Out in Vancouver Jan 11-20 with Tom Coleman

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Friday, Jan 11

Feminism Unbound

Join in for a night of ,and feminist praxis where they will unpack the socially sanctioned hate that our communities face on a daily basis; speak to practices of accountability; and form bonds between us. This event will focus its attention on complex issues facing Trans folks, sex workers, and other marginalized communities.

6—9pm. Unbounce, 401 West Georgia St. No cover. Feminism Unbound


BOOB TUBE 2.0

Why sit at home gossiping with yourself about the show, we all know you watch it so join Ponyboy and Thanks Jem at a cozy living room spot where you can drink, bitch and socialize while watching the current episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars #4.

6pm. The Clubhouse, 238 East 1st Ave. No cover. Boob Tube

 

Rainbow Roundtable

A weekly discussion, speaker, and activity group that is a place for sharing stories, wisdom and experiences of the challenges with aging in the LGBTQ2S community. They will be bringing in specialized speakers to discuss issues related to health and wellbeing as we, yes even me, age gracefully.

6:30pm. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. Rainbow Roundtable


Drag Queen Music Bingo

Join their Bingo Callers with special guest divas for an evening of fabulous music bingo, great prizes, fun and lots of laughs! New Intermission Fun and Games for more chances to win prizes! Dancing till late. 

7pm. The Stage in Mission, 32998 1st Ave, Mission. $5 at door. Drag Queen Music Bingo

 

Saturday, Jan 12

Tucked & Loaded

Since you are probably still in Mission from last night`s Bingo Party may as well stay over as some of the downtown talent joins the Valley Queens for a night where they tuck and you get loaded. Featuring Anida Tythole, Justice, Berlin M Stiller, Jane Smoker and more, this is going to be an insane start to 2019 in the burbs.

7pm—late. The Stage in Mission, 32998 1st Ave, Mission. Tickets $20 at door or $15 advance at Tucked & Loaded


Pump

Tonight PJ partners up with Vancouver men In Leather for their monthly social. Got a fetish? Got a kink? Got an itch to scratch? Everyone from newbie to experienced is welcome to come. Arrive decked out in your hottest Fetish gear (leather, rubber. Latex or kink) and your cover will be waived. Try it; you may be surprised at what pops up.

9pm. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. Cover $5. Pump


Hotline 4th Anniversary

The 4th Anniversary of a party where you don`t know where you are going until you call the Hotline, exciting concept and still going strong after 4 years. Brought to you by Kasey Riot and featuring Regular Fantasy, Overland and Syd Woz so the music will be off the hook.

Doors at Midnight. Vancouver Warehouse location. Call Hotline at 604-367-1794 and find out where. $10 cover. Hotline

 

Sunday, Jan 13

Commercial Drag 42: ALL STARS

It’s been almost one year of this weekly show and so they are celebrating with a one night Competition! Dust Cwaine is bringing back some of the best performances of the year to pit them against each other for the audience to decide who the Commercial Drag All Star is! These performances are some that have built friendships, have caused them to throw their belongings on stage (a Commercial Drag tradition) and most of all made you scream like nuts.

8pm. The London Pub, 700 Main St. Cover $5. Commercial Drag


Legends

Ladies, gentlemen, fabulous humans and children of all ages, I’m thrilled to announce that the Legend continues on after the closing of the beloved XY. It truly is an evolution of the show with a few updates and additions to the experience. There will also be a community support element to this showcase that will be shared in more detail as the show gets into full swing. If you have not experienced Jaylene Tyme then you are seriously missing out on some of the best talent around. Tonight she will be joined by freshly scrubbed Alma Bitches and a few surprises.

6:30pm.The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. Legends

 

Tuesday, Jan 15

Transgender Kids Are Not New: History as a Tool for Justice

Abstract: The idea that transgender kids are an unprecedented, new generation is a major obstacle in their struggle for gender self-determination. Anti-trans forces continue to question the authenticity of Trans kids by casting them as somehow ‘trendy’, or by-products of contemporary medicine. This talk rejects the politics of newness and explores some of the many histories of transgender kids that have been buried or ignored by it, using the difficult archive of their medicalization, and their remarkable resilience, to critique today’s medical model and rethinks what justice might look like for gender non-conforming children. Julian Gill-Peterson is currently at work on a book project entitled Gender Underground: A History of Trans DIY.

6—8pm. Segal Centre, Room 1400, SFU Harbour Centre Campus, 515 West Hastings St.  Free admission but please register online at Transgender Kids


Sophie Labelle 

Sophie Labelle's 2019 Canadian tour kicks off in Vancouver tonight. Come meet the artist, the Trans cartoonist/author of Assigned Male comics, and hear her speak about her work and activism and get a book or a print signed.

7—9pm. Little Sister’s Bookstore, 1238 Davie St. Sophie Labelle


Strapping It On

Women do it, men do it, and god even a teddy bear could do it. Are you interested in learning how to do strap on play or do you already know how but would like to learn some new tips and tricks? Presented by Redrobin, this workshop and demo will explore the many ways to get the most out of your strap on. Regardless of gender, sexual orientation or role, this kind of play can be pleasurable for everyone involved, and they'll show you how with a female model and live demo.

7:30—9:30pm. The Art Of Loving, 369 West Broadway St. Tickets $50 and registration at The Art Of Loving


Magic Mic Open Mic

Introducing Magic Mic, the hottest open mic in the village. Calling all comedians, musicians, and all performance acts! Steev Letts and Oli Maughan are thrilled to host Magic Mic Open Mic every Tuesday and want you to perform. Pros, amateurs and first-timers all welcome and all talents welcome! (Comedy, music, drag + more!) Set length is 5 minutes.

7:30pm is sign up, 8pm show. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. No cover. Magic Mic

 

Wednesday, Jan 16

The Final Barron Gurl Show

All good things must come to an end, or so I am told. Tonight is your last chance to experience this dynamic duo together in this show, and no, Carlotta isn’t having a hip replacement. This show is jammed packed with your classic to modern drag tunes and performances hosted by two amazing performers, Isolde N Barron and Carlotta Gurl, who takes the craft of drag to another level!

10pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. Barron Gurl Show

 

Friday, Jan 18

LUST 2.0

See the show that rocked the Rio Theatre and left Vancouver breathless one last time before they close the doors of #HouseofLust. Featuring your favourite artists and a few decadent additions... This is an exotic cabaret experience like none you've experienced, a world of indulgence, passion, freedom, revelry, decadence, and of course…lust. Now you get your pick which night to go, or both if you dare.

Tonight and Saturday, 7pm. The Rio, 1660 East Broadway St. Tickets $40 advance online or $45 at door. Lust 2.0


It's Just Drag! 

Hosted by Joan-E and starring Vanessa "Vanjie" Mateo & Farrah Moan, this is the Holy Grail of Vancouver Drag Shows. Featuring local drag stars Alma B, Bibi Souphresh, Carlotta Gurl, Cash Von D, Continental Breakfast, Dee Blew, Eva Scarlett, Gia Metric, Jane Smoker, Jaylene Tyme, Jem, Jo Duree, Karmella Barr, Madam Lola, Maiden China, Mila Dramatic, Misty Meadows, PM, Raye Sunshine, Rogue, Rose Butch, South East, Teayana, Tiffany Ann Co, Venus, and Vivi Milan: god help me if I forgot a local Queen.  

9pm. The Commodore Ballroom, 968 Granville St. Tickets from $35 online at It's Just Drag

 

Saturday, Jan 19

Hankie Night

If you don’t know your hankie code you best be checking out what the colours mean before you head out tonight. Here is a spot that just might save you from an embarrassing situation Hankies.  Once you have your applicable hankie(s) then head to a very body positive party night. There will even be some new sexy bears to dance for your pleasure. If I hear any screaming from the back I’ll know someone, probably my friend Syd brought the Dark Red instead of Fuchsia by mistake.

9pm. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. Cover $5. Hankie Night

 

Sunday, Jan 20

Whistler Ski & Pride Festival

Finally, you can all stop asking me for details now as the new site is up and jam packed with everything you need to know. For all you newbies my advice is getting your tickets to events fast as this is a very popular week. Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is one of the biggest and best queer-focused ski weeks in the world. Running from January 20-27 the festival takes to the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb while filling Whistler village with laughter, music, entertainment, and PRIDE! Each day begins with open and inclusive guided ski and snowboarding groups, followed by daily warm and friendly après-skis. Every night features specially curated entertainment including a game night, a private event at Scandinavia Spa, a comedy night featuring celebrity air-hostess Pam Ann, an indoor pool party, cabaret drag shows, and a variety of adrenaline pumping dance parties!

 Full details and ticket information at https://www.whistlerpride.com/

 

 

 
Tom Coleman