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Painting your town pink this Labour Weekend

Sun 14 Oct 2007 In: Events View at Wayback View at NDHA

We're looking forward to the three days off! Here's what New Zealand's gay nightspots have planned for 20-21-22 October… Auckland: It'll be raining men on gay K' Road. Leave your outfit at the door when you enter Urge bar's ever-popular Underware party on Sunday night from 9pm. Tickets are $5, available beforehand from the bar. The incredible drag hostess Miss K will present her very own male strip revue at Family nightclub from 10pm Sunday night. She says she's hand-picked and will oil-up the stripping talent herself! Ladies can check out the single gals at Flirt - Saturday night from 10pm at Bacio. Plus, there's a free sausage sizzle at Dorothy's Sister in their outdoor patio from 5pm on Sunday. Note - Road works start Friday evening on K' Road between Symonds Street and West Terrace (next to Kamo). Until Tuesday, that section of the street will be closed to traffic going either way, but pedestrian access is unaffected. Hamilton: Just over a month after Venom nightclub on central Hamilton's Victoria Street closed, the interior has been completely re-fitted, and the doors are now set to reopen at 8pm on Friday 19 October. Renamed Shine, the Waikato's newest LGBT venue will feature guest drag diva Beaver Brown from Auckland's Caluzzi cabaret bar on its first night. Entry into the venue is free throughout Labour Weekend, with drink giveaways and shows. Palmerston North: Manawatu's Lesbian and Gay Rights Association (MaLGRA) will be celebrating their 30th anniversary with celebrations at their venue Club Q throughout the weekend. There's a Cocktail Party on Friday evening, Diamonds and Pearls Ball on Saturday, and a yummy brunch on Sunday. Wellington: That's right girls, Imerst nightclub will crown the capital's top lesbian... it's the Miss Downunder Pageant 2007 - with great prizes in store from fantastic sponsors. Judges on the night include Sharon from Our Bar, Miss Drag Wellington 2007, Miss Downunder 2006, and boybander Jamie Arnold. Come and support the many contestants as they compete in a range of sections to win the coveted tiara from 10pm on Labour Weekend Saturday. Christchurch: The Garden City shows its true rainbow colours this weekend... CRUZ nightclub features shows by touring drag divas Gloriousole, Symphony and Amanduh La Whore on Saturday night and also a free Labour Day after-party. Heaven's Above bar celebrates its first birthday throughout the weekend - doors open at 8pm each night. The DragKings debut their show Pisstakes in Lyttelton for two nights only - Friday and Saturday. And finally, on Sunday, don't miss the 25th annual Oscars celebration of awards with shows from dozens of local and touring acts on stage at the Civic. Local diva Miss Mole says it's Chch's glitziest night of the year - miss it at your peril! For more information about these and many other happenings during Labour Weekend and beyond, check our events diary. Matt Akersten - 14th October 2007    

Credit: Matt Akersten

First published: Sunday, 14th October 2007 - 9:49am

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