Mardi Gras Celebrations at Toombul
Step into a room filled with mirror balls and play drag queen bingo.
Brisbanites, you might currently be hanging out on your home turf, but that doesn't mean that you can't still celebrate this year's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The event kicks off on Friday, February 19, and there are plenty of ways to get involved remotely — including checking out the online Mardi Gras Film Festival, and watching this year's parade (which will be taking place at the SCG).
You can also get into the spirit of the occasion by heading along to Toombul Shopping Centre's festivities. It's hosting a number of activities, including something that you're likely to see across your social media feeds: a dedicated mirror ball room.
Dubbed the 'Selfie Love Crate', this disco ball-adorned space will be shining, glittering and gleaming whenever Toombul is open for the next few weeks. That means that you can head by, step inside and start dancing from 6am–12am right up until Sunday, March 14. It's COVID-safe, too, so you won't have a crowd for company.
There's also a love-themed installation in Toombul's upper area, Upstairs, where rainbow hues feature in a big way.
At 11am on Saturday, February 20–Sunday, February 21, Rainbow Craft and Story Time is all about diverse tales and activities for families, while Dapple + Waver is hosting drag queen bingo at 7.30pm on Tuesday, March 2.
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Friday, March 5 - Monday, June 14
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