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"BODY LANGUAGE" by Tiko Kerr
MAY 5 - 28, 2016
SOMA ART GALLERY, 279 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver
Since the time of Homer, the Graces or Charities have represented the social obligations of giving, receiving and returning gifts and favours. This circulating, uninterrupted exchange is how we tend and nourish each other as civilized human beings. In my painting The Three Graces, this trinity of female figures takes the physical form of ancient Willendorf Venus figurines, among the first artistic objects in the stone age to ascribe iconic power to a female form. But each of these figures in also inhabited by the spirits of one of three great artists that have shared their gifts with me – Max Beckmann, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.
Timberline Country Dance
Thursdays from 7pm-9:30pm
St Paul's Anglican Church Recreation Hall, 1140 Jervis St.
We will offer you a lesson at the beginning of the evening to teach you and then you'll have an opportunity to dance and sharpen your skills. All you have to do is show up...there is always a partner available for you to dance with and your lesson is included. Its easy, fun, and most of all it gives you a chance to meet great people and to help support your community at large. $10 donation for lesson
Join the cities most notorious girl gang as they reignite the flames of their sisterhood to give you a weekly show that’ll leave you unleashing your inner bad girl. Established in August 2015, the BRATPACK took Monday’s by storm with their hilarious bitchy banter, wild and crafty performances, intoxicating audience games and outrageously fashionable looks. Cover $5
STARRING: VALYNNE Vile. JANE Smoker, SHANDA Leer. JEM, GIA Metric
Country 2 step & Line Dance, Dance lesson from 8pm, No cover
GoGo Boys, DJ Del Stamp,
It's Sienna Blaze's monthly DIVAS at The Junction show!
Roll out the red carpet and get your cameras ready as your hostess Sienna Blaze brings out some of today's top and best raw talent out city has to offer! We are ready to wow you with this monthly Friday drag show. See some amazing talent and we showcase some of the legendary musical divas of the past, present and future!
FYI it's Sienna's bday show… tons of fun to be had this night! This month's special Diva Guests includes: Kamelle Toe and Alma Bitches. Cover $5.00
The Vancouver KNights of Malta Present "EMERALD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION" The festivities get under way at 4pm with host Bill Monroe and a toast to Empress X Oliv's 35th year!! Door donations to benifit Wings Housing Society!!
Our brand new Saturday night features an incredible group of rotating DJs talent playing vocal house, remixes, circuit and on the last Saturday of every month hip hop, rap & RnB.
Alongside our resident DJs are the hottest GoGo dancers not usually seen on Davie, spectacular custom visuals, and spotlight performances by some of our best drag queens. Cover $5 before 10:30pm
Join Carlotta Gurl and her guests every Saturday night for a spectacular show filled with drag, live numbers, contests and much more, all hosted by one of Vancouver's top drag personas, Carlotta Gurl! Show starts at 10:45pm, make sure to arrive early for good seating. $5 at the door
Join Miz Adrien and her special guests for an evening of glamour and laughter with a little naughtiness on the side. Door Prizes and Raffle
Doors at 6:30pm / Show at 7:30pm / Cover $10 / $5 after 9pm - NEW - $5 cover before 9pm with valid Student ID. Reservations strongly recommended. Call The Heritage Grill at (604) 759-0819. www.theheritagegrill.com
Join us every Sunday night as Iona Whipp and Jaylene Tyme celebrate old school glamour and world class celebrity impersonation in this truly remarkable spectacle of Vancouver drag.
Jaylene Tyme is a former Empress of Vancouver and a master of illusion, re-creating incredible looks including Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey, Tina Turner and many more.
Iona Whipp, also a former Empress of Vancouver, is a trained dancer and no one can touch her renditions of Velma Kelly, Liza Minelli and pretty much any musical theatre number you can name. $5 cover
You will be feeling #TOOBLESSED when Alma Bitches, aka Mother Superior, purges your transgressions with her evening sermon. You will be sweating out those sins on the dance floor when our DJ Riley Cox offers all you heathens COMMUNION after the show - a dance party to exorcise your demons!
DRAG PERFORMANCE at 11PM, DJ 10PM-3AM, NO COVER! $6 Vodkas
Pre Show Mixer with the Cast at 6:30pm - mingle with us and have a few drinks..... Our QUEER PROV Show you know & love starts at 8pm! No Cover
Peach Cobblah's SHAME SPIRAL
1181, 1181 Davie St.
The Baddest Bitch of the East is hitting Davie! This is some East meets West End debauchery!
Tuesday Nights have never been so full of regret as PEACH COBBLAH takes over her favourite cocktail lounge 1181 for a night of drag, perverse games, and true shame spiral stories. With DJ Jef Leppard, And amazing drink specials With a gorgeous roster of guests.world.
BINGO FOR LIFE :: VANCOUVER FRIENDS FOR LIFE SOCIETY
Celebrities Nightclub, 1022 Davie Street
This weekly extravaganza is filled with brilliant prizes, cheap drinks and snappy drag queens! To date, Bingo For Life has raised over $300,000 for the Friends For Life Society. No cover but donations for Friends for Life would be great.
"East meets West" The BARRON GURL show is on every Wednesday night starting at 10:30pm!! Hosts Carlotta Gurl & Isolde N Barron are sure to entertain you with their witty sassy humor, you don't want to miss out! DJ Del Stamp. $5 cover
Project Empty Bowl has become an annual signature fundraising event for A Loving Spoonful. The sole purpose of Project Empty Bowl is to raise funds so that A Loving Spoonful can continue delivering free meals and nutritional counselling & education to men, woman and children fighting HIV/AIDS. Ticket price: $90.00 per ticket, $100 after May 13, 2016 ONLINE
An evening of song, dance and comedy. PROUD to have Dan Payne, star of TV's "The Good Witch" coming to VIC to be our guest host.
Tickets Available www.belfry.bc.ca
Queewritica provides creative writing space for adults of all genders, orientations and relationship paradigms found under the queer umbrella. As such, members will be expected to interact respectfully and constructively to writings about sexuality and relationship types that may differ from their own experiences and preferences. This event is free of charge.
Tickets: Patron Tickets ($67 – includes $30 tax receipt, discount at Cats Social House Restaurant (map), no line ups, reserved seating) available Sunday, April 24 @ 10am – online only
General Admission Tickets ($37) Online – Sunday, May 1st from 10am, Scotiabank, 1500 Marine Dr from 9.30am on Monday, May 2nd (M-T 9.30am to 4pm, F 9.30am to 5pm)
Scotiabank 591 Cardero St from 10.30am on Tuesday, May 3rd (T-F 10.30am to 6pm)
Walking a mile in heels isn't easy, but living in fear of persecution for being LGBT+ is harder. On June 11 at 12 noon, walk to raise funds and awareness for LGBT+ refugees. Register now and STRUT one mile at Sunset Beach to support LGBT+ refugees and newcomers.
Help us raise $40,000 for LGBT+ refugees. Funds will go towards badly needed services to assist LGBTQ people from countries where they are persecuted to come to Canada and be fully integrated into Canadian life.
The Legacy Awards Gala is an awards night to acknowledge individuals who have contributed to the LGBTQ2+ community in Vancouver over the years. There are a series of eight awards all corresponding to the symbolism associated with each colour in the original rainbow flag.
This year we are also excited to announce a new Trans Activist Award in honour of Kimberly Nixon sponsored by barbara findlay QC and Sheila Gilhooly. Tickets: $25
This year the event will now be even more accessible to all of our participants in a convenient location just by the beach and Aquatic Centre. We have a new 5km walk/run course along the seawall and will have our incredibly famous Disco Water Station we've all come to love.
There is no 10km course this year. We won't bore you with the details, but we do hope to bring it back in 2017.
Christopher Logan’s 'BURLESQUE' is the follow up to 'dr.a.g.' (for dressed as girl), which celebrated top drag performers and was chosen as a VIP Gift at the Sundance Film Festival's Independent Filmmaker's Lounge both this year and last.
After 'dr.a.g.', comes 'BURLESQUE', a 160-page large-format book, filled to the brim with stunning full-color photography of stars Immodesty Blaize (UK), Kalani Kokonuts (Vegas), Little Miss Risk (Vancouver), LouLou D'vil (Finland), the renowned Dita Von Teese, and even a few men like The Stage Door Johnnies.
'BURLESQUE' will be available now in Canada and USA, $40+$4.80 tax (US dollar) and also available at www.bookthefilm.com
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