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

Chill & Chat fundraiser for Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network – Aug 22, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, August 15, 2019

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

Chill & Chat will be an incredible evening learning about and celebrating the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network‘s vital work for LGBT rights in the Caribbean. LGBTQ+ people in the Caribbean face prison time, harassment, violence, and in some cases death, for being who they are and loving who they love. This is a resilient community, still […]

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Smoke Bar & Kitchen – now open on Queen Street West (Toronto)

posted Saturday, August 3, 2019

by: in Dining, Toronto

Toronto is getting a new Southern BBQ inspired eatery and brunch hub this weekend at the heart of trendy Queen Street West. Aptly named Smoke Bar & Kitchen, this new smoke-inspired hot spot is the latest from the group behind the successful Hogtown Smoke chain. The grand opening is on Saturday, August 3, 2019, and […]

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Diane Arbus: Photographs, 1956–1971 – opens Feb 22, 2020 at Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto)

posted Wednesday, July 31, 2019

by: in Activism, Art, Art Gallery, Celebrity, Events, Featured Events, New York City, Toronto

There’s very few photographers who stand the test of time and continue to be recognized for the work they’ve accomplished. One such individual is Diane Arbus. The striking black and white photographs of legendary American photographer Diane Arbus (1923–1971) revolutionized portraiture, through their range of subjects and their style. Primarily made in and around New […]

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Two different stage productions of Rocky Horror Show coming to Toronto this fall

posted Monday, July 29, 2019

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

Rocky Horror Show fans can rejoice in knowing there are two productions in the works set to hit Toronto stages this fall. Smack your lips, gird your loins and tighten your corset for The Rocky Horror Show, as it returns to Hart House Theatre, Sept 27 to Oct 12, 2019. A delectable, cult-classic musical with unforgettable characters and […]

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“The Queen” screens at Drag Brunch, with a performance by Fontaine – July 28, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, July 25, 2019

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

Hot Docs is celebrating the herstory of drag this month with a special Drag Brunch event. On Sunday, July 28,the 1968 drag documentary The Queen, will be shown. This film is considered the mother of all drag documentaries, going behind-the-scenes of the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant. Prior to the screening, guests can enjoy mimosas and snacks, along with a […]

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Tegan and Sara – intimate tour stops in Toronto, October 18 and 19, 2019

posted Tuesday, July 23, 2019

by: in Uncategorized

Tegan and Sara have just announced dates for a fall/winter North American tour, that stops here in Toronto on October 19, 2019. Other Canadian stops include Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Montreal. The Hey, I’m Just Like You Tour will feature Tegan and Sara alone on stage in a multi-dimensional show unlike anything they have ever […]

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This Is Eye Candy – multi-sensory pop up, on now until Sept 30, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, July 23, 2019

by: in Events, Featured Events, Toronto

This is Eye Candy is most definitely for those looking for an Instagramable experience. There are 10 different “rooms” that brings together the vibrant, the inspired, and the epic. This unique hands-on experience lets guests go wild and create their own personal recreations from a variety of fun backdrops. Located right in downtown Toronto, on trendy […]

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical – On Stage Oct 4 to Nov 3, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Friday, July 5, 2019

by: in Comedy, Dance, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Music, Pride, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

If you haven’t heard of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, then hand in your gay card. The film is a hilarious adventure of three drag friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Australian Outback to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, […]

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“Yesterday” – British humour at its finest – in theatres June 28, 2019

posted Friday, June 28, 2019

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

Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal. Jack Malik, played by Himesh Patel (BBC’s Eastenders), is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, […]

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Toronto’s artistic, musical, and immersive Funhouse is now open

posted Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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

Toronto-based art collective Mondo Forma and Universal Music Canada are excited to announce that The Funhouse, an immersive, experiential art maze inspired by music and created in collaboration with some of Toronto’s most exciting artists, will open Sat., June 1 at 101 Lisgar St. (just north of Queen St. W.). The project will feature site-specific works from noteworthy Toronto-based visual artists like Broadbent […]

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