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Fresh off the massive energy that WorldPride brought to our sisters across the country in Toronto, Vancouver is pulling out the stops to throw a party of its own this Pride, and we’re here to help you navigate the offerings with ease. Check out the daily listings, use the maps and circle your must-sees in Xtra’s Ultimate Pride Guide. And above all, celebrate being yourself. — Robin Perelle

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When I heard that local slab of meat Brent Ray Fraser will be performing at this year’s Fetish Weekend, I quickly added it to my event calendar. When I heard about the rest of the performance lineup — including legendary nightlife socialites the Boulet Brothers — I circled the dates with a big throbbing boner.

Wed, July 30 Mykki Blanco Thank you, Celebrities Nightclub! Mykki is the performer I’m most looking forward to seeing this season. The illuminati prince/ss embodies Pride with every rhyme. And the price is right! Tickets are only $15.

Thurs, July 31 Alien Sex Artists, writers, filmmakers, dancers, musicians and other multidimensional creatures will be coming down to earth for some Alien Sex and creation. I always say I like a little culture during Pride, and I don’t just mean sleeping with tourists. The Queer Arts Festival presents a night of “tentacles wrestling the status quo.” I’m not sure what to expect . . . octopus porn?

Fri, Aug 1 Davie Street Block Party I fill with rage every time the Vancouver Pride Society promotes Pride events as being for “families.” Pride is for my vodka bottle more than for your chillun. Got it? Luckily, those snotty-nosed brats (and no, I’m not talking about drag queens) won’t be able to get near me in the fenced-in, 19-plus beer garden.

Papa Party World Tour I joined this event page before I read the description. Papa party? Hello. Then I discovered it’s actually even better than a bunch of daddies. Big Roger is introducing Tel Aviv’s Eliad Cohen to Vancouver. His show has toured the world, with its visuals and Cohen’s pecs leaving quite the impression.

Sat, Aug 2 El Hangover If getting day-drunk in an East Van parking lot is an expression of Pride, I celebrate year-round. The Cobalt is taking out the trash, and I will see you dumpster divas there!

BassMassage Surprising no one I’m sure, I’ll be dragging myself from a parking lot to an alley for BassMassage,

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which promises to be thickk and jackin’. I hope they’re not just talking about the house se beats by DJs Nancy Dru and nd Taffi Louis! The party is being ing held in Gastown’s Blood Alley lley Square, named, accordingg to local legend, for all the blood od spilled on the cobblestones es byy butchers at the turn of the e 20th century. But after Pride, it migh might ht just have to be renamed Glitterr Alley. Get ready to drain!

Sun, Aug 3 Pride Parade Come find me on Denman Street, where I’ll be with a crew filming the parade (aka holding ding it up as I sexually harass police olice officers). If you’re as naked d and d drunk as I intend to be, I may ay jus just st put you in front of the camera! era!

PumpJack on Water One of the best aspects off Vancouver Pride is the chance ance to get out on the ocean. My yacht of choice is the PumpJack on Water, a cruise ise in n more ways than one. It’s finally nally time to fulfill that fantasy of fucking a boatful of harnessed ssed sailors! Who says you can’tt be productive during Pride? Raziel Reid is Xtra’s sociall columnist. Check out his Blitz & Shitz blog on dailyxtra.com com ssue and his column in every issue of Xtra.


The Pride Declaration I will explore the entire queendom Make sure you celebrate all over town! The West End and East Van are hosting parties, so leave a glitter trail and go back and forth, back and forth. (How did this turn dirty so quickly? #pride)

I will make a friend There are so many characters in Vancouver; meet someone who will blow your mind (or something else).

I will be proud Participate in the events, but don’t forget that Pride is about celebrating yourself. Take T a minute to enjoy the view and the people who mean the most. —Raziel

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LISTINGS THURS, JULY 17 An Evening of Queer Song & Humour Lesbian comic Suzanne Westenhoefer and singer/ songwriter Kate Reid join forces for a night of laughs and music. 7:30–9:30pm. WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac St. $26 advance, $32 door. soundsandfuries.com

FRI, JULY 18 Vancouver Folk Music Festival This year the annual three-day festival boasts a diverse lineup, including Toronto rockers Born Ruffians and legendary singer and activist Joan Baez. Friday, 4–11pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9am–11pm. Jericho Beach Park, 3941 Point Grey Rd. Tickets start at $45. thefestival.bc.ca

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Yoga with HIM A laid-back, drop-in yoga session for gay men looking to improve their well-being and their flexibility. 7–8:15pm. Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St. Free, but donations accepted. checkhimout.ca

The Normal Heart The critically acclaimed drama, which was recently adapted for TV in an HBO miniseries starring Matt Bomer and Mark Ruffalo, gets the Ensemble Theatre Company treatment. Alternating nights until Sat, Aug 16; 8pm. Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery St. $20–25. ensembletheatrecompany.ca

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Pride PCAN Naked Heaven Celebrate Pride au naturel with the Pacific-Canadian Association of Nudists. Men only. 8pm–2am. Club 8x6, 1775 Haro St. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. p-can.org.

Brain Candy 2: Revenge of the Queens Hosts Shanda Leer, Junita Werk and Anna Propriate promise that things will get weird at their glittery, gritty drag show. Dress to impress and get a $3 discount at the door. 10pm. Astoria Pub, 769 E Hastings St. $10. Search for “Brain Candy” on Facebook.

SAT, JULY 19 GayDay at Playland Nothing says Playland like a drag queen on a Tilt-A-Whirl. Enjoy amusement park rides, games, live performances and a beer garden by the log flume ride. Partial proceeds benefit the Vancouver Pride Society. 11am–6pm. Playland, 2901 E Hastings St. Tickets $30 at vancouverpride.ca.

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QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL With a theme of ReGenthere, but to be able to say, erations, organizers of this ‘In what ways can we be year’s Queer Arts Festival better allies or have better are cultivating connections networks around this?’” across age gaps, experiLaiwan says. ences, boundaries and This year’s festival will borders. also feature the debut of Highlights include an Cor Flammae, an LGBT international art exhibition, professional classical choral curated by multidisciplinary group dedicated to queerartist Laiwan, called Queerfocused content — Canada’s ing the first such Internaprofessional Queer Arts tional, which ensemble, Festival will feature they say. Wed, July 23–Sat, Aug 9 the work of Other firsts Roundhouse established include Alien Community Centre and emergSex, a work 181 Roundhouse Mews ing gay in progress queerartsfestival.com artists from that promises around the to explore world, including from Russia, the strange, beautiful and Iran, Hong Kong, South sometimes inexplicable terAfrica and India. ritory of human sexuality. “It’s not about comparFor the full festiing us, saying that we have val schedule, go to it easy here compared to queerartsfestival.com.

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Vatican Pride Pray at the altar of the leathermen and hope they forgive you for your sins — or punish you, if that’s what you prefer. 8pm–2am. Club 8x6, 1775 Haro St. $20. thevaticanparty.com.

SUN, JULY 20 HP Sauce Spend the afternoon on the patio at Heaven’s Door. 3pm. Heaven’s Door, 1216 Bute St. heavensdoor.ca.

Redneck Sunday Let your inner cowboy or cowgirl loose at The Bourbon’s new Sunday club night, hosted by “country fried queen” Shanda Leer. 9pm–midnight. The Bourbon, 50 Cordova St. $10. thebourboncountry.com

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MON, JULY 21 GPS: Gay Poz Sex Positive Living BC presents a weekly sexual health program for gay and bisexual HIVpositive men, facilitated by other gay HIV-positive men. 6:30–8:30pm. Positive Living BC, 1107 Seymour St. Free. gaypozsex.org.

Hominum Whether you’re gay, bisexual or questioning, Hominum offers a weekly safe space for men to informally discuss the challenges of being married, separated or single. 7:30– 9:30pm. Rotating locations throughout the Lower Mainland. Free. hominum.ca.

Queer Arts Festival Opening Night Vancouver’s annual Queer Arts Festival kicks off three weeks of art, performances, workshops and cultural celebration with the launch of the curated exhibition Queering the International and the Pride in Art community exhibition. Opening party, 7–10pm. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. Free. Festival runs until Sat, Aug 9. For the full schedule of events, go to queerartsfestival.com.

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Cor Flammae The professional queer classical choral ensemble presents its inaugural performance at the Queer Arts Festival. 7:30–9:30pm. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. $30, $15 youth, seniors, unemployed; tickets available at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St. queerartsfestival.com

Runway Jubilee Jerome Mandrake presents a tribute to the heady days of vaudeville, with a performance that combines drag, circus, dance and electronic music. 8–10:30 pm. Celebrities, 1022 Davie St. $10. artistecard.com/ iammandrake

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Queer Women on the Drive This monthly women’s activities- and crafts-based get-together meets the last Friday of each month. 7pm. Britannia Community Centre, Seniors’ Lounge, 1661 Napier St. For more information, contact generations@qmunity.ca.

Colin Tilney Celebrates LXXX Tonight’s performance at the Queer Arts Festival features a solo harpsichord recital by renowned 80-year-old keyboardist Colin Tilney. 7:30pm. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse


Mews. $30, $15 youth, senior, unemployed; tickets available at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St. queerartsfestival.com

Chicklets DJ Tracey D spins for a room full of sexy women, presented by Crema Productions. 9pm–2am. Heaven’s Door, 1216 Bute St. $5. cremaproductions.com

Uniform & Military Fetish Ball Part of Vancouver’s second annual Fetish Weekend, this ball offers two rooms of DJs and dancing, an onstage dungeon, stage performers, a cinema-sized screen displaying kinky visuals, and lots of seating and private nooks. Military theme is not mandatory; all outfits welcome as long as they pass the kinky/ fetish dress code. 9pm. The Imperial, 319 Main St. Tickets $20–25 or $125 for weekend pass at wanttickets.com. vancouverfetishweekend.com

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Writing workshop with Amber Dawn — Roundhouse Community Centre, Sat, July 26 SARAH RACE

SAT, JULY 26 10th Annual Pride Run & Walk This year’s run/walk is proud to add a third category to celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of our community. Registrants can now select from one of three gender categories: male, female or gender-variant. Both the five- and 10-kilometre runs begin and end at Brockton Oval. Money raised goes to Out in Schools and the Vancouver Pride Society’s Legacy Fund. 9:30am. Brocton Oval, Stanley Park, 1151 Stanley Park Dr. Course map, information and registration — $40 — at vancouverfrontrunners.org.

Picnic in the Park Bring your family, friends, dogs, a packed lunch and a blanket to sit on. The afternoon will feature games organized by community partners (participation by donation), DJs and a 19-plus beer garden. 11am–6pm. Brocton Oval, Stanley Park, 1151 Stanley Park Dr. Picnic area is free, but cover TBA for beer garden. vancouverpride.ca

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Critically acclaimed author Amber Dawn hosts a three-day workshop on memoir writing for transgressive voices, called Tough Language, Tender Wisdoms. 1–3pm. Continues on Sun, July 27, and Sat, Aug 2. Registration by donation on a sliding scale, though organizers remind that workshops of this kind typically cost $225 per person. Participants must sign up for all three days. Roundhouse Community Centre, Room C, 181 Roundhouse Mews. queerartsfestival.com

Bears, the Baths and Beyond Steamworks hosts an afternoon for bears the fourth Saturday of every month. 1–6pm. Steamworks, 123 W Pender St. Membership and rental rates, $6–150. steamworksonline.com/ vancouver


The Winter’s Tale Vancouver’s new women’s theatre collective, Classic Chic Productions, presents an all-female rendition of Shakespeare’s play, directed by Lisa Wolpe. 7pm. Runs until Sat, Aug 9. Various showtimes. PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero St. $25 at ticketstonight.ca. classicchic.ca

Queer Arts Festival’s X A queer take on addiction, using live theatre, animation and puppetry, by Sunny Drake, who has been developing his own form of multi-genre theatre since he was a little girl. Presented in partnership with Genderfest. 7:30pm. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. $30, $15 youth, seniors, unemployed; tickets available at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St, queerartsfestival.com or 30 minutes prior to show at box office. queerartsfestival.com

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Gear Saturday Join the Vancouver Men in Leather for their monthly get-together. Dress code: leather, rubber and fetish. 9pm. PumpJack Pub, 1167 Davie St. No cover. pumpjackpub.com

Fantasy Fetish Ball Part of Vancouverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second annual Fetish Weekend, the Fantasy Ball features two danceďŹ&#x201A;oors, performers from around the world, dungeon and kink play spaces, a 35-metre visuals wall and state-ofthe-art sound and lighting systems for a fully immersive atmosphere. 9pm. Club 560, 560 Seymour St. Tickets $35â&#x20AC;&#x201C;40 or $125 for weekend pass at wanttickets.com. vancouverfetishweekend.com

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Pride with the Whitecaps Celebrate Pride with the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team as they take on FC Dallas. 2pm. BC Place, 777 Pacific Blvd. Tickets $42–64 at ticketmaster.ca; enter passcode PRIDEVAN. vancouverpride.ca

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WESA Pride Fundraiser The Junction WESA softball team is on its way to the 2014 Gay Softball World Series in Dallas this September. Come celebrate with them and help raise the money they need to get to Texas. $10 gets you a burger, a beer and maybe even a ball player if you’re lucky. 3–8pm. Junction Pub, 1138 Davie St. wesa.net

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Queer Arts Festival’s X A queer take on addiction, using live theatre, animation and puppetry, by Sunny Drake, who has been developing his own form of multi-genre theatre since he was a little girl. Presented in partnership with Genderfest. 3pm. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. $30, $15 youth, seniors, unemployed; tickets available at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St, queerartsfestival.com or 30 minutes prior to show at box office. queerartsfestival.com

Rainbow’s End: Queer Geek Pride Party Join the BC Superfriends for an evening of queer geek fun, with a trivia contest, theme drinks and games, of course. Everyone is welcome at this inclusive event, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. 5pm. EXP Restaurant and Bar, 309 W Pender St. $5. bcsuperfriends.com

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Weekend are invited to set sail on a no-holds-barred, extreme kink cruise, featuring a rope suspension frame and a dungeon. 9pm. Pride of Vancouver, 450 Denman St. A weekend pass from wanttickets.com is required. vancouverfetishweekend.com

Sleaze & Tease Player’s Ball The closing party of Vancouver’s second annual Fetish Weekend features a multi-room, multi-level fetish playground with various dungeons and play areas. 9pm. The Penthouse, 1019 Seymour St. $20–25 or $125 for a weekend pass at wanttickets.com. vancouverfetishweekend.com

Ensoul Pride Kick-Off Party Kick off Pride with some deep, soulful house and R&B rhythms. DJs Almond Brown (Seattle), G Luve and Quest spin; hosted by Nicki Ravange. 10pm–3am. Cabana Lounge, 1159 Granville St. $7. Search “ensoul” on Facebook.

MON, JULY 28 Pride Proclamation The City of Vancouver officially launches Pride Week with a 10:45am panel discussion in council chambers on the state of the LGBT community locally and worldwide, followed by a speech on the city hall steps at noon and the raising of the Pride flag. North Lawn, Vancouver City Hall, 453 W 12th Ave. vancouverpride.ca

The Bobbers Vancouver’s popular queer improv troupe presents its weekly show at Heaven’s Door. 7–8:45pm. Heaven’s Door, 1216 Bute St. Free admission. heavensdoor.ca

Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre Picnic Genderfest hosts a picnic to offer people a chance to meet clinical practitioners in a relaxed environment. 7–9pm. Grandview Park, 1657 Charles St. Free. cwhwc.com

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BiFocus This peer-led social and support group for bi and pansexual people offers a confidential and nonjudgmental space to discuss shared experiences on the second and last Monday of every month. 7–9pm. Qmunity Generations, 1033 Davie St. Free. qmunity.ca

Queer Arts Festival’s X A queer take on addiction, using live theatre, animation and puppetry, by Sunny Drake, who has been developing his own form of multi-genre theatre since he was a little girl. Presented in partnership with Genderfest. 7:30pm. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. $30, $15 youth, seniors, unemployed; tickets available at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St, queerartsfestival.com or 30 minutes prior to show at box office. queerartsfestival.com

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Pride Trivia Night Richard Romano hosts a trivia night, followed DJ Drew’s Industry Night. 7:30pm. Junction Pub, 1138 Davie St. $3 cover for Industry Night only. junctionpub.com

TUES, JULY 29 Pride Trans Youth Film Night Join the Vancouver Pride Society and Out in Schools for a screening of short films exploring issues facing trans and gender-variant youth, including No Bikini and Radicalizing Intimacy in Queer Asian Canadian Youth. Filmmaker Gwen Haworth will lead panel discussions between films. 6–9pm. The Rio Theatre, 1660 E Broadway. Free. vancouverpride.ca

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Queer Arts Fest: Touring Workshop Performer Sunny Drake offers a workshop on self-producing and touring. 7:30–9:45pm. By donation. Roundhouse Community Centre, Room C, 181 Roundhouse Mews. queerartsfestival.com, sunnydrake.com

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The Vancouver Pride Society partners with Qmunity Generations, the 411 Seniors Centre, the West End Seniors’ Network and the Haro Park Centre to present this annual Pride celebration for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and queer seniors and their allies. Win prizes for the most glamorous outfit. 5–8pm. Executive Inn at Vintage Park, 1379 Howe St. By donation. vancouverpride.ca


8:30–10pm. Celebrities, 1022 Davie St. Entrance by donation. celebritiesnightclub.com

In conjunction with the frank theatre company, the Queer Arts Festival presents this annual reading series of queer-themed plays in development. Each year, Clean Sheets selects two to four plays and pairs up the playwrights with dramaturges to further develop the pieces prior to a public reading at the festival. This year’s plays are Nicola Harwood’s Buffalo Girls, Bill Marchant’s Husk and Rafael Antonion Renderos’s Salvador. 7:30–9:30pm. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. By donation. queerartsfestival.com

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DMS Pride Show Emperor XLIII JJ Nation and Empress XLIII Kiki Lawhore host the Dogwood Monarchist Society’s Pride Show, followed by Edge, with DJ Del Stamp. Doors 10pm, show 11:30pm. Junction Pub, 1136 Davie St. $5. junctionpub.com

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THURS, JULY 31 Lights Out for Pride A weekly event where the lights get turned down low and the Steamworks men go into overdrive. Feel your way and see what happens. 4pm–4am. Steamworks, 123 W Pender St. Membership $6–65. steamworksbaths.com

Queer Arts Fest: Alien Sex This gala fundraiser to benefit the Queer Arts Festival presents a multi-genre work-in-progress by director David Bloom that explores the strange, beautiful and sometimes inexplicable territory of human sexuality. Prizes for best-dressed queer aliens. 7:30–9:30 pm. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. $80 for a gala ticket (with $50 tax receipt) or $20 regular admission at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St, brownpapertickets.com and at the box office 30 minutes before the show. queerartsfestival.com

Vixens of Wonderland The Vancouver Pride Society presents the debut of Concrete Vertigo’s new production, Vixens of Wonderland, a contemporary and sensual take on the Lewis Carroll classic. 8–10pm. Lux Lounge, 1180 Howe St. $25 at vancouverpride.ca.

Numbers Pride Debauchery Party Barb Snelgrove is back to host an evening of daring debauchery. You would not believe what people will do to win! The winner takes home a prize worth more than $500, plus bragging rights, if you actually want people to know. DJ Dom spins. 8pm–4am. Numbers, 1042 Davie St. Cover TBA. numbers.ca

Liberace Pride DJ Kitty Glitter comes all the way from Australia to headline tonight, with Vancouver’s Drag Superstar 2014 winner Cruella DeVag and a special Pride runway at 1am. Doors at 9pm. Celebrities, 1022 Davie St. $15 advance at thisispride.ca.

Gay Agenda: Pride Rainbro Competition From the weird minds that brought you Queer Bash and Hustla comes a new kind of sexperience. Watch as the Cobalt boys peel off their clothes for the title of Mr Pride Rainbro. It’s the usual Gay Agenda vibe, complete with in-your-face stripping, a make-out room and onstage debauchery. 9pm–1am. The Cobalt, 917 Main St. $12. thecobalt.ca

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FRI, AUG 1 Average Joe’s Presented by Positive Living BC, this weekly social gathering for HIV-positive guys celebrates its seventh anniversary tonight. 3–6pm. Junction Pub, 1138 Davie St. No cover. positivelivingbc.org

Davie Street Block Party For this year’s street party in the gay village, the Vancouver Pride Society wants to shift the emphasis to an all-ages event for the community. Davie Street will be blocked off from Burrard to Jervis, but only one block will be a fenced-in beer garden for people 19 and older. Carnival games start at 4pm outside the beer garden. Two stages feature live music, one inside the beer

garden and one at the Bute plaza. Beer garden runs 6pm– midnight. $10 entry to beer garden only. vancouverpride.ca

Canadian Aviation Pride Get-Together This gathering for gay pilots and their allies is a great chance to see old friends and make new ones. 5pm. Lickerish Lounge, 903 Davie St. No cover; cash bar and food. canadianaviationpride.org

Hot & Wet Join hundreds of women as they celebrate their Pride aboard the MV Britannia. Boarding 6pm, sailing 7–11pm. Harbour Cruises, #1, north end of Denman Street. Tickets $45 at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St; VCV Computers, 888 Commercial Dr; and cremaproductions.com.

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Chicks Ahoy DJs Riki Rocket and Kasey Riot rock the MV Magic Spirit for Flygirl’s women’s Pride cruise. Boarding 7pm, sailing 8–11pm. Plaza of Nations Marina, 750 Pacific Blvd. $45 advance, $55 at boarding, or included in Flygirl’s $108 all-access weekend pass. Available at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St; Kokopelli Salon, 2052 Commercial Dr; or flygirlproductions.com.

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premieres by Lloyd Burritt and Ben Schuman. 7:30–9:30pm. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. $30, $15 youth, seniors, unemployed; tickets available at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St, queerartsfestival.com or 30 minutes prior to show at box office. queerartsfestival.com

Leather Den for Men The Vancouver Men in Leather host a monthly social and play party the first Friday of every month, with a play space, slings and men both in and out of their leather. 8pm. Club 8x6, 1775 Haro St. Members $10, nonmembers $15. meninleather. homestead.com

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Vancouver’s own queer soul/ Motown/funk band joins the handsomest butch choir in the city, Leadfoot, onstage, with DJ Slade Macdoog. 8:30pm. WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac St. $25 at brownpapertickets.com. queerasfunk.com

Funktion Friday Pride DJ Drew spins house, top 40, hip hop, R&B, mashups, retro and more. 9pm–4am. Junction Pub, 1138 Davie St. $10. junctionpub.com

Papa Party World Tour Big Roger presents Tel Aviv’s Eliad Cohen, making his Vancouver debut with his Papa World Tour. Featuring Papa resident DJ Suri (Spain). 9pm doors. The Imperial, 319 Main St. Tickets $40–60 at showclix.com and Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St. bigrogerevents.com

Celebrities Pride Ball This year’s ball features Australian DJ Hook N Sling, who has played at Pacha, Space Ibiza and Global Gathering. 9pm–3am. Celebrities, 1022 Davie St. Advance tickets $25 at thisispride.ca.

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Chicklets: Hot & Wet Cruise After-Party Step off Crema Productions’ women’s boat cruise and join the after-party above the Davie Street party. 9pm–2am. Heaven’s Door, 1216 Bute St. Tickets $15 at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St, or cremaproductions.com.

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Honour Terry Wallace, one of the founders of Vancouver Pride, at this annual pancake breakfast hosted by the Vancouver Pride Society. 9am. Bute Plaza, at the intersection of Davie and Bute streets. By donation. vancouverpride.ca

Dyke March and Festival Vancouver’s 11th annual Dyke March starts at McSpadden Park (4th and Victoria) at noon, then moves north along Commercial Drive to Grandview Park (at Charles Street) for an afternoon of community, music, celebration, visibility and support among friends, family and allies. Post-march festival at Grandview Park starts at 1pm. vancouverdykemarch.com

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TFD presents its popular annual Rapture Pride parties, starting with the fifth annual pool party today, with DJs Nick Bertossi and Landon James and performances by Alyssa Edwards and Brooke Lynn Hytes; hosted by Raye Sunshine. Noon–6pm. Westin Grand Hotel, 433 Robson St. Tickets $55 plus service charges at eventbrite.ca.

Absolut Patio T-Dance Junction hosts a Patio Pride Party, with DJ Jeffery Michael. 2–6pm. Junction Pub, 1138 Davie St. No cover. junctionpub.com

Man Up Presents El Hangover Man Up hosts an East Van parking-lot party, with beach décor, beer pong, turf lawn, day-after cures and more. DJs China G, Lisa De Lux and Airick X spin. 2–9pm. The Cobalt, 917 Main St. $12 advance at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St, and eventbrite.ca.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons As part of its Rapture Pride series, TFD brings in Bianca Del Rio, Adore Delano, Darienne Lake, Ivy Winters, Manila Luzon, Jiggly Caliente and Michelle Visage for a night to remember. 7–11pm. Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville St. Tickets $46–58 at ticketmaster.com.

Monroe Pride Join TFD for its Battle of the Seasons after-party, with Alyssa Edwards and Rhea Litre and DJs Zach Shore and Dom Top. 8pm–2:30am. Heaven’s Door, 1216 Bute St. Tickets $20 at eventbrite.ca.

Blackout! Wear your leather, rubber and fetish (no street clothes) and celebrate Pride in the newly renovated PumpJack Pub, with DJs Jay Douglas and Nark (Seattle), go-go dancers, specials and an outdoor patio. 9pm; bar open until 4am. PumpJack Pub, 1167 Davie St. No cover. pumpjackpub.com

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Hype Pride Carlotta Gurl and guests host a Pride edition of Absolut Dragulous, with DJ Mike Bauer. Doors 9pm, show 10:45pm, open until 4am. Junction Pub, 1138 Davie St. $15. junctionpub.com

Rubbout Pride Party Rubbout and Pupluvyvr host a sexy men’s fetish event as the Rubbout boys demo some bondage gear and toys and dance to the rhythms of DJ Noah (Calgary). Fetish dress code strongly encouraged. 9pm–3am. Club 8x6, 1775 Haro St. $20. 8x6.ca

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Playhouse Presents Atlantis DJs Mattilda Ho and Adam Dreaddy spin, with circus performers and go-go boys. 9pm–4am. Celebrities, 1022 Davie St. $35 advance at thisispride.ca.

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Queer Bash Pride Queer Bash celebrates Pride with a “choose your own adventure” of dress-up mashup themes, including Epaulette, Lafayette, Russian Roulette, Suffragette, Corvette, Luncheonette, Forgive & Forget, Triple Threat, Pirouette, Fagette, Stagette and Cigarette. DJs Jef Leppard, Colby B and performances by Isolde N Barron, Jaylene Tyme and Valynne Vile. 9pm. The Cobalt, 917 Main St. $16 advance at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St. thecobalt.ca

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DJs Nancy Dru (from Bonz.ai), Taffi Louis (from Truckerdisco) and guests spin thick, heavy techno and jackin’ house beats. 9pm–2:30am. Blood Alley, 22 Blood Alley Square. $10.

Confessions on a Dance Floor Party Martyr Productions presents DJs Dance Control (Toronto), Furiousgreencloud, ManyBothans, Nancy Dru and visuals by VJ Sister Danielle Marlene Gotell. 10pm–late. Red Gates Art Society, 855 E Hastings St. Cash-only event. $15 before midnight. partymartyrproductions.com

Glitter Big Roger puts on a massive party, with go-go dancers, wall-to-wall projections and DJ Abel. 10pm doors. Club 560, 560 Seymour St. Tickets $50–60 at showclix.com and Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St. bigrogerevents.com

Descent: Pride Revel in a seven-hour afterhours superset by DJ Matt Effect (Sydney). Midnight–8am. Club 816, 816 Granville St. Tickets TBA at club816.com.

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Sunset Beach Festival More than 150,000 partiers take in the festival before, after and even during the Pride parade. The celebration features live music, a community market, a 19-plus beer garden with a DJ, and numerous food vendors in the picnic zone and food court. 11am–6pm. Sunset Beach, 1204 Beach Ave. Free. vancouverpride.ca

36th Annual Pride Parade Expected to attract more than 600,000 people, the parade begins at Robson and Thurlow streets, heads west to Denman Street, follows Denman to Pacific Street and Beach Avenue, where it finishes at the Sunset Beach Festival site. Noon–3pm. Free.

Absolut Pride T-Dance Start off your Pride night festivities at this afternoon party with DJ Del Stamp. Doors open at noon, party 2:30–7:30pm. Junction Pub, 1138 Davie St. $5. junctionpub.com vancouverpride.ca

Numbers Pride Beer Garden and Barbecue Beer, barbecue, and a patio full of men, plus prize giveaways all day long. DJs Shelly, Drew,

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PumpJack Playroom & Patio Beer Garden After the parade, the PumpJack Pub doubles the size of its patio to handle the crush of hot, sweaty men. It’s a great place to have cheap drinks, soak up the sun and dance to music by DJ Mumbles. Bar open until 4am. PumpJack Pub, 1167 Davie St. No cover. pumpjackpub.com

Reset Pride Edition ME events, Body Energy Club and Heineken present a Pride tea-dance, with DJs Jeffery Michael, Landon James and Jon Frost (UK) and a special guest performance by RuPaul’s Drag Race star Alyssa Edwards. 2pm– late. Heaven’s Door, 1216 Bute St. $20 before 8pm, $25 after. meeventsandmanagement.com


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Chicas House of Hotties Tiptoe through the picnic baskets at this flirty, flowery garden party. DJs Saratonin (LA), Jenna and Beaubien spin; Sophia Danai and Tonye Aganaba perform live. 3–9 pm. Sheraton Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard St. Limited tickets at door; advance tickets $45 or $108 for Flygirl’s all-access weekend pass at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St; Kokopelli Salon, 2052 Commercial Dr; or flygirlproductions.com.

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Part of Big Roger’s Big Pride Weekend, the 14th annual post-parade tea-dance is co-produced with Martini Presents in association with Out for Kicks Soccer Club. Beats provided by DJ Quest with an opening set by DJ DubbulDee. Doors 3pm. Vancouver Fan Club, 1050 Granville St. $15–20 advance at showclix.com and Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St. bigrogerevents.com

History After the parade, help make History at this 14-hour dance marathon. DJs DarylO, Johnny Jover, Mattilda Ho, Lisa DeLux and Zach Shore join forces to close Pride 2014 with a bang. Iona Whipp hosts the Best Butt Contest at 4pm; registration 3–4pm at the coat check. Winner walks away with more than $500 in prizes. 3pm–4am. Celebrities, 1022 Davie St. No cover 2:30–8pm; $15 after. thisispride.ca

Sunday Service Take a break from the Pride festivities and fall to your knees to get some religious needs met while some of Vancouver’s hottest DJs spin. 4–8pm. Steamworks, 123 W Pender St. $6 entry; lockers $8. steamworksbaths.com

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A Pride boat cruise for men into leather, denim, bears, otters and cubs. Cruise director Nicki Ravange oversees three decks, go-go sailors, DJs Nick Bertossi and Jay Douglas and a dark and sexy bottom deck. Boarding 4pm, cruise 5–8pm; embarks from Queen of Diamonds, 750 Pacific Blvd. Tickets $50 (includes food service) at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St; PumpJack Pub, 1167 Davie St; and vancouvercruises.com.

Enjoy Pride on the MV Princess with DJ Adam Dreaddy, performers Raye Sunshine and Kitty and scenery that will take your breath away — both onboard and off. Boarding 4pm at Harbour Cruises, 501 Denman St; cruise 5–9pm. Tickets $55 advance, meal included, at cruiseyt.com and Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St.

The Vancouver Men’s Chorus, in conjunction with the Queer Arts Festival, wants you to sing your way through Pride at the Big Gay Sing, where hosts Jamie Foster and Mok Escueta will have you dancing and singing along to their favourite gay anthems. 7:30pm. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. $20 advance at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St, or vancouvermenschorus.ca.

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Party overlooking English Bay, just steps from the Pride parade and festival, at this co-presentation from the Vancouver Pride Society and Crema Productions. DJs T, Delux, Kasey Riot and Kasha Kennedy will keep the Boathouse rocking into the night. 4pm–1am. The Boathouse, 1795 Beach Ave. Tickets $25 at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St, or vancouverpride.ca. cremaproductions.com

You know a company knows how to provide fun when it has two sold-out cruises in one day. DJs Zach Shore and the Perry Twins and performers Joan-E and Carlotta Gurl will keep you entertained on all levels of the MV Britannia. Boarding at 5pm at Harbour Cruises, 501 Denman St; cruise 6–10pm. Tickets $60, meal included, at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St and cruiseyt.com.

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The Vancouver Pride Society and GAB Youth present a night of clean, safe dancing and fun for youth 25 and under (valid photo ID required). 8pm– midnight. West End Community Centre, 870 Denman St. Entry by donation, with proceeds going to GAB Youth programs. vancouverpride.ca

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Unicorn Born Genderfest presents an all-genders East Van Pride party that promises to celebrate community in an anti-oppression space, with DJs T, She and ManyBothans. 9pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;2am. Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph St. $17 advance until Aug 1 at brownpapertickets.com. $25 at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. Search â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unicorn Bornâ&#x20AC;? on Facebook.

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Hershe Bar This women’s after-party features DJs Sinna-G, Ricki Rocket, Jenna, Kasey Riot and Miss M. 9pm–3am. Harbour and Prive (neighbouring clubs/ one big party), 750 Pacific Blvd. Advance tickets $30 or $108 for Flygirl’s all-access weekend pass available at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St; Kokopelli Salon, 2052 Commercial Dr; and flygirlproductions.com.

Truckerdisco Pride Featuring Italy’s Hard Ton (described as equal parts Sylvester, Divine and Leigh Bowery) and Two Dudes in Love (San Fran), with nu-disco maestro Futurewife (Seattle) and Vancouver’s own Taffi Louis. 9pm–2:30am. Electric Owl, 928 Main St. $15 advance at bit.ly/tdpride2014; $20 and up at door. truckerdisco.com

Pride 2014 Dance Party The party continues, with DJs Drew and Mike Bauer and the Divas’ Pride Show, featuring Willie Taylor and guests Mandy Kamp and Carlotta Gurl. Doors 9pm, show 10:45pm, open until 4am. Junction Pub, 1138 Davie St. $15. junctionpub.com

Hustla Pride Gangbang A drag queen rap battle featuring dumpster twins Peach Cobblah and Jane Smoker and BambiBot and Lady Jem, with Celestial Seasons as the drag referee. DJs Jef Leppard and That’s So Raven round out the entertainment. 9pm. The Cobalt, 917 Main St. Tickets $17 at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St, and Red Cat Records, 4332 Main St.

Bearracuda Bearracuda is back for a fourth year at Vancouver Pride with DJ Steve Sherwood (San Fran), who returns after a two-year

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absence. Kicking off the main room sounds is DJ Nick Bertossi. Doors 9pm. Club 560, 560 Seymour St. Limited $40 tickets at door; $30 advance at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St, or bearracuda.com.

Princess Superstar Pride Closing Party Blow Pony PDX and Fortune Sound present Princess Superstar and Double Duchess, with guests Airick X, G-Luve, Werk Out Palace and Brain Candy Shop. Say goodbye to Pride with host Junita Twerk. 9pm–2am. Fortune Sound Club, 147 E Pender St. $20–25 advance at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St; Red Cat Records, 4332 Main St; and fortunesoundclub. electrostub.com.

Rapture Victory Part of TFD Rapture Pride, featuring Paulo & Jackinsky, Shokra, Cassandra, Courtney Act, Rhea Litre and Del Stamp. 10pm. Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville St. $50–65 at ticketmaster.com.


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DJ sensation Ivan Gomez (Barcelona) returns to Vancouver’s wildest after-hours party to close out Big Roger’s Big Pride Weekend. Opening set by breakout star DJ Tristan Jaxx (San Fran). Doors at midnight. Gorg-o-Mish, 695 Smithe St. $60 at showclix.com. bigrogerevents.com

Join the Pride Society board on the MV Britannia and congratulate them on doing a great job. DJs Del Stamp and Dom Top and performers Joan-E and Jaylene Tyme will keep you entertained on all three levels of the boat. Boarding starts at 3pm at Harbour Cruises, 501 Denman St; cruise 4–8pm. Tickets $60, meal included, at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St, and cruiseyt.com.

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Once the boats are docked and the streets are cleaned where better to relax than the newly renovated PumpJack? The patio will be open rain or shine. 3pm until late. PumpJack Pub, 1167 Davie St. No cover. pumpjackpub.com

In collaboration with grunt gallery, the Queer Arts Fest presents a collection of short films by Rodrigue Jean, who worked with male sex workers and drug addicts in Montreal to help them share their stories. 7:30–9:30pm. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. $10, $8 youth, seniors, underemployed; tickets available at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St. queerartsfestival.com

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46 WED, AUG 6 Queer Arts Festival: Kickstart Reverb In a co-presentation with the Kickstart Society for Disability Arts and Culture and the Reverb queer reading series, the Queer Arts Fest presents readings from communities united against normalcy. Featuring work by Irit Shimrat, Seema Shah, Jotika, romham padraig gallacher and Alex Lu. 7:30–9:30pm. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. Free. queerartsfestival.com

THURS, AUG 7 Queer Arts Festival: Planning Meeting Meet the people behind this year’s Queer Arts Fest and help brainstorm next year’s theme. The organizers welcome artists and art lovers of all ages,

orientations, backgrounds and abilities to participate in the festival’s ongoing planning and preparation. 7:30–8:30pm. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. Free. queerartsfestival.com

FRI, AUG 8 Queer Arts Festival: Deaf-Queer Dialogue 101 In conjunction with the British Columbia Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf, the Queer Arts Fest invites members of the hearing and Deaf-queer communities to a panel discussion on accessibility. 7:30–10pm. Roundhouse Community Centre, Room C, 181 Roundhouse Mews. By donation. queerartsfestival.com

New Westminster Pride Kickoff New West has a nine-day Pride festival planned for this

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year, opening tonight with a Stonewall Dance. 9pm–1am. The Metro Hall, 759 Carnarvon St, New Westminster. $10 at eventbrite.ca. For more information, search for “New West Pride” on Facebook.

SAT, AUG 9 Queer Arts Festival: Loud & Queer! Join the Queer Arts Fest for its closing party, with refreshments, two silent auctions and performances, including the culmination of its 16-week QSong songwriting workshop for queer, trans and allied youth. 7:30–11pm. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. $5–10 suggested donation, but no one turned away for lack of funds. queerartsfestival.com

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