AZADI Cabaret & Dance Party
UPDATE: All seated tickets for the Cabaret portion have now been sold, but discounted tickets for the Dance Party are still available (entry after 11:30pm). We'll be dancing late late into the night to moody tech house beats so don't sleep on tickets!
The venue is 375 Kingsway at the corner of 12th, next to the 12 Kings pub. Look for the neon "love" sign.
A response to the Woman, Life, Freedom movement in Iran, AZADI Cabaret & Dance Party aims to uplift Iranian artists and DJs in "Vancouver", as well as grassroots Iranian organization Free Them Now, through this unique fundraiser. We want to provide a space for our community to find joy and connection, as well as raising awareness of the movement outside of the Iranian community. Open to all! (19+)
Half cabaret, half rave - guaranteed to be a wild night dedicated to showcasing local, top-tier Iranian talent. Featuring burlesque, drag, comedy, spoken word, live music, and DJ sets (house/techno/electronic).
Profits will be going towards Free Them Now, an organization recognized by the International Federation of Iranian Refugees. They campaign to raise money for the families of workers who are arrested, detained, and imprisoned in Iran, especially during the ongoing protests and strikes. They also try to help worker-activists who are in danger of persecution and are forced to escape the country.
Show 10pm SHARP
DJ sets: 11:30pm-3am
DJ SETS BY:
PLUS vendors, raffle prizes, full bar service. Bring cash for raffle tickets and to tip your performers!
Suggested dress: look hot and be ready to dance! The theme is freedom so get funky with it ~ think bright colours, loud prints & patterns ~ whatever makes you feel ALIVE. Extra points for adding some Irani flavour to your fit~
Funktion-One Sound | Good Night Out onsite | Wheelchair Accessible
**IMPORTANT NOTE: For those who are not familiar with burlesque, it is an art form that mixes theatre and striptease and often includes partial nudity.
If that isn't for you but you would still like to contribute to the event, please consider buying a sponsored ticket so those with limited funds have a chance to attend ♡♡
Tickets are final sale, no refunds except in the unlikely event of cancellation.
We respectfully acknowledge this event’s location takes place on unceded, traditional and ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories.