplift into Heaven all true believers still alive. For her ten-minute silent video Rapture (Silent Anthem), Sydney-born artist Angelica Mesiti filmed fresh-faced teenagers in the mosh pit at a rock concert. Shot in slow motion, from a concealed location beneath the stage, her tightly cropped footage suggests a scene of collective religious fervour and spiritual transport.
Angelica Mesiti: Rapture, December 8 - March 2, IMA Brisbane. ima.org.au
IMAGE: Angelica Mesiti's Rapture screening at IMA.