Shop and Slay: Broadway is Celebrating Sydney Mardi Gras with Drag Bingo and More

Break out the glitter and raise money for LGBTQIA+ charities at Broadway’s Mardi Gras celebrations.
Concrete Playground
February 16, 2024

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It's one of our favourite times of the year: Mardi Gras season — when we can unapologetically express and celebrate being who we are. There are numerous happenings throughout the city during the month to celebrate this most glittery and colourful festival, including at Broadway Sydney, which is going all out with its celebration: CAMP! Broadway. 

Come down to the shopping centre to check out all the camp and colourful decorations, including the pink fuzzy travellator arches, a massive silver horse giving Beyonce Renaissance vibes, giant disco ball cherries with matching martini glasses, a disco ball Christmas tree for those that can't leave Christmas in December and huge flamingos wearing cowboy hats surrounded by rollerblades. 

There will also be bespoke events to celebrate all things Mardi Gras. Read on for the full rundown of happenings at CAMP! Broadway.

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Kath and Kim Bingo with Prada Clutch and Conchita Grande

You know what's nice, different, unusual? Kath and Kim Bingo. And who better to lead the activities than Prada Clutch and Conchita Grande? These fabulous drag queens will be hosting the bingo at Broadway Sydney Hoyts at 6.30pm on Friday, February 23. Tickets are $45 and include a drink and canapés on arrival. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to LGBTQIA+ Charity, Twenty 10. Winners of the bingo will score Broadway Sydney shopping vouchers and fun retailer proizes.Be sure to deck yourself out in all the leopard print you have (there will be a prize for best dressed) and come armed with all the Kath and Kim references you can — Prada and Conchita will surely deliver.

Bookings are essential and can be made on the website.

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Drag N Dine Bingo with Conchita Grande

If you like your bingo with a side of burgers and hot chips, then join the fabulous Conchita Grande for Drag N Dine bingo at Broadway's Grill'd on Thursday, February 29 — because being that stylish needs fuel in the form of delicious food and number puns. Tickets are $10 and include a drink. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Twenty 10. There will be two sessions, one at 5.30pm and the second at 7.30pm.

Bookings are essential and can be made on the website.

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Fair Day Fun with Fairy Drag Mothers Queen Charlamaine, Dakota Fann'ee and Annie Mation

Fair Day may be officially cancelled, but you can still get your dose of CAMP at Broadway Sydney. The one day you shouldn't miss at Broadway is Fair Day on February 18. Keep your eyes peeled for Fairy Drag Mothers throughout the day. Drag darlings and lip-sync extraordinaires Dakota Fann'ee and Annie Mation will be delighting shoppers with their charming performances throughout the day. Watch (and join in) with these gals as they spin, twirl and belt out show tunes while showcasing their fierce dance moves.

Plus, Queen Charlamaine will also be appearing as a special guest at the Snap N Share installation to raise money for Rainbow Families. Head up to the pop-up on level one and strike a pose with Queen Charlamaine and your family or your mates. More details on Snap N Share are below.

Find out more information about Fair Day Fun on the website.

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Roaming Drag Performances

Queen Charlamaine and Fairah Nuff will be putting on drag performances all over the shopping centre, bringing smiles to those shopping. Visit on Thursday, February 29, from 5–8pm to see the mini-drag performances happening throughout the shopping centre for free. 

Find out more information on the website.

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Snap N Share to Win

Head up to the Snap and Share installation to raise money for Rainbow Families throughout the festival period. You will find the pop-up on level one and strike a pose with your family or your besties. For every photo snapped and shared on your social media with the tags @broadwaysydney and @rainbowfamilies between February 7 and March 4, Broadway will donate $1 to Rainbow Families. If you don't want to share to your socials, you can also use the 'share box' by the installation and write about a moment you felt "pride in who you are". For every share note left, Broadway will donate another dollar. Plus, every entry puts you in the draw to win a $1000 Broadway Sydney gift card.

Find out more information on the website. 

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Queer Art CAMPaign

In addition to all the performances and fabulous decorations, you will also have the chance to support local LGBTQIA+ artists and purchase a print of your favourite work at the CAMP! Broadway's art exhibition, Queer Art Campaign. Showcasing illustrators, designers, photographers, and painters from the LGBTQIA+ community. Proceeds from each purchase will be shared equally between Twenty10 and the artists contributing to the exhibition. Some of the artists include Jade D'Amico, Alvin Zhong, Jeff McCann, Lots of Broth (Tessa Curran), Doodad and Fandango, and Lexi Laphor.

Find out more information on the website.

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CAMP! Broadway takes place during the month of February. Find out more about the festival and all happenings at Broadway on the website.

Published on February 16, 2024 by Concrete Playground
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