Thursday, April 26
Y!kes: Frat Party
Frat party with drag, music, flip-cup and drinks. Hosted by Rogue with performances by Berlin, Kebby, Gender Spice and more.
9:30pm. XYYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Cover $6. Info on Facebook.
Friday, April 27
Youth Spring Gabaret
Enjoy storytelling, poetry, dancing and music at this Qmunity alcohol- and drug-free event for queer, trans, two-spirit and allied youth from ages 14–25.
6–9pm. Robert Lee YMCA, 955 Burrard St. Free. More info.
Queer As Funk: Spring Fling
I’ve missed their sold-out shows every time in Vancouver. Maybe I’ll be luckier in Victoria? Queer as Funk brings their “explosive high-energy sounds” to the island. Plus local musical guests, stand-up, trivia and a photo exhibit exploring Victoria’s queer and trans history.
9:30pm Friday; 9pm Saturday. White Eagle Hall, 90 Dock St, Victoria. Tickets $30. Info on Facebook.
In My House
If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience one of the top DJs/producers around, Karsten Sollors, tonight is your lucky night. He and Cozmic Cat are in town to rock XY all night long at this brand new club night in the Village. Hosted by Skylar Love. Show up so you can say you were there when it all began.
10pm–2am. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Cover $8. Info on Facebook.
Matt Troy has done it again! That boy bounces back faster than a stretched-out slinky. Rave on with bass and reggae sounds from producers Strange Thing, Tank Gyal, Ghosting and more.
10pm–3am. Vancouver Art & Leisure, 101 6th Ave W. Cover $15 before 11pm, $20 after. Info on Facebook.
Saturday, April 28
Time for a good, old-fashioned block party! And where better than in the Village? Meet your neighbours and have some free barbecue at the Jim Deva Plaza.
12–3pm. Jim Deva Plaza, 1200 Bute St. Free event. Info on Facebook.
Miz Adrien hosts the April edition of The Drag Show, with special guests Robin Loveless and Miss Morgan Lisa Montory.
6:30pm. The Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St, New Westminster. Cover $10. Info on Facebook.
Chor Leoni 25
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Chor Leoni men’s choir. Vancouver’s “pride of singing lions” will perform crowd favourites and new work in two shows, at 1:30pm at the West Vancouver United Church and at 8pm at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church.
1:30pm. West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave, West Vancouver. 8pm. St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, 1022 Nelson St. Tickets $25–$40 online. Info on Facebook.
Queerbash Vs Hustla
Peach wasn’t just off having a wee one (a baby, that is). She was off planning this massive gay Cobalt farewell. The Cobalt, Queer Bash’s home for the past eight years, is closing, so they’re celebrating with one big night that will “make all Pride parties look like kids’ stuff.”
8pm–3am. The Cobalt, 917 Main St. Tickets at the door. Info on Facebook.
Leather and denim fetish night with music by DJ Mumbles and producer Karsten Sollors from Chicago. No street clothes.
9pm–3am. The Odyssey, 686 W Hastings St. Tickets $25 at the door, or $20 in advance. Tickets and more info on Facebook.
I think guys spend more time getting ready for an underwear night than a formal dinner. Check your clothes at the door. Be brave.
9pm. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. Cover $5 after 9pm. More info from the Pumpjack Pub.
A very special viewing of Matt Troy’s Backdoor. This pop-up dance party in a new warehouse space will “get your face made, your butt laid, and leave you slayed!” Drag and art, plus music by Honey Soundsystem and DJs from San Francisco and Chicago, and local DJ Skylar Love.
Sunday, April 29
Queers & Beers: Last Call For Cobalt
Queers & Beers says goodbye to the Cobalt with a last bash at the Main Street dive.
5–10pm. The Cobalt, 917 Main St. Entry $8–15 sliding scale. Queers & Beers.
Monday, April 30
This show is definitely NSFW and loads of sexy fun to watch in person, so take my word for it and just go. Easily offended? They’ll hold the door open for you on the way out. For the rest of you: sit back, have a few drinks and watch two of the funniest people in town, Del Stamp & Alma Bitches, run the amateur strip show for you.
10pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5 after 11pm. Info from the Junction Pub.
Tuesday, May 1
Learn how to tell your stories and express your passions at this workshop by My Story Mondays.
6–8pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Tickets $23 online. Info on Facebook.
Shame Spiral 4th Anniversary
It’s the fourth anniversary of the Shame Spiral, hosted by Peach Cobblah. With DJ Dom Top and many special guests.
10pm. 1181, 1181 Davie St. No cover. Info on Facebook.