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Mardi Gras cabaret at Whirly Bird

Fearless Cabaret feathers

There’s no better combination than a gay and their feathers, so when Whirly Bird puts on a show for Mardi Gras, you can imagine how camp an affair it’ll be. Aptly called Fearless (that was the theme of the Sydney gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2019, too), Whirly Bird put on a best burlesque performance with The Birdcage Sydney’s feature one-off show ‘Fearless’.  As soon as the lights go down audiences are ushered into the tantalising world of the Lady Birds and their extraordinary fellow artists, such as Rhys Lightning (Mr Boylesque 2008), Diesel Darling, Stephen Williams and Ellicia N Mitch. Expect an eclectic mix of professional show-pines and cabaret tribute icon, with feathers flouncing, sequins dazzling and drinks flowing. They’re turning up the hospitality with the a glass of Mumm Grand Cordon on arrival, a 3 -course banquet and the show spectacular, this is the ultimate dinner and show package to celebrate Mardi Gras 2019.  WHAT: The Birdcage Sydney Presents ‘Fearless’  WHEN: Wednesday 27th of February  TIMES: 7.30pm, for an 8pm show start. 

Pyrmont’s resident chicken joint, Whirly Bird, celebrates first birthday with burlesque

Whirly Bird cabaret girls

With the dazzling array of eateries and nightlife available in Sydney’s CBD of late, it’s rare we find ourselves on the other side of Pyrmont Bridge. However, for Whirly Bird’s first birthday, we were happy to make an exception. Whilst Whirly Bird’s exterior is modest and unassuming, blending in with the rest of the street, the interior is anything but ordinary. The spacious, vintage décor adorned establishment toasted to their first birthday in style, treating guests to champagne and their signature chicken finger food. As we sipped on aperitifs, guests were treated to a sultry burlesque performance by Whirly Bird’s The Birdcage, with the showgirls performing fan favourites like the Feather Fan Dance and Champagne Glass Act. The atmosphere was relaxed yet buzzing, with regulars and newcomers alike keen to celebrate Whirly Bird’s success. Inner West band The Low Down Riders set the tone for the rest of the night, playing a range of originals and classics.  With an opulent dining room, ample bar space and dance floor to enjoy the music from, as well as lounges scattered throughout the moodily-lit expansive space perfect for an intimate conversation, Whirly Bird has something for everyone. Anthony Prior, owner of Whirly Bird (formerly part of The Keystone Group, which went into receivership in 2016), ensures chicken aficionados, vegetarians, and vegans alike are catered for. Whilst foul is definitely the focus of the menu, with classics like buttermilk fried chicken and buffalo wings in high demand, non-bird-based alternatives are also available, like the vegetarian eggplant schnitzel, vegan power… Read More