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Canadian Stage 2019/20 Lineup Announced

posted Tuesday, March 19, 2019

by: in Art, Celebrity, Dance, Events, Featured Events, Music, Theatre, Toronto

 Canadian Stage, one of the country’s leading not-for-profit contemporary performing arts organizations, have announced its 19.20 season, the first under Artistic Director Brendan Healy (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre) and Executive Director Monica Esteves. Featuring 14 thrilling works from 5 continents, including 6 world premieres, the 19.20 season honours Canadian Stage’s legacy while also forging a deeper connection to the people of Toronto.   For the 19.20 […]

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Pride Toronto commemorates 50 years since Canada’s decriminalization of homosexuality

posted Tuesday, March 19, 2019

by: in Activism, Drag, New York City, Pride, Queer

In 1969, Canada decriminalized homosexuality, simultaneously in 1969 the Stonewall Riots took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York, which began the international fight for LGBTQ2+ rights around the world. From now until Pride Weekend in June, Pride Toronto are commemorating the Stonewall Riots as the beginning of the LGBTQ2+ community’s fight for complete […]

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Luminato – Toronto’s art extravaganza is back – June 7 to 23, 2019

posted Wednesday, March 13, 2019

by: in Art, Celebrity, Dance, Events, Featured Events, Music, Theatre, Toronto

From a larger-than-life mirrored maze and provocative new work by one of Canada’s most renowned puppet masters, to a massive choral event along Toronto’s waterfront and the North American premiere of a re-imagined dance classic, the 13th annual Luminato festival lights up the city of Toronto with bold, high-energy, ambitious work from Canada and around the […]

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9 to 5: The Musical – on stage March 14 to May 26, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy – three coworkers pushed to the boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Organizing a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the girls manage to reform their office – or will it all unravel when the company […]

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CHICHO – Venezuelan queer-ibbean coming-of-age journey – on stage until March 24, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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

Chicho, an ashamed-queer-Catholic-man-boy from Venezuela, hilariously attempts to feel beautiful despite his warring identity politics. In this wildly entertaining exploration of a diasporic experience, CHICHO meticulously presents the disparity between his own Queer-ibbean coming-of-age journey in Canada and the worsening socio-economic crisis in Venezuela. Playwright/Performer: Augusto Bitter CHICHO – On until March 24, 2019 Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, […]

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“Goddess Day” celebrates “International Women’s Day” – March 9, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, March 5, 2019

by: in Activism, Art, Comedy, Dance, Design, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Queer, Theatre, Toronto, Trans

Goddess Day is in celebration of International Women’s Day. Over 30 women artists, photographers, writers, poets, filmmakers, and performers will display or feature their talent throughout the day. Goddess Day will be an expression of unity, grace, wisdom, and creativity. This is an all ages event that’s open to all to attend. Food and drinks […]

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Jordan Tannahill’s “Late Company” on stage March 1 to 23, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, February 28, 2019

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

Late Company is a play by Jordan Tannahill that takes place one year after the death of a teenage boy, who was bullied for being gay, and eventually took his own life. Debora and Michael Shaun-Hastings (Lydia Kiselyk, Andrew Batten) sit down to dinner with their son’s bully (Dylan Mills-Capote) and his parents Andrea Lyons, […]

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Restaurants Canada Show – exploring the hospitality industry – Feb 24 to 26, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, February 21, 2019

by: in Events, Featured Events, Toronto

The hospitality industry is one of the largest employers in the world, encompassing bars, restaurants, hotels, and so much more. So if you’re involved in this exciting and ever-changing industry, this is the event for you to attend. Restaurants Canada invites food service and hospitality professionals to shop, taste, learn, connect and grow their businesses at […]

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Toronto Artist Project – Feb 21 to 24, 2019

posted Thursday, February 21, 2019

by: in Art, Art Gallery, Events, Featured Events, Photography, Toronto

Toronto’s favourite art fair returns on February 21st to 24th, bringing together artists from a variety of disciplines to showcase their talents at the 12th annual Artist Project. Hosted at the Better Living Centre, the contemporary art fair opens its doors to gallerists, curators, collectors, art aficionados and new art lovers to connect with over […]

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Bob Mould – releases new album with Toronto tour stop Feb 18, 2019

posted Friday, February 15, 2019

by: in Uncategorized

Bob Mould has been at the forefront of the alternative rock scene for several decades, first as lead singer of Husker Du, and then as a solo queer crusader on his own since the band’s demise.The cliché that circulated after the 2016 election foretold a new artistic golden age: Artists would transform their anger and […]

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