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Remembering Kim Jones, the amazing drag star Karlotta

Remembering Kim Jones, the amazing drag star Karlotta

Drag star Karlotta, one of Perth’s pioneering drag performers, has passed away. Kim Jones, better known to many in Perth’s LGBTQIA+ scene as drag star Karlotta, passed away unexpectedly last week. Jones, who was living in Tasmania at the time of his death, passed away in his sleep, just a week shy of his 60th […]

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Set your alarm for Disco Nap as Connections reopens tonight

Set your alarm for Disco Nap as Connections reopens tonight

Connections Nightclub are back in business this evening as restrictions begin to ease up here on the west coast. Connies will be reopening at midnight tonight for Disco Nap and the team are rested and ready for everybody to return to the dancefloor. Wake up your hibernating dance moves, have a stretch on the terrace […]

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Venues issue fresh apologies for cultural appropriation and blackface

Venues issue fresh apologies for cultural appropriation and blackface

Perth’s LGBTI venues have issued a fresh wave of apologies for performances that included blackface and cultural appropriation in the past. Both The Court Hotel and Connections Nightclub issued apologies for past performances in 2020, but following local drag star Scarlett Adams being selected for the upcoming series of┬áRuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under the issue […]

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K’lypso brings Latinx & Brazilian sounds to Connections Nightclub

K’lypso brings Latinx & Brazilian sounds to Connections Nightclub

From the team behind the much-loved Spank! pool party events that light up the summer calendar, something different is coming to Connections Nightclub this weekend. Yanique Ent. are bringing the sounds and culture of Latin America and Brazil to the dancefloor with K’lypso, and it promises to be a visual extravaganza. Yanique’s team of dance […]

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POP and Tag A Drag Bingo return to Connections tonight

POP and Tag A Drag Bingo return to Connections tonight

There’s no place like home! Connections Nightclub returning with a roaring reopening event over the weekend, and the club’s weekly events are returning to the main room tonight. Dynamic duo Veronica Jean Jones and Donna Kebab have been live-streaming Tag A Drag Bingo from the main stage each week, and tonight will see the girls […]

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Connections Nightclub announces reconciliation plan in development

Connections Nightclub announces reconciliation plan in development

Connections Nightclub have announced that they will be implementing a Reconciliation Action Plan. The decision follows an apology from the venue several weeks ago that addressed the use of blackface in a performance from 2012. “Connections Nightclub has strived to be inclusive on every level and fought to lead the way for diversity in our […]

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Tag A Drag Bingo is streaming live into your living room

Tag A Drag Bingo is streaming live into your living room

Connections Nightclub’s weekly drag bingo event is back, digitally! Perth’s regular queer events are moving online and adapting to isolation life, and Tag A Drag Bingo is back with your favourite queens on the balls. Tonight’s digital debut will feature dazzling duo Donna Kebab and Veronica Jean Jones on hosting duties, while players can get […]

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National, local & queer arts organisations call for government assistance

National, local & queer arts organisations call for government assistance

Arts and nightlife organisations have given an update on the current situation regarding COVID-19, calling for government assistance to see the industry through these uncertain times. Performing Arts Connections Australia released a statement this week, highlighting that performing arts centres across the country are dealing with the prospect of ongoing, long-term shutdowns, with the extension […]

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Connections Nightclub owner Peter Robinson has passed away

Connections Nightclub owner Peter Robinson has passed away

Peter Robinson, one of the owners of Connections Nightclub, has passed away. The venue made the announcement on its Facebook page earlier today. Born in 1951, Robinson had been involved in the club for over 40 years, he began as an employee in 1978. Since retiring several years ago he had not been prominent in […]

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Mr Bear Perth heats up Loton Park and Connections this weekend

Mr Bear Perth heats up Loton Park and Connections this weekend

Bears Perth are getting ready to crown this year’s winner of Mr Gay Perth, with two special events that are sure to drag you out of hibernation. The annual competition invites bears to throw their leather hat in the ring for a chance to be crowned Mr Bear Perth, and vie for the national title […]

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