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 | FESTIVAL PASS | 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...

Wicked: Curated Visual Arts Exhibition | Curated by Jonny Sopotiuk | July 16 - 26 | Queer life is a reality of ongoing survival. From government and societal oppression, to family rejection and social isolation our memories and experiences have been defined and shaped by the structures that are designed...

Curator Tour | Curator Statement | Queer life is a reality of ongoing survival. From government and societal oppression, to family rejection and social isolation our memories and experiences have been defined and shaped by the structures that are designed to contain us. Our identities and experiences are mediated. Living...

Media Nights with VIVO | Rupture Probe | Sat July 18 | 7 pm | Register | Return to Sodom North | Sun July 19 | 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 Ramadan, 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...

Pride in Art Community Art Show | July 16 -26 | From the roots of the Queer Arts Festival, this open visual art show honours our founder, Two-Spirit artist Robbie Hong and 21 years of Pride in Art organizing. This show will launch online on July 16 and run through...

Glitter is Forever Pajama Party | Register | Closing Binge | July 26 | 4 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...

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...

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