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
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.
Lez Hookup Pre-Pride Edition Ruby and Simone, from Z95.3 FM, host a speed-dating session for women still looking for dates for Pride. 8–11pm. Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial More listings at dailyxtra.com
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