Saturdays, 11pm-7am at Red & Blue, Lange Schipperskapelstraat 11-13. Men-only dance parties. Top-level DJs, performers. Get your personal membership card €2 on your first visit. Free enty before midnight (only on resident nights) - otherwise €12. Twinxx young guys Fri Aug 12; Big Pride Edition Sat Aug 13; Alex Marte & Friends Aug 20; Beloved Aug 27; Anaconda Sept 3.
Weekly gay/ straight-friendly dance parties, 8-11pm at Bonaparte on Grote Markt. Mostly men. Come early for the free pancakes at 8pm.
Every 2 months at Felix Pakhuis, Godefriduskaai 30 and other venues. ‘Come as you are’ open-minded event welcomes a crowd of various kinds. Newest hit in the Antwerp dance scene with group of colourful entertainers, dressed in theme/ kinky and daring theme costumes by Harald Ligtvoet.. Catchy but relaxed, music mix between retro and contemporary dance beats.
Every first Sunday of the month, 8pm-2am at Bonaparte, Grote Markt 21. No nonsense, dance charts hits, bling (lots of bling!) featuring a great DJ lineup: Zinno (Supergays) and Stewie Layhé from Twinkfarm and Flash; hosted by Kitty Katoi.
August 6-14, 2016, Gallery Verbeeck-Van Dyck. Exhibitions (Kinky Pinky + Lynn S.K./Cornelia Stahl + Mariona Puig en Faryda Moumouh + Mehdi-Georges Lahlou + Wim Adriaenssens en Bertrand Catteuw); films (Caramel, Hidden Away, Salvation Army); music (Shakespeare concert); lecture (Micha Meinderts on Aldus Sybren); performances (QueerArts@A-Tower + Vernissage Fabriek Noord); queer activism.
August 8, 2016, 8pm at Cinema Cartoon's, Kaasstraat 4-6. Mikel Rueda film, Spain 2014. A Moroccan teenager with the threat of deportation hanging over his head crosses paths with Spanish teen Rafa and the two become involved. When immigration officials come for Ibrahim he runs, leaving Rafa behind, devestated.
August 9, 2016 8pm at Cinema Cartoon's, Kaasstraat 4-6. The 2007 Lebanese film, by Lebanese director/actress Nadine Labaki, focuses on the lives of five Lebanese women dealing with issues such as forbidden love, binding traditions, repressed sexuality, the struggle to accept the natural process of age, and duty versus desire.
August 10-15, 2016, annual dance and fetish parties, bus tours, stage performances, trade show, concerts, museum exhibits, Saturday August 13th parade and WAVE street festival with international DJs, and performers at Steenplein -- and more - see fb and website:
August 13, 2016, 2pm Parade from Waterpoort to Sint Pietersvliet, by way of Verschansingsstraat, Leopold de Waelplaats, Karel Rogierstraat, Marnixplaats, Scheldestraat, and Scheldekaaien. Wave at Steenplein 2pm-midnight - ultimate Saturday Main Party by Pannekoek and Cafedelove - the best and biggest open air gay event of the year - DJ sets, shows and performances - details at website:
August 13, 2016, 10pm-6am at Petrol Club, D'Herbouvillekaai 25. Strict dresscode men-only event with DJs: Cyril G (FR), Mike Kelly (DE), Domy K (LU). Leather/ Rubber/ Skin/ Uniform-Worker/ Army-Military/ Sportswear/ Naked (with boots/sneakers)/ Denim (only with boots). Safe sex zone - free condoms, lube and gloves. Shuttle buses from The Boots.
August 13, 2016, 11pm at Café d'Anvers, Verversrui 15. Concept slogan ‘Come as you are’ says it all. 20 colorful entertainers dress up in theme - designed by Harald Ligtvoet with kinky/ daring edge. Music by DJ Waxx playing house music, disco cuts and current gems.
August 14, 2016, at Grote Markt. Open-air street party to close Antwerp Pride - featuring: Maskara, Zeester, La Diva Live, Dimi, Sandra Kim, Gregory Frateur, a surprise top act, and Dana International. Pannekoek on the hot and sunny terrace of Bonaparte, Grote Markt 21, and Café Delux, Melkmarkt 18 - Antwerp gay hot spots for a marvelous Sunday!
September 4, 2016, 11pm-6am at Red & Blue. Save the date, see details online.
October 1, 2016, 8pm-6am at Sportpaleis. Annual Antwerp party celebrating the style and glamour of the disco era. Dress like you're the queen of pop! -- stylish, glamour, glitter, and shocking. See Red & Blue for more dates.
October 31, 2016, 10pm at Red & Blue, Schipperskapelstraat 11. The second Revival edition of the women's dance night (Halloween Monday) - . Details TBA at facebook.
February 16-20, 2017. Join thousands of fetish men to celebrate fetish life. Saturday Mr Leather Belgium contest + Darklands fetish festival + main party RAGE + Camp K9 - the ultimate puppy experience, plus Mr Puppy Europe contest. See website for program:
Early June, 2017 (TBC) at Het Bos, Ankerrui 5-7, Antwerp. Annual 3-day journey by Interzone into the underbelly of cinema --strange, cult, weird and gender-bending movies, shorts, documentaries and classics of Queer Cinema. Also music, performance and visual art, food (volxkeuken), drinks, video-installations, theatre, and expositions.