Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Davie Village

Davie Village is one of Vancouver’s most festive neighbourhoods (Tourism Vancouver/Michael Song).

Davie Village is one of Vancouver’s most festive neighbourhoods with flags and sunburst banners adorning lampposts, rainbow décor adding pops of colour, and patios packed with revelers on sunny days. Situated in the West End and known for its thriving community of gay and lesbian residents, Davie Village imbues a chill vibe for meandering the streets by day, and thumping clubs and pubs that come alive at night.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Davie Village

Androgynous-Style Clothing for All Bodies: Meet Vancouver’s Peau de Loup

By Rachel Rosenberg

Peau De Loup is the kind of brand that inspires loyalty in their customers. A clothing company with a mission: It’s about creating something authentic that makes people feel the same way on the outside as they do on the inside.”

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Androgynous-Style Clothing for All Bodies: Meet Vancouver’s Peau de Loup

Poly Queer Love Ballad Explores an Unconventional Romantic Narrative

Poly Queer Love Ballad

Image by Emily Cooper

By Rachel Rosenberg

Poly Queer Love Ballad will definitely resonate with romantics. A self-described “slam musical”, it sold out at Vancouver Fringe Festival last year before being snapped up by the Queer Arts Festival. Premiering March 5, the show’s narrative follows Nina and Gaby as their passionate coupledom develops.

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Poly Queer Love Ballad Explores an Unconventional Romantic Narrative

5 Not-to-Be-Missed Speakers at The Growing Room Festival 2019


Hannah McGregor, creator of podcasts: Secret Feminist Agenda and Witch Please | Image by Christopher M Turbulence

By Rachel Rosenberg

The Growing Room Festival was founded in 2017 by Room Magazine and every March since it has brought Canadian authors and artists together to converse, educate and collaborate as they discuss feminism in all its intersectional glory. Most panels and readings are pay-what-you-can to ensure accessibility, and writing workshops and one-on-one manuscript consultations are offered.

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5 Not-to-Be-Missed Speakers at The Growing Room Festival 2019

No Need to Reign it In at the Pride Society’s Annual Unicorn Ball

By Kendell Yan

Winter blues got you feeling dull and washed out? Need a dose of fluttering flamboyance and shimmying shine to put that pep back in your step? Then on February 2nd, you’ve got to prance on down to the third annual Unicorn Ball, presented by the Vancouver Pride Society!

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No Need to Reign it In at the Pride Society’s Annual Unicorn Ball

Love and Legacy with Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole Coming to Vancouver this January

By Rachel Rosenberg

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka‘ole is an award-winning singer and hula dancer, who has appeared on stage with her family since the age of three. Descended from seven generations of activists and artists, all of whom continue to inspire her, her love-infused performances utilize an incredible range that blends baritone chanting with Hawaiian-style falsetto. As a modern transgender Hawaiian, her spellbinding performances unify traditional Hawaiian culture with contemporary sensibilities. We spoke to Kaumakaiwa about what inspires, recharges, and excites her.

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Love and Legacy with Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole Coming to Vancouver this January

Greenlandic Mask Dancing, Folk Music and Mythologies Meet at this PuSh Festival Performance

Image by Jeremy Mimnagh

By Rachel Rosenberg

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and Evalyn Parry have created an enthralling multimedia dialogue that weaves folk music, storytelling, live video and uaajeerneq (Greenlandic mask dancing). After a sold-out Toronto run in 2018, Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools, which is coming to the PuSh festival in January, explores the relationship between Canada’s North and South using personal stories, historical documents and traditional mythologies.

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Greenlandic Mask Dancing, Folk Music and Mythologies Meet at this PuSh Festival Performance