Hot days and nights highlight Pride week 0
Our big beautiful, sun-soaked city was bursting with pride this week, starting with the Queer Arts Festival opening night party at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre. That's where QAF organizers and artists of all disciplines gathered to celebrate the launch of their "Random Acts of Queerness" festival program, which runs through Aug. 18.
Guests were treated to a sneak peek at some truly innovative visual art exhibitions, an eclectic mix of musical performances, as well as a pretty sweet spread that included some highly addictive bite-size cupcakes. For more ticket info, visit queerartsfestival.com
On Friday, the Davie Street Dance Party and the Vancouver Pride Society had perfect weather for their annual extravaganza. In fact, it was so nice out, partygoers didn't exactly rush the gate at the crack of 7 p.m. - presumably they were doing a little patio-pop pre-gaming and who can blame them, really? That's what hot summer nights in Vancouver are for.
They did, however, start to fill the barricaded streets between Burrard and Jervis around 8 p.m. for a night of dance music, free Barefoot Wine samples, performance artists and some show-stopping condom promotions.
Bar None recently updated its look with a pretty extensive reno that - according to the night club's press release - include "new VIP leather seating, a centralized DJ booth, granite bar with cafe latte cork finishing, Tribeca mosaic tile in the VIP areas, and a newly relocated bar."
To celebrate, as well as showcase, this big makeover, the Yaletown nightclub hosted a VIP party last Thursday - complete with hip-hop, house and club beats. If truth be told, the room was a little too dark to fully appreciate the deluxe new decor. But no matter - the appies were more than agreeable, as were the waitresses with bumpin' bodies and bartenders with chiseled bone structure serving up refreshing handcrafted cocktails all night.