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Events with ASL

ArtParty! | Register | QAF Opening | Thu Jul 16 | 5-7 pm | QAF’s opening: Luxuriate in a cinq-á-sept afternoon delight! Come together for our Visual Art tour with curator Jonny Sopotiuk, guest artists, and a gallery of intimate friends old and new. Wonderfully Wicked… Artist Panel Discussion chaired...

A Night of Storytelling | Register | Literary Readings | July 22 | 7 pm | A Night of Storytelling is back for its fifth year and once again hosted by the much-beloved Danny Ramdan, this time around as a new online experience. Spend a night in with the talented...

Underground Absolute Fiction | Register | Speculative Theatre | July 23 | 7 pm | Underground Absolute Fiction is an immersive play-meets-punk-concert, inspired by the apartment theatre of 1980s Poland. It invites audiences into a secret meeting at a post-Communist home. There, they join a queer punk band and Lena,...

The Darlings, Uncensored | Register | Drag Performance | July 24 | 7 pm | The QAF proudly welcomes The Darlings—Continental Breakfast, PM, Rose Butch and Maiden China—to the stage, ahem, screen, with a new performance created around the festival theme of ‘wickedness.’ The multidisciplinary, non-binary drag performance collective has...

A Conversation on Queer Mentorship | Register | Lunch Discourse | Jul 25 | 12 pm | Hiromi Goto and Erica Isomura explore the nuances of intergenerational mentorship as queer POC writers. Hiromi Goto, an emigrant from Japan, gratefully resides on the Unceded Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil Waututh Territories. She’s...