Thursday, Aug 16
Rainbow Karaoke: New West Pride Edition
Organized by the Rainbow Event Network, Rainbow Karaoke promises a night of inclusive karaoke during New West Pride. Or skip the singing and go right for the drink specials.
6pm. Paddlewheeler Pub, 810 Quayside Dr, New Westminster. No cover. For more info, visit Facebook.
A Lover’s Pinch
Explore the history of BDSM when author Peter Tupper reads from his book A Lover’s Pinch: A Cultural History of Sadomasochism.
7–8pm. Little Sister’s, 1238 Davie St. Free event. For more info, visit Facebook.
Friday, Aug 17
Sass The Patriarchy Vancouver
Take in a night of art and music by women and non-binary artists. Shows will include plenty of discussion between artists and audience members on what the future holds for creators in the margins.
7:30–11:30pm. Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac St. Cover $10. For more info, visit Facebook.
Saturday, Aug 18
6×6 Finding Untold Stories
Love Intersections premieres its new anthology of six short films, exploring how queer people of colour have shaped Vancouver’s cultural landscape. Part of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival’s Artists in Residence Showcase.
2–4pm. SFU Goldcorp Centre For The Arts, 149 W Hastings St. Tickets $8–12 online. For more info and tickets, visit Facebook.
New Westminster Pride
Celebrate the LGBT community in New Westminster! This street festival boasts a full day of events, live shows and more.
3–8pm. For full schedule and event listings, visit New West Pride.
60 Years Of Strength
Eleven years before Stonewall, ted northe led a protest outside the Vancouver Courthouse for LGBT rights. Q Hall invites you to celebrate this moment in Canadian LGBT history.
4–7pm. Vancouver Art Gallery, North Plaza, 850 W Georgia St. Free event.
For more info, visit Facebook.
A collection of short films, Indigiqueer Shorts presents a unique collection of works that explore the variety and versatility of the Indigenous queer community.
7–8:30pm. The York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr. Tickets $8–12 online. For more info and tickets, visit Facebook.
Sunday, Aug 19
Free To Be Fabulous
Drag talent comes together for an afternoon of raising funds for Rainbow Refugee. Hosted by Carlotta Gurl and Peach Cobblah and featuring performances from a bevy of local queens.
3–7pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Tickets $7 online, $10 at door. For more info and tickets, visit Facebook.
Commercial Drag: Back In The Studio
East Vancouver’s weekly dinner and drag show returns with some Old Hollywood glamour. Attend at your own risk, as billing warns that “anything can happen.”
8pm–12am. The London Pub, 700 Main St. Cover $5. For more info, visit Facebook.
Closing Gala Party
The Vancouver Queer Film Festival invites you to close out the ’fest by shaking your butt at this final bash. With DJs O Show and MangoSweet on the decks.
9pm–3am. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. For more info, visit Facebook.
Monday, Aug 20
PRCL Trivia Party
What line does a stone have to cross in order to be considered in play? If you think you know the answer (or are dying to find out), join the Pacific Rim Curling League for a night of curling-themed pub trivia.
7–10pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. No cover. For more info, visit Facebook.
Tuesday, Aug 21
Old Dyke Tales
No, this isn’t a night of sitting around and chatting with Robyn Graves. Old Dyke Tales uses everything from poetry and puppets to tell the story of a woman defying expectations in order to discover her sexuality.
Runs until August 25. 8pm. Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Dr. Tickets $15 online. For more info and tickets, visit Facebook.
Strapping It On: Giddy-up
Consider yourself a strap-on expert? Or maybe a novice looking to learn more? This workshop and demo promises to “explore the many ways to get the most out of your strap-on.”
7:30pm. The Art of Loving, 369 W Broadway St. Tickets $50 online. For more info and tickets, visit Strap It On.
Wednesday, Aug 22
Wet & Wild Wednesdays
It’s nothing but strikes and beers. Join the Wet & Wild Wednesdays bowling league for a night of bowling and registration for the 2018–19 bowling season.
7pm. Rev’s Bowling, 5502 Lougheed Hwy. Membership fee $20. For more info, visit Facebook.
Fox Hole Comedy
Looking for an inclusive space to share some chuckles? Comedians of every background come together for a night of alternative and hilarious stand-up comedy.
8–10:30pm. The Projection Room, 2321 Main St. Cover $5. For more info, visit Fox Hole Comedy.