May Event Round-Up
Friday April 27, 2018
- GET OUT CABARET
Oh boy, we’re excited for Get OUT Cabaret at Intrepid’s Metro Studio Theatre. This is the official preview night for OUTstages, Victoria’s own queer theatre festival that runs in late June, and it’s a great chance to get a sneak peek at what’s in store for next month. Hosted by Vivian Vanderpuss and Eddi Licious, it’s bound to be a wild time – get your tickets at Intrepid during the week or order them online at Ticket Rocket.
- CRUSH 15
If you’re in the mood to groove, CRUSH 15 has you covered – in glitter, that is. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to rumble to some fantastic mixes from DJs Daradata and Thomas Promise. This event is 19+, and there is a suggested donation of $5-10.
- QUEER AS FUNK
If you’ve never seen Vancouver band Queer as Funk play live, their Spring Fling fundraiser is your chance. If (like us) you’ve seen them multiple times over, you know exactly what kind of fun you’re getting into. Alongside DJ Slade and stand-up comic Zane Oak, this is the spring event you won’t want to miss. Buy your early bird tickets here.
Sunday April 29, 2018
- SEX POSITIVE BOOK CLUB
Sexuality Salon is hosting another Sex Positive Book Club and this month they’re reading Ask: Building a Consent Culture, an anthology edited by Kutty Stryker. Bring your thinking caps and books, and get ready to talk about consent – just in time for the consent live show the next day!
Monday April 30, 2018
- SEXUALITY SALON: LIVESHOW
Island Sexual Health, CRUSH Collective, and the Victoria Events Centre are working together to bring us Sexuality Salon: Live Talk Show with Tunille Geib to discuss consent in our daily lives, community, and in popular media. Other speakers on the panel include Desiree Dawson, Nick Sandor, and Dee Hall. Tickets can be purchased by donation here.
- TRANS TIPPING POINT APPLICATIONS
Don’t forget that Trans Tipping Point youth applications are due before their retreat from May 4-6, 2018 – if you’re a trans/genderqueer/nonbinary/two spirit writer, apply apply apply!
Wednesday May 2, 2018
Queerabilities is having their fifth meeting of the year at the Central Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library to talk about dating with disabilities. This is a free drop-in event with limited space, and admission is first come, first served.
Wednesday May 9, 2018
- GENDER VARIANT DROP-IN
The South Island Gender Variant Drop-In Group meets on the first Wednesday and last Thursday of the month at the Central Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library. For any individuals who identify as trans, genderqueer, two-spirit or gendervariant, this is the meet up for you! This is a free drop-in event with limited space, and admission is first come, first served.
Thursday May 10, 2018
- BRUNCH WITH PRIDE
UVic Pride is hosting a group brunch at QV’s for people to hang out, socialize, and make some friends. Who doesn’t want to have Brunch with Pride?
Saturday May 19, 2018
- EVES OF DESTRUCTION: ROTTEN APPLES, HARD CORES DOUBLEHEADER
Roller derby season was off to a fantastic start for the Eves of Destruction, with the Margarita Villains and The Hard Cores bringing home two wins back in April. We’re ready for more, and the Rotten Apples and The Hard Cores are ready to deliver. The Rotten Apples will be facing off against Saltspring Island’s The Tempest, and The Hard Cores are returning to go head-to-head with the Aftershocks Roller Rebels. Games are at 5:30 and 7:30pm at the Archie Browning Sports Centre.
Sunday May 20, 2018
- DRAG BINGO
Paparazzi is bringing back Drag Bingo and bringing over some fantastic queens from the mainland to help raise money for the Victoria Pride Society. Featuring Carlotta Gurl and Mina Mercury as well as some mixes by DJ RonnyB, Drag Bingo will be a wild night of fun. Buy your early bird tickets online or for regular price at the door. This event is 19+.
Friday May 25, 2018
- PERINATAL CARE WORKSHOP FOR CARE PROVIDERS
Family comes in all forms, and all families deserve respectful and appropriate health care when embarking into parenthood. Ambit Gender Diversity Consulting is partnering up with Mothering Touch to offer an educational workshop for care providers to learn about the skills and knowledge needed to support gender diverse families. This event is targeted at perinatal care providers, who can buy tickets online here.
Saturday May 26, 2018
- HOT PINK! BURLESQUE FUNDRAISER
Get ready for a night of music, entertainment, and burlesque because HOT PINK! is back for the 8th year of fundraising for Peers Victoria. This burlesque show and silent auction features the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue in a mesmerizing performance. Taking place at Victoria’s iconic Belfry Theatre, you can buy tickets at their box office or online here.
Monday May 28, 2018
- NACHOS NIGHT
The Chair in Transgender Studies is hosting their monthly Nachos Night for all trans, non-binary and two-spirit folks at the University Club on the UVic campus. You don’t need to be a student to attend, just bring yourself. Costs are partially covered by the Chair.
Thursday May 31, 2018
- GENDER VARIANT DROP-IN
- The South Island Gender Variant Drop-In Group meets on the first Wednesday and last Thursday of the month at the Central Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library. Any individuals who identify as trans, genderqueer, two-spirit or gendervariant, are welcome! This is a free drop-in event with limited space, and admission is first come, first served.
Have we left out any events this month? Should we be promoting a queer event happening in our community? Leave a comment on our social media or send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep checking back regularly – we will update this page as we hear about more events during the month of May.