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Gay Vancouver

Vancouver Bars, Clubs & Resto Lounges
DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

See our bars and clubs daily events listings link for Vancouver, Victoria and Surrey below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Twice a week jackoff parties
Vancouver Jax

Second and 4th Thursdays each month 7-10pm, and every third Sunday 2-5pm at 8x6, 1775 Haro St. Stroking sessions for 19+ men. "Solo bate, mutual buddy stroking, small group or larger circle jerking." Membership required, those 25 or under pay just $5.
Vancouver's LGBT Country Western Dance Connection

Every Thursday 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
Honey Pot productions:

Every 4th Friday of the month, 9pm-2am at XY, Vancouver’s newest Gay club in the heart of Davie Village --upstairs at 1216 Bute Street off Davie. Rooftop patio, private booths, hot staff, all-male go-go/strippers review and dance. Pre-show with DJ GingerBear.
Also potlucks, nude drawing, nude swims & beach BBQs,
PCAN Recruitment Party

September 4, 2016, 8pm-2am at Club 8X6. Pacific-Canadian Association of Nudists nudist organization event for gay/bisexual men. Nude socials, all ages men (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.
Sexy Hi-NRG beats, beautiful women, hot DJ’s; uplifting, inclusive, safe & fun!
Hershe Bar-Where The Girls Are!

September 4, 2016, 9pm-2am at Red Room. Dance party for women, but absolutely EVERYONE welcome! DJ SARATONIN, the hottest female DJ this side of Dinah, San Fran, LA, and NYC returns to her favourite Canadian dancefloor! - Riki Rocket + Kasey Riot. Voted “Best Lesbian Parties” by you. Check out what all the talk is about! Tickets online or Little Sister’s Book Store.
This year celebrating the 32nd Fringe Festival!
The Vancouver Fringe Festival

September 8-18, 2016, 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.
Safe, Sane & Consensual 19+ Event
Rascal's Steampunk Party

September 17, 2016. 8pm-1am at Sapperton Hall, 318 Keary St, New Westminster. BDSM/ Fetish party - fully equipped, large dungeon, 12 play stations in main dungeon area, 4 more play stations on the stage for those who wish to play with more privacy. Pansexual events for hetero, gay, bi, lesbian and trans-gendered kinksters. Sampler hour/ special guest scenes. Tickets: $20 at the door.
2nd chance: Dan Savage's Sexiest, Funnest, Most Creative Dirty Short Movie Fest
HUMP! Film Festival Rescreen

September 23-24, 2016, 7 + 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.
From dance and old-school throwbacks to 80s/90s/present hip-hop & RnB
Wild Fruit-LGBTQ Dance Party

September 23, 2016, 10pm-3am at Playhouse Nightclub, 1240 Thurlow St - Dance party for women - DJ Tanner. EVERYONE welcome! Voted “Best Lesbian Parties.” Tickets online or Little Sister’s Book Store.
Shakespeare Festival - follow the Bard blog
Bard on the Beach

Now ongoing through September 24, 2016, 4 plays on 2 stages: The Merry Wives of Windsor, music, flirting, fun and fairies; Romeo+Juliet, young star-crossed lovers inspire us/ break our hearts; Othello, man blessed with power, respect and love until his fatal act of jealousy; and Pericles, a prince's quest for love and the meaning of life. See website for details, dates and times:
Vancouver Pride 2016 Dance Party for MEN

October 7, 2016, 9pm-3am at The PINT, 455 Abbott. DJs: GingerBear Todd, Mike Sniffen (Seattle, Shanghaii). Performances by SHANE - Mr. RUFF 2016 + the MENofRUFF. Tix: on sale in September. Ruffplay STEAMWORKS after-party $5 off w/ ticket/wristband.
Bears, beards, cubs, blokes and...

November 26, 2016, 9pm-3am, at FIVE SIXTY, 560 Seymour. The big bear night heads north again from SF for the 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY. Very, VERY special guest International DJ & dancers. Tickets $15 online or at Top Drawers on Davie.
Gay Ski Week formerly known as WinterPRIDE
Whistler Pride & Ski Festival 2017

January 22-29, 2017. 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 Men in Leather - 25th Vancouver Rubbout party

March 31 - April 2, 2017. 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 + Afterparty. See host hotel and other details at website:
Dare to be challenged. Risk being changed
Queer Arts Festival

Mid-June, 2017 (TBC) at the Roundhouse. 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. See schedule online:
T-Dance on the water
Cruisey T Cruises

June - August 2017. Vancouver's Largest T Dance Party Cruises on the Pacific Ocean -- since 1991. 19+ all-genders party on board 3-level vessel, 1st/ 2nd level dance floors, fully licensed bars; top deck dance and enjoy the sunhine, music, and great views of the Pacific Ocean. Light meal included w/ ticket.
When Vancouver Shines Bright
Honda Celebration of Light

July + August, 2017 (TBC). Vancouver's biggest event, the largest offshore fireworks competition in the world, attracting up to 400,000 spectators along English Bay each evening. Operated by the Not For Profit Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society.
Educate, Liberate & Celebrate
Vancouver Pride Parade & Festival 2017

July 30, 2017 (TBC). 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 (TBC), 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.