This week in (gay) Vancouver

Happy New Year!  While we’re excited by the possibilities that 2014 might bring, for now we’re just as excited about the events we’re most looking forward to this week in Vancouver.

Singer, television host and judge Michelle Visage comes to Vancouver to host a special live edition of Rupaul’s Drag Race: Battle Of The Seasons (Jan 10) with appearances scheduled to include Jinkx Monsoon, Manila Luzon, Ivy Winters, Carmen Carrera, Willam and Pandora Boxx. And … may the best woman win!

Pandora Boxx (aka Michael Steck) is one of RuPaul's Drag Race contestants scheduled to appear in Battle of the Seasons.

Pandora Boxx (aka Michael Steck) is one of RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants scheduled to appear in Battle of the Seasons. Photo: Steven C. De La Cruz / Padora Boxx.

Who said country dancing was dead? Timberline Dance (Jan 10), Vancouver’s only LGBTQ country western dance, takes place each Thursday with a lesson at the beginning of the evening to give you an opportunity to dance and hone your skills.  Partial proceeds of the sliding scale door donation goes to support A Loving Spoonful.  And the best part?  You don’t need a partner since there is always a cowboy or cowgirl ready to dance!

Tush-Push or Two Step? The choice is up to you every Thursday at Timberline Dance.

Tush-Push or Two Step? The choice is up to you every Thursday at Timberline Dance.

Dancer, choreographer and teacher Peggy Baker (Jan 9-11) returns to the Firehall Arts Centre for the first time in twelve years with two pieces inspired by the mysterious, interconnected world of insects inspired by the scientific essays of Lewis Thomas in his 70’s classic The Lives of a Cell, and performed to an electro-acoustic score.

Dancer, choreographer and teacher Peggy Baker returns to the Firehall Arts Centre for the first time in twelve years with two pieces inspired by the mysterious, interconnected world of insects.

Canadian dancer, choreographer and teacher Peggy Baker returns to the Firehall Arts Centre for the first time in twelve years.  Photo: Firehall Arts Centre.

A couple of other events we are excited about this week as well:

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