• LGBT2Q+ Events in Kelowna and throughout the Okanagan

What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Mar 9 – 15, 2020

Tuesday, March 10 – Under the Rainbow Coffee Group ~ Kelowna

An LGBTQ2+ All-inclusive ‘out and proud’ weekly coffee group. You can find us by looking for the rainbow flags!

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/504864470166290/

Tuesday, March 10 – WomXn’s Night, hosted by Kelowna Rainbow Women ~ Kelowna

This is an evening to come together and celebrate womXn in Kelowna’s LGBTQ2+ community!

We want to create a new space where lesbians, bi and queer women, including all trans, two-spirit, and non-binary people, can meet and have fun, and experience community together.

This is a trial run, the first of what we hope will be a monthly event. Let’s fill Friends of Dorothy Lounge to capacity! Come for dinner, stay for drinks and conversation.

Allies are welcome, and this event is a safe and inclusive space for all.

To more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/135722837754286/

Tuesday, March 10 – Pride Pictures: Milk, hosted by the South Okanagan Similkameen Pride ~ Penticton

Milk is a 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Dustin Lance Black, the film stars Sean Penn as Milk and Josh Brolin as Dan White, a city supervisor who assassinated Milk and Mayor George Moscone.

This film requires sign up, please contact Stephanie (Adult Services Librarian) at: 250-770-7786 or stephaniejames@summer.com if you are interested in attending!

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1172408119766912/

Wednesday, March 11 – Girls Social Group, hosted by Foundry Kelowna ~ Kelowna

Foundry #Kelowna invites girls aged 14-18 to be a part of the Girls Social Group taking place weekly on Wednesdays (February 5 – March 11) from 3:30pm-5pm.

This group open to anyone identifying as female and will be held in a LGBTQ2+ friendly space. The group will be based around topics such as #selfworth#selfcare, and social media, and will offer a variety activities for participants to take part in.

The ultimate goal of this group is to provide a safe space where girls can be themselves. 🤗

This is a closed group. To register, please email jordain.lyons@cmha.bc.ca (or call 250-470-8975). Please include: your name, contact info, and why you’re interested in this group.

Wednesday, March 11 – Okanagan Sports Leadership Series – Gender Equity, hosted by PacificSport Okanagan ~ Kelowna

Join PacificSport Okanagan as we feature Gender Equity in our March #OSL Series (Okanagan Sport Leadership).

The event will feature a documentary featuring gender issues in sport, a panel discussion, and an action plan for organizations to #Levelthefield in creating spaces benefiting participants and leaders of all genders.
Stay tuned to our website for more updates in the months to come!

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/438633840142719/

Wednesday, March 11 – Whale Wednesdays Karaoke, hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge ~ Kelowna

To all the friends of Dorothy, we have a BIG announcement for you. #WhaleWednesdays are here! 📢

What are #WhaleWednesdays, you may ask? 😏 A fun, sexy and ravishing karaoke night hosted by the marvelous @freidawhales . Sip on the cocktails, snack on the delicacies and sing your hearts out. The best part? It’s every Wednesday at 8pm, starting TONIGHT.

And hey, it’s $2 off cocktails, ALL NIGHT LONG!

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/fodloungekelowna/

Wednesday, March 11 – March be.Social, hosted by the South Okanagan Similkameen Pride ~ Penticton

Join SOS Pride at Brexit Pub Wednesday March 11th, from 6 to 9pm for a 19+ fun night of hanging out, eating wings and socializing! As always, memberships and our famous SOS Pride buttons will be for sale plus some great door prizes. See you there!
Specials include
$5/lb Wings
$10 for Poutine & a Beer
Happy Hour drink specials for SOS Pride

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2889941504402813/

Friday, March 13 – Saudade ~ Kelowna

Six men, one hour, and a feeling of longing and melancholy, stunningly expressed through the collision of elegant balletic lines and dynamic, street-style energy.

You do not want to miss Saudade – a contemporary dance created by LGBTQ2+ artist, Joshua Beamish.

Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY has created in collaboration with The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Dutch National/Het Nationale Ballet Junior Company, Cape Town Opera, Vancouver Opera, New York City Ballet Principals Wendy Whelan for Restless Creature and Ashley Bouder for The Ashley Bouder Project, and many more.

On Friday, March 13, he brings his work to the Mary Irwin Theatre at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $28.

“As Saudade came to a close and the audience roared, this quote by Maya Angelou came to mind, “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” Beamish’s cast spoke with the most brilliant dance vocabulary but the feeling of saudade that swirled inside me as the men glided across the floor is what I’ll never forget.” – Madison Embrey, New York Rag on Saudade by Joshua Beamish

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/249330199387498/

Friday, March 13 – Drag Show, featuring Ella Lamoureux, hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge ~ Kelowna

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/fodloungekelowna/

Saturday, March 14 – Drag Show, featuring Valerie, hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge ~ Kelowna

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/fodloungekelowna/

Sunday, March 15 – Drag Brunch, hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge ~ Kelowna

Come witness a marvelous drag performance by Kelowna’s own, Ella Lamoureux. HOWEVER, this Sunday gets sexier. She will be accompanied by the stunning, burlesque beauty, Tintina Tundra.

We’re hosting two brunch seatings instead of one. The first seating is at 10am, with the performance starting at 11am. The second seating is at 12pm, with the performance starting at 1pm.

Tickets are $30 per person and include:
One mimosa or one mocktail
Your choice of eggs benny or breakfast sandwich on a brioche bun, both served with pancakes or hash browns, and fruit side.

Only 34 seats available per seating – Call us to reserve yours now. Reservations ONLY by phone please!

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/fodloungekelowna/

Author: Taysha Jarrett

Community Engagement Advisor ~ Rebellious Unicorns