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.

May 23, 2022 at 12:00am
Virtual Pride Coffee Social at Google Meets
Join Fierté Simcoe Pride at their semi-monthly Pride Social, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - March 7, 21; April 4, 18; May 2, 16, 2022. To keep this event safer, please be sure to register in advance, or connect with an organizer to support you. They currently use Google Meets, which offers a closed captioning option that each attendee controls themselves.  They are happy to support you in turning this on during the meeting. If you have any access needs or other concerns, please reach out to colin.nelthorpe@fiertesimcoepride.com  
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkRsTCRv61LnCcaGqOlmol36hOu0gnR0WBgV32xVDswt885g/viewform

May 24, 2022 at 7:00pm
Slow Reveal by Melanie Mitzner Debut Novel Launch Hosted by Ken Harvey at Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., Toronto
Melanie Mitzner will read and discuss her debut novel SLOW REVEAL “A sensual, slow reveal of love’s narcotic qualities and our inability to swear off of it, even as it weakens us. We’re plunged into the lives of characters bound by family as they free-fall in richly physical and symbolic worlds. The constant low hum of erotic tension sings to the cravings that course through us.”
https://gladdaybookshop.com/

May 25, 2022 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Black Indigenous Storytelling at Live Stream
Facilitated by Andrea Williams, the program aims to foster Black, Indigenous cultural practices, and share Indigenous teachings. Weekly programming for children 0-6 years. The program aims to foster Black, Indigenous cultural practices, and share Indigenous teachings along with participants. The program will emphasize remembering to be kind to ourselves, as we break isolation by connecting with each other and linking resources all the while fostering child development and child-centered practices, following How Does Learning Happen pedagogy.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/african-diaspora-and-indigenous-storytelling-tickets-239684662277

May 25, 2022 at 7:30pm
Wednesday Open Stage at Mandy's Bistro, 123 Danforth Ave., Toronto
Bring your tunes, instruments, voices and smiles, and have a fun evening of song. Sign up starts at 7:30 Open stage starts at 8 and runs until we run outta singers and songs, or Midnight, whichever comes first. Bring a little bit in your pocket to PWYC for your intrepid host Get ready for a great night full of diverse artists and lovely folk
https://www.mandysbistro.com/

May 26, 2022 at 10:00pm
Jock Night Thursdays at Cock Bar, 461 Church St., Second Floor, Toronto
Join hostess Morgan James and the semi-clad (or less) men of Cock Bar for an evening of feisty fun and frivolity. Drink specials, prizes, and surprises.
https://www.flashonchurch.com/

May 26, 2022 at 12:00am
Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival at Various venues and online
Join from May 26th through June 5th at TIFF Bell Lightbox for exceptional films by Canadian and international queer filmmakers and artists.  In addition to the return of in-person screenings, tune in to their digital platform, Ontario-wide, to access incredible 2SLGBTQ+ programming.
https://insideout.ca/festival/

May 26, 2022 at 7:00pm
"Click Right Here" Album Launch at The El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Toronto singer-songwriter Ori Dagan's new release "Click Right Here" brings jazz into the digital age.  The inspired collection of 10 original songs is inspired by 21st century life and was written, recorded and produced during the pandemic, providing a joyful escape from, and timely reflection upon, a world spinning out of control.  Joining Dagan on the El Mocambo stage is an 8-piece jazz band featuring Canada’s finest: Nathan Hiltz (guitar/music director); Attila Fias (piano); Michael Herring (bass); Ben Wittman (drums); Alison Young (alto sax); Colleen Allen (tenor sax); William Carn (trombone); Andrew McAnsh (trumpet) and surprise special guests! This event is made possible thanks to the support of FACTOR (The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings).
https://www.ticketweb.ca/event/ori-dagan-click-right-here-under-the-neon-palms-at-tickets/11927825

May 26, 2022 at 8:00pm
Bing-GO! With Bitchy Drag Queens at Frank & Furter's Restaurant, 172 King St., London
Mz. Affra-Tighty & Lita are back at it again!  Thursday May 26th in support of Y.O.U, featuring special guest Lavender Skyes. This ain't granny's Bingo (no daubers required - this is an auction style event).  Please join for an evening of laughs, good eats, drag performances, and fabulous prizes for Youth! First come, first served; Reservations recommended as seating is LIMITED.  Contact Frank & Furter's at 226-663-1115 to reserve your spot.  Please note: reservations who have not arrived by 8:30 will lose their spot as this event has VERY limited space.
https://frankandfurters.com/

May 27, 2022 at 12:00am
Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival at Various venues and online
Join from May 26th through June 5th at TIFF Bell Lightbox for exceptional films by Canadian and international queer filmmakers and artists.  In addition to the return of in-person screenings, tune in to their digital platform, Ontario-wide, to access incredible 2SLGBTQ+ programming.
https://insideout.ca/festival/

May 27, 2022 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
The F Word - 25th Anniversary Concert at Trinity-St. Paul's Church, 427 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Join Forte - Toronto Gay Men's Chorus as they make their triumphant return to the stage with 'The F Word' on May 27th at 7:30pm.  They'll be celebrating 25 years of music-making and community building while exploring some of their favourite numbers over the years. 'The F Word' is the perfect way to kick off your Pride Month celebrations with one of Canada's premier male choruses.  Expect to hear songs from Abba, Barbara Streisand, Cyndi Lauper, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Sondheim, and many others.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-f-word-25th-anniversary-concert-tickets-326200102287

May 27, 2022 at 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Life's A Drag: All-Stars at Turbo Espresso Bar, 285 Ouellette Ave, Windsor
Lavender Promotions presents the Life's A Drag Open Stage Nights.  Join them (the last Friday of the month unless otherwise noted) for Windsor's drag competition. This month, they bring you All-Stars; the competition pitting winners vs winners.
https://lavendertickets.com/tc-events/lad-allstars-1/

May 27, 2022 at 9:00pm
Friday Night Drag Show at Club 717, 7-717 Wilson Rd. S., Oshawa
Friday Night Drag Show: Featuring Asha Luxury, Scarlett and Kali Love. $5 Cover Charge for non-members. Doors open at 9pm and the show starts at 10pm.
https://www.club717.com

May 28, 2022 at 12:00am
Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival at Various venues and online
Join from May 26th through June 5th at TIFF Bell Lightbox for exceptional films by Canadian and international queer filmmakers and artists.  In addition to the return of in-person screenings, tune in to their digital platform, Ontario-wide, to access incredible 2SLGBTQ+ programming.
https://insideout.ca/festival/

May 28, 2022 at 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Pride Haldimand Norfolk at McKinnon Park, 100 Haddington St., Caledonia
Get ready for an amazing celebration in the central location of McKinnon Park in Caledonia, ON. This will be a family event that will offer activities for all ages. With live music performances by: Danny Dymond Quanah Style Darcy Feaver Barney and Friends Karma Kameleon Dancing Deacon and more! Guest Speaker Justin Preston from Rise Against Bullying will be hitting the stage. They will also have many vendors, activities, drag, food vendors, and more.
https://www.facebook.com/haldimandnorfolkpride

May 28, 2022 at 9:00pm
SIN at The Black Eagle, 457 Church St., Toronto
featuring CESAR on the Decks. $15.00 COVER CESAR is back on the Decks to make sure everyone will be in the Mood to PARTY HARD & PLAY EVEN HARDER. Also, don't miss the MEN OF SIN who will be in charge of getting everyone to join in on the ACTION.
https://www.blackeagletoronto.com/

May 28, 2022 at 9:30pm
TULIPS & TIARAS at Westboro Legion, 389-391 Richmond Rd., Ottawa
It's the weekend of the Ottawa Tulip Festival. Hosted by: Empress 35, Rachelle Valois. Imperial Crown Princess to Reign 35, Tanya King. Surprise performers to be announced. This a charity event; $20.00 door fee, and raffle tickets to be sold at the event to win some great prizes. Funds raised benefit the Charities of The Imperial Court of Toronto, Rainbow Railroad and PWA Food Programs.
https://www.theimperialcourtoftoronto.com/

May 28, 2022 at 10:30pm
After Werk Spring Fling Stop Light Party at Buddies In Bad Times, 12 Alexander St., Toronto
Featuring performances from the sweet and stunning Tash Riot. The concept is simple, if you want to participate in the stop light theme: Wear green if you’re single and ready to mingle Wear yellow if you’re maybe looking, picky or in a relationship and looking to splice things up. Wear red if you’re taken or not interested in flirting with anyone. They’ll also supply colored glow sticks for each color.  Happy flirting. Doors open at 10:30 p.m., the event is hosted by lovely matchmaker Barbie Jo Bontemps; DJ Sumation will be playing your favorite remixed hits until 3:00 a.m. Cover is $15.00 at the door.  Arrive early to avoid line ups.
https://buddiesinbadtimes.com/

May 29, 2022 at 12:00am
Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival at Various venues and online
Join from May 26th through June 5th at TIFF Bell Lightbox for exceptional films by Canadian and international queer filmmakers and artists.  In addition to the return of in-person screenings, tune in to their digital platform, Ontario-wide, to access incredible 2SLGBTQ+ programming.
https://insideout.ca/festival/

May 29, 2022 at 11:00am - 3:00pm
Kings & Queens Drag Brunch at The Back Alley Bar & Grill, 18 Princess Ave., St. Thomas
St. Thomas, some of your favourite Ontario Drag Starz are returning to a stage near you. Queens: Lucy Purr Lillith Nox Sapphyre Poison Kings: TroyBoy Parks Brattery Acid Seats: General Seats: - ($25 per person)
https://thebackalley.ca/

May 29, 2022 at 12:00pm - 3:00pm
TICOT Drag Brunch at Church St. Garage, 477 Church St., Toronto
A drag brunch show with a twist. This is an open stage, so if you have a talent you wish to share, all are welcome; however, all tips for all performers are donated to the charities of The Imperial Court of Toronto:  Rainbow Railroad and PWA Food Programs.
https://www.theimperialcourtoftoronto.com/

May 29, 2022 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Darryl Palmer Cool Jazz Trio at Mandy's Bistro, 123 Danforth Ave., Toronto
Darryl Palmer sings Jobim, James Taylor, Paul Simon, John Sebastian, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Jimmy Jones... With Cool Jazz artists - Jordan O’Connor on bass - Ted Quinlan on guitar - keyboard ready to play - special guests.
https://www.mandysbistro.com/

May 30, 2022 at 12:00am
Virtual Pride Coffee Social at Google Meets
Join Fierté Simcoe Pride at their semi-monthly Pride Social, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - March 7, 21; April 4, 18; May 2, 16, 2022. To keep this event safer, please be sure to register in advance, or connect with an organizer to support you. They currently use Google Meets, which offers a closed captioning option that each attendee controls themselves.  They are happy to support you in turning this on during the meeting. If you have any access needs or other concerns, please reach out to colin.nelthorpe@fiertesimcoepride.com  
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkRsTCRv61LnCcaGqOlmol36hOu0gnR0WBgV32xVDswt885g/viewform

May 30, 2022 at 12:00am
Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival at Various venues and online
Join from May 26th through June 5th at TIFF Bell Lightbox for exceptional films by Canadian and international queer filmmakers and artists.  In addition to the return of in-person screenings, tune in to their digital platform, Ontario-wide, to access incredible 2SLGBTQ+ programming.
https://insideout.ca/festival/

May 31, 2022 at 12:00am
Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival at Various venues and online
Join from May 26th through June 5th at TIFF Bell Lightbox for exceptional films by Canadian and international queer filmmakers and artists.  In addition to the return of in-person screenings, tune in to their digital platform, Ontario-wide, to access incredible 2SLGBTQ+ programming.
https://insideout.ca/festival/

June 1, 2022 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Black Indigenous Storytelling at Live Stream
Facilitated by Andrea Williams, the program aims to foster Black, Indigenous cultural practices, and share Indigenous teachings. Weekly programming for children 0-6 years. The program aims to foster Black, Indigenous cultural practices, and share Indigenous teachings along with participants. The program will emphasize remembering to be kind to ourselves, as we break isolation by connecting with each other and linking resources all the while fostering child development and child-centered practices, following How Does Learning Happen pedagogy.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/african-diaspora-and-indigenous-storytelling-tickets-239684662277

June 1, 2022 at 12:00am
Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival at Various venues and online
Join from May 26th through June 5th at TIFF Bell Lightbox for exceptional films by Canadian and international queer filmmakers and artists.  In addition to the return of in-person screenings, tune in to their digital platform, Ontario-wide, to access incredible 2SLGBTQ+ programming.
https://insideout.ca/festival/

June 1, 2022 at 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Heather Luckhart BLUES JAM at Mandy's Bistro, 123 Danforth Ave., Toronto
8PM: Signup 9PM-Midnight: Jam Pay What You Can (they’ll pass the jug) We’ll have mics, DIs, a keyboard and PA available. Bring your own mics for safety. Also, bring your own amps, drums, balloon trombones, kazoos and other instruments. There are opportunities to perform and, more importantly, a strong encouragement to invite players to jam with you! Sign up early, with an 8PM start to the list. That first hour is the time for chart review, learning one another’s tunes, deciding on collaborations, gear talk, socializing, etc. The jam (with options for open mic performances without collaboration as well) begins at 9PM and wraps up by midnight.
https://www.mandysbistro.com/

June 2, 2022 at 10:00pm
Jock Night Thursdays at Cock Bar, 461 Church St., Second Floor, Toronto
Join hostess Morgan James and the semi-clad (or less) men of Cock Bar for an evening of feisty fun and frivolity. Drink specials, prizes, and surprises.
https://www.flashonchurch.com/

June 2, 2022 at 12:00am
Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival at Various venues and online
Join from May 26th through June 5th at TIFF Bell Lightbox for exceptional films by Canadian and international queer filmmakers and artists.  In addition to the return of in-person screenings, tune in to their digital platform, Ontario-wide, to access incredible 2SLGBTQ+ programming.
https://insideout.ca/festival/

June 3, 2022 at 12:00am
Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival at Various venues and online
Join from May 26th through June 5th at TIFF Bell Lightbox for exceptional films by Canadian and international queer filmmakers and artists.  In addition to the return of in-person screenings, tune in to their digital platform, Ontario-wide, to access incredible 2SLGBTQ+ programming.
https://insideout.ca/festival/

June 4, 2022 at 12:00am
Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival at Various venues and online
Join from May 26th through June 5th at TIFF Bell Lightbox for exceptional films by Canadian and international queer filmmakers and artists.  In addition to the return of in-person screenings, tune in to their digital platform, Ontario-wide, to access incredible 2SLGBTQ+ programming.
https://insideout.ca/festival/

June 4, 2022 at 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Birthday Show at Copperworks Brew Pub Restaurant, 7 Division St., Bowmanville
Crystal Rose celebrates her 30th birthday with guests, including Sherry Sylvain, who celebrates her 30th annual 30th birthday.  An eclectic mix of lip synch and live vocals, and lots of laughs. Limited seats.  $9.00 each.
https://copperworkspub.com/

June 5, 2022 at 12:00am
Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival at Various venues and online
Join from May 26th through June 5th at TIFF Bell Lightbox for exceptional films by Canadian and international queer filmmakers and artists.  In addition to the return of in-person screenings, tune in to their digital platform, Ontario-wide, to access incredible 2SLGBTQ+ programming.
https://insideout.ca/festival/

Sorry, no events listed for Monday.

Sorry, no events listed for Tuesday.

June 8, 2022 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Black Indigenous Storytelling at Live Stream
Facilitated by Andrea Williams, the program aims to foster Black, Indigenous cultural practices, and share Indigenous teachings. Weekly programming for children 0-6 years. The program aims to foster Black, Indigenous cultural practices, and share Indigenous teachings along with participants. The program will emphasize remembering to be kind to ourselves, as we break isolation by connecting with each other and linking resources all the while fostering child development and child-centered practices, following How Does Learning Happen pedagogy.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/african-diaspora-and-indigenous-storytelling-tickets-239684662277

June 9, 2022 at 10:00pm
Jock Night Thursdays at Cock Bar, 461 Church St., Second Floor, Toronto
Join hostess Morgan James and the semi-clad (or less) men of Cock Bar for an evening of feisty fun and frivolity. Drink specials, prizes, and surprises.
https://www.flashonchurch.com/

Sorry, no events listed for Friday.

Sorry, no events listed for Saturday.

Sorry, no events listed for Sunday.

Sorry, no events listed for Monday.

Sorry, no events listed for Tuesday.

June 15, 2022 at 1:00pm
Cabana Pool Party with Symone at Cabana Pool Bar, 11 Polson St., Toronto
Make a splash at Cabana Pool Bar for a night of hot drag performances by local legends Sofonda Cox, Luna Dubois, and Miss Fiercalicious.  DJ's Karim Olen Ash and Cesar Murillo will keep the beats going while you bask in the sun, vibes, beautiful people, and beautiful view... and they're not just talking about the city skyline.  GoGo dancers Liana, Milkshake Boy, and Shadow Noir will be splishing and splashing their way around the pool with The Ebony Enchantress herself, Symone of Rupaul's Drag Race, who will be headlining the night.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cabana-pool-party-tickets-204597194717

June 16, 2022 at 10:00pm
Jock Night Thursdays at Cock Bar, 461 Church St., Second Floor, Toronto
Join hostess Morgan James and the semi-clad (or less) men of Cock Bar for an evening of feisty fun and frivolity. Drink specials, prizes, and surprises.
https://www.flashonchurch.com/

June 16, 2022 at 8:00pm
THE QUEER+ VARIETY HOUR at Buddies In Bad Times, 12 Alexander St., Toronto
Canada’s premier theatre company working to end anti-fat bias and promote the inclusion and positive representation of all bodies on stage is live in the Cabaret! EveryBODY on Stage brings you a variety hour featuring some of Canada’s most talented queer performers, celebrating their diverse bodies. Hosted by Chelsea Jayne Bray, and featuring performances by Bruce Dow, Stacey Kay, Chris Tsujiuchi, Tricia Black, Tom Hearn, and Greg Carruthers.
https://buddiesinbadtimes.com/

June 16, 2022 at 7:00pm
DROP DEADLY GORGEOUS: THE PAGEANT at Buddies In Bad Times, 12 Alexander St., Toronto
Pageants aren’t just about beauty and superiority anymore: enter this comedic take at pageant culture, with a queer twist.  Weird Alice Yankadic, self-appointed Canadian trash drag royalty, with Toronto’s Them-Fatale, Tygr Willy, have chosen eight of Canada’s prime queer artists who’ll compete to show off their best assets for you and five fierce local judges.  Who will be crowned the Deadliest, and receive a custom prize pack including performance opportunities across the GTA throughout 2022? Celebrate these performers and the wealth of talent they have to put on display.  This event is a gala, so they encourage you all to dress up, and strut your stuff on the pink carpet, because there will also be prizes for the Belle of the Ball.
https://buddiesinbadtimes.com/

June 17, 2022 at 10:00pm
East King Productions Presents Kings and Classics: A Royal Return at Buddies In Bad Times, 12 Alexander St., Toronto
Kings and Classics is one of Toronto's hottest Drag King and Gender Performer shows! This show is definitely the talk of the town and after two years of bunkering down, you will NOT want to miss this Royal Return. Doors: 10:00 pm Show: 10:30 pm Tickets: 25$ at the door 1 Free Raffle ticket will be provided upon ticket purchase to enter a raffle for 1 handcrafted charcuterie board valued at $180.00.
https://buddiesinbadtimes.com/

June 17, 2022 at 10:00pm
Kings & Queens Hosted by Sofonda Cox at Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W., Toronto
An Open Drag King & Queen Night Hosted by Sofonda Cox. Doors: 10pm Show: 11pm 19+
https://admitone.com/events/kings-queens-toronto-8123961

June 17, 2022 at 7:00pm
4SUM: A COMEDY SHOW at Buddies In Bad Times, 12 Alexander St., Toronto
With credits spanning the CBC, Just For Laughs, Second City, HBO, the Canadian Screen Awards, and more, these four headliners didn’t come to play. Comedians Tricia Black, Ajahnis Charley, Tom Hearn, and Selena Vyle serve up some of their hottest solo work… and they do group stuff, too.
https://buddiesinbadtimes.com/

June 17, 2022 at 8:00pm
LES FEMMES FATALES: OTHER SUNS at Buddies In Bad Times, 12 Alexander St., Toronto
Canada’s first burlesque troupe for women and femmes of colour is back at Buddies for the final installment of their Otherworldly trilogy. Other suns is a celebration, a beautiful story, of resistance, magic, sensuality and love. Featuring Ivory, Sweet Delilah, Zyra Lee, Ravyn Wngz, Babia Majora & Lara Ebata. Special guests Trixi Jones & Ola Minou. Music by DJ Relentless. Produced, curated, and hosted by Dainty Smith.
https://buddiesinbadtimes.com/

June 18, 2022 at 2:00pm
Gay AF Comedy Pride-Stravaganza at Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen St. W., Toronto
Gay AF Comedy serves the city’s best LGBT stand-up comedians, and they’re bringing the "extra-ness" to the beautiful Campbell House Museum courtyard. Featuring TED MORRIS (America’s Got Talent, Just For Laughs) TAMARA SHEVON (OutTV, JFL42) VONG SHOW (Audience Choice Award Crazy Woke Asians Festival) HILLARY YAAS (Sketchfest, NYC WebFest award winner) JADE NILES-CRAIG (JFL42, 420 Comedy Festival). Hosted by Canadian Comedy Award winner ROBERT WATSON. Gates 2pm / Show at 3pm. Arrive early to enjoy sampling from Cottage Springs Beverage Co, and get your pic taken at the Unicorn Photobooth. Tickets:  $25.00 + tx.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/gay-af-comedy-pride-stravaganza-saturday-june-18-3pm-tickets-330781906587

June 18, 2022 at 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Burlesque at the Barn at The Hayloft Dancehall, 344 Salmon Point Rd., Cherry Valley
A simmering, scintillating night of burlesque with some of the best shimmy shakers and burlesque artists from across Canada. The early shows have a mix of seating and standing room with over 60 seats available at each show.  Seating is available on a first come first serve basis.  If you’re a large group, or if you require seating for health or physical ability reasons, they will always do their best to accommodate you, but they strongly recommend you arrive early to ensure a seat and get the best spot. The outdoor patio is open for pre-show drinks and dining from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - full dinner menu available from Smokin’ Rednex BBQ before and during show. Doors: 6:30 p.m. Show: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. 19+ Guests must depart the room by 9:00 p.m. to allow the venue to prepare for the Late Night Barn Party.  Guests remaining for the Barn Party can have drinks on the outdoor patio while the room is changed over. Please note: Separate tickets are required for the Late Night Barn Parties.  They recommend purchasing tickets in advance, as most events sell out.  Door sales may be available, but are not guaranteed.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/burlesque-at-the-barn-tickets-266328173737

June 18, 2022 at 12:00pm - 4:00pm
EpiC Day 2022 at College Park, 444 Yonge St., Toronto
You’re invited to join Epilepsy Toronto at College Park for EpiC Day! Just like for their "Purple Walk" in years past, you can challenge yourself to complete the 5km Purple Walk, or you can choose to do a 1 in 100 Challenge like has been done the past two years; OR you can do both!  Whatever you choose, it’ll be EpiC! This is a fundraising event for Epilepsy Toronto.
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/epilepsy-toronto/p2p/epicday2022/

June 18, 2022 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm
SEE ME, HEAR ME, FEEL ME: MAKING LIFE BETTER at Buddies In Bad Times, 12 Alexander St., Toronto
Rekai Cenre—Toronto’s only long-term care facility space dedicated to queer residents—hosts a lawn party celebrating queer seniors, and open to everyone! Stop by and make a new connection or two, enjoy the sun, have a snack, and take in some of the intergenerational entertainment on hand all afternoon. This event is presented by Rekai, Buddies, and Pride Toronto. Artists:  Jade Elektra, Dirk and Juwanna Dewitt, Pigeon, Fontaine, Bonnie Henderson, Grace Mojave, Monica Garrido, Dank Sinatra.
https://buddiesinbadtimes.com/

June 18, 2022 at 8:00pm
VS JASMINE at Buddies In Bad Times, 12 Alexander St., Toronto
VS Jasmine Kennedie is an event from the Haus of Decadence and Drag Academy.  Eight Canadian drag artists battle it out onstage through a series of lip sync challenges for an opportunity to take on Jasmine Kennedie, and earn a chance to win a prize pack, including a cash prize and the title of Lip Sync Champion.  Hosted by Miss Shay Dee, Calypso Cosmic, and Miss Fiercilious.  Music by Sofia Fly. Meet and greet at 6:00 p.m., show 8:00 p.m.. Meet and greet $50.00; General Admission $40.00; Student/Senior/Drag Artist $30.00 Drag Academy’s mission is to provide educational workshops that explore the art of drag; provide a platform and opportunities for drag kings, drag queens, and drag creatures; and, to leave a legacy in the community by supporting 2SLGBTQ+ initiatives.
https://buddiesinbadtimes.com/

June 18, 2022 at 8:30pm
TALLULAH’S PRIDE PARTY at Buddies In Bad Times, 12 Alexander St., Toronto
The best party on the block takes over the whole building for Queer Pride. See Toronto’s top drag and burlesque artists in a super-charged floor show, and stay late with our resident DJs spinning your favourites. Saturday, June 18 // Doors at 10:30PM Molly Amoresse, Krēme Inakuchi & Miss Zoe Sweet DJ Sofia Fly Friday, June 24 // Doors at 10:30PM Manny Dingo, Beardra Bidness, Helena Poison & El Toro DJ Sofia Fly Saturday, June 25 // Doors at 10:30PM Bombae, Wrong Note Rusty & Tygr Willy DJ Relentless Sunday, June 26 // Doors at 10:30PM Baby Bel Bel, Carlotta Carlisle, Katinka Kature & Fantasia Royale Gaga DJ Tom Cable
https://buddiesinbadtimes.com/

June 19, 2022 at 1:00pm
Til Sunset: The Jam Down at Gibraltar Point Beach, Toronto Island, Toronto
The Ultimate Day Party! With the skyline as your backdrop, take over the island with Toronto's A-List entertainers.  Grab a drink & allow DJs Pogi & Blacks to get you in the right mindset for the afternoon's festivities.  Enjoy delicious Jerk Chicken, and take in the performances of some favourite Toronto Kings and Queens; Jada Shada Hudson, Divine Darlin, Canada's Drag Race season 2's Kimora Amour, and Prince Many Dingo.  With a full belly and an afternoon in the sun, dance the evening away to amazing DJ Headliners, Craig Dominic & Carma.
https://www.universe.com/events/til-sunset-the-jam-down-tickets-MZ1JCY

June 19, 2022 at 4:00pm
POETRY SUNDAY & SITELINES READING SERIES at Buddies In Bad Times, 12 Alexander St., Toronto
Buddies’ monthly poetry open mic is back with a special Pride edition.  Come by, sign up, and share some words.  At 7:00 p.m., OCAD University’s SiteLines reading series takes over, with guest readers Arielle Twist and Juliane Okot Bitek presenting some of their works.
https://buddiesinbadtimes.com/

June 19, 2022 at 8:30pm
TALLULAH’S PRIDE PARTY at Buddies In Bad Times, 12 Alexander St., Toronto
The best party on the block takes over the whole building for Queer Pride. See Toronto’s top drag and burlesque artists in a super-charged floor show, and stay late with our resident DJs spinning your favourites. Saturday, June 18 // Doors at 10:30PM Molly Amoresse, Krēme Inakuchi & Miss Zoe Sweet DJ Sofia Fly Friday, June 24 // Doors at 10:30PM Manny Dingo, Beardra Bidness, Helena Poison & El Toro DJ Sofia Fly Saturday, June 25 // Doors at 10:30PM Bombae, Wrong Note Rusty & Tygr Willy DJ Relentless Sunday, June 26 // Doors at 10:30PM Baby Bel Bel, Carlotta Carlisle, Katinka Kature & Fantasia Royale Gaga DJ Tom Cable
https://buddiesinbadtimes.com/