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Gay Cape Town

"Stand up and be counted"
Cape Town Pride Week 2016

February 19-28, 2016 at Green Point Urban Park. FRI Pink Party; SAT Pool Party + Ms CT Pride; SUN Sports Day + Movie 1; MON Workshop 1; TUE Workshop 2 + Fashion Show; WED Workshop 3 + DIVAs; THU PELT Party + Movie 3; FRI Mardi Gras + Church Service. Plus parties around town.

capetownpride.org
The 7th annual event theme: ‘Street Life’
Cape Town Carnival 2016

March 12, 2016. Carnival + the mother of all street parades. Streets light up with colour, music and dance, celebratiing South African identity; showcasing diverse communities and cultures. Green Point Fan Walk food and crafts from 3pm. Parade at 7pm with 2,000+ costumed performers/ musicians on Fan Walk, with magical floats/ vibrant dance routines; followed by a thumping street party.

capetowncarnival.com
Opera, operetta & musical theatre in South Africa
Salome

March 15 + 17 + 19, 2016, ARTSCAPE at Cape Town Opera, 1-10 DF Malan St. Salome - the scandalously opulent Richard Strauss setting of Oscar Wilde's play, which has lost none of its power to shock and seduce since its 1905 debut. Coming up: Sept 27-30, 2016 - The Magic Flute at Baxter Theatre; Oct 20 + 22 + 25 + 27 + 29 - Carmen at ARTSCAPE; Nov 19-20, 23-24, 26 - Orfeo at ARTSCAPE.

www.capetownopera.co.za/index.php/season/2015-at-home/maria-stuarda
'Africa's Grandest Gathering!'
Cape Town International Jazz Festival

April 1-2, 2016, Cape Town Intl Convention Centre. Events typically inckude: Greenmarket Sq free concert; photo exhibits/ fashion fest/ pre-parties. Main event artists performances. See lineup as announced on their website:

www.capetownjazzfest.com
The 16th year!
Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival

April 27 - May 1, 2016 in Knsyna + Cape Town. Five days of shows, entertainment, mini-market + flamboyant fun. Shows, beauty pageants, art exhibits, all-night parties, Saturday street parade with floats + street performances + after party. Awards for best floats/ pedestrian groups, costume In parade. Mr Gay World, Wigstock Drag Festival and more parties. See website for more:

pinkloerie.co.za
South Africa's first Annual
The High Tea Festival

May 21, 2016, 1:30 - 5pm at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Drive, Newlands. Dress to the teas and feel like a Lord and Lady, if just for an afternoon. Everyone loves a little indulgence and The High Tea Festival is the perfect way to enjoy a grand tradition with a modern twist. Sip on champagne while enjoying caviar, tantalising food and tasting teas of the world.

www.facebook.com/events/187654044926616
Gay & Lesbian Film Festivals
Out in Africa

After 21 years of screenings the LGBT film fest set for mid-November, 2015 did not screen at Rosebank and V&A Waterfront cinema Ster Kinekor due to lack of funds. To support the festival buy merchandise and DVD films at their website shop.oia.co.za and see plans for 2016.

www.oia.co.za
They're back! Bigger, Better and Burlier than ever!
BEARFEST SA

December 9-12, 2016. Men of all shapes, colors, sizes, and abilities come together to build/ foster a stronger bear community. In past year: 300 bears, cubs, and admirers, poolside games, prizes, shows (Bear Style), Mr BEARFEST contest, karaoke, vendor market, paint ball wars, quad biking, volleyball, excursions. Tickets limited to 300.

www.bearfestsa.com
23 Years - Mother City Queer Project - ‘Africa’s biggest queer bash’
MCQP Annual Fancy-dress Theme Party

December 17, 2016 Saturday at Cape Town City Hall and adjacent Grand Parade + events in De Waterkant. Annual themed costume party and related events since 1994, celebrating birth of South African the constitution and gay rights. Hottest artists create art and party décor; age, gender, race, sexuality all blur in queer-melting pot city. See photos and details at:

www.mcqp.co.za