Pride March After Party
On Sunday, February 5 you can head straight from Melbourne's Pride March to the Espy's annual after-party for an afternoon of drag queens, DJs and rainbow treats. Entry is free, and the festivities kick off from noon 'til late. The St Kilda pub is undergoing an epic transformation for the occasion, and visitors can expect over-the-top themed decor, rainbow lighting, glittery decals and flower displays. Snap your pics for the 'gram and then find a prime spot to catch the very special Espy staircase performance from Sunshine Disco Faith Choir. Put on your dancing shoes, because the who's who of Melbourne's queer dance community will also be performing across the Espy's three rooms. Think Jason Conti, Butch Le Butch, Gavin Campbell, Jake Judd, Hip Hop Hoe, Sugar Plump Fairy, Onyx and more. When you're ready to quench your thirst, rainbow slushies will be on offer for $18, with $2 from each and every slushie going towards the Victoria Pride Centre. At the end of the day, the Espy will match the final total, and if you can't make the after-party, you can also purchase the slushies during opening hours from February 3-5. Booze will be flowing, so to help line your stomach the Espy will be dishing up tasty eats like chili spanner crab spaghetti, rotisserie chicken, Caesar salad and battered fish and chips. For more information, head to the Espy's website. Can't make it to the after-party? Celebrate Pride with a visit to the Espy's neighbour, the Victoria Pride Centre.