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Fortune Sound Club
147 E. Pender St (at Main) in Chinatown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1T5
Babes On babes is a Queer long weekend party. We are a collective of artists, DJs and promoters with the desire to showcase and celebrate local and international Queer talent.
Our upcoming showcase features:
VON KISS (Los Angeles)
Von Kiss is a DJ that can move the masses. Based out of LA with residencies in Vegas, San Diego and San Francisco, Von Kiss stays busy. She has held her own sharing stages with fellow DJs/Artists: Skrillex, Brillz, Carnage, Mija, Snails, Stooki Sounds, Prince Fox, Fedde Le Grand, Loudpvck, 6Blocc, Caspa, Redman, Barrington Levy, Snoop Dogg, Rye Rye, Brenmar, Jubilee, Dave Nada, Maluca Mala… to name a few.
Von Kiss has talent that comes from years of rocking shows all across the globe. From intimate undergrounds to massive Festivals, Von knows how to set the mood and when to set it off.
FRANKIE TEARDROP (Montreal)
Frankie Teardrop is a DJ, producer, and promoter in Montreal's underground queer party scene. They run a monthly event called LIP and is one of two co-founders of Slut Island Festival. Frankie got voted #1 Club DJ in Cult Mtl mag this year.
JANE BLAZE (Vancouver)
Residing in Vancouver, Canada, this East Coast native is a heavy hitter on the DJ scene. Her credentials read like a laundry list of formal accomplishments. The former manager of Canada’s number-one record store, Beatstreet Records, and former host and creative director of Vancouver-based Grounded TV; the promoter and founder of Jane Blaze Productions; formerly known as DJ She, battling as Canada’s first female DJ to compete in the worldwide Red Bull Thre3Style competition.
She has been chalked up alongside some of the world’s most credible DJs and artists, including Stretch Armstrong, Cut Chemist, DJ Ayers, Kool DJ Red Alert, Queen Latifah, Lauryn Hill, Sharon Jones and Montell Jordan, while her corporate client list is a mile long with brands like Armani, H&M, Artizia, Nike and RedBull.
DJ O-SHOW (Vancouver)
DJ O Show brings 8+ years of experience to the industry. She has dedicated herself to her passion of music, chiseling out her niche as a female hip hop and R&B DJ in Vancouver, BC.
DJ ANGLE (Vancouver)
Daniyah (she/they) is a young queer genderflexible femme of colour living on unceded coast salish territory in so-called Vancouver. She has been a prolific member of the local nightlife and activist communities for many years, finding ways to connect her passions in music/events and social justice. Daniyah brings a deep and intersectional understanding of local issues and are always motivated to support the work of bringing positive change in every community they have the privilege of being welcomed into. They also have a great taste for music; expect a carefully curated set with catchy beats and deep moods that exemplify their strong personality. Currently, Daniyah represents the Vancouver Pride Society and builds training and leadership opportunities for aspiring performers and organizers through their work in the Diversity project.
Ethan has been an elusive member of the community performing and spinning for over a decade.
CHO CHA (Vancouver)
Cho Cha is recognized as one of Vancouver's top female DJs. She's played at all the hottest nightclubs and venues in many cities around the world from Canada to the United States all the way to Taipei, Taiwan. She’s DJ’d for the likes of Justin Bieber, Djimon Hounsou & Vancouver Canucks. Cho Cha is also one of the veteran DJs from the “Lick Club days” starting back in 2003.
LeahBabe is a home-grown Vancouver DJ, as well as a proud member of the local LGBTQ community. While a student in Victoria, Leah burst out of the closet and onto the decks, and has never looked back. She has opened for house talents like Le Youth, Lane 8, Viceroy, and Pat Lok. LeahBabe's sets are fun and high-energy: expect to hear a range in house tunes and remixes that are guaranteed to get the floor bumping and the crowd moving. If you miss LeahBabe behind the decks, catch her front and centre dancing around Vancouver's queer scene.
3 rooms, 3 vibes, 8 DJs, chill lounge areas, dance floors and
Venue — Fortune Sound Club 147 W. Pender St.
Fortune is easily accessible by transit, street parking is available but please don’t drink and drive.
~ $15 at the door ~
Accessible pricing policy in effect!
--> It's important to us that folks with financial barriers be able to access this event. We ask that you give us an advance notice, if possible, if you need sliding scale admission. Whatever you can afford is ok. Email us at [email protected]
19+ / Everyone welcome
A portion of proceeds from this event will be going to local Queer services. Details of donation will be announced after the event takes place. Stay tuned!
THE BUDDY SYSTEM:
Please remember: consent is sexy… and mandatory. Leave your oppressive & non inclusive behaviour at the door. The Buddy System will be in effect. Our buddy will be wearing a bright yellow shirt. They will have bottled water handy for you, run interference if someone is receiving unwanted attention and generally serve as go-to support should any problems or questions arise.
While we cannot encourage the use of recreational drugs, we understand that folks have a variety of ways they like to party. We will have someone trained to administer NARCAN (available at this event) in the event of an opiate overdose.
LGBTQIA2+ / All identities welcome.
Washrooms are gender neutral.
Reminder that the more packed a space is, the less accessible it is. Please keep in mind how your body moves throughout the room and around people.
Venue is not wheelchair accessible, and not scent reduced.
Due to the nature of the venue, and the many different kinds of events that happen at Fortune throughout the week, we are unable to ensure this will be a scent reduced space. We ask event guests to refrain from using chemically scented body products for this event.
Venue entrance is just above sidewalk level, via a short ramp (9” rise by 30” depth). Entrance doorway is 38” wide.
ATM is just to the left inside front entrance, with 36” high keypad.
There are 4 sets of steps to the main floor where the event takes place, with landings separating each set of steps. There is a 32” high railing the entire way. Three steps to first landing (landing is 64”x70”), 11 steps to next landing (59”x60”), 5 steps to next landing (60”x60”), and 10 more steps to main floor.
Coat check counter is 40” high.
Bar is 43” high.
There is one wheelchair accessible single stall washroom equipped with a 36” high grab bar. This washroom is usually locked; key is available at bar. The doorway is 35” wide; light switch 49” high; sink is 32.5” high and 19” deep with lever faucets; push soap dispenser 53” high on wall, toilet paper dispenser 30” high.
The washroom usually marked “women’s” (all genders for this event) has 35” entrance doorway, with 5 stalls, each with 22” doorways. There are 4 sinks, 36” high and 26” deep with lever faucets. Two push soap dispensers 56” high on wall. Two automatic hand dryers 39” high.
The washroom usually marked “men’s” (all genders for this event) has 36” entrance doorway, and a short hallway that turns a corner. There is one stall with 22” doorway, and 3 urinals, 21”, 25”, and 25” high respectively. Two sinks 35” high by 16” deep, with push timer faucets. Push soap 50” high, automatic hand dryer 43” high.
The Livestock Room (Body Party room for this event) and The Karaoke Room (hip hop room for this event) each have 33” doorway entrances.
There is a raised seating and bar area in the centre of the main room, with ramp access from the front (4.5" rise by 36" depth), and steps on each side.
SEE YOU ON THE DANCE FLOOR!
For any further questions or concerns please email us at [email protected]