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Hamilton: 'Shine' opening Labour Weekend

Tue 9 Oct 2007 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Just over a month after Venom nightclub on central Hamilton's Victoria Street closed, the interior has been completely re-fitted and re-branded, and the doors are now set to reopen just in time for Labour Weekend. The opening night of the Waikato's newest LGBT venue Shine begins at 8pm on Friday 19 October, and will feature guest drag diva Beaver Brown from Auckland's Caluzzi cabaret bar on K' Road. Shine managers Dave Gibbs and Tristan Laing say the nightclub's remodeled interior features all-new facilities and modern décor complete with state of the art lighting design. Entry into the venue is free throughout Labour Weekend, with drink giveaways and shows planned. Labour weekend is also a key date for LGBT venues and events in Palmerston North and Christchurch. Manawatu's Lesbian and Gay Rights Association (MaLGRA) will be celebrating their 30th anniversary with celebrations at their venue Club Q throughout the weekend. In Christchurch, the 25th annual Oscars celebration of awards and shows take place at the Civic on Sunday, Heaven's Above bar celebrates its first birthday, and CRUZ nightclub features shows by touring drag divas and also a free Labour Day after-party. For information about these and other events, check's events diary on the link below.     Ref: (m)

Credit: News Staff

First published: Tuesday, 9th October 2007 - 12:02pm

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