Cape Town Pride has been working hard with gay venues and LGBT organisations to present a fabulous ten day, more than 20 event programme of art, culture, fun and parties to celebrate the theme I Am Me: No Excuses, No Regrets. The festival starts this Friday. The highlight as always is the Pride Parade and Pride Mardi Gras on Saturday 2nd March.
Friday 22nd February
Pride Pink Party
Pride Fundraiser Opening Party held at the following gay bars: Crew Bar, The Prison (formally Beaulah), Zer021 Social Club, The Social Bar and Versatile Bar. R30 cover gets you at stamp at the door which gets you access to all the above bars (surcharge of R20 a Crew Bar).
Advance ticket sales:
Saturday 23rd February
Pre Pride Ekasi
Join Rainbow Ye2 Events and friends for a build-up to Pride. Line-up: Sobz We Mashu; NK; DJ CeeJay; Tee-Bee
Shop2, Section 3, NY1, Gugulethu
Pride Lifestyle Conference
A lifestyle workshop with guest speakers on a variety of topics including the following:
11:00-11:45. Anastacia Thomson – Medical Side of Trans
12:00-12:45. PrEP – everything you need to know
Radisson Blu Waterfront.
This is a free event.
Cozy Pool Party – Pride Edition
Pose for Pride at this famous summer pool party at a spectacular venue in Granger Bay. Heated Seawater Pool – Beautiful People – DJ Sole Elos & Candice Heynes – Uplifting House Tunes – Cocktails, Snacks and more
Radisson Blu Waterfront
1 – 7pm
VIP R550, includes a bottle of Cap de Classique and a reserved lounger
Tickets available from Frank Kosi 0711196622 or Quicket
Mr & Miss Cape Town Pride
Who will be carry off the title at one of the Mother City’s most prestigious pageants? Last year’s royalty Chad Johnson and Camille Von Zuush will be crowning the new King and Queen at this glamorous event brought to you by Miss Gay Western Cape, MVT Productions and Cape Town Pride Festival. Doors open at 7pm and the event will start promptly at 8pm.
Joseph Stone Auditorium
Klipfontein Rd, Athlone
Tickets are R100 and available through Computicket.
Men’s Night Out
Sexy men only party where anything can happen.
Versatile Gay Bar
18 Cobern Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town, Western Cape
Sunday 24th February
Vodacom Rainbow Pride Fun Run
Walk, run, mince, dress up, dress down, walk your dog from the Lighthouse to the President Hotel and back.
Categories: Run or Walk; People with Pets; Outrageous Runners (Heels, drag or dress Up)
R50.00 registration fee
Green Point Lighthouse, Beach Road, Mouille Point
Join us for the annual Rainbow Pride Fun Run!
To register: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 25th February
Bookcase 1 at Zer021
These three authors will be talking about their books:
Siya Khumalo – You Have to be Gay to Know God
Chase Rhys – Kinnes
Pieter Odendaal – Asof geen berge ooit hier gewoon het nie
Hosted by Roche Kester.
Zer021 Social Club, 46, Canterbury Street, District 6
Cape Town Pride Karaoke
Do you have a song in your heart? Are you the new Voice of Cape Town?
Versatile Gay Bar
18 Cobern Street, De Waterkant
Proudly Funny Comedy Show
Featuring the stand-up comedy stylings of lesbian and former drag king Chantal Jax Justice Venter & gay and former drag queen Eugene Mathews of Jax & Gina fame, this show promises to be one filled with laughs and LGBTQ content. Also joining the line-up is relative newcomer to the comedy scene and proud metrosexual; Mark R L Johnson. Many special guests will be featured at this proud comedy show… or not. Anything can happen.
Grounded Espresso Bar & Bistro
30 Highfield Road, Somerset Square, De Waterkant
Tuesday 26th February
Bookcase 2 – Berta’s
More authors talk about their books:
Landa Mabenge – Becoming Him – A Trans Memoir of Triumph
Haji Mohamed Dawjee – Sorry, Not Sorry
Rebecca Davis – Self-helpLESS: A Cynic’s Search for Sanity
Hosted by Roche Kester
330 Albert road, Woodstock, opposite the Old Biscuit Mill
Morgan McMichaels Live at Zer021
Star of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2 and All Stars Season 3, the magnificent Morgan McMichaels appearing for One Night Only! Supported by South African Drag Queens Ina Propriette and Emogen Moore. After Party with DJ PJ Smith and DJ Mama .Brought to you by MVT Productions
Only 250 tickets available so get yours now from www.howler.co.za
Pre-Sale R150 and at the Door R200, .Limited Meet and Greet Tickets are also available for R350.
Zer021 Social Club, 46, Canterbury Street, District 6
Wednesday 27th February
Faith Communities Unite Against Discrimination
An Interfaith event to remember those lost due to hate crimes and homophobia, to share prayers, songs and poems for reconciliation, growth and peace. And to celebrate together, uniting against all forms of discrimination.
6.30pm for 7.00pm
Pride Shelter, 1 Molteno Road, Oranjezicht
Please RSVP for catering purposes.
Thursday 28th February
A sparkling spectacular evening of glamour, feathers and sequins featuring some of Cape Town’s most loved Drag Divas.
Zer021 Social Club,46, Canterbury Street, District 6
Friday 1st March
Please come and join the Jewish LGBTI+ community of Cape Town at Temple Israel in Green Point for Pride Shabbat. The service starts at 6pm with finger food afterwards.
Pride Poetry Evening
An evening of local poetry and performance.
A R20 donation is asked to help pay for transportation of the artists.
The Social Bar,
18 Jarvis St, De Waterkant
Julia and BlackBox will be entertaining the #GirlConnect crowd with their repertoire, song choice and voice variants so versatile they will have something for everyone….from Nina Simone to Ed Sheeran to Shakira… plus the latest popular songs… rock and roll included.
DJNaughtyNik also behind the decks.
The Station on Bree
207 Bree St, Cape Town
Saturday, 2nd March
Show your Pride and March!
Floats, Bands, Bears, Dykes on Bikes, Carnival Queens, Dancers, Leather Queens: All the colours of the Rainbow Nation in their full glory
Starts at Prestwich Street in De Waterkant, travels on Somerset Rd, Main Road and Helen Suzman Boulevard, ending at Reddam Field at the Green Point Urban Park.
Please note: the traditional moment of silence will NOT be happening at the start of the Parade, but at the Mardi Gras afterwards where more people can be part of this remembrance.
Pride Mardi Gras
Enjoy an afternoon of fun and celebration after the Pride Parade in beautiful surroundings. Top class entertainment includes, Jimmy Nevis, Craig Lucas, International Drag Diva Ceri Dupree, Latheem Gabriel, 4 Tons of Fun, Manila von Teez, 3D, The Trolley Dollies, Zoe Zanna, hot DJS and more. Bars, food, retail therapy stalls. Child friendly.
1.00pm to 8.30pm
Reddam Field, Green Point Urban Park, Virgin Active entrance.
R50.00. Avoid the queues and buy your ticket online from Quicket. No card facilities at gate.
Sunday 2rd March
Village Drinks – Pride Mixer
Celebrate the end of Pride at a laid-back Sunday afternoon of drinks, music and new friends at a beautiful gay owned venue with perfect sunsets. Come dressed in your pride colours and stand a chance of winning R30 000 from sponsor GAY SA Radio Mixer hosts will be on hand to help you mingle, and pass notes to your Pride crushes! Village Drinks Cape Town is a fun social networking event. Invite your friends and get ready to make new ones.
R60 entry gets you a cocktail on arrival
The 41, 41 Victoria Drive, Camps Bay
Please note: Programme supplied by Cape Town Pride and details correct at time of publication. There may be changes so please consult Cape Town Pride Festival’s Facebook page.