What's Happening this week in Victoria! July 5 - 11, 2021

Written on 07/04/2021

Events include Queerabilities, QUSIC, QueeReads, Men 55+ Online, English Conversation Club, Umbrella Rainbow Group, 2 Spirits of BC Talking Group, Inner Light Yoga Nidra, Two-Spirit Tea, Queer Stitch-Craft, Hip Hop for Him, Wellbeing Wednesday, SashaTV, Let's Talk it Out, Life Drawing, Queer Yoga, HIM Yoga, and Metro Studio After Dark.

Monday, July 5 - Queerabilities - Remote Meeting - Community Care, 3 pm, presented by Queerabilities Victoria ~ Online

We are so excited to be offering the Queerabilities group, as a collaboration between the Victoria Disability Resource Center (Rowan) and AVI Health and Community Services (Marshall).
Until we are able to meet again in person, our weekly topic will be Community Care (a space of support, so socialize, share resources, and discuss our challenges and successes in navigating these difficult times).

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Monday, July 5 - QUSIC - Monica Miles, 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm, presented by Rebellious UnicornsUnicorns.LIVE, and thehub.lgbt ~ Livestreamed and Live at Friends of Dorothy Lounge Victoria

Monica Miles (or, either/or) first started playing classical guitar at age 7, falling in love with music and performance as early as they can remember.
Influenced by a threateningly bygone era of music, Monica Miles looks to the fierce individualists of the past century - ranging from Eartha Kitt, Eddie Van Halen, Joan Jett, Prince, Debbie Harry and beyond - in her quest to redefine what it means to be a true rockstar of this one.
Combined with her vintage, chic mid-50's-via-ready-to-wear 90's drag fashion or glittery, glam rock realness, she's sure to ignite the stage and audience with their energetic performance style, signature pop/trap production, quirky and inclusive lyrics, and infectious melodies and rhythms.
Watch the live stream at 5:30 pm on Unicorns.LIVE
Watch the live stream at 9:30 on Unicorns.LIVE

Monday, July 5 - QUSIC - Isabella Bloodcraft, 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm, presented by Rebellious UnicornsUnicorns.LIVE, and thehub.lgbt ~ Livestreamed and Live at Friends of Dorothy Lounge Victoria

A local transgender artist with a love for the witchy and macabre. An artist who brings Gothic themes to her "creepypop" with catchy lyrics and beats to get any being moving.

Watch the live stream at 6:30 pm on Unicorns.LIVE
Watch the live stream at 8:30 pm on Unicorns.LIVE

Monday, July 5 - QueeReads - Raceway of Love, read by Dustyn Baulkham, 10:30 pm, presented by Rebellious UnicornsUnicorns.LIVE, and thehub.lgbt ~ Livestreamed and Live at Friends of Dorothy Lounge Victoria

"In the space of a heartbeat, Jason was no longer thinking about the Chevy but about the tall, dark haired sculpture of a man that stood smiling at him. Jason bit his lip slightly as he inspected the machine of manhood which stood before him..."

Watch the live stream on Unicorns.LIVE

Tuesday, July 6 - QUSIC - Cameron Lorenzo, 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm, presented by Rebellious UnicornsUnicorns.LIVE, and thehub.lgbt ~ Livestreamed and Live at Friends of Dorothy Lounge Victoria

A solo artist that makes relatable songs about life, love and other fun stuff. I have been writing since I was 13 and in my opinion they are only getting better with time. I mostly perform original material with a few covers of different genres scattered in for an overall amazing time! I graduated from the Canadian College of Performing Arts last year which helped solidify my vocal performance and performing abilities. As a recently come out queer/enby person with a hefty dose of imposter syndrome It would be amazing to play for people who can relate to what I'm saying in my songs.

Watch the live stream at 5:30 pm on Unicorns.LIVE
Watch the live stream at 9:30 pm on Unicorns.LIVE

Tuesday, July 6 - QUSIC - Matte Stern and Jessica Pickersgill, 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm, presented by Rebellious UnicornsUnicorns.LIVE, and thehub.lgbt ~ Livestreamed and Live at Friends of Dorothy Lounge Victoria

Jessica and Matt met serendipitously mid-pandemic thanks to Matt’s puppy, Max. Realizing they were neighbours and both musicians, they began to collaborate and never looked back. Harmonizing through waves of bittersweet longing, playful giddiness, gentle soothing and raw connection, they weave a musical palette that invites everyone in. Catch them live this summer in Victoria and Vancouver, and then, beyond.

Watch the live stream at 6:30 pm on Unicorns.LIVE
Watch the live stream at 8:30 pm on Unicorns.LIVE

Tuesday, July 6 - Men 55+ Online, 6 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

A facilitated safe space to talk, listen, and share your experiences of conscious ageing with other gay men. Topics include growing older, understanding issues of isolation, motivation, financial issues, physical health, sex, and more.

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrdOGgrDkpG9Fq1cvTOzX6FfDhOuMqU2Uq

Tuesday, July 6 - Summer Social - English Conversation Club, 7 pm, presented by Men's Health Initiative ~ Online

Join this Conversation night for GBT2Q Guys whose first language is not English, to practice speaking English in a safe, non-judgemental and fun virtual space. The program is fully inclusive for all Queer Guys regardless of refugee status, living here on a visa, or a Canadian citizen. Come talk it out with us!

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kfumgrD8pHdxUni9HfNUjUZAA0084gYej

Tuesday, July 6 - Umbrella Rainbow Group, 7 pm, presented by Umbrella Rainbow Group ~ Online and Live

Umbrella is pleased to offer a new recovery support group for individuals that are part of the LGBTQ2S+ community.

We know that addiction affects people who identify as LGBTQ2S+ at a higher rate, and Umbrella understands the importance of a safe space to offer support and connection. Starting December 8, our facilitators Braelynne and Theo bring their knowledge, passion and lived experience to this weekly group.

* Due to COVID, we have a limit of 6 participants in person.
To secure a spot, you MUST register the day of the group, before 1pm and agree to Umbrella COVID protocols. All others will be invited to join the group by ZOOM, details below.

Join Zoom Meeting

Tuesday, July 6 - 2 Spirits of BC Talking Circle, 8 pm - 9:30 pm, presented by Four Feathers Society ~ Online

Ongoing Group, Tuesdays at 8 pm

Click the link below to join the Talking Circle 


Wednesday, July 7 - Inner Light Nidra Yoga, 5:30 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

“Inner Light Yoga Nidra” is a workshop that helps GBTQ2S+ men create and embrace self-affirmations that they want to live by, honour, and become with the aim of promoting mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88262720483

Wednesday, July 7 - Two Spirit Tea - Gender, 6 pm, presented by Rebellious UnicornsUnicorns.LIVE, and thehub.lgbt ~ Online

Gender and the Indigenous understanding. Most of us grew up with the perspective that there are only two genders, but this restriction has not existed in Indigenous culture. Join Episode 4 of Two Spirit Tea as our hosts shine light on the beauty of Indigenous culture and their understanding of binary genders.

Watch the live stream on Unicorns.LIVE

Wednesday, July 7 - Queer Stitch-Craft Weekly ZOOM Hangout/Drop-in, 7 pm, presented by Queer Stitch-Craft: Victoria BC ~ Online

To find out more, join the Queer Stitch-Craft Victoria Facebook Group

Wednesday, July 7 - Hip Hop for Him, 7 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

Hip-Hop for HIM is a beginner dance class where you will learn new grooves and choreography from all types of dance sub-genres that fits to (or close to) the umbrella of Hip-Hop, such as; B-Boying, Dancehall, Voguing, Waacking, Popping & Locking, Commercial, Jazz-Funk and more. Dance is not only a great physical, creative and emotional outlet, it is also a large part of LGBTQIA culture and history. During Hip-Hop for HIM, you are encouraged to dance the way you feel – you can never be “too fem” or “too masc” or “too” anything, just live your best life, and cheer on everyone around you to do the same. This is a space that celebrates you, your differences and champions living (and dancing) for yourself. Get ready to slay the house down!

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqdemqrT0oGN3AoshBn2QZH83U-gEht-Uz

This group is open to self-identified men (trans, cis, and other men), two-spirit and non-binary folks who also identify as gay, bi, queer, asexual, and/or as guys who are into/or have sex with guys (for any reason – including for work).

Wednesday, July 7 - Wellbeing Wednesday - Building Healthy Relationships, 8 pm, presented by Rebellious UnicornsUnicorns.LIVE, and thehub.lgbt ~ Online

Episode 4 of Wellbeing Wednesday is going to dive into the value of healthy relationships, how to build them, and maintain them! Paige Mathison is going to peel back the layers of how to not only add love, but meaning to our relationships by breaking down the importance of being a part of the greater good!

Watch the live stream on Unicorns.LIVE

Thursday, July 8 - SashaTV - How to Paint a Fairy, 8 pm, presented by Rebellious UnicornsUnicorns.LIVE, and thehub.lgbt ~ Online

Welcome to season one of Sasha TV, “Feeling Her Fantasy,” presented by Unicorns.LIVE. Episode four will teach us, in a rather entertaining manner, how to paint a Fairy 🧚 . This art tutorial will assist you in creating realistic fantasy.

Watch the live stream on Unicorns.LIVE

Thursday, July 8 - Let's Talk it Out, 6:30 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

A dynamic, facilitated discussion with community advocates from across the province that explores layers of queerness and “Outness,” and what it means to celebrate Pride. Through facilitated discussion we hope to explore our own assumptions on what it means to be gay or queer, and how those notions vary depending on where we live.

For more information: https://checkhimout.ca/event/lets-talk-it-out/

Thursday, July 8 - Life Drawing, 7:00 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

Do you like drawing and sketching? Do you appreciate the male form? Life Drawing with HIM offers a great opportunity to practice your artistic skills with a live male model. It is an informal drop-in session and social art group for men.

To register, please follow the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkdumhqj8vHdF06qTaTQlcUBRRWK6lb03q

Thursday, July 8 - Queerabilities - July Evening Edition, 7 pm, presented by Queerabilities Victoria ~ Online

This will be the first evening edition of Queerabilities. These will occur monthly on the second Thursday every month from 7-9pm.

Queerabilities is a lightly moderated weekly (and now monthly in the evenings) check-in for folks in the LGBTQ2S+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two spirit, plus) community who also live with mental and/or physical disability(ies)/chronic illness(es) and/or identify as disabled, regardless of formal or self diagnosis. These meetings are intended for folks who live on Vancouver Island or the gulf islands.
To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page
Friday, July 9 - Queer Yoga, 10 am - 11:15 am ~ Live

The Queer Yoga program is for folks interested in queering yoga. It is trauma-informed and prioritizes accessibility for marginalized folks. Registration is required at dcc@coolaid.org

Friday, July 9 - HIM Yoga, 7:30 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

To attend the online session via Zoom: 

Please register and attend at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpduiopjIvG9aIshWI9Elri4mmz_wZXQt4 

This event is open to all GBT2Q men living across BC. 

Saturday, July 10 - Metro Studio After Dark - Pride Cabaret, 8 pm, presented by Intrepid Theatre ~ Live

Full of campy drag numbers, raucous cabaret acts, and riotous comedy from performers Eddi Licious, Zane Oak, and Peach Cobblah, Metro Studio After Dark LIVE is chock-full of fabulous queer art! Join us for this one night only event as we celebrate a return to live theatre at The Metro Studio with new cabaret seating. Limited tickets.

Buy tickets HERE