This week in (gay) Vancouver: fringe and fundraisers


This week in (gay) Vancouver we’re excited about the launch of 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival and fundraisers for The Dance Centre and Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.

Vancouver Fringe Festival

Vancouver Fringe Festival (Sep 10-20) – kicking off the fall/winter theatre season is the 2015 edition of the un-juried and uncensored festival that features 108 different shows over its eleven day run. Along with a few queer shows this year our friends over at Vancouver Presents have put together a top ten (+ten) list of must-see shows this year. (Photo: Vancouver Fringe Festival / Daisy Yang).

Shall We Dance

Shall We Dance (Sep 12) – The Dance Centre is looking to raise the barre with this fundraiser in support of Vancouver’s dance talent and the Scotiabank Dance Centre. The evening’s Dance Hotel theme will transform the Centre’s six floors of ballet barres and dance floors into an oasis of exciting, kinetic showcases. From tap and ballet to contemporary and urban styles, from Classical Indian to passionate Flamenco, an entire world of dance will be on display alongside roving bands of whimsical circus acts, contortionists, and jugglers. (Photo: Chris Randle / The Dance Centre)


Scotiabank Passions (Sep 13) – now in its 12th year, the gala benefits the work of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation and has raised more than $1 million since it began in 2003. This year guests will once again enjoy culinary creations from the city’s top restaurants, bakeries and caterers, sip on New Zealand wines, bid on fantastic auction experiences. (Photo: Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation / Facebook).


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