Gay Edmonton

U of A's FIRST institutionally-supported Pride Week!
University of Alberta Pride Week

February 26 - March 8, 2014. 19th Annual Pride Parade on campus noon-1pm. Film screenings, lectures, parties, readings, Queer Art night, drag show and more.

www.prideweek.ualberta.ca
Are you in the loop?
Fruit Loop | Spring Hop

April 4, 2014, 7pm-2am, at Yellowhead Brewery, 10229-105 St. Edmonton's favourite fruit flavoured pop-up party will be celebrating the Canadian Gay Curling Championships. Come down for an evening of shouting "Harder! Harder! Harder!"

www.facebook.com/fruitloopedmonton
In Calgary
BEARACCHUS II

April 11-13, 2014. A weekend of bear rituals, dance and decadence!. FRI: SIP 'N SING - Jamie and Pierre the loveable gay cowboys from The Amazing Race Canada hosting Calgary's first all out Show Tunes Sing a Long at the Blind Monk! SAT: 9pm at HYDE Night Club. A night of hot music, hot men and food. SUN: BEAR BEEFETT at the Blind Monk 11am -2pm.

beefbearbash.com/j3
Canadian International Documentary Festival
Hot Docs 2014

April 24 - May 4, 2014 festival, Edmonton Downtown Arts District. Original, top-quality documentaries made by talented filmmakers from across Canada & around the world. See website for details as announced.

www.hotdocs.ca/docsoup/doc_soup_edmonton
Documentaries, Dialogue, Discovery
Global Visions Film Festival

May 8-15, 2014 at Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre, 8712-109 St; The Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq. Canada’s longest running documentary film festival presents socially relevant films and video from around the world exploring issues of social, economic and environmental development; catalysts for reflection, discussion, and responsible action.


globalvisionsfestival.com
Pure Pride and OUTtv Network
The Search for Alberta’s Next Drag Superstar

May 9, 2014 Semi-Finals, May 16th Grande Finale, at Evolution Wunderlounge, 10220 103 St, NW. The star of Rupauls RuPaul’s Drag Race on OUTtv Season 6 and Australian Idol Finalist Courtney Act will judge the contest and doing a headline superstar performance, presented by Outtv. The winner of the fierce competition will be flown to New York City to attend the VIP finale party!

purepride.ca/search-for-albertas-next-drag-superstar
Compelling, artful, thoughtful, luminous and curious queer media art
Performatorium | 11th Queer City Cinema

May 15-17, 2014  at Neutral Ground Gallery, 1856 Scarth St.  Films and videos to breaking down barriers - daring and unchartered visual territory, humorous/ subversive characters, otherworldly/ fantastical places and images, pleasurable provocations, sexual scenarios, different and challenging perspectives on identity in a world ready to judge and oppress.

www.queercitycinema.ca
Aboriginal culture, art & heritage
Dreamspeakers | Film Festival 2014

May 28-31, 2014, at Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre. Annual festival with aboriginal filmmakers, directors, scriptwriters, cameramen, technicians, actors, musicians, storytellers, artists & craftspeople. See Dreamspeakers on Tour info on website.


dreamspeakers.org
Host hotel to feature an all-bear exclusive floor
Canadian Bear Weekend II

June 6-8, 2014. Full weekend of events coincides with Edmonton Pride Festival - bigger and better than ever at host hotel Coast Edmonton Plaza, 10155- 105 St NW in the heart of downtown, with discounted room blocks reserved for event members. Here also for registration, and Fri/ Sat events including the Mr Alberta Bear contest and dance with DJ Del Stamp.  


beefbearbash.com/j3
parties, dance, parade, festival, concerts, picnic, comedy & more...
Edmonton Pride Festival

June 6-15, 2014. Saturday Pride Parade, from 108 St at 102 Ave to Churchill Square for festival, Pure Pride dance party & concert, & more.... See details online:

www.edmontonpride.ca
The EJFS presents
The Edmonton Jazz Festival

June 22, 2014 and other dates. In 2013 included: Gregory Porter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Patricia Barber, and Courtney Pine Presents: House Of Legends. Past years: Wynton Marsalis, Madeleine Peyroux, Trombone Shorty & Christian McBride among many others. Jazz of many kinds, at venues large & small each year, all over town.

www.edmontonjazz.com
Juggle your schedule, yield to laughter
International Street Fest

July 4-13, 2014, on Sir Winston Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton, an international cast of jugglers, acrobats, hip hop dancers, sword-swallowers, musicians and more.

www.edmontonstreetfest.com
The Midway: for only a few days each year
K Days | Capital EX

July 18-27, 2014, in Northlands Park, 7410 Borden Park Rd. Check out favorite musicians and artists on the Koodonation stage; pan for gold in Klondike Park; climb on the Mach 3, the Zipper and other midway rides; and eat favorite fair ground foods, trade shows, food, wine, and daily fireworks. Was called Klondike Days, then Capital EX - now K-Days - still 10 days of fun each July.

www.k-days.com
Six stages, seven hours a day
Edmonton Folk Music Festival

August 7-10, 2014, annual event, downtown Gallagher Park. Past years included Angelique Kidjo, John Mayall, Taj Mahal, Del McCoury, Noah & the Whale, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Brandi Carlile, Andrew Bird & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tim Robbins....

www.efmf.ab.ca
33rd Annual
Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

August 14-24, 2014 are dates for the popular Fringe Theatre Festival, but there are associated events all year long -- see their website for details.

fringetheatreadventures.ca/festival.php
28th Annual
Edmonton International Film Festival 2014

September 25 - October 4, 2014, annual nine day feast of all things cinematic; independent films of many genres from around the globe. A film festival about 'discovery' to uncover and present cinematic gems.

www.edmontonfilmfest.com
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