Out in Vancouver June 6 - 16 with Tom Coleman

Music Waste Festival this weekend!  Full Schedule here —>

Music Waste Festival this weekend! Full Schedule here —>

 

Pride is fast approaching so if you have any events you would like listed for pride please let me know at tomsnewlistings@outlook.com don’t wait until the last minute or you will be missed.

Thursday, June 6

SWAP

Do you love seeing versatility? Do you love reconstructive surgery? Do you love a makeover that someone doesn’t want? Swap faces for a night. Swap drag for a night. Swap spit? Dreams really can come true. The tables will turn, because everyone’s a little vain; PM will “makeover” and select music for their guest: i the guest will allow the dollar store brushes near their faces!  As stated above, the guest has full control. The first victim will be Continental Breakfast so come check out the fun.

9:30pm. 1181, 1181 Davie St. Cover $5. SWAP

 

Friday, June 7

MW QUEER Showcase

Music Waste Festival brings you its 2nd Queer Showcase and Big Gay Dance Party. Where would we be without the LGBTQIA2S+ members of our amazing music community?! We have no frickin' clue! so come down to the Clubhouse and party with folks who've been here and queer since before you were used to it, and who keep making vulnerable, gay-ass music, even when it's hard. Come early to enjoy beers with the music waste crew on the sunny & sweet clubhouse patio! Stay for bands from 8-11:30!  Stay EVEN LATER and catch the bad ass TRANS GIRL DJ TAKEOVER from Cabal DJs Zlatke & Girldrip!

6pm to late. The Clubhouse, 238 East 1st Ave. $7 before 11pm, $10 after. MW Queer Showcase


Queer Elders Prom

The Queer Elders Prom is happening as the closing event to Older & Creating It Elder's Art & Culture Exhibition. Prom King & Queen crowned in regalia by the DMS Vancouver Emcee and drag performance by Empress XXIV Sushi Bar. Dance demo/lesson from Not So Strictly Ballroom Queer Dance. Music by DJ K-Tel Photo Booth by Beau Photo.

7—10pm. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. Tickets $10 or by donation. Queer Elders Prom


The ’70s Show

Jump into your bell bottoms, pop on a pair of platform shoes, and join the Vancouver Men’s Chorus on a journey to the ‘70s. Let us dazzle you with disco hits, serenade you with sensuous R&B tunes, pump you up with classic pop, and more: the “Me Decade” was a diverse and delightful time for music! So feather your hair and groom your epic sideburns, because whether you’re gambling on your last chance for romance or seeking relief from your night fever, we will, we will rock you! Shows run until June 15.

8pm. Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St, Granville Island. Tickets $45--$50 and more info at The 70s Show

 

Saturday, June 8

STRUT Vancouver 2019

STRUT is the Rainbow Foundation of Hope’s annual flagship fundraiser. Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes to support LGBTQ+ people living in countries that are intolerant or hostile toward their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. Strut for those who can’t, push your boundaries and your comfort zone – wear what you dare! Walk to raise funds and awareness for LGBTQ+ refugees.

10:30am—2pm. Sunset Beach, 1204 Beach Ave. Register today at Strut

South Okanagan Pride

SOS Pride is celebrating June Pride month! COME OUT to our "DIVA!" Dance Party to kick off their Pride celebrations.   All ages are welcome so put on your dancing shoes and join Jacklyn Sparrow as the DIVA, more than a tribute...it's a celebration! To check out all the Pride events they are having please check website.

6:30—11pm. Okanagan College, 583 Duncan Ave West, Penticton. Tickets $15 and info at South Okanagan Pride

RHYtHM of the NiGHT 

A tribute to the 90s club kid culture & 80s gay bar with a queer 4 queer dance party and gay bar gold all night long. Bringing you all your faves 80s & 90s gay bar gold AND for one special event MORE DISCO!  Djs easy Bake Coven, Body Party and a late night set with Skylar Love. Performances by Maiden China, Rich Elle, Continental Breakfast and Boss along with some pretty hot Go Go Girls.

9:30pm—2:30am. The Clubhouse, 238 East 1st Ave. $8 before 10pm, $12 after. Rhythm Of The Night


Sunday, June 9

Italian Day on The Drive 

The perfect place to find a lonely, wandering, Italian stallion.  A vibrant cultural street festival celebrating Italian culture, heritage and community. The event includes over 120 street participants, comprised of partners, vendors, community organizations – and an estimated 300,000 attendees of all ages and cultures. The festival is held on Commercial Drive (The Drive), home to Little Italy, where the street is transformed into a lively 14 block festa. Since Italian Day’s return in 2010, the event today represents the largest one-day cultural street festival in Vancouver. A festive community embrace, The Drive comes alive in green, white and red with piazza-style animated zones, live music, food vendors, patios, lifestyle attractions, family fun activities and more.

12—8pm. Commercial Drive, 1726 Commercial Dr. Italian Day

Queer ASL Summer Classes

Want to learn American Sign Language in a safer space committed to accessibility and social justice in Vancouver BC and beyond? Classes are queer & transgender centered - allies welcome. Each class has 8 sessions that occur once a week (8 weeks total) for 2.5 hours each. Our classes & workshops run on donations only (we provide a suggested donation sliding scale).

6pm. There are various days to start your class as well as various locations around Vancouver. Please check website to find day and location best for you. Queer ASL

Family affairs

Our family is one just like yours, mother, father, sons, daughters, and drunken aunts too. Come out to experience our family affairs starring Donna Telmi and Brooke Davis with our first monthly guest Mona Fantasy. They’ll take you on a journey of choreography, videography, tomfoolery and most importantly, debauchery, what more could you ask for.

11pm—3am. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. Family Affairs


Monday, June 10

Monday's Most Wanted

ROSE BUTCH occupies 1181 in their first ever club residency with 'Sharing Space with Rose Butch', where every month, on the second Monday, Rose will be sharing the stage with some of Vancouver's premiere non-binary drag artists and bringing their corner of gender euphoria to the West End.

11pm. 1181, 1181 Davie St. Monday's Most Wanted

 

Wednesday, June 12

Flex Fit with HIM

Pride is coming up and every good gay needs to be flexible. This class combines muscle strengthening and stretching exercises such as push-ups, squats, yoga, basic Pilates, core exercises, and resistance band training. They recommend wearing sneakers and athletic wear. Don’t forget a towel and a bottle of water. Drop-in exercise class every Wednesday for gay and bi men. All levels welcome.

6pm. HIM, 677 Davie St, 7th floor. Flex Fit With HIM

Story Story Lie: Championships

Unreal stories. One Lie. They're bringing back all the winners from this season to compete for the biggest trophy yet! Each contestant will be bringing their most unbelievable story! Watch out for Claire Pollock as she is the highest ranking liar so far. Hosted & Produced by award winning storyteller Jo Dworschak with her lovely assistant poet Matt Loeb.

7—9pm. The Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway. Tickets $10 online and info at Story Story Lie   or $12 at door.

Drag Fix and Chill

Alma and weed, what could ever go wrong, better bring brownies for tips! Imagine comfy couches! Imagine yummy snacks! Imagine poorly thought out games! Just imagine. Haven't you always wanted to smoke the devil's lettuce and watch a drag show at the same time? Now you can!!! This show takes place inside a dab lounge and patrons will be smoking cannabis. The performers most likely will be too. Enjoy the contact high. Hosted by Alma Bitches and starring Bam Bam, Tommi, Berlin, Thanks Jem and probably a surprise or two.

8:30—11:30pm. Cannabis Culture, 307 West Hastings St, Cover $10. Drag Fix & Chill


Thursday, June 13

Mina Mercury and her Chica's Drag Bingo

Mina Mercury and a special guest drag queen each week will host Drag Show Bingo! There will be two sets of two games of bingo with lots of entertainment and numbers before and between bingo sets. There will be lots of prizes, outfits, numbers, fun, drinks and food specials! Each set of bingo is $10 and proceeds go towards Foundation of Hope Charity; a LGBTQ charity that funds not-for profit LGBTQ refugee organizations. So come out for a good cause, a lot of fun, and of course the most amazing outfits

8—10pm. Chica`s, 136 East Broadway St. Chica`s Bingo Night

  

Friday, June 14

Stray

Brutal and beautiful, Stray is the true story of a girl who runs away and finds herself. Stray is based on creator Tanya Marquardt’s experience as a teen runaway, BDSM model, and New York transplant. Each song careens you through Tanya’s first attraction to a girl, witnessing her self-cutting, being underage in a BDSM bar, a teacher saving her from suicide, and how writing sustained her throughout. A powerful and moving performance. Plays tonight and Saturday: Saturday will be filmed as part of a documentary.

8pm. Progress lab 1422, 1422 William St. Tickets $22 and info at Stray


Saturday, June 15

West End Car Free Day 2019

Always the best place to find Spencer Chandra Herbert around town. Come celebrate the 12th annual West End Car Free Day on Denman Street from Robson to Davie, Saturday June 15th! We'll be bringing together local business owners, community organizations, artists and volunteers to seed the idea of building a better, more liveable city with music stages, art displays, food, and activities for people of all ages.

12—7pm. Denman Street. West End Car Free Day

Processing Rage: A Seminar for Emotional Feminists

Join for a half-day seminar on intersectionality, feminist history, responsible anger, and emotional health. This is for the feminists who feel all the feelings in the pursuit of creating social change. For those who feel overwhelmed or numbed out by the tragedy of current events. For those who’ve been told they are ‘too emotional’. For those who are determined to expand their feminisms while taking care of themselves. Processing Rage is for women, femmes, trans & non-binary folks who feel angry about the patriarchy and would like to develop a healthier relationship with their anger. We will be doing this through interactive activities, facilitated conversations, psychoeducation, and vocal expression.

9:30am—1pm. The Studio Space, 130-49 Dunlevy Ave. Tickets $95 and info at Processing Rage


Sunday, June 16 Happy Fathers’ Day!

Oh Daddy! A Father’s Day Extravaganza Cruise!

As I can personally attest to this being one of the most fun things to do on a Sunday afternoon. Ryan and his crew, plus the Unstoppable Conni Smudge, managed to make all 75 people on the cruise feel like royalty. The brunch is delicious and never ending and the mimosas were refreshing and bottomless. If mimosa is not your thing then Lola will be happy to whip you up your usual cocktails. As always Conni was over the top, even with her 8 or so costume changes.  Definately made a return customer out of me and I urge everyone to give it a try. Beautiful boat, beautiful crew and Connie… let’s just leave it at that.

11am—2pm. Yoho Cruises, 1698 Duranleau St, Granville Island. Tickets $55 and info at Connie`s Who`s Your Daddy Cruise

The Pflag Father's Day Fundraiser

Come out and support Pflag Vancouver's annual BBQ fundraiser where your entrance fee gets you a burger (veggie option), chips and a beer! Pflag Vancouver has been active in Vancouver for over 30 years, supporting parents, families and friends of the LGBTQ+ community. $10 from each ticket goes to support Pflag Vancouver, which helps to pay for our meeting space and our media support throughout the year, (room rental, phone line and web support). We'll also be hosting a Silent Auction and a 50/50 draw.

2—6pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Tickets $17 and info at Pflag Fundraiser

 

Coming up

Sometimes there are gay events that are so popular they sell out weeks before you may even hear about them. If there is an event like that which gives back to a good cause, then I will be posting one of them here, so you have a chance to get your tickets before they are gone.

Monday, July 1

CruiseyT - Canada Day Fireworks Cruise

CruiseyT brings back the Canada Day Fireworks Cruise! Join  for the gayest Canada Day party where you will soak up the sun, party and enjoy a front row view of the Fireworks at Canada Place. DJs Del Stamp and Darren Kerr keep the boat rocking while the crew of Bratpack keep you entertained.

6:30pm. Harbour Cruises, 501 Denman St. Tickets $40 and info at Cruisey T Fireworks Cruise

 

 

Get Out!Tom Coleman