2024-07-26

PrideFestival Halifax Pride Festival: All updates and news are listed in this Wayves Magazine article.


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Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Drag Queen Story Hour
Celebrating Pride - A Drag Queen Story Hour featuring the fabulous MaddieHadder! A family friendly event celebrating our wonderful community and Halifax Pride week! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈπŸŽ‰
Cost is free, any and all donations to go to the Nova Scotia YouthProject. πŸ’š
We ask you to please consider masking. 🩡 (We have free masks at the door) RSVP on Facebook.
Location: CapeAndCowl, 622 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville

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3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Gaycation
Come out to the newly revamped Jellies patio for a queer lifestyle-friendly pop-up beach party with cold drinks and hot glizzies! 🌭 The folks at HaliHoEvents and Jellies are teaming up to bring you the ultimate Pride beach party experienceβ€”in the middle of the city! πŸ–οΈ
So, put on your bikini, step into your banana hammock, pack your beach bag, and get ready to have a gay old time full of sand, sun, fun, queer AF lifestyle hotties, yummy eats, and cheap drinks! 🍹
Free cover. Find out more and RSVP on Facebook.
Location: Jellies, 6250 Quinpool Road

PrideFestival

5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Trans/All Bodies Swim
Spend an evening in the pool with your 2-Spirit, Trans, and Non-Binary friends! Bring a friend (or swim solo) to beat the summer heat. This swim session is open to all bodies, but is focused on offering a safe space for our 2STGNC community members.
Pre-registration is recommended! ID is required for sign in at the YMCA if you do not pre-register. Details online.
Location: John W. Lindsay YMCA, 5640 Sackville Street

CarbonArcCinema

6:00 p.m.
Crossing film screening
Levan Akin | Drama | Sweden, Denmark, France, Turkey, Georgia | 2024 | 105m | Georgian and Turkish with English subtitles.
Lia, a retired Georgian teacher and her unpredictable neighbour, Achi, travel from Georgia to Istanbul to find Lia's niece Tekla, a trans woman, who has vanished into the winding streets of this magical city on the Bosporus.
Tickets $8.75. Doors open at 6, film at 6:30.
Location: Carbon Arc Cinema, inside the Natural History Museum, 1747 Summer Street (use parking lot entrance)

QueerClimbs

6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Queer Climbs Takeover Party at East Peak with Queer Climbs Halifax
Whether you’re a seasoned climber or just starting out, join QueerClimbs in a celebration of our queer climbing community. Expect a night of fun with awesome prizes, party lights, and queer tunes to keep the energy high!
Cost: $10 for all + free equipment rentals. More info online.
And a post climb queer jock social at Oxford Tamproom. Check out Instagram for updates.
Location: East Peak Indoor Climbing, 6408 Quinpool Road

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6:15 pm. to 7:15 p.m.
Drag Dance Class with MyaFoxx
Strut with some of your favourite local drag queens in these special drag dance classes. From sassy walks to booty drops, these classes are perfect for anyone looking to feel their inner diva while celebrating Halifax Pride. Everyone is welcome, no experience needed. Class can be done in heels or sneakers.
$18 drop-in per class, or use your House of Eights membership or class pass. More info online.
Location: House of Eights Dance Studio, 5562 Sackville Street

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6:30 pm. to 10:00 p.m.
Ugh! As if! Robiescope Presents: Clueless
Hosted by Laura Lewis, a queer visual artist originally from Kjipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia) currently based in Treaty 1 Territory (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). Her conceptual figurative painting practice explores philosophical questions concerning psychosexuality, the multiplicities of self, and nuances of the human condition.
Tickets: $10 and include 1 Fizz drink ticket. Doors open at 6:30, movie starts at 7.
Location: The Mousetrap at Good Robot, 2736 Robie Street

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7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
East Coast Comedy Pride Tour
Award-winning comedians Tom Hearn and Ajahnis Charley have teamed up to serve a two-act sketch comedy show that is NOT TO BE MISSED! Each act brings 45 minutes of the best solo sketch comedy Canada has to offer: Original characters, jaw-dropping musical numbers, impressions and so much more, but the party doesn’t stop there – our intermission features local drag performances!
Tickets: Start at $17.31 with early bird discount.
Location: BusStopTheatre, 2203 Gottingen Street

UNtoxicatedQueers

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sober the 🌈 | Dry Dance & Pride Party
Want to get loud and proud without drinking? In partnership with UntoxicatedQueers, Halifax Central Library is offering a special dry Pride party! Come dance the night away to your favourite Pride anthems in a safe and positive environment. Snacks, drinks, and plenty of fun provided More info online.
Location: Paul O'Regan Hall, Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road

PrideFestival

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunset Spike with Volleyball Nova Scotia
Feel the sand between your toes with Halifax Pride and Volleyball NS during an evening of beach volleyball! Team up with friends, or make new ones as we form teams for friendly beach volleyball matches. All skill levels are welcome, from beginners to seasoned pros.
Pre-registration is recommended. More info online.
Location: Pemamkiaq Beach Volleyball Courts, RBC Centre, 259 Commodore Drive, Dartmouth

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7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Freaky Friday ~ A Draglesque Showcase
Inspired by the iconic movie of 2003 this drag-lesque cast will be switching performance styles at intermission! Come see your fav drag and burlesque performers stretch their artistic skills in an unforgettable experience.
Tickets: $21.85 in advance. Doors at 7pm show promptly at 7:30pm
Location: Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street

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7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Halifax Pride Closing Weekend Party featuring Priyanka
Say her name, Priyanka! The drag pop superstar totally smashed through the drag queen stereotype while she made her mark in traditional institutions as a legit artist. The origin story of Mark β€œSuki” Suknanan now known as Queen Priyanka started in the TV industry as a host on the legendary children’s network, YTV. Breaking barriers is something Queen Priyanka is crossing off of her daily to-do list, and with her global fanbase begging for the release of her upcoming debut full-length album Devastatia, Queen Priyanka wants to make it known that she is first and foremost a pop star.
Including performances by UndergroundLoveAffair, Khris Oneil, Fawn Big Canoe, Tysn, + more.
Tickets: Free!. All Ages Event. Rain or Shine.
Location: Ferry Terminal Park, 88 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth

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8:30 p.m.
XofPride 2024
For six years the X of Pride pageant has created space in the Atlantic queer community for folks of diverse gender and sexual identities. Created out of a need for more safe spaces for 2SLGBTQI+ artists, the X of Pride pageant works to showcase the expansive talent in our local drag scene.
Current reigning X of Pride RandiERogenous will be passing on the crown to a new X of Pride! Hosted by BridgetVonSnaps and VanityStation.
Tickets: $15 or pay-what-you-can. Doors open at 8:30, show at 9. This is a 19+ event.
Location: RumoursCabaret, 1668 Lower Water Street

NightSpa

8:30 p.m to 9:30 pm
Free Bathhouse Tours
We are having a FREE tour night for anyone 19+ who is interested in seeing the space. Tours go over more than just where things are but cover our rules and etiquette as well! Members and non-members are welcome to come see our venue!
Location: NightSpa, 2199 Gottingen Street

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9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Gaga Night 2024
Gaga Night is back and more fabulous than ever! Get ready for one of Yas Halifax's biggest nights of the year. Join us on July 26 at the iconic Marquee Ballroom for an unforgettable evening of Lady Gaga performances, electrifying music, and non-stop dancing.
Hosted by ZaraMatrix, with performances by MyaFoxx, Kadence, Karamilk, Darling Delight, Rose Beef and BrookeRivers. With DJs Andahriel and Fawn Big Canoe. And backup dancing by the Woods Hip Hop Company.
Tickets: Early bird tickets $12 (100 tickets only), General Admission $20 or $30 at the door.
Location: Marquee Ballroom, 2037 Gottingen Street

NauticusEvents

9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
"Oceans of Pride" Nauticus Dance Event
Please join NauticusEvents on the closing weekend of Halifax Pride πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ as we return to the incredible Performance Hall at The Light House Arts Centre in downtown Halifax. Featuring a concert-level JBL VTX soundsystem, club lighting and upgraded lasers, this is one night of dance & house music you won't want to miss!
We are thrilled to announce our guest headliner for this event: for the first time to Atlantic Canada, Billboard Recording Artist and global Pride-favourite πŸŒŸπ——π—/π—£π—Ώπ—Όπ—±π˜‚π—°π—²π—Ώ π—π—’π—˜ π—šπ—”π—¨π—§π—›π—₯π—˜π—”π—¨π—« (πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ NYC) 🌟!! 𝗗𝗝 𝗔π—₯π—œπ—¦ (πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Halifax) will open for this very special night of vocals and beats. 🎡
Everyone regardless of gender and sexual orientation is welcome. This will be a night for celebrating our differences and diversity with love, respect, and dancing! πŸ•Ί
Tickets are on sale now!
Location: Light House Arts Centre, 1800 Argyle Street

NightSpa

10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
Indoor Nude Beach Party
Dust off your sexiest swim wear and head to Night Spa for this hot, hot, hot event! Beach balls, towels and accessories such as sunglasses will match this theme well and look amazing as you lounge around our sexy little oasis.
Spa members and their guests are welcome to attend 2 parties these nights starting at 10pm and ending at 3am. Come enjoy the hot tub, sauna, and our 8 open spaces! 15 private rooms are also available.
Must be a full Night Spa member to attend; Click here to apply! (19+)
Location: NightSpa, 2199 Gottingen Street