Out in Vancouver Feb 8 - 17 with Tom Coleman


Valentine week and that makes it time to get OUT of the house. Bring your current sweetheart or meet your future sweetheart - here are 20 ways to make it happen!

Friday, Feb 8

Fatale Fridays - All Femme & Non-Binary Stand-up Comedy

Fatale Fridays is Vancouver’s only ongoing all-Femme & Non-Binary stand-up comedy showcase! Grab some friends and come on down for some great drinks and huge laughs from some of the best comics in the city! Tonight’s host is Rachel Schaefer along with performances from Marlene Swidzinski, Jessica Pigeau, Emily Bilton, Jacki Gunn, Chaz Beaulieu, Cassidy Anhorn, Suzy Rawsome and more TBA.

7pm. Comedy Basement at Goldie’s, 605 West Pender St. $10 at door. Fatale Fridays


Saturday, Feb 9

Hustla Heartbreakers

If any aliens are looking for their ZPM (look it up) I think I know where one is hidden. It has to be somewhere inside Peach Cobblah as that gal has more energy than sweat. Bars close down and she still keeps going as you can see for yourself tonight.  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


Matthew Dear: Live

Depending on whom you ask, Matthew Dear is a DJ, a dance-music producer, an experimental pop artist, a bandleader. He co-founded both Ghostly International and its dance floor offshoot, Spectral Sound. Bunny is his much anticipated new album with two songs featuring Canada's Tegan and Sara. Tonight is your chance to hear him live and up close as Matt troy brings him to VAL for one night only.  

10pm—4am. Vancouver Art & Leisure, 101 West 6th Ave.  Tickets, $25, and more info at Matthew Dear


Sunday, Feb 10

Commercial Drag: Bisexual Church

Gather round children… its time worship at the CHURCH OF BISEXUAL. This drag show will write Bisexual in ink so there will be absolutely no way it can be erased. With a cast comprised of only Bisexual and Pansexual talent they are ready to love whoever they want. Hosted by Dust and Dj Girl Fieri along with Bisexual Church Pastor Shanda Leer.

8pm—12am. The London Pub, 700 Main St. cover $5. Commercial Drag


Monday, Feb 11

Condom Give back

Looking for a great way to give back? Join in to help cram, stuff, and pack condoms and lube into tight little packages. While you’re there you can chat with your fellow volunteers and finish the evening off with a meal from one of the fabulous restaurants in the neighbourhood! Maybe you will be lucky enough to hear some juicy stories from Boy Spence about his time at Beef Dip!

6—8pm. The Pumpjack, 1167 Davie St. http://checkhimout.ca/mind/


Tuesday, Feb 12


Is it just me or is queer looking more like a word out of R2D2`s pie hole. Any more letters and we may as well have our own alphabet.  Blue Buck and Red Racer are proud to present: LOLGBTQ! 2 – A queer comedy show in support of Rainbow Refugee. This round is hosted by the hilarious and effervescent Oli Maughan, and has an amazing line-up of comics who represent all sorts of sexual identities and gender expressions – and most importantly are funny as fuuuuuuuck! This show will fill your heart with joy just in time for Valentine's Day to kick you in the tits. Best of all is Steev Letts and a gaggle of comedians to keep you on the floor all night.  

7pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Suggested donation $10 at door. LOLGBTQ!2


Wednesday, Feb 13

Story Story Lie Fool for Love 

Have I got a few stories for this edition? Valentine's Day Special. Love stories too funny and foolish to believe. Trick is one of these romantic contestants is telling a lie. Spot the liar right and you win lavish lingerie you’ll fall in love with from Your Open Closet. Hosted & Produced by award winning storyteller Jo Dworschak with her lovely assistant poet Matt Loeb.

6:30pm. The Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway St. $12 at door. Story Story Lie


Thank You For Being a Friend 

Remember when you heard this song every time a friend left work, had a birthday, got married and so on and so on. Well it is just as sappy now and it will be in your head all day thanks to moi. Prepare for an evening of laughter, spectacular put-downs and familiar friends as Miami's four favourite Golden Girls - Dorothy, Sophia, Rose and Blanche - reunite in puppet-form for this lovingly hilarious live tribute show. Thank You for Being a Friend is the ultimate Golden Girls experience, delivering all the classic dialogue, razor sharp gags and taboo-breaking stories you'd expect but this time there is a hand up their behind. As a wonderful introduction to the joy of the hit television series for first timers, it'll have the uninitiated rolling in the aisles, while die-hard fans fondly remember the brilliance of The Golden Girls. 

7pm. The Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St. Tickets $34--$40 and more info at Golden Girls Puppet Tribute


Werk It

It`s Hump Day and what better person to be around than Mz Hump, Carlotta Gurl, and what is better than one hump, two of course, so joining Carlotta will be the pastel queen herself, Alma Bitches. Come see what kind of trouble you can get into and take Thursday off. Plus it’s worth the price of admission just to see Nick Bertossi work the DJ booth.

10:30pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. $5 at door. Werk It


Thursday, Feb 14 

Bleeding Hearts & Artists 2019

A unique evening of music and art includes a silent and live auction with a new work donated by Paul Wong, door prizes, drinks* and hors d'oeuvres by Friendship Catering Services, and an exclusive piano performance by Leslie Uyeda and Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa all included in the price of your ticket! 100% of funds raised support QUEER ARTISTS! Your donations go a long way. MC`d by the inimitable David C Jones with a Two-Spirit welcome by Tyler Alan Jacobs, this unique fundraiser is sure to delight.

7—10pm. SUM Gallery, 425-268 Keefer St. Tickets, $50--$80, and more info at Bleeding Hearts & Artists

King and Queen of Hearts

Maybe I can finally get a title. The Rhinestone Phoenix Charity Foundation and Miss Gay Vancouver 6, Leigh-Lee Li, invite you to a night of drag, fun and prizes. Enter to become this year's reigning King and Queen of Hearts, and both titles are open to anyone, of any gender, colour and sexuality. This night's proceeds will benefit Reign 39's beneficiaries, Saige Community Food Bank and PACE Society.

7—10pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. King & Queen Of Hearts


Lipstick Jungle

Back by popular demand Lipstick Jungle brings a special Valentine’s edition event. They're bringing sexy back. With DJ Carolina Campos all the way from Brazil. Mixologist Aimee has a special drink for a special night. KWEENS PUNCH / Spark the romance with our Valentine's Day special cocktail. House blend rum, house vermouth, coconut beuree Blanc, kalamansi juice, citrus oleo, pineapple anise bitters.... try and have two!!

9pm—1am. The Waldorf, 1489 East Hastings St. $8 cover. Lipstick Jungle


Friday, Feb 15

Lost in Lust

With the transition into 2019  Matt Troy wanted to bring you something a little different as he is constantly blown away by the talent that surrounds us and wanted to mesh a handful of these creatives together to bring you an extra special eve for Valentines weekend. Even I don’t want to give away too much so please check it out and enjoy a sensual evening of art, music and performance.

10pm—4am. Vancouver Art & Leisure, 101 West 6th Ave. Tickets, $25--$30, and more info at Lost In Lust


Saturday, Feb 16

4th Annual Hero’s Gala

I know, I am not nominated and you must be as distressed as I am. I think I would be a fine FVYS Hero. But you better attend to see just who beat me out. Join the Fraser Valley Youth Society at their Hero’s Gala where they will honour the 2019 FVYS Hero with delicious food, and great company. All proceeds from this gala event will go to fund programs and initiatives of the Fraser Valley Youth Society.

6pm—1am. The Stage In Mission, 32998 1st Ave, Mission. Tickets, $60, and more info at Hero's Gala


Myria & Friends

Now this should be the golden girls tribute, this ole doll has been around for ages and just proves the old adage that things just get better and better. Myria is back with a fabulous new show.

7:30—10:30pm. White Horse Lounge, 12411 King George Blvd, Surrey. $10 at door. Myria & Friends


Backdoor Valentines

I could say that every day at Matt Troy’s backdoor is Valentine`s Day but would that make me sound needy? Goodbyes are never easy, especially on Valentine's Day. It's been a love-affair like no other, but it’s time for our Last Kiss. They are saying goodbye to their 4th beloved warehouse in 4 years. This journey has been a relationship that has had so many highlights. From starting raves at obscure locations, doggy daycares, and art centres, boat building factories, and even sheds, they have been through it. They have seen the tops of artistic achievement in nightlife but it has not been without challenge. And today, they let that all go. This is our Last Kiss. Last Backdoor at the VAL Lab.

9pm—4am. Vancouver Art & Leisure, 101 West 6th Ave. Tickets, $20--$30, and more info at Backdoor Valentines


Sunday, Feb 17


Join the cast of VAMP as they present this captivating fundraiser for their upcoming burlesque musical. Complete with seductive performances, a silent auction and plenty of prizes to be won, the Strip-a-Thon will leave you on your knees begging for more. I have it on good authority that Conni Smudge will be stripping, GASP, what is underneath that muumuu? Another muumuu or Spanx you can bounce a quarter, pounder that is, off it. Enquiring minds want to know.

6:30pm.  The Junction, 1138 Davie St. cover $10. Strip-a-Thon


Babes On Babes

Babe’s kick off the 2019 Babes on Babes series with a Bands edition, featuring Land Line and Strange Breed, two of Vancouver’s up and coming Queer groups, topped off with a 2room + 6 DJ dance party. Land Line has broadened their influences and evolved from Garage/Grunge rock to a more refined and polished New Wave 5th generation Post Punk sound. Strange Breed are a 4 piece, all queer, all female garage rock band.  Sounding like every 90’s riot grrrl fans’ feminist wet dream with an unexpected modern rock twist – Strange Breed has been described as a “Grittier B52’s”, or what collaboration between Veruca Salt, Paramore, Bikini Kill and Hole would sound like. 

8:30pm. Fortune Sound Club, 147 east Pender St. Cover $15. Babes On Babes


MoTrain: A Black History Month Event

Motown meets Soul Train meets Vogue Ball. Bringing awareness and celebrating Black culture in Vancouver. Desiree Dawson & guests singing live all your Motown hits as well as DJs G-Luve, Denise and Softieshan spinning every tune to get you moving. Hosted by Kendall Gender and Kamella Barr as they bring you performances by COCO, Buster Cherry and Hellz Kitchen. Get ready for the Soul Train walk off so bring your moves.  

9pm—2am. Warehouse at Eastside Studios, 550 Malkin Ave. Cover suggested donation $10--$20 but nobody turned away for lack of funds. MoTrain


Caliente Nights Ms & Mr Gay Latino BC

I am sure since all the men of Vancouver are back from Beef Dip they must be craving a little heat already. Miss Gay Latina BC Contestants will model their swim suit and evening gowns plus answer a random question from the judges. Mr. Gay Latino BC Contestants will model their swim suit and evening wear plus answer a random question from the audience, votes will be added in public and the winner will be crowned. The crown winners will obtain a $500 cash price and the title of Mr. and Miss Gay Latina BC 2019 plus the chance to sit on the throne part of the Vancouver Latin Community Float at the Vancouver Pride Parade 2019.

11pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. Ms & Mr Gay Latino BC



Get Out!Tom Coleman