Out in Vancouver - Jan 27 - Feb 6 with Tom Coleman
Sunday, Jan 27
Sanctuary Is Back
You may have thought the old doll was on a hiatus since two bars closed in the village, but as the song goes: the bitch is back, and fierce as ever. Every Sunday Alma Bitches will bring you her fabulous Sanctuary back to life, but in a new location. Sanctuary will be Pumpjack Pub’s first ever continuous Drag Show. Don’t worry; you can still have your regular Kegger afternoon as this show starts way after.
11:30pm. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. Cover $5. Sanctuary
Tuesday, Jan 29
This is the Point
Part of the Push festival, this “play about love, sex, and disability” runs the gamut from joyous celebration to unflinching drama as it paints a collective portrait of real-life individuals whose lives have been touched by cerebral palsy. Ahuri Theatre (Canada)
8pm. The Cultch, 1895 Venables St. Tickets $24 and more info at This is the Point
Wednesday, Jan 30
Bingo For Life
This one could be dangerous: Carlotta Gurl in a place with a counter to do cartwheels on, the saving grace is the full mirrors behind her as that Gurl loves to look at her reflection. Another Davie Street event saved from obscurity by moving to a new venue, and this venue pops! A pillar of our community for decades, Bingo For life is a weekly drag bingo fundraiser which benefits Vancouver Friends for Life Society programming. Bingo for Life is excited to offer its event to ALL AGES, with food and of course – everyone’s favourite Davie Party Gurl - Carlotta Gurl and her guests. For my own friends who are wondering, yes it is licensed.
7pm. Mary’s On Davie, 1202 Davie St. Entry by donation - minimum suggested donation $10. Bingo At Mary's
Thursday, Jan 31
Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar
Presented by CruiseyT & TFD Presents and hosted by Alma Bitches the competition continues for another year. Purpose is to find some of the strongest Drag Performers from across Greater Vancouver. To Enter email James@cruiseyt.com for rules and regulations. Winner walks away with $1500 cash.
8pm. Celebrities, 1022 Davie St. Tickets and more info at Vancouver's Next Drag Superstar
Friday, Feb 1
Dirty Betty: Single Girls Edition
A Comedic Variety Show perfect for your saucy night out. Roses are red, violets are blue, and wine costs less than dinner for two. Join The Dirty Betties for their Single Ladies Edition, before all those gross couples take over the streets! Who needs a Valentine, when you've got your favourite babes? Featuring Vancouver's hottest comedians, improvisers, and drag queens. This is one sassy night out you won't want to miss!
8pm. Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Dr. $10 at door. Dirty Betty
Frisky Girl Show
Featuring some amazing talent from our very own city, this show is super-HOT! Come check out the show and then dance the night away with one of the TOP Lesbian DJ's in North America, DJ Miss M. Plus Sienna Blaze is worth the price of admission all on her own: ask her to show you the recent tan lines.
10pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. Frisky Girl Show
Saturday, Feb 2
If I check out a Human where exactly do you insert the library card? Zee Zee Theatre believes in individual stories that provoke and inspire us and that foster common understanding across our diverse human experiences. Starting Feb 2 - the Human Library Vancouver will occur on three different weekends throughout the year so there's more flexibility to participate! A special circulation desk will register you with your own Human Library card and offer to lend you one human book. In choosing from titles like “In Polygamy’s Shadow”, you’ll sign one out and be connected to the person behind that title. A one-on-one, twenty minute informal conversation will begin and the rest is up to you.
12—4pm. Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St. Free event. Human Library
Dress in your sparkliest unicorn outfit and prance the night away at the Unicorn Ball, Vancouver Pride Society's annual winter fundraiser. Costume contest in the following categories: Most colourful, most creative and Horniest Horn. I’m thinking my friend Syd could garner all three prizes as most of his clothes sparkle and dazzle although I think his horn might be in need of a little blue pill to win the Horniest. If you don’t have a costume, don’t worry as they’ve got you covered with Unicorn-Me-Up stations, face painting and more.
9pm. The Imperial, 319 Main St. Tickets $20 and more info at Unicorn Ball
Late Night Snack: Saturday Edition
A night that is gaining popularity fast. Who thought eating in a place with a flying neon pig above the front door could be so much fun. It’s been a while since you’ve had such a savoury taste in your mouth! They know you’ve been longing for satiation. The holidays are over and boy’ oh boy, do they have news for you! LNS is back again, with more than just delicious poutine! Come one, come all to our first ever SATURDAY show! We are ready and have a killer cast lined up; they are hot, tasty and READY to serve you a night you won’t forget. Mark your calendars and get ready to EAT IT! You have been served.
9—11:30pm. Save On Meats, 43 West Hastings St. Late Night Snack
Rhythm Of The Night
A queer 4 queer dance party that is a tribute to the 90s club kid culture and the 80s gay bar. Sounds like the perfect night for us oldies. Get caught up in a one night love affair and dance with somebody who loves you. Check out the voguing by House Of Gvasalia and club kids go gos PM, Girl Feiri, Continental Breakfast, Shay Dior along with performances by Rose Butch and Vixen Von Flex.
9:30pm—2:30am. The Clubhouse, 238 East 1st Ave. $8 before 10:30pm, $12 after. Rhythm Of The Night
Sunday, Feb 3
Tuck It presents gays and baes on a Sunday. Performances by Molly Poppinz, Continental Breakfast, Eva Scarlett, Xanax and more.
10pm. Are you MIA, 350 Water St. Tickets $20--$25 and more info at Sundae Fundae
Tuesday, Feb 5
Walt Dismal Presents
When you wish upon a star: you are probably out of options. Welcome to a cozy evening of scenes from beloved Walt Dismal animated classics - each a parody of an animated classic from a kinder, gentler Walt! Join us as Impossible Things Productions hits the stage for a musical comedy hosted by genial (and disturbing) Walt Dismal himself, and experience such heart-warming scenes as Doctor Faustus meeting his new magical best friend Mephistopheles, Grand Inquisitor Torquemada warmly welcoming the Inquisition's newest guest, Tyler Durden giving his new protégés a warm welcome to his new gentlemen's club and many more!
7—10pm. The Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway St. Tickets $20 advance at Walt Dismal or $22 at door.
Much Ado About Nothing
Sounds like my dating life. Set in a mesmerizing theatrical world, this deadly serious and sublimely ridiculous story—of soldiers in love and women confined by tradition—is a bold and playful romp through the extremes of desire and ambition, loyalty and redemption. Featuring their signature all-female cast, Vancouver’s critically acclaimed Classic Chic Productions promises an evening of Shakespeare unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Part of the Femme Series: highlighting the strength and power of female-identifying voices and experiences. Show runs until Saturday, Feb 16.
8pm. The Cultch, 1895 Venables St. Tickets $24--$54 and more info at Much Ado About Nothing
Wednesday, Feb 6
Blood On The Dance Floor
Blood on the Dance Floor weaves together generational history with personal memoir: from a “gay elder” grieving young men lost to disease and despair, to the current culture of hook-ups and casual sex, deeper moments sketched between Jacob and his father underscore the legacy of racism, homophobia, and shame that permeates both personal and cultural histories. Grounded in Aboriginal dance and storytelling, Blood on the Dance Floor incorporates activism, autobiography, and performance into an incendiary work of raw and radical emotion. Show runs until Saturday, Feb 9.
8pm. SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 west Hastings St. Tickets starting at $33 and info at Blood On The Dance Floor