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QAF 2020 EXHIBITIONS + EVENTS LISTINGS

Complete listings of exhibitions and upcoming events brought to you by the Queer Arts Festival. All events at the 2020 Queer Arts Festival are by donation. Browse events here and RSVP.

Wicked | Queer Arts Festival 2020: WICKED | Jul 16 – 26, 2o2o | “Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others.”Oscar Wilde This past decade has seen the mainstreaming of gay; sexual difference wins approval so long as it is palatable, marketable,...

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...

Too Spirited | Register | Indigenous Burlesque | July 17 | 7 pm | Embrace your too-muchness with bombastic burlesque brought to you by the badass babes of Virago Nation, Turtle Island’s first all-indigenous burlesque collective. Featuring special guests Monday Blues and Lynx Chase! Whether you’ve seen it before or...

Media Nights with VIVO | Rupture Probe | Sat July 18 | 7 pm | Register | Return to Sodom North | Sat July 18 | 7 pm | Register Rupture Probe and Return to Sodom North look at the continuity of themes across the two decades that separate the...

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...

This Crazy Show | July 25 | 7pm | July 26 | 2pm | Register | Dance Performance | July 25 | 7 pm | July 26 | 2pm | In his Swan Song, contemporary dance legend Noam Gagnon sashays the fine line between pain and pleasure in a fetishization...

Glitter is Forever Pajama Party | Register | Closing Binge | July 26 | 8 pm | Get your dress jammies on, grab a drink and binge-watch the entire Queer Arts Festival with us (take it all in!!). Expect surprises and special prizes.  Save the date and register to let...