Pride Picks of the Week – July 27, 2016

The peak of summer is upon us and with the BC Day Long Weekend means a packed line-up of pride picks of the week, here’s just a few of the events this weekend

Bingo: Join Carlotta Gurl and Mina Mercury when they host Pride Bingo For Life supporting Vancouver Friends For Life followed by Pride Cabaret Celebrity Drag Impersonation show

Keys: Tonight tune up your vocals for your Wednesday edition of Keys Piano Bar at XYYVR and then on Monday stay tuned for a special BC Day Keys On The Patio

Gurls: Junction Pride gets started with the Barron Gurl Show, the dynamic duo of Isolde N Baron and Carlotta Gurl presenting their Pride Extravaganza

Ultra: Grab your beach gear and hit up The Astoria, in East Van, for Ultraqueer Summer Bash a pride party for everyone with DJs Teen Spirit and Nikki Nevver

Underwear: Thursday night, Celebrities kicks off #ThisIsPride with DJ Pornstar & an Andrew Christian & Dirt Squirrel Underwear Fashion Show

Shower: The Odyssey’s Pride weekend kicks off with Shower Power Pride edition, with host Berlin warming up the crowd before the shower guys heat it up

YeeHaw: Country meets Pride on Thursday night when Yale Saloon hosts Honky-Twunk, a western-themed night hosted by Raye Sunshine

Cheers to the Davie Street Party
Cheers to the Davie Street Party

Street: Start your Pride Weekend with the Davie Street Dance Party Free entertainment and attractions all along Davie Street, from Burrard to Jervis pre-load a RFID wristband to grab a drink at the beer tents

Bootcamp: Big Roger Events Big Pride Weekend gets underway with a collab with Prism Events Bootcamp powered by Scruff happening at 560 Seymour featuring DJ Eddie Martinez and a performance by xxx star Christian Power.

Alternative: Friday night the Alternative Pride Festival presents Pride Is For Everyone an all inclusive, everything goes party for Everyone, Everybody and Every Body at 1965 Main Street

Sin: after Bootcamp head to Afterlife for Sin: Big Pride’s Friday after hours with DJ Luis Perez

Full: The O’s Pride Weekend continues with Full Length Feature Pride Friday with Hector Fonseca, Raye Sunshine, DJ/VJ Gingerbear and the O Boys

Playboys: XYYVR Pride Friday brings a Rapture 16 double bill of Fourplay & Playboy, a drag showcase hosted by Shanda Leer, followed by a hip hop and RnB night with Jane Smokr with DJ DomTop and Jef Leppard

Rhoda: #ThisIsPride Friday at Celebrities as A Club Called Rhonda, comes to town with the LA clubs residents Goddollars and Paradise

Funktion: Friday at Junction Pride it’s Funktion Pride: Blacklight party with DJ Drew and glowing GoGos

Ruff: The Pint is taken over by Mr Ruff and the Men of Ruff for Ruff Pride Friday featuring music by Mumbles, Karsten Sollars, Jay Douglas and Brian Maier

Pool: The heat is on at the Westin Grand pool when Rapture 16 Heatwave Pool Party makes a splash hosted by Tatiana with DJs Nick Bertossi, Quest and appearances by Brook Lynn Hytes and Gia Metric

Ahoy!: Sail away with Cruisey-T Pride Cruises, two sailings to choose from on Sunday; GoGo and Party Cruise after the Pride Parade and then on Monday the Pride Recovery Cruise wraps up your weekend

Glitter: Saturday night  head to The Imperial for Glitter: Big Pride Main Event 2016 with tunes by Del Stamp and Yinon Yahel

Style: Saturday is The O’s Signature Night: Pride Style with DJ Grind and Karsten Sollars

Play: Saturday’s Big Pride late night Play takes to Afterlife for afterhours fun with Mat Ste-Marie on the decks with Alyson Calagna

Dykes on Bikes kick off Pride Parade 15
Dykes on Bikes kick off Pride Parade 15

Parade: It’s the main event, the 38th Annual Pride Parade brings thousands to the streets of Vancouver as the participants make their way from Robson Street, to Denman and to Beach Avenue.

Sunset: Follow the Parade to the Sunset Beach Festival with entertainment galore

Drag: Untoxicated is an alcohol/drug free street party at Davie & Bute featuring Drag Stars Courtney Act, Morgan McMicheals and DJ Karset Sollors and a slew of local drag queens

Trouble: Get some South Beach style at Cabana Lounge when Big Pride’s 16th Annual Trouble T-Dance takes over Sunday afternoon with DJ Quest

Grrr: Get some rough and tumble at 560 Seymour for Bearracuda vs Pitbull – Pride Sunday 

Flygirl: Pride Hershe Bar – Where The Girls Are takes over two venues at 750 Pacific – Harbour and Prive rooms. with DJs Automaton with Rikki Rocket, Miss M, Kasey Riot and Armistice

Victory: Rapture Pride 16 wraps up Sunday with Victory, the pride closing party with DJ Paulo, Domtop and a performance by Shokra with an international line up of GoGos

Backdoor: Wrap up Alternative Pride Weekend at Backdoor Pride Edition in a unique location at The Villa 494 Railway with something for everyone and every body.



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