Out in Vancouver May 17-27 with Tom Coleman
Pride is fast approaching so if you have any events you would like listed for pride please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org don’t wait until the last minute or you will be missed.
Saturday, May 18
International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia
Rainbow Refugee Society invites you to join its annual event to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia and Trans-phobia. This year 's event celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada in May 1969 and ties in with the IDAHOT’s theme of Justice and Protection for All. Join members of Rainbow Refugee, LGBTQ+ elders, and members of the community as they share their stories, experiences, and struggles through Our Theater of the Oppressed performance followed by Q&A and a discussion
4—6pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia
Clubhouse Patio Launch Party
Vancouver's queer scene needs an indoor / outdoor social space to come together in the sun this Summer - so join in today as they launch the Clubhouse Patio Parties before one of our favourite monthly events, Level Up. Following the launch, the Clubhouse Patio will be open all Summer, before every queer event! (Weather permitting). Enjoy some cute hot springtime fun with free BBQ hot dogs, drink specials and Level Up DJs out on the patio, not to mention the hotties.
6—10pm. The Clubhouse, 238 East 1st Ave. Cover free. Clubhouse Patio Launch
You’ve partied in the sun, had amazing cocktails and now it is time to Level Up at Vancouver's only queer rap, hip hop and r&b dance party. It’s a family affair featuring Kendall Gendr and her drag daughters South East and Venus Kunt along with DJs Kota and Softieshan.
10pm—2am. The Clubhouse, 238 East 1st Ave. Cover $12. Level Up
Sunday, May 19
Out for Kicks Absolut T-Dance
It’s that time of year again for all those men in short shorts running after balls, preferably mine. Don’t miss out as Out For Kicks has their first T dance of the year. Enjoy great weather, bbq, music and lots of hot men. The best buns are definitely not on the bbq. You don't want to miss out; it's always a good time.
1—5pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. $10 Out For Kicks
Diva’s Den 2019
A women for women, TGIQ inclusive, centered strip show. I just know Jude Ann will be thee with bells on. Diva's Den is a women for women centered strip show that encourages professional and amateur performers to get on stage and let loose for charity in a safe and supportive environment! Come join for their 22nd Anniversary show! Diva's Den and the Vancouver Dyke March are trans inclusive. We encourage each person to decide for themselves if they belong in a women for women centered space. ID checked for age, not gender marker. Transphobia will not be tolerated.
7:30pm. The Penthouse Nightclub, 1019 Seymour St. Tickets, $20 advance online or $25 at door. Diva’s Den
Monday, May 20
Monday's Most Wanted
Monday's Most Wanted is a weekly show brought to you by four local favourites, taking the helm every week. Every Monday will be hosted by a different host from their roster of no good, beatnik, criminals providing you with a revolving flavour of drag EVERY WEEK!
11pm—1am. 1181, 1181 Davie St. Most Wanted
MISFITS Vol. 9 - Food Porn
Misfits is a drag show taking place every third Monday of the month, hosted by Molly Poppinz & Xana X with a collective of Vancouver drag artists, queens, kings and things. Are you hungry? Well put your diet on hold because this month it is all about FOOD! All you can eat drag performances that will leave your mouth watering. Dinners ready henny! With spotlight performances by Zit Poppinz, Satanix, Dank Sinatra, Tara Beladi, Lamè, Sherrie Blossem, Beth Amphetamine, Queen Legend, Austra Couture, Belladonna Vonshade, Milkshook, Mx Bukuru & Brunch and of course with resident DJ & Emperor 48 Del Stamp.
11pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. Misfits
Tuesday, May 21
Have you ever had a smack to the butt and knew you wanted more? Do you have a partner that has asked you to spank them, but you're not sure if there's a technique to it? Do those floggers look intimidating, how do I use them? There is absolutely a technique to impact play, and anyone can learn! Presented by Redrobin, this workshop and demo will explore the different methods and techniques to spanking your partner in a pleasurable way (or not so pleasurable, if that's what you’re going for!). In this live demo you will get to see varying tools including hands, paddles, canes and floggers getting used and learn how to use them!
7:30—9:30pm. The Art of Loving, 369 West Broadway St. Info and registration, $50, at Impact Play
Wednesday, May 22
Transprov - QueerProv Workshops
Calling all trans, non-binary, and two-spirit folks, come play with QueerProv at their new monthly improv workshop series: Transprov! Transprov is a monthly improv workshop specifically for trans, non-binary, and two-spirit individuals. The workshop is hosted by Charlie Cook (they/them), a non-binary QueerProv improviser, and is open to all skill levels from beginner to experienced performer. Just as it is important that QueerProv provides a space for LGBTQA+ to improvise free from homophobia, trans folks need spaces that are free from transphobia, transmisogyny and cissexism.
6:15—8:15pm. Qmunity, 1170 Bute St. Transprov
Outside In: Libby Davies Book Launch
Join Vancouver activist and politician Libby Davies for the launch of her memoir, Outside In, featuring Davies in conversation with Am Johal, with special guests Karen Ward, Rodney Watson Jr. and City Councillor Christine Boyle. For more than four decades, Libby Davies has worked steadfastly for social justice both inside parliament and out on the streets. At nineteen, Davies became a community organizer in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. She went on to serve in municipal and then federal politics, advancing to the role of Deputy Leader of the New Democratic Party.
7—10pm. SFU Woodward’s, 149 East Hastings St. Free but register online at Outside In: Book Launch
PAC's Open House Guest Night
Peace Arch Chorus (PAC) is a women’s a cappella chorus singing barbershop style. Do you love to sing? They’re hosting two official "membership nights” for guests to join the rehearsal - you're welcome to attend one, or both. You’ll join the chorus on the risers for warm up, enjoy a performance, and then learn some tags! Wednesday May 15 and May 22.
7pm. Newton Cultural Centre, 13530-72nd Ave, Surrey. Peace Arch Chorus
Lady Parts at rEvolver Festival
From the sadistic minds behind the award-winning hit The After Party comes Lady Parts, a live satirical sketch show like you’ve never seen before. Combining written sketches, personal stories, video interviews, and special guests, Lady Parts is an unabashed homage to the struggles of our gender, a platform to have fun with feminism, a cabaret of the oppressed, and a shit-hot good time. Starring: Katey Hoffman Cheyenne Mabberley, Agnes Tong and Arggy Jenat. Show runs until Saturday, May 25.
9:30pm. The Cultch, 1895 Venables St. Tickets, $15--$22, and more info at Lady Parts
What is rEvolver? May 22 - June 2
The latest evolution in Upintheair Theatre’s fifteen-year history of Festival production, rEvolver takes place each May at The Cultch in East Vancouver. rEvolver brings audiences the full range of contemporary theatrical practice, from script-based theatre to devised and site-specific works, staged readings of work-in-progress, and in-depth discussions with artists. The Changing Stag. rEvolver: presents adventurous, high energy, and sophisticated new work by emerging companies and artists. Read more here —>
Thursday, May 23
Art For Life
The remount of the fabulously fantastic Art For Life gala - featuring great Vancouver artists giving of themselves - all in support of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, and Friends for Life Society. Expect to imbibe in imaginative food, inspired cocktails, bid on great art, and dance until late.
6—10pm. The Permanent, 330 West Pender St. Tickets, $150, and more info at Art For Life
Friday, May 24
Queer As Funk Spring Fling in Victoria
The Queer As Funk Spring Fling is a fantastic night of groovy funkdom featuring the explosive high-energy sounds of beloved Queer As Funk (www.queerasfunk.com), along with some of the best local talent Victoria has to offer!!. This year it will also be the best TGIF because they are tacking on a pre-show DECK PARTY HAPPY HOUR with food vendors, amazing local music and other good things . . . meaning the fun starts as soon as the work clock ends!! Grab your friends and grab your tickets.
6pm—12am. Davinci Centre, 195 Bay St, Victoria. Tickets, $30, and info at Queer As Funk Victoria
Gear Up! Play Party
Whoever thought up a gear night in a bathhouse must have been a little skinny guy with bad circulation as honey it is going to be warm. But that’s how we like it most times, hot and sweaty. Every 4th Friday of each month, VML and Steamworks has a Gear Up Play Party where there is a large room/dungeon, with a St Andrews Cross, large bed, sling and hot Dungeon Master, Barry.
8pm—4am. Steamworks Baths, 123 West Pender St. VML Members, in gear, gets a $10 discount plus a 3 month Steamworks Membership (bring your valid VML card) and non-members that show up with gear get a $5 discount. Gear Night
Qmunity 9th Annual Queer Prom for Youth
The 9th Annual Queer Prom is even bigger and better this year. The theme is CIRCUS. For this event there's no dress code! Wear what feels good! As per usual Gab rules please take a look at Gab Guidelines, which will be in place for this event: https://qmunity.ca/connect/get-support/gab-guidelines/lease keep your tops covered regardless of your gender, and do not wear culturally inappropriate attire. This event is for LGBTQ2S and allied youth between the ages of 14-25.This event is an alcohol and drug-free space.
8pm—12am. The Clubhouse, 238 East 1st Ave. Entrance by donation (but no one will be turned away for lack of funds) Qmunity 9th Annual Queer Prom
Late Night Snack (again)
So busy they had to double up their show nights! HEY Chicken Nuggets, they’re *bawk* *bawk* *bawk* again! You read that right! Yes, They are back this month with a second show. How spicy, they’ve got a cast that is going to make your mouth water and your stomachs rumble! Come hungry, leave happy!
8:30pm. Save On Meats Diner, 43 West Hastings St. $10 at door. Late Night Snack 2
Saturday, May 25
Whitecaps Pride Night
It’s Pride Night with the Whitecaps and if you can get the host, Connie Smudge’s head out of the laundry basket you will see a few numbers as well. Get loud and be proud as the Caps take on Dallas. You can even get Pride Crested, no not by Conni, or enjoy food and beverages in the b(q)eer garden. This is our chance to turn BC Place into a rainbow.
4pm. BC Place, 777 Pacific Blvd. Tickets, $30, and more info at Whitecaps Pride night
WIG. The Pride Carnival in Nanaimo
Get ready to go into the pride jungle! Get your queerest, thirstiest outfit and come join this pride carnival celebration! Semi-naked bodies, feathers, glitter, glam and poise! This amazing dance party is going to mess you up girl. An elegant horny party so tell all your friends, but not your parents!
10pm—2am. Evolve Nightclub, 241 Skinner St, Nanaimo. WIG
Sunday, May 26
Big Boozy Boaty Brunch
It’s almost like Gilligan’s Island, but with Conni Smudge instead of Mary Anne. A nice boat with two decks, which is DECKS, Connie! Throw in an all you can eat buffet, bottomless mimosas, an omelette bar and you won’t care what song the old gal is doing, but you know the afternoon will be fabulous. If you get shipwrecked remember to grab the mimosas before Smudge gets her hands on them, or you. Best of all is if you are coming from the West End, False Creek Ferries are offering free round trip rides to Granville Island,
11:30am—2pm. Yoho Cruises, 1698 Duranleau St, Granville Island. Tickets, $55, and more info at Connie's Big Boozy Boaty Brunch
The American Wet Dream 2: A Rock n Roll Dance Cabaret
The Lolas are back in action for The American Wet Dream 2: Wetter & Dreamier. Hosted at the Biltmore Cabaret, the Lolas dancers will perform a tantalizing revue-style dance cabaret that embodies rock ‘n' roll GoGo babes, blues-y seductresses, disco queens, captivating country girls, and rock-opera goddesses. The American Wet Dream is a cabaret celebration of the ever-changing pop culture icon known globally as The American Woman. And no your eyes are not playing tricks on you, that is Carlotta Gurl with them in the flesh as she is the fabulous host for the evening. The American Wet Dream will be a night of grace and grit you won’t want to miss.
7—10:30pm. The Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward St. Tickets, $25 general, $40 VIP and more info at American Wet Dream 2 with Carlotta Gurl
Tuesday, May 28
Ivan Coyote: Somewhere Over The Rainbow Sticker
Oak Bay United Church is very excited to be hosting Ivan Coyote as they present “Somewhere over the rainbow sticker”, an evening for faith communities seeking to support and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. Join Ivan Coyote, storyteller and author of 12 books, and a 27 year veteran of the road and the stage, in a heartfelt and memorable performance written to move us beyond simply putting up a rainbow sticker on the door, and giving us the tools and language to work towards building authentically inclusive and safe(r) spaces that truly welcome queer and trans people into our congregations.
7—8:30pm. Oak Bay United Church, 1355 Mitchell St, Victoria. Tickets, $20, and info at Ivan Coyote
Sometimes there are gay events that are so popular they sell out weeks before you may even hear about them. If there is an event like that which gives back to a good cause, then I will be posting one of them here, so you have a chance to get your tickets before they are gone.
The ‘70s Show with Vancouver Men’s CHorus
Jump into your bell bottoms, pop on a pair of platform shoes, and join the Vancouver Men’s Chorus on a journey to the ‘70s. Let us dazzle you with disco hits, serenade you with sensuous R&B tunes, pump you up with classic pop, and more: the “Me Decade” was a diverse and delightful time for music! So feather your hair and groom your epic sideburns, because whether you’re gambling on your last chance for romance or seeking relief from your night fever, we will, we will rock you!
Jun 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 & 15 – 8pm; Matinee Jun 15 – 3pm. Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St, Granville Island. Tickets $45--$50 at The '70s Show