Oh the 80’s…when POP CULTURE EXPLODED!
Stock up on the hairspray, dust off those shoulder pads, dig out the leg warmers and the neon, it’s time to relive them or just live them for a night. Celebrate a unique era that was full of bright vibrant colour; loud and extroverted in every sense of the word with SOS Pride! DJ Shakes will be “Rockin the Casbah” and Jenna Telz with company are putting on 2 fantastic Drag Shows. Visit the kissing booth, get in on “Cut off the Shirt” or just hang out. Win Door and Dance prizes!
Ticket Info: $25 before the event and $35 at the door. Includes your 2018/19 SOS Pride Membership. Available at the Penticton Art Gallery or from SOS Pride; just message us. Totally awesome!
The 1980’s was the era of feel good movies, storylines about beating the odds in a World that became better than the old school grey attitudes of previous generations. A world that was positive, filled with colour and care free attitudes were the order of the day. Boomboxes, Walkmans, rollerblading and spandex were cool. Wham, Culture Club and Bronski Beat brought new and more open minded attitudes towards LGBTQ people and the world became a little more compassionate. People were open to identify themselves in ways previously frowned upon. Ska’s, Punks, Goths, … they all found their voice, and where not afraid to show it. Music was everything!
SOS Pride is proud to be involved with Penticton Art Gallery's"Ipseity" show!
Ipseity \ ip·se·ity \ ipˈsēətē: individual identity, selfhood
Exhibition co-curated by Tobaron Waxman featuring the art of J.J. Levine, A Raven Called Crow, James Diamond, Syrus Marcus Ware, Jade Yumang, Lyle XOX, Patrick Kearns + more. Exhibition on display to Sunday May 13th.