Hun­dreds of ways to cel­e­brate from now to the big pa­rade day June 30

NOW Magazine - Pride - - Pride Guide - Com­piled by LES­LEY MCALLISTER and JU­LIA HOECKE r in­di­cates kid-friendly events

Thurs­day, June 20

Ben­e­fits

A COCK­TAIL AF­FAIR (Peo­ple Project) Salon-style party with Dainty Box and pop-up per­for­mances. $5 sugg do­na­tion. Hen­house, 1532 Dundas W. hen­house­toronto.com. COME OUT AND PLAY (Cana­dian Les­bian & Gay Ar­chives/OUTS­port Toronto) Ben Bark­worth run­way show, Clayton Scott Dance Troupe, LGBT sport photo gallery walk, live auc­tion and more at this bowtie party. 7 pm. $75-$125. Wy­ch­wood Barns, 601 Christie, Barn #4. char­i­otevents. eventbrite.ca. LIBIDO: CORUSCATE (Dyke March fundraiser) Queer art, mu­sic and per­for­mance. Doors 7 pm. $20, adv $10. Glad­stone Ho­tel Ball­room, 1214 Queen W. 2013cor­us­cate. eventbrite.ca. S.W.A.G.: MASK-QUEER-ADE (Movem­ber) Prepride bash with DJ AVS, Brandi Cham­pagne and Scar­lett Bobo. 10:30 pm. $5. Le­Vack Block, 88 Ossington. 416-916- 0571.

Events

AIDS CAN­DLE­LIGHT VIGIL Com­mu­nity memo­rial to hon­our, re­mem­ber and cel­e­brate peo­ple who have died of AIDS, and to rec­og­nize and hon­our those af­fected by and liv­ing with HIV/ AIDS. 9 pm. The AIDS Memo­rial, Cawthra Square Park, 519 Church. the519.org. ALLEN SHUGAR The painter’s Some Boys I’d Like To Know se­ries adds queer con­tent to a group show run­ning to Jun 29 at Ur­ban Gallery, 400 Queen E. 416-362-1973. AV­ENUE Q The mu­si­cal pup­pet show for adults opens Jun 20 and runs to Oct 6. $49-$60. Lower Ossington The­atre, 100A Ossington. 416-915- 6747, av­enueq.ca. BEST CHEST CONTEST Guys’ com­pe­ti­tion. To­day and Jun 27. Woody’s/Sailor, 467 Church. 416972- 0887. CATS An­drew Lloyd Web­ber’s fe­line frolic mu­si­cal con­tin­ues to Jul 28. $40-$110. Pana­sonic The­atre, 651 Yonge. cat­sto.com. GAY PREMISES: RAD­I­CAL VOICES IN THE AR­CHIVES, 1973-83 Ex­hi­bi­tion cel­e­brat­ing the work of the gay news­pa­per The Body Politic. Runs to Sep 9. Free. Cana­dian Les­bian + Gay Ar­chives, 34 Is­abella. clga.ca. IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME: BIG GAY TIME TRAVEL SHOW Neil Cameron presents a kick­off party for his up­com­ing Fringe show with com­edy, song and dance. 7:30 pm. Free. The Fly­ing Beaver Pubaret, 488 Par­lia­ment. pubaret.com. NAKED NIGHT Buff party. 10 pm. Free. Black Ea­gle, 457 Church. black­ea­gle­toronto.com. OUT­WRITES Queer-pos­i­tive writ­ing group. 8 pm. Free. 519 Church Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. out­writes.org. Q-MAP: REX PRIDE Art­work cre­ated by queer or ques­tion­ing Rex­dale kids in the youth-led Queer Me­dia Arts Pro­gram shows week­days to Jul 14 at Arts Eto­bi­coke Gallery, 4893A Dundas W. 416-622-8731. RUS­SELL BOHIER Photographs in The Male Gayz show cap­ture the power dy­nam­ics be­tween men. Tue-Sun, to Jun 30, at Hang­man Gallery, 756 Queen E. 416-465- 0302. SELL­ING SEX: EX­PE­RI­ENCE, AD­VO­CACY AND RE­SEARCH ON SEX WORK IN CANADA (Mag­gie’s) Book launch party with read­ings by Deb­o­rah Clipperton, Tor Fletcher, Jane Doe and Tr­ish Salah plus per­for­mances, a cabaret and DJ L-Rock. 8 pm. $5. Tran­zac, 292 Brunswick. sell­ing­sex.ubc­press@gmail.com. 10X10 PHO­TOG­RA­PHY EX­HIBIT An­nual show of 10 queer artists’ (in­clud­ing Stev’nn Hall, Bruno Bil­lio and NOW’s R. Jeanette Martin) por­traits of 10 queer Cana­di­ans in the arts. Free. On till Jul 14, re­cep­tion 7-10 pm Jun 27, cu­ra­tor’s tour 2 pm Jun 29. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. glad­stone­ho­tel.com.

ThaT’s so Gay: say IT To My Face Ex­hi­bi­tion of art con­fronting no­tions of gen­der, race and iden­tity, with work by artists in­clud­ing Meera Sethi, Sy­bil Lamb and Ki­ley May. To Jul 28, noon to 5 pm daily. Free. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. glad­stone­ho­tel.com. The sTaTe oF TeN­Nessee Steven Jack­son’s play about a young play­wright seek­ing ad­vice from Ten­nessee Wil­liams opens Jun 20 and runs to Jun 29. $20, stu/srs $15. The­atre Passe Mu­raille, 16 Ry­er­son, Backspace. arts­box­of­fice.ca. U oF T’s PrIde PUb Univer­sity of Toronto kicks off Pride Week with an out­door bar­be­cue fea­tur­ing DJs Cozmic Cat and Sammy Rawal, and a dance per­for­mance by SC SWAGG. 4 pm-1 am. $5, free be­fore 9 pm. Hart House Quad, 7 Hart House Cir­cle. hart­house.ca. The WIZard oF oZ An­drew Lloyd Web­ber’s the­atri­cal adap­ta­tion of the 1939 movie runs to Aug 18. $35-$130. Ed Mirvish The­atre, 244 Vic­to­ria. 416-872-1212, mirvish.com.

Fri­day, June 21 Ben­e­fits

aNy WoMoNs blUes NIGhT (Camp Sis) Proud Dykes con­cert fea­tur­ing mu­sic, spo­ken word and dance. 7:30 pm. 519 Church Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. the519.org.

Events

besT ass coNTesT Guys bare it all Fri and Sat to Jun 29. Woody’s/Sailor, 467 Church. 416972- 0887. The bIZarre ball Get done up and strut your stuff on the run­way at a late-night party with DJ John Caf­frey. 9 pm. $5-$10. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555, bud­diesin­bad­times.com/pride/the-biz­zare­ball. chrIs­coThe­qUe-lIcky Lol­lipop party with the DJ crew the Gang­bangaz. Hen­house, 1532 Dundas W. hen­house­toronto.com. coM­edy, cabareT aNd coF­Fee Talk Ryan G Hinds, Lu­cas Sil­veira of the Cliks, au­thor Jaime Woo and Axel Blows of Boy­lesque TO. 9 pm. $15, adv $10. The Fly­ing Beaver Pubaret, 488 Par­lia­ment. pubaret.com. cUe Poc daNce ParTy DJs Sissy Fuss, Aun­tie Flowww and guests spin queer jams in hon­our of peo­ple of colour. 10 pm. $7. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635. dI­verse res­I­deNTs oNe coM­MU­NITy cel­e­bra­TIoN Per­for­mances by LGBTQ new­comer artists, plus art and food from dif­fer­ent coun­tries. 5-11 pm. Artscape Wy­ch­wood Barns, 601 Christie. fcjrefugee­cen­tre.org. eMys PrIde bar­be­cUe Com­mu­nity bar­be­cue cel­e­brat­ing the di­ver­sity of youth in Scar­bor­ough, with ac­tiv­i­ties, games, speak­ers and en­ter­tain­ment. 4 pm. Free. East Metro Youth Svs, 184 Gal­loway. pridetoronto.com. GavIN craW­Ford: sh**TING raIN­boWs The character comic presents oddball char­ac­ters and im­per­son­ations that of­fer a skewed look at queer cul­ture. To­day and to­mor­row 8 pm. $25. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555, bud­diesin­bad­times.com. PrIde cel­e­bra­TIoN Mu­sic by coun­try OUT­law Drake Jensen. 7 pm. $15-$20. The Fly­ing Beaver Pubaret, 488 Par­lia­ment. 647-347- 6567. ryaN rUs­sell Live porn shoot. Free. Black Ea­gle, 457 Church. 416-413-1219, tvaxxx.com/ cat­e­gory/ryan-rus­sell. yes yes y’all – PrIde edI­TIoN Queer hip-hop jam with Mon­treal’s Poirier and a night mar­ket. 10 pm. $6. An­nex Wreck­room, 794 Bathurst. thean­nexwreck­room.com.

Satur­day, June 22 Ben­e­fits

halco: de­brIeFed & ProUd! a MU­sI­cal cabareT (HIV & AIDS Le­gal Clinic On­tario) Show tunes cabaret with Dono­van LeNa­bat, Kevin Wong and oth­ers. 8 and 9:30 pm. $20-$25. The Fly­ing Beaver Pubaret, 488 Par­lia­ment. brownpapertick­ets.com/event/401133. UN­der­bear (Peo­ple with AIDS Fdn) Un­der­wear party with mu­sic by DJ Knight Muzik. 4 pm. Free. Black Ea­gle, 457 Church. 416-4131219.

Events

Am I RIght, LAdIes? Fe­male com­edy show with San­dra Shamas, Heather Gold, Mariko Ta­maki, Zoe Whit­tall and oth­ers. 8 pm. $10. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555, bud­diesin­bad­times.com.

Bud­dIes AfteR houRs Party with Don­narama and DJs K-Tel and Triple-X. 10:30 pm. $10. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555, bud­diesin­bad­times.com.

evenIng shAde PegZilla hosts this party with DJs Regina the Gentle­lady and MsMar­got. Hen­house, 1532 Dundas W. hen­house­toronto. com.

gLAd dAy CABARet Per­for­mances by Dainty Box, Bam­bi­bot, Shadrack Jack­man and oth­ers. 9 pm. Pwyc ($10 sugg). Glad Day Book­shop G Spot, 598 Yonge. glad­day­book­shop.com.

gRow youR PRIde Join Ac­cess Al­liance for gar­den­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, drag per­for­mances, mu­sic, net­work­ing and more. 1-3 pm. Free. Ac­cess­Point on Dan­forth- Green Roof Gar­den,

3079 Dan­forth. ac­ces­sal­liance.ca/lgbtq. neveR-nudes: An AR­Rested de­veL­oP­ment

BuR­Lesque Dick Das­tardly hosts this event with 8-Bit Pinup, Ab Hor­rence, Boy Joy­stick and oth­ers. 9:30 pm. $15, adv $10. Club 120, 120 Church. nev­er­nudes.eventbrite.com.

nIght of ALL CoLouRs nAked dAnCe To­tally Naked Toronto Men party. 4-9 pm. $8, stu $4. Club 120, 120 Church. tnt­men.org.

PRIde At the gAy­stone Con­CeRt Live mu­sic with lo­cal faves LAL, Rae Spoon and Kelly McMichael & the Gloss. 10 pm. $10-$20. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635.

PRIde PRAnA 2: the whIte edI­tIon Cel­e­brate Pride 2013 and the Hu­man Rights Cam­paign at this soiree with a yoga work­shop, cock­tails, an erotic art ex­hibit and mu­sic. 7 pm. $25, adv $20. The Ex­ten­sion Room, 30 East­ern. ex­ten­sion­room.com.

PRIde soft­BALL touR­nA­ment Join Get Out! Canada for a base­ball tour­ney. Noon. Free. Queen Alexan­dra Pub­lic School, 181 Broad­view. getout­canada.com. queeR CLAss At seC­ond CIty Com­edy class with Paul Bellini on cre­at­ing char­ac­ters and sketches that tran­scend queer stereo­types. To­day & to­mor­row 10 am-4 pm. $160. Sec­ond City, 70 Peter. sec­ond­c­i­ty­train­ing­cen­tre.com.

queeRnA­ment: foR the Love of Com­mu­nIty Three-on-three bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment with mu­sic by DJs Black­cat and Cozmic Cat and a com­mu­nity vil­lage. 4-10 pm. $10. Har­bourfront Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 627 Queens Quay W. iaminthe­life.com.

RemIxed Pop! Fri­days with queer club hits by DJs AVS and Gary White and show by Scar­lett Bobo. 10 pm. Fly, 8 Glouces­ter. fly­night­club. com.

sIssyBoy hIs­sy­fIt! Gay-act­ing dance party with DJ Orange Pekoe and host Jaime. 11 pm. $5. Beaver Café, 1192 Queen W. 416-537-2768.

yoRk Re­gIon’s 1st PRIde PA­RAde Cel­e­bra­tion of pride and di­ver­sity in York Re­gion with a pa­rade north on Yonge. 9:45 am. Free. Egin Bar­row Arena Com­plex, Lorne and Church (Rich­mond Hill). yorkpride­fest.com.

Sun­day, June 23

Events

BIg Ass tAL­ent Guys bare it for a tal­ent show to­day and Jun 30. Woody’s/Sailor, 467 Church. 416-972- 0887. BI­sex­u­AL­Ity: ARe we fAC­Ing ex­tInC­tIon oR Re­vIvAL? Com­mu­nity con­ver­sa­tion. 7 pm. Free. Glad Day Book­shop G Spot, 598 Yonge. glad­day­book­shop.com.

dRAg RACe Drag queens switch it up for host Day­tona Bitch. To­day and Jun 30, 9 pm. Woody’s/Sailor, 467 Church. 416-972- 0887.

evenIng seR­vICe In CeL­e­BRA­tIon of PRIde 7 pm. Free. St An­drew’s United Church, 117 Bloor E. 416-929- 0811.

out­RA­geous! CineCycle presents a Pride week screen­ing of the 1977 film by Richard Benner, and other shorts. 8 pm. $5. 129 Spad­ina. su­per8­porter.ca/CineCycle.htm.

PRe-PRIde sum­meR BBq teA dAnCe Sur­prise DJ at this party. 4-8 pm. The Vic, 580 Church.

PRIde BALL Toronto Kiki Ball­room Al­liance ball­room cul­ture with a Show Us Your Pride theme. 6:30-10 pm. $5. 519 Church Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. the519.org.

rqueeR fAm­ILy BRunCh Bring the kids for brunch and mu­sic by the Mon­key Bunch. 11 am-2 pm. Free (food ex­tra). Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. glad­stone­ho­tel.com.

queeR qRAft fAIR & ZIne-mAk­Ing Check out lo­cal LGBTQ crafters and artists, and help make a Pride zine. 11 am-5 pm. Free. Glad Day Book­shop G Spot, 598 Yonge. glad­day­book­shop.com.

shAdy teA Cock­tails or af­ter­noon tea with drag queens Fay Slift and Miss Fluffy. 4 pm. Free (re­fresh­ments ex­tra). Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635, glad­stone­ho­tel.com.

Mon­day, June 24

Events

doRA mA­voR mooRe AwARds Pre­sen­ta­tion of awards for tal­ent in the per­form­ing arts, with hosts Matt Baram and Naomi Sniek­cus. 7 pm. $65. St Lawrence Cen­tre, 27 Front E. tapa.ca.

gRow youR PRIde Join Ac­cess Al­liance for gar­den­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, drag per­for­mances, mu­sic, net­work­ing and more. 5-7 pm. Free. Ac­cess­Point on Jane, 761 Jane. ac­ces­sal­liance. ca/lgbtq.

men’s Chest Contest Miss Con­cep­tion hosts this party along­side Jada Hud­son and Bunni Lapin. 11 pm. Woody’s/Sailor, 467 Church. 416-972- 0887.

PInkwAsh, gReen­wAsh, hog­wAsh Evening with Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the blog Elec­tonic In­tifada. 7 pm. Free. 519 Church Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. pridetoronto.com.

PoetRIx – A nIght of Po­etRy Read­ings by Farzana Doc­tor, Michiko Bown-Kai, Faye Guen­ther, S McDon­ald, David Bate­man and oth­ers. 8 pm. Free. Glad Day Book­shop, 598 Yonge. glad­day­book­shop.com.

PRIde dodge­BALL touR­nA­ment Join Get Out! Canada for a game. 6:30 pm. Free. Col­lege Français Gym­na­sium, 100 Carl­ton. getout­canada.com. sIn­gu­LAR sen­sA­tIon: A mu­sIC the­AtRe oPen

mIC Amat­ueur singers per­form show tunes with a live band weekly at 9:30 pm. No cover. Statler’s 487 Church. statlers.ca.

LgBt shoRt fILm fes­tI­vAL Cana­dian Me­dia Guild Pride LGBT Short Film Fes­ti­val with con­tin­u­ous screen­ings of Kiss, Her With Me, Let’s Get Soaking Wet, Fly­ers, and oth­ers. To Jun 29, daily 9 am-9 pm. Free. Gra­ham Spry The­atre, CBC Broad­cast­ing Cen­tre, 250 Front W. on.fb.me/1a25wXS.

wAnd PoR­tAL Pride edi­tion of Dawn Whitwell’s monthly im­prov com­edy show with Mae Martin, Carolyn Tay­lor and oth­ers. 8:30 pm. $7. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. com­e­dy­bar.ca.

Tues­day, June 25

Ben­e­fits

LAte to the PRom: tuRn BACk tIme (Rainbow Camp for LGBTQ & Al­lied Youth Ages 13-17) Mu­sic, danc­ing with DJs Scrump­tious Booty and Bingo Bob, and a slow jam DJ Bat­tle. 7 pm. Glad­stone Ho­tel, Ball­room, 1214 Queen W. proudfm.com/late­tothe­p­rom.

Events

LGBT IS­SUES IN SCI­ENCE FIC­TION, FAN­TASY AND COMICS Panel dis­cus­sion on gay and les­bian is­sues by the Friends of the Mer­ril Col­lec­tion. 7 pm. Free. Lil­lian H Smith Li­brary, 239 Col­lege. 416-393-7748. LIM­IT­LESS: VA­rI­ETY EDI­TION Dance show with Scott Ford­ham. 8 pm. Mojo Lounge, 1305 Dundas W. mo­jo­toronto.tum­blr.com. MAk­ING A SCENE Night of play­wrights and per­form­ers in­clud­ing Ryan G Hinds, Steven El­liott Jack­son and Ti­tus An­drog­y­nous. 7:30 pm. Free. Glad Day Book­shop, 598 Yonge. glad­day­book­shop.com. MEN’S ASS CONTEST & ShOw Party with Ge­orgie Girl, Tynomi Banks and Michelle Ross. 11 pm. Woody’s/Sailor, 467 Church. 416-9720887. prIDE rUGBY CLINIC Learn and play with the guys of Muddy York RFC. 6-8:30 pm. Free. Jarvis Col­le­giate, 495 Jarvis. getout­canada.com. SAp­phIC AqUAT­ICA prIDE pArTY Work­shop on fe­male plea­sure seek­ing, kiss­ing booth, ice­breaker games and mu­sic by DJ Quinces. 8 pm. $20, cou­ple $30. Oa­sis Aqualounge, 231 Mu­tual. oa­sisaqualounge.com. ShYAM SEL­VADU­rAI/EL­Iz­A­BETh rUTh/LY­DIA pErOVIC Read­ing from and dis­cussing the book Writ­ing Our­selves In: In­ter­na­tional So­cial Revo­lu­tion And The Queer Ex­pe­ri­ence In Lit­er­a­ture. 7 pm. Free. Another Story Book­shop, 315 Ron­ces­valles. 416-462-1104.

Wed­nes­day, June 26 Events

ANTI-rACISM ALLYShIp & SOLIDArTY IN qUEEr AND TrANS COM­MU­NI­TIES Work­shop. 8-9:30 pm. Free. Glad Day Book­shop, 598 Yonge. glad­day­book­shop.com. BEEF BALL prE-prIDE Bath­house pride party with prizes and give­aways. 7-10 pm. Spa Ex­cess, 105 Carl­ton. spaex­cess.com. DIrTY pLOTz Fe­male per­form­ers in­clud­ing Jess Dobkin and Hoa Nguyen take on the his­tor­i­cal era­sure of women in a sexy and scan­dalous cel­e­bra­tion of fe­male cre­ativ­ity. 8:30 pm. $20. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555, bud­diesin­bad­times.com. hAr­BOUrFrONT TO hAN­LAN’S pOINT SAIL­ING AD­VEN­TUrE Get Out! Canada sail­ing les­son, wine, snacks and sight­see­ing. To Jun 30, 1:30 & 5:30 pm. $100. Spad­ina WaveDeck, 401 Queens Quay W. getout­canada.com. hUMp TO prIDE DJ Ja­mal spins with more than 30 dancers tak­ing off their clothes. 10 pm. Flash, 463 Church. flashon­church.com. LES­BIAN pOTLUCk Miss Fluffy Souf­fle’s birth­day party with Jiggy Caliente, DJs Se­cret Agent, Casey Mecija, Jen Markowitz and Andi Larocca. 8 pm. Free. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635. LINGO! Cof­fee house for LGBTQ youth and friends with open mic per­for­mances. 4:30 pm. Free. Glad Day Book­shop, 598 Yonge. glad­day­book­shop.com. Mr LEAThEr prIDE An­nual com­pe­ti­tion with host Dwayne Bryk. No cover. Black Ea­gle, 457 Church. 416-413-1219. MISS CON­CEp­TION’S BIrTh­DAY ShOw CABArET Best men’s ass contest with Brook-Lynn Hytes, Devine Dar­lin’ and Ma­hogany Brown. 8 pm. No cover. Woody’s/Sailor, 467 Church. 416-972- 0887. pINk LATINO DI­VEr­SITY FILM FES­TI­VAL Film screen­ings run to Jun 28. $10. Carl­ton Cin­ema, 20 Carl­ton. pin­klatino.com. pUSSY BAS­kET Queer Writes presents an evening of bent words with bill bis­sett, Brock Hes­sel, Cathy Petch, David Bate­man and the Neu­rotic Stores. 7:30 pm. Pwyc ($5 sugg). Videofag, 187 Au­gusta. videofag.com. rUN­NING CLUB Join Get Out! Canada to run and so­cial­ize. 10 am. Free. Fuel+, 471 Church. getout­canada.com. SEx­U­AL­ITY, rE­prES­SION AND ThE LAw: rE­SIS­TANCE AND ASY­LUM Book launch, panel dis­cus­sion and video pre­sen­ta­tion with Mon­ica Tabengwa of Hu­man Rights Watch Nairobi and oth­ers. 6:30 pm. Free. 519 Church Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. 416-736-2100 ext 44567, en­vi­sion@yorku.ca. SpIr­ITS COM­EDY Pride edi­tion of the weekly com­edy night with Richard Ry­der, Trevor Boris, Dawn Whitwell and oth­ers. 9 pm. Free. Spir­its Bar & Grill, 642 Church. 416-967-0001. TrUTh/DArE: A SATIrE (wITh DANCE) Satir­i­cal, sing-and-dance-along cre­ation of the cult clas­sic doc­u­men­tary from Madonna’s Blonde Am­bi­tion World Tour, star­ring Damien Atkins, Sal­va­tore An­to­nio and oth­ers. To­day and to­mor­row 8 pm. $20, adv $15. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555, bud­diesin­bad­times.com. YAGA YAGA DANCE­hALL: DONGFEST Rude boi Dan Werb spins with hosts Inessa and Holly at this event. Hen­house, 1532 Dundas W. hen­house­toronto.com.

Thurs­day, June 27 Ben­e­fits

BUTCh FEMME SALON – prIDE EDI­TION: LEAVE IT TO BEAVEr (Toronto Peo­ple with AIDS Fdn) Per­for­mances and par­ty­ing for butches and femmes of all stripes with DJ Nik Red. 8 pm. $10 or pwyc. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555, bud­diesin­bad­times.com.

Events

BIG FrEE­DIA New Or­leans bounce party with the Queen Diva. Doors 11 pm. $10. Drake Ho­tel, 1150 Queen W. the­drake­ho­tel.ca. BI­BLE CAMp Con­fes­sion booth, badly be­haved nuns and DJs Slut­mas­ter3000 and Shoe­gayz. Hen­house, 1532 Dundas W. hen­house­toronto.com. DrIp: ThE Ar­DOrOUS DJs Vanessa Kath­leen, Mi­ley Highrus, Condo- Coon, LBC and Girls Club at this Pride party. 10 pm to 4 am. Smith, 553 Church. 416-926-2501. FAUx GIrLS Fe­male im­per­son­ation pro­duc­tion fol­lowed by Milk Thurs­days dance party with DJ Re­lent­less. 9 pm. Mojo Lounge, 1305 Dundas W. mo­jo­torono.tum­blr.com. hIS­TOrY BOYS: ACA­DEMIC DIS­CI­pLINE Xtra! mag­a­zine writ­ers Jeremy Wil­lard and Michael Lyons present read­ings from their ir­rev­er­ent col­umns on gay his­tory. 8 pm. $5. Videofag, 187 Au­gusta. face­book.com/His­to­ryBoys. LAUGh OUT prOUD Queer com­edy with head­liner Jessica Kir­son and host Robert Keller. To Jun 29, Thu-Sat 8 pm. $25. Yuk Yuk’s, 224 Rich­mond W. 416-967-6425, yukyuks.com. pINkY’S BIG GAY BIrTh­DAY BALL Party with RuPaul’s Drag Race favourite, plus-size Bar­bie doll Jig­gly Caliente and DJ Your Boy Brian. 9 pm. $10. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635, glad­stone­ho­tel.com. prISM COL­LEGE Party with DJs Micke Hi and Su­ma­tion, plus a per­for­mance by Shangela. 10 pm-4 am. Fly, 8 Glouces­ter. prism­toronto. com. STArrY NIGhTS Drag Ball with DJs Lady Bunny, and Alessan­dro, per­for­mances by So­fonda Cox, Tynomi Banks, Scar­lett Bobo, the Nancy Boys, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Jinkx Mon­soon and oth­ers. 7 pm-mid­night. Free. Cawthra Square Park Greenspace, be­side 519 Church Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. greenspaceto.org. STEErS & qUEErS: NIGhT OF A ThOU­SAND DOLLYS Gay coun­try & western party fea­tur­ing a night of Dolly Par­ton from Rev­erend Hightower and DJs Sigour­ney Beaver and Joe Blow. 9 pm. $10, $8 in Dolly drag. Glad­stone Ball­room, 1214 Queen W. glad­stone­ho­tel.com.

Write On! Open mic for queers of colour fea­tur­ing spo­ken word, mu­sic, com­edy, dance and more. 8 pm. Pwyc. Glad Day Book­shop, 598 Yonge. glad­day­book­shop.com.

Fri­day, June 28

Events

the Beef Ball DJ Hifi Sean spins at this leather & bear pride party with gogo men. 10 pm. $30 adv (Pi­rape, 501 Church, North­bound Leather, 586 Yonge). Opera House, 735 Queen E. 416-466- 0313,

bear411.com. and oth­ers, se­ducive treats and more. All­white dress code. 10 pm. Moskito, 423 Col­lege. 416-862-2323. fOr­ever XXXi: pride prOM 90s prom dres­sup party with limo rides, a prom photo booth and DJ Like the Wolf. Hen­house, 1532 Dundas W. hen­house­toronto.com. hard candy pride party DJ DaVinci spins top 40, dance and queer clas­sics. 10 pm. No cover. WAYLA Bar, 996 Queen E. 416-9015570, way­labar.com. JiM na­SOn/Jef­frey luS­cOMBe/rOyS­tOn teSter Fic­tion read­ings. 5- 6 pm. Free. Glad Day Book­shop G Spot, 598 Yonge. glad­day­book­shop.com. Men 4 Men: Sen­Sual tOuch and tantric eX­plO­ratiOn: pride edi­tiOn Full-body erotic ex­pe­ri­ence work­shop. 1- 6 pm. $45. Place Awaken Stu­dio, 270 Car­law, unit 102. phillip­coupal.ca. One WOrld Pride dance party with Frankie Knuck­les, Jojo Flores, Deko-Ze and Ticky Ty. 4 Church & Welles­ley. Pre-reg­is­ter prid­erun.org. pride char­ity SOc­cer tOur­na­Ment (Voice For Hope and Su­port­ing Our Youth) Pink Turf Soc­cer league hosts a tour­ney for women and trans peo­ple. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. To­day and to­mor­row 10 am & 2 pm. $25. Withrow Park, 725 Lo­gan. pink­turf­soc­cer.com.

Events

Bud­dieS after hOurS Party with Don­narama and DJs K-Tel and Triple-X. 10:30 pm. $15. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555, bud­diesin­bad­times.com. cherry BOMB pride – SuM­Mer Beach Sen­Sa­tiOn DJs Cozmic Cat, Denise Ben­son, Leti­cia Love & Nix play this beach bash. 10 pm-3 am. $20, adv $15 (Sound­scapes, milka­u­dio.com, Glad Day Book­shop). Re­vival, 783 Col­lege. face­book.com/cher­ry­bombtoronto. cOM­Mu­nity Mu­ral prOJect – cel­e­Brat­inG Queer & tranS neW­cOM­erS Ex­plore your cre­ativ­ity and share atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-975-8555, bud­diesin­bad­times.com. hOt­nutS preSentS hard tOn Ital­ian disco duo Hard Ton, disco diva Max and oth­ers en­ter­tain at this house party. $15, adv $10. Gar­ri­son, 1197 Dundas W. 416-519-9439. lip­SticK Jun­Gle Pride dance party with DJs Ana Paula, Alyson Calagna and Cherry Bomb. 1 pm-mid­night. Free. Cawthra Square Park Greenspace, be­side 519 Church Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. greenspaceto.org. OutS­pOrt tOrOntO Join the queer out­door sports club for Pride ac­tiv­i­ties. To­day and to­mor­row. Free. Alexan­der and Church. out­sport­toronto.org. drip: the Shut dOWn Pride party with DJs Kay­tranda, Mem­bers Only, Prince In­no­cence, Rory Them Finest, Mar­cus Mar­cus, Kik­ileaks, CBB and LBC. 1 pm to 4 am. Smith, 553 Church. 416-926-2501. GO hard “SWaG 2 da rOOf” Shut eM dOWn! Party with DJ Black­cat. 10 pm. $15. Club 120, 120 Church. club120.ca. J’adOre pride BlOWOut DJs Blue Peter, Mark Falco and Chris Stein­back. No cover. Woody’s/ Sailor, 467 Church. 416-972- 0887. iM­prO fierte En français im­prov bat­tle be­tween T.O’s Les Im­prob­a­bles and Mon­treal’s Gailaxie. 7:30 pm. $15. Rivoli, 332 Queen W. face­book.com/events/180125222151076.

It’s a lesbo love-in at the Dyke March June 29.

Happy cel­e­brants get their geisha on at the Pride Pa­rade.

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