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What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Jan 25 – Jan 31, 2020

Virtual Events include Basically Ella, SashaTV, Shantay You Stay, and the meeting of the Okanagan Gender Identity Group.

Monday, January 25 – Basically Ella: Skin Care, 12:30 pm, presented by Rebellious Unicorns, and Unicorns.LIVE ~ Online

Your skin is your canvas, and an artist such as yourself deserves the best foundation on which to create. Not only is it the canvas — your skin is the largest organ found on the human body. Ella will discuss proper skin care and cleansing regimes for a variety of skin types.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Tuesday, January 26 – Okanagan Gender Identity Group ~ Online

This is a positive, safe, inclusive, supportive space for, gender non-conforming, non-binary, transsexual, transgender, genderqueer inter-sexed or questioning (or any variation thereof under the rainbow spectrum) people living in or near Kelowna or the Okanagan are to discuss matters and various topics while providing and obtaining peer support.

We meet every Tuesday from 6-8 via Discord.

For more information on this group meeting, please join the Okanagan Gender Identity Group on Facebook.


Saturday, January 30 – Shantay You Stay with Farrah Moan, 7:30 pm, presented by Rebellious Unicorns, Unicorns.LIVE, and Friends of Dorothy Lounge – Kelowna~ Online

The secret is out and you are gonna FLIP. YOUR. WIG! Announcing Shantay You Stay Saturdays LIVE from Friends of Dorothy Kelowna (315 Lawrence Avenue)! Join us in-house at FOD Kelowna for a bite and a sip as you get in on an exclusive virtual meet and greet with legendary performers from Rupaul’s Drag Race. Those burning questions will be answered, and all streamed to all Unicorns.LIVE.

Space is limited, and reservations are required; choose your trio for $30/person (plus tax), including wine, craft cocktail, and an appetizer. Get those thinking caps on — questions from in-person attendees must be submitted in advance.

For reservations, call FOD Kelowna on 236.420.4565. Shantay You Stay Saturdays begin on Saturday, January 23, 2020, LIVE from Friends of Dorothy Kelowna and on Unicorns.LIVE!

6:30 PM – Seating & $30 Trio Selection
7:00 PM – Deadline for question submissions
7:30 PM – WE GO LIVE with the Drag Race celeb, where you’ll get to speak to the queens directly!

NOTE: Only people at Friends of Dorothy Kelowna will be able to ask questions of the celebrity guests; Unicorns.LIVE will be streaming Shantay You Stay Saturdays, and all subscribers will be able to enjoy the show.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE

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What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Nov 23 – Nov 29, 2020


Monday, November 23 – Basically Ella – Quick Smokey Eye, 12:30 pm, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE and presented by Ella Lamoureux ~ Online

That mysterious, sensual ‘smokey eye’ doesn’t have to take all afternoon! Turn your daytime eyes into a stunning evening look in mere minutes! Ella shows you how to during this Quick Smokey Eye lesson.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Tuesday, November 24 – Gender Identity Group ~ Online

This is a positive, safe, inclusive, supportive space for, gender non-conforming, non-binary, transsexual, transgender, gender queer inter-sexed or questioning (or any variation there of under the rainbow spectrum) people living in or near Kelowna or the Okanagan are to discuss matters and various topics while providing and obtaining peer support.

We meet every Tuesday from 6-8 via Discord.

For more information on this group meeting, please join the Gender Identity Group on Facebook.


Sunday, November 29 – QueeReads – Christmas Blues (Part 2 of 4), 7 pm – 8 pm, written by Leigh Jarrett, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge, and sponsored by Leigh Jarrett, read by the lovely Dustin Dufault ~ Online

After Ryan lost his wife to cancer, leaving him with three kids to raise on his own, he never thought he’d find any kind of companionship ever again. Especially not with someone like Michael.

The last time Ryan saw his little brother’s annoying childhood friend, Michael, he’d been a geeky, pimply-faced thirteen-year-old. That was just before Michael and his family moved to New York.

There was an eight-year age difference between them, and being in college at the time, Ryan had never wanted to waste his breath talking to some immature teenage kid when he could be doing homework or making out with his girlfriend instead.

Sixteen years later, a chance meeting at a coffee shop in Denver changes both of their lives. Michael, recently divorced from his wife, has two kids of his own, and a thriving recording studio.

Michael is no longer the Mikey Ryan remembers.

Getting the whole brood together for a Thanksgiving crafting extravaganza, and their mutual love of the blues cements Ryan and Michael’s friendship into something neither one of them could have ever expected. Christmas is fast approaching.

How far will their newfound friendship take them?

Contemporary Bisexual Romance, rated R: Restricted – Suitable for viewers only 18 and older due to coarse language, sexual themes, mature content of a sexual nature, alcohol consumption.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


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Coming Up on Unicorns.LIVE

Online Events include Basically Ella, Live @ The KCT, and QueeReads!

Sunday, November 22 – QueeReads – Christmas Blues (Part 1 of 4), 7 pm – 8 pm, written by Leigh Jarrett, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge, and sponsored by Leigh Jarrett, read by the lovely Dustin Dufault ~ Online

After Ryan lost his wife to cancer, leaving him with three kids to raise on his own, he never thought he’d find any kind of companionship ever again. Especially not with someone like Michael.

The last time Ryan saw his little brother’s annoying childhood friend, Michael, he’d been a geeky, pimply-faced thirteen-year-old. That was just before Michael and his family moved to New York.

There was an eight-year age difference between them, and being in college at the time, Ryan had never wanted to waste his breath talking to some immature teenage kid when he could be doing homework or making out with his girlfriend instead.

Sixteen years later, a chance meeting at a coffee shop in Denver changes both of their lives. Michael, recently divorced from his wife, has two kids of his own, and a thriving recording studio.

Michael is no longer the Mikey Ryan remembers.

Getting the whole brood together for a Thanksgiving crafting extravaganza, and their mutual love of the blues cements Ryan and Michael’s friendship into something neither one of them could have ever expected. Christmas is fast approaching.

How far will their newfound friendship take them?

Contemporary Bisexual Romance, rated R: Restricted – Suitable for viewers only 18 and older due to coarse language, sexual themes, mature content of a sexual nature, alcohol consumption.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Monday, November 23 – Basically Ella – Smokey Eye, 12:30 pm, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE and presented by Ella Lamoureux ~ Online

That mysterious, sensual ‘smokey eye’ doesn’t have to take all afternoon! Turn your daytime eyes into a stunning evening look in mere minutes! Ella shows you how to during this Quick Smokey Eye lesson.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Wednesday, November 25 – Live @ the KCT, featuring Apollyon, 7 pm, presented by Rebellious Unicorns and Unicorns.LIVE ~ Online

Join us as we welcome Apollyon to the Kelowna Community Theatre, live-streamed right here on Unicorns.LIVE! This Live @ the KCT performance will be available to all Unicorns.LIVE subscribers; non-subscribers may access the livestream for $9.99 (plus GST).

Formed in the autumn of 2014, Apollyon have been an active and influential part of the Okanagan’s heavy music scene for the better part of the past 6 years. Drawing influence predominantly from Death, Black and Post-Metal, their unique brand of dynamic extreme metal and dark, atmospheric live shows have landed them support slots for bands such as Wormwitch, Angelmaker, Wake and Origin. Apollyon is currently working on their second full length, and follow-up to 2018’s acclaimed LP, “False Light”.

Band Members:
Braden Farr, Matthew Depper, Nicholas Depper, Jesse Hett, Milan Bertucci.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Sunday, November 29 – QueeReads – Christmas Blues (Part 2 of 4), 7 pm – 8 pm, written by Leigh Jarrett, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge, and sponsored by Leigh Jarrett, read by the lovely Dustin Dufault ~ Online

After Ryan lost his wife to cancer, leaving him with three kids to raise on his own, he never thought he’d find any kind of companionship ever again. Especially not with someone like Michael.

The last time Ryan saw his little brother’s annoying childhood friend, Michael, he’d been a geeky, pimply-faced thirteen-year-old. That was just before Michael and his family moved to New York.

There was an eight-year age difference between them, and being in college at the time, Ryan had never wanted to waste his breath talking to some immature teenage kid when he could be doing homework or making out with his girlfriend instead.

Sixteen years later, a chance meeting at a coffee shop in Denver changes both of their lives. Michael, recently divorced from his wife, has two kids of his own, and a thriving recording studio.

Michael is no longer the Mikey Ryan remembers.

Getting the whole brood together for a Thanksgiving crafting extravaganza, and their mutual love of the blues cements Ryan and Michael’s friendship into something neither one of them could have ever expected. Christmas is fast approaching.

How far will their newfound friendship take them?

Contemporary Bisexual Romance, rated R: Restricted – Suitable for viewers only 18 and older due to coarse language, sexual themes, mature content of a sexual nature, alcohol consumption.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE



Monday, November 30 – Basically Ella – Contour to Blush, 12:30 pm, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE and presented by Ella Lamoureux ~ Online

Contour is everything — ask any queen worth her salt! Let Ella teach you how to accentuate the positive through perfect application and contouring of blush, making you a mistress or master of disguise by magically shaping and sculpting your beautiful features.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Thursday, December 3 – Live @ the KCT, featuring Andrew Johns, 7 pm, presented by Rebellious Unicorns and Unicorns.LIVE ~ Online

Andrew Johns is a high-energy, one man show, who takes the audience on a gradual ride of music through the ages with his unique style of performance and humour.

Often described as a combination of Billy Joel and Elton John, his amazing vocal range allows him to tackle everything from opera all the way to Louis Armstrong, Nora Jones, Macy Gray, and Led Zeppelin. From Victor Borge style classical, to his trademark Elton John tribute, all the way to the latest pop hits and everything in between, Andrew Johns loves to make people smile and invoke emotion through his cover tunes and impersonations, with the occasional original song mixed in.

The indelible spirit, honesty, humour and talent of Andrew Johns is a performance you’ve got to see! You will definitely get more than expected every time with Andrew Johns!

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Friday, December 4 – Live @ the KCT, featuring Post-Modern Connection, 7 pm, presented by Rebellious Unicorns and Unicorns.LIVE ~ Online

Post-Modern Connection is an indie-band that defies norms. By constantly showcasing eclectic inspirations, the band keeps you anticipating what’s next. Their soundscape varies, the music paired with thoughtful and carefully crafted song writing. Soulful R&B infused vocals meet catchy indie-pop riffs—electronic synths pair with classical violin—Post-Modern Connection’s ability to play with dynamics is apparent.

They describe their sound best as Indie rock meets Neo-Soul & RnB. The Strokes meets Leon Bridges. Inspiration comes from artists like King Krule, The Strokes, Alabama Shakes, and Early Eyes.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


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What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Nov 16 – Nov 22, 2020


Monday, November 16 – Basically Ella – The 10-minute Face, 12:30 pm, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE and presented by Ella Lamoureux ~ Online

Put on that face in 10-minutes or less! Whether you’re a novice or expert, Ella will show you how to accentuate all your best features with The 10-Minute Face. Perfect for those looking to just wear light makeup, or for those just looking for a place to start!

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Monday, November 16 – A Sip With Sparkle – Autumnal Aperitifs, 7 pm – 7:45 pm, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, and supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge and Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery ~ Kelowna and Online

The days have become shorter and cooler, with nighttime perfect for snuggling up next to an adult beverage to keep you warm and toasted…er, toasty! On this episode of A Sip With Sparkle, our cocktail queen Sparkle is joined by Ella Lamoreaux to guide you through crafting some fantastic liquid fall fare, the “Harvest Mule” and “Spiced Gin Sangria”. Both drinks are Sparkle’s spins on classics that will be sure to warm you from head to toe!

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Tuesday, November 17 – Gender Identity Group ~ Online

This is a positive, safe, inclusive, supportive space for, gender non-conforming, non-binary, transsexual, transgender, gender queer inter-sexed or questioning (or any variation there of under the rainbow spectrum) people living in or near Kelowna or the Okanagan are to discuss matters and various topics while providing and obtaining peer support.

We meet every Tuesday from 6-8 via Discord.

For more information on this group meeting, please join the Gender Identity Group on Facebook.


Wednesday, November 18 – QUSIC – 7 pm – 8:30 pm, featuring Leila Neverland, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, and supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge and Creative BC

Raised by a Persian Zoroastrian villager, a family of Jewish immigrants, and a drag queen uncle, artist and mother Leila Neverland (she/her/hers) knows a few things about diversity, inclusivity, and unconditional love. She weaves an ambiance of true togetherness at every live performance and offers timely reflections of all that is life, death, and the decolonization of our collective consciousnesses.

Neverland’s emotive energetic authenticity inspires pure joy, empowered rage, and healthful tears as she leaves audiences breathless and full. Her exquisite voice joins the ranks of those who inspire her like Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Bjork, Lady Gaga, and Amy Winehouse. She is currently working on a few singles, a couple music videos, and an album in beautiful BC, where she resides with her two children and her cat, Georgie.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Friday, November 20 – Drag Show, featuring Ella Lamoureux, 8 pm presented and hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge

To find out more, follow the link to Friends of Dorothy Lounge


Saturday, November 21 – Drag Show, featuring Valerie Rose, 8 pm presented and hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge

To find out more, follow the link to Friends of Dorothy Lounge


Sunday, November 22 – Drag Brunch, featuring Ella Lamoureux, hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge ~ Kelowna

Get ready for a #SundayFunday. The drag is here!

Come out and see #kelownassweetheart at our Friends of Dorothy Sunday Drag Brunch (by reservation only). Kelowna’s original @kaskakween, the incomparable Ella Lamourex, takes us over the rainbow every Sunday.

Two seatings available.
Seating begins at 11am for the 12pm show
& the seating for 2pm show begins at 1pm.

Tickets are $30 per person and include:

One mimosa or one caesar AND choice of dish from our brunch menu.

CALL TO RESERVE! For more info, follow the link to Friends of Dorothy Lounge


Sunday, November 22 – Women’s Walking Group, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, presented by Kelowna Rainbow Women

This will be a bi-weekly walking group for women in Kelowna’s LGBTQ2+ community. This is a walk, not a hike on flat, even terrain.

This event is for all cis and trans women, as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in the space that centres around the experiences of women.

For information regarding this event, please join our group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kelownarainbowwomen/

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Coming Up on Unicorns.LIVE

Events include Basically Ella, QUSIC, Live @ The KCT, A Sip With Sparkle, and QueeReads!

Monday, November 16 – Basically Ella – 10-Minute Face, 12:30 pm, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE and presented by Ella Lamoureux

Put on that face in 10-minutes or less! Whether you’re a novice or expert, Ella will show you how to accentuate all your best features with The 10-Minute Face. Perfect for those looking to just wear light makeup, or for those just looking for a place to start!

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Monday, November 16 – A Sip With Sparkle – Autumnal Aperitifs, 7 pm – 7:45 pm, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, and supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge and Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery ~ Kelowna and Online

The days have become shorter and cooler, with nighttime perfect for snuggling up next to an adult beverage to keep you warm and toasted…er, toasty! On this episode of A Sip With Sparkle, our cocktail queen Sparkle is joined by Ella Lamoreaux to guide you through crafting some fantastic liquid fall fare, the “Harvest Mule” and “Spiced Gin Sangria”.

Both drinks are Sparkle’s spins on classics that will be sure to warm you from head to toe!

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Wednesday, November 18 – QUSIC – 7 pm – 8:30 pm, featuring Leila Neverland, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, and supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge and Creative BC

Raised by a Persian Zoroastrian villager, a family of Jewish immigrants, and a drag queen uncle, artist and mother Leila Neverland (she/her/hers) knows a few things about diversity, inclusivity, and unconditional love. She weaves an ambiance of true togetherness at every live performance and offers timely reflections of all that is life, death, and the decolonization of our collective consciousnesses.

Neverland’s emotive energetic authenticity inspires pure joy, empowered rage, and healthful tears as she leaves audiences breathless and full. Her exquisite voice joins the ranks of those who inspire her like Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Bjork, Lady Gaga, and Amy Winehouse. She is currently working on a few singles, a couple music videos, and an album in beautiful BC, where she resides with her two children and her cat, Georgie.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Sunday, November 22 – QueeReads – Christmas Blues (Part 1 of 4), 7 pm – 8 pm, written by Leigh Jarrett, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge, and sponsored by Leigh Jarrett, read by the lovely Dustin Dufault

After Ryan lost his wife to cancer, leaving him with three kids to raise on his own, he never thought he’d find any kind of companionship ever again. Especially not with someone like Michael.

The last time Ryan saw his little brother’s annoying childhood friend, Michael, he’d been a geeky, pimply-faced thirteen-year-old. That was just before Michael and his family moved to New York.

There was an eight-year age difference between them, and being in college at the time, Ryan had never wanted to waste his breath talking to some immature teenage kid when he could be doing homework or making out with his girlfriend instead.

Sixteen years later, a chance meeting at a coffee shop in Denver changes both of their lives. Michael, recently divorced from his wife, has two kids of his own, and a thriving recording studio.

Michael is no longer the Mikey Ryan remembers.

Getting the whole brood together for a Thanksgiving crafting extravaganza, and their mutual love of the blues cements Ryan and Michael’s friendship into something neither one of them could have ever expected. Christmas is fast approaching.

How far will their newfound friendship take them?

Contemporary Bisexual Romance, rated R: Restricted – Suitable for viewers only 18 and older due to coarse language, sexual themes, mature content of a sexual nature, alcohol consumption.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Monday, November 23 – Basically Ella – Smokey Eye, 12:30 pm, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE and presented by Ella Lamoureux

That mysterious, sensual ‘smokey eye’ doesn’t have to take all afternoon! Turn your daytime eyes into a stunning evening look in mere minutes! Ella shows you how to during this Quick Smokey Eye lesson.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Wednesday, November 25 – Live @ the KCT, featuring Apollyon, 7 pm or 9:15 pm, presented by Rebellious Unicorns and Unicorns.LIVE

Join us as we welcome Apollyon to the Kelowna Community Theatre, live-streamed right here on Unicorns.LIVE! This Live @ the KCT performance will be available to all Unicorns.LIVE subscribers; non-subscribers may access the livestream for $9.99 (plus GST).

Purchase Tickets – https://rebelliousunicorns.simpletix.com/e/61055

Purchase Livestream (includes access to both show times) – https://watch.unicorns.live/orders/customer_info?o=41882

Formed in the autumn of 2014, Apollyon have been an active and influential part of the Okanagan’s heavy music scene for the better part of the past 6 years. Drawing influence predominantly from Death, Black and Post-Metal, their unique brand of dynamic extreme metal and dark, atmospheric live shows have landed them support slots for bands such as Wormwitch, Angelmaker, Wake and Origin. Apollyon is currently working on their second full length, and follow-up to 2018’s acclaimed LP, “False Light”.

Band Members:
Braden Farr, Matthew Depper, Nicholas Depper, Jesse Hett, Milan Bertucci.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Sunday, November 29 – QueeReads – Christmas Blues (Part 2 of 4), 7 pm – 8 pm, written by Leigh Jarrett, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge, and sponsored by Leigh Jarrett, read by the lovely Dustin Dufault

After Ryan lost his wife to cancer, leaving him with three kids to raise on his own, he never thought he’d find any kind of companionship ever again. Especially not with someone like Michael.

The last time Ryan saw his little brother’s annoying childhood friend, Michael, he’d been a geeky, pimply-faced thirteen-year-old. That was just before Michael and his family moved to New York.

There was an eight-year age difference between them, and being in college at the time, Ryan had never wanted to waste his breath talking to some immature teenage kid when he could be doing homework or making out with his girlfriend instead.

Sixteen years later, a chance meeting at a coffee shop in Denver changes both of their lives. Michael, recently divorced from his wife, has two kids of his own, and a thriving recording studio.

Michael is no longer the Mikey Ryan remembers.

Getting the whole brood together for a Thanksgiving crafting extravaganza, and their mutual love of the blues cements Ryan and Michael’s friendship into something neither one of them could have ever expected. Christmas is fast approaching.

How far will their newfound friendship take them?

Contemporary Bisexual Romance, rated R: Restricted – Suitable for viewers only 18 and older due to coarse language, sexual themes, mature content of a sexual nature, alcohol consumption.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE

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