Culture

Womenzone
Community A&E Events
Out on Screen
Queer Arts Festival
Confessions of a
Mad Drag Queen
Leather Pride Parties
Q Ball
 

Opening Party

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Kick off the week’ s festivities at the Opening Party at Five Sixty. Headliners Destineak will give you a taste of what’s to come. Sugarbeach will be performing their Outgames theme song Come on Out. Special guests and DJ’s will be performing throughout the night. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the party goes late. Look out for the WomenZone in the upstairs lounge.

 

OUT Every Night Tuesday

July 26th – Friday, July 29th, 2011

Fabulous parties with Outgames athletes, sponsors and partners. Get the Fast Track Pass Gold Card for free admission to all participating venues including 1181, The Junction, Moxies, Numbers and Oasis. Fast Track Pass holders will have front of the line privileges while athletes and premium cardholders will have FREE entrance and special benefits.

1) Fast Track Pass

  • The Fast Track Pass is your pass to the front of the line at over 16 events during the Outgames Out Everynight.
  • Your Fast Track Pass also has over $300 of added value and discounts from supporting merchants.

2) Bronze Pass Card

  • Includes your ticket to the Opening Ceremony
  • FREE entrance to all events during the Out Everynight.
  • Entrance to Special Outgames VIP Party
  • Over $300 of added value and discounts from supporting merchants.
  • No Service Fees

3) Silver Pass Card

  • Includes your ticket to the Opening Ceremony
  • Includes your ticket to the Closing Ceremony
  • FREE entrance to all events during the Out Everynight.
  • Entrance to Special Outgames VIP Party
  • Over $400 of added value and discounts from supporting merchants
  • No Service Fees

4) Gold Pass Card

  • Includes your ticket to the Opening Ceremony
  • Includes your ticket to the Closing Ceremony
  • FREE entrance to all events during the Out Everynight.
  • Entrance to Special Outgames VIP Party
  • Over $400 of added value and discounts from supporting merchants
  • Over $150 of Special Extras
  • No Service Fees

5) Athletes Pass Card

  • Includes your ticket to the Opening Ceremony
  • FREE entrance to all events during the Out Everynight.
  • Entrance to Special Outgames VIP Party
  • Over $500 of added value and discounts from supporting merchants.
  • No Service Fees

 

Closing Party

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Vancouver 2011 North America Outgames in partnership with Big Roger Events present the Closing Party at Plaza of Nations with international stars ACE OF BASE and DRAGONETTE as co-headliners. ACE OF BASE are the hit artists behind the best-selling singles “ All That She Wants” , “ The Sign” and “ Don’ t Turn Around” . DRAGONETTE are the renowned Canadian electro pop artists behind the hit track “ Hello” have been taking the music world by storm, having sold out shows in Canada and throughout the world.

The Closing Party also features Carole Pope, DJ Rafael Calvente (Rio), DJ Adam Dreaddy (Vancouver), Diversity Project and Alice Ai, hosted by David C Jones.

The Outgames Closing party will be a full day festival of LGBTQ culture with non-stop entertainment featuring concerts, DJ’s, drag shows, dance performances, medal presentations, beer garden, Womenzone, The Breakfast of Champions and the Closing Ceremonies finale.

Come OUT and Play -The Closing Party is sure to be a vibrant spectacle - a full day of colourful characters celebrating the Outgames at Plaza of Nations. The beautiful outdoor waterfront setting includes a main stage and fully licensed site. Gates open at 11 am the festivities kick off with The Breakfast of Champions.

 

 

Womenzone

Monday, July 25th, 2011 to Sunday, July 31st, 2011

The Womenzone is a safe space for women, their friends, allies and special guests to gather and enjoy a variety of entertainment and amenities. The goal of Womenzone is to foster an environment of fun, flirtations, talking and dancing and enhance the week of international female focus and empowerment.

This is where women will be loud and proud at the Vancouver 2011 North America Outgames! There will be exhibits, the chance to mingle and meet locals and sample some of Vancouver’ s finest dining establishments. Come Out and Celebrate with some of Vancouver’ s best entertainers and DJ's.

  • Monday, July 25 - upstairs lounge at Opening Party at Five Sixty 
  • Friday, July 29 – “ Sweet” at Canvas Lounge 
  • Sat July 30 – Fireworks Boat Cruise 8:30 pm – 12:30 am 
  • Sunday, July 31 (afternoon) – Chicas Lounge at QE Plaza
  • Sunday, July 31 (evening) - Hershey Bar at Gossip and Blvd 22

 

Community A&E Events

Friday, July 22nd, 2011 to Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Vancouver and Whistler

Every night you will be off to a great start where local businesses, community groups and organizations will be hosting daily “Outmingling events” from 5:30 pm, with everything from cocktails, burlesque cabaret, drag kings, lounge DJs, singer-songwriters – and lots more...you just need to find your “Outmingling event” to start your night of Vancouver Culture and Celebration!

 

 

  

Out on Screen - Queer History Project
Thursday, July 21st to Sunday, August 21st, 2011

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival presents Celebrate Queer Vancouver. Running July 21st to August 21st, this month-long multifaceted Celebration showcases film, visual art, queer history walks, community dialogue and – at the centre of it all – a public art installation to engage and celebrate the dynamic experiences and achievements of Vancouver’s queer communities. Celebrate Queer Vancouver culminates with the 23rd Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival.
celebratequeervancouver.ca

  

Queer Arts Festival
Tuesday, July 26th to Saturday, August 13th, 2011

The Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver is an annual three-week multidisciplinary arts festival celebrating the unique creative expression of artists who identify as part of the queer communities. QAF features a curated visual arts show, a community art show, and 3 dynamic weeks of performances and workshops from all artistic disciplines, including music, dance, theatre, literary and media arts. In celebration of the OutGames, our 2011 theme is “Games People Play.”
queerartsfestival.com

  

Confessions of a Mad Drag Queen
Thursday, July 21st - Saturday, July 30th, 2011
PAL Theatre, 581 Cardero Street

Raving Theatre proudly presents the premiere of, “CONFESSIONS OF A MAD DRAG QUEEN” by David Blue. Twenty years ago, Miranda Rights snapped and went on a murderous rampage. She shot her lover, her protégé and her worst enemy. Now at last, Miranda reveals what led up to that fateful night to an eager author. But all is not as it seems as Miranda’s life and sanity begin to unravel again.

Enjoy a delicious evening of mascara, madness and murder!

Confessions of a Mad Drag Queen, by David Blue
Directed by Neil Scott
Starring Dana MacInnis and Rob Monk

Tickets available at Tickets Tonight
or at 604.684.2787

Confessions of a Mad Drag Queen is also proud to be a part of the of the Vancouver 2011 Outgames cultural contingent.

 

Leather Pride Party & Leather Fetish Kink Party
Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Vancouver Men in Leather 
UNDERGROUND 
Leather Fetish Party 

8:30pm to 12:00am
FiveSixty
560 Seymour Street, Vancouver Canada

Admission: $5 
VML Members: Free
Dresscode: Leather, fetish, or naked

 

Vancouver Men in Leather's Pride Event
Pride Friday, July 29th, 2011

TOM OF FINLAND PARTY 
OutGames Official Leather Event  

50/50 & Door Prizes

8:00pm to 11:00pm
Numbers Leather Loft
1042 Davie Street, Vancouver Canada
Dresscode: Tom inspired gear, leather or shirtless 

Events for the Curious to Serious
meninleather.ca

  

Q-BALL
Saturday, July 30th, 2010 
Sheraton Wall Centre, Grand Ballroom

Join us as we induct outstanding humanitarians who have had a significant impact on the freedoms that we realize today into the Q Hall of Fame Canada.

Q Ball is a one of a kind, glamorous, black tie event that provides the venue to honor these amazing individuals. For the price of your ticket expect an evening filled with elegance: excellent food served at a three course sit-down dinner, participation in honouring the next Q Hall of Fame inductees, mingling with beautiful people and, of course…a great party with dancing and entertainment!

DON’T MISS IT!!

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ONLY $90!

Click here for more information and/or to purchase tickets

  

The Anthems Party

Sunday, July 31th, 2011

Big Roger Events Presents The Anthems Party with Headliner DJ Abel (Miami) and Eddie Martinez (NYC) as well as special guest performer Wynter Gordon. The Anthems Party will be held a Plaza of Nations on Sunday, July 31 from 3 pm – 11 pm.