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Coming Up on Unicorns.LIVE

Events include QUSIC and A Sip With Sparkle!

Wednesday, October 28 – QUSIC, 7 pm – 8:30 pm, featuring Damase Elis, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, and supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge and Creative BC.

Damase Elis (she/her) is a Calgary born singer-songwriter with roots in Batoche, Saskatchewan; roots that make her proudly Métis. Damase formerly performed under the alias ‘Riel’ but has since returned to performing by her given name. Her music is a culmination of both ancestral and contemporary sounds, inspired by literature, folk tunes, and a unique lineage. Damase most recently performed in the Central Okanagan during the Kelowna Pride Festival on September 26, 2020.

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 Bex, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, and supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge and Creative BC

Bex (she/her) is a Kelowna singer-songwriter who grew up performing throughout the Okanagan. Starting at the age of five years old, she thrived at musical theatre and classical voice training. Bex’ sound embodies an intuitive balance of effortless, breezy dream folk with ballad-like moments of soul stirring vibrato; a juxtaposition sparked by a space of vulnerability and groundedness. Through her live performance she strives to capture her most authentic and uninhibited side, drawing audiences in with weaves of storytelling.

Since 2014 she has been most recognized for her musical collaborations with OK Sister (post-modern feminist pop/rock), and most recently with, Josh + Bex (dreamy alt-folk). As a solo musician, Bex is currently performing her most recent work—a solo Indie folk EP Collisions with Jupiter, set to hit the studio next year. Earlier this year, she released a piano series of recovery songs, Set Fire and All That There Is. Her newly recorded single, Call it Broke, is set to be released on all streaming platforms in April of 2021.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE

Jill Karpick and Freida Whales Snag Dr. Bonnie Henry For Interview

Okanagan College’s Jill Karpick was instrumental in bringing the interview between Freida Whales and Dr. Bonny Henry to life.

A highlight of the summer for both Karpick and Whales was an interview with B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry. In the 6-minute segment, Whales dives into conversation with Henry, asking questions about drag-entertainment, her custom-made John Fluevog shoes, as well as Pride parades across the province.

“We may have to be physically distant for a while longer, but we can still be connected to each other,” Henry said in the interview. “I’ve been impressed with the imaginative things people have come up with [to stay connected].”

Public Affairs – Okanagan College – OC News

To read more of this story, follow the link to OC News


(Image Credit: Freida Whales/Jill Karpick)

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What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Oct 19 – Oct 25, 2020


Monday, October 19 – A Sip With Sparkle – Halloween Hair-Raiser, 7 pm – 7:45 pm, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, and supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge and Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery ~ Kelowna and Online

Welp, the most wonderful time of the year is upon us: Gay Christmas (also known as Halloween)! Your sensationally spooky hostess, Sparkle, and the eerily evil Ella Lamoreaux, are set to make this the tastiest and spooktacular Halloween ever!

On this episode of A Sip With Sparkle, your favourite tarnished twosome will create a devilishly delicious black vodka potion called “Witches Brew”, while later terrorizing your taste buds in the most sinful way with a “Pumpkin Pie Whiskey Sour”. Miss this very special Halloween episode of A Sip With Sparkle at your own peril…(muaha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha)…coming up on Monday, October 19, 2020 live at 7:00 pm PST only on Unicorns.LIVE!

Want to see the tragedy unfold live? You can join the audience for A Sip With Sparkle by reserving your table (in groups of 4-6, within your social bubble) by calling Friends of Dorothy Lounge at 236.420.4565 or by emailing info@fodlounge.com. Friends of Dorothy Lounge continues to provide a safe, healthy environment for both staff and patrons.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Tuesday, October 20 – 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.


Tuesday, October 20 – HIM Yoga, 5:30 pm, hosted by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

Come stretch those knots away and do Yoga with HIM online! Just get your Yoga mat and bottle of water ready!

This session is open to all GBT2Q men living across BC. This is an online event via Zoom App. To register, please follow the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpduiopjIvG9aIshWI9Elri4mmz_wZXQt4

For more information, please e-mail register@checkhimout.ca. Attendance is free, or by donation.


Sunday, October 25 – Women’s Walking Group, 10:30 am – 12 pm, hosted by Kelowna Rainbow Women ~ Kelowna

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/


Sunday, October 25 – Drag Brunch, hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge ~ Kelowna

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

Come out and see a show at Friends of Dorothy Drag Brunch (by reservation only). Seating begins at 11am followed by the performance at 12pm.

Tickets are $30 per person and include:
One mimosa or one Caesar AND an item from our brunch menu

CALL TO RESERVE! For more info go to: https://www.fodlounge.com/


Sunday, October 25 – Drag Queen Story Time with Miss Freida Whales, 12pm and 1pm, presented by Freida Whales, hosted by Harpur Farm and Pumpkin Patch

We are super excited to host Miss Freida Whales at the Pumpkin Patch for a story time and Pumpkin Picking!First storytime 12:00PM, second is 1:00PM

Maximum 50 people, children are $10 (includes a pumpkin!), guardians are free. Book your spot at https://www.harpurfarm.ca/pumpkin-patch-2020/


Sunday, October 25 – Movie Night, hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge ~ Kelowna

We have @mistress_sashaz hosting our final Movie Night on October 25th; Rocky Horror Picture Show. (*Costumes HIGHLY encouraged*) and our reigning KNDS Khalora Form herself hosting our Halloween weekend with appearances by Jenna Telz. For a safe and socially responsible Halloween, we’ve got you.

Call to reserve: 236-420-4565


Sunday, October 25 – TransParent Okanagan Meeting, hosted by TransParent Okanagan ~ Online

TransParent provides community consultation, advising and advocacy on issues related to families of trans youth. They also operate a peer support network, monthly meetings, guest speakers and a lending library of books, videos and other resources.

TransParent Okanagan meets regularly the third Sunday of every month. To find out more, check out their Facebook Page


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Coming Up on Unicorns.LIVE

Events include QUSIC, A Sip With Sparkle, and QueeReads!

Sunday, October 18 – QueeReads – Spooky Lesbian Short Stories, 7 pm – 7:45 pm, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, and supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge and Author Leigh Jarrett, read by Jill Karpick ~ Kelowna and Online

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Monday, October 19 – A Sip With Sparkle – Halloween Hair-Raiser, 7 pm – 7:45 pm, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, and supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge and Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery ~ Kelowna and Online

Welp, the most wonderful time of the year is upon us: Gay Christmas (also known as Halloween)! Your sensationally spooky hostess, Sparkle, and the eerily evil Ella Lamoreaux, are set to make this the tastiest and spooktacular Halloween ever!

On this episode of A Sip With Sparkle, your favourite tarnished twosome will create a devilishly delicious black vodka potion called “Witches Brew”, while later terrorizing your taste buds in the most sinful way with a “Pumpkin Pie Whiskey Sour”. Miss this very special Halloween episode of A Sip With Sparkle at your own peril…(muaha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha)…coming up on Monday, October 19, 2020 live at 7:00 pm PST only on Unicorns.LIVE!

Want to see the tragedy unfold live? You can join the audience for A Sip With Sparkle by reserving your table (in groups of 4-6, within your social bubble) by calling Friends of Dorothy Lounge at 236.420.4565 or by emailing info@fodlounge.com. Friends of Dorothy Lounge continues to provide a safe, healthy environment for both staff and patrons.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Wednesday, October 28 – QUSIC, 7 pm – 8:30 pm, featuring Damase Elis, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, and supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge and Creative BC.

Damase Elis (she/her) is a Calgary born singer-songwriter with roots in Batoche, Saskatchewan; roots that make her proudly Métis. Damase formerly performed under the alias ‘Riel’ but has since returned to performing by her given name. Her music is a culmination of both ancestral and contemporary sounds, inspired by literature, folk tunes, and a unique lineage. Damase most recently performed in the Central Okanagan during the Kelowna Pride Festival on September 26, 2020.

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 Bex, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, and supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge and Creative BC

Bex (she/her) is a Kelowna singer-songwriter who grew up performing throughout the Okanagan. Starting at the age of five years old, she thrived at musical theatre and classical voice training. Bex’ sound embodies an intuitive balance of effortless, breezy dream folk with ballad-like moments of soul stirring vibrato; a juxtaposition sparked by a space of vulnerability and groundedness. Through her live performance she strives to capture her most authentic and uninhibited side, drawing audiences in with weaves of storytelling.

Since 2014 she has been most recognized for her musical collaborations with OK Sister (post-modern feminist pop/rock), and most recently with, Josh + Bex (dreamy alt-folk). As a solo musician, Bex is currently performing her most recent work—a solo Indie folk EP Collisions with Jupiter, set to hit the studio next year. Earlier this year, she released a piano series of recovery songs, Set Fire and All That There Is. Her newly recorded single, Call it Broke, is set to be released on all streaming platforms in April of 2021.

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! Oct 12 – Oct 18, 2020


Tuesday, October 13 – 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.


Tuesday, October 13 – HIM Yoga, 5:30 pm, hosted by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

Come stretch those knots away and do Yoga with HIM online! Just get your Yoga mat and bottle of water ready!

This session is open to all GBT2Q men living across BC. This is an online event via Zoom App. To register, please follow the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpduiopjIvG9aIshWI9Elri4mmz_wZXQt4

For more information, please e-mail register@checkhimout.ca. Attendance is free, or by donation.


Wednesday, October 14 – QUSIC, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, featuring Hayden McHugh, presented by Rebellious Unicorns and Unicorns.LIVE, hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge.

With joyful tones and happy beats, Hayden McHugh (he/him/his) looks to make you dance and smile with his brand of feel-good dance-pop. He is a producer, songwriter, and vocalist from Calgary, Canada, who is ‘a vibrant, exciting, and collected individual, poised to make his presence felt in the ever-evolving Calgary arts community’.

Hayden has been performing professionally for 5 years, putting on and performing at various events for his program MusicGivesYYC. He has performed with Cirque de la Nuit at venues like the Palace Theater and Pride Calgary, opening for artists such as Scenic Route to Alaska at the Gateway, and being nominated for Male Artist of the Year by the YYC Music Awards in 2018.

His most recent single, TAKE YOU, not only received over 13,000 streams on Spotify, but also opened up opportunities with Beakerhead, Calgary Pride and collaborations with artists from around the world.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Wednesday, October 14 – Connections Online, 6:00 pm, hosted by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

Want to expand your social network and connect with other GBT2Q people?
Connections is a group for guys 19+ to come together to talk about life experiences, connect with peers and build a circle of support. Come as you are, bring a friend, and your ideas.

This is an online event via Zoom App. To register, please follow the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqf–qpz0sHdLaxEPiukVledna87tiA9QDFor more information, please e-mail register@checkhimout.ca.

Participation is free, or by donation

This group is open to self-identified men (trans, cis, and other men), two-spirit and non-binary folks who also identify as gay, bi, queer, asexual, and/or as guys who are into/or have sex with guys (for any reason – including for work).


Sunday, October 18 – Drag Brunch, hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge ~ Kelowna

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

Come out and see a show at Friends of Dorothy Drag Brunch (by reservation only). Seating begins at 11am followed by the performance at 12pm.

Tickets are $30 per person and include:
One mimosa or one Caesar AND an item from our brunch menu

CALL TO RESERVE! For more info go to: https://www.fodlounge.com/


Sunday, October 18 – QueeReads – Lesbian Spooky Short Stories, 7 pm – 7:45 pm, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, and supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge and Author Leigh Jarrett, read by Jill Karpick ~ Kelowna and Online

Three short spooky lesbian stories just in time for Halloween!

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Sunday, October 18 – Movie Night, hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge ~ Kelowna

Spooky Sunday’s have landed at the lounge. Grab your hunny, your best Judy, or a couple of ghouls and hit up the lounge to cozy up and watch some classics. Keep those creeper peepers 👀 peeled on Facebook and insta to see what we are viewing. You may even be able to get involved to vote 😉 . Our first viewing is tomorrow, and we will give you a hint; was it Brenna behind the bar with a bar knife? Or Magnus in the dinning room with a serving tray? See you there, if you dare.

Call to reserve: 236-420-4565


Sunday, October 18 – TransParent Okanagan Meeting, hosted by TransParent Okanagan ~ Online

TransParent provides community consultation, advising and advocacy on issues related to families of trans youth. They also operate a peer support network, monthly meetings, guest speakers and a lending library of books, videos and other resources.

TransParent Okanagan meets regularly the third Sunday of every month. To find out more, check out their Facebook Page