You Better Work, Fish! Celebrate Pride at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours

Get freaky and fabulous at the next After Hours on Thursday, August 9 at Vancouver Aquarium®, an Ocean Wise® initiative. Leave the kids with the sitter, dress in your finest drag, grab a drink, and let loose with your partner and pals as you explore the Aquarium’s galleries and meet the FIERCEST animals in the sea.

This is not your typical visit to Vancouver Aquarium. Enjoy special lip synch performances by local drag queen extraordinaire Carlotta Gurl – a first-ever for After Hours – and learn about outrageous reproductive strategies of marine creatures. Show your Pride in true fashion when you don your fanciest fishnet stockings and compete for the crown in the inaugural “Fishiest Drag Performer” contest. (Keep your outfit ocean-friendly — please omit beads, glitter, and sequins.)

Take in the newest and most-loved exhibits and experiences at Vancouver Aquarium. Immerse yourself in the ocean plastic pollution crisis in Vortex, acclaimed author and artist Douglas Coupland’s provocative art installation. Engage your five senses while watching Shark: A 4-D Experience. And join in celebrating the incredible diversity in British Columbia waters during special programs with majestic Steller sea lions or playful sea otters as well as a hands-on session with marine invertebrates in the Wet Lab.

An intimate affair, the event will tailored for an adult audience. Cocktails, beer, and wine will be available for purchase throughout the Aquarium.

Where:                Vancouver Aquarium (845 Avison Way)

When:                  August 9, 2018 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

What:                   After Hours access to Vancouver Aquarium, including the Wet Lab, all galleries, the 4-D theatre and Vortex  – Douglas Coupland’s radical new art installation.

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