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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
'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 26 - May 1, 2017 in Knsyna + Cape Town. Six 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
Opera, operetta & musical theatre in South Africa
2017 Season

May 20-27, 2017 - TIGER BAY The Musical - riotous musical set in the docks of Cardiff when coal was king. Aug 17-26 - Wagner’s DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER -  a cursed sea captain on a ghostly ship. Nov 23 - Dec 10 - Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE - young prince Tamino learns about the real world.

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

December 8-11, 2017 at Mopani Lodge, Waverley, Gauteng. 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
24 Years - Mother City Queer Project - ‘Africa’s biggest queer bash’
MCQP

Mid-December, 2017 2pm-2am Saturday event - past year at Zip Zap Circus Tent, Founders Garden, Jan Smuts St. The biggest African LGBTQ event of the year! Each year a different theme and a chance to dress outrageously. See website for this year's info:

www.mcqp.co.za
"Stand up and be counted"
Cape Town Pride Week 2018

Late February, 2018. Celebrating cultural diversity and raising awareness for LGBTQI issues in South Africa and across Africa. Highlights typically include parties, parades and protests across the nine-day period. Pride Pink Party at Crew Bar; Cozy Pool Party at The Deck; Women’s Space and Men’s Night at Beaulah Bar, SAT Mardi Gras Carnival 12-8pm at Green Point Urban Park.

www.capetownmagazine.com/gay-pride
The 9th annual event theme: TBA
Cape Town Carnival 2018

March 17, 2018. Carnival + 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