Greed / REsolve @ Queer Arts Festival
With Full Circle First Nations Performance
Commerce, greed, and disenfranchisement are key themes in these two paired dance works by Circadia Indigena - Indigenous Arts Collective.

Artistic Collaborators: Byron Chief-Moon, JP Longboat, Olivia C. Davies, Luis G Canton Rocher

Come early, share a drink among friends, and take in QAF's visual arts exhibitions.



Entry to QAF events requires membership to the Pride in Art Society. Memberships are available for $5 (General) and $2 (Concession) online or at the door. Please allow for a few extra minutes at your first event to obtain your new card.

ARE YOU A QAF FAN? Buy a 4-show Queer Arts Festival 2017 Pass ($69 Regular including membership, and $30 Concession for youth & seniors). The passholder can see up to 4 individual shows, take 3 friends to one show, or any combination in between. There is no charge to reserve Passholder Tickets, and their ticket fee will be waived when you put them in your cart.

Click here to browse other QAF ticketed events on sale at Theatre Wire.

The Queer Arts Festival is an artist-run multidisciplinary festival held in Vancouver, celebrating queer art and artists, featuring a curated visual art exhibition, provocative new live performances and inspiring workshops. To learn more about QAF and additional events, visit the Queer Arts Festival website.



Scent Reduced
:

To keep this a welcome space for everyone, please refrain from wearing scented products while attending QAF events.
 
Courtesy Seating:

Courtesy seating is available (but not limited) to elders and folks with mobility or physical disabilities, chronic pain and low vision. If you require priority seating, look for one of our Accessibility Ambassadors or Box Office staff to provide you with priority access to the venue.

Mobility Accessibility:

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.
Click here for a full accessibility audit of the space by Radical Access Mapping Project. To learn more about Radical Access Mapping project, visit their website at radicalaccessiblecommunities.wordpress.com.

QAF takes place on the traditional, unceded territory of the Coast Salish people, in particular the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwəta? (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. We recognize their sovereignty, as there are no treaties on these lands, and we are dedicated to building a new relationship between our nations based on respect and consent.
6/28/2017 7:00 PM
Queer Arts Festival 2017 Pass
A screamin' deal! 4 fabulous QAF shows for only $69 and $30 for youth & seniors (including membership). The passholder can see up to 4 individual shows, take 3 friends to one show, or any combination in between.
 
This year's ticketed shows schedule:
 
MSM [Men Seeking Men] | June 20
MSM [Men Seeking Men] | June 21
Unsettling Colonial Gender Boundaries | June 23
Technical Knockouts | June 26
Greed/Resolve | June 27
Greed/Resolve | June 28
 
To see the full list of all other QAF events, click here.

You can book on your pass by ordering Passholder Tickets. There is no charge to reserve Passholder Tickets, and their ticket fee will be waived when you put them in your cart.
 
The Queer Arts Festival is an artist-run multidisciplinary festival held in Vancouver, celebrating queer art and artists, featuring a curated visual art exhibition, provocative new live performances and inspiring workshops.
 
Scent Reduced:
 
To keep this a welcome space for everyone, please refrain from wearing scented products while attending QAF events.
 
Courtesy Seating:
 
Courtesy seating are available (but not limited) to elders and folks with mobility or physical disabilities, chronic pain and low vision. If you require priority seating, look for one of our Accessibility Ambassadors or Box Office staff to provide you with priority access to the venue.
 
Mobility Accessibility:
 
The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.
 
Click here for a full accessibility audit of the space by Radical Access Mapping Project. To learn more about Radical Access Mapping project, visit their website at radicalaccessiblecommunities.wordpress.com
 
QAF takes place on the traditional, unceded territory of the Coast Salish people, in particular the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwəta? (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. We recognize their sovereignty, as there are no treaties on these lands, and we are dedicated to building a new relationship between our nations based on respect and consent.
6/29/2017 11:59 PM
An Evening with Louise Penny
Monday, August 28, 2017 at 7:30pm
St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church


A Vancouver Writers Fest Special Event

In her latest, gripping book, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny shatters the conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called ‘the court of conscience.’ Join Penny to hear about the latest installment in her award-winning Gamache Series, her fascinating career – including why she left her CBC post to write her first novel – and insight into her work for devoted fans and new readers alike.

Louise Penny worked as a broadcaster with CBC before she began writing mysteries. Her first, Still Life, won the Arthur Ellis Award for best first crime novel, along with awards in the United States and United Kingdom. Her subsequent novels featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache have earned her an enthusiastic following as well as several more awards. Penny lives near Montreal.

St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church
1022 Nelson St.
8/28/2017 7:30 PM
Salman Rushdie in Conversation

Presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest in association with the Indian Summer Festival

Tickets for this event are available through The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

One of the most celebrated public thinkers of our time, the multi-award-winning and bestselling author Salman Rushdie discusses his latest, brilliant epic, The Golden House, at this special event. In quality and compelling scope, The Golden House is Rushdie’s The Godfather meets The Great Gatsby: an unparalleled modern-day thriller with a compelling storyline straight out of today’s headlines.

In The Golden House, real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the United States under mysterious circumstances. Soon, he and his three adult children assume new identities, reinventing themselves at the apex of New York society. At the event, Rushdie will consider the novel in the context of the current U.S. political climate, probing key moments in recent history, from the inauguration of Obama to post-election Trump. Join us for a timely conversation with one of the greatest writers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Theatre Wire was listed in error as the ticket seller for this event. Tickets are available through The Chan Centre at http://chancentre.com/events/salman-rushdie-conversation/.

9/19/2017 7:30 PM
Waiting for First Light: In Conversation with Roméo Dallaire
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:30pm
St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church

A Vancouver Writers Fest Special Event

In this candid, electric evening, Roméo Dallaire – bestselling author, retired general and senator, leading humanitarian – discusses his struggle with PTSD following his missions around the world including assisting the UN during the Rwandan Genocide. Rivaling Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking, the RBC Taylor Prize-nominated memoir Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Struggle with PTSD is a moving self-portrait of a top political and military figure whose nights are invaded by despair, but who faces each day with the renewed desire to make a difference in the world.

Lieutenant-General (retired) The Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire, O.C., C.M.M., G.O.Q., M.S.C., C.D., L.O.M. (U.S.), B.ésS., LL.D. (Hon.), D.Sc.Mil (Hon.), D.U. Roméo Dallaire is founder of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, a global partnership with the mission to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers. A celebrated advocate for human rights, especially in regards to child soldiers, veterans, and the prevention of mass atrocities, General Dallaire is also a respected government and UN adviser, a bestselling author, and former Canadian Senator.

St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church
1022 Nelson St.
11/16/2017 7:30 PM
A Newfoundlander in Canada: Alan Doyle in Conversation
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7:30pm
Norman Rothstein Theatre

A Vancouver Writers Fest Special Event

Following the runaway success of his bestselling memoir, Where I Belong, Great Big Sea front man Alan Doyle discusses A Newfoundlander in Canada: a hilarious, heartwarming account of discovering Canada through the eyes of the Newfoundlander leaving home for the first time. The author shares never-before-heard stories from the band’s early touring days – including opening for Barney the Dinosaur and drinking moonshine with an elderly churchgoer in PEI – and takes the audience on a journey through the complexities of community, regionalism and the true meaning of ‘Canadianness’.

Alan Doyle is a Canadian musician and actor, best known as a lead singer in the Canadian folk-rock band Great Big Sea. In 2012, Doyle released his first solo album, Boy on Bridge, which made the top twenty on the Canadian Albums chart. Doyle lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.
 
Norman Rothstein Theatre
950 W 41st Avenue
11/20/2017 7:30 PM
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