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June 2017

Pride in Art Exhibition

June 17 - June 28
The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3 Canada
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From the roots of the Queer Arts Festival, this open visual art exhibition honours our founder, Two-Spirit artist Robbie Hong. 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 Project. To learn more about Radical Access Mapping Project, visit their website…

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UnSettled

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - June 28 @ 10:00 pm
The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3 Canada
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Siksika visual art curator Adrian Stimson curates Indigenous work exploring Two-Spirit identity. For too long, the absence of representations of Two-Spirit people, art, and being from contemporary popular culture has been equally embedded in hegemonic practices of colonization. With UnSettled I explore the art and being of Two-Spirit* artists, and in turn, they expose the issues of historical extermination of Two-Spirit people, the lack of alternative aboriginal sexuality and gender in contemporary Western culture/media, the Two-Spirit movement and future as…

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QAF Young Artist Program: Technical Knockouts

June 22 - June 25

Drop-in Workshops with Kinnie Starr, DJ O Show, and Tiffany Moses: Thu Jun 22 | 2:30pm-4:30pm | Roundhouse Room C Fri Jun 23 | 10:30am-12:30pm | Roundhouse Room C Fri Jun 23 | 5pm-7pm | Roundhouse Room C Sat Jun 24 | 3pm-5pm | Roundhouse Room C Sat Jun 24 | 7pm-9pm | Roundhouse Room C Sun Jun 25 | 1:30pm-3:30pm | Roundhouse Room C

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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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Artist-Led Afternoon

June 25 @ 4:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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Site-specific and culturally-focused teaching through storytelling from local media artist and ethnobotanist Cease Wyss. T’uy’tanat-Cease Wyss, Skwxwu7mesh/Sto: Lo/ Hawaiian/Swiss Individual, who is a media artist with 25 years of experience, producing various formats of media art, as well as being a mentor in her field for close to 15 years. She is also an ethnobotanist, traditionally trained in this field by Indigenous Elders. Her work involves site-specific and culturally focused teaching with storytelling as her means of sharing knowledge. Community…

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$15 - $27

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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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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$15 - $27

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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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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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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Glitter is Forever: Queeraoke Closing Party

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Junction, 1138 Davie St
Vancouver, BC V6E4L7 Canada
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QAF’s final blowout—revel in community, effervescent refreshments, and karaoke with glitter. Free, $6 cover after 9pm. At the Junction The Junction is a 19+ venue at all times. Proper government issued photo I.D. is required for entry. The kitchen closes at 10pm. $6 Cover Charge – BRATPACK : SEASON 3 Showtime 11:30pm Mobility Accessibility: This event is wheelchair accessible. QAF takes place on the traditional, unceded territory of the Coast Salish people, in particular the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and…

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