Queer Songbook Orchestra

Fri Jun 28 | 7pm

Celebrated national chamber ensemble Queer Songbook Orchestra unearth the queer backstories and personal narratives inspired by musicof the past several generations. Weaving together stories told by local narrators with arrangements by Canada’s foremost composers.

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The Wide Open

Wed Jun 26 | 7pm | Media Art with Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival

The Wide Open, curated by Lacie Kanerahtahsóhon Burning, continues from media art in community centres throughout Vancouver through their Trans, Gender Diverse, and Two-Spirit Inclusion team to the big screen. This media project puts LGBTQ2S+ narratives fearlessly out in the open with a focus on intersectionality.

Image credit: Lacie Kanerahtahsóhon Burning


NOTE: Entry to all QAF events requires membership to the Pride in Art Society. Memberships are available for $2 online or $5 / $2 concession at the door (or included in passes). Please allow a few extra minutes at your first event to obtain your new card.

Diaspora

Tue Jun 25 | 7pm | with The Frank Theatre |

An interactive project lead by The Frank Theatre Artistic Director Fay Nass that will work with up to 15 Vancouver LGBTQI+ community members, addressing their views and experiences of queer refugees or immigrants in Canada.


NOTE: Entry to all QAF events requires membership to the Pride in Art Society. Memberships are available for $2 online or $5 / $2 concession at the door (or included in passes). Please allow a few extra minutes at your first event to obtain your new card.

Jesse – an ASL opera

Mon Jun 24 | 7pm | with re:Naissance Opera

JESSE – AN ASL OPERA is a workshop reading by Landon Krentz, Heather Molloy & Paula Weber resulting from a two-week experimental process that gathered Deaf and Hearing artists to explore how poetry, music, English and ASL intersect. Bi-cultural and bilingual, this experience reflects a creative process that was both riveting and uncomfortable.

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Technical Knockouts

Sun Jun 23 | 7pm | Multidisciplinary Music 

Electronic music by DJ O Show with guests from QAF’s emerging artist program.


NOTE: Entry to all QAF events requires membership to the Pride in Art Society. Memberships are available for $2 online or $5 / $2 concession at the door (or included in passes). Please allow a few extra minutes at your first event to obtain your new card.

The Queen in Me

Fri Jun 21 & Sat Jun 22 | 7pm | Multidisciplinary Performance | 

Exploding operatic expectations, soprano Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野 explores the constraints of conventional opera roles and their reliance on gender and sex stereotypes, combining Queen of the Night and other classic arias with original text.

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Relational Revolutions

Mon Jun 17 – Wed Jun 26 | Visual Art Exhibition | 

Guest curator Elwood Jimmy posits a rumination on the theme of revolution and extends an invitation to recalibrate our desires, our hopes, how we hope, how we sense, how we love, and above all reexamine our relationships with each other, with the land, with time, with form and with space.