Last night, RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars contestant JuJubee was performing here in Vancouver at Post Modern nightclub for an event put on by TFD Presents called “Icon“. As you may or may not know, TFD is headed by Homorazzi’s Tommy so while he had her here in the city (for the second time this year), it was the perfect opportunity to talk to her about the upcoming All-Stars season so myself and Tyrell went to check out her performance and capture Tommy’s interview for you.
Chatting outside the club in the historic Gastown neighborhood of Vancouver (ranked the fourth most stylish neighborhood in the world), JuJubee chatted with Tommy about her experience on this upcoming season and what we can expect. As Tommy kept her dry under his um-ber-ella-ella-ella, he asked her about who she got along most with, if she makes the final three, what she thought when Mimi Imfurst walked in the workroom and what’s next for her.
JuJubee also pleads for Americans to vote for Obama and also says what she’d do if she were president. Check out the interview below!
Can you play Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby” using your armpit? Can you “Gangnam Style” better than all your friends? Can you play a guitar using your feet? If you’ve got talent and you want people to marvel at it, this post is up your alley. Starting tonight, Oasis (one of our favorite spots in Vancouver) is holding a weekly talent competition, “Davie’s Got Talent“. Not only will you get your fifteen minutes in the spotlight, but you might also walk away with some cash in your wallet. $200 to be exact.
Hosted by drag superstar Joan-E, each week will host a bevy of celebrity judges. For the inaugural show tonight, they have Real Housewives of Vancouver star Reiko Mackenzie and two of our own cast members, Tommy D and Nic on the judging panel. FIERCE. The festivities start at 8:30 pm every Thursday. Even if you don’t have any talent, drop by Oasis to check out those who do. All interested performers, send in your info to email@example.com. May the force be with you.
It has been a while since the last Friends & Company luncheon because they knew how busy people have been with travel and other activities during the summer months. Now, they are pleased to invite you to their September luncheon this coming Friday, September 21, 2012. The venue will be the much-anticipated new Yaletown hotspot, La Pentola della Quercia. Chef-duo Adam Pegg and Lucais Syme of Vancouver’s award-winning West Side restaurant, La Quercia, have joined forces with Cento Notti creator, Peter Girges, and OPUS Hotel, to deliver artfully crafted Northern Italian cuisine.
Lunch is $25 (plus HST and ticket processing fee) per person with net proceeds going to the anti-bullying and teen suicide prevention work of Out in Schools. Please visit friendsandcompany.ca to purchase tickets (and please remember that indicating that you plan to attend on Facebook will not guarantee your place at the luncheon and you must purchase a ticket on their Website). This luncheon will mark their tenth event, following the first nine sold out events, so be sure to get your tickets ASAP.
The event includes a 3-course lunch, complimenatary Champagne courtesy of Veuve Clicquot, an opportunity to participate in a 50/50 draw benefitting Out in Schools, and a chance win the door prizes.
The guest speaker for this luncheon will be TD Canada Trust Vice President, Susan Hall and the emcee for the event will be Homorazzi’s own Tyrell Witherspoon. This will be his second time emceeing one of these events.
Hey Calgary and Vancouver readers. Do we have a deal for you! Thinking of travelling home for Canadian Thanksgiving? Worried about the high price of airfare for you and your loved one or family members. Look no further. Our friends at Enerjet are ready to help make this holiday travel load a little lighter! It’s The Gobbler.
On October 5, choose to fly from Vancouver (YVR) or Calgary (YYC) one-way for fares starting as low as $99! Once the festivities have completed, head home and book round trip for a fare as low as $318. That’s one steal of a deal for Thanksgiving travel. Enerjet President and CEO Tim Morgan had this share about the deal.
“Enerjet will bring many Canadians home for Thanksgiving as part of our regular private charter flights. These special charter flights we announced today for the upcoming holiday weekend are now open to the public for booking seats. We expect the lowest fares in the market will be welcome news to friends and family in Alberta and B.C. looking to travel over Thanksgiving.”
To make the deal a little sweeter, Homorazzi has teamed up with Enerjet to give an even bigger discount. Live in Vancouver and want to head back to Calgary to see the family? Live in Calgary and want to experience a Thanksgiving in the mountains? Then jump below to get our promo code to book your holiday travel today!
Do you love sipping bubbly? How about sampling delectable eats from some of the city’s finest restaurants? Perhaps mixing and mingling is more up your alley. If you answer “yes” to any of the previous questions, then you have to check out the 9th annual Dr. Peter AIDS “Passions” event this Sunday September 9. The event takes place from 5pm til 9pm at the Dr. Peter Center on 1110 Comox Street. To purchase tickets or more information, head to www.drpeter.org or call 604.331.5086.
Two dozen of Vancouver’s top restaurants and chefs will take part in this year’s event. Returning restaurants include Beachside Forno, Cibo, Chambar, CinCin, Coast, Diva at the Met, Forage (previously O’Doul’s Restaurant), Fraîche, Hapa Izakaya, Kale & Nori, Le Gavroche, Maenam, Market, MIX the Bakery, Oru at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, Provence, The Observatory, Tojo’s, and West. Newcomers to the event include, La Belle Auberge,Miku/Minami, Urban Fare, and Yew. Upon arrival, guests will be treated to food truck bites from Roaming Dragon.
Passions will once again spotlight a selection of wines courtesy of New Zealand Winegrowers and beer from R&B Brewing Co. DJ Raffi will spin the tunes.
Got plans this weekend? If you do, immediately cancel them if they don’t include checking out the fabulous Wynter Gordon at Club FiveSixty on Saturday, September 1. What better way to kick in a new month and Labor Day long weekend by dancing your troubles away to the sounds of Gordon live. Definitely nothing laborious about it. Just pure unadulterated fun.
We’re huge fans of Wynter for several years now and been following her career since her club hit, “Dirty Talk“. We’ve had an opportunity to chat with this talented singer/songwriter and even get a photo op. She’s equally as engaging and awesome in person. So excited that Big Roger Events is bringing back this dance diva back to YVR to Glitter-Up. Tickets are selling fast, so grab your tickets before it’s sold out. On deck to spin tunes before Wynter takes the stage is Vancouver’s favorite local DJ, Adam Dreaddy.
When Wynter Gordon entered the music business, it was as a songwriter for established artists. Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, and Estelle are among the stars who benefitted from Gordon’s sonic penmanship. But like any true artist, it got the point where Gordon could no longer hide her emotions in someone else’s music (she did, after all attend Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School the so-called “Fame” school), and the 26-year-old New York native finally released her debut record, With the Music I Die, last year.
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With the summer upon us, gays everywhere begin to think of one thing… well two things: (1) Looking good in the least amount of clothing possible and (2) PRIDE! Gay pride really is a second Christmas for homos and their straight/bi-curious friends, a Christmas laden with Speedos, binge drinking, camaraderie and making out with complete strangers from out of town. For those living in the Northwest, our summers are dominated by Pride events, with Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, BC Prides all occurring in succession. Pride is a mini-vacation, with the majority of us taking three-day weekends (or calling in sick on Monday) and driving short distances to break from our normal lives.
What once started with a march through the city, has now become a three-day event, filled with house parties, pool parties, BBQ’s and get-togethers. All ending in a huge block party. For those that have never been to a pride, the block party is truly something interesting. Within this one city-block, the sidewalks are lined with makeshift bars, grills cooking the usual summer BBQ fare for those who dare to be seen eating at a gay event, and a stage with rainbows everywhere. Gracing the stage with their presence are numerous foul-mouthed drag queens, muscular porn stars, twinky go-go dancers and D-list entertainers, usually some one-hit-wonder from the late eighties/early nineties or an American Idol runner up. Most importantly though, the block party is filled with every ‘mo and mary in a 20 mile radius. It is a literal “who’s who” of the gay community, or a “who’s that” depending on the city. Although it may look like a harmless shirtless boy-party, the debauchery that can occur rivals that of Spring Break on Girls Gone Wild. I have seen the ads: I know straight people are no better. But I digress. The point is all of these homos gather for one purpose: to dance and drink from 11am ’till 2am.
I love it when two of my favorite things get together for the greater good. One of Vancouver’s biggest party promoters Big Roger Events (and friends of ours) is supporting one of the local charities we support the most, YouthCO Aids Society. As a side note, it’s not too late to book your table for our Homorazzi Hangover Brunch at Opus Hotel. Partial proceeds are being donated to YouthCO. Who knew enjoying a mimosa and eating a delicious 3-course meal could help so many?
YouthCO Aids Society is raising funds for The MPowerment Project, an ambitious new HIV prevention project for young gay men.
To show support for this important initiative Big Roger Events is offering an incredible prize package to a lucky donor. The individual to make the largest donation to this project on Weeve.it between now and Saturday August 4th will receive four tickets to the 11th Annual Trouble Pride T-Dance, taking place after the parade this Sunday, including pick-up service by a uniformed driver in a Rolls Royce Phantom. This prize is valued at around $300.
YouthCO reduces the impact of HIV and Hep C on the youth of British Columbia through peer support, education and meaningful community engagement. For Information about The MPowerment Project, and to make donations please visit http://www.weeve.it/project/home/20
Big Roger Events is joining forces with Martini Presents to co-produce the 11th Annual TROUBLE PRIDE T-DANCE, moving the event to an incredible new indoor/outdoor venue with cheap drinks, complimentary tapas, and daytime dance beats by DJ JOE GAUTHREAUX.
Pride is the season for giving so let’s give! Each donation (no matter how small) is so valuable and will help to reach their $2000 goal for this campaign.