Here are the Outgames parties you don’t want to miss

The emphasis might be on sport, human rights and culture during this week’s 2011 Vancouver Outgames, but everyone knows the LGBTQ community can also throw a great party!   Here’s our guide to the Outgames parties you don’t want to miss!

2011 Vancouver OutgamesOutgames Live Showcase – Thursday, July 28

A showcase of talent takes to the stage at Five Sixty for a fabulous lineup of live performances all night long in this high-energy evening with doors opening at 8pm.  DJ G-Luve will keep the good times spinning with an eclectic blend of music genres and singer/songwriter Carole Pope brings her provocative and unique musical style to the party.  The evening also features Armstrong Jr with his mix of unique harmonic vocal arrangements and electronic production styles and Peter Breeze will present his own mix of catchy dance hooks, trashy beats and cocky lyrics that lead the listener into the color full world of Hollywood.

Tickets are available online.

Outgames Closing Party – Saturday, July 30

Prepare for a marathon of fun as this day-long event runs from 11am – 11pm and will be action packed with concerts, DJs, drag shows, dance performances, medal presentations, a beer garden, and the closing ceremonies finale.   With headliners Ace of Base and Dragonette, this is definitely a full day of colourful characters celebrating the Outgames in the beautiful outdoor waterfront setting of the Plaza of Nations.

Tickets are available online.  Use the promo code ATHLETE and save $10.

The Anthem Party – Sunday, July 31

Join the athletes after they’ve marched in the Vancouver Pride Parade for one last celebration from 3pm to 11pm at the Plaza of Nations and dance to your favourite anthems.  From the classics to today’s pop princesses, DJ Abel returns to Vancouver to for this last Outgames hurrah.  Organizers say it is going to be vocal, joyous, loud and proud and you’re definitely going to want to sing along.  DJ Eddie Martinez from NYC gets it all started and the party will featuring performances by dance/pop sensation Wynter Gordon and a line-up of local talent including Mantra and Tyrell Witherspoon through the afternoon and evening.

Tickets are available online.  Use the promo code ATHLETE and save $10.

North America Outgames Vancouver 2011
25 – 31 July 2011

For more information on visit http://www.vancouver2011outgames.com.

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