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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Sin: Pride Weekend Kickoff Party Big Roger kicks off its Pride weekend parties with DJ Eddie Martinez (NYC). 10pm doors. Vancouver Fan Club, 1050
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