Celebrating Pride:­ Kendall Gender presents KENAISSANCE

Part of the Beyond the Beat Music Series, a performance with a finalist in Canada’s Drag Race

May 24, 2024, doors open at 8:00 p.m.

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Event details

Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

May 24, 2024
8:00 p.m.: Doors and Beyond the Beat exhibition open
9:00 p.m.: Show
10:30 p.m.: Afterparty

Language and Accessibility:
This performance will be primarily in English. This will be a standing show; accessible seating will be available as required.

All ages welcome. Visitors may be required to show proof of age to purchase alcohol.

Performer, host, model and 2SLGBTQI+ activist Kendall Gender is a bona fide Canadian drag sensation. Join us on Friday, May 24, when Kendall will perform KENAISSANCE, an immersive show inspired by Beyoncé’s iconic Renaissance world tour.

Kendall is best known for her stellar appearance on season 2 of Canada’s Drag Race, where she placed in the top three. Most recently she was seen on All stars – Canada vs. the World. She is also known for being the queer ambassador for Annabelle Cosmetics and Fairmont Hotels and was a member of infamous drag group BRATPACK. Kendall is a past winner of elite drag competition “Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar” in 2017. She was elected as the “Empress of Vancouver” and raised over $25,000 for various charities as a part of the Dogwood Monarchist Society. In 2020, she was the first drag performer to do a halftime performance at the Rugby 7’s game, performing for a crowd of 50,000 people. Kendall was also the first drag artist in history to be listed as one of Vancouvers “Power 50” by Vancouver Magazine.

Kendall, a biracial artist, started the show VISIBLE as a platform to raise money and awareness for visible minorities. In 2020, events moved digital and raised over $9,000 for Black Lives Matter during a single event. 

Kendall is currently making her mark in the acting world. In 2022, she made her acting debut in the lead role of the film Stay, playing the character Kaleb/Ivy Diamonds. The film debuted at national and international film festivals in March 2023. In late 2023, she wrapped a project titled The Bearded Girl, which is currently in post‐production. Kendall is also a current guest star on FOX TV’s Alert, playing the character Hot Canary.

Always dressed to the nines and known for explosive, high‐energy performances that radiate positivity and ooze confidence, Kendall is a powerhouse who continues to leave audiences wanting more as her star continues to rise.

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The Kaptain

As a DJ spinning and living in Treaty 1 Territory, The Kaptain has been building their skill and practice for 10 years. Their unique mixes meld culture, connection and their eclectic musical taste. They combine the sounds and spirit of their culture as an Inuk and Anishinaabe performer. Whether they are mixing pow‐wow with electronic dance music or hip‐hop and country, they always bring beats to move the crowd. They have graced stages across Turtle Island, including festivals, conferences, weddings, Pride festivals and community events.

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Beyond the Beat Music Series

Music is a powerful force for change. Join us as we fill the Canadian Museum for Human Rights with inspiring concerts and uplifting performances.

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