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Gay Vancouver

Vancouver's LGBT Country Western Dance Connection

Most Thursdays 7- 9:30pm at St Paul's Anglican Church, Recreation Hall. 1140 Jervis St. Lesson early in the evening, then an opportunity to dance and sharpen your skills. Just show up...there's always a partner available to dance with -- easy, fun, and most of all a chance to meet great people and to help support your community at large. $10 donation
Also potlucks, nude drawing, nude swims & beach BBQs,
PCAN Naked Events

Pacific-Canadian Association of Nudists nudist organization periodic events for gay/bisexual men. Nude dances and socials, for men of all ages (19+), all body types. Events include: Wreck Beach barbecue parties; Nude Drawing workshops; Skinnydipper Swim Nights, 1st Saturdays at Newton Wave Pool, Surrey; NIFTY Swim, 2nd + last Saturdays at Templeton Pool. Naked Heaven Party.
Sin City

Second Saturday each month, 9pm-3am, at Odyssey. Over-the-top BDSM fetish party full of sexy surprises. - new home for regular parties to dance, play, socialize and get naughty in style and safety! DJs/performers, dancing, dungeon play, photo booths, FETISH DRESS CODE, STAGE SHOWS, BONDAGE DEMOS, MOVIE SCREEN-SIZE CUSTOM KINK VISUALS.
Flygirl Productions
Wild Fruit Queer Dance Party!

April 29, 2017, 10pm-3am, at The Odyssey Nighclub. Flygirl Dance Party for women, but absolutely EVERYONE welcome! DJs and smokin’ hot dancers. Voted Best Lesbian Parties by you. New venue, same 90s, 2000s hits to get you dancing, singing, and being silly (read: having a wicked time). Featuring: DJ Nathalie + Nathalie MorelTickets online or Little Sister’s Book Store.
New documentary films
DOXA Documentary Film Festival

May 5, 2017, 7pm at Annex, 823 Seymour St. In the words of the original documentary rebel Chris Marker: “Rarely has reality needed so much to be imagined.” In an increasingly chaotic world, documentary comes to the rescue, offering radical reinvention, brave new ideas for the future, and a flinty and unyielding form of hope.
...the closest thing to partying in Berlin that you will find in Vancouver!
Sin City Fetish Night: 16 Year Anniversary Sextravaganza!

May 13, 2017 at THE IMPERIAL. Dancefloor domination by DJs PANDEMONIUM, R-LEX, and EVILYN13. Strict Fetish Dress Code. Huge Theater Screen Size Fetish Visuals. Front + Center Play Dungeon featuring SUSPENSIONS, SHIBARI + ROPEPLAY; VIOLET WAND + ELECTRICAL PLAY; BONDAGE, SPANKINGS & FLOGGINGS GALORE; SUBMISSION, ROLE PLAY & FOOT WORSHIP. Headline performer: MIMI CHERRY (MTL).
Alter ego of comic Roy Haylock and season 6 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race
Bianca Del Rio - Not Today Satan

May 19, 2017, 7-10pm at The Vogue Theatre. Self-professed clown in a gown/ hilariously hateful comic known for her foul mouth and unapologetic humour - but victims hardly feel the sting before she zips to the next topic. The NY Times calls her "The Joan Rivers of the Drag World." Joan herself said “So funny! So sharp!” See “Hurricane Bianca” on iTunes.
Victoria Day
RUFF Vancouver

May 21, 2017, 9pm-3am at The Pint. Dance Party for Men. DJs: Nick Bertossi  + Nark (SEA). Tix: $15-20 on sale at TopDrawers, 809 Davie St. Ruffplay STEAMWORKS after-party - $5 off with Ruff wristband. Next Ruff: Aug 4th - Pride - w/ Nathan Motts, Damien Mack, Zarfan and J Warren; Oct 8th  - Thanksgiving - w/ Del Stamp + Bret Law; and Dec 31st - NYE - w/ Mumbles + Brian Maier.
Give the apps a break; meet some babes—in real, glow-in-the-dark life
Hershe Glow-LGBTQIA Long Wknd Party

May 21, 2017, 10pm-2am at Odyssey. Flygirl Dance Party for women; absolutely EVERYONE welcome! Music: Dance/Top40/House/Hiphop/Throwbacks/90s. DJs Miss M + Denise.
Festival of Shakespeare
Bard on the Beach

June 1 - September 23, 2017, 4 plays on 2 stages: Much Ado About Nothing; The Winter's Tale; The Merchant of Venice; and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. See website for details, calendar dates and times:
Vancouver's own queer soul/motown/funk band
Queer As Funk - Nanaimo Pride

June 17, 2017. Ass shaking music at Nanaimo Pride on Vancouver Island. Everyone welcome! LGBTTIQQ2SA and allies! 19+. Ten of the hottest musicians in a high-energy dance band. Funk, soul, Motown classics of the 60s/ 70s; contemporary favorites + the sharpest-dressed suit-and-tie band in town.
Dare to be challenged. Risk being changed
Queer Arts Festival: Unsettled

June 17-29, 2017. A two-spirit curated festival. An annual 13-day artist-run multi-disciplinary summer arts festival, among best worldwide, producing/presenting/exhibiting challenging, thought-provoking works that push boundaries/initiate dialogue. Widely acclaimed curated visual art exhibition, performing arts series, workshops, artist talks, panels, media art screenings. Schedule:
Vancouver’s largest floating T-Dance!
CruiseyT Cruises

July 1, 2017 (TBC). Boarding 7pm, Sailing 7:30-11pm. Beautiful evenings on the water topped with a stunning view of the Fireworks at Canada Place. Dancing and drag performances. Wear your Red & White for Canada Day. See confirmation/ details for this year's cruises at facebook page, or website:
When Vancouver Shines Bright
Honda Celebration of Light

July 29 + August 2 + 5, 2017, 10pm each night over English Bay. Vancouver's biggest event, the largest offshore fireworks competition in the world, attracting up to 400,000 spectators each evening. Operated by the Not For Profit Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society.
Bears, beards, cubs, blokes and...
Bearracuda - 7th Annual Pride Celebration

August 5, 2017, 9pm-3am, at FIVE SIXTY, 560 Seymour (special opening). The big bear night heads north again from SF for Vancouver Pride, with DJ Wayne G & sexy dancers. Tickets $30-40 online or at Top Drawers on Davie after April 1st.
Educate, Liberate & Celebrate
Vancouver Pride Parade & Festival 2017

August 6, 2017. Pride Festival & Pride Parade noon-3pm down Robson from Thurlow to Denman, down to Alexandra Park and Pacific St. Other events leading up to the big day typically include: Pride Run & Walk + Picnic in the Park + Davie Street Block Party between Burrard and Jervis.
Queer movies from around the world
Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2017

August 10-20, 2017, the 28th annual film festival events; the best in queer independent cinema from around the world. Check out the website for more information on films, screening venues, schedules & year-round events. Venues to include: the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, and the Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas.
This year celebrating the 33rd Fringe Festival!
The Vancouver Fringe Festival

September 7-17, 2017, various venues. Annual celebration of theatre for everyone, featuring over 700 performances by 89 artists over 11 days. An “everyone is welcome” selection technique— with Mainstage shows literally drawn out of a hat, giving all artists a chance to participate. Unique site-specific theatre in nooks and crannies of Granville Island.
Dan Savage's Sexiest, Funnest, Most Creative Dirty Short Movie Fest
HUMP! Film Festival

September 14-16, 2017, 7pm + 9:30pm at Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway. Ordinary people from all over the Pacific NW become weekend porn stars, making 5-minute dirty movies for cash prizes! Films run the gamut of LGBT+S sexual styles; funny, thought-provoking, sad, artistic, outrageous, and sexy-because they're real- created and performed by sex-positive people.
In its 36th year
The Vancouver International Film Festival

September - October, 2017, The Rio, The Centre, International Village 8, 9 + 10, SFU Goldcorp, Vancouver Playhouse, and The Cinematheque. 16 days of multi-experiential streams include some of the best cinema from around the world fused with related talks and events in a unique Film+ model - expanding the frame, giving audiences and creators a chance to discover, discuss and connect more.
Gay Ski Week formerly known as WinterPRIDE
Whistler Pride & Ski Festival 2018

January 21-28, 2018 (TBC). An LGBT week of great skiing, partying and great entertainment at the world renowned Whistler ski resort, Whistler Blackcomb, 8,171 acres of pure snow bliss only 3.5 hours drive north of Vancouver. Check their website for full details:
Vancouver International Dance Festival
Vancouver International Dance Festival 2018

March, 2018 (TBC). Showcasing the magnificent diversity of contemporary dance; 3 weeks of performances, workshops, activities. Past year featured: slow introspection of butoh, dynamic precision of ballet; mixed street dance b-boys w/ Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Enfants terribles Jérôme Bel, Thomas Lehman; legends Yoshito Ohno, Natsu Nakajima, Koichi Tamano, Akaji Maro.
Vancouver Men in Leather - 25th Vancouver Rubbout party
RUBBOUT 27 - Nature is Calling

March 23-25, 2018. Weekend for rubber/ fetish men. Wear sexiest sports gear - rubber, lycra, leather - conjure up hot sweaty muscular men giving all to win the room flesh always welcome! Kick-off party. Main Event Dance Party. See host hotel and other details at website: