Newsletter #12- October 2019

A much needed break for us all!

If your last couple of of months have been anything like mine the long weekend is going to be a MUCH needed break!

Hope you are taking advantage and doing something….. or being like me and just enjoying not having to do anything!!!

There’s some exciting events running over the long weekend including the Central Coasts first Pride event!

Mark your calendars!

We don’t have any confirmed details just yet but we will have a stall and the bears will be in attendance! So mark your calendars and come out and enjoy the day with us.

Coastal Twist LGBTIQA+ Arts & Culture Festival.

Central Coast NSW flies its Rainbow flag nationally for the very first time as the “Coastal Twist” festival gets set to strap on its bustier with an inclusive bright & bold program of free & ticketed events across 3 delicious days & naughty nights.

Cabaret, Drag, Film, live music, Dance Parties & Exhibitions across our Peninsula Hub of Umina Beach, Ettalong & Woy Woy.

The Coastal Twist Festival is culminating in a huge oceanfront Fair Day @ the Peninsula Recreation Precinct, Umina Beach Sunday Oct 6th, all ages, all welcome, bring your pooches and picnic blanket. Get in early and grab your spot!

Exhibition: Outing Disability – Coastal Twist Festival
Free All ages event
2-16 Oct Cafe & Art RePublik Cafe, Ettalong

Cabaret: The Love Club – Coastal Twist Festival
7:30 – 11pm, Friday 4th Oct 2019
18+  Online Ticket sales only
Everglades Country Club, Woy Woy

Free Event: Life’s a Beach – Coastal Twist Festival
9am – 2pm, Saturday 5th October 2019
Free All ages event
@ 509 Ocean Beach Rd, Umina Beach – Look for our Marquee

DANCE Party: Bauhaus Beach Ball – Coastal Twist Festival
6pm – Midnight, Saturday 5th October 2019
18+  Online Ticket sales only
Woy Woy Leagues Club

Free Event: Fair Day – Coastal Twist Festival
10:30 am – 5pm Sunday 6th October 2019
Free All ages event
@ Peninsula Recreation Precinct, Umina Beach

QueerScreen Twist Top Short Shorts & Dahl: 18+
5pm – 10pm Sunday 6th October 2019
Unclassified 15+  Online Ticket sales only
Ocean Beach SLSC, 176 The Esplanade, Umina Beach

Make no mistake it takes a village to make a village. MORE DETAILS ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE!

THICK ‘N’ JUICY returns on Labour Day Weekend for another massive party at the Burdekin with hundreds of hunky men in their jocks, underwear and fetish gear.

🔥 Mike Kelly
🔥 Colin Gaff
🔥 DJ Hamo
🔥 Deejay Chip

Sunday 6th October
5pm-12am @ Burdekin


THICK ‘N’ JUICY parties are home to a big family of super sexy men and their LGBTIQ+ friends. Everyone is welcome in their house!

Northern Exposure 2019 – Bear Planet

In October gay bears from around the planet (see what I did there!) will be descending upon our city to the north of Brisbane.

This year they will be celebrating the diversity of our Bear family. It doesn’t matter what body shape you are, how much hair you can grow or what mix of chromosomes you have, if you are a gay male bear or male admirer please come party with us and celebrate everything that makes the bear community so special to us all.

Northern Exposure 2019 – Bear Planet runs October 16 -20 and I’ve heard our resident sash master@ Mr HCB and Mr Australasia will be in attendance!

From all of us on the Committee good luck to the team up north for a run of smooth events!

Special Les Divas Ticket Price!

Our friends over at Sydney Drag Queen have sent over a very special off. When using the code “BEARS” you can get cheaper tickets to the show Les Divas!! If you’re a fan of drag shows this is not to be missed!

Australia’s six-foot something songstress Prada Clutch plays the Goddess of Pop; Cher in her new show set on the Las Vegas Strip featuring an all-star line-up of her most famous friends.

The ninety-minute all-male revue includes some of the world’s greatest divas including: Barbara Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Diana Ross & of course – Cher!

Relive their greatest hits including: If I Could Turn Back Time, Get The Party Started, Proud Mary, I Will Always Love You & I’m Coming Out.

Upcoming HCB events!

Friday bears @ Kinselas (Every Friday)

Kinselas becomes the bears stomping ground come 7pm every Friday!! From 8:00 pm Kinselas puts on free sausages with all the trimmings at the end of the bar, listen out for annoucements for when dinner is ready! Come on down and have a beer or 4, a chat, some meat and maybe a sausage!

Membership lapsed? Don’t worry!!! one of the committee members will be on the door between 7pm and 11pm to help with all your HCB questions and renewals.

Don’t forget to show your membership card at the bar to get the cheap drinks! Here’s the current specials!


  • XXXX Gold : $12
  • Tooheys New : $13
  • Hahn Super Dry : $15
  • 150 Lashes and Orchard Crush : $16
  • Kosciusko Pale Ale : $17


  • House Spirits : $6 (Wyborown, Beefeater, Ballantines, Jim Beam, Havana Especial Anejo, Olmeca)


  • Glass : $6 (Fork N Spoon House red, white or sparkling)

Bears at the Bank (Every Sunday)

***UPDATE*** the renovations are “on-going” (Yes I realise this isn’t much of an update!)

The Bank hotel is currently doing MAJOR renovations in Waywards and have moved us out the back until the renovations are complete. We have been given a rough estimate of 6 weeks but we all know how builders like to under estimate time!

We are working with The Bank to try and provide a better experience than we have had in recent weeks but due to circumstance such as the Newtown crawl, its been hard.

Rest assured we will be back upstairs ASAP but as you can imagine we don’t exactly WHEN that will be. We hope you can still come and join us for a nice laid back and chilled afternoon/evening! Don’t stress though! A committee member will be on hand to help with renewals and tickets to events!

Bears at the Movies (Joker)

On the 2nd Wednesday of each month the bears head to the movies for a relaxing catch up and maybe a cheeky beer at the Bank Hotel.

Many have tried, few have succeeded (looking at you Jared Leto) but the reviews are saying that Joaquin Phoenix Oscar nominated performance is checking all the boxes! This months movie is “Joker”

Meet at the Bank Hotel from 6:00pm or at Dendy Newtown by the session start time.

Tickets are $9 for Members or $12 for non Members.

Remember to follow the Harbour City Bears Social Group on Facebook and don’t forget to show our wonderful Bear Benefit Partners some love and bring your membership card and get some great discounts from them! You can hover over the images below and see what is on offer!

As always don’t be a stranger if you see me at our events.

Newsletter Man