Saturday, January 30, 2010


The Dogwood Monarchist Society with The Odyssey Nightclub is proud to present:


They have gathered together the best of the best entertainers who have started to create a splash on the Vancouver scene. There are 9 amazing performers in the finals, each vying for a chance to be this year's ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR 2010.

They are all competing for:
A performance contract with The Odyssey, Vancouver Hottest Gay Bar.
A Command performance at Coronation 39: Higher, Faster, Stronger a night in Athens

Your finalists are:

Amanda Pushawn
Della Devine
Isolde N. Barron
Kelly Armnall
Kiki Lawhore
Peter Breeze

Winners will be chosen based on Judges scores as well as audience votes!
Judging the finals are:

Empress 38 Iona Whip
Emperor 35 Mike Murrell
Empress 35 Jaylene
Promoter and Event Producer TommyD

Hosted by last year's winner and the 38th Imperial Crown Princess

It's all going down tonight, Saturday January 30th, at THE ODYSSEY NIGHTCLUB. Doors open at 7:30, with showtime at 8:30 SHARP!

Cover is $10 with all proceeds benefiting the three DMS charities -
The Health Initiatve for Men
Out in Schools

When you pay your $10 cover, you will get an AUDIENCE VOTE ballot, which could swing the vote if the judges come to a gridlock! ONLY ONE VOTE PER BALLOT AND ONLY PEOPLE WHO PAY THE DONATION GET THE BALLOT.

They are also introducing the candidates for EMPEROR 36 and EMPRESS 39, so it will be a really packed show that is sure to ENTERTAIN!


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Calgary - The 31st Imperial Crown Prince and Princess Ball

The 33rd House of Italian Meatballs and Hungarian Sausage and Twisted Element Nightclub and Lounge Present:

The 31st Imperial Crown Prince and Princess Ball - A Fundraiser for the 33rd House Charities on Friday, January 29, 2010.

Come and Join Your Imperial Crown Prince 31 Marina and Imperial Crown Princess 31 Carly York Jones for a night of fun, frivolity, and fundraising.

Door Prizes , 50/50 even a command lottery so put a number in your jacket or purse!

We will be using the Rear Alley Karaoke entrance only for access to this event and tickets are now avaliable at Twisted Element door,The Eagle, and The Bunker.

Friday, January 29, 2010. Doors and protocol at 8 pm, protocol until 9 pm show starts 9:15 pm sharp.

Twisted Element - 1006 11 Avenue Southwest
Calgary, AB T2R 0G3
(403) 802-0230

Tickets are $10 dollars in Advance or $15 at the door. For details, please visit


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Calgary - 2 Hot 2 Handle, A night with Canadian Video Pioneer Paul Wong

Fairy Tales Presentation Society & The Glenbow Museum Present:

2 Hot 2 Handle, A night with Canadian Video Pioneer Paul Wong

Fairy Tales Presentation Society, Calgary’s annual GLBT film festival, is proud to present an evening with Vancouver-based multimedia artist, Paul Wong on Thursday January 28th at the Glenbow Museum. The evening will include a presentation by Wong, a screening of his recent works, and a look at his new Glenbow installation, 2 Hot 2 Handle.

An award-winning artist and curator since the 1970s, Wong’s work varies from conceptual performances to narratives, meshing video, photography, installation and performance. Wong’s latest exhibit, 2 Hot 2 Handle, was inspired the Glenbow’s existing collection of bronze sculptures and his visit to the 2009 Alberta Rockies Gay Rodeo.

Jessica Dollard, Director of Fairy Tales Presentation Society says, “Paul Wong is one of Canada’s most exciting multimedia artist. Fairy Tales is thrilled to partner with Glenbow Museum to celebrate his work. We are planning a number of events in 2010 bringing together Calgary’s GLBTQ community and celebrating the arts.”
Wong has received several awards in his career including the Bell Canada Award in Video Art in 2002 and a Governor General’s Award in 2005. His video installation work has been featured in exhibitions around the world, including an extensive screening at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada.

2 Hot 2 Handle is on January 28th and will include video screenings of: “Perfect Day,” a self-portrait of the artist indulging in drugs; “EastVan John,” about a man displaced by gentrification; “Sally,” shot at the China Club in Beijing; and the sexually charged “Chelsea Hotel.”

DATE: Thursday January 28, 2010
LOCATION: ConocoPhillips Theatre, Glenbow Museum, 130 9th Avenue SE, Calgary AB

Mango Shiva, 218 8th Avenue SW, Calgary AB (including a complimentary drink and snacks)

TICKETS: $10.00 both events, available at the door

Please visit for more information.


A SINGLE MAN is the story of George Falconer (Colin Firth), a 52 year old British college professor, who is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner, Jim (Matthew Goode). George dwells on the past and cannot see his future as we follow him through a single day, where a series of events and encounters, ultimately leads him to decide if there is a meaning to life after Jim. George is consoled by his closest friend, Charley (Julianne Moore), a 48 year old beauty who is wrestling with her own questions about the future. The film is directed by Tom Ford.

For your chance to win a run-of-engagement pass to A SINGLE MAN, please send an email to the link on our website, with "A Single Man Contest" in the subject field to:

Please include your full name and contact email address.
Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries and will be notified by email. Only one entry per email address allowed. Passes are only available for showings in the following cities:


Contest open to residents of the above listed regions who have reached the age of majority. Sponsor employees and their immediate families are not eligible to enter. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Value of a double pass is approximately $25. No purchase necessary. Film subject to classification.

A SINGLE MAN is now playing in select cities.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Vancouver - Book Launch for BOY MIDFLIGHT

Actor and writer Charlie David will be at Little Sister's Bookstore in Vancouver on Wednesday, January 27th from 7 to 8pm to celebrate the release of his new sexy novel, Boy Midflight. Come listen to Charlie as he reads some of his personal favourite passages from the book. The meet and greet session will last for one hour in which Charlie will sign any of his DVDs and books for friends and fans including Dante's Cove, his travel series Bump, and the films Mulligans, A Four Letter Word, Kiss the Bride.

The cover of Charlie's new book features the winners of the 2009 Gay Top Model Cover Award: Joel and Reece..

In addition, you can get a sneak peak into the Gay Top Model 2010 competition, as producer Terry Costa will announce the finalists that will create the show for this season. Charlie David will also talk about his new novel, Shadowlands (to be released Fall 2010) where one of the lucky Gay Top Model 2010 finalists will be selected as the cover boy.

Join the fun at 7pm on Wednesday, January 27th at Little Sister’s Bookstore, 1238 Davie Street in Vancouver.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Calgary AB - 12th Annual Bill Brooks Prostate Cancer Benefit

It's time again for Bill Brooks fabulous annual "Bum Ball", a benefit that supports prostate cancer research, education and treatment through the Southern Alberta Institute of Urology at the Rockyview General Hospital. This years theme is the "The Glove Party", presented by the Canada Safeway Foundation, so come dressed in your finest handwear. Whether leather or woven, glittered or plain, or – oh yes – latex, the glove is the fashion accessory of 2010. So, don your most daring gauntlets and mitts and come prepared to party!

Held this year at the Hotel Arts Ballroom (119 12 Ave SW, Calgary AB) on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm, the event will be sure to impress.

Benefit tickets are $275 (GST included) per person. For more information and to reserve your tickets, contact the Calgary Health Trust at 403-23 EVENT (38368) or online at

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Broadway Across Canada presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Alberta

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal and timeless message. The North American Tour continues the tradition of the 1964 Jerome Robbins TONY Award winning production, following the story of Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. Mr. Robbins won twin TONY awards for his direction and choreography of Broadway’s FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. In this National Tour, both are faithfully recreated by Director Sammy Dallas Bayes, choreographer of the Broadway Revival.

When FIDDLER ON THE ROOF opened in the United States in 1964, it was a time of change and crumbling traditions in our own country. Perhaps the explanation for its world-wide success in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s was because the play illustrated the universality of such problems as the “generation gap,” youthful dissent, revolutionary doctrine, and the oppression of minorities. Students of the time identified with the rebellious student, Perchik, and strongly related to the breaking of hallowed traditions. Tevye and others of his time struggled with these problems in 1905, and emerged triumphant, offering the hope and promise of reconciliation to a turbulent society. Today, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is as relevant as ever.

Now, in the midst of a new millennia, in a world fraught with anxiety and fear, the one constant humanity can rely on is the strength of family and of its traditions that will ultimately sustain it through its own trials and tribulations. Forty five years and a generation later, new audiences can identify and take heart as they experience the tradition in great musical theatre that is FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.

In Calgary, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF plays the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on January 13 – 17, 2010. The performance schedule is Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.; Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m and a Thursday matinee at 2:00 p.m. Tickets for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF vary in range depending on performance, seat location, and date of purchase and start at $59. Tickets available through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at or call 403.777.0000.

In Edmonton, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF plays the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on January 19 – 24, 2010. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Tickets for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF vary in range depending on performance, seat location, and date of purchase and start at $59. Tickets available at Ticketmaster outlets, online at or call 780.451.8000.

Group orders for 15 or more may be placed by calling 1.800.889.8457.

American Express® Cardmembers have access to some of the best seats in the house for all
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF performances.

The Calgary & Edmonton engagement of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is presented by Broadway Across Canada and is a subscription offering of the 2009/10 Series. For more information, please visit

Friday, January 8, 2010

In Memoriam - Purple in our Pride Flag

The subject of youth suicide in the GLBT Community has been a quiet but important voice in our community. Themes of pressure to belong, to be part of a community experience, and to learn what is the "Homo-sensational Experience" --- often one's own -- can be a lot to handle. And often, youth suicide is faceless.

But in December, Montreal lost one of the key members of it's community. With his camera at each and every of Montreal's hottest events, Bobby "Jens Brady" Drake was someone at the epicentre of Montreal's GLBT tourist, events and late-night scene.

And he will be missed by many.

Montreal's next generation shared the knowledge that they were part of something much larger the moment they found themselves tagged in one of Bobby Drake's photo albums on Facebook. From Montreal's best Friday and Saturday events, to the Priape and Fetish Community, the talented drag community of Mado Lamotte, Fierté Montreal Pride and the Just for Laughs Festival; Bobby Drake's Facebook became the place to be seen in Montreal. A"Village A-List" like none other.

Wearing his signature shade of mauve, Bobby put the Purple in our Pride Flags. He will be remembered by all of us who knew him, and missed by us all.

~"Bobby Drake" - aka Jens Brady~1986-2009

Eulogy and images provided by Michael Ain

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

OUTLOOKS Wants To Hear From You! - Topic: Looking Youthful

Do you keep up with the latest trends to look young and healthy? Have a preference for natural methods to stay youthful looking, or would you go under the knife for a little nip and tuck?

OUTLOOKS Magazine wants to know your experiences, secrets, and tips for eternal youth and fighting the signs of aging. Email with your natural how-to tricks, or your experiences with cosmetic surgery, and you may be included in an upcoming feature article!

In your response, please be sure to include if you have ever considered cosmetic surgery or are competely against it, or if you would like to confess to having had some work done already. Also, please state if you would like to be considered for inclusion in this article. If so, please attach a current picture of yourself to accompany the article (headshots only - hi-res jpg preferred). No "before and after" shots will be featured.

The submission deadline is January 15, so please send your responses soon!