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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.
Opera, operetta & musical theatre in South Africa
2017 Season

Febuary 11-18, 2017, RIGOLETTO, unflinching new staging of Verdi’s dark melodrama. May 20-27 - 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.
"Stand up and be counted"
Cape Town Pride Week 2017

February-March, 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.
The 8th annual event theme: TBA
Cape Town Carnival 2017

March 18, 2017. 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.
'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:
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:
They're back! Bigger, Better and Burlier than ever!

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.
24 Years - Mother City Queer Project - ‘Africa’s biggest queer bash’

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: