Thrive with Pride
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June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
June 25, 6PM—10PM, The Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main St. Vancouver
Make your way to Thrive with Pride, the official East Side Pride afterparty. Experience the thrill of live music by 2SLGBTQAI+ and BIPOC artists. Make memories with a beverage in hand, watch a stage that reflects you, and fill your heart with the love around you.
We recognize this event will be on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Stz’uminus, šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam), and Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group peoples and are thankful to our hosts in their stewardship of the land for time immemorial.
Date: June 25th, 2022
Time: Doors 5PM, Show 6 PM-10:00 PM
Location: The Fox Cabaret @ 2321 Main Street, Vancouver BC
Ticketing / Age restriction: 19+ event, attendees must bring two pieces of government-issued ID. One must be a photo ID. Tickets are $10 in advance online, and $15 at the door. Pay it forward option is available.
Face covering policy: Masks are strongly encouraged at this event and can be provided on-site if needed. Please be respectful of everyone’s space and boundaries at the event.
Public transport: Close to bus routes #3, #8, and #19 from Downtown, the #19 from Burnaby #7, or the #99.
Parking: Parking is available around the location. Parking from 7 PM–12 AM at 33 E 8th Ave (a 5 min walk from the Fox Cabaret) will cost approx $4.00 or EasyPark Lot 61 at 1 Kingsway Mount Pleasant (a 2 min walk from the Fox Cabaret) will cost approx $15.25. More parking options here.
Food and Beverage: No food will be served at the event. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at the bars. Plastic straws will be provided at the bar upon request.
Water: Free water is provided at the bar.
ASL Interpretation: ASL Interpretation will be provided close to the stage for this event. It will be located on the right side of the stage in front of the provided courtesy seating.
Payment options: The bar accepts debit/credit and cash. Coat check is cash only, any large bags or coats will be required to check.
Terrain and venue information: The main floor of the Fox Cabaret is wheelchair accessible including ramps into the main theatre room as well as a main floor accessible washroom on the ground floor in the hallway leading to the theatre room (key for the accessible washroom will be provided upon request). Washrooms are gender-neutral. There are stairs to access the balcony but this section will not be open to the general public at this event.
Tables and seating: A variety of seating will be available across the venue, with both lower (30×30 in) and higher (40×30 in) tables and chairs. Tables are circular high-top and low-top bistro-style, and seating options are chairs (17 in), barstools (30in) and booths. Low tables will be a priority for folks with access needs. Plenty of courtesy seating will be provided close to the stage for disabled people.
First Aid: There will be staff members trained in First Aid. All of the Vancouver Pride Society staff will have Naloxone training prior to the event.
Harm Reduction: The staff of Vancouver Pride Society will work alongside the onsite security and the volunteers to track and analyze any incidents at the event that may put any attendee, staff or performer at risk. Good Night Out Harm Reduction Volunteers will also be available on site.
Scent Reduction Policy: We ask performers and guests to refrain from wearing scented products; however, we cannot guarantee a completely scent-free space.
Sensory Sensitivities: There will be flashing/strobe lights at this event. Amplified sound will also be used for music and announcements. Earplugs will be provided upon request.
Washrooms: There are gender neutral washrooms on the left and right sides of the lobby. There is a larger “accessible” washroom in the hallway between the bar area and the lobby. This washroom unfortunately does not have a button to open the doors and requires a key. Volunteers or staff can be asked for assistance.
Service animals are permitted.
On the Stage
Vancouver’s drag mogul, ceo, and climber of the food chain Xanax delivers the most powerful dose of entertainment. While running multiple successful shows across the city, raising money for various charity’s she has also created safe and inclusive environments for all forms of drag and communities to thrive! Come see why everyone is so addicted to Xanax
Lola Lovegood is a vocal powerhouse with a sparkling personality. She is well-known around Vancouver as the owner of a successful karaoke company, Triumph Entertainment. Lola was one of the first featured artists on QUSIC in 2020. She has performed the anthem for the Canucks, the Warriors, and the Whitecaps. She also performed at Vancouver Pride 2021. In 2021, Lola began her journey as a recording artist. Her first single “Come Over” has already created a devoted fan base! For more of her music, keep your eyes on her Instagram.
Your new favourite day of the week! Monday, Afro-Indigenous (Ewe-Secwépemc) Storyteller is a 2S showgirl, model, jewelry designer, and agent-of-change. Monday has been a professional burlesque performer since 2011, and after cultivating her life experiences, traditional teachings and coaching education, she’s quite a force to be reckoned with. Her most recent endeavours include being an avid entrepreneur and founding her jewelry line @mondaymayjewelry. Monday strives to exist without limits and take up space. She hopes to encourage those who have experienced marginalization to feel just as empowered. Monday is a member of @viragonation, Turtle Island’s first all-Indigenous burlesque troupe, and signed to @supernaturalsmodelling. On the average day, find Monday hustling, cackling at Tik Tok videos, and/or beading.
Hoodie Browns (she/her) is a settler of Amhara, Tigray and Oromo descent living on traditional & unceded territories of the šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She’s been compared to Corinne Bailey Rae meets 1960s Motown & Soul with a *sprinkle* of hip hop. With fluid sounds and soft beats, her music is gently disarming. She offers us a moment to hold ourselves and see what movement comes up in stillness, to reclaim our connection to our humanity that was stolen from us all, but especially for multiply marginalized folks.
RainbowGlitz is Vancouver’s very own love medicine and resident rainbow slut. This Haida, Squamish, Musqueam and Black artist started her burlesque journey in 2013. She loves to mix pussycat doll hip hop with a nerdy and exotic(stripper) twist. Is a founding member of Virago Nation. She always beat the creator. She is ready to heal you with her colourful slutty medicine.
Raincity is a Vancouver-based Rage-Funk group fronted by female leads on saxophone and vocals. Beatroute magazine describes them as “danc[ing] between Paramore’s pop perfection and a late-night RCHP inspired jam session”. The five members of Raincity combine their eclectic influences including Moon Hooch, Amy Winehouse, Queen, and RAGE. They have opened for acts such as Our Lady Peace, Bif Naked, and Five Alarm Funk on stages such as the Commodore Ballroom and The Bill Reid Amphitheatre.
Maverick is Queer, Trans Masculine, Non-Binary, and Neurodivergent. Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa they made their stage debut in London, UK in 2019 and got through to the 2020 ManUp UK finals. They’ve performed as a gogo dancer at intimate Queer events in Brighton and London, UK and amused audiences virtually with their lipsyncing skills. In 2021 they made their Vancouver debut at an open mic night at Numbers Cabaret, and has most recently performed at the 2022 Vancouver International Burlesque Festival. Their routines are camp, high energy, and inspired by the films and music they grew up with in the 80s and 90s. When they’re not strutting around on stage, Maverick is a novice student of the vertical arts and loves to create kooky poses on the pole and aerial hoop. Fun fact: Maverick is their legal middle name!
Androsia Wilde [she/her] is the perfect tropical cocktail – a generous pour of burlesque’s glitz and tease, splashed with the intoxicating and rhythmic flavours of The Bahamas. This Daughter of Starlight and Seafoam’s performing journey spans over 3,000 miles- from the Island Paradise of her birth, to the Pacific Northwest she now calls ‘home’, and has taken her through the realms of alternative modeling, martial arts, immersive theatre, acting for television, and dance. Her burlesque career started in May 2014 with her much-lauded debut as the ‘yummy’ scoundrel Lando Calrissian in Geekenders’ initial production of “The Empire Strips Back”, and has since set stages ablaze across the province such as 2017’s Shambhala Music Festival, and the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival in 2019, 2021 + 2022. Her performances are the epitome of Black Girl Magic and Joy, deftly combining her love of pop-culture with the personal pride in her Afro-Caribbean heritage – captivating and enthralling audiences alike with her dazzling smile, confident musicality, and grounding stage presence. After being described by virtually every teacher she’s ever had as a ‘charismatic chatterbox’, Androsia brings her signature enthusiasm and confidence to the mic as an emcee. With her love of a good quip, a better story, and never missing a moment to drop some knowledge, Androsia’s goals are to hype up the crowd and make the cast + crew of any show feel seen, loved, and exalted. Off-stage, Androsia works to amplify the voices of Black, Indigenous, and other Performers of Color in all facets of the burlesque community, through her work as an event producer with Diasporic Dynasty + Geekenders, space facilitator as co-founder of Showpony Studio, and instructor at the Vancouver Burlesque Co.
Satanix is your clown overlord, Vancouver’s sad creepy clown, and the proud nini of The Clown Haus. They host The Big Top, a monthly online show that they are keeping alive to provide accessible options for the community. Whether they are covering screens and stages in blood, glitter, and clowny fun or bringing the most rediculous characters to life, they will creep their way into your nightmares. Coulrophobes beware, you will be down with this clown.
Ra is Vancouver’s nonbinary drag deity hailing form the land of rich culture and performance art- India. Their drag stems form an amalgamation of art, culture, sex and fashion. Every aspect of their craft is to empower brown folks to be proud and feel powerful in their sexuality, colour, language and gender identity. Be prepared to be teleported to Realm Ra. We hope you like it Ra.