Out in Vancouver April 5 - 12 with Tom Coleman


::Man Up:: celebrates one year at Eastside Studios

::Man Up:: celebrates one year at Eastside Studios

Friday, April 5

Frisky Girl Show

Featuring some amazing talent from our very own city, this show is super HOT! Come check out the show with Sienna Blaze and friends, then dance the night away with one of the TOP Lesbian DJ's in North America, Miss M.

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


Saturday, April 6

Crowns & Gowns

This annual event presents a night of Regality and benefits the Regalia Fund and is also the night they present to you the official announcement of candidates to the Throne of Emperor and Empress XV of Surrey. Emcees - Peace Emperor 8 Duane Rose and Arch Empress 8 Susan Crape.

7:30pm. White Horse Lounge, Turf Complex, 12411 King George Blvd, Surrey. Cover $10. Crowns & Gowns


Comedy Basement Showcase Featuring Steev Letts

The Comedy Basement Saturday Showcase features a new and specially curated lineup of Vancouver's funniest pro & up-and-coming stand up comics every Saturday night. Tonight, featuring the always hilarious and hunky Steev Letts with a few of his comedic friends.

8:30—10:30pm. Comedy Basement at Goldies, 605 West Pender St. Tickets $10 and info at Comedy Basement


Sunday, April 7

Commercial Drag 52: Lion King

Is nothing sacred for Dust and her crew, I already know the answer but thought I’d just throw that out there. I’m just waiting for them to attempt Coronation Street or better yet Young And The Restless with Dust as a transsexual Victor Newman. Every week this show gets bigger and if possible, even better. If you haven’t seen any what are you waiting for? Can you feel the love tonight? This week they are transporting you to Pride Rock to give you the Lion King Drag Show of your dreams. Hosted by Dust and Dj Girl Fieri.

8pm. The London Pub, 700 Main St. Cover $5. Commercial Drag


Monday, April 8

Monday's Most Wanted

Monday's Most Wanted is a new weekly show brought to you by four local favourites, taking the helm every Monday. Each week will be hosted by a different host from their roster of no good, beatnik, criminals providing you with a revolving flavour of drag. EMPREX 48 ALMA is in charge and kicking off every month with her show-stopping energy, and commitment to bring the house down every goddamn number. Leave smiling every time, guaranteed. Plus, a little bird, aka as great big queen, tells me the awesome and always stunning, Berlin, will be here tonight as well.

11pm—1am. 1181, 1181 Davie St. Best of all is No Cover. Monday's Most Wanted=


Clownfish Launch Party

A new drag show hosted by Molly Poppinz, where glamour meets comedy, with specials guests from drag clowns to fishy queens and everyTHING in between is another new night in the village so we will see which one is poppinz (see what I did there) the most. Plus, our new Emperor, #48 Del Stamp will be manning the decks. This month’s guests are Continental Breakfast & Sugar Hush with spotlight performances from XanaX, Zit Poppinz, Satanix, Lamè and Raina Wolf.

11pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. Clownfish


Wednesday, April 10

Bingo For Life

A pillar of our community for decades, Bingo For life is a weekly drag bingo fundraiser which benefits Vancouver Friends For Life Society programming and services. Now with a new home at Mary's on Davie - Bingo For Life is excited to offer its event to ALL AGES, with food and of course - your favourite Davie Party Gurl who is more than experienced in handling as many balls as possible- Carlotta Gurl!

7—9:30pm. Mary’s, 1202 Davie St. Entrance by suggested donation $10. Bingo For Life


Gender Fuck

Always trying to include all aspects of our community, Steamworks does their best. Tonight starts off a monthly night that is a play party for Trans men, Trans women, and the men that love them. Get your glow bracelet to ID yourself: red=top, blue=bottom, white=Trans man, yellow=Trans woman and orange= non binary. Plus, membership is free for all Trans customers.

8pm—4am. Steamworks Baths, 123 West Pender St. Gender Fuck


Thursday, April 11

Patrick Masse & Friends Benefiting AIDS Vancouver

Join Patrick Masse & Friends Live at the Yale Benefiting AIDS Vancouver. You can expect a jam-packed evening of live entertainment and delicious food, all in support of Canada’s first AIDS Service Organization. Emceed by Nafeesa Karim from CTV News, the evening features Patrick Masse & Friends including Angela Harris, Ben Klick, Jenni Doyle, Jackson Hollow and Drake Jensen. The Unstoppable Conni Smudge will also be there and, of course, Sr. Festivus and the Vancouver Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, who will collect donations at the door in lieu of tickets. All proceeds from the event will help to fund crucial services like the HIV Online Helpline for those in distress, the Grocery Program to ensure clients have access to nutritious food, HIV/AIDS Prevention, and Support Services. Over 7,000 people annually access some form of service provided by AIDS Vancouver.

6:30pm. The Yale, 1300 Granville St. Entrance by donation. Patrick Masse


Queer Arts Festival AGM

Come to a party at the Queer Arts Annual General Meeting. They’ll be providing updates on new developments at Pride in Art Society and giving a sneak peek into this year’s festival. Not only does the AGM provide them the opportunity to hang out with you in advance of this year’s festival, but AGM attendance is a key factor for some of their funders (so please show up!). ASL Interpretation will be provided.

7pm. Sum Gallery, 425-268 Keefer St. RSVP at events@queerartsfestival.com with AGM in the subject line. Queer Arts AGM


Friday, April 12

Saige Community Food Bank

An East Vancouver Community Food Bank that does food rescue to provide fresh produce and baked goods for those in need. A trans, two spirit and gender diverse safe space that is open to all. No ID, proof of housing or income needed. Volunteers welcomed from 1:30-5:50. Numbers given out lottery style at 3:30. Doors open from 4:00 till food runs out. Please contact us with questions or donations.

4pm. Kiwassa Neighborhood House, 2425 Oxford St. Saige Community Food Bank


Late Night Snack

I hope you chicken nuggets are hungry! This month they’ve got the tastiest cast for you! Get them griddles hot and get ready for a meal that is going to continually have your mouth salivating! With the impeccable drag talent, we’ve got lined up, y’all might need a few napkins to clean the drool! Stay hungry, leave happy! Performances by Carlotta Gurl, Raye Sunshine, Daphne DooGood, Gender Spice and many more. Get their early to get a good spot and don’t let Carlotta touch your nuggets.

9—11:30pm. Save On Meats, 43 West Hastings St. Entrance $10 cash at door. Late Night Snack

Eastside Studios ONE Year Anniversary

Friends and family of Eastside Studios, I can hardly believe it's already been a year. Please join in celebrating their passage through this unforgettable chapter of Vancouver's arts and culture community, as they sashay forth into a second exciting year at the warehouse. We certainly couldn't have done it without you, and we're endlessly grateful for your ongoing support! Performances by Rose Butch, House of Rice, Coven, Vixen Von Flex along with DJs G-Luve, Softieshan, Easy Bake Coven and Body Party.

9pm. Warehouse at Eastside Studios, 550 Malkin Ave. Eastside Studios


In Advance

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.

Sunday, April 14

First Wives Fight Club Vancouver

Peaches Christ & Varla Jean Merman invite you to experience their live, musical parody mash-up of the now-cult-classic films, "First Wives Club" & "Fight Club (celebrating its 20th anniversary). You've never seen (or heard!) anything like it. Starring the gorgeous and indelible talents of RuPaul’s Drag Race superstars Brook Lynn Hytes (current Season 11 breakout star), Raja (Season 3 winner), Ginger Minj (Season 7 fan favorite and star of Dumplin'), and Peaches Christ (San Francisco drag legend and filmmaker!) The first rule of the First Wives Fight Club is…to TELL EVERYONE! Presented by Qurb Live & TFD presents

7—11pm. The Vogue, 918 Granville St. Tickets $31--$105 and info at First Wives Fight Club


Get Out!Tom Coleman