Out in Vancouver April 13-21 with Tom Coleman


Saturday, April 13

Intergenerational LGBTQ Muslim Social 

Join a welcome social for 25 LGBTQ Muslims who are visiting Vancouver from across British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Ontario. Salaam Canada has been lucky to receive a grant to host a two day leadership and peer-facilitator training for LGBTQ Muslims who want to create and cultivate supportive spaces and resources in their communities.

5:30—8:30pm. 310-1033 Davie St. LGBTQ Muslim Social


BYE Felicia - She's Baaack: the 4.20 Edition

The perfect dismissal, "Bye Felicia!" is a goodbye given to any unwanted, irritating, or disliked person, place or thing, and much nicer than C U Next Tuesday. Are you ready for the Dominican Doll/Member of the Haus of Aja from NYC along w/ Van City’s Royalty and the Resident Dynamic Duo? Check out performances by Berlin, Kendall Gendr and Mx Bukuru – is that like a Bukkake with a side of fries?

10:30pm—3am. 2755 Prince Edward St. Tickets $10 and more info at BYE Felicia


Spank 16 - The Electro-Sexual Adventure 

VAL has been given a very short extension on their closing date, which allows JUST enough time to throw one more SPANK! This is absolutely their last SPANK party at the current VAL location before it closes and the last chance to spank that ever delicious Matt Troy butt. SPANK is a notorious pan-sexual multi-area fetish party where anything goes, and all are welcome! Specially-curated fetish only zones! Wild and intimate spaces for everyone!  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, we welcome you to drop your inhibitions and come get freaky with us in the giant SPANK playground. This is SPANK's Sweet 16 party - heels and candy colours highly encouraged!

9pm—2:30am. Vancouver Art & Leisure, 101 West 6th Ave. Tickets $30 and more info at Spank 16


Monday, April 15

MISFITS: Vol. 8 - Cartoon Heroes

Do you love cartoons? Well you’re in luck because that’s what they are giving you this month, from iconic fictional characters, to Super heroes & villains. It is sure to be a gag! Because you’re never too old to watch cartoons gurl. With spotlight performances by Cleopatra Compton, Sugar Hush, Zit Poppinz, Carrie Dawn, Dank Sinatra, Tommi, BamBam, Satanix, Awesome Bitch, Tara B, Jerrilyn Spears, Aries Season & Meow Mx. Hosted by Molly Poppinz & Xana X with a collective of Vancouver drag artists, queens, kings and things, along with resident DJ & Emperor 48 Del Stamp.

11pm—3am. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. Misfits

Tuesday, April 16

Vancouver's National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis

This year's National Day of Action on the Overdose Epidemic, Vancouver is united for #SafeSupply. Everyone needs to raise their voices and call on the government to act. Dignified access to safe drugs is everybody's human right. The "New Orleans style" Processional Parade(costumes recommended ) with brass band , performance artists and DIY floats will leave Insite at 11:15 am and make its way to the Vancouver Art Gallery .When the parade arrives at the Gallery there will be info kiosks from various User Groups, a panel discussion on Safe Supply and decriminalization followed by a Press Conference.

10:30am—2:30pm. Insite, 139 East Hastings St. National Day Of Action


Wednesday, April 17

Dead People's Things 

Zee Zee Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of the latest play by Playwright in Residence Dave Deveau, developed in association with PTC. Phyllis, a Millennial, inherits a house and all of its contents after her estranged hoarder aunt commits suicide. She then must work with neighbour Beatrice, a Baby Boomer who has been named executrix, to try and make some sense of the life and death of a woman she barely knew, through the things she left behind. Based on true events, Dead People’s Things is a heartrending haunting that examines loneliness and the strange contradiction between belongings and belonging. Show runs until Sunday, May 5.

8--11pm evenings, 2pm weekend matinees. Studio 16, 1551 West 7th Ave. Tickets $34 and more info at Dead People's Things.


Love Keeps Saving The Day

Do you like disco? Dancing? Theatricality of all kinds? Come experience *Love Keeps Saving The Day*, a live cabaret starring some of Vancouver's sweetest musical talent. Covering the music of such superstars as Gloria Gaynor, Cheryl Lynn, Diana Ross, Thelma Houston, Sylvester, Queen and more! We plan to take you on a trip that's delightfully chilling. This exploration of identity and spirituality will walk the line between the fun and the far-out in a way that few shows dare to do.

9:30—11 pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Tickets $8 and more info at Love Keeps Saving The Day   or $10 at door.


Thursday, April 18

Golden Showers Pop-Up Shop

Pork-Pie Brand and Schnuck Didit Designs are teaming up for a Spring Popup, and they're donating 10% of all sales to YouthCO in Vancouver. I will be attending, and I do accept gifts.

- New #tanktops in time to show off your summer bod
- Lots of manly-man #Tshirts w/ queens & robots & monsters
- New #hankies to clean up your messes
- Spring cleaning! Some older designs reduced by up to 25%

- #BeardButters and oils, handmade locally in small batches
- Handmade #soaps, #bathbombs, and #musclerub
- Custom-made #Boxershorts and #jockstraps!

6—9pm. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. No cover. Golden Showers

Babes on Babes 

What's better than celebrating being Queer on a Sunday? Celebrating being Queer on a Thursday!! Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner, this year they're throwing Babes on the Thursday of the double long weekend! They have some very special guests rolling through HOUSE OF LA DOUCHE, Queer eccentric Voguing and dance crew with a taste for uniqueness, creativity and sharing culture! Read on for all the details including what rooms they'll have open, DJs and other entertainment.

10pm—2am. Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender St. Cover $18. Babes On Babes


Friday, April 19

Ignite Festival 2019

A 3 day festival for self-identified men to play with the possibilities of our bodies, to explore new realms within our hearts, and to spark new fires in our souls. Ignite is a festival of workshops featuring a stellar team of international facilitators who have a wealth of experience and knowledge working with queer men. Each one will take us on a unique journey, inviting us into deeper connections with ourselves and with others. Each day will offer a selection of many different types of workshops, from dance to yoga, embodied explorations to intimate encounters.

The Dance Centre, 677 Davie St. 3 day schedule of events and times plus tickets, $50--$425, at Ignite Festival

Investitures 48

The House of Immaculate Filth invite you to Investitures 48! Come and meet the Upper House and learn all about the fabulous charities they'll be raising money for this year! There will be a crowning ceremony for the Upper House as well as some special drag performances. Emprex 48 Alma Bitches and Emperor 48 Del Stamp will also be bestowing titles to many amazing members of the community.

7:30pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. Investitures 48

Spring Fling vol 2

Something that I could use right now but this is not the romantic kind of fling. Join over 20 of the finest Dreamers, Wanderers, Artists, Dancers, Poets, Lovers, Creators, and Visionaries found locally and abroad for a night of entertainment, dancing and mingling for a great cause! Spring Fling VOL.2 will be a two part event. There will be a performing arts portion of the evening, in which you will be entertained by some of the best humans in their industries! Then, we set the night on fire and dance into the wee hours of the morning. That is right! Last year, you all wanted the party to keep going. This year, it will!

9pm—3:30am. The Backstage Lounge, 1585 Johnston St. Tickets, $35, and more info at Spring Fling

THOT Process 

Is New Westminster ready for a drag show? They better be because the queens are on their way. They’re hopping on the sky train and are throwing a party at Bully's Studio's!!! It's their first ever DRAG SHOW! Some of Vancouver's hottest talent is hitting the stage and they can't wait to have a night of pure sex appeal, glamour, tucks, tights, and stories. Hosted by Tommi, Tara B and DJ Molly Poppinz.

9pm—12am. Bully’s Studios, 67 - 6th St, New Westminster. Cover $15, $10 with student ID. THOT Process


Saturday, April 20

The Hunt For Mr RUFF

The HUNT for Mr. RUFF 2019 Presented by RodRozen Designs & Michel Nadeau Events is almost at an end so come early and meet the contestants and get all those votes in. Maybe your choice will win, may mine will, but either way we are all winners because we get to see the hot men perform and maybe catch a bouncing meatball if you are lucky.

8--10pm. Celebrities Underground, 1022 Davie St. Tickets $20--$25 (good for both events tonight) and more info at RUFFParty


RUFF Black Easter 8th Anniversary Party

After picking the new Mr RUFF for 2019, now it is time to party. Sexy Stripteases by the Mr. RUFF 2019 Candidates ANUAR, SKYLER & TIM. Gogo Performances by Stephen Mr. RUFF 2018, Anuar, Skyler, Tim & Rookie Dana & Mike. DJs Nathan Mots and DRKN will keep those peaches moving all night long. Special guests for the night Carolina Campos and or new royalty Alma Bitches.

10pm—3am. Celebrities Underground, 1022 Davie St. Tickets $20--$25 (good for both events tonight) and more info at RUFF Black


Garden Party 4.20 Drag Night Featuring Jujubee

Friends and fellow friendly fam, Spring has sprung, and the garden is LUSH darling. Enter the enchanted forest of folly for an elevated 4.20 experience you won’t find anywhere else! Not only do you get performances by Rose Butch, Shay Dior, Rich Elle and many more, you also get the amazing RuPaul Star JUJUBEE!

9pm—2am. The Clubhouse, 238 East 1st Ave. Tickets $15, and more info at  Garden Party

or $17 at door.


Hawtbox 420 Rave with The Mx. Cannabis Pageant

VAL is throwing a literal hotbox this 420 so bring your bong and some lube because this joint is going to be lit. Dark rooms filled to the brim with weed smoke. Hot DJ's playing until the sun comes up so you can party until it's time to wake and bake. The pot party stoner dreams are made of. Smoking encouraged. With an Oxygen Bar for all your non-smokers! DJs Taffi Louis, Inkster and Mkav and hosted by Tommi along with Thanks Jem. Not only are they introducing a new party to the programming they are also throwing their very first pageant! Got the munchies for a crown? Well tough cookies bitch because it's a cash prize of $250.

11pm—4:20am. Vancouver Art & Leisure, 101 West 6th Ave. Tickets $15, and more info at Hawtbox


Sunday, April 21

Granville Flea(market)

Whether you are looking for good food, some used furniture, new chachki or a new boyfriend this is the spot for you, hell even a used boyfriend is good. Flea markets are the best for cruising and at least this one is right downtown. Only $5 to get access to some of the best stores/vendors in all of Vancouver as well as prizes and raffles.

11am—6pm. 881 Granville St. Entrance $5. Granville Flea Market


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.


Wednesday, April 24

Out Again At The Inn

The Leaping Thespians is an award-winning women's theatre company bringing stories of lesbian lives to anyone who wants to watch. This is their seventh original production. Mary and Marie continue to have their hands full, running their struggling bed and breakfast, while hosting the Blackberry Cove jam-making contest, with no help from their chronically high neighbours. And then, their least favourite guest decides this is her weekend to come out. What could go wrong? Find out at the Leaping Thespians original comedy. Show runs until Saturday, April 27.

8—9:30pm. Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Dr. Tickets $20, and info at Out Again At The Inn


Get Out!Tom Coleman