The third edition of the city’s winter LGBTIQ Festival, Buenos Aires Diversa, begins today and will last through Sunday, August 7th. Boasting a wealth of activities, the festival has a little something for everyone to get in on the action. It will include displays of pride throughout the city, and the Casa Rosada, La Floralis Genérica, and the planetarium will all be illuminated in rainbow colors throughout the week.

The weeklong bash will encompass art expositions, sports tournaments, business presentations, queer tango shows, drag shows and live music throughout the city. It all kicks off today with an evening of fabulousness at La Usina del Arte wrapped up by the folktronica singer, Juana Molina. Here are a few highlights of what you can expect during the week, but click here for the full lineup.

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Monday 1st

4:00 PM Opening

6:15 PM Champagne and Elektra drag show

7:00 PM Juana Molina live

La Usina del Arte (Caffarena 1)

Tuesday 2nd

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Gnetwork360 LGTBIQ conference (business and tourism)

6:30 PM Opening gala

Alvear Palace Hotel (Av. Alvear 1891)

Wednesday 3rd

9:00 AM – 6:30 PM Gnetwork360 LGTBIQ conference

6:30 PM Cocktails and show

Alvear Palace Hotel (Av. Alvear 1891)

Thursday 4th

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Bus tour through San Telmo and Barrio Rosa

Tango Porteño  (Cerrito 570)

6:30 PM Cocktail hour

Embajada de España (España 348)

Friday 5th

5:30 – 7:00 PM Queer tango class

Bar Seddon (Defensa 659)

8:00 PM Sports tournament

Club Ferro Carril Oeste (Federico Garcia Lorca 350)

Saturday 6th

4:00 PM – 9:00 PM Circus and performance by Virginia da Cunha

Centro Cultural San Martín (Sarmiento 1551)

Sunday 7th

9:30 PM Trophy presentation and open bar

Sitges Bar (Córdoba 4119)

Get all of the details about the events here, including whether you need to reserve your spot beforehand. Come support the community, and take advantage of the excuse to party without having to wait for pride to roll around!