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Book Your Seat!

Book your seat for the guaranteed sold out viewing party for Canada’s Drag Race! Every Thursday hosting by Kelowna’s cocktail Queen herself, Sparkle!

Test your Drag Race knowledge with our weekly trivia! Fabulous prizes to be won! And to top it all off!! Sparkle will be doing a surpriSe lip sync every week! Sparkle will be performing the elimination song and finds out what that song is when we, the audience, finds out too!!

You don’t want to miss out on this amazing evening of fun and games and drag!

To find out more: https://www.facebook.com/events/580167469308787/

Friends of Dorothy Lounge Press Release

In the past few days, Kelowna has experienced an outbreak of COVID-19 related to the downtown area. The daily increase in cases has caused the owner of Friends of Dorothy Lounge to make some unanticipated decisions regarding scheduled events, namely the long awaited Lip Sync Extravaganza: Amateur Lip Sync Competition. This event is being postponed until the fall.

This is the only event that is being postponed. All other events are going ahead as per usual.

Rudy Tomazic says, “The health and safety of our staff, customers, and potential contestants is of the utmost importance to us.”

We apologize to those who were preparing to compete, those who were to be our guest judges, to our host, and to all the staff associated with this event. We appreciate the time you have spent thus far preparing. Our hope is that you will join us again when we present the Lip Sync competition in the fall.

QUSIC with Biawanna

Biawanna (she/they/them) is a dynamic singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer who’s worked on multiple projects in different genres since they found their start at the age of seven. Their blend of indie-pop, RNB & dance-pop creates an energy that’s equal parts smart, sexy, and fierce. They channel a certain strength through their namesake, Biawanna, matriarch of the Solomon Islands, who gave birth to a long line of chiefs that they are a descendent of. Biawanna is currently getting ready to release their debut EP, ‘Care’, which should be expected soon. Biawanna identifies as queer/non-binary and is a proud WOC Indigeneous Fijian/Soloman. Follow Biawanna on Facebook and Instagram @biawanna, find their music on Soundcloud and Apple Music, and check out their YouTube channel @biawanna.

QUSIC is a new LGBT2Q+ Artist Music Series, produced by Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc., in which all presenting artists must identify under the LGBT2Q+ spectrum. This innovative series celebrates the LGBTQ2+ community, which includes individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit as well as a range of other gender and sexual identities. QUSIC will feature solo performers, duos or group acts, provided that the headlining artist identifies as LGBT2Q+.

QUSIC supports the growth and development of the Canadian music industry, highlighting artists who identify as LGBT2Q+. The music series invests in Canadian talent and will help to grow awareness of LGBT2Q+ musical artists, and helping to put money in their pockets so that they may continue to create this essential art form.

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
-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-biawanna

19+ – valid government issued photo ID may be required for entry.

Friends of Dorothy Lounge is wheelchair accessible. If you require assistance please let us know.

WomXn’s Night Fills the Lounge

The inaugural WomXn’s Night at Friends of Dorothy Lounge on Mar 10th was a huge success!

Wall to wall womXn!

This event had an early start at 5:30 but within minutes, the place was packed. So much energy! So much fun!

Old friendships were rekindled. New friendships were made. Laughter, drinks, and excellent food were had.

If you missed it, you’re in luck. Kelowna Rainbow Women will be having a WomXn’s Night at Friends of Dorothy Lounge the first Tuesday of every month!

Watch Facebook for details of next month’s WomXn’s Night!