As the Pride Week proclamation and flag raising has taken place at City Hall for another year Vancouver Pride is ready to celebrate. Congratulations to those who also celebrated their nuptials at City Hall yesterday!
This year’s Pride festivities take on a different look due to Covid-19 but pride can’t be cannot be cancelled. A week of virtual events lay ahead for the Vancouver Pride. From the ongoing Pride Art Walk, to Drag Story Time with Mina Mercury, Drag Shows, Musical Performance and even a virtual Pride Parade. All live streamed on Facebook, Youtube, and Twitch!
Some of the highlights for the week include:
What’s In My Box? : July 28, July 30, August 1
Everyone loves an unboxing video…some unsuspecting Queens might not. Vancouver Pride is delivering Kendall Gendr, Karmella Barr, Jaylene Tyme & Shay Dior a special package with some wacky items to confuse them. Watch live and see what’s in their box!
Writer’s Showcase: July 28
Join a cocktail hour event curated by the Vancouver Writers Fest and hosted by performance poet Rabbit Richards featuring Aaron Chan David Ly Hazel Jane Plante Eddy Boudel Tan & Betsy Warland
Pride Fam Pajama Jam: July 28
Throw on you rbest PJs for a family-friendly Zoom Dance Party featuring DJ Krista Mac
Vancouver Queer History Panel: July 29
Join six members of local LGBTQAI2S+ communities as they tell their stories of being queer in Vancouver during different times in living memory
Hot Fruit – 5G: July 30
What’s Pride without a party!? Mango Sweet brings everyone together for fun, music, entertainment with an amazing line-up including: Desiree Dawson, Chaka Khan (Yes, that Chaka Khan), Le1f, Just Sweet DJ and much more.
Symphonic Pride: July 31
The Vancouver Pride Society and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra have teamed up to create Symphonic Pride, a live streamed variety show featuring local performers accompanied by members of the VSO and selections by queer composers through the ages
Drag Up!! : August 1
Tuck Entertainment Inc. brings you Drag UP!! Watch a cavalcade of drag performers like headliners Peppermint and Ilona Verley, along with Kendall Gender, Jaylene Tyme, Gina Tonic, Sienna Blaze, Mina Mercury and more
Public Disco presents Kaleidoscope: August 1
A 250 minute audio-visual presentation portraying the exploration of identity through art and imagination, suitable for all ages to enjoy together.
#VanVirtualPride : August 2
A trio of events, back to back to back. 40+ Years of Pride is a documentary celebrating 40+ years of Vancouver Pride hosted by Joan-E and Kendall Gender, Virtual Pride Parade is a hour of entertainment hosted by Joan-E, finally Sunset Beach Main Stage Show lets you get your dance on, from home, as you watch a line-up of performers headlined by Amythyst Kiah and Jamila Woods.
This is just a sample of Vancouver Pride’s week of virtual entertainment. Visit vancouverpride.ca for more details and full schedule.
Happy Pride Vancouver!