Vancouver Pride 2015 is in full swing and there’s plenty to do. If you don’t have plans here’s a few highlights that still appear to have advance tickets available. Lots of other events may still have tickets available at the door on the day of event.
Drag: Displace Hashery in Kits has a special edition of The Sticky & Sweet Show on Thursday night
Street: Friday evening, The Davie Street Block Party is 3 blocks of Davie Street, centred on the Rainbox Crosswalk, bringing the pride party to everyone, the fences are gone this year and $5 wristbands are available for those 19+
Celebs: While you’re in the village on Friday night, check out Celebrities Pride Ball with Producer/DJ Chris Cox
Fur: XY Friday brings Furtrade Pride Edition with DJ Steve Sherwood & Ginger Bear Todd with Hosts Alma B Itches and Baby Bear
TheO: The Odyssey Bar & Nightclub returns to it’s glory for Pride, Thursday’s advance tickets are sold out but Legends Reborn Friday with DJ Eddie Martinez, Nick Bertossi and host Berlin will get your party going
Studio: Big Pride Weekend kicks off with Varsity, featuring superstar DJ Dave Aude & Vancouver’s DJ Landon James, at the newly refurbished Studio Records
Ruff: Music fills Friday night when Ruff Pride gets underway at The Pint with DJs Dreaddy, Sollars, Jay Douglas and Brian Maier of SFO.
After: Keep the Big Pride party going into Saturday morning at Encore Dance Club with PLAY: featuring DJ Isaac Escalante and DJ Mumbles
Brunch: Recover from your Friday and start Saturday at the Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast with pancakes & breakfast bites on Bute Plaza from 8am – noon (by donation)
BBQ: If you can’t make it in time for Breakfast on Saturday, check out the by-donation, Pride In The Village BBQ at Bute Plaza from noon – 4 pm
Queens: Vancouver’s biggest drag show, Queen of the Night, takes over the Commodore on Saturday night with a massive line up of local and visiting Drag superstars
East: Saturday, your favourite Dress Up, Mess Up night returns for one last shot at glory – Queer Bash: Satanic Titanic featuring Queen Of East Van, Isolde N Barron, DJs Jef Leppard and Colby B from NYC plus many more
Big: The Big Pride Main Event, Glitter takes over 560 with DJ Abel, DJ Bret Law and Sollors bringing the pride beats on Saturday night.
Late: Keep it going until Sunday morning with another Big Pride after hours, SIN at Encore Dance Club with DJ Alain Jackinsky & Nick Bertossi
Parade: Expect hundreds of thousands to come out to watch the 37th Annual Pride Parade starting at noon on Sunday
Festival: Follow the parade or spend the day at the Sunset Beach Pride Festival with entertainment, beer garden and food trucks at Sunset Beach from 11am – 6pm
TDance: Find some Sunday afternoon fun at the Trouble T-Dance at The Granville Strip (formerly Vancouver Fan Club)
Victory: Rapture: Victory blows the roof off the Commodore with huge line-up of entertainers on Sunday night; DJs Nick Bertossi, Tom Stephan, DJ Grind, Shokra, plus an international collection of hot gogo dancers and drag queens
Crown: doppelgänger presents Royal Pride at aura nightclub with DJ/Producer Lee Harris from the UK, Toronto’s Jeremy Khamkeo and Sollars spinning tunes, Beardonce performing and Berlin hosting Sunday night.
Reborn: Sunday at The Odyssey international DJ Hector Fonseca provides the tunes and RuPaul’s Drag Race Alum, Yara Sofia performs
Worship: Get taken to CHURCH at XY Sunday with a funkified evening with DJs Airick X, Colby B and G-Luve plus a performance by Portland’s Chanti Darling
Grrr: Bearracuda Pride jets into 560 with music from DJs G-Luve (YVR), Freddy Kop (SEA), Louis Lennon (LDN), Matt Stands (SEA) and sexy Steamworks GoGos from Seattle and San Diego
Have a safe and happy Pride!