Out in Vancouver
3 min

Out in Vancouver: July 19–26, 2018

Choice events in the city this week

Credit: bernardbodo/iStock/Thinkstock

Thursday, July 19

Lights Out

Feel like an evening at the bathhouse, but wish the lighting was more mysterious? Steamworks turns down the lights for 12 hours of naughty, anonymous fun.

4pm–4am. Steamworks Baths, 123 W Pender St. Cover $2.  or more info, visit Steamworks.

Bratpack

It’s a different drag show every evening at this weekly party. The girls will knock your socks off, and DJ Nick Bertossi will knock your pants off. Featuring Synthia Kiss, Gia Metric, Jane Smoker, Thanks Gem and Kendall Gender.

11pm. The Junction, 1238 Davie St. Cover $6. For more info, visit Junction Pub.

Friday, July 20

Queer Prom

Slow jams, tons of laughs and too many photos — it’s Queer Prom season! LGBT youth 14–25 can take part in a high school tradition with a queer twist. This year’s theme is Flowers and Unicorns.

8pm–12am. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. PWYC. For more info, visit Facebook.

Crown Jules

Current reigning empress Misty Meadows-Gurl hosts this monthly charity drag show. Take in a night of regal opulence, with proceeds going to DMS Vancouver (which supports local Vancouver charities).

10pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. For more info, visit Junction Pub.

Saturday, July 21

March On Pride

This march celebrates queer, trans and two-spirit people of colour. Participants will organize at Emery Barnes Park, march along Davie Street, then meet at Alexandra Park for special speakers and performances.

11am–3pm. Emery Barnes Park, 1199 Richards St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Lezervations On The High Seas

Vancouver’s queer women are invited for an evening of dinner, wine and conversation. And did we mention it’s on a boat? Float around and get to know some new faces, or catch up with old friends.

6–9:30pm. 750 Pacific Boulevard, Plaza of Nations, Dock A. Tickets $125 online. For more info and tickets, visit Facebook.

Bears Night Out

If you go down to Pumpjack today, you’re sure for a big surprise. It’s all about the bears tonight — including “sexy bears to dance for your pleasure” — but all are welcome to this very hairy party.

9pm. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. Cover $5. For more info, visit Pumpjack.

Sunday, July 22

Vancouver Gay History Tour

Each Sunday during Pride Week, Forbidden Vancouver will host walking tours highlighting Vancouver’s LGBT history.

2pm. Runs until August 4. Tickets $25–$41 online. For more info and tickets, visit Forbidden Vancouver.

BBQ With Spencer

Have an afternoon BBQ while raising funds for the NDP. Spencer Chandra Herbert hosts his annual Pride fundraiser — grab a bite and take in some entertainment from local LGBT artists.

3–6pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Tickets $50 online. For more info and tickets, visit Facebook.

Pride Run & Walk

Pride Run & Walk is an annual event hosted by the Vancouver Frontrunners, a local LGBT running and walking club. Join the group for a 10km run, or a more leisurely 5km at your own pace, and raise funds for local charities.

Run begins 8:30am. Second Beach, 8501 Stanley Park Drive. For more info and registration, visit Facebook.

Pride Sports Day

Looking for a more relaxing Sunday afternoon? Following the Pride Run & Walk is the laid-back Pride Sports Day, featuring games, performances, beer gardens and local vendors.

11am–5pm. Second Beach, 8501 Stanley Park Drive. Free event. For more info, visit Facebook.

Passing Of A Legacy

Billing invites guests to “come join Legacy Princess 40 Desre’e Knight Niis Miou as she celebrates yet another year of service to the two-spirit community.” Includes dinner and a show.

6–11pm. The Penthouse, 1019 Seymour St. Cover $25. For more info, visit Facebook.

Monday, July 23

Moist Monday

Misty Meadows-Gurl hosts this weekly drag show with a rotating cast of performers. First few rows may get wet.

11pm–2am. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Cover $5. For more info, visit Moist Mondays.

Tuesday, July 24

Quests & Queers

Roll your d20s and sharpen those pencils — GM Tim invites you to play a few games, share a couple of laughs and sip on some beers at the appropriately named Storm Crow Alehouse.

7–10pm. Storm Crow Alehouse, 1619 W Broadway St. Free event. For more info, visit Facebook.

Spice World & Drag

What’s better than a viewing of Spice World? One that also includes drag queen Spice Gurlz performing a live shadowcast. Hold onto your knickers, girls!

9:45pm. The Rio Theatre, 1660 E Broadway St. Tickets $15 online, $18 at door. For more info and tickets, visit Facebook.

Wednesday, July 25

Bear Hump

Looking for a little afternoon fun with a group of hot, hairy and horny muscle bears? Jump into the baths and spend a few blissful hours trying to find your way out.

3–9pm. Steamworks Baths, 123 W Pender St. Cover $2. For more info, visit Steamworks.

The Barron Gurl Show

Two queens are always better than one. Vancouver drag legends Isolde N Barron and Carlotta Gurl come together for this weekly, filthy cabaret show.

10pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. For more info, visit Facebook.