BUZZ Picks is an eclectic listing of events occurring throughout southwestern Ontario. From art gallery and museum shows to drag shows, from culture to sub-culture, from low-brow to high-brow… it's all in BUZZPICKS.

April 24, 2017 at 12:00am
Heavenly Mondays at Blyss, 504 Church St., Toronto
Heaven Lee Hytes and weekly special guest burn up the stage starting at 10:30 p.m. Day prices all evening, and NO cover.
www.facebook.com/BlyssToronto/

April 24, 2017 at 7:00pm
Confidential Musical Theatre Project at Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington Ave., Toronto
On Monday, April 24, some of the bravest actors in Toronto will take to the stage and perform a musical in its entirety, having met each other only one hour before and having had no group rehearsals. The audience shows up with no knowledge of the show they are about to see. THE CHALLENGE: Create an ensemble on their feet in front of an audience. THE ONLY RULE: Don't stop – no matter what! Curious? Well of course we can’t tell you what the show is, but we CAN tell you that it will be a magical evening of theatre as you’ve never experienced it before.
https://www.facebook.com/ConfidentialPRJ/

April 24, 2017 at 11:00pm
FML Mondays Industry Night at Flash On Church, 463 Church St., Toronto
Celebrating the Barbie Jo Bontemps' Dragiversary & Aeryn Pfaff's Birthday! DROP THE DRAMA - JOIN THE PARTY! Featuring: ★ DJ Sumation playing all the best hip hop, top 40, & dance! ★ The weekly FML Drag Extravaganza feat. Connie Lyngus (Connor McCalden), Bonbon Bontemps & Barbie Jo Bontemps! ★ Hosted by MC Pierson Hayes & Brett Mills! ★ #MoJoPaparazzi Photos by Dylan Neill » NO COVER! EVER!
https://www.facebook.com/MoJoToronto/

April 25, 2017 at 7:30pm
Don't Just Wing It, Wig It at Church Street Garage, 477 Church St., Toronto
wingitwigit Tuesdays from 7:30, Jada Hudson and Guest entertain with a fabulous show. Wings - half off --- $4.00 Drink specials
https://www.facebook.com/churchstgarage/

April 25, 2017 at 12:00am
Dance Temptation at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
Tuesday, April 25 Showtime: 3pm Wednesday, April 26 & Thursday, April 27 Showtimes: 3pm & 8:30pm Friday, April 28 Showtime: 9pm Saturday, April 29 Showtimes: 3pm & 9pm Sunday, April 30 Showtimes: 3pm & 7pm Monday, May 1 & Tuesday, May 2 Showtime: 3pm Bigger and better than ever! The hit show returns with a supersized production of 16 internationally acclaimed dancers, stunning visual effects and fascinating choreography. Must be 19+.
https://www.facebook.com/fallsviewcasino/

April 25, 2017 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mature Men's Book Club at The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto
The Mature Men’s Book Club is a reading group for gay, bisexual, and trans men who are 50+. The club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. New members are always welcome. There are exceptions to the schedule in the months of June and December due to Pride and holidays. Book Club meeting dates and books scheduled for reading are posted in advance on Goodreads. All books selected for the Book Club are available through Toronto Public Library.  
www.the519.org

April 25, 2017 at 12:00am
Werk Tuesdays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
Join a wonderful line up of Divas for a blend of comedy, live singing, and your favorite hits from yesterday and today! Main Stage: 9PM – Ivory Towers & special guest Eve Summers 1130PM – Vitality Black & special guest Lady G
www.crewsandtangos.com

April 25, 2017 at 9:30pm
Ghetto Glam Bingo at Pegasus On Church, 489B Church St. Toronto
it's gonna be a wacky night, with fab prizes from Wybo Vodka, Somersby Cider and Cafe California Restaurant and hopefully our Church St Matriarch Michelle DuBarry will join us. Hosted by D'manda Tension
www.pegasusonchurch.com

April 25, 2017 at 10:00pm
Effervescence at Blyss, 504 Church St., Toronto
Once again the marvellous Kevin Wong and Natasha Bucheridge will be sitting in a tree. . . . Well, on a stage at least - S.I.N.G.I.N.G! 'S gonna be fun
www.facebook.com/BlyssToronto/

April 25, 2017 at 8:00pm - 11:00pm
The Village Cabaret Open Mic at Statler's, 487 Church St., Toronto

Guy Moreau and James Quigley will be back with their Village Cabaret open mic!!! CCP people! SMT people! Jill Livingroom people!!! Statlers people! Jaybirds, Unsungers!!!! Now is your chance to get up sing, play keyboard/guitar/trumpet, do poetry, try out new material or your old favourites in a VERY safe, supportive atmosphere! James will be playing so bring music or look through the tons of stuff at the bar! Hope you can come out! Every Tuesday! 8-11pm. Statlers!

www.statlers.ca

April 25, 2017 at 7:00pm
Billy Newton Davis Trio at Poetry Jazz Cafe, 224 Augusta Ave., Toronto
KMJF is excited to be presenting the BILLY NEWTON-DAVIS TRIO, for Ella Fitzgeralds Birthday, as part of our Spring Series at Poetry Jazz Café (224 Augusta Avenue), an authentic jazz club in Kensington Market. Since opening 5 years ago, owner Sean Pascalle has successfully cultivated an underground following of younger patrons and devoted jazz fans alike, thanks to the club's inviting décor, sophisticated cocktail menu and programme of young up-and-comers in the jazz scene.
https://www.facebook.com/kensingtonjazz/

April 26, 2017 at 12:00am
Dance Temptation at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
Tuesday, April 25 Showtime: 3pm Wednesday, April 26 & Thursday, April 27 Showtimes: 3pm & 8:30pm Friday, April 28 Showtime: 9pm Saturday, April 29 Showtimes: 3pm & 9pm Sunday, April 30 Showtimes: 3pm & 7pm Monday, May 1 & Tuesday, May 2 Showtime: 3pm Bigger and better than ever! The hit show returns with a supersized production of 16 internationally acclaimed dancers, stunning visual effects and fascinating choreography. Must be 19+.
https://www.facebook.com/fallsviewcasino/

April 26, 2017 at 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Taste For Life at Olive R. Twists, 130 King St., London
This year ProjectBE Event Productions alongside some of the Queens of What A Drag [Electrik Cherri, Roxy Rhymes, Robin Spears and Serenity Belle] will host one of the restaurants for this year's Taste for Life event. We hope to gather a large group in support of this wonderful cause. Please join us on Wednesday, April 26th at 6:00pm for A Taste for Life at Olive R. Twists - our chosen restaurant for this event. If you don't know how A Taste For Life works, we simply eat a great dinner & 25% of the evening's sales will go directly to supporting the Regional HIV AIDS Connection.
http://www.atasteforlife.org/

April 26, 2017 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
John Edward at Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour Sq., Toronto
This is your chance to be part of a live group audience to watch John Edward connect with the other side. There will be question and answer sessions and messages from the other side. Is someone waiting to talk to you?  
http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3734841/john-edward-toronto-westin-harbour-castle-toronto

April 26, 2017 at 12:00am
A Taste For Life at Various Restaurants across Canada
Participating Taste restaurants open their doors on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 and donate 25% of their evening sales to AIDS Service Organizations in their community.  Support the men, women and children in YOUR community by going out to dinner.   See the web site for a list of restaurants near you.
www.atasteforlife.org/

April 26, 2017 at 9:00pm
Corona Wednesdays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
Main Stage: 9pm – Soul Sistas – Michelle Ross & Jada Hudson 1130PM – NEW SCHOOL – A weekly showcase of some of Toronto’s brightest rising drag stars- With host Devine Darlin and performances by Eve Summers & Cheri Blossom Tangos: 11pm – Russell Palloo’s College Night featuring some of Toronto’s hottest DJs
www.crewsandtangos.com

April 26, 2017 at 9:30pm
Wacky Wednesdays at Blyss Nightclub, 504 Church St., Toronto
FROM 9:30 - 11:30 AT Blyss Nightclub STARRING THE AMAZING Vince Donnarama Pincente AND THE LOVELY MISS Sofonda Cox. THEY WELCOME NEW QUEENS TO SHOW WHAT YOU CAN DO ON THEIR WONDERFUL STAGE.
www.facebook.com/BlyssToronto/

April 26, 2017 at 11:00pm
The BoBo Show at Statler's - 487 Church St. Toronto
A weekly drag and variety show with hostess Scarlett BoBo and special guest.  No cover.  $4.50 Fireball.
www.statlers.ca

April 26, 2017 at 6:00pm
Drop In Game Night at Death In Venice Gelato, 536 Queen St. W., Toronto
Wed April 26th come to BoardAgain and play all your favourite board games. 6pm-10pm. As usual: We provide all the games and teach all the rules. So come by, bring friends or meet new friends at Death in Venice Gelato! $5 unlimited play (cover can be used towards a purchase of a game). *Ask us about our PWYC and monthly membership options **This is an accessible, anti-oppressive space and a judgement -free zone.. Ask us about our monthly membership.
https://www.facebook.com/boardagaintoronto/

April 26, 2017 at 7:00pm
Film Screening - Desert Dancer at Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr., Toronto
Desert Dancer Richard Raymond, 2014, 104 min, PG-13. Freida Pinto, Nazanin Boniadi, and Tom Cullen star in this powerful bio-drama based on the life of Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian. Set in the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election in Iran, where many cultural freedoms are threatened, Afshin and a group of close friends risk their lives as they form an underground dance company. By “hacking” local internet protocols, the group gains access to Youtube videos of such timeless legends as Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly, and Rudolf Nureyev — and learn to dance by mimicking their moves. Reveling in their newfound freedom of expression, Afshin and his friends set upon putting on a performance deep in the desert, away from the watchful eyes of the military police.
www.agakhanmuseum.org

April 26, 2017 at 8:00pm
The Ward - Songs and Sounds of a Lost Toronto Neighbourhood at Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., Toronto
In the Spring of 2015, a group of Toronto journalists, architects and archivists released a ground breaking book about a forgotten part of our histroy, The Ward (Coach House Books) brought together over 50 voices to tell the stories of Toronto's first cross-cultural neighbourhood. Waves of newcomers-African-Americans, Irish, Italians, Eastern European Jews and Chinese- settled in an area between Younge and University, Queen and College, once knows by city officials as the slums, now known as Toronto's Lower East Side. Now Juno Award-winning musician, composer and producer David Buchbinder teams up with fellow compatriots, Andrew Craig and Michael Occhipinti, to collaborate with The Ward's editors to bring to life the "Songs and Sounds of a Lost Toronto Neighbourhood." The first iteration of this eventual multi-part creation made its sold-out debut at Soulpepper Theatre's Young Centre for the Performing Arts; now it returns, coming to Toronto's home of cross-cultural music, Lula Lounge. Tickets $20 at the door for dinner reservations and to gaurentee seating at a table please call Lula Lounge at (416) 588-0307
https://www.facebook.com/events/266598747131160/

April 27, 2017 at 12:00am
Tax Clinic at The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St. Toronto
The Tax Clinic helps eligible individuals (with earnings under $40,000) who are not able to prepare their income tax and benefits return themselves. The Tax Clinic provides income tax services, by appointment, on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Taxes are prepared for current year income only. The Tax Clinic runs from March through April each year. Appointments can be booked starting January 18. How to Book Your Appointment Schedule an appointment in person at The 519 Front Desk or call 416-392-6874. Tax Clinic Dates and Times Thursday Sessions March 2 | 6-9pm March 9 | 6-9pm March 16 | 6-9pm March 23 | 6-9pm March 30 | 6-9pm April 6 | 6-9pm April 13 | 6-9pm April 20 | 6-9pm April 27 | 6-9pm Saturday Sessions March 4 | 11am-2pm March 11 | 11am-2pm March 18 | 11am-2pm March 25 | 11am-2pm April 1 | 11am-2pm April 8 | 11am-2pm April 15 | 11am-2pm April 22 | 11am-2pm
www.the519.org/

April 27, 2017 at 10:00pm
Open Mic Night at Statler's, 487 Church St., Toronto
It's Open Mic tonight at Statlers 10PM.  No cover.  Hosted by Donavon LeNabat & Jamie Bird.  Get up on the stage and sing with the live band. This ain't no karaoke, it's a show!  And you can be apart of it!
http://statlers.ca/

April 27, 2017 at 10:00pm
Trivia Night at Lavish Nightclub, 238 Dundas St., London
A fun evening of team trivia and test your knowledge on a variety of categories. Participants can play solo or as part of a team (minimum 3 players to a maximum of 5 players per team) Tickets are $5.00 per person. Winning team will take home Bragging rights at end of the night as well as special prizes by our sponsors, not limited to Gift Cards, merchandise, and monetary cash prizes. There will also be prizes for top indivduals if you are not playing with a team. Want to register your team in advance? Contact us at: info.projectbe@gmail.com Send us the list of your players and your Team Name or just show up! Arrive 10 minutes early before the event starts Doors open at 10pm - 1st question will be announced at 1030pm Rules during the night: No Cell phones, if you are caught you will be disqualified for that round No teams of more than 5 people If you are in the room, you must pay to be considered a player If you blurt out answers to the room, you will be disqualified for that round. If this becomes a chornic problem, you will be asked to leave. This event is a fundraiser that will Start on March 30th and end on May 25th. Partial Proceeds go to benefit Regional HIV AIDS Connection
https://www.facebook.com/ProjectBE/

April 27, 2017 at 12:00am
Dance Temptation at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
Tuesday, April 25 Showtime: 3pm Wednesday, April 26 & Thursday, April 27 Showtimes: 3pm & 8:30pm Friday, April 28 Showtime: 9pm Saturday, April 29 Showtimes: 3pm & 9pm Sunday, April 30 Showtimes: 3pm & 7pm Monday, May 1 & Tuesday, May 2 Showtime: 3pm Bigger and better than ever! The hit show returns with a supersized production of 16 internationally acclaimed dancers, stunning visual effects and fascinating choreography. Must be 19+.
https://www.facebook.com/fallsviewcasino/

April 27, 2017 at 6:30pm
Art Gallery Of Mississauga Annual Fine Art Auction at Mississauga Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
C Banquets, 12TH Floor Mississauga Civic Centre 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga Auction Preview at AGM: Friday, April 21- Monday, April 24, 2017 Preview Opening Reception: Thursday, April 20, 6 - 8 PM The Art Gallery of Mississauga Annual Art Auction is the premiere art event in Mississauga and features a highly curated selection of original artworks by iconic and up-and-coming regional and national artists. Plus, this year, we are also celebrating the AGM’s 30th anniversary! The AGM is thrilled to once again have Stephen Ranger, Vice President Business Development at Waddington’s as our dynamic auctioneer! As always, the live auction offers the chance to take home an original work by a roster of talented artists, ranging from local luminaries to buzz-worthy emerging talents, as well as notable Canadian artists. All proceeds support the AGM’s innovative public programming, artist projects and exhibitions. Join us in ushering the gallery into its next 30 years!
http://www.artgalleryofmississauga.com/auction14_tickets.html

April 27, 2017 at 8:00pm
KWHydro Classic Albums Live - Jimi Hendrix at Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener
Remember when you used to listen to an entire album? Classic Albums Live does. For the first time in popular music, the greatest albums from the 60s and 70s are recreated live on stage, ‘Note for note. Cut for cut’. “This has never been done before,” says series producer, Craig Martin. “There’s a real thirst to hear these albums performed start to finish. For many of us this is the music we grew up with—the soundtrack of our lives.” Are You Experienced was the debut studio album by English-American rock band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Released in 1967, the LP was an immediate critical and commercial success, and it is widely regarded as one of the greatest debuts in the history of rock music. The album features Jim Hendrix’ innovative approach to songwriting and electric guitar playing, which soon established a new direction in psychedelic and hard rock music.
https://www.facebook.com/CentreInTheSquare/

April 27, 2017 at 8:00pm
Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal at Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Tickets start at only $40 Beloved singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash will perform music from her Grammy-winning album The River & the Thread. Songs that portray a multigenerational cast of characters and evoke the American South’s rich landscape—physical, musical, and emotional—and examine the indelible impressions it’s made on our collective culture and on Cash herself.
http://performance.rcmusic.ca/event/rosanne-cash-2017

April 27, 2017 at 9:00pm
Machine Age Massive at Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto
19+ ID Required Tickets: $165 AGO Member tickets: $135 (limit two per member) Join 1,900 of your closest friends and explore the relationship between man and machine at Machine Age Massive. Artists will create three distinct spaces within the party – Industrial, Digital and Space – transporting party-goers through a spectacular night of mechanical wonder. Enjoy signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres all included in the ticket price. DJs will have you moving on the dance floor, or immerse yourself in the contemporary art installations on view at the AGO for one night only. Looking for a quieter moment to recharge? Check out the newly opened exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe. Now in its 13th year, Massive Party raises important funds that support the AGO’s public programming and learning activities, the care and conservation of our collection, and provides opportunities for local and regional artists to animate the Gallery through exhibitions, installations and interventions. A charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable portion of your ticket purchase will be issued. Whether your style is steampunk or future fabulous, you’re invited to interpret Machine Age fashion with bold shapes, metallic fabrics and wearable technology. From The Jetsons to Mad Max to 2001: A Space Odyssey, you’re only limit is your imagination.  
www.ago.net

April 27, 2017 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Dean Brody - Beautiful Freakshow Tour at Budweiser Gardens, 99 Dundas St., London
The past year saw country star Dean Brody take home a JUNO Award for Country Album of the Year, along with 4 CCMA Awards for the top-selling digital Canadian country single of all time, “Bring Down the House.” Beautiful Freakshow is Brody’s sixth album, and it’s one that takes risks and delves outside of the comfort zone of traditional country, with songs such as the progressive title track featuring a rap vocal from Halifax native Shevy Price, and the mellow reggae vibe invoked from “Beautiful Girl.” And yet, the record manages to simultaneously stay true to what many fans have come to love and expect from Brody, with traditional tracks destined to be classics.
http://www.budweisergardens.com/

April 27, 2017 at 12:00am
Hot Docs Festival at Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W., Toronto

Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, offers an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences of more than 200,000.
The 2017 Hot Docs Festival will run April 27 to May 7.

//hotdocscinema.ca/

April 27, 2017 at 8:00pm
Ultimate Thursdays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
Main Stage: 8PM – RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars on the BIG screen. Commercial commentary by Katinka Kature & special guest Baby Bel Bel 9pm – Katinka Kature & Baby Bel Bel dazzle 1130PM – Ivory Towers & special guest Tynomi Banks Tangos: 10pm – DJ Craig Dominic spins til close! Zone: 10pm – Vocal Rehab Karaoke
www.crewsandtangos.com

April 27, 2017 at 10:00pm
Thirsty Thursdays - Smirnoff Men's Chest Contest at Woodys & Sailor, 467 Church St., Toronto
WARM UP with Sofonda Cox JC hosting The Smirnoff Men's Chest Contest & SHOW. Hot Beats by DJ Mark Falco. a Special Guest (or two), $300 cash prizes, Steamworks Toronto Giveaways, Toronto's Hottest Staff and Contestants and NEVER A COVER CHARGE
www.facebook.com/WoodysSailorToronto/

April 27, 2017 at 12:00am
Art Gallery Of Hamilton Art Sale at Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. W., Hamilton
The Art Gallery of Hamilton is proud to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the AGH Art Sale in 2017. Over the years we have attracted an ever-growing community of art collectors and art lovers in Hamilton and beyond and raised the profile of a wide selection of local and regional artists working in many styles, mediums and price points. Organized by Gallery’s Art Rental + Sales program, the Art Sale has benefitted both artists and Gallery alike, supporting participating artists and raising much needed funds to support AGH commnuity programming. AGH Members Preview | Thursday, April 27, 4pm Opening Reception | Thursday, April 27, 5-9pm ART SALE HOURS Thursday, April 27: 5pm - 9pm Friday, April 28: 11am - 9pm Saturday, April 29: 12pm - 5pm Sunday, April 30: 12pm - 5pm Free Admission
https://www.facebook.com/artgalleryofhamilton/

April 27, 2017 at 7:30pm
Get Busy - Coach House Books Spring Launch at The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W., Toronto
They've been industrious little bunnies making another season's worth of books, and all the work has everyone thirsty! On April 27th, join them (and perhaps a few maniacal hares) in raising a glass and gettin' busy at the spring launch! Doors at 7:30 | Readings at 8 The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street W) Free + everyone is welcome Books for sale + pals to high five
https://www.facebook.com/coachhousebooks/

April 27, 2017 at 12:00am
Nightvision at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
April 27 to May 7 NIGHTVISION = Future Cult Classics 78/52 D. Alexandre O. Phillippe | USA | 91 MIN The shower scene in Psycho—arguably the most iconic moment in American filmmaking—is gleefully picked apart by Hitchcock historians, horror aficionados, filmmakers, critics and actors, uncovering its enduring power and influence. Photon D. Norman Leto | POLAND | 107 MIN The history of the universe, the origins of matter, and the post-human future that lies ahead all combine with phantasmagoric visuals in a mind-bending experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen. RAT FILM D. Theo Anthony | USA | 82 MIN Baltimore’s history of systemic class and racial segregation intersects with an unusual examination of its dense rodent population—and the culture that surrounds it—in this incisive and unsettling anthropological study of poverty in America. THE ROAD MOVIE D. Dmitrii Kalashnikov | BELARUS, RUSSIA, SERBIA, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, CROATIA | 67 MIN Jaw-dropping dash-cam footage captures an unbiased look at Russia through the lens of its traffic. Major accidents, forest fires, car chases and heated violence offer a collage of chaos and bewilderment reflective of the country itself. SPOOKERS D. Florian Habicht | NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA | 82 MIN As night falls on a former psychiatric hospital, zombies and chainsaw-wielding clowns terrorize crowds at New Zealand’s largest scare park. Come for the chilling laughs but stay for an unexpectedly thoughtful look at the life-affirming power of fear. SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP D. Anthony&Alex | USA | 84 MIN This New York nightlife icon, event promoter, Love Ball–founder and Chelsea Hotel denizen leads us on a no-holds-barred journey through her one-of-a-kind life—fabulous friends, outrageous fashions and all.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

April 28, 2017 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Roxie's Cabaret at Blyss, 504 Church St., Toronto
Image may contain: 1 person, text Back by popular demand!!! Starting Friday February 10th 2017 @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm . Then every Friday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm! The Live Cabaret chanteuse herself Miss Roxxie Terraine accompanied by the piano genius Adam Weinmann!!! Mark your calendars!!!! Not to be missed!!!
https://www.facebook.com/BlyssToronto/

April 28, 2017 at 12:00am
Dance Temptation at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
Tuesday, April 25 Showtime: 3pm Wednesday, April 26 & Thursday, April 27 Showtimes: 3pm & 8:30pm Friday, April 28 Showtime: 9pm Saturday, April 29 Showtimes: 3pm & 9pm Sunday, April 30 Showtimes: 3pm & 7pm Monday, May 1 & Tuesday, May 2 Showtime: 3pm Bigger and better than ever! The hit show returns with a supersized production of 16 internationally acclaimed dancers, stunning visual effects and fascinating choreography. Must be 19+.
https://www.facebook.com/fallsviewcasino/

April 28, 2017 at 10:00am
Creativ Festival at The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga
Entrance 1 Free Parking Adults: $16.00 (Ages 18 and up) Seniors: $14.00 (Ages 60 and up) Youths: $4.00 (Ages between 10-17) Group (10 or more) $10.00 each 2 Day Adult/Senior Pass $30.00 2 Day Student Pass (with valid ID) $5.00 Friday, April 28, 2017: 10:00AM - 6:00PM Saturday, April 29, 2017: 10:00AM - 5:00PM Bursting at the seams with sumptuous fibres, fabrics and yarns; luxurious beads; fabulous papers, notions and embellishments; trend-setting patterns and kits; high-tech equipment, handcrafted gifts of distinction and more! From trendy to vintage and fashionable to functional, there’s something for everyone, beginner or seasoned pro. For 2 days only indulge your creativity and passion for sewing, knitting, felting, quilting, beading, stitching, crocheting, scrapbooking, embellishing, crafting and other creative art forms.
http://www.csnf.com/

April 28, 2017 at 10:00am
The Baby Time Show at The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga
Entrance 5 Free Parking Adults: $17.00 Grandparents: $10.00 Children (12 and under): Free Friday, April 28, 2017: 10:00AM - 6:00PM Saturday, April 29, 2017: 10:00AM - 6:00PM Sunday, April 30, 2017: 10:00AM - 6:00PM The Spring and Fall BabyTime Shows are Toronto’s  ORIGINAL BABY SHOWS.  There is no other baby show in the Toronto area that has the major brands, unique artisans, innovative products, important services, parenting experts, stellar education and top notch toddler entertainment all under one roof.
http://www.babytimeshows.ca/en/home

April 28, 2017 at 7:00pm
Horror Night - The Basement at D-Beatstro, 1292 Bloor St. W., Toronto
The Basement - Horror Movie (2017) Canadian Premiere "A group of international student explores a basement that has been abandoned for years. But what starts off as an exploratory séance ends in bloody mayhem when a malicious entity is summoned." FREE
https://www.facebook.com/dbeatstro/

April 28, 2017 at 7:00pm
Ron Sexsmith at Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave., Toronto
All Ages Event Doors - 7:00pm Special offer! A digital download of Ron Sexsmith's forthcoming album, The Last Rider, is included with every ticket you order for this show. You will receive an email with instructions on how to receive your download following your ticket purchase.
https://www.ticketmaster.ca/Ron-Sexsmith-tickets/artist/775070?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

April 28, 2017 at 12:00am
Queer & Trans Family Planning Weekend at Sherbourne Health Centre, 333 Sherbourne St., Toronto
For people who identify as gender queer, trans, bisexual, poly, pan or omni-sexual, dyke, butch, femme, boi, lesbian, gay, queer or other, and their partners. Explore some of the practical, emotional, social and legal issues involved when thinking about becoming a parent. Course content will include issues related to pregnancy, adoption, co-parenting, and family law, explored through presentations, panels, and small group discussions. Some information on surrogacy will be presented if there is interest from participants. Explore practical, emotional, social, financial, medical and legal issues related to becoming a parent. Find information, clarify needs and decisions, and build community. The weekend format is offered to make courses more accessible to people who are outside Toronto. In each weekend session, approximately half of participants are from outside the Greater Toronto Area. Queer & Trans Family Planning Weekend – Winter 2016 Friday, April 28, 2017 7:00-9:30 PM Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday, April 30, 2017 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Optional – 9:30 AM Meet & Greet for participants both mornings.
http://lgbtqpn.ca/?doing_wp_cron=1489350164.9754579067230224609375

April 28, 2017 at 7:30pm
Gerry Dee at Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener
Though most familiar as the star, creator, and one of the principle writers for CBC's hit sitcom Mr. D, it is in stand-up comedy where Gerry Dee first hit his mark. Dee, who was a private school teacher for nine years before giving it up for comedy, became the first Canadian in 27 years to win the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, and was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, the highest finish by a Canadian in the history of the show.
https://centreinthesquare.com/event/gerry-dee-live/

April 28, 2017 at 8:00pm
The Montrose Trio & Friends at Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Tickets start at only $40 A Canadian all-star evening of chamber music featuring pianist Jon Kimura Parker, violinist Martin Beaver, and cellist Clive Greensmith. The trio will play Brahms’s Piano Trio No. 1 and will be joined by Barry Shiffman, Allyson McHardy, Erika Raum, Desmond Hoebig, Teng Li, and Sharon Wei to perform Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence and Brahms’s Alto Songs. The concert opens with the winners of The Glenn Gould School Chamber Competition.
http://performance.rcmusic.ca/event/montrose-trio-and-friends

April 28, 2017 at 8:00pm
ONES - The Beatles #1 Hits at Showplace Performance Centre, 290 George St. N., Peterborough
This is a show for Beatles lovers everywhere, for the fans who played the grooves off their albums and etched each song into their memories. Join us for one night and become part of Beatlemania all over again. Listen to the hits that shaped a generation -- Hard Day's Night, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Yesterday, I Feel Fine, Nowhere Man, Paperback Writer, Yellow Submarine, Penny Lane, All you Need Is Love -- and many, many more including a special grand finale of number one hits by the Beatles as solo artists. An 11-piece all-star band with members that have shared stages with artists such as Loverboy, Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman, Downchild Blues Band, and the Monkees (to name only a few). The ONES show is the ultimate Beatles musical experience.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1735209670034963/

April 28, 2017 at 8:30pm
Fabulous Fridays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
Main Stage: 830pm – Goddess Girls – Ivory Towers, Katherine Hytes Dior and Juice Boxx 1130pm – Bitch-A-Palooza – Daytona Bitch with special guest Xtacy Love Tangos: 11pm – DJ Roxanne spins a blend of soca, hip hop and party anthems Zone: 11pm – DeeJay Alex serves up a blend of dance and one of a kind Top 40 mash ups and remixes
www.crewsandtangos.com

April 28, 2017 at 11:00pm
Drag Me To Friday at Church Street Garage, 477 Church St., Toronto
Church Street Garage presents DRAG ME TO FRIDAY'S!!! Featuring Ala El Deen and a queen so hot, she douches with Bajan pepper sauce, Miss Jada Hudson!!!! Bar rail specials and a new menu to enjoy while watching a killer show! Come.on down! Showtime 11pm!!!
www.facebook.com/churchstgarage/

April 28, 2017 at 10:00pm
Men's Best Ass Contest at Woodys & Sailor, 467 Church St., Toronto
Georgie Girl Hosts Woody's Men's ASS Contest & SHOW! Also Starring Devine Darlin and/or a special guest, and DJ Chris Steinbach. $300 cash prizes, Steamworks Toronto Giveaways, Toronto's Hottest Staff and NEVER A COVER CHARGE!
www.facebook.com/WoodysSailorToronto/

April 28, 2017 at 12:00am
Art Gallery Of Hamilton Art Sale at Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. W., Hamilton
The Art Gallery of Hamilton is proud to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the AGH Art Sale in 2017. Over the years we have attracted an ever-growing community of art collectors and art lovers in Hamilton and beyond and raised the profile of a wide selection of local and regional artists working in many styles, mediums and price points. Organized by Gallery’s Art Rental + Sales program, the Art Sale has benefitted both artists and Gallery alike, supporting participating artists and raising much needed funds to support AGH commnuity programming. AGH Members Preview | Thursday, April 27, 4pm Opening Reception | Thursday, April 27, 5-9pm ART SALE HOURS Thursday, April 27: 5pm - 9pm Friday, April 28: 11am - 9pm Saturday, April 29: 12pm - 5pm Sunday, April 30: 12pm - 5pm Free Admission
https://www.facebook.com/artgalleryofhamilton/

April 28, 2017 at 12:00am
Nightvision at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
April 27 to May 7 NIGHTVISION = Future Cult Classics 78/52 D. Alexandre O. Phillippe | USA | 91 MIN The shower scene in Psycho—arguably the most iconic moment in American filmmaking—is gleefully picked apart by Hitchcock historians, horror aficionados, filmmakers, critics and actors, uncovering its enduring power and influence. Photon D. Norman Leto | POLAND | 107 MIN The history of the universe, the origins of matter, and the post-human future that lies ahead all combine with phantasmagoric visuals in a mind-bending experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen. RAT FILM D. Theo Anthony | USA | 82 MIN Baltimore’s history of systemic class and racial segregation intersects with an unusual examination of its dense rodent population—and the culture that surrounds it—in this incisive and unsettling anthropological study of poverty in America. THE ROAD MOVIE D. Dmitrii Kalashnikov | BELARUS, RUSSIA, SERBIA, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, CROATIA | 67 MIN Jaw-dropping dash-cam footage captures an unbiased look at Russia through the lens of its traffic. Major accidents, forest fires, car chases and heated violence offer a collage of chaos and bewilderment reflective of the country itself. SPOOKERS D. Florian Habicht | NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA | 82 MIN As night falls on a former psychiatric hospital, zombies and chainsaw-wielding clowns terrorize crowds at New Zealand’s largest scare park. Come for the chilling laughs but stay for an unexpectedly thoughtful look at the life-affirming power of fear. SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP D. Anthony&Alex | USA | 84 MIN This New York nightlife icon, event promoter, Love Ball–founder and Chelsea Hotel denizen leads us on a no-holds-barred journey through her one-of-a-kind life—fabulous friends, outrageous fashions and all.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

April 28, 2017 at 12:00am
DocX - Virtual Reality at Brookfield Place, Sam Pollock Square, 181 Bay Street, Toronto
DocX is an interdisciplinary section of the Festival celebrating documentary work that lives outside the traditional format. This year they are hosting a number of virtual reality experiences at Brookfield Place All experiences are FREE! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Friday, April 28 - Saturday, May 6: 10:00AM to 6:00PM Sunday, May 7: 10:00AM to 2:00PM CHASING CORAL: THE VR EXPERIENCE D. Jeff Orlowski | USA | 6 MIN This exclusive underwater experience tied in with the feature film Chasing Coral follows Zackery Rago, a passionate scuba diver and researcher, as he documented the unprecedented 2016 coral bleaching event within the Great Barrier Reef. DREAMS OF 'O' D. Félix & Paul Studios, François Blouin | CANADA | 12 MIN Submerge yourself in a virtual reality universe composed of aerial acrobatics, daring dives, fire, and the surreal amphibious characters of the breathtaking aquatic masterpiece O by Cirque du Soleil. THE FASTEST RIDE D. Jessica Edwards, Scenic | USA | 14 MIN Follow cyclist Denise Mueller as she journeys to the historic Bonneville Salt Flats and attempts to break the land speed record by becoming the fastest woman ever on bicycle. FISTFUL OF STARS D. Eliza McNitt, Without Fire | USA | 5 MIN Drift through the cosmos alongside the Hubble telescope as you find yourself immersed over a thousand light-years away within the Orion Nebula in this symphonic tribute to the origins of humanity within our universe. THE PEOPLE'S HOUSE: INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE WITH BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA D. Félix & Paul Studios | CANADA | 22 MIN An intimate tour of the White House that gives the viewer extraordinary access to explore the iconic institution’s profound history—from the past eight years of the Obama administration to defining events of the last two centuries. POLARMAN D. Ryan Oliver, Polarman | CANADA | 5 MIN The stories of Iqaluit’s first real-life superhero are lovingly portrayed through original drawings and interpretations by three different artists. THIS IS WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKED LIKE D. Sam Green, Gary Hustwit | USA | 6 MIN A virtual reality ode to Buckminster Fuller and his singular creation: the geodesic dome. Shot on location at the many domes around the world (including the Expo 67 dome in Montreal), we get to experience a meditation on a utopia that could have been. A TRIBE CALLED RED: INDIAN CITY 360° D. Jon Riera | CANADA | 3 MIN Traditional Indigenous dancers and modern street dancers unite in historic Fort York to perform their interpretations of music by Juno Award—winning group A Tribe Called Red. UNREST VR D. Jennifer Brea, Amaury La Burthe | USA FRANCE UK | 15 MIN This visceral personal virtual reality project based on the feature film Unrestgives audiences a better understanding of chronic illness through an artistic and informative sensory experience. WELCOME TO WACKEN D. Sam Dunn, Banger | CANADA | 30 MIN WELCOME TO WACKEN is an interactive virtual reality documentary from Secret Location and Banger Films. Told in five parts, the film takes viewers deep inside Germany’s Wacken Open Air, the biggest heavy-metal festival on Earth.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

April 28, 2017 at 12:00am
Focus On Maya Gallus at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Hot Docs is paying tribute to Gemini Award-winning director and producer Maya Gallus with this year’s FOCUS ON retrospective! We'll be screening a selection of her films during #HotDocs17 (April 27 - May 7, 2017). DERBY CRAZY LOVE April 28 Amazonian roller derby warriors with names like Smack Daddy, Apocalipstick and Suzy Hotrod embrace their love of this aggressive, kick-ass sport as they compete in a no-holds-barred championship quest. DISH: WOMEN, WAITRESSING & THE ART OF SERVICE May 6 From Toronto’s diners to Montreal’s “sexy restos,” Paris’s haute eateries to Tokyo’s fantasy “maid cafés,” waitresses around the world dish the dirt on gender, power and the art of service. ELIZABETH SMART: ON THE SIDE OF THE ANGELS May 1 Focusing on the turbulent life and loves of celebrated Canadian poet and author of BY GRAND CENTRAL STATION I SAT DOWN AND WEPT, this provocative, award-winning film beautifully captures the conflicts between passion, responsibility and art. EROTICA: A JOURNEY INTO FEMALE SEXUALITY May 4 This rare 20th anniversary screening presents explicit and often outrageous erotica made by women artists and writers who broke the taboos that suppressed their imagination—and it captures the complexities of representing sex through the female gaze. GIRL INSIDE May 2 Madison, a sweet 26-year-old transitioning from male to female, gets lessons on all things feminine from her martini-drinking grandmother and unexpectedly finds love with her best friend. THE MYSTERY OF MAZO DE LA ROCHE May 1 Before Laurence, Munro and Atwood, another Canadian woman took the literary world by storm. Weaving biography with speculative fiction, this lush and intelligent film imagines the private life of the writer of the Jalna novels with her longtime female companion.  
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

April 28, 2017 at 12:00am
REDUX at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
ASSEMBLY D. Jenn Strom | 2012 | 4min April 28, 4PM Jenn Strom’s animated short is a powerful call for women to raise their voices. A pair of hands is seen editing film of key moments in women’s history and remixing the sound of common sexist claims about women. The final cut, however, is a statement for women to “stop being invalidated.” AUGUSTA D. Anne Wheeler |1976 | 16min April 29, 10:15AM Anne Wheeler’s Augusta is a portrait of an octogenarian Shuswap woman who lives alone in a log cabin in British Columbia. Sarah Gadon, who suggested the short, notes: “In a charming, subtle way it explores a female identity on the fringe.” BLACK SOUL D. Martine Chartrand |2000 | 10min May 6, 12:30PM From Haitian-Canadian filmmaker Martine Chartrand, BLACK SOUL employs a paint-on-glass animation technique, along with an intricate soundscape and score, to explore and celebrate Black culture though key moments in history. CHRISTMAS AT MOOSE FACTORY D. Alanis Obomsawin | 1971 | 13min May 3, 1:15PM Alanis Obomsawin’s first short film is a tender journey through Moose Factory, a small town of 1,500 Cree on the shores of James Bay. The short is composed of art by the town’s youth (as well as some still photography), and Obomsawin captures the community as Christmas approaches by asking the kids to “speak through their drawings.” FORBIDDEN LOVE: THE UNASHAMED STORIES OF LESBIAN LIVES D. Lynne Fernie, Aerlyn Weissman | 1992 | 84 min April 30, 1:15pm This genre-bending doc is a cornerstone of lesbian oral history, featuring interviews with 10 women across Canada about their love lives in the 1940s, 50s and 60s and infused with a seductive—and timeless—humour. MOHAWK GIRLS D. Tracey Deer | 2005 | 62min May 3, 1:15PM Framed through the filmmaker’s own coming-of-age experiences a decade earlier, this doc exploring the lives of teenage girls on the Kahnawake reserve is both deeply intimate and powerfully political. NIMMIKAAGE (SHE DANCES FOR PEOPLE) D. Michelle Latimer | 2015 | 3min May 3, 1:15PM This experimental short from Michelle Latimer (whose timely Viceland doc series Rise has been receiving recent accolades) is one of four films in the NFB’s Souvenir series, which sought to reframe Canadian history through a contemporary lens. Here, Latimer subverts the white colonial gaze to honour First Nations, Métis and Inuit women. P4W: PRISON FOR WOMEN D. Janis Cole, Holly Dale | 1981 | 82min April 29, 10:15AM Canada’s iconic filmmaking duo takes us behind the walls of the women’s prison in Kingston, Ontario, turning the camera on five incarnated women who share stories and affirm the complexities of humanity with their poignant and humorous frankness. PROUDLY SHE MARCHES D. Jane Marsh | 1943 | 18min April 28, 4PM Part of the NFB’s Canada Carries On series, Proudly She Marches takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the role of Canadian women in the Second World War. Narrated with a transatlantic twang, this piece of propaganda “shows” how the women who joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps found purpose and proved dames weren’t just beauty objects—all in the name of king and country, of course. SISTERS IN THE STRUGGLE D. Dionne Brand, Ginny Stikeman | 1991 | 50min May 6, 12:30PM As timely now as it was 25 years ago, this classic gives voice to Black Canadian women, who reflect on the intersection of racism and sexism, and on the personal battles they have waged in fighting white patriarchy. SPEAK IT! FROM THE HEART OF BLACK NOVA SCOTIA D. Sylvia Hamilton | 1992 | 28min May 6, 12:30PM Sylvia Hamilton (co-creator of Studio D’s New Initiatives in Film programme in the 1990s) has dedicated much of her filmmaking and academic career to telling the stories of Black Canadians, especially those from her home province of Nova Scotia. In this short doc, Hamilton turns her camera on Black students in their majority-white high school, as they talk about whitewashed history books, erasure and racism. TIGER SPIRIT D. Min Sook Lee | 2007 | 74min April 28, 4PM Go beyond the usual narrative about contemporary Korea—with its communist North and capitalist South—to examine the consequences of war and closed borders, and to challenge conventions about who can cover politically unstable regions. TU AS CRIÉ LET ME GO D. Anne Clair Poirier | 1998 | 97min April 28, 12:30PM Shot in black and white, this Quebecois classic offers a close-up, all-consuming look at the filmmaker’s attempt to process the pain and loss of an unimaginable tragedy: the murder of her child
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

April 28, 2017 at 6:00pm
Friends at 120 Diner, 120 Church St., Toronto
Friends singing their favourite tunes. Duets will happen. LYNDA COVELLO & ROS KINDLER SING SONGS THEY LOVE FRIDAY APRIL 28TH. 6 – 8PM 120 DINER WITH JUNO AWARD NOMINEE AMANDA TOSOFF, KEYS, ALISON YOUNG, SAX CARLIE HOWELL, BASS 120 DINER OFFERS A WONDERFUL MENU, AND SMILING, ATTENTIVE STAFF. Pay what you can. Suggested between $10 - $20
http://120diner.com/

April 28, 2017 at 12:00am
Scotiabank Big Ideas Series at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
The 6th edition of the Scotiabank Big Ideas Series offers audiences the opportunity to experience six thought-provoking documentaries and then hear, first-hand, from notable subjects and experts on the issues featured in the films: City of Ghosts D: Matthew Heineman | USA | 2016 | 91 min Canadian Premiere April 28, 6:30PM Academy Award nominee Matthew Heineman captures the extraordinary story of الرقة تذبح بصمت Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, a fearless group of citizen journalists who risk their lives to document and expose the atrocities of ISIS in their home city. *Featuring director Matthew Heineman and a special guest* NOBODY SPEAK: TRIALS OF THE FREE PRESS D: Brian Knappenberger | USA | 2017 | 93 min International Premiere April 30, 6:30PM The trial between wrestler Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press, but ended up as a case study in how big money can silence media through legal means. *Featuring director Brian Knappenberger and John Cook (Executive Editor, Special Projects Desk, Gizmodo Media Group)* Chasing Coral D: Jeff Orlowski | USA | 2016 | 93 min International Premiere May 1, 6:30PM From the director of Chasing Ice comes this breathtaking cinematic journey below the world’s oceans to its coral reefs. Spectacular time-lapse footage reveals the devastating impact of climate change, which threatens to eradicate this marvelous ecosystem—within our lifespan. *Featuring director Jeff Orlowski and Richard Vevers (Founding Partner of The Ocean Agency)* Bill Nye: Science Guy D: David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg | USA | 2017 | 101 min International Premiere May 2, 6:30PM In the 90s, Bill Nye's infectious enthusiasm for science inspired a generation of kids, but with his field increasingly under attack, the bow-tied science guy now finds himself leading an urgent crusade against creationists and climate change deniers. *Featuring Bill Nye and directors David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg* Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower D: Joe Piscatella | USA, Hong Kong | 2016 | 78 min Canadian Premiere May 3, 6:30PM China’s government meets its fiery match in young Joshua Wong. Rallying thousands of fellow students to skip school and occupy the streets in support of Hong Kong’s autonomy, he becomes one of his country’s most notorious—and unlikely—dissidents. *Featuring 黃之鋒 Joshua Wong and director Joe Piscatella* The Last Animals D: Kate Brooks | USA, UK | 2017 | 85 min International Premiere May 4, 6:30PM From Africa’s front lines to Asian markets to European zoos, this animal-rights thriller follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and transnational trafficking syndicates to protect the last of the world’s elephants and rhinos from extinction. *Featuring director Kate Brooks, Dr. Sam Wasser (director of the Centre for Conservation Biology) and Gretchen Peters (Executive Director of the Satao Project)*
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

April 28, 2017 at 7:00pm
Local Exposure - Animated Short Films by Toronto and GTA Artists at The Royal Cinema, 608 College St., Toronto
Toronto Animated Image Society presents LOCAL EXPOSURE: Animated Short Films by T.O. & GTA Artists Friday, April 28th – 7:00PM The Royal Cinema – 608 College St. TICKETS - $7 Regular / $5 TAIS Members* ADVANCE Regular-priced TICKETS available on Eventbrite. Tickets also available at the door on the day of the event. *TAIS Members must purchase tickets at the door to get the Member's rate. The Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) is excited to present a programme of animated short films by artists from T.O. & the GTA! With 16 narrative and experimental animated short films made in a variety of animation styles and techniques, the focus of this event is to celebrate independent animation produced by artists in Toronto and the surrounding communities in the GTA. Including films created as long ago as 1993, and new films produced as recently as this year, Local Exposure highlights the wide range of works that Toronto's independent animation community generates. The evening will begin at 7:15pm and run for just over one hour, followed by Q&A with the artists, moderated by Eli Schwanz. Time for hanging out and chatting with the artists will follow at The Monarch Tavern - 12 Clinton St. - after the screening.
http://tais.ca/local-exposure/

April 28, 2017 at 7:00pm
CMTP Documentary Screening at ROUND Venue, 152 Augusta Ave., Toronto
The encore screening of 100 Proof Musical Theatre: Behind The Scenes With The Confidential Musical Theatre Project! A 45min documentary that goes behind the scenes with the cast as they prepare for their performance of Ragtime, in January 2016. Learn about how the concept got started, what makes the actors say yes and just how it all comes together. Join us as we celebrate the theatrical concept that continues to sweep the continent with the unveiling of this new piece!
https://www.facebook.com/ConfidentialPRJ/

April 28, 2017 at 8:00pm
Trans-Canada Highwaymen at Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton
Have you ever wondered what being in a band was like? For one night only, four of Canada’s iconic front men unite as one band and share the behind the scenes stories of making it, breaking it, the confusion, joy and brotherhood of being in some of your favourite bands, Sloan, The Pursuit of Happiness, Odds and the Barenaked Ladies. Sixteen hit songs, road stories, jokes, secrets and surprises. With video evidence and never before seen photos, they indict the guilty and the innocent alike with lots of laughter. Chris, Moe, Craig and Steven have known each other twenty-five years and will reveal what was really going on behind the scenes and behind the songs from the bands you love. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness a ‘super-group’ quartet performing their hit songs like I’m An Adult Now / Hard to Laugh (TPOH), Underwhelmed / The Other Man (SLOAN), It Falls Apart / Someone Who’s Cool (Odds) and The Old Apartment / Brian Wilson (BNL) and treating the audience to an inside glimpse into one of the most transformative eras of Canadian music.
https://www.facebook.com/events/585752614960298/

April 28, 2017 at 10:00pm
Sip 'n' Dip at ROUND Venue, 152 Augusta Ave., Toronto
FRIDAY - APR 28 at 10PM $5 Very Special Guest: DJ ODARIO Odario Williams is a radio personality + album reviewer on CBC's Q, one of our fav DJs (find him at Drake One Fifty on most Saturdays), and the front man of Grand Analog
https://www.facebook.com/events/386981395034846/

April 28, 2017 at 10:00pm
What A Drag at Lavish Nightclub, 238 Dundas St., London
ProjectBE Event Productions invites you to come out to: What A Drag! The series will showcase talented Drag performers, artists, performers, comedians, and talent from all over Southwestern Ontario. Check out the amazing line up of performers we have lined up for you on Friday, April 28th inside LAVISH Nightclub located at 238 Dundas Street Doors open at 10:00pm and the show is scheduled to start at 1030pm sharp. Door Cover is $5 Join your Host Lita Von Sleaze and Co-Host Mz. Affra-Tighty and the special performers of What A Drag for an evening of surprises and entertainment.
https://www.facebook.com/ProjectBE/

April 29, 2017 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hands On Saturdays at Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Whoever said you can’t touch at a museum has never visited the BSM! Join your hosts for some hands on fun with their friendly docents! You just never know what they’ll pull out of the shoebox for show and tell! 1 - 3 pm | Every Saturday | Included in museum admission | Fun for the entire family
https://www.facebook.com/batashoemuseum/

April 29, 2017 at 12:00am
Settling In Toronto - The Quest For Freedom at The Market Gallery, 95 Front St. E., Toronto
Exhibit on March 25 - July 15, 2017 Free admission Diversity Our Strength is the City's modern motto but the city's history tells a different, more colourful story. Using videos, oral histories, artifacts and documents, this exhibit explores immigration through stories of struggle, triumph, and celebration. Take a journey from the 1700s up to the present day as you explore how different migrants carved out their place in Toronto's history. As Canada celebrates her 150th year, you will be challenged to consider what becoming Canadian in Toronto really means.
https://www.facebook.com/MarketGallery/

April 29, 2017 at 12:00am
Dance Temptation at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
Tuesday, April 25 Showtime: 3pm Wednesday, April 26 & Thursday, April 27 Showtimes: 3pm & 8:30pm Friday, April 28 Showtime: 9pm Saturday, April 29 Showtimes: 3pm & 9pm Sunday, April 30 Showtimes: 3pm & 7pm Monday, May 1 & Tuesday, May 2 Showtime: 3pm Bigger and better than ever! The hit show returns with a supersized production of 16 internationally acclaimed dancers, stunning visual effects and fascinating choreography. Must be 19+.
https://www.facebook.com/fallsviewcasino/

April 29, 2017 at 10:00am
Creativ Festival at The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga
Entrance 1 Free Parking Adults: $16.00 (Ages 18 and up) Seniors: $14.00 (Ages 60 and up) Youths: $4.00 (Ages between 10-17) Group (10 or more) $10.00 each 2 Day Adult/Senior Pass $30.00 2 Day Student Pass (with valid ID) $5.00 Friday, April 28, 2017: 10:00AM - 6:00PM Saturday, April 29, 2017: 10:00AM - 5:00PM Bursting at the seams with sumptuous fibres, fabrics and yarns; luxurious beads; fabulous papers, notions and embellishments; trend-setting patterns and kits; high-tech equipment, handcrafted gifts of distinction and more! From trendy to vintage and fashionable to functional, there’s something for everyone, beginner or seasoned pro. For 2 days only indulge your creativity and passion for sewing, knitting, felting, quilting, beading, stitching, crocheting, scrapbooking, embellishing, crafting and other creative art forms.
http://www.csnf.com/

April 29, 2017 at 10:00am
The Baby Time Show at The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga
Entrance 5 Free Parking Adults: $17.00 Grandparents: $10.00 Children (12 and under): Free Friday, April 28, 2017: 10:00AM - 6:00PM Saturday, April 29, 2017: 10:00AM - 6:00PM Sunday, April 30, 2017: 10:00AM - 6:00PM The Spring and Fall BabyTime Shows are Toronto’s  ORIGINAL BABY SHOWS.  There is no other baby show in the Toronto area that has the major brands, unique artisans, innovative products, important services, parenting experts, stellar education and top notch toddler entertainment all under one roof.
http://www.babytimeshows.ca/en/home

April 29, 2017 at 12:00am
Queer & Trans Family Planning Weekend at Sherbourne Health Centre, 333 Sherbourne St., Toronto
For people who identify as gender queer, trans, bisexual, poly, pan or omni-sexual, dyke, butch, femme, boi, lesbian, gay, queer or other, and their partners. Explore some of the practical, emotional, social and legal issues involved when thinking about becoming a parent. Course content will include issues related to pregnancy, adoption, co-parenting, and family law, explored through presentations, panels, and small group discussions. Some information on surrogacy will be presented if there is interest from participants. Explore practical, emotional, social, financial, medical and legal issues related to becoming a parent. Find information, clarify needs and decisions, and build community. The weekend format is offered to make courses more accessible to people who are outside Toronto. In each weekend session, approximately half of participants are from outside the Greater Toronto Area. Queer & Trans Family Planning Weekend – Winter 2016 Friday, April 28, 2017 7:00-9:30 PM Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday, April 30, 2017 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Optional – 9:30 AM Meet & Greet for participants both mornings.
http://lgbtqpn.ca/?doing_wp_cron=1489350164.9754579067230224609375

April 29, 2017 at 10:00am - 5:00pm
Craftadian Spring Market at First United Church, 151 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga
Craftadian returns to Port Credit Mississauga. Shop local with over 40 curated local Canadian artists, artisans and designers. Handmade Market / Craft Show
https://www.facebook.com/madebyhandshow/

April 29, 2017 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Protest Art Session 1 - Kids Action and Arts Space (6-9 yrs. old) at The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto
This three week series will use different mediums to explore the power of protest art and collective voice by having fun with symbols that unite people, making posters with messages that are important to the youth, exploring ideas for installation art to raise awareness and/or using music & song to convey a message. The 519’s Kids & Youth Action and Arts Space offers fun, friends and cool opportunities for a few hours two Saturdays per month, excepting January, September, July and August. 6 - 9 years old: Every first & third Saturday of the month, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
www.the519.org

April 29, 2017 at 11:00am - 2:00pm
LGBTQ Volunteer Fair at The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto
The LGBTQ Volunteer Fair at The 519 showcases volunteer opportunities from organizations across the greater Toronto area. This lively and popular fair connects organizations with community members for opportunities to gain new employable skills, grow their network, and give back to the community.
www.the519.org

April 29, 2017 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Play It Forward 5 - Youth Action and Arts Space (10-15 yrs. old) at The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto
Telling your own story is a powerful way to change the world. For six weeks, Soulpepper Theatre artists will build safer space and help you find and shape your story, discover and build confidence to share it, and explore the idea that 'existence is resistance'. There will be an optional opportunity on April 15 (10 am-noon) for youth to develop leadership by volunteering to share theatre games with younger youth. The 519’s Youth Action and Arts Space offers fun, friends and cool opportunities for a few hours two Saturdays per month, excepting January, September, July and August. 10 - 15 years old: Every first & third Saturday of the month, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
www.the519.org

April 29, 2017 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Youth Video Competition at Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen St. N., Kitchener
A free screening of the winning videos from the 2017 Youth Video Competition. Know someone between the ages of 12-25 that's interested in filmmaking? Tell them to submit a video for the competition by March 31. Three $300 cash prizes will be awarded in two separate age categories (12-17 and 18-25).
http://www.kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/Youth_video_competition_call_for_submissions.asp

April 29, 2017 at 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Pen Destiny - Movement and Style at The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto
Pen Destiny - youth writing workshops at The 519 Hosted by award-winning YA author Kristyn Dunnion -open to youth ages 12-17 Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pen-destiny-tickets-32597381646 This is the final workshop in this series
www.the519.org

April 29, 2017 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Dance Dance Tea Dance! at A la Carte Bistro, Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park, Toronto
Please join your hosts for their second tea dance at the fabulous Gardiner museum. Let loose to your favourite dance tunes (and moves) through the decades! Win Prizes! Meet New Friends! Eat! Have fun! Tickets also include admission (Between 5-7PM) to the Canadian Bestiary exhibit. Funds raised from this event will be donated to the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives in Toronto, the world's largest independent archives of its kind.
https://dancedanceteadance.yapsody.com/event/index/60110/dance-dance-tea-dance

April 29, 2017 at 8:00pm
Raoul and The Big Time - Down in The Delta at Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W., Toronto
“Raoul Bhaneja brings just the right amount of vocal attitude and from-the-gut harp work … delivering tasty and distinctive results.”(Roots Music Report) This concert, specially created for Koerner Hall, goes deep into the soul of the Mississippi delta with special guests Super Chikan,Big Dave McLean, and Divine Brown.
http://performance.rcmusic.ca/event/raoul-big-time

April 29, 2017 at 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Siavash Ghomayshi & Shadmehr Aghili at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E., Toronto
The legend, Siavash Ghomayshi, and king of the Persian pop, Shadmehr Aghili, return to Toronto after years on April 29th, 2017 to the Sony Centre, where the world comes to play.
https://www.ticketmaster.ca/Siavash-Ghomayshi-tickets/artist/823463?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

April 29, 2017 at 9:00pm
East Coast Charity Ball at Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave., #300, Toronto
The East Coast Charity Ball is East Coast Connected (ECC)’s flagship fundraising event in support of the IWK Foundation. The evening begins with a reception, dinner, speaker, and silent auction. Following the formal dinner, the Kitchen Party begins! We’re flying up Signal Hill straight from the Lower Deck, Keith’s will be the drink of choice, and a special Halifax donair delivery will occur. All tickets include complimentary drinks all night. ECC has chosen the IWK Foundation as the East Coast Charity Ball benefactor. The IWK Foundation is a champion of excellence in women's and children's health and medicine. Funds raised will support the IWK's global leadership in research and health centre priorities.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/east-coast-charity-ball-kitchen-party-feat-signal-hill-tickets-31435388092?aff=efbevent

April 29, 2017 at 12:00am
Art Gallery Of Hamilton Art Sale at Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. W., Hamilton
The Art Gallery of Hamilton is proud to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the AGH Art Sale in 2017. Over the years we have attracted an ever-growing community of art collectors and art lovers in Hamilton and beyond and raised the profile of a wide selection of local and regional artists working in many styles, mediums and price points. Organized by Gallery’s Art Rental + Sales program, the Art Sale has benefitted both artists and Gallery alike, supporting participating artists and raising much needed funds to support AGH commnuity programming. AGH Members Preview | Thursday, April 27, 4pm Opening Reception | Thursday, April 27, 5-9pm ART SALE HOURS Thursday, April 27: 5pm - 9pm Friday, April 28: 11am - 9pm Saturday, April 29: 12pm - 5pm Sunday, April 30: 12pm - 5pm Free Admission
https://www.facebook.com/artgalleryofhamilton/

April 29, 2017 at 12:00am
Nightvision at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
April 27 to May 7 NIGHTVISION = Future Cult Classics 78/52 D. Alexandre O. Phillippe | USA | 91 MIN The shower scene in Psycho—arguably the most iconic moment in American filmmaking—is gleefully picked apart by Hitchcock historians, horror aficionados, filmmakers, critics and actors, uncovering its enduring power and influence. Photon D. Norman Leto | POLAND | 107 MIN The history of the universe, the origins of matter, and the post-human future that lies ahead all combine with phantasmagoric visuals in a mind-bending experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen. RAT FILM D. Theo Anthony | USA | 82 MIN Baltimore’s history of systemic class and racial segregation intersects with an unusual examination of its dense rodent population—and the culture that surrounds it—in this incisive and unsettling anthropological study of poverty in America. THE ROAD MOVIE D. Dmitrii Kalashnikov | BELARUS, RUSSIA, SERBIA, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, CROATIA | 67 MIN Jaw-dropping dash-cam footage captures an unbiased look at Russia through the lens of its traffic. Major accidents, forest fires, car chases and heated violence offer a collage of chaos and bewilderment reflective of the country itself. SPOOKERS D. Florian Habicht | NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA | 82 MIN As night falls on a former psychiatric hospital, zombies and chainsaw-wielding clowns terrorize crowds at New Zealand’s largest scare park. Come for the chilling laughs but stay for an unexpectedly thoughtful look at the life-affirming power of fear. SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP D. Anthony&Alex | USA | 84 MIN This New York nightlife icon, event promoter, Love Ball–founder and Chelsea Hotel denizen leads us on a no-holds-barred journey through her one-of-a-kind life—fabulous friends, outrageous fashions and all.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

April 29, 2017 at 12:00am
DocX - Virtual Reality at Brookfield Place, Sam Pollock Square, 181 Bay Street, Toronto
DocX is an interdisciplinary section of the Festival celebrating documentary work that lives outside the traditional format. This year they are hosting a number of virtual reality experiences at Brookfield Place All experiences are FREE! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Friday, April 28 - Saturday, May 6: 10:00AM to 6:00PM Sunday, May 7: 10:00AM to 2:00PM CHASING CORAL: THE VR EXPERIENCE D. Jeff Orlowski | USA | 6 MIN This exclusive underwater experience tied in with the feature film Chasing Coral follows Zackery Rago, a passionate scuba diver and researcher, as he documented the unprecedented 2016 coral bleaching event within the Great Barrier Reef. DREAMS OF 'O' D. Félix & Paul Studios, François Blouin | CANADA | 12 MIN Submerge yourself in a virtual reality universe composed of aerial acrobatics, daring dives, fire, and the surreal amphibious characters of the breathtaking aquatic masterpiece O by Cirque du Soleil. THE FASTEST RIDE D. Jessica Edwards, Scenic | USA | 14 MIN Follow cyclist Denise Mueller as she journeys to the historic Bonneville Salt Flats and attempts to break the land speed record by becoming the fastest woman ever on bicycle. FISTFUL OF STARS D. Eliza McNitt, Without Fire | USA | 5 MIN Drift through the cosmos alongside the Hubble telescope as you find yourself immersed over a thousand light-years away within the Orion Nebula in this symphonic tribute to the origins of humanity within our universe. THE PEOPLE'S HOUSE: INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE WITH BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA D. Félix & Paul Studios | CANADA | 22 MIN An intimate tour of the White House that gives the viewer extraordinary access to explore the iconic institution’s profound history—from the past eight years of the Obama administration to defining events of the last two centuries. POLARMAN D. Ryan Oliver, Polarman | CANADA | 5 MIN The stories of Iqaluit’s first real-life superhero are lovingly portrayed through original drawings and interpretations by three different artists. THIS IS WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKED LIKE D. Sam Green, Gary Hustwit | USA | 6 MIN A virtual reality ode to Buckminster Fuller and his singular creation: the geodesic dome. Shot on location at the many domes around the world (including the Expo 67 dome in Montreal), we get to experience a meditation on a utopia that could have been. A TRIBE CALLED RED: INDIAN CITY 360° D. Jon Riera | CANADA | 3 MIN Traditional Indigenous dancers and modern street dancers unite in historic Fort York to perform their interpretations of music by Juno Award—winning group A Tribe Called Red. UNREST VR D. Jennifer Brea, Amaury La Burthe | USA FRANCE UK | 15 MIN This visceral personal virtual reality project based on the feature film Unrestgives audiences a better understanding of chronic illness through an artistic and informative sensory experience. WELCOME TO WACKEN D. Sam Dunn, Banger | CANADA | 30 MIN WELCOME TO WACKEN is an interactive virtual reality documentary from Secret Location and Banger Films. Told in five parts, the film takes viewers deep inside Germany’s Wacken Open Air, the biggest heavy-metal festival on Earth.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

April 29, 2017 at 12:00am
Focus On Maya Gallus at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Hot Docs is paying tribute to Gemini Award-winning director and producer Maya Gallus with this year’s FOCUS ON retrospective! We'll be screening a selection of her films during #HotDocs17 (April 27 - May 7, 2017).

  • DERBY CRAZY LOVE April 28 Amazonian roller derby warriors—with names like Smack Daddy, Apocalipstick and Suzy Hotrod—embrace their love of this aggressive, kick-ass sport as they compete in a no-holds-barred championship quest.
  • DISH: WOMEN, WAITRESSING & THE ART OF SERVICE May 6 From Toronto’s diners to Montreal’s “sexy restos,” Paris’s haute eateries to Tokyo’s fantasy “maid cafés,” waitresses around the world dish the dirt on gender, power and the art of service.
  • ELIZABETH SMART: ON THE SIDE OF THE ANGELS May 1 Focusing on the turbulent life and loves of celebrated Canadian poet and author of BY GRAND CENTRAL STATION I SAT DOWN AND WEPT, this provocative, award-winning film beautifully captures the conflicts between passion, responsibility and art.
  • EROTICA: A JOURNEY INTO FEMALE SEXUALITY May 4 This rare 20th anniversary screening presents explicit and often outrageous erotica made by women artists and writers who broke the taboos that suppressed their imagination—and it captures the complexities of representing sex through the female gaze.
  • GIRL INSIDE May 2 Madison, a sweet 26-year-old transitioning from male to female, gets lessons on all things feminine from her martini-drinking grandmother and unexpectedly finds love with her best friend.
  • THE MYSTERY OF MAZO DE LA ROCHE May 1 Before Laurence, Munro and Atwood, another Canadian woman took the literary world by storm. Weaving biography with speculative fiction, this lush and intelligent film imagines the private life of the writer of the Jalna novels with her longtime female companion.

https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

April 29, 2017 at 12:00am
REDUX at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
ASSEMBLY D. Jenn Strom | 2012 | 4min April 28, 4PM Jenn Strom’s animated short is a powerful call for women to raise their voices. A pair of hands is seen editing film of key moments in women’s history and remixing the sound of common sexist claims about women. The final cut, however, is a statement for women to “stop being invalidated.” AUGUSTA D. Anne Wheeler |1976 | 16min April 29, 10:15AM Anne Wheeler’s Augusta is a portrait of an octogenarian Shuswap woman who lives alone in a log cabin in British Columbia. Sarah Gadon, who suggested the short, notes: “In a charming, subtle way it explores a female identity on the fringe.” BLACK SOUL D. Martine Chartrand |2000 | 10min May 6, 12:30PM From Haitian-Canadian filmmaker Martine Chartrand, BLACK SOUL employs a paint-on-glass animation technique, along with an intricate soundscape and score, to explore and celebrate Black culture though key moments in history. CHRISTMAS AT MOOSE FACTORY D. Alanis Obomsawin | 1971 | 13min May 3, 1:15PM Alanis Obomsawin’s first short film is a tender journey through Moose Factory, a small town of 1,500 Cree on the shores of James Bay. The short is composed of art by the town’s youth (as well as some still photography), and Obomsawin captures the community as Christmas approaches by asking the kids to “speak through their drawings.” FORBIDDEN LOVE: THE UNASHAMED STORIES OF LESBIAN LIVES D. Lynne Fernie, Aerlyn Weissman | 1992 | 84 min April 30, 1:15pm This genre-bending doc is a cornerstone of lesbian oral history, featuring interviews with 10 women across Canada about their love lives in the 1940s, 50s and 60s and infused with a seductive—and timeless—humour. MOHAWK GIRLS D. Tracey Deer | 2005 | 62min May 3, 1:15PM Framed through the filmmaker’s own coming-of-age experiences a decade earlier, this doc exploring the lives of teenage girls on the Kahnawake reserve is both deeply intimate and powerfully political. NIMMIKAAGE (SHE DANCES FOR PEOPLE) D. Michelle Latimer | 2015 | 3min May 3, 1:15PM This experimental short from Michelle Latimer (whose timely Viceland doc series Rise has been receiving recent accolades) is one of four films in the NFB’s Souvenir series, which sought to reframe Canadian history through a contemporary lens. Here, Latimer subverts the white colonial gaze to honour First Nations, Métis and Inuit women. P4W: PRISON FOR WOMEN D. Janis Cole, Holly Dale | 1981 | 82min April 29, 10:15AM Canada’s iconic filmmaking duo takes us behind the walls of the women’s prison in Kingston, Ontario, turning the camera on five incarnated women who share stories and affirm the complexities of humanity with their poignant and humorous frankness. PROUDLY SHE MARCHES D. Jane Marsh | 1943 | 18min April 28, 4PM Part of the NFB’s Canada Carries On series, Proudly She Marches takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the role of Canadian women in the Second World War. Narrated with a transatlantic twang, this piece of propaganda “shows” how the women who joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps found purpose and proved dames weren’t just beauty objects—all in the name of king and country, of course. SISTERS IN THE STRUGGLE D. Dionne Brand, Ginny Stikeman | 1991 | 50min May 6, 12:30PM As timely now as it was 25 years ago, this classic gives voice to Black Canadian women, who reflect on the intersection of racism and sexism, and on the personal battles they have waged in fighting white patriarchy. SPEAK IT! FROM THE HEART OF BLACK NOVA SCOTIA D. Sylvia Hamilton | 1992 | 28min May 6, 12:30PM Sylvia Hamilton (co-creator of Studio D’s New Initiatives in Film programme in the 1990s) has dedicated much of her filmmaking and academic career to telling the stories of Black Canadians, especially those from her home province of Nova Scotia. In this short doc, Hamilton turns her camera on Black students in their majority-white high school, as they talk about whitewashed history books, erasure and racism. TIGER SPIRIT D. Min Sook Lee | 2007 | 74min April 28, 4PM Go beyond the usual narrative about contemporary Korea—with its communist North and capitalist South—to examine the consequences of war and closed borders, and to challenge conventions about who can cover politically unstable regions. TU AS CRIÉ LET ME GO D. Anne Clair Poirier | 1998 | 97min April 28, 12:30PM Shot in black and white, this Quebecois classic offers a close-up, all-consuming look at the filmmaker’s attempt to process the pain and loss of an unimaginable tragedy: the murder of her child
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

April 29, 2017 at 12:00am
Scotiabank Big Ideas Series at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
The 6th edition of the Scotiabank Big Ideas Series offers audiences the opportunity to experience six thought-provoking documentaries and then hear, first-hand, from notable subjects and experts on the issues featured in the films: City of Ghosts D: Matthew Heineman | USA | 2016 | 91 min Canadian Premiere April 28, 6:30PM Academy Award nominee Matthew Heineman captures the extraordinary story of الرقة تذبح بصمت Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, a fearless group of citizen journalists who risk their lives to document and expose the atrocities of ISIS in their home city. *Featuring director Matthew Heineman and a special guest* NOBODY SPEAK: TRIALS OF THE FREE PRESS D: Brian Knappenberger | USA | 2017 | 93 min International Premiere April 30, 6:30PM The trial between wrestler Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press, but ended up as a case study in how big money can silence media through legal means. *Featuring director Brian Knappenberger and John Cook (Executive Editor, Special Projects Desk, Gizmodo Media Group)* Chasing Coral D: Jeff Orlowski | USA | 2016 | 93 min International Premiere May 1, 6:30PM From the director of Chasing Ice comes this breathtaking cinematic journey below the world’s oceans to its coral reefs. Spectacular time-lapse footage reveals the devastating impact of climate change, which threatens to eradicate this marvelous ecosystem—within our lifespan. *Featuring director Jeff Orlowski and Richard Vevers (Founding Partner of The Ocean Agency)* Bill Nye: Science Guy D: David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg | USA | 2017 | 101 min International Premiere May 2, 6:30PM In the 90s, Bill Nye's infectious enthusiasm for science inspired a generation of kids, but with his field increasingly under attack, the bow-tied science guy now finds himself leading an urgent crusade against creationists and climate change deniers. *Featuring Bill Nye and directors David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg* Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower D: Joe Piscatella | USA, Hong Kong | 2016 | 78 min Canadian Premiere May 3, 6:30PM China’s government meets its fiery match in young Joshua Wong. Rallying thousands of fellow students to skip school and occupy the streets in support of Hong Kong’s autonomy, he becomes one of his country’s most notorious—and unlikely—dissidents. *Featuring 黃之鋒 Joshua Wong and director Joe Piscatella* The Last Animals D: Kate Brooks | USA, UK | 2017 | 85 min International Premiere May 4, 6:30PM From Africa’s front lines to Asian markets to European zoos, this animal-rights thriller follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and transnational trafficking syndicates to protect the last of the world’s elephants and rhinos from extinction. *Featuring director Kate Brooks, Dr. Sam Wasser (director of the Centre for Conservation Biology) and Gretchen Peters (Executive Director of the Satao Project)*
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

April 30, 2017 at 12:00am
Dance Temptation at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
Tuesday, April 25 Showtime: 3pm Wednesday, April 26 & Thursday, April 27 Showtimes: 3pm & 8:30pm Friday, April 28 Showtime: 9pm Saturday, April 29 Showtimes: 3pm & 9pm Sunday, April 30 Showtimes: 3pm & 7pm Monday, May 1 & Tuesday, May 2 Showtime: 3pm Bigger and better than ever! The hit show returns with a supersized production of 16 internationally acclaimed dancers, stunning visual effects and fascinating choreography. Must be 19+.
https://www.facebook.com/fallsviewcasino/

April 30, 2017 at 10:00am
The Baby Time Show at The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga
Entrance 5 Free Parking Adults: $17.00 Grandparents: $10.00 Children (12 and under): Free Friday, April 28, 2017: 10:00AM - 6:00PM Saturday, April 29, 2017: 10:00AM - 6:00PM Sunday, April 30, 2017: 10:00AM - 6:00PM The Spring and Fall BabyTime Shows are Toronto’s  ORIGINAL BABY SHOWS.  There is no other baby show in the Toronto area that has the major brands, unique artisans, innovative products, important services, parenting experts, stellar education and top notch toddler entertainment all under one roof.
http://www.babytimeshows.ca/en/home

April 30, 2017 at 12:00am
Queer & Trans Family Planning Weekend at Sherbourne Health Centre, 333 Sherbourne St., Toronto
For people who identify as gender queer, trans, bisexual, poly, pan or omni-sexual, dyke, butch, femme, boi, lesbian, gay, queer or other, and their partners. Explore some of the practical, emotional, social and legal issues involved when thinking about becoming a parent. Course content will include issues related to pregnancy, adoption, co-parenting, and family law, explored through presentations, panels, and small group discussions. Some information on surrogacy will be presented if there is interest from participants. Explore practical, emotional, social, financial, medical and legal issues related to becoming a parent. Find information, clarify needs and decisions, and build community. The weekend format is offered to make courses more accessible to people who are outside Toronto. In each weekend session, approximately half of participants are from outside the Greater Toronto Area. Queer & Trans Family Planning Weekend – Winter 2016 Friday, April 28, 2017 7:00-9:30 PM Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday, April 30, 2017 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Optional – 9:30 AM Meet & Greet for participants both mornings.
http://lgbtqpn.ca/?doing_wp_cron=1489350164.9754579067230224609375

April 30, 2017 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon Sunday 3 - A Modern Tea Dance at Palais Royale, 1601 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto
An LGBTQ + Friends Event DJ Deb Parent Spinning Free Parking/Cash Bar/Wheelchair Accessible Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door and can be pruchased at: Ticketweb - http://www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=7273095&dispatch=loadSelectionData

April 30, 2017 at 3:00pm
Orchestra Toronto - Canada at Toronto Centre For The Arts, 5040 Yonge St., Toronto
The annual Light Classics concert will see the world premiere of Richard Herriot's new concerto "Newfie Bullet" and Colin McPhee's Tabuh-Tabuhan: Toccata for Orchestra.
https://www.ticketmaster.ca/Orchestra-Toronto-tickets/artist/1470228?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

April 30, 2017 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Dean Brody - Beautiful Freakshow Tour at Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener
The past year saw country star Dean Brody take home a JUNO Award for Country Album of the Year, along with 4 CCMA Awards for the top-selling digital Canadian country single of all time, “Bring Down the House.” Beautiful Freakshow is Brody’s sixth album, and it’s one that takes risks and delves outside of the comfort zone of traditional country, with songs such as the progressive title track featuring a rap vocal from Halifax native Shevy Price, and the mellow reggae vibe invoked from “Beautiful Girl.” And yet, the record manages to simultaneously stay true to what many fans have come to love and expect from Brody, with traditional tracks destined to be classics.
https://centreinthesquare.com/event/dean-brody/

April 30, 2017 at 8:30pm
Sizzlin' Sundays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
End your week with a line up of fabulous entertainers! Main Stage: 830pm – Michelle Ross & Devine Darlin  kick start the night 1130pm – Farra N Hyte & special guest Heaven Lee Hytes
www.crewsandtangos.com

April 30, 2017 at 10:00pm
Subversive Sundays at Statler's - 487 Church St. Toronto
The weekly show Subversive Sundays hosted by the one and only Jacklynne Hyde and special guests. Show starts at 10 sharp.  No Cover
www.statlers.ca

April 30, 2017 at 9:00pm
Krafty Queens at Church Street Garage, 477 Church St., Toronto
Sofonda Cox and Donnarama, maybe with a special guest or two, every Sunday evening at 9:00.  Great food and drinks, and fabulous entertainment!  
www.facebook.com/churchstgarage

April 30, 2017 at 10:00pm
Altar at Blyss Nightclub, 504 Church St., Toronto
From 10:00pm to Close Welcome DJ Lazarus to Church Street with ALTAR an ALTERNATIVE RETRO DANCE PARTY with your host Jenna Syde!!!!!! NO COVER!!! New Wave, Post Punk, Synthpop, Alternative
www.facebook.com/BlyssToronto/

April 30, 2017 at 12:00am
Art Gallery Of Hamilton Art Sale at Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. W., Hamilton
The Art Gallery of Hamilton is proud to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the AGH Art Sale in 2017. Over the years we have attracted an ever-growing community of art collectors and art lovers in Hamilton and beyond and raised the profile of a wide selection of local and regional artists working in many styles, mediums and price points. Organized by Gallery’s Art Rental + Sales program, the Art Sale has benefitted both artists and Gallery alike, supporting participating artists and raising much needed funds to support AGH commnuity programming. AGH Members Preview | Thursday, April 27, 4pm Opening Reception | Thursday, April 27, 5-9pm ART SALE HOURS Thursday, April 27: 5pm - 9pm Friday, April 28: 11am - 9pm Saturday, April 29: 12pm - 5pm Sunday, April 30: 12pm - 5pm Free Admission
https://www.facebook.com/artgalleryofhamilton/

April 30, 2017 at 12:00am
Nightvision at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
April 27 to May 7 NIGHTVISION = Future Cult Classics 78/52 D. Alexandre O. Phillippe | USA | 91 MIN The shower scene in Psycho—arguably the most iconic moment in American filmmaking—is gleefully picked apart by Hitchcock historians, horror aficionados, filmmakers, critics and actors, uncovering its enduring power and influence. Photon D. Norman Leto | POLAND | 107 MIN The history of the universe, the origins of matter, and the post-human future that lies ahead all combine with phantasmagoric visuals in a mind-bending experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen. RAT FILM D. Theo Anthony | USA | 82 MIN Baltimore’s history of systemic class and racial segregation intersects with an unusual examination of its dense rodent population—and the culture that surrounds it—in this incisive and unsettling anthropological study of poverty in America. THE ROAD MOVIE D. Dmitrii Kalashnikov | BELARUS, RUSSIA, SERBIA, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, CROATIA | 67 MIN Jaw-dropping dash-cam footage captures an unbiased look at Russia through the lens of its traffic. Major accidents, forest fires, car chases and heated violence offer a collage of chaos and bewilderment reflective of the country itself. SPOOKERS D. Florian Habicht | NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA | 82 MIN As night falls on a former psychiatric hospital, zombies and chainsaw-wielding clowns terrorize crowds at New Zealand’s largest scare park. Come for the chilling laughs but stay for an unexpectedly thoughtful look at the life-affirming power of fear. SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP D. Anthony&Alex | USA | 84 MIN This New York nightlife icon, event promoter, Love Ball–founder and Chelsea Hotel denizen leads us on a no-holds-barred journey through her one-of-a-kind life—fabulous friends, outrageous fashions and all.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

April 30, 2017 at 12:00am
DocX - Virtual Reality at Brookfield Place, Sam Pollock Square, 181 Bay Street, Toronto
DocX is an interdisciplinary section of the Festival celebrating documentary work that lives outside the traditional format. This year they are hosting a number of virtual reality experiences at Brookfield Place All experiences are FREE! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Friday, April 28 - Saturday, May 6: 10:00AM to 6:00PM Sunday, May 7: 10:00AM to 2:00PM CHASING CORAL: THE VR EXPERIENCE D. Jeff Orlowski | USA | 6 MIN This exclusive underwater experience tied in with the feature film Chasing Coral follows Zackery Rago, a passionate scuba diver and researcher, as he documented the unprecedented 2016 coral bleaching event within the Great Barrier Reef. DREAMS OF 'O' D. Félix & Paul Studios, François Blouin | CANADA | 12 MIN Submerge yourself in a virtual reality universe composed of aerial acrobatics, daring dives, fire, and the surreal amphibious characters of the breathtaking aquatic masterpiece O by Cirque du Soleil. THE FASTEST RIDE D. Jessica Edwards, Scenic | USA | 14 MIN Follow cyclist Denise Mueller as she journeys to the historic Bonneville Salt Flats and attempts to break the land speed record by becoming the fastest woman ever on bicycle. FISTFUL OF STARS D. Eliza McNitt, Without Fire | USA | 5 MIN Drift through the cosmos alongside the Hubble telescope as you find yourself immersed over a thousand light-years away within the Orion Nebula in this symphonic tribute to the origins of humanity within our universe. THE PEOPLE'S HOUSE: INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE WITH BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA D. Félix & Paul Studios | CANADA | 22 MIN An intimate tour of the White House that gives the viewer extraordinary access to explore the iconic institution’s profound history—from the past eight years of the Obama administration to defining events of the last two centuries. POLARMAN D. Ryan Oliver, Polarman | CANADA | 5 MIN The stories of Iqaluit’s first real-life superhero are lovingly portrayed through original drawings and interpretations by three different artists. THIS IS WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKED LIKE D. Sam Green, Gary Hustwit | USA | 6 MIN A virtual reality ode to Buckminster Fuller and his singular creation: the geodesic dome. Shot on location at the many domes around the world (including the Expo 67 dome in Montreal), we get to experience a meditation on a utopia that could have been. A TRIBE CALLED RED: INDIAN CITY 360° D. Jon Riera | CANADA | 3 MIN Traditional Indigenous dancers and modern street dancers unite in historic Fort York to perform their interpretations of music by Juno Award—winning group A Tribe Called Red. UNREST VR D. Jennifer Brea, Amaury La Burthe | USA FRANCE UK | 15 MIN This visceral personal virtual reality project based on the feature film Unrestgives audiences a better understanding of chronic illness through an artistic and informative sensory experience. WELCOME TO WACKEN D. Sam Dunn, Banger | CANADA | 30 MIN WELCOME TO WACKEN is an interactive virtual reality documentary from Secret Location and Banger Films. Told in five parts, the film takes viewers deep inside Germany’s Wacken Open Air, the biggest heavy-metal festival on Earth.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

April 30, 2017 at 12:00am
Focus On Maya Gallus at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Hot Docs is paying tribute to Gemini Award-winning director and producer Maya Gallus with this year’s FOCUS ON retrospective! We'll be screening a selection of her films during #HotDocs17 (April 27 - May 7, 2017). DERBY CRAZY LOVE April 28 Amazonian roller derby warriors—with names like Smack Daddy, Apocalipstick and Suzy Hotrod—embrace their love of this aggressive, kick-ass sport as they compete in a no-holds-barred championship quest. DISH: WOMEN, WAITRESSING & THE ART OF SERVICE May 6 From Toronto’s diners to Montreal’s “sexy restos,” Paris’s haute eateries to Tokyo’s fantasy “maid cafés,” waitresses around the world dish the dirt on gender, power and the art of service. ELIZABETH SMART: ON THE SIDE OF THE ANGELS May 1 Focusing on the turbulent life and loves of celebrated Canadian poet and author of BY GRAND CENTRAL STATION I SAT DOWN AND WEPT, this provocative, award-winning film beautifully captures the conflicts between passion, responsibility and art. EROTICA: A JOURNEY INTO FEMALE SEXUALITY May 4 This rare 20th anniversary screening presents explicit and often outrageous erotica made by women artists and writers who broke the taboos that suppressed their imagination—and it captures the complexities of representing sex through the female gaze. GIRL INSIDE May 2 Madison, a sweet 26-year-old transitioning from male to female, gets lessons on all things feminine from her martini-drinking grandmother and unexpectedly finds love with her best friend. THE MYSTERY OF MAZO DE LA ROCHE May 1 Before Laurence, Munro and Atwood, another Canadian woman took the literary world by storm. Weaving biography with speculative fiction, this lush and intelligent film imagines the private life of the writer of the Jalna novels with her longtime female companion.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

April 30, 2017 at 12:00am
REDUX at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
ASSEMBLY D. Jenn Strom | 2012 | 4min April 28, 4PM Jenn Strom’s animated short is a powerful call for women to raise their voices. A pair of hands is seen editing film of key moments in women’s history and remixing the sound of common sexist claims about women. The final cut, however, is a statement for women to “stop being invalidated.” AUGUSTA D. Anne Wheeler |1976 | 16min April 29, 10:15AM Anne Wheeler’s Augusta is a portrait of an octogenarian Shuswap woman who lives alone in a log cabin in British Columbia. Sarah Gadon, who suggested the short, notes: “In a charming, subtle way it explores a female identity on the fringe.” BLACK SOUL D. Martine Chartrand |2000 | 10min May 6, 12:30PM From Haitian-Canadian filmmaker Martine Chartrand, BLACK SOUL employs a paint-on-glass animation technique, along with an intricate soundscape and score, to explore and celebrate Black culture though key moments in history. CHRISTMAS AT MOOSE FACTORY D. Alanis Obomsawin | 1971 | 13min May 3, 1:15PM Alanis Obomsawin’s first short film is a tender journey through Moose Factory, a small town of 1,500 Cree on the shores of James Bay. The short is composed of art by the town’s youth (as well as some still photography), and Obomsawin captures the community as Christmas approaches by asking the kids to “speak through their drawings.” FORBIDDEN LOVE: THE UNASHAMED STORIES OF LESBIAN LIVES D. Lynne Fernie, Aerlyn Weissman | 1992 | 84 min April 30, 1:15pm This genre-bending doc is a cornerstone of lesbian oral history, featuring interviews with 10 women across Canada about their love lives in the 1940s, 50s and 60s and infused with a seductive—and timeless—humour. MOHAWK GIRLS D. Tracey Deer | 2005 | 62min May 3, 1:15PM Framed through the filmmaker’s own coming-of-age experiences a decade earlier, this doc exploring the lives of teenage girls on the Kahnawake reserve is both deeply intimate and powerfully political. NIMMIKAAGE (SHE DANCES FOR PEOPLE) D. Michelle Latimer | 2015 | 3min May 3, 1:15PM This experimental short from Michelle Latimer (whose timely Viceland doc series Rise has been receiving recent accolades) is one of four films in the NFB’s Souvenir series, which sought to reframe Canadian history through a contemporary lens. Here, Latimer subverts the white colonial gaze to honour First Nations, Métis and Inuit women. P4W: PRISON FOR WOMEN D. Janis Cole, Holly Dale | 1981 | 82min April 29, 10:15AM Canada’s iconic filmmaking duo takes us behind the walls of the women’s prison in Kingston, Ontario, turning the camera on five incarnated women who share stories and affirm the complexities of humanity with their poignant and humorous frankness. PROUDLY SHE MARCHES D. Jane Marsh | 1943 | 18min April 28, 4PM Part of the NFB’s Canada Carries On series, Proudly She Marches takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the role of Canadian women in the Second World War. Narrated with a transatlantic twang, this piece of propaganda “shows” how the women who joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps found purpose and proved dames weren’t just beauty objects—all in the name of king and country, of course. SISTERS IN THE STRUGGLE D. Dionne Brand, Ginny Stikeman | 1991 | 50min May 6, 12:30PM As timely now as it was 25 years ago, this classic gives voice to Black Canadian women, who reflect on the intersection of racism and sexism, and on the personal battles they have waged in fighting white patriarchy. SPEAK IT! FROM THE HEART OF BLACK NOVA SCOTIA D. Sylvia Hamilton | 1992 | 28min May 6, 12:30PM Sylvia Hamilton (co-creator of Studio D’s New Initiatives in Film programme in the 1990s) has dedicated much of her filmmaking and academic career to telling the stories of Black Canadians, especially those from her home province of Nova Scotia. In this short doc, Hamilton turns her camera on Black students in their majority-white high school, as they talk about whitewashed history books, erasure and racism. TIGER SPIRIT D. Min Sook Lee | 2007 | 74min April 28, 4PM Go beyond the usual narrative about contemporary Korea—with its communist North and capitalist South—to examine the consequences of war and closed borders, and to challenge conventions about who can cover politically unstable regions. TU AS CRIÉ LET ME GO D. Anne Clair Poirier | 1998 | 97min April 28, 12:30PM Shot in black and white, this Quebecois classic offers a close-up, all-consuming look at the filmmaker’s attempt to process the pain and loss of an unimaginable tragedy: the murder of her child
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

April 30, 2017 at 12:00am
Scotiabank Big Ideas Series at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
The 6th edition of the Scotiabank Big Ideas Series offers audiences the opportunity to experience six thought-provoking documentaries and then hear, first-hand, from notable subjects and experts on the issues featured in the films: City of Ghosts D: Matthew Heineman | USA | 2016 | 91 min Canadian Premiere April 28, 6:30PM Academy Award nominee Matthew Heineman captures the extraordinary story of الرقة تذبح بصمت Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, a fearless group of citizen journalists who risk their lives to document and expose the atrocities of ISIS in their home city. *Featuring director Matthew Heineman and a special guest* NOBODY SPEAK: TRIALS OF THE FREE PRESS D: Brian Knappenberger | USA | 2017 | 93 min International Premiere April 30, 6:30PM The trial between wrestler Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press, but ended up as a case study in how big money can silence media through legal means. *Featuring director Brian Knappenberger and John Cook (Executive Editor, Special Projects Desk, Gizmodo Media Group)* Chasing Coral D: Jeff Orlowski | USA | 2016 | 93 min International Premiere May 1, 6:30PM From the director of Chasing Ice comes this breathtaking cinematic journey below the world’s oceans to its coral reefs. Spectacular time-lapse footage reveals the devastating impact of climate change, which threatens to eradicate this marvelous ecosystem—within our lifespan. *Featuring director Jeff Orlowski and Richard Vevers (Founding Partner of The Ocean Agency)* Bill Nye: Science Guy D: David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg | USA | 2017 | 101 min International Premiere May 2, 6:30PM In the 90s, Bill Nye's infectious enthusiasm for science inspired a generation of kids, but with his field increasingly under attack, the bow-tied science guy now finds himself leading an urgent crusade against creationists and climate change deniers. *Featuring Bill Nye and directors David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg* Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower D: Joe Piscatella | USA, Hong Kong | 2016 | 78 min Canadian Premiere May 3, 6:30PM China’s government meets its fiery match in young Joshua Wong. Rallying thousands of fellow students to skip school and occupy the streets in support of Hong Kong’s autonomy, he becomes one of his country’s most notorious—and unlikely—dissidents. *Featuring 黃之鋒 Joshua Wong and director Joe Piscatella* The Last Animals D: Kate Brooks | USA, UK | 2017 | 85 min International Premiere May 4, 6:30PM From Africa’s front lines to Asian markets to European zoos, this animal-rights thriller follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and transnational trafficking syndicates to protect the last of the world’s elephants and rhinos from extinction. *Featuring director Kate Brooks, Dr. Sam Wasser (director of the Centre for Conservation Biology) and Gretchen Peters (Executive Director of the Satao Project)*
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 1, 2017 at 12:00am
Dance Temptation at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
Tuesday, April 25 Showtime: 3pm Wednesday, April 26 & Thursday, April 27 Showtimes: 3pm & 8:30pm Friday, April 28 Showtime: 9pm Saturday, April 29 Showtimes: 3pm & 9pm Sunday, April 30 Showtimes: 3pm & 7pm Monday, May 1 & Tuesday, May 2 Showtime: 3pm Bigger and better than ever! The hit show returns with a supersized production of 16 internationally acclaimed dancers, stunning visual effects and fascinating choreography. Must be 19+.
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May 1, 2017 at 12:00am
Heavenly Mondays at Blyss, 504 Church St., Toronto
Heaven Lee Hytes and weekly special guest burn up the stage starting at 10:30 p.m. Day prices all evening, and NO cover.
www.facebook.com/BlyssToronto/

May 1, 2017 at 12:00am
Nightvision at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
April 27 to May 7 NIGHTVISION = Future Cult Classics 78/52 D. Alexandre O. Phillippe | USA | 91 MIN The shower scene in Psycho—arguably the most iconic moment in American filmmaking—is gleefully picked apart by Hitchcock historians, horror aficionados, filmmakers, critics and actors, uncovering its enduring power and influence. Photon D. Norman Leto | POLAND | 107 MIN The history of the universe, the origins of matter, and the post-human future that lies ahead all combine with phantasmagoric visuals in a mind-bending experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen. RAT FILM D. Theo Anthony | USA | 82 MIN Baltimore’s history of systemic class and racial segregation intersects with an unusual examination of its dense rodent population—and the culture that surrounds it—in this incisive and unsettling anthropological study of poverty in America. THE ROAD MOVIE D. Dmitrii Kalashnikov | BELARUS, RUSSIA, SERBIA, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, CROATIA | 67 MIN Jaw-dropping dash-cam footage captures an unbiased look at Russia through the lens of its traffic. Major accidents, forest fires, car chases and heated violence offer a collage of chaos and bewilderment reflective of the country itself. SPOOKERS D. Florian Habicht | NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA | 82 MIN As night falls on a former psychiatric hospital, zombies and chainsaw-wielding clowns terrorize crowds at New Zealand’s largest scare park. Come for the chilling laughs but stay for an unexpectedly thoughtful look at the life-affirming power of fear. SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP D. Anthony&Alex | USA | 84 MIN This New York nightlife icon, event promoter, Love Ball–founder and Chelsea Hotel denizen leads us on a no-holds-barred journey through her one-of-a-kind life—fabulous friends, outrageous fashions and all.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 1, 2017 at 12:00am
DocX - Virtual Reality at Brookfield Place, Sam Pollock Square, 181 Bay Street, Toronto
DocX is an interdisciplinary section of the Festival celebrating documentary work that lives outside the traditional format. This year they are hosting a number of virtual reality experiences at Brookfield Place All experiences are FREE! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Friday, April 28 - Saturday, May 6: 10:00AM to 6:00PM Sunday, May 7: 10:00AM to 2:00PM CHASING CORAL: THE VR EXPERIENCE D. Jeff Orlowski | USA | 6 MIN This exclusive underwater experience tied in with the feature film Chasing Coral follows Zackery Rago, a passionate scuba diver and researcher, as he documented the unprecedented 2016 coral bleaching event within the Great Barrier Reef. DREAMS OF 'O' D. Félix & Paul Studios, François Blouin | CANADA | 12 MIN Submerge yourself in a virtual reality universe composed of aerial acrobatics, daring dives, fire, and the surreal amphibious characters of the breathtaking aquatic masterpiece O by Cirque du Soleil. THE FASTEST RIDE D. Jessica Edwards, Scenic | USA | 14 MIN Follow cyclist Denise Mueller as she journeys to the historic Bonneville Salt Flats and attempts to break the land speed record by becoming the fastest woman ever on bicycle. FISTFUL OF STARS D. Eliza McNitt, Without Fire | USA | 5 MIN Drift through the cosmos alongside the Hubble telescope as you find yourself immersed over a thousand light-years away within the Orion Nebula in this symphonic tribute to the origins of humanity within our universe. THE PEOPLE'S HOUSE: INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE WITH BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA D. Félix & Paul Studios | CANADA | 22 MIN An intimate tour of the White House that gives the viewer extraordinary access to explore the iconic institution’s profound history—from the past eight years of the Obama administration to defining events of the last two centuries. POLARMAN D. Ryan Oliver, Polarman | CANADA | 5 MIN The stories of Iqaluit’s first real-life superhero are lovingly portrayed through original drawings and interpretations by three different artists. THIS IS WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKED LIKE D. Sam Green, Gary Hustwit | USA | 6 MIN A virtual reality ode to Buckminster Fuller and his singular creation: the geodesic dome. Shot on location at the many domes around the world (including the Expo 67 dome in Montreal), we get to experience a meditation on a utopia that could have been. A TRIBE CALLED RED: INDIAN CITY 360° D. Jon Riera | CANADA | 3 MIN Traditional Indigenous dancers and modern street dancers unite in historic Fort York to perform their interpretations of music by Juno Award—winning group A Tribe Called Red. UNREST VR D. Jennifer Brea, Amaury La Burthe | USA FRANCE UK | 15 MIN This visceral personal virtual reality project based on the feature film Unrestgives audiences a better understanding of chronic illness through an artistic and informative sensory experience. WELCOME TO WACKEN D. Sam Dunn, Banger | CANADA | 30 MIN WELCOME TO WACKEN is an interactive virtual reality documentary from Secret Location and Banger Films. Told in five parts, the film takes viewers deep inside Germany’s Wacken Open Air, the biggest heavy-metal festival on Earth.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 1, 2017 at 12:00am
Focus On Maya Gallus at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Hot Docs is paying tribute to Gemini Award-winning director and producer Maya Gallus with this year’s FOCUS ON retrospective! We'll be screening a selection of her films during #HotDocs17 (April 27 - May 7, 2017). DERBY CRAZY LOVE April 28 Amazonian roller derby warriors—with names like Smack Daddy, Apocalipstick and Suzy Hotrod—embrace their love of this aggressive, kick-ass sport as they compete in a no-holds-barred championship quest. DISH: WOMEN, WAITRESSING & THE ART OF SERVICE May 6 From Toronto’s diners to Montreal’s “sexy restos,” Paris’s haute eateries to Tokyo’s fantasy “maid cafés,” waitresses around the world dish the dirt on gender, power and the art of service. ELIZABETH SMART: ON THE SIDE OF THE ANGELS May 1 Focusing on the turbulent life and loves of celebrated Canadian poet and author of BY GRAND CENTRAL STATION I SAT DOWN AND WEPT, this provocative, award-winning film beautifully captures the conflicts between passion, responsibility and art. EROTICA: A JOURNEY INTO FEMALE SEXUALITY May 4 This rare 20th anniversary screening presents explicit and often outrageous erotica made by women artists and writers who broke the taboos that suppressed their imagination—and it captures the complexities of representing sex through the female gaze. GIRL INSIDE May 2 Madison, a sweet 26-year-old transitioning from male to female, gets lessons on all things feminine from her martini-drinking grandmother and unexpectedly finds love with her best friend. THE MYSTERY OF MAZO DE LA ROCHE May 1 Before Laurence, Munro and Atwood, another Canadian woman took the literary world by storm. Weaving biography with speculative fiction, this lush and intelligent film imagines the private life of the writer of the Jalna novels with her longtime female companion.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 1, 2017 at 12:00am
REDUX at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
ASSEMBLY D. Jenn Strom | 2012 | 4min April 28, 4PM Jenn Strom’s animated short is a powerful call for women to raise their voices. A pair of hands is seen editing film of key moments in women’s history and remixing the sound of common sexist claims about women. The final cut, however, is a statement for women to “stop being invalidated.” AUGUSTA D. Anne Wheeler |1976 | 16min April 29, 10:15AM Anne Wheeler’s Augusta is a portrait of an octogenarian Shuswap woman who lives alone in a log cabin in British Columbia. Sarah Gadon, who suggested the short, notes: “In a charming, subtle way it explores a female identity on the fringe.” BLACK SOUL D. Martine Chartrand |2000 | 10min May 6, 12:30PM From Haitian-Canadian filmmaker Martine Chartrand, BLACK SOUL employs a paint-on-glass animation technique, along with an intricate soundscape and score, to explore and celebrate Black culture though key moments in history. CHRISTMAS AT MOOSE FACTORY D. Alanis Obomsawin | 1971 | 13min May 3, 1:15PM Alanis Obomsawin’s first short film is a tender journey through Moose Factory, a small town of 1,500 Cree on the shores of James Bay. The short is composed of art by the town’s youth (as well as some still photography), and Obomsawin captures the community as Christmas approaches by asking the kids to “speak through their drawings.” FORBIDDEN LOVE: THE UNASHAMED STORIES OF LESBIAN LIVES D. Lynne Fernie, Aerlyn Weissman | 1992 | 84 min April 30, 1:15pm This genre-bending doc is a cornerstone of lesbian oral history, featuring interviews with 10 women across Canada about their love lives in the 1940s, 50s and 60s and infused with a seductive—and timeless—humour. MOHAWK GIRLS D. Tracey Deer | 2005 | 62min May 3, 1:15PM Framed through the filmmaker’s own coming-of-age experiences a decade earlier, this doc exploring the lives of teenage girls on the Kahnawake reserve is both deeply intimate and powerfully political. NIMMIKAAGE (SHE DANCES FOR PEOPLE) D. Michelle Latimer | 2015 | 3min May 3, 1:15PM This experimental short from Michelle Latimer (whose timely Viceland doc series Rise has been receiving recent accolades) is one of four films in the NFB’s Souvenir series, which sought to reframe Canadian history through a contemporary lens. Here, Latimer subverts the white colonial gaze to honour First Nations, Métis and Inuit women. P4W: PRISON FOR WOMEN D. Janis Cole, Holly Dale | 1981 | 82min April 29, 10:15AM Canada’s iconic filmmaking duo takes us behind the walls of the women’s prison in Kingston, Ontario, turning the camera on five incarnated women who share stories and affirm the complexities of humanity with their poignant and humorous frankness. PROUDLY SHE MARCHES D. Jane Marsh | 1943 | 18min April 28, 4PM Part of the NFB’s Canada Carries On series, Proudly She Marches takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the role of Canadian women in the Second World War. Narrated with a transatlantic twang, this piece of propaganda “shows” how the women who joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps found purpose and proved dames weren’t just beauty objects—all in the name of king and country, of course. SISTERS IN THE STRUGGLE D. Dionne Brand, Ginny Stikeman | 1991 | 50min May 6, 12:30PM As timely now as it was 25 years ago, this classic gives voice to Black Canadian women, who reflect on the intersection of racism and sexism, and on the personal battles they have waged in fighting white patriarchy. SPEAK IT! FROM THE HEART OF BLACK NOVA SCOTIA D. Sylvia Hamilton | 1992 | 28min May 6, 12:30PM Sylvia Hamilton (co-creator of Studio D’s New Initiatives in Film programme in the 1990s) has dedicated much of her filmmaking and academic career to telling the stories of Black Canadians, especially those from her home province of Nova Scotia. In this short doc, Hamilton turns her camera on Black students in their majority-white high school, as they talk about whitewashed history books, erasure and racism. TIGER SPIRIT D. Min Sook Lee | 2007 | 74min April 28, 4PM Go beyond the usual narrative about contemporary Korea—with its communist North and capitalist South—to examine the consequences of war and closed borders, and to challenge conventions about who can cover politically unstable regions. TU AS CRIÉ LET ME GO D. Anne Clair Poirier | 1998 | 97min April 28, 12:30PM Shot in black and white, this Quebecois classic offers a close-up, all-consuming look at the filmmaker’s attempt to process the pain and loss of an unimaginable tragedy: the murder of her child
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 1, 2017 at 12:00am
Scotiabank Big Ideas Series at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
The 6th edition of the Scotiabank Big Ideas Series offers audiences the opportunity to experience six thought-provoking documentaries and then hear, first-hand, from notable subjects and experts on the issues featured in the films: City of Ghosts D: Matthew Heineman | USA | 2016 | 91 min Canadian Premiere April 28, 6:30PM Academy Award nominee Matthew Heineman captures the extraordinary story of الرقة تذبح بصمت Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, a fearless group of citizen journalists who risk their lives to document and expose the atrocities of ISIS in their home city. *Featuring director Matthew Heineman and a special guest* NOBODY SPEAK: TRIALS OF THE FREE PRESS D: Brian Knappenberger | USA | 2017 | 93 min International Premiere April 30, 6:30PM The trial between wrestler Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press, but ended up as a case study in how big money can silence media through legal means. *Featuring director Brian Knappenberger and John Cook (Executive Editor, Special Projects Desk, Gizmodo Media Group)* Chasing Coral D: Jeff Orlowski | USA | 2016 | 93 min International Premiere May 1, 6:30PM From the director of Chasing Ice comes this breathtaking cinematic journey below the world’s oceans to its coral reefs. Spectacular time-lapse footage reveals the devastating impact of climate change, which threatens to eradicate this marvelous ecosystem—within our lifespan. *Featuring director Jeff Orlowski and Richard Vevers (Founding Partner of The Ocean Agency)* Bill Nye: Science Guy D: David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg | USA | 2017 | 101 min International Premiere May 2, 6:30PM In the 90s, Bill Nye's infectious enthusiasm for science inspired a generation of kids, but with his field increasingly under attack, the bow-tied science guy now finds himself leading an urgent crusade against creationists and climate change deniers. *Featuring Bill Nye and directors David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg* Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower D: Joe Piscatella | USA, Hong Kong | 2016 | 78 min Canadian Premiere May 3, 6:30PM China’s government meets its fiery match in young Joshua Wong. Rallying thousands of fellow students to skip school and occupy the streets in support of Hong Kong’s autonomy, he becomes one of his country’s most notorious—and unlikely—dissidents. *Featuring 黃之鋒 Joshua Wong and director Joe Piscatella* The Last Animals D: Kate Brooks | USA, UK | 2017 | 85 min International Premiere May 4, 6:30PM From Africa’s front lines to Asian markets to European zoos, this animal-rights thriller follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and transnational trafficking syndicates to protect the last of the world’s elephants and rhinos from extinction. *Featuring director Kate Brooks, Dr. Sam Wasser (director of the Centre for Conservation Biology) and Gretchen Peters (Executive Director of the Satao Project)*
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 2, 2017 at 12:00am
Dance Temptation at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
Tuesday, April 25 Showtime: 3pm Wednesday, April 26 & Thursday, April 27 Showtimes: 3pm & 8:30pm Friday, April 28 Showtime: 9pm Saturday, April 29 Showtimes: 3pm & 9pm Sunday, April 30 Showtimes: 3pm & 7pm Monday, May 1 & Tuesday, May 2 Showtime: 3pm Bigger and better than ever! The hit show returns with a supersized production of 16 internationally acclaimed dancers, stunning visual effects and fascinating choreography. Must be 19+.
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May 2, 2017 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Natalie Dessay with Philippe Cassard at Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Tickets start at only $40 With French soprano Natalie Dessay “every vocal phrase is impelled by the emotion and dramatic intention of the moment.” (The New York Times) She and pianist Philippe Cassard will perform works by Mozart, Schubert, Pfitzner, Mendelssohn, Chausson, Debussy, and Gounod.
http://performance.rcmusic.ca/event/dessay-cassard-2017

May 2, 2017 at 7:30pm
Don't Just Wing It, Wig It at Church Street Garage, 477 Church St., Toronto
Tuesdays from 7:30, Jada Hudson and Guest entertain with a fabulous show. Wings - half off --- $4.00 Drink specials
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May 2, 2017 at 12:00am
Werk Tuesdays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
Join a wonderful line up of Divas for a blend of comedy, live singing, and your favorite hits from yesterday and today! Main Stage: 9PM – Ivory Towers & special guest Eve Summers 1130PM – Vitality Black & special guest Lady G
www.crewsandtangos.com

May 2, 2017 at 9:30pm
Ghetto Glam Bingo at Pegasus On Church, 489B Church St. Toronto
it's gonna be a wacky night, with fab prizes from Wybo Vodka, Somersby Cider and Cafe California Restaurant and hopefully our Church St Matriarch Michelle DuBarry will join us. Hosted by D'manda Tension
www.pegasusonchurch.com

May 2, 2017 at 10:00pm
Effervescence at Blyss, 504 Church St., Toronto
Once again the marvellous Kevin Wong and Natasha Bucheridge will be sitting in a tree. . . . Well, on a stage at least - S.I.N.G.I.N.G! 'S gonna be fun
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May 2, 2017 at 8:00pm - 11:00pm
The Village Cabaret Open Mic at Statler's, 487 Church St., Toronto

Guy Moreau and James Quigley will be back with their Village Cabaret open mic!!! CCP people! SMT people! Jill Livingroom people!!! Statlers people! Jaybirds, Unsungers!!!! Now is your chance to get up sing, play keyboard/guitar/trumpet, do poetry, try out new material or your old favourites in a VERY safe, supportive atmosphere! James will be playing so bring music or look through the tons of stuff at the bar! Hope you can come out! Every Tuesday! 8-11pm. Statlers!

www.statlers.ca

May 2, 2017 at 12:00am
Nightvision at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
April 27 to May 7 NIGHTVISION = Future Cult Classics 78/52 D. Alexandre O. Phillippe | USA | 91 MIN The shower scene in Psycho—arguably the most iconic moment in American filmmaking—is gleefully picked apart by Hitchcock historians, horror aficionados, filmmakers, critics and actors, uncovering its enduring power and influence. Photon D. Norman Leto | POLAND | 107 MIN The history of the universe, the origins of matter, and the post-human future that lies ahead all combine with phantasmagoric visuals in a mind-bending experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen. RAT FILM D. Theo Anthony | USA | 82 MIN Baltimore’s history of systemic class and racial segregation intersects with an unusual examination of its dense rodent population—and the culture that surrounds it—in this incisive and unsettling anthropological study of poverty in America. THE ROAD MOVIE D. Dmitrii Kalashnikov | BELARUS, RUSSIA, SERBIA, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, CROATIA | 67 MIN Jaw-dropping dash-cam footage captures an unbiased look at Russia through the lens of its traffic. Major accidents, forest fires, car chases and heated violence offer a collage of chaos and bewilderment reflective of the country itself. SPOOKERS D. Florian Habicht | NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA | 82 MIN As night falls on a former psychiatric hospital, zombies and chainsaw-wielding clowns terrorize crowds at New Zealand’s largest scare park. Come for the chilling laughs but stay for an unexpectedly thoughtful look at the life-affirming power of fear. SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP D. Anthony&Alex | USA | 84 MIN This New York nightlife icon, event promoter, Love Ball–founder and Chelsea Hotel denizen leads us on a no-holds-barred journey through her one-of-a-kind life—fabulous friends, outrageous fashions and all.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 2, 2017 at 12:00am
DocX - Virtual Reality at Brookfield Place, Sam Pollock Square, 181 Bay Street, Toronto
DocX is an interdisciplinary section of the Festival celebrating documentary work that lives outside the traditional format. This year they are hosting a number of virtual reality experiences at Brookfield Place All experiences are FREE! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Friday, April 28 - Saturday, May 6: 10:00AM to 6:00PM Sunday, May 7: 10:00AM to 2:00PM CHASING CORAL: THE VR EXPERIENCE D. Jeff Orlowski | USA | 6 MIN This exclusive underwater experience tied in with the feature film Chasing Coral follows Zackery Rago, a passionate scuba diver and researcher, as he documented the unprecedented 2016 coral bleaching event within the Great Barrier Reef. DREAMS OF 'O' D. Félix & Paul Studios, François Blouin | CANADA | 12 MIN Submerge yourself in a virtual reality universe composed of aerial acrobatics, daring dives, fire, and the surreal amphibious characters of the breathtaking aquatic masterpiece O by Cirque du Soleil. THE FASTEST RIDE D. Jessica Edwards, Scenic | USA | 14 MIN Follow cyclist Denise Mueller as she journeys to the historic Bonneville Salt Flats and attempts to break the land speed record by becoming the fastest woman ever on bicycle. FISTFUL OF STARS D. Eliza McNitt, Without Fire | USA | 5 MIN Drift through the cosmos alongside the Hubble telescope as you find yourself immersed over a thousand light-years away within the Orion Nebula in this symphonic tribute to the origins of humanity within our universe. THE PEOPLE'S HOUSE: INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE WITH BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA D. Félix & Paul Studios | CANADA | 22 MIN An intimate tour of the White House that gives the viewer extraordinary access to explore the iconic institution’s profound history—from the past eight years of the Obama administration to defining events of the last two centuries. POLARMAN D. Ryan Oliver, Polarman | CANADA | 5 MIN The stories of Iqaluit’s first real-life superhero are lovingly portrayed through original drawings and interpretations by three different artists. THIS IS WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKED LIKE D. Sam Green, Gary Hustwit | USA | 6 MIN A virtual reality ode to Buckminster Fuller and his singular creation: the geodesic dome. Shot on location at the many domes around the world (including the Expo 67 dome in Montreal), we get to experience a meditation on a utopia that could have been. A TRIBE CALLED RED: INDIAN CITY 360° D. Jon Riera | CANADA | 3 MIN Traditional Indigenous dancers and modern street dancers unite in historic Fort York to perform their interpretations of music by Juno Award—winning group A Tribe Called Red. UNREST VR D. Jennifer Brea, Amaury La Burthe | USA FRANCE UK | 15 MIN This visceral personal virtual reality project based on the feature film Unrestgives audiences a better understanding of chronic illness through an artistic and informative sensory experience. WELCOME TO WACKEN D. Sam Dunn, Banger | CANADA | 30 MIN WELCOME TO WACKEN is an interactive virtual reality documentary from Secret Location and Banger Films. Told in five parts, the film takes viewers deep inside Germany’s Wacken Open Air, the biggest heavy-metal festival on Earth.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 2, 2017 at 12:00am
Focus On Maya Gallus at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Hot Docs is paying tribute to Gemini Award-winning director and producer Maya Gallus with this year’s FOCUS ON retrospective! We'll be screening a selection of her films during #HotDocs17 (April 27 - May 7, 2017). DERBY CRAZY LOVE April 28 Amazonian roller derby warriors—with names like Smack Daddy, Apocalipstick and Suzy Hotrod—embrace their love of this aggressive, kick-ass sport as they compete in a no-holds-barred championship quest. DISH: WOMEN, WAITRESSING & THE ART OF SERVICE May 6 From Toronto’s diners to Montreal’s “sexy restos,” Paris’s haute eateries to Tokyo’s fantasy “maid cafés,” waitresses around the world dish the dirt on gender, power and the art of service. ELIZABETH SMART: ON THE SIDE OF THE ANGELS May 1 Focusing on the turbulent life and loves of celebrated Canadian poet and author of BY GRAND CENTRAL STATION I SAT DOWN AND WEPT, this provocative, award-winning film beautifully captures the conflicts between passion, responsibility and art. EROTICA: A JOURNEY INTO FEMALE SEXUALITY May 4 This rare 20th anniversary screening presents explicit and often outrageous erotica made by women artists and writers who broke the taboos that suppressed their imagination—and it captures the complexities of representing sex through the female gaze. GIRL INSIDE May 2 Madison, a sweet 26-year-old transitioning from male to female, gets lessons on all things feminine from her martini-drinking grandmother and unexpectedly finds love with her best friend. THE MYSTERY OF MAZO DE LA ROCHE May 1 Before Laurence, Munro and Atwood, another Canadian woman took the literary world by storm. Weaving biography with speculative fiction, this lush and intelligent film imagines the private life of the writer of the Jalna novels with her longtime female companion.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 2, 2017 at 12:00am
REDUX at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
ASSEMBLY D. Jenn Strom | 2012 | 4min April 28, 4PM Jenn Strom’s animated short is a powerful call for women to raise their voices. A pair of hands is seen editing film of key moments in women’s history and remixing the sound of common sexist claims about women. The final cut, however, is a statement for women to “stop being invalidated.” AUGUSTA D. Anne Wheeler |1976 | 16min April 29, 10:15AM Anne Wheeler’s Augusta is a portrait of an octogenarian Shuswap woman who lives alone in a log cabin in British Columbia. Sarah Gadon, who suggested the short, notes: “In a charming, subtle way it explores a female identity on the fringe.” BLACK SOUL D. Martine Chartrand |2000 | 10min May 6, 12:30PM From Haitian-Canadian filmmaker Martine Chartrand, BLACK SOUL employs a paint-on-glass animation technique, along with an intricate soundscape and score, to explore and celebrate Black culture though key moments in history. CHRISTMAS AT MOOSE FACTORY D. Alanis Obomsawin | 1971 | 13min May 3, 1:15PM Alanis Obomsawin’s first short film is a tender journey through Moose Factory, a small town of 1,500 Cree on the shores of James Bay. The short is composed of art by the town’s youth (as well as some still photography), and Obomsawin captures the community as Christmas approaches by asking the kids to “speak through their drawings.” FORBIDDEN LOVE: THE UNASHAMED STORIES OF LESBIAN LIVES D. Lynne Fernie, Aerlyn Weissman | 1992 | 84 min April 30, 1:15pm This genre-bending doc is a cornerstone of lesbian oral history, featuring interviews with 10 women across Canada about their love lives in the 1940s, 50s and 60s and infused with a seductive—and timeless—humour. MOHAWK GIRLS D. Tracey Deer | 2005 | 62min May 3, 1:15PM Framed through the filmmaker’s own coming-of-age experiences a decade earlier, this doc exploring the lives of teenage girls on the Kahnawake reserve is both deeply intimate and powerfully political. NIMMIKAAGE (SHE DANCES FOR PEOPLE) D. Michelle Latimer | 2015 | 3min May 3, 1:15PM This experimental short from Michelle Latimer (whose timely Viceland doc series Rise has been receiving recent accolades) is one of four films in the NFB’s Souvenir series, which sought to reframe Canadian history through a contemporary lens. Here, Latimer subverts the white colonial gaze to honour First Nations, Métis and Inuit women. P4W: PRISON FOR WOMEN D. Janis Cole, Holly Dale | 1981 | 82min April 29, 10:15AM Canada’s iconic filmmaking duo takes us behind the walls of the women’s prison in Kingston, Ontario, turning the camera on five incarnated women who share stories and affirm the complexities of humanity with their poignant and humorous frankness. PROUDLY SHE MARCHES D. Jane Marsh | 1943 | 18min April 28, 4PM Part of the NFB’s Canada Carries On series, Proudly She Marches takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the role of Canadian women in the Second World War. Narrated with a transatlantic twang, this piece of propaganda “shows” how the women who joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps found purpose and proved dames weren’t just beauty objects—all in the name of king and country, of course. SISTERS IN THE STRUGGLE D. Dionne Brand, Ginny Stikeman | 1991 | 50min May 6, 12:30PM As timely now as it was 25 years ago, this classic gives voice to Black Canadian women, who reflect on the intersection of racism and sexism, and on the personal battles they have waged in fighting white patriarchy. SPEAK IT! FROM THE HEART OF BLACK NOVA SCOTIA D. Sylvia Hamilton | 1992 | 28min May 6, 12:30PM Sylvia Hamilton (co-creator of Studio D’s New Initiatives in Film programme in the 1990s) has dedicated much of her filmmaking and academic career to telling the stories of Black Canadians, especially those from her home province of Nova Scotia. In this short doc, Hamilton turns her camera on Black students in their majority-white high school, as they talk about whitewashed history books, erasure and racism. TIGER SPIRIT D. Min Sook Lee | 2007 | 74min April 28, 4PM Go beyond the usual narrative about contemporary Korea—with its communist North and capitalist South—to examine the consequences of war and closed borders, and to challenge conventions about who can cover politically unstable regions. TU AS CRIÉ LET ME GO D. Anne Clair Poirier | 1998 | 97min April 28, 12:30PM Shot in black and white, this Quebecois classic offers a close-up, all-consuming look at the filmmaker’s attempt to process the pain and loss of an unimaginable tragedy: the murder of her child
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 2, 2017 at 12:00am
Scotiabank Big Ideas Series at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
The 6th edition of the Scotiabank Big Ideas Series offers audiences the opportunity to experience six thought-provoking documentaries and then hear, first-hand, from notable subjects and experts on the issues featured in the films: City of Ghosts D: Matthew Heineman | USA | 2016 | 91 min Canadian Premiere April 28, 6:30PM Academy Award nominee Matthew Heineman captures the extraordinary story of الرقة تذبح بصمت Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, a fearless group of citizen journalists who risk their lives to document and expose the atrocities of ISIS in their home city. *Featuring director Matthew Heineman and a special guest* NOBODY SPEAK: TRIALS OF THE FREE PRESS D: Brian Knappenberger | USA | 2017 | 93 min International Premiere April 30, 6:30PM The trial between wrestler Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press, but ended up as a case study in how big money can silence media through legal means. *Featuring director Brian Knappenberger and John Cook (Executive Editor, Special Projects Desk, Gizmodo Media Group)* Chasing Coral D: Jeff Orlowski | USA | 2016 | 93 min International Premiere May 1, 6:30PM From the director of Chasing Ice comes this breathtaking cinematic journey below the world’s oceans to its coral reefs. Spectacular time-lapse footage reveals the devastating impact of climate change, which threatens to eradicate this marvelous ecosystem—within our lifespan. *Featuring director Jeff Orlowski and Richard Vevers (Founding Partner of The Ocean Agency)* Bill Nye: Science Guy D: David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg | USA | 2017 | 101 min International Premiere May 2, 6:30PM In the 90s, Bill Nye's infectious enthusiasm for science inspired a generation of kids, but with his field increasingly under attack, the bow-tied science guy now finds himself leading an urgent crusade against creationists and climate change deniers. *Featuring Bill Nye and directors David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg* Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower D: Joe Piscatella | USA, Hong Kong | 2016 | 78 min Canadian Premiere May 3, 6:30PM China’s government meets its fiery match in young Joshua Wong. Rallying thousands of fellow students to skip school and occupy the streets in support of Hong Kong’s autonomy, he becomes one of his country’s most notorious—and unlikely—dissidents. *Featuring 黃之鋒 Joshua Wong and director Joe Piscatella* The Last Animals D: Kate Brooks | USA, UK | 2017 | 85 min International Premiere May 4, 6:30PM From Africa’s front lines to Asian markets to European zoos, this animal-rights thriller follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and transnational trafficking syndicates to protect the last of the world’s elephants and rhinos from extinction. *Featuring director Kate Brooks, Dr. Sam Wasser (director of the Centre for Conservation Biology) and Gretchen Peters (Executive Director of the Satao Project)*
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 3, 2017 at 12:00am
Creative Inspiration - Our Canada at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Rd., Toronto
May 3 -14 A Canada150 Event Don Valley Art Club has been on the Toronto art scene since 1948 and has been associated with the Papermill Gallery since the early 1970s. In celebration of Canada150, more than 100 members of the Don Valley Art Club will illustrate how Canada has inspired their work. Visitors to the Papermill gallery will be invited to sketch or draw their own favourite iconic Canadian landscape or historic figure; these works will be displayed at Todmorden Mills. Materials provided. Special art activities for the young and young at heart are planned for Sunday, May 7 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Admission to the Papermill Gallery is free.
https://www.facebook.com/TodmordenMills/

May 3, 2017 at 7:00pm
Mayday Parade - A Lesson in Romantics at The Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St., Toronto
Doors: 7PM / Show: 7:30PM GA floor is ALL AGES Balcony & Boxes are 19+ Tickets $29.50 GA, $39.50 19+ Balcony, $49.50 (incl. HST) +s/c
https://www.ticketmaster.ca/Mayday-Parade-tickets/artist/1197956?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

May 3, 2017 at 9:00pm
Corona Wednesdays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
Main Stage: 9pm – Soul Sistas – Michelle Ross & Jada Hudson 1130PM – NEW SCHOOL – A weekly showcase of some of Toronto’s brightest rising drag stars- With host Devine Darlin and performances by Eve Summers & Cheri Blossom Tangos: 11pm – Russell Palloo’s College Night featuring some of Toronto’s hottest DJs
www.crewsandtangos.com

May 3, 2017 at 9:30pm
Wacky Wednesdays at Blyss Nightclub, 504 Church St., Toronto
FROM 9:30 - 11:30 AT Blyss Nightclub STARRING THE AMAZING Vince Donnarama Pincente AND THE LOVELY MISS Sofonda Cox. THEY WELCOME NEW QUEENS TO SHOW WHAT YOU CAN DO ON THEIR WONDERFUL STAGE.
www.facebook.com/BlyssToronto/

May 3, 2017 at 11:00pm
The BoBo Show at Statler's - 487 Church St. Toronto
A weekly drag and variety show with hostess Scarlett BoBo and special guest.  No cover.  $4.50 Fireball.
www.statlers.ca

May 3, 2017 at 12:00am
Nightvision at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
April 27 to May 7 NIGHTVISION = Future Cult Classics 78/52 D. Alexandre O. Phillippe | USA | 91 MIN The shower scene in Psycho—arguably the most iconic moment in American filmmaking—is gleefully picked apart by Hitchcock historians, horror aficionados, filmmakers, critics and actors, uncovering its enduring power and influence. Photon D. Norman Leto | POLAND | 107 MIN The history of the universe, the origins of matter, and the post-human future that lies ahead all combine with phantasmagoric visuals in a mind-bending experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen. RAT FILM D. Theo Anthony | USA | 82 MIN Baltimore’s history of systemic class and racial segregation intersects with an unusual examination of its dense rodent population—and the culture that surrounds it—in this incisive and unsettling anthropological study of poverty in America. THE ROAD MOVIE D. Dmitrii Kalashnikov | BELARUS, RUSSIA, SERBIA, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, CROATIA | 67 MIN Jaw-dropping dash-cam footage captures an unbiased look at Russia through the lens of its traffic. Major accidents, forest fires, car chases and heated violence offer a collage of chaos and bewilderment reflective of the country itself. SPOOKERS D. Florian Habicht | NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA | 82 MIN As night falls on a former psychiatric hospital, zombies and chainsaw-wielding clowns terrorize crowds at New Zealand’s largest scare park. Come for the chilling laughs but stay for an unexpectedly thoughtful look at the life-affirming power of fear. SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP D. Anthony&Alex | USA | 84 MIN This New York nightlife icon, event promoter, Love Ball–founder and Chelsea Hotel denizen leads us on a no-holds-barred journey through her one-of-a-kind life—fabulous friends, outrageous fashions and all.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 3, 2017 at 12:00am
DocX - Virtual Reality at Brookfield Place, Sam Pollock Square, 181 Bay Street, Toronto
DocX is an interdisciplinary section of the Festival celebrating documentary work that lives outside the traditional format. This year they are hosting a number of virtual reality experiences at Brookfield Place All experiences are FREE! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Friday, April 28 - Saturday, May 6: 10:00AM to 6:00PM Sunday, May 7: 10:00AM to 2:00PM CHASING CORAL: THE VR EXPERIENCE D. Jeff Orlowski | USA | 6 MIN This exclusive underwater experience tied in with the feature film Chasing Coral follows Zackery Rago, a passionate scuba diver and researcher, as he documented the unprecedented 2016 coral bleaching event within the Great Barrier Reef. DREAMS OF 'O' D. Félix & Paul Studios, François Blouin | CANADA | 12 MIN Submerge yourself in a virtual reality universe composed of aerial acrobatics, daring dives, fire, and the surreal amphibious characters of the breathtaking aquatic masterpiece O by Cirque du Soleil. THE FASTEST RIDE D. Jessica Edwards, Scenic | USA | 14 MIN Follow cyclist Denise Mueller as she journeys to the historic Bonneville Salt Flats and attempts to break the land speed record by becoming the fastest woman ever on bicycle. FISTFUL OF STARS D. Eliza McNitt, Without Fire | USA | 5 MIN Drift through the cosmos alongside the Hubble telescope as you find yourself immersed over a thousand light-years away within the Orion Nebula in this symphonic tribute to the origins of humanity within our universe. THE PEOPLE'S HOUSE: INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE WITH BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA D. Félix & Paul Studios | CANADA | 22 MIN An intimate tour of the White House that gives the viewer extraordinary access to explore the iconic institution’s profound history—from the past eight years of the Obama administration to defining events of the last two centuries. POLARMAN D. Ryan Oliver, Polarman | CANADA | 5 MIN The stories of Iqaluit’s first real-life superhero are lovingly portrayed through original drawings and interpretations by three different artists. THIS IS WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKED LIKE D. Sam Green, Gary Hustwit | USA | 6 MIN A virtual reality ode to Buckminster Fuller and his singular creation: the geodesic dome. Shot on location at the many domes around the world (including the Expo 67 dome in Montreal), we get to experience a meditation on a utopia that could have been. A TRIBE CALLED RED: INDIAN CITY 360° D. Jon Riera | CANADA | 3 MIN Traditional Indigenous dancers and modern street dancers unite in historic Fort York to perform their interpretations of music by Juno Award—winning group A Tribe Called Red. UNREST VR D. Jennifer Brea, Amaury La Burthe | USA FRANCE UK | 15 MIN This visceral personal virtual reality project based on the feature film Unrestgives audiences a better understanding of chronic illness through an artistic and informative sensory experience. WELCOME TO WACKEN D. Sam Dunn, Banger | CANADA | 30 MIN WELCOME TO WACKEN is an interactive virtual reality documentary from Secret Location and Banger Films. Told in five parts, the film takes viewers deep inside Germany’s Wacken Open Air, the biggest heavy-metal festival on Earth.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 3, 2017 at 12:00am
Focus On Maya Gallus at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Hot Docs is paying tribute to Gemini Award-winning director and producer Maya Gallus with this year’s FOCUS ON retrospective! We'll be screening a selection of her films during #HotDocs17 (April 27 - May 7, 2017). DERBY CRAZY LOVE April 28 Amazonian roller derby warriors—with names like Smack Daddy, Apocalipstick and Suzy Hotrod—embrace their love of this aggressive, kick-ass sport as they compete in a no-holds-barred championship quest. DISH: WOMEN, WAITRESSING & THE ART OF SERVICE May 6 From Toronto’s diners to Montreal’s “sexy restos,” Paris’s haute eateries to Tokyo’s fantasy “maid cafés,” waitresses around the world dish the dirt on gender, power and the art of service. ELIZABETH SMART: ON THE SIDE OF THE ANGELS May 1 Focusing on the turbulent life and loves of celebrated Canadian poet and author of BY GRAND CENTRAL STATION I SAT DOWN AND WEPT, this provocative, award-winning film beautifully captures the conflicts between passion, responsibility and art. EROTICA: A JOURNEY INTO FEMALE SEXUALITY May 4 This rare 20th anniversary screening presents explicit and often outrageous erotica made by women artists and writers who broke the taboos that suppressed their imagination—and it captures the complexities of representing sex through the female gaze. GIRL INSIDE May 2 Madison, a sweet 26-year-old transitioning from male to female, gets lessons on all things feminine from her martini-drinking grandmother and unexpectedly finds love with her best friend. THE MYSTERY OF MAZO DE LA ROCHE May 1 Before Laurence, Munro and Atwood, another Canadian woman took the literary world by storm. Weaving biography with speculative fiction, this lush and intelligent film imagines the private life of the writer of the Jalna novels with her longtime female companion.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 3, 2017 at 12:00am
REDUX at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
ASSEMBLY D. Jenn Strom | 2012 | 4min April 28, 4PM Jenn Strom’s animated short is a powerful call for women to raise their voices. A pair of hands is seen editing film of key moments in women’s history and remixing the sound of common sexist claims about women. The final cut, however, is a statement for women to “stop being invalidated.” AUGUSTA D. Anne Wheeler |1976 | 16min April 29, 10:15AM Anne Wheeler’s Augusta is a portrait of an octogenarian Shuswap woman who lives alone in a log cabin in British Columbia. Sarah Gadon, who suggested the short, notes: “In a charming, subtle way it explores a female identity on the fringe.” BLACK SOUL D. Martine Chartrand |2000 | 10min May 6, 12:30PM From Haitian-Canadian filmmaker Martine Chartrand, BLACK SOUL employs a paint-on-glass animation technique, along with an intricate soundscape and score, to explore and celebrate Black culture though key moments in history. CHRISTMAS AT MOOSE FACTORY D. Alanis Obomsawin | 1971 | 13min May 3, 1:15PM Alanis Obomsawin’s first short film is a tender journey through Moose Factory, a small town of 1,500 Cree on the shores of James Bay. The short is composed of art by the town’s youth (as well as some still photography), and Obomsawin captures the community as Christmas approaches by asking the kids to “speak through their drawings.” FORBIDDEN LOVE: THE UNASHAMED STORIES OF LESBIAN LIVES D. Lynne Fernie, Aerlyn Weissman | 1992 | 84 min April 30, 1:15pm This genre-bending doc is a cornerstone of lesbian oral history, featuring interviews with 10 women across Canada about their love lives in the 1940s, 50s and 60s and infused with a seductive—and timeless—humour. MOHAWK GIRLS D. Tracey Deer | 2005 | 62min May 3, 1:15PM Framed through the filmmaker’s own coming-of-age experiences a decade earlier, this doc exploring the lives of teenage girls on the Kahnawake reserve is both deeply intimate and powerfully political. NIMMIKAAGE (SHE DANCES FOR PEOPLE) D. Michelle Latimer | 2015 | 3min May 3, 1:15PM This experimental short from Michelle Latimer (whose timely Viceland doc series Rise has been receiving recent accolades) is one of four films in the NFB’s Souvenir series, which sought to reframe Canadian history through a contemporary lens. Here, Latimer subverts the white colonial gaze to honour First Nations, Métis and Inuit women. P4W: PRISON FOR WOMEN D. Janis Cole, Holly Dale | 1981 | 82min April 29, 10:15AM Canada’s iconic filmmaking duo takes us behind the walls of the women’s prison in Kingston, Ontario, turning the camera on five incarnated women who share stories and affirm the complexities of humanity with their poignant and humorous frankness. PROUDLY SHE MARCHES D. Jane Marsh | 1943 | 18min April 28, 4PM Part of the NFB’s Canada Carries On series, Proudly She Marches takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the role of Canadian women in the Second World War. Narrated with a transatlantic twang, this piece of propaganda “shows” how the women who joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps found purpose and proved dames weren’t just beauty objects—all in the name of king and country, of course. SISTERS IN THE STRUGGLE D. Dionne Brand, Ginny Stikeman | 1991 | 50min May 6, 12:30PM As timely now as it was 25 years ago, this classic gives voice to Black Canadian women, who reflect on the intersection of racism and sexism, and on the personal battles they have waged in fighting white patriarchy. SPEAK IT! FROM THE HEART OF BLACK NOVA SCOTIA D. Sylvia Hamilton | 1992 | 28min May 6, 12:30PM Sylvia Hamilton (co-creator of Studio D’s New Initiatives in Film programme in the 1990s) has dedicated much of her filmmaking and academic career to telling the stories of Black Canadians, especially those from her home province of Nova Scotia. In this short doc, Hamilton turns her camera on Black students in their majority-white high school, as they talk about whitewashed history books, erasure and racism. TIGER SPIRIT D. Min Sook Lee | 2007 | 74min April 28, 4PM Go beyond the usual narrative about contemporary Korea—with its communist North and capitalist South—to examine the consequences of war and closed borders, and to challenge conventions about who can cover politically unstable regions. TU AS CRIÉ LET ME GO D. Anne Clair Poirier | 1998 | 97min April 28, 12:30PM Shot in black and white, this Quebecois classic offers a close-up, all-consuming look at the filmmaker’s attempt to process the pain and loss of an unimaginable tragedy: the murder of her child
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 3, 2017 at 12:00am
Scotiabank Big Ideas Series at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
The 6th edition of the Scotiabank Big Ideas Series offers audiences the opportunity to experience six thought-provoking documentaries and then hear, first-hand, from notable subjects and experts on the issues featured in the films: City of Ghosts D: Matthew Heineman | USA | 2016 | 91 min Canadian Premiere April 28, 6:30PM Academy Award nominee Matthew Heineman captures the extraordinary story of الرقة تذبح بصمت Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, a fearless group of citizen journalists who risk their lives to document and expose the atrocities of ISIS in their home city. *Featuring director Matthew Heineman and a special guest* NOBODY SPEAK: TRIALS OF THE FREE PRESS D: Brian Knappenberger | USA | 2017 | 93 min International Premiere April 30, 6:30PM The trial between wrestler Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press, but ended up as a case study in how big money can silence media through legal means. *Featuring director Brian Knappenberger and John Cook (Executive Editor, Special Projects Desk, Gizmodo Media Group)* Chasing Coral D: Jeff Orlowski | USA | 2016 | 93 min International Premiere May 1, 6:30PM From the director of Chasing Ice comes this breathtaking cinematic journey below the world’s oceans to its coral reefs. Spectacular time-lapse footage reveals the devastating impact of climate change, which threatens to eradicate this marvelous ecosystem—within our lifespan. *Featuring director Jeff Orlowski and Richard Vevers (Founding Partner of The Ocean Agency)* Bill Nye: Science Guy D: David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg | USA | 2017 | 101 min International Premiere May 2, 6:30PM In the 90s, Bill Nye's infectious enthusiasm for science inspired a generation of kids, but with his field increasingly under attack, the bow-tied science guy now finds himself leading an urgent crusade against creationists and climate change deniers. *Featuring Bill Nye and directors David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg* Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower D: Joe Piscatella | USA, Hong Kong | 2016 | 78 min Canadian Premiere May 3, 6:30PM China’s government meets its fiery match in young Joshua Wong. Rallying thousands of fellow students to skip school and occupy the streets in support of Hong Kong’s autonomy, he becomes one of his country’s most notorious—and unlikely—dissidents. *Featuring 黃之鋒 Joshua Wong and director Joe Piscatella* The Last Animals D: Kate Brooks | USA, UK | 2017 | 85 min International Premiere May 4, 6:30PM From Africa’s front lines to Asian markets to European zoos, this animal-rights thriller follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and transnational trafficking syndicates to protect the last of the world’s elephants and rhinos from extinction. *Featuring director Kate Brooks, Dr. Sam Wasser (director of the Centre for Conservation Biology) and Gretchen Peters (Executive Director of the Satao Project)*
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 4, 2017 at 10:00pm
Open Mic Night at Statler's, 487 Church St., Toronto
It's Open Mic tonight at Statlers 10PM.  No cover.  Hosted by Donavon LeNabat & Jamie Bird.  Get up on the stage and sing with the live band. This ain't no karaoke, it's a show!  And you can be apart of it!
http://statlers.ca/

May 4, 2017 at 10:00pm
Trivia Night at Lavish Nightclub, 238 Dundas St., London
A fun evening of team trivia and test your knowledge on a variety of categories. Participants can play solo or as part of a team (minimum 3 players to a maximum of 5 players per team) Tickets are $5.00 per person. Winning team will take home Bragging rights at end of the night as well as special prizes by our sponsors, not limited to Gift Cards, merchandise, and monetary cash prizes. There will also be prizes for top indivduals if you are not playing with a team. Want to register your team in advance? Contact us at: info.projectbe@gmail.com Send us the list of your players and your Team Name or just show up! Arrive 10 minutes early before the event starts Doors open at 10pm - 1st question will be announced at 1030pm Rules during the night: No Cell phones, if you are caught you will be disqualified for that round No teams of more than 5 people If you are in the room, you must pay to be considered a player If you blurt out answers to the room, you will be disqualified for that round. If this becomes a chornic problem, you will be asked to leave. This event is a fundraiser that will Start on March 30th and end on May 25th. Partial Proceeds go to benefit Regional HIV AIDS Connection
https://www.facebook.com/ProjectBE/

May 4, 2017 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Little Dragon at Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave., Toronto
19+ Event/Valid Photo ID Required Doors - 7:00pm Support: GoldLink, AbJo Special offer! Tickets for this show include new music from Little Dragon! You will receive an email with instructions on how to receive your download following your ticket purchase.
https://www.ticketmaster.ca/Little-Dragon-tickets/artist/1314677?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

May 4, 2017 at 8:30pm
The Band Perry at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
Grammy award-winning superstar trio, The Band Perry, is an unstoppable presence in music. Just two albums into their career, they have won numerous music awards with platinum hits If I Die Young, Better Dig Two, DONE., All Your Life and more. 19+
https://www.facebook.com/fallsviewcasino/

May 4, 2017 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Mixed Media Collage & Watercolour at Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 101 Queen St. N. (in Centre in the Square), Kitchener
In this workshop, engage your sense of play and capacity to tell a visual story exploring mixed media collage using paper and watercolours. Participants will learn basic watercolour manipulation and pigment mixing, the use of fluid ink pens, collage composition and layout, as well as the use and importance of space within collage. Skills learned can easily translate to continued exploration at home. Suitable for all skill levels. All materials included, but participants are welcome to bring paper materials such as photographs, vintage magazines, wallpaper scraps etc. Artist Instructor: Catherine Mellinger Registration: $45 + HST
https://www.facebook.com/kwartgallerypage/

May 4, 2017 at 12:00am
Hot Docs Festival at Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W., Toronto

Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, offers an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences of more than 200,000.
The 2017 Hot Docs Festival will run April 27 to May 7.

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May 4, 2017 at 8:00pm
Ultimate Thursdays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
Main Stage: 8PM – RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars on the BIG screen. Commercial commentary by Katinka Kature & special guest Baby Bel Bel 9pm – Katinka Kature & Baby Bel Bel dazzle 1130PM – Ivory Towers & special guest Tynomi Banks Tangos: 10pm – DJ Craig Dominic spins til close! Zone: 10pm – Vocal Rehab Karaoke
www.crewsandtangos.com

May 4, 2017 at 10:00pm
Thirsty Thursdays - Smirnoff Men's Chest Contest at Woodys & Sailor, 467 Church St., Toronto
WARM UP with Sofonda Cox JC hosting The Smirnoff Men's Chest Contest & SHOW. Hot Beats by DJ Mark Falco. a Special Guest (or two), $300 cash prizes, Steamworks Toronto Giveaways, Toronto's Hottest Staff and Contestants and NEVER A COVER CHARGE
www.facebook.com/WoodysSailorToronto/

May 4, 2017 at 12:00am
Nightvision at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
April 27 to May 7 NIGHTVISION = Future Cult Classics 78/52 D. Alexandre O. Phillippe | USA | 91 MIN The shower scene in Psycho—arguably the most iconic moment in American filmmaking—is gleefully picked apart by Hitchcock historians, horror aficionados, filmmakers, critics and actors, uncovering its enduring power and influence. Photon D. Norman Leto | POLAND | 107 MIN The history of the universe, the origins of matter, and the post-human future that lies ahead all combine with phantasmagoric visuals in a mind-bending experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen. RAT FILM D. Theo Anthony | USA | 82 MIN Baltimore’s history of systemic class and racial segregation intersects with an unusual examination of its dense rodent population—and the culture that surrounds it—in this incisive and unsettling anthropological study of poverty in America. THE ROAD MOVIE D. Dmitrii Kalashnikov | BELARUS, RUSSIA, SERBIA, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, CROATIA | 67 MIN Jaw-dropping dash-cam footage captures an unbiased look at Russia through the lens of its traffic. Major accidents, forest fires, car chases and heated violence offer a collage of chaos and bewilderment reflective of the country itself. SPOOKERS D. Florian Habicht | NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA | 82 MIN As night falls on a former psychiatric hospital, zombies and chainsaw-wielding clowns terrorize crowds at New Zealand’s largest scare park. Come for the chilling laughs but stay for an unexpectedly thoughtful look at the life-affirming power of fear. SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP D. Anthony&Alex | USA | 84 MIN This New York nightlife icon, event promoter, Love Ball–founder and Chelsea Hotel denizen leads us on a no-holds-barred journey through her one-of-a-kind life—fabulous friends, outrageous fashions and all.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 4, 2017 at 12:00am
DocX - Virtual Reality at Brookfield Place, Sam Pollock Square, 181 Bay Street, Toronto
DocX is an interdisciplinary section of the Festival celebrating documentary work that lives outside the traditional format. This year they are hosting a number of virtual reality experiences at Brookfield Place All experiences are FREE! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Friday, April 28 - Saturday, May 6: 10:00AM to 6:00PM Sunday, May 7: 10:00AM to 2:00PM CHASING CORAL: THE VR EXPERIENCE D. Jeff Orlowski | USA | 6 MIN This exclusive underwater experience tied in with the feature film Chasing Coral follows Zackery Rago, a passionate scuba diver and researcher, as he documented the unprecedented 2016 coral bleaching event within the Great Barrier Reef. DREAMS OF 'O' D. Félix & Paul Studios, François Blouin | CANADA | 12 MIN Submerge yourself in a virtual reality universe composed of aerial acrobatics, daring dives, fire, and the surreal amphibious characters of the breathtaking aquatic masterpiece O by Cirque du Soleil. THE FASTEST RIDE D. Jessica Edwards, Scenic | USA | 14 MIN Follow cyclist Denise Mueller as she journeys to the historic Bonneville Salt Flats and attempts to break the land speed record by becoming the fastest woman ever on bicycle. FISTFUL OF STARS D. Eliza McNitt, Without Fire | USA | 5 MIN Drift through the cosmos alongside the Hubble telescope as you find yourself immersed over a thousand light-years away within the Orion Nebula in this symphonic tribute to the origins of humanity within our universe. THE PEOPLE'S HOUSE: INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE WITH BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA D. Félix & Paul Studios | CANADA | 22 MIN An intimate tour of the White House that gives the viewer extraordinary access to explore the iconic institution’s profound history—from the past eight years of the Obama administration to defining events of the last two centuries. POLARMAN D. Ryan Oliver, Polarman | CANADA | 5 MIN The stories of Iqaluit’s first real-life superhero are lovingly portrayed through original drawings and interpretations by three different artists. THIS IS WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKED LIKE D. Sam Green, Gary Hustwit | USA | 6 MIN A virtual reality ode to Buckminster Fuller and his singular creation: the geodesic dome. Shot on location at the many domes around the world (including the Expo 67 dome in Montreal), we get to experience a meditation on a utopia that could have been. A TRIBE CALLED RED: INDIAN CITY 360° D. Jon Riera | CANADA | 3 MIN Traditional Indigenous dancers and modern street dancers unite in historic Fort York to perform their interpretations of music by Juno Award—winning group A Tribe Called Red. UNREST VR D. Jennifer Brea, Amaury La Burthe | USA FRANCE UK | 15 MIN This visceral personal virtual reality project based on the feature film Unrestgives audiences a better understanding of chronic illness through an artistic and informative sensory experience. WELCOME TO WACKEN D. Sam Dunn, Banger | CANADA | 30 MIN WELCOME TO WACKEN is an interactive virtual reality documentary from Secret Location and Banger Films. Told in five parts, the film takes viewers deep inside Germany’s Wacken Open Air, the biggest heavy-metal festival on Earth.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 4, 2017 at 12:00am
Focus On Maya Gallus at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Hot Docs is paying tribute to Gemini Award-winning director and producer Maya Gallus with this year’s FOCUS ON retrospective! We'll be screening a selection of her films during #HotDocs17 (April 27 - May 7, 2017). DERBY CRAZY LOVE April 28 Amazonian roller derby warriors—with names like Smack Daddy, Apocalipstick and Suzy Hotrod—embrace their love of this aggressive, kick-ass sport as they compete in a no-holds-barred championship quest. DISH: WOMEN, WAITRESSING & THE ART OF SERVICE May 6 From Toronto’s diners to Montreal’s “sexy restos,” Paris’s haute eateries to Tokyo’s fantasy “maid cafés,” waitresses around the world dish the dirt on gender, power and the art of service. ELIZABETH SMART: ON THE SIDE OF THE ANGELS May 1 Focusing on the turbulent life and loves of celebrated Canadian poet and author of BY GRAND CENTRAL STATION I SAT DOWN AND WEPT, this provocative, award-winning film beautifully captures the conflicts between passion, responsibility and art. EROTICA: A JOURNEY INTO FEMALE SEXUALITY May 4 This rare 20th anniversary screening presents explicit and often outrageous erotica made by women artists and writers who broke the taboos that suppressed their imagination—and it captures the complexities of representing sex through the female gaze. GIRL INSIDE May 2 Madison, a sweet 26-year-old transitioning from male to female, gets lessons on all things feminine from her martini-drinking grandmother and unexpectedly finds love with her best friend. THE MYSTERY OF MAZO DE LA ROCHE May 1 Before Laurence, Munro and Atwood, another Canadian woman took the literary world by storm. Weaving biography with speculative fiction, this lush and intelligent film imagines the private life of the writer of the Jalna novels with her longtime female companion.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 4, 2017 at 12:00am
REDUX at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
ASSEMBLY D. Jenn Strom | 2012 | 4min April 28, 4PM Jenn Strom’s animated short is a powerful call for women to raise their voices. A pair of hands is seen editing film of key moments in women’s history and remixing the sound of common sexist claims about women. The final cut, however, is a statement for women to “stop being invalidated.” AUGUSTA D. Anne Wheeler |1976 | 16min April 29, 10:15AM Anne Wheeler’s Augusta is a portrait of an octogenarian Shuswap woman who lives alone in a log cabin in British Columbia. Sarah Gadon, who suggested the short, notes: “In a charming, subtle way it explores a female identity on the fringe.” BLACK SOUL D. Martine Chartrand |2000 | 10min May 6, 12:30PM From Haitian-Canadian filmmaker Martine Chartrand, BLACK SOUL employs a paint-on-glass animation technique, along with an intricate soundscape and score, to explore and celebrate Black culture though key moments in history. CHRISTMAS AT MOOSE FACTORY D. Alanis Obomsawin | 1971 | 13min May 3, 1:15PM Alanis Obomsawin’s first short film is a tender journey through Moose Factory, a small town of 1,500 Cree on the shores of James Bay. The short is composed of art by the town’s youth (as well as some still photography), and Obomsawin captures the community as Christmas approaches by asking the kids to “speak through their drawings.” FORBIDDEN LOVE: THE UNASHAMED STORIES OF LESBIAN LIVES D. Lynne Fernie, Aerlyn Weissman | 1992 | 84 min April 30, 1:15pm This genre-bending doc is a cornerstone of lesbian oral history, featuring interviews with 10 women across Canada about their love lives in the 1940s, 50s and 60s and infused with a seductive—and timeless—humour. MOHAWK GIRLS D. Tracey Deer | 2005 | 62min May 3, 1:15PM Framed through the filmmaker’s own coming-of-age experiences a decade earlier, this doc exploring the lives of teenage girls on the Kahnawake reserve is both deeply intimate and powerfully political. NIMMIKAAGE (SHE DANCES FOR PEOPLE) D. Michelle Latimer | 2015 | 3min May 3, 1:15PM This experimental short from Michelle Latimer (whose timely Viceland doc series Rise has been receiving recent accolades) is one of four films in the NFB’s Souvenir series, which sought to reframe Canadian history through a contemporary lens. Here, Latimer subverts the white colonial gaze to honour First Nations, Métis and Inuit women. P4W: PRISON FOR WOMEN D. Janis Cole, Holly Dale | 1981 | 82min April 29, 10:15AM Canada’s iconic filmmaking duo takes us behind the walls of the women’s prison in Kingston, Ontario, turning the camera on five incarnated women who share stories and affirm the complexities of humanity with their poignant and humorous frankness. PROUDLY SHE MARCHES D. Jane Marsh | 1943 | 18min April 28, 4PM Part of the NFB’s Canada Carries On series, Proudly She Marches takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the role of Canadian women in the Second World War. Narrated with a transatlantic twang, this piece of propaganda “shows” how the women who joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps found purpose and proved dames weren’t just beauty objects—all in the name of king and country, of course. SISTERS IN THE STRUGGLE D. Dionne Brand, Ginny Stikeman | 1991 | 50min May 6, 12:30PM As timely now as it was 25 years ago, this classic gives voice to Black Canadian women, who reflect on the intersection of racism and sexism, and on the personal battles they have waged in fighting white patriarchy. SPEAK IT! FROM THE HEART OF BLACK NOVA SCOTIA D. Sylvia Hamilton | 1992 | 28min May 6, 12:30PM Sylvia Hamilton (co-creator of Studio D’s New Initiatives in Film programme in the 1990s) has dedicated much of her filmmaking and academic career to telling the stories of Black Canadians, especially those from her home province of Nova Scotia. In this short doc, Hamilton turns her camera on Black students in their majority-white high school, as they talk about whitewashed history books, erasure and racism. TIGER SPIRIT D. Min Sook Lee | 2007 | 74min April 28, 4PM Go beyond the usual narrative about contemporary Korea—with its communist North and capitalist South—to examine the consequences of war and closed borders, and to challenge conventions about who can cover politically unstable regions. TU AS CRIÉ LET ME GO D. Anne Clair Poirier | 1998 | 97min April 28, 12:30PM Shot in black and white, this Quebecois classic offers a close-up, all-consuming look at the filmmaker’s attempt to process the pain and loss of an unimaginable tragedy: the murder of her child
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 4, 2017 at 12:00am
Scotiabank Big Ideas Series at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
The 6th edition of the Scotiabank Big Ideas Series offers audiences the opportunity to experience six thought-provoking documentaries and then hear, first-hand, from notable subjects and experts on the issues featured in the films: City of Ghosts D: Matthew Heineman | USA | 2016 | 91 min Canadian Premiere April 28, 6:30PM Academy Award nominee Matthew Heineman captures the extraordinary story of الرقة تذبح بصمت Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, a fearless group of citizen journalists who risk their lives to document and expose the atrocities of ISIS in their home city. *Featuring director Matthew Heineman and a special guest* NOBODY SPEAK: TRIALS OF THE FREE PRESS D: Brian Knappenberger | USA | 2017 | 93 min International Premiere April 30, 6:30PM The trial between wrestler Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press, but ended up as a case study in how big money can silence media through legal means. *Featuring director Brian Knappenberger and John Cook (Executive Editor, Special Projects Desk, Gizmodo Media Group)* Chasing Coral D: Jeff Orlowski | USA | 2016 | 93 min International Premiere May 1, 6:30PM From the director of Chasing Ice comes this breathtaking cinematic journey below the world’s oceans to its coral reefs. Spectacular time-lapse footage reveals the devastating impact of climate change, which threatens to eradicate this marvelous ecosystem—within our lifespan. *Featuring director Jeff Orlowski and Richard Vevers (Founding Partner of The Ocean Agency)* Bill Nye: Science Guy D: David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg | USA | 2017 | 101 min International Premiere May 2, 6:30PM In the 90s, Bill Nye's infectious enthusiasm for science inspired a generation of kids, but with his field increasingly under attack, the bow-tied science guy now finds himself leading an urgent crusade against creationists and climate change deniers. *Featuring Bill Nye and directors David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg* Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower D: Joe Piscatella | USA, Hong Kong | 2016 | 78 min Canadian Premiere May 3, 6:30PM China’s government meets its fiery match in young Joshua Wong. Rallying thousands of fellow students to skip school and occupy the streets in support of Hong Kong’s autonomy, he becomes one of his country’s most notorious—and unlikely—dissidents. *Featuring 黃之鋒 Joshua Wong and director Joe Piscatella* The Last Animals D: Kate Brooks | USA, UK | 2017 | 85 min International Premiere May 4, 6:30PM From Africa’s front lines to Asian markets to European zoos, this animal-rights thriller follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and transnational trafficking syndicates to protect the last of the world’s elephants and rhinos from extinction. *Featuring director Kate Brooks, Dr. Sam Wasser (director of the Centre for Conservation Biology) and Gretchen Peters (Executive Director of the Satao Project)*
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 5, 2017 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Roxie's Cabaret at Blyss, 504 Church St., Toronto
Image may contain: 1 person, text Back by popular demand!!! Starting Friday February 10th 2017 @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm . Then every Friday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm! The Live Cabaret chanteuse herself Miss Roxxie Terraine accompanied by the piano genius Adam Weinmann!!! Mark your calendars!!!! Not to be missed!!!
https://www.facebook.com/BlyssToronto/

May 5, 2017 at 12:00am
Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction at The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga
Experience the excitement of Canada's biggest and best Classic Car Auction! This three day event showcases 300-400 fabulous classics and an outstanding assortment of collectible nostalgia items and automotive memorabilia. Entrance 2 Free Parking Adults: $20 Day Pass / $35 Weekend Pass Seniors: $18 Day Pass / $30 Weekend Pass Children (12 & under): Free Friday, May 5, 2017: 12:00PM - 8:00PM Saturday, May 6, 2017: 9:00AM - 7:00PM Sunday, May 7, 2017: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
http://www.ccpauctions.com/

May 5, 2017 at 12:00am
Father John Misty at Royal Alexandrea Theatre, 260 King St. W., Toronto
Father John Misty will be performing live for two nights in Toronto, ON on May 5th and 6th at Royal Alexandra Theatre. - $60 - $80 - Doors 7pm / Show 8pm - All Ages
https://web.ticketking.com/Misty/Online/default.asp

May 5, 2017 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Improv All-stars by The Second City at Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd., Mississauga
The Second City’s greatest comedic minds throw away their scripts, and their inhibitions, to battle wits before a live audience and see who can get the biggest laughs. Best of all, the audience determines how the action will unfold. Theatre Eats Pre-Show Pub Night, 7pm
https://culture.mississauga.ca/meadowvale-theatre

May 5, 2017 at 8:30pm
The Band Perry at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
Grammy award-winning superstar trio, The Band Perry, is an unstoppable presence in music. Just two albums into their career, they have won numerous music awards with platinum hits If I Die Young, Better Dig Two, DONE., All Your Life and more. 19+
https://www.facebook.com/fallsviewcasino/

May 5, 2017 at 10:00pm
Bang Your Head - Hair Metal & Rock Video Dance Party at Stop, Drop & Roll, 300 College St., Toronto
SEE VIDEOS FROM: Cinderella, Whitesnake, Motley Crue, Van Halen, Def Leppard, WASP, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Great White, Guns N Roses, Twisted Sister, Judas Priest, Lita Ford, Lee Aaron, Ratt, Saxon, Europe, Scorpions, Iron Maiden, KISS, Metallica, Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Slade, Stryper, Britny Fox, White Lion, Kingdom Come, Dokken, Quiet Riot, Warrant, Queensryche, Poison, Vixen, Marillion, Slaughter, Tesla, Sammy Hagar, LA Guns, Honeymoon Suite, Vince Neil, Damn Yankees, Anthrax, Bad English, Skid Row, Bulletboys, Slayer, Spinal Tap, Motorhead, Metallica, Megadeth, Testament, Hanoi Rocks, Killer Dwarfs, Firehouse, Loverboy, Saigon Kick, Dio, ZZ Top, Heart, David Lee Roth and many more. CONTEST: they will have a cash prize for the most outrageous metal outfit. They want to see your biggest hair and tightest pants while you shout at the devil.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1843797349208053/

May 5, 2017 at 8:30pm
Fabulous Fridays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
Main Stage: 830pm – Goddess Girls – Ivory Towers, Katherine Hytes Dior and Juice Boxx 1130pm – Bitch-A-Palooza – Daytona Bitch with special guest Xtacy Love Tangos: 11pm – DJ Roxanne spins a blend of soca, hip hop and party anthems Zone: 11pm – DeeJay Alex serves up a blend of dance and one of a kind Top 40 mash ups and remixes
www.crewsandtangos.com

May 5, 2017 at 11:00pm
Drag Me To Friday at Church Street Garage, 477 Church St., Toronto
Church Street Garage presents DRAG ME TO FRIDAY'S!!! Featuring Ala El Deen and a queen so hot, she douches with Bajan pepper sauce, Miss Jada Hudson!!!! Bar rail specials and a new menu to enjoy while watching a killer show! Come.on down! Showtime 11pm!!!
www.facebook.com/churchstgarage/

May 5, 2017 at 10:00pm
Men's Best Ass Contest at Woodys & Sailor, 467 Church St., Toronto
Georgie Girl Hosts Woody's Men's ASS Contest & SHOW! Also Starring Devine Darlin and/or a special guest, and DJ Chris Steinbach. $300 cash prizes, Steamworks Toronto Giveaways, Toronto's Hottest Staff and NEVER A COVER CHARGE!
www.facebook.com/WoodysSailorToronto/

May 5, 2017 at 7:00pm
Voices that Care at Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W., Toronto

A dazzling roster of musical, literary and stage talent is set to host an  uplifting evening while raising funds for a dementia support program.

 A marquee Canadian line-up – iconic folk singer/songwriter Murray McLauchlan, best-selling author Margaret Atwood, East Coast fiddle sensation Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Soulpepper Theatre Company founder, actor/director Albert Schultz, acclaimed Canadian tenor Ben Heppner, dancer Travis Knights and blues singer/guitarist Matt Andersen,  will appear at Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio.

Proceeds from Voices That Care support Room 217’s dementia singing program, which vastly enriches the lives of Canadians suffering with dementia, while providing education to caregivers wishing to integrate music into their care practice.


http://www.voicesthatcare.ca/

May 5, 2017 at 12:00am
DocX - Virtual Reality at Brookfield Place, Sam Pollock Square, 181 Bay Street, Toronto
DocX is an interdisciplinary section of the Festival celebrating documentary work that lives outside the traditional format. This year they are hosting a number of virtual reality experiences at Brookfield Place All experiences are FREE! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Friday, April 28 - Saturday, May 6: 10:00AM to 6:00PM Sunday, May 7: 10:00AM to 2:00PM CHASING CORAL: THE VR EXPERIENCE D. Jeff Orlowski | USA | 6 MIN This exclusive underwater experience tied in with the feature film Chasing Coral follows Zackery Rago, a passionate scuba diver and researcher, as he documented the unprecedented 2016 coral bleaching event within the Great Barrier Reef. DREAMS OF 'O' D. Félix & Paul Studios, François Blouin | CANADA | 12 MIN Submerge yourself in a virtual reality universe composed of aerial acrobatics, daring dives, fire, and the surreal amphibious characters of the breathtaking aquatic masterpiece O by Cirque du Soleil. THE FASTEST RIDE D. Jessica Edwards, Scenic | USA | 14 MIN Follow cyclist Denise Mueller as she journeys to the historic Bonneville Salt Flats and attempts to break the land speed record by becoming the fastest woman ever on bicycle. FISTFUL OF STARS D. Eliza McNitt, Without Fire | USA | 5 MIN Drift through the cosmos alongside the Hubble telescope as you find yourself immersed over a thousand light-years away within the Orion Nebula in this symphonic tribute to the origins of humanity within our universe. THE PEOPLE'S HOUSE: INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE WITH BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA D. Félix & Paul Studios | CANADA | 22 MIN An intimate tour of the White House that gives the viewer extraordinary access to explore the iconic institution’s profound history—from the past eight years of the Obama administration to defining events of the last two centuries. POLARMAN D. Ryan Oliver, Polarman | CANADA | 5 MIN The stories of Iqaluit’s first real-life superhero are lovingly portrayed through original drawings and interpretations by three different artists. THIS IS WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKED LIKE D. Sam Green, Gary Hustwit | USA | 6 MIN A virtual reality ode to Buckminster Fuller and his singular creation: the geodesic dome. Shot on location at the many domes around the world (including the Expo 67 dome in Montreal), we get to experience a meditation on a utopia that could have been. A TRIBE CALLED RED: INDIAN CITY 360° D. Jon Riera | CANADA | 3 MIN Traditional Indigenous dancers and modern street dancers unite in historic Fort York to perform their interpretations of music by Juno Award—winning group A Tribe Called Red. UNREST VR D. Jennifer Brea, Amaury La Burthe | USA FRANCE UK | 15 MIN This visceral personal virtual reality project based on the feature film Unrestgives audiences a better understanding of chronic illness through an artistic and informative sensory experience. WELCOME TO WACKEN D. Sam Dunn, Banger | CANADA | 30 MIN WELCOME TO WACKEN is an interactive virtual reality documentary from Secret Location and Banger Films. Told in five parts, the film takes viewers deep inside Germany’s Wacken Open Air, the biggest heavy-metal festival on Earth.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 5, 2017 at 12:00am
Focus On Maya Gallus at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Hot Docs is paying tribute to Gemini Award-winning director and producer Maya Gallus with this year’s FOCUS ON retrospective! We'll be screening a selection of her films during #HotDocs17 (April 27 - May 7, 2017). DERBY CRAZY LOVE April 28 Amazonian roller derby warriors—with names like Smack Daddy, Apocalipstick and Suzy Hotrod—embrace their love of this aggressive, kick-ass sport as they compete in a no-holds-barred championship quest. DISH: WOMEN, WAITRESSING & THE ART OF SERVICE May 6 From Toronto’s diners to Montreal’s “sexy restos,” Paris’s haute eateries to Tokyo’s fantasy “maid cafés,” waitresses around the world dish the dirt on gender, power and the art of service. ELIZABETH SMART: ON THE SIDE OF THE ANGELS May 1 Focusing on the turbulent life and loves of celebrated Canadian poet and author of BY GRAND CENTRAL STATION I SAT DOWN AND WEPT, this provocative, award-winning film beautifully captures the conflicts between passion, responsibility and art. EROTICA: A JOURNEY INTO FEMALE SEXUALITY May 4 This rare 20th anniversary screening presents explicit and often outrageous erotica made by women artists and writers who broke the taboos that suppressed their imagination—and it captures the complexities of representing sex through the female gaze. GIRL INSIDE May 2 Madison, a sweet 26-year-old transitioning from male to female, gets lessons on all things feminine from her martini-drinking grandmother and unexpectedly finds love with her best friend. THE MYSTERY OF MAZO DE LA ROCHE May 1 Before Laurence, Munro and Atwood, another Canadian woman took the literary world by storm. Weaving biography with speculative fiction, this lush and intelligent film imagines the private life of the writer of the Jalna novels with her longtime female companion.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 5, 2017 at 12:00am
REDUX at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
ASSEMBLY D. Jenn Strom | 2012 | 4min April 28, 4PM Jenn Strom’s animated short is a powerful call for women to raise their voices. A pair of hands is seen editing film of key moments in women’s history and remixing the sound of common sexist claims about women. The final cut, however, is a statement for women to “stop being invalidated.” AUGUSTA D. Anne Wheeler |1976 | 16min April 29, 10:15AM Anne Wheeler’s Augusta is a portrait of an octogenarian Shuswap woman who lives alone in a log cabin in British Columbia. Sarah Gadon, who suggested the short, notes: “In a charming, subtle way it explores a female identity on the fringe.” BLACK SOUL D. Martine Chartrand |2000 | 10min May 6, 12:30PM From Haitian-Canadian filmmaker Martine Chartrand, BLACK SOUL employs a paint-on-glass animation technique, along with an intricate soundscape and score, to explore and celebrate Black culture though key moments in history. CHRISTMAS AT MOOSE FACTORY D. Alanis Obomsawin | 1971 | 13min May 3, 1:15PM Alanis Obomsawin’s first short film is a tender journey through Moose Factory, a small town of 1,500 Cree on the shores of James Bay. The short is composed of art by the town’s youth (as well as some still photography), and Obomsawin captures the community as Christmas approaches by asking the kids to “speak through their drawings.” FORBIDDEN LOVE: THE UNASHAMED STORIES OF LESBIAN LIVES D. Lynne Fernie, Aerlyn Weissman | 1992 | 84 min April 30, 1:15pm This genre-bending doc is a cornerstone of lesbian oral history, featuring interviews with 10 women across Canada about their love lives in the 1940s, 50s and 60s and infused with a seductive—and timeless—humour. MOHAWK GIRLS D. Tracey Deer | 2005 | 62min May 3, 1:15PM Framed through the filmmaker’s own coming-of-age experiences a decade earlier, this doc exploring the lives of teenage girls on the Kahnawake reserve is both deeply intimate and powerfully political. NIMMIKAAGE (SHE DANCES FOR PEOPLE) D. Michelle Latimer | 2015 | 3min May 3, 1:15PM This experimental short from Michelle Latimer (whose timely Viceland doc series Rise has been receiving recent accolades) is one of four films in the NFB’s Souvenir series, which sought to reframe Canadian history through a contemporary lens. Here, Latimer subverts the white colonial gaze to honour First Nations, Métis and Inuit women. P4W: PRISON FOR WOMEN D. Janis Cole, Holly Dale | 1981 | 82min April 29, 10:15AM Canada’s iconic filmmaking duo takes us behind the walls of the women’s prison in Kingston, Ontario, turning the camera on five incarnated women who share stories and affirm the complexities of humanity with their poignant and humorous frankness. PROUDLY SHE MARCHES D. Jane Marsh | 1943 | 18min April 28, 4PM Part of the NFB’s Canada Carries On series, Proudly She Marches takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the role of Canadian women in the Second World War. Narrated with a transatlantic twang, this piece of propaganda “shows” how the women who joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps found purpose and proved dames weren’t just beauty objects—all in the name of king and country, of course. SISTERS IN THE STRUGGLE D. Dionne Brand, Ginny Stikeman | 1991 | 50min May 6, 12:30PM As timely now as it was 25 years ago, this classic gives voice to Black Canadian women, who reflect on the intersection of racism and sexism, and on the personal battles they have waged in fighting white patriarchy. SPEAK IT! FROM THE HEART OF BLACK NOVA SCOTIA D. Sylvia Hamilton | 1992 | 28min May 6, 12:30PM Sylvia Hamilton (co-creator of Studio D’s New Initiatives in Film programme in the 1990s) has dedicated much of her filmmaking and academic career to telling the stories of Black Canadians, especially those from her home province of Nova Scotia. In this short doc, Hamilton turns her camera on Black students in their majority-white high school, as they talk about whitewashed history books, erasure and racism. TIGER SPIRIT D. Min Sook Lee | 2007 | 74min April 28, 4PM Go beyond the usual narrative about contemporary Korea—with its communist North and capitalist South—to examine the consequences of war and closed borders, and to challenge conventions about who can cover politically unstable regions. TU AS CRIÉ LET ME GO D. Anne Clair Poirier | 1998 | 97min April 28, 12:30PM Shot in black and white, this Quebecois classic offers a close-up, all-consuming look at the filmmaker’s attempt to process the pain and loss of an unimaginable tragedy: the murder of her child
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 6, 2017 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hands On Saturdays at Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Whoever said you can’t touch at a museum has never visited the BSM! Join your hosts for some hands on fun with their friendly docents! You just never know what they’ll pull out of the shoebox for show and tell! 1 - 3 pm | Every Saturday | Included in museum admission | Fun for the entire family
https://www.facebook.com/batashoemuseum/

May 6, 2017 at 12:00am
Settling In Toronto - The Quest For Freedom at The Market Gallery, 95 Front St. E., Toronto
Exhibit on March 25 - July 15, 2017 Free admission Diversity Our Strength is the City's modern motto but the city's history tells a different, more colourful story. Using videos, oral histories, artifacts and documents, this exhibit explores immigration through stories of struggle, triumph, and celebration. Take a journey from the 1700s up to the present day as you explore how different migrants carved out their place in Toronto's history. As Canada celebrates her 150th year, you will be challenged to consider what becoming Canadian in Toronto really means.
https://www.facebook.com/MarketGallery/

May 6, 2017 at 12:00am
Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction at The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga
Experience the excitement of Canada's biggest and best Classic Car Auction! This three day event showcases 300-400 fabulous classics and an outstanding assortment of collectible nostalgia items and automotive memorabilia. Entrance 2 Free Parking Adults: $20 Day Pass / $35 Weekend Pass Seniors: $18 Day Pass / $30 Weekend Pass Children (12 & under): Free Friday, May 5, 2017: 12:00PM - 8:00PM Saturday, May 6, 2017: 9:00AM - 7:00PM Sunday, May 7, 2017: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
http://www.ccpauctions.com/

May 6, 2017 at 12:00am
Father John Misty at Royal Alexandrea Theatre, 260 King St. W., Toronto
Father John Misty will be performing live for two nights in Toronto, ON on May 5th and 6th at Royal Alexandra Theatre. - $60 - $80 - Doors 7pm / Show 8pm - All Ages
https://web.ticketking.com/Misty/Online/default.asp

May 6, 2017 at 9:00am - 11:00am
Adoration Colour Run at Gage Park, Gage and Main Sts., Hamilton
The second annual ADORATION COLOUR RUN will be held on Saturday May 6, 2017, at Gage Park in Hamilton. This is a 5 km un-timed walk/run fundraiser for Adoration Christian Centre in Haiti. During the walk/run, you pass through colour stations where you will be splashed with some beautiful colours. It was so much fun and a great success last year. Would you consider joining us this year? Find a few sponsors, and come on out! Registration starts at 9:30, the run starts at 10:00 a.m. If you are able, Adoration Centre is also looking for donations of running shoes for the students to participate in basketball and soccer teams, as well as French books to supplement their library. Also, educational toys (in French if there is a language component) would be great. If you are not able to join us for the run, but have some items to donate, find someone in your church who is coming and send items with them. We are excited to see you there! Early Bird (Before March 31st) Single: $20 Family: $80 - Regular Registration Single: $30 Family: $100
https://www.adorationcolourrun.net/

May 6, 2017 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Protest Art Session 2 - Kids Action & Arts Space (6-9 yrs. old) at The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto
This three week series will use different mediums to explore the power of protest art and collective voice by having fun with symbols that unite people, making posters with messages that are important to the kids, exploring ideas for installation art to raise awareness and/or using music & song to convey a message. The 519’s Kids & Youth Action and Arts Space offers fun, friends and cool opportunities for a few hours two Saturdays per month, excepting January, September, July and August. 6 - 9 years old: Every first & third Saturday of the month, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
www.the519.org

May 6, 2017 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jane's Walk - Todmorden Then and Now at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Rd., Toronto
Todmorden began as a small industrial community on the Don River, providing lumber, flour, beer and bricks to the growing city of Toronto. Join them on this guided neighbourhood walk as they explore the historic community of Todmorden from the 1790s to the 20th century. Free. Walk begins at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site.
https://www.facebook.com/TodmordenMills/

May 6, 2017 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Play It Forward 6 - Youth Action & Arts Space (10-15 yrs. old) at The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto
Telling your own story is a powerful way to change the world. For six weeks, Soulpepper Theatre artists will build safer space and help you find and shape your story, discover and build confidence to share it, and explore the idea that 'existence is resistance'. There will be an optional opportunity on April 15 (10 am-noon) for youth to develop leadership by volunteering to share theatre games with younger youth.
www.the519.org

May 6, 2017 at 7:00pm
JoJo - Mad Love Tour at The Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St., Toronto
Truly finding her voice was a journey that's taken a lifetime. Born Joanna Levesque and raised in Massachusetts, she notched a #1 hit on the Billboard Pop Songs chart with her debut single, DzLeave (Get Out),dz when she was only 13; she was the youngest solo artist to have a #1 single in the U.S. She followed it up with a string of additional singles, most notably DzToo Little Too Late,dz another Top 3 smash, and the hit album The High Road in 2006. DzBeing a child star is a weird thing because your identity is put onto you,dz she says. DzAs much of an individual as I was, I still had a lot of cooks in the kitchen telling me where to go and how to dress and what songs to record.
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1433737?utm_medium=bks

May 6, 2017 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E., Toronto
Embark on an Epic Musical Journey! Brought to life by a full orchestra, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions gives fans and newcomers of all ages the chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before. Meet up with friends of all ages to catch, battle and trade Pokémon from your favorite games. All-new orchestral arrangements and carefully timed visuals draw from recent and classic Pokémon video games.
https://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/100050C1F7778837

May 6, 2017 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Justin Kauflin & Alfredo Rodríguez at Stratus Vineyards, 2059 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-On-The-Lake
Witness the Stratus Vineyards Press Alley transform from a working winery into an industrial chic jazz club for this highly-anticipated Double Bill performance. Justin Kauflin is a New York-based jazz pianist, composer and producer, most notably known by his appearance in the award-winning documentary "Keep On Keepin' On" based on the mentorship/friendship of Justin and legendary trumpeter, Clark Terry. Born in Silver Spring, MD with a rare degenerative eye disease and totally blind by age 11, Justin adjusted by learning braille, cane mobility and focusing on music; performing jazz professionally by age 15.
http://www.bravoniagara.org/justin-alfredo

May 6, 2017 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
An Intimate Evening with Lea Michele at Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St., Toronto
Singer, author, award winning actress and former Glee star Lea Michele brings songs from her forthcoming album 'Places' to Massey Hall on May 6. In January Michele performed three intimate sold-out shows in support of the new album, and due to fan demand announces this limited North American run of shows. Michele released her first album 'Louder' in 2014. This vocally-driven record included the hit first single “Cannonball” which has over 16 million views on Youtube. Since then she’s released two books including The New York Times Best Seller 'Brunette Ambition' and began starring on Fox’s horror-comedy series Scream Queens. Tickets: $49.50–$99.50
https://www.masseyhall.com/tickets/current/2017/may/lea-michele/

May 6, 2017 at 12:00am
DocX - Virtual Reality at Brookfield Place, Sam Pollock Square, 181 Bay Street, Toronto
DocX is an interdisciplinary section of the Festival celebrating documentary work that lives outside the traditional format. This year they are hosting a number of virtual reality experiences at Brookfield Place All experiences are FREE! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Friday, April 28 - Saturday, May 6: 10:00AM to 6:00PM Sunday, May 7: 10:00AM to 2:00PM CHASING CORAL: THE VR EXPERIENCE D. Jeff Orlowski | USA | 6 MIN This exclusive underwater experience tied in with the feature film Chasing Coral follows Zackery Rago, a passionate scuba diver and researcher, as he documented the unprecedented 2016 coral bleaching event within the Great Barrier Reef. DREAMS OF 'O' D. Félix & Paul Studios, François Blouin | CANADA | 12 MIN Submerge yourself in a virtual reality universe composed of aerial acrobatics, daring dives, fire, and the surreal amphibious characters of the breathtaking aquatic masterpiece O by Cirque du Soleil. THE FASTEST RIDE D. Jessica Edwards, Scenic | USA | 14 MIN Follow cyclist Denise Mueller as she journeys to the historic Bonneville Salt Flats and attempts to break the land speed record by becoming the fastest woman ever on bicycle. FISTFUL OF STARS D. Eliza McNitt, Without Fire | USA | 5 MIN Drift through the cosmos alongside the Hubble telescope as you find yourself immersed over a thousand light-years away within the Orion Nebula in this symphonic tribute to the origins of humanity within our universe. THE PEOPLE'S HOUSE: INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE WITH BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA D. Félix & Paul Studios | CANADA | 22 MIN An intimate tour of the White House that gives the viewer extraordinary access to explore the iconic institution’s profound history—from the past eight years of the Obama administration to defining events of the last two centuries. POLARMAN D. Ryan Oliver, Polarman | CANADA | 5 MIN The stories of Iqaluit’s first real-life superhero are lovingly portrayed through original drawings and interpretations by three different artists. THIS IS WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKED LIKE D. Sam Green, Gary Hustwit | USA | 6 MIN A virtual reality ode to Buckminster Fuller and his singular creation: the geodesic dome. Shot on location at the many domes around the world (including the Expo 67 dome in Montreal), we get to experience a meditation on a utopia that could have been. A TRIBE CALLED RED: INDIAN CITY 360° D. Jon Riera | CANADA | 3 MIN Traditional Indigenous dancers and modern street dancers unite in historic Fort York to perform their interpretations of music by Juno Award—winning group A Tribe Called Red. UNREST VR D. Jennifer Brea, Amaury La Burthe | USA FRANCE UK | 15 MIN This visceral personal virtual reality project based on the feature film Unrestgives audiences a better understanding of chronic illness through an artistic and informative sensory experience. WELCOME TO WACKEN D. Sam Dunn, Banger | CANADA | 30 MIN WELCOME TO WACKEN is an interactive virtual reality documentary from Secret Location and Banger Films. Told in five parts, the film takes viewers deep inside Germany’s Wacken Open Air, the biggest heavy-metal festival on Earth.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 6, 2017 at 12:00am
Focus On Maya Gallus at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Hot Docs is paying tribute to Gemini Award-winning director and producer Maya Gallus with this year’s FOCUS ON retrospective! We'll be screening a selection of her films during #HotDocs17 (April 27 - May 7, 2017). DERBY CRAZY LOVE April 28 Amazonian roller derby warriors—with names like Smack Daddy, Apocalipstick and Suzy Hotrod—embrace their love of this aggressive, kick-ass sport as they compete in a no-holds-barred championship quest. DISH: WOMEN, WAITRESSING & THE ART OF SERVICE May 6 From Toronto’s diners to Montreal’s “sexy restos,” Paris’s haute eateries to Tokyo’s fantasy “maid cafés,” waitresses around the world dish the dirt on gender, power and the art of service. ELIZABETH SMART: ON THE SIDE OF THE ANGELS May 1 Focusing on the turbulent life and loves of celebrated Canadian poet and author of BY GRAND CENTRAL STATION I SAT DOWN AND WEPT, this provocative, award-winning film beautifully captures the conflicts between passion, responsibility and art. EROTICA: A JOURNEY INTO FEMALE SEXUALITY May 4 This rare 20th anniversary screening presents explicit and often outrageous erotica made by women artists and writers who broke the taboos that suppressed their imagination—and it captures the complexities of representing sex through the female gaze. GIRL INSIDE May 2 Madison, a sweet 26-year-old transitioning from male to female, gets lessons on all things feminine from her martini-drinking grandmother and unexpectedly finds love with her best friend. THE MYSTERY OF MAZO DE LA ROCHE May 1 Before Laurence, Munro and Atwood, another Canadian woman took the literary world by storm. Weaving biography with speculative fiction, this lush and intelligent film imagines the private life of the writer of the Jalna novels with her longtime female companion.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 6, 2017 at 12:00am
REDUX at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 333-110 Spadina Ave., Toronto
ASSEMBLY D. Jenn Strom | 2012 | 4min April 28, 4PM Jenn Strom’s animated short is a powerful call for women to raise their voices. A pair of hands is seen editing film of key moments in women’s history and remixing the sound of common sexist claims about women. The final cut, however, is a statement for women to “stop being invalidated.” AUGUSTA D. Anne Wheeler |1976 | 16min April 29, 10:15AM Anne Wheeler’s Augusta is a portrait of an octogenarian Shuswap woman who lives alone in a log cabin in British Columbia. Sarah Gadon, who suggested the short, notes: “In a charming, subtle way it explores a female identity on the fringe.” BLACK SOUL D. Martine Chartrand |2000 | 10min May 6, 12:30PM From Haitian-Canadian filmmaker Martine Chartrand, BLACK SOUL employs a paint-on-glass animation technique, along with an intricate soundscape and score, to explore and celebrate Black culture though key moments in history. CHRISTMAS AT MOOSE FACTORY D. Alanis Obomsawin | 1971 | 13min May 3, 1:15PM Alanis Obomsawin’s first short film is a tender journey through Moose Factory, a small town of 1,500 Cree on the shores of James Bay. The short is composed of art by the town’s youth (as well as some still photography), and Obomsawin captures the community as Christmas approaches by asking the kids to “speak through their drawings.” FORBIDDEN LOVE: THE UNASHAMED STORIES OF LESBIAN LIVES D. Lynne Fernie, Aerlyn Weissman | 1992 | 84 min April 30, 1:15pm This genre-bending doc is a cornerstone of lesbian oral history, featuring interviews with 10 women across Canada about their love lives in the 1940s, 50s and 60s and infused with a seductive—and timeless—humour. MOHAWK GIRLS D. Tracey Deer | 2005 | 62min May 3, 1:15PM Framed through the filmmaker’s own coming-of-age experiences a decade earlier, this doc exploring the lives of teenage girls on the Kahnawake reserve is both deeply intimate and powerfully political. NIMMIKAAGE (SHE DANCES FOR PEOPLE) D. Michelle Latimer | 2015 | 3min May 3, 1:15PM This experimental short from Michelle Latimer (whose timely Viceland doc series Rise has been receiving recent accolades) is one of four films in the NFB’s Souvenir series, which sought to reframe Canadian history through a contemporary lens. Here, Latimer subverts the white colonial gaze to honour First Nations, Métis and Inuit women. P4W: PRISON FOR WOMEN D. Janis Cole, Holly Dale | 1981 | 82min April 29, 10:15AM Canada’s iconic filmmaking duo takes us behind the walls of the women’s prison in Kingston, Ontario, turning the camera on five incarnated women who share stories and affirm the complexities of humanity with their poignant and humorous frankness. PROUDLY SHE MARCHES D. Jane Marsh | 1943 | 18min April 28, 4PM Part of the NFB’s Canada Carries On series, Proudly She Marches takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the role of Canadian women in the Second World War. Narrated with a transatlantic twang, this piece of propaganda “shows” how the women who joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps found purpose and proved dames weren’t just beauty objects—all in the name of king and country, of course. SISTERS IN THE STRUGGLE D. Dionne Brand, Ginny Stikeman | 1991 | 50min May 6, 12:30PM As timely now as it was 25 years ago, this classic gives voice to Black Canadian women, who reflect on the intersection of racism and sexism, and on the personal battles they have waged in fighting white patriarchy. SPEAK IT! FROM THE HEART OF BLACK NOVA SCOTIA D. Sylvia Hamilton | 1992 | 28min May 6, 12:30PM Sylvia Hamilton (co-creator of Studio D’s New Initiatives in Film programme in the 1990s) has dedicated much of her filmmaking and academic career to telling the stories of Black Canadians, especially those from her home province of Nova Scotia. In this short doc, Hamilton turns her camera on Black students in their majority-white high school, as they talk about whitewashed history books, erasure and racism. TIGER SPIRIT D. Min Sook Lee | 2007 | 74min April 28, 4PM Go beyond the usual narrative about contemporary Korea—with its communist North and capitalist South—to examine the consequences of war and closed borders, and to challenge conventions about who can cover politically unstable regions. TU AS CRIÉ LET ME GO D. Anne Clair Poirier | 1998 | 97min April 28, 12:30PM Shot in black and white, this Quebecois classic offers a close-up, all-consuming look at the filmmaker’s attempt to process the pain and loss of an unimaginable tragedy: the murder of her child
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 7, 2017 at 12:00am
Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction at The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga
Experience the excitement of Canada's biggest and best Classic Car Auction! This three day event showcases 300-400 fabulous classics and an outstanding assortment of collectible nostalgia items and automotive memorabilia. Entrance 2 Free Parking Adults: $20 Day Pass / $35 Weekend Pass Seniors: $18 Day Pass / $30 Weekend Pass Children (12 & under): Free Friday, May 5, 2017: 12:00PM - 8:00PM Saturday, May 6, 2017: 9:00AM - 7:00PM Sunday, May 7, 2017: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
http://www.ccpauctions.com/

May 7, 2017 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Jane's Walk - Lost Movie Houses of The Danforth at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Rd., Toronto
In the first half of the 20th century – before TV, DVDs or computers – the only way to see a film was on the big screen, and the Danforth was a cinema hotspot. Join us on this guided neighbourhood walk, as we discover some of the lost movie houses of the past. Free. PLEASE NOTE: Walk begins at parkette on north side of Broadview subway station.
https://www.facebook.com/TodmordenMills/

May 7, 2017 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jane's Walk - Victory on the Home Front - East York & WWII at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Rd., Toronto
During the Second World War, East York residents worked hard on the home front to support the war effort overseas. Join us for a guided neighbourhood walk that explores the community's wartime experiences, initiatives and commemorations. Free. PLEASE NOTE: Walk begins at Royal Canadian Legion Branch #10, at 1083 Pape Avenue. Meet at south side of building.
https://www.facebook.com/TodmordenMills/

May 7, 2017 at 7:30pm
French Kiss at Blyss Nightclub, 504 Church St., Toronto
FRENCH KISS with Jezebel Bardot and special guest @7:30 pm to 10:00pm.  No Cover
https://www.facebook.com/BlyssToronto/

May 7, 2017 at 6:00pm
Trey Anastasio Band at Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave., Toronto
All Ages Event Doors - 6:00pm Paper Wheels features the classic TAB line up of drummer Russ Lawton, bassist Tony Markellis, and keyboardist Ray Paczkowski, augmented by a full horn section (including trombonist/vocalist Natalie Cressman, multi-instrumentalist James Casey, and longtime TAB trumpeter/vocalist Jennifer Hartswick).
https://www.ticketmaster.ca/Trey-Anastasio-tickets/artist/767185?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

May 7, 2017 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Sanremo Ieri E Oggi at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
Celebrated annually in the city of Sanremo, Italy, the acclaimed music festival brings a talented mix of artists to Fallsview Casino Resort. Paola Rota hosts international stars Marco Carta, Neri Per Caso, Silvia Mezzanotte and Enrico Ruggeri as they deliver a compelling performance with their award-winning Italian hits!
https://www.facebook.com/fallsviewcasino/

May 7, 2017 at 8:30pm
Sizzlin' Sundays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
End your week with a line up of fabulous entertainers! Main Stage: 830pm – Michelle Ross & Devine Darlin  kick start the night 1130pm – Farra N Hyte & special guest Heaven Lee Hytes
www.crewsandtangos.com

May 7, 2017 at 10:00pm
Subversive Sundays at Statler's - 487 Church St. Toronto
The weekly show Subversive Sundays hosted by the one and only Jacklynne Hyde and special guests. Show starts at 10 sharp.  No Cover
www.statlers.ca

May 7, 2017 at 9:00pm
Krafty Queens at Church Street Garage, 477 Church St., Toronto
Sofonda Cox and Donnarama, maybe with a special guest or two, every Sunday evening at 9:00.  Great food and drinks, and fabulous entertainment!  
www.facebook.com/churchstgarage

May 7, 2017 at 12:00am
DocX - Virtual Reality at Brookfield Place, Sam Pollock Square, 181 Bay Street, Toronto
DocX is an interdisciplinary section of the Festival celebrating documentary work that lives outside the traditional format. This year they are hosting a number of virtual reality experiences at Brookfield Place All experiences are FREE! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Friday, April 28 - Saturday, May 6: 10:00AM to 6:00PM Sunday, May 7: 10:00AM to 2:00PM CHASING CORAL: THE VR EXPERIENCE D. Jeff Orlowski | USA | 6 MIN This exclusive underwater experience tied in with the feature film Chasing Coral follows Zackery Rago, a passionate scuba diver and researcher, as he documented the unprecedented 2016 coral bleaching event within the Great Barrier Reef. DREAMS OF 'O' D. Félix & Paul Studios, François Blouin | CANADA | 12 MIN Submerge yourself in a virtual reality universe composed of aerial acrobatics, daring dives, fire, and the surreal amphibious characters of the breathtaking aquatic masterpiece O by Cirque du Soleil. THE FASTEST RIDE D. Jessica Edwards, Scenic | USA | 14 MIN Follow cyclist Denise Mueller as she journeys to the historic Bonneville Salt Flats and attempts to break the land speed record by becoming the fastest woman ever on bicycle. FISTFUL OF STARS D. Eliza McNitt, Without Fire | USA | 5 MIN Drift through the cosmos alongside the Hubble telescope as you find yourself immersed over a thousand light-years away within the Orion Nebula in this symphonic tribute to the origins of humanity within our universe. THE PEOPLE'S HOUSE: INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE WITH BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA D. Félix & Paul Studios | CANADA | 22 MIN An intimate tour of the White House that gives the viewer extraordinary access to explore the iconic institution’s profound history—from the past eight years of the Obama administration to defining events of the last two centuries. POLARMAN D. Ryan Oliver, Polarman | CANADA | 5 MIN The stories of Iqaluit’s first real-life superhero are lovingly portrayed through original drawings and interpretations by three different artists. THIS IS WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKED LIKE D. Sam Green, Gary Hustwit | USA | 6 MIN A virtual reality ode to Buckminster Fuller and his singular creation: the geodesic dome. Shot on location at the many domes around the world (including the Expo 67 dome in Montreal), we get to experience a meditation on a utopia that could have been. A TRIBE CALLED RED: INDIAN CITY 360° D. Jon Riera | CANADA | 3 MIN Traditional Indigenous dancers and modern street dancers unite in historic Fort York to perform their interpretations of music by Juno Award—winning group A Tribe Called Red. UNREST VR D. Jennifer Brea, Amaury La Burthe | USA FRANCE UK | 15 MIN This visceral personal virtual reality project based on the feature film Unrestgives audiences a better understanding of chronic illness through an artistic and informative sensory experience. WELCOME TO WACKEN D. Sam Dunn, Banger | CANADA | 30 MIN WELCOME TO WACKEN is an interactive virtual reality documentary from Secret Location and Banger Films. Told in five parts, the film takes viewers deep inside Germany’s Wacken Open Air, the biggest heavy-metal festival on Earth.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/

May 8, 2017 at 12:00am
Heavenly Mondays at Blyss, 504 Church St., Toronto
Heaven Lee Hytes and weekly special guest burn up the stage starting at 10:30 p.m. Day prices all evening, and NO cover.
www.facebook.com/BlyssToronto/

May 9, 2017 at 7:30pm
Don't Just Wing It, Wig It at Church Street Garage, 477 Church St., Toronto
Tuesdays from 7:30, Jada Hudson and Guest entertain with a fabulous show. Wings - half off --- $4.00 Drink specials
www.facebook.com/churchstgarage/

May 9, 2017 at 12:00am
Werk Tuesdays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
Join a wonderful line up of Divas for a blend of comedy, live singing, and your favorite hits from yesterday and today! Main Stage: 9PM – Ivory Towers & special guest Eve Summers 1130PM – Vitality Black & special guest Lady G
www.crewsandtangos.com

May 9, 2017 at 9:30pm
Ghetto Glam Bingo at Pegasus On Church, 489B Church St. Toronto
it's gonna be a wacky night, with fab prizes from Wybo Vodka, Somersby Cider and Cafe California Restaurant and hopefully our Church St Matriarch Michelle DuBarry will join us. Hosted by D'manda Tension
www.pegasusonchurch.com

May 9, 2017 at 10:00pm
Effervescence at Blyss, 504 Church St., Toronto
Once again the marvellous Kevin Wong and Natasha Bucheridge will be sitting in a tree. . . . Well, on a stage at least - S.I.N.G.I.N.G! 'S gonna be fun
www.facebook.com/BlyssToronto/

May 9, 2017 at 8:00pm - 11:00pm
The Village Cabaret Open Mic at Statler's, 487 Church St., Toronto

Guy Moreau and James Quigley will be back with their Village Cabaret open mic!!! CCP people! SMT people! Jill Livingroom people!!! Statlers people! Jaybirds, Unsungers!!!! Now is your chance to get up sing, play keyboard/guitar/trumpet, do poetry, try out new material or your old favourites in a VERY safe, supportive atmosphere! James will be playing so bring music or look through the tons of stuff at the bar! Hope you can come out! Every Tuesday! 8-11pm. Statlers!

www.statlers.ca

May 10, 2017 at 12:00am
Creative Inspiration - Our Canada at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Rd., Toronto
May 3 -14 A Canada150 Event Don Valley Art Club has been on the Toronto art scene since 1948 and has been associated with the Papermill Gallery since the early 1970s. In celebration of Canada150, more than 100 members of the Don Valley Art Club will illustrate how Canada has inspired their work. Visitors to the Papermill gallery will be invited to sketch or draw their own favourite iconic Canadian landscape or historic figure; these works will be displayed at Todmorden Mills. Materials provided. Special art activities for the young and young at heart are planned for Sunday, May 7 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Admission to the Papermill Gallery is free.
https://www.facebook.com/TodmordenMills/

May 10, 2017 at 12:00am
Moon River & Me at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
Wednesday, May 10: Showtime 3PM Thursday, May 11: Showtime 3PM Friday, May 12: Showtime 9PM Saturday, May 13: Showtime 3PM & 9PM In this tribute to Andy Williams and his music, Jimmy Osmond celebrates the legacy of his mentor and lifelong friend as he sings the songs that are loved by millions. Along with the Moon River Band, Jimmy performs some of the chart-topping hits that made the Osmond family famous.
https://www.facebook.com/fallsviewcasino/

May 10, 2017 at 9:00pm
Corona Wednesdays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
Main Stage: 9pm – Soul Sistas – Michelle Ross & Jada Hudson 1130PM – NEW SCHOOL – A weekly showcase of some of Toronto’s brightest rising drag stars- With host Devine Darlin and performances by Eve Summers & Cheri Blossom Tangos: 11pm – Russell Palloo’s College Night featuring some of Toronto’s hottest DJs
www.crewsandtangos.com

May 10, 2017 at 9:30pm
Wacky Wednesdays at Blyss Nightclub, 504 Church St., Toronto
FROM 9:30 - 11:30 AT Blyss Nightclub STARRING THE AMAZING Vince Donnarama Pincente AND THE LOVELY MISS Sofonda Cox. THEY WELCOME NEW QUEENS TO SHOW WHAT YOU CAN DO ON THEIR WONDERFUL STAGE.
www.facebook.com/BlyssToronto/

May 10, 2017 at 11:00pm
The BoBo Show at Statler's - 487 Church St. Toronto
A weekly drag and variety show with hostess Scarlett BoBo and special guest.  No cover.  $4.50 Fireball.
www.statlers.ca

May 11, 2017 at 10:00pm
Trivia Night at Lavish Nightclub, 238 Dundas St., London
A fun evening of team trivia and test your knowledge on a variety of categories. Participants can play solo or as part of a team (minimum 3 players to a maximum of 5 players per team) Tickets are $5.00 per person. Winning team will take home Bragging rights at end of the night as well as special prizes by our sponsors, not limited to Gift Cards, merchandise, and monetary cash prizes. There will also be prizes for top indivduals if you are not playing with a team. Want to register your team in advance? Contact us at: info.projectbe@gmail.com Send us the list of your players and your Team Name or just show up! Arrive 10 minutes early before the event starts Doors open at 10pm - 1st question will be announced at 1030pm Rules during the night: No Cell phones, if you are caught you will be disqualified for that round No teams of more than 5 people If you are in the room, you must pay to be considered a player If you blurt out answers to the room, you will be disqualified for that round. If this becomes a chornic problem, you will be asked to leave. This event is a fundraiser that will Start on March 30th and end on May 25th. Partial Proceeds go to benefit Regional HIV AIDS Connection
https://www.facebook.com/ProjectBE/

May 11, 2017 at 12:00am
Moon River & Me at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
Wednesday, May 10: Showtime 3PM Thursday, May 11: Showtime 3PM Friday, May 12: Showtime 9PM Saturday, May 13: Showtime 3PM & 9PM In this tribute to Andy Williams and his music, Jimmy Osmond celebrates the legacy of his mentor and lifelong friend as he sings the songs that are loved by millions. Along with the Moon River Band, Jimmy performs some of the chart-topping hits that made the Osmond family famous.
https://www.facebook.com/fallsviewcasino/

May 11, 2017 at 7:30pm
Rick Wilkins Tribute Concert at Grace Church on-the-hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd., Toronto
Please join Ensembe Vivant as they celebrate and pay tribute to Canadian jazz great Rick Wilkins on the occassion of his 80th birthday. Rick has been a champion of Ensemble Vivant for over 25 years and has written many exquisite arrangements and original works for them. Celebrate with them a true Canadian music legend. Featuring Ensemble Vivant : Catherine Wilson, artistic director & piano, Corey Gemmell, violin, Norman Hathaway, viola, Sybil Shanahan, cello and Jim Vivian, bass. With special guests: Guido Basso, flugelhorn, Mike Murley, tenor sax and Brian Barlow, percussion. Featuring Ensemble Vivant musical director and pianist, Catherine Wilson, Corey Gemmell, violin, Norman Hathaway, viola, Sybil Shanahan, cello and Jim Vivian, bass. Reception to follow the concert. General Admission Tickets: $45.
http://www.ensemblevivant.com/

May 11, 2017 at 8:00pm
KWHydro Electric Thursdays - Journey and Supertramp at Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener
Two very distinctive and very successful bands of the '70s and '80s classic rock eras, fully orchestrated and performed by the Jeans 'n Classics band and vocalists. Material to include Supertramp's Dreamer, Logical Song, Breakfast In America, and Journey's Open Arms, Who's Cryin' Now, Don't Stop Believin', and more.
https://www.facebook.com/CentreInTheSquare/

May 11, 2017 at 8:00pm
Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg - Red Giselle at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E., Toronto
Powerful, passionate, raw and visceral, the internationally renowned Eifman Ballet is set to deliver its visually stunning production of Red Giselle to Toronto audiences. The company is always a welcome addition, and this is their third visit to the Sony Centre since their Toronto debut in 2013, and an auspicious one as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary. Inspired by one of the 20th century’s greatest ballerinas, Olga Spessivtseva, Boris Eifman’s choreographic love letter to Spessivtseva’s tragic life draws parallels to the classic ballet Giselle, but is also a springboard for larger themes of politics vs. art and public vs. private personas in the age of celebrity. Red Giselle features Eifman’s signature choreography filled with highly charged performances and searing routines with “exuberant theatricality, boldly expressive movement and extraordinary dancing.” – Vogue. Sony Centre is pleased to co-present the Eifman Ballet with Show One Productions. Price range: $55-$145 plus applicable service fees
https://www.ticketmaster.ca/Eifman-Ballet-tickets/artist/820785?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

May 11, 2017 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Build Your Own Book at Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 101 Queen St. N. (in Centre in the Square), Kitchener
Return to the simplicity of good craftsmanship: join local bookmaker Alistair MacLellan as he shares his knowledge of the craft of creating a fabric covered, pocket sized, notebook perfect as a sketchbook, gift or journal. This workshop offers a hands-on, cover-to-cover guide on hand-making your own book, including choosing the paper, hand sewing and personalizing the cover. All materials provided, although participants are invited to bring gently worn, 100% cotton T-shirts. Kits with specialty papers, thread and cloth will also be available for sale, for future projects. Instructor: Alistair MacLellan of MB Publishing Registration: $40 + HST
https://events.kwag.ca/EventRegistration/EventSelectionPage-SelectGroup.aspx?group.EventGroupID=4

May 11, 2017 at 8:00pm
Ultimate Thursdays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
Main Stage: 8PM – RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars on the BIG screen. Commercial commentary by Katinka Kature & special guest Baby Bel Bel 9pm – Katinka Kature & Baby Bel Bel dazzle 1130PM – Ivory Towers & special guest Tynomi Banks Tangos: 10pm – DJ Craig Dominic spins til close! Zone: 10pm – Vocal Rehab Karaoke
www.crewsandtangos.com

May 11, 2017 at 10:00pm
Thirsty Thursdays - Smirnoff Men's Chest Contest at Woodys & Sailor, 467 Church St., Toronto
WARM UP with Sofonda Cox JC hosting The Smirnoff Men's Chest Contest & SHOW. Hot Beats by DJ Mark Falco. a Special Guest (or two), $300 cash prizes, Steamworks Toronto Giveaways, Toronto's Hottest Staff and Contestants and NEVER A COVER CHARGE
www.facebook.com/WoodysSailorToronto/

May 12, 2017 at 12:00am
Moon River & Me at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
Wednesday, May 10: Showtime 3PM Thursday, May 11: Showtime 3PM Friday, May 12: Showtime 9PM Saturday, May 13: Showtime 3PM & 9PM In this tribute to Andy Williams and his music, Jimmy Osmond celebrates the legacy of his mentor and lifelong friend as he sings the songs that are loved by millions. Along with the Moon River Band, Jimmy performs some of the chart-topping hits that made the Osmond family famous.
https://www.facebook.com/fallsviewcasino/

May 12, 2017 at 7:00pm
Russell Howard - Round The World Live Tour at The Royal Cinema, 608 College St., Toronto
2 Shows: 7:00pm and 9:30pm! Russell Howard is a comedian and television personality best known for hosting Russell Howard’s Good News and Mock The Week. He cycled with Jimmy Carr across Scotland for the 2010 Sport Relief Bike Ride in an attempt to raise one million pounds for charity and he began his career at age twenty-four while writing and performing on the the BBC series, "Milk Run".
https://www.facebook.com/TheRoyalCinema/

May 12, 2017 at 8:00pm
Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg - Red Giselle at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E., Toronto
Powerful, passionate, raw and visceral, the internationally renowned Eifman Ballet is set to deliver its visually stunning production of Red Giselle to Toronto audiences. The company is always a welcome addition, and this is their third visit to the Sony Centre since their Toronto debut in 2013, and an auspicious one as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary. Inspired by one of the 20th century’s greatest ballerinas, Olga Spessivtseva, Boris Eifman’s choreographic love letter to Spessivtseva’s tragic life draws parallels to the classic ballet Giselle, but is also a springboard for larger themes of politics vs. art and public vs. private personas in the age of celebrity. Red Giselle features Eifman’s signature choreography filled with highly charged performances and searing routines with “exuberant theatricality, boldly expressive movement and extraordinary dancing.” – Vogue. Sony Centre is pleased to co-present the Eifman Ballet with Show One Productions. Price range: $55-$145 plus applicable service fees
https://www.ticketmaster.ca/Eifman-Ballet-tickets/artist/820785?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

May 12, 2017 at 8:00pm
An Evening with Tomson Highway at Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Tickets start at only $40 Cree storyteller, playwright, novelist, pianist, and Order of Canada recipient was named one of the 100 most important people in Canadian history by Macleans. Highway says, “I want to convey that our primary responsibility on planet Earth is to be joyful: to laugh, and to laugh, and to laugh.” The evening features songs from five Tomson works, including The Sage, the Dancer, and the Fool; Rose; The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito; The (Post) Mistress; and his new Songs in the Key of Cree, sung in Cree with English supertitles.
http://performance.rcmusic.ca/event/tomson-highway-2017

May 12, 2017 at 8:00pm
Helen of Troy by Francesco Cavalli at Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W., Toronto
May 12 - 14 The face that launched a thousand ships? Well, yes, but also the face that launched a thousand amorous misadventures, if Francesco Cavalli’s brilliant Elena is to be trusted. Cross-dressing, disguises, mixups and mashups – it’s all part of the world’s first great comic opera, set to some of Cavalli’s most seductive music. Sung in Italian, this opera in concert performance features Kevin Skelton as Menelaus, Michele DeBoer as Helen, and Laura Pudwell as Hippolyta.
http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=29451&venue_val=246432&event_val=TROY

May 12, 2017 at 8:30pm
Fabulous Fridays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
Main Stage: 830pm – Goddess Girls – Ivory Towers, Katherine Hytes Dior and Juice Boxx 1130pm – Bitch-A-Palooza – Daytona Bitch with special guest Xtacy Love Tangos: 11pm – DJ Roxanne spins a blend of soca, hip hop and party anthems Zone: 11pm – DeeJay Alex serves up a blend of dance and one of a kind Top 40 mash ups and remixes
www.crewsandtangos.com

May 12, 2017 at 11:00pm
Drag Me To Friday at Church Street Garage, 477 Church St., Toronto
Church Street Garage presents DRAG ME TO FRIDAY'S!!! Featuring Ala El Deen and a queen so hot, she douches with Bajan pepper sauce, Miss Jada Hudson!!!! Bar rail specials and a new menu to enjoy while watching a killer show! Come.on down! Showtime 11pm!!!
www.facebook.com/churchstgarage/

May 12, 2017 at 10:00pm
Men's Best Ass Contest at Woodys & Sailor, 467 Church St., Toronto
Georgie Girl Hosts Woody's Men's ASS Contest & SHOW! Also Starring Devine Darlin and/or a special guest, and DJ Chris Steinbach. $300 cash prizes, Steamworks Toronto Giveaways, Toronto's Hottest Staff and NEVER A COVER CHARGE!
www.facebook.com/WoodysSailorToronto/

May 13, 2017 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hands On Saturdays at Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Whoever said you can’t touch at a museum has never visited the BSM! Join your hosts for some hands on fun with their friendly docents! You just never know what they’ll pull out of the shoebox for show and tell! 1 - 3 pm | Every Saturday | Included in museum admission | Fun for the entire family
https://www.facebook.com/batashoemuseum/

May 13, 2017 at 12:00am
Settling In Toronto - The Quest For Freedom at The Market Gallery, 95 Front St. E., Toronto
Exhibit on March 25 - July 15, 2017 Free admission Diversity Our Strength is the City's modern motto but the city's history tells a different, more colourful story. Using videos, oral histories, artifacts and documents, this exhibit explores immigration through stories of struggle, triumph, and celebration. Take a journey from the 1700s up to the present day as you explore how different migrants carved out their place in Toronto's history. As Canada celebrates her 150th year, you will be challenged to consider what becoming Canadian in Toronto really means.
https://www.facebook.com/MarketGallery/

May 13, 2017 at 12:00am
Moon River & Me at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
Wednesday, May 10: Showtime 3PM Thursday, May 11: Showtime 3PM Friday, May 12: Showtime 9PM Saturday, May 13: Showtime 3PM & 9PM In this tribute to Andy Williams and his music, Jimmy Osmond celebrates the legacy of his mentor and lifelong friend as he sings the songs that are loved by millions. Along with the Moon River Band, Jimmy performs some of the chart-topping hits that made the Osmond family famous.
https://www.facebook.com/fallsviewcasino/

May 13, 2017 at 8:00pm
Helen of Troy by Francesco Cavalli at Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W., Toronto
May 12 - 14 The face that launched a thousand ships? Well, yes, but also the face that launched a thousand amorous misadventures, if Francesco Cavalli’s brilliant Elena is to be trusted. Cross-dressing, disguises, mixups and mashups – it’s all part of the world’s first great comic opera, set to some of Cavalli’s most seductive music. Sung in Italian, this opera in concert performance features Kevin Skelton as Menelaus, Michele DeBoer as Helen, and Laura Pudwell as Hippolyta.
http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=29451&venue_val=246432&event_val=TROY

May 13, 2017 at 8:00pm
Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg - Red Giselle at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E., Toronto
Powerful, passionate, raw and visceral, the internationally renowned Eifman Ballet is set to deliver its visually stunning production of Red Giselle to Toronto audiences. The company is always a welcome addition, and this is their third visit to the Sony Centre since their Toronto debut in 2013, and an auspicious one as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary. Inspired by one of the 20th century’s greatest ballerinas, Olga Spessivtseva, Boris Eifman’s choreographic love letter to Spessivtseva’s tragic life draws parallels to the classic ballet Giselle, but is also a springboard for larger themes of politics vs. art and public vs. private personas in the age of celebrity. Red Giselle features Eifman’s signature choreography filled with highly charged performances and searing routines with “exuberant theatricality, boldly expressive movement and extraordinary dancing.” – Vogue. Sony Centre is pleased to co-present the Eifman Ballet with Show One Productions. Price range: $55-$145 plus applicable service fees
https://www.ticketmaster.ca/Eifman-Ballet-tickets/artist/820785?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

May 13, 2017 at 10:00am - 1:00pm
Queer & Trans Family Event - Grow With Us at The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto
The world of seeds, eggs and growing is exciting. Let’s plant things, and explore life cycles as a way to celebrate and express all the beautiful change, growth and transformation in the world. Come for crafts, music and stories too. Queer and Trans Family Events are designed for queer and trans families and celebrate LGBTQ diversity.
www.the519.org

May 13, 2017 at 8:00pm
Seven Things I've Learned - An Evening With Ira Glass at Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St., Toronto
Ira Glass is the host and creator of the public radio program This American Life, heard weekly on more than 500 public radiostations in the United States, Australia and Canada, and via podcast. Under Glass’s editorial direction, This American Lifehas received numerous awards, including five Peabodys. Glass has worked in radio since 1978, hosting, writing, reporting, producing, editing and more, and returns to Toronto after 2012’s sold out Massey Hall appearance Tickets $39.50 -$69.50 $129.50 VIP
https://www.masseyhall.com/tickets/current/2017/may/ira-glass/

May 13, 2017 at 8:00pm
Christian McBride and Tip City & James Gelfand Trio at Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Tickets start at only $40 The Philadelphia-born bassist, composer, arranger, and educator, Christian McBride, has recently been named Artistic Director of the Newport Jazz Festival. Montréal-based pianist James Gelfand has received critical acclaim in both the jazz world and the film and TV industry, and performed on over 40 albums.
http://performance.rcmusic.ca/event/mcbride-trio-gelfand-trio

May 14, 2017 at 8:00pm
Helen of Troy by Francesco Cavalli at Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W., Toronto
May 12 - 14 The face that launched a thousand ships? Well, yes, but also the face that launched a thousand amorous misadventures, if Francesco Cavalli’s brilliant Elena is to be trusted. Cross-dressing, disguises, mixups and mashups – it’s all part of the world’s first great comic opera, set to some of Cavalli’s most seductive music. Sung in Italian, this opera in concert performance features Kevin Skelton as Menelaus, Michele DeBoer as Helen, and Laura Pudwell as Hippolyta.
http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=29451&venue_val=246432&event_val=TROY

May 14, 2017 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Wild Kratts Live at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E., Toronto
The wildly popular PBS KIDS® television show, WILD KRATTS, is coming to the live stage. Animated Kratt Brothers Martin and Chris "come to real life" in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off "to the Creature Rescue!” the Emmy nominated Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal “wow facts,” the Wild Kratts team rescues their favorite invention from Zach’s clutches so the animals of the creature world are safe once again.
http://www.sonycentre.ca/

May 14, 2017 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mothers' Day Wildflowers - Outdoor Guided Walk at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Rd., Toronto
Join your hosts for a guided walk in their nature preserve and celebrate the return of the spring wildflowers and wildlife to the Lower Don Valley. Refreshments will be served after the walk. No need to pre-register. Adults $7.08, Seniors/Youth $4.42, Children $3.76 (plus tax).
https://www.facebook.com/TodmordenMills/

May 14, 2017 at 2:00pm
Charley Pride & The Pridesmen at Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener
Pride is a singer who knows what it takes to please an audience and is often greeted with a standing ovation. There is nothing outdated about his music or the sound he creates with his renowned band “The Pridesmen” as they feature many of his 36 “Number One Hits” in every show. He always leaves his fans satisfied. He knows what they want to hear, including such legendary songs as “Kiss An Angel Good Morning”, “Crystal Chandeliers”, “Kaw Liga”, “Just Between You and Me”, and “Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone”.
https://centreinthesquare.com/event/charley-pride-2/

May 14, 2017 at 7:30pm
French Kiss at Blyss Nightclub, 504 Church St., Toronto
FRENCH KISS with Jezebel Bardot and special guest @7:30 pm to 10:00pm.  No Cover
https://www.facebook.com/BlyssToronto/

May 14, 2017 at 10:30am
Mother's Day at Spadina Museum Historic House & Gardens, 285 Spadina Rd., Toronto
Sunday, May 14, 10:30-12:30 or 2:00-4:00 Celebrate Mother's Day at Spadina Museum and discover the historic tradition of The Language of Flowers. Design and create your own floral "Talking Bouquet" where each flower bears a secret message. Explore the lavish Spadina mansion, and enjoy 1920s refreshments in the East Sunroom. 1920s attire optional! Ages 14 and up. Pre-registration required, $30.00 plus tax. For more information call (416) 392-6910.
https://www.facebook.com/spadinamuseum/

May 14, 2017 at 8:30pm
Sizzlin' Sundays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
End your week with a line up of fabulous entertainers! Main Stage: 830pm – Michelle Ross & Devine Darlin  kick start the night 1130pm – Farra N Hyte & special guest Heaven Lee Hytes
www.crewsandtangos.com

May 14, 2017 at 10:00pm
Subversive Sundays at Statler's - 487 Church St. Toronto
The weekly show Subversive Sundays hosted by the one and only Jacklynne Hyde and special guests. Show starts at 10 sharp.  No Cover
www.statlers.ca

May 14, 2017 at 9:00pm
Krafty Queens at Church Street Garage, 477 Church St., Toronto
Sofonda Cox and Donnarama, maybe with a special guest or two, every Sunday evening at 9:00.  Great food and drinks, and fabulous entertainment!  
www.facebook.com/churchstgarage

May 15, 2017 at 12:00am
Heavenly Mondays at Blyss, 504 Church St., Toronto
Heaven Lee Hytes and weekly special guest burn up the stage starting at 10:30 p.m. Day prices all evening, and NO cover.
www.facebook.com/BlyssToronto/

May 16, 2017 at 12:00am
Pippin at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
May 16, 17, 23 & 24:Showtime 3PM May 18 & 25: Showtime 3PM & 8:30PM May 19 & 26: Showtime 9PM May 20 & 27: Showtime 3PM & 9PM May 21: Showtime 3PM & 7PM Pippin is a high-flying, death-defying Broadway musical hit, full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked. This unforgettable new revival is the winner of four Tony Awards. Hailed as "an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza," it's unlike anything you have ever seen! 19+
https://www.facebook.com/fallsviewcasino/

May 16, 2017 at 12:00am
Riverdance at Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in RIVERDANCE - THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of RIVERDANCE.
https://centreinthesquare.com/event/riverdance-20/

May 16, 2017 at 7:30pm
Don't Just Wing It, Wig It at Church Street Garage, 477 Church St., Toronto
Tuesdays from 7:30, Jada Hudson and Guest entertain with a fabulous show. Wings - half off --- $4.00 Drink specials
www.facebook.com/churchstgarage/

May 16, 2017 at 12:00am
Werk Tuesdays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
Join a wonderful line up of Divas for a blend of comedy, live singing, and your favorite hits from yesterday and today! Main Stage: 9PM – Ivory Towers & special guest Eve Summers 1130PM – Vitality Black & special guest Lady G
www.crewsandtangos.com

May 16, 2017 at 9:30pm
Ghetto Glam Bingo at Pegasus On Church, 489B Church St. Toronto
it's gonna be a wacky night, with fab prizes from Wybo Vodka, Somersby Cider and Cafe California Restaurant and hopefully our Church St Matriarch Michelle DuBarry will join us. Hosted by D'manda Tension
www.pegasusonchurch.com

May 16, 2017 at 10:00pm
Effervescence at Blyss, 504 Church St., Toronto
Once again the marvellous Kevin Wong and Natasha Bucheridge will be sitting in a tree. . . . Well, on a stage at least - S.I.N.G.I.N.G! 'S gonna be fun
www.facebook.com/BlyssToronto/

May 16, 2017 at 8:00pm - 11:00pm
The Village Cabaret Open Mic at Statler's, 487 Church St., Toronto

Guy Moreau and James Quigley will be back with their Village Cabaret open mic!!! CCP people! SMT people! Jill Livingroom people!!! Statlers people! Jaybirds, Unsungers!!!! Now is your chance to get up sing, play keyboard/guitar/trumpet, do poetry, try out new material or your old favourites in a VERY safe, supportive atmosphere! James will be playing so bring music or look through the tons of stuff at the bar! Hope you can come out! Every Tuesday! 8-11pm. Statlers!

www.statlers.ca

May 17, 2017 at 12:00am
Pippin at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
May 16, 17, 23 & 24:Showtime 3PM May 18 & 25: Showtime 3PM & 8:30PM May 19 & 26: Showtime 9PM May 20 & 27: Showtime 3PM & 9PM May 21: Showtime 3PM & 7PM Pippin is a high-flying, death-defying Broadway musical hit, full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked. This unforgettable new revival is the winner of four Tony Awards. Hailed as "an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza," it's unlike anything you have ever seen! 19+
https://www.facebook.com/fallsviewcasino/

May 17, 2017 at 12:00am
Riverdance at Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in RIVERDANCE - THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of RIVERDANCE.
https://centreinthesquare.com/event/riverdance-20/

May 17, 2017 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Beers & Books at Henderson Brewing Co., 128A Sterling Rd., Toronto
On any Beers & Books Night we'll have The Break on special with a Beer for $20. You can also get the book at your favourite local bookstore or from https://houseofanansi.com/ How to Sign up: Admission is free but we ask that you sign up ahead of time to give us an idea of how many people will be coming. You can do so here:  http://houseofanansi.us7.list-manage.com

May 17, 2017 at 9:00pm
Corona Wednesdays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
Main Stage: 9pm – Soul Sistas – Michelle Ross & Jada Hudson 1130PM – NEW SCHOOL – A weekly showcase of some of Toronto’s brightest rising drag stars- With host Devine Darlin and performances by Eve Summers & Cheri Blossom Tangos: 11pm – Russell Palloo’s College Night featuring some of Toronto’s hottest DJs
www.crewsandtangos.com

May 17, 2017 at 9:30pm
Wacky Wednesdays at Blyss Nightclub, 504 Church St., Toronto
FROM 9:30 - 11:30 AT Blyss Nightclub STARRING THE AMAZING Vince Donnarama Pincente AND THE LOVELY MISS Sofonda Cox. THEY WELCOME NEW QUEENS TO SHOW WHAT YOU CAN DO ON THEIR WONDERFUL STAGE.
www.facebook.com/BlyssToronto/

May 17, 2017 at 11:00pm
The BoBo Show at Statler's - 487 Church St. Toronto
A weekly drag and variety show with hostess Scarlett BoBo and special guest.  No cover.  $4.50 Fireball.
www.statlers.ca

May 18, 2017 at 10:00pm
Trivia Night at Lavish Nightclub, 238 Dundas St., London
A fun evening of team trivia and test your knowledge on a variety of categories. Participants can play solo or as part of a team (minimum 3 players to a maximum of 5 players per team) Tickets are $5.00 per person. Winning team will take home Bragging rights at end of the night as well as special prizes by our sponsors, not limited to Gift Cards, merchandise, and monetary cash prizes. There will also be prizes for top indivduals if you are not playing with a team. Want to register your team in advance? Contact us at: info.projectbe@gmail.com Send us the list of your players and your Team Name or just show up! Arrive 10 minutes early before the event starts Doors open at 10pm - 1st question will be announced at 1030pm Rules during the night: No Cell phones, if you are caught you will be disqualified for that round No teams of more than 5 people If you are in the room, you must pay to be considered a player If you blurt out answers to the room, you will be disqualified for that round. If this becomes a chornic problem, you will be asked to leave. This event is a fundraiser that will Start on March 30th and end on May 25th. Partial Proceeds go to benefit Regional HIV AIDS Connection
https://www.facebook.com/ProjectBE/

May 18, 2017 at 12:00am
Pippin at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
May 16, 17, 23 & 24:Showtime 3PM May 18 & 25: Showtime 3PM & 8:30PM May 19 & 26: Showtime 9PM May 20 & 27: Showtime 3PM & 9PM May 21: Showtime 3PM & 7PM Pippin is a high-flying, death-defying Broadway musical hit, full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked. This unforgettable new revival is the winner of four Tony Awards. Hailed as "an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza," it's unlike anything you have ever seen! 19+
https://www.facebook.com/fallsviewcasino/

May 18, 2017 at 8:00pm
Ultimate Thursdays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
Main Stage: 8PM – RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars on the BIG screen. Commercial commentary by Katinka Kature & special guest Baby Bel Bel 9pm – Katinka Kature & Baby Bel Bel dazzle 1130PM – Ivory Towers & special guest Tynomi Banks Tangos: 10pm – DJ Craig Dominic spins til close! Zone: 10pm – Vocal Rehab Karaoke
www.crewsandtangos.com

May 18, 2017 at 10:00pm
Thirsty Thursdays - Smirnoff Men's Chest Contest at Woodys & Sailor, 467 Church St., Toronto
WARM UP with Sofonda Cox JC hosting The Smirnoff Men's Chest Contest & SHOW. Hot Beats by DJ Mark Falco. a Special Guest (or two), $300 cash prizes, Steamworks Toronto Giveaways, Toronto's Hottest Staff and Contestants and NEVER A COVER CHARGE
www.facebook.com/WoodysSailorToronto/

May 19, 2017 at 12:00am
Pippin at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
May 16, 17, 23 & 24:Showtime 3PM May 18 & 25: Showtime 3PM & 8:30PM May 19 & 26: Showtime 9PM May 20 & 27: Showtime 3PM & 9PM May 21: Showtime 3PM & 7PM Pippin is a high-flying, death-defying Broadway musical hit, full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked. This unforgettable new revival is the winner of four Tony Awards. Hailed as "an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza," it's unlike anything you have ever seen! 19+
https://www.facebook.com/fallsviewcasino/

May 19, 2017 at 12:00am
Niagara Falls Elvis Festival at Greg Frewin Theatre, 5781 Ellen Ave., Niagara Falls
If you have a 'burning love' for Elvis Presley, then you're about to be 'all shook up'... The Greg Frewin Theatre proudly presents the Inaugural Niagara Falls Elvis Festival - Friday May 19th through Sunday May 21st, 2017 Officially sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. | Graceland, Niagara Falls is about to experience the King like never before! Imagine three full days of non-stop Elvis celebration held at a premiere Las Vegas style venue including: • Must-See Elvis Gala Shows • 3 Day Elvis Competition; Grand Champion to be crowned on Sunday • The Elvis Dealer's Room • Delicious Food • Fun times & cool surprises  
http://www.niagarafallselvisfestival.com/index.html

May 19, 2017 at 8:30pm
Fabulous Fridays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
Main Stage: 830pm – Goddess Girls – Ivory Towers, Katherine Hytes Dior and Juice Boxx 1130pm – Bitch-A-Palooza – Daytona Bitch with special guest Xtacy Love Tangos: 11pm – DJ Roxanne spins a blend of soca, hip hop and party anthems Zone: 11pm – DeeJay Alex serves up a blend of dance and one of a kind Top 40 mash ups and remixes
www.crewsandtangos.com

May 19, 2017 at 11:00pm
Drag Me To Friday at Church Street Garage, 477 Church St., Toronto
Church Street Garage presents DRAG ME TO FRIDAY'S!!! Featuring Ala El Deen and a queen so hot, she douches with Bajan pepper sauce, Miss Jada Hudson!!!! Bar rail specials and a new menu to enjoy while watching a killer show! Come.on down! Showtime 11pm!!!
www.facebook.com/churchstgarage/

May 19, 2017 at 10:00pm
Men's Best Ass Contest at Woodys & Sailor, 467 Church St., Toronto
Georgie Girl Hosts Woody's Men's ASS Contest & SHOW! Also Starring Devine Darlin and/or a special guest, and DJ Chris Steinbach. $300 cash prizes, Steamworks Toronto Giveaways, Toronto's Hottest Staff and NEVER A COVER CHARGE!
www.facebook.com/WoodysSailorToronto/

May 20, 2017 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hands On Saturdays at Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Whoever said you can’t touch at a museum has never visited the BSM! Join your hosts for some hands on fun with their friendly docents! You just never know what they’ll pull out of the shoebox for show and tell! 1 - 3 pm | Every Saturday | Included in museum admission | Fun for the entire family
https://www.facebook.com/batashoemuseum/

May 20, 2017 at 12:00am
Settling In Toronto - The Quest For Freedom at The Market Gallery, 95 Front St. E., Toronto
Exhibit on March 25 - July 15, 2017 Free admission Diversity Our Strength is the City's modern motto but the city's history tells a different, more colourful story. Using videos, oral histories, artifacts and documents, this exhibit explores immigration through stories of struggle, triumph, and celebration. Take a journey from the 1700s up to the present day as you explore how different migrants carved out their place in Toronto's history. As Canada celebrates her 150th year, you will be challenged to consider what becoming Canadian in Toronto really means.
https://www.facebook.com/MarketGallery/

May 20, 2017 at 12:00am
Pippin at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
May 16, 17, 23 & 24:Showtime 3PM May 18 & 25: Showtime 3PM & 8:30PM May 19 & 26: Showtime 9PM May 20 & 27: Showtime 3PM & 9PM May 21: Showtime 3PM & 7PM Pippin is a high-flying, death-defying Broadway musical hit, full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked. This unforgettable new revival is the winner of four Tony Awards. Hailed as "an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza," it's unlike anything you have ever seen! 19+
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May 20, 2017 at 12:00am
Niagara Falls Elvis Festival at Greg Frewin Theatre, 5781 Ellen Ave., Niagara Falls
If you have a 'burning love' for Elvis Presley, then you're about to be 'all shook up'... The Greg Frewin Theatre proudly presents the Inaugural Niagara Falls Elvis Festival - Friday May 19th through Sunday May 21st, 2017 Officially sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. | Graceland, Niagara Falls is about to experience the King like never before! Imagine three full days of non-stop Elvis celebration held at a premiere Las Vegas style venue including: • Must-See Elvis Gala Shows • 3 Day Elvis Competition; Grand Champion to be crowned on Sunday • The Elvis Dealer's Room • Delicious Food • Fun times & cool surprises  
http://www.niagarafallselvisfestival.com/index.html

May 20, 2017 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Protest Art Session 3 - Kids Action & Arts Space (6-9 yrs old) at The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto
This three week series will use different mediums to explore the power of protest art and collective voice by having fun with symbols that unite people, making posters with messages that are important to the youth, exploring ideas for installation art to raise awareness and/or using music & song to convey a message. The 519’s Kids & Youth Action and Arts Space offers fun, friends and cool opportunities for a few hours two Saturdays per month, excepting January, September, July and August. 6 - 9 years old: Every first & third Saturday of the month, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
www.the519.org

May 20, 2017 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Through the Lens 1 - Youth Action & Arts Space (10-15 yrs. old) at The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto
Through the Lens 2.0 is a (returning!) four-week photography program focused on the ways you want to change the world! Explore an issue that is important to you, discover ways to communicate about it visually and take a photo for an exhibit at The 519 on June 17 during Pride. Note: this program has a bonus class on Saturday June 10. The 519’s Youth Action and Arts Space offers fun, friends and cool opportunities for a few hours two Saturdays per month, excepting January, September, July and August. 6 - 9 years old: Every first & third Saturday of the month, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 10 - 15 years old: Every first & third Saturday of the month, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
www.the519.org

May 21, 2017 at 7:30pm
French Kiss at Blyss Nightclub, 504 Church St., Toronto
FRENCH KISS with Jezebel Bardot and special guest @7:30 pm to 10:00pm.  No Cover
https://www.facebook.com/BlyssToronto/

May 21, 2017 at 12:00am
Pippin at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
May 16, 17, 23 & 24:Showtime 3PM May 18 & 25: Showtime 3PM & 8:30PM May 19 & 26: Showtime 9PM May 20 & 27: Showtime 3PM & 9PM May 21: Showtime 3PM & 7PM Pippin is a high-flying, death-defying Broadway musical hit, full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked. This unforgettable new revival is the winner of four Tony Awards. Hailed as "an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza," it's unlike anything you have ever seen! 19+
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May 21, 2017 at 12:00am
Niagara Falls Elvis Festival at Greg Frewin Theatre, 5781 Ellen Ave., Niagara Falls
If you have a 'burning love' for Elvis Presley, then you're about to be 'all shook up'... The Greg Frewin Theatre proudly presents the Inaugural Niagara Falls Elvis Festival - Friday May 19th through Sunday May 21st, 2017 Officially sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. | Graceland, Niagara Falls is about to experience the King like never before! Imagine three full days of non-stop Elvis celebration held at a premiere Las Vegas style venue including: • Must-See Elvis Gala Shows • 3 Day Elvis Competition; Grand Champion to be crowned on Sunday • The Elvis Dealer's Room • Delicious Food • Fun times & cool surprises  
http://www.niagarafallselvisfestival.com/index.html

May 21, 2017 at 8:30pm
Sizzlin' Sundays at Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. Toronto
End your week with a line up of fabulous entertainers! Main Stage: 830pm – Michelle Ross & Devine Darlin  kick start the night 1130pm – Farra N Hyte & special guest Heaven Lee Hytes
www.crewsandtangos.com

May 21, 2017 at 10:00pm
Subversive Sundays at Statler's - 487 Church St. Toronto
The weekly show Subversive Sundays hosted by the one and only Jacklynne Hyde and special guests. Show starts at 10 sharp.  No Cover
www.statlers.ca

May 21, 2017 at 9:00pm
Krafty Queens at Church Street Garage, 477 Church St., Toronto
Sofonda Cox and Donnarama, maybe with a special guest or two, every Sunday evening at 9:00.  Great food and drinks, and fabulous entertainment!  
www.facebook.com/churchstgarage