Out in Vancouver. Halloween Week! Oct 26 - Nov 2 with Tom Coleman.

Photo by  Tom Roberts  on  Unsplash

Photo by Tom Roberts on Unsplash


You may have thought you were done with Halloween last week, but I have saved the best for last. And even better finish off your week: a place where you can be the star of the show, oops I mean shower. See you next week!

Friday, Oct 26

Storytelling With Drag Queens For Adults: Halloween Edition

Stories, sassiness, hilarity, songs and probably even more games await you this evening, another not to be missed event. Based on NYC's Famous Drag Queen Story Hour at the Brooklyn Public Library and the San Francisco Library, but with a twist, this one's for Adults. Featuring the fabulous Tara B, Dank Sinatra, Mx. Fortunate, Candie and friends, come help us party it up haunted style!

9—11:30pm. Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Dr. Storytelling With Drag Queens


Saturday, Oct 27

Tucked & Loaded

Sounds like Carlotta Gurl on a Friday night, but this is an out-in-the burbs event where nobody will know you, so party away. Naughty audience interactive games, shooter boys, and all the fresh cowboy meat Mission has to offer. Hosted by Anida Tythole and many special guests to keep you entertained until the wee hours.

7pm. The Stage, 32998 1st Ave, Mission. $15 at door. Tucked & Loaded

Duelling DJ’s Halloween Dance

The Dueling DJ's hold events for women who like to dance to a mix of top 40 tunes plus some tunes to take you back to Rock and Roll, Swing and even a little Disco. Tonight, get a little freaky, or even freakier than usual, and have a great costume party just blocks from a Skytrain, so no worries about getting home. What other party is going to have a candy bar set up and a chance at three costume prizes, you had me at candy bar actually.

7:30pm. Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Dr. Tickets $20 at Duelling DJs

House Of Tricks

If Del Stamp is throwing a party for his all his tricks where on earth are all the customers going to fit, the bar only holds so many. Guess we will find out, come one come all and step into a ghoulish funhouse, experience the tricks and try some treats. Hosted by Alma Bitches and music by DJ Del himself: you can bet the DJ booth will be pounding, literally. There is a costume contest at 11pm where you can win $200. I bet first scary clown in a jockstrap will win!

8pm—4am. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. Cover $8 House of Tricks

Man Up: Funhouse

It wouldn’t be Halloween without a two-room party by Man Up! My favourite Man Up of the year, when their devilish drag cast transforms into genderbent beasts ready to blow your brains, and then eat them! Terrible trickery is on the horizon, when the light goes to sleep, and the darkness rises, your eyes will deceive you! fear will seize you! And your wildest nightmares will all come true. With performances by too many to mention here, the night will be spooktacular.

9pm—2am. The Warehouse, 550 Malkin Ave. Tickets $20 and info at Man Up


Hosted by Berlin it is just a given the event would be called Backdoor and for Halloween I am sure there are pumpkins carved up like Trump coloured dimly lit buttholes all around the place. Get sucky sucky for Vancouver's original queer warehouse party. Join them at their flagship, VAL at the Lab, for one last night of vampiric love-making. With new art installations and spaces that will keep you gagging all night long!

9pm—3am. Vancouver Art and Leisure, 101 West 6th Ave. Tickets $40 and more info at Backdoor Halloween


This describes me every time I go to a costume party and get lucky, you never know what you are getting until the costume comes off. You ever get the feeling like, somebody's watching you? Well they probably are. Don't worry henny, show them what you got. Bring your best/worst/sexiest/scariest/grossest Halloween lewk and you may win VIP to every single TFD party for 2019 (weeklies, pride parties, special events). And don’t be Paranoid, you don’t have to take Tommy D with you. Tonight, DJ Eddie Martinez will keep you on the dancefloor all night long.

9pm—3am. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Tickets $30 and info at Paranoia

Sunday, Oct 28

Community Kitchen For Trans and Gender Diverse

A Community kitchen that is a safe space for trans and gender diverse people and their friends, partners, and allies. Come out to cook some healthy food, learn to cook on a budget, meet some great people, socialize with your community and acquire some great skills in the kitchen. Mostly vegan and gluten free when possible. Please wear closed toed shoes, bring a hair tie if necessary, remove jewelry from wrist down, bring a take home container and an appetite!

4pm. BYRC, 2455 Fraser St. No cost. Community Kitchen

Ghouls Night Out: A Coquitlam Queens Drag Show

This one might be my personal favorite as I didn’t even know there were Queens in Coquitlam. The Coquitlam Queens are at it again with an all new Hallowe'en spectacular hosted by the one and only Shirley Gnome! Also performing are Candy Boxx, Anida Tythole, Jakyllyn Hyde and many more.

6:30—9:30pm. Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. Tickets $40 and info at Ghouls Night Out

Monday, Oct 29

A/V Club: Monday Night Special

9 out of 10 dentists recommend A/V CLUB as a necessary component for British dental health. With a lot of laughs, not-so-serious art and sometimes... even a little glamour. This is the place to be on Monday nights; come on a drag journey far away from your Monday blues. Performances by your hosts, your favourite clown in a gown: Misty H Meadows-Gurl as well as the most talented singer this side of Squamish, Amy Grindhouse. With talent like this who needs Netflix. if that wasn't enough every single week with hunky DJ Nick Bertossi & The babeliest bartenders making sure you stay moist.

11pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. A/V Club

Tuesday Oct 30


From the company that brought 2015’s hit A Simple Space, Backbone (literally) tosses around the perception of what strength is, where it comes from, and how it is measured. This international circus hit is a frenetic celebration of human interconnectedness that tests the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual, and collective. “Circus, as you’ve never seen it before…so intensely beautiful it makes you proud to be human”—InDaily. Hosted by The Cultch show runs for six nights until Sunday, Nov 4.

7pm. Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St. Tickets $30--$69 and more info at Backbone

Wednesday, Oct 31

Got A Story To Tell: Play Writing Workshop

Learn how to put it into words on a page. Dorothy Dittrich, award winning playwright, musical director, and sound designer, will conduct a free, 4-hour workshop hosted by the Queer Imaging and Riting Kollective for Elders. 

1—5pm. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. Play Writing Workshop

Bingo For Life

Now a regular night at Bingo is scary enough but Carlotta Gurl AND Del Stamp on the official Halloween night. I’m just warning you, check that candy bowl in Del’s lap before you dive in. You are going to need both hands to grab that tootsie roll. All for a good cause as 100% of proceeds Friends For Life. Even as we speak Drag Queens are battling it out to be Carlotta’s left hand tonight, normally I’d say right hand but we all know what she does with that one.

7:30pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Entrance by donation. Bingo For Life

Thursday, Nov 1

The Smoke Show

Jenn Mickey does it again with another event to blow your socks off. A professional modern dance cabaret, The Smoke Show is an evening abundant in uncomfortable intimacy, ambiguity, comedic clichés, provocative interaction and of course, wild seduction. They here to dance for, with and on you so better be ready.

9—11pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Info and advance tickets $20 at The Smoke Show or $25 at door.

Friday, Nov 2


After three years of WET & Wild it is time for a change. Its time for some new meat and adding Alma Bitches, the Queen of Dicks, can only mean one thing. That new meat is going to be found in the audience. Pumpjack and Steamworks bring you the Thirsty Trio: Del Stamp, Nick Bertossi and Alma Bitches. The floor is open, bring on the amateurs and let’s have some fun. Play your cards right and you might get lucky: what beats a full house? The Thirsty Trio of course, they beat anything.

9pm. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. Cover $5. Pumpjack Pub


New job, new great site but same old me. I will try to continue to keep you updated, entertained and hopefully not tell too many secrets about any of you. I attempt to cover the top dozen, or couple of dozen, events that not only interest me but a wide variety of others.

Please feel free to send me any listings you would like posted but they must be LGBTQ themed, whether it is a meeting, art show, event party, seminar, restaurant opening or anything else you think you would like to see my cheery self attend.  tomsnewlistings@outlook.com TOM

Get Out!Tom Coleman