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June 2016
$10 - $12

Young and Queer, Here and Now

June 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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In partnership with MACHiNENOiSY. The late teens and early 20s are often a time of uncertainty and self-identification. We struggle to figure out who we are, who we want to be and how we can embody that to the world. QAF and MACHiNENOiSY create opportunities for the next generation of artists and strengthen queer and allied youth through creation processes that explore identity, gender and community, culminating in this performance at the Queer Arts Festival. Young and Queer, Here and…

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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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$8.50 - $30

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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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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November 2016

Race-ing Queer Music Scholarship

November 2, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - November 4, 2016 @ 11:55 pm

A symposium featuring a concert, keynotes and multiple panels of academic papers, to race queer music scholarship by critically engaging a richer, more intersectional approach to thinking about music in its relationship with queer bodies. November 2 Keynote Speakers 4pm–6pm, University of British Columbia Suzanne G. Cusick, chair Alisha Lola Jones, “ 'You Are My Dwelling Place': Experiencing Black Male Vocalists' Worship as Autoeroticism in Gospel Performance.” Deborah R. Vargas, “The ‘J’ (jota) in Jenni:   Jenni Rivera’s Queer Sonic Imaginary.”…

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Giving Tuesday

November 29, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm

This National Giving Day, please consider giving generously to the promotion of queer arts in Vancouver. The Queer Arts Festival showcases some of the world’s most innovative minds in a context that allows them to be out and proud, as artists. Every year, the Festival becomes a vibrant gathering place where queers and allies come together to foster and celebrate community through creativity.

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December 2016

Queewritica

December 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3 Canada
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Queewritica: Erotic writing on libido's continuum. No matter the genre, no matter your level of experience on or off the page, if you're writing about sex, we want you to come. Be your boner micro or macro or no bone at all, Queewritica can take it. From dried up to dripping wet, all levels of moistness are wanted. Write libido's continuum with us at the Roundhouse Board Room on the first Tuesday of every month. This event is ASL interpreted…

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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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April 2017
Free

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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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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May 2017
Free

Call For Young Performers: Technical Knockouts DJ 101

May 12 @ 6:00 pm

Technical Knockouts Kinnie Starr, DJ O Show, and Tiffany Moses A female-centred music production, tech, songwriting and DJ drop-in lab for queer Indigenous and allied youth. Open to all genders, all nations, all affiliations. Come hover, hang or create with us. No experience necessary. Snacks and drinks will be there too! Sound interesting? Come to one of the teaser sessions before the festival at Directions Youth Services, Broadway Youth Resource Centre (BYRC), Qmunity, or Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA). One…

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Existence As Resistance

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
285 E 5th Ave, Vancouver, 285 E 5th Ave
Vancouver, British Colombia Canada
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Existence As Resistance Two-Spirit Cultural Placeholders in Art, Activism, and Kinship Jamie Lee Hamilton | Raven John | Tyler Alan Jacobs | Trevor Blackman-Wulff Prior to the QAF 2017 Two-Spirit curated festival UnSettled; on May 19th from 7-9pm, we will be partnering with the Native Education College to present a Two-Spirit panel discussion with Raven John, Tyler Alan Jacobs,Trevor Blackman-Wulff, and Jamie Lee Hamilton. We hope that this gathering can ignite further dialogue on the integration of de-colonial strategies within…

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