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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
Agatha Christie + Stephen Sondheim
The Mousetrap + Into the Woods

February 21 - March 3, 2019, 8pm, Pieter Toerien Main Theatre. The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie - the cleverest murder mystery in British Theatre. March 8 - April 14, Pieter Toerien/ Kickstart present Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, a sleek and sexy beast of a musical.

https://pietertoerien.computicket.com
Love Happens Here
Cape Town Pride Week 2019

February 23 - March 3, 2019. Celebrating cultural diversity and raising awareness for LGBTQI issues in South Africa and across Africa. Highlights typically include parties, parades and protests across a 9-day period: Pride Pink Party; Cozy Pool Party; Women’s Space and Men’s Night, SAT Mardi Gras Carnival 12-8pm at Green Point Urban Park.

www.capetownpride.org
The 10th annual event
Cape Town Carnival 2019

March 16, 2019. 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
'Africa's Grandest Gathering!'
Cape Town International Jazz Festival

March 29-30, 2019, Cape Town Intl Convention Centre. Two--day weekend events typically include: Greenmarket Sq free concert; photo exhibits/ fashion fest/ pre-parties. Main event artists performances. See lineup as announced on their website:

www.capetownjazzfest.com
In 2001 the very first Pink Loerie Mardi Gras was launched
Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival

May 30 - June 2, 2019 in Knsyna + Cape Town. Four 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
They're back! Bigger, Better and Burlier than ever!
BEARFEST SA

May 30 - June 2, 2019 - NEW date at new venue TBA. 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
26th Year - Mother City Queer Project - ‘Africa’s biggest queer bash’
MCQP

Mid-December, 2019, 7pm-4am. Since 1994 a highlight of the Cape Town gay calendar, now with a cult following of fun-loving creatures, SA’s biggest dress-up party. The theme is set each December, creating a universe where partygoers can unleash creative alter-egos, unrestricted by conventions with original, innovative, and fabulous outfits for a moment in the limelight.

www.mcqp.co.za