Thursday, Aug 9
30th Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival
The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The fest runs for 11 days and boasts more than 70 films from around the world. Schedule also includes Q&A sessions with filmmakers and plenty of parties in between. Runs until Aug 19. For more info, showtimes and festival passes, visit Vancouver Queer Film Festival.
Feeling the post-Pride blues? Carlotta Gurl knows the cure — a drag show in the Vancouver Aquarium and, billing promises, “shocking aquatic animal sex talk.”
6:30–10pm. Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way. Tickets $27–$35 online. For more info and tickets, visit Facebook.
Friday, Aug 10
Sound Of Music Sing-a-Long
Sing along and throw various items at a screening of The Sound of Music. Be prepared for a costume contest and plenty of audience participation.
6pm. The Rio Theatre, 1660 E Broadway St. Tickets $18 online, $22 at door. For more info and tickets, visit Facebook.
Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival
This three-day festival for the arts focuses on visual and performing artists “facing social exclusion and other barriers.” Check out the art on display and for sale, alongside live performances throughout the day.
Runs until Aug 12. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. Free event. For more info, visit Facebook.
Saturday, Aug 11
Youth Drag Workshop
Part of the Vancouver Queer Film Fest, this workshop gives young participants a crash course in putting together a drag look and performance. Registration is required.
5–6:30pm. SFU Goldcorp Centre, 149 W Hastings St. For more info and to register, visit Facebook.
Sunday, Aug 12
Plaza Summer Patio Party
Now that Pride is over, it’s time to get back to spending the last of the summer days by relaxing on a patio. The sun will be shining and the tunes will be rocking on the nicest patio in the village.
2–8pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. No cover. For more info, visit Facebook.
Monday, Aug 13
Slip and Slide
Curling combines the thrill of throwing rocks with the passion of sweeping. If you found yourself nodding in agreement to that statement, or if you’re curious to learn more about this underrated sport, come out and meet the Pacific Rim Curling League and chat about recreational curling.
6–9pm. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. No cover. For more info, visit Facebook.
Momentum Trivia Night
The Momentum Study team takes over The Junction’s regular trivia night. Answer questions about pop culture and sexual health over a pint of beer, and maybe win a prize while you do it.
7–9pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. No cover. For more info, visit Facebook.
50 Years Of Fabulous
Catch a special screening of this documentary detailing the history of the Imperial Council in San Francisco, one of the first LGBT charities to advocate for queer rights and spark a movement.
9pm. VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. Tickets $8–$12 online. For more info and tickets, visit Facebook.
Two teams of queer improv enthusiasts go head-to-head in a series of comedy challenges, vying for the ultimate prize: tiaras and a pink microphone trophy.
10pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. No cover. For more info, visit Facebook.
Tuesday, Aug 14
Maestro YVR Improv
An improv workshop is followed by an elimination-style live show. Audience members provide scene suggestions and applause determines who stays standing. In the end, only one improv performer can win.
Workshop from 6:15–7:15pm. Show 8–10pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Tickets $10 at the door. For more info and registration, visit Facebook.
Wednesday, Aug 15
Bingo For Life
This weekly extravaganza is filled with brilliant prizes, cheap drinks and snappy drag queens. Join host Carlotta Gurl and her weekly special guest co-hosts for the type of Bingo that would have granny rolling over in her grave.
7:30pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. No cover, but donations for Friends for Life encouraged. For more info, visit Facebook.