PRIDE LIST­INGS

All the events lead­ing to the huge pa­rade

NOW Magazine - Pride - - Contents - Com­piled by LES­LEY McALLISTER and JU­LIA HOECKE

THURS­DAY, JUNE 23

BEST CHEST CONTEST Miss Con­cep­tion and So­fonda Cox host this com­pe­ti­tion. Mid­night. No cover. Woody’s, 465 Church. 416-927- 0887, woodys­toronto.com.

BEGIN­NINGS Mike Mills’s film about a young man whose fa­ther’s death sends him into an emo­tional tail­spin has Christo­pher Plum­mer play­ing a gay man. At the Var­sity Cin­ema. 55 Bloor W. 416-961- 6304.

BILLY EL­LIOT THE MU­SI­CAL by Lee Hall and El­ton John (Mirvish) A work­ing-class boy dreams of be­com­ing a bal­let dancer in a grim 1984 north­ern Eng­land min­ing com­mu­nity. Runs to Sep 3. $36-$130. Canon The­atre, 244 Vic­to­ria. 416-872-1212, mirvish.com.

BOYS BARE IT ALL 5 pm. $5 after 9 pm. Rem­ing­ton’s, 379 Yonge. 416-977-2160.

BROTHER­HOOD An ex­hi­bi­tion of pho­tog­ra­phy by G El­liott Simp­son runs to Jul 3. Free. Pen­ti­mento, 1164 Queen E. 416-406- 6772.

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF by Ten­nessee Wil­liams (Shaw Fes­ti­val). A bad mar­riage and a loom­ing in­her­i­tance cre­ate ten­sions at a South­ern pa­tri­arch’s birth­day din­ner. Runs in rep to Oct 23. $24-$106. Royal George The­atre, Ni­a­gara-on-the-Lake. 1-800-511-7429, shawfest.com.

COCK FIGHT Filthy con­tests and sexy lads. 10 pm. No cover. Black Ea­gle, 457 Church. 416-4131219.

DANCE LEG­ENDS This dance re­vue pays trib­ute to Fred As­taire, Ginger Rogers, Bob Fosse and oth­ers. Runs to Jul 2. $42, stu $22. Dray­ton Fes­ti­val The­atre, 33 Wellington S, Dray­ton. 1-888-449-4463, dray­to­nen­ter­tain­ment.com

FE­MALE IM­PER­SON­ATOR SHOWS Di­vas from Broad­way and film per­form weekly. Fri-Sat 9 pm. Free. Zelda’s, 692 Yonge. zel­das.ca. .

HAIR­SPRAY A quirky 60s teen be­comes popular and looks to change the world in this mu­si­cal. Runs to Jul 2. $42, stu $22. Huron County Play­house, 70689 B Line, Grand Bend. 1-888-449-4463, dray­to­nen­ter­tain­ment.com.

JE­SUS CHRIST SU­PER­STAR (Strat­ford Fes­ti­val). Ju­das makes a choice be­tween Je­sus and the Ro­man rulers in this Tim Rice/An­drew Lloyd Web­ber mu­si­cal. Runs in rep to Oct 29. $50-$106, stu/srs $25-$66. Avon The­atre, Strat­ford. 1-800-567-1600, strat­ford­fes­ti­val.ca.

LADYPLUS.COM PARTY Danc­ing with DJ Todd Klinck. 8 pm-2 am. $10. Good­handy’s, 120 Church. 416-760- 6514.

L’AMOUR FOU Pierre Thoret­ton’s film about late fash­ion de­signer Yves Saint Lau­rent plays at the Carl­ton Cin­ema. 416-494-9371.

LIGHTS OUT PARTY DJ Shawn Riker spins tunes. 4 pm-4 am. Steam­works, 540 Church, 2nd flr. steam­work­son­line.com.

LOOSE CAN­NONS Ferzan Ozpetek’s film about the clos­eted younger son of an Ital­ian fam­ily’s pasta em­pire plays at the Cum­ber­land 4. 159 Cum­ber­land. 416-964-9359. MAE MARTIN: I’M NOT WAV­ING, I’M DROWN­ING Martin per­forms a mu­si­cal com­edy show with opener Marco Bernardi. 7 & 9 pm. $15. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555, bud­diesin­bad­times.com.

MARCH OF THE FALSETTOS neXt The­atre Co’s mu­si­cal by Wil­liam Finn about a mar­ried man who moves in with his lover but hopes a psy­chi­a­trist can keep his fam­ily happy runs to Jun 26. Sul­li­van Ma­honey Court­house The­atre 101 King, St Catharines. 1-866- 617-3257.

PARABENS!/O FANTASMA Two films by Joao Pe­dro Ro­drigues, one about a young boy’s 13th-birth­day awak­en­ing, the other about a sexy young gar­bege­man in search of anony­mous hookups, screen at 6:30 pm (with the film­maker present). TIFF Bell Light­box, 350 King W. tiff.net.

PRIDE 2011 LAUNCH PARTY Mu­sic by Creature and the Cliks, drag and bur­lesque per­form­ers, DJ dance and more. 8 pm. Phoenix Con­cert The­atre, 410 Sher­bourne. pridetoronto.com.

PROUD CITY Art ex­hi­bi­tion on LGBTTIQQ2S ac­tivism in Toronto, with works by Eu­ge­nio Salas, Eshan Rafi, Natalie Wood and oth­ers. To Jul 3. Toronto School of Art, 410 Ade­laide. tsa-art.ca.

QUEER COM­EDY COL­LEC­TIVE Dar­ryl Dinn, Susan Fis­cher, Andrya Duff, Robert Keller and Lindy Zucker pro­vide the laughs. To­day and to­mor­row 8 pm. $12. Bread & Cir­cus, 199 Au­gusta. glam-glam.com.

RAINBOW ROOM CABARET Don­avon LeNa­bat per­forms. 9:30 pm. No cover. Statlers, 487 Church. statler­son­church.ca.

RE­DIS­COV­ER­ING OUR PAST Pride Boomers presents open mic sto­ry­telling. 8:30 pm. Zelda’s Up­stairs, 692 Yonge. 416-922-2526.

RICHARD III by Wil­liam Shake­speare (Strat­ford Fes­ti­val). A ruth­less man mar­ries and mur­ders his way to the English throne. Runs in rep to Sep 25. $50-$106, stu/srs $25-$66. Tom Pat­ter­son The­atre, Strat­ford. 1-800-567-1600, strat­ford­fes­ti­val.ca.

THAT’S SO GAY: THE NEW QUEER Pride ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing art by Team Ma­cho, Michael Comeau, Shary Boyle and oth­ers. To Jul 10. Free. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. 416531-4635.

TRANS_FUSION CREW Trans­gen­der, trans­sex­ual, in­ter­sex, two-spirit and ques­tion­ing youth get to­gether to work on ac­tivist projects ev­ery Thu 6-8 pm. Free. Sher­bourne Health Cen­tre, 333 Sher­bourne. 416-324-5078, tfc@ sher­bourne.on.ca.

URGE Down­town sex maze. To Jul 4, 8 pm-2 am. $9. Urge, 199 Church. urge­toronto.com.

VAM­PIRE LES­BIANS OF SODOM by Charles Busch (Pan­demic The­atre). Two venge­ful vam­pires travel through time and feud with each other in this the­atri­cal bur­lesque play. Runs to Jul 2, Thu-Sat 8 pm (and Sat 11 pm; no show Jul 1). $25-$50. Lower Ossington The­atre, 100A Ossington. pan­demicthe­atre.ca.

THE WIZARD OF OZ by L Frank Baum (Dray­ton En­ter­tain­ment). A twister sends Dorothy over the rainbow in this mu­si­cal based on the film. Runs to Jul 2. $42, stu $22. King’s Wharf The­atre, 97 Jury, Pene­tan­guishene. 1-888-4494463, dray­to­nen­ter­tain­ment.com.

FRI­DAY, JUNE 24

BILL CUN­NING­HAM NEW YORK The film about the ec­cen­tric oc­to­ge­nar­ian style pho­tog­ra­pher for the New York Times screens to Jun 28. Bloor Cin­ema, 506 Bloor W. 416-516-2331.

BITCHAPALOOZA Day­tona Bitch and Amanda Roberts host. DJs Re­lent­less and Rox­anne Hec­tor in Tan­gos. 10 pm. No cover. Crews & Tan­gos, 508 Church. crewsand­tan­gos.com.

THE CHEAP SHOW Hosted by Miss Con­cep­tion and Lena Over. 9 pm. No cover. Zelda’s, 692 Yonge. zel­das.ca.

COLOUR ME DRAGG Drag and bur­lesque cel­e­bra­tion of queer di­ver­sity. 8 pm. $6-$20. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555.

DANCE CAMP PRIDE KICK­OFF From past to present, all vo­cals all night long with DJ Marc Falco. 10 pm-3 am. $5-$10. Fly, 8 Glouces­ter. 416-410-5426.

FANCY PANTS PRIDE WARMUP 10 pm. Naco Gallery Cafe, 1665 Dundas W. 647-3476499. GAY STRAIGHT AL­LIANCE DANCE PARTY Stu­dent DJs Bren­dan Can­ning, Cozmic Cat, Steve Rock & Shane MacK­in­non spin tunes along­side JAT who per­forms. 10 pm. $5 be­fore 11 pm, $10 after. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. glad­stone­ho­tel.com.

HOT NUTS PRIDE EDI­TION DJs Pro­duzentin, Das Hussy and host Mary Messhausen. 11 pm. $5, no cover in drag. Beaver, 1192 Queen W. beaver­toronto.ca.

LAUGH DRAFT COM­EDY TEAM Launch party for the new troupe. 9 pm. $5. Kapisanan Cen­tre for Arts & Cul­ture, 167 Au­gusta. 416979- 0600.

MUDDY YORK RUGBY CLUB Best jock strap contest and more. 11:30 pm. No cover. Black Ea­gle, 457 Church. 416-413-1219. PRIDE DISCO QUEEN CUP­CAKE DEC­O­RAT­ING CLASSES Hands-on work­shops with Gaga, body­paint and cup­cakes to take home. To Jun 30. 11 am, 1, 4 & 7 pm. $80. Le Dolci’s Food Stu­dio, King and Port­land. Pre-reg­is­ter ledolci.com.

RAINBOW ROOM CABARET Julie Michels and Kevin Bar­rett per­form. 9:30 pm. No cover. Statlers, 487 Church. statler­son­church.ca.

RANGEELA Party till late with DJ Sexy­pants. 9 pm-2 am. $10. Good­handy’s, 120 Church. 416760- 6514. STRIP SPELL­ING BEE – TORONTO PRIDE EDI­TION Spell­ing ver­sion of strip poker played in front of a live au­di­ence. 10 pm. $10. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555.

THAT’S SO GAY: THE NEW QUEER Open­ing re­cep­tion with works by Sholem Krishtalka, Fast­würms and Team Ma­cho. 7-10 pm. Ex­hi­bi­tion runs to Jul 10. No cover. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. glad­stone­ho­tel.com.

TO DIE LIKE A MAN Joao Pe­dro Ro­drigues’s film about a drag queen liv­ing like a woman with her straight boyfriend screens to­day, Jun 27 & 28 at 6:45 pm. TIFF Bell Light­box, 350 King W. tiff.net.

SATUR­DAY, JUNE 25

BEARS, BATHS & BEYOND DJ Danny White. 1 pm. Steam­works, 540 Church, 2nd level. steam­work­son­line.com.

BUD­DIES AFTER HOURS Mu­sic by Don­narama and DJs K-Tel and Triple-X. 10:30 pm. $15. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555.

CHINA, CHINA/TWO DRIFTERS Two films by Joao Pe­dro Ro­drigues, one about a young Chi­nese woman grow­ing in­creas­ingly dis­sat­is­fied with her tra­di­tional role, the other about an un­likely love tri­an­gle, screen at 5 pm. TIFF Bell Light­box, 350 King W. tiff.net.

COCK­SUCKER BLUES Queer dance party with ev­ery­thing from rock, punk and glam to disco. Beaver, 1192 Queen W. 416-537-2768.

DJ SHAWN RIKER Pride party with Riker and warm-up DJ Dwayne Mi­nard. 10 pm. $10-$15. Fly, 8 Glouces­ter. 416-410-5426.

FIERTE TAPETTE FRENCH PRIDE 10:30 pm. Naco Gallery Cafe, 1665 Dundas W. 647347- 6499.

HARD ASS CONTEST Join in the search for the hottest and hard­est man’s ass. Mid­night. No cover. Black Ea­gle, 457 Church. 416-4131219.

JADED Jade Elek­tra, Triple Threat, Jed Hud­son, Devine Dar­lin, Lady G and Robyn DeCra­dle per­form, DJs Quinces, Craig Do­minic spin tunes. 7 pm till late. No cover. Crews & Tan­gos, 508 Church. crewsand­tan­gos.com.

LES DEMIMONDES Per­for­mances by Sasha Van Bon Bon, Kitty Nep­tune and bur­lesque troupe the Scan­delles. 8:30 pm. $20. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-9758555. MI­NOR­ITY RE­PORT: Rep­re­sent­ing Gays, Les­bians And The Sex­ual Other In Sex­ploita­tion Films Plea­sure Dome presents a lec­ture by Eric Schae­fer fo­cused on the ex­ploita­tion of queers in 60s and 70s cin­ema. 7 pm. $8, stu $5. CineCycle, 129 Spad­ina. pdome.org.

PINK INK SOY’s weekly writ­ing group for queer and trans youth. 2-4 pm. Sher­bourne Health Cen­tre, 333 Sher­bourne. soy­toronto. org.

POP MA­CHINE PRIDE EDI­TION DJs Shane Percy and Alessan­dro play gay an­thems for the boys. 10 pm. $5. Wayla, 996 Queen E. whatarey­oulookingat­bar.com.

PRIDE PARTY DJs Cozmic Cat & Lucie Tic spin for the gals. 10 pm. No cover. Slack’s, 565 Church. slacks.ca. RIGH­TEOUSLY OUT­RA­GEOUS TWIRLING CORPS Flag and ri­fle re­hearsals. No ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary. Flag 11:30 am, ri­fle 2:30 pm. No cover. Church Street Pub­lic School, 83 Alexan­der. rotc­toronto.com.

TNT NAKED DANCE Party with DJ Sexy Pants. 8 pm. $8. Good­handy’s, 120 Church. 416760- 6514.

THE UN­HOLY THREE Tod Brown­ing’s silent film clas­sic about a sideshow ven­tril­o­quist and a dimwit­ted strong­man screens at 8 pm. TIFF Bell Light­box, 350 King W. tiff.net.

WHITE EX­TRAV­A­GANZA NAKED DANCE DJ Car­son spins for the dance hosted by TNT­men. 6 pm. $4-$8. Good­handy’s, 120 Church. good­handys.com.

SUN­DAY, JUNE 26

BACK TO OUR ROOTS: BREAK­ING NEW GROUND Ill Nana, ORAD, OCAS and oth­ers cel­e­brate the an­niver­sary of the Stonewall ri­ots. 1-9 pm. No cover. 519 Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 519 Church. the519.org.

THE GREEN DOOR This se­ries fea­tures cabaret per­for­mances by Michael Burgess, Bruce Dow, Judy Mar­shak, Adi Braun and oth­ers. Runs to Jun 26, Fri-Sat 8 and 10:30 pm. $20. Lower

Ossington The­atre, 100A Ossington. 416-9156747, loweross­ing­tonthe­atre.com.

SUN­DAY BAR­BE­CUE En­joy what’s hot off the grill and cruise sexy men at a pa­tio party. 3-9 pm. No cover. Black Ea­gle, 457 Church. 416413-1219.

THE LEG­ENDS OF ZELDA Com­edy show with the Eleventh Com­mand­ments. 10 pm. No cover. Zelda’s, 692 Yonge. zel­das.ca.

NOSTAL­GIA DJ Sor­rell Scru­ton spins 90s mu­sic. 11 pm. No cover. Beaver, 1192 Queen W. beaver­toronto.ca.

SHOWARAMA Pride week kick-off with Miss Con­cep­tion, Michelle Ross, Ge­orgie Girl, So­fonda and ladies of Sas. 6 pm-mid­night. No cover. Woody’s, 465 Church. woodys­toronto. com.

STICKY BUNS Break­fast and hot guys. 5-7 am. Steam­works, 540 Church. steam­work­son­line.com.

STONEWALL T.O. A march and cel­e­bra­tion hon­ours the Stonewall ri­ots and the po­lit­i­cal roots of Pride. Gather at Queen’s Park at noon for a march head­ing to the 519. Stonewal­lTO on face­book.

MON­DAY, JUNE 27

BEST CHEST CONTEST So­fonda Cox and Heaven Lee Hytes host. Mid­night. No cover. Woody’s, 467 Church. 416-972- 0887. BRIDG­ING HU­MAN RIGHTS AT HOME AND ABROAD: in­clu­sion of trans rights in law and leg­is­la­tion Panel dis­cus­sion. 7 pm. Free. 519 Church Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. the519.org.

DIRTY BINGO Play bingo with the naughty Glo­ria Hole and Lena Over. 8:30 pm. No cover. Zelda’s, 692 Yonge. 416-922-2526.

FML MON­DAYS Get Pride heatng up with DJs Craig Do­minic and Sticky Cuts. 10 pm. No cover. Vi­sion Lounge, 580 Church.

GLAM! PRIDE EDI­TION (Les­bian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line fundraiser) Va­ri­ety show with per­for­mances by Richard Ry­der, Diana Love, Vicki Licks and oth­ers. 8 pm. $10. Su­per­mar­ket, 268 Au­gusta. glam­cabaret.blogspot.com. GRIEF, SPIR­I­TU­AL­ITY, DEPRESION, AG­ING Pride Boomers in­ter­ac­tive panel dis­cus­sion. 2 & 6 pm. 519 Church Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. the519.org. THE IM­POR­TANCE OF BE­ING EARNEST by Os­car Wilde (Brant The­atre Work­shops). Vic­to­rian man­ners and morals are ex­posed in this com­edy per­formed in the cas­tle’s gar­dens. Jun 27-29, Mon-Wed 8 pm. $20. Casa Loma, 1 Austin Ter­race. 416-923-1171, casa­loma.org.

KICK­ING AND SCREAM­ING DJs Pa­trick Von Ghost­wolf and George Burt spin. 11 pm. Beaver, 1192 Queen W. beaver­toronto.com.

PRIDE PROM 2011 End-of-year cel­e­bra­tion for LGBTQ high school stu­dents and their friends. 8 pm. $15. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555, soy­toronto.org.

RAINBOW ROOM CABARET Per­for­mance by AJ Ste­wart and Matthew Mar­coc­cla. 8:30 pm. No cover. Statler’s, 487 Church. 647-351-0957.

TUES­DAY, JUNE 28

AL­PHA­BET SOUP LGBTQ youth un­der 20 dis­cuss, de­bate and watch movies ev­ery Tue 4- 6 pm. Free. 416-324-4100 ext 5339.

BAD BOYS NIGHT OUT DJ Chris Stein­bach spins rock, retro, clas­sic and R&B. 10 pm. No cover. Woody’s, 467 Church. 416-972- 0887.

BENT PRIDE Evening of queer ex­pres­sions with pan­elists from com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions dis­cussing Pride. 7 pm. Free. O’Grady’s Bar, 518 Church. ogradyschurch.ca. CRUISE­LINE’S BEST MEN’S ASS CON

TEST Hosted by Ge­orgie Girl and Don­n­arma with DJ Mark Falco. mid­night. No cover. Woody’s, 467 Church. 416-972- 0887.

DANC­ING IN THE DARK Out­door dou­blebill of Paris Is Burn­ing and Hair­spray. Screen­ing at sun­set (ap­prox 7:30 pm). Free. Yonge-Dundas Square. yd­square.ca.

GAVIN CRAW­FORD’S MENAGE The co­me­dian/im­per­son­ator presents his new show. 8 pm. $15-$20. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555. IN WHOSE IN­TER­EST? How psy­chi­atric sur­vivors can use our sto­ries to change the world Re­cov­er­ing Our Sto­ries pre­sen­ta­tion with sto­ry­teller, poet and crit­i­cal thinker Eli Clare. 2-4 pm. Free. Ry­er­son Univer­sity, 350 Vic­to­ria. Pre-reg­is­ter re­cov­eringoursto­ries@gmail.com.

LES­BIAN SEX 101 Women-only work­shop. 7-9:30 pm. $33. Good for Her, 175 Har­bord. Pre­reg­is­ter 416-588- 0900.

MILE HIGH TUES­DAYS Pride edi­tion with DJ daVinci. 9 pm. No cover. Bou­tique Bar, 506 Church. 647-705- 0006. MISS CON­CEP­TION’S BIRTH­DAY SHOW CABARET The singer/dancer/drag per­former cel­e­brates be­ing born proud. 8 pm. No cover. Woody’s, 467 Church. 416-972- 0887. NEW­COMER IM­MI­GRANT YOUTH PRO­GRAM (EX­PRESS) Sup­port­ive gath­er­ing space for new­comer and im­mi­grant queer youth. 6-8 pm. Free. Sher­bourne Health Cen­tre, 333 Sher­bourne. 416-324-5080.

PROM NIGHT AT THE RE­VUE Screen­ing of Mary Young Leckie’s film Prom Queen about Oshawa stu­dent Marc Hall’s at­tempt to take his boyfriend to the prom. 7 pm. $13. Re­vue Cin­ema, 400 Ron­ces­valles. 416-531-9959.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN STRIP? Weekly am­a­teur night. 9 pm. $5. Rem­ing­ton’s, 379 Yonge. 416-977-2160. STONEWALL RI­OTS 30TH AN­NIVER­SARY OF BATH RAIDS IN TORONTO Con­ver­sa­tion on queer and trans hu­man rights. 6 pm. Free. 519 Church Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. the519.org.

T- GIRLS GO WILD Party with DJ Ce­sar. 8 pm. No cover. Good­handy’s, 120 Church. 416-7606514.

TRASH! DJs Joe Blow and Sigour­ney Beaver keep it queer and classy. 10 pm. No cover. Hen­house, 1532 Dundas W. 416-534-5939.

UL­TI­MATE DIRTY BINGO Play and win dirty prizes. 10 pm. No cover. Slack’s, 562 Church. 416-928-2151.

WED­NES­DAY, JUNE 29

BEAT THE BEAVER Youth and boomers trivia night with host Mag­gie Cassella. 7 pm. Cab­bage Patch Bar & Grill, 488 Par­lia­ment. 416925-3468.

BEST ASS CONTEST Hosted by Miss Con­cep­tion. Mid­night. No cover. Woody’s, 467 Church. 416-972- 0887.

BLACK QUEER YOUTH Safe space to so­cial­ize for black, mixed, African-Caribbean youth un­der 29 ev­ery Wed 6:30-8:30 pm. Free. Sher­bourne Health Cen­tre, 333 Sher­bourne. 416-324-5083.

BOYS BARE IT ALL 5 pm. $5 after 9 pm. Rem­ing­ton’s, 379 Yonge. 416-977-2160. CANDYLAND DJ Quinces spins the Katy Perry after-party. No cover. Crews/Tango, 508 Church. 416-972-1662. GAMES NIGHT WITH BEARS OF TORONTO Hairy night of fun and games. 8-10:30 pm. No cover. Pe­ga­sus, 489B Church. 416-9278832.

GRANNY BOOTS Fea­tur­ing Kate Born­stein. 7 pm. No cover. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635.

HUMP DAY With DJ Mark Falco. 10 pm. No cover. Woody’s, 467 Church. 416-972- 0887. IN­TER­NA­TIONAL PER­SPEC­TIVES on queer and trans hu­man rights ac­tivism Evening with in­ter­na­tional grand mar­shall Angie Um­bac. 6:30 pm. Sut­ton Place Ho­tel, 955 Bay. RSVP hu­man­rights@pridetoronto.com.

MR LEATHER PRIDE An­nual com­pe­ti­tion with host Dwayne Bryk. 10 pm. No cover. Black Ea­gle, 457 Church. 416-413-1219.

9 TO 5: THE MU­SI­CAL by Dolly Par­ton and Pa­tri­cia Res­nick (Dan­cap Pro­duc­tions). Sec­re­taries plot re­venge against their sex­ist boss in this adap­ta­tion of the film. Opens Jun 29 and runs to Jul 10 (no show Jul 1). $41-$154. Toronto Cen­tre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge. 416- 644-3665, dan­captick­ets.com.

OUR STO­RIES, OUR PRIDE Panel dis­cus­sion with Ay­den Scheim and oth­ers, a youth per­for­mance and art, hosted by Ryan G Hinds. 4:30 pm. Free. 401 Bay, 22nd Fl. 416-325-5669.

PRIDE EDI­TION – COL­LEGE NIGHT DJs Su­ma­tion & Ca­jjmere Wray spin top 40 remixes. 10 pm. No cover. Barn, 418 Church. 416-5939696.

THE PUR­PLE PARTY Night cel­e­brat­ing equal­ity and an end to bul­ly­ing. 9 pm. Bou­tique Bar, 506 Church. 647-705- 0006.

SNAKEPIT Sink your teeth into Pride with DJ Oh­bi­jou. 10 pm. No cover. Hen­house, 1532 Dundas W. 416-534-5939.

SPIR­ITS OPEN MIC PRIDE SHOW Com­edy by Ted Mor­ris, Marissa Gre­goris, Richard Ry­der, Stephen Sharpe, Doug Tay­lor, Vicki Licks, Kris­ten Becker, John Hast­ings, Marco Bernardi and host Jo-Anna Downey. 9 pm. Free. Spir­its Bar & Grill, 642 Church. 416-967- 0001.

T- GIRL NEW­BIE NIGHT Party with DJ Todd Klinck. 9 pm. No cover. Good­handy’s, 120 Church. 416-760- 6514.

U OF T PRIDE PUB Cel­e­brate in the open air with DJ Cozmic Cat. 9 pm. $5. Hart House Quad, 7 Hart House Cir­cle. hart­house.ca/pridepub.

UN­PLUGGED Live mu­sic and an open stage. 8 pm. No cover. Slack’s, 562 Church. 416-9282151.

VIVA CABARET Watch Yura Ruzhyev trans­form into Cher, Tina Turner, Liza Min­nelli, Madonna and other stars. 8 pm. $15. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-9758555.

THURS­DAY, JUNE 30

ASIANXPRESS Ul­ti­mate gay Asian Pride party with So­fonda and DJ Alex. $20-$25. Steam Whis­tle Brew­ing, 255 Brem­ner. 416-3622337.

BAD BOY WEEK­END KICK­OFF DJ Chris Stein­bach has army, navy, lether, jocks and full ser­vice till 4 am. No cover. Woody’s, 467 Church. 416-972- 0887.

BAT­TLE BOP: BRIT­NEY VS LADY GAGA DJ Craig Do­minic spins with spe­cial per­for­mances and all-ages floors. 10 pm. $10. Barn, 418 Church. 416-593-9696.

CAN’T STOP ES­THER Ma­te­rial Girl night with the Madgesty Madonna Trib­ute Troupe and DJ Doc­tor Bag­gie. 10 pm. $7. Vida Lounge, 1345 St Clair W. beaver­toronto.com

FIRST AN­NIVER­SARY WHITE PARTY DJ DaVinci spins Latin-in­spired beats. 7 pm. $5. Bou­tique Bar, 506 Church. 647-705- 0006.

BJ FLETCHER/SEEK­ING SI­MONE Meet the stars and cre­ators of the les­bian web­series at a panel dis­cus­sion and Q&A. 8 pm. $1-. toronto Women’s Book­store, 73 Har­bord. facin­gout.ca.

LE­GIT TORONTO Info ses­sion on Cana­dian im­mi­gra­tion for same-sex cou­ples. 6 pm. Free. 519 Church Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. the519.org.

LIBIDO Pride party with live mu­sic, bur­lesque per­for­mances by Dainty Box and Tina Time­balm, and spo­ken word by Truth Is... and Dlishus. 10 pm-1 am. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635.

MATCH FEVER AND THE DAT­ING GAME Send a Beaver­gram to some­one you want to get to know, then en­joy two rounds of the Dat­ing Game with host Mag­gie Cassella. 7 pm. $10. Fly­ing Beaver, 488 Par­lia­ment. 647-347- 6567.

MEDICINE DJ Ricky spins ev­ery­thing alt from Twin Shad­ows to LCD Soundsys­tem. 9 pm. No cover. Naco Gallery Cafe, 1665 Dundas W. 647347- 6499.

1001 STARRY NIGHTS El­e­gant out­door soirée with DJ Sy­lo­surf and Antonella, Arabesque Dance Company & Drum­mers and So­fonda Cox. 7 pm-mid­night. Free. Cawthra Square Park, be­side 519 Church Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. the519.org.

PRESENT BY HOUSE OF MON­ROE The Royal Court Ball holds its an­nual vogue­ing queen com­pe­ti­tion. 9 pm. $20. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555.

PRIDE LAUNCH PARTY Staff drag show hosted by Miss Zelda An­gelfire. 9 pm. No cover. Zelda’s, 692 Yonge. 416-922-2526.

PRIDE PARTY NYC DJ Dasha spins for partiers here. 11 pm. No cover. Beaver, 1192 Queen W. beaver­toronto.ca.

PRISM: COL­LEGE Per­for­mances by porn star Brett Everett and Gia Mi­naj Cox. 9 pm-4 am. $15. Fly, 8 Glouces­ter. 416-410-5426.

THE ROYAL COURT BALL Con­tes­tants from across North Amer­ica strut their stuff at this Pride ball with House of Mon­roe. 10:30 pm. $20. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555.

SOFT SERVE DJs Alex M and Peter Ho. 10 pm. $5. Smith, 553 Church. 416-926-2501.

THE VIL­LAGE RES­I­DENCY DJ De­li­cious DJ VS Drum­mer and other per­for­mances. Slack’s, 565 Church. slacks.ca.

VO­CAL RE­HAB KARAOKE Elyse, Hero­ine Marks, DJ Craig Do­minic and Miss Con­cep­tion. 10 pm. No cover. Crews/Tango, 508 Church. 416-972-1662.

WOMEN’S GOLF DAY 18-hole scram­ble tour­na­ment. $150/player (ben­e­fit for Pride Toronto’s Dyke Pro­gram). An­gus Glen Golf Club, Markham. pridetoronto.com.

FRI­DAY, JULY 1

BIG PRIMPIN: THE REALEST HOUSE­WIVES OF PARK­DALE, PRIDE EDI­TION DJs Kevin Ritchie, Phil V, Craig Do­minic, Rory Them Finest and Black­cat spin hip-hop and hot jams for ho­mos. 10 pm. $5-$10. Wrong­bar, 1279 Queen W. 416-516-8677.

BITCHAPALOOZA Amanda Roberts and Day­tona Bitch. 11:30 pm. No cover. Crews & Tan­gos, 508 Church. crewsand­tan­gos.com.

BITCH SALAD GIVES BACK (AIDS Comm of Toronto fundraiser) Co­me­di­ans in­clud­ing Dini Di­makos, Re­becca Kohler, Allyson Smith and the Cheeto Girls come out to raise money for the cause. 8 pm. $20. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555.

BUD­DIES AFTER HOURS Fea­tur­ing Miss Con­cep­tion and guest DJs K-Tel and Triple-X. 10:30 pm. $15. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555.

CUB CAMP: PRIDE PARTY Boys with beards and tat­toos dance party with DJs Scooter, Sammy D, Kevin H and Max Mo­henu. 10 pm. $8-$10. Gar­ri­son, 1197 Dundas W. 415-519-9439.

DIRTY SEXY PRIDE So­fonda Cox and DJ FoxxTrot. 10 pm. $10. Good­handy’s, 120 Church. good­handys.com.

GOTH DRAG DJs Miss Margot, Schramm, David Lush and Alice Skeletalkit­ten and oth­ers. 10 pm. $5. Au­gusta House, 152A Au­gusta. GRAPE­FRUIT EX­TENDED PLAY: PRIDE 2011/CANADA DAY DJ Shane Percy and DJ Au­ral pro­vide the mu­sic. 9 pm-4 am. $15-$25. Fly, 8 Glouces­ter. 416-410-5426.

HEY REBEL ALL–AGES PRIDE EDI­TION DJs Vil­ify, Rolls Royce, Hugsnot­drugs, Smunchy and oth­ers. $20. Berke­ley Church, 315 Queen E. heyrebel.com.

LOVE YOU – A PRIDE DANCE PARTY Lo­cal dance par­ties Trans­gres­sions and Les­beaux com­bine to raise funds for Youth­Line.ca. 9 pm. Pwyc. Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor W. on.fb.me/lovey­ouparty.

MEN BY INKEDKENNY Ex­hibiton of pho­to­graphic works by Kenny Lee. Open­ing re­cep­tion 9 pm. No cover. Black Ea­gle, 457 Church. 416-413-1219.

O MANADA! Male bur­lesque show and Pride party with Boy­lesque T.O. and DJ John Caf­fery. 9 pm. $5-$20. Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor West. 416-532-1598, boy­les­queto.com.

NIGHT CRAWLERS DJs Nik Red, Murr and oth­ers. 10 pm. No cover. Naco Gallery, 1665 Dundas W. naco­gallery.com. ONE WORLD – WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE Out­door party with mu­sic by Kaya Bon­gos, Addy, Deko-Ze, Greg Gow and oth­ers. 3 pm-mid­night. Free. Cawthra Square Park, be­side 519 Church Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. the519.org.

OPEN AT NOON Bands in­clud­ing Tonella, DJs Lissa Monet and Queen of Spades all day. Noon. Slack’s, 565 Church. slacks.ca.

PRIDE FRI­DAY NIGHT PARTY DJs Denise Ben­son, Ca­jjmere Wray and TNT. 10 pm. $10. The Barn, 418 Church. barn­night­club.com.

PRISM: BOOT CAMP Per­for­mances by adult male stars in­clud­ing Mar­cus Mojo and DJs Manny Lehman and Hec­tor Fon­seca. 10 pm- 6 am. $40. Gu­vern­ment, 132 Queens Quay E. prism­toronto.com.

PROUD TO BE CANA­DIAN DJ dance party. 4 pm- 4 am. No cover. Woody’s, 465 Church. woodys­toronto.com.

ROCK HARD DJ Sasha Van Bon Bon. 10 pm. No cover. Hen­house, 1532 Dundas W. 416-5345939, hen­house­toronto.com.

SCIS­SORS – PRIDE EDI­TION Party for women 19 to 35 and gay men, with DJs spin­ning house mu­sic. 10 pm. No cover. Blondie’s, 1378 Queen W. blondies­bar.ca. SPEARHEAD CANADA DAY BOAT CRUISE Toronto Leather Pride cruise. 1 pm. $50. Ob­ses­sion III, foot of Simcoe. toron­toleather­pride.ca.

TNT­MEN MEET & GREET Naked men from around the globe meetup. 5-8 pm. $5-$25. Good­handy’s, 120 Church. good­handys.com.

TRANS MARCH The march for trans peo­ple starts at Church and Hay­den and pro­ceeds S on Church. 7 pm. Free. pridetoronto.com.

TRANS MARCH AF­TER­PARTY 10 pm. No cover. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. glad­stone­ho­tel.com.

UL­TI­MATE PRIDE PA­TIO PARTY Fancy sum­mer cock­tails to cel­e­brate. 2-5 pm. Bou­tique Bar, 506 Church. bou­tique­bar.ca.

SATUR­DAY, JULY 2

THE BEEF BALL DJs Cory Ac­ti­vate and Neill MacLeod get the party rolling. 10 pm- 6 am. $40 adv. Opera House, 735 Queen E. 416-4660313.

BODY AND SOUL DJs Fran­cois K, Joe Claus­sell & Danny Krivit. Doors 10 pm. $35-$45. Sound Academy, 11 Pol­son. 416-461-3625.

BUD­DIES AFTER HOURS Mu­sic by Don­narama and DJs K-Tel and Triple X. 10:30 pm. $15. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555.

CHERRY BOMB PRIDE DJs Cozmic Cat, Denise Ben­son, Sticky Cuts, Letit­cia Love and Candy Coated Kil­lahz. 9 pm. $15. Re­vival, 783 Col­lege. 416-535-7888, cher­ry­bombtoronto.com.

DYKE MARCH March cel­e­brat­ing the di­ver­sity and pas­sion of LGBTTIQQ2S women and trans folk. Starts 2 pm at Church and Hay­den, heads N on Church to Bloor, W on Bloor to Yonge and S on Yonge to Wood. Free. pridetoronto.com.

DYKE MARCH RALLY Have your say be­fore the of­fi­cial march. Morn­ing till 2 pm. Nor­man Jewi­son Park, 13 Is­abella.

rFAMILY PRIDE Fam­ily-friendly ac­tiv­i­ties and games, kids’ en­ter­tain­ment and more. To­day and to­mor­row 11 am- 6 pm. Free. Church Street Jr Pub­lic School, Church and Alexan­der. pridetoronto.com.

FRANCO PRIDE Pro­gram re­flect­ing the rich­ness and di­ver­sity of the city’s French com­mu­nity with per­for­mances for adults and kids. Noon11 pm. Free. George His­lop Park, 16 Is­abella. GLOBAL HU­MAN RIGHTS FOR QUEERS Art ex­hibit. To­day and to­mor­row 11 am-8 pm. Free. Pride Fes­ti­val Site. pridetoronto.com.

HOMO NIGHT IN CANADA Evening of queer com­edy with Kris­ten Becker, Marco Bernardi, Vivki Licks, Ian Lynch and oth­ers. 8 pm. $25. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555.

HOT­NESS Two-year cel­e­bra­tion of this party. 10 pm. No cover. The Hen­house, 1532 Dundas W. hen­house­toronto.com.

LIP­STICK JUN­GLE (519 Church Com­mu­nity Cen­tre fundraiser) Get that an­i­mal out of you and party out­side with Ana Paula, Alyson Calagna, De­li­cious and Ria. 1 pm-mid­night. Free (do­na­tions wel­come). Cawthra Square park, be­side 519 Church Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. the519. org.

LOVE SAVES THE DISCO DJs Jaime Sin, Peter Ho, Alex Mclel­land & Luis Ja­cob. 11 pm. No cover. Beaver, 1192 Queen W. beaver­toronto.ca. THE MAIN EVENT! MATI­NEE WORLD TOUR DJs Javier Me­d­ina, Shawn Riker and Mike Viera. 9 pm. $20-$25. Fly, 8 Glouces­ter. 416-410-5426.

NORTH­BOUND LEATHER FETISH NIGHT Party with DJ Jimi LaMort. 10 pm. Good­handy’s, 120 Church. 416-760- 6514. NORTH­BOUND LEATHER’S KINKY

CRUISE II Cruise the har­bour with DJ Marty Rotman, a float­ing dun­geon, fire­works and a bar­be­cue. 7 pm. $65. 416-972-1037.

PIT­BULL: PRIDE Hottest, big­gest, slut­ti­est Pride party with DJ Shane Percy and go-go dancers. 10 pm. $20-$25. Phoenix, 410 Sher­bourne. face­book.com/pit­bull­toronto.

PRIDE AND RE­MEM­BRANCE RUN (AIDS Comm of Toronto fundraiser) Run to raise money for AIDS re­search and support. 10 am. Pledges. Starts Church and Welles­ley. Pre­reg­is­ter prid­erun.org.

PRIDE LUNCH BUF­FET All-you-can-eat break­fast. To­day and to­mor­row 9:30 am. Zelda’s, 692 Yonge. zel­das.ca.

PRIDE SATUR­DAY Join DJ Mark Falco for sexy danc­ing. 10 pm. No cover. Fuzion Vizion Lounge, 580 Church. 416-944-9888.

PRIDE SATUR­DAY NIGHT BAR­BE­CUE En­joy what’s hot off the grill on the pa­tio. 5-11 pm. No cover. Black Ea­gle, 457 Church. 416-413-1219.

PRISM: CASINO Per­for­mance by So­fanda Cox, DJ Honey Di­jon, Ros­abel and DJ Aron. 10 pm-8 am. Kool­haus, 132 Queens Quay E. 416869- 0045.

QUEER BAIT DJs Shane MacK­in­non and Dou­ble K. 10 pm. No cover. Naco Gallery, 1665 Dundas W. beaver­toronto.ca.

RETRO T-DANCE Youth and boomers party with mu­sic from the 60s, 70s and 80s. 7 pm. Free. Cab­bage Patch Bar & Grill, 488 Par­lia­ment. 416-925-3468.

SUL­TRY SATUR­DAYS DJ Ca­jjmere Wray pumps it up. 11 pm. No cover. Byzan­tium, 499 Church. byz.ca. THERE GOES THE NEIGH­BOUR­HOOD: Pride Edi­tion The party that wakes up the neigh­bours. 10 pm. No cover. The Barn, 418 Church. the­barn­night­club.com.

TRUCK STOP West Hol­ly­wood’s and New York’s party for women hits T.O. with DJ Brynn Tay­lor. 9 pm. $15-$20. The Court­house, 57 Ade­laide E. truck­stop­girlz.com.

VAZALEEN NIGHT ONE Burn­ing Love, Spit­fist, Bathurst Queens, Kom­mando, DJs Don Pyle & Mark Pesci. 10 pm. $10. Wrong­bar, 1279 Queen W. 416-516-8677, tick­etweb.ca.

SUN­DAY, JULY 3

ALTERNAQUEER AFTER- PARTY MKW and Michael Venus, and DJ Triple-X. 10 pm. No cover. Fly­ing Beaver Pubaret, 488 Par­lia­ment. pubaret.com.

THE LADY OIYE’S TEA DANCE Low-key gath­er­ing off the Pride Pa­rade route with DJs K-Tel and Shane MacK­in­non. 3 pm. $5, free be­fore 3 pm. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555.

rPFLAG FAM­ILY BRUNCH par­ents, Fam­i­lies and Friends of Les­bians and Gays holds a pre-pa­rade brunch. 9:30 am. Pogue Ma­hone, 777 Bay. 416-598-3339.

PRIDE PA­RADE The an­nual pa­rade of floats, cos­tumes, march­ing bands and mu­sic. Start­ing 2 pm at Bloor and Church, head­ing W on Bloor to Yonge, S on Yonge to Ger­rard and E on Ger­rard to Church. Free. pridetoronto.com.

PRIDE THER­APY DJs jo­joflo­res & Ul­tra Naté at this Block­o­rama af­ter­party. 11 pm. $25 slid­ing scale. 99 Sud­bury.

PRISM: RE­VIVAL Per­for­mance by Shokra and mu­sic by DJs Peter Rauhof­fer, Shawn Riker and oth­ers. 10 am-8 am. $65. Gu­vern­ment, 132 Queens Quay E. prism­toronto.com.

T.G. I. SWAG­GER (NoH8 Cam­paign fundraiser) Pride fundraiser with DJs De­signer Im­poster and Berri Forde, live nail art, cock­tails and more. 9 pm-2 am. $20 sugg. Ho­tel Ocho, 195 Spad­ina. weaponoftherev­o­lu­tion.com.

TREE­HOUSE PARTY (519 Com­mu­nity Cen­tre fundraiser) Party and dance with Stephan Grondin, Isaac Es­calante, Ro­nen Mizrahi and Jama + Jeremy Khamkeo. 1 pm-mid­night. Free (do­na­tions wel­come). Cawthra Square (be­side 519 Church). the519.org.

VAZALEEN NIGHT TWO Ssion, Kids on TV, Les­bians on Ec­stacy (DJ set), DJ Kevin H. 10 pm. $10. Wrong­bar, 1279 Queen W. 416-5168677, tick­etweb.ca.

MON­DAY, JULY 4

COME GET YOUR FCUK’IN BEATS – PRIDE

EDI­TION Keep the party go­ing with Deko-ze and oth­ers. 6 am-4 pm. $25. Com­fort Zone, 480 Spad­ina. com­fort­zone­toronto.com.

RE­COV­ERY PARTY DJ Blue Peter. No cover. Woody’s, 465 Church. woodys­toronto.com.

RISE AND SHINE Mu­sic by Jeremy Khamkeo and Ro­nen Mizrahi at this big bash. 8 am-4 pm. $30. Flash, 463 Church. flashon­church.com.

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