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Gay Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau

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No Homo: Queer Comedy

Monthly Fridays, 8pm. The LOLGBTs every month, with a lineup of the best queer stand-up comedy NZ has to offer. Regular hosts James Mustapic (Repressed Memories, 2x Billy T Award nominee) and James Malcolm (AotearoHA, 2x Billy T Award nominee) present a night of gay old times and hilarious queer excellence.

basementtheatre.co.nz/whats-on/2020/9/18/no-homo-queer-comedy
Hosted by Scott Dunning and Gabe Martyn McCobb
Faerie Stories: Spring Gathering of Radical Faeries

October 22-26, 2020, 7pm, at Autumn Farm, 37 Central Takaka Rd, Takaka Town District. Radical Faeries welcome/ invite all gay men to the ancient Spring festival of Beltane. The Call: Faerie Stories. Share personal stories, explore the history of the Radical Faeries, tell tales of what it is to be gay in New Zealand and the wider world, and imagine our gay future.

www.facebook.com/events/1175995609428014
This Halloween, Auckland best Queens are storming the Fencible Lounge
HalloQUEEN Deadly Drag Disco

October 31, 2020, 7-11:45pm, Fencible Lounge, 25 Uxbridge Rd, Howick Town District. All-ages party w/ Aucklands best Drag Artists and DJs out East for a Halloween Party you will NEVER forget. Prizes for best dressed. Walk the runway/ watch performances. Shows by NZ House of Drag stars Leidy Lei and Shavorn Aborealis, superstar Yuri (aka Yuri Guaii) and Natrasha. Host: Monty Montgomery.

www.facebook.com/events/370801924297596
Hosted by Daryl Wrightson and Bryony Skillington
Bob & Bev's BINGO BONANZA

November 5, 2020, 8:30pm. Hold on to your Granny Knickers, grab a vivid and pour yourself a Shandy!nFresh outta lockdown and ready to take New Zealand by the Bingo Balls... Bob + Bev with a fun night of frolics and bad-taste humor with a capital B...4 BINGO! Fun, Games, Prize, Silly Shenanigans, shits and giggles! (Bev might giggle and shit), Bingo, bangers, Spot prizes, special guests.

www.facebook.com/events/274934683852427
Hosted by Conscious Pathways: Meditation and Conscious Sexuality
Sweat Lodge: Focus on Conscious Sexuality and Tantra for Gay Men in Ngaruawahia

November 6-8, 2020, 6pm. A traditional Native American purification ceremony of renewal bringing deep spiritual and physical purification, known by Lakota people as the Inipi ceremony. A sacred ceremony to bring healing and new beginnings to our lives + Tantric techniques to deepen intimate connections. Ceremonial facilitators: TeRangimarie + Rob Carter, w/ Grant Shepherd + Tony Thorn.

www.facebook.com/events/1724469997700678
This will be a bit epic! Hosted by Urge Events
URGE Turns 23!

November 7, 2020, 9pm-3am at Phoenix Entertainment NZ, Level 1, 258 Karangahape Rd, Auckland. In association with Ending HIV. 1997 was a loooong time ago and a s**t load has happened since. We need to party and Covid-willing we will get the whanau back together on the dancefloor to celebrate 23 years of NZ's most manly of dance parties. DJs Donald Bennett, James Leuii and Mauri.

www.facebook.com/events/658320628139119
With a line-up of 13 local drag artists
CAMP! A Drag Showcase

November 12, 2020, 7:30-11:30pm. Performance night of shocking excess, kitschy glamour and fun, in association with Ending HIV. Stars: Margarita Blades, Miss Geena, Crystal Quartz, Ego, Monty Montgomery, Lucina Innocence, Medulla Oblongata, Clique Bayt, Aunty Cxnty, Leidy Lei, Shavorn Aborealis, Nadja Angel, Natrasha. Also audience competitions/ prizes for CAMP-est outfits + looks.

www.facebook.com/events/877913182615456
Will they pull it off? Will their reputation be reborn? And, will love prevail?
Le Basement XXXmas Cabaret

November 19 - December 19, 2020, TUE-SAT 6:30pm or 7:30pm. The famous club has fallen on hard times, but owners have booked a famous Kiwi musician to play a set to save the club. Having over-promised what they can deliver for the superstar, with the club literally falling down around them, they're in danger of getting an eviction notice afor Christmas, and sweet FA else.

www.facebook.com/events/643880859657525
Welcome Home
At G.A.Y November-December

November 20, 2020, KC's Birthday Bash w/ KC, Elektra Shock + Vanessa LaRoux. Nov 21, w/ Monty Montgomery, Anita Wigl'it and Vanessa LaRoux. Nov 27, w/ Kola Felicity and Vanessa LaRoux. Nov 28, w/ Bebe Gunn, Carla Munrowe and Vanessa LaRoux. Dec 4, Baby's Birthday Bash w/ Buffy, Slayer, Seducer, and Baby Freekk. Dec 5 w/ Honey, Mysteria, and Vanessa LaRoux. Nightly 10pm-4am.

https://www.gaybar.co.nz/caledar
Hosted by Theta Project and DJ Jordan Eskra
HOMO HOUSE

November 28, 2020, 10pm-4am at Neck of the Woods - going gay for another night. International DJs + shows; two bars, a chill-out lounge, cheap drink specials, energetic staff and a wicked underground vibe - the perfect home for HOMO HOUSE.

www.facebook.com/events/935723006852756
Boom Candy Presents
Bush Doof

December 5, 2020, SAT 11am - SUN 12pm at Bush Doof, 650 Conway Flat Rd, Canterbury. The next installment of your favorite bass odyssey, in a year that saw us locked down for months. The biggest lineup of DJs and producers ever, ready to tear the lid off the BC hanger from dusk till dawn. The SUB180 boys come for a stir of the music cauldron w/ their 2nd stage 5-hour takeover.

www.cosmicticketing.co.nz/event/6203
Hosted by QUEER AF and Basement Theatre
Queers & Wares Christmas Market Vol. 2

December 12, 2020, 2-5pm. Returning to kick off the festive season. With support from Basement Theatre and Auckland Council the Queers and Wares will host an array of stalls selling jewellery, ceramics, prints, photography, candles, clothing and more! Buy locally and sustainably this Christmas while supporting queer makers. Full bar and Food Truck on site!

www.facebook.com/events/2842414266025518
NZ’s Biggest most outrageously colourful psychedelic gathering is back
Aum New Years Eve Festival

December 30, 2020 - January 2, 2021, Music/ arts/ camping festival. This year with over 100 artists across five stages plus a schedule of activities and health + wellness workshops to keep you entertained for days. Lineup to include: The Topp Twins, Grouch, Anika Moa, Concord Dawn, Labretta Suede + Motel 6, Paddy Free, Kita, Greg Churchill, Rachael Sabin, Racing, Skilaa, The Butlers....

www.aum.co.nz
A sprinkling of Auckland Pride, and a dash of Auckland Fringe
Summer 2021 at Q

January - February, 2021 (TBC). Supports makers involved with Pride and Fringe while bridging the gap between them! Drag, flamenco dancing, feminist monologues, award-winning comedy or something else, there will be something on to keep your summer sizzling. See reopening dates and events listings at FB.

www.qtheatre.co.nz/festivals/summer-at-q-2020
Hosted by the Bear New Zealand group + Urge Events
Bear New Zealand Week 2021

January 26 - February 1, 2021. A huge week of furry mayhem: Bear Drag Race; Urge Bear Divas; Comedy Night; Underbear Parties; Tiritiri Matangi Island Bird Sanctuary; Mr Bear New Zealand contest; Bush Walk to Kitekite Falls; Tri-Nations Dance Party; Eat It And Beat It - Closing get-together. See more at:

bearnewzealand.co.nz
Aotearoa’s largest Pride Festival
Auckland Pride Festival, Parade, Party...

February 3-28, 2021. Auckland Pride produces Tāmaki Makaurau’s annual open-access arts, cultural, and community Festival of events for rainbow communities. Main Events: WED Opening Karakia; THU Gala; FRI Samesame but different; SAT March and Party; and SUN Ending HIV Big Gay Out. View all events of this past year's 2020 Digital Program, plus full 2021 listings at:

aucklandpride.org.nz
Catalyst for the most exciting, outrageous & unique events in Auckland culture
Auckland Fringe Festival 2021

February 15 - March 6, 2021, various venues. Festival with bite; experiences to satisfy the most discerning of creative palates; open access/ non-curated program with something for everyone to sink their teeth into: comedy, cabaret, theatre, circus, dance events; local and international artists. Come for one/ stay for more live art, acrobatic extravaganzas + music and dance.

www.aucklandfringe.co.nz
Celebrating workplace leadership, innovation, best practice and collaboration
NZ Rainbow Excellence Awards and Development Forum 2020

May, 2021, FRIDAY (TBA), The Hilton, Princes Wharf, Auckland. Celebration, collaboration, networking, learning, and inspiration. Annual awards program brings together organisations aspiring to improve work-place experience of rainbow people; showcase best practice and celebrate outstanding progress as we strive towards more inclusive Aotearoa/ New Zealand workplaces.

nzrainbowawards.co.nz
The New Zealand Film Festival Trust
NZIFF - New Zealand International Film Festival

July - August, 2021 at ASB Waterfront Theatre, Academy Cinema, Civic Theatre, Event Cinemas Queen St + Westgate, Hollywood Avondale, and Rialto Cinemas Newmarket. International film festival with four weeks of feature films and shorts, including many of LGBTQ interest. See website for upcoming festival program and for events throughout the year.

www.nziff.co.nz