10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Queer Families Picnic
For all of us kids at heart and families of all sorts—a queer families picnic! Blast a rainbow assortment of kazoos and sing along with the Uke Dukes, then dance to the beats of Disco, Baby!and get the wee ones grooving! Bring a blanket and some snacks, and your Hate is Not a Family Value bumper stickers.
The Uke Dukes
The Uke Dukes are Ellen Marple (trombonist who has played with the Vancouver Opera, VSO and teaches music to at-risk youth at St James Academy) and Amelia Pitt-Brooke, also known as drag king Edward Malaprop, doodler and classical music groupie
10:30am – 12pm, Sutcliffe Park (green area behind the Water Park), FREE
KinderKino: Films for Kids!
Hey kids! Bring your families to this fun collection of whimsical short films—there’s animation and music, and plenty of stories about kids like you from all over the world.
12pm – 1:30pm, Studio 1398, FREE
Not Your Parents’ Poetry
Join OOS and Poetry Is Dead for a youth-focused workshop on writing poetry for the page and for the stage. Facilitators Dia Davina, Dina Del Bucchia, Cynara Geissler, Zain Shivji Zain and Daniel Zomparelli will lead youths (age 15-25) through writing prompts and creative writing exercises to produce a variety of poems. Following the workshop, the participants and facilitators will be performing their pieces live on stage. Register by firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop: 3:30pm – 5pm, Performance: 7pm – 8:30pm, Studio 1398 – FREE
Poetry Isn’t Dead Youth Showcase
Slamming poetic talents and the voices of today and tomorrow. Leading Vancouver-based poets join forces with young wordsmiths who have so much to say – about gender, love, and the exhilaration of sharing one’s voice and stories. A special evening in store for audiences of all ages.
7pm – 8:30pm, Studio 1398, FREE