The 2015 Vancouver Queer Arts Festival asks what sets you off? Image: Persimmon Blackridge / Queer Arts Festival
The 2015 Vancouver Queer Arts Festival asks what sets you off? Image: Persimmon Blackridge / Queer Arts Festival

Pride Week gets underway in Vancouver and we’re celebrating along with the LGBTQ+ community with a few picks from this year’s Queer Arts Festival.

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]the frank theatre company co-presents playwright Flerida Peña’s Sister Mary’s a Dyke?! (Jul 28-Aug 2). Its story follows Catholic school girl Abby, who discovers that not everything is at it seems at Crown of Thorns Academy.

Kim Villagante stars in Sister Mary’s a Dyke?!  at the 2015  Queer Arts  Festival. Photo by Raymond Shum.
Kim Villagante stars in Sister Mary’s a Dyke?! at the 2015 Queer Arts Festival. Photo by Raymond Shum.

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]The Pride in Art Community Show (until Aug 7) is the heart of the annual Queer Arts Festival showcasing the talents of emerging and established visual and media artists from within the queer community in this by donation exhibition.

The Pride in Art Community Show showcases new and emerging visual and media artists. Image: QAF
The Pride in Art Community Show showcases new and emerging visual and media artists. Image: Queer Arts Festival.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap]Trigger: Drawing the Line (until Aug 7) is this year’s curated exhibition honouring the 25th anniversary of Kiss & Tell’s legendary exhibition, Drawing the Line. Nineteen artists, brought together by curator SD Holman, are set to challenge, provoke, and push boundaries.

Pushing boundaries at this year's Queer Arts Festival curated exhibition
Pushing boundaries at this year’s Queer Arts Festival curated exhibition. Image: Queer Arts Festival.