Out in Vancouver - Feb 2-9 with Tom Coleman
Friday, Feb 1
Rainbow roundtable: Megabite Movie Night
"Love is Strange" with Alfred Molina & John Lithgow is Rainbow Roundtable’s movie choice this month with catering sponsored by Megabite Pizza. Ben and George, a same-sex couple from Manhattan, get married after 39 years together. George is a Catholic school music teacher, and when word of the marriage reaches the archdiocese, he is fired.
6:30—9pm. Mezzanine Room, 181 Roundhouse Mews. Love Is Strange
I can still hear the cheering in the village as the West End’s new power couple, the amazing Todd Hoye and husband Rafael Calvente, take over ownership of 1181. Both of them bring a massive amount of experience and I know everyone needs this. Tonight, is the grand opening and if it is anything like the old 1181 I know it is going to be an even bigger hit with these two around plus they have both learned a lot of business savvy from the old gal herself, Jenn Mickey so you can expect to be treated like a king or queen anytime you walk through the doors.
10pm. 1181, 1181 Davie St. 1181
Saturday, Feb 2
MVK presents Vancouver Dungeon
MVK Dungeon Parties are always a night full of fun, socializing and hot scenes. Not to be missed. An accessible space, features gender neutral bathrooms and has absolutely no dress code. MVK prides itself on being a welcoming place for people of all experience levels, from those of us who are brand new to those of us who have decades of experience. Remember, MVK has a Greeter. If you are new and still have questions, or just want someone to chat with as you first walk in, please ask for the Greeter and they would be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have.
8pm—1am. Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph St. Tickets $25 at door. Vancouver Dungeon
Monday, Feb 4
Queers And Beers In The Burbs
Bring some friends out for a fun night of beer specials! Northpaw's mission is to provide a safe space for all members of our LGBTQ2+ community! Sometimes it is good to get out of the rat race of the city and hit the burbs for some safe fun.
4pm. Northpaw Brew Company, 2150—570 Sherling Place, Port Coquitlam. Queers & Beers
Queer and Trans Acro Workshop
This is a workshop by and for LGBTQ+ people. Allies are welcome if accompanying a LGBTQ+ friend. All body sizes and fitness levels encouraged to come out to play. No experience or partner necessary! The class will mostly be focused on beginner poses and progressions, but they will cater to the experience of those in the room. They are passionate about diversity and inclusion and strive to create an environment where everyone is welcome, therefore no one will be turned away on the basis of money. Please message them if you need to make alternative payment arrangements.
5:30—6:30pm. What Lab, 1814 Pandora St. $10 for the one hour workshop. Queer and Trans Acro Workshop
How To Have A Great Orgasm: Women Only
Ever have an orgasm that makes your whole body shake and toes curl? Want to learn how to have one? This evening is a women’s guide to self-pleasure that includes all the details from the basics of getting started to more advanced tips and techniques. Tickling your fancy includes inviting all of your senses and nurturing them. Embrace your natural ability to enjoy sexual pleasures and orgasm without guilt or inhibitions. Knowing your sweet spots will enhance your lovemaking with your partner too. Join us for a fun evening whether your exploring your sexuality for the first time or you’re an experienced hand looking for a few new tricks. Women only.
7:30—9:30pm. The Art Of Loving, 369 West Broadway St. Registration and tickets $25 at Have A Great Orgasm
Tuesday, Feb 5
C U Next Tuesday Karaoke
Finally, a night named after a friend of mine, no names though, right Syd? A karaoke night by queers for everyone. Hosted by DJ Girl Fieri along with rotating guests. Try it, you might like it.
9pm. The Clubhouse, 238 East 1st Ave. No cover. C U Next Tuesday
Wednesday, Feb 6
QueerProv is Canada's leading queer improv comedy troupe. They're a not-for-profit society dedicated to creating queer community through improv theatre. This show contains adult language, situations, and themes… because it's awesome. Loud music during transitions, occasionally loud sound effects, colorful moving lights.
7:30—9pm, all ages show. 9:30—11pm, the adult version. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. QueerProv
Fox Hole Comedy
Vancouver’s only comedy room where women, non binary, people of colour and queers are the majority of the performers, every time. Check out some of Vancouver's best funny weirdos in a small, intimate venue right on Main Street.
8—11pm. The Projection Room, 2321 Main St. $10 at door. Fox Hole Comedy
Thursday, Feb 7
2 For Tea
James & Jamesy sip tea and lure you into their delightfully bizarre world with their innocence and endearing chemistry. Their idiosyncrasies bring vitality to the mundane, turning an ordinary tea party into a fantastic wonderland of stimulation and play. This show has won awards in countless theatre festivals, including Best Physical Theatre (Victoria), Best of Fest (Winnipeg), Best of Fest (Ottawa), Patrons' Pick (London), Patrons’ Pick (Toronto), Pick of Fringe (Saskatoon), Most Memorable Performance (Montreal), Best of Fest (Orlando Sentinel), Just for Laughs Best Comedy finalist (Montreal). Show runs until Saturday, Feb 9.
8pm. Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. Tickets $15--$33 and more info at 2 For Tea
Friday, Feb 8
Taboo Naughty But Nice Show
The Taboo Naughty but Nice Sex Show provides an upscale adult playground dedicated to enhancing lifestyles, encouraging romance, personal betterment and all things Taboo. Enjoy entertainment, provocative and educational seminars, unique shopping, fashion shows and LIVE demonstrations. Everything from your heart’s desires to inconceivable delights, something for everyone. Show runs until Sunday, Feb 10.
5pm—midnight tonight, noon--midnight Saturday, noon—6pm Sunday. Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Hall B & C, 999 Canada Place. $20 at door. Naughty But Nice Sex Show
Get ready for a night of Decadent Drag & Salty Stories!! Joan-E will be joined by special guests every second Friday of the month. Bring your friends that are easily offended, and it will be a lot more fun for you.
9:30pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie Str. Cover $5. Queen Please
Saturday, Feb 9
Duelling DJs New Valentines Dance
Bring your Partner, bring a date, bring a Friend, Bring yourself and join the fun! Dancing, pool table and lots of seating. Its good to have a pre-Valentine’s dance so now you can find a Valentine’s sweetie for the actual day.
7:30—midnight. Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Dr. Tickets $20 and more info at Duelling DJs
Hosted by the little bundle of energy, Peach Cobblah along with Vee P Ho, get ready for a very glittery night. Featuring performances by Jem, Celestial Seasonings and more. Check out the Hot Go Go boys along with the very sultry door babes. You ready for a whole lot of fun East Van and West End homos partying like their lives depended on it? All smiles, no pretense. You'll leave with new friends. And remember, at Hustla they make new friends with tongue and consent! And oh yes there is a kissing lounge, how do you think Peach makes all that moolah!
10pm—2am. Emerald Supper Club, 555 Gore Ave. Tickets $16--$20 and more info at Hustla Heartbreakers