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Growing Room Opening Night Party


Help kick off Growing Room 2019 with a burlesque show and dance party that will set the tone for the rest of the festival.

Virago Nation, an all Indigenous burlesque troupe, will be performing to DJ Kookum’s original blend of EDM trap, hip hop, and bass music. It’s a truly amazing collaboration that will blow the lid off all other dance parties. Come wearing your best dancing shoes.

Doors: 6:00pm / Show: 6:30pm-10:30pm
Tickets: $15.00
19+ / GA
RSVP on Facebook here


DJ Kookum is a Dene/Cree Filmmaker and DJ. She is a member of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, originally from Cold Lake First Nations and is based out of Vancouver, B.C.

Founded in May 2016, Virago Nation is on a mission to reclaim Indigenous sexuality from the toxic effects of colonization. Virago Nation is a collective of Indigenous artists creating performance through burlesque, theatre, song and spoken word as well as workshops, and community networks rematriating indigenous sexuality. Through humour, seduction, pop culture and politics they will show that Indigenous women will not be confined to the colonial virgin-whore dichotomy but will design a new dynamic and multi-faceted sexual identity rooted in their own desires.


The venue is wheelchair accessible and ASL interpretation is available by request before February 15, 2019. Detailed information about accessibility at Growing Room is available at:

Growing Room takes place on the traditional, unceded, and ancestral territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish peoples.

Growing Room is made possible thanks to support from our major sponsors and partners: Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council of the Arts, the BC Arts Council, the City of Vancouver, Creative BC, the Access Copyright Foundation, The Georgia Straight, and Massy Books. To learn more about our sponsors and partners, please visit

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