Honcho Disko

Performer Mama Medusa poses reclined on red cloth, she wears red nipple pasties and rose petals.
Photograph: Supplied/Mama Medusa

Time Out says

The artsy queer club night is back in with a seated cabaret affair

Birthed as a weekly party in Melbourne before spawning a monthly art club night in the Imperial Hotel’s basement, Honcho Disko is a masterclass in underground disco partying. The inclusive queer event is back in the flesh for the first time anywhere since Sydney, Melbourne and the world shutdown in a new, seated cabaret-style format on Saturday, November 7.

Burlesque babe Mama Medusa, who recently debuted her own body positive soirée called Buxxom, is on hosting duties, with a line-up of performers and DJs showcasing eclectic mix talents. While current restrictions don’t allow for dancing on the hallowed mezzanine levels of the Impy basement this time around, the entertainment is sure to have you pulling some serious seated moves.

Live performances from queer hip-hop artists dominate the line-up, with appearances from USA-born rapper Rica Shay, who counts Outkast and the Spice Girls in his influences, as well as JamarzOnMarz, who recently made the news with his push for school uniform codes to stop discriminating against black hair. It wouldn’t be a Honcho without drag queens, with the plastic fantastic Michelle Mayhem and one time Miss First Nation Josie Baker. DJ Ausli Hue is on the decks. 

Bookings are essential, with two timed sessions at the appropriately subterranean slots of 8 - 11pm and 11.30pm - 2.30am. Tickets are $69, with a rather substantial perk – this gives you access to a three-hour bottomless drinks package including tap beers, house red, house white, sparkling and bellinis. 

Book your tickets here, and follow Honcho Disko on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

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