Out in Vancouver
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Out in Vancouver: May 3–9, 2018

Choice events in the city this week

Credit: Courtesy Sensual Yoga

Thursday, May 3

Spring Sensual Yoga

I might need a few make-up classes before I do the nude option, how about you? This is a clothing-optional yoga class for people who identify as men. In the first part of the class, you’ll focus on breathing, toning and meditation. The second half (which is optional) will include yoga with a partner and “simple tantra touch exercises.”

7:45pm. The Dance Centre, 677 Davie St. Drop in $20. For more info, visit Facebook.

Friday, May 4

Zee Zee Theatre 10th Anniversary Gala

These local theatre makers bring us some of the best shows around, and now they’re celebrating 10 great years. Enjoy excerpts from some of Zee Zee’s productions, plus drag performances, a silent auction and raffle and more. Your ticket includes a drink and snacks, and is partially tax-deductible.

7:30–11pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Tickets $40. Buy tickets and get more info on Facebook.


Drag, performance and installation art combine at this party “inspired by the European nightlife scene.” Finish features performances by Arson Nicki, Dee Blew, Rogue, Isabella and P.M., with music by Maxwell Maxwell.

9pm–3am. The Odyssey, 686 W Hastings St. Cover $8. More info on Facebook.

Wet & Wild

For some of the best muscle bear entertainment around, you can’t beat the shower show and the Go-Go box. There’s always something for everyone, and the DJs are just as hot and frisky as the entertainment.

9pm–3am. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. Cover $5 after 9pm. More info from Pumpjack.

Eye Roll: Another F@&*ing ’90s Party

Why not stick around after the Zee Zee anniversary gala and see two of the theatre company’s hottest members as they bring you a night of ’90s entertainment? It’s none other than the fabulous pair, Peach Cobblah and Isolde N Barron. And because it’s the ’90s, you know Carlotta has to be involved, because that’s when she was born, right?

11pm–3am. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. More info on Facebook.

Saturday, May 5

Van-Pah Mosh

The Pumpjack hosts this get-together for pups and handlers. Romp with the pups, chat with other handlers or just come and watch and rub a belly if it’s offered to you.

2–4pm. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. No cover. More info from VanPah.

Go-Go Night

Some of the best go-go muscle bears in town get on the box for your enjoyment. If you’re lucky, they might get sweaty enough to jump in for an impromptu shower. There’s always a surprise or two in store for you at this night.

9pm. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. Cover $5 after 9pm. More info from the Pumpjack Pub.

Sticky Saturdays

Sounds like me after Wet & Wild Fridays, but no, this is a new night in the village that’s worth checking out. They’re promising “new lights and new visuals,” with the same great atmosphere and some of the best-looking staff in town. Rotating DJs every week including Carolina Campos, G-Luve, Evonne Spencer and tonight’s star, Rafael Calvente.

10pm–3am. 1181, 1181 Davie St. No cover. For more info, visit Facebook.

Sunday, May 6

Gender Free Haircut Club

Welcome to Vancouver’s first gender free haircut club, where stylists will give free haircuts to LGBTQ+ youth. Haircuts are first come, first serve, but please register in advance by emailing missy@studio209hair.com.

3–6pm. Studio 209, 402 Pender St W. Free event. For more info, visit Gender Free Haircut Club.

Out on Shelves Trivia Night

How much do you know about LGBT lit? Test your knowledge at this trivia event presented by Out on Shelves. Bring your friends (but teams are limited to eight people each).

8pm. Cafe Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Dr. Cover $5. For more info, visit Out On Shelves.

Sanctuary: Alma’s Bye For Now Tour

Believe it or not, Alma Bitches has run through all the men in the West End and the poor thing has to go on tour to look for some new meat. Actually, the old doll’s show is so popular that she’ll be on the road for a six-week tour. Catch her tonight for one of her last shows in town for a while before she becomes a Canadian legend, like Anne Murray.

11pm. 1181, 1181 Davie St. No cover. For more info, visit Facebook.

Monday, May 7

Condom Packing Party

This month’s condom packing party is with a group of folks who know how to handle balls. The West End Slo-Pitch Association is teaming up with the Health Initiative for Men for this party packing night. Help out with harm reduction and enjoy some good chats and pizza.  

6–9pm. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St. No cover. For more info, visit Facebook.

Tuesday, May 8

GAYlarious Comedy Fundraiser

It’s called Gaylarious, so you can bet Darcy Michael is headlining. Hosted by Jennifer Robertson from Schitt’s Creek, with New Westminster comedians Erin Jeffery and Travis Ketler and more. Your ticket will help support the New Westminster Pride Society.

6:30–9pm. Laffline’s Comedy Club, 530 Columbia St. Tickets $40 at GAYlarious.


Twelve of Vancouver’s best improv comedians present brand new, unrehearsed sketches.

8–9:30pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Tickets $10 at the door. For more info, visit Facebook.

Wednesday, May 9

Quests & Queers: An Inclusive LGBTQA2+ Game Night

Try out some new games or break out the old classics at this board game night for queer and trans folks.

7–10pm. Storm Crow Tavern, 1305 Commercial Dr. No cover. For more info, visit Facebook.

Gay Bingo: The Return Of Robyn Graves

That’s right: Robyn Graves has served her time and is back from retirement to co-host tonight’s festivities. If you’ve never experienced Robyn and Carlotta together, you’re in for a night. Throw in Del Stamp, and you may as well just call in sick tomorrow. All proceeds from Bingo go to the Friends For Life, which supports people living with HIV and other illnesses.

7:30pm. XYYVR, 1216 Bute St. Entrance by donation. For more info, visit Facebook.