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

Review: Erasure in Toronto

posted Thursday, July 26, 2018

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

Wow, what a show! Erasure is one of those bands who have been around long enough that anyone attending one of their shows will know a few songs, and most likely will recognize even a couple more that they forgot they sung. Right from the get go with “Oh L’amour” the crowd rose to their […]

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L7 play the Danforth Music Hall July 25 – here’s what co-founder Donita Sparks had to say

posted Monday, July 23, 2018

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

Toronto is one of only two Canadian stops on this current L7 North American tour. They’re playing the ‘77 Montreal punk music festival as well on July 27, and then that will be it for these hard rocking ladies who spent the past several months on the road touring South America and Europe as well.  L7’s […]

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – featuring Abba…and Cher!

posted Saturday, July 21, 2018

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

Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million, you’re invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film’s […]

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Gus Van Sant is back with “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” – giving life a reality check

posted Saturday, July 21, 2018

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

In Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, the last day Portland slacker John Callahan is able to walk, he wakes up without a hangover —because he’s still drunk from the night before. That night at a wild party he meets a wisecracking drinking buddy Dexter (Jack Black), who insists they leave for an […]

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Porch View Dances – July 18 to 22, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Monday, July 16, 2018

by: in Art, Dance, Events, Featured Events, Outdoors, Theatre, Toronto

Porch View Dances (PVD) is a unique and family friendly on-site production that showcases real people dancing in real spaces. It’s a community dance festival that engages everyday people as creators, storytellers, and performers. PVD takes audiences on a walking tour of Seaton Village in the Annex of Toronto, to witness new dance works created […]

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Canadian Stage presents “Shakespeare in High Park” on stage until Sept 2nd, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Friday, July 13, 2018

by: in Events, Family, Featured Events, Outdoors, Theatre, Toronto

Canadian Stage is proud to announce that Shakespeare in High Park will mark 36 seasons of staging open-air theatre in Toronto with adventurous contemporary adaptations of two of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays: the tragic romance Romeo and Juliet and the frolicking comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, running in repertory under the stars from June 28 […]

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Brave: Festival of Risk and Failure – July 12 to 29, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018

by: in Activism, Art, Celebrity, Events, Family, Featured Events, Film, Music, Outdoors, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

The Harbourfront Centre is launching a new festival that will push the boundaries of what it means to be brave. Presenting some of the world’s most courageous and outlandish artists, thinkers, writers and musicians, the inaugural BRAVE: The Festival of Risk and Failure asks the question: If all we have to fear is fear itself, […]

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Bricks and Glitter – Grassroots LGBTQ+ Community Arts Festival – July 18 to 29, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Monday, July 9, 2018

by: in Activism, Art, Charity, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Outdoors, Queer, Toronto, Trans

Bricks and Glitter is a community arts festival, celebrating Two-Spirit, trans and queer talent, ingenuity, caring, anger, and abundance. Centered around the Junction Triangle and Parkdale, sites of multiple queer, precarious, and creative histories, the festival runs from July 18th-29th, 2018. The festival brings together multiple thriving collectives of young queer artists, musicians, culture producers, […]

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Andy Warhol Musical: In Rehearsal – on stage until July 14, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, July 5, 2018

by: in Art, Celebrity, Events, Featured Events, New York City, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory defined an era and launched a movement in many art disciplines — film, visual art, theatre, music, dance, life in general. ANDY WARHOL MUSICAL explores the ethos of the Silver Factory and the people who created that scene. Based on verbatim quotes — sourced from media interviews, documentaries, journals and other materials — ANDY […]

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Fall for Dance North – October 2 to 6, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, July 5, 2018

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

Toronto’s Premier International Dance Festival, Fall For Dance North 2018 has unveiled their fourth and largest festival season to date, which includes the festival doubling its capacity, showcasing 12 works from 11 companies across three distinct programs, and growing to two venues: at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and the addition of Ryerson Theatre. October 2 through […]

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