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Next week’s events include Voices Unheard, QUSIC, Kelowna Pride Drag Superstar Preliminaries, and more!

Tuesday, September 15 – Voices Unheard, 7 pm – 7:30 pm, featuring Nicolette Rodriguez, a trans person of colour, presented by Rebellious Unicorns, Unicorns.LIVE, and Kelowna Pride Society, sponsored by Castanet, and hosted by The Kanata Hotel ~ Kelowna and Online

Nicolette Rodriguez (she/her) is our next guest on Voices Unheard. She is a 26-year-old trans woman of colour who began transitioning one year ago. Nicolette was born in Edmonton, Alberta but grew up in and currently resides in Penticton, British Columbia; her family emigrated to Canada from El Salvador prior to her birth. She is Vice-President at the South Okanagan-Similkameen Pride Society, and currently works at the Penticton YMCA and is studying business.

Host Jessica Samuels will chat with Nicolette about her life and experiences as a trans person and how being a woman of colour with immigrant family members continues to shape her world.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

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Wednesday, September 16QUSIC, 7 pm – 8:30 pm, featuring Daughter of the Moon, presented by Rebellious Unicorns and Unicorns.LIVE, hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge.

Daughter of the Moon (she/her) is a dream/soul/folk songstress living on the Traditional Coast Salish Territory (a.k.a Vancouver, B.C). She shares the deeper ethereal pieces of herself through song and her performance of voice & guitar have been described as haunting, yet healing. Her songs often share stories of women, the 2SLGBTQ+ community and the natural world of non-human beings. She creates with the hope of reconnecting to her own roots and inner truths – and perhaps inspiring others to do so as well.

A wild songstress, Natalie has performed in India on the banks of the Ganges, song-written on the beaches of Central America and Hawaii and has toured with her albums across Canada twice from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland and back. Her albums “Daughter Of the Moon” & “Sweetness In the Shadows” are both available on all music platforms and her next one is due for release in 2021.

Anyone wishing to attend this show in person at Friends of Dorothy Lounge may do so at no charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in attending should contact Friends of Dorothy Lounge to reserve their table by calling 236.420.4565 or by email at info@fodlounge.com. A minimum $10 donation to Etcetera Youth Group is requested for those who wish to attend, in lieu of purchasing tickets. This episode is produced with the additional support of TD. Donate to Etcetera: https://bit.ly/qusicetcetera

QUSIC episodes are generally only available to current Unicorns.LIVE subscribers; however, thanks to the support of the TD, this livestream will be available to everyone! NOTE: The episode will be available for viewing after September 16, 2020 to Unicorns.LIVE subscribers only.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Events Page

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Friday, September 18 – Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar – Preliminaries, 7 pm – 10 pm, presented by Kelowna Pride and TD Bank, hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge, sponsored by The Kanata Hotel, Fido, and Heritage Law Group.

The 9th Annual Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar Competition is getting an upgrade this year! With the limited size of crowds able to participate in person we are creating a hybrid of online and in person events. We are also bringing you 3 nights of Superstars and we will have some surprise Celebrity Guests for you!

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

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Saturday, September 19 – Lucky Monkey, live at the Kelowna Community Theatre, 7 pm, presented by Rebellious Unicorns and Unicorns.LIVE

Lucky Monkey is a rock band from Kelowna, BC, Canada that blends the soul of old-school 70’s rock with the energy and polish of the 21st Century to create music that speaks to fans both new and old. The band’s sound is melodic, crunching, and accessible. Lucky Monkey has supported big names acts such as DANKO JONES, THE LAZYS, HARLEQUIN, and BRET MICHAELS and performed for the Vancouver Canucks on three occasions. They are a band of brothers who’s passion for writing and performing music has led them to the top of their local scene and knocking on the door of discovery.

The live stream of the show is available for $5.99+GST. As this is a special collaboration the live show will not be available to subscribers. The recording of the show will be made available to subscribers 7 days after the show airs live.

Purchase your livestream access before 7pm PST on Sept 12, 2020 (one week before the show) and you will get entered to win an in person experience for yourself and up to 5 people (your pod). There will be 3 packages we are giving away. All COVID guidelines will be followed for the in person experience. The draw will be completed LIVE on Facebook from Lucky Monkey’s page on Sept 13. 

Author: Taysha Jarrett

Taysha Jarrett is the Community Engagement Advisor for Rebellious Unicorns and the Copy Editor for Kelowna.LGBT