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

AIM Electronic Music Festival – July 14 to 16, 2017 (Montreal)

posted Tuesday, July 4, 2017

by: in Events, Featured Events, Montreal, Music, Outdoors

AIM Electronic Music Festival is returning for a third edition on July 14, 15, and 16 at Carillon Park in the municipality of St-André-d’Argenteuil located in the Laurentians [less than an hour away from Montreal]. AIM is unique in its genre among the Quebec festival circuit and this, especially due to its line-up which features renowned artists in the electronic music […]

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Florida Rum now available at Ontario LCBO just in time for summer

posted Saturday, June 24, 2017

by: in Entertaining, Toronto

Pride and summer are finally here, and that means cocktails! There’s plenty to choose from at the adult candy store (LCBO), but for those looking for something different the NOXX&DUNN Rum Company have brought a smooth, flavourful all-natural Florida elixir north of the border to Ontario imbiders. This modern American Spirit is crafted in a timeless […]

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Wild Women (Don’t Get The Blues) – June 24th, 2017 (Toronto)

posted Friday, June 23, 2017

by: in Activism, Art, Celebrity, Comedy, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Pride, Queer, Toronto

To celebrate the glorious trifecta of Pride, Canada 150 and summer 2017, Lorraine Segato and Colleen Allen bring their acclaimed and wildly popular cabaret series Wild Women (Don’t Get The Blues) to Toronto’s Regent Park on Saturday, June 24. With the music of ace Canadian performers complemented by food creations courtesy rogue Chef Greg Couillard, […]

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Alterna-Queer at Pride Toronto – June 23, 2017

posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017

by: in Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Outdoors, Queer, Toronto, Trans

Take a break from the mainstream. Alterna-Queer is back. After several years of programming at the hidden oasis of Alexander Parkette, outside Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, then a couple of failed attempts at programming on larger stages, AQ is back once again on a smaller scale at the TD Village Stage. Think beyond boxes […]

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Toronto FC Pride Night – June 23, 2017

posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017

by: in Events, Featured Events, Outdoors, Pride, Sports, Toronto

Toronto FC are having the club’s first ever Pride Night at BMO Field, as the team host the New England Revolution on Friday, June 23 at 8 pm. The night will feature pre-match festivities with Pride All for One flags leading the teams out onto the pitch, as well as a Pride flag in the south end will […]

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LGBT Shorts Film Festival – June 22, 2017 (Toronto)

posted Monday, June 19, 2017

by: in Activism, Events, Featured Events, Film, Lesbian, Pride, Queer, Toronto, Trans

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2017. Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2017. This month is the Best of LGBT Toronto Short Films, happening June 22nd at the […]

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CANFAR’s “Can You Do Lunch” event raises money for HIV and AIDS

posted Friday, June 16, 2017

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Charity, Events, Fashion, Featured Events, Pride, Queer, Toronto

CANFAR‘s fifth annual luncheon, Can You Do Lunch? was attended by business and philanthropic leaders, who joined together in the fight against HIV and AIDS on June 12th at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. Hosted by Co-chairs Shawn Hewson and Ruth Promislow, Founders, of Bustle Clothing, and with guest speakers including Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in conversation with […]

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Function in the Junction – June 22, 2017 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, June 15, 2017

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Charity, Dining, Events, Featured Events, Music, Toronto

Toronto culinary star Anthony Rose heads west to showcase his skills at Function in the Junction on June 22nd, in support of  Haiti School Building Project. Rose has made a name for himself as the brains behind popular Toronto establishments as Rose and Sons, Fat Pasha,Big Crow, Bar Begonia and, Schmaltz Appetizing. This eclectic mix of restaurants has turned Dupont Street into […]

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Nuit Rose – June 16 and 17, 2017 (Toronto)

posted Wednesday, June 14, 2017

by: in Activism, Art, Events, Family, Featured Events, Gallery, Music, Outdoors, Pride, Queer, Toronto

Nuit Rose is back for its fourth year showcasing the best of LGBTQ art and performance, and this year, we’re adding a second night to showcase works and performances from Toronto and beyond. On June 16 and 17, Nuit Rose showcases, highlights, and celebrates LGBTQ* art works that seeks to answer the question “What Lies […]

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Pride Toronto announces Parade Grand Marshal, Honoured Group and Youth Ambassador

posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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

Pride Toronto has announced its Honoured Positions for 2017, with the selections reflecting the importance of indigenous and two-spirit voices within the LGBTQ+ community, and honouring the tireless work done by groups based on their contribution to fighting discrimination and equality; violence, torture and abuse.  As well as,  criminalization of LGBTQ+ people, identities, and activities […]

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