Pride Week Pre­view

Com­plete list­ings un­til July 3, Pride pa­rade routes, stage line­ups and more

NOW Magazine - Pride - - Front Page - Com­piled By Ju­lia Hoecke and Kata­rina Ris­tic

150 Events to get the PARTY STARTED

Thursday, June 23

10 X 10 Photo ex­hibit fea­tures 10 new Cana­dian queer pho­tog­ra­phers and 100 new por­traits cel­e­brat­ing LGBTTI2QQ Cana­di­ans in the arts. Runs to Aug 18, re­cep­tion/cat­a­logue launch 7 pm Jun 30. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. glad­stone­ho­tel.com. A THIRD GEN­DER: BEAU­TI­FUL YOUTHS IN JA­PANESE PRINTS Art ex­hibit, runs to Nov 27. Royal On­tario Mu­seum, 100 Queen’s Park. rom.on.ca. CH­ERYL POPE AND STU­DENTS Ob­jects For Lis­ten­ing ex­hi­bi­tion, var­si­tystyle cham­pion ban­ners with themes of sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion, iden­tity and power. Runs to Jul 4. OCAD U, 100 McCaul. 416 -977-6000. IN­TER­NET DAUGH­TER, DJ SUN SUN Proud AF DJ show as part of Pride At The Gay­stone. 8 pm. Free. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. glad­stone­ho­tel.com. KIRK SUTHER­LAND Synes­the­sia paint­ing ex­hi­bi­tion, runs to Jul 2. Ur­ban Gallery, 400 Queen E. ur­ban­gallery.ca. NEIGH­BORS 2: SORORITY RIS­ING Com­edy film with Rose Byrne and Seth Ro­gen play­ing at Kingsway Theatre, 3030 Bloor W, and other cin­e­mas. See web­site for de­tails. movies.now­toronto.com. PINK FLA­MENCO Hands-on in­struc­tional event with fla­menco pros coach­ing and coax­ing through sexy steps. Bring a part­ner or find a new one. 7 pm. Free. Har­bourfront Cen­tre Boule­vard Tent, 235 Queens Quay W. har­bourfront­cen­tre.com. QUEER GAME NIGHT Board games

so­cial. 8-11 pm. $5. Board Again Games, 2111 Dun­das W. board­a­gaingames.com. R KELLY CLIPPERTON Me­mory Bank photo ex­hibit, runs to Jul 31. Cylin­der Sound & Film, 165 John. kel­ly­clip­per­ton.com. RU­FUS DOES JUDY Lu­mi­nato & Pride present Ru­fus Wain­wright’s re­cre­ation of Judy Gar­land’s iconic 1961 Carnegie Hall Show. Jun 23-24 at 8 pm. From $29. Hearn Gen­er­at­ing Sta­tion, 440 Un­win. lu­mi­natofes­ti­val.com. SAY YOU’LL BE QUEER: WANNABE – THE SPICE GIRLS TRIB­UTE BAND Con­cert and post­show 90s dance party with DJ M4rs. Doors 9:30 pm. $25, adv $20. Mod Club, 722 Col­lege. uni­verse.com/ WannabeSGT. TAPE CON­DI­TION: DE­GRADED In­stal­la­tion that looks at the CLGA’s role in pre­serv­ing and pro­tect­ing queer de­sires and sex­ual sub­cul­tures through its col­lec­tion of VHS tapes. Runs to Sep 18, artist talk & party 7:30 pm-mid­night Jul 8 (at Bud­dies, 12 Alexander). Cana­dian Les­bian and Gay Ar­chives, 34 Is­abella. clga.ca. THE WA­TER­MELON WOMAN Screen­ing of the first fea­ture film di­rected by a Black les­bian film­maker. Queer cin­ema pi­o­neer Ch­eryl Dunye in­tro­duces a new dig­i­tal restora­tion of her 1996 film. 8:45 pm. $13, srs $10.50, child $9. TIFF Bell Light­box, 350 King W. tiff.net.

Fri­day, June 24

BLINDSPOTS GROUP SHOW; SE­BASTIÁN BENÍTEZ Jun 24-Aug 6, re­cep­tion 7-10 pm Jun 24. Xpace, 303 Lans­downe. xpace.info. ELEC­TRIC LADYLAND W/ DJ LES­BIAN MEN­ACE Go West – Alt-Queer Fest dance party. 10 pm. Pwyc. Car­di­nal Rule, 5 Ron­ces­valles. Find event on face­book.com. EN­CORE NIGHT WITH TORONTO GAYMERS

Board games night. 7 pm. $6. Board Again Games, 2111 Dun­das W. 416-453- 6885, board­a­gaingames.com. FEMINISTRY Pride week kick-off party with house mu­sic. 10 pm. $10. Round Venue, 152A Au­gusta. round­v­enue.com/event/feministry. FNLROM: COLOUR ROMPROUD Fri­day Night Live art party. Mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment by Di­vine Dar­lin, Fay Slift, DJ Craig Do­minic, Cozmic Cat, House of Filth Queens, DJ Sammy, DJ Nino Brown and more, glass art by Dale Chi­huly. Doors 7 pm. $15, stu/srs $13. Royal On­tario Mu­seum, 100 Queen’s Park. 416-586-8000, rom.on.ca/fnl. FRED EV­ERY­THING, KRIS STEEVES, DJ PHIL V Dance party with smooth house from the Mon­treal DJ. 10 pm. $5. Black Ea­gle, 457 Church. black­ea­gle­toronto.com. GIRLS ROCK CAMP TORONTO: CAMPY KARAOKE Show­case of young fe­male rock­ers, fol­lowed by fem­i­nist an­thems, top 40 tunes and clas­sic rock sung by au­di­ence mem­bers. 8 pm. $10-$15. Bud­dies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. bud­diesin­bad­times.com. GLAD­STONE QUEERAOKE Get loud and proud with some shame­less scream-offs with theme and songs de­voted to queer icons like Dolly Parton and with ap­pear­ances from the Glad­stone’s most fab­u­lous Drag Queens. 10 pm. Free. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. glad­stone­ho­tel.com. HEY QT Pride kick-off party with R&B and pop mu­sic. 10 pm. $5. Holy Oak Cafe, 1241 Bloor W. holyoak­cafe.com. NEIGH­BORS 2: SORORITY RIS­ING Com­edy film with Rose Byrne and Seth Ro­gen play­ing at var­i­ous cin­e­mas across the city. See web­site for de­tails. movies. now­toronto.com. ROUGH Fly­ing Solo ex­plores the earth el­e­ment in a dirty cir­cus of art, dance and aerial ac­ro­bat­ics. Part of Queer Pride 2016. 8:30 pm. $20-$25. Bud­dies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. bud­diesin­bad­times.com. RU­FUS DOES JUDY Lu­mi­nato & Pride present Ru­fus Wain­wright’s re­cre­ation of Judy Gar­land’s iconic 1961 Carnegie Hall Show. 8 pm. From $29. Hearn Gen­er­at­ing Sta­tion, 440 Un­win. lu­mi­natofes­ti­val.com. WOMEN & TRANS LIT­ER­ARY SPEED DAT­ING Bring a favourite book to dis­cuss and lots of per­son­al­ity for 5-minute chats with other par­tic­i­pants. 6:30-8:30 pm. Free. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Lil­lian H Smith Li­brary, 239 Col­lege. eventbrite.ca/e/24626810453.

Satur­day, June 25

BIKE PUMP & SUN­DAY BBQ Ben­e­fit tea-dance for the Friends For Life Bike Rally in sup­port of Toronto Peo­ple With AIDS Foun­da­tion. Lo­cal DJs play top 40 & house. Sports­wear or un­der­wear en­cour­aged. 3 pm. Free. Black Ea­gle, 457 Church. black­ea­gle­toronto.com. BWS: A FUNDRAISER FOR THE PULSE VIC­TIMS FUND Busi­ness Women’s Spe­cial hosts the Pride Edi­tion of the dance party to help vic­tims in Or­lando, FL. DJs Sammy Royale, Nino Brown & Diego Ar­mand, spe­cial per­for­mance by Scar­lett Bobo. $15. 10 pm. Club120, 120 Church. Find event on face­book.com. CIN­EMA FOR­TIS­SIMO Forte – Toronto Gay Men’s Cho­rus sings songs made fa­mous on the sil­ver screen. 7:30 pm. $25. Trin­ity St. Paul’s Cen­tre, 427 Bloor W. forte­cho­rus.com. CIR­CUS SO GAY Roam­ing cir­cus per­for­mances, DJs, drag queens, con­tor­tion­ists, dance groups and oth­ers plus sports ac­tiv­i­ties, kids’ zone and more at this pre-Pride street fes­ti­val. Sat & Sun 11 am-11 pm. Free. Church and Welles­ley. church­welles­leyvil­lage.ca. DAWN PA­TROL: GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Queer Pride 2016 presents com­edy with Melissa De­leary, Andrya Duff, Adrienne Fish, Chantel Maros­tica, Regina, JL White­crow, host Dawn Whitwell and oth­ers. 8 pm. $15$20. Bud­dies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. bud­diesin­bad­times.com. DIVA / DIVA PRIDE EDI­TION Drag per­for­mance, looka­like con­test and dance party with mu­sic by DJ Devon S. 10 pm. $5. WAYLA Bar, 996 Queen E. way­labar.ca. DJS REGINA & OR­ANGE PEKOE Bud­dies Af­ter Hours: Queer Pride 2016, 10:30 pm. $10. Bud­dies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. bud­diesin­bad­times.com. GLAD­STONE QUEERAOKE Karaoke gets loud and proud with some shame­less scream-offs with theme and songs de­voted to queer icons like Dolly Parton and with ap­pear­ances from the Glad­stone’s most fab­u­lous Drag Queens. 10 pm. Free. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. glad­stone­ho­tel.com. KA­LIK FUNDRAISER & LAUNCH PARTY Live per­for­mances by queer and trans artists, po­ets and mu­si­cians from Ar­me­nian & SWANA (South West Asia North Africa) com­mu­ni­ties, a silent auc­tion, raf­fle and

art­work for sale. 7:30 pm. $10-$20. Beit Za­toun, 612 Markham. ka­lik.org/fundraiser. NEIGH­BORS 2: SORORITY RIS­ING Com­edy film with Rose Byrne and Seth Ro­gen play­ing at cin­e­mas across the city. See web­site for de­tails. movies.now­toronto.com. NUIT ROSE ART SHOW­CASE Open­ing re­cep­tion for di­verse artists ex­hi­bi­tion. 7 pm-3 am. Free. Artscape Young­place, 180 Shaw. nu­itrose.ca. NUIT ROSE LIGHT PA­RADE Queer art pa­rade fea­tur­ing par­tic­i­pants wear­ing or car­ry­ing a light-emit­ting ob­ject. Be­gins in the park and pro­ceeds to Church St. Free lantern-mak­ing work­shops of­fered be­fore the pa­rade (see web­site for de­tails). Con­cert with band MAGT, DJ set from Bruce LaBruce and more. 7 pm-late. Free. Nor­man Jewi­son Park, 13 Is­abella. nu­itrose.ca. PRIDE WALK: DIS­COV­ER­ING TORONTO’S LGBTQ HER­ITAGE Sec­ond of two Her­itage Toronto walk­ing tours cel­e­brat­ing Pride. Part 2: King, Queen and Yonge Streets. 1:30 pm. $20. Pre-reg­is­ter. Meet at NW cor­ner of Yonge & King. her­itage­toronto.org. QUEEN’S END PRIDE W/ DJ ZACK ROSEN Go West – Alt- Queer Fest dance party (dance tunes from the 60s-to­day). 10 pm. Free. The Grand Trunk, 1718 Queen W. Find event on face­book.com. SIN Tech-house and sexy go-go boys with hard beats and a sex-pos­i­tive vibe. 10 pm. $5, $10 af­ter mid­night. Black Ea­gle, 457 Church. black­ea­gle­toronto.com. STAND­ING TALL: THE CU­RI­OUS HIS­TORY OF MEN IN HEELS Tour of an ex­hi­bi­tion that chal­lenges pre­con­ceived no­tions about who wears heels and why. Ex­h­bi­tion highlights in­clude John Len­non’s orig­i­nal 1960s Bea­tle boot and plat­forms worn by El­ton John in the 1970s. Jun 25-Jul 3, daily at 2 pm. In­cluded w/ ad­mis­sion ($14, srs $12, stu $8, 5-17 yrs $5). Bata Shoe Mu­seum, 327 Bloor W. batashoe­mu­seum.ca.

SUL­TRY SATUR­DAYS: REIN­VENTED Pride Satur­day main event party with DJ Ca­jjmere Wray play­ing hiphop and house mu­sic. Doors 11 pm. Free. Byzan­tium, 499 Church. byz.ca. TOO QUEER: A BI VIS­I­BIL­ITY CABARET Queer Pride 2016 presents art and per­for­mance cel­e­brat­ing bi­sex­u­al­ity and pan­sex­u­al­ity fea­tur­ing Olive-or- Oliver, Shar­rae Lyon and Sofí Gudiño. 7:30 pm. $10-$20. Bud­dies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555, bud­diesin­bad­times.com.

Sun­day, June 26

ALT CNTRL DLT Go West – Alt-Queer Fest presents live rock with Jackie Moore, Lynx, To­mor­row’s Mid­night, Bone Donor, Ar­ti­fi­cial Dis­sem­i­na­tion, DJs Zack Rosen and Triple X. 9 pm. $10. Cadil­lac Lounge, 1296 Queen W. Find event on face­book.com. CHURCH STREET COM­EDY PRIDE EDI­TION: HEAD­LIN­ERS SHOW­CASE Martha Chaves, Dawn Whitwell, Richard Ry­der, Paul Hutch­e­son, Ash­ley Mof­fatt, An­drew John­ston and hosts Chantel Maros­tica and Adrienne Fish. 8 pm. Pwyc. Pe­ga­sus, 489B Church. pe­ga­su­sonchurch.com. CHYU­UCH: THE FAM­ILY GATH­ER­ING Sun­set Ser­vice Toronto hosts a 5th-an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion of com­mu­nity, cre­ativ­ity and con­nec­tion with song, dance and spo­ken word. Noon-3 pm. Free. Har­lem Un­der­ground, 745 Queen W. sun­set­ser­vice.wordpress.com. CRIM­SON WAVE COM­EDY LGBTQ pos­i­tive, fem­i­nist-friendly, zero rape joke laughs w/ Natalie Nor­man & Jess Beaulieu. 9:30 pm. $5. Com­edy Bar, 945 Bloor W. com­e­dy­bar.ca. AN EVENING WITH GEORGE TAKEI The Star Trek ac­tor re­flects on his life ex­pe­ri­ences and dis­cusses so­cial jus­tice, di­verse eth­no­cul­tural land­scapes, pop cul­ture and the age of so­cial me­dia. Q& A to fol­low. 7 pm. $25. Ry­er­son Theatre, 43 Ger­rard E. pridetoronto.com/George. FREE JANE Queer Pride 2016 presents Sky Gil­bert’s an­nual show fea­tur­ing a read­ing of Smashes by Franny McCabe-Ben­nett, fol­lowed by an open mic. 8 pm. Free. Bud­dies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-9758555, bud­diesin­bad­times.com. A NIGHT AT THE AQUEERIUM Party with DJ Kitty Glit­ter, mer­maids Sap­phire Titha Reign and Judy Vi­rago among 16,000 aquatic an­i­mals. 8 pm. $40-$50. Ri­p­ley’s Aquar­ium, 288 Brem­ner. rip­leysaquar­i­u­mof­canada.com.

Mon­day, June 27

FML MON­DAYS IN­DUS­TRY NIGHT: CEL­E­BRAT­ING PRIDE MONTH Party with drag shows, DJ, and free en­try. Fea­tures a show by So­fonda Cox. Doors 11 pm. Flash, 463 Church. flashon­church.com. PROUD VOICES: POETRIX Queer po­etry marathon with read­ings by 16 po­ets in­clud­ing Adam Zachary, Cathy Petch, Mikki Delverde, Jas­bina Jus­tice, Jim Na­son, Teddy Syrette, Davelle Barnes, Vero Diaz and oth­ers. 8-10 pm. Free. Glad Day Book­shop, 598 Yonge. face­book.com/GladDay.

Tues­day, June 28

AIDS CAN­DLE­LIGHT VIGIL Re­mem­ber the fight­ers, the ad­vo­cates, the sup­port­ers, the care­givers, the re­searchers, the ones who have passed away and those who live on. 9-11 pm. Free. Bar­bara Hall Park, 519 Church. pridetoronto.com. HE­LIX: LIDO PIMIENTA, CRIS DERK­SEN, ROD­NEY DIVER­LUS, BEANY JOHN, FLY LADY DI, DJ BAM­BII, BRIAN SOLOMON Queer Pride 2016 presents a night of live cu­ra­to­rial per­for­mance DJing fea­tur­ing In­dige­nous, Black and POC mu­si­cians, dancers and artists. 8 pm. Free. Bud­dies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555, bud­diesin­bad­times.com.

Wed­nes­day, June 29

10 MINUTE TALKS: A VERY SHORT HIS­TORY OF LGBT IS­SUES IN TORONTO Four mi­cro talks that will ex­plore the his­tory of LGBT is­sues in our city. Macken­zie House, 82 Bond. 416-392- 6915, ma­c­house@toronto.ca. BLACK­NESS AND QUEER POL­I­TICS Hu­man rights panel dis­cus­sion mod­er­ated by Beth Jor­dan, with Ri­naldo Walcott, An­gela Robert­son, Kim Ka­trin Mi­lan, Rod­ney Diver­lus, Syrus Mar­cus Ware and Jor­dyn Sa­muels. 7 pm. Free. 519 Church Street Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, north of Welles­ley. pridetoronto.com. CA­BANA POOL PARTY DJs An­thony May and Ticky Ty, 6-11 pm. Ca­bana Pool Bar @ Sound Acad­emy, 11 Pol­son. pridetoronto.com. LET­TERS TO THE UNI­VERSE Dance, text and pro­jec­tions tell the story of Shaunga Tagore and her al­ter ego, Scorpio Ris­ing, on a jour­ney of growth and self-dis­cov­ery as she learns about mad­ness, magic, sur­vival, heal­ing, home, com­mu­nity and more. 8 pm. $20. Bud­dies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander, in the Cham­ber. bud­diesin­bad­times.com. LOOK­ING 4 DICK BenT per­forms his com­edy show. 8 pm. $15-$17. Club120, 120 Church. bent­com­edy.com. MEOW MEOW Elec­tronic + house mu­sic dance party with Max Mo­henu. 9 pm. Free. Holy Oak Cafe, 1241 Bloor W. holyoak­cafe.com. PLAY Classy, yet non-pre­ten­tious party with fun, cheeky, top 40 mixed with house mu­sic. 10 pm-2 am. $8 at the door. Smith, 553 Church. girlplay­toronto.com. PROUD VOICES: CROOKED GRIN Queer stand-up com­edy with Martha Chaves, Brian Mill­ward, Monica Gar­rido, Lorrie Jor­gensen, David Ben­jamin Thom­lin­son, JP Larocque and oth­ers. 8-10 pm. Pwyc. Glad Day Book­shop, 598 Yonge. face­book.com/GladDay. PUPPY PRIDE PARTY Kinky pups and han­dlers cel­e­brate doggy-style. 9 pm. Free. Black Ea­gle, 457 Church. black­ea­gle­toronto.com. RAID: OPER­A­TION SOAP Queer Pride and The Read­ing Sa­lon present Ray­mond Helkio’s un­con­ven­tional love story about how the ar­rest of two men dur­ing the 1981 Toronto bath­house raids changed LGBTQ his­tory. 8 pm. $20. Bud­dies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander, in the Cabaret. there­ad­ingsa­lon.ca/RAID.

Thursday, June 30

10 YEARS OF T-GIRL PRIDE! Trans woman dance party with DJ Todd Klinck. 8 pm-4 am. $15, free cover for ladies. Club120, 120 Church. club120.ca. BEARRACUDA Party with DJ Del Stamp play­ing cir­cuit, tech-house and house mu­sic. 9:30 pm. $10, $5 be­fore 10:30 pm. Black Ea­gle, 457 Church. black­ea­gle­toronto.com. BUTCH FEMME SA­LON PRIDE EDI­TION: SOME­WHERE OVER THE RAIN­BOW An in­clu­sive night of per­for­mances and par­ty­ing hosted by Belle Jumelles and Ti­tus An­drog­y­nous, af­ter-party with DJ Johnny B Goode. 9 pm. $10. Bud­dies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander, in the Cham­ber. bud­diesin­bad­times.com. THE ELE­PHANT GIRLS Margo MacDon­ald tells the story of an all-fe­male gang that ter­ror­ized 19th cen­tury Lon­don in her solo show, part of Queer Pride 2016. 7:30 pm. $20. Bud­dies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander, in the Cabaret. 416-975-8555, bud­diesin­bad­times.com. GREEN SPACE FES­TI­VAL: STARRY NIGHT Per­for­mance by Kim Richard­son & Band and ap­pear­ance by Kim Chi, So­fonda Cox, Rita Baga, Sap­phire Titha Reign, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Don­narama, Devine Dar­lin and oth­ers, DJ set by Adora and more. Doors 5 pm. Free. Bar­bara Hall Park, 519 Church. greenspaceto.org. LICK IT Nice but trashy Ve­gas strip club vibe at this party with hip-hop, dance­hall, R&B, house and tech mu­sic. 10 pm-2 am. $10 adv. Phoenix Con­cert Theatre, 410 Sher­bourne. girlplay­toronto.com. NEARLYNUDE Col­lec­tif Nude’s DJ dance party and a lineup that will have you tak­ing it off, shak­ing it off and show­ing it off. 9 pm. Drake Ho­tel, 1150 Queen W. the­drake.ca. NIGHT OF 1000 DOLLY’S Steers & Queers event hosted by Miss Fluffy Souf­flé with live mu­sic, a Dolly looka-like con­test, drag, bur­lesque and rowdy danc­ing, dress code of coun­try wear. Doors 10 pm. $10. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. glad­stone­ho­tel.com. PRIDE CRE­ATIVE WRIT­ING WORK­SHOP FOR YOUTH Pre­sen­ta­tion on the his­tory of Pride and the LGBTQ rights move­ment fol­lowed by a work­shop with YA au­thor Robin Steven­son, for ages 13-29. 5-7:45 pm. Free. Room B/C Lower Level. Lil­lian H Smith Li­brary, 239 Col­lege. 416-393-7739. PROUD VOICES: AMPLITUDE CABARET Per­for­mance, po­etry, power and pos­si­bil­ity with Aja Fer­nan­des, Josh Mid­dle­ton, les­lie ram­say-tay­lor, Johnny Salib, Vanessa Salazar, Roy de Vos and host Troy Jack­son. 9-11 pm. Pwyc. Glad Day Book­shop, 598 Yonge. face­book.com/GladDay. PROUD VOICES: SHE WRITES! An evening of women’s voices and women’s words, fea­tur­ing launch of Week­end by Jane Ea­ton Hamil­ton and read­ings by Farzana Doc­tor, Marnie Woodrow, Sheila van den Heu­vel-Collins and Jes­sica L Webb. 6:30-8 pm. Free. Yorkville Li­brary, 22 Yorkville. face­book.com/GladDay. THAT’S SO GAY: COME TO­GETHER Group art show cel­e­brat­ing new works by LGBTTI2QQ artists cu­rated by Syrus Mar­cus Ware, runs Jun 30-Jul 3, re­cep­tion 7 pm Jun 30. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. glad­stone­ho­tel.com. VIVA CABARET: TRIB­UTE TO THE GREAT­EST DI­VAS Yury Ruzhyev presents a mu­si­cal cabaret trib­ute to Cher, Tina, Liza, Madonna, Freddy, Gaga and many more. 7 & 10 pm. $20-$25. Rivoli, 334 Queen W. rushow.ru. WORN WITH PRIDE Ex­hibit of ar­ti­facts from the Cana­dian Les­bian and Gay Ar­chives. Jun 30-Jul 24, re­cep­tion/pop-up mu­seum 7-10 pm Jun 30. Mont­gomery’s Inn, 4709 Dun­das W. mont­gomerysinn.com.

Fri­day, July 1

ALTERNAQUEER Judy Vi­rago, The House of Filth’s The Trash Cabaret, An­drew Awe­some, The Count­ess, Chris­teene, Vag Halen, JD Sam­son, 7 pm. Free. PRIDE South Stage, 423 Church. pridetoronto.com. BITCH SALAD Queer Pride 2016 presents a show­case of funny women w/ Heidi Bran­der, Sara Hen­nessey, Aisha Brown, Jackie Pirico, head­liner Guy Branum, host An­drew John­ston and oth­ers. 8 pm. $15-$25. Bud­dies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander, Cham­ber. 416-975-8555, bud­diesin­bad­times.com. DJS REGINA & OR­ANGE PEKOE Bud­dies Af­ter Hours: Pride Week­end Kick-off Party, 10:30 pm. $15. Bud­dies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-9758555, bud­diesin­bad­times.com. DJS TED KASPROW & DEKO-ZE Canada Day/ Pride party. 10 pm. Black Ea­gle, 457 Church. black­ea­gle­toronto.com. FIT PRIMPIN: BANJEE RE­PORT, DJS PHIL V, BLACK­CAT, COZMIC CAT, KRIS STEEVES Pride party, 10 pm. Steam Whis­tle Brew­ing, 255 Brem­ner. pridetoronto.com. GLAD­STONE QUEERAOKE Get loud and proud with some shame­less scream-offs with theme and songs de­voted to queer icons like Dolly Parton and with ap­pear­ances from the Glad­stone’s most fab­u­lous Drag Queens. 10 pm. Free. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. glad­stone­ho­tel.com. GREEN SPACE FES­TI­VAL: ONE WORLD Dance party with DJs David Morales, Hec­tor Romero, Dekoze and Jerome Robins. 5 pm. Free. Bar­bara Hall Park, 519 Church. greenspaceto.org. JUICE BOX Wa­ter­front party with hip-hop, top 40, R&B, tweaky, up­tempo remixes and house mu­sic. 10 pm-2 am. $40, adv $30. City Bar (Pol­son Pier), 11 Pol­son Pier. girlplay­toronto.com. MANDY GOOD­HANDY’S MU­SI­CAL COM­EDY CABARET Com­edy Kapow and the Toronto Jazz Fes­ti­val present the trans woman comic/singer live. 9-11 pm. $15-$20. Club120, 120 Church. 416-792-7725, tinyurl.com/j4u95vb.

MARI­POSA: FROM LATIN AMER­ICA WITH LOVE Latin rhythms and In­dige­nous in­flu­ences by per­form­ers Lila Downs, Los Hi­jos de Tuta with Wilson Acevedo, Pa­piosco y Grupo Rit­mi­cos Toronto along with DJ Trambo and DJ Jimmy Suave, dancers and queens. 5 pm-2 am. Free. PRIDE Welles­ley Stage, 15 Welles­ley E. pridetoronto.com. ONE WORLD: WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE DJ sets by David Morales, Hec­tor Romero, Deko-Ze and Jerome Robins. Doors 5 pm. Free. Bar­bara Hall Park, 519 Church. greenspaceto.org. PRIDE TORONTO: MADE IN CANADA Yes Yes Y’All DJs, Moon­shine, Diego Ar­mand, Frus­tra, Chi­clet and Craig Do­minic. Hosted by Hamil­ton El­liott. 3 pm-2 am. Free. Cen­tral Stage, 508 Church. pridetoronto.com. ROYAL IN­TRO­DUC­TION TO SQUARE DANCE Pride-af­fil­i­ated event in the ball­room with no ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary, no part­ner re­quired, no spe­cial clothes, all dances taught. 7-9 pm. Free. Fair­mont Royal York Ho­tel, 100 Front W. pub­lic­ity@tri­an­g­lesquares.com. TRANS* MARCH All trans* iden­ti­fied peo­ple, their friends and al­lies march and stand to­gether in sol­i­dar­ity. Be­gins at Church & Hay­den and moves along Bloor, south on Yonge and east on Carl­ton to Al­lan Gar­dens. 8 pm (rally from 7 pm). Free. pridetoronto.com.

THE WOW PROJECT: UN­MASKED A night of queer femme sto­ry­telling and per­for­mances with David di Gio­vanni, Amanda Cord­ner and cu­ra­tor Mel Hague. 8 pm. $10. Bud­dies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander, in the Cabaret. bud­diesin­bad­times.com.

Satur­day, July 2

CHERRY BOMB PRIDE The Of­fi­cial Dyke Day Af­ter-Party with Kasey Riot, DJ Reck­lezz and res­i­dents Cozmic Cat and Denise Ben­son. 10 pm-3 am. $20, adv $15. Mod Club, 722 Col­lege. fb.com/Cher­ryBom­bToronto. CHRIS­TEENE, DJS PRODUZENTIN & DAS HUSSY Hot­nuts Sum­mer­winds Pride Party, 10:30 pm-4 am. The Gar­ri­son, 1197 Dun­das W. hot­nuts.bpt.me. DRAG ON! Drag com­pe­ti­tion for a chance at the of­fi­cial Guin­ness Book of World Records ti­tle for Largest Drag Stage Per­for­mance with Der­rick Barry, Lady Bunny, and oth­ers. Noon-11:30 pm. Free. Yonge-Dun­das Square, 1 Dun­das E. pridetoronto.com. DYKE MARCH Women and trans peo­ple in LGBTTIQQ2SA* com­mu­ni­ties take over the streets. 2 pm. Post-march ac­tiv­i­ties at Al­lan Gar­dens (Jarvis & Ger­rard) with per­for­mances, craft­ing and dyke-com­mu­nity build­ing more. Free. Starts at Church and Bloor E. pridetoronto.com. FAM­ILY PRIDE Pride pro­gram­ming geared to chil­dren ages 0-12 with dif­fer­ent sports, games, crafts, face paint­ing, story time and live per­for­mances. Sat and Sun 10 am to 5 pm. Free. Church Street Jr Pub­lic School, 83 Alexander. pridetoronto.com. GREEN SPACE FES­TI­VAL: LIP­STICK JUN­GLE Pride dance party with DJs San­dra Collins, Alyson Calagna, Vi­viana Toscanini and Ticky TY. 1 pm. Free. Bar­bara Hall Park, 519 Church. greenspaceto.org. HOMO NIGHT IN CANADA Queer Pride 2016 presents a com­edy show fea­tur­ing Martha Chaves, Paul Hutch­e­son, Ash­ley Mof­fatt, Ted Mor­ris, Richard Ry­der, Dawn Whitwell, Gareth Lloyd, hosts the B-Girlz and oth­ers. 8 pm. $25. Bud­dies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander, in the Cham­ber. bud­diesin­bad­times.com. PRIDE AND RE­MEM­BRANCE RUN A 5K run/3K walk to sup­port The 519, AIDS Com­mit­tee of Toronto (ACT), Rain­bow Rail­road and the Pride and Re­mem­brance Foun­da­tion. 10 am-2 pm. Pre-reg­is­ter. Starts at Church and Welles­ley. prid­erun.org. PRIDE FAM­ILY STO­RY­TIME Au­thors read from their di­verse and in­clu­sive chil­dren’s books. 10:30-11:30 am. Free. Yorkville Li­brary, 22 Yorkville. tpl.ca. PRIDE TORONTO: BEAR GAR­DEN Out­door Pride dance party with DJs Andy But­ler, Vjuan Al­lure, Black­cat, Nik Red, Kris Steeves and Aeryn Pfaff. 2 pm. Free. Cen­tral Stage, 508 Church. pridetoronto.com. PRIDE TORONTO: MU­SIC Screen­ing of Madonna’s tour doc­u­men­tary Truth Or Dare (4 pm), DJ Paulo (6 pm), The Cube Guys, Nick Ber­tossi, Maya Si­man­tov and more. Free. Ry­er­son Univer­sity Quad, 43 Ger­rard E. pridetoronto.com. PRIDE TORONTO: YALLA BARRA, MASHROU’ LEILA Show­case of tra­di­tional meets mod­ern mu­sic w/ DJ Louay, DJ Sy­lo­surf, the Nar­ci­cyst, and dance by Arabesque Dance Com­pany, Troupe Joy and the Earthshak­ers. 5 pm-2 am. Free. PRIDE Welles­ley Stage, 15 Welles­ley E. pridetoronto.com. PROUD VOICES: BRICO­LAGE Cre­ative jam with Chase Joynt, Ed­die Jude, Justyn Jolie and oth­ers. 7:30-9 pm. Free. Glad Day Book­shop, 598 Yonge. face­book.com/GladDay. PROUD VOICES: GRITS Read­ings by writ­ers in the an­thol­ogy G. R.I.T. S.– Girls Raised In The South, in­clud­ing Blu Young, Ak­infe Fa­tou, T Rochelle Guess and oth­ers. 3:30-5 pm. Free. Glad Day Book­shop, 598 Yonge. face­book.com/GladDay. TOASTR DANCE PARTY Dance party for queer women and al­lies with DJs spin­ning all gen­res of mu­sic from disco-funk to dance­hall. 10 pm. $30, adv $25. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. girlplay­toronto.com. VIL­LAGE MED­LEY Bre­anna Sin­claire, Too At­tached, A Dream A Coast, T. Thoma­son, The Mohrs, Bur­lesque A G0-Go and Dr Draw & The Strange Pa­rade on this out­door stage. 2-10 pm. Free. Vil­lage Stage, 77 Welles­ley E. pridetoronto.com. YES YES Y’ALL PRIDE: TYGAPAW, OS­CAR NÑ, YYY DJS Pride/Queer dance party. 10 pm. Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor W. leespalace.com.

Sun­day, July 3

BLOCK­O­RAMA: BLACK IS BACK Black­ness Yes! cel­e­brates 18 years of black queer, trans and in­ter­sected magic with head­lin­ers d’bi.young an­itafrika, Ali­son Hinds, The Prancing Elites, DJ Zehra, DJ Syrus, DJ An­drea Robin­son, DJ Bam­bii, Mars Celina, Naomi Leone, DJ Nik Red, Devine Dar­lin, Michelle Ross, DJ Craig Co­minic, DJ Pleas­rue, Jojo Flores & many oth­ers. From 12:30-11 pm. Free. PRIDE Welles­ley Stage, 15 Welles­ley E. pridetoronto.com. DJS REGINA & OR­ANGE PEKOE Bud­dies Af­ter Hours, 10 pm. $10. Bud­dies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. bud­diesin­bad­times.com. THE FI­NAL PLAY Hit the square af­ter the Pa­rade to see Joe Jonas and DNCE head­line along with Well-Strung, Alex Newell, The Prancing Elites and DJ Miss Honey Di­jon. 2-11 pm. Free. Yonge-Dun­das Square, 1 Dun­das E. pridetoronto.com. GREEN SPACE FES­TI­VAL: DISCO DISCO Pride dance party with DJs Honey Soundsys­tem, A Dig­i­tal Nee­dle, Phil V, Diego Ar­mand, Kris Steeves and Thorgy Thor. 1 pm. Free. Bar­bara Hall Park, 519 Church. greenspaceto.org. THE LADY OIYE’S TEA DANCE Chill-out party off the pa­rade route, 3 pm. Free. Bud­dies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. bud­diesin­bad­times.com. MY OWN PRI­VATE IDAHO Gus Van Sant’s film with River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves as gay hus­tlers. 3:30 pm. $13, srs $10.50. TIFF Bell Light­box, 350 King W. tiff. net. MY PRAIRIE HOME Screen­ing of the doc­u­men­tary about trans­gen­der mu­si­cal artist Rae Spoon, and shorts The Lit­tle Deputy and Hand­some & Ma­jes­tic. At sun­down, ap­prox­i­mately 9 pm. Bring your own blan­ket. Free/pwyc (sugg do­na­tion $10). Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor W. christiepitsff.com. PIT­BULL: HOT MESS Steamy dance party with DJ Deko-Ze. Doors 10 pm. $20. Fly 2.0, 6 Glouces­ter. pit­bullevents.com. PRIDE PA­RADE Floats, cos­tumed pla­toons and mu­sic in a mas­sive conga line to cel­e­brate T.O.’s love for all things queer. Starts at 2 pm from the cor­ner of Church and Bloor, goes down Yonge to Yonge-Dun­das Square. Free. pridetoronto.com. PRIDE TORONTO: FIST DJs Kim Anh, Sigour­ney Beaver, Sun Sun, Bam­bii and oth­ers. 2-11 pm. Free. Do­na­tions wel­come. Cen­tral Stage, 508 Church. pridetoronto.com. PROUD VOICES: PO­ETIC JUS­TICE Po­etry by Alex Ca­farelli, Gwen Be­n­away, Kamila Rina, Ni­cole Tan­guay, Johnny Trinh, Joie Lamar and Lynx Sainte-Marie. 5:30 pm. Free. Glad Day Book­shop, 598 Yonge. face­book.com/ GladDay. PROUD VOICES: SYNTAXXX Mix of mu­sic, read­ings and per­for­mance w/ Kayla Carter, Marusya Bo­ci­urkiw, Nathan Adler, Sean Zio and oth­ers. 7-8:30 pm. Free. Glad Day Book­shop, 598 Yonge. face­book.com/GladDay. TORONTO PFLAG PRIDE FAM­ILY BRUNCH Gath­er­ing for par­ents, fam­i­lies, friends & al­lies of Toronto’s LGBTQ* com­mu­nity. 9:30 am-11:30 am. $15. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Pogue Ma­hone, 777 Bay. toron­topflag.org. TREE­HOUSE PARTY Green Space Fes­ti­val 12-hour dance marathon with The Sexshoot­ers, Yi­non Ya­hel, Alain Jack­in­sky & Isaac Es­calante. 1 pm-1 am. $20. Ry­er­son Univer­sity Quad, 43 Ger­rard E. greenspaceto.org/tree­house. VIL­LAGE DRIVE Fran­co­Queer’s French Ren­dez-vous from 2-5 pm fea­tures Tré­sor Ot­shudi, Royal Tribal and Art of Echo, fol­lowed by Mon­treal drag queens, singer-song­writer Jor­dan Alexander, dance pop artist D!XON, in­diepop band Cave­boy and elec­tropop out­fit Fox­trott. 2-10 pm. Free. Vil­lage Stage, 77 Welles­ley E. pridetoronto.com.

Let it all hang out at the Pride Pa­rade July 3.

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