Bear New Zealand Week 2019 programme

Tuesday 5th February

Bear Drag Race from 5pm at Cocos Cantina, 376 Karangahape Rd. Free entry.

Bear Week 2019 leaps out of the starting gate with the most fun and unforgettable event of the week – the infamous Bear Drag Race down K’ Rd. Find your team, build your outfit, and sashay your way to fame and fortune! The event starts around 6pm, with the race around 7pm just in time for…

Urge Bear Divas All-Stars, 7pm at Caluzzi Bar and Cabaret, 641 Karangahape Rd. $60.

An unforgettable night awaits at Caluzzi, where your friendly, charming, and convincingly feminine hosts will pamper, feed, and entertain you. The performances feature an all-star cast celebrating our 10-year history!

Wednesday 6th February

Waitangi Day Eat and Greet, brought to you by likaADVICE, from 1pm, venue will be in your run packs. $5 for catering and snacks.

A classic Kiwi day off and a great way to meet the bears. BYO beverages, but food will be provided- no need to bring anything for the BBQ.

(Attendance will be limited to ticket holders, as this is a private residence and catering needs to be pre-purchased).

Underbear Party from 8pm at the Dogs Bollix, 2 Newton Rd. $20

The most infamous party of the week is back! DJ Donald Bennett will have you shaking your barely-clad booty all night long.

*Men-only or those who identify as male*

Thursday 7th February

Comedy Night, 8pm at the Classic Comedy Club, 321 Queen St. $25

Our very own Neil Thornton has put together another riotous lineup of comedians. This event gets bigger every single year!

Friday 8th February

Mr NZ Bear competition 2019, 8pm at the Dogs Bollix. Free entry.

Who will take the sash and represent Bear New Zealand in Melbourne? Gary will leave some big heels to fill, come along and help us choose our next representative and fundraise for deserving charities!

Saturday 9th February

Wet Fur from 2pm at Centurian Sauna, 18 Beresford Square.

Details TBC.

Tri-Nations dance party from 9.30pm at Phoenix, 258 Karangahape Rd. $30

Urge Events brings you the big pre-Big Gay Out party in conjunction with Ending HIV. DJs Colin Gaff (Australia, UK), James Leuii (NZ), and Everett Wayne (US, NZ) will have you dancing in this all-inclusive event. Tickets from iTicket or The Basement (Canada St) and Cafe 28 (College Hill)

Sunday 10th February

Big Gay Out from 12pm at Coyle Park, Point Chevalier. Gold coin entry.

A relaxing end to a long week. Bring your picnic blankets, chairs, and sun umbrellas.