On May 15, Vancouver City Council approved the signing of a proclamation to declare 2018 “The Year of the Queer” in Vancouver, in recognition of decades of LGBTQ contributions to the artistic, cultural, and social landscape of Vancouver. To celebrate, and to kickstart your summer with some really fun events, I have a fun prize package to give away featuring the following:
Queer Arts Festival
When: June 16 to June 28, 2018
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, except where noted.
Tickets: Available online now
The Queer Arts Festival (“QAF”) marks its landmark 10th anniversary this year with a multi-disciplinary summer celebration called DECADEnce, running June 16 to 28, 2018 at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre also commemorates Pride in Art’s 20th year as an artist-led organization, and features a boundary-pushing, dialogue-igniting array of creators that amplify artistic risk-taking and incite creative collaboration and experimentation.
The 2018 Queer Arts Festival will mark the monumental milestone with a varied and provocative array of visual art, performance, and special programming:
DECADEnce: Curated Visual Art Exhibition
June 16-27 pay what you can
June 18 at 7:00pm with VIMAF tickets $12 / $10
Lay of the Land
June 19 at 7:00pm pay what you can
Camera Obscura (hungry ghosts)
June 20-23 at 7:00pm; June 23 at 2:00pm with the frank theatre company $30 / $20
Skin & Metal: Homoerotic Music Theatre Works by Barry Truax
June 24 7:00pm $30 / $20
June 25-26 at 7:00pm with MACHiNENOiSY pay what you can
June 26 at 8:30pm pay what you can
Jeremy Dutcher: Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa (Maliseet Songs)
June 27 at 7:00pm $30 / $20
Glitter is Forever: Queeraoke Closing Party
June 28 at 7:00pm at The Junction pay what you can
THE SATELLITE ACADEMY: dialogues discourse community
Pride In Art Exhibition
June 16-27 pay what you can
June 17 at 2:00pm pay what you can
Youth Curator Tour
June 19 at 4:00pm with Broadway Youth Resource Centre & Directions Youth Services, free
June 9-24 with MACHiNENOiSY
Regular 4-Show Flex Passes ($79) and single tickets are available online now.
Sweet Bubbling Nights
Soulful Productions presents a sizzling celebration of soul, Motown, funk, show tunes and drag with Soulful Productions Sweet Bubbling Nights on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8:00pm at the Vancouver Playhouse.
The performance will bring together 23 of the city’s most iconic musical talents, female impersonators and dancers in support of the LGBTI Pulse Memorial Scholarship®. The scholarship is the first of its kind in the United Nations system presented by International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency, and is awarded to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (and Queer) youth worldwide who are in pursuit of a university or college degree.
Enter to Win
I have a pair of passes for the Queer Arts Festival to give away along with a pair of tickets to see Soulful Productions Sweet Bubbling Nights. Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
- Click below to post an entry on Twitter
I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
Follow the Queer Arts Festival on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube plus Soulful Production on Twitter and Facebook for more info.
Update The winner is Ashley!