The holidays are in full swing, and that means a slightly quieter week than normal for events on the Hot Sexy List. But never fear, we’ve made up for that by stretching our list out to a full 9 days, giving you a chance to start your New Year’s Eve planning now!
Please note that a few of our events this week have links to Fetlife, the kinky person’s social network, and that a FREE Fetlife membership will be necessary to view them. While we try to link to Facebook, or publicly accessible websites wherever possible, in some instances Fetlife is the only place you’ll find the info you need if you want to delve into Vancouver’s alt-sex scene, and particularly it’s kinkier events.
Kink Cares Winter Charity Drive Winds Up
Tis the season for giving, and Vancouver’s alt-sex communities have opened their kinky hearts to provide to those less fortunate than themselves. Begun in 2010, Kink Cares is actually a continuation of a blanket drive begun more than a decade earlier by Scott Peters, who also happens to be one of EV’s newest columnists. The goal of the drive is to provide warm blankets and jackets to the Lookout Aid Society, which will then distribute them to the homeless.
If you’re going to donate a blanket it ideally should be a synthetic one. Wool ones are great too, but they are prohibitively expensive. Cotton and cotton blend blankets do not retain warmth once wet, and actually can cool the body, making them dangerous for use in this weather by the homeless. If blankets are suitable for outdoor use then they’ll be given to those individuals unable to get into a shelter, or who do not want to access one; blankets unsuitable for outdoor use (cotton and cotton blend ones, for instance) can be used in Lookout’s shelters.
This year Kink Cares is the biggest endeavour it’s been yet, with Club Eden, Den of Pleasure, House of Secrets, Metro Vancouver Kink, Mysteria, and NOIR Fetish Ball (and their NOIR Presents nights too) all participating.
Upcoming Kink Cares Events are listed here.
Mysteria Gothic Winter Formal – Monday, December 30
NOIR Fetish Ball Masquerade NYE – Tuesday, December 31
Club Eden New Years Masquerade Ball – Tuesday, December 31
Monday, December 23
This Ain’t Yo Mumma’s Bingo
Where: The Pint, 455 Abbott St. Vancouver
When: 9:00pm start
This Ain’t Yo Mumma’s Bingo has become a staple of this list in recent weeks, partly because there’s not much else to list going on most Mondays, and partly because attendees report it’s just so much damn fun!
Join hosts Villainy Loveless and Just Call Her Heather one last time in 2013 as they call out letters and numbers, including the infamous “O-69!”
The drinks are cheap, the laughs are plentiful, and there are prizes too!
Wednesday, December 25
Have yourself a very, very Merry Christmas! With luck Santa has brought you something nice that will get you on someone’s naughty list!
Friday, December 27
Where: Lord Braven’s, Burnaby (message for exact address)
Lord Braven has opened his home to the the Lower Mainland’s kink community, and the community has a lot to be thankful for because of it!
Every Friday night is Tightrope Night, an opportunity for those into or curious about rope bondage to come out and hang out (sometimes literally, as in “from the ceiling”) and learn from others, or show off their latest tie, or simply marvel in the intricacy and beauty of others bondage ties.
Costing just a $5 donation to attend it’s also the cheapest play date you could ask for!
Saturday, December 28
Rascal’s Pre NYE Party
Where: The WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac, Vancouver
The Pre-NYE Party is Rascal’s biggest event of the year! Come join Vancouver’s kinksters as they celebrate the holidays in delightfully decadent style!
There are door prizes, free tickets to the upcoming Taboo Sex Show—while they last, so get there early—a sinful dessert buffet and more. And by more, we mean “Santa in Chains!” At Rascal’s November party they gave out special Rascal keys, and at this party you get to try yours to see if you can unlock Santa’s chains, and in return get a gift from his Kinky Santa sack!
Now that’s a party!
Sunday, December 29
Kitty Night’s Happy Nude Year Bash
Where: Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Princess Street, Vancouver
When: Doors 8:00pm Show 9:00pm
Join Canada’s most famous burlesque night as they do it up one last time in style in 2013!
Featuring the talents of Burgundy Brixx, Rebel Valentine, and boylesque sensation Socratease! Plus gracing the Kitty Night’s stage for the first time are Dalliance NYX and Mz. Harla Quin. As always, the fun is hosted by the inimitable The Purrrfessor, and keeping the party going with a glittery dance party following the show is guest DJ Evilyn.
Monday, December 30
Mysteria Gothic Winter Formal
Where: Blvd. 22, 750 Pacific Blvd. Vancouver
Brought to you by the promoters behind House of Mystery, this night on New Years Eve Eve promises to warm the black hearts of our city’s goths! And those “black hearts” are mighty big ones – of all the Kink Cares Winter Charity Drive events that have happened so far it was December’s House of Mystery that drew in the most donations! So show your support for one of the best recent additions to Vancouver’s nightclub scene – while it’s not a sex positive, swing or fetish event, it’s still a mighty sexy night, and a worthy inclusion on this week’s list for more than just it’s chairable contribution.
Tuesday, December 31
New Years Eden – Great Gatsby Masquerade Ball
Where: Club Eden, New Westminster (exact address available to attendees)
Join Club Eden as the lower mainland’s best known swingers’ club heads back to the 1920s with a magical masquerade ball in Gatsby style. You’ll arrive wearing your hottest new year’s threads of today, glamourous masquerade, or roaring 20s for a sinfully decadent evening of glitz, glamor and intrigue.
There’s an optional cocktail dinner from 7-9pm, and then the Gatsby Gala gets under way at 9pm.
Club Allure’s New Year’s Eve
Where: Club Allure, Langley (exact address available to attendees)
Club Allure’s New Year’s Eve Party is a classy and elegant black tie affair. Start the evening off in tuxedoes, gowns and LBDs, and finish it off in bed if you desire!
The event is limited to 70 couples, and those spots are going fast—so if you plan to attend this very delightful and decadent event act fast.
Live at The WISE New Years Eve Gala
Where: The Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
Live at the WISE is proud to present a night of live music and dancing at their New Year’s Eve Gala, Monday, December 31st at the WISE Hall.
Dance away the night to the fabulous live music of rock n’ roll wrecking crew, Cousin Harley. Starting things off with a bang is Rich Hope and His Evil Doers, and joining us through-out the night is Burlesques’ Tattooed Fireball Melody Mangler *performing one night only* to the live music of our headliners, Cousin Harley!
Where: Chapel Arts, 304 Dunlevy, Vancouver
This is the party you’ll find Erotic Vancouver’s managing editor Reive at! But then he’s partners in NOIR, so that’s kind of a given. You’ll also find Vancouver’s sexiest, kinkiest New Year’s Eve party!
With over 30 years of kink and fetish experience between them, NOIR partners Logik & Reive know how to throw one damn fine party. And they’ve certainly got some help this evening!
Two dance floors, 4 DJs, NOIR’s signature Front & Centre Dungeon space, prizes for best mask and more!
The evening features a Strict Fetish Dress Code as always, although they’re loosening their dress code almost as much as other nights in allowing formal with a mask – but then tuxedoes have been a fetish night tradition in Vancouver since the days of the much missed BPSC.
Plus as one of the final two events in the Kink Cares Winter Charity Drive (the other being Club Eden’s Masquerade NYE) you’ve got chance to win a spanking bench from Black & Blue Equipment if you donate a blanket for the homeless.
Man Up Outta This World
Where: The Cobalt, 917 Main Street, Vancouver
Man Up front man PonyBoy has been delighting Vancouver audiences with drag king nights that have been packing the Cobalt out, and often leading to down the block line ups. NYE promises to be no exception!
With a drag show featuring PonyBoy, Majik, Lady Jem, Cazzwell Van Dyke, Buttah & Laqueefa, Justin Case, Owen, and Mr. Maddick, burlesque performances by Jenny Magenta and Voodoo Pixie, and crowd favorite DJs Kasey Riot and Lisa DeLux, you know you’re in for a damn good time! Get your tickets early, this is another sure to sell out, jammed to the walls party!
Sin City Fetish New Year’s
Where: The Red Room, address,
When: 9:00pm- 3:00am
Hundreds of the naughtiest revellers in Vancouver together in one room partying at full-tilt levels, waiting for that magic moment, and celebrating it for hours afterwards into the wee hours of the morning. One electric, high energy yet intimate atmosphere from start to finish. Complimentary champagne at midnight. Sexy fetish visuals throughout, over the top New Year decor in the form of a Glitz & Glam Ice Palace.
Sin City is also offering a special Party Hopper price, so it’s the perfect place to finish off a very sexy night if you have to start the night off early with something more “vanilla.”
PumpJack Masquerade New Year’s Eve
Where: The PumpJack, 1167 Davie Street, Vancouver
Masquerade is certainly a theme of some of the city’s sexiest parties this year, so it’s only fitting that Vancouver’s home to Vancouver’s rawest, sexiest gay nights is getting in on the action!
DJ Jay Douglas is manning the decks, and the party goes until 4am. And perhaps best of all for those who may have maxxed out their credit cards over the holidays, this is the one party on the Hot & Sexy list that has NO COVER!
Normally this is where we’d give you some advance notice about an upcoming event, but this week we’re going to give you some advance notice about this column itself. Hot Sexy Events is getting a name change in the New Year, just one of several changes here at EV.
Once 2014 rolls around we’ll also be naming some of Vancouver’s best sexy events of 2013, and looking forward to ones in 2014 we’re most excited about. So be sure to check out this space in the coming weeks, and tune in for what else we have in store for Erotic Vancouver as a whole.