2 weeks until opening night! Yamantaka//Sonic Titan is coming…

Holy guacamole, TransgressionNow opens in two weeks!! Tickets are already selling fast, so don’t wait or it might be too late.
We have something for everyone: quirky contemporary dance, comic theatre, indie rock, gay sing-alongs, dramatic opera, and cutting-edge visual and new media art the likes of which even NYC hasn’t seen! (well maybe, but not exactly. Y’know what I’m sayin’?)
So mark your calendars and buy your tickets — you won’t want to miss anything!

Yamantaka//Sonic Titan

Presented in partnership with the Powell Street Festival

“One of the most exciting bands on the planet.” – NOW Magazine (Toronto)

Founded in late 2007 by performance artists Alaska B and Ruby Kato Attwood, YT//ST is an Asian, Indigenous and Diasporic experimental Art and Music Collective. Aesthetically, they blend the diverse styles of Noh, Chinese Opera, Chinese, Japanese and First Nations Mythology, Black & White Television, Psychedelia and Rock Operatics into a sensory feast. One thing’s for sure — this performance will be out of this world!

About their 2011 album, YT//ST:
“This is the kind of record that happens when city dwellers in two of the most multicultural urban areas of the world mix up gender, culture and genre with a sense of urgency. This sounds like the birth of a new culture.” – David Dacks, Exclaim!

Roundhouse Performance Centre, Sat. August 3
Tickets: $5 youth, $20 advance, $25 at door.
Youth tickets made available through the TD ‘Come Out For Art’ Youth Ticket Program.

Buy your tickets now:
Get your dance on with George Stamos

This workshop environment will be a safe, mature, and queer place to learn skills and strengthen abilities. The way Stamos teaches is designed to develop the critical eye and awareness of methods for creating spontaneous, mindful movement in performance.

The class includes contemporary interpretations of African dance principles and somatic principles Stamos uses to choreograph/dance. Participants should be able to walk vigorously, be adults, open to improvising, and be in relatively good shape. Dancers and non-dancers equally welcome. Cost: $10.

Stamos is performing his critically acclaimed duo Liklik Pik at QAF on July 26; this workshop gives audience members inspired by the show the opportunity to dance with him the following day.


East Side Re-Rides
We wanna heap some love sauce on another one of our fantabulous sponsors, East Side Re-Rides!

East Side Re-Rides is the only dedicated second-hand leather store in Metro Vancouver. Re-Rides sells and consigns new and used leather clothing and motorcycle gear.


Oh ya, and the owner is HAWT. 


Volunteer Orientations
Come on down to the Roundhouse Community Centre for the first orientation tonight, Wed Jul 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Second orientation meeting is Sat Jul 13 from 2:30 – 4:40 pm.

It’s a great way to help make the festival magic happen, meet some new peeps, and enjoy a few other perks.

Visit: queerartsfestival.com/volunteer for more info


We are also thrilled to give a shout out to the Westender, who has come on as a Media sponsor this year.

Happy to be working with you! www.wevancouver.com


Become a Pride in Art Patron

Imagine a world without homophobia — then help make that world a reality.

Whether you make a one-time gift, or commit to sustain the festival with a monthly contribution, your tax-deductible donation helps QAF commission and incubate cutting-edge new queer work, nurture the next generation of queer talent, and to celebrate with the wider world the best our communities have to offer.