Sketch comedy, music to help beat the winter blues and a Russian tale of romance, intrigue and unrequited love are all part of what we’re most looking forward to this week in (gay) Vancouver.
After nearly a half decade, the Vancouver Sketch Comedy Festival (23-25 Jan) is back. A great line-up of local, national and international funny people, this year’s SketchFest includes Vancouver’s funniest lesbian, Morgan Brayton (Jan 23) sharing the stage with sketch comedy ensembles Suspicious Luxury and Snap. We’re just hoping that along with her funny, Morgan also brings along a cat or too?
Winter blues got you down? Prepare to put some pep in your step as Out in Harmony, Vancouver’s LGBTQ + friends community choir, presents an eclectic winter concert, Its About Time (Jan 25). You’ll hear them channelling Jim Croce while wishing we could all save “Time in a Bottle”, agreeing with Snoopy that “Suppertime” is the very best time of day, and crooning along with Billy Joel in “For the Longest Time”.
Seems like Vancouverites can’t get enough of Chekov. First there was Uncle Vanya and now there is The Seagull. (Jan 23-Feb8) Arguably one of the greatest playsof the modern era, the students out at Theatre at UBC start their new year with the story of famed Russian actress Arkadina who visits her family with her young lover Trigorin in tow destined to be ensnared in a tragicomic tangle of romance, intrigue and unrequited love. And just like in real-life, those little candy hearts will no doubt go a long way as part of any romantic gesture.
Here are a couple of other events we’re also excited about this week:
- Judy & Company (Jan 25) – Take a trip over the rainbow with the beautiful Delica C, one of Vancouver’s hottest up-and-coming drag performers, and join us for a fun, funny, rollicking, frolicking, boozy, pill-popping night with some of the city’s finest queer artists! A fundraiser for the frank theatre company. (Jan 25)
- 15th Annual Gay Surrey Pageant (Jan 25) – Prepare for an excursion over a bridge or two as
The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Empire of the Peace Arch presents 15th Annual Gay Surrey Pageant.