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Gay Christchurch

Regular events for bears
Bears Christchurch

Regular monthly events include: Third Thursday of each month Drinks Night from 7:30pm at Bailies, 1066 Colombo St and other venues; plus First Sundays Coffee Bears, 11am, at various locations. Also look out for their annual Big Bear Weekend of four days each November. See these and more at:
The first Sunday in February
Coffee Bears is back!

May 2, 2021, 10am-12pm at Under the Red Verandah, Tancred at Worcester St, Christchurch. Cranking it up for 2021. Catch up with mates and news from the many fantastic things we've been doing through the holiday break! Metservice is promising a fine day so we will be gathering in the outdoor courtyard. Great food and great coffee! Look for the table with the polar bear mascot!
Royal New Zealand Ballet presents

June 4-5, 2021, 7:30pm (+SAT 1:30pm). Romantic, mystical and lyrical, a timeless production of one of ballet’s great stories. Conducted by Principal Conductor Hamish McKeich, Adolphe Adam’s lyrical score will be performed live in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Urge Events with Ending HIV and Express Magazine present
URGE Christchurch

June 5, 2021, 9pm at A Rolling Stone, 579 Colombo St, Christchurch. URGE is coming back to Christchurch! On Queen's Birthday Weekend, bringing the whānau back together again for one unforgettable night of dance and mischief. DJ legends Donald Bennett + Gregor will spin the tunes. The event will be postponed if there is a change in Covid Alert Levels.
One of New Zealand’s most compelling voices of modern soul
TEEKS – Something to Feel

June 18, 2021, 7:30pm. Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi shares his long-awaited debut album ‘Something To Feel’. To mark this special milestone, TEEKS is proud to announce a very special, six date album tour, seeing the celebrated Māori artist perform in some of New Zealand’s greatest concert venues of all time.
Hosted by inthedark and Isaac Theatre Royal - Hoos birfdays are it?
Trixie & Katya LIVE: The UNHhhh Tour! - Christchurch

July 22, 2021, 8-10pm. The gift you begged for. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the stage, Trixie and Katya, the world’s most POWERFUL queens for this World Premiere. You’ve seen them together on youtube, Viceland and Drag Race, so it’s time to see them together live on stage, unedited, uncensored, unapologetic and unhinged! Buckle up and get ready....
Top Dog Theatre have come indoors, to the Isaac Theatre Royal
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

August 12-14, 2021, 7:30pm (+SAT 2pm). One of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies and love story. A fast-paced romantic comedy of interwoven romantic plots, mistaken identities, drunken songs and dances, comical fights, and practical jokes. Separated from her twin brother Sebastian in a shipwreck, Viola disguised as a boy, calls herself Cesario, and becomes a servant to Duke Orsino.
Hosted by Winter Pride NZ, Vinyl Underground

August 27, 2021, 9pm-3am at Vinyl Underground. New Masquerade Underground Dance Party. Monday. In Queenstown every night is Friday. One HOT night of dance and mystery featuring DJs Ryan John (Sydney), ACraig (Melbourne), and Modella (Auckland) for a massive Monday night! Dress Code: express yourself, dress up, dress down, as much or as little as you want - but wear a MASK.
Hosted by Winter Pride NZ and Pride Pledge
Winter Pride Queenstown 2021

August 27 - September 5, 2021. Festival across two weekends at 20+ venues. The largest LGBT winter Pride celebrations in the Southern Hemisphere. Besides the skiing, events typically include dance and foam parties, quiz/ comedy nights, karaoke, and cabaret. Updated FB schedule.
We've all spent way too long stuck at home over the last two years
Opening Party - Queenstown Pride Downunder

August 28, 2021, 9pm-3am. Brush off your pride gear and get yourself out, because we’re having a reunion. Time to get re-acquainted and celebrate the start of Winter Pride together. Come as anything that makes you feel Pride - flouro to jocks, to flags, to drag; togs to frocks, thongs to jandals - Bring it on! DJs Harry K (Brisbane) + ACraig (Melbourne) + local legend Stubacca.
A man trying desperately to avoid death...
Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream

August 31 + September 1, 2021, 7pm. A wild ride to paradise with Indian Ink’s powerful new play about impermanence - of life, love … and ice cream! A glorious production, inspired by Ernest Becker’s Pulitzer prize-winning “Denial of Death,” and the vibrant, life–filled chaos of India’s most cosmopolitan city, Mumbai.
Hosted by Urge Events, Winter Pride NZ and Donald Gordon Bennett
Urge Underwear Party (MSM) - Queenstown

September 2, 2021,10pm-3:30am at Lone Star Queenstown, 14 Brecon St. In Queenstown for Winter Pride 2021 for MSM guys who enjoy being around other men in underwear. DJs Donald Gordon Bennett + Mason Andrews at one of Queenstown's favourite venues. ALL-MEN code strictly enforced.
Hosted by Winter Pride NZ, and Frothy La Frou Frou
ASB Pride in the Park

September 3, 2021, 3-8pm. One of New Zealand’s largest + proudest LGBT+ events of the year - an all-inclusive LGBT+ FREE public event w/ licensed bar areas, food stalls, and live entertainment. DJs and performers from across New Zealand/ Australia back for an epic street party: DJs Harry K, Mason Andrews, Nova Starr, Anita Wigl'it, Kola Gin and Jimi The Kween, and more.
The final Saturday night party of Winter Pride 2021!
Propaganda WHITE

September 4, 2021, 9pm-3:30am. White theme – perfectly fitting to close out the biggest (and campest) snow-filled pride week in the Southern Hemisphere. DJ Harry K (AUS) will kick off the night, followed by DJ Jordan Eskra, and plenty of surprises!
The festival will return to its usual July/August timing in 2022
NZIFF - New Zealand International Film Festival

October 29 - November 14, 2021 at Isaac Theatre Royal and Lumière Cinemas. Feature films and shorts, including many of LGBTQ interest. See website for upcoming festival program and for events throughout the year.
In association with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
A Midsummer Night's Dream - A Royal New Zealand Ballet presentation

November 18-20, 2021. Be transported to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment. Lovers, fairies, mischief and moonlight conspire in Shakespeare’s classic tale, vividly retold with sparkling steps. Mendelssohn’s famous score by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hamish McKeic at Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland performances.
The World Buskers Festival goes local
Bread & Circus – World Buskers Festival

January, 2022. The festival welcomes people to a 25-day, high-energy celebration of the city, with a programfor all ages, introducing incredible performances, high-spirited comedy and unique experiences that animate the streets, venues and theatres of Christchurch. Artists from across the world join local performers to present a world-class ticketed, hatted and free program.
The US band that Kiwis hold so dear to our hearts
Violent Femmes - New dates

February 13, 2022, All dressed up and nowhere to go: half the band in the USA and the other half in Australia. Gordon Gano, Brian Ritchie, Blaise Garza and John Sparrow - live in New Zealand, performing classics from across their career: Blister In The Sun, Gone Daddy Gone, Kiss Off, Add it Up, American Music, Please Do Not Go and Hotel Last Resort new album gems.
Summer festival held at the 1900s replica township of Ferrymead Heritage Park
Nostalgia Festival 2022

February, 2022. Annual Summer Festival in the heart of Heathcote Valley, uniting the community through music; a curated selection of feel-good New Zealand and international artists, plus local cuisine, craft drinks and characters. Streets of entertainment and street performance, markets and more. The laid-back all ages perfect place to escape and connect with friends.
HE Travel: Hike, Bike, Raft, Luxuriate, Slide, Explore...
The Gay Travel New Zealand Adventure Tour

Dates in 2022 TBA. Primordial rainforests, waterfalls, Abel Tasman National Park shores kayak, hike or boat; alpine region Franz Josef + Rob Roy Glaciers. South Island bike tour, riverside ride to bungy bridge near Queenstown. Black-water rafting, cave system hike + tube float. Slide, splash, leap, and rappel canyoning. Queenstown tour.
Like Otautahi itself - growing stronger and stronger
Christchurch Pride

March 4-13, 2022 (TBC). Celebrating who we are, our diversity and our city, with you, your friends and whanau, plus all our fantastic supporters and sponsors! The annual Pride Week in late summer combines events from many different groups within the LGBTI* community - an exciting program for all. Also one-off events throughout the year. Schedule TBA in February, at: