Man Up: May Musicals! @ The Cobalt, Vancouver [26 May]

Man Up: May Musicals!

21:00 - 02:00

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The Cobalt
917 Main Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 2V8
Our annual celebration of the not-so-subtly-gayest-corner-of-the-performance-art-world-ever, MUSICALS!!!

Musical theatre geeks rejoice! Every MAY we bring you a new lineup of tributes, recreations, and reimaginings from the famous classics all the way to the offest-of-off-Broadway obscurities!

♥ Siren Deputy & Ariol A. Mermaid
♥ Vixen Von Flex
♥ Karmella Barr
♥ Owen feat. Boy Troye & Pablo Honey
♥ Ruby Slickeur
♥ Drama Queer
♥ Grimm
♥ Leaping Thespians BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
♥ and Ponyboy & the Brokeback Brothers!

// PHOTOS BY Shot By Steph
// VIDEOGRPAHY BY RDM Photography And Art
// POSTER ART BY Maya Bar-Elan

Cover $8 before 10, $15 after
*Pay What You Can admission is available! Send us an email to get on the list:


Man Up is held on occupied Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish Peoples. This includes the territories of the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh-ulh, Stó:lo & Tsleil-Waututh nations. In recognition of this, and of the historical and ongoing genocide against the Indigenous Peoples of this land, we (settlers/occupiers) will be donating a portion of proceeds from each of our events to Indigenous Self-Determination work.
Man Up, like so many dance and queer parties, considerably consumes Black music and culture, yet Black communities often go unrecognized for these contributions. In recognition of this, and of the ongoing violent oppression of Black communities in Canada and everywhere, we will be donating a portion of proceeds from this event to local Black activism.
Please remember: consent is sexy… and mandatory. Oppressive attitudes and behaviour — including but not limited to misogyny, transphobia, racism, fatphobia, and ableism — are not welcome here. The Buddy System will be in effect at Man Up: May Musicals. All Buddies will be wearing **NEON T-SHIRTS**. Our Buddies are always NARCAN trained (Narcan treats opiate overdose), 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.
The entrance to the venue is at street level with no lip. There is no room for comfortably parking a wheelchair/scooter. Seating consists of hi-top tables and bar stools.
NOTE: THE ACCESSIBLE WASHROOM STALL IS OUT OF ORDER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We are very sorry about this and will announce any updates.
The other two washrooms each have entrances 26" wide. They are both marked gender neutral on queer nights (and are unmarked on non-queer nights). Of these two washrooms, which are both gender neutral, the one beside the stage (with urinals) is somewhat more accessible with a stall that measures 5' long by 3' wide with an inwards swinging door and a wall-mounted sink at least 28" high. The opposite washroom (without urinals) has a somewhat accessible stall, about 5' by 3', with an inward-swinging door.
The new adjacent venue space, The Boxcar, which is usually open on Man Up nights, has two single stall washrooms. They are not wheelchair accessible.
Cobalt staff and Man Up organizers will be available to assist with any disability concerns at the event. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Man Up at
A detailed accessibility audit conducted by Ryn Broz and Pussy Liquor for RAMP Accessibility Project is available here:
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