Denim Vest takes place on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional homelands of the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. As a community event, we organize and seek out intersectional, nuanced, and engaged ways to be in solidarity with Indigenous communities of whose lands we work, resist, and play on.
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Friends, as many of you know, the sun will be setting for Red Gate Arts Society's gallery at the end of this month. We're sitting in a dark room listening to Women & Songs 2 and feeling unsure how to deal with this relationshift. Nonetheless, we want to send off Red Gate with one last love letter and serenade them the best way we know how: a queer sweaty dance party.
Dear Red Gate, we love y...ou. Thank you for being amazing and necessary allies we have always needed in this weird city. Thank you for growing with community and eternally holding queers up high. Plus, you always texted us back and never left us on read, are so emotionally available, and have a way of making us feel so babely.
As for DV's future, things are in the air. Save the date and meet us on the Red Gate dance floor one last time? We'll be the ones dancing free and sweaty and waiting for you ♥
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> > ♥ OUR GLORIOUS DJ ROSTER ♥ < <
.:. BODY PARTY.:.
.:. DJ O Show.:.
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Sliding Scale: $10 — $15
NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS EVER!
Tickets at door / No advance ticket purchases
Questions, ideas, feedback? Let us know via email at [email protected]
We are always open for a face to face chat.
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THE BUDDY SYSTEM:
Please remember: consent is sexy… and mandatory. Leave your oppressive misogynistic, transphobic, racist, ableist behaviour at the door. The Buddy System will be in effect at Denim Vest. All Buddies will be wearing glowing bracelets around both wrists. Buddies will have bottled water handy for you, run interference if someone is receiving unwanted attention and generally serve as go-to support people should any problems arise.
While Denim Vest cannot encourage the use of recreational drugs, we understand that folks have a variety of ways they like to party. We will have drug-testing kits available, and both Party Bosses Emily and Melanie are trained to administer NARCAN (available at our party) in the event of an opiate overdose.
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Denim Vest is a scent-reduced space. Red Gate Arts Society is an artist space with multiple artists using various chemical-based mediums in the studio space. Unfortunately, we can't guarantee a space that'll be as accessible as we'd like, though encourage people to come scent-free. This is a space we create together!
More resources on holding scent-reduced spaces for one another? Here are a few:
An accessibility audit has been made for Red Gate Arts Society (last updated August 2014) care of Theo Jakob! Many thanks also to Romham for providing updated information. For more information on accessibility audits, check out the Radical Access Mapping Project.
Entrance is street level with no steps at front entrance. Venue is level or gently ramped throughout. Entrance to back area has a flight of step and is not wheelchair accessible. Accessible washrooms are available with 34” door frames.
Red Gate Accessibility Audit: bit.ly/2arZ6e2