All of BODY PARTY's upcoming events. Come party with us!
Everywhere BODY PARTY has played before. Ah, memories...
Okay, so we're over it. Over a rainbow that doesn't represents us, our communities, our fam in queer resistance. Over a banner of Pride that prioritizes police brutality over black communities, the tokenization and invisbilization of communities of colour and Indigenous communities. How about we remember each other? Let's be over the rainbow about our queer fams and over the moon about the queer histories that have come before us. Yeah, we like the sounds of that. Come on down on AUGUST 5TH to our old stand by, Red Gate Arts Society! 9PM START, get your summer sweat on!
Your offically-unofficial kick off to PRIDE week begins here! Come get it started with rad beers and fellow queers at everyone's favourite hangout party. Cause SUNS OUT, FUNS OUT!
Babes On Babes is a Queer long weekend event. We are a collective of artists, DJs and promoters with the desire to showcase and celebrate local and international Queer talent.
DV's back in full swing for the summer heat and you know how we feeling about matching!
This month's party theme is 90's! So get all your best moves out on that dance floor and shake it out to some Spice Girls, Aqua, Boom Town Boys, TLC, Destiny's Child, Britney Spears, Tupac, Biggie and more.
We're kicking off the sunny season right with rad beers and fellow queers at your favourite hangout party!
Our annual celebration of the not-so-subtly-gayest-corner-of-the-performance-art-world-ever, MUSICALS!!!
Tender Futures is a one-time party experience brought to you by Open Relationship, a collaboration between the organizers of Denim Vest, ::Man Up::, and Queers & Beers.
A unique dance experience for Vancouver's lesbian & queer scene right in the heart of Davie Village.
Amateur Hour, the offspring of East Van's drag bash Man Up is challenging YOU to get your bits wet in the wonderful world of DIY queer performance art. Join one of the most vibrant drag families in the land! Right here at The Cobalt.
Let's welcome in the season with a night of craft brews at East Vans favourite hang out party. Join us for our Spring Edition of Queers & Beers, a perfectly balanced & thirst-quenching afternoon of meeting new folks, catching up with old friends and enjoying a nice frothy pint of the best damn beer (or cider) around.
In queer party years, we're pretty much a senior citizen!?
Hey queer fam, these are some fiery growing times in our communities. As our s/hero Desree does, were listening as our day unfolds and challenging what all these queer futures hold. In the meantime, we thought wed make a whole party about it because this song is both lyrical gold and emotional salve.
Welcome to Vancity Street: a night of fashion & style featuring local acts, street style vendors & designers for underground runway! We are hyped to announce that in honoring our movement, BCITMA has asked us to host their 8th Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser!
The Man Up family cordially invites you -- whether you're single or taken, hitched or split, swinging or celibate, optimistic or over it, fulfilled or falling apart -- to join us for a drag show that's all about the messy, mixed up world of relationships.
Heard enough complaints about 2016? Same. Still mourning the passing of some of the greatest heroes of modern music and pop culture? Same.
Welcome to #vancitystreet: a night of fashion & style featuring local acts, street style vendors & designers for underground runway.
We're back at ya with more chill vibes and fun times at our second annual WINTER EDITION of Queers & Beers!
This year had absolutely no chill. We're ready to turn the page and close this godforsaken chapter in a glittery storm of furious cathartic exuberance.
Queer dance party // Good times // Free pool & arcade games // Cheap drinks // Make new friends, see old friends // Have all the fun
Denim Vest is turning two! As our little Sagittarius party enters its toddler years, it's safe to say that it couldn't have been the little party that could without you. It's true, don'tcha know!
Bring your vices and your virtues and join us in experiencing the full spectrum of joy and shame in loving something so bad, that it can't help but feel good.
Babes on Babes is a multi-room queer party experience. This event is a one-off at the Alexander; we'll be back to Fortune for our next event, but that won't be until February 12th (Family Day) so make sure to come out for our last hoorah of 2016!
The wayward souls of Queers & Beers and Man Up bring you a ONE TIME ONLY evening of ghoulish pleasures and sinister sass.
Lick Club & Ponyboy are thrilled to bring you the QUEER long weekend party Vancity has been waiting for. We've joined forces with multiple corners of the community to create a fun, inclusive, safer party vibe that showcases the vibrancy of our local and international queer party scenes.
OH HAI FEMMES, we see you and we love you. Amidst the emotional labour, amidst the shroud of misogynic double standards, amidst the grieving and mourning, amidst the sweet resistance and glorious healing.
RELEASE YER INNER ROYALTY
Lick Club & Ponyboy are proud to announce the QUEER long weekend party that Vancity has been waiting for. We've joined forces with multiple corners of the community to create a fun, inclusive, safer party vibe that represents all of us.
WOW what an amazing Pride we had! Vancouver really turned it up a notch this year! So many new friends and partnerships built! Let's get together, reconnect, play some games, have some fun and hit the dance floor at Queer Fam Jam Games night!
Come out and get your sweaty dance on at Denim Vest Presents: Sweet Resistance on July 30th! Because, queer fam, if there's ever been a time to say, _dance parties as a form of resistanceÓ, it's now. Let's bring our sweet resistance and dance it out together.
East Van's gay green oasis!
Lick is held at a central location in Gastown. The Hindenburg (previously known as club 23) is also legendary to the Vancouver Queer community hosting diverse events as far back as 1999.
This May were teaming up with the dreamiest of new friends, Girls Rock Camp Vancouver to bring you, ROCK CAMP. Original, we know. Get your air guitars and leathers out. Its going to get sweaty in here.
And what a wild ride it's been. We can hardly believe 8 whole Earth years have passed since the very first Man Up at little old Lick Club in Gastown. We've grown, we've grown up, and we're still kicking, and learning, and loving what we do! This month's show is a celebration of our (longer than we ever expected!) hxstory, of the countless performers and artists who have given of themselves to make Man Up what it is today, of the community supporters who have touched our hearts with their openness and enthusiasm for what we do, and of the bright gay legacy we hope to continue for years to come.
This season we present to you Awkward Chosen Family Portraits. Be it friendship, romantic partnerships, dateships, asexual sweeties, ambigious mates, blood brothers, or femme-ilies, we want to celebrate all the beautiful -ships in our lives. Come on litttle birdies! Birds of a feather flock together. If you're a bird I'm a bird. Let's sail on the wings of love!
butt-moving music from then, now, and the future
It was one year ago today that a little Denim Vest was birthed into this funny East Van queer world. Now look at them bumbling around with all their new friends, learning the ways of the dance floor, fashioning denim into anything their heart desires.
Ghoul up and get ready to monster mash for the biggest Man Up of the year next to Pride!!!
The summer sun has set: we have the FEELS. The cold Fall clouds creep and our denim pants are now but denim shorts: we have the FEELS. We dressed our kittens up like the cast of Downton Abbey and they're so cute we wanna cry: we got the FEELS.
We cast the net far (and near) to assemble a lineup of DJs that reflects some of our favourite talent of vancouver pride 2015, and the posi fam vibes that gay pride is all about.
If we had a litre of water for every person who told us this was their favourite Pride party, we could fill the damn pool!!!
Seven years in the making, Man Up Pride 2015 won't just be a party, but a space odyssey escapade that will transport you to another realm of queerocity.
Vancouver's longest-running queer dance party & drag show brings you an electric 2-room escapade at your favourite bonafide east side gay bar, the Cobalt/Boxcar!
For many of us, the thrill of drag is in the subversion of heteronormative narratives that dominate popular culture.
Babely homos, as the sun gets sunny, the shorts get shorty! And, ah yes, we are suckers for witty and seasonally appropriate themes. That being said: mark your calendars and get your denim shorts on! June 13th is going to be your favourite day this summer!
Queer sweaty dance parties are key to unearthing transparency, right? Whatever, we just want you to look into our doe-like eyes as our personal soundtrack plays Mazzy Star's 'Fade Into You' and we sorta hold hands and feel like the whole universe beside you. Because we liikkee youuuUUUuu.
DENIM VEST brings you queer sweaty dance parties for the people!