Get Out! in Vancouver Feb 15 - 24 with Tom Coleman
It is a plethora of activities this time as the cold and snow have kept us house bound for far too long. To answer a few of you as to why I sometimes overlap dates between blogs it is because some of the events are not quite finalized by the time I do a blog and other times it is because there are so many great things in a single night that listing them all would take up most of my space and I like to showcase as much as I can to promote things you may overlook. Thank you for all the great comments and emails, I appreciate it. Tom Coleman
Friday, Feb 15
Rainbow Roundtable Book Club
Tonight’s guest Quirk-E, the Queer Imagining and riting Kollective for Elders. Authors will be coming in to read: The Grass On Which I Stand. Their zine is also being graciously offered for $5.
6:30—8:30pm. Room C, roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. Rainbow Roundtable
Crown Jules is a monthly charity drag show benefiting the DMS Vancouver. This show is hosted every month by the Upper House of the 47th Reign, The house of the Milky Way. In honour of the original 'Faux Girls' and its creator, DJ Jules has created a legacy that they want to carry on through the evolving world of drag that Vancouver has created. Hosted by Reigning Empress Misty Meadows and Regent Emprex Continental Breakfast.
9pm—12am. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. Crown Jules
Saturday, Feb 16
Royal City Pub Night
Even though I grew up in New Westminster I am sure all that nobody will remember me so I think I’ll give this a try. The newest monthly event for the fabulous LGBTQ2 community and their allies. Bring some friends and make some new ones. The New West community is getting bigger and needs more events actually in New West. Please invite your friends and make this a night to remember. In following months local charities and non-profits will be given the opportunity to host and fund raise.
8pm—12am. Begbie’s Tavern, 609 Columbia St, New Westminster. Royal City Pub Night
Sunday, Feb 17
Haters Roast The Shady Tour
An outrageous evening of unapologetic comedy starring the contestants from the reality television show on VH1. They're all sisters when they walk on stage, but that's when everything changes as the queens read each other for filth - all in good fun. All ages welcome, however - adult content so be warned.
8pm. Vancouver Civic Theatres, 649 Cambie St. Tickets $37--$209, and more info at The Shady Tour
Commercial Drag 46: SpongeBob Squarepants
I’m pretty sure Dust is going to reinvent every cartoon character from our past as a drag queen. Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SPONGE ZIT POPPINZ SQUAREPANTS!! But instead of a “pineapple” it’s a Budgy Burrito and instead of “the sea” it’s an east van dumpster…This week they are giving an East Van Drag tribute to SpongeBob! You won’t want to miss this whimsical and weird romp around our dying oceans! Bring your reusable straws you animals! Hosted by Dust, with Music by Molly Poppinz aka Ricky Eldridge!
8pm—12am. The London Pub, 70 Main St. Cover $5. SpongeBob Squarepants
Monday, Feb 18
Quizzin With Carin
Every Monday night, come in and bring your team, have a few drinks and grab some food and see if your team could get a chance to be the winners for some amazing prizes! Don’t worry about me beating you, I got bounced cause my team was dumb as a bag of bricks…no names mentioned but you know who you are.
7:30pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. No cover. The Junction
QP Presents: Claire Pollock
QueerProv Presents: Claire Pollock! She'll do it all: improv, stand up, and burlesque, all in one show? Wow! Expect to leave this show a little bit green with envy, and lusting over the new owners, Todd Hoye and Rafael Calvente as they turn 1181 into an even bigger hotspot on Davie than it was before.
8—9:30pm. 1181, 1181 Davie St. QueerProv
After you have wet your pants watching QueerProv you don’t even have to move as right after all the comedy, Misty Meadows and Jaylene Tyme bring you a great night of drag and even have DJ Carolina Campos, one of if not the hottest DJs in the village, getting you so tuned up you just have to bust a move. Even better is that it is Happy Hour between the two shows so from 10—11pm drink to your heart’s content or till I look like I am in my 30’s…yes Syd that will be a lot of booze.
11pm. 1181, 1181 Davie St. No cover. 1181
MISFITS Vol. 6 - Love Sucks
Love is in the air and it makes us either wanna puke or cry. This one is for the lonely hearts, the broken hearts and the strong independent hearts that don’t need no partner. With Valentine’s Day just dusted what a perfect time to come and see them fill that empty void like they will with that discounted, after Valentine’s Day sale chocolates at Shoppers. 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 With new themes and rotating guest performers each month. Dj Del Stamp along with spotlight Performances by Zit Poppinz, Anne Xiety, Sherrie Blossem, Satanix, Bo Dyp, Carrie Dawn, Freaka Nature, Homo Hardware, Lå Moufette and Queen Legend will round out your night.
11pm—3am. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. Misfits
Tuesday, Feb 19
Wicked Wax Play
Now if you didn’t get quite what you wanted for Valentines then this is the perfect class to take your partner to – and make it hurt. Wax play can take on many forms, from a relaxing sensual massage to squeals and squirms! This class will cover the basics of wax play including safety, types of wax, and clean up, as well as exploring some fun styles, tips and tricks to get the most out of your experience. Open to everybody. You won't want to miss this one!
7:30—9:3opm. The Art Of Loving, 369 West Broadway St. Tickets $40 and to register for class at Art of Loving
C U Next Tuesday
Not what you first thought of I assure you. Tonight is a Karaoke night by Queers, for everyone. Hosted by DJ Girl Fieri and maybe a guest or two to help you get up the courage to belt out a tune.
9pm. The Clubhouse, 238 East 1st Ave. No cover. C U Next Tuesday Karaoke
Wednesday, Feb 20
Bingo For Life
You may have walked by Mary’s on a Wednesday night and thought “what the hell is going on in there”? Actually I do that most nights I see Derek White in there, but Wednesdays are Bingo Night for Friends For Life. Yes you have to get their early as it gets packed, and yes you have to drink early because it’s a Carlotta Gurl event. Win some prizes, have a lot of fun and help out a great organization.
7pm. Marys On Davie, 1202 Davie St. Entry by donation - minimum suggested donation $10. Bingo For Life
DJ's Victor Venutti and Jorge (Joikies) play all your favourite Brazilian and Latin pop bringing all the heat to the best Latin Night in town. Drink specials include caipirinhas/caipirivodkas and sangria to round out the Latin feel. Visuals by Mr Tony.
10pm—3am. 1181, 1181 Davie St. No cover. 1181
Thursday, Feb 21
After a Valentine’s of no chocolates, no date and no sex I have the best cure. A night of no names, no lights, no problems as Steamworks takes the lights so low you have to feel your way around and just see what pops into your hand. Best of all it is for 12 hours so fill that Levitra prescription, fill up on fluids and let go.
4pm—4am. Steamworks Vancouver, 123 West Pender St. Admission $15 or $17for anonymous entry. Steamworks Baths
Friday, Feb 22
Get out the flannel, the jeans and the boots. No it is not a lesbian wedding it is Timberline Gay/Lesbian/Queer line dancing, barn dancing and two stepping. Free lesson starts at 8pm, and then you are ready to let it go and get your Hoe Down.
7—10pm. The Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. No cover before 9pm, $5 after. Pumpjack Pub
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. No ID, proof of housing or income needed. A trans, two spirit and gender diverse safe space that is open to all. Volunteers welcomed from 1:30-5:50. Numbers given out lottery style at 3:30.
4—5pm. Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford St. Saige Community Food Bank
So when I went to the bath house for the first time it was so hot I couldn’t wait to get the clothes off, apparently that is the point. So to have a Gear Night where you put on your leather & kink gear and have DJ Sina spinning must make for one hell of a hot, sweaty, horny night. Check it out for yourself at this monthly Vancouver men In Leather event.
8pm—4am. Steamworks Vancouver, 123 West Pender St. Admission $20 or $22 for anonymous entry. Steamworks Baths
Tonight try getting freaky, kicking off DJ Carolina Campos's 1181 Friday night residency: She Freakz! Playing House and Tech House all night long to get you moving on the dance floor like a freak!
10pm—3am. 1181, 1181 Davie St. No cover. She Freakz
Saturday, Feb 23
Believe it or not we finally have DJ G Luve back on Davie St: yes of course playing tunes. Come check out G’s mix of dance, house and r&b! The new sound system was made to make you move. So get ready for another night out on the dance floor. Remember Happy Hour is 9—10pm.
7pm—3am. 1181, 1181 Davie St. No cover. 1181
Get a little crazy for a good cause! The evening features stand up sets from comedians Yumi Nagashima and Steev Letts and a live musical set from Light Organ Records artist, Fake Shark. Proceeds from the evening will go towards WE Villages, via International Conference Services (ICS), to benefit their project in Kanambu, Ecuador to construct a clean water system.
7:30—10:30pm. Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main St. Tickets $20 and more info at lol-apalooza
Peel Underwear Party
Get out the tighty whities, your best or tattered or whatever you feel sexy in, as long as it is underwear. There is a clothes check so you can change there, nobody will mind and I usually hide behind the curtain when I peek. Presented by Garcon Model and DJ’d by the hottest hunk in town, Nick Bertossi so have a peek in the DJ booth and see what Nick is wearing.
9pm. The Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. Cover $5. Pumpjack Pub
Absolut’ly Dragulous 8th Anniversary
It's the 8th Anniversary for Absolut'ly Dragulous and Carlotta is still going strong, thank god for Collagen and Botox. This special show is going to be JAMMED with tons of surprizes! Special guest stars including some amazing drag performers, as well as the fantastic House of La Douche, and special appearances by the current Mr ATLAS 2019-Colin Marcus Jackson, Anuar Chain Haddad, and Shane Rooks. Saturday nights at the Junction are always packed and ALWAYS a blast so don’t be late.
9pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. The Junction
Sunday, Feb 24
LMD & Friends Dance Gala
If it is a dance show you just know that the Unstoppable Conni Smudge is going to be there. A dance filled showcase of passion, love and creativity, this exciting performance will showcase talented local dancers and performing artists from within the Dance community, bonding, connecting and creating opportunities to show that dance is a powerful way to communicate.
3pm. Blueshore Financial Centre For The Performing Arts, Capilano University, 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets $25 and more info at Lamondance
Oscar’s Viewing Party
It's the 91st Academy Awards and just like always we got our infamous viewing party! This year's host is Vancouver's Glamour Queen Jaylene Tyme! Come mark your predictions and the one who gets the closest prediction to the winners can walk away with a cash prize.
4pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. The Oscars