10 Years of Tears: SAD Mag Nostalgia Issue Launch
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

10 Years of Tears: SAD Mag Nostalgia Issue Launch

Join us SAD Mag babes as we launch our 10th year anniversary issue, Nostalgia! We couldn’t be more proud of where we’ve come in the last 10 years, so come out for another stellar party at our 1st ever party venue, the Anza Club!

Hosted by original covergirl Isolde N. Barron, this is a wild night of live music, vinyl, drag, and SAD awards acknowledging the wild talent of this fine city. We’re serving up 10 years of tears.

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Hidden Gems of Chinatown
Jun
1
2:00 PM14:00

Hidden Gems of Chinatown

The Chinatown Transformation Team needs your help to identify the unique places, experiences and values that make Chinatown special, even the hidden gems that are not visible or well known.  Join them at their launch event or drop by to talk to us during our community office hours.

Your input will help contribute towards the long-term plan for Chinatown. You can also join the community working groups that will be formed, and help us build up these valuable hidden gems.

Additional Engagement: Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 7:00pm
Chinatown House (188 E Pender)

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Glitter Ball: Celebrating Feminist Art & Culture
May
4
to May 5

Glitter Ball: Celebrating Feminist Art & Culture

Glitter Ball is a music festival fronted exclusively by women and those who identify with other marginalized genders, welcoming cis women, trans women, genderqueer women, non-binary folks, and those who otherwise challenge the cis heteronormative binary.

There will be disco balls, donuts, and dancing ♥
Don’t miss out on tons of local talent + headliners Bbymutha, Bambii, and Y La Bamba!

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SAD MAG | Disposable Camera Project IV: Nostalgia
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

SAD MAG | Disposable Camera Project IV: Nostalgia

Join us for the fourth annual Disposable Camera Project! We gave disposable cameras to some of our favourite artists in the city, and we'll be sharing the best photos from each roll along with wine, cider, and dancing as part of Capture Photography Festival. Admission is free.

When the word nostalgia was first used, it referred to medical-grade homesickness. Today, the term is always on our tongues, partly due to pop culture’s fascination with the past. This year, DCP IV takes nostalgia as its central theme: from rose-coloured glasses, to resurrecting the dead, and ruminating on what could have been. Each artist, using one 35mm disposable camera, engages their own nostalgia, creating a reflexive interrogation of memory, histories, and parallel temporalities; investigating the sweetness and sadness of loved things lost.

Featuring works by:
Taby Cheng
Christian Nicolay
Hyung Min Yoon
Tom Hsu
Karilynn Ming Ho
Helen Shaw

Music by Dame DJs Parmis & Sofia Catalina

Co-curated by Megan Jenkins and Helen Wong

RSVP

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Vancouver International Dance Festival — March 8–30, 2019
Mar
8
to Mar 30

Vancouver International Dance Festival — March 8–30, 2019

The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) proudly announces its sweeping 2019 festival season: a diverse and dynamic roster of internationally celebrated artists and local favourites, presenting three weeks of endlessly enriching performances, workshops, and a host of dance activities at various venues throughout Vancouver.

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Quiet City: Alex Zhang Hungtai
Mar
6
8:00 PM20:00

Quiet City: Alex Zhang Hungtai

Established in January 2010, Quiet City is a series of concerts in Vancouver focused on live performances of experimental, electronic and improvised music in a comfortable and intimate setting.

The fifty-ninth edition of this series will be featuring performances by:
⊚ Alex Zhang Hungtai (Los Angeles)
⊚ Dolphin Midwives (Portland)
⊚ Military Genius
⊚ Sandy Ewen (New York)

Presented by Soundscape, Panospria, CiTR FM & Discorder Magazine. Tickets

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Life Jacket - Ryan Romero Solo Exhibit & Book Launch
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Life Jacket - Ryan Romero Solo Exhibit & Book Launch

The show will showcase 14 of the 52 paintings Ryan completed during his residency at Elmo’s House Artist Residency in Batan, Philippines from March 2017 to March 2018. The book will contain all the paintings as well as some writings about his time there. See a preview of the paintings and the book now at ryanromero.net.

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ILBIJERRI's Blood on the Floor
Feb
6
to Feb 9

ILBIJERRI's Blood on the Floor

  • SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Blood on the Dance Floor unapologetically shares an emotionally honest story of gay, Blak, and poz identities; and explores the struggle, heartache, and enduring spirit of someone living at the intersection of Aboriginal, queer, and HIV-positive communities.

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