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Museum of Contemporary Art Preview Weekend (May 26 and 27, 2018) and 2018-19 Programming (Toronto)

posted Thursday, May 24, 2018

by: in Art, Art Gallery, Events, Featured Events, Toronto

International Opening Dates The Museum of Contemporary Art‘s (MOCA) new home in the Junction Triangle will truly define what is the role of the 21st century museum: to be first and foremost a welcoming, accessible, and relevant space. The public are invited for a sneak preview weekend, May 26-27, 2018 for Doors Open Toronto. The official grand opening […]

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Kathy Griffin to begin her “Laugh Your Head Off” tour in Canada May 23, 2018

posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018

by: in Comedy, Events, Featured Events, Theatre, Toronto

Due to the supportive response from her Canadian fans, comedian Kathy Griffin has confirmed an additional tour date to the “Laugh Your Head Off” World Tour, and will be kicking-off the North American leg of her tour in Ottawa,  on Wednesday, May 23rd. Following a successful run overseas including; New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, the U.K., […]

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Fierce! International Queer Burlesque Festival – May 24 to 27, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Clubs, Dance, Events, Featured Events, Toronto

  The Biggest, Queerest Burlesque Party on the Planet is coming to Toronto! After five years in the United States, the Fierce! International Queer Burlesque Festival is making it’s International debut in Toronto, and Making Buddies in Bad Times Theatre it’s main home. The festivities start on Thursday, May 24th and run through until Sunday, […]

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Buddies Queer Pride – June 8 to 24, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018

by: in Activism, Art, Clubs, Comedy, Dance, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Pride, Queer, Theatre, Toronto, Trans

Queer Pride is radical love and defiant self-expression. It’s a time when all of the queer communities come together to celebrate everything that we are and all that we can be. It is in this spirit that Queer Pride 2018 thrives – a festival of queer theatre, comedy, art, music, and parties that showcase our community’s […]

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Buddy Cole returns to stage May 26, 2018, part of United Comedy Festival (Toronto)

posted Sunday, May 20, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Comedy, Events, Featured Events, Queer, Toronto

Scott Thompson’s “Buddy Cole” will be coming out of the closet once again, for two exclusive appearances in Toronto this month. Lounge lizard Buddy Cole from Kids in the Hall makes a return to the limelight in an evening of humorous monologues from the period the show went off the air in 1995 to the […]

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Canadian comedy “Venus” opens in theatres May 18, 2018

posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018

by: in Events, Featured Events, Film, Queer, Toronto

VENUS tells the tale of Sid (Debargo Sanyal), a South Asian transitioning woman whose life is turned upside down when Ralph (Jamie Mayers), the “white” 14 year-old biological son she never knew she had, shows up unexpectedly at her door.  Shot in Montreal, the upbeat film also deals with the hardship of transition and how […]

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“Here To Be Heard – The Story of The Slits” – screens May 14 (Toronto)

posted Sunday, May 13, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Events, Featured Events, Film, Music, Toronto

All-female punk meets dub combo The Slits were an important part of the late ’70s/early ’80s UK scene. Their fascinating career is explored in a documentary film, Here To Be Heard. It gets a screening at Toronto’s Royal Theatre on May 14, the only Canadian screening. “HERE TO BE HEARD” The Story of The Slits” is a film about […]

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Inside Out LGBT Film Festival announces full line up of screenings – May 24 to June 3, 2018

posted Wednesday, May 9, 2018

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Events, Featured Events, Film, Lesbian, Music, Queer, Toronto, Trans

The 28th annual Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival takes place May 24 to June 3, 2018, and includes both feature and short film programming championing innovative LGBTQ filmmakers from across the globe. Opening the festival is the international premiere of Silas Howard’s A KID LIKE JAKE, and to close is the Canadian premiere HEARTS BEAT […]

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Double Bill – Looking for Elvis & The Man in Black – May 2 to 12, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Monday, April 30, 2018

by: in Dance, Events, Featured Events, Toronto

Citadel + Compagnie (C+C) presents the anticipated remount of Laurence Lemieux’s Looking for Elvis and James Kudelka’s The Man in Black, May 2 – 5 & 9 – 12, 2018 at The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance. Exploring the life and times of two American music legends – Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash – these acclaimed contemporary works were applauded by critics and […]

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“LULU v.7 // Aspects of a Femme Fatale” at Buddies May 1 to 20. 2018 (Toronto)

posted Friday, April 27, 2018

by: in Events, Featured Events, Theatre, Toronto

Buddies in Bad Times’ 2017-18 season closes this May with LULU v.7 // aspects of a femme fatale, an irreverent deconstruction of one of Western drama’s most provocative and problematic figures – Frank Wedekind’s Lulu. LULU v. 7 is the culminating production in an ongoing interrogation of the work and the character, co-produced with the […]

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