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Photographer Russ Flatt exhibition at the Tim Melville Gallery
Take Me To The River

February 10 - March 4, 2017, 11am–6pm at the Tim Melville Gallery, 4 Winchester Street, Grey Lynn. In 2015, photographer Russ Flatt won the Wallace Arts Trust Vermont Residency. He spent his time in the US photographing men and women outdoors, nude, in beautiful landscapes that reminded him of New Zealand bush.
‘One Community’
Auckland Pride Festival, Parade, Party...

February 10-26, 2017. FRI 10th - Auckland Pride Gala. SUN 12th - Big Gay Out + Bear New Zealand Week (12th-19th). FRI 17th - Same Same But Different Writer’s Festival. SAT 18th – SUN 19th - Heroic Garden Festival. SAT 25th - Auckland Pride Parade down Ponsonby Road from Three Lamps to Western Park, with fabulous floats and a carnival atmosphere. See more events:
Get it On!
Big Gay Out 2017

February 12, 2017. Sunday noon - 7pm, at Coyle Park, Point Chevalier, Auckland, a flagship event of the Auckland Pride Festival, New Zealand's largest annual LGBT event, with entertainers, dance tents, food and retail stalls. See website for performances and events.
Hosted by the Bear New Zealand group and NZAF's Love Your Condom campaign
Bear New Zealand Week 2017

February 12-19, 2017. Awesome week of fun includes the crowning of Mr Urge Bear NZ 2017. Past year included: SUN Big Gay Out; MON Bears Flash Mob; TUE Bear Drag Race; WED Bears Help Out + UnderBear Party; THU Bear Comedy Night; FRI: Mr Bear New Zealand contest; SAT Auckland Pride Parade + Dance Party; SUN Bye Bye Bears. See updates for this year:
Parker and Sainsbury’s cult-hit comedy is coming back to Auckland

February 18-16, 2017 at Loft, Q Theatre 305 Queen St. Les and Fleur, a middle-aged couple bored as hell with each other, and Francis and Connie, newly-weds morbidly afraid of intimacy, have double-booked a romantic camping retreat in the middle of nowhere. An over-the-top kiwi melodrama stuffed with sexual innuendo, psychedelic salads and plenty of campy puns.
With a plethora of local and international artists
Auckland Fringe Festival 2017

February 21 - March 12, 2017 at Q Theatre. "Auckland Fringe is the catalyst for the most exciting, outrageous and unique events in the Auckland cultural calendar ...a diverse range of artists, kick-ass squished face aesthetic, and the kind of anarchic buzz little seen since punk went mainstream ...a bangin' lineup of comedy, cabaret, theatre, puppetry, dance, and more!"
Exclusive Auckland Pride screening and red carpet premiere of NZ feature film
West of Eden, by Alastair Riddell

February 22, 2017, 6:30pm, The Vic. Forbidden love. Bitter revenge. A family torn apart. Two young men, Billy and Tom, fall in love in 1960s rural New Zealand, knowing society will never accept them if they stay true to themselves. A tinderbox of deceit and malice emerges as Billy discovers that he's not the only one fighting his desires and hiding his demons. Mar 9 general release.
Auckland Pride’s official closing celebration goes global
PROUD 2017 - Party on Galatos Street

February 25, 2017, 10pm-4am on Galatos St at East St. Performance by SEXSHOOTERS (LON). DJ duo David Hart+Claudio Girardi high-energy, sex-charged/ uplifting Tech/ Tribal/ Progressive House; DJ/sneaker freak YO! MAFIA (MELB) w/ Hip Hop, R&B, Electro, House, Cock Rock, Booty Bass mash-up; Courtney Act (LA), star of RuPaul’s Drag Race; local DJs, food, drinks, giant LED visuals.
The Rainbow Auckland Mixer nights are for EVERYONE!
Rainbow Auckland Mixer

March 1, 2017, 6 - 8pm at The Oakroom, 17, Drake Street, Victoria Park Market, Freemans Bay. Mixer nights are for EVERYONE! Socialise and network in a relaxed and professional environment. Meet and get to know more about some of our members, hear the latest news in the business and Rainbow community.
A great place to live & visit!
Auckland Arts Festival 2017

March 8-26, 2017. Auckland's biennial premier festival of art and culture, including theater, dance, music and visual art. A biennial celebration of the unique characteristics of Auckland, its Pacific Rim location and the people who live here. See program & venue information online.
Auckland Arts Festival
iD Cirque Éloize

March 8-12, 2017 at Civic Theatre, Queen at Wellesley. Welcome to a city where comic books meet science fiction, movies meet graffiti art and where breakdancing, trick biking, contortions and in-line skating are a way of life. This is the playground of iD. astonishing modern circus against a vibrant urban streetscape against a backdrop of stunning digital projections.
Auckland Arts Festival Dance Performance
AWA 河 - When Two Rivers Collide

March 25, 2017 at Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall. World Premiere multi-disciplinary arts spectacle weaving stories of New Zealand’s sacred rivers and China’s Yellow River. A young man, Te Uru Rangi, leaves his sacred North Island homeland to work on a dam project, but forgets to honour the ancient river spirit. Will his own spirit find a way home to Aotearoa?
by Peter Shaffer

May 2-17, 2017. Music is the currency of power in Vienna. Court Composer Antonio Salieri is the toast of the town until true genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives. Consumed with jealousy, Salieri declares war on God for choosing to speak through this upstart, not him. Mediocrity turns murderous as he sets out to destroy his mouthy young rival, and extinguish his spark of divine talent.
102,468 tickets sold in 2016
New Zealand International Film Festival

July 20 -August 6, 2017 at various venues including SkyCity Theatre. Three weeks of screenings at the annual Auckland and Wellington Film Festivals along along with associated festivals around New Zealand. This past year included 184 feature films and shorts. See film program listing and dates for 2017 at: