Stuart Derdeyn, The Vancouver Sun
Vancouver Queer Arts Festival
When: June 18 — July 8, various times
Where: Various spaces
The 15th annual instalment of this artist-run, transdisciplinary arts festival is back for another round of exciting, boundary-expanding artistic expression. Kicking off with the Art Party! on top of the Sun Wah Centre Rootop (June 18, 7 p.m.), this year’s event examines the theme of hauntings.
What haunts you?
This topic will be explored in different ways by participating artists such as Bijuriya: Gabriel Dharmoo. In his June 28 Roundhouse Community Centre show, the artist will present her examination of Desi heritage and larger issues of inclusion and Queer intersectionality in an experimental drag show.
Also featured is Catalina La O Presenta: Now With Me, the winner of the 2020 Fringe New Play Prize, which blends clowning, body politics and Puerto Rico (June 23, 25, Roundhouse) and the first pairing of the QAF with the Vancouver International Jazz Festival presenting musicians Adria Kain + Janette King (June 24, 7:30 p.m.).
Full festival schedule is available at the website and a limited number of $69 passes are available until May 24.