A Halloweekend in Vancouver’s Drag King/Queendom!

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By Kendell Yan

Vancouver’s drag Kings, Queens, and Things have got you covered this Halloweekend with a show each night sure to help you raise more spirits from the dead than an Ouija Board!

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A Halloweekend in Vancouver’s Drag King/Queendom!

The Vancouver Kings and Queens and Everything in Between: Shay Dior

Image by Tommy Ting

Image by Tommy Ting

By Kendell Yan

As international supermodel of the world RuPaul says, “we’re all born naked and the rest is drag.” But what about those curious and beautiful creatures who paint a face upon a face, and possibly even one more upon another? Who are the drag kings and queens that flip the script on gender and push the boundaries of the possible with powder, pigment, and lace? Who are these community leaders that carry on the legacy of gender heroes, such as Marsha P. Johnson (who threw the first stone at Stonewall in 1969), throughout LGBTQ+ herstory?

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The Vancouver Kings and Queens and Everything in Between: Shay Dior

Celebrate 20 years of Wiggle

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Pride week isn’t until the end of the month, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait more than two weeks to get a hefty dose of fabulous, over-the-top, draggarific, extraordinary party times. This Friday at Fuse and Saturday at the Fox, the iconic performance event Wiggle will be gracing the stage. Continue reading:
Celebrate 20 years of Wiggle

Win tickets to Vancouver Dine Out Fest’s wildest party – Dinner at the Birdcage, Jan 31

Combine great food and cocktails, a New Orleans-style supper club and Vancouver’s most fabulous drag queens and what do you get?

Quite possibly one of the can’t-miss events of the 2013 Dine Out Vancouver Festival (For details on how you can win free tickets, read on).

On Jan. 31 the Vancouver FanClub hosts Dinner at the Birdcage, a culinary drag spectacular starring the city’s celebrity drag queens.  Over a three-course dinner and cocktails, soak up the sights and sounds of 11 outrageous performance numbers on FanClub’s stage from the likes of drag legends Joan-E, Carlotta Gurl, Coco and others.

Haven’t been to FanClub yet?  The brand new venue on Granville Street brings together live music on one of the city’s best stages with a southern-style barbecue menu and great drinks.  French colonial doors, wood floors and a second-floor balcony looking down on the action all lend a New Orleans music hall feel.  It’s a fantastic (and still relatively undiscovered) place to grab a drink and a bite to eat and see some great live blues and jazz shows.

FanClub is serving a deluxe barbecue menu for Dine Out, the citywide restaurant festival running Jan. 18-Feb. 3 that features hundreds of discount menus, plus dozens of creative culinary events.   Continue reading:
Win tickets to Vancouver Dine Out Fest’s wildest party – Dinner at the Birdcage, Jan 31