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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.

Taysha Jarrett
Author: Taysha Jarrett

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

Author: Taysha Jarrett

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