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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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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

Ultimate Pride Guide Vancouver 2014  

The definitive guide to Vancouver Pride and more, from July 17 to Aug 9.

Ultimate Pride Guide Vancouver 2014  

The definitive guide to Vancouver Pride and more, from July 17 to Aug 9.