Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lou Queernaval

In a first for at the city of Nice and a first for the country of France comes the premier of Queernaval!

Held every February, the historic Nice Carnival has been a tradition in the French Riviera for well over 100 years and is the second largest carnival in the world after the Rio Carnival.

When this time of year approaches, it’s not unusual for the city to receive a mid-winter boom to tourism with over a million visitors during the two weeks of carnival celebrations, but in 2015 this program will get a whole lot more colorful.

Lou Queernaval is a free event being brought together by key members of the local LGBTQI associations and for the first time they are working with the organizers to play a extensive part in the carnival for the February 27th 2015 Queernaval date.

The Queernaval event will showcase a natural camaraderie held in the community by being a component to the Nice Carnival festivities!

The events surrounding the days and nights of the Nice Carnival always put the city in a festive mood with its vast displays of flowers, costumes and massive floats that make their way through the center of Nice celebrating the spirit of this exceptionally beautiful and forward thinking city.

And you can bet that as the date approaches, not only with Lou Queernaval be a spectacular event in which to attend but members of the LGBTQI community will be planning all kinds of special parties surrounding this most memorable moment in Nice Carnival history.

If you would like to show your support, fundraising efforts are underway so the LGBT community can put on the most spectacular show ever!

Just click here to donate!

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Le Kosma Piano Bar

Variety is the name of the game at the Kosma Piano Bar!

The Kosma Piano Bar has been a longstanding performance venue in the city of Nice that runs the gamut when it comes to entertainers in the region, everyone from legendary jazz musicians to up and coming comedians learning their craft tend to showcase regularly here.

More than your usual piano lounge bar, Kosma’s provides a unique space in Nice for all types of entertainers and of late it seems to have drawn a whole other audience to the venue, those being from the LGBT community as a number of well-known celebrity drag queens have a gotten in on the act!

No one seems to be quite sure when this all got started at the Kosma Piano Bar but no one seems to be complaining either.

When the Queens are in the house, the show is on!

And expect the unexpected with show tunes, impersonations, dance acts and comedy all wrapped into one!

Whether planned or by accident, a breath of fresh air seems to have encompassed the Kosma Piano Bar by providing another space in Nice for the gay and lesbian market and it shows in how packed the bar and dance floor get by the audiences in attendance.

The Kosma Piano Bar makes for an evening of notable entertainment and is located just steps away from Galeries Lafayette at: 8 rue Sacha Guitry near Place Massena.

To keep updated on when the next shows are happening, “Like” the Gay French Riviera Facebook page where local events are posted daily.