This week in (gay) Vancouver: mysteries, rewards and pride

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East Side Pride returns to Grandview Park on June 27.

A mystery unfolds, trophies are awarded, and the Vancouver Pride season begins in another diverse week in (gay) Vancouver.

In The Other Place (Jun 26-Jul 5), Juliana Smithton, a brilliant research scientist on the cusp of a breakthrough, takes a disorienting turn. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth about Juliana boils to the surface. The thrill in The Other Place comes from not knowing.

Vancouver’s theatre community comes out to play at the 32nd Annual Jessie Awards (Jun 23). The awards acknowledge excellence in large theatre, small theatre and theatre for young audiences categories and honours bodies of work that contribute to the vitality of Vancouver’s vibrant theatrical community. Check out the full list of nominees and watch for our recap of the winners on Monday evening on Vancouver Presents!

The Vancouver Pride season gets underway at the annual East Side Pride (Jun 28) in Grandview Park on Commercial Drive from 11am – 6pm (photo above from last year’s celebration).  Paying tribute to the 1969 Stonewall Riots, the afternoon is filled with local artisans, community groups plus a stage filled with music and other entertainment throughout the day.

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