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“Calpurnia” on stage at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre until Feb 4, 2018

posted Tuesday, January 23, 2018

by: in Events, Featured Events, Theatre, Toronto

Nightwood Theatre and Sulong Theatre present, Calpurnia, a provocative look at class, race, and family dynamics under the roof of a wealthy Jamaican-Canadian home. As Julie, a screenwriter, seeks to redress To Kill a Mockingbird through the perspective of Calpurnia (the Finch family maid) by updating the context to include millennial ideology and terminology, she is met […]

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“Call Me By Your Name” special presentations at TIFF Bell Lightbox (Toronto)

posted Friday, January 19, 2018

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

  For anyone who hasn’t heard yet, Call Me By Your Name, is one of the most talked about films of 2017/18, and Oscar buzzing for Best Picture as well. And for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, there are two unique screening opportunities that are happening at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox. Snapshot review below. […]

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“Queens On King” presents an early evening of drag and burlesque cabaret

posted Friday, January 19, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Music, New York City, Pride, Queer, Toronto

The Church/Wellesley Village was once the crowning jewel of gay Toronto, but in recent years our venues have moved out to other areas of the city. Some argue that as we lose the close concertation of LGBT spaces we forgo a certain amount of power and safety as a community, but the flip side is […]

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“Progress Festival” explores emerging performance works – Feb 1 to 18, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, January 18, 2018

by: in Art, Dance, Events, Featured Events, Music, Theatre

  Progress is an international festival of performance and ideas presented in partnership by SummerWorks Performance Festival and The Theatre Centre. The festival is collectively curated and produced by a series of Toronto-based companies, operating within a contemporary performance context.  This year, the festival is Curated by: SummerWorks Performance Festival, The Theatre Centre, Anandam Dancetheatre, FADO Performance […]

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Fleetwood Mac’s classic “Rumours” album performed live and intimate – February 4 to 25 (Toronto)

posted Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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

Coal Mine Theatre presents their first ever Coal Mine Concert, the world premiere of RUMOURS by Fleetwood Mac, February 4-25, 2018 at the intimate Coal Mine Theatre. “Two years-ago I was driving around town and listening to Rumours for the first time in a long time, but I still knew every note. At the same time, it was like I […]

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Come Up To My Room – January 18 to 21, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Monday, January 15, 2018

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

Come Up to My Room (CUTMR) is the Gladstone Hotel’s annual 4-day alternative design exhibition. Each year CUTMR provides artists and designers the opportunity to take risks, to push their ideas, to evoke meaning not just function. CUTMR 2018 explores how people interact with art and design. Is it a shared experience mediated by an artist or designer? Or […]

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Night of Ideas: To Sleep or Not To Sleep – January 25th, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Monday, January 15, 2018

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

  In partnership with the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Canada and Hart House, the Art Museum at the University of Toronto is thrilled to present Night of Ideas: To Sleep or Not to Sleep on Thursday, January 25, from 7 pm to 7 am. The Art Museum is one of the first Canadian institutions […]

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“My Funny Valentine” – Buddies in Bad Times Theatre – January 10-21, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Friday, January 12, 2018

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

From playwright Dave Deveau (Nelly Boy, Tiny Replicas (GayVancouver’s Top 10 Productions of 2011), the Jessie and Oscar Wilde Nominated My Funny Valentine enters the minds of people on the fringes of a murder that will forever affect them and examines the ripple effect of hatred in a community. Haunting, moving, and at times strangely […]

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Book Launch for “Not Joy Division” by Andrew James Paterson – January 15, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, January 11, 2018

by: in Art, Books, Clubs, Events, Featured Events, Music, Queer, Toronto

The opening of Pleasure Dome’s Winter 2018 season begins with the launch event for Andrew James Paterson‘s new book, Not Joy Division, hard-boiled mystery novella cast in a post-punk social media glow. It is being published by Eldon Garnet’s Impulse B press. To celebrate Pleasure Dome is throwing a party that will feature Andy’s group Derwatt, […]

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The Bentway Skate Trail Opening Weekend Events – January 6 and 7, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Friday, January 5, 2018

by: in Events, Featured Events, Outdoors, Toronto

The wait is over. The Bentway Skate Trail opens this Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11 AM. Come join us opening weekend as we launch our skate trail and our Winter Season – January 6 to mid-March (weather permitting). Highlights for Saturday, January 6, 2018 Musical Performances: SingingOUT (12:30 – 12:45 PM) T.Dot BANGERZ Brass (2:40 – 2:55 PM) Carmen Braden (3:00 – 3:20 PM, 6:05 […]

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