Open Space Saturdays is an outdoor arts and community space activating the outdoor areas around Massey Theatre and runs every summer Saturday from 11am to 10pm. This weekend is brought to you by Prismatica,
This Saturday’s programming includes…
11:00 am-3:00 pm: Kids activities including bubbles and outdoor games such as Jenga, bean bag toss. Massive chalk playground canvas
12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Sprout club with New West Farmers Market. Seed planting!
New West Artists will be onsite from 1 pm – 6 pm with an arts showcase, art sales and more
11:00 am-12:30 pm-Allan Morgan and the Gay Seniors storytelling group: Open workshop and sharing experience with this magnaimous and inspiring group of creators and sharers.
1:00 pm Quayside Voices on the Buskers Stage!
Prismatica Programming Day!
Video installation in the Plaskett Gallery from House of Rice:11am-11pm:
An experimental dual channel installation and sculptural piece with non-binary artists Maiden China and Skim. They explore performance and subjectivity through their bodies, consumption and archival material objects.
Drag Queen Story Time 11 am-12 pm
Bring the whole family as your favourite over-the-top drag queens share some of their favourite children’s books about inclusion, diversity, and celebrating yourself. Songs, stories, and a whole lot of love to kick off your pride celebrations. Featuring Peach Cobblah, Isolde N. Barron & Karmella Barr
All in the Family 12:15-1:15 pm
An inclusive family drag show featuring a family of drag queens! Chosen family is a vital part of queer identity, and the drag community is no exception. Join real-life husbands Isolde N. Barron and Peach Cobblah, and their drag daughter Karmella Barr, plus drag sister Celestial Seasons. A show jam packed with music, big laughs, and a whole lot of love.
DJ Spinintonic 1:15-3:00 pm
DJ Spinintonic spins your favourite queer anthems in a fun for the whole family dance party, plus drag queens to keep your spirits high.
3:00 pm-4:30 pm: Poetry in the Park hosted by Aidan Chafe. Open Mic!
QueerProv 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
QueerProv is a queer (lgbtq+) improv comedy show featuring some of Vancouver’s silliest, most diverse talents. With performers from the improv, standup, theatre, and drag communities, we bring the funny while seamlessly integrating queer characters and stories.
Dandy and Friends 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
“Dandy and Friends” is a comedy variety hour. Tonight you are the Lavender Society and your host Dandy will take you through the meetings gay agenda while featuring some of his friends as guests including drag queens, sketch characters, singers and comedians.
Pridestravaganza: 9:00 pm-10:00 pm
A lineup of some of the city’s best talents including Two Spirit Icon Jaylene Tyme, The Queen of the West End Carlotta Gurl, Ferocious Makeup Goddex Rogue and Strip Hop Goddess Crystal Precious, in a beautiful and whimsical closing celebration.
All shows are free and fabulous! Come for awhile, come for the day. Grab lunch and treats from Uptown New West or drinks from our concession inside.