Every Sunday 10:30pm-5am at You Cub, 18 Rue Duquesnoy. Stylish, young and mixed crowd, free entry before midnight, chill out & relax or follow the heatwave on the dancefloor. RESIDENT DJs C-snow & Alex Chesko. 10 € cover charge. See fb for updates.
"...party changes as we change and influences do... wherever we feel home and able to throw a party in Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels." See Vicuna for 5 times/year dance, w/ guest DJs, innovative/ quality music, mainly vinyl for special occasions -rare energy, rare as the animal itself. Release the deep/dark/dirty beast.
Fridays + Saturdays, 9pm-3am at Le Baroque, Kolenmarktstraat 44, rue du Marché au Charbon. Party for bears and friends with a rotation of guest DJs. See details at website:
August 31 + September 1, 2020, at Vendome + Palace. Based on Aidan Chamber 1982 novel Dance on My Grave. Dieppe, summer of '85: 16-year-old Alexis has taken a sailboat out to sea and capsizes in a storm burst. He is rescued from drowning by David, two years his senior, and love soon blossoms between them. With 80s music by Rod Stewart, The Cure, and more. FR/ NL subtitles.
August 31, 2020, 7-9pm. Philipp, a young closeted teacher, has a relationship with a female colleague to keep up appearances. Then one night, he pushes open the door of a gay bar and falls for a man. Transformed, he is no longer afraid to face up to who he is. This 1989 film by Heiner Carow was the first made in East Germany to deal with homosexuality.
September 11, 2020, 11pm-6am. HORSE MEAT DISCO Severino+Jim Stanton. A powerful force in queer and club culture. Classics, italo disco, house, oddities, punk funk queer party for everyone, including Homos, Heteros, club kids, bears, fashionistas, naturists, guerilla drag queens + ladies who munch.
September 13, 2020, 4 + 7pm. How can you be criminalised for being born as you are? asks 96 year old WWII veteran George Montague, beginning the documentary. His words echo through the film. Key campaigners, organisations and events that have contributed to progress within the western LGBTQ+ liberation movement are examined, with a focus on the history of Pride in the UK.
September 15, 2020, 7:15pm. Israeli documentary: "father" tells her family she is a transgender woman. Supported and accompanied by her wife and children in the transformation, the protagonist confronts herself in the eyes of society. | Plus: Among the first to have transsexual surgery, Alex moves to 1933 Nazi Berlin, searching for sexual identity and a place in the world.
September 16, 2020, 8 + 10pm. The dreamlike journey of an infected queer creature, a sensory experience where dance, performance and text illuminate her intimate world. A hymn to life in all its facets: bright and childlike, from the most obscure to the most terrifying. The discomfort of a young HIV-positive person is transformed into an initiatory path towards the rediscovery of light.
September 19, 2020, 7pm-1am, The Crazy Circle, rue du Prince Royal, 11, Ixelle. Stigmatized, denied, invisible; clandestine or not, female homosexuality found ways into song. Suzy Solidor, Chris, Barbara, Brigitte Fontaine, Marie Paule Belle, Juliette Armanet, Club Dorothée, women's voices sang of it. Léa Lootgieter and Julie Feydel retrace song history, 1920 to today.
September 20, 2020, 6:30pm at Centre culturel Jacques Franck, Sint Gillis. Clément B, thirty-nine and single, is looking for a meeting that will change his life. With his smartphone, he leaps the game of online flirting and seduction on Grindr. In a self-documentary, Clément Braive looks at his generation and questions celibacy and desire. In the presence of the director.
September 26, 2020, 6-8pm, Centre Culturel Jacques Franck. Through love for tennis, Isabelle Bats questions her journey as girl and woman. A girl who thought she was a boy, given boyish attributes, seeing herself as a girl who loves girls, feeling so girlish that she became boyish. Tennis, rock 'n' roll, a TV series... all was good for finding her place outside the box.
September 26, 2020, 7pm-3am at LaVallée, 39 rue Adolphe Lavallée, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean. PrideFestival 2020 Closing Party - details TBA at:
September 30 - October 4, 2020. Five-day weekend bears' gathering. Past year included: Dinner, Bear Market, Pink Screen Movie, Cowboy Party at Station BXL, Reception + Buuble Butt Party at Stammbar, Mr Bear Belgium Election, Bear Spash + Brunch at Oasis Sauna, Cupcakes at La Reserve, Election Miss Bear at Le Baroque. Past year host hotel: NH Hotel Brussels.
October 10, 2020, 11pm-6am. When Antwerp meets Brussels and long time friends decide to join forces, Los Ninos gives carte blanche to All The Lovers for a pop night at FFORMATT. Line up: DJ FAGGOT, Dorian Electra (Live), DJ POP RULES, DJ Y7NI$, and KIZETTE.
November 12-21, 2020 - screenings at Cinéma Aventure, Galeries, Palace, La Bodega and Beursschouwburg. Ten-day annual LGBTQ film festival hosted by Genres d'à côté with a themed focus. See the program listings:
December 31, 2020, 11pm-6am. When your fun electronic queer party merges with your most loved vintage party for Pride, expect explosions of color. LINE UP: Afonso x Alex x Mafalda (PT) + The Stress (NL).
January 20-24, 2021. Five days of self-produced, gross, low-budget films. Each year with a theme - from selection, to realization. Directors mingle with the public. Born 2 Be Cheap award. Short but Super WTF, Short But Super TRASH, and Short But Super Sex selections. Come Back session. SAT After-Trash party.
May, 2021. Events in 2020 cancelled. Previous year Festival at Pride Village, Mont des Arts + Rainbow Village, Sint Jacobswijk/Quartier Saint-Jacquesg, with stage entertainment, vendors and refreshments. Exuberant/ colorful Saturday Pride Parade from Pride Village through city-center - part of of the Rainbow Village Weekend, Friday through Sunday street parties, films + more.
July 24 - August 24, 2021 (TBC) at la Cité administrative, rue Royale; square Ambiorix, Quartier européen; place Peter Benoit/ Neder-Over-Heembeek; and square Léopold/ Laeken. Annual month-long open-air cultural events take place at four locations: music, film and opera entertainment, sports activities, food and drinks stalls. See this year's program listings: