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What’s Happening (Online) this week in the Okanagan! Nov 30 – Dec 6, 2020


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


Tuesday, December 1 – 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, December 6 – QueeReads – Christmas Blues (Part 3 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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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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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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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! Nov 2 – Nov 8, 2020


Monday, November 2 – Basically Ella – A Perfect Red Lip, 12:30 pm, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE and presented by Ella Lamoureux

On the first episode, Ella will guide you through how to accomplish the ‘perfect red lip’. This is a timeless classic that truly requires attention to detail in order to make those hearts flutter.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Tuesday, November 3 – 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, November 3 – Men 55+ Online, 6 pm – 7:30 pm, hosted by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

A facilitated safe space to talk, listen, and share your experiences of conscious ageing with other gay men. Topics include growing older, understanding issues of isolation, motivation, financial issues, physical health, sex, and more.

This is an online event, if you are interested in participating please register by e-mail at register@checkhimout.ca. Once your registration is approved, you will receive instructions about how to connect to the meeting using Zoom.

Attendance 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, November 8 – 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, November 8 – 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/