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
2) Bronze Pass Card
3) Silver Pass Card
4) Gold Pass Card
5) Athletes Pass Card
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.
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.
Friday, July 22nd, 2011 to Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
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!
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.
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.”
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
Confessions of a Mad Drag Queen is also proud to be a part of the of the Vancouver 2011 Outgames cultural contingent.
Vancouver Men in Leather's Pride Event
50/50 & Door Prizes
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Events for the Curious to Serious
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.