It was not a typical After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium last Thursday. Guests  dressed in their finest drag: lycra tights, rainbow sashes and ribbons, purple tutus, electric-pink wigs, fishnet stockings and more for —you guessed it — Pride Week! With high-energy drag performances from drag queen Carlotta Gurl (a first-ever for After Hours!) and shocking aquatic animal sex talks (pin the genitals on the angler fish, anyone?), this was by far the fiercest After Hours of all time.

Interpreter extraordinaire Derek Jang hanging out with the lovely ladies of drag.

Drag queen Carlotta Gurl stole the show with her sassy moves.

Sneaking in a bit of natural history between acts.

The audience gets in on the action.

Carlotta Gurl and interpreter Derek Jang discuss the differences in pinnipeds.

The crowd made sure to sneak in selfies with the jellies.

The Vancouver Aquarium volunteers are a force behind the scenes, making sure After Hours goes off perfectly.

Guests also had a chance to take in the new  Vortex  exhibit by acclaimed author and artist Douglas Coupland: a provocative art installation on the ocean-pollution crisis. On display int Wet Labs  was the incredible diversity of life in British Columbia waters and outside the majestic Steller sea lions and playful sea otters put on a special educational show.

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