Sunday, December 21, 2008

CT Bears get together


Cape Town seems to be the gathering place for the Bears of South Africa. On Sat 27 Dec 2008 Amsterdam Action Bar is the place to be for the year-end bear-party. 2009 events have also been scheduled, so the 10th and 24th January are dates to diarise as well. You can check out their website and look at the Facebook event by clicking on the links in this sentance.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Party Time

Shisa's "MEN ONLY" new year party (just 80kms from Cape Town) is more popular every year - and this year we are going "all-out" with DJ Fluid (Therapy and Citrus Lounge). Tickets are R175 pp at the door and give you snacks, spot prizes, champagne and a bonfire. The steam room will also be operating at certain times.And you are welcome to stay for the POOL PARTY on the 1st of January...COME JOIN US FOR CAPE TOWN'S HOTTEST NEW YEAR PARTY!!! - see their Facebook event and join in the fun.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Cape Town's newest Lounge


Cape Town's newest "diamond class groove lounge" opened on the 29th October.
It is situated at 6 Pepper Street. Says owner Dawid of his new club.."Nightlife is our business and we’ve put together a recipe to take gay clubbing to a new level. Gorgeous d├ęcor, intense sound, great cocktails… and of course the hottest beats this side of the Atlantic"... wow, welcome to Cape Town's night life!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New Gay Bar - Amsterdam


Cape Town has a new gay bar - Amsterdam Action Bar at 10-12 Coburn street, De Waterkant. Launched this week, the bar will prove popular to locals and visitors.

They have a Facebook page as well so click
here to keep updated on their events and parties.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Pride Film Fest V&A Waterfront to 11 Oct 08



ANOTHER GAY SEQUEL
Not very well publicised but on at the moment and till the 11th October is the Pride Gay Film Festival showing at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

A popular choice will be the sequel to ANOTHER GAY MOVIE which was about getting laid for the first time. In true gay fashion, ANOTHER GAY SEQUEL: GAYS GONE WILD! is about who can get laid the most.

ANOTHER GAY SEQUEL finds our heroes ANDY, NICO, JAROD and GRIFF reuniting at a gay resort in sunny Fort Lauderdale for Spring Break. They participate in a contest called 'Gays Gone Wild!' to determine who can attain the most "buttlove" over the course of the vacation.

Between Wet Package contests, Evil Gay Fratboys, and genital crabs the size of kittens, it's a bumpy road to booty victory. But this time around, love proves to be the biggest conflict of all as the boys struggle to rectify just how casual sex fits into their lives.
Review: "Lots of fun and good for laughs, but a bit over the top/limp" - Dave
Showing Thurs 9 Oct 9.45am, Fri 10 Oct 12.30pm and Sat 11 Oct 2.30pm

HOLDING TREVOR
Young, beautiful and intelligent, Trevor is in a stalemate. Entangled in an unhealthy relationship with Darrell, a self-destructive heroin addict, and trapped in a telemarketing job, Trevor finds scant comfort in Los Angeles' vapid party scene. At the hospital for his boyfriend's latest overdose, Trevor finds a potential new beginning in Ephram, a medical intern with ambition, a warm demeanor and strikingly good looks. After they spend a romantic evening together, Trevor gets poised to make changes.
Showing Wed 8 Oct 2.30pm, Fri 10 Oct 2.30pm and Sat 11 Oct 9.45am

KISS THE BRIDE
In high school, Matt and Ryan were best friends. More than friends, actually. But in the ensuing ten years, they've lost contact. So when Matt receives an invitation to Ryan's wedding he's surprised - especially that Ryan is marrying a woman! Matt interrupts his ideal alternative lifestyle to return to his hometown. He plans to rescue his former love from whatever "she-devil" has trapped him into this huge mistake.
Review: "Excellent movie; one not to be missed. Appropriate ending" - Dave
Showing Wed 8 Oct 6pm, Thurs 9 Oct 8.15pm, Fri 10 Oct 9.45am and Sat 11 Oct 6pm

RAINBOW'S END - DOCUMENTARY
With the advent of same sex marriage, homosexuals have achieved near-equality in much of Europe. Everything seems rosy, so why should they keep on fighting? RAINBOW'S END is a revealing and entertaining multinational journey from the center to the borders of Europe. Touching personal stories and social, religious and political insights make this film a must see and a starting point for the most relevant discussions about the future of lesbian, gay and transgender people within Europe and throughout the world.
Showing Tues 7 Oct 8.15pm, and Thurs 9 Oct 12.30pm

SHELTER
Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach spends his days working a dead-end job and helping his needy sister care for her son. In his free time he surfs, draws and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe, who lives on the wealthy side of town. When Gabe's older brother, Shaun, returns home, he is drawn to Zach's selflessness and talent. Zach falls in love with Shaun while struggling to reconcile his own desires with the needs of his family.
Showing Wed 8 Oct 9.45am, Thurs 9 Oct 2.30pm, Fri 10 Oct 6pm and Sat 11 Oct 12.30pm

TALK STRAIGHT: THE WORLD OF RURAL QUEERS
A controversial documentary about four gay men, who are living on the countryside of Swabia (a rural area in the south west of Germany) far off big cities. Being alone as Gays among a entirely heterosexual environment, they still try to live a rich and happy life. The film provides a bitterly comical portrait of a heterosexual perspective on gay men in Germany's country towns.
Showing Wed 8 Oct 12.30pm

MY SUPER 8 SEASON
This is a refreshing account of a youthful gay activist Marc caught up in the events of May 1968. When he is confronted by the realities of a young worker unable to come out at work, his politics and his life begin to collide. He is swept into political engagement, and the film brilliantly conveys the bold ambitions of left wing activism in the period which led to the creation of the French version of the Gay Liberation Front (FHAR).
Showing Fri 10 Oct 8.15pm

EAST/WEST: SEX AND POLITICS
Both in 2006 and 2007, the Gay Pride Parade attempts in Moscow are violently beaten down. For many observers, the attitude towards the sexual minorities seems to be the litmus test of the state of democracy in Russia. The film shows both the organizers of the Pride events and also the survival strategies of the majority Russian lesbians and gays, to whom the fight for democracy on the streets doesn't seem to be an attractive alternative.
Showing Thurs 9 6 Oct 6pm

Friday, August 29, 2008

Cape Town Out in Africa Film Festival

Here is the link to the website for the Out In Africa South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival which kicks off in Cape Town from the 11th - 21st September 2008 at the V&A Waterfrant. Check it out for news, reviews and titbits about everything, from this year's queer films, arts and culture, health, or just about anything that catches their eye.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New gay website

Cape Town's Andy Wicks (right, seen with friend Sebastian at the Loft Lounge) has just launched his new website aimed at the gay market. GayShare is an excellent site themed to Work, Live and Play gay in South Africa. It's an opportunity for gay business owners and event organisers to market themselves to the exclusively gay community in South Africa online. Well done Andy and your team for an excellent new addition to our community internet and business needs.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tourists in Cape Town




For Llewellyn's birthday we decided to do the tourist thing and booked into one of the delightful apartments in the gay village around Waterkant Road in Cape Town. We love drinking wine and a bonus was that the Stellenbosch Wine Festival was on in this town at the centre of the Wine region about 30 mins drive out of the city.
In the photos from top to bottom are Flowers, Llewellyn and Dave enjoying the Wine Fest and making new friends; Llewellyn and Dave at the Victoria and Albert Waterfront with Table Mountain in the background; Llewellyn taking a stroll up the cobbled road outside our apartment in the gay village; a seagull giving us the beady eye at the Waterfront.. we could also see some seals frolicking in the harbour waters just a little further out. What a wonderful birthday in the Mother City!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Do The Full Monty

THE FULL MONTY Broadway musical runs in Cape Town at the Artscape Opera House from July 26th – August.
Seeing how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers during their "Girls' Night Out," unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York, come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. In the process they find renewed self-esteem, the importance of friendship and the ability to have fun. As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness, feelings of worthlessness and anxieties – over everything from being overweight to child custody, bigotry to being gay – they come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but that the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to face their respective problems and overcome them. Truth be told, through creative directing and staging, the final impact of "The Full Monty" can be achieved without ever losing your jockey shorts, however the show is not called the "The Half Monty"...!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Mr and Miss Gay SA 31 May

Cape Town's Quentin Saunders is this city's hopeful in the Mr and Miss Gay South Africa International finals being held in Pretoria this month end.

Before and after the show and pageant you will be able to join the crowd on the dance floor to the cool sounds of one of South Africa's top DJs Hennie Blom and party until sunrise.

There will also be a special appearance by Mr Gay South Africa 2007, Mr Community, Mr Cool Smile, Mr Jeans, Mr Personality, Mr Speedo, Couple of the Year and Drag Queen of the year.

The extravaganza will be held at the Portuguese Hall and tickets may be booked through StrictlyTickets.com or TicketBitch.co.za.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Seen in Cape Town

To fully appreciate a destination in one's own country, there is no better way than to be a tourist yourself and savour the sights, sounds and tastes. Here we are in Cape Town in the photos (from top) Llewellyn on Clifton Beach 3 - the gay beach, myself (Dave) outside Parliament with a backdrop of Table Mountain, Llewellyn posing outside the Houses of Parliament, and lastly views of Sandy Bay, Cape Town's famous nudist beach - the far end, seen from the rock outcrop in the penultimate photo, being the gay section. Enjoy!!