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

Gay Play Day – Sept 29 and 30, 2017 (Toronto)

posted Friday, September 22, 2017

by: in Activism, Art, Featured Events, Lesbian, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

Gay Play Day is an annual festival of theatre by LGBTQ playwrights and their allies. The 2017 Gay Play Day LGBTQ theatre festival takes place on September 29 at 8pm and September 30 at 3pm and 8pm at Toronto’s Alumnae Theatre studio space. The festival features short plays by novice, emerging and established playwrights with one thing […]

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“White Night” – a film about navigating through Toronto’s Nuit Blanche – Opens Sept 29, 2017

posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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

WHITE NIGHT is set in Toronto, and highlights five stories about various people over the course of one night at Nuit Blanche. It stars, Canadian actor, Adam Booth, as well as Jonathan Keltz, Sara Mitich, and Natalie Brown. Nuit Blanche Toronto happens this year on Sept 30, 2017 across the entire city. It’s a free annual city-wide celebration of contemporary art, produced by the […]

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Queen West Art Crawl – Special Canada 150 Programming (Sept 23/24 Toronto)

posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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

Queen West Arts Crawl (QWAC)  is an established cultural and artistic hub in Toronto, allowing visitors to see art, buy art, make art and taste art on the weekend of September 23-24, 2017, and this year it once again promises to be an exciting artistic and cultural experience. The annual two day Outdoor Art Exhibition takes […]

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“We’re Funny That Way Foundation” Donates $30,000 to Toronto LGBTQ Drop-in Centre

posted Monday, September 11, 2017

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Charity, Comedy, Lesbian, Queer, Toronto

The We’re Funny That Way Foundation, producer of the ground-breaking queer performance festival, We’re Funny That Way, is proud to announce that the recipient of a $30,000 grants is Toby’s Place in Scarborough, Ontario. Toby’s Place is a new drop-in centre for all LGBTQ+ youth and their friends and allies in south west Scarborough. A […]

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch on stage at Hart House Theatre opens Sept 22nd

posted Monday, September 11, 2017

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

Opening September 22, Hart House Theatre presents the cult-favourite, glam-rock extravaganza, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Directed by Hart House Theatre alumnae, Rebecca Ballarin, and starring a stellar cast, Hedwig and the Angry Inch promises to open the 2017/2018 Hart House Theatre Season on a high note. Winner of several awards and international acclaim, this musical transforms the theatre into a […]

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AIDS Walk Toronto – Sept 10, 2017

posted Wednesday, September 6, 2017

by: in Activism, Charity, Events, Featured Events, Outdoors, Pride, Queer, Sports, Toronto

The annual AIDS Walk Toronto happens on Sunday, September 10th, 2017, and organizers are looking forward to another spectacular turnout. Help end stigma, and join thousands of Canadians across the country in giving your support to those living with HIV and AIDS. The Scotiabank AIDS Walk Toronto takes place at Barbara Hall Park, where festivities begin […]

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“Gaga: Five Foot Two” – World Premiere Documentary at TIFF

posted Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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

The Toronto International Film Festival has  the exclusive World Premiere of the documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, a rare, revealing snapshot of a music icon that delves into duality of the raucously public Lady Gaga and the offstage woman that is, Stefani Joanne Germanotta. In the documentary, Lady Gaga offers a vulnerable look at her […]

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“On My Way Out: The Secret Life of Nani and Popi” – World Film Premiere at TIFF

posted Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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

The World Premiere of ON MY WAY OUT: THE SECRET LIFE OF NANI AND POPI at TIFF 2017 is a Special Event screening happening on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 3 PM at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Roman (Popi) and Ruth (Nani) Blank, Holocaust survivors, aged 95 years old, are the personification of an enduring and loving relationship.   […]

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Original Rocky Horror cast members to appear at Toronto’s Fan Expo – Aug 31 to Sept 3, 2017

posted Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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

In their first-ever Canadian convention appearance together, the original cast members of iconic cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show will gather at this year’s FAN EXPO CANADA, the country’s largest pop culture convention.  Fans can meet “Dr. Frank-N-Furter” (Tim Curry), “Eddie” (Meat Loaf), “Brad” (Barry Bostwick),“Magenta” (Patricia Quinn) and “Columbia” (Nell Campbell) at the […]

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Club 120’s Third Anniversary Party (Toronto)

posted Monday, August 14, 2017

by: in Clubs, Comedy, Dining, Events, Featured Events, Music, Queer, Toronto

The multi-plex building located at Church and Richmond is home to both Club 120 and 120 Diner. The main level 120 Dinner is going to be three years old, while the elder sibling Club 120 has been going strong for a decade now, including its incarnation as Goodhandys. All musicians, singers and customers who have supported […]

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