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Past Events

The Garden: Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa in Recital

The Garden: Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa in Recital

Thu, 13 February 2020 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST Buy Tickets Now Solo piano recital by Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa of works by queer & trans composers, including Rodney Sharman, Ann Southam & Mary Jane Paquette  Celebrated contemporary piano virtuoso Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa performs a solo recital of queer...

Glitter Technics – Show

Glitter Technics – Show

Daxgyet Hanak – Strong Woman

Daxgyet Hanak – Strong Woman

Yellow Peril;  The Celestial Elements

Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements

Curated by Love Intersections Feb 1 – Apr 18, 2020 | Opening Reception: Feb 1, 4-6 pm Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements is a visual art exhibit inspired by the Chinese Five Elemental forces, seized by the urgent tensions between Queer Chinese diasporic identities. A collection of multichannel installations, visual and sculptural...

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running running trees go by…

Curated by Justin Ducharme in collaboration with the artist, this year’s Vancouver Queer Film Festival offers a pop-up exhibit featuring new and retrospective works from artist Zachery Longboy. Longboy is from Churchill, Manitoba and is of Sayisi Dene lineage. This new and retrospective collection continues the artists’ exploration within a...

Glitter Technics

Glitter Technics

Glitter Technics is a 13 week workshop held every Wednesday from September 11th to December 4th, from 4pm to 8pm, with the exception of a special 5-hour workshop with Reel Youth on October 30th from 4pm to 9pm. All classes take place at The SUM Gallery in Chinatown, located at...

Stonewall 50: Glitter is Forever

Stonewall 50: Glitter is Forever

Fri Jun 28 | 9pm | Free with QSO ticket | Party only $20 - $15 You can't get that shit out! On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the closing of QAF 2019 we're throwing the party of the half-century! Get ready for a culmination of the...

69 Positions – Curator Tour

69 Positions – Curator Tour

June 27 @ the Sum Gallery

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69 Positions: the Queer Canadian and Québec Archive in Film and Beyond

69 Positions: the Queer Canadian and Québec Archive in Film and Beyond

May 14 - Aug 17 | with VIVO Media Arts and Vancouver Queer Film Festival |  The west coast stop of Queer Media Database Canada-Québec Project’s touring exhibition series, marking the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Omnibus which legalized same-sex sexual activities. In partnership with VIVO and the Vancouver Queer Film...

Queer Songbook Orchestra Workshop

Queer Songbook Orchestra Workshop

Thur Jun 27 | 6 - 8 pm room B |  This opportunity is for emerging artists to work with the celebrated Queer Songbook Orchestra, and use your own personal narratives as an entry point for creating music. Young artists of all disciplines welcome - bring your songs, poems, stories, dance,...

Technical Knockouts Lab

Technical Knockouts Lab

Wed Jun 12 - Sat Jun 22 |  A female-centred music production drop-in lab for queer, Indigenous and allied youth led by Kinnie Starr, DJ O Show and Tiffany Moses. ASL interpretation available upon request. (more…)

Queer Songbook Orchestra

Queer Songbook Orchestra

Fri Jun 28 | 7pm | Concert | $40 - $30 Celebrated national chamber ensemble Queer Songbook Orchestra unearth the queer backstories and personal narratives inspired by musicof the past several generations, weaving together stories told by local narrators including Monica Meneghetti, jaye simpson and Marv Houngbo with arrangements by...

The Wide Open

The Wide Open

Wed Jun 26 | 7pm | Media Art with Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival | $20 - $10 The Wide Open, curated by Lacie Kanerahtahsóhon Burning, continues from media art in community centres throughout Vancouver through their Trans, Gender Diverse, and Two-Spirit Inclusion team to the big screen. This media...

Diaspora

Diaspora

Tue Jun 25 | 7pm | with The Frank Theatre | Pay What You Can Buy Tickets Buy Tickets on Eventbrite var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ widgetType: 'checkout', eventId: '61060017155', modal: true, modalTriggerElementId: 'eventbrite-widget-modal-trigger-61060017155', onOrderComplete: exampleCallback }); The Frank Theatre presents a reading of Diaspora: an...

Jesse – an ASL opera

Jesse – an ASL opera

Mon Jun 24 | 7pm | with Landon Krentz and re:Naissance Opera | Pay What You Can JESSE - AN ASL OPERA is a workshop reading by Landon Krentz, Heather Molloy & Paula Weber resulting from a two-week experimental process that gathered Deaf and Hearing artists to explore how poetry,...

Technical Knockouts

Technical Knockouts

Sun Jun 23 | 7pm | Multidisciplinary Music | $20 - $10 Performances by young artists from QAF’s Technical Knockouts music lab, mentored by Kinnie Starr,  DJ O Show and Tiffany Moses. QAF’s emerging artist program. NOTE: Entry to all QAF events requires membership to the Pride in Art Society. Memberships...

Youth Curator Tour

Youth Curator Tour

Wed Jun 19 | 4pm | led by Elwood Jimmy |  Curator Elwood Jimmy leads tour for LGBT2S youth to see their identities reflected in art, organized in partnership with Broadway Youth Resource Centre and Directions Youth Services.

A Night of Storytelling

A Night of Storytelling

Wed Jun 19 | 7pm | Literary Readings | Pay What you Can Danny Ramadan brings his much-loved nights of readings to the Queer Arts Festival. Featuring Kai Cheng Thom, Mey Rude, Tash McAdam, Monica Meneghetti and Michael V. Smith. A Night of Storytelling is back for its fourth year,...

Relational rEvolutions

Relational rEvolutions

Mon Jun 17 - Wed Jun 26 | Visual Art Exhibition |  Guest curator Elwood Jimmy We often think of revolution in relation to ways of knowing, but we rarely think about revolution in relation to our colonial habits of being – how our habits are dependent on, maintained and enabled by...

Art Party!

Art Party!

Tue Jun 18 | 7pm | Free Gala Opening Reception Join us for the Queer Arts Festival’s opening Art Party!, where art and conviviality converge at the grand opening. Art Party! marks the opening night of QAF’s curated exhibition, Relational rEvolutions, curated by Elwood Jimmy; the Pride in Art Community...