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QueerSUM 心
Until August 18, 2018
SUM, 425-268 Keefer St.

SUM Gallery, the only gallery in Canada dedicated to presenting queer art, is excited to announce inaugural exhibition Karin Lee: QueerSUM 心. Curated by Paul Wong and SD Holman, QueerSUM 心 is a solo exhibition of Vancouver artist Karin Lee's media works.

Tiko Kerr - Affinities
July 30–August 17, 2018
Pendulum Gallery HSBC Building,
885 West Georgia St

Recognized for his vibrant paintings of Vancouver's iconic architecture and natural locales, Tiko Kerr made a radical shift in his practice in 2014 when he began to utilize collage in the roduction of mixed media works. These in turn have fundamentally refocused his approach to painting, producing complex and vibrant images, referencing both contemporary digital media and key modern artists and art movements. Central to all his new paintings is the notion of images and concepts coming together in a collage-like fashion and the way in which forms find affinities with and impact each other, creating new arrangements which can reinforce or diverge from their significance to the original source material.

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF)
August 9-19, 2018

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) released its complete lineup for the 11-day celebration, taking place August 9-19, which includes artists visiting from India, Philippines, United States, and Canada. More than 70 films from 15 countries are featured at this 30th anniversary Festival presented by RBC, along with 11 visiting filmmakers, 27 local directors and numerous local performing artists, in addition to parties and talkback sessions. Festival passes and tickets are available online today.

Kelowna Pride Week
August 12-18, 2018
Kelowna, BC

We have been working hard with the City of Kelowna as the Apple Triathlon is back this year and has grown to a 2 day event which now overlaps with Pride. This opportunity has allowed us to extend the festival and we will have entertainment on stage and the beverage garden open until 8pm! The march will kick off at Stuart Park at 1pm this year and take us along the boardwalk to Waterfront Park & Island stage where we will have various live entertainment all day starting at 1:30pm to 8pm.

We Are the Vancouver Men's Chorus
Friday August 17, 2018 7pm
York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Please join us at the York Theatre (map) on Friday August 17 at 7pm for the world premiere of Moonrider Productions' documentary We Are the Vancouver Men's Chorus, during the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.
Director Mark Halliday invites us to get up close and personal with the singers. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the chorus learning their choreography, rehearsing new musical numbers, sharing their experiences and what being a member means to them. At the heart of this home-grown documentary lies a powerful sense of belonging.
Tickets are $12 standard and $8 access pricing (plus a $5 festival membership if you don't have one already), and can be purchased at the theatre or in advance by clicking HERE.

New West Pride
Saturday Aug 18, 2018 3-8pm
Columbia Street, New Westminster

Celebrate Pride and the LGBTQ+ community in New Westminster, BC with an entire week of events and a full-scale Street Party on Saturday, Aug.18th, 2018! Come check out the free fun and festivities, it's always the party of the year! New West Pride is just steps from New West and Columbia Skytrain Stations. ​​​​​​​​​​The New West Pride Columbia Street Party runs from 3 pm - 8 pm along historic Columbia Street in New Westminster, BC. We have a fantastic line up of entertainment across three stages to help us celebrate.

60 Years of Strength
Saturday Aug 18, 2018 4-7pm
Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza

On August 18, 1958 - 11 years before the famous Stonewall Riots - a small group of people stood on the steps of the Vancouver Courthouse to protest for equality for LGBTQ+ People. Led by Mr. ted northe, it was the first time he donned a dress. They held simple placards that read "I am a Human Being" and were shortly chased away by police, but that day was only the start of the movement in Canada.
Join us as we recognize this moment in our history! If you are up to it, in honour of Mr. Northe dress in drag! Q Hall reps certainly will be! Let's gather in support of those in our community that are still struggling for equality, and for LGBTQ2+ people around the world who need our voices raised in their support.

Free To Be Fabulous Fundraiser
Sunday August 19, 2018 3pm-7pm
XYYVR, 1216 Bute St.

The annual Free To Be Fabulous event is back for our second year! A special event hosted by Peach Cobblah and Carlotta Gurl with drag performances by the Conni Smudge, Raye Sunshine, Rose Butch, Misty Meadows, Continental Breakfast, and Kendall Gendr. Music by DJ Del Stamp. Tons of fabulous prizes to be won. Let’s party for a good cause. All proceeds will be going to Rainbow Refugee, a local non-profit that specializes in helping LGBTQ+ people escape persecution. Early bird tickets are $7 ONLINE or at the door for $10.

MAC x PLBC 2nd Annual Drag Show
Thursday August 23, 2018 7pm-2am
Club XY, 1216 Bute St.

Join us Thursday August 23rd for our second annual MAC x Positive Living BC Drag Show! Every cent raised goes to the 2018 AIDS Walk and will be MATCHED by the MAC AIDS Fund. There will be amazing performances by Mina Mercury, Buster Cherry, Sarah Wheeler and of course, the crew from PLBC! You can purchase your tickets here for $10 ONLINE or buy at the door for $15!

Friday Aug 24, 2018 Showtime 10:45pm 
The Junction, 1138 Davie St.

The Junction Presents: DIVA'S with host Sienna Blaze! Special Guests will be joining Sienna on stage!! DJ Drew plays your favorite all night long! This show brings you the best of Vancouver's Drag Scene and you know that you won't be disappointed! Cover $5.00

Saturday Aug 25, 2018 (Every 4th Sat)
Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St.

Presented with Garcon Model – come down in your sexy underwear and dance the night away. Yes we have a clothes check if you want to change when you get here… you can wear your favourite undies, we won’t mind! Drink Special: Absolut Vodka (Including all flavors) Single: $5.75 Doubles $8.75

Sunday Aug 26, 2018 doors 11pm, show time midnight
The Junction, 1138 Davie St.

With Dj T and Host Miss Understood! $5 cover charge and (Different theme each month)

Dick Safari: Amateur Strip
Monday Aug 27, 2018 Show at 12:30am
The Junction, 1138 Davie St.

Hosted by The king of D!icks: Del Stamp & The Queen of D!cks: LMA Bitches w/ supprt from Rob Feller. Do you want to win some money? Cash prizes available for 1st & 2nd + Give aways from Steamworks. Are you courageous enough to bare it all? Cover $5 after 11pm.

Out at the Fair Day at the PNE
Thursday August 30, 2018   11AM-11:59AM
PNE/Playland, 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver

PNE/Playland is partnering with Vancouver Pride Society to bring you Out at the Fair Day only on August 30th! Purchase a pair of rainbow socks at the PNE gate for $18 on the day, and get FREE ADMISSION only for August 30th! All proceeds go towards making the magic that is Pride.

There will be a Vancouver Pride Society booth on August 30th - while you wait in line to show off your new socks, come on by for information, interactive activities, button-making, and drag performers!

Naked Napi
September 8 to December 8, 2018
SUM, #425-268 Keefer St.

Adrian Stimson's debut of his most recent collection of works for the gallery’s second exhibition of the year, Naked Napi. The opening reception is Sept 8, 2-4pm; and the artist talk is on Sept 6, 7-9pm.

Friday Sept 14, 2018 Showtime 10:45pm
The Junction, 1138 Davie St.

"QUEEN,PLEASE." a night of Decadent Drag & Saltry Stories!! Joan-E will be joined by special guests every second Friday of the month. Dj Drew will be setting the mood, with doors open at 9:30pm, Showtime 10:45pm & Cover charge $5

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