This week in (gay) Vancouver

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Bruce McCulloch brings his new one-man show Young Drunk Punk to the Firehall.

This week in (gay) Vancouver features same-sex dance lessons, a Canadian comic icon and a night of parties on Davie Street that will help actually do you (and others) some good.

Don’t know your Rhumba from your Cha-Cha or your right foot from your left?  Not So Strictly Ballroom starts 2014 with classes for beginners and those that have been around the dance floor a few times.  Join Vancouver’s only LGBTQ same-sex dance club every Tuesday night and Saturning morning and get dancing towards your own mirror ball trophy!

Not So Strictly Ballroom, Vancouver's only same-sex dance club, hosts a series of classes every Tuesday and Saturday.

Not So Strictly Ballroom, Vancouver’s only same-sex dance club, hosts a series of classes every Tuesday and Saturday.

He may not have been the gay one in the Canadian sketch comedy show Kids in the Hall, but Bruce McCulloch never seemed to have a problem with donning a frock or two.  In his one-man show, opening at Vancouver’s Firehall Arts Centre on February 26,  McCulloch combines stand-up, live music and assorted autobiographical insights in his new solo Young Drunk Punk.  This new solo show chronicles McCulloch’s journey from his wild early days as a ‘young punk’ in 1980’s Alberta, to his flannel plaid days in 90’s Toronto, to becoming a ‘pajama-clad dad’ in the Hollywood Hills.

Bruce McCulloch brings his new one-man show Young Drunk Punk to the Firehall.

Bruce McCulloch brings his new one-man show Young Drunk Punk to the Firehall.

It takes a village, people!  Davie Street is the place to be on Saturday, February 1st as your $10 Party For Life wristband will give you VIP access to some of your favourite Village establishments, including Celebrities Nightclub, the Junction, The Oasis, The Pumpjack and The Fountainhead Pub + more.  And while the wristband gives you head-of-the-line access it also helps support the work of Friends For Life,  Wristbands are available at Little Sisters.

Get VIP access to your favourite clubs on February 1st while supporting the work of Friends for Life.

Get VIP access to your favourite clubs on February 1st while supporting the work of Friends for Life.

Here are a couple of other events we’re also excited about this week as well:

  • Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show (Jan 30-Feb 2) – billed as an upscale adult playground this annual show is filled with entertainment, provocative and educational seminars, shopping, fashion shows and live demonstrations.  We’re in it for the live demonstrations alone!
  • Grease (Jan 30-Feb 23) – the kids of Studio 58 play the kids of Rydell High. Watch as Danny and Sandy fall in love in this musical look at teenage pregnancy and gang violence in the 1950s.

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