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February 2017

Bleeding Hearts and Artists

February 14 @ 8:00 pm

The year's most important fundraiser in support of the Queer Arts Festival Tickets: $35 Absentee Bidding is now open. Come party with the Queer Arts Festival on Tuesday February 14, 2017 for our winter fundraiser, Bleeding Hearts & Artists, graciously hosted by Bruce Munro Wright & Paul Wong at Bruce's beautiful home near Oak and Broadway. The address is provided when you purchase your ticket from Brown Paper Tickets. The soirée will feature performances by Frédérik Robert and Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, Cease Wyss,…

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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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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 20 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on June 21, 2017 at 7:00pm

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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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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Cris Derksen Orchestral Powwow

June 24 @ 7:00 pm
Roundhouse Turntable Plaza | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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Free

Cellist/composer Cris Derksen performs with Allegra Chamber Orchestra and The Chippewa Travellers in their chamber symphonic work composed around Powwow pieces accessed from Tribal Spirit’s library. This project brings Aboriginal music to the centre of the European model, as aboriginal artists lead the way to create new forms of music.

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Kinnie Starr, DJ O Show, Tiffany Moses in concert: Technical Knockouts

June 26 @ 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

Poetry, DJ, hip hop and electronic music by Kinnie Starr, DJ O Show, and Tiffany Moses performing with guests from QAF’s young artist program. Kinnie Starr is a genre-defying artist blazing her own influential trail. self-trained, Starr moves from hip hop to art-pop, folk to spoken word to EDM with eclectic grace. Her music is fearless, intuitive, politically charged and melodic, challenging listeners while making them bounce and nod. Starr is a Juno Award winning producer, one of the 5% of female…

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Greed / REsolve

June 27 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until June 28, 2017

Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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$15 - $27

with Full Circle First Nations Performance Commerce, greed, and disenfranchisement are key themes in these two paired dance works by Circadia Indigena - Indigenous Arts Collective. Greed examines our exploitative stock market system and the crippling effects of corporate and personal greed, results of the false ego. This work juxtaposes traditional Indigenous harmony with the natural environment while consequences of greed, causes personal and biospheric destruction. Affecting the living balance of self, community and our planet. REsolve embodies taking control…

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Greed / REsolve

June 28 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until June 28, 2017

Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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$15 - $27

with Full Circle First Nations Performance Commerce, greed, and disenfranchisement are key themes in these two paired dance works by Circadia Indigena - Indigenous Arts Collective. Greed examines our exploitative stock market system and the crippling effects of corporate and personal greed, results of the false ego. This work juxtaposes traditional Indigenous harmony with the natural environment while consequences of greed, causes personal and biospheric destruction. Affecting the living balance of self, community and our planet. REsolve embodies taking control…

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