Thursday, Aug 23
Vancouver AIDS Walk Fundraiser
Positive Living teams up with MAC Cosmetics to raise funds for the 2018 AIDS Walk. Take in a drag show and maybe even a surprise makeover from the MAC team.
7pm–2am. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Tickets $10 online, $15 at door. For more info and tickets, visit Facebook.
Friday, Aug 24
Turn it up at this “anything goes” dance party. Local queens Alma B Itches and Karmella Barr share the stage with special guest, Chicago-based queen Lucy Stoole.
10pm–3am. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Tickets $8 online, $10 at door. For more info and tickets, visit Facebook.
Saturday, Aug 25
The Great West End Yard Sale
Drag queens looking for new wardrobes, lesbians looking for furniture and gays looking for dates: no matter what you want, it’s all here.
11am–3pm. West End Community Centre, 870 Denman St. Free event. For more info, visit Facebook.
Lose your inhibitions at the door and dance the night away in your favourite skivvies. Clothes check and liquid courage available.
9pm. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. Cover $5. For more info, visit Pumpjack Pub.
Carlotta Gurl’s weekly drag show is filled with guests, contests and live numbers. Plus, keep the party going after the show with beats from DJ Mike.
10:30pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. For more info, visit Junction Pub.
Sunday, Aug 26
Free The Nipple Ride
Take part in a leisurely, 13-km bike ride on Women’s Equality Day to raise awareness for women’s equality, topless rights and body positivity. Ride topless and free the nipple.
12–3pm. Sunset Beach Park, 1204 Beach Ave. Free event. For more info, visit Facebook.
Community Kitchen For Trans & Gender Diverse People
A group cooking class for queer-identifying folks of all stripes. Learn some new budget friendly recipes while meeting fellow community members, and walk away with some freshly cooked meals.
4pm. BYRC, 2455 Fraser St. Free event. For more info, visit Facebook.
Monday, Aug 27
One of the most fun and most revealing nights of the month. Strip your way toward cash prizes. Hosted by the king and queen of dicks, Del Stamp and Alma Bitches.
11pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. For more info, visit Junction Pub.
Misty Meadows-Gurl invites you to her weekly drag show, with plenty of special guests along the way. Featuring the hunky DJ Nick Bertossi on the decks.
11pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Cover $5. For more info, visit Facebook.
Tuesday, Aug 28
Got an act you’re looking to hone? Magic Mic is an open mic night in the village, open to performers of all kinds and skill levels. Sign up early and use your five minutes wisely.
7:30pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. No cover. For more info, visit Junction Pub.
Wednesday, Aug 29
Keys Piano Lounge
It’s a night of showtunes! Channel your inner Liza as Kerry O’Donovan tickles the keys. Sing along, shout out a request or sit back and take in the show.
9pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. No cover. For more info, visit Facebook.