Since Vancouver Pride is around the corner, I thought I’d start promoting some of the parties I’m attending. I’m already tired thinking about all the events I’m going to check out. For once, I thought I’d be responsible this weekend and take it easy in preparation for next week’s debauchery. My poor body has no idea what I have in store for it 😉 No sleep and too many cocktails.
To kick off our YVR PRIDE coverage, I decided to go with Big Roger’s Events. I typically don’t love sponsoring parties, but when they asked me sponsor their Friday night party SUGAR POP @ FANCLUB, I couldn’t resist. They let me pick a local charity (YouthCO) that the party would partly benefit. Plus DJ Joe Gauthreaux is mixing tunes, along with performances by Derek Parker & Shawn Wolfe. It’s definitely going to be insane.
If you remember the mayhem that ensues after the DAVIE STREET BLOCK PARTY, you know the clubs in the village are a mad house. Why not go just around the corner to Granville and kick it at this party. If you’ve never been to FANCLUB, it’s a great space. Plus it’s only $20 in advance. Use PROMO CODE “HOMO” and save $5 (valid for only 72 hours) Check out Big Roger’s other YVR PRIDE events below.
SUGAR POP | Big Weekend Kick-off Party
We start the weekend off at a brand new, fun, high-energy candy-coated dance party with world renown DJ JOE GAUTHREAUX (NYC) in one of Vancouver’s sweetest new spaces. Info at www.bigrogerevents.com
Friday August 2, 10PM – 3AM
Vancouver FanClub – 1050 Granville Street, Vancouver
SEXY | Friday Night Afterhours
How about we have a SEXY party? Join global superstar DJ PHIL B (San Francisco) where the boys’ll be pumping, grinding and getting sweaty at this SEXY late night encounter! Info at www.bigrogerevents.com
Saturday August 3, 1AM – 7AM
Gorg-o-mish, 695 Smithe St.
GLITTER: PRIDE | Main Event
Massive party atmosphere with glittery GO-GO GODS, dazzling wall-to-wall projections and music by house music legend DJ ABEL. Opening set by DJ Quest. Ferocious hostess Nicki Ravange brings the glitter and the gay! This event will sell out! Info at www.bigrogerevents.com
Saturday August 3, Doors Open at 10PM
Five Sixty – 560 Seymour St.
The 13th Annual TROUBLE PRIDE T-DANCE
Post Parade Dance beats provided by local phenomenon DJ QUEST. Special meet & greet with Randy Blue and Andrew Christian model SEAN ZERVAN. Gorgeous and spacious indoor-outdoor space, cheap drinks, complimentary tapas, door prizes and more! Co-produced with Martini Presents in association with the Cutting Edges Hockey Club. Info at www.bigrogerevents.com
Sunday August 4, 3PM – 8PM
The Ticket – 808 Beatty St.
UNITED: PRIDE | Afterhours Closing Party
Billboard Chart Topping International Sensation IVAN GOMEZ (Barcelona) makes his west coast debut at Vancouver’s wildest sweatiest recurring after-hours event! This party sells out in advance every year! Opening set by Vancouver’s Breakout Star Nick Bertossi. Sunday Night afterhours. Info at www.bigrogerevents.com
Monday August 5th, 1AM – 8AM
Gorg-o-mish – 695 Smithe St. Vancouver