This event list was compiled by Michel F. Paré, entertainment editor of Outexpressions Newspaper, for culture queers in Toronto Ontario. firstname.lastname@example.org More events will be added weekly to the 30th. These listing are an extension of our main site at QueerWest.org..
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Nota Bene There was no event list for August. QueerWest.org was busy hosting and producing the 11th annual Queer West Arts Festiva. The balance of the month we took a vacation.
Montreal's Edgy Women Festival 2012 / Call for Submissions
Studio 303's annual feminist fiesta presents a programme of politicised, experimental, and playful performance and workshops, lectures.Edgy Women presents performance work with a feminist flavour by emerging and established professional artists of any gender. While the festival spotlights work by women, we are keen to show work which whether overtly or not, addresses contemporary and ever-evolving issues around gender and/or feminism.
Edgy highlights new artistic practices, non-verbal expression, and content-driven work that pushes form. For artists who have not yet presented work at Edgy, we recommend that you submit finished pieces vs. new creations. Honorariums are paid, but there is no budget at this time for travel or hosting expenses.
How to apply We must receive your submisson by the deadline by email including the following documents:- MANDATORY : application form - Biography (max. 1 page)- Project Description (max. 1 page) - Link to an online video and viewing notes. NO DVDs ACCEPTED. Please send your submissions by EMAIL ONLY at email@example.com Deadline : September 13th 2011. Note : We aim to give an answer within 3 months after the deadline. http://www.studio303.caLGBTQ Students Unity Conference: Callout for presenter, facilitator and panellist
Unity Conference is a one-day gathering of young people from Toronto and the surrounding areas belonging to or interested in creating and/or joining gay-straight alliances and other related groups. Its goal is to support the creation of safe spaces for queer and trans youth in high schools through education, advocacy and community-building.
2011 Theme: Celebrating the Spectrum
As I search for my place in the world, I am boxed in by labels. My biology, orientation, identities, history and expressions vary infinitely within, between and outside conventional definitions, the spectrum. For me, celebrating the spectrum is recognizing the fights we have won, the boundaries we have pushed and the struggles that are here and lay ahead. What does the spectrum mean to you?
We are looking for presenters, facilitators and panellists on topics related to this year’s theme of celebrating the spectrum. These topics should reflect our diverse community including different sexual orientations, gender identities, ethnicities, abilities, religions, socio-economic backgrounds, roles, relationships, histories, futures and any intersection of these.
Prepare to lead 20-30 youth in engaging and participatory activities or discussions for 75 minutes. Youth consistently request more time to interact with each other. This year, we are also looking for workshops exclusively for the staff that support the youth.
Be prepared to share your experiences for 5-10 minutes, listen to other panellists, engage in discussion and answer questions
For more information or to participate, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline September 18th, 2011. Date and Location: mid November – to be determined
Queer social events in TorontoThursday September 1 - Spinners. DJs Sasha Van Bon Bon and Dana Wright. @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St W. No cover. henhousetoronto.com
Friday September 2 - Karaoke @ The Henhouse.Gargle with Listerine. Pratice in front of a mirror and get set for a usical theme karaoke party tonight. 10pm. The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St W, just past Dufferin. No cover. http://henhousetoronto.comFriday September 2 - Night Crawlers. Queer party @ Naco Gallery with DJs Murr and Nik Red. 10pm. Naco Gallery, 1665 Dundas St W. No cover.nacogallery.com
Friday September 2 - Friday Night Rides With CYCLOPS Bike rides with performances by Cycling Oriented Puppet Squad. Fridays 6:30 to 8 pm. Free. Various locations, http:/clayandpapertheatre.org/cyclops/category/group-rides.
Friday September 2 - Parkdale's Big Primpin' @ The Wrongbar Bills itself as "hiphop for queer ho's and mo's," and attracts art scenesters, hipster kids, anarchist fags and others unfulfilled by both mainstream and underground approaches to dance music. The girls who come get glammed up because they feel safe, the fags go all out even though it's Parkdale, and the straight boys are well-behaved and generally well-dressed. This month features local Djs Kevin Ritchie, Rory Them Finest and introducing the REAL Auntie Dionne, this month's gold nugget cover girl Miss Margot. 10pm. Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St W. $5. 416.516.8677 Queer West Village Toronto, Ontario
Saturday September 3 - Return to Your Community Roots ,presented by Great Canadian Burlesque,has performances by Mahogany Storm, Esther Deville, Val Cano and more. 9pm. The Cadillac, 1296 Queen St W.over $12–15.
Saturday September 3 - Reality Bytes @ Augusta House. Plug in your dial-up modems, lace up your docs, grab your chain wallets, turn off Friends on your TV, dust off your ’90s records, grab your Discman and head down to the Augusta House to relive the ’90s. Drink specials before 11pm. 152 Augusta Ave. No cover.
Saturday September 3 - A Will Muron favourite Love Saves the Day. DJs Luis Jacob + Jaime Sin!. 11pm. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W. No cover. thebeavertoronto.com
Saturday September 3 - Canadian International Air Show Aerial presentations, flyovers, stunt flying and more. Today, tomorrow and Sep 5, 12:30 pm Free w/ CNE admission. Exhibition Place, http:/theex.com.
Saturday and Sunday September 3 and 4 - Lab Cab Festival Music, dance, theatre, film, poetry, comedy, visual arts, kids' stuff and more with performances by Stella Rose, Laura Hubert and others plus pancake breakfasts. Noon-6 pm. Free. Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst, labcab.ca.
Sunday September 4 - Laneway Bike Tour – Trinity-Bellwoods, Little Italy, Queen West Tour original laneway homes, Croft Street and more. Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 7 and Sep 4, 11 am. Free. Trinity-Bellwoods Park, Queen and Gore Vale, email@example.com.
Sunday September 4 - Labour Day Magic, with DJs Honey Dijon, Sneak, Phil Weeks vs Hector Moralez and more. 3–11pm. Sunnyside Pavilion, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd W. $25 and up.tickets. http:/linebypass.?com/event/labourdaymagic
Sunday September 4 - Eden Long-Weekend Closing Event presented by Prism.With DJs Honey Dijon and Dave & Gerardo, a performance by Sofonda Cox, and a glamorous new venue, it’s the fiercest way to embrace the end of summer. 9pm. The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst St. $15 and up. http:/prismtoronto.com
Wednesday September 7 - Snakepit @ The Henhouse. A weekly special Move to some slithery beats. 10pm. Henhouse,1532 Dundas St W. No cover.
Wednesday Septmber 7 - Mighty Real @ The Beaver , with the thundering disco beats in honour of her highness Sylvester spun by DJs John Caffery and The Robotic Kid. 10pm. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W. No cover. http:/beavertoronto.ca
Wednesday, September 7 - Brockton Writers Series: Reddy, Bhatt, Westhead!. Join us for readings by Pratap Reddy, Mayank Bhatt and Jessica Westhead. PWYC (suggested $3-$5). Readings, Q&A. Books available for sale. Everyone welcome! Writers' networking session, 6:30-7:10pm. Open to all writers, emerging and established. Facilitated by May Lui with special guest Sandy Crawley, from the Professional Writers' Association of Canada. No open mic tonight. The show starts at 7:10pm. Thanks to the Jeremiah Community at St. Anne's for providing the space to us. We regret that the space is not wheelchair accessible (yet--stay tuned for more news on this). St. Anne's church 270 Gladstone Ave (near Dundas, enter through Gladstone doors)
Thursday September 8 - XXXBlood Sweat and TearsXXX @ Blondies Here we go again! Another XXX BLOOD SWEAT AND QUEERS XXX is fast approaching and we have a solid line up this time around, but don't we always?! So hitting us up with some amazing beats will be: DJ TK and COZMIC CAT Be prepared to get sweaty and hot, because these two will keep us dancing all night long. This months host will be MYLES SEXTON! I'm positive he will keep us entertained all night with his dashing good looks and sexy attire. And last but not least the one and only LEXI TRONIC will be keeping the drinks flowing and the party bumpin. Hope to see you all there! 1378 Queen Street West, Parkdale, just west of Brock Ave., north side416.532.7410 http:/www.blondiesbar.ca | DJ TK / http:/www.facebook.com/ramlover | Cozmic Cat
Thursday September 8 - the Sixth Annual Patsy Cline Birthday Show. Heather Morgan hosts an evening of top-notch performers delivering their favourite Patsy Cline songs. All backed by the Patsy Birthday Show All-Star Band.7:30pm. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St W. $15. http:/lulalounge.ca
Thursday September 8 - Tanga Party @ Naco Gallery. Experimental ambient music by Travis Gledhill, Rea McNamara, Lorena Salomé and NoLoves. 8:30pm. Naco Gallery, 1665 Dundas St W. No cover.
Thursday September 8 - Queer Poetry Night @ Zelda's Living Well Cafe. This months edition will be hosted by the Rico Suave of Lounge Acts, Romeo Satin with special guest Bella Fox! for Evening of queer readings. 7-10 pm. Pwyc. Zelda’s Living Well 692 Yonge, 416-922-2526.
Thursday September 8 to18 Toronto Indie Film Festival Independent, micro-budget and no-budget films from North America. Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina, http:/ffilm-fest.ca.
Thursday September 8 to 18 - Toronto International Film Festival Screenings of films from Canada and around the world plus director discussions, film-craft workshops, the red carpet and more. TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King W) and other venues, http:/tiff.net
Friday September 9 - Cub Camp @ The Beaver Boys with beards, tattoos and the urge to growl gather for Cub Camp, with DJs Scooter and Nino Brown. 10pm. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W. $5.
Friday September 9 - Sunnyside Beach Art Show & Sale Painting, drawing, sculpture, fashion, photography and more plus live music performances. Sep 9, 2-7 pm; Sep 10, 11 am-7 pm; Sep 11, 11 am-6 pm. Free. Sunnyside Pavilion, 1755 Lake Shore W, 416-622-7077, http:/artinitiatives.ca.
Friday September 9 - HER :@ La Perla. DJs Kris Steeves, Regina, Kevin Ritchie, and host Pegzilla unleash HER. 10pm. La Perla upstairs, 783 Queen St W. $5. http:/herherher.com
Saturday September 10 - Sugar Bush Dyke Night. @ Naco Gallery DJ Home Rekha brings the sticky sweets. 10pm. Naco Gallery, 1665 Dundas St W. No cover
Saturday September 10 - No Pants No Problem. Underwear dance party with kissing booths, spin the bottle, and a safer sex booth. 10pm. The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W. $10.
Saturday September 10 - Newcomer Information Fair Workshops and info sessions for immigrants. 11 am-3 pm. Free. Parkdale Library, 1303 Queen W, 416-393-7689, http:/pcic.ca.
Tuesday September 13 - Porn Star Sex Secrets Workshop, with Jamye Waxmanrevealing behind-the-screen tricks and techniques. 5:30–7:30pm. Come As You Are, 701 Queen St W. $35 (Sliding scale). http:/comeasyouare.com
Friday September 16 - Style Spin Bicycle Ride - This Ride organized by the ALL GIRL The Deadly Nightshades Bicycle Club. Get sneak a peek of the best kept fashion studio secrets in Toronto. 6PM Meet at The Drake Hotel for Mill St. (cheap!) Beer + Atelier magazine's launch party with free magazines and giveaways from Atelier + Levi's!
7 PM We ride to: - Carte Blanche for a studio tour with Tania Martin - Check out 'V' a concept shop by 69 Vintage- Meet Stylist Desire Kaniki at his Parkdale studio and watch a private screening of motion editorials (Toronto Alternative Fashion Week) 9 PM We'll ride back to the Drake to dance the night away!
Friday September 16 - Start of Toronto Polish Festival. Polish Festival Music, dancing, food, kids' activities and more. Free. Roncesvalles from Howard Park to Queen, polishfestival.ca. Sep 16 to 18
Friday September 16 - Old world charm comes queer west as Toronto Ukrainian Festival his town again. A parade, street dance, midway, interactive pavillions, Ukrainian food and more. Free. 20, 000 people from all over the world jam Bloor btwn Jane and Runnymede, http:/ukrainianfestival.com. Sep 16 to 18
Friday September 16 to Sunday September 18 - The Queen West Art Crawl (QWAC). takes place along Queen West between Bathurst and Roncesvalles. The hub of the festival is Trinity Bellwoods Park, featuring 250 of Canada's most innovative established and emerging artists.
Since its inception as a one-day art show in 2003 QWAC has become one of the most anticipated arts festivals in Toronto. This year, we expect more than 100,000 visitors to explore galleries, studios and businesses along Queen St. West in addition to the Outdoor Art Show and Sale in Trinity Bellwoods Park. All QWAC events are free to attend.
QWAC kicks off with an opening night gala on Friday September 16 from 7pm-12am at The Gladstone Hotel. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle over cocktails and explore the Queen West Art Fair, the annual Gladstone art exhibition. The excitement continues in the Gladstone Ballroom with Art Battle: a thrilling, multimedia live head-to-head competitive painting spectacle.
The Outdoor Art Show & Sale, proudly presented this year by STREETCAR, takes place on September 17 & 18 from 11am- 6pm in Trinity Bellwoods Park. Attendees can connect with 250 artists from all over Ontario and shop at stalls filled with work by painters, potters, jewelry designers and more. From Bathurst to Roncesvalles, numerous venues along West Queen West and Parkdale participate as satellite locations for the Community Partner Crawl. Art installations, performances, workshops and much more can be found in galleries, businesses, restaurants, community organizations and public spaces.
One of the most anticipated events this year is the Parkdale Nightcrawl, taking place on Saturday September 17. Parkdale comes alive from 7-11pm along Queen West between Dufferin & Roncesvalles, with an innovative, immersive art experience that offer multiple levels of interaction. Explore all 12 of the unique art events on tap, or join one of the guided tours which start at Nightcrawl HQ - The Pia Bouman School for Ballet & Creative Movement. This one-of-a-kind art adventure will lead to social painting sessions with live music, rockabilly tunes and pin-up art, theatrical art installations, fashionista birthday parties and interactive art events of all kinds. For more details on the venues, artists and guided tours, go to http:/www.queenwestartcrawl.com.
Saturday September 17 - FIT back to school! edition @ The Beaver. We're back for another round! Dj's Phil V and Kris Steeves turn it out, Ricky on the floor. WORK 10:30pm. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W. $5.10:30pm. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W. $5.
Saturday 17 and Sunday September 18 - 5th Annual Samba on Dundas Little Portual and Brasil neighbourhood in the Queer West Village. A Weekend of Music, Eating & Shopping Between Lansdowne & Lisgar! Inspired by the spirit of SAMBA, which unites the many roots and influences of the people of Brazil the 5th ANNUAL SAMBA ON DUNDAS brings together the many voices and cultures of Dundas West. COME EXPERIENCE a feast of live music, food, art, rformance, comedy, dance, poetry, activities for children and endless shopping possibilities Dundas West will remain open to vehicles and the TTC throughout the weekend. Please Follow the Yellow Balloons (courtesy of Brasil Remittance) to find all participating locations!
Friday September 23 - Queer Haus Goes West @ Bunda Lounge. Robb Borden & Val Bustros Present the newest Party in the city. Starting September 23, 2011 @ Bunda Lounge (ass Lounge in English) Come on out to the queer West Toronto and show the city we party like rock stars even out of the Village. Dance all night long to the VERY SEXY D.J. Dwayne Minard who will be playing the best of HOUSE (Haus) music that will be sure to keep you all on the dance floor till well after last call.http://dwayneminard.com/Site/Welcome.htmlSeems Brockton Village Dundas W (Ossington to Lansdowne) is attracting more new DJs and queer clubbers. The latest is on Friday September 23 - Queer Haus Goes West Bunda Lounge with D.J. Dwayne Minard with rents skyrocketing West Queen West it was only a matter of time. Learn more about Brockton Village new queer west neighbourhood.http://www.queerwest.org/queerwestvillage.php
Thanks to our sponsors will will be giving away a bunch of door prizes. So say if your the lucky 25th, 50th, 100th and so on person to enter the lounge you will be handed a prize pack (total prize value for the night over $500.00. Prizes will vary and will be anything from CASH, BAR-TABS, GIFT CARDS, to even ADULT TOYS (who doesn't like them or need them or even know someone who needs one). Party is free till 11:00 PM then $5 from 11:00-1:00 and finally $10 from 1:00-Close Unlike most bars/clubs/lounges on the Dundas and Ossignton strip the prices are no different then Church St. $5 bar rail all night long! $100 Bottles & Combination BOTTLE SERVICE $180 See you all there! http://dwayneminard.com/Site/Music.html | http://bundalounge.ca/|http://www.queerhaus.ca/ Bunda Lounge 1108 Dundas Street West. Queer West village, Toronto Ontario
Friday September 23 - Fall Home Show Tips from home and decor professionals, eco-products, celebrity appearances, exhibits and more. Sep 22, 11 am-9 pm; Sep 23, 11 am-9 pm; Sep 24, 10 am-9 pm; Sep 25, 10 am-6 pm. $11-$14, stu/srs $9-$12, children 12 & under free. Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, http:/fallhomeshow.com
Saturday September 17 - Art Battle @ The Parks and Labour Bar. Live competitive painting with audience judging. 9 pm. Free before 11 pm. Parts & Labour 1566 Queen W, 416-588-7750. QWAC event
Saturday September 17 - The Walk & Roll Caravan @ Dufferin Grove Park Join a caravan on foot, by bike, rollerblade or stroller on a 3K route from Dufferin Grove through street festivals. 2 pm. Free. N end of Dufferin Grove Park, Dufferin S of Bloor, thttp://hewalknrollcaravan.comSaturday September17 - Jim Nason Reading from his new book of short stories, The Girl On The Escalator. 2 pm. Free. Glad Day (Gay) Bookshop, 598A Yonge, http://www.gladdaybookshop.comSaturday September 17 - Joel Bakan Talking about his book Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Children. 7 pm. Free. Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles, http://anotherstory.ca.
Saturday September 17 - FIT back to school! edition @ The Beaver. We're back for another round! Dj's Phil V and Kris Steeves turn it out, Ricky on the floor. WORK 10:30pm. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W. $5.10:30pm.
Saturday 17 and Sunday September 18 - 5th Annual Samba on Dundas Little Portual and Brasil neighbourhood in the Queer West Village. A Weekend of Music, Eating & Shopping Between Lansdowne & Lisgar! Inspired by the spirit of SAMBA, which unites the many roots and influences of the people of Brazil the 5th ANNUAL SAMBA ON DUNDAS brings together the many voices and cultures of Dundas West. COME EXPERIENCE a feast of live music, food, art, rformance, comedy, dance, poetry, activities for children and endless shopping possibilities Dundas West will remain open to vehicles and the TTC throughout the weekend. Please Follow the Yellow Balloons (courtesy of Brasil Remittance) to find all participating locations! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlfAV20-p8gSunday September 18 - Toronto Bicycle Music Festival Pedal-powered mobile music festival with performances by Jeremy Fisher, the Strumbellas, Lenni Jabour and others. 2 pm. Free. Trinity Bellwods Park (Queen and Strachan), Fred Hamilton Park (Shaw S of College), Dufferin Grove Park (Dufferin S of Bloor), http://www.torontobicyclemusicfestival.comThursday September 22 to Sunday October 2 - The Small World Musc Festival @ Lula Lounge Performances by Prince Enoki's Insect Orchestra, Hilario Durán, Sidi Touré, Dunkelbunt, Lemon Bucket Orkestra and many others. Various prices, some free events. Lula Lounge, Yonge-Dundas Square and other venues, http://smallworldmusic.com.
Friday September 23 - History of Pain album release party is augmented by Tomboyfriend and Wet Dirt. 8:30–11:30pm. Tranzac Main Hall, 292 Brunswick Ave. $8 advance, $10 door. http://tomboyfriend.comFriday September 3 - The Clothing Show @ Queen Elizabeth Building. A weekend of shopping, runway shows and local designers. Everything fashion under one roof. 5–9pm. Runs till Sun, Sept 25. Exhibition Place. $8–10. http://theclothingshow.comFriday September 23 - SheRoe @ Naco Cafe. A remix tribute to the ladies of song. 10pm. Naco Cafe, 1665 Dundas St W. No cover. http://nacogallery.comFriday September 23 - Fall Home Show Tips from home and decor professionals, eco-products, celebrity appearances, exhibits and more. Sep 22, 11 am-9 pm; Sep 23, 11 am-9 pm; Sep 24, 10 am-9 pm; Sep 25, 10 am-6 pm. $11-$14, stu/srs $9-$12, children 12 & under free. Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, http://fallhomeshow.com.
Friday September 23 - Tomboyfriend with The World Provider and The Canadian Romantic Tranzac Club 292 Brunswick Ave. $8 in advance (at Soundscapes) $10 at the door. The World Provider will be launching their new album: http://theworldprovider.net/site/ | http://tomboyfriend.com/Saturday, September 24 to Saturday October 29 - Art Exhibition(ist): Community Action Center @ FAG Feminist Art Gallery Parkdale & Brockton Village. FAG and THE CENTRE FOR FUCKING THE PATRIARCHY PRESENTS: NYC Artists A.L. STEINER and A.K. BURNS Community Action Center: The Exhibition(ist) feminist bookstore- cum-sex-shop-man-cave-porn-theater mash-up
Opening: Saturday Sept 24th from 3-6pm @FAG 25 Seaforth Ave, Toronto Entrance via the alley off Maplegrove Ave, wheelchair accessible Followed by a screening of the 69 minute socio sexual video Community Action Center Presented in collaboration with PleasureDome and Workman Arts...Saturday September 24th, 8pm St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin Street , just up from Dundas W. Introduction by Jon Davies followed by a Q and A with the artists
Come by FAG 2-3pm Sunday, September 25th for a gluten free muffin top and herbal tea walk through with Steiner and Burns Thank you to the following FAG Matrons for this very special exhibition: FASTWÜRMS, Erik Martinson, Ann Cvetkovich, Lauren Howes and Suki Lee aka Mr. and Mrs. Suki. Thank you to FAG Foundation Matron: Francilla Charles. FAG is open every Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm or by appointment Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.orgFor more info on our events "like" "feminist art gallery" on facebook
A. L. STEINER and A.K. BURNS will be in attendance at all 3 events GUARANTEED TO RawK YOUR FEMINIST SOX!! Art Exhibitin Runs September 24th - October 29th, 2011
Saturday September 24 - Toronto Poetry Slam @ Drake Hotel Spoken word competition with guest poets from the Ottawa Capital Slam Team. 7 pm. $5. Drake Underground, 1150 Queen W, 416-312-3865.
Saturday September 24 - Toronto Fetish Ball @ The Great Hall. Toronto's fetish community organizers, specialty groups and kink-providers all in one place and all in one day! Yes all the kink Toronto has to offer! The Toronto Fetish Ball is lots of things you aren't going to want to miss! It's your local info central. Also held in the afternoon, Toronto purveyors of kinky wonderfulness such as play parties, munches, [and many other services and events will be available to fill you in on just how to get your kink on in Toronto! The entire afternoon will be dedicated to vendors and local community groups to have tables offering products, services and promo materials for specific community events and activities. We are building a schedule of demonstartions, lecturs and classes to go on throughout the day. It's your local kinky marketplace. Featuring Toronto vendors of everything from Ass destroying devices to the nicest latex you ever saw. "All Day & All Night" Toronto Fetish Market 12:00 Noon to 7:00 PM (Free) Toronto FETISH BALL 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM ($10) Everything kinky you're looking for in Toronto is waiting for you in the beautiful, spacious Great Hall. The Great Hall 1087 Queen St West 12:00 Noon to 7:00 PM http://www.TorontoFetishBall.com Queer West village, Toronto Ontario
Saturday September 24 - 31st annual Take Back Night a community March for Women, Trans People and Children Only; The Liberation WE Choose! 4-10pm Community Fair 4-6pm (Everyone Welcome) Rally 6-8pm (Everyone Welcome) March 8-9:30pm (March) at the Anne Johnston Health Station (2398 Yonge St. at Eglinton)
Saturday, September 24 - Tapette - édition Dieux Du Stade @ Naco Gallery The Rugby world cup in New Zealand this September and to celebrate this gloriously homoerotic sport (those legs! those butts! those endless field tackles!), Tapette returns with its édition Dieux Du Stade! Come dance with a room full of French hunks and punks and i'll tackle you if you're lucky. À bientôt! XXX
The west-end space an artistic crossroads of sorts, where art of all kinds by emerging and established artist comingles in what is simultaneously a Mexican-inspired café. It has also evolved into quite the gay hotspot, cemented by the newly established Tapette party, boasting French dance music. DJ Phil Villeneuve, spinning all the best in French dance & pop music. Bottles of 50 are only $4 - add a shot of tequila and it's only $9.
Tapette translates as; fly-swatter, carpet-beater, nancy, mousetrap, poof (UK) and faggot (USA). Facebook ban the word, hence it has to be listed as tap ette note the space. Queer West Village, Toronto
The Details: Starts at 10 pm. until 2 am. No Cover. Naco Gallery Cafe, 1665 Dundas St. (between Dufferin and Lansdowne) http:/www.nacogallery.com | Queer West Village, Toronto ON
Sunday September 25 - My Cousin Ava Staged Read. @ Smiling Buddha, A staged reading of an original screenplay My Cousin Ava, about a 14-year old girl coming out. 6pm, live music at 8pm, local DJs at 11pm. Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. No cover.
Sunday September 25 - The Walls Are Alive With The Sounds Of Mad People Friendly Spike Theatre Band leads a theatrical walking tour about the CAMH patient-built wall. Sep 25, 1 pm. Free. Meet at the SW corner of Queen W and Shaw, email@example.comSunday September 25- Sunday! Queer Brunch/Spandex Wrestling Fundraiser (GuelphOntario) This is the latest in a chain of events targeting Queer/Trans folks in Guelph, Ont. Previously, 3 members of the Fierce & Fabulous Krew were attacked and arrested by University of Guelph police outside of an annual drag show in March 2010. These were targeted arrests of queers. Going after their sureties has been a continued attempt at criminalizing queers. Fierce n' Fabulous Presents: Guelph ABC's Coming Out Brunch/Spandex Wrestling Fundraiser in case it wasn't clear enough, we are queer!Sunday September 25th, 2011 From 10am till 2PM
Digital Version:http://queers519.wordpress.com/2011/09/20/guelph-abcs-coming-out/Facebook Group:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=236612099720468&view=wall¬if_t=event_wallThe Details: In the front yard of 64 Alice St.(Guelph Ontario)Tickets before Sunday: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Pay As Much As You Can/Sliding Scale $6-UP donation.At Brunch on Sunday:Pay As Much As You Can/Sliding Scale $8-UP donation Meaty breakfast with Vegan & Gluten Free OptionsBrought to you by: Fierce n' Fabulous http://queers519.wordpress.com Guelph Anarchist Black Cross http://guelphprisonersolidarity.wordpress.com/Sunday September 25 - The 22nd annual Word On The Street Toronto Festival @ Queen's Park (One day event only). Canada's premier celebration of reading and literacy marks its 22nd festival with free programming on 15 stages, over 250 exhibitors and fun for all ages, from children to adults. Annually attracting more than 200,000 visitors to its Queen's Park location, The Word On The Street Toronto is the largest book and magazine festival in Canada. Canada's. It's FREE! Sunday, September 25, 2011 Queen's Park, 11 am - 6 pm http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/toronto | Directions to the Festival There will be many queer poets and authors at the event, such as Duncan Armstrong who performed at Queer West Arts Smash Words Festival in August.
Wednesday September 28 - ORAL: Adventures In Erotica Toronto Erotica Writers and Readers Meetup with a talk by Myna Wallin and open mic reading. 7 pm. $5. Tequila Bookworm, 512 Queen W, .