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Orlando, My Political Biography – deconstructing the binary as we move toward a more Orlando universe

posted Friday, November 24, 2023

by: in Film, Queer, Toronto, Trans

Orlando, My Political Biography is the rousing, heady debut feature by theorist, critic, and curator Paul B. Preciado. When prodded by peers to write about his experience of transition, he remarks, wryly, that Virginia Woolf had already done so. The work in reference is her classic 1928 novel, centered on the life of an androgynous aristocrat […]

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Daniel MacIvor Double Bill at the Factory Theatre – Monster, Here Lies Henry

posted Tuesday, November 21, 2023

by: in Theatre, Toronto

Factory Theatre is presenting a unique double-bill theatre experience from acclaimed, award-winning playwright Daniel MacIvor.  Monster, directed by Soheil Parsa and featuring Karl Ang, will run from November 16-December 10, 2023 in the Studio Theatre; and Here Lies Henry, directed by Tawiah M’Carthy and featuring Damien Atkins, will run from November 23-December 17, 2023 in the Mainspace Theatre. Daniel MacIvor’s chilling one-person show, Monster, […]

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Keith Haring: Art Is for Everybody – AGO exhibition features hundreds of artworks and archival materials – on until March 14, 2024

posted Wednesday, November 15, 2023

by: in Art, Art Gallery, Celebrity, Queer, Toronto

Pop culture icon Keith Haring’s bold images of barking dogs, dancing figures, and radiant babies are synonymous with New York in the 1980, and remain as relevant today as then. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is currently presenting brightly bold and beautiful exhibiton, Keith Haring: Art Is for Everybody. It goes far beyond the […]

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The Musical Stage Company’s annual “Uncovered” concert series features re-imagined renditions of both Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles classics – Nov 14 to 17, 2023 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, November 14, 2023

by: in Featured Events, Music, Toronto

The Musical Stage Company‘s signature UNCOVERED concert event takes place November 14 to 17, 2023 for four performances only.  This year’s concert spotlights the music of two of the most influential bands of the past 50 years – Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles. This annual sell-out concert is developed and performed by some of Canada’s most […]

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Dressed to Impress: Footwear and Consumerism in the 1980s at the Bata Shoe Museum (Toronto)

posted Wednesday, November 1, 2023

by: in Fashion, Featured Events, Museum, Toronto

Dressed to Impress: Footwear and Consumerism in the 1980s is the latest large-scale exhibition at the Bata Shoe Museum that takes a historical retrospective look back at what people were wearing on their feet back in the days of big hair and big shoulders. It opens on November 1, 2023 and runs until March 16, […]

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Art Toronto is for the curious and the connoisseurs – Oct 26 to 29, 2023

posted Tuesday, October 24, 2023

by: in Art, Featured Events, Toronto

Art Toronto returns for its 24th edition from October 26–29th, 2023 featuring 110 galleries from Canada, the USA, and abroad including 17 new first-time exhibitors like Andrew Rafacz (Chicago), Bonny Poon /Conditions (Toronto), Nil Gallery (Paris), as well as some returning heavy hitters like Catriona Jeffries (Vancouver),, Cooper Cole (TO), Daniel Faria Gallery (TO), Fazakas […]

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Rendezvous With Madness Film & Arts Festival – Oct 27 to Nov 5, 2023 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, October 24, 2023

by: in Film, Streaming Online, Toronto

Rendezvous With Madness Festival is the largest and longest-running arts festival in the world dedicated to the intersection of mental health and artistic expression. The 2023 Festival runs from October 27 to November 5, 2023, presenting 10 feature films and 2 short programs, for a total of 38 films from 12 countries. As always, films are complemented by thought-provoking post-screening Q&As […]

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Fellow Travelers series chronicles the lives of two closeted gay political officials over a period of four decades

posted Sunday, October 22, 2023

by: in Books, Queer, Streaming Online, Toronto

Fellow Travelers is an epic love story and political thriller, chronicling the volatile romance of two very different men who meet in the shadow of McCarthy-era Washington. Handsome and charismatic Hawkins Fuller (Matt Bomer) avoids emotional entanglements, until he meets Tim Laughlin (Johnathan Bailey), a young man brimming with idealism and religious faith. They begin a […]

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The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival offers both in person and online options – Oct 17 to 29, 2023 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, October 17, 2023

by: in Activism, Art, Film, Streaming Online, Toronto

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (imagineNATIVE) runs from October 17-22, 2023 in person in Toronto, and October 23-29, 2023 streaming online. The Festival showcases 14 feature films, 70 short films across 11 short film programs, 21 digital and interactive works, and 17 audio works.  Each work presented at the festival is led by an […]

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Greg’s Cookies – Sky Gilbert’s new play on stage Oct 17 to 25, 2023 (Toronto)

posted Monday, October 16, 2023

by: in Featured Events, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

Greg’s Cookie’s is a one-act satire; a queer cultural comedy that deals with the changes happening on Toronto’s Church Street.  Like all Toronto neighbourhoods, the once very gay Church Street is now under ‘condo attack.’ What was once a proud venue of gay bars, baths, and restaurants, mixed with family owned businesses of all kinds, […]

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