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Wednesdays, from 10pm-2am, at Bar Rouge, on the top floors of the Exhibition Tower, the tallest building in Basel. An evening with delicious finger foods, cocktails and a unique view, with music by their DJs. Admission free, but the number of places is limited.
Monthly Saturday, 11pm, at Parterre One, Klybeckstrasse 1b. Dancing & amusement. with guest DJ + resident DJs playing uplifting Tech & Tribal House + Dance Tunes. See next date:
February 14-20, 2019, various times. Kena and Ziki, two very different girls, live in a Nairobi housing estate. When they fall in love they must choose between a relationship and their safety, against a backdrop of insular gossip, local politics and their new awareness of identity. A film based on "Jambula Tree" - an award-winning short story by Monica Arac de Nyeko.
February 15, 2019, 10pm-4am at Sommercasino Basel, Münchensteinerstrasse 1. Ages 16+ LGBT dance night by Milchjugend comes to Basel, featuring DJs Nico (BS, Pop/Electronica), Clausette (BE, Nudisco/Indie), and Pelin Vedis (BS, Techno). 1pm Drag Show w/ La Mer (LU), Polly Gamie (ZH), and Tessa Testicle (BS).
February 16, 2019, 11pm-9am. Basel's most debaucherous queer party. A thriving sex-positive 20+ queer party for everyone transcends gender/sexuality/age/nationality with music, performances, dark/ unique ambiance/ electric crowd energy. DJs Bunny, Xavier J, Dirty Daddy Don, Jesse Jay, Diskomurder, Guimauve, Pelin Vedis play Techno, Techhouse, Deephouse. Cruising Areas.
February 21, 2109, Jared age 19, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe), and faced with an ultimatum: attend conversion therapy program or be permanently exiled and shunned by family, friends, and faith. The true story of one young man's struggle to find himself, questioning every aspect of his identity.
March 2, 2019, 10pm at Heimat Basel. Hetero/ Homo/ Bi/ Queer/ Drag/ Fetish/ Trans/ Cosplay/ Club Kidz and all friends dance night w/ Joerkin Joe, Paprika, Robin Seaman, and DJ Klangfieber playing with an eclectic mix of electro disco punk, alternative pop and queer treats. Get into your favorite costume. Express yourself!
March 2, 2019, 10:30pm at Kaschemme, Lehenmattstrasse 353. Dance, cuddle and celebrate! Fite+Granite featuring DJs Tutti, Mariam and Goji playing Deep House, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Afrobass, Trap, VoodooHop, Disco. Polito to Poppy. Basically Queer!
March 11-14, 2019. Mon-Thu 3-day carnival party held the week after Ash Wednesday, mostly concentrated in the city center w/ vividly colored costumes, drummers, piccolo players in the streets Monday 4am Morgestraich main parade, Wednesday afternoon Gugge music concerts, enactments of medieval rituals: dance of death (Totentanz) and masquerade (Mummenschanz).
November, 2019. Seven-day annual film festival sponsored by the Berner Filmförderung, Die Burgergemeinde, and Pro cinéma Berne. See their website for the film program and the six screening venues: