Tuesday, July 7 – Women’s Coffee Group ~ Kelowna
If you identify as a woman within the LGBTQ2+ community, you are welcome here. This is NOT a group strictly for cis-females who identify as lesbians.
To find out more about this event, please join our group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kelownarainbowwomen/
Tuesday, July 7 – A Sip with Sparkle, hosted by Rebellious Unicorns and Unicorns.live ~ Online
Summer is in full swing, and Sparkle’s got her swizzle sticks out stirring up one of the sexiest cocktails ever: SANGRIA! On Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Sparkle spills the tea (and probably a lot of alcohol, per usual) on this sultry Spanish summer sipper, and will be joined by special guest Ella Lamoureux.
Save the date and say “Olé!” for A Sip With Sparkle!, Tuesday July 7, 2020 live at 7:00 pm only on Unicorns.LIVE!
About ‘A Sip With Sparkle!’
She twinkles, she glistens, she sparkles…and she’s the Okanagan’s cocktail queen! Join the glimmering drag star Sparkle for A Sip with Sparkle!, as she concocts a bevy of beverages live on the interwebs. Known for her energy, charisma, sassy wit, and fabulous blonde hair, Sparkle serves up a delicious combination of glamour, alcohol, and witty repartee. With locally sourced ingredients and step-by-step instruction on how to create these luscious libations, you’ll be sipping (and, perhaps, snort-laughing) your way through each episode. Sounds fabulous, nest-ce pas?
For more information about this live-streamed event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3196483897061903/
Wednesday, July 8 – Qusic, presented by Rebellious Unicorns and Unicorns.live, featuring Matthew Presidente and and Pedwell, hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge ~ Kelowna
Rock/pop pianist/singer/songwriter Matthew Presidente (he/him/his) will be joined by Brad Pedwell.
Musician Name: Matthew Presidente, featuring Brad Pedwell (guitar/vocals)
Content Rating: G: General – No restrictions: Suitable for all ages
**Please see note below about purchasing tickets by table**
Rock/pop pianist/singer/songwriter Matthew Presidente (he/him/his) has been a part of the music scene in Vancouver for nearly 20 years. Independently recording and releasing 6 full length albums, he has been involved in a wide range of musical collaborations and performances. A local Metro Vancouver resident, Matthew was raised in Tsawwassen, where he began playing piano at 10 years old. Since then he has gone on to master guitar and percussion, but considers himself a piano player by trade. Referred to as “one of — if not — the best singer/songwriters our LGBT scene has” by Xtra Magazine (Vancouver), Matty has been on the music scene for nearly 20 years, and has performed in rosters among headliners such as Ace of Base and Dragonette.
Bradley Pedwell (he/him/his) is a singer/songwriter from Vancouver BC that mixes rock, folk, and hip-hop to create a captivating blend of acoustic rock. Pedwell’s heavy 90s influence combined with his passionate rock vocal often results in comparison to artists like Everlast and Matchbox 20 – whilst Pedwell agrees, he insists his sound is “Definitively-Vancouver”.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Bradley has been performing for 17 years as a singer/songwriter and has released 9 albums independently. In the last year, Pedwell has performed over 160 dates and released 1 EP per month written/recorded/produced entirely himself.
Due to Covid-19 we are only selling tickets by the table. This helps ensure appropriate social distancing based on requirements by provincial and local health authorities. Tickets are sold individually by table and each table has a range of tickets available. You must purchase within the range.
For Example: Table 2 (2-3ppl) this means you will have to purchase 2 or 3 tickets. The system will not let you proceed without selecting the appropriate number of seats.
-5:30pm – Doors open for pre-cocktails and food purchases
**Happy Hour till 6pm**
-6:55pm – Doors locked (no entry till after 7:15pm)
-7:00pm – Interview
-7:15pm – Live Performance (set 1)
-7:45pm – Intermission
-7:55pm – Live Performance (set 2)
NOTE: This show will be live-streamed, and we need all guests indoors and seated prior to broadcast. Doors will be locked at 6:55pm. Details will be posted on the door on how to gain access if you are late. No entry between 6:55pm and 7:15pm. Guests are asked to be mindful that they are attending a live broadcast. As there will be video cameras and microphones around the venue, you may be captured on camera and mic. There is no way to avoid this and we cannot edit anything out. Thank you for understanding.
Friends of Dorothy Lounge is committed to providing a safe, healthy environment for both staff and patrons, and they thank all in attendance for your patience as they work through the new regulations.
Watch the livestream on Unicorns.live. – https://watch.unicorns.live/programs/live-qusic-mattybrad
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/588752602072862/
Thursday, July 9 – Women’s Walking Group, hosted by Kelowna Rainbow Women ~ Kelowna
This will be a twice-monthly walking group for women in Kelowna’s LGBTQ2+ community. This is a walk, not a hike on flat, even terrain.
For information regarding this event, please join our group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kelownarainbowwomen/
Thursday, July 9 – TV Night with Freida Whales, presented by Freida Whales, hosted by Dunnenzies (downtown) ~ Kelowna
Come enjoy a night watching TV and playing games with me every Thursday, starting July 2!! Drag Race Canada will be on the screen, I will be on the stage, and pizza will be on your plate.
Pizza sold by the slice and drinks sold at the bar.
Groups of 2,4, and 6 seating available.
Message Freida Whales to reserve a spot! Limited seating! 5$ suggested donation to help with costs and lost income due to the pandemic.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/989831864815163/
Thursday, July 9 – Canada’s Drag Race Viewing, hosted by Sparkle and Friends of Dorothy Lounge ~ Kelowna
The grandest of all – Canada’s Drag Race – is here! and what’s better than enjoying at the Okanagan’s first LGBT2Q+ lounge. #Pride
Join us every Thursday, starting July 2nd, at 7:30pm for a very special viewing of the show hosted by the ravishing Sparkle.
The race to the crown is going to be – Hot. Feisty. And Delicious with our 12 Drag Race inspired bites named after the 12 contestants. #YummyinMyTummy
Featuring one complimentary Drag Race inspired bite from the menu every Thursday night during the viewing. And 6 bites for $15.
And it gets better. Our “Canadian” pizza named after one of the judges, Brooke Lynn Hytes, will be at a special price too.⠀⠀⠀
Call us at (236) 420-4565 to make a reservation.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/580167469308787/
Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11 – Drag personalities at Friends of Dorothy Lounge every Friday and Saturday night. ~ Kelowna
Every Friday come see Ella Lamoureux perform!
Sunday, July 12 – 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, July 12 – QueeReads, presented by Unicorns.live, hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge ~ Kelowna
QueeReads, your portal to LGBTQ2+ storytime for adults, featuring novella-length fiction reads ranging from QueeRomance to Queer Sci-Fi and Fantasy, read aloud by beautifully talented Queer people from the Okanagan.
“It’s a classic fairytale: Knight meets necromancer. They argue. They fight. They…make out?” Join us for a six-evening series of the “The Knight and the Necromancer – Book One: The Capital” By: A.H. Lee, read aloud by Shannon Lester, local artist and Drag Queen extraordinaire, live from Friends of Dorothy Lounge.
The reading will be available via Live Stream at Unicorns.live or head to Friends of Dorothy to watch it live and in-person. Contact Friends of Dorothy to reserve a table.
There is no cost to enjoy this live reading! If you enjoy the book, a positive Amazon review is appreciated.
QueeReads is sponsored by Leigh Jarrett, local author of LGBTQ Romantic Fiction.