The opening will be held this Friday at 6pm and everyone is welcome. Local and national artists showcase their work by letting us know what Pride means to them. All works will be for sale. Check out the art, have a chat with our crew and grab some resources and merchandise!
Symplegma | Sarjeant Gallery | daily 10:30am - 4:30pm | Koha Donation
Symplegma; defined as a complex group entwined or entangled in some way. Novak’s exhibition explores the local LGBTQI+ community as a symplegma; a hyper-diverse community made of many minority communities who braid together to form an ever-evolving and kaleidoscopic tapestry. The exhibition explores the constant wrestling match the local LGBTQI+ community has between love and pain on the path to wider visibility, acceptance and equality.
Saturday, 27 February
Youth Festival | The Green at 1 Vic Ave | 10am - 2pm | Free Entry
A safe space four our Youth/Rangatahi to hang out and find out about the support services available to them. Entertainment, music and giveaways throughout the day.
Boom Boom Burlesque | Savage Club/Musicians Club, Drews Ave | 8pm |$35 Early Bird
A star-studded line-up of some of NZ's most stunning Burlesque artists for one night only! Bring out your rhinestones and feather boas, for a night of classic tease and raunch with some comedy mixed in.
Sunday, 28 February
Long Lunch | Dublin St Bridge | 11:45am - 2pm | - Sorry bookings now closed.
Monday, 1 March
Authentic You Evening | 131 Victoria Avenue | 6pm - 8pm | Koha Donation
Not sure how to express yourself, want some advice, tips and tricks in a safe and welcoming environment? Browse the quality second-hand clothing, learn tips from our make-up artists and talk looks with our hair stylists.
Tuesday, 2 March
Small Talks | Bayleys Real Estate | 7pm | $15 Early Bird - $20 Door
10 x Speakers | 5mins each | Slide Show |Pride themed. What could go wrong! You'll love this adapted version of this ever popular Whanganui favourite. Tickets available at Bayleys Real Estate.
Wednesday, 3 March
Film - Rūrangi | Confluence | 6:30pm | $10pp
New Zealand's first Transgender feature film. Burnt-out trans activist, Caz Davis, returns to Rūrangi, the rural dairy community he fled ten years ago, hoping to reconnect with his father, who hasn’t heard from him since before Caz transitioned. Book at Confluence, phone 281 3474.
Thursday, 4 March
Cocktail Evening | Vic Bar, Bridge Block | 7pm | $10pp
One of Whanganui's finest mixologists is crafting up a storm, pick your favourite cocktail and relax for the evening with gentle sounds from a local musician.
Friday, 5 March
Wear the Rainbow | Everywhere | All day
Wear your rainbow ribbons and badges or go full rainbow from head to toe! This event is a visual representation of support for the LGBTQIA+ community.
Bowls in Drag | Laird Park Bowling Club | 6pm | $30 per team of three
Lawn Bowls. Dressed in Drag. Teams of 3. Enough said? It will be a night of hilarity, hosted by the gorgeous Miss Rhubarb and Miss Felicity! Prizes for best dressed and then a wee Karaoke session to end the night.
Saturday, 6 March
Pride Walk | Silver Ball - River Traders Market | 9:45am | Koha Donation
Dress loud, dress proud! We are hitting the streets and doing what we do best - having fun! Bring the family and join us on this annual hikoi around the bridges.
Pride Party | Stellar Bar | 7pm | $20pp
The Event of The Week! Performers, music, dancing, costumes! You know it's good, so let's get it on and lets PAAAARTEEE!!
Book your tickets at eventfinda.co.nz or at the i-Site on Taupo Quay unless otherwise stated.