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Friday June 1 - Gitch Underwear Party @ Good Handys : Tighty Whities. The all new Gitch invites you to party in your sexiest underwear, with DJs Blackcat and Todd Klinck. 9:30pm. Goodhandys, 120 Church St. $6 before 11pm, $8 after, $5 students all night. http://goodhandys.comFriday June 1 - Bitch Tap @ The Cloak and Dagger. Rock thy genitals away with DJ Madame Hair. 10pm. The Cloak and Dagger, 394 College St. No cover. http://cloakanddaggerpub.comSaturday June 2 - Hey neighbours Parkdale Open House! For those of you wanting to learn more about Parkdale's community organizations, check out the Parkdale Village Community Open House this Sat, Jun 2, from noon-4 p.m. in the new "ampitheathtre" at Queen/Dufferin. There's also going to be a historical walk of Parkdale starting at 11 a.m.All info on this page: http://parkdalenews.com/issues/openhouse/index.htmlSaturday June 2 - Reality Bytes "Rump Shakin'" June Edition! @ Augusta House. Do you love the original 90210, remember dial-up modems and actually rocked a disc-man? Do you remember Kurt & Courtney, C&C Music Factory & wore floral dresses with 12-hole Doc Martens. Even if you weren't... there, do you wish you were? If you want to come get your 90s on......, head down to the Augusta House where we spin all your favourite Dance, Hip Hop, Electronica and Alternative 90s tunes on the first Saturday of the month. 19+ No cover B4 11 $5 after 152 Augusta Ave. 9:30pm until 2:45am Kensignton Market just up from Dundas W. No cover. 2nd floor, not wheelchair accessible.Queer West village, Toronto Ontario
Saturday June 2 - ((( CHRONOLOGIC ))) @ The Boat. The famous Goin' Steady Djs return to The Boat A dance party through the ages.Pop and Antipop from Since the End of History, i. e. Music from 1890 to 2013, played in chronological order...The Goin' Steady Djs play the absolute best dance tracks from every era ---- unexpect the accepted except exceptional exceptions & DANCE! Come early to avoid sad temper tantrums. 158 Augusta Ave. http://www.theboatrestaurant.com/If busy head over next door to Reality Bites.
Saturday June 2 - Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival @ Innis Town Hall.
PROGRAM #1: YOUNG AT HEART - June 2, 4pm, Innis Town Hall
Relive your childhood through a series of whimsical animation and high energy entertainment. Throw yourself into the shoes of two girls who search through game-land for seven magical cookies. Educate yourself on some of the issues around the world. Let your heart melt from hearing stories of pet-owners and their best friends and shed a tear when two boys get their wish come true.
PROGRAM #2: OUR ZANY ADVENTURES - June 2, 5:30pm, Innis Town Hall
Life's an adventure and some are more wacky than others! Besides story that showcase the physical world (from all of Canada to Costa Rica), there will also be comedies and documentaries on questions like why you like cheesy bad movies, how you would raise Bigfoot and whether you would cry when you watch the beginning of Up. Plus, there's pie.
PROGRAM #3: A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE - June 2, 7:30pm, Innis Town Hall
We finish the day with a powerful dramatic lineup opened by an intense piece of animation in the style of a Chinese manga. Through biographical portraits, inspiring dramas and political conflicts, these stories will offer a different perspective on issues that will make you question your environment while tugging at some heartstrings.
The Details: Innis Town Hall , 2 Sussex Ave, Toronto ON Saturday, June 2, 2012, 4:00 pm - Saturday, June 2, 2012, 10:00 pm http://www.torontoyouthshorts.ca/Sunday June 3 - Anniversary Becel Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart. Ride a bike. Extend a life. Sunday, June 3, is the day that more than 13,000 dedicated cyclists will gear up for an exhilarating experience that will help Canadians live longer lives – the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario’s 25th Anniversary Becel Heart&Stroke Ride for Heart. Sunday, June 3, is your opportunity to cycle traffic-free along the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. Ride to share in the group spirit, with a common goal – to fundraise to give all of us more years of life, and more life in our years. Register now: call 416-486-RIDE (7433) or visit http://www.rideforheart.ca. Exhibition Place, Toronto Princes Blvd., Sunday, June 3, 2012, 8:00 am - Sunday, June 3, 2012, 12:00 pm
Sunday June 3 - Family Free Film Screenings in Dufferin Grove Park. The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is hosting two free short film screenings at Dufferin Grove Park on June 3rd from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and again in the evening from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. to launch the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival (WSFF) happening in Toronto from June 5th to 10th. Shorts for Shorties: Flick-Nic will be the noon screening. These animated films are suitable children of 10 years of age or under. We are inviting families to bring a pic nic to enjoy during our free screening. In the evening we will be screening Christmas in June, a series of Christmas films that will make all adults feel the holiday spirit before they bust out their best holiday moves at a post-screening dance party. During both screenings we will be out with our WSFF Shorts Bus, a mobile movie theatre that will be playing a selection of short films for all audiences. Both of the screenings are great for anyone who loves movies and would like to get better idea of what to expect at the WSFF. It’s also a fun way to spend a summer day in the park!
The Details: Dufferin Grove Park just below Bloor St W. 875 Dufferin Street, Toronto ON Sunday, June 3, 2012, 12:00 pm - Sunday, June 3, 2012, 11:00 pm http://worldwideshortfilmfest.com/ and http://dufferinpark.ca/home/wiki/wiki.phpMondayJ une 4 - Trampoline Hall Mini lectures @ The Garrison. Trampoline Hall curated by Steve Kado is hosted by Misha Glouberman. Glouberman, is a Toronto facilitator and designer of highly participatory events. He’s hosted panels, discussions, and events with health care workers, transit activists, professional dancers, homeless parents, Open Source software advocates, graffiti artists, Copyright experts, and Star Trek fans, to name just a few, and teaches classes in negotiation and communication skills. . 8 pm. $5-$6. The Garrison nightclub is across from The Beer Store, 1197 Dundas W, http://trampolinehall.net Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/trampolinehallQueer West Village, Toronto Ontario.
Wednesday June 6 - Scissors a Queer Women's Dance Party @ Neon Bar. DJ Fawn Big Canoe and DJ Sokes playing house music and other popular shit. Neon Bar (A new joint) 1226 Bloor St W. at Brock. Admission Free: $5 after 11 pm Queer West Village, Toronto On.
Wednesday June 6 - I've Heard That Song Before @ Lower Ossington Theatre On June 6th Sonus Stage Productions will treat you to some of the greatest Broadway and Hollywood music ever written, by one of the most prolific composers of the 20th century; Jule Styne. With music from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Bells Are Ringing, Gypsy and Funny Girl, Sonus will take you through Styne's life, and career using both traditional music theatre, and jazz renditions of some of his best known, and least known tunes. Lower Ossington theatre Cabaret Space 100A Ossington Ave, Toronto, CA Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 2:00 pm - Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 3:30 pmhttp://lowerossingtontheatre.com/Wednesday June 6 - Brockton Writers Series @ Full of Beans Coffee House and Roastery. June is Queer Night at BWS and features readings by Kristyn Dunnion, Shawn Syms, Vivek Shraya and Liz Bugg! with writers' networking at 6:30pm (special guest: Nita Pronovost, Senior Editor, Doubleday Canada Publishing Group) Hosted by By Farzana Doctor http://www.farzanadoctor.comGuest Speakers -
SHAWN SYMS has written about sexuality, gender, culture and politics for 25 years. His journalism has been appeared in numerous publications and his fiction can be read in Joyland Magazine, Little Fiction, PRISM international, and the anthologies Boys of Summer and The Journey Prize Stories 21. http://www.shawnsyms.ca/content/
LIZ BUGG was born in Saskatchewan and moved to Toronto via England and Victoria. She spent many years acting and teaching high school English, Drama and Music. Her first novel, Red Rover, published in 2010 by Insomniac Press, began as a way to fill the time during summer holidays, but eventually became much more. Margaret Cannon of the Globe and Mail called it "a slick debut," and The Golden Crown Literary Society recognized it with a Debut Author Award. Oranges and Lemons, Liz's second book in The Calli Barnow Series was published in April of 2012 and continues to follow the adventures of Toronto's lesbian P.I. http://lizbugg.com/
VIVEK SHRAYA is a Toronto-based multimedia artist, working in the mediums of music, performance, literature and film. Vivek also creates and delivers workshops and guest lectures about writing, art, gender, sexuality and homophobia, and currently facilitates the Supporting Our Youth Pink Ink writing program for queer, transgender, Two-Spirit and questioning youth writers. God Loves Hair, his first collection of short stories, was a 2011 Lambda Literary Award finalist. He is currently working on his next book. His new short film, What I LOVE about being QUEER, will premiere in Toronto in June, followed by its festival debut at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival in August. http://vivekshraya.com/
KRISTYN DUNNION was raised in a one-stoplight town in Southern Ontario and escaped. She writes novels, short stories, metal power anthems, and performs live art when words fail her. Her recent short story collection The Dirt Chronicles is shortlisted for a Lambda Lit award. Notable novels include Missing Matthew, Mosh Pit, and Big Big Sky. Kristyn has books for sale and in true punk / DIY tradition will consider swapping for art, booze, and feminine hygiene products.http:// www.kristyndunnion.comThe Details: 7pm-8:30pm Full of Beans Coffee House & Roastery, 1348 Dundas St W. http://www.fullofbeans.ca PWYC (suggested $3-$5). Q&A. Books available for sale. Everyone welcome.Got questions about grants? Join our writers' networking session, 6:30-7:00pm. Open to all writers, emerging and established. Queer West village, Toronto Ontario Getting there Dufferin Bus #29 to Dundas W. walk east one block or 505 Dundas Streetcar Stops at Gladstone, walk east a few doors, north side of Street. . Queer West village, Toronto Ontario
Thursday, June 7 - Saturday June 9 - Cabaret produced by CATS MAINSTAGE Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer Cliff Bradshaw. Thursday, June 7 - Saturday June 9 @ 7:30pm Saturday, June 9 - Sunday, June 10 @ 1:30pm Tickets: General Admission $30, Student $15 Tickets: 416-504-7529 artsboxoffice.ca Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto http://www.catsmainstage.com/tickets/Thursday June 7 - Heroines of the Sexual Gothic: A Performance Reading @ Toronto Women's Bookstore. Canadian author Susan Swan weaves the stories of her most celebrated characters with a personal narrative, revealing the intimate relationship between an author and her work. Joined by the 'all girl band', The Billie Hollies who capture these story threads in song, Susan and the musicians create an extraordinary evening of story telling that celebrates the uniqueness of every woman. Featuring Susan Swan and the Billie Hollies MC Martha Chaves Thursday June 7, 2012 6:30pm Cocktails 7:00pm Heroines of the Sexual Gothic Tickets: $25 in advance. $30 at the door Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, Silent AuctionFor info including tickets: 416-922-8744 Toronto Women's Bookstore 73 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON Thursday, June 7, 2012, 11:30 am - Thursday, June 7, 2012, 2:30 pm http://womensbookstore.com/Thursday June 7 - Chiclet & Darren G @ College Street Bar. Marcia Chiclet Kwok is one of Toronto's best know lesbian Djs http://djchiclet.com/ Developing her skills over the past 12 years, Chiclet has played countless raves, club residencies, radio shows, and special events in Toronto, Montreal, New York City, and Hong Kong, among other cities. Using her unique mixing style, technical skill, eclectic track selection, enthusiasm and tendency to dance behind the decks, Chiclet became the champion the 2009 Heineken DJ Battle of the Sexes. With her arsenal of music and skill, Chiclet continues to rock dancefloors across the city. You can expect to hear Electro, Electro House, Breaks, Indie Dance and More! 10pm to 2 am No cover. College Street Bar,http://www.collegestreetbar.com/ 574 College Street Queer West village, Toronto Ontario.
Friday June 8 to 17 - Luminato Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity. Various locations in Toronto Luminato is Toronto's fifth season when the festival stages the best of our city and invites the world to celebrate and transform it with us. Luminato is an annual multi-disciplinary celebration of theatre, dance, music, literature, food, visual arts, film, magic, and more. For more information, please visit http://luminato.com.
Friday June 8 - Jackson Family Values is the 5th edition of the video dance party revolving around the sexy, legendary hits of Michael and Janet. DJ Doctor Baggie spins. 10pm-2:30am. Revival, 783 College St. $7. http://Jacksonfamilyvalues.comFriday June 8 - Queer Parkdale's Big Primpin' BIG GULP! @ 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 special performance by DJs Dj STUNTS, Kevin Ritchie and Phil V 10pm. Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St W. Cover $5. 416.516.8677 For bypass: firstname.lastname@example.org Queer West Village Toronto, Ontario.http://www.big-primpin.comFriday June 8 - DJ Hook N Sling and guests @ The Hoxton. What do Swedish House Mafia, Tiësto, Guetta, Kaskade, Oakenfold & Morillo have in common? They all love private jets and Hook N Sling.There is no denying that the eyes and ears of the world’s dance music fraternity are focussed firmly on Hook N Sling in 2012. In just a few short years the man has gone from aspiring disc jockey to in-demand DJ, remixer and producer property.http://www.facebook.com/hooknsling and http://www.myspace.com/hooknslingThe Details; Buy tickets at http://www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4613015&pl=embrace For tables and guestlist email: email@example.com The Hoxton Concert Venue, 69 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON (416) 519-6784 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Websitehttp://www.thehoxton.caFriday June 8 - FUCK IT First Year Anniversary Party @ Clinton's Tavern. Bangs & Blush are bringing FUCK IT back for another fun filled night with one giant cluster-fuck of music. Nowhere in this city will you hear Playing whatever we want from the 80's, 90's and 2000's we're only throwing on the music you know and secretly love. From Spice Girls to Ol' Dirty Bastard, from Britney Spears to Wham, from Backstreet Boys to Katy Perry ... Surprises, prizes and a whole lot of fucking fun! We've got you covered. Doors @ 10PM | $ 5 Cover Clintons 693 Bloor St. W, Just east of Christie Subway Station.
Friday June 8 - A queer womens dance party Tan-HER-exic Edition @ La Perla (783 Queen Street West, Upstairs) Guest DJs DJs KRIS STEEVES, LUCIE TIC and OMGBLOG.COM spin solar beats to get HER fully toasted.Hostess MARY MESSHAUSEN Cover $5 Door 10pm **Maj- Drink Specials before 11:30pm - $2.50 Jose Cuervo tequila shots and Paloma cocktails (tequila, Fresca, and lime) **Plus $5 Palomas all night ***Email HER for line bypass: email@example.com Visit HER Blog:http://www.herherher.com .| Queer West village, Toronto Ontario
Saturday June 9 - Singing Strong: Caucastani Nights! @ Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. ALL FUNDS RAISED WILL SUPPORT THE FRIENDS FOR LIFE BIKE RALLY Singing Strong’s latest cabaret spectacular promises to be full of music, laughter and forged travel visas. Join four brave souls on a musical journey across the Atlantic to the greatest European song contest of 2012! As the chosen champions of Caucastan, an enigmatic mountain country somewhere to the right of Azerbaijan, this fierce foursome will stop at nothing - and sing anything - to bring glory to its upright citizens Tickets are only $20! Buddies in Bad Times Theatre 12 Alexander Street , Toronto Saturday, June 9, 2012, 7:30 pm
Saturday June 9 - Queer Business Women's Special @ Augusta House DJs Sammy and Phil V spin R&B, pop, hip hop and electro love all night long. 10pm. Augusta House, 152 Augusta Ave. $5 just up from Dundas W. 2nd floor not wheelchair accessible. Queer West Village Toronto, Ontario.
Monday June 11 - Book Launch of Dos Equis: A Russell Quant Mystery at Glad Day Bookshop Join Glad Day Bookshop for the Toronto Launch of Dos Equis: the 8th Russell Quant Mystery by Anthony Bidulka. 598A Yonge St, Toronto 2nd Floor, Toronto Ontario https://www.facebook.com/GladDaySaturday June 11 - Roncy Rocks! Roncesvalles Village Toronto Parkdale is our one-day celebration of the great music, art and culture of Roncesvalles Village. With music on four stages, a juried art show and sale, original films at the Revue Cinema and much much more, this will be a rockin' good day of music and art on Roncesvalles! Saturday, June 16, 2012, 10:00 am - Saturday, June 16, 2012, 6:00 pm http://roncyrocks.com/Saturday June 16 - Noise and Resistance Film Night @ The Bike Pirates. "Noise and Resistance" is an inspiring journey through Europe's contemporary utopia, to subcultural places of desire where unity derives from autonomy along with the best punk sound you've heard for years. http://www.bikepirates.com Free. 8 pm 1292 Bloor St West, Toronto, ON
Saturday June 16 - Dare to be Bare at Toronto World Nakked Bike Ride? The WNBR is THE global protest against oil dependency, now huge in 70 cities in 20 countries. All ages, everyone welcome, bare as you dare, fancy dress or simply come as you are. Shoes, bike helmet and sunscreen are recommended. Everyone welcome, all ages, family friendly.Gather 12 noon Coronation Park (near foot of Bathurst) by the lake; ride departs 1pm sharp. Option to finish ride at the park by the Island Ferry Docks or continue back to starting point. Route, poster,details and optional elist sign up form http://vimeo.com/36597585web site http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Toronto Organized by Toronto artist, Leif Harmsen
Saturday June 16 - 24th Annual HOPE Charity Volleyball Bash @ Toronto Centre Island Join Southern Ontario ’s largest one day volleyball bash. High energy! Great Music! Beer Garden! Great Cause! Saturday June 16, 2012 @ Toronto Centre Island. Register your team on-line by May 31st @ www.hopevolleyball.com. For more information: please visit us at www.hopevolleyball.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds support charities: Fort York Food Bank 797 Dundas St W. http://www.fyfb.com/( One of the largest in the city) and MLSE Team Up Foundation. Toronto Queer Arts Festival architect and innovator (Michael F. Paré) , served for five years of the Board of Directors of Fork York Food Bank. http://www.hopevolleyball.com Saturday, June 16, 2012, Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday June 20 to Sunday June 24 - Cooking Fire Theatre Festival (CFTF). The outdoor celebration of theatre, food and public space returns with works by Theatre RUN, SNAP Productions, Hare Theatre and others. Opens Jun 20 and runs to Jun 24. Pwyc ($10 sugg). Dufferin Grove Park, Dufferin south of Bloor. 416-655-4841, http://cookingfire.ca.
Wednesday June 20 - The Female Eye Film Festival @ Carlton Cinema. The Female Eye Film Festival (FEFF) is an annual Toronto based competitive film festival for international female directors. This year the festival brings together a talented group of individuals from the television film and television industry. Notable screenings include Billy Bishop Goes To War directed by Barbara Willis Sweete, and also Niso Kakastesinowin (Two Reflections) directed by Jules Koostachin, which proudly showcases the work of a renowned aboriginal Canadian. FEFF will take place from June 20 – June 24, 2012 at the Carlton Cinema in Toronto. For more information on the festival, visit http://www.femaleeyefilmfestival.comThursday June 21 to Sunday June 24 - The 14th Annual Parkdale Film + Video Showcase @ Various locations in Toronto Parkdale. The Parkdale Film + Video Showcase is an annual summer celebration of the incredible artists and audiences who live and work in Parkdale, featuring pay-what-you-can film and video screenings, installations, performances, and workshops held throughout Toronto's most creative neighbourhood. http://www.parkdaleshowcase.ca/Friday June 22 to June 24th -Toronto Anarchist Book Fair We are planning a jam-packed weekend of workshops, speakers, debates, discussions, distros, good fun, good friends, good food, and of course good reads. So mark your calendars, we look forward to seeing all of you there! more information and location details coming soon! website: http://torontoanarchistbookfair.wordpress.com email: email@example.comFriday June 22 to July 1st - The Toronto Jazz Festival @ Nathan Phillips Square has presented some of the biggest names in jazz. When the Festival kicks off this summer from June 22 – July 1, 2012, more than 500,000 music lovers will be entertained as 1,500 musicians take over the city performing 350+ concerts in just 10 days. Nathan Phillips Square plus 40 other locations all across the city 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario http://torontojazz.com/Saturday June 23 - 1st Annual Toronto Island Custom Bicycle Show and Rally @ Cherry beach 1:00 am Saturday morning June 23rd Cherry beach parking lot regestration, kickstands up at 12 noon, join us for a 4 hour group ride around the beaches with many stops along the way,11:00am Sunday morning meeting at Cherry beach parking lot kickstands up at 12 noon riding to the Center Island ferry preceding to Center Island for a cruse around the islands followed by bike show and shine and finishing up with the Chopaderos Norco chopper raffle and awards Saturday, June 23, 2012, 4:00 am - Sunday, June 24, 2012, 11:00 am http://goo.gl/maps/SD3GSaturday June 23 - Parkdale Summer Kick off Bazaar @ Queen W and Cowan Ave. Celebrate Summer 2012 with a Kids Art Zone and face painting, while you shop 25+ local artisan and vintage vendors. 11am to 5 pm http://www.parkdalecdg.comSaturday June 23 - Parkdale Summer Kick off Bazaar @ Queen W and Cowan Ave. Celebrate Summer 2012 with a Kids Art Zone and face painting, while you shop 25+ local artisan and vintage vendors. 11am to 5 pm http://www.parkdalecdg.comSunday June 24 - 8th annual Toronto Pride Bicycle Ride This traditional event always takes place in late June during Pride month. Members from Gay West Bicycle Club (160 members) Riders will meet SUNNYSIDE CAFE by Lake Ontario shortly after 10 A.M. . on their way to the Eastern Beaches (Following the Lake Ontario Waterfront Bike Trail) About 40km one way. The riders will return to mid town Toronto for a festival party in the Church St. gay village, at some pub. Riders are encouraged to decorated their bicycles with Rainbow flags and flowers. We will be working out the details and route out with Johnny Fisher Gay West Bicycle Club Ride leader and Tour Guide. The Toronto Pride Ride is the only one of it’s kind in North America. More details soonest..http://www.queerwest.org/bikeclub.php This is not a 'Pride Toronto' event. It is a local, non profit, community driven party. We don't need a trademark to enjoy our pride.
Friday June 29 - Screening of queer music videos @ The Garrison Featuring 'Tears From My Pussy,' 'African Mayonnaise,’ and ‘Bustin’ Brown’ released through the singer’s collaborative efforts with award winning filmmaker and cinematographer, PJ Raval. followed by a Q&A with Christeene and DJ JJ Booya. 8-10pm. , 1197 Dundas St W. $5.
Saturday June 30 to Monday July 2 - The 45th Annual CHIN International Picnic @ Exhibition Place. As multicultural event with 30 communities toronto ethnic. Hot Guys can be found on Sunday, July 1 at 7:00 pm when Mr. CHIN beauty show happens, more fun then Pride . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sir36_po9RI Chin Picnic web site http://www.scotiabankchinpicnic.com/Saturday June 30 - Queer Dance Party Trash @ The Henhouse. Electro, hip hop, alternative, dancehall, whatever, with DJs Joe Blow, Winnie and Sigourney Beaver spinning. 10pm–2:30am. Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St W. No cover
Saturday June 30 - Hotnuts @ The Garrison Christmas with Christeene celebrates the release of drag queen Christeene’s debut album, Waste up, Kneez Down. 10:30pm. The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W acrosss from the Beer Store. $10 advance, $12 door.
Saturday June 30 - International Dance Hall King and Queen (Last Man Standing) @ Pacha Lounge. Toronto vs New York vs Montreal, with special guest judge Keith “Shebada” Ramsey and DJs Unruly Twin, JJ Rock and Roman. 10pm. Pacha Lounge, 1305 Dundas St W Queer West Village Toronto Ontario . $20. http://pachalounge.netSaturday June 30 - ReelHeART International Film Festival Pride Edition Screens Two outstanding Queer Films @ The Projection Booth "From Hollywood to Dollywood” by director Director, John Lavi and “Freak” (USA) Director Eric Casaccio Short Film 18:30 at the The Projection Booth 1035 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada Admission $12 each or 2 Tix for $20 http://reelheart.org/saturday-june-30/ This is not a 'Pride Toronto' event. It is a local, non profit, community driven film festival. We don't need a trademark to enjoy our pride.
Sunday July 1- BUTCH FEMME SALON: LATE NGHT PRIDE PARTY @ The Rivoli Hey there sexy fun people! June is Pride month... and we're throwin' a after hours party... to dance and celebrate ourselves!! DJ Nik Red spinnin the groove to make ya move all night. THEME: "Under the Sea...Horse" **All genders welcome, especially the transsexual and transgender variety.** Rivoli is wheelchair accessible. Msg. Xtra Siss for any queries or requests. Cover goes towards our local performers/artists fund to support local emerging TO artists. https://www.facebook.com/events/350199958383648/ The Rivoli 334 Queen St. West (Back Room), 10PM to 2AM (416) 977-5082 http://www.rivoli.ca/Civer $10 or PWYC This is not a 'Pride Toronto' event. It is a local, non profit, community driven party. We don't need a trademark to enjoy our pride.
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