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Gay Edmonton

Edmonton Bars, Clubs & Resto Lounges
DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Edmonton area, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.

dailyxtra.com/lgbt-events/city-Edmonton
The Fellowship of Alberta Bears bring back Alberta's biggest & best bear event
FAB Events

A gay/ queer /bi men's not-for-profit society. Events include: Calgary Wild Pride, Calgary Pride Parade Float, Edmonton Tabletops + Bottoms Bear Board Game Night, Edmonton FAB 80's VIP Night, Edmonton Tabletops + Bottoms, Edmonton FAB Halloween VIP Night, From FUR to FAB Bears to Drag Queens Community Fundraiser and BEEF Singlet Party. See their website for updates:

beefbearbash.com
Canadian International Documentary Festival
Hot Docs 2016

April 28-May 8, 2016 Edmonton Downtown Arts District. Original, quality documentaries made by talented filmmakers from across Canada/ around the world. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema Opening Night: LEAGUE OF EXOTIQUE DANCERS. Director Rama Rau brings a dazzling/ daring group of women from burlesque heydays out of retirement onto the big screen in their feathered/ fabulous pasty-wearing glory.

www.hotdocs.ca/docsoup/doc_soup_edmonton
Documentaries, Dialogue, Discovery
NorthWestFest

May 5-14, 2016, Metro Cinema/ Garneau Theatre, 8712-109 St; Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq. Canada’s longest running documentary film festival (former Global Visions) 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.

northwestfest.ca
Excess, drama, eroticism, and a profusion of extravagant costumes
Love Lies Bleeding

May 13-14, 2016, 7:30pm, Jubilee Auditorium. Jean Grand-Maître’s multimedia ballet fuses joy of pop/rock with physicality of ballet in dance spectacular on par with the boldest Broadway production. Featuring 14 classic songs by Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, depicting a musician’s rise to fame, exploring the trials, sacrifices and triumphs of superstardom.

albertaballet.com/upcoming-performances/love-lies-bleeding/126.html
MAN UP! presents
Auditions

May 15, 2016, 9pm at Dance Code Studio Inc, 10575 115 St NW # 204, Edmonton. Sexuality. Masculinity. Vulnerability. Authenticity. Nothing off-limits as men take back the most provocative footwear - high heels. Seeking male dance theatre performers for upcoming productions, including MAN UP! presents SPICE BOYS. Experience moving, dancing and slaying in heels is an asset.

www.facebook.com/events/1721995791417450
Compelling, artful, thoughtful, luminous and curious queer media art
13th Queer City Cinema International Film Festival

May 21-23, 2016 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
parties, dance, parade, festival, concerts, picnic, comedy & more...
Edmonton Pride Festival

June 3-12, 2016. Saturday Pride Parade from Whyte Avenue at 108th Street in Old Strahcona, where this Festival began 36 years ago - proceeding along 104th St, to the end of Steel Park. Pure Pride dance party & more.... See details online:

www.edmontonpride.ca
Kicking off the closing weekend of EVOpride2016!
MAN UP! + Flashback Friday

June 10, 2016, 9pm at Evolution Wonderlounge, 10220 103 St NW. Bar cabaret, hilarious burlesque show/ men in high heels; "four dancers in melted-on leather pants leaving zip to the imagination come out screaming and whooping it up..." - The Edmonton Journal. Flashback Friday follows.

www.eventbrite.com/e/man-up-tickets-25220421961
Are you in the loop?
Fruit Loop - Pride

June 11, 2016, 8pm-2am, at venue TBA. Edmonton's favourite fruit-flavoured pop-up party from grassroots collective of creative individuals - more than a typical night at the gay bar. Dance off + steamy midnight! performances. Girl's Club DJs and Will The Hugonaut + The Girls Burlesque, Capital City Burlesque, Joshua Wolchansky, Beau Creep and the bio queens.

www.facebook.com/fruitloopedmonton
Juggle your schedule, yield to laughter
International Street Fest

July 8-17, 2016, 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

July 22-31, 2016, 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 - 10 days of fun each July.

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

August 4-7, 2016, annual event, in beautiful downtown Gallagher Park, happens each year, the second weekend in August. The 2016 Performer list will be released at the end of May. The full schedule later in the summer of 2016 - to be found here.

www.efmf.ab.ca
35th Annual
Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

August 11-21, 2016 are dates for the popular Fringe Theatre Festival, but there are associated events all year long -- see their website for details.

www.fringetheatre.ca
GCBW 2016
THE GREAT CANADIAN BEAR WEEKEND

August 12-14, 2016, venue TBA. Past year included: MEAT/ GREET + DIRTY BEAR BINGO, FAB Ambassadors, Mr Alberta Bear competition. Bear Dance; WEM Waterpark Adventure w/ waterslides/ worlds largest wave pool; BEEF UNDERBEAR PARTY, Wet Underwear Contest, go-go dancers, Bear Bucks; BBQ in the Park + FUR CUP Kickball + Crowning of Mr Alberta Bear.

beefbearbash.com/j3
30th Annual
Edmonton International Film Festival 2016

September 29 – October 8, 2016, annual ten 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
U of A's FIRST institutionally-supported Pride Week!
University of Alberta Pride Week

March, 2017 (TBC). The 22nd Annual Pride Parade on campus noon-1pm. Film screenings, lectures, parties, readings, Queer Art night, drag show and more.

www.prideweek.ualberta.ca