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August 2015
$15 - $20

PROX:IMITY RE:MIX & Night

August 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3 Canada
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Queer contemporary dance by Kinesis Dance somatheatro and MACHiNENOiSY’s youth dance intensive.

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June 2016
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Drama Queer: seducing social change, curated visual art exhibition

June 21, 2016 - June 29, 2016
Exhibition Hall | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3
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Visual art exhibition curated by Jonathan D. Katz and Conor Moynihan. At the centre of this year’s festival is Drama Queer: seducing social change, a visual art exhibition curated by Jonathan D. Katz. This exhibition explores the role of emotion in contemporary queer art as a form of political practice. As a mechanism to coalesce feelings and direct them with activist intent, emotion is increasingly central to much contemporary work. This exhibition places the queer use of emotion into a…

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Youth Curator Tour

June 22, 2016 @ 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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In partnership with Directions Youth Services and Broadway Youth Resource Centre. Jonathan D. Katz, curator of QAF's visual art exhibition Drama Queer: Seducing social change, leads a tour of the exhibition for street-involved queer youth. A meal will be provided onsite after the tour by Directions Youth Services. Need help getting to the Roundhouse? Contact BYRC for transit tickets. Free of charge. No Registration required. This event is reserved for youth ages 15-24. If you are no longer a youth,…

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Curator Panel

June 22, 2016 @ 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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ASL interpretation has been booked for this event. Renowned curator Jonathan D. Katz and curated artists lead audiences through Drama Queer: seducing social change.  Entry to all QAF events requires membership to the Pride in Art Society. Memberships are available for $2 online, or a $1-$5 slide scale at the door. Please allow a few extra minutes at your first event to obtain your new card.

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$10 - $12

Queer Noise

June 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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ASL interpretation has been booked for this event. Queer Noise is a program of Canadian media art which combines presentation and dialogue to explore political intention in contemporary queer work. The evening will include short film and video curated by media artist E Hearte and featuring the work of artists: Abstract Random, kimura byol-nathalie lemoine and Lamathilde, Kami Chisholm, T.L. Cowan, Thirza Cuthand, Martin Edralin, Blair Fukumura, Rémy Huberdeau, Larose S. Larose, Elisha Lim, Joseph Medaglia, Kent Monkman, Iris Moore, Scott…

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Salon

June 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Exhibition Hall | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3
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Salon with artists and Daily Xtra’s Robin Perelle. Bring your open minds and hearts to reflect on the curated exhibition. After years of swinging in and out of fashion, the art world's appreciation of art for social change may once again be on upswing. But queer artists have always known that art is a lubricant to change the world. In the past, queer artists have been blocked, blacklisted or simply gone unrecognized for their social-change-focused creations. Now, the rest of…

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$15 - $30

Dragging Piaf

June 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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Tenor Frederik Robert performs as iconic French singer Edith Piaf, accompanied by a silent film by Alan Corbishley.

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June 2017

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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Youth Curator Tour

June 19 @ 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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with Broadway Youth Resource Centre & Directions Youth Services Curator tour of the visual art exhibition for the younger generations (ages 15-24). You are welcome to experience a guided tour with QAF 2017 visual art curator, Adrian Stimson. Come interact, ask questions about the UnSettled exhibition, stand-back or just observe contemporary art at the Queer Arts Festival. A big thank-you to Broadway Youth Resource Centre and to Directions Youth Services for being our good friends and community partners. Not a…

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$10 - $13

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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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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Our licensing requires all attendees at our evening shows to carry membership cards in the Pride in Art Society. Memberships are $5 / $2 (concession) online or at the QAF Box Office at the Roundhouse. Please allow a few extra minutes at your first event to obtain your card.