Out in Vancouver
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Out in Vancouver: April 5–11, 2018

Choice events in the city this week

Thursday, April 5

Rainbow Soup Social

Meet some new friends and make some soup with this group for queer people and allies.

5:30–7pm. Gordon Neighbourhood House, 1019 Broughton St. Register by email or see more information from HIM.

Friday, April 6

Peak Pride

Peak Pride is Canada’s newest winter Pride destination. Over the past year the Okanagan Valley has seen incredible political support, so it only makes sense that they bring the celebration up to one of the most spectacular peaks in all of Canada for three event–filled days. Check out the website for events, times, venues and tickets.

Big White Ski Resort, Kelowna, April 6–8.

Visit Big White Ski Resort for the Okanagan’s new Pride destination, Peak Pride. Credit: Courtesy Big White Ski Resort

A Dozen Divas

Tracey Bell does celebrity impersonations at this show to benefit A Loving Spoonful.

6:30–9:30pm. Celebrities, 1022 Davie St. Tickets $20 online or at Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St. $30 at the door.

Converge Con

Converge Con is a three-day gathering on sexuality, relationships and activism where thought leaders, activists, sex educators and participants have conversations to inspire you to take action and effect change in their own communities.

8:30am. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Holiday Inn, 711 W Broadway St. Weekend tickets $60–$175. Registration online.

Call It Royal

DJ Skylar Love and friends hit the ‘burbs for a dance party with a twist. Come by for amazing music, pool and lots of surprises.

9pm. Pint 405 Pub. 405 North Road, Coquitlam. No cover. Info online.

Matthew Presidente Live

Matthew Presidente Band is back with some special guests for this night of music, plus an all-request piano set.

9pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Tickets $8 on Facebook or $10 week of.

Saturday, April 7

Lesbian Speed Dating

Make dating and meeting new people less stressful and more memorable with the easiest way to meet the some of the Vancouveriest cuties out there. Remember: She wouldn’t be at a Lez Hookup event if she didn’t want to meet someone.

5:30–8:30pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Tickets and registration $20.

Give It To Me Straight

Be one of the first to see the music video of “Give It To Me Straight,” then listen to DJs G-Luve and Diana Boss in the relaxing atmosphere of the hottest lounge on Davie.

10pm–3am. 1181, 1181 Davie St. No cover. Info on Facebook.

Sunday, April 8

King of the Castle

Commercial Drag is the place to be this Sunday, with an all-kings edition hosted by Dust and DJ Girl Fieri along with other special comic guests.

8pm–midnight. The Penny, 1601 Commercial Dr. Info on Facebook.

Monday, April 9

QueerProv: That 9pm Show

Live and unscripted comedy with an all-queer cast.

9pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. No cover. Info on Facebook.

Tuesday, April 10


Get out on the water with Sisters in Sync, Vancouver’s dragonboat team for queer women (trans-inclusive). The team is recruiting new paddlers for the summer season. No experience necessary. If you can’t make it, they’re also paddling on five other days in April. Check out the link below for more info.

6–7:30pm. Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Olympic Village. Info online.

Stage Time

Put your name in the jam jar and get up on stage for team improv, hosted by Dan Dumsha, Jamie Chrest and Sarah Dawn Pledge. For improv vets, first-timers and everyone else.

8pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Cover by donation collected at the end. Info on Facebook.

Drag Club Lip Sync Competition

Lip-sync battle with 14 drag performers, hosted by Dust and judged by Karmella and current champion Rogue.

9pm–2am. Railway Stage, 579 Dunsmuir St. Cover $5. Info on Facebook.

Wednesday, April 11

Storytelling with Drag for Adults: Dance Edition

Storytelling for grown-ups, with drag performers Tomboi, Peah Emm, Le Roy and friends.

8–10pm. Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Dr. Entrance by donation. Info on Facebook.