Thursday, March 29
Naked Girls Reading
Real girls who love to read, naked. Readers Dezi Raider, Pocket Phoenix and Teresa Marie, plus hosts Minnie Peron and Arabella Allure for a “spring awakening like no other.”
8–9:30pm. The Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main St. Tickets $18 at the door only. Info online.
It’s hard to believe that classes are almost over for the year. As a send off, it’s time again for Drag 101. Get on your party duds and drag your friend out of the closet. Peaches, Carlotta and Isolde are going to rock your night.
9pm. The Pit Pub, UBC Student Nest, 6133 University Blvd., UBC Campus. Entry $2 donation to the Alma Mater Society food bank. Info on Facebook.
Spring Release Carnivale
This one-night carnivale fest features an interdisciplinary art show, music, dancing and DJs.
9pm–2am. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Tickets $27. Info on Facebook.
Friday, March 30
Dead People’s Things: Dave Deveau
And you thought Peach Cobblah was just a pretty face in a frock. Out of that frock, Dave Deveau (aka Peach Cobblah) is an award-winning writer. Zee Zee Theatre is putting on playwright-in-residence Dave Deveau’s latest piece, which is “part ghost story, part meditation on loss.”
8–10pm. The Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond. Entrance by donation at the door. Info on Facebook.
Ten Years Of Man Up
It’s the tenth anniversary of East Van drag show and dance party Man Up! Come by The Imperial for drag and dancing, and stick around for the after party.
9pm–2am. The Imperial, 319 Main St. Tickets $20.
It’s ball weekend all over town so Empress 45 Sienna Blaze is hosting her own show featuring some of the International Court System’s best performers.
10pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. Info on Facebook.
Saturday, March 31
A Black and White Ball
This is what it has all come down to — will the empress be Tatianna or Misty Meadows? It’s a “a completely fresh take on stepdown weekend,” brought to you by the elected Monarchs of Vancouver. As an added bonus, it will be the decade walk of Robyn Graves; come see the old doll as she struts her stuff and waves to the crowd. Please adhere to the black and white attire dress code.
5–9pm. The Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville St. Tickets $90, including Command Show following.
The Command Show
Drag Race all star Tatianna will be at this show featuring some of the best performers in North America. This is a drag fan’s wet dream come true.
9:30pm–12:30am. The Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville St. Tickets $31–$42 for Command Show only.
RUFF 7th Anniversary Party and Mr Ruff 2018
Tonight Jesse will step down as the current Mr Ruff; who will take his place? Stephen, Chris or Steve? You’ll have to be there to find out. Next, DJs Gingerbear Todd and Pure Noise will spin the beats until 3am and, as always when there are naked men involved, queen of the hunt Alma Bitches will be your host.
8pm–3am. The Pint, 455 Abbott St. Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
March Marvel Madness
Trans club night Coconutz and Bananas brings you dancing with tunes by DJ Kota and a guest DJ, plus gogos and shower dancers all night long.
10pm. The Odyssey, 868 W Hastings St. Cover $10. Info on Facebook.
Never one to be outdone by the ball, join Carlotta Gurl in what is bound to be a show-stopping night. Drag, live numbers, surprise guests, cocktails and more. You never know what this gurl has up her . . . sleeve. The fantastic Justine Tyme returns for a much needed visit.
10pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. Info from The Junction.
Sunday, April 1
Tired of all the drag this weekend and looking for some good, old-fashioned man-meat eye candy? Head to the place where you’ll find the best baskets in town this Easter, and see if you can find a couple of nice eggs to roll around in your hand. Great atmosphere, great music and the hottest DJ, Nick Bertossi.
10pm–late. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. No cover. Info from Pumpjack.
Babes on Babes
Babes on Babes brings you three-piece synth alt-pop Little Destroyer and singer-songwriter Jessica Benini. And in true Babes fashion, the beats continue until late with eight DJs and three party rooms, for an off-the-hook night.
8pm–2am. Fortune Sound Club, 147 E Pender St. Cover $10 before 9pm, $15 after. Info on Facebook.
Commercial Drag 6
Commercial drag is back with stand up by drag queens, kings and things. Hosted by Dust with DJ Girl Fieri. Anida Tythole will be the drag queen and comic guest, joined by Katie Nordgren, Colin Sharp and Anne Xiety.
8pm–midnight. The Penny, 1601 Commercial Dr. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Info on Facebook.
Cirque Du So Gay
I swear, if I see Byron Cooke in tights, I am out of there faster than the Flash. Featuring Gia Metric, Berlin, Sienna Blaze, Mantra Mmx and many more.
10pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $7. Info from the Junction.
Monday, April 2
Start your week off with Misty H Meadows and DJ Nick Bertossi. New theme every week.
11:15pm–2am. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Cover $5. Info on Facebook.
Tuesday, April 3
Anal Play For Women: Live Demo
People with prostates know that anal play can be fun, but what about everyone else? Local alternative sexuality presenter Robyn, this workshop and demo gets into anal play for women. Doors are shut at 7:40pm, so show up on time.
7:30pm. The Art Of Loving, 369 W Broadway St. Cost $50. Please register at the Art of Loving in advance.
Dirty Little Secrets
Some of Vancouver’s best improv actors take on your anonymous secrets. Give up one of your secrets to enter, and hope your blushing face doesn’t give you away when it comes up!
8–9:30pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Cover $10 at the door. Info on Facebook.