Wednesday, October 11, 2023

OUT Now: "Down Low" Starring Zachary Quinto & Lukas Gage


Get ready for an outrageous comedy in "Down Low," where one wild night and a deeply repressed man collide with unexpected hilarity, thanks to a particular twink. Lives are in for a comedic rollercoaster ride.

Directed by Rightor Doyle and written by Phoebe Fisher & Lukas Gage, "Down Low" features a stellar cast including Zachary Quinto, Lukas Gage, Simon Rex, Audra McDonald, and Judith Light.

Catch all the laughter and chaos by purchasing or renting "Down Low." It's the comedy event you won't want to miss!

Colorado Women's Bar Association Presents 'Lobbying for Laughs' – A Night of Comedy and Advocacy

The Colorado Women's Bar Association welcomes everyone to "Lobbying for Laughs," a special comedy event with a purpose. This event highlights the CWBA's influential public policy initiatives, dedicated to championing the rights and interests of women and children. The evening promises inspiration, humor, and community support.

The event will feature Ignite talks from prominent individuals, including Denver City Council Member-At-Large and former CWBA President Sarah Parady, former Colorado Senate President Morgan Carroll, recent graduate Danielle Edwards, law student Jane Pyastolova, and CWBA public policy committee member Megan Courtney.

In addition to the informative talks, "Lobbying for Laughs" will also include a comedy segment centered on the female experience, featuring the comedic talents of Janae Burris, Brandt Tobler, and Christie Buchele.

This event isn't just about entertainment; it's an opportunity to support the CWBA's vital advocacy work. A silent and live auction will provide the chance to win exciting prizes, directly contributing to the CWBA's mission of making a positive impact on the community.

Join this unique event that combines advocacy with humor and lends support to a worthy cause. Your participation in "Lobbying for Laughs" ensures both an enjoyable evening and the chance to make a meaningful difference.

Queer South African R&B Star Kaien Cruz Drops Self-Titled Debut Album "KAIEN"


Queer South Africa-born, Los Angeles-based independent recording artist Kaien Cruz (they/them) today announces their self-titled debut album, KAIEN, is due out for release on October 26th. Known for their mesmerizing tapestry of experimental sonics, genre-bending compositions and soulful fusions, Kaien also unveils new LP track “Show N Hoes” available now on all digital platforms via The Orchard.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra presents 'Keeping it Smooth'

The CJRO Jazz Ensemble pays tribute to the era of smooth jazz Friday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Schoolhouse Theater, 19650 Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80138. Tickets are $27 and available at or by calling the box office at 303-805-6800.

Smooth Jazz means cool jazz that feels good, including the music of Bob James, Grover Washington Jr. and Pat Metheny among others. This concert was originally performed at the Dillon Amphitheatre on July 4 to over five thousand enthusiastic fans. You won’t want to miss this reprise here in the metro.

Vocalist Robert Johnson is a Colorado favorite and is known for his smooth-as-silk voice. A long-time Denver resident, he continues to display his talents not only as a vocalist, but as a songwriter, instrumentalist, and producer. Robert has been named Best Male Vocalist in the Denver Posts Readers Poll, Best Jazz Vocalist by the Colorado Black Artists Association, was honored as Colorado’s Best Male Singer by the News and Radio Media and Best Male Vocalist by the Colorado Songwriters Association.

The Jazz Ensemble is Drew Zaremba (sax and bandleader); Jake Boldman (trumpet); Art Bouton (sax and clarinet); Eric Gunnison (piano); Gonzalo Teppa (bass); Mike Marlier (drums); Mike Abbott (Guitar) and Robert Johnson on vocals.

Since its inception in 2012 by founder Art Bouton, the CJRO has been dedicated to performing outstanding concerts with the finest professional musicians in the region. This year, artistic director Drew Zaremba has curated a dynamic season that includes everything from classic swing to soul. The CJRO consistently pushes the boundaries of the standard big band and small ensembles featuring exceptional artists from both within and outside the jazz genre.

PAPOOZ - Down By You

Today, the French duo PAPOOZ released their newest track “Down By You”, co-produced and mixed by Patrick Wimberly (MGMT, Lil Yachty, Joji, Chairlift) alongside a video snippet which is part of the still-to-be-announced bigger short film, shot by artist / director Moodoïd.

PAPOOZ’s Ulysse Cottin and Armand Penicaut share more about “Down By You” here: “This is one of the first songs we recorded at Jesse’s studio in NYC, just a couple of months after we started working with him in Paris last year. It's a teenage love song about a couple of kids misbehaving in the city. I remember we didn’t want to make it clear if they are romantically attached to each other or not.

We wanted to capture that youthful feeling of running around town with a friend, breaking beer bottles, shoplifting candies, making out, running away from the police and all that 50’s adolescent imagery that you can see in movies like American Graffiti or Rebel without a cause.

Musically there’s a bossa-novesque mood in the verses, mainly due to the jazz chords we used, and it becomes way more doo-wop when the chorus kicks in. You have to imagine Kings of Convenience having a hot date with Dion & the Belmonts.”

GlobeDocs Film Festival Announces 2023 Film Lineup

The GlobeDocs Film Festival presented by Cross Insurance is pleased to announce the full film slate for its ninth season, running both in-person and virtually October 25-29. Over the course of 5 days of non-fiction programming, GlobeDocs Film Festival celebrates documentary film from award-winning journalists, filmmakers, and guests from around the globe.

This year’s festival continues the tradition of highlighting important stories and recognizing Boston as a touchstone of the non-fiction film world with its lineup of 28 films, which includes 15 feature-length documentaries, and 13 short documentary films. The festival programming, curated by Lisa Viola, Director of Programming for GlobeDocs, foregrounds distinct perspectives, diverse communities and BIPOC voices, covering a range of topics including climate change, public health, the arts, LGBTQ+ and women’s issues, racial injustice, education, and politics.


The 2023 season will open with the World Premiere of THE HIGHEST STANDARD, directed by Isara Krieger on Wednesday, October 25 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. The documentary tells the story of three Boston-area middle schoolers facing a life-changing transition at the non-profit Beacon Academy, a 14-month program between middle school and high school that aims to help low-income students of color prepare to apply to the most competitive private high schools in the Northeast.  

GlobeDocs’ Centerpiece Film this year is SORRY/NOT SORRY, directed by Caroline Suh and Cara Mones, re-examining Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct over his long comedy career, focusing on the perspectives of three women who spoke out. The film charts how an open secret evolved into on-the-record allegations and features interviews with the reporters who broke the original story along with comedians, entertainers, and cultural commentators including Michael Ian Black, Michael Schur, Aida Rodriguez, and Wesley Morris. 

This year’s Closing Night Film will feature the World Premiere of INUNDATION DISTRICT, directed by David Abel, screening on Sunday, October 29 at 7pm at The Brattle Theatre. This film explores the construction of Boston’s Seaport District in the midst of climate change, rising sea levels, and intensifying storms. 

GlobeDocs will also include a Special Presentation of Errol Morris’ new film THE PIGEON TUNNEL featuring John le Carré’s final interview and director Errol Morris will be on hand at the festival for a Q&A following the screening on Sunday, October 29 at 4pm at The Brattle Theatre.

"We are thrilled to present this inspiring slate of new, acclaimed documentaries featuring two World Premieres for our opening and closing night films," said Lisa Viola, Director of Programming. "At GlobeDocs, we invite the filmgoing community to join us for a unique opportunity to meet world-class filmmakers and engage in spirited conversations hosted by Boston Globe journalists at the Coolidge Corner Theatre and The Brattle Theatre, as well as our virtual showcase.”

Screenings will be followed by in-person or virtual discussions with filmmakers, moderated by an incredible list of Boston Globe journalists. Festival-goers will also have the opportunity to vote for the annual Audience Award which is awarded to one feature film and one short film.

Footwear Fantasy: Exclusive access to the shoe collection of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology

Step inside one of the world’s most enviable closets to celebrate the empowering, sensual, playful, and practical shoe. Hundreds of groundbreaking designs, ephemera, and sketches are featured in this volume, a follow-up to Fashion Designers A–Z, from the most coveted labels such as Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahník, and Roger Vivier.

TASCHEN presents 'Shoes A-Z: The Collection of The Museum at FIT.' This is your chance to explore a world where fashion meets empowerment, sensuality, playfulness, and practicality, all through the lens of footwear. Whether you're a fashion enthusiast, a shoe aficionado, or simply an art lover, this collection promises to captivate your senses.

This exquisite volume is a first printing limited to 10,000 numbered copies. It's not just a book; it's a collector's item that will adorn your bookshelf with sophistication and style. 'Shoes A-Z' is a follow-up to the hugely popular 'Fashion Designers A-Z,' and it offers an unparalleled glimpse into the world of footwear design and fashion history.

But that's not all. TASCHEN also presents the 'Shoes A-Z: The Collection of The Museum at FIT Manolo Blahník Edition.' This exclusive edition is limited to just 1,000 copies and includes three prints by Manolo Blahník created exclusively for this edition, each with a hallmark stamp.

These prints are no ordinary illustrations. They are 6/8 color drawings printed on 100% cotton paper by the famed Italian company Fabriano. They come housed in a luxury portfolio with gold foil embossing and a ribbon closure, adding a touch of opulence to your collection.

The 'Manolo Blahník Edition' is a true homage to the artistry and craftsmanship of shoe design. It's a collector's dream, a limited edition that elevates your passion for fashion and footwear to a whole new level.

Key West’s 40th Annual Headdress Ball to Dazzle Spectators Oct. 26

The 40th annual Headdress Ball, an over-the-top showcase for mask-makers and costumers, is to take place Thursday, Oct. 26, at Key West’s Coffee Butler Amphitheater in Truman Waterfront Park.  

Celebrating the creative and entertaining spirt of Fantasy Fest, the island’s 10-day costuming and masking festival set for Oct. 20-29, the Headdress Ball is the festival’s premier LGBTQ event. Plans call for it to feature 12 to 15 contestants, all wowing the audience with unique headdresses — even some featuring moving parts or towering high above their wearers. 

Although most participants are costumed from head to toe, entrants will be judged only from the shoulders up as they vie for the first-place prize of $3,000.

As well as headdress presentations, audiences can enjoy entertainment by local talents including nationally acclaimed female impersonator Randy Roberts. Key West’s Laurie Thibaud is to emcee, with music overseen by DJ Rude Girl.

Ticketholders will be welcomed to the amphitheater at 6:30 p.m., providing ample time for them to mingle and take photos with entrants before the show begins at 8 p.m.

Spectators also can enjoy bar and wine service and have preordered food delivered to their table during the event.

The Headdress Ball has been produced for the past 40 years by the Key West Business Guild, one of the oldest LGBTQ business organizations in the United States. Proceeds from the event help the guild support Key West’s gay and gay-friendly enterprises, community and the island’s position as a leading LGBTQ vacation spot. 

Tickets are $320 for a premium table for four people, $270 for a VIP table for four, $35 per person for chair seating and $30 per person for general admission with lawn seating. To purchase tickets and preorder food, visit

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

2023 One Colorado Statewide Tour: Uniting Communities to Face LGBTQ+ Challenges

The 2023 One Colorado Statewide Education and Outreach Tour is set to kick off at the beginning of October, aiming to connect with communities in 15 cities across the state. From Colorado Springs to Fort Collins, from Grand Junction to Aurora, from Pueblo to Glenwood Springs, the organization is hitting the road to listen to the concerns of the people during a time when the LGBTQ+ community faces unprecedented challenges.

WalletHub: Denver Ranks in the Top 20 Best Coffee Cities in America

Source: WalletHub
To determine the best local coffee scenes in America, WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 12 key indicators of a strong coffee culture. The data set ranges from coffee shops, coffee houses and cafés per capita to the average price per pack of coffee.

The Coffee Scene in Denver (1=Best, 50=Avg.):
  • Overall rank for Denver: 16th
  • 44th – Avg. Price per Pack of Coffee
  • 18th – Avg. Spending on Coffee per Household
  • 39th – % of Adults Who Reported Drinking “Ready-to-Drink” Coffee in the Past Six Months
  • 31st – Coffee Shops, Coffee Houses & Cafés Per Capita
  • 20th – Coffee & Tea Manufacturers per Capita

Sunday Dinners, Moonshine, and Men: A Personal Journey of Self-Acceptance

In a time when LGBTQ rights and representation are more relevant than ever, author Tate Barkley has released a heartfelt book titled "Sunday Dinners, Moonshine, and Men." This poignant book delves into Tate's life, growing up in the small towns of North Carolina, where financial struggles were commonplace, dreams seemed distant, and family secrets were tightly guarded.

Tate Barkley's story is a familiar one to those who have grappled with feelings of inadequacy and shame. He carried the weight of multiple burdens—poverty, addiction, and the challenge of being a closeted gay man. "Sunday Dinners, Moonshine, and Men" narrates Tate's complicated relationship with his father and his journey to overcome shame and the scarcity mindset that hindered his pursuit of inner peace.

In this deeply personal account, Tate shares the challenges of his tumultuous childhood, spanning from the rural landscapes of North Carolina to the financial struggles of Central Florida, and culminating in their move to the bustling 1970s city of Houston, Texas. He candidly discusses his attempts to suppress his true self and control his escalating alcohol addiction while building a successful legal career, only to hit rock bottom and lose it all.

"Sunday Dinners, Moonshine, and Men" is a meticulously crafted narrative that interweaves themes of love, acceptance, and self-discovery against the backdrop of small-town America. Tate's story sheds light on the intricacies of being LGBTQ, emphasizing the importance of empathy, understanding, and unity.

This is the story of a Southern boy navigating a world dominated by traditional values. Tate's journey involves battling his way back, dismantling a life built on deceit, and forging a path towards embracing his authentic self, with or without his father's approval. Tate, now in recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous, shares his story in the hope that it will inspire others to leave their shame behind and find the peace they deserve.

"Sunday Dinners, Moonshine, and Men" is not just a personal narrative; it's a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the enduring quest for self-acceptance. It serves as a reminder that, in the face of adversity, one can emerge stronger and find the peace they've been searching for all along.

EISMAYER: A Tale of Love and Transformation in the Austrian Armed Forces


Are you ready for a cinematic experience that will challenge your perceptions and tug at your heartstrings? "EISMAYER" is set to release in theaters on October 6th, with the option to bring it home on DVD and digital platforms beginning October 10th.

This compelling film features a talented cast, including Gerhard Liebmann, Luka Dimic, Julia Koschitz, and Anton Noori. It is skillfully directed by David Wagner.

The story revolves around Sergeant Eismayer, a renowned and feared training officer in the Austrian Armed Forces. He is known for his unwavering discipline, order, and macho toughness. Recruits under his command face rigorous training and high expectations.

However, "EISMAYER" is not just another military drama. It delves into the intricacies of the human experience. When Sergeant Eismayer encounters Falak, a new recruit who openly embraces his homosexuality, his world is turned upside down.

In a society that values conformity, Falak's unapologetic authenticity challenges Eismayer's carefully guarded secret. Their relationship forces Eismayer to confront his own biases, fears, and the true nature of love.

What makes "EISMAYER" even more poignant is that it draws inspiration from a true story. It serves as a powerful reminder that love has the potential to break down barriers, defy conventions, and transform even the most hardened hearts.

Mark your calendars for October 6th to catch "EISMAYER" in theaters. If you can't make it to the cinema, fear not – you can own this remarkable film on DVD and digital platforms starting October 10th.

After a Break, Lone Tree Arts Center Returns to Professional Theatre with the Iconic Musical, Dreamgirls

Marking a return to a celebrated and beloved tradition, the Lone Tree Arts Center produces the iconic musical Dreamgirls this fall. Featuring a creative team stacked with acclaimed local talent, this production is the first theatrical event produced in Lone Tree since Beehive: The 60s Musical in 2019.

Undertaking an iconic piece of musical theatre, the Lone Tree Arts Center has tapped a roster of local favorites to lead this production. Helmed by director Kenny Moten (most recently seen directing Miss Rhythm – The Legend of Ruth Brown for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts), Dreamgirls also features music direction by Trent Hines, choreography by Christopher Page-Sanders, and vocal coaching by Mary Louise Lee.

As a musical that features a predominantly BIPOC cast, it was imperative to the Lone Tree Arts Center that the creative team for this production bring their experiences and background to the process.

“Dreamgirls is a show about the pursuit of the American dream and the costs of that pursuit,” says Moten. “I'm most excited to work with the amazing artists both onstage and off to create a spectacular production!”

Following Beehive in 2019, the Lone Tree Arts Center staff along with City of Lone Tree leadership decided to pause and consider the most financially feasible ways in which theatrical events can be produced. While past productions were successful in their critical and audience reception, the financial side of producing theatre requires careful examination to be strategic and fiscally responsible.

Now with this return to producing, the stage is set for the Lone Tree Arts Center to resume its tradition of creating theatrical events that audiences and critics love. The record speaks for itself – in a short time producing theatre, Lone Tree shows have received multiple Henry Awards, the local theatre awards given out by the Colorado Theatre Guild. From Best Musical for Evita to multiple acting and design awards, the caliber of talent that performs on the Lone Tree stage has been well established.

With a focus on showcasing local talent, this production of Dreamgirls features a majority Colorado-based cast. Having not been seen on local stages for many years, this iconic musical makes a triumphant return that echoes Lone Tree’s return to producing theatre. Moten adds, “Dreamgirls changed the way that the American musical was made and I'm looking forward to bringing that same energy and movement to the Lone Tree audience.”

Juilliard Drama MFA in Acting Becomes Tuition-Free Starting Fall 2024

Today, Juilliard announced that the Drama Division’s Master of Fine Arts in Acting will join the school’s growing list of tuition-free programs starting in the 2024-25 academic year, becoming funded through scholarships in perpetuity. This milestone achievement furthers the school’s ambition to continue to remove financial barriers and expand access to all who qualify to study at Juilliard.

To enable graduate students to attend all four years of the MFA in Acting program with no tuition cost, the school is combining existing scholarship funding that had been previously raised with a matching challenge grant from theater producer and Juilliard trustee Stephanie P. McClelland and her husband, Carter McClelland. The McClellands’ matching challenge was met through a major gift from producer John Gore as well as by gifts from the Jacques and Margot W. Kohn Foundation and several estates. The first-year MFA class will be known as John Gore/ Fellows and the third-year MFA class will be known as McClelland Fellows.

“We are grateful to Stephanie and Carter for their vision and generosity in crafting this challenge, to John for his matching gift, and to all who have contributed to this important step for graduate education in drama at Juilliard,” said Juilliard’s president, Damian Woetzel. “We believe that talent has always been greater than opportunity, and with this milestone and other existing and future tuition-free programs, Juilliard is committed to attacking barriers of access to the highest level of artistic education in drama, dance, and music.”

“The impact of these gifts on our students’ futures—and the field—cannot be overstated,” Evan Yionoulis, the Richard Rodgers dean and director of the Drama Division, said. “Entering the profession without additional debt will allow these gifted artists the opportunity to take the kind of work, especially in the theater, that will allow them to develop their craft and provide a stable foundation for a lifelong career.”

Juilliard programs that are either tuition-free or fully funded by scholarships include the Artist Diplomas in jazz, music performance, opera studies, playwriting, and string quartet studies; Doctor of Musical Arts; and Historical Performance. Additionally, the Music Advancement Program (MAP), which serves students ages 8-17 from the tristate area and is part of the Preparatory Division, is also tuition-free. Beyond tuition-free programs, Juilliard each year awards a growing number of full and partial scholarships in music, dance, and drama through fellowship programs and individual named scholarships. More than 90 percent of Juilliard College Division students receive financial assistance through scholarships, and with this new development, approximately 26 percent of students will pay no tuition to attend.

“With this remarkable gift, Juilliard’s mission of creating great artists to thrive within and serve the arts at large has taken an enormous step forward,” drama alum and vice chair of Juilliard's board of trustees Laura Linney said. “My gratitude to my fellow board member Stephanie McClelland and her husband, Carter; John Gore; and the Jacques and Margot W. Kohn Foundation cannot be expressed in words. They have changed the lives of generations of artists to come, and I know those artists will enrich our culture and nourish our existence with an artistic astuteness and vigor we all need and deserve.”

Juilliard’s MFA program, the only four-year program of its kind in the U.S., was founded in 2012 by then-Richard Rodgers Director of the Drama Division James Houghton (1958-2016) with the aim of addressing the changing landscape of an actor’s career by broadening employment opportunities for students, especially as educators and arts leaders. The fourth and final year of the MFA in acting program has been tuition free since the program’s inception. The program has and will continue to provide a living stipend to all fourth-year students. It had been Houghton’s dream to make the entire MFA program tuition-free. This has now been made possible through these generous scholarships.

“Under Jim Houghton’s inspirational leadership as director of the Drama Division, the MFA in acting degree was established; it was also his wish for this extraordinary program to become tuition-free,” Stephanie P. McClelland said. “By creating this challenge grant, Carter and I hoped to honor Jim’s legacy by achieving this goal for the MFA actors. We could not be more thrilled that our challenge was both embraced and met by Juilliard, leading to this beautiful result that will support these talented students for years to come.”

“Potential should never be curtailed by access to education,” said John Gore, chairman and CEO of the John Gore Organization, parent company of “I am thrilled that through, I can help provide a pathway for generations of promising talent to gain the training they need to flourish and make an impact through the theater. I was not able to finish my drama school training due to a lack of funds after the death of my father, so I am proud and happy to be helping to ensure the same situation can never happen for any MFA drama student at Juilliard.”

Since 2018, award-winning director and educator Evan Yionoulis has led the Juilliard Drama Division. She has continued to push the division’s longstanding commitment to exemplary actor and playwright training forward with an eye to serving and anticipating the needs of the 21st century artist while also advancing the school’s principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Under Yionoulis, the division has broadened the representation of voices and backgrounds among faculty and guest artists and provided new opportunities for students to engage with a range of material in class and production. In addition to offering both BFA and MFA degrees in acting and an Artist Diploma in playwriting though the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program, the Drama Division has under Yionoulis added a film initiative that trains students in on-camera media.

The film projects grew out of the COVID-19 pandemic when the division filmed its fourth-year season. Since 2021, it has produced short films featuring graduating actors as a supplement to the fourth-year onstage season. These films are commissioned from alumni of the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program. The six films from the first two years of the film initiative, which include actors from the classes of 2022 and 2023, were included in the 2023 Soho International Film Festival and are available on Juilliard’s new free streaming platform, Juilliard LIVE. This expansion to the curriculum provides students with additional tools to shape their futures including experience working on a professional film set, the ability to be seen by members of the industry in showcases in New York and Los Angeles, and on-screen content that students can use to promote their work as they enter the industry. It also provides alumni with opportunities to return to Juilliard as directors or writers and collaborate with students. These experiences and specialized advanced coursework create a bridge to the profession.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Out In Colombia Begins Tours To The Sun-Kissed Shores Of Santa Marta

Colombia’s leading LGBTQ tour operator, Out in Colombia, invites guests to embark on an odyssey to the country’s coastal paradise of Santa Marta. The two new packages expand the operator’s already established offerings in Cartagena and Medellin to include Santa Marta, “igniting the spirit with captivating adventures and the allure of pristine beaches,” according to the firm.

“Immerse yourself in the exotic nature that surrounds you, where lush jungles and snowy peaks create a breathtaking backdrop,” said Sam Castaneda Holden, CEO and founder of Out in Colombia. “Join us in crafting unforgettable memories in Colombia's hidden gem.

“Don't miss the opportunity to explore two new captivating itineraries that highlight the best of Colombia,” he added.

Experience the allure of Colombia on a captivating journey from Cartagena to Santa Marta, where adventure and luxury merge amid natural wonders. Guests will be immersed in enchantment as they explore vibrant Cartagena and the untouched coastal paradise of Santa Marta. Go gourmet with a Rum &Chocolate Tasting Experience in Cartagena or embrace the vibrant spirit of the Getsemani district on a Street Art Paparazzi Experience.

Indulge in island hopping or luxury beach clubs along the Caribbean coast or relax in the exquisite charm of Santa Marta's boutique accommodations, where luxury meets nature's embrace at the convergence of lush jungle, serene river and sparkling sea. Uncover hidden treasures amid exclusive Playa Cristal's golden shores and crystal-clear waters. Journey deeper into Santa Marta's Sierra Nevada for a Sierra Nevada Chocolate Experience or a captivating Minca Coffee Trail & Scenic Hike.

Or, embark on an enchanting odyssey from the vibrant heart of Medellin to the sun-kissed shores of Santa Marta. Discover hidden gems as Medellin's metamorphosis unfolds before you, blending past and present in a vibrant tapestry. Navigate the city’s bustling streets and pulsating nightlife, or choose between ascending mystical heights in Guatape or venturing into a verdant coffee farm.

In Santa Marta, peel back layers of history on a guided tour, then surrender to nature's embrace at Cabo San Juan in Tayrona National Park. Traverse the ancient Taironaka Archeological Trail and, if you’re a thrill seeker, surrender to the whims of the Don Diego River on an exhilarating tubing escapade.

OUT in Colombia is based in one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, and protecting its natural environment is critical to the long-term sustainability of its tourism industry. The operator’s tour packages are designed around a mix of culture, nature, nightlife and entertainment, and community. The company strives to promote meaningful intercultural exchanges that celebrate Colombia’s diverse cultures.

OUT in Colombia works with local LGBT+ entrepreneurs to help develop tourism products that become part of its packages. It also creates opportunities to take part in the country's growing tourism industry. Ensuring the economic benefits of tourism are shared among the community, supporting local economies, is one of the operator’s major commitments.