Community A&E Events
Out on Screen
Queer Arts Festival
Confessions of a
Mad Drag Queen
Leather Pride Parties
Q Ball



Community A&E Events

Friday, July 22nd, 2011 to Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Vancouver and Whistler

Every night you will be off to a great start where local businesses, community groups and organizations will be hosting daily “Outmingling events” from 5:30 pm, with everything from cocktails, burlesque cabaret, drag kings, lounge DJs, singer-songwriters – and lots just need to find your “Outmingling event” to start your night of Vancouver Culture and Celebration!



Vancouver Pride - Gay Day at Playland

Date: Saturday July 16, 2011
Time: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: PNE Playland Exhibition Grounds
Tickets:$28.50 VPS office, PNE Grounds, Little Sisters, Caya
More info:
Theme: carnival, private beer garden
Ride with Pride at Playland. Put on a red shirt and show your Pride as you enjoy your favourite carnival games, roller coasters and indulge in all things delicious! With live entertainment, fabulous queens and a private beer garden, this is a reason to celebrate!

The afternoon is complete with the tunes of DJ Riot, DJ Jason Van and DJ Drew. The event closes with the now popular QUEENTASTIC LEGENDS show at 5:30pm hosted by Symone with performances by Joan-E, Conni Smudge, Isolde N Barron, Kiki Lawhore, Hope Diamond, Foxy-De-Rossi, Leroy and The Lovebots, Danni L, Diamond Minx, Black Parade Kings and The Bobbers in Drag.

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Vancouver Pride - Picnic in the Park

Date: Saturday July 23, 2011
Time: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location: Stanley Park Brockton Oval
Theme: picnic, fun, games, family
This is a popular summer's event for Pride and those who like a picnic. Picnic in the Park provides fabulous fun for our queer family and friends. There are kids activities, face painting, games, balloons and a barbeque, games of tug-a-war, the high heel shoe toss, drag races and the infamous watermelon eating contest. This is a great day with prizes and plenty of outdoor activities! Pack your basket!

VPS is excited to have the return of family time in the park with face-painting and children's activities as well as 12 noon shows for the kids by The Bobbers followed by games for all ages including the popular high-hell tossing. In the Beer Garden we welcome DJ Joi-Zee, Lisa DeLux, DJ Drew and DJ Jason Van.

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Vancouver Pride - Pride Movie Night

Date: Thursday July 28, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: Granville 7 Theatre
Tickets: $15, save 3$ if you arrive as a drag king or queen VPS office, Caya, Little Sisters
More info:
Theme: Celebrate
We celebrate Pride with The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert!!! Let Pride take you on a journey to the heart of fabulous! Come enjoy the live drag show and sing-a-long with us in an interactive movie night with a reception to follow.
Tickets $15, save 3$ if you arrive as a drag king or queen VPS office, Caya, Little Sisters 

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Caya Davie Street Dance Party - powered by TELUS®

Date: Friday July 29, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm to 12:00 am
Location: Davie Village
Tickets: $10 General Admission OR Fast Track ticket in advance only for $20 and allow for quick, hassle free, in-and-out access to both street zones
More info:
Theme: Celebrate
This infamous Friday night Pride party is back to take over Davie Village! As always, expect the streets to be packed with dancers, vendors, volunteers and a diverse crowd of guests ready to celebrate Vancouver Pride. Come show off your true colours at the Caya Davie Street Dance Party powered by TELUS®.

We are tickled pink with rhinestones made of disco balls to confirm that the Queen of Disco Carol Jiani will be leading a parade of performers for a full out "DISCO SHOW" at the Caya Davie Street Dance Party powered by TELUS®.

The Nigerian born, Montreal-raised, and European Club Circuit Disco Queen has been traveling the world with music hits that include "Hit N Run Lover" and "All The People Of The World". Her latest single "Broken" reached #9 in the 2010 UK Club Chart.
Joining Jiani on stage with their disco repertoire and ready to celebrate will be local award-winning duo Sugarbeach, the always charming Kim Kuzma, Patricia Raye from Luscious Moov, Toronto's Troy Jackson, and Vancouver's own alternative dance troupe House of La Douche lead by award-winning choreographer Jojo Zolina.

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Vancouver Pride - Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast

Date: Saturday July 30, 2011
Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Bute & Davie
Tickets: By Donation
Theme: Celebrate
We honour Terry Wallace, one of the founders of Vancouver Pride, with a pancake Breakfast. This community breakfast is by donation, with MUSICA Society Choral Group, and offers all a chance to take in Pride. The community churches cook it up at this Pride breakfast tradition.

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Vancouver Pride - Sunset Beach Pride Day Festival

Date: Sunday July 31, 2011
Time: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location: Sunset Beach
Tickets: Free
More info:
Theme: Celebrate
Celebrations continue during and after the Parade at the Sunset Beach Pride Festival. Over 150,000 people join us beachside, listen to live music on the Festival Stage and enjoy 140 booths with diverse products, services, and a private beer garden with DJ's and dancing.

 The Festival Stage @ Sunset Beach begins with DJ Riot; afternoon hosts are Berend MacKenzie, Symone and Barb Snelgrove. Live performances begin at 2pm with Clancy's Angels, Summer Osborne, Black Parade Kings, The Bobbers, Ryan G Hinds, Matthew Presidente, Tyrell Witherspoon, MAOR & T.R.I.G.G.A., Troy Jackson, WAACOUTURE, Sugarbeach, Kim Kuzma, Carol Jiani, Jeffery Straker and QLUTCH PROJECT closes the stage.

Beer Garden @ Sunset Beach from 12 noon welcomes DJs Lisa DeLux, Jason Van and SHE.

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Vancouver Pride Parade - 33rd Annual

Date: Sunday July 31, 2011
Time: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Downtown Vancouver to Sunset Beach
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Theme: Celebrate
Over a half million spectators come out to celebrate Vancouver's Pride Parade. With parade entries including colourful floats, musical marching bands and community groups, Pride takes over the streets. Rainbows fill our city on the largest one day event in Vancouver. This is the MUST SEE event of the summer! With hosts Joan-E (Denman/Davie at The Boathouse), T (Denman Mall), Conni Smudge (Denman/Robson at Safeway).

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Celebrate Queer Vancouver
Thursday, July 21st to Sunday, August 21st, 2011

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival presents Celebrate Queer Vancouver. Running July 21st to August 21st, this month-long multifaceted Celebration showcases film, visual art, queer history walks, community dialogue and – at the centre of it all – a public art installation to engage and celebrate the dynamic experiences and achievements of Vancouver’s queer communities. Celebrate Queer Vancouver culminates with the 23rd Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival.


Queer Arts Festival
Tuesday, July 26th to Saturday, August 13th, 2011

The Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver is an annual three-week multidisciplinary arts festival celebrating the unique creative expression of artists who identify as part of the queer communities. QAF features a curated visual arts show, a community art show, and 3 dynamic weeks of performances and workshops from all artistic disciplines, including music, dance, theatre, literary and media arts. In celebration of the OutGames, our 2011 theme is “Games People Play.”


Confessions of a Mad Drag Queen
Thursday, July 21st - Saturday, July 30th, 2011
PAL Theatre, 581 Cardero Street

Raving Theatre proudly presents the premiere of, “CONFESSIONS OF A MAD DRAG QUEEN” by David Blue. Twenty years ago, Miranda Rights snapped and went on a murderous rampage. She shot her lover, her protégé and her worst enemy. Now at last, Miranda reveals what led up to that fateful night to an eager author. But all is not as it seems as Miranda’s life and sanity begin to unravel again.

Enjoy a delicious evening of mascara, madness and murder!

Confessions of a Mad Drag Queen, by David Blue
Directed by Neil Scott
Starring Dana MacInnis and Rob Monk

Tickets available at Tickets Tonight
or at 604.684.2787

Confessions of a Mad Drag Queen is also proud to be a part of the of the Vancouver 2011 Outgames cultural contingent.


Leather Pride Party & Leather Fetish Kink Party
Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Vancouver Men in Leather 
Leather Fetish Party 

8:30pm to 12:00am
560 Seymour Street, Vancouver Canada

Admission: $5 
VML Members: Free
Dresscode: Leather, fetish, or naked


Vancouver Men in Leather's Pride Event
Pride Friday, July 29th, 2011

OutGames Official Leather Event  

50/50 & Door Prizes

8:00pm to 11:00pm
Numbers Leather Loft
1042 Davie Street, Vancouver Canada
Dresscode: Tom inspired gear, leather or shirtless 

Events for the Curious to Serious


Saturday, July 30th, 2010 
Sheraton Wall Centre, Grand Ballroom

Join us as we induct outstanding humanitarians who have had a significant impact on the freedoms that we realize today into the Q Hall of Fame Canada.

Q Ball is a one of a kind, glamorous, black tie event that provides the venue to honor these amazing individuals. For the price of your ticket expect an evening filled with elegance: excellent food served at a three course sit-down dinner, participation in honouring the next Q Hall of Fame inductees, mingling with beautiful people and, of course…a great party with dancing and entertainment!



Click here for more information and/or to purchase tickets




Dog of Your Understanding

July 28, 29 and 30
15-minute walk begins at The Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street (at Nelson)
1pm to 5pm

Harvey has been waiting more than 140 dog years since he was told to 'wait here'. His master is calling but why should he come running now? To complicate things here wasn't here when he was told to 'wait here'. He needs you to take him for a walk so he can try and find his master.

This Queer podplay uses the history of Vancouver's West End as a backdrop for a modern, playful, and endearing story. PodPlays are site–specific radio plays that take participants on a walk through the geography of the city and the urban obsessions and imaginings of the commissioned artists. Much like you would listen to an audio guide in a museum, audience members borrow portable media players and are guided on a walk by narration that combines story, music and directional cues. This is an intimate theatrical experience that will reveal a Vancouver you won't find in the tourist brochures.

Written by Jan Derbyshire, Music by Yawen Wang
Featuring the voices of Peter Anderson  and James Fagan Tait

Produced by Neworld Theatre in association with Screaming Weenie Productions

PodPlays created by Neworld Theatre with PTC 
Production partner: CBC Radio One

Dog of Your Understanding is part of the PodPlays 125 Series, supported by the City of Vancouver's 125th Anniversary Grant program.


Tickets: 778.840.7132 or visit us online | Sliding scale $5-10  No one will be turned away for lack of funds