Event Programme

Bear New Zealand Week is back!! Our 12th edition will be January 26- February 2nd, 2021 over the Auckland Anniversary Weekend.

We want to say thanks to our major sponsor Ending HIV for their continuing support of Bear NZ Week,, we truly appreciate it.

No Physical Tickets

There will be a doorlist at each event. Please don’t be offended if we ask you to provide ID.


Tuesday – 26th Jan

Bear Drag Race – Sponsored by K Road Business Association
Time: 5pm
Location: Coco’s Cantina, 376 Karangahape Rd, Auckland CBD
Price: Free
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Bear Week 2021 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.

Urge Bear Divas
Time: 7pm
Location: Phoenix, Level 1/258 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland 1010
Price: $65 (Ticketed Event)
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The most talked-about night of Bear NZ Week is back! Enjoy a sumptuous meal as a fresh crop of jaw-dropping Bear Divas take to the stage of the fabulous Phoenix Cabaret. This event always sells out – and leaves everyone speechless!


Wednesday – 27th Jan

Bears Give Back – Brought to us by NZAF, Ending HIV
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Ending HIV, 31 Hargreaves Street, St Marys Bay, Auckland 1010
Price: Free
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Here’s our chance to give something back to our community with a fun couple of hours helping the NZAF team pack condoms that are sent around the country.


Thursday – 28th Jan

Pre-Comedy Meet and Greet
Time: 6pm
Location: Aotea House, 291/297 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010
Price: Free
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Bought to us with the generous support of NZAF, Ending HIV.Still working on a venue, but this placeholder is for our meet and greet before we head up to the Comedy club to enjoy ‘Funny, Furry, Fierce. Some nibbles will be provided

Funny, Furry, Fierce Comedy Show
Time: 8:30pm
Location: Classic Comedy Club, 321 Queen St, Auckland CBD
Price: $25 (Ticketed Event)
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It’s a fierce and fabulous lineup of the nation’s best LGBTQ and allied comedians. Every year it’s a sell-out show and a massive party, in more ways than one. Come and laugh your furry t*ts off. Brought to you by Neil D’Bear Thornton

Lineup:
MC Justine Smith
Neil Thornton
Eli Matthewson
Rhys Matthewson
James Malcolm
James Mustapic
Todd Hopkins
Ryan McGhee


Friday – 29th Jan

Rangitoto Island Excursion
Time: 8:30am
Location: Ferry Terminal, Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010
Price: $39 (Ticketed Event)
Tickets: Fullers 360 – Rangitoto Island
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Come and explore the dormant volcanic cone that is Rangitoto Island. Ferry will leave Auckland at 9.15am and the island at 3.30pm. You will need to bring plenty of food and water, sunscreen, sunnies and a hat, and wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Do bring swimming trucks and towel too. There are no shops on the island and no rubbish bins, so please pack everything back in your bag to bring home. There are multiple walks and plenty of opportunities for photography too.

Ticketing and more details here: https://www.fullers.co.nz/destinations/rangitoto-island/

Underbear Party
Time: 9pm
Location:Dog’s Bollix, 2 Newton Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Price: $20 (Ticketed Event)
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URGE Events, Bear New Zealand, Ending HIV and Express Magazine present The most infamous of our Bear NZ Week events!This has moved to a new day – DJs James Leuii and Mark Rush. This will sell out!
Dress code is strictly underwear. For men and those who identify as male.


Saturday – 30th Jan

Wet Fur
Time: 1pm
Location: Centurian Sauna, 18 Beresford Square, Auckland CBD
Price: $16 (Payable on Arrival)
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Come and relax from the stresses of bear week at Centurian Sauna for Men before the boat cruise or the landlubbers event.

Red Boat Toga Party Harbour Cruise
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Z Pier, Westhaven Marina, 92 Westhaven Dr, St Marys Bay, Auckland
Price: $50 (Ticketed Event)
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Bought to you with generous support of Martin and Damian from Gaystay. The boat will leave on time so don’t be late for our 4 hour harbour cruise with Red Boats. Come in your best olympic themed toga. There will be some nibbles on the boat and they have a full bar on board. Afterwards, we might want to join the LandLubbers event.

Landlubbers Drinks
Time: 8pm
Location: Trilogy Bar and Eatery, 150 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010
Price: Free
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While the Bears with sea legs are cruising the harbour, this event is for the landlubbers amongst us.


Sunday – 31st Jan

Bear’s Brunch
Time: 10:30am
Location: Crave, 6 Morningside Drive, Morningside, Auckland 1025
Price: $25 (Ticketed Event)
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Come and revitalise the soul with a delicious brunch at Crave in Morningside. We’ll have a set menu to choose from (details will be added) and the cost covers brunch plus a coffee, tea, or juice. You can get additional coffees or food but you’ll have to sort that at the end.

Caluzzi Bottomless Drag Brunch!
Time: 11am
Location: Caluzzi Cabaret, 461 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010
Price: $69 (Ticketed Event)
Tickets: Email info@caluzzi.co.nz
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Introducing the absolutely fabulous ‘Caluzzi Bottomless Drag Brunch!’
Join us for a hilarious Sunday session of bottomless mimosas and a delicious brunch served by fabulous Drag Queens! Did we mention the shows?! Prepare to be dazzled by our award winning Drag Artists and laugh at their hilarious comedy!
Tickets are just $69 and include your meal, bottomless mimosas and of course the famous Caluzzi shows and experience!
Bookings essential Email info@caluzzi.co.nz to book your seats today before they sell out!
Doors – 11am
Event officially starts / mimosas poured – 11:30am
Event finishes / After party begins! – 2pm

Tri-Nations Dance Party
Time: 9pm
Location: Phoenix, 258 Karangahape Rd, Newton, Auckland
Price: $35 (Ticketed Event)
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URGE Events, Bear New Zealand, Ending HIV and Express Magazine present the big dance party of the Bear NZ Week! This will be a HUGE night, guaranteed! DJ announcements and more details soon


Monday – 1st Feb

Eat It And Beat It (Closing get-together)
Time: 1pm
Location: Sweet Affairs, 225 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052
Price: Free
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Bought to you with generous support from NZAF, Ending HIV, and David from Tyreworx, and Cody from Sweet Affairs This is our chance to have a bite and a drink to recover from the week that was.