Ponsonby Road Festival

The Ponsonby Road Festival is a free community event on Saturday 16th Feb featuring food, fun, music, drinks, dancing and more!

The Festival will feature buskers, dancers, circus acts and entertainment all along Ponsonby Road!

Live entertainment from 6pm – 10pm at the Richmond Rd intersection! Expect acts like Leza Corban & Paul Voight, The Diamond Divas, and much more to follow!

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Lick Auckland

Dress as your favourite ‘The L Word’ character!

To celebrate the return of this life-changing show, the next Lick Auckland will have an L Word theme!

Prizes will be given to the BestDressed

Venue: Neck of the Woods – 10PM – 3AM

ENTRY: $10 Before 11PM | $15 After 11PM

Hip Hop Jams // R&B Goodness // Party Jams + Disco Remixes

Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/licknewzealand

Propaganda

PROPAGANDA hits Auckland summer for the first time, continuing our summer party series and set to be our biggest, gayest party this summer!

Our fabulous line-up: Wayne G (UK) • Jordan Eskra • Donald Bennett • Tess Tickle • Buckwheat • and more!

We’re excited to have a special appearance and performance by New Zealand drag legends Tess Tickle and Buckwheat.

The venue for this summer bang is the luxurious twentyone nightclub inside SKYCITY, with all-new production and a custom built LED DJ booth.

Tickets on sale 9am Thursday 20 December at thetaproject.co.nz.

This event is proudly sponsored by Ending HIV NZ

Homos, or Everyone in America

Equality is here. Yeah, well kinda sorta. But now what? As the pendulum of progress continues to swing, a first date at a New York bar starts two men on a fearless, funny and fragmented journey leading up to a historic moment of change.

Exploding attitudes, emotions and prejudices that sit at the heart of most-slash-every relationship, this dazzling kaleidoscope of a play asks us all the question – are personal and political choices really all that different? And is monogamy just monotony?

No-fault hookups, marriage equality, poppers and self-outing teenagers. This is a post-gay guide for survival.

Award-winning director Shane Bosher [Cock, Angels in America, A Streetcar Named Desire] returns to Q Theatre to direct this brilliantly provocative take on that four-letter word called love.

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Auckland Lantern Festival

Auckland Lantern Festival is back and is celebrating 20 years!

Come and enjoy New Zealand’s largest Chinese festival, welcoming in the Year of the Pig, from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 February in Auckland Domain.

Be entertained and dazzled by hundreds of handmade Chinese lanterns, music and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, traditional Chinese art and craft – there’s a range of activities for all ages.

Plus, treat your taste buds to a delicious dish from our wide-range of Asian food stalls – there will be so much to choose from you will have to let your nose guide your way!

If you’re all about the lanterns and less about the crowds, be sure to head to the Domain on Thursday 14 February for the lantern appreciation night (there will be no stalls, live entertainment or food on this night).

And did we mention it’s free to attend?

For the latest information, visit aucklandnz.com/lantern.

Family Bar

If you have never been to a Gay Bar then here is your chance!

There will be a group of us going to Family Bar and dancing the night away.

Things start at around 10pm

The Gospel of Eureka

The small town of Eureka Springs in Arkansas has some colourful attractions. For three nights a week during the summer The Great Passion Play is staged, an elaborate production that portrays the death of Christ. Meanwhile, in Eureka Live, a bar across town owned by gay couple Gregory Lee Keating and Walter Burrell, drag queens slap on their make-up and belt out gospel hits at karaoke. These would appear to be contrasting worlds, though in directors Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher’s supremely entertaining, wryly humorous documentary the similarities are marked, making this smart investigation of co-existing Southern cultures a camp, colourful delight.

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