Arts & Entertainment
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Out in Vancouver: March 17–22, 2017

Choice events in the city this week

Friday, March 17

Scene Queen 2: A Romy And Michele Evening

We’ve all seen a few of our local queens cause a scene when someone steals their number or (gasp) shows up in the same outfit, but this is a scene of a different sort. Join Dee Blew and Amy Grindhouse for a special screening of Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, followed by a special performance inspired by this classic comedy. Relive your glory days with two of the funniest queens in town.

6–10pm. Vancouver Art & Leisure, 1965 Main St. Cover $10 but also gets you discounted entry to the Jason Kending show following. vancouver.gaycities.com/events/792490-scene-queen-have-a-romy-and-michele-evening

Countdown To Coronation Madness

And so it begins, the week of endless in-town, out-of-town, should-be-run-out-of-town shows, the scent of every perfume imaginable mixed together in your favourite bar, and pieces of taffeta and boa feathers strewn all over everything, including the urinals. Tonight is the lead-in to next weekend’s Coronation 46 with Faux Girl’s in-town show, where, I am sure, every queen will be in green for St Patty’s. Host Empress XLV Sienna Blaze and guests will dazzle and entertain you to death.

9pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5 after 9pm. facebook.com/events/1005219932955264/

Wet & Wild

I don’t usually write in the same event twice in a row, but when something special comes up that I don’t want to miss, I have to pass it on. Tonight Mr Stamp has procured Gogo Gent for the shower part of the evening. Gogo Gent is a hot, muscular male specimen who comes with a very impressive package. If you haven’t seen him work before, this is your chance. Note to self: don’t stand too close to the glass shower wall, because that thing looks like it will break through it if he swings it around.

Doors 9pm, music 10pm, dicks out 11:30pm. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. Cover $5. facebook.com/thepumpjackpub/

The Judy Show

I guess Punch has been replaced, or else he’s in drag for the night. How many millennials know what I’m saying? Join Dee Blew, Dust, Amy Grindhouse, Karmella Barr and their guests for a night of stories, drag numbers and drinks. Take a look inside their friendship and watch them tackle songs they have chosen for each other! Duets, group numbers and maybe even a couple jokes. There’s even a request sheet for the DJ, unheard of these days.

9pm–3am. The Odyssey, 686 W Hastings St. Cover $7. facebook.com/events/409214366095562/

Saturday, March 18

Get Out And Vote

The polls are open for the next emperor and empress today and, unlike most years when there has been a plethora of candidates to choose from, this year I believe there are two. Get out and support the candidates who are willing to work their asses off for our community all year raising money for local charities. There may only be two running but at least they have the balls to do it. Well one does; the other is tucked.

3–9pm. Little Sister’s Bookstore, 1238 Davie St. facebook.com/TFDpresents/

Kick Off Spring: Queer Dance Party

I know it seems like spring takes longer to come than Conni Smudge at a gangbang, but it does happen eventually. Shake off the winter clothes, get on your best spring outfit, hat and all, and shake your bootie at Not So Strictly Ballroom’s first social dance of 2017. All sizes, shapes, genders and ethnicities are welcome; just dance and have fun. Dancers and non-dancers alike have fun at NSSB’s dances. Don’t worry if you don’t know the steps. Make them up!

8–11:30pm. Harbour Dance Centre, 927 Granville St, second floor. Tickets $12–$15 sliding scale at the door. facebook.com/events/1276901485750920/

Growlr RoughHouse

Funny how words bring back long forgotten memories. When I was in high school, my friends and I had a code word for whenever we were out at the bar with a date. We would set up a prearranged “accidental” meeting, and if we put the word growler into any sentence, our friend knew the date was going badly and we needed an excuse to get out of it. Juvenile, yes, but very effective. Tonight, though, it has an entirely different context. This is the Vancouver debut of another American party for men and, from the looks of the poster, it will be a good one. DJs Del Stamp and Mateo Segade will provide rough, sexy beats to set the mood. Guest hosts, hot gogos and a full nude shower show will provide the heat. After that, it’s up to you and your own pick-up tricks

9pm–3am. The Odyssey, 686 W Hastings St. Tickets $12 at Top Drawers, 809 Davie St. facebook.com/events/1876814102531795/

Sunday, March 19

Out For Kicks

There’s nothing better than men with awesome soccer butts in short shorts; well, okay, it would be better without the shorts. There will be men, there will be awesome butts and I know there will be a few short shorts — I’ve seen hottie captains Luke and Dave out shopping — at this year’s St Patrick’s Day indoor tournament. This fantastic, low-key and fun event will also be a fundraiser for OFK teams participating in IGFLA’s Gay Games Championship in Paris in 2018. Come out and watch the fun.

9am–2pm. 8 Rinks, 6501 Sprott St, Burnaby. outforkicks.ca/forms/13894-2017-OFK-St-Patrick-s-Indoor-Tournament-March-19th-9am

Remembering David Mackay

David Mackay, a lifelong political activist, passed away Feb 15 of a heart attack after a decades long struggle with HIV/AIDS. Long-time friends describe him as a deeply compassionate human being, stubbornly committed to the fight for justice especially for marginalized communities. A memorial will take place today, and I hope all his friends and loved ones will drop in to say goodbye and share stories. 

1pm. Gordon Neighborhood House, 1019 Broughton St. 

Monday, March 20

MoMondays

I would love MoSaturdays, can tolerate MoSundays, but MoMondays? Come on, isn’t the work week long enough as it is? Apparently not. This monthly night features five or six people telling their personal stories and sharing life lessons. Some are funny, some are thought-provoking, and all are inspiring. This is a great opportunity to socialize and interact in a fun, positive environment and meet some new, friendly people. Put in your speaker application to speak or grab some friends and get your fix of heart, humour and happiness.

7–10pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Tickets $15 and up at facebook.com/events/1456916874341031/

Tuesday, March 21

Get Kinky With HIM

By now your New Year’s Eve love has started to get stale and your Valentine’s Day fling is starting to feel monotonous, so get your big boy panties on and do something about it. Tonight HIM teaches you everything you need to know about bondage and rope play. At least if you restrain him with your new knowledge about knots and duct tape, he won’t be able to leave. A fun and informative night for all.

7–9pm. HIM, 1033 Davie St. To register email register@checkhimout.ca or call 604-488-1001. checkhimout.ca.

Wednesday, March 22

Bingo For Life

This weekly extravaganza for the Friends For Life Society is filled with brilliant prizes, cheap drinks and snappy drag queens, hosted by the snappiest of them all, Del Stamp. Come be entertained by a few of his closest drag queen friends. It’s never too late to grab life, or Del Stamp, by the balls. Bring your own things to decorate your table, because you are not touching my dabber.

8–10pm. Celebrities, 1022 Davie St. $10 donation get you in and gets you your cards. celebritiesnightclub.com/events/bingo-for-life-42