Your Brisbane Arts & Scene Diary
Anthony Smith compiles your diary dates for Brisbane's upcoming arts and LGBT scene.
Fetish & Alternative Market
Been curious about the kink and leather lifestyle but not sure where to start? Brisbane Leather Pride (BLP) is proud to present to you their debut Fetish and Alternative Market 2014 as the opening event of the Brisbane Leather Pride Festival. An all inclusive event, it's being held in an indoor location in the heart of Brisbane, this will be your chance to meet some of Brisbane’s best producers and suppliers of Fetish and Alternative clothing, toys, furniture and accessories, as well as entertainment and sights to see throughout the event. Costing a measly $5 entry tickets are available through the BLP website.
Brisbane Leather Pride Fetish and Alternative Market, August 22, Milton. brisbaneleatherpride.com
Having spent the last three years touring Europe and Australia and performing at festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe and Brisbane Festival, Bertie Page Clinic are bringing their Serpentine show back to Brisbane. The show is a cabaret rock opera that charts the evolution of the world’s most notorious undergarment: the corset.
From humble beginnings as a means of support and protection from the elements, the boned bodice became a volatile, moral battleground reaching a fevered climax in the Victorian era. Today it lives on as a much sought-after item of fetish and mainstream fashion, often misunderstood, always an object of awe. Serpentine opens this sartorial Pandora’s Box with dark humour, sumptuous costuming and mind blowing classic rock style; an extraordinary cultural feast blending original rock songs with an unexpected nod to the works of Motown and Giuseppe Verdi. To top it off, the entire troupe are dressed in lavish, historically inspired designs by Sydney fashion house Gallery Serpentine.
Serpentine, August 17, New Globe Theatre. stickytickets.com.au
PlayBox Fundraiser For QuAC
Sydney’s PlayBox party hits Brisbane on Aug 30 at the renovated and reopened Wickham Hotel amidst much fanfare and pomp and ceremony! On the opening weekend of the Brisbane Pride Festival, help celebrate the 30 amazing years that the Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC) has served the local LGBTIQ community. This PlayBox is all about raising much needed money for QuAC to continue fulfilling this important purpose. Featuring playful, talented and phantasmagorical DJs Arsee, Les Smith of ToyBox fame and DJ Fradge, on this night you can allow your inner kid to be awakened with amazing production, lasers and sound.
PlayBox, August 30, The Wickham Hotel. Tickets from QuAC or events.ticketbooth.com.au
The men of Sparta were known for their brotherhood and bond, fighting side by side in the face of adversity. Leather and metal. Come along for an unforgettable night of men, leather and fun. Get ready for another awesome Leather Dinner at QPP on Saturday, August 30, celebrating Brisbane Leather Pride Festival. Doors open at 6pm and plan on getting a taxi home. Mouth watering Roast BBQ Meats and fantastic sides, along with great company, raffles, slave auction and awesome shows. It's going to be a night not to miss.
BootCo. Spartan Leather Dinner, August 30, QPP. Tickets only available from bootco.org.au