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June 2016

The Pink Line

June 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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$15 - $25

Produced by the frank theatre company. ASL interpretation has been booked for this event. What’s it like being a person of colour and being queer in a community where whiteness and queerness are synonymous? Where do you fit when your black hair and brown body mark you out as alone in a sea of fairer limbs and blonde undercuts? What does chosen family look like, when no one in your chosen family looks like you, or can’t speak your language,…

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Glitter is Forever: Closing Party

June 30, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Waldorf, 1489 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 1S4
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$8.50 - $30

SAD Mag presents the Queer Arts Festival’s final blowout at the Waldorf—revel in community, effervescent refreshments, karaoke and DRAG!

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April 2017

Annual General Party Meeting (AGM)

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mainspace Amenity Space, 350 E 2nd Ave, 350 E 2nd Ave
Vancouver, British Colombia Canada
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Free

Come to a party at our Annual General Meeting. We'll be providing updates on new developments at Pride in Art Society, electing the board, and giving a sneak peek into this year's festival. Generously sponsored by our friends at "Off the Rail Brewing" — Join us for some drinks and snacks, it'll be fun, trust us! Not only does the AGM provide us the opportunity to hang out with you in advance of this year's festival, but AGM attendance is…

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June 2017

Art Party! Gala Opening Reception

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Exhibition Hall | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3
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Art and conviviality converge at the grand opening of our 2017 festival. Performance art curated by Stimson will take place on this night. ASL Interpretation: ASL interpretation has been booked for this event. Scent Reduced: This event is scent-reduced. Please help us keep this a welcome space for everyone and refrain from wearing scented products while attending QAF events. Mobility Accessibility: This event is fully wheelchair accessible. Click HERE for a full accessibility audit of the space by Radical Access Mapping…

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Curator Panel

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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Curator Adrian Stimson discusses UnSettled with curated artists Dayna Danger, George Littlechild, John Powell, Michelle Sylliboy, and Vanessa Dion Fletcher. Community partner: Bill Reid Gallery ASL interpretation: ASL Interpretation has been booked for this event. Scent Reduced: This event is scent-reduced. Please help us keep this a welcome space for everyone and refrain from wearing scented products while attending QAF events. Mobility Accessibility: This event is fully wheelchair accessible. Click HERE for a full accessibility audit of the space by Radical…

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Art Salon

June 18 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition Hall | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3
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QAF Visual Art Preparator Lacie Kanerahtahsóhon Burning leads a public salon with local artists and curator to discuss the themes of the visual art exhibition.

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Lay of the Land

June 19 @ 7:00 pm
Exhibition Hall | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3
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A Night of Indigenous Erotica—curated by Samantha Nock Lay of the Land is a night of space taken back and reclaimed for queer and two-spirit Indigenous poets and writers to call back our sexualities. Through 500 years of colonization, spaces to safely express love, longing, and our relationships to each other and the land have been directly attacked. Lay of the Land will be a night of learning to love again, through professing our connections to the places we are…

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MSM [men seeking men]

June 21 @ 7:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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$15 - $27

With lemonTree creations MSM is a dance theatre piece inspired by transcripts of online conversations between men who seek other men. lemonTree’s Artistic Producer Indrit Kasapi has created a world of electronic beats where music is the omnipotent power, and through choreography, movement, and text, deconstructs online male personas and their personal exchanges with other men. Presented to critical acclaim in June 2013 at Toronto Fringe Festival, the piece had its World Premiere as part of the WorldPride Festivities in…

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Unsettling Colonial Gender Boundaries

June 23 @ 7:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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$10 - $13

Local curators June Scudeler and Lacie Kanerahtahsóhon Burning program an evening of Two-Spirit media art, centering Indigenous experiences of sexuality and gender. Shared and emerging histories are explored through media and performance by Thirza Cuthand (Cree), Chandra Melting Tallow (Siksika), Raven Davis (Anishinaabek), and Kent Monkman (Swampy Cree) to highlight discourse within Queered-Indigenous experience and its intersections. Premiering commissioned works by Thirza Cuthand and Chandra Melting Tallow. Thirza Jean Cuthand is an Indian Within the Meaning of the Indian Act |…

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Talking Two-Spirit

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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Join us for an afternoon conversation of what is Two-Spirit and who is Two-Spirit from a pre-contact/traditional context and what is being done today to revitalize these time-honoured ways. Also addressed is how this discussion and work is different from the broader western LGBT/Queer framing. This conversation will be followed by an interactive panel discussion of distinguished Two-Spirit and Aboriginal artists and performers who will examine how their identity influences and intersects with their art, led by Harlan Pruden. Panelists:…

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