August 15 - September 8, 2013. What happened when C.S. Lewis met Sigmund Freud? Australian audiences will soon find out as Freud’s Last Session opens at Sydney’s Theatre Royal. Winner of the 2011 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play, Freud’s Last Session tells of an exquisite intellectual duel between two great minds of last century.
September 6-29, 2013, annual open access arts festival; works of independent artists, all creative genres. At over 70 different venues, including: the Factory Theatre, the Fusebox, the Lybrary, Metro Theatre, Newtown Hotel, the Oxford Hotel, Seymour Centre, and Venue 505.
September 19-22, 2013, at at Event Cinemas, George Street. A four day event to brighten up our queer screens in September during the Sydney Fringe Festival. Also see ongoing Thursday night series at the Oxford Hotel Cinema at Ginger’s, and the Mardi Gras Film Festival in February 2014
October 4-7, 2013. Unique annual festival, world’s most forward-thinking creative minds in print pixel & pop, creating and collaborating on exciting and original live performances. Includes: premiere of Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston’s WORDLESS!; the Robot Chicken team live on stage; psychedelic, post-modern, visionary writer Grant Morrison on stage with Gerard Way.
October 5-12, 2013, 7-night South Pacific cruise, 2,400 gay/lesbian guests, music, cabaret, comedy, intimate venues: DJs Pornstar, Dan Murphy, and Alex Taylor, Trevor Ashley, Bob Downe, the Topp Twins, Kitty Glitter, the Fabulous Singlettes, t-dances and more. Melanesian warmth, French sophistication in Isle of Pines and Noumea, onshore excursions or explorations at your own leisure.
October 6, 2013, noon-10pm at Chinese Laundry, 111 Sussex St, Sydney. Mayhem, antics and shenanigans, mixed crowd, non-stop dance tunes from the best DJs of Sydney & Melbourne. SpinOUT 10pm-5am at Cargo Bar, 60 The Promenade Sydney.
October 8 - November 2, 2013 at The New Theatre, a play by Noel Coward, directed by Rosane McNamara. The eccentric and unconventional Bliss family – mother Judith (an aging actress), father David (a self-absorbed novelist) and their young adult children, Simon and Sorel – are bored and restless.
October 13 - 22, 2013, 8-11pm, at Sydney Lyric at The Star, Pirrama Road, Pyrmont. Get ready to dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time as "bad boy" Danny and "the girl next door" Sandy fall in love all over again. Tickets: $64.90-149.90
October 31 - November 3, 2013, Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville. New international film & video festival dedicated to queerotica. Latest/greatest av material representing/catering to queer desires, diverse sexual identities; sensual to lewd, silly to serious, subtle to shameless -the full spectrum of queer erotic imagery; screenings, discussions, parties & play.
December 8, 2013, Centennial Park, Sydney. One of the largest such festivals in the world; film screenings, Tropfest Roughcut line-up of speakers, Trop Jr filmmaking competition and outdoor festival for kids 15 years and younger.
December 31, 2013, The Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House. Each year music-lovers and revellers come to one of the best vantage points in the city to experience soaring arias and the fireworks display over the harbour. Also: Opera Australia opens their summer season at Sutherland Theatre.
New Year's Eve annual 4-day GLBTIQ celebration at Lismore Showgrounds, Lismore NSW. 2 big dance spaces, top DJs + youth dance; pool party, onsite camping, BBQ, cabaret, art shows, recovery party. Queer Fruits Film Festival at Grand Auditorium, 231 Keen St, Lismore.
December 31, 2013. Annual event with big name performers, huge fireworks displays, tens of thousands thronging the famous stretch of sand. 2012 performances included The Chemical Brothers, Fedde LeGrand, and Knife Party.
January 9-26, 2014. Annual arts and cultural fest, a month of performing and visual arts, emerging and avant-garde artists: music, theater, dance, installations.
January 16-19, 2014 at Bulli Showground, Wollongong NSW, an hour south of Sydney. 150 artists in 12 venues; Traditional, World, Celtic, dance, Gypsy Roots, Bluegrass, Spoken Word, Comedy acts. Camping on-site.
February 7 - March 2, 2014, Saturday parade (viewing at The Glamstand) & party in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Festival: 3 weeks of LGBTQI events, uniquely queer slant: Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Film, Community, Youth and Social events. Past performers have included John Waters, Joan Rivers, Lily Tomlin, Armistead Maupin, Kiki and Herb, Margaret Cho, Kathy Griffin.
March 14-16, 2014 in Katoomba. New music styles, huge range of music, eclectic, brilliant group of performers, magical place in the mountains.