October is officially here, meaning Sydney might just be getting a little more spooky… our picks for what’s on in Sydney this week range from the seasonally appropriate to the rather relaxing.
Rocky Horror At The Ritz
Now that we’ve officially clocked over into October, it’s time to get into the Halloween mood. What better way to start the season than with a screening of the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Ritz?
Hosted by Sydney drag queen Roxee Horror, this screening focuses heavily on audience partici…pation by the way of singing, dancing and scene recreation, plus prizes for best dressed, a glass of sparkling on arrival and plenty of other surprises in store for those who dare.
When: Friday 7th October, 8pm
Where: The Ritz, 45 St Pauls St, Randwick
If you’re looking to get some social exercise in this week, you may want to join Sydney Frontrunners, a group dedicated to encouraging LGBTIQ+ people to run, for their Saturday morning weekly meet.
Meeting at Centennial Park, you can choose a variety of walks and runs led by the group. The least intensive activity is a 5km walk, while the most is a 12km run to Bronte Beach and back. Afterwards, stick around to socialise with everyone at a food van.
When: Saturday 8th October, 8am
Where: Centennial Park Venue, Grand Drive, Centennial Park
Experience Drag In The Dark
Grove Bar is going dark every Saturday this month for the spookiest time of year with its newest drag show starring Victoria Mami and her friends. This week she’ll be joined by Helen Back for a darkly luscious candlelit performance.
Each ticket to the performance guarantees at least an hour of bottomless bubbles, beer and wine, while higher tiers also get you three-course meals and dessert. These nights are shaping up to be delicious in more ways than one.
When: Saturday 8th October, 8:30pm
Where: 68 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point
Learn About Queerness In Plants
Did you know the botanical world, like us humans, has an incredibly wide array of sexual systems and survival strategies? Dr Hervé Sauquet’s guided tour around the Royal Botanical Garden will teach you all about the queer lives of plants, revealing their secrets and necessity to our existence.
Dr Sauquet is an accomplished evolutionary biologist and his insights into botany as a queer scientist are highly insightful. The tour will end at a local spot with beverages that were made possible by plants, of course.
When: Tuesday 11th October, 5pm
Where: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney (The Calyx), Mrs Macquaries Road
Tickets: Free, but bookings encouraged
The Fur Ball Takes Over Pleasures Playhouse
Come join the melting point of queer sub-communities at Pleasures Playhouse on Wednesday with the latest installment of the Fur Ball. Featuring a stellar lineup of LGBTIQ+ talent, this Ball is just one in a series of many that have taken over Sydney venues like Low 302.
Hosted by Lady Fur, the night will be host to seven other queer performers such as Basjia, Clara Fable, Jasey Fox and more. Look no further for a night of queer excellence.
When: Wednesday 12th October, 7pm
Where: Pleasures Playhouse, 6-12 Harbour St
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