The Melbourne Cup. The race that stops the nation is only days away, and with it comes hot fellas in suits lasses in frocks and fascinators, and more horse talk than a conversation about Sarah Jessica Parker.
But that’s not all that’s on the cards as Melbournites gear up for a long weekend of pumping parties filled with more fun than you can poke a crop at. Giddy up!
While the regular venues are bumping up their usual nights and events there’s plenty more to choose from, so here’s Same Same’s sample of what’s on offer for the Melbourne Cup Long weekend…
Friday November 2nd:
Closet presents Closet #4 Oprah’s Favourite Things
It may not have much horse but this monthly dance party is always a ball for homosexuals and those who love them, so bring along your very own Gayle and come out of the CLOSET this Spring Carnival!
First Floor, 393 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy from 10pm. $10 on the door
Boylesque presents ZOMBIE
The Greyhound are still in the spooky spirit and adding a Zombie twist to their Friday night Boylesque antics with Vampires, Ghouls and the Boylesque boys dancing up a storm – who could ask for anything more!
The GH Hotel from 9pm, $15 entry
Saturday November 3rd:
Hardware at the Laird
The Laird celebrates its 32nd birthday but instead of blowing out candles they are bringing the trade to you with their monthly gear night, where patrons kit themselves up and dance to funky tunes played by SPANKY and special guest BUTCH LE BUTCH.
It’s Sircuit’s 5th birthday, so for the month of Novemeber you get free entry into all of their paid events, which includes SYSTEM on a Saturday night. It’s Men Only and free entry down and upstairs with DJs Jayson Leahy and Peter McNamara.
Sunday November 4th:
Spitfire & Wynter Gordon
Wynter Gordon will be performing at this hot new party that Rouge Entertainment are launching onto Melbourne’s gay scene. With DJs Ritchie Carter, Jatdon Parsons and more it’s not to miss.
Chasers Nightclub from 12pm.
This durty dance party returns to Melbourne for the cup weekend with DJs Henfi, Miss Eleni and George Roussos, lighting by David Virgona and video by Marty Wong. This is a hard and fast party for men and those who love ‘em where you’ll taste the sweat in the air as you dance to durty tracks!
Red Violin, 231 Bourke St – 3pm to 11pm.
Sundaylicious returns to the Wharf so take Monday off and join everyone’s favourite riverside party with DJ Jason Conti, KDJ and Mike Evans. It’s the perfect way to party on your Sunday arvo.
The Wharf Hotel, World Trade Centre from 3pm.
Monday November 5th:
Poof Doof Big Doof
Poof Doof have pulled out all the stops as they bring a massive Cup eve Doof headlined by Sneaky Sound System and three levels of DJs. You won’t stop dancing (‘cause they have a 24 hour license) as they party on till lunchtime Cup Day (just in time to watch shower and watch the race).
The Bottom End form 10pm.
PUMP 3: Ninties Party
The crowd love it so much that the GH crew have brought back their Cup Eve 90s party where they transform the venue into a fluorescent wonderland with 90s tunes, cocktails and more!
The Greyhound from 8pm
JOHN – Fascinator Party
Wear a fascinator and get in for free… it’s that easy with The Bamboo B-Boys, DJ Kiti and The Sweats CD launch. JOHN is always a great night so come and party the night away!
On at the Liberty Social from 9pm.
Tuesday November 6th:
Cup Day Drag Bingo
Hold onto your balls as DnM Bar and Nightclub help you wind down after a big weekend. They have $15 steak and the original Drag Bingo hosted by Slash Darling and Barrel Girl Laidey Aura La’Sexx in their finest Cup Day attire.
Now that you’re spoiled for choice remember to get your tickets to events so you don’t miss out, wear comfortable shoes and have a great weekend!