…you turn to your local weekend “events around town” and find these –
SATURDAY 31 MARCH
Sex: Open Wallen Dag
Everything you always wanted to know about prostitutes but were afraid to ask. Yep, itâ€™s Open Wallen Dag again, so today all Randy Andies have a legitimate excuse to head for the Red Light District. That said, there will be a handful of male prozzies in windows, too. (…) Various locations in Red Light District, 12.00-18.00, free.
Gay: Speed-dating for HIV+ gay men
According to organisers Poz and Proudâ€”a radical group within the HIV Verenigingâ€”this will be the worldâ€™s first-ever speed-dating event for gay men who are positive. As many HIV+ people will tell you, finding a lover, a partner or even a one-night stand isnâ€™t easy, especially if one is positive and the other isnâ€™t, and thatâ€™s why some HIV+ gay men prefer to date men who share their status. Thereâ€™s room for 60 guys and each date will last three minutes.PRIK, 15.00, free.
Club: Spank Spank
Spank Spank is not just a fun thing to do when itâ€™s raining outide. A truly collaborative effort, as Amsterdam-based Delsin Records is adding another sweaty palm to the bottom end of the evening, Spank Spank should leave you red, tingly and wondering afterwards where all the delightful bruises came from. (Shain Shapiro) CafÃ© Pakhuis Wilhelmina, 22.00, â‚¬7.
Live and let live. No one does it better than the Dutch. Freedom is a basic human right, and let no one tell you otherwise.