Following the arrival of the
flags at Vancouver Art Gallery on Monday, July 25 the OPENING PARTY at Club
Five-Sixty will kick off the week-long celebrations. Meet the fabulous
athletes, artists and party-goers who will be celebrating the Outgames and
Pride for the week ahead! Doors open
at 7:00 pm and this party goes late. Check out the WomenZone in the upstairs
duo DESTINEAK always presents an energetic, action-packed show as DJ /
Drummer Bobby James and uber-talented vocalist Christina Sing crank out the
SUGARBEACH will be
performing their Outgames theme song ‘Come on Out’.
choreographer and actor, TYRELL WITHERSPOON will play his unique blend of pop
WAACOUTURE – the first
Waacking, Funk and House dance crew of its kind in Vancouver pays homage to the
gay community's 1970's underground vogueing and waacking movement which is
growing in popularity all around the world.
DJ JEFFERY MICHAEL will command the dance floor with one hard-hitting beat after
another with his sounds of electro, top 40 mash-ups and progressive house.
DAVID C. JONES, one of the funniest minds in Vancouver, twice awarded the Best
Comedian in Vancouver award by readers of the Georgia Straight, will have you
laughing hysterically when you’re not busting a move on the dance floor.
Outgames Live Showcase
Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Check out some of the top talent Vancouver has to
offer at the Outgames Live Showcase! With a fabulous lineup of live
performances all night long this high-energy evening is the where all the
action will be Thursday, July 28th. A special guest drag queen will entertain you with sensual
games and outspoken comedy. Held at Five Sixty, Vancouver’s super-club with
three floors and mind-blowing surround visuals, this Live Showcase will be a
highlight of the Outgames.
DJ G-LUVE will keep the good times spinning with an eclectic
blend of music genres from the seventies onward including disco, 80’s pop, new
wave, house, electro, classic rock and funk. G will spread the Luve to the
crowd at the Outgames Live Showcase.
CAROLE POPE is the legendary Canadian Diva, author, Genie
and Juno award winner and former lead singer in Rough Trade. With four 4 gold and 2 platinum records
under her belt, Carole will be bringing her provocative and unique musical
style to multiple stages during the Games.
ARMSTRONG JR mixes his unique harmonic vocal
arrangements with the electronic production styles of Disco
House, Electro and Pop to deliver a sweet highly original sound.
PETER BREEZE will present his fantastic mix of catchy dance
hooks, trashy beats and cocky lyrics that lead the listener into the color full
world of Hollywood. Shameless with his stories and unapologetic for his antics,
Peter finds the perfect balance between catchy pop music and artistic integrity
as he writes all of his songs.
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
2011 North America Outgames in partnership with Big Roger Events
present the Closing Party at Plaza of Nations with international stars
ACE OF BASE and DRAGONETTE as co-headliners. ACE OF BASE are the hit
artists behind the best-selling singles “ All That She Wants” , “ The
Sign” and “ Don’ t Turn Around” . DRAGONETTE are the renowned Canadian
electro pop artists behind the hit track “ Hello” have been taking the
music world by storm, having sold out shows in Canada and throughout the
The Closing Party also features Carole Pope, DJ Rafael
Calvente (Rio), DJ Adam Dreaddy (Vancouver), Diversity Project and Alice
Ai, hosted by David C Jones.
The Outgames Closing party will be a
full day festival of LGBTQ culture with non-stop entertainment
featuring concerts, DJ’s, drag shows, dance performances, medal
presentations, beer garden, Womenzone, The Breakfast of Champions and
the Closing Ceremonies finale.
Come OUT and Play -The Closing
Party is sure to be a vibrant spectacle - a full day of colourful
characters celebrating the Outgames at Plaza of Nations. The beautiful
outdoor waterfront setting includes a main stage and fully licensed
site. Gates open at 11 am the festivities kick off with The Breakfast of
*Special Appearance By
The Diversity Project
The Diversity Project Association is dedicated to promoting Love and Compassion through Diversity, Education,
and Understanding for all walks of life. They are excited to work with
the OutGames by bringing them a not to be missed flash mob dance during
the closing ceremonies on July 30th with guest dancers Mackenzie Green
and Nathalie Heath from So You Think You Can Dance Canada, season 3.
Bringing Pride and the Outgames
together for Pride events like Vancouver has never seen! Join the athletes
after they've marched in the Vancouver Pride Parade for one last celebration;
dancing to your favourite anthems out in the sun! We promise all of the divas
that you love, from the classics to today's pop princesses!
THE ANTHEM PARTY Featuring: DJ
ABEL (Miami) with an opening set by DJ EDDIE MARTINEZ (NYC) and a live
performance by WYNTER GORDON (Dirty Talk, Believer, Till Death) + local
performers and dancers. The Anthem
Party is taking place Sunday, July 31 from 3 pm – 11 pm at Plaza of Nations.
Sunday, July 31th, 2011
Vancouver's sweatiest, sexiest and wildest re-occurring after-hours party turns up the heat with UNITED: PRIDE the Pride Wrap-up Party. This event is known for relentless dance-music, the hottest men you haven't met yet and a fun crowd that refuses to quit partying till the last beat is served. DJ PAULO is probably Vancouver's favourite imported DJ and we're thrilled to have him on deck to pump the party with his award winning and unique style of tribal injected house! Local favourite DJ ADAM DREADDY starts the night with the special treats he saves just for Big Roger Events. Going well into the morning this event has a line-up down the block to get in well past 5 or 6AM - plan ahead if you don't want to be caught in the line. http://bigrogerevents.com/events.php?id=39
Monday, July 25th, 2011 to Sunday, July 31st, 2011
The Womenzone is a safe space for women, their friends, allies and
special guests to gather and enjoy a variety of entertainment and
amenities. The goal of Womenzone is to foster an environment of fun,
flirtations, talking and dancing and enhance the week of international
female focus and empowerment.
This is where women will be loud and
proud at the Vancouver 2011 North America Outgames! There will be
exhibits, the chance to mingle and meet locals and sample some of
Vancouver’ s finest dining establishments. Come Out and Celebrate with
some of Vancouver’ s best entertainers and DJ's.
Monday, July 25 - upstairs lounge at Opening Party at Five Sixty
Friday, July 29 – “ Sweet” at Canvas Lounge
Sat July 30 – Fireworks Boat Cruise 8:30 pm – 12:30 am
Sunday, July 31 (afternoon) – Chicas Lounge at QE Plaza
Sunday, July 31 (evening) - Hershey Bar at Gossip and Blvd 22
North America Outgames Fast Track Passes:
Must Have Accessory for 2011
2 Great Choices
FAST TRACK PASS - $12
SILVER PASS CARD - $112
DAYTIME Ceremony at Vancouver Art Gallery Monday, July 25 featuring; Official Opening Ceremony, arrival of the flags,
Sugarbeach, special guests and dignitaries
Party at Five Sixty on Monday, July 25 featuring; Destineak, Sugarbeach, Tyrell Witherspoon,
Waacouture, DJ Jeffery Michael hosted by David C. Jones
Live Showcase at Five Sixty on Thursday, July 28 featuring; DJ G-Luve, Carole Pope, Armstrong Jr. and Peter
DAYTIME Celebrations on Saturday, July 30 at Plaza of Nations 11 am – 5 pm only
featuring; Breakfast of Champions, Diversity
Project and Beer Garden
Party at Plaza of Nations 11 am – 11 pm featuring; Ace of Base, Dragonette, Carole Pope, DJ Rafael
Calvente (Rio), DJ Dreaddy, Diversity Project, Kim Kuzma, Alice Ai, Matthew
Presidente hosted by David C Jones.
Also featured will be the Closing Ceremony with medal presentations and
the above mentioned daytime celebrations