Out in Vancouver Feb 22 - March 4 with Tom Coleman

Photo:  Night Passing  staged reading and panel talk

Photo: Night Passing staged reading and panel talk

Friday, Feb 22

Rainbow Roundtable - Silver & Sexy 2

Well FB may not let them post about a sexual discussion but I can! At their last Silver & Sexy event the group requested a more leather / kink aligned evening, and of course they have obliged. Norm Bisch of Vancouver Men in Leather, Velvet Steele, and Mel Thibodeau will be discussing many aspects of the Leather / Kink community while Little Sisters will discuss the function of many accessories used by this section of our community.

6:30—8:30pm. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. $5 drop in. Silver & Sexy 2

 

Monday, Feb 25

QP Presents: Those Guys 

QueerProv Presents: Those Guys! One of Vancouver's funniest duos - these two will blow your mind at the great mysteries and possibilities of duo improv. Get your buns ready! QueerProv is Canada's leading queer improv comedy troupe, a not-for-profit society dedicated to creating queer community through improv theatre. Visit https://queerprov.ca/calendar for more show and venue info.

8—9:30pm. 1181, 1181 Davie St. No cover. QueerProv

 

Dick Safari

Well it’s almost rent day so I better wash the thong. Looking for a little extra cash, are you a grower or a show’er, either is fine cause Alma Bitches will make sure you are ready for showing. Tonight Del Stamp and Alma Bitches bring you another night of dare to be bare. Always a good time and packed with voyeurs.

10pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5 after 11pm. Dick Safari

 

Tuesday, Feb 26

Will Blunderfield & Friends:

Benefit Concert for Out In Schools + recording for a new LIVE Album by Will Blunderfield. Come join Will Blunderfield and special guests as they record his first live show album and raise funds for a good cause!! This show includes some of the hottest collaborations from the best local and international artists including singing a song he recorded in the studio with Bif Naked, songs he wrote with Juno Winner / Grammy Nominee Brian West (Nelly Furtado & Maroon 5), self-love meditations & sultry vocals with award-winning vocalist and yogi Tamara Rhodes to ensure complete and superb satisfaction. Just announced! Broadway’s Britt Baily and renowned vocalist Jeassea Thyidor will be performing with Will as well.

7—9pm. The Cultch, 1895 Venables St. Tickets $50, and more info at Will Blunderfield

 

Wednesday, Feb 27

Bread, Roses and Hormones Presents: Major

Join Bread, Roses and Hormones for a screening of Major, a film that explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years. Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply “Mama” to many in her community. Her personal story and activism for transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. At the center of her activism is her fierce advocacy for her girls, trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men’s jails and prisons."

6pm. Qmunity, 1170 Bute St. Major!

 

Storytelling with Drag Queens for Adults

Based on NYC's Famous Drag Queen Story Hour at the Brooklyn Public Library and the San Francisco Library, but with a twist, this one's for Adults. Featuring the amazing Tommi Horror, Gay Sha, Maiden China, Anne Xiety, Candie and friends, come help us party it up! Stories, sassiness, hilarity, songs and probably even more games await you this evening, another not to be missed event. Surprises too. I promise there are no stories about make up tips.

9—11:30pm. Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Dr. Entrance by donation. Storytelling With Drag Queens

 

Queery! The QueerProv Game Show

It’s like pub trivia had a one night stand with a 70’s TV game show. Presenting Queery! The QueerProv Game Show. Get all your favourite game show elements infused with a queer improvised twist. What does that mean? Queer trivia, whacky hosts, PRIZES, comedy, and best of all, YOU the audience have a chance to play and WIN. We’ve all got questions but how many of them are “Queeries”?

9:30—11pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Queery

 

Thursday, Feb 28

Island Pride

I know whenever the Island throws any kind of party, especially one that has its tag line as “do you like it deep “Connie Smudge always thinks it’s for her. This is going to be a big one, 4 days long. The rainbow flag rides high against an alpine vista as Mount Washington swooshes’ in its first annual pride and ski getaway. Join us at Mount Washington in the heart of the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Mount Washington is acknowledged as the home of Canada's deepest powder and one of the deepest resorts worldwide receiving on average 10.5 meters (38 feet) of annual snowfall. Play in over 1,700 acres (81 runs) with short lift lines and wide open spaces with a great mix of terrain. And yes that little ski bunny Conni Smudge will be all over that mountain. Please check online for all the events and times. Pride runs until Sunday, Mar 4. Vancouver Island Pride

 

Trans & Two-Spirit/Indigenous Youth Learn + Share

Are you a Trans or Two-Spirit, or gender diverse Indigenous youth aged 11 to 30 in Metro Vancouver? They want to hear from you about what’s important to you to feel supported. To do this, our Two-Spirit Collective is teaming up with Trans Care BC for two Learn + Share sessions in February and March. You’ll be able to share what’s important for you to feel supported, with UNYA’s Two-Spirit Youth Care Counsellor and Trans Care BC. This information will help both Trans Care BC and UNYA know how we can better support you and make sure that you feel comfortable accessing this support.  You’ll also have a chance to learn more about what Trans Care BC does. Trans Care BC will talk about the resources and support they offer, and answer any questions you might have.Food and bus tickets will be available, and honoraria will be offered to participants at both sessions.

4pm. UNYA Native Youth Health & Wellness Centre, 1640 East Hastings St. Native Youth Health & Wellness

 

The Vancouver Pancakes & Booze Art Show

My friend Megan loves her brunch eggs with beer so this may be right up her alley. My friend Sydney loves free pancakes, it’s like a match made in heaven. As the nation's premier pop-up art show, The Pancakes & Booze Art Show provides art lovers an opportunity to explore more than 300 pieces of artwork created by some 75+ artists local to Vancouver's unparalleled art scene. Alongside an immensely wide variety of pop art, fine art, and photography; show goers can sip on some of the dankest craft beer or signature cocktails while consuming free pancakes over and over again.

7pm—1am. Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender St. $10 at door. Pancakes, Art & Booze

 

Friday, Mar 1

Chor Leoni PopCapella

People have swooned to Chor Leoni’s performances of pop and jazz standards for over 25 years. Now Chor Leoni PopCapella explores the intersection of choral, jazz, and pop music in collaboration with one of Canada’s best-known jazz artists, Jodi Proznick, and her handpicked band. Expect favourites like Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now", "Fields of Gold" by Sting, and more! Join the lions for an unforgettable exploration of fascinating rhythms and treasured melodies. Show runs until Sunday, Mar 4.

8pm all three nights with a 2pm Saturday matinee. Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St. Tickets $30--$45, and more info at Chor Leoni

 

Oh Man!

A hilarious and heart-warming story about the perils of raising a son while trying to find her place as a freshly divorced pansexual, in a male dominated world. Winner of Best Solo Show at the Missoula Fringe Festival, East Van local Jo Dworschak finally brings this show back, due to popular demand.

8—9pm. The Drive Coffee Bar, 1670 Commercial Dr. Tickets $12 and more info at Oh Man!

 

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

Fatale Fridays is Downtown 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!

7pm. Comedy Basement at Goldie’s, 605 West Pender St. Tickets$7 advance and more info at Fatale Fridays

 

The Dirty Betty Show - Double Vodka Edition

A Comedic Variety Show perfect for your saucy night out. Grab your ladies, your gents, and a big box of wine and get ready for Vancouver's sassiest comedy show. Vancouver's hottest comedians, improvisers, and drag queens, this is one sassy night out you won't want to miss! Featuring Alex Guilason, Aida Aida, Melanie Rose, Homo Hardware and more.

8pm. Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Dr. $10 at door. The Dirty Betty Show

 

Frisky Girls Show

It's time to get FRISKY with The Frisky Girl Show with Sienna Blaze and DJ MISS M. Featuring some amazing talent from our very own city, this show is super-HOT! Come check out their show and then dance the night away with one of the TOP Lesbian DJ's in North America and the teeny tiniest Drag Queen in the village.

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

 

Jacked

Jacked is never dull. You get Del Stamp, Nick Bertossi or Quest as your DJ, you get Alma Bitches as your host and meat inspector, and some of the hottest meat in town climbs into the shower. Sometimes amateur, sometimes pro, sometimes a hot customer: it is a win win situation. The floor is open: bring on the amateurs.   

10pm. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. $5 cover after 9pm. Jacked

     

Saturday, Mar 2

Queers & Beers // March 2nd + Man Up's Amateur Hour

This edition of Queers & Beers will not only feature the best craft beers in town, BUT! They’ll also be serving up lots of local ciders, wine, cocktails, and a well takeover by Odd Society spirits. So come shake off those rainy winter blues >they got the cure! Rad beers and fellow queers at Vancouver’s favourite hangout party. So kick up your feet and make some new pals in a friendly relaxed social environment! Then! After dark they’ll sashay on into the sweetest, cutest, amateur queer drag party in town, Man Up’s Amateur Hour!

5pm—1:30am. Warehouse at Eastside Studios, 550 Malkin Ave. Tickets $10 and more info at Queers & Beers

 

Desires & Resistance

Hosted by Queer Arts Festival and Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society. Anonymous sexual encounters and flirtations with the camera, dress-up with Flawless Sabrina, and a night at the Stonewall Inn with Marsha P. Johnson: this program proposes alternative modes of retrieving and disseminating a trans past through an erotic gaze. Addressing an erasure of Trans legacies, these experimental short films place trans sexual expression and resistances in conversation with a non-linear idea of history that is both real and fabricated, defiantly looking toward a future of pleasure, play, and beauty.

7—10pm. and Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society, 300-1131 Howe St. Entry by donation, no one turned away. Desires & Resistance

 

 Sunday, Mar 3

Legends Cabaret 

Not one Legends show but two, and one is an all ages so most of my friends can bring their boyfriends. Jaylene Tyme and special guests celebrate old school glamour and world class celebrity impersonation in this truly remarkable spectacle of Vancouver drag. Jaylene is a former Empress of Vancouver and a master of illusion, re-creating incredible looks including Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey, Tina Turner, Cher and many more.

6:30pm all ages – 10pm gloves are off. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5 Legends Cabaret

 

Monday, Mar 4

Condom Packaging Party

Looking for a great way to give back? Help cram, stuff, and pack condoms and lube into tight little packages so everyone can stay safe. And speaking of tight little packages, tonight’s guest packers are all the players from Out For Kicks Soccer Club so grab your friends and come down and check out your favourite player while helping out a great cause.

6—9pm. The Pumpjack, 1167 Davie St. Condom Packing

 

Night Passing Staged Reading And Panel Talk

Please join in for a public staged reading of the new play "Night Passing", a work of queer historical fiction written by Scott Button. Following the reading will be a short panel talk and reception to provide context around the events of the play. "Night Passing" tells the story of the brutal campaign that the Canadian government waged against queer folks for nearly four decades. Inspired by film-noir cinema of the era, the play borrows aesthetically from movies like "Touch of Evil" and "Double Indemnity". But by putting queer characters at the forefront, "Night Passing" aims to give the hetero-normative genre a contemporary twist.

7:30—10:30pm.  The Cultch Greenhouse, 1895 Venables St.  Event is free but please RSVP at Night Passing

Get Out!Tom Coleman