Brisbane: What's on at Xmas & New Year
Looking for somewhere to go over Xmas and New Year? Anthony Smith has a few suggestions...
The Beat night club’s holding an early dinner for those wanting to start their Christmas cheer early. For the regular price of a normal Sunday Funday at The Beat, $10 entry will get you a three-course traditional Christmas dinner, with a stack of special Christmas performances, games and prizes to win.
With a visit from Santa, plus regular beat DJs and music, expect a huge night of entertainment and a great way to kick off Christmas.
Dinner before Xmas, December 23, 2012, The Beat Megaclub, 677 Ann St, Fortitude Valley.
Queer Fruits Film Festival, an independent, regional queer film festival and the only one of its kind in Australia, is now in its fourth year of providing a brilliant gem in the crown of Northern Rivers queer culture.
The Opening night of the festival will be preceded by the Tropical Fruits New Year Parade through the streets of Lismore, ending at the festival venue. With a great selection of films and shorts over four sessions, the event is sure to be a hit.
Queer Fruits Film Festival, December 29 - 30, 2012, Lismore Workers Club. queerfruitsfilmfestival.org
Wrapping up GLAM for the year, make sure you get your party on for Sunday, December 30. With a huge night lined up, DJ Harry K will be kicking it on the dancefloor and Fluffy's adopted fierce sister Luciana will be taking to the stage to perform new and past hits.
Expect hot tunes from Swagger DJs and shows by Velvet Motion featuring Alexei Paige. Get glamorous and come along to the pre New Year’s edition of GLAM.
GLAM, December 30, 2012, Family Night Club, 8 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley.
Come midnight, will you be in heaven or hell? Temptation NYE 2012 is set to be a huge night of entertainment at The Wickham Hotel featuring a stunning line-up of locals DJs to party into the new year.
Welcome to heaven in the main room with DJs Ish Sammy Superstar and Acraig, along with the stunning show ‘Confessions of a Showgirl’. Upstairs is hell, featuring DJs Fradge, Master Sergeant and arsee in a night of delicious decadence to dance away in.
With prizes for the best costumes and a bucket load of fun, make sure you don't miss out on Temptation.
Temptation NYE, December 31, 2012, The Wickham Hotel, 308 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley.
ROCKY START TO 2013
If you’re in Rockhampton on New Year’s Eve and looking for some queers with whom to partaaay, head to Club-Rok’s NYE do at the Post Office Hotel, 161 Musgrave Street, North Rockhampton. The tip-off this year is There Will Be No Performances – so no interruptions as you stage your personal dancefloor spectacular to welcome 2013. facebook.com/rockhampton.clubrok
STEAMY HOT FUN
Ready to get all hot and sweaty for 2013? BootCo. is excited to present the return of Hot Summer Nights, a celebration of the sexy and kinky fun you can have in your Speedos and swim wear. Cloak facilities are available to check in your clothes, and don't forget you can wear your leather or rubber gear instead if you so choose.
Brace yourself for the hot and steamy wet swimwear competition, and watch the men splash around onstage in the 'pool'. DJ Doug MC returns to the decks, so there’ll be sexy, fun tunes to keep your ass moving till late. Men only.
BootCo. Hot Summer Nights, January 5, 2013, Sportsman Hotel, 130 Leichhardt St, Spring Hill. bootco.org.au