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

Two Spirit Siksika Artist Adrian Stimson’s New Work addresses Colonial Erasure and Sexuality

Adrian Stimson | Image courtesy of the Queer Arts Festival

By Kendell Yan

The only permanent multidisciplinary queer arts hub in Canada, the exciting and radically diverse SUM Gallery, has opened a new show with internationally acclaimed Two Spirit Siksika artist Adrian Stimson. Stimson’s most recent work, an interdisciplinary exhibit titled Naked Napi is a series of sculptures, paintings, and drawings that subvert the colonial erasure of indigenous bodies, autonomy, and the sexual histories of the Blackfoot peoples.

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Two Spirit Siksika Artist Adrian Stimson’s New Work addresses Colonial Erasure and Sexuality

Vancouver’s Queer Arts Festival Marks A Decade of Provocative and Innovative Programming

Image from PROX:IMITY RE:MIX with MACHiNENOiSY (June 25-26, 2018)

For its tenth year, the Queer Arts Festival (QAF) will be a showcasing an array of multidisciplinary artists who offer complex, nuanced, and boundary-challenging work meant to incite conversation.

This year’s QAF will feature performance, panels, curated exhibitions, and parties that will be sure to engage attendees in new avenues of thought and artistic creation.

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Vancouver’s Queer Arts Festival Marks A Decade of Provocative and Innovative Programming

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

For yourself or for the fathers in your life, there is a lot of fun to be had this weekend. The Queer Arts Festival opens, there’s free family events at the Bill Reid Gallery, symphony, comedy, football, drag, burlesque, a car show, and behind-the-scenes tours of the Commodore Ballroom.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: June 22, 2017

The first weekend of summer is full of colour, music, and art! The Vancouver International Jazz festival has begun, bringing music to venues across the city, and out in the streets and plazas. The Dragon Boat festival will be rustling the still waters of False Creek and the Kanata Festival will be amplifying indigenous voices downtown.  New shows are opening in the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Museum of Vancouver, and if you prefer a bit more interaction, there are graffiti art workshops at the Museum of Anthropology.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: June 22, 2017

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Another gorgeous forecast ahead!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Gear up for an epic BC Day long weekend with Pride, festivals, and lots of dancing!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend