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.

September 26, 2022 at 12:00am
JFL Toronto at Various venues in Toronto
September 22 to October 1 Toronto has long had a reputation as an international comedy capital that gives not only locals and visitors alike a fast track to the laugh track, but has quickly become THE cultural hub for festivals and large-scale events.  It should be no surprise the city has a robust comedy festival in Just For Laughs Toronto.  After taking two years off due to world-wide "reasons", the festival is back and better than ever.  On top of a ton of shows, there's also the acclaimed ComedyCON, a daytime series with In Conversations, podcats, cast panels and more! You're getting an industry insider look into the business.
https://toronto.hahaha.com/en

September 27, 2022 at 12:00am
JFL Toronto at Various venues in Toronto
September 22 to October 1 Toronto has long had a reputation as an international comedy capital that gives not only locals and visitors alike a fast track to the laugh track, but has quickly become THE cultural hub for festivals and large-scale events.  It should be no surprise the city has a robust comedy festival in Just For Laughs Toronto.  After taking two years off due to world-wide "reasons", the festival is back and better than ever.  On top of a ton of shows, there's also the acclaimed ComedyCON, a daytime series with In Conversations, podcats, cast panels and more! You're getting an industry insider look into the business.
https://toronto.hahaha.com/en

September 28, 2022 at 12:00am
JFL Toronto at Various venues in Toronto
September 22 to October 1 Toronto has long had a reputation as an international comedy capital that gives not only locals and visitors alike a fast track to the laugh track, but has quickly become THE cultural hub for festivals and large-scale events.  It should be no surprise the city has a robust comedy festival in Just For Laughs Toronto.  After taking two years off due to world-wide "reasons", the festival is back and better than ever.  On top of a ton of shows, there's also the acclaimed ComedyCON, a daytime series with In Conversations, podcats, cast panels and more! You're getting an industry insider look into the business.
https://toronto.hahaha.com/en

September 28, 2022 at 10:00pm
Hump Night Honeys at Woody's, 467 Church St., Toronto
Hosts Carlotta Carlisle and Katinka Kature welcome an array of special guest stars withe DJ Chris Steinbach, and Toronto’s Sweetest Staff. Every Wednesday evening.
http://woodystoronto.com/

September 29, 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/

September 29, 2022 at 12:00am
JFL Toronto at Various venues in Toronto
September 22 to October 1 Toronto has long had a reputation as an international comedy capital that gives not only locals and visitors alike a fast track to the laugh track, but has quickly become THE cultural hub for festivals and large-scale events.  It should be no surprise the city has a robust comedy festival in Just For Laughs Toronto.  After taking two years off due to world-wide "reasons", the festival is back and better than ever.  On top of a ton of shows, there's also the acclaimed ComedyCON, a daytime series with In Conversations, podcats, cast panels and more! You're getting an industry insider look into the business.
https://toronto.hahaha.com/en

September 29, 2022 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Coronation 36 In-Town Show at The Well, 487 Church St., Toronto
$10.00 cover This is a fundraising show featuring many beloved performers from Toronto and area, as they raise funds for PWA Food Programs, and Rainbow Railroad.  All funds raised - performer tips, raffle ticket sales, cover charge, and more - goes to the named charities.  This is the kick-off to a weekend of guest performers who will be visiting Toronto from all over North America, and your chance to meet and schmooze before those guests take over the entertainment duties on Friday, September 30.
https://www.theimperialcourtoftoronto.com/

September 30, 2022 at 12:00am
JFL Toronto at Various venues in Toronto
September 22 to October 1 Toronto has long had a reputation as an international comedy capital that gives not only locals and visitors alike a fast track to the laugh track, but has quickly become THE cultural hub for festivals and large-scale events.  It should be no surprise the city has a robust comedy festival in Just For Laughs Toronto.  After taking two years off due to world-wide "reasons", the festival is back and better than ever.  On top of a ton of shows, there's also the acclaimed ComedyCON, a daytime series with In Conversations, podcats, cast panels and more! You're getting an industry insider look into the business.
https://toronto.hahaha.com/en

September 30, 2022 at 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Commemorate Truth & Reconciliation: Tomson Highway, Rebecca Cuddy, Sarain Fox, and more at Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W., Toronto
The Royal Conservatory starts the new Koerner Hall concert season by honouring the lives and knowledge of Indigenous people. Dancer, storyteller, and activist Sarain Fox guides an evening that includes Juno Award nominee Nimkii; then Rebecca Cuddy sings a song cycle by composer Ian Cusson and poet Marylin Dumont (all Métis) accompanied by the New Orford String Quartet and Philip Chiu; and Tomson Highway unveils his irreverent and freewheeling “Cree Country” band with singer Patricia Cano.
https://www.rcmusic.com/

September 30, 2022 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Coronation 36 Out of Town Show at Flash On Church, 463 Church St., Toronto
$10.00 Cover. This is a fundraising show featuring the out of town guests visiting Toronto from all over North America.  Spend an evening experiencing talented performers you may never see otherwise, and all in support of PWA Food Programs and Rainbow Railroad.  All proceeds from the show, including the $10.00 support your local charities.
https://www.theimperialcourtoftoronto.com/

October 1, 2022 at 12:00am
JFL Toronto at Various venues in Toronto
September 22 to October 1 Toronto has long had a reputation as an international comedy capital that gives not only locals and visitors alike a fast track to the laugh track, but has quickly become THE cultural hub for festivals and large-scale events.  It should be no surprise the city has a robust comedy festival in Just For Laughs Toronto.  After taking two years off due to world-wide "reasons", the festival is back and better than ever.  On top of a ton of shows, there's also the acclaimed ComedyCON, a daytime series with In Conversations, podcats, cast panels and more! You're getting an industry insider look into the business.
https://toronto.hahaha.com/en

October 1, 2022 at 12:00am
Coronation 36 at Marriott Downtown CF Eaton Centre, 525 Bay St., Toronto
The Imperial Court of Toronto presents its 36th Coronation Ball.  Each year, community members have the opportunity to elect two representatives to act as the Monarchs of The Court, and lead volunteer fundraising to benefit local charities.  And, the Coronation Ball is all the glitz, glam, entertainment, and eye-candy you might hope for.  Featuring attendees from Toronto, and guests from all over North America, wearing some of the most dazzling, eye-popping, and drool-worthy gowns, uniforms, costumes, leather, and jewellery - including tiaras, crowns, diadems, coronets, headdresses, and ANYTHING else that might possibly be encrusted with jewels. Tickets are $206.00 including a $6.00 processing fee.  Tickets include access to the Hospitality Suite in the afternoon, with many unique and impressive vendors, followed by the lobby reception with photo ops, a plated dinner, and in impressive show.
https://www.theimperialcourtoftoronto.com/coronation

October 2, 2022 at 4:00pm
Sunday Concert Series: Sara Papini & Romulo Delgado at Windrush Estate Winery, 3100 Concession Rd. 3, Adjala, ON
Join international opera star, Sara Papini, and esteemed tenor, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Romulo Delgado, and experience the power and passion of two of Canada’s most beautiful voices in the intimate and elegant Chateau Windrush: iconic opera arias and popular songs all in one performance.
https://windrushestatewinery.com/product/summer-sundays-oct-2-sara-papini-romulo-delgado-single-ticket/

Sorry, no events listed for Monday.

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October 5, 2022 at 10:00pm
Hump Night Honeys at Woody's, 467 Church St., Toronto
Hosts Carlotta Carlisle and Katinka Kature welcome an array of special guest stars withe DJ Chris Steinbach, and Toronto’s Sweetest Staff. Every Wednesday evening.
http://woodystoronto.com/

October 6, 2022 at 8:00pm
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St., Toronto
With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and guest artists spanning genres and generations, Jazz at Lincoln Center produces thousands of performance, education, and broadcast events each season in its home in New York City (Frederick P. Rose Hall, “The House of Swing”) and around the world, for people of all ages. Jazz at Lincoln Center is led by Chairman Clarence Otis, Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, and Executive Director Greg Scholl.
https://masseyhall.mhrth.com/tickets/jalco-wynton-marsalis

October 6, 2022 at 12:00am
Star Wars: The Force Awakens—In Concert at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., Toronto
In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a scavenger (Daisy Ridley) and a renegade stormtrooper (John Boyega) enlist the help of legendary smugglers/freedom fighters Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca to transport a droid carrying information regarding the whereabouts of long lost Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) of the Resistance before it falls into the hands of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. The full score will be played live by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. October 6 to 9
https://www.tso.ca/concerts-and-events/events/star-wars-the-force-awakensin-concert

October 7, 2022 at 12:00am
Star Wars: The Force Awakens—In Concert at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., Toronto
In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a scavenger (Daisy Ridley) and a renegade stormtrooper (John Boyega) enlist the help of legendary smugglers/freedom fighters Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca to transport a droid carrying information regarding the whereabouts of long lost Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) of the Resistance before it falls into the hands of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. The full score will be played live by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. October 6 to 9
https://www.tso.ca/concerts-and-events/events/star-wars-the-force-awakensin-concert

October 7, 2022 at 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Joshua Weilerstein conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra at Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Joshua Weilerstein is the Artistic Director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and enjoys a flourishing guest conducting career. He has been praised for “intense, eloquently moving, and spectacularly knife-edge” performances. Part of the Temerty Orchestral Program at The Glenn Gould School (GGS), the Royal Conservatory Orchestra (RCO) is widely regarded as an outstanding ensemble and one of the best training orchestras in North America. It consists of instrumental students in the undergraduate and graduate programs of tThe Glenn Gould SchoolGGS. Graduates of the RCO have joined the ranks of the greatest orchestras in the world.
https://www.rcmusic.com/

October 8, 2022 at 12:00am
Star Wars: The Force Awakens—In Concert at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., Toronto
In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a scavenger (Daisy Ridley) and a renegade stormtrooper (John Boyega) enlist the help of legendary smugglers/freedom fighters Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca to transport a droid carrying information regarding the whereabouts of long lost Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) of the Resistance before it falls into the hands of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. The full score will be played live by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. October 6 to 9
https://www.tso.ca/concerts-and-events/events/star-wars-the-force-awakensin-concert

October 9, 2022 at 12:00am
Star Wars: The Force Awakens—In Concert at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., Toronto
In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a scavenger (Daisy Ridley) and a renegade stormtrooper (John Boyega) enlist the help of legendary smugglers/freedom fighters Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca to transport a droid carrying information regarding the whereabouts of long lost Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) of the Resistance before it falls into the hands of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. The full score will be played live by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. October 6 to 9
https://www.tso.ca/concerts-and-events/events/star-wars-the-force-awakensin-concert

Sorry, no events listed for Monday.

Sorry, no events listed for Tuesday.

October 12, 2022 at 10:00pm
Hump Night Honeys at Woody's, 467 Church St., Toronto
Hosts Carlotta Carlisle and Katinka Kature welcome an array of special guest stars withe DJ Chris Steinbach, and Toronto’s Sweetest Staff. Every Wednesday evening.
http://woodystoronto.com/

Sorry, no events listed for Thursday.

Sorry, no events listed for Friday.

October 15, 2022 at 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Gala Concert: Jan Lisiecki with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Juno Award winner, UNESCO Ambassador, and alumnus of The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School, Jan Lisiecki is “perhaps the most 'complete' pianist of his age". Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is a Grammy Award-winning ensemble that has been delighting audiences worldwide with beautiful sound that reflects their unique capacity to create collaboratively. Program will include Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9 and other works. For information about gala dinner and concert packages, please call 416.408.2824 x 446.
https://www.rcmusic.com/

October 15, 2022 at 7:00pm
Sir Monty's presents...BURLESQUE at Sir Monty's Brewing Co., 1540 Durham Rg. Hwy. 2, Clarington
Hosted by Drag King Seth Wood Do-Ya Davenport and featuring the stunning performances by: Miss J, Sweet AzPie, Adelyn Vain, V.V , and Echo Noir! Sir Monty's is ready to bring these beauties to the stage for an evening of Burlesque.
https://sirmontys.com/collections/tickets

October 16, 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://churchstgarage.com/

Sorry, no events listed for Monday.

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October 20, 2022 at 12:00am
Opera Atelier presents: Dido and Aeneas at Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St., Toronto
Opera Atelier returns to the Elgin to stage their internationally acclaimed production of Dido and Aeneas. October 20, 22, 23.
https://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/Conservation/Buildings/Elgin-and-Winter-Garden-Theatre-Centre-(Toronto).aspx

October 20, 2022 at 8:00pm
Jeans N Classics - The Music Of Alan Parsons & Tears For Fears at Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener
The Jeans N Classics with a Rock N Roll Orchestra bring a new show to KW: The Music of Alan Parsons & Tears For Fears!
https://centreinthesquare.com/

October 20, 2022 at 12:00am
Julie et L'univers at Harbourfront Centre, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Presented by the Fleck Dance theatre, and inspired by a painting of Jean-Paul Lemieux’s, and set in a wintry landscape reminiscent of Lemieux’s childhood in Quebec City, the work explores the interior lives of three young women on the cusp of adulthood, alternating between the utter wonderment and discovery of youth and the uncertainty and loneliness of adolescence.   October 20 - 22
https://my.harbourfrontcentre.com/overview/38821/

October 21, 2022 at 12:00am
Opera Atelier presents: Dido and Aeneas at Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St., Toronto
Opera Atelier returns to the Elgin to stage their internationally acclaimed production of Dido and Aeneas. October 20, 22, 23.
https://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/Conservation/Buildings/Elgin-and-Winter-Garden-Theatre-Centre-(Toronto).aspx

October 21, 2022 at 12:00am
Julie et L'univers at Harbourfront Centre, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Presented by the Fleck Dance theatre, and inspired by a painting of Jean-Paul Lemieux’s, and set in a wintry landscape reminiscent of Lemieux’s childhood in Quebec City, the work explores the interior lives of three young women on the cusp of adulthood, alternating between the utter wonderment and discovery of youth and the uncertainty and loneliness of adolescence.   October 20 - 22
https://my.harbourfrontcentre.com/overview/38821/

October 21, 2022 at 9:00pm
Solar Eclipse Drag Night at Club 717, 7-717 Wilson Rd. S., Oshawa
Hosted by the stunning and marvellous, Solar, this night is sure to be a ton of fun! Solar is joined by August Talent Show winner, Big D'Elle, and 717 favourite, Kali Kontour! $5 cover for non-members.
https://www.club717.com

October 21, 2022 at 7:30pm
Sarah Millican at Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St., Toronto
A stand-up comedy show by the raucously and irreverently funny British comedienne, Sarah Millican, in her sixth international tour.
https://masseyhall.mhrth.com/tickets/?facility_no=other

October 22, 2022 at 12:00am
Opera Atelier presents: Dido and Aeneas at Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St., Toronto
Opera Atelier returns to the Elgin to stage their internationally acclaimed production of Dido and Aeneas. October 20, 22, 23.
https://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/Conservation/Buildings/Elgin-and-Winter-Garden-Theatre-Centre-(Toronto).aspx

October 22, 2022 at 12:00am
Julie et L'univers at Harbourfront Centre, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Presented by the Fleck Dance theatre, and inspired by a painting of Jean-Paul Lemieux’s, and set in a wintry landscape reminiscent of Lemieux’s childhood in Quebec City, the work explores the interior lives of three young women on the cusp of adulthood, alternating between the utter wonderment and discovery of youth and the uncertainty and loneliness of adolescence.   October 20 - 22
https://my.harbourfrontcentre.com/overview/38821/

October 22, 2022 at 8:00pm
Nightmare On Richmond Street: Halloween Drag Show at The Rec Room, 1680 Richmond St., N. London
The Throne Room has partnered with Lavender Promotions to host another event at The Rec Room London! Get ready for "A Nightmare On Richmond Street"; the spookiest drag show you've ever been to! Hosted by London's own Nicki Nastasia, featuring performances from Lillith Nox, Anne-tique Doll, Phoenix Black & Jessie James! Tickets: $15 advance / $20 at the door
https://lavendertickets.com/tc-events/nightmare-on-richmond/

October 22, 2022 at 10:00pm
Dance Floor Darlings: A Kylie Minogue all night dance-a-thon at The Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W., Toronto
An all-Kylie dance-a-thon! Limited tickets at the door on the big night. DJs Phillippe and OMGBLOG play Kylie hits, misses, remixes and rarities all night! BIG SHOWS from Fay Slift and Luna Dubois!!! Projections by Fisherprice.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dance-floor-darlings-a-kylie-minogue-dance-a-thon-tickets-418188411797

October 23, 2022 at 12:00am
Opera Atelier presents: Dido and Aeneas at Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St., Toronto
Opera Atelier returns to the Elgin to stage their internationally acclaimed production of Dido and Aeneas. October 20, 22, 23.
https://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/Conservation/Buildings/Elgin-and-Winter-Garden-Theatre-Centre-(Toronto).aspx

October 23, 2022 at 2:00pm
Miloš: Reflections & Reinvention at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines
Miloš Karadaglić was named by BBC Music Magazine as one of the six greatest classical guitarists of the last century alongside guitar legend Andrés Segovia, to whom this program is dedicated.  
https://firstontariopac.ca/Online/default.asp

October 23, 2022 at 11:00am - 7:00pm
HAUNTED Flamingo Market at Buddies In Bad Times, 12 Alexander St., Toronto
Flamingo Market, Toronto’s 3x Award-Winning LGBTQ2SIA+ Market returns. This is a free, all-ages event.  Spend the day with community and support genuine LGBTQ2SIA+ Artists & Businesses directly. Featuring, promoting and fostering the diverse small business and artisan talent that the LGBTQ2SIA+ community has to offer. Flamingo Market is a FREE admission market that is an all inclusive, and child friendly.  All are welcome to attended. Masks, Proof of Vaccination, and complete contact tracing form required.
https://flamingomarket.ca/