Out in Vancouver Dec 23 - Jan 1 with Tom Coleman

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Happy New Year Vancouver! What’s On Queer BC wishes all of you the best of the festivities and a fantastic 2019. Tom has checked with all these NYE events to be sure there are still tickets available - we’ll see you out there!

Sunday, Dec 23

Legends

Put the shopping bags down, get dolled up and forget about all the Christmas Hype for one night and spoil yourself at the classiest show around. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end, especially in Vancouver it seems so this is the second to last night for this awesome show at XY. Do yourself a favour and grab a partner and treat them to the best present ever by seeing a show that knocks your socks off. Stick around for so Alma realness later on at The Shequel at 1am.

9pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Legends

Real Love Holidays

Come and celebrate the holidays at a very special holiday edition of Real Love. Real Love is breaking down boundaries, bringing a unique experience to Vancouver where old school meets new, classics to future, make-ups to break-ups - meeting all of your R&B needs with DJs Kempeh, Hustle, Yakobe, Chels, and host Freeky P. Come on, a DJ named Freeky P has got to be awesome.  

9pm—3am. Celebrities, 1022 Davie St. Real Love

 

Monday, Dec 24

Dick Safari

Can’t you just picture Del Stamp in a pith helmet sneaking through the crowd searching for the dreaded anaconda that will be gracing the stage? He is thorough, I’ll give you that. Hosted by The king of Dicks: Del Stamp & the Queen of Dicks: Alma Bitches along with support from Rob Feller. Do you want to win some money? Cash prizes available for 1st & 2nd + Give aways from Steamworks. Are you courageous enough to bare it all? Save a large package for me to unwrap please.

10pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. The Junction

Tuesday, Dec 25

Pumpjack

Of course they are open for business today; they look after us every day.  Most people sit back and sleep after a big Christmas brunch or dinner but not us gays. We know how to party any day of the year. Come in and see your favourite bartender and be surprised at just how busy and how much fun there is on Christmas Day. Unfortunately I will be drinking on the other side of Canada but I know many guys that will carry on for me and keep all those tourists happy. Come see what Byron has planned for you all.

1pm. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. No cover. Pumpjack Pub

Alma Bitches Xmas Show

Nothing can keep this ole workhorse from keeping her fans happy. Christmas night and it will probably be one of the best shows of the season, everyone is happy at this time of year. Come and have some fun and support all the work these great dolls do just to keep us entertained, especially the cute ones. And what night would be complete without the musical styling’s of DJ Del Stamp. Have a request, then better pop by the DJ booth with a Red Bull…the white one.

12am. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. The Junction

Wednesday, Dec 26

Cirque Du So Gay

Step RIGHT UP!!!! Are you ready for some serious circus side show extravaganza? With your ever so bitchy and muscular ringmaster straight outta cirque Nadya Business and a plethora of guests to help out. So reschedule your cross fit and postpone that Scruff hook up until the season is over. This is a show that will even make you feel like joining a circus yourself. I want to see Conni Smudge on a trapeze, can you arrange that for me?

10pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $7. The Junction

The Barron Gurl Show

What do you get when you get the Queen of East Van (Isolde N. Barron) and the Queen of the West End (Carlotta Gurl) together? You get the Barron Gurl Show!  This show is jammed packed with your classic to modern drag tunes and performances hosted by two amazing performers who takes the craft of drag to another level! Trust me, you better have brought Carlotta something shiny for Christmas or it’s to the back of the room you go. And of course the sexiest, hardest working DJ throughout all this Christmas season trying to keep everyone happy, DJ Del Stamp.

10pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. Barron Gurl Show

 

Friday, Dec 28

Divas At The Junction

It's DIVAS At The Junction with your host Sienna Blaze and DJ Drew , Del is probably collapsed with exhaustion of dehydration somewhere. Featuring special guests from their very own talented roster of local performer and some international guests too! You know this how is something that you get to see some classic drag numbers to some new innovated numbers.

9:30pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. Divas

Storytelling With Drag Queens For Adults

By now, between Christmas and New Year’s, you are probably ready for a night of relaxation, well forget that. Tonight is a night of storytelling, an adult version of Mean Girls. Featuring the amazing Tommi Horror, Tara B, Gay Sha, special Guest Bam Bam, Candie and friends, come help them party it up. Stories, sassiness, hilarity, songs and probably even more games await you this evening, another not to be missed event. Surprises too. Entrance by donation with no one being turned away. Arrive early to snag a seat and enjoy some great food.

9—11:30pm. Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Dr. Storytelling For Adults

Better Days

Cuz it's been way too long since we've felt the house rhythms that bring us closer together so we become one with the music. Cuz it's been too long since we've heard vocals that inspire the mood and enlighten our souls. DJ Beaubien joins Luis Machuca on the decks spinning uplifting house music all night long. Chic Venue, Awesome Sound, Great Dance-floor.

10pm—3am. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Better Days

LIP Vancouver Edition

LIP has been an ongoing queer party/after hours in Tio'Tia: Ke, (Montreal) run by Frankie Teardrop one of the co-founders of Slut Island Festival. This XXmas they are excited to bring LIP to the West Coast. With performances by Rogue Rogue and DJs Baby Blue, NuZi Collective, Rhi, Overland and of course DJ Frankie Teardrop.

10pm—4am. Red Gate Arts Society, 1965 Main St. Free before 11pm. $10 after. LIP Vancouver Edition

Saturday, Dec 29

Bears Night Out

Think all bears go into hibernation? Some do but some also wake up half way through and are super horny and head to Pumpjack. Tonight just happens to be one of those nights. Check out the dancing bears on the platforms: you don’t need an electrical wand to make these bears dance but they would probably enjoy it. DJ Nick Bertossi adds the extra testosterone to the night so feel free to check him out!

9pm. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. $5 cover. Bears Night Out

Spank 15

Close out the last Saturday of the year at SPANK, a pan-sexual warehouse party which is the closest thing you'll find to partying in Berlin in Vancouver! A notorious pan-sexual multi-area fetish party where anything goes and all are welcome! Wear whatever you like from super casual to full fetish! NO CAMERAS or unauthorized photography inside! Specially-curated fetish only zones! Wild and intimate spaces for everyone! Added sound and lighting. A massive coalition of music, art & kink aficionados, attendees & DJs from all corners of the underground scenes of the city, united for one night of sweat, fun, pleasure & pain. If you want to play, they welcome you to drop your inhibitions and come get freaky in the giant SPANK playground!

10pm—3am. Vancouver Art & Leisure, 101 West 6th Ave. Tickets $30 and more info at Spank 15

 

Monday, Dec 31

The Final Night

Things in life are never fair, add to that the greed of some people and you see why our village is shrinking and there are empty spots all over town. Seems the owners would rather have a building sit empty at the hope of an increased lease than stay at a lesser rate and still collect rent. Maybe Vancouver should have an empty business tax instead of empty condo tax.

That being said tonight is the Final Night for two of our dearest spots, XYYVR and 1181. There are so many parties tonight but if you can drop by and say goodbye to the two places that have kept an enormous amount of talent within our reach. Not just performers but staff, friends and the amazing Jenn Mickey.

“This is it. Our final night at XY. To celebrate our wild journey at both at XY and at 1181 - we are doing one last party, featuring our weekly resident DJs, performers and hosts! We can’t stress enough how important it is to support your community so $1 from each drink on NYE will be donated to the DMS.”

7pm—4am. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St & 1181, 1181 Davie St. Tickets $20 and a full list of the night’s shows at The Final NIght for XYYVR and Last call at 1181  for 1181. Thanks Jenn  for everything.

Duelling DJs Women’s Dance

Meet your 2019! The Dueling DJ's New Year's Eve Celebration for women includes a dance floor, pool table (new balls), party favours, and champagne at midnight and the company of fabulous women while we bring In the New Year together!

8:30 - 1:00. Croation Cultural Centre (Upstairs), Vancouver. 3250 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC. Tickets $35. Duelling DJs

Rejuvenate NYE - Clean and Sober Dinner and Dance

Hosted by Recovery Day BC this is a dinner, show and dance night for those who are smart enough to want a dry night. Featuring a live show from the Timebenders, DJs Lejos and Dave Alley plus an awesome dinner (full menu on website), two dance floors and you get to support Recovery Day BC. Everyone Welcome, ring in the New Year substance free.

6pm—12am. Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St, New Westminster. Tickets $125 for everything or $25 dance only avail at Rejuvenate NYE

MAN UP x Queers & Beers: NYE

A match made in homo heaven, Man Up & Queers & Beers. Those chill vibes with fun times queer craft beer hangout party IN PERFECT WINTER HOMO HARMONY with east van’s genderbent spectacular drag show!! Queers & Beers kicks off at 6:30pm, with an unparalleled beer, cider, & cocktail line up in a friendly social environment. Then you sashay on into the sweetest, cutest, hottest queer drag party in town, Man Up! With performances at 10, 11, and 12:30, you’ll find stunning genderbending to suit every mood!

6:30pm—2:30am. The Warehouse at Eastside Studios, 550 Malkin Ave. Tickets $9,50--$22.25 and more info online at Man Up NYE or $20 at door.

Pumpjack NYE 2019

Vancouver's favourite DJ Quest plays the night away as we dance your buns off with their sexy and scantily clad PJ GoGo Dancers! Countdown and Champagne toast at midnight! 

8pm—4am. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. Cover $15, best deal in town. Pumpjack NYE

RUFF Black NYE w/ J Warren Boston | GingerBear YVR

That ball of energy, DJ GingerBear along with sexy performances by all the past Mr Ruffs and a special appearance by Mr IML 2012 Woody are going to make for the best, sexiest and hottest NYE you can have. If you are lucky enough they will all make it to the RUFFplay after party at Steamworks where you get a $5 discount with your ticket or wristband.

9pm—4am. Celebrities Underground, 1022 Davie St. Tickets $40--$50 and more info at Ruff Black NYE

Junction NYE 2019

The Junction cordially invites you to The Last BIG Party of the Year. It's time to say goodbye to 2018 and welcome in 2019 with your host Vancouver's own Joan-E providing Countdown & Spotlight Performances! Music provided by two of their resident music orchestrators DJ Drew and DJ Mike Bermudez!!! 

9pm—4am. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $20. Junction NYE

Backdoor NYE Victoria

Looking to get away for a NYE where all the meat is fresh? Backdoor is Vancouver's original sexy pop-up party where anything goes and everyone is welcome to get FrEaKy! Leave your labels at the Backdoor, (gay, straight, boys, and girls) and get ready for a night of non-stop music, wild art installations, and drag. Hosted by Quanah Style with an overall theme of silver: dress up to impress or down to undress in 3 wild curated rooms with a bevy of local and international artists serving  life ALL NIGHT LONG! Plus! Special and intimate spaces to keep you gagging.

9pm—4am. 751 View St, Victoria. Tickets $35--$45 and a ton of information at Backdoor Victoria NYE

Paparazzi NYE

And since you are in Victoria you may as well check out another fab event. Join Kendall Gender and Jane Smoker for an amazing night of Countdown with the Queens. Plus an early buffet service (it is Victoria), midnight champagne toast, party favours, countdown with the queens, midnight confetti blast and so much more.

7pm—3am. Paparazzi Nightclub, 642 Johnson St, Victoria. Tickets $20--$25 and more info at Paparazzi Victoria

Hotline NYE

Frankie Teardrop, Kasey Riot, LVT and Aida: what more do you need for a rocking NYE. Plus it is in a secret Vancouver location that you have to call the HOTLINE on NYE to find out where: mysterious or what?

11pm—5am. Call 604-367-1794 on NYE to find out where.  Hotline NYE

 

Tuesday, Jan 1

99th Annual Polar Bear Swim 2019

Get ready for water so cold your dangly bits could shrink to the size of a bowling league secretary’s. Take an invigorating dip in English Bay for Vancouver's 99th annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim and join thousands of hardy "polar bears" in this FREE Vancouver tradition! Whether it's your 57th time participating or you're getting this off your bucket list, now is your chance. Costumes, prizes, raffles and fun along with hopefully a lot of spiked hot chocolate.

2:30—3:30pm. English Bay Beach, 1682 Beach Ave. All registration and info at Polar Bear 2019

 
Tom Coleman