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 3, 2021 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
African & African American History Class - From Africa to Black Power at Virtual Event
Second Monday of each month through June 14, 2021 A monthly lesson on the journey of Africans & African Americans through history. This class consists of 10 monthly lessons on Black History. School has started, and many schools, including community colleges and universities are virtual. However, neither in-person or virtual lessons have done a good job teaching African & African American history, or the history of Black people throughout the diaspora. Therefore, historian and educator Jamon Jordan of Black Scroll Network History & Tours has started a monthly virtual class on African & American History. The class consists of 10 monthly lessons that will take us from the African origin of humanity to the election of Barack Obama, and how all of this history is connected. Refunds are only available if the lecture is cancelled or rescheduled. Refunds take about 10-14 days to process. All live lectures will conclude with a Q&A for 15-20 minutes. Fee: $25 per class
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/african-african-american-history-class-from-africa-to-black-power-tickets-120249484445

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May 8, 2021 at 2:00pm
Collage Party at Zoom
Join the Bi+ Arts Festival for the celebration of World Collage Day, 2021.  It's an afternoon of extravagantly queer collage collaboration. At the collage party, they will be gathering virtually to make and share collages (if people want, they will combine them all into an e-zine).  All ages welcome.  The party is co-hosted with Crafty Bi Nature (Ottawa) and Toronto Bi+ Network, but is open to guests from around the world. They will be sharing short films by bisexual, queer, pansexual and 2spirit artists who employ collage techniques. They will also have special visitors -- two guest artists whose work is influenced by collage will join to show their work and tell a bit about their background, what attracted them to collage, and a bit about their process of making. This is a bi+/pan/2s/queer-centred, all-inclusive event. You do not need to identify as LGBT2Q+ to attend - friends and allies welcomed.
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMofu6qrD4vE9RUO_oqGaBR7l8ia-3DIuKO

May 8, 2021 at 4:00pm
Jazz It Up with Ori Dagan: Jazzing Up the 90's at Live Stream
This week on Jazz it Up: Ori Dagan swings and croons classic tunes of the 1990's, including U2, Madonna, Green Day, Destiny's Child, Ricky Martin and much more! Jazz It Up is a weekly live-streamed program broadcasting from Ori's living room in Toronto, Canada. Free admission, tips welcome and greatly appreciated.
https://www.facebook.com/oridaganjazz

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May 14, 2021 at 7:00pm
INSPIRE Awards 10th Anniversary at Live Stream
Tune in to the 10th Anniversary INSPIRE Awards as we shine the spotlight on ‘A Decade Recognizing and Celebrating our Community.’ This year’s event will be a virtual, live-streamed on Facebook and Rogers Community TV across Ontario. k.d. lang is the recipient of INSPIRE Awards highest honour, the International Icon of the Year Award: "I am honoured and humbled to be a recipient of the International Icon Award. Life is a journey to finding your true authentic self. All we need to do is embrace and have confidence in who we are." — k.d. lang With opening remarks by The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Youth and by City of Toronto, Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, the 10th Anniversary Ceremony will be co-hosted by the award-winning comedian Martha Chaves, and actor/ comedian Gavin Crawford of this Hour has 22 Minutes fame. Featuring performances by the legendary Carole Pope, rockstar and humanitarian Bif Naked, the fierce pop harmonies of MANifesto, Scarlett Bobo from Canada’s Drag Race, the powerhouse vocals and pop beats of rIVerse, the Grammy Award Nominated Southern Gothic stylings of Amythyst Kiah, the Cape Breton grass-roots country stylings of Drake Jensen, and more. INSPIRE Awards was created in 2011 to celebrate the positive work of those in the LGBTQ+ communities in the Greater Toronto and surrounding Area. Since then, we have presented almost 300 awards to honour the most inspiring individuals, youth, businesses and community organizations who all lead by example.
https://www.facebook.com/InspireAwards/

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May 19, 2021 at 12:00pm
I'm a grumpy LGBTQ bookstore manager, AMA at Live Stream
If you popped into Glad Day in the past few years you've probably had the... pleasure(?) of dealing with their grumpy, curmudgeonly bookstore manager, Mikey. Maybe you were shy about a burning question for him about the book industry, so now's your chance. Mikey (or MJ, that graphic tee person at the front desk) will be going live on Reddit and GDTV to tackle anything you could ever want to know about Glad Day, indie bookselling, his obsession with cats... ask them anything.
https://www.facebook.com/GladDay

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May 22, 2021 at 10:00am
The Cloth that Changed the World at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 1, 2021 Made with novel cotton, vivid colours and exuberant design, the painted and printed cottons of India changed human history; they revolutionized art, fashion and science wherever they went around the globe. Featuring pieces from the Museum’s world-renowned collection, and several important international loans, this ROM-original exhibition explores how over thousands of years India’s artisans have created, perfected and innovated these printed and painted multicoloured cotton fabrics to fashion the body, honour divinities, and beautify palaces and homes.
https://www.rom.on.ca/

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May 26, 2021 at 12:00am
Measures of Motion | Online Screening at Online
At a moment when the space between us is rife with anxiety and risk, the task of moving towards intimacy with comfort or ease can feel next to impossible. How do we move in isolation? Where do we move in spatial constriction? The term “social distance” became a part of our everyday lexicon this past year. But it seems as though our bodies have been rehearsing for remote dances in bedroom theatres and detached duets on sidewalk stages for longer than that. Our phones are keepers of ubiquitous, collective choreographies that we might not even know we’re participating in. Many of the videos in this program were created before the pandemic, and yet the ways in which each one uses choreography and movement to measure intimacy and distance or mediate desire and survival seems very much of this moment. In Measures of Motion, we see a multiplicity of ways that moving bodies resist social and political anxieties through connective gestures, solitary confrontations, and choreographies of care. Curated by Pleasure Dome Board Director Jennifer Laiwint. May 26 at 12 PM EDT – Jun 2 at 11:45 PM EDT
https://pdome.org/

May 27, 2021 at 12:00am
Measures of Motion | Online Screening at Online
At a moment when the space between us is rife with anxiety and risk, the task of moving towards intimacy with comfort or ease can feel next to impossible. How do we move in isolation? Where do we move in spatial constriction? The term “social distance” became a part of our everyday lexicon this past year. But it seems as though our bodies have been rehearsing for remote dances in bedroom theatres and detached duets on sidewalk stages for longer than that. Our phones are keepers of ubiquitous, collective choreographies that we might not even know we’re participating in. Many of the videos in this program were created before the pandemic, and yet the ways in which each one uses choreography and movement to measure intimacy and distance or mediate desire and survival seems very much of this moment. In Measures of Motion, we see a multiplicity of ways that moving bodies resist social and political anxieties through connective gestures, solitary confrontations, and choreographies of care. Curated by Pleasure Dome Board Director Jennifer Laiwint. May 26 at 12 PM EDT – Jun 2 at 11:45 PM EDT
https://pdome.org/

May 28, 2021 at 12:00am
Measures of Motion | Online Screening at Online
At a moment when the space between us is rife with anxiety and risk, the task of moving towards intimacy with comfort or ease can feel next to impossible. How do we move in isolation? Where do we move in spatial constriction? The term “social distance” became a part of our everyday lexicon this past year. But it seems as though our bodies have been rehearsing for remote dances in bedroom theatres and detached duets on sidewalk stages for longer than that. Our phones are keepers of ubiquitous, collective choreographies that we might not even know we’re participating in. Many of the videos in this program were created before the pandemic, and yet the ways in which each one uses choreography and movement to measure intimacy and distance or mediate desire and survival seems very much of this moment. In Measures of Motion, we see a multiplicity of ways that moving bodies resist social and political anxieties through connective gestures, solitary confrontations, and choreographies of care. Curated by Pleasure Dome Board Director Jennifer Laiwint. May 26 at 12 PM EDT – Jun 2 at 11:45 PM EDT
https://pdome.org/

May 28, 2021 at 8:30pm
Jim Beam Presents Live From Inside: Blue Rodeo at Online
Live Show: May 28, 2021 Pre show: 8:30pm EST Show: 9pm EST Encore Presentation: May 30, 2021 3pm EST Blue Rodeo is one of Canada's most iconic bands. In the thirty years since forming, they have sold over 4 million albums, won countless Juno awards, been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, been named to the Order of Canada, and have been honoured with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award. On Friday, April 30th, tune in and let's get lost together when the band performs a full production concert, live from the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto.
https://www.universe.com/events/blue-rodeo-live-online-and-lost-together-tickets-12WRN4

May 29, 2021 at 12:00am
Measures of Motion | Online Screening at Online
At a moment when the space between us is rife with anxiety and risk, the task of moving towards intimacy with comfort or ease can feel next to impossible. How do we move in isolation? Where do we move in spatial constriction? The term “social distance” became a part of our everyday lexicon this past year. But it seems as though our bodies have been rehearsing for remote dances in bedroom theatres and detached duets on sidewalk stages for longer than that. Our phones are keepers of ubiquitous, collective choreographies that we might not even know we’re participating in. Many of the videos in this program were created before the pandemic, and yet the ways in which each one uses choreography and movement to measure intimacy and distance or mediate desire and survival seems very much of this moment. In Measures of Motion, we see a multiplicity of ways that moving bodies resist social and political anxieties through connective gestures, solitary confrontations, and choreographies of care. Curated by Pleasure Dome Board Director Jennifer Laiwint. May 26 at 12 PM EDT – Jun 2 at 11:45 PM EDT
https://pdome.org/

May 29, 2021 at 12:00am
Jim Beam Presents Live From Inside: Walk Off The Earth at Live Stream
Walk off the Earth is a Juno Award winning, multi-platinum musical phenomenon based just outside Toronto and currently taking the world by storm. They've headlined the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater, Wembley Arena in London, the historic Sydney Opera House, and now they'll be headlining your living room! Join the band on Friday May 29th in a virtual concert broadcasting worldwide, live from the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto. You're always guaranteed a good time at a Walk Off the Earth show, and this will be no exception! $1 from every ticket will go to the Unison Benevolent Fund. Two shows:  3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Tickets for the 3PM ET stream: https://on.livefrominside.ca/trk/awJI Tickets for the 9pm ET stream: https://on.livefrominside.ca/trk/hQJI

May 30, 2021 at 12:00am
Measures of Motion | Online Screening at Online
At a moment when the space between us is rife with anxiety and risk, the task of moving towards intimacy with comfort or ease can feel next to impossible. How do we move in isolation? Where do we move in spatial constriction? The term “social distance” became a part of our everyday lexicon this past year. But it seems as though our bodies have been rehearsing for remote dances in bedroom theatres and detached duets on sidewalk stages for longer than that. Our phones are keepers of ubiquitous, collective choreographies that we might not even know we’re participating in. Many of the videos in this program were created before the pandemic, and yet the ways in which each one uses choreography and movement to measure intimacy and distance or mediate desire and survival seems very much of this moment. In Measures of Motion, we see a multiplicity of ways that moving bodies resist social and political anxieties through connective gestures, solitary confrontations, and choreographies of care. Curated by Pleasure Dome Board Director Jennifer Laiwint. May 26 at 12 PM EDT – Jun 2 at 11:45 PM EDT
https://pdome.org/