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A random sampling of events, happenings, nightlife, culture, and socializing.

“Daddy Issues” – when role play becomes real – in theatres and on iTunes as of April 19, 2019

posted Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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

Daddy Issues, made its Canadian premiere at last year’s Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival. Now it’s getting a theatrical and VOD release. Maya (Madison Lawlor) spends her days escaping into her drawings and social media, where she cyberstalks the enigmatic Jasmine (Montana Manning), an aspiring sexually-fluid designer in an emotionally charged, co-dependent relationship with […]

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Wax Trax Records – documentary, soundtrack, Q&A panel, and Ministry performance in Toronto, April 17, 2019

posted Friday, April 12, 2019

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

Record Store Day and Vans, are teaming up to release a special edition soundtrack for the award-winning music documentary Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records on Record Store Day, April 13, 2019. The album, which features previously unreleased songs by Wax Trax! artists, (see track listing below) will be available at independent record stores across the United States […]

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Jaymz Bee’s “Caravan of Music” presents 10 rooms with 20 bands – April 15, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Friday, April 12, 2019

by: in Charity, Music, Toronto

Every year broadcaster-producer-empresario Jaymz Bee celebrates his birthday with at least one fundraising event for charity. This year will mark his biggest yet with a series of simultaneous concerts held in ten rooms at Old Mill Toronto that will benefit Unison Benevolent Fund, an organization that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian […]

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Legendary Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot begins tour, and is the spotlight of a new documentary

posted Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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

Gordon Lightfoot’s music touches the listener on more levels and in more ways than most musicians could ever dream of. He is a national treasure, a cultural icon whose time-defying style and legendary hits have made him one of Canada’s most anticipated live performers. Having celebrated his 80th birthday last year, he will once again […]

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“Four Chords and a Gun” – a new play about the Ramones – on stage April 2 to 28, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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

FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN is a comic and explosive new play about the infamous punk band the Ramones, that’s written by John Ross Bowie (actor from “The Big Bang Theory”, “Speechless”).  The Canadian premiere is directed by long-time Toronto Star theatre critic and director Richard Ouzounian, and runs at the Fleck Theatre April 2 – 28, 2019.     On May 1, […]

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Giant Little Ones – opens March 29, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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

Franky Winter (Josh Wiggins) and Ballas Kohl (Darren Mann) have been best friends since childhood. They are high school royalty: handsome, stars of the swim team and popular with girls. They live a perfect teenage life – until the night of Franky’s epic 17th birthday party, when Franky and Ballas are involved in an unexpected […]

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Pride Toronto announces their 2019 theme as, “Freedom” – June 21 to 23, 2019

posted Tuesday, March 26, 2019

by: in Activism, Drag, Events, Lesbian, Music, Pride, Queer, Toronto, Trans

Pride Toronto is back for its 39th year and continues to be the biggest festival in Canada, and one of the largest LGBTQ2+ festivals in the world. The organization is looking to the future; growing all over the world, it is bright, it is colourful, it is diverse. This year, it will be recognizing the 50th Anniversary […]

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“Dinner With A View” – pop up domed dining experience, March 28 to May 2, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Friday, March 22, 2019

by: in Design, Dining, Events, Featured Events, Outdoors, Toronto

Part pop-up restaurant, part outdoor oasis, Dinner With A View delivers an exclusive gastronomic adventure under the stars at The Bentway in Toronto and La Grand Roue in Montreal come spring 2019. Attendees will be situated in heated, clear and frameless geodesic domes, each designed to stimulate the senses by marrying an elevated culinary experience […]

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Hot Docs 2019 Lineup Announced (Toronto)

posted Wednesday, March 20, 2019

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Drag, Events, Family, Featured Events, Film, Queer, Toronto

234 DOCUMENTARIES AND 18 INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS FROM 56 COUNTRIES FEATURED AT NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST DOC FEST Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival has announced its full film lineup for the upcoming 26th edition, April 25–May 5, at a press conference this morning at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. From 2951 film submissions, this year’s slate will […]

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Canadian Stage 2019/20 Lineup Announced

posted Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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

 Canadian Stage, one of the country’s leading not-for-profit contemporary performing arts organizations, have announced its 19.20 season, the first under Artistic Director Brendan Healy (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre) and Executive Director Monica Esteves. Featuring 14 thrilling works from 5 continents, including 6 world premieres, the 19.20 season honours Canadian Stage’s legacy while also forging a deeper connection to the people of Toronto.   For the 19.20 […]

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