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

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.
26th Year - Mother City Queer Project - ‘Africa’s biggest queer bash’

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.