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Gay Cape Town

Meet on the mat
Yoga at the Lowveld NBG

First Saturdays each month, 8:15-10am at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Drive, Newlands. Dates in 2016-17: June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4.

www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch
Opera, operetta & musical theatre in South Africa
2016 Season

September 27-30, 2016, The Magic Flute at Baxter Theatre. October 20-29 Carmen at ARTSCAPE Opera House, 1-10 DF Malan St. November 19-26 - Orfeo at ARTSCAPE.

www.capetownopera.co.za
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
"Stand up and be counted"
Cape Town Pride Week 2017

Mid-February, 2017 (TBC). Past year ten-days events included Green Point Urban Park Festival. FRI Pink Party; SAT Pool Party + Ms CT Pride; SUN Sports Day + Movie; MON Workshop; TUE Workshop + Fashion Show; WED Workshop + DIVAs; THU PELT Party + Movie; FRI Mardi Gras + Church Service. Plus parties around town.

capetownpride.org
The 8th annual event theme: TBA
Cape Town Carnival 2017

March, 2017. 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. Saturday 7pm Parade with 2,000+ costumed performers/ musicians on Fan Walk, with magical floats/ vibrant dance routines; followed by thumping street party.

capetowncarnival.com
'Africa's Grandest Gathering!'
Cape Town International Jazz Festival

March 31 - April 1, 2017, 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 17th year!
Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival

April, 2017 (TBC) 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