"This is Spinal Tap" Anniversary Live Score at The Rio
Sep
29
6:30 PM18:30

"This is Spinal Tap" Anniversary Live Score at The Rio

35 years of cranking it up to 11! That’s right, it’s been that long since the groundbreaking mock-rock-doc This Is Spinal Tap came out; what better way to celebrate than with a live scoring? At this special screening, some of Vancouver’s best local musicians play along with the ever-quotable movie, giving their own takes on “Stonehenge,” “Sex Farm,” “Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight” and all the other classics. Whether for the first time or the tenth, there’s no better way to see the movie than this.

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Yuk It Up Sis: A Pride Comedy Show
Aug
3
10:00 PM22:00

Yuk It Up Sis: A Pride Comedy Show

It was only a matter of time until Comedy Drag performers were brought into the fold of Canada’s Comedy legacy! This show is a celebration of Comedy Drag and art of making people laugh. This show will have EVERYTHING you want and even maybe a few things you don’t. We are pulling out all the gags for this show…You wont want to miss it!

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Alternative Pride Vancouver
Jul
31
to Aug 5

Alternative Pride Vancouver

Alternative Pride Vancouver 2019 is a grass-roots non-corporate music and art festival celebrating LGBTQ+ artists. Now in it's 4th year, it takes place over 5 days, and presents 18 unique and diverse events including warehouse take-overs, unforgettable garden performances, breath-taking city vistas, chic gallery exhibitions, a night of musical theatre, drag brunches in specially curated restaurants, decadent boat cruises, and wild, kinky after-hours, with out-of-this world main-events - all while raising money for some important Vancouver queer causes.

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10 Years of Tears: SAD Mag Nostalgia Issue Launch
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

10 Years of Tears: SAD Mag Nostalgia Issue Launch

Join us SAD Mag babes as we launch our 10th year anniversary issue, Nostalgia! We couldn’t be more proud of where we’ve come in the last 10 years, so come out for another stellar party at our 1st ever party venue, the Anza Club!

Hosted by original covergirl Isolde N. Barron, this is a wild night of live music, vinyl, drag, and SAD awards acknowledging the wild talent of this fine city. We’re serving up 10 years of tears.

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Hidden Gems of Chinatown
Jun
1
2:00 PM14:00

Hidden Gems of Chinatown

The Chinatown Transformation Team needs your help to identify the unique places, experiences and values that make Chinatown special, even the hidden gems that are not visible or well known.  Join them at their launch event or drop by to talk to us during our community office hours.

Your input will help contribute towards the long-term plan for Chinatown. You can also join the community working groups that will be formed, and help us build up these valuable hidden gems.

Additional Engagement: Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 7:00pm
Chinatown House (188 E Pender)

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Glitter Ball: Celebrating Feminist Art & Culture
May
4
to May 5

Glitter Ball: Celebrating Feminist Art & Culture

Glitter Ball is a music festival fronted exclusively by women and those who identify with other marginalized genders, welcoming cis women, trans women, genderqueer women, non-binary folks, and those who otherwise challenge the cis heteronormative binary.

There will be disco balls, donuts, and dancing ♥
Don’t miss out on tons of local talent + headliners Bbymutha, Bambii, and Y La Bamba!

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SAD MAG | Disposable Camera Project IV: Nostalgia
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

SAD MAG | Disposable Camera Project IV: Nostalgia

Join us for the fourth annual Disposable Camera Project! We gave disposable cameras to some of our favourite artists in the city, and we'll be sharing the best photos from each roll along with wine, cider, and dancing as part of Capture Photography Festival. Admission is free.

When the word nostalgia was first used, it referred to medical-grade homesickness. Today, the term is always on our tongues, partly due to pop culture’s fascination with the past. This year, DCP IV takes nostalgia as its central theme: from rose-coloured glasses, to resurrecting the dead, and ruminating on what could have been. Each artist, using one 35mm disposable camera, engages their own nostalgia, creating a reflexive interrogation of memory, histories, and parallel temporalities; investigating the sweetness and sadness of loved things lost.

Featuring works by:
Taby Cheng
Christian Nicolay
Hyung Min Yoon
Tom Hsu
Karilynn Ming Ho
Helen Shaw

Music by Dame DJs Parmis & Sofia Catalina

Co-curated by Megan Jenkins and Helen Wong

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