Out in Vancouver March 15-25 With Tom Coleman

Photo: Profanity by LillzKillz - @ Vancouver Fashion Week

Photo: Profanity by LillzKillz - @ Vancouver Fashion Week

Friday, Mar 15

This Is Your Life: Rainbow Roundtable

This week they'll talk about their submission to the arts and culture exhibit for folks 55+ "Older and Creating It" this June at the Roundhouse. Édouard will help brainstorm ideas for the project and in the second half they'll have some film practice time. Édouard will impart his many years of experience as a YouTube content creator to give techniques that will make you look like pros! 55+ and want to get involved, get in touch.

6:30—8:30pm. Room C, Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. $5 drop-in fee payable at front desk. Rainbow Roundtable


Saturday, Mar 16


Join the Vancouver Rubbermen for a slick social get together! This is the second of the Rubbout 2019 Kick off events, so take the opportunity to rubber up and come meet some of the boys you will be meeting and playing with on Rubbout weekend. Prep your inner pervert for the biggest gay rubber event on the West Coast. At this VRM event, there will be rubber bondage galore to experience, electro demos, and opportunities to prepare for ordering and purchasing new rubber and meet other like-minded rubber perverts! Get your slick tightness on and come out.

2–5pm. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. Spark-Rubbout 2019

Sunday, Mar 17

Trans Community Town Hall 

CATA invites community members who identify as Two-Spirit, trans, transgender, gender nonconforming, nonbinary, genderfluid, genderqueer, third gender, are non-labeling and/or do not identify within the cisheteronormative paraidgm to join for a Trans Community Town Hall. Come discuss the past, present and possible futures of the local/regional trans and gender diverse communities.

6:30—9:30pm. Qmunity, 610-1033 Davie St. Trans Town Hall


Monday, Mar 18

Fashion Week

See and be seen at the most fashionable event this season for Vancouver Fashion Week which runs from today until Sunday, Mar 24. Check out the crème de la crème of the city’s fashion elite and see where Vancouver’s rising star Evan Clayton will be showing his wares on Saturday, Mar 23. Please check online for a complete list of Fashion Week’s who’s who and when they will be showing.

Vancouver Fashion Week, 938 Howe St. Tickets $30--$350 and more info at Fashion Week

Rainbow Karaoke

For some reason Rainbow Karaoke brings to mind sparkly unicorns and laughter, when for me it should bring back visions of far too many tequila shots and a very off tune rendition of We Will Rock You. Needless to say my days of singing a tune are decades far behind me but Im always down to check out a new ingénue or two.

6:30—11pm. The Admiral Pub, 4125 Hastings St, Burnaby. Rainbow Karaoke



Misfits is a drag show taking place every third Monday of the month hosted by Molly Poppinz & Xana X with a collective of Vancouver drag artists, queens, kings and things! This show is a space for all performers to come together and celebrate the diversity the scene has to offer.

11pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. Misfits


Tuesday, Mar 19

Double Trouble

Tuesday night has arrived, and you sit at home wondering what to do. The excitement of the weekend has left you wanting more; to be with friends, laugh and enjoy the night and I’ve got the perfect fix for you in a new night. Double Trouble is a show that aims to create a sense of community in a relaxed setting, with an emphasis on bringing fun back to drag. What is this show? Imagine sex and funny, Dorothy and Blanche, Cher and Tai or Cady and Regina. Each Tuesday night, they come together to create a safe, inviting place that feels like you're just at home with your best Judy's. 1181 just keeps bringing you more and more of the best entertainment.

9pm. 1181, 1181 Davie St. No Cover. Double Trouble


Wednesday, Mar 20

Multiple Organism 

A surrealist comedy for adults (18+) about having a body & how our body is seen by others. Gender-bending. Nudity. Projections. Puppetry. Original music. Sentient toothbrushes. A wild & risky show from award-winning shadow theatre duo Mind of a Snail.

8pm. The Cultch, 1895 Venables St. Tickets $35 and more info at Multiple Organism


Thursday, Mar 21

Queer Med Student Q&A

Ok so will this show appeal to the hypochondriac side of me or the hospital patient/doctor role playing side of me? Come participate in an open dialogue with UBC medical students on a Trans patient experience in BC's medical system. Come with your questions and wisdom and help build a better relationship between the Trans community and the medical establishment. The LGBTQ+ Mentorship group at UBC Medicine is a place for queer students to connect, share stories, and support one another through the journey towards becoming a physician. It is a confidential group that meets regularly for social events, and also hosts events for the wider UBC Medicine community to help expose their classmates to queer culture.

7—9pm. 610-1033 Davie St. Queer Med Q & A


Friday, Mar 22

"Awesome" - John Ferrie

Unless you have been living under a rock at Wreck Beach everyone has heard of John Ferrie, one of Vancouver’s top artists and you have probably seen his artwork hanging in any one of your peer’s abodes. Now is your chance to see all the magic up close in a new collection of paintings on display as part of “Awesome”, John’s new collection. This is your chance to purchase an “Awesome” new piece and be the envy of all your friends. The new collection truly is “Awesome” and if you are looking to finally get me a nice present, one would look fabulous in my own Ferrie collection. Tonight is the opening reception and show runs until Thursday, Mar 28.

6—9pm. Main Space Gallery, 350 East 2nd Ave. John Ferrie Awesome

Mpowerment's Spring Fling

It's that time of year where the cold, damp and sometimes snowy west coast winter thaws into spring. To mark the season, you are cordially invited to Mpowerment’s Spring Fling for an exciting night of great music, dancing, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, food, games, and more. At this Spring Fling they will be choosing Spring Royalty via a lucky draw -- you'll get to go home with a gift basket, a crown of flowers, and a noticeable surrounding aura of floral regalia! Dress up, dress down, come as you are or come as your favourite teen movie character but just come because you don’t want to miss this. Mpowerment is a queer-centered, trans-inclusive, and gender affirming space for young adults (19 - 29 years old) to meet, make friends, and talk about the highs and lows of sex, drugs, relationships and all the things that bring you pleasure.

8pm—12am. Mpowerment Headquarters, 568 Seymour St. Spring Fling


LEVEL UP: Queer Rap + R&B Dance Party

A great night of Rap, Hip Hop, R&B, big Femme energy, Kendall Gender and South Eastt to keep you going till all hours. Throw in DJs Softieshan and Habibi Caramel Princess and you are done.

9:30pm—2am. The Clubhouse, 238 East 1st Ave. $12 entrance. Level Up

HOTLINE ☏ Overland, Kasey Riot, Innezz, Emerencz

One of the most novel ideas for a party and it keeps you guessing until the actual day of event. Not only do you get DJs Kasey Riot, Overland, Innezz and Emerencz but you don’t know where you are going until you call the Hotline day of show. Miss this one and you are out of luck until the summer.

11:55pm--? Call the hotline day of for location 604-367-1794. Tickets $10 and info at Hotline


Saturday, Mar 23

Loud and Queer

Sounds like the autobiography of Ms barb Snelgrove!  This concert recognizes the fiftieth anniversary of homosexual rights in Canada and celebrates the many, many vibrant voices that make up our queer community. This concert is presented in partnership with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Queer Arts Festival. There will be a panel discussion featuring several members of the community, beginning at approximately 6:00 pm and running for one hour. 

7:30pm. Orpheum Annex. 823 Seymour St. Tickets $30 and info at Loud & Queer


Savage Love Live

Having been to more than one of these events by Dan Savage I can tell you it is entertaining, informative and a lot of fun. The Savage Lovecast is coming to Vancouver for a live performance of Dan Savage's popular sex-and-relationship-advice podcast! Join Dan, Nancy, the tech-savvy, at-risk youth and get all of your questions answered live on stage, but only if you have dropped them in the bin before the show so bring them written down.  With special musical guest Rachel Lark and comedian Corina Lucas!

8—11pm. Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St. Tickets $35US and more info at Dan Savage


Score 20

Where else can you get served your drink by a hot hockey bartender in a skimpy tight jockstrap on a Saturday night and ice skate for free? Join Cutting Edge’s 20th Anniversary of Score and see if you can do the same, score that is. Strap on your skates, slip into your dancing shoes and enjoy great music, a fun atmosphere, a bunch of hockey players and a friendly crowd that makes this one of the most anticipated parties of the year. You can bring your own skates, or borrow the free rentals. If you don't want to skate, join the crowd on the dance floor, or socialize in the lobby bar. And don't forget to say hello to our handsome jock-strap clad bartenders and feel free to slip them a tip, the paper kind not the flesh one. See you there.

8pm—1am. West End Community Centre, 870 Denman St. Tickets $25 and more info at Score 20


Singing Can Be A Drag 2019

After a sold out engagement in New Westminster the boys are back in town and ready to slay you as well. Join for an evening of live-singing, female-impersonating & musical entertainment performed by the VMC’s own inner-diva starlets, featuring covers of your favourite recognizable (some unrecognizable) divas! This musical treat promises you more evening-length glamour, more vocal-feats, higher kicks and more synthetic hair than seen at your cousin’s wedding! Mark your social calendar and bring your friends! Proceeds help support the VMC in its LGBT community outreach and main stage concert programming. Warning! Viewers may be exposed to wardrobe malfunctions, flying sequins, improvised lyrics, mixing of fabric patterns, polyester blends, gender-questioning sexual urges, infectious camp and other spontaneously occurring un-scripted performance phenomenon!

Two shows tonight. 5pm & 9pm. The Revue Stage, 1601 Johnston St, Granville Island. Tickets $30--$65 and more info at Vancouver Men's Chorus


Hot Fruit

Not really into dancing? Have to work early? From 9-10:30pm they’ll be having a more relaxed community space for drawing, talking, and singing along. This venue is unique in that as the party continues, there is a second space for conversation and resting as the night continues! Lower energy? Talk and sip. Higher energy? Get some cardio on the dance floor. MangoSweet are here to help you sway and move all night! This space is intended to be QTBIPOC centred, so they can celebrate and exist in a fun and welcoming party. All are welcome to join, but if you are not BIPOC they are asking you to consider who this space is for and how you can contribute to a healthy, safe environment that centres the QTBIPOC community. Wear what makes you happy, but dressing bright is encouraged!

9pm. 1410 Venables St. $10--$20 sliding scale but nobody turned away for lack of funds. Hot Fruit


Sin City: Kinky Warehouse Party

Join all of your kinky friends for Sin City's March party, held at the Vancouver Art & Leisure Center, in the last month of events before the venue closes. 100% fetish dress code, warehouse vibes, A-list sound system, dirty electronic dance music all night, drag & bondage performances, couples kink play rooms, dance cages, art installations, and much more. Sin City is a safe and welcoming pervy party & play space for everyone, with a great reputation earned over 17 consecutive years and over 300 fun & flirty events! Even Kasey Riot will be there with other DJs to keep you hopping.

9pm—2am. Vancouver Art & Leisure, 101 West 6th Ave. Tickets $20--$25 and info at Sin City


BYE Felicia She's Baaack

The perfect dismissal, "Bye Felicia!" is a goodbye given to any unwanted, irritating, or disliked person, place or thing. Are you ready for the original bodybuilding Barbie, MISS TOTO  or Alma Bitches, Berlin, Continental Breakfast as well as DJG-Luve? Im tired just thinking about it.

10:30pm—3am. The Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward St. Tickets $9--$11 and info at Bye Felicia


Monday, Mar 25

D!ck Safari: Amateur Strip

It’s that time again: are you looking for rent money or are you a master voyeur? Either way this night is for you as Dick Investigators Del Stamp and Handsy Alma Bitches search out the perfect amateur bits for you to see. Sometimes there are monsters you will dream about and sometimes it’s a bit chilly in the bar if you get my drift but all in all it is a fun night. Brought to you by The Junction and Steamworks, are you courageous enough to bare it all: base to tip?

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

In Advance

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.


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Rubbout 2019: Illuminate April 5—7, 2019

Rubbout is the longest running gay rubber event in North America! Explore the new event format centered around a host hotel. Experience 3 days of events filled with kinky fun and hot, hot men. Engage in learning, socializing, play, and more! Illuminate your darkest desires at Rubbout 2019. Weekend Pass is $120. Don’t forget to book into the host hotel. Rubbout 2019

Get Out!Tom Coleman