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What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! June 29 – July 5, 2020


Tuesday, June 30 – 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, June 30 – Drag Bingo, presented by Rebellious Unicorns and Unicorns.live, hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge ~ Kelowna

B-I-N-G-O! ONLINE! DRAG! PRIZES! SHADE! EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!

June is Pride Month y’all and you’re invited to a virtually fabulous session of Virtual Drag Bingo will be on June 30 at 7:00pm hosted from Friends of Dorothy Lounge and live-streamed on the Unicorns.LIVE Facebook page. Your Queens, Sparkle & Ella Lamoureux, will guide you through a veritable wonderland of numbers and nonsense, replete with prizes and Pride!

You’ll have the chance to win over $1000 in fabulous prizes from Absolut, Big White Ski Resort, DunnEnzies Pizza Co., frock & fellow, Funktional, Freida Whales, The Kanata Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre, Olive & Elle, Friends of Dorothy Lounge, Tourism Kelowna, Staples Studio, Mosaic Books and Summerhill Pyramid Winery!

**Important Details**
– You MUST register in advance
– Registration ends 24 hours before the event (Ends June 29, 2020 at 7pm PST)
– Email with details on how to claim your bingo cards will be sent during the day on June 30 – check your inbox.
– You have the option of playing the Bingo in person at Friends of Dorothy. Please note that by registering online this does not guarantee you a spot and its first come first serve. You can reserve a seat by contacting Friends of Dorothy directly.
– People can play from anywhere in the world. If you win any of the prizes you are responsible for shipping/pickup.
Prizes will be available for pickup within Kelowna, BC.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/180070926644792/


Thursday, July 2 – 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.

Time subject to change with the announcement of airing time of episodes.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/989831864815163/


Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 – Drag personalities at Friends of Dorothy Lounge every Friday and Saturday night. ~ Kelowna


Sunday, July 5 – 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 5 – 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.

Unicorns.LIVE Virtual Drag Bingo: Win over $1000 Jackpot in Prizes!

What a whirlwind Pride Month 2020 has been! We continue to manage a number of challenges in our daily lives on Planet Earth: the ongoing COVID pandemic has affected us all to varying degrees, and the injustices perpetuated on racialized persons, people of colour, transgender people, and all LGBT2Q+ people remain at the forefront. Mother Nature also decided to throw in some wild weather this June, for good measure… 

At Rebellious Unicorns, we’ve been very busy launching our new streaming platform, Unicorns.LIVE, which has presented a welcome and positive distraction in a world that can sometimes feel disconnected and dark. Pride Month has felt terribly strange for many of us who are accustomed to coming together to celebrate. With this in mind, Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc. is closing out the month with a flourish of colour and frivolity with Unicorns.LIVE Virtual Drag Bingo on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. 

Virtual Drag Bingo airs live on Unicorns.LIVE on June 30 at 7:00 pm (PST), and live streamed on the Unicorns.LIVE Facebook page. This fabulous and FREE event will be hosted at Friends of Dorothy Lounge in Downtown Kelowna by two of our favourite Queens: the sensational and shimmering Sparkle, and Kelowna’s Sweetheart Ella Lamoureux

That’s right — you can attend and play in person at Friends of Dorothy OR you can play online! Your hostesses will guide you through a veritable wonderland of numbers and nonsense, replete with prizes and Pride! 

Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice! Ella & Sparkle host
Unicorns.LIVE Virtual Drag Bingo on June 30, 2020

Here’s the super hot tea: 

  • You MUST register in advance — no exceptions! 
  • Registration ends 24 hours in advance; therefore, registration closes on June 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm PST
  • Once registered, an email with details on how to claim your bingo cards will be sent during the day on June 30, 2020. Make sure to check your email inbox (and the spam/junk filter, too, just in case)
  • You have the option of playing Virtual Drag Bingo in person at Friends of Dorothy Lounge. Please note that registering online does not guarantee you a table/seating at Friends of Dorothy; it is first come, first serves. Please reserve your seating for Virtual Drag Bingo by contacting Friends of Dorothy Lounge directly on 236.420.4565. 
  • Since this is an online event, you can play from anywhere in the world! Please be advised that you are responsible for shipping and/or pick-up of prizes. 
  • Prizes will be available for pickup within Kelowna, BC.
  • There is no charge to play Virtual Drag Bingo! 
  • Certain prizes require players to be 19+ in order to qualify to win. 
  • NOTE: Virtual Drag Bingo will feature some content that may not be suitable for younger audiences. 

You’ll have the chance to win over $1000 in fabulous prizes from Absolut Vodka, Big White Ski Resort, Dunnenzie’s Pizza Co., Freida Whales, Friends of Dorothy Lounge, frock & fellow, Funktional, Olive & Elle, The Kanata Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre, Tourism Kelowna, Staples Studio, and Summerhill Pyramid Winery!

REMEMBER: You must register in advance! 

Unicorns.LIVE Virtual Drag Bingo is sponsored by Absolut Vodka, Big White Ski Resort, The Kanata Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre, and Summerhill Pyramid Winery, and is produced by Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc. Get those virtual bingo dabbers ready and we’ll see you on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 for Virtual Drag Bingo.

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What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! June 22 – 28, 2020


Tuesday, June 23 – 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, June 23 – Drag Queen Storytime with Freida Whales, presented by Rebellious Unicorns and Unicorns.live ~ Kelowna

Join Freida Whales for a bedtime story edition of Storytime!!!

Miss Whales will be reading a book or two and completing a craft!! This is a family-fun event to wind down the day.

This story time will be streamed live from Mosaic Books on the Unicorns.live website. Sign up now and get a 30 day free trial!
https://watch.unicorns.live/programs/live-emuoy4qh0vw

A blend of ocean-themed puns, glamour, and camp, Freida Whales has been making a splash in the local drag scene for over three years. She is a true Okanagan Orca, having lived in Kelowna her entire life.

Miss Whales loves to create events for and perform to audiences of all ages. She has been a part of various drag story time events over the last three years, most notably two held in 2019 at the Kelowna Downtown Library, amassing audiences of up to 300 people.

Since lockdown, Freida has hosted two online story times, and is excited to partner with Mosaic Books and Unicorns.Live to bring story time back again!

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/311822229830679/


Wednesday, June 24 – Qusic, presented by Rebellious Unicorns and Unicorns.live, featuring Becca Mabbett ~ Kelowna

Musician: Becca Mabbett
Genre: Folk/Pop
Content Rating: G: General – Suitable for all ages

Becca Mabbett (she/her) is an up and coming folk-pop artist whose honest song-writing and powerful vocals will make you stop in your tracks. Not a stranger to the stage, her dynamic and passionate presence is captivating. Often compared to Joni Mitchell, Becca has a voice that is fresh yet strangely familiar.

As a young songwriter she had many opportunities across the country playing with and opening for some of Canada’s best. Fast forward to the present; Becca recently received top place at the 2019 Okanagan Singer Songwriter competition, and with a new album in the works she is definitely worth keeping an eye on.

Follow Becca on Facebook and Instagram @beccamabbettmusic and visit www.beccamabbett.com for more info.

Artist Links: Becca Mabbett
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/beccamabbettmusic/
Website – https://www.beccamabbett.com/
Spotify – https://artists.spotify.com/c/artist/5aELzdlxmhcBB7jy9Vhqlz/profile/overview
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJywCvHXyeMgXJklQ3FYchg

PURCHASING TICKETS

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. Each table is priced based on the number of seats. Please note that the table description indicates how many people are permitted at that table.

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-becca

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/278896646682489/


Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 – Drag personalities at Friends of Dorothy Lounge every Friday and Saturday night. ~ Kelowna


Sunday, June 28 – 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, June 28 – QueeReads, presented by Unicorns.live ~ 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.

Rebellious Unicorns Newsletter – May 2020

MX. Virtual – Lunch & Learn

Hungry for some socializing? Thirsting for interaction? Us too! The MX. Online returns on Thursday, May 21 over the ‘Lunch Hour’ from 12-1pm with a focus on some of our community’s favourite LGBT2Q+ owned providers of food, beverage, and good times.

Join us for a virtual panel discussion, ‘Lunch & Learn’ style, featuring: Rudy Tomazic (Friends of Dorothy Lounge); Karen MacKenzie (DunnEnzies Pizza Co.); Kevin Bodja (QB Gelato; and Matt Bliskis (TNT Dynamite Gourmet Food Truck).

These dynamic and resilient owner-operators will bring you up to speed on how the pandemic has impacted their business, current state of operations and how you can access their services, what the future may hold, and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with our guests and have your questions answered during the moderated Q&A session to follow.

There is no charge to attend but we ask that you register in advance.
Please consider using the donate option to donate to Etcetera Youth Group.


Interview & Concert with Adam Kern
May 27  – 7:00pm

QUSIC is proud to present Adam Kern for an interview and live concert! Join us May 27 at 7:00pm for the live stream 🎶.

Adam Kern (he/him/his) AKA Fight or Flea is a Kelowna-based solo act bringing an aggressive edge to the singer-songwriter genre. Adam has been performing as Fight or Flea for three years and is working his way up in the Kelowna music scene. His influences include Pat the Bunny, AJJ, Dave Mathews, Just Nick, and Joel Cossette. You can find his new single “Getting Better” on all streaming services; follow him on Instagram.

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B-I-N-G-O! ONLINE! DRAG! PRIZES! SHADE! EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!

June is Pride Month y’all and you’re invited to a virtually fabulous session of Drag Bingo Online on Wednesday, June 3 at 7pm hosted from Friends of Dorothy and live-streamed on the Unicorns.LIVE Facebook page. Your host(esses) will guide you through a veritable wonderland of numbers and nonsense, replete with prizes and Pride!

We are looking for more prizes!
Please email Kris if you are interested in providing a prize!

Join us – Live!

When viewed through a technological lens, today’s world has become too polished, too perfect, and over-curated. But real life doesn’t have an ‘edit function’ or ‘photo filters’; real life happens, moment by moment…in real time. 

Unicorns.LIVE is a safe space, with tons of room for creativity and expression but absolutely no room for hate. We hope you’ll enjoy our inclusive lineup of entertainment options, along with our approach to experiencing life and each live stream as it unfolds. 

Unicorns.LIVE: Authentic. Unfiltered. Live.

This past Saturday was our second episode of A Sip With Sparkle – in celebration of National Caesar Day, it was all about Caesar.

Missed the live stream? You can still check out the rewatch! 

Watch Saturday’s a Sip with Sparkle


Don’t miss out on any of the amazing events we have coming up!
Follow Unicorns.Live on Facebook

MX 2020 Enhancements

Rebellious Unicorns Production Company is always in pursuit of improving our events and experiences for you, our loyal guests and attendees. We are excited for 2020 to announce the following: 

  • The Okanagan Young Professionals has joined us as a partner
  • New Annual Pass program
  • New ticketing partner – Eztix – Pre-pay for registration online
  • Feedback opportunities
  • Host or Partnership opportunities

NEW Partner the Okanagan Young Professionals

Their mission: The OYP Collective is creating a dynamic, vibrant culture and community that attracts and retains young professionals to the Okanagan Valley through a variety of volunteer, social, professional, sports, arts, cultural events and activities.

The Okanagan Young Professionals have been involved with the Sugarplum Ball since the beginning and have been involved in supporting the LGBT2Q+ community in a variety of ways for many years. We are thrilled to have them joining us in the MX.

NEW MX Season Pass

We’ve been looking for a way to provide our regular supporters an easier contribution method for supporting the Etcetera Youth Group. Starting now, you can buy a Season Pass to the MX for $80. Each year we have 10-11 MX events depending on the availability of our hosts and venues. Not only are you saving some cash, but 100% of the funds are going to Etcetera on a regular basis, getting the funds directly to our “glitter critters.” This is thanks to our new partnership with Eztix (see below)! 

NEW Ticketing Partner: EzTix

With offices in Vancouver, Toronto and South Africa, this LGBT2Q+ and Canadian owned company has partnered with Rebellious Unicorns on all of our events this year. We now have a streamlined solution that allows our supporters to purchase their registration online, with the only fee charged back being a credit fee. More excellent news: EZTix is waiving their fees for all MX events to ensure that more $$ gets to the “glitter critters.” The Bridge Youth and Family Services, which administers the Etcetera Youth Group, has been linked through EZTix so you can donate additional funds if you have the means. Any additional donations over $20 qualify for a tax receipt. Please note that your registration for the MX does not qualify for a tax receipt.

FEEDBACK – We want to hear from you

Please take this quick 3 question survey to let us know how we can make the MX better!

HOST 

Our available dates for hosting the MX are filling fast. If you or your organization are interested in hosting our monthly event we would love to hear from you. Please contact kris@rebelliousunicorns.com

PARTNER

We are thrilled to be finalizing a few partnership opportunities with amazing people and businesses. This means we only have two opportunities left for you to get your business or organization in front of the LGBT2Q+ community. Connect with Kris today! kris@rebelliousunicorns.com