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Mardi Gras at The Imperial

The three-level venue is going big and hosting 15 Mardi Gras events across one full-on week.
By Marissa Ciampi
March 01, 2021
By Marissa Ciampi
March 01, 2021

Erskineville's historic LGBTQIA+ haunt The Imperial is once again doing it big for Mardi Gras. This year, The Impy has partnered with the folks behind Broken Heel Festival to bring Sydneysiders a whopping 15 events that span a full week (March 2–7). Think drag comps, costume and makeup workshops, Drag N Dine brunches and countless performances — all culminating in an official Mardi Gras Parade day bash.

There's bingo on Tuesday, March 2, trivia on Wednesday, March 3, a costume 'werqshop' on Thursday, March 4 and a makeup edition on Friday. A massive two-day drag competition will also take over the Basement.

On Saturday, March 6, every floor of Imperial will be raging. If you're looking for a Mardi Gras that's a bit extra, opt for the VIP experience, taking place on the venue's rooftop, Imperial Up. It'll turn into a tequila lounge for the occasion, complete with rainbow margarita slushies, five hours of bottomless booze and an Italian-style grazing package. But there are only a few bookings left, so get on it.

Images: Imperial Up


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