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A Birthday Reunion Celebration showcasing the Past, Present and Future of Therapy’s Clubbing Culture

 If you have relapsed into dance deprivation depression since our last Sextravaganza, do not despair! An adult double dose of what you need is on its way...

Join us for OUR 22ND BIRTHDAY, a night of orgasmic proportions, as we bring you unrivalled party pleasure with the usual flair for the exceptional that Therapy is renowned for, in a celebration of music, glamour, and above all else, the love of a good time.Therapy22

Fight the commercial contamination, with a lovingly created soundtrack for your aural pleasure, brought to you by an upper echelon dj line up, in our naughty party playground created especially for you to just be yourself.

Therapy will be unleashing it’s unapologetic “party fluffers”, who will appear when least expected but always when required, in the manifestation of gender illusionists and hot, shimmering, complexioned beings of penetration and reception, into an atmosphere carefully crafted and charged up to be as far removed from family values as imaginable.

Our new venue of choice is the sexy “RoomFour” in Midrand (Truth Nightclub Complex), and with this being the first Therapy party at the venue we have no doubt they will pull out all the stops on this special night. RoomFour was recently revamped, reloaded and recharged, with state of the art sound, lighting and furnishings, and boasts extensive outdoor areas and secure parking

Therapy was part of the birth of a new house music scene, and is very proud to be part of this culture in the past, present and future.

A large part of gay liberation was born on the dance floor. It gave gay people the freedom to express and be who they are. On these dance floors a new sound was born, namely DISCO, and with it countless gay artists changed the world from Sylvester, Patrick Cowley, Walter Ribbons, and Larry Levan to name but a few. This set the blueprint for the ever evolving “gay sound”. Disco morphed into Hi NRG, then HOUSE, which set the standard for the sounds of today. The gay dance floor is legendary and countless nations gather there to experience a sound and atmosphere they do not get anywhere else. There is also a strong spiritual quality when the sound connects with an ever eager audience…

Therapy has always been known to deliver something special, and so in true Therapy style we are upping our game as after all it's our 22nd birthday!

To celebrate this uniqueness Therapy is blending legendary DJ’s with new league DJ’s to create a brand new experience that will be talked about for years to come.

“As an avid obsessive music collector for as long as I can remember, the Therapy albums were always a huge part of my pursuit. Being able to, all these years later, be placed on the lineup of a Therapy event is no doubt a massive highlight of my journey as a DJ. Regardless of the brand itself - being trusted to soundtrack an hour of a night that is renowned for the highest of quality, is truly an honour”, says young Dj star Kyle Worde, while legend Ricardo Da Costa says “Therapy is not just a clubbing brand, it’s a music institute! For a big part of my career, I wanted to be a part of the movement, at no other place can you experience uplifting vocal house music, to get down dirty underground beats!”

So come and witness and be part of the ever evolving Therapy Clubbing evolution on Friday 9 November 2018
Room Four @ Truth Nightclub. Old Pretoria Road, Midrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
26.0041° S, 28.1240° E

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Alexander Bar & Café, Kaapstad | 22 – 27 Oktober 2018 om 19:00
Drostdy Teater, Stellenbosch | 2 November 2018 om 20:15
Drama Factory, Somerset-Wes | 10 November 2018 om 19:00Fallie

Bo en behalwe die feit dat “Die Konings” die nuutste en hotste ding in die Afrikaanse musiek-industrie is, is hulle boonop besonders talentvol daarby (of so glo hulle). Met treffers soos “onder by die whiskey bar”, “skud daai tossel” en “wys my” het Die Konings besluit om die land plat te toer met hulle eerste full blown show “Die Konings”. Bel maar solank vir Ouma en vra of sy die kinders sal babysit, want een ding is seker – liedjies soos “jou lekker tjops maak my honger pops” móét jy eenvoudig live sien.
Op ʼn minder ernstige noot: “Die Konings” is ʼn werkswinkel kabaret wat trek uit die tradisies van drag kings, satire en improvisasie-komedie. Anoecha Krüger, Marelize Viljoen en Elisha Zeeman gebruik hulle manlike alter-ego’s om ʼn skreeusnaakse satire te skep uit seks, geloof, politiek, en alles tussen in. Omdat die gehoor se bydra so belangrik is beloof elke optrede om ʼn unieke ervaring te wees. Die teks is deur Louis Roux (in samewerking met die geselskap) saamgestel. Musiek deur Talíta Beyl en die regie word deur Andrico Goosen behartig.

Kaartjie pryse wissel tussen R100 en R120. Bespreek kaartjies by afsonderlike teaters deur die teaters se webtuistes: of of

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Cape Town has a scintillating drag tradition that dates back to the Thirties, especially in vibrant District Six. Today the pageants, the parties, the hair dressing salons and the fabulous drag queen shows still flourish across the city.Abfab

However, the shows are often hosted in backwood clubs, catering to a select few who know where to find them. The Absolutely Fabulous Drag Show endeavours to put the creme de la creme of drag on centre stage at the Artscape Theatre Centre. With fine feathers preened, false eyelashes fluttering and sequins glittering, the fiercely feminine/masculine are gathering to celebrate the world of `lip sync`, ambiguous seduction and gender identification.

The enigmatic Odidiva Mfenyana comperes the evening, as we also pay tribute to the late Reverend Rowan Smith. A surprise special guest also awaits you. Top class drag divas Vida Fantabisher, SA`s Got Talent 2016 runner-up Manila von Teez, as well as Kat Gilardi, Jayde Kay Johnson and Angel Lalamore of cabaret 3D trio fame, will showcase present-day glory. Camillo Lombard maintains a strict tempo while Basil Appollis stiches it all together and cracks the designer whip as director.   Show will be at Artscape in Cape Town on the 11th August 2018, with a show at 3pm and 8pm.

Tickets are available exclusively from Computicket at R100 each.

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It's still important to be Earnest – we should all see Oscar Wilde's plays, and read his books. We can learn so much about the fight for LGBTI rights now, from queer stories that tell our history
Anti LGBT discrimination has destroyed many people over the years; most would be people like you and me who are unimportant and unheard of. There are a few who were very high profile and one of these is Oscar Wilde. The story is pretty well known by now as there have been several books and movies about him. What is not well known is how the story comes to an end. Wilde left London after his release from prison in 1897 and went to live in Paris until his death in 1900. A new film by Rupert Everett is now bringing those final years to light. Unfortunately we do not yet know when the movie ill be released in South Africa.
Jamie Wareham went to see his play The Importance of being Earnest, and shares some thoughts that arose from it.RupertEverettasOscar
The Importance of Being Earnest, now on stage at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, is one of Oscar Wilde’s most enduring pieces of work. His stories are back in the limelight thanks to the recent Rupert Everett biopic of his life. But seeing Earnest was particularly poignant considering the queer undertones were suppressed at the time his work was published. Wilde would later go on to be shunned and prosecuted for his sexuality, despite being a celebrated writer. The play left me walking out with a renewed sense of why it’s so important to reflect back on queer history – and historical LGBTI authors work.
Speaking to Simon Stewart, Founder & Director of All or Nothing Repertory Theatre Company, he tells me it’s one of Wilde’s most enduring plays because of its simple absurdity:
‘It is a parody of the ridiculousness of life that is still allowing audiences to laugh at reflections of themselves.
‘Earnest is a play all about realizing who you are and celebrating being the truest version of yourself.’
The story follows Jack Worthing who begins the play not knowing his true history. But he does know who he loves, and he is determined that they should be married.
‘He would move mountains to make this loving relationship a reality. And he thinks that he must change who he is to fit in that world.’
And here comes the full queer undertone:
‘However, it turns out that he need only have been himself the entire time, something I think a lot of queer people can relate to.’
Walking out of the fab performance, I was left with a reminder of the importance of knowing our history.

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With our weak rand, travel, particularly international travel is a very costly pleasure. This is not so much because of the cost of the ticket, though a return trip to Cape Town in high season can cost over R4000 whereas a ticket on the same dates to Rome or Bangkok is around R7500. The bigger problem is once you are there, where are you going to stay as accommodation will cost a whole lot more? Because of this a lot of people are turning to groups like Queer Couchsurfers on Facebook, and they report that this is the way to travel. Where else can you find free places to stay when travelling around the world, or even at home in SA? You may even get a shag into the deal!Manonbed
There is which has over 10 000 hosts in 130 countries around the world, and .They arrange home swaps or sharing for the gay traveller and have 4000+ members around the world. On the homeswapping side there is ,which offers not only home swapping but also hospitality exchanges, room exchanges, house sitting, couch surfing and even vacation sharing, so you can avoid those single supplements that can make travel for single people so expensive. And has now apparently added an LGBT group to their site. Anyone out there with more info in this line, please send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can share it with others who may be interested.

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