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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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“Love, Gilda” screens at Hot Docs – April 28 to May 4, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Friday, April 20, 2018

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

The name Gilda Radner puts a smile on the faces of people who remember watching her as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live (1975-1980), where she created and portrayed such now-classic comic characters as Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella, Baba Wawa, and Lisa Loopner. She quickly rose to meteoric fame in television, […]

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“ABU” – being gay and Pakistani- in select theatres April 13, 2018

posted Monday, April 9, 2018

by: in Activism, Events, Featured Events, Montreal, Queer, Toronto

Montreal-based filmmaker (Writer/Director/Producer) Arshad Khan will bring his personal documentary ABU to select theatres in Toronto, the GTA and Montreal on April 13. In ABU (meaning father in Urdu), Khan narrates his experience immigrating to Canada and navigating his complicated relationship with his close-knit Pakistani Muslim family as well as of coming out as a gay man. The film […]

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“Alone Together” – a provocative double-bill dance performance – April 11 to 14, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, April 5, 2018

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

Citadel + Compagnie (C+C) presents Alone Together, a double bill of richly complex and provocative new solos by esteemed School of Toronto Dance Theatre alumni Naishi Wang and Jane-Alison McKinney, April 11—14, 2018 at The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance. Starting the evening, Wang will share his first-ever independent choreographic work with the world premiere of Taking Breath. Next, McKinney will reveal the anticipated […]

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