What's Happening this week in Victoria! August 16 - 22, 2021

Written on 08/15/2021

Events include Queerabilities, QueerDog Comedy, Two Spirit Tea, Meditation and Existence, Best in Show Drag, Umbrella Rainbow Group, 2 Spirits of BC Talking Group, QT2IPOC Dinner, Queer Stitch-Craft, An Evening with Lemon, Drag Bingo, Wellbeing Wednesday, Queer Yoga, HIM Yoga, Drag Storytime, and VRW Coffee Group.

Monday, August 16 - 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, August 16 - Queer Dog Comedy Night, 8 pm, presented by The Vicious Poodle ~ Live

Hosted by Zane Oak

Tuesday, August 17 - Two Spirit Tea - Travel, 6:30 pm, presented by Rebellious UnicornsUnicorns.LIVE, and thehub.lgbt ~ Online

Let's go on a trip with Ella and Simma! Join us as they talk about where they’ve been, and where they want to go. Plus, they’ll give tips for travel and discuss what kind of travellers they are in and out of drag.

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE

Tuesday, August 17 - Meditation and Existence, 6:30 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

This workshop helps members find self-acceptance and self-improvement but helping the members become aware of their possibilities and acknowledge that they are responsible for events they formally thought were happening to them. This workshop will provide psychological strength to the group not to fall into depression or anxiety. The technique used in this work will be a blend of Vipassana meditation and Existentialism ideas.

To register, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsd-qgpzwuEtbcmpqVuMBNEHl_raF7dUJw

Tuesday, August 17 - Best in Show - Drag Show, 7 pm, presented by The Vicious Poodle ~ Live

Tuesday, August 17 - 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, August 17 - 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, August 18 - QT2IPOC Dinner, 6 pm

Monthly QT2IPOC Dinners :) For self-identified queer, trans, and/or 2-spirit Indigenous people and/or people of colour of all ages.

Register at qt2ipoc.foodsharing@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 18 - 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, August 18 - An Evening with Lemon, 7 pm, presented by Friends of Dorothy Lounge ~ Live

Alright Tartlets, here's the deets you need to know about a Night with Lemon! Tickets available at the door, all ages, first come first serve. $45
Lemon will be live on Dorothy's Main Stage w/ Shelita Cox & a special guest.

Wednesday, August 18 - Drag Bingo, 8 pm, presented by The Vicious Poodle ~ Live

Wednesday, August 18 - Wellbeing Wednesday - Self-Love Languages, 8 pm, presented by Rebellious UnicornsUnicorns.LIVE, and thehub.lgbt ~ Online

Episode 7 of Wellbeing Wednesday will be talking about Self-Love Languages - how can you show yourself love and personalize self-care based on YOUR love language. Stay tuned for an episode that will not only benefit you, but the people around you.

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE

Friday, August 20 - 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, August 20 - 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. 

Sunday, August 22 - Outdoor Drag Storytime and Singalong, 11:30 am ~ Live

The first of a series of 3, we're serving stories and songs (and possibly a mini petting zoo?!) for kids and families at this absolutely free, casual gathering. These gatherings will feature drag artists Persi Flage, Electra Socket, Junk Male, and Chaz Avery reading some delightful stories, along with the musical stylings of Bennett and Justine!

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/359483865583121/

Sunday, August 22 - Victoria Rainbow Women Coffee Group, 3:30 pm, presented by Victoria Rainbow Women ~ Live

 To find out more, join the Victoria Rainbow Women Facebook Group