Brisbane events wrap up
Man-about-town Anthony Smith takes a look at what's going on in Brisbane's scene and arts.
Sporties is looking sharp with an upcoming new show Desperate Legends (pictured) and the much loved Staff Drag Show on the horizon. Always popular, the Sportsman Staff Drag Shows is a chance to see your favourite staff strutting their stuff from the absurd to the brilliant, at 10.30pm, 12am and 1.30am on June 28. You might be thinking that Desperate Legends featuring Lidia Box and Miss Synthetique is going to be just another drag show… but it's much more than that! Each week these two legends of drag will be paying tribute to some of the greatest musical legends from past and present day. Don't be misled though, this is not a show about impersonation. It's all about celebration and playing tribute to the legendary ladies of song.
Desperate Legends, starts June 13; Sportsman Drag Show, June 28. sportsmanhotel.com.au
Queens At The Ball
Returning for 2014, the Brisbane Pride Festival Queens Ball Awards is the longest running GLBTI event in the world! With the theme 'The Great Gatsby', this year the event has been taken to new heights with the night being held at the glamorous Brisbane City Hall, boasting a stunning venue and a night full of awards, shows and entertainment. Snap up either VIP or regular seating and come and celebrate the Brisbane Community – tickets are still available online at the Brisbane Pride Festival website through Eventbrite.
Brisbane Pride Festival Queens Ball Awards 2014, June 8, Brisbane City Hall. brisbanepridefestival.com.au
GLAMing It Up
Looking for a different way to celebrate your Queens Birthday Long Weekend? Get ready for DJ Harry K and Fluffys next instalment of GLAM coming your way, with headliner of non other than Australia's singing diva sensation, Ricki-Lee. Returning to Fluffy to debut her new single 'All We Need Is Love' and a selection of her biggest hits and very special Fluffy inspired surprises. Upstairs Swagger returns to help you get your fix of Gay RNB and Hip Hop anthems with DJs Stephen Craddock and Nelson De Sousa flipping tunes. Get glamorous and come along.
GLAM featuring Ricki-Lee, June 8, Family Nightclub. thefamily.com.au
Cheated Hearts jumps venue to Ellement Lounge for a night of first kisses and bad dresses as they celebrate the Queer Prom, but not how you remember it! With two rooms and two bars, this means twice the Cheated Hearts fun, twice the beats and twice the babes. Win yourself a $100 tattoo voucher from Sailor Jerry in the King and Queen of the prom competition. Dress in your best pin up style and have the Prom night you never had!
Cheated Hearts Queer Prom, June 6, Ellement Lounge. ellementlounge.com
[Main image] Desperate Legends: Lidia Box and Miss Synthetique