Things to Do This Weekend in Vancouver

I hear it’s going to be a rainy weekend, so make sure to waterproof your boots in preparation for taking in all the art at the the East Side Culture Crawl, for finding your way to the Turkish film festival, for stomping along to the bellows of the Accordion Noir Festival, and for exploring all the acts at  the Chutzpah! festival.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Vancouver

Thorgy Thor and the Vancouver Symphony Team Up

By Rachel Rosenberg

Drag is finally getting its long-deserved moment in the mainstream spotlight. A incredibly creative art form, many queens have to be skilled in fashion, makeup artistry, lipsyncing, comedy and branding. The reality television series RuPaul’s Drag Race has introduced 140 queens to audiences over 11 seasons, and as the show has grown in popularity, there has been a wider variety of queens playing with the traditional camp vs. pageant drag queen form. Thorgy Thor is a brilliant example of this mix; a classically trained musician who spoke yearningly about performing in drag with an orchestra (“thorchestra”) during her time on the show.

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Thorgy Thor and the Vancouver Symphony Team Up

A Very Drag Vancouver Halloween Roundup

Halloween Candy

By Kendell Yan

Halloween may fall on a Wednesday this year but that midweek slump means nothing to the witches, gargoyles, and ghouls that haunt the queer nightlife in Vancouver. The week is jam-packed, so dust off that ghastly white sheet and pop in a few fangs – we’ll let you know where to get your tricks and treats on this week-long spook-a-thon!

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A Very Drag Vancouver Halloween Roundup

The Darlings Take Immersive Drag Theatre to Artistic Heights

Photo by Samuel Olsen

By Kendell Yan

Provocative! Haunting! Dreamy! Experience the live event critics are calling a phantasmagorical romp through the psyche! On October 25th witness the terrifically terrifying drag quartet, The Darlings, in a conceptually indulgent drag show sprung from the minds of four peculiar genderflux individuals.

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The Darlings Take Immersive Drag Theatre to Artistic Heights

Celebrate Soul, Motown, and Drag with a Cause at Sweet Bubbling Nights in Vancouver

By Kendell Yan

In a rousing evening of fabulous music, live entertainment, drag, and a silent auction, Soulful Productions’ Sweet Bubbling Nights brings 23 of the city’s most iconic musical talents, drag queens, and dancers together at the Vancouver Playhouse for a worthy cause. In memorial of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016, the night will raise funds and bring attention to a worthy cause for LGBTI2+ youth around the globe. Continue reading:
Celebrate Soul, Motown, and Drag with a Cause at Sweet Bubbling Nights in Vancouver

The Dogwood Monarchist Society of Vancouver Makes Gender History with First Regent Emprex

Misty Meadows | Photo Courtesy of Chris Reed/ Continental Breakfast

By Kendell Yan

If you haven’t heard of the Dogwood Monarchist Society, you’re in for a treat of learnings. It’s a celebration of community, an outpouring of charity, and has the dress, drapery, glamour, and formal protocol of a monarchy.

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The Dogwood Monarchist Society of Vancouver Makes Gender History with First Regent Emprex

What to Do in Vancouver on Your Way To or From Peak Pride in Kelowna

By Kendell  Yan

Peak Pride offers something for everyone under the rainbow banners at Big White in Kelowna from April 6-8, including a mountain parade, Aprés Ski beer gardens, and performances from performances of all kinds at the big pride bash, WipeOUT. Extend the weekend in either direction here in Vancouver before or after making your way up for one big gay ski weekend.

Here are some events to check out in Vancouver on the peripherals of Peak Pride:

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What to Do in Vancouver on Your Way To or From Peak Pride in Kelowna