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
VIP Fetish Cruise Passholders to Vancouver’s second annual Fetish
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
The Bobbers —Heaven’s Door, Mon, July 28 TALLULAH
XTRA’S ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE — VANCOUVER 2014
The definitive guide to Vancouver Pride and more, from July 17 to Aug 9.