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

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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Pride Toronto’s Opening Night Outdoor Dance Parties Continue Until 2AM – Friday June 21, 2019

posted Thursday, June 20, 2019

by: in Activism, Clubs, Dance, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Outdoors, Pride, Queer, Trans

Below are the details for all of the Fridays’ programming, including timing, location, and description for each event. The highlight being the Trans Pride Community Fair, Trans March Rally, and Trans March that ends in Allan Gardens with a host of amazing performances. There’s also some great late night dance parties happening all along Church […]

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Toronto Jazz Festival – returns to Yorkville with over 175 free concerts – June 21 to 30, 2019

posted Wednesday, June 19, 2019

by: in Celebrity, Events, Family, Featured Events, Music, Outdoors, Toronto

For those wanting something different than Pride Toronto’s takeover of the city, the Toronto Jazz Festival also starts this weekend, and continues right through to the next with over 175 free concerts and some big name musicians! Film star and The Blues Brothers co-founder Dan Aykroyd, Late Night with David Letterman band leader Paul Shaffer, blues-rock great David Wilcox, Louisiana bluesman Kenny Neal and […]

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Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces 2019/20 season line-up

posted Saturday, June 8, 2019

by: in Activism, Art, Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Montreal, Music, Pride, Queer, Theatre, Toronto, Trans

Artistic Director Evalyn Parry announced the line-up for Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s 2019/20 season today. After a blowout 40th anniversary season, the theatre company focuses on its role as an incubator for new queer works, with a mainstage production of one of its residency projects, an expanded showcase for its resident artists, and a new curation format […]

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Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play – genre-bending chamber musical – June 1, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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

After a premiere season in 2017 at the Luminato Festival and World Stage Design “Scenofest” in Taipei,Taiwan, Theaturtle’s acclaimed Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music will tour to Jaffa Fest in Tel Aviv, Israel, Theatre on Podol in Kiev, Ukraine, The National Theatre of the Czech Republic in Prague, and other significant European venues. But not before a public performance send-off June 1 at Hart House Theatre! Prior to the tour, […]

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Just Call Me Lady: The Musical – Mandy Goodhandy’s memoir hits the stage June 7 and 8, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, May 28, 2019

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Events, Featured Events, Music, Pride, Queer, Theatre, Toronto, Trans

Mandy Goodhandy is a trans woman stand up comedian, author, and singer.  Her memoirs “Just Call Me Lady” and her CD (of the same name) were both released in 2018, and now she’s combining both into one spectacular stage production for two nights only! Not just another transgender person’s “transition” story. Mandy Goodhandy (aka Amanda Taylor) […]

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“I’m Going To Break Your Heart” featuring Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk – in theatres May 23, 2019

posted Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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

They made headlines in Canada as beautiful, young, rock royalty, but nearly two decades later, Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace) and Chantal Kreviazuk struggle, like most people, with their relationship. I’M GOING TO BREAK YOUR HEART follows Maida and Kreviazuk as they write and record their first album together, I’m Going to Break Your Heart, offering an intimate […]

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Q&A with Nova Scotia’s Rich Aucoin, who releases new album and performs in Toronto May 22, 2019

posted Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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

Nova Scotia’s Rich Aucoin can easily be described as a concept artist. He takes his work very seriously, putting together the lyrics and melodies, connecting with the right individuals to help record and produce, and then creates an elaborate must-be-there-to-experience live performance with visuals and other distractions. He’s releasing a new album this month (May […]

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