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What’s Happening (Online) this week in the Okanagan! Jan 11 – Jan 17, 2020

Virtual Events include the meeting of the Okanagan Gender Identity Group, Basically Ella, SashaTV, and Transparent Okanagan Meeting.

Monday, January 11 – Basically Ella: Brushes, 12:30 pm, presented by Rebellious Unicorns, and Unicorns.LIVE ~ Online

Ella kicks off the new year and Season 2 with arguably one of the most important elements of make-up application: brushes. The brush is the most important instrument in your tool kit, and Ella will discuss brush selection and how to keep your brushes tip-top through proper cleaning and maintenance.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Monday, January 11 – Sasha TV: How to Paint a Fantasy Landscape, 3:30 pm, presented by Rebellious Unicorns, and Unicorns.LIVE ~ Online

Hot off the heels of her first season on YouTube, Canadian Drag Queen and Painter Sasha Zamolodchikova welcomes you to Season Two of SashaTV, now LIVE on Unicorns.LIVE! Each season of SashaTV LIVE will be devoted to specific topics and areas of interest; in this season’s episodes, SashaTV LIVE takes a deep-dive into her penchant for art with a live paint series entitled “Feeling Her Fantasy”. These fantasy art tutorials will draw inspiration from Sasha’s art and assist you in creating the reality you crave. Future episodes are set to take shape as a “drag variety show” that includes comedy, cooking, art, music and more!

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Tuesday, January 12 – 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.


Wednesday, January 13 – Virtual Drag Bingo at Dorothy’s, 7:30 pm, presented by Rebellious Unicorns, Unicorns.LIVE, Friends of Dorothy Lounge in Kelowna, and Sparkle.

Your Hostess Sparkle will lead you through 3 rounds of virtual bingo, played over 90 minutes. Tune in, enjoy the show, and play from wherever you’re most comfortable. There are plenty of prizes to be won, so register today! The deadline to register is 12:00 pm PST on January 13.

Register here: https://unicorns.link/bingo20210113

To play in person at Friends of Dorothy please call ahead for a reservation – (236) 420-4565

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page


Sunday, January 17 – Transparent Okanagan Meeting, 11am – 1 pm ~ 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.

They meet regularly the third Sunday of every month. To find out more, check out their Facebook Page

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What’s Happening (Online) this week in the Okanagan! Dec 14 – Dec 20, 2020


Monday, December 14 – Basically Ella – Eyebrows, 12:30 pm, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE and presented by Ella Lamoureux ~ Online

Unless you’ve had too much Botox, the eyebrows can convey so many emotions. The brow is the crowning glory of the eye zone; Ella will guide you through how to create a masterpiece of your brows, taking into account eye shape, colouring, overall concept, and desired look.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Monday, December 14 – A Sip With Sparkle – Winter Blunderland, 7 pm – 7:45 pm, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, and supported by Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery ~ Online

Sleigh bells ring…are you listening? Or, is that just Sparkle’s Grindr notification going off again? Whatever the case, we can’t wait for you to join us for A Sip With Sparkle on Monday, December 14, 2020: Winter Blunderland! It’s that time of year again when Sparkle is covered with the white stuff from head to toe… we’re talking about snow, of course!

A blizzard of beverages will be consumed by one and all over the Holiday Season, but Sparkle’s featured cocktails on this episode will be a “Hot Toddy” and “Santa’s Milk”. The sexiest elf this side of the North Pole, Ella Lamoreaux, will once again provide assistance and charm…while the girls decide who’s on their Naughty List or their Naughtiest List! 

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Tuesday, December 15 – 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 Okanagan Gender Identity Group on Facebook.


Wednesday, December 16 – A Qusic Christmas, 5:30 pm, featuring Jill Karpick, Matthew Presidente, and Bex, presented by Rebellious Unicorns and Unicorns.LIVE

Join us for A QUSIC Christmas on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, broadcast live from The Blackbox Theatre and live-streamed right here on Unicorns.LIVE. Guest performers include queer musicians Matthew Presidente, Jillian, and Bex, all performing some of their favourite Holiday Season tunes as we wrap up the first season of QUSIC.

A QUSIC Christmas will be available to all Unicorns.LIVE subscribers; non-subscribers may access the livestream for $9.99 (plus GST).

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Thursday, December 17 – LOUD Business Jingle Bingo Balls, 7 pm, presented by LOUD Business – LGBTQ Business Association of Vancouver, sponsored by TD, supported by the Kanata Kelowna Hotel and Conference Centre, and produced by Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc., hosted by Freida Whales and Sophonda Dick.

LOUD Business is pleased to bring you Jingle Bingo Balls on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 7 pm! The festive season is here, and while we can’t get together doesn’t mean we can’t be together. Your colourful Holiday Hostesses will lead you through 3 rounds of virtual bingo, played over 90 minutes. Tune in, enjoy the show, and play from wherever you’re most comfortable. There are plenty of prizes to be won, so register today!

** You must pre-register to receive your virtual bingo cards **

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page


Sunday, December 20, We Care – A Christmas Drag Special, 7pm, presented by Rebellious Unicorns and Unicorns.LIVE, sponsored by Interior Savings Credit Union.

Some of the Okanagan’s most-loved drag performers are getting together for a special night of drag to raise funds for the Etcetera Youth Group. Featuring the talents of Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar 2020 Khalora Form, Ella Lamoureux, Sophonda Dick, Craven Moorehead, Sparkle, Crystal Chandelier, Alexa Nerezza, Savvy Snippets and more!

Donate: https://unicorns.link/etcetera

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Sunday, December 20 – Transparent Okanagan Meeting, 11 am – 1 pm

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.

They meet regularly on the third Sunday of every month. To find out more, check out their Facebook Page

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What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Nov 9 – Nov 15, 2020


Monday, November 9 – Basically Ella – False Eyelash Application, 12:30 pm, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE and presented by Ella Lamoureux ~ Online

Only the very fortunate are blessed with naturally thick and full eyelashes. Anyone can apply falsies, but not everyone does it well. Enter Ella and her tried and true method of applying false lashes that are undeniably glamorous.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Tuesday, November 10 – 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 11 – Connections Online, 6 pm – 7:30 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–qpz0sHdLaxEPiukVledna87tiA9QD

For 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).


Thursday, November 12 – Sasha and Ella Show – Kath & Kim, hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge

The Sasha & Ella Show @fodlounge starts this month!!! Serving comedy, drag and SEX every second Thursday night starting on Nov.12th! Book your tables now cuz yes, it’s true, we popular… There’s a first time for everything right? So the exciting thing is every show will be themed and will include multimedia comedy, skits, drag numbers and LOTS of audience interaction.

The theme of the first show is ‘Kath & Kim’ so go watch it now if you haven’t (it’s on Netflix) and be sure to invite your Aussie friends!


Sunday, November 15 – 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 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, November 15 – 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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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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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