That said, we are also gearing up for the unofficial kick-off to summer weekend here in Canada, locally known as the May 24th weekend, with it's infamous reputation of being one of the biggest party weekends of the year. Dust off the barby's, freshen up the muscle-t's, shorts and sandals, grab some sunscreen and prepare for a good time. Pick out your spot on a patio somewhere in the village, on a beach, or anywhere around town for that matter, and just enjoy the festive atmosphere all day long until the day cools down, and the nightlife heats up.
Lots on the calendar entertainment-wise too, with everything from BBQ's, to T-dances, to Drag extravaganza's, women's events, and more. Here's a few:
- "SWEET" FRIDAY MAY 21/10 @ Canvas Lounge - An all inclusive, elegant & playful party for women and friends! A perfect spot to sip martini’s, unwind from the week, meet new friends and rock-out the dancefloor! Canvas Lounge - 99 Powell St
- The WIGGLE Show - Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 8:00pm, show time 9pm, Five Sixty (560 Seymour Street) The House of Venus annual wearable art / Wigfest returns to celebrate it's Sweet Sixteen!
- SPRING FEVER III - with DJ MICKY FRIEDMANN (Berlin), Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 9:00pm
- Celebrities Night Club (1022 Davie Street), Starring Berlin DJ and international star DJ MICKY FRIEDMANN with opening set by Vancouver's hottest DJ Nick Bertossi
- ULTIMATE DJ 3-WAY - Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 3:00pm @ 1181 Davie Street, Mumbles, MamaBear, and introducing, Ghetto Cracker- 1181 has the ultimate music marathon SUNDAY, MAY 23RD, 3pm to 1am!
- HERSHE BAR - SUNDAY MAY 23/10 @ RED ROOM - Where The Girls Are! One hot-mess of a party not to be missed!!!!!!! We are SO excited to introduce DJ SARATONIN from LA to this massive long weekend party!
- TURNING JAPANESE : NEW WAVE GALA - Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 9:00pm, Celebrities Night Club (1022 Davie Street) - RESTRICTED ENTERTAINMENT and GALAXION team up to deliver an over-the-top 80's New Wave Gala, insane long weekend party-style! We're bringing you back to the arcade, along with a huge helping of 80's style and MUSIC!
- SUPER-T - SUNDAYS T-DANCE @ J LOUNGE kicks-off right after Brunch...May 23 @ 4-9pm - TFD Productions presents SUPER T with DJ ROB HALL (NYC) $10
- QUEENS UN-SYNCED! - Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 10:00pm - Celebrities Nightclub (1022 Davie Street), A rare "all live" performance by some of Vancouvers' favourite Drag Performers. Tickets are ten dollars with all net proceeds to benefit the Vancouver Friends For Life Society.
- DIVAS LIVE PRESENT ' PROJECT RUNAWAY ' Dragshow - Friday May 28, 2010 8:30pm, Show 9:30pm, Odyssey Nightclub (1251 Howe St.), Tix $5 & Proceed go to A Loving Spoonful. Door Prizes Sponsor by El Barrio.ca, Steamworks, Fountainhead Pub & Little Sisters
- CRUISEYT - Kick Off Party Cruise - Sunday, May 30th, Boarding: 3:30 pm, Departure: 4 pm (4 hour cruise - back at 8 pm), DJ(s): Zack Shore, Performer(s): Joan-E & Syren
- DMS BARBEQUEEN - "at your service", May 30, 2PM - PumpJack Pub
- HOT GAY DJ LAUNCH - DAVIE VILLAGE TOUR - Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 9:00pm, Davie Village - Vancouver. Participating venues are 1181, Celebrities Nightclub, J Lounge, Oasis and Score.