January 21-27, 2020. A huge week of furry mayhem: Bear Drag Race; Urge Bear Divas; 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:
January 22, 2020, 9pm-2am. The infamous Urge party is back and promising to be as naughty as ever. The midweek party tends to be a sell-out, so get their tickets ASAP. DJs James Leuii and the new-guy, Mark Rush. Dress code is strictly underwear. An event for men, and those who identify as male.
January 23 - February 29, 2020. The program supports makers involved with both Pride and Fringe while bridging the gap between the two, so the party doesn’t have to stop! Whether Drag, flamenco dancing, feminist monologues, award-winning comedy or something else, there will be something to keep your summer sizzling. See 24 events listed at:
January 26, 2020, Bring on the heat - come in speedos, togs and board shorts! Featuring three hot, oiled-up male strippers with midnight Beach Bum competition. Jan 31st, every Friday Kita Mean's Pussy Power, w/ Constance Maraj, Amourous Ava and Kiki Kisses - 1am drag and burlesque performances.
February 1, 2020, 8pm. Host HugoGrrrl (TVNZ House of Drag winner), with direction from artist Freya Finch (Q MATCHBOX's Yorick!, ATC's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead), the Auckland Pride Gala returns bigger, brighter, bolder than ever - a one-night only queer extravaganza in the heart of the Aotea Arts Quarter, w/ sickening performances from the legendary COVEN + more!
February 1-16, 2020. Main Events: SUN Feb 9th - Big Gay Out; SAT Feb 15th - Auckland Pride Parade on Ponsonby Rd, Tole St to Western Park, with fabulous floats and carnival atmosphere; plus the official closing celebrations. See full listings:
February 4-17, 2020, 8pm at Vault. A contemporary New Zealand play set in Auckland, Play explores the modern era of gay dating and relationships. Rich is a playwright struggling with modern day dating and commitment. Fear of missing out on the smorgasbord of other delicious men, and riddled with indecision, Rich must come to terms with what he wants and what he thinks he wants.
February 4-7, 2020, 9:45pm. Auckland's Queen for the People, with an uproarious journey of musical cabaret, explores rainbow life in 2020. Lovingly examining tropes and stereotypes within the community, Ms. Wednesday gives a touch of sex-ed, a dose of pride, a hint of advocacy and a whole lotta high kicks. Includes nine originally composed songs, and a classic hits mix of lipsyncs.
February 9, 2020, 12-7pm at Ending HIV NZ, 31-35 Hargreaves St. The Ending HIV Big Gay Out is New Zealand's largest, most fabulous family-friendly Rainbow Community event; part of Auckland Pride Festival, attracting more than 10,000 gorgeous LGBTIQ+ people, their whānau and friends, for a day in the sun full of music, food, dance and colour.
February 9, 2020, 7pm-2:30am. The biggest, GAYEST, birthday party ever with drag shows, DJs and more! Gather your best Judys and dress them up/ down in the most vibrant things you can find for the Ending HIV Big Gay Out: Official Fluoro After Party w/ UV lights, and free UV paint. Hosts/ performers Shavorn Aborealis + Monty Montgommery will be decked out in their hottest fluoro ravewear!
February 12-15, 2020, 8:15pm at Loft. Arriving in Paris at 19 from NY, she shook things up, becoming a muse for Picasso, Cocteau, Colette and the French intelligencia. The highest paid performer in Europe black superstar dancer, singer, movie star, style icon, activist, spy for the Resistance, adopted 12 Rainbow Tribe children. Affairs with men and women included Frida Kahlo.
February 14, 2020, 7:30pm at Rangatira. With international headline act and superstar Rhys Nicholson! This 90 minute show will provide you with your fix of the LOLgbts, and keep you gayggling with delight throughout. Line up: James Malcolm, Eli Matthewson, The Fan Brigade, James Mustapic, Chris Parker, Suzanne Wolton, and Ray Shipley.
February 15, 2020, 7:30pm on Ponsonby Road. The largest and loudest carnival of equality and diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand brings together people from across the islands to celebrate our Rainbow communities. A colourful and inclusive reflection of this great city, with its incredible cultural diversity, and firm crowd favourite on Auckland’s summer calendar.
February 16, 2020, 8pm. The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour returns with an all new show in 2020! Mission leader Michelle Visage takes you on a journey to save the galaxy in the largest drag production on the planet. Featuring Aquaria, Asia, Detox, Kameron, Kim, Michelle, Monet, Naomi, Plastique, Vanessa, Violet, and Yvie. (Cast is subject to change).
February 19-22 + 24-27 + March 10-13, 2020, 7:30pm. The true story, with humor, song and unflinching honesty. The devoted, sixth-generation Mormon, former missionary, and father of two, came out after gay conversion therapy and excommunication from his church. An emotional jorney from the perfect Utah Mormon boy to a perfect Manhattan rent boy: finally coming home, if only in his heart.
February 21+22, 2020, 8pm at Rangatira. Hear them discuss their noble goals as 21st century feminists and the paradoxes and insecurities which undermine them. “Hilarious, irreverent, eternally surprising, classy as hell, genius” - Phoebe Waller-Bridge -The Guardian.
February 25 - March 7, 2020, 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: 65+ comedy, cabaret, theatre, circus, dance events; local and international artists. Come for one/ stay for more live art, acrobatic extravaganzas + music and dance.
July 23 - August 9, 2020 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.