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What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Sep 28 – Oct 4, 2020

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Tuesday, September 29 – October 3 – Under The Skin – Celebrating Queer Artists, 9 am – 3 pm daily, presented by The Laundry Room Collective ~ Lake Country

Under The Skin is a pop-up exhibition organized by The Laundry Room Collective. This pop-up will celebrate queer artists of the Okanagan by featuring the work of 13 local artists.

These artists are..

Kayti Barkved
Shannon Lester
Gabe Tsui
Michael V. Smith & Denise Kenney
Shimshon Obadia
Em MacMillen
Salem Lafortune
Jasper Berehulke
Sage Cannon
Arianna Tooke
Jacen Dennis
Šari Dale

Under The Skin will run from Tuesday, Sep 29 – Saturday, Oct 3 from 9am-3pm daily at The Lake Country Art Gallery.

To learn more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Tuesday, September 29 – Gender Identity Group ~ Online

This is a positive, safe, inclusive, supportive space for, gender non-conforming, non-binary, transsexual, transgender, gender queer inter-sexed or questioning (or any variation there of under the rainbow spectrum) people living in or near Kelowna or the Okanagan are to discuss matters and various topics while providing and obtaining peer support.

We meet every Tuesday from 6-8 via Discord.

For more information on this group meeting, please join the Gender Identity Group on Facebook.

Tuesday, September 29 – HIM Yoga, 5:30 pm, hosted by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

Come stretch those knots away and do Yoga with HIM online! Just get your Yoga mat and bottle of water ready!

This session is open to all GBT2Q men living across BC. This is an online event via Zoom App. To register, please follow the link below:


For more information, please e-mail register@checkhimout.ca. Attendance is free, or by donation.

Wednesday, September 30 – QUSIC, 7 pm – 8:30 pm, featuring Mariya Stokes, presented by Rebellious Unicorns and Unicorns.LIVE, hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge.

Mariya Stokes (she/her) grew up in Stavely, Alberta and by eight years old she was sneaking into her parents’ small-town bar on Friday afternoons to sing with the local jam band. She has pursued music ever since with a heavy focus on songwriting. Stokes was named the Country Music Alberta 2019 Female Artist of the Year. Her debut single, “Hands on My Body”, was released in February 2019, and is a simple, sexy anthem that blurs the lines between country and pop and was the #1 Most Active Indie at Canadian Radio the week of its release. Her follow-up single, “Christmas, Arizona,” was released in November 2019, and will be followed by her third single which will be released October 2nd 2020.

In 2019, Stokes opened for RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar Trixie Mattel and Canadian pop sweetheart Jocelyn Alice in Calgary, Alberta. She was selected to work with Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee Terri Clark at National Music Centre in Calgary, Alberta during her RBC Masters in Residence Program.

Actively involved in charitable endeavors, Mariya is an Artist in Residence for the Women’s Centre of Calgary (2020), and has worked with the Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre writing original songs, poems, and stories that captured the essence of the community with clients of the organization. The result of the latter project was two albums, released in 2015 (“Shelter From the Storm”) and 2016 (“Verses Vs. Homelessness”, which features her song “Lucky”). She has also independently created and executed two coat drives for the Drop-In Centre.

To learn more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE

Sunday, October 4 – 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, October 4 – QueeReads – Carousel (Part 1 of 2), 7 pm – 7:45 pm, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, and supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge and Author Leigh Jarrett, read by Cat Bonner, a lovely British lass ~ Kelowna and Online

When a child goes missing in Widdershins, ex-Pinkerton detective Griffin Flaherty fears sinister forces are at work in the town. Together, he and his lover Percival Endicott Whyborne must track down the child and put an end to a murderous plot, before any more young souls are lost.

The genre of this book is M/M Gay Mystery/Romance and the content is rated 18+  Suitable for viewers only 18 and older; those under 18 yrs of age must have parental consent. May contain coarse language, sexual themes, mature content of a sexual nature.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE

Sunday, October 4 – TransParent Okanagan Meeting, hosted by TransParent Okanagan ~ Online

TransParent provides community consultation, advising and advocacy on issues related to families of trans youth. They also operate a peer support network, monthly meetings, guest speakers and a lending library of books, videos and other resources.

TransParent Okanagan meets regularly the third Sunday of every month. To find out more, check out their Facebook Page

Author: Taysha Jarrett

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