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PRIDE WEEKEND GUIDE

PRIDE WEEKEND GUIDE

Our recommended events for Pride 2017!

STREET KIDS
Davie Street Block Party
What: Annual VPS-sponsored outdoor street dance party (pictured).
When: Tomorrow, 6pm to 11pm
Why: Get some road work done
Where: Davie Street between Burrard and Bute Streets
How much: $5 Pride Pass online

FUNK OFF!
Vancouver Pride with Queer as Funk
What: Annual concert by eight-member funk band, with special guests Dawn Pemberton and What It Is!
When: Tomorrow, 8pm to 11:30pm.
Where: Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville St.)
Why: Get horn-y
How much: $30 online

EVERYBODY, EVERYBODY
Pride Is For Everyone
What: Main event of Vancouver Arts and Leisure’s second annual Alternative Pride
When:
Tomorrow, 10pm ’til late
Where: 
494 Railway St.
Why: 
Cross the mainstreams…
How much: 
$25 online, $35 at the door

DAYBREAK
Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast
What: Annual by-donation community pancake breakfast in honour of one of the founders of the Vancouver Pride Society.
When:
Saturday, 8am to 10am.
Where: 
Jim Deva Plaza 
Why:
It’s the most important meal of the day
How much:
By donation

COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE
14th Annual Dyke March and Festival
What: The annual Lesbian Pride Parade
When: Saturday, 11am to 5pm
Why: Pride and politics with grand marshals Sex Workers United Against Violence
Where: McSpadden Park along Commercial Drive to Grandview Park
How much: Free

MAIN EVENT
39th Annual Pride Parade & Festival
What: You have to ask?
When: Sunday, noon to 6pm.
Why: As if you need a reason. 
Where: Starts at Robson and Thurlow, runs along Denman and ends at Pacific and Thurlow. Festival takes place at Sunset Beach.
How much: Free!

BE A WINNER!
Rapture: VICTORY
What: Annual big gay dance party featuring gogo dancers, DJs Del Stamp and headliner Kitty Glitter as well as a special farewell appearance by Shokra (poster pictured)
When:
Sunday, 10pm to 4am
Where: 
Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville St.)
Why:
It’s going to be HOT!
How much:
$55 online. $33.60 with PINQ PROMO CODE MEOW17 (Promo code valid until 10pm Friday night.)