Homo-Normative Drag Show Closes Out January’s Smash Comedy Festival

By Rachel Rosenberg

Coming up, bundle up with a warm scarf and tuque before heading out for The Smash Comedy Fest. Produced by the Nasty Women Comedy troupe, this is the festival’s second year and it lasts for three days from January 23-25. The various events highlight “Vancouver’s best and brightest women/trans/femme/plus performers”. It sounds like it will be delightfully funny and will feature “feminist-forward comedy from an elite squad of sketch, improv and stand-up comedians…writing and improv workshops, dance parties and killer drag performances”. This is a burgeoning festival that should not be missed.

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Homo-Normative Drag Show Closes Out January’s Smash Comedy Festival

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