#VanVirtualPride 2020 Event Line-Up
July 17, 2020
Pride can’t be cancelled – only re-imagined – which is why the team at Vancouver Pride has been hard at work putting together an amazing line-up of events from all-ages family events to educational opportunities to dance parties. Check out the full line-up with details below!
Unless otherwise noted, every Virtual Event will be live streamed on Facebook, Youtube, and Twitch!
YouTube and Twitch generally have better sound quality but Facebook allows you to create a Watch Party with your friends. Pick the platform that works best for you! Then get together with your chosen family in – Jitsi meet-ups, physically distanced patio parties, or in your home with your pandemic bubble and tune in to watch!
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July 20-August 3
Travel plans are cancelled but you can travel through imagination while viewing large scale public art pieces by local Two-Spirit, Trans and Queer artists around Vancouver’s West End. Download the Vancouver Pride App for Pride Art Walk Map available on Android or IOS.
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July 27-August 2
Daily from 1-2pm during Pride Week
Pride comes to YOU this year. We will be driving through areas of Vancouver every day of Pride Week in the Drag Delivery Evo Car Share Car with swag bags and prizes. Watch the live stream – find out where the Drag Deliveries are happening – then head out and look out for Drag Queens with big packages!
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In-Person and Live Steamed Event
Anti-Racism Workshop Series
Five Daily Workshops from July 26-August 1 – Please see event pages for dates and times. All participants must register through Eventbrite to receive the password and Zoom link.
Queer communities have had a whiteness problem for too long. It is not enough to ‘not be racist’ – we need to strive to be anti-racist. Where do we begin? We have curated a free, anti-racist workshop series led by four BIPOC facilitators and one white Jewish facilitator so our communities can learn and grow together.
What’s in my Box?
July 28, July 30, Aug 1
Unboxing Videos: Pride Edition. We’ll take an unsuspecting drag performer and deliver them a giant package. We are throwing in some wacky items to confuse them. Watch live and win some of the prizes they pull out – what will they unbox?
Tuesday, July 28
Enjoy a cocktail hour curated by the Vancouver Writers Fest and hosted by performance poet Rabbit Richards. Make yourself a drink, kick back and listen to writers reading their works followed by a live Q&A.
Vancouver Queer History Panel
Wednesday, July 29
The first annual Vancouver Queer History Panel is moderated by award-winning journalist Charmaine de Silva. Join six members of local LGBTQAI2S+ communities as they tell their stories of being queer in Vancouver during different times in living memory.
The Home Improvement Ball
Wednesday, July 29
Vancouver Ballroom is going ONLINE with the Home Improvement Kiki Ball! Don’t forget to bring your tool belt, cause this ball is gonna make you WERK for that grand prize. In collaboration with Van Vogue Jam this is a free/by donation ball, with 50% of all donations will be donated to Black Lives Matter Vancouver.
Global Queer and Trans Rights in a COVID 19 World
Thursday, July 30
Join us for discussions with LGBTIQ leaders from around the globe for a series of conversations on the impact of the COVID19 pandemic on human rights movements in their countries and regions.
Friday, July 30
The Vancouver Pride Society and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra have teamed up to create Symphonic Pride, a live streamed variety show featuring local performers accompanied by members of the VSO and selections by queer composers through the ages.
Public Disco presents: Kaleidoscope
Saturday, August 1
Kaleidoscope is a 150 minute audio-visual presentation portraying the exploration of identity through art and imagination. The film follows drag artist Continental Breakfast on a journey of self discovery as they shed layers of societal pressures and cis-heteronormativity. An array of queer artists and performers contribute to the production through mediums such as dance, live music performance, digital art and visual storytelling.
Paris Is Burning Film Night
Sunday, August 2
Join the Coalition Against Trans Antagonism for a BBQ followed by a screening of Paris Is Burning at Grandview Park (1657 Charles St.).
Third Annual Commercial Drag $5 Pride
Sunday, August 2
Grab your shoes from your entryway, get some snacks, if you’re Tammy grab a kokanee, and get ready to SCREAM FROM YOUR COUCH AND THROW SHOES AT YOUR TV. $5 Drag features shows from 45 performers so buckle up!
#VanVirtualPride | Three Events Back-To-Back | One Live Stream
Sunday, August 2 – Noon-3pm
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40+ Years of Pride
Travel through 40 years of Pride history in Vancouver in a documentary produced just for Van Pride 2020 with footage from years of Vancouver Pride Parades and exclusive interviews with community members.
Virtual Pride Parade
Pride can’t be cancelled – only re-imagined! Tune into the Vancouver Virtual Pride Parade, produced by Daily Hive Vancouver, for an hour of creative submissions and music.
Sunset Beach Main Stage Show
Dance in your living room or at your socially distanced patio party to the Sunset Beach Main Stage Show, featuring an all QTBIPOC line-up of performers. Headlined by Amythyst Kiah and Jamila Woods.