Thursday, May 17
14th Annual IDAHOT
Support Qmunity at its 14th annual breakfast for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.
Friday, May 18
Queen’s Night Out: Canadian Premiere
Drag show featuring some of Vancouver’s “best and brightest queens basking in the glow of the room’s giant disco ball.” Including performances by Symone Says, Mandy Kamp, Mina Mercury, Mz Adrien, Afrodesia, Jaylene Tyme and more.
Saturday, May 19
IDAHOT With Rainbow Refugee
Rainbow Refugee invites you to this community event featuring performances of “music, images, poetry and stories of LGBTQ refugee experiences.”
5–7pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Free event. Kids welcome. For more info, visit Facebook.
Denim Vest: Sunsets
Red Gate Arts Society’s gallery is closing at the end of May, and they’re planning a “queer sweaty dance party” to send it off. With music by DJs Body Party, O Show and MangoSweet.
10pm–3am. Red Gate Arts Society, 855 Hastings St E. Cover $10–$15. For more info, visit Facebook.
Clutch: Long Weekend Edition
XYYVR hosts a new Saturday dance party with local and guest DJs. Tonight’s guest is DJ Blacklow from LA.
9pm–4am. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Cover $10. For more info, visit Facebook.
Sunday, May 20
Out For Kicks Absolut T-Dance
You drool over them in their tight shorts out on the field, so come on down to the Out for Kicks soccer club’s first T-Dance of the year. Maybe they’ll look even better. Cover gets you a drink and a burger.
2–6pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $10. For more info, visit Facebook.
Plaza Patio Party
The TFD patio party you’ve all been waiting for. The best patios on Davie Street to get horny and heated every Sunday with DJ Nick Bertossi. All you have to do is show up and take off your clothes.
3–8pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. No cover. For more info, visit Facebook.
Drag Bingo Goes On The Road
The queen of balls is coming to Victoria and bringing her assistant ball handler with her. Carlotta Gurl and Mina Mercury are in town, so lock up your men, hide the liquor and get your dabber ready for Drag Bingo, a fundraiser for the Victoria Pride Society. Music by DJ RonnyB. Your ticket is also good for the late show with Carlotta.
7–10pm. Paparazzi Nightclub, 642 Johnson St, Victoria. Cover $12 at the door or $10 online. For more info, visit Facebook.
Diva’s Den 21st Anniversary Show
Professional and amateur performers are welcome to get on stage at this women-for-women strip show. Trans inclusive.
7:30–11pm. The Penthouse, 1019 Seymour St. Tickets $20 advance at Little Sister’s (1238 Davie St), Jean Queen (2120 Commercial Dr) or $25 at the door. For more info, visit Facebook.
It’s RUFF Vancouver’s May long weekend party, with DJs Nick Bertossi and Brian Maier. Go-go dancing by Stephen (Mr. RUFF 2018), Steve, Tim, Pup Powder and new performers Alfonso & Yeh.
9pm–3am. The Pint, 455 Abbott St. Tickets $20 at Little Sister’s (1238 Davie St), the Burly Barber (1243 Burrard St.) or online. For more info, visit Facebook.
Babes on Babes
DJ Duo BOIGRL and Old.Soul.Rebel play this long weekend party hosted by Brigee K. Two dance rooms and three bars. Also featuring DJs Kota, House Werq, Awood, Lola Phyne, Armistice, Leah Babe and a karaoke room.
9pm. Fortune Sound Club, 147 Pender St E. Cover $10 before 9:30pm, $15 after. For more info, visit Facebook.
Carlotta Gurl hosts this classic Vancouver drag show. Doors at 9pm; show at 10:30pm.
9pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. For more info, visit Facebook.
Monday, May 21
My Story Mondays
People tell stories about adventures and times they overcame fear and adversity. Come to listen, or sign up to tell your story.
7–9pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Tickets $11.89. For more info, visit Facebook.
Tuesday, May 22
Open mic night for comedians, musicians and performers, hosted by Steev Letts and Oli Maughan. People with all types of talents are welcome to perform a five-minute set. Sign up at 7:30pm; show starts at 8pm.
7:30–11pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. No cover. For more info, visit Magic Mic.
Wednesday, May 23
The Barron Gurl Show
The Queen of East Van, Isolde N Barron, and the Queen of the West End, Carlotta Gurl, perform at this classy Vegas-style drag show. With Del Stamp as the DJ, you never know what can happen between acts.
10pm. The Junction, 1138 Davie St. Cover $5. For more info, visit the Barron Gurl Show.