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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.
In its 36th year
The Vancouver International Film Festival

September 28 - October 13, 2017, The Rio, The Centre, International Village 8-10, SFU Goldcorp, Vancouver Playhouse, 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.
Pumping up positivity, breaking down barriers...
Hershe | National Coming Out Day Party + Ghouls’ Night Out

October 7 + 28, 2017, 10pm-3am at Privè Nightclub. Hershe’s back. This month two Saturdays w/ DJ Miss M (Dinah, Vancity) and O Show spinning a dance-hiphop-top40 mix. Fierce DJs, steamy dance-floor, loads of debauchery end of month Halloween funhouse. $12-15.
RUFF Vancouver

October 8, 2017, 9pm-3am at The Pint. Dance Party for Men. DJs Del Stamp + Bret Law. Gogos: the MEN of RUFF. Ruffplay STEAMWORKS after-party - $5 off with Ruff wristband. Next Vancouver Ruff date: Dec 31st - NYE - w/ Mumbles + Brian Maier.
Now in it’s 17th year
Sin City Fetish Night

October 14, 2017, 9pm-3am at The Hindenburg, 23 West Cordova. Singles, couples, straight, GLBTQ+, cross-dressers, regulars and newbies: all welcome! A safe and welcoming pervy party/ play space for everyone! Be wild … be creative … be kinky … be yourself! High-energy dancefloor. Kinky Play Spaces + Social Areas. DJs Pandemonium, Evilyn13 and R-Lex
Gay Ski Week formerly known as WinterPRIDE
Whistler Pride & Ski Festival 2018

January 21-28, 2018. 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:
The 17th annual festival of new documentary films
DOXA Documentary Film Festival

May 3-13, 2018, at six venues around town. Annual 10-day festival. Non-profit society presents independent and innovative documentaries to Vancouver audiences; a curated and juried festival of public screenings, panel discussions, public forums and educational programs. The Motion Pictures Film Series offers year-round screenings of documentaries to Lower Mainland communities.
Dare to be challenged. Risk being changed
Queer Arts Festival

June 16-28, 2018 (TBC). 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:
When Vancouver Shines Bright
Honda Celebration of Light

July - August, 2018, 10pm each of three nights 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.
75 years bringing soaring works of song & dance to Stanley Park
Theatre Under the Stars

July and August 2018 nights, 7pm at Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl. Theatre Under the Stars presents movies in the park. Shows will be announced in March 2018.

Jul 7 - Aug 18, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Educate, Liberate & Celebrate
Vancouver Pride Parade & Festival 2018

August 1-6, 2018 (TBC). Week of activities lead up to the Sunday Pride Festival + Pride Parade - from noon, down Robson from Thurlow to Denman, down to Alexandra Park and Pacific St. Other events typically include: Pride Run/ Walk; Picnic in the Park; Davie Street Block Party; Thu+Fri+Sat dance parties; shows; Big Pride Tea Dance; CruiseyT Pride Party Cruises; Hershe and Closing parties.
Queer movies from around the world
Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2018

Mid-August, 2018, the 29th annual film festival events; 11 days of 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

Early September, 2018, various venues. Annual celebration of theatre for everyone. For 11 days over 90 theatre companies share their creativity on stage. 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.