Guest curators ReMatriate Collective reveal the unique connection between womxn and water in the matriarchal societies of the Northwest Coast, with special attention to the roles of child-bearers, healers, and doulas.
s.M.i.L.e. is excited to announce another deadly double-header of Philadelphia's DJ HARAM (Hyperdub/Discwoman) and Vancouver's own DEBBY FRIDAY (Deathbomb Arc) This'll be a late-summer all-nighter, beginning at 12:30 a.m. and going until the early morning.
grunt gallery, Other Sights for Artists’ Projects, and Creative Cultural Collaborations (C3) have created a unique artists-in-residence program examining local histories and resurgent Indigenous traditions from Canada and Australia.
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.
Vancouver's Queer Long Weekend Jam is back at Fortune Sound Club for a very special PRIDE SUNDAY! This party is stacked with high energy vibes and multi room experiences.
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!
Are y'all horngry? Ricecake - Vancouver's only Queer + Asian dance party is back for PRIDE with a thicc sweet and spicy menu.
Our #Pride2019 talent list is EXXXTRA LARGE and lez just say that our baos are EXXXTRA wet with anticipation. 🍙
❗ TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ❗
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.
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.
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)
Hailed in the Toronto Star as “one of the most consequential films ever to open Hot Docs” (Peter Howell) and “a documentary everyone in this country should see” (Tanya Talaga), nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up tells the story of the murder of Colten Boushie, the trial, and the aftermath.
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia breakfast.
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!
The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia presents the singular sitar stylings of Anoushka Shankar.
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:
Hyung Min Yoon
Karilynn Ming Ho
Music by Dame DJs Parmis & Sofia Catalina
Co-curated by Megan Jenkins and Helen Wong
Zee Zee Theatre presents the world premiere of Dead People’s Things by Dave Deveau.