Burlesque open as of December 1st A delight for many senses

Burlesque open as of December 1st A delight for many senses

Burlesque, a new addition to the gay scene in the Reguliersdwarsstraat, has opened as of December 1st. Burlesque is a new restaurant that combines food and entertainment. The owners have worked long and hard on building up the restaurant. The opening was planned for mid November, but some last minute building work forced them to postpone this premiere. But luckily the work progressed quickly and Burlesque opened just before the holiday season. Burlesque the concept…

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Lellebel the Musical – three extra shows in January

Lellebel the Musical – three extra shows in January

Lellebel the Musical is the special show put on because of the 20th anniversary of the famous drag show bar Lellebel. It premiered in October in Amsterdam and toured in several other Dutch cities. And now three extra shows have been put on in January. Extra show at the Polanen theatre The extra shows will be put on in the Polanen theatre. This is a great, intimate neighourhood theater in the western Amsterdam area called…

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Two women attacked by men when they kissed each other

Two women attacked by men when they kissed each other

Ealier this week, two women were physically attacked by a group of men. It has all the hallmarks of a anti-lesbian attack. The two women were visiting Amsterdam, because of the IDFA festival, kissed each other on the street when the (young) men attacked them. One of the women, documentary maker Denise Kelm Soares, was showing her film “I Am” at the IDFA. The other one is Iso Luengo, who showed her movie “Interior City“….

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IQMF 2017 – International Queer and Migrant Film Festival

IQMF 2017 – International Queer and Migrant Film Festival

From the 6th to the 13th of December the IQMF 2017 or the 2017 edition of the International Queer & Migrant Film Festival hits Amsterdam. It is maybe a less well-known event, but it is a sure gem of a festival. It offers not only screenings of interesting movies, but also debates, parties and even a dinner. Here are our picks of what is on offer. Our picks from the IQMF 2017 films The International…

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Kathy Griffin telling it all – a review Or how to deal with Trump and the media

Kathy  Griffin telling it all – a review Or how to deal with Trump and the media

Kathy Griffin was for the first time in Amsterdam. She is on a world tour after she was ostracized in her own country. Her world tour is a way for her to earn a living, but most of all to tell her international fans what happened to her after the Trump election. Kathy Griffin has always been een outspoken comedian and also an outspoken fighter for LGBTQI rights. In May 2017 she caused a furore…

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Rostam in concert: a review With a great opening act by Nana Adjoa

Rostam in concert: a review With a great opening act by Nana Adjoa

Rostam is one of the founding members of Vampire Weekend, an American indie rock band. He played guitar and keyboard in the band and was also the backing vocalist. Rostam is also known as a producer for the Vampire Weekend and for other artists like Frank Ocean and Solange. In 2016 he went solo and in 2017 his first solo album Half-Light came out. He is an openly gay artist and recently he was in…

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LGBTQI themed documentaries at IDFA

LGBTQI themed documentaries at IDFA

IDFA is the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam. It is one of the biggest (of not the biggest) documentary film festivals in the world. This year it is held from the 15th till the 26th of November. Expect an overload of inspiring, thought provoking, insightful and/or toughing documentaries in cinemas all around Amsterdam. And of course there are some interesting Queer movies as well, even a Queer day. Queer Day at IDFA On Monday the 20th…

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