An Evening with ALOK

Saturday July 6, 2024 at 8 pm Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver | Map

Trailblazing transformative comedy.

An Evening with ALOK promises an exploration of art and identity that challenges societal norms and envisions a future beyond binaries.

By blending poetry, comedy, lecture and performance, ALOK’s artistry breaks through conventional boundaries. ALOK, an internationally acclaimed performer and activist confronts conformity and champion true self-expression, delivering a message that pierces through our collective complacency and inspires a profound understanding of identity. ALOK is fuelling a critical movement that urges us to try harder for each other in the name of love. 

This event is a rare opportunity to witness an unforgettable live performance, followed by an in-depth conversation.

A special invitation from Indian Summer Festival

The Indian Summer Festival is offering free tickets to this event for members of the blind and partially sighted community. Tickets include free return transportation from the Burrard SkyTrain station to the Chan Centre. This event is recommended as accessible without audio description. Sighted guides available.

Reserve your tickets by emailing (limit 2 tickets per order)

  • Get up close and personal with ALOK, a true visionary who has sold out shows in over 40 countries.
  • Witness the intersection of art and activism through a performance that has been described as “a celestial event.”
  • Celebrate South Asian heritage and inclusivity which have historically embraced non-binary identities, far beyond colonial narratives.

The Indian Summer Festival runs from July 4 to 14, 2024. Find out what else is accessible at this year’s festival at our Almost Live Zoom event: Summer Festival Previews

About ALOK

From captivating global audiences as a celebrated comedian, poet, author, actor, and public speaker, to challenging societal binaries and launching gender-free trends in fashion and beauty, ALOK Vaid-Menon (they/them) has cemented their status as a transformative force across contemporary art, culture, and advocacy. 

A true multihyphenate, ALOK has earned their reputation as a trailblazer for gender fluidity and LGBTQ+ representation and is poised to captivate the globe in 2024 as they embark on an unprecedented year reshaping film, comedy, fashion, and literature.

“Performance is a ritual that allows me to be witnessed, and it’s a ritual that allows me to translate and transmute all of the negativity into beauty.” 

― ALOK Vaid-Menon, ELLE