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The Xtra Monthly Events Calendar

See all the events or narrow your results by cost, venue, organizer or by one of these four Canadian cities:

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The world’s longest-running and largest queer theatre
Weekends at Buddies

Every Friday is something different – drag performances, cabarets, strip spelling bees and everything in between. On Saturdays the DJs at Tallulah’s spin your favourite top 40, house, pop and hip hop. All proceeds from the bar go directly to the theatre, which makes a night at Buddies the most fun you’ve ever had supporting the arts.

buddiesinbadtimes.com/events
Practice what you have learned in a relaxed & friendly environment
Role Neutral Salsa at Steps Dance Studio

Weekly Fridays 7pm-8pm at Steps Dance Studio, 1 Gloucester St, 2nd floor, SE corner Yonge/Gloucester. Role neutral Salsa classes; great for higher level students who want to learn opposite roles. Everyone rotates partners throughout the class. Classes LGBTQ+ friendly --each student decides if they want to learn to lead or to follow. info@stepsdancestudio.com

stepsdancestudio.com/events/
Where the bears play
Bears, the Baths and Beyond + more

Every 4th Saturday night, 1-6pm at Steamworks, with DJ Danny White, music, food and hot hunky men ~ The Official Bathhouse of the Men of Toronto Leather Pride. Next: October 24th. See more events such as Thursday Lights Out, Sunday Spin Cycle, CumUnion (2nd Mon + 4th Fri), and First Fridays D.I.L.F. at their website:

www.steamworksbaths.com/toronto
Host: Sofonda Cox
Best Men’s Ass Contest

SWEETASS SATURDAY NIGHT AT Woody’s/Sailor Toronto, Sofonda Cox and Mahogany J Browne with the Squirt.org Men’s ASS Contest with $300 cash prizes, DJ Chris Steinbach and Toronto’s hottest staff.

www.woodystoronto.com
Enjoy being naked with other men
TNT Men | Naked Events

Last Saturday of each month, 4-9pm NAKED DANCE at Club 120 + 2nd Tuesday/ month, 7-11pm NAKED IN EXCESS at Spa Excess. TNT! MEN members who dine at 120 Diner get a permanent 15% discount. Other TNT naked events include swims, wrestling, yoga, bowling, house-parties, game nights, book club, art showings, drawing group, retreats, and other gatherings.

tntmen.org
Naked Yoga for Men at the Awaken Studio
Naked Yoga - Asana Practice for Men

Saturday mornings 10-11:30am + Tuesday & Thursday evenings 8-9:30pm at Awaken Studio. Join a group of whole hearted men gathering to share asana-focused yoga practice while naked to focus on gentle/ safe exploration through posture and alignment-based practice. All 19+ men are welcome to this quiet, warm and private space. See details:

www.phillipcoupal.ca/Naked-Yoga-for-men-Awaken-Studio-Toronto
Alternative, Body Mod & Fetish Club
Subspace

Alternative lifestyle monthly bash at The Opera House for all things fetish, kink, body-mod, BDSM, dancing, socializing + serious play. Dungeon areas equipment, welcoming/ supervised environment, large dance room, fantastic sounds from the finest DJs. Mandatory Fetish Attire: leather, PVC, latex, uniform except camo, wet look, uber goth, formal, lingerie, rubber. See website:

www.subspacelive.ca
Wanna Play?
Parties for Women in Toronto

Dance parties for women from Girl Play Toronto - recent venues have included: SmithGarage, Toastr/White Elephant, The Solarium, House | Maison; with DJs Annalyze, Vivi Diamond, Lucie Tic, KLR, Tizi, Sticky Cuts, Miz Megs, and Stix  - with thousands of women. See upcoming dates at their website:

www.girlplaytoronto.com
Compelling theatre experiences
The Shaw Festival 2019

Through December 22, 2019. The Horse and His Boy/ CS Lewis. Brigadoon/ Lerner + Loewe. The Ladykillers/ Graham Linehan. Man and Superman w/ Don Juan in Hell/ Bernard Shaw. Mahabharata: Origins experimental performances. Rope/ Patrick Hamilton. Getting Married/ Bernard Shaw. The Russian Play/ Hannah Moscovitch. Cyrano de Bergerac/ Edmond Rostand. The Glass Menagerie/ Tennessee Williams.

www.shawfest.com/2019season
ALL THE WORLD'S OUR STAGE
Stratford Festival 2019

Ongoing through December 31, 2019. Located in Stratford, Ontario, the Stratford Festival is North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company. Presenting each season a dozen or more productions in four distinctive venues; classics, contemporary dramas and musicals, with special emphasis on the plays of Shakespeare. See the full program at their website:

www.stratfordfestival.ca/WhatsOn/ThePlays
Inside Out | Annual queer screenings
Toronto Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival 2019

May 23 - June 2, 2019, 11-day festival, the largest event of its kind in Canada and one of the top five LGBT film festivals in the world. Screenings, artist talks, panel discussions, installations and parties to highlight more than 200 films and videos from Canada and around the world. See dates and programming online.

www.insideout.ca/initiatives/toronto
FrancoQueer presentsQueer bilingual discussions
Café Bilingue Cercles de Discussion Circles

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019, 3:30-5:30pm, every Sunday through December 22nd. Learn French or English in an LGBTQ positive and safe environment at FrancoQueer Discussion Circles for the casual learner in a social environment. Discussion circles take place at Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. Next: July 7th...

www.facebook.com/events/403751670385083
Hosted by Inside Out LGBT Film Festival
Inside Out | World Premiere: Razor Tongue

June 2, 2019, 4:30pm. A razor-sharp tongue is a great asset, but what happens when the people you cut are those closest to you? Razor Tongue deftly navigates the calling out—and the being called out. Director: Rain Valdez.

www.facebook.com/events/397573114418899
Totally Naked Toronto Men Enjoying Nudity
Deep, Dark & Naked

June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019, 8pm. TNTMEN Members can present their Membership Card at check-in and receive a FREE 8 hour locker between 8pm and 4am to enjoy this Spa Excess event. Some blackout dates apply, such as Pride Weekend and some Holidays. Check with Spa Excess for details. There is no discount on rooms for members on weekends.

www.tntmen.org/calendar
Monthly performance events
Künst Kids Present: Whip Tied!

June 7, 2019, 10pm-2am. Get whipped into shape for prideand beach season at a gag-worthy bondage, fetish and kink June show. Pack the latex speedo; show how hard you want it. Three Mistresses of the West-end Jada Hudson, Archie Maples, Tago Mago + ball-gag n chain Kasper Ghøst + Uglyy Onee. Midnight runway: best beach bondage look wins a prize to make you lick our boots.

www.thebeavertoronto.com/event/14384
Hosted by Prism and Bunker
Prism presents Karl Kay at Bunker

June 7, 2019, 10:30pm-5am at Bunker/ Fly 2.0. A special afterhours Tech house set with opening set from Josh karmin. Limited capacity - be sure to arrive early! $10 before midnight $15 after.June 20th, 10:30pm - Prism presents BOOT CAMP at Fly 2.0 - Your Commanding Sergeants of bass DJ Ben Bakson and Dj Josh Karmin will be whipping you into fighting shape on the dancefloor.

www.facebook.com/events/360924854774067
Toronto's original daddy party returns to The Black Eagle Toronto
Daddy Next Door: Jack Vidra

June 8, 2019, 9:30pm-3am. Toronto's original daddy party returns to The Black Eagle Toronto. This month giving you a lotta ginger to love with host Jack Vidra! DJ Dwayne Minard headlines a night of awesome house tunes for all you hunky daddies + daddy chasers to get down to! DJ it'smikeyboy will be on opening duties.

www.facebook.com/events/2884032325154584
At Ashbridge Estate + The Distillery District
Leslieville Flea

June 9 + July 7 + August 11, 2019, 10am-5pm at ASHBRIDGE ESTATE, 1444 Queen St E. Also June 15 + July 20 + August 17, 10am-5pm Outdoors in the DistIllery District. The Leslieville Flea: A Curated Flea Market in Toronto Selling Vintage and Handcrafted Goods.

leslievilleflea.com
Totally Naked Toronto sex-positive social event
TNE! Totally Naked Excess

June 11 + July 9, 2019, 7-10pm. Monthly naturist social event at Spa Excess. Come out and enjoy meeting our members and guests with our ice breaker activities and enjoy a slice of pizza and beer specials. Come out and find out what all the talk is about. Discover you are beautiful just the way you are!

www.tntmen.org/calendar
Toronto's Leather Denim Cruising Bar
Naked Night

June 12 + July 18, 2019, 10pm, No cover. Black Eagle’s well established Naked Night continues to draw out fresh faces each month. A diverse group of men mix, mingle and get to know each other in the buff. Clothes check: $2 Separate Area for clothed folks. See more leather/fetish nights each month at their website:

www.blackeagletoronto.com
Always a highlight to Pride Month!
Pride Cabana Pool Party 2019

June 13, 2019, 6-11pm at Cabana Pool Bar, 11 Polson St. Dance on the deck by the lake, take in an incredible cityscape view and watch some top drag shows as the sun sets! RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star Winner Monét X Change + New York Disco and House DJ legend Jellybean Benitez. Also Jada Hudson and Tynomi Banks with an opening set from Phillippe!

www.facebook.com/events/430445204198285
True stories about sex work told from the frontlines by the pros themselves
Whorestories: International Whore's Day Edition!

June 13, 2019, 7-9pm. Hosted by your favorite Bitter Brown Hooker AiKae Saini, a decade-long veteran of the sex industry, writer, activist, and all around bitch. Featuring sex worker storytelling stylings of award winning author Amber Dawn, indigenous activist Carina Lee, and proud CEHoe Ferrera Rosé - aka DaddysRozay - ranked as a top 50 Ebony model on ManyVids.com.

www.facebook.com/events/251013702436705
Free Karaoke kicks off at 10pm
Songbuster - An Improvised Queer Musical + Karaoke Night

June 13, 2019, 8pm-12am. Fast-paced, ridiculous, and always entertaining, a stellar cast of musical improvisers creates an hour-long musical from a series of suggestions provided by the audience. Featuring Tricia Black, Kyah Green, Stephanie Malek + special guests Tom Hearn and Monica Garrido. Musical director Ayaka Kinugawa.

www.facebook.com/events/2376263519101465
Women of Colour Burlesque Troupe
Les Femmes Fatales: Wild

June 13, 2019, 9pm-12am. Premiere Canadian burlesque troupe for Black women/ women of colour/ femmes/ gender non-conforming persons. A defiant, joyful reclamation of our wild, no shame or apology celebration of inherent magic and sensuality, w/ Dainty Smith, Axel Blows, Dolly Berlin, Ivory, Ravyn Wngz, Midnite Wolverine, Betsy Swoon, Ola Minou, Miss Andrie Inferno and DJ Johnny B Goode.

www.facebook.com/events/2291932691055577
Hosted by DJ Scooter McCreight
Trade: Adidas Fetish with Jasper Colorado

June 14, 2019, 10pm-2am. Welcoming back NYC's super pup Jasper Colorado to host this Adidas Fetish party. With Summer resident DJ Babygirl + DJ Scooter McCreight. All welcome. An all inclusive event, the only people turned away are transphobes, misogynists, racists, body-shamers, and general assholes.

www.facebook.com/events/452289638875309
Hosted by MoJo Toronto
As If Fridays // Cajjmere Wray & BOA

June 14, 2019, 10pm-2am. Join the team behind FML Mondays each and every Friday night with rotating DJs and Spotlight Drag Shows! HAPPY PRIDE MONTH, TORONTO! Featuring: DJ/Producer Cajjmere Wray slaying all the best new and old skool dance, top 40, hip-hop, remixes and mashups! Spotlight performance by MOJO QUEEN BOA! Drink Specials + Free Popcorn!

www.facebook.com/events/756895774712420
Hosted by The Diet Ghosts and Gladstone Hotel
Body Snatchers

June 14, 2019, 10pm-2am. One night only: the Diet Ghosts and Friends are snatching wigs, hearts, and faces - all for a good cause! Celebrate our favourite visages from Queer West as we possess each other's personas! It's like identity theft, but way more fun for the victim! All proceeds go to Rainbow Railroad! DJ Marilyn Manson will keep the dancing going all night! See cast at:

www.facebook.com/events/2043256055976095
6th annual festival of queer-focused art and performance
Nuit Rose

June 15, 2019. A free annual festival of queer-focused art and performance that takes place during Toronto Pride. Provocative, cutting edge work by diverse local and international artists, engaging LGBTQ communities, art lovers, residents and visitors to Toronto in unique experiences with art across the city.

www.nuitrose.ca
KICK OFF YOUR PRIDE PARTY WEEK WITH US!
Middle Eastern Nights - We are Proud

June 15, 2019, 10pm-3am. Back at The Black Eagle: amazing house beats celebrating Pride of the Middle East. LGBTQ+ and proud! The most inclusive village event. Everyone welcome. House Music Middle Eastern style all night by resident DJ Louay w/ sexy spring/ summer Middle Eastern sexy house music. New/ old/ from all over. Performances + Sexy Gogo Dancers to make you wet and ready to go.

www.facebook.com/events/352091138777306
Hosted by Middle Eastern Nights
M.E.N - We are Proud

June 15, 2019, 10pm-3am. Amazing house beats that celebrate Pride of the Middle East. The most inclusive event in the village. Everyone is welcome. House Music Middle Eastern style all night by Resident DJ Louay + gogo dancers that will make you wet and ready to go.

www.facebook.com/events/352091138777306
Best party on the block takes over the whole building for Queer Pride
Tallulah’s Pride Party

June 15, 21, 22, 23, 2019, 10:30pm. Come early to see Toronto’s top drag queens in a super-charged floor show, and stay late with our resident DJs spinning your favourite top-40 queer anthems. Featuring Katinka Kature, Carlotta Carlisle, Fay Slift, Katinka Kature, Baby Bel Bel, and Fantasia Royale Gaga - along with DJs Regina Gently, Johnny B Goode, Sofia Fly, and Tom Cable.

buddiesinbadtimes.com/show/tallulahs-pride-party-3
Hosted by TIFF and Inside Out LGBT Film Festival
Paris is Burning in 4K

June 17-20, 2019. Before RuPaul there was PARIS IS BURNING, Jennie Livingston's documentary exploring the world of fierce performance and competition at Harlem drag balls during the '80s. Released at the height of the AIDS crisis, the film is known for its candid look at NYC African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities, and its lasting influence on queer culture.

www.facebook.com/events/680856899021934
Trans + Non-binary Performer Cabaret JUNE
F*ck Sh*t Up

June 18, 2019, 6-9pm. Episode SEVEN: Youth Uprising. Hell no you can’t erase us! Trans + non-binary performers ready to Fuck Shit Up - back with another night of great performances and good times, this time with all youth performers under 25! Show 7pm. ALL AGES. Hosts: Babia Majora, Fluffy Soufflé aka Kaleb, Robertson aka Deborah. Headliner: ZacKey Lime.

www.facebook.com/events/2369099750041166
Join Toronto Bisexual Network for a night of fun and debauchery!
TBN's Dirty 30s - Cabaret and Dance Party

June 18, 2019, 8pm-12am. The dirty 30th anniversary and we're here to party with a cabaret-style event followed by a sweaty dance party. Featuring burlesque, drag kings and queens, music numbers and more!

www.facebook.com/events/2292526381011624
Hosted by House of Kings and Glad Day Bookshop
House of Kings: PRIDE

June 19, 2019, 9:30pm-1am. Come out, let your queer little heart soar with this PACKED line-up! Celebrate pride House of Kings style at Glad Day Bookshop! Happy gay new year everyone! Main Stage: Flarington King (Flare), Heaven Genderfck, Manny Dingo (Joee) and Midnite Wolverine. Hosted by: ZacKey Lime + Alexandher Brandy.

www.facebook.com/events/452243118871989
The not-to-miss festival during Toronto’s LGBT pride celebrations
Green Space Toronto

June 20-23, 2019. Five-day festival events, high caliber productions featuring national and international artists; DJs, live music, and dance performances span electro, house, folk, hip hop, and international music genres. Outdoor free of charge shows, tree-lined venues, 40,000+ revelers expected. Fundraising for The 519 Church Street Community Centre hub of LGBTQ community life.

www.greenspaceto.org
Hosted by Working Women - Queer Comedy Showcase and LUNCH
LUNCH LADY-Working Women x Lunch Comedy Showcase

June 20, 2019, 8-10pm. Two of Toronto's best queer comedy shows in a strategic joint partnership, hosting a very special one time event with headliner superstars (TBA) on the Beaver's GORG back patio! Hosts: Taylor Rivers, Greg Brown, and Sam Sferrazza.

www.facebook.com/events/1261651853983797
Hosted by Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
Butch Femme Salon: Out in Space!

June 20, 2019, 9pm-2am. Intergalactic edition w/ Sly Feiticeira + Pretty Riikkii. Spectacular stars and out-of-this-world dance party. To inclusivity and beyond! Enjoy activities and photo booth, make new friends and flirt a little. 10:30pm entertainment to feature Quick Lewinsky, Zyra Lee Vanity, Lucas Silveira, and Phil Atioh. Face Painting + Astrology Chart Readings.

www.facebook.com/events/2234383773321773
North America’s largest gay circuitmusic festival - 5 Days of Events
Prism Airlines Pride Festival 2019

June 20-24, 2019. Five-day weekend of party nights: THU 10:30pm-5am Boot Camp at Fly 2.0. FRI 4-10pm AQUA at Cabana Pool Bar. FRI 10pm-6am Resist at Noir/ Rebel. SAT 2-11pm Electric Island at Woodbine Park. SAT 10pm-5am Sweat at CODA. SUN 10pm-7am Revival at Rebel Night Club. MON 6am-12pm Closing Party at Fly 2.0. For details and DJ line-ups see:

www.facebook.com/pg/prismfest.to/events
Celebrate & Demonstrate!
Pride Toronto 2019 Festival Weekend + Parade

June 21-23, 2019. Sunday June 23rd Parade 2pm from Church/Bloor, Yonge to Yonge-Dundas Sq, Toronto’s LGBTQ communities get OUT across a dozen blocks of the Gay Village. Music from open air stages, food, artisan/craft stalls, etc, Friday through Sunday of the final weekend.

www.torontopride.com
Featuring Kitty Glitter & Roxxxy Andrews
Iconic! Pride Extravaganza

June 21, 2019, 8pm-2am, The Rec Room, 255 Bremner Blvd. DRAG SHOW. MEET+GREET. DANCE PARTY. Starring International Sensation DJ Kitty Glitter! Pornstar Skyy Knox! RuPaul's DR S5/ ASS2 Superstar Roxxxy Andrews! Local Drag Superstars Sofonda Jonathan Cruz, Ivory Towers, Helena Poi Son, Tay BoBo, Alexandher Brandy, Berlin and Quanah Style! DJs FRUSTRA + NOKU. Host Scarlett BoBo!

www.facebook.com/events/862314980792562
Hosted by Phillippe
Fit Primpin - Pride 2019

June 21, 2019, 9pm-4am. Lithuanian Banquet Halls, 1573 Bloor St W. LA gogo wild child, MC. twerk queen, TOKEYO pop-up shows on every floor. Main hall Pride sounds. Hip-Hop/ House by DJs BLACKCAT, CRAIG DOMINIC, KRIS STEEVES, PHILLIPPE, VAUGHAN. Upstairs, cosmic love w/ JAIME SIN + KEVIN RITCHIE. Dancers DILLON, MATTHEW, TRAVIS, MATT PALMER, DAVI. Hosts YOVKSA + Miss Margot!

www.facebook.com/events/1448797608595815
Hosted by Boner & Brother by Nigel March Events and CODA
Toronto PRIDE 2019 - Boner & Brother

June 21-22, 2019, 10pm-8am. Two Nights, siix DJs, 20 Special Guests + the hottest crowd Toronto has to offer. A costume party and celebration of creativity! This year’s theme: ALL THAT GLITTERS. Cover yourself in Diamonds, Crystals, Rhinestones, Sparkles and everything that shimmers for a fabulous night of Dancing at CODA. DJs, performers, and special guests TBA.

www.facebook.com/events/2111314445583105
Balls Deep Disco rings in Pride 2019!
Balls Deep Disco Pride ‘19

June 22, 2019, 9pm. Classic Disco. Nu Disco. Disco House by resident disc jockeys: Kris Steeves + The Robotic Kid. All 19+ welcome.

www.facebook.com/events/2480924035475719
Hosted by Boner & Brother by Nigel March Events and Club 120
BONER: Pride Edition with Teddy Torres

June 22, 2019, 10pm-3am. BONER: PRIDE EDITION with DJs NOKU + Neill MacLeod. Featuring our Brother, Teddy Torres! Toronto's hottest dance party with zero rules. The dress code is simple, wear whatever makes you feel sexy and comfortable.
Coat/ Clothes check available on the top floor. Friendly folks at a party where you can do whatever you damn well please!

www.facebook.com/events/422227348615435
Lavender - for lesbian/ bisexual/ pansexual/ queer women/ non-binary/ transfolk
Lavender X Pride Stage

June 22, 2019, 10:30pm-2:30am. Teaming with Yohomo + Pride Toronto, ready to party right after the Dyke March at Church and Wood, stage 5-8pm! The only monthly party on Church St. for LGBTQ2SIA+ women, trans/ nonbinary people is painting Church St. in Lavender for Pride! DJ: Dj Recklezz. Hosts: Anasimone George + The Hilarious Marisa Grant. Your Queen: Tifa Wine.

www.facebook.com/events/2341970126072615
Hosted by Green Space Festival
TreeHouse Party XI + Afterparty

June 23, 2019, 1pm - 12am at CNE Bandshell. Hottest party of the queer summer at Toronto’s Art Deco jewel, surrounded by greenery on Exhibition Place grounds. DJs: Danny Tenaglia, The Black Madonna w/ heavenly beats, techno, disco and house tracks; Isaac Escalante with house beats + sexy tech; and Addy is ready w/ classic underground Toronto flavour, After, 11pm-6am at ONE LOFT.

greenspaceto.org/treehouse
Alternative Pride Toronto 2019, in collaboration with Bears in Space presents
Bears in Space - Pride Block Party! - They come in peace!

June 23, 2019, 4-11pm at Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St. LA’s interstellar Bears in Space first Toronto landing! Multi-space party! Blow up castles! Water Features! Shaded/ non-shaded areas to make you rawr! Massive craft beer selection! Six hours of non-stop music by DJs Chris Bowen, Victor Rodriguez, Perfect Lovers, and Jaime Sin. Hosts: Max Mohenu, Fisher Price, and Iman Roids.

https://www.facebook.com/events/412087299630282
A portion of cover will be donated to Rainbow Railroad
AfterWerk Rainbow Realness

June 28, 2019, 10:30pm-2:30am. End Pride with a bang at AfterWerks Rainbow Realness at Buddies! Special guest Miss Rico’s; Naomi Leon. DJ Sofia will play your favorite dance, hip hop, top 40 remixes to dance to all night!

www.facebook.com/events/437994657033418
Totally Naked Toronto Men Enjoying Nudity
TNT!Men Naked Dance

June 29 + July 27, 2019, 4-9pm. Celebrating the softer, warmer side of masculinity w/ DJ Blackcat. What beats a bunch of friendly, outgoing guys hanging out naked, having fun? It's always better naked! TNT! Men's Naked Dance, last Saturday every month; body positive, sex positive, respecting each other, and our community. That's what TNT! is all about.

www.tntmen.org/calendar
fringe & next stage theatre festivals
Fringe Festival Toronto

July 3-14, 2019. Twelve days celebrating under-represented voices and those on the margins of the performing arts world. A festival where anyone can put on any show, without having to pass through a jury – where emerging artists can get their big break, and established artists can test new work. Showcasing 150+ productions at 30+ venues around town.

fringetoronto.com/fringe-festival
Now in its 37th season of outdoor theatre magic
Shakespeare in High Park

July 4 through September 1, 2019, 8pm at High Park Amphitheatre, 1873 Bloor St. W. Adventurous adaptations of two of the Bard's most popular and enduring works. This past year featured Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. See 2019 updates:

https://www.canadianstage.com/Online/default.asp
Hosted by Open Roof Festival and Inside Out LGBT Film Festival
Giant Little Ones

July 17, 2019, 7pm, Open Roof Festival, 181 Sterling Rd. A Keith Behrman feature film; heartfelt/ intimate coming-of-age story of friendship, self-discovery, and the power of love without labels. Franky and his childhood pal Ballas feud after a drunken encounter alters the dynamics of their long-standing friendship, igniting their respective powder kegs of repressed feelings.

www.facebook.com/events/431248241049385
Naughtical Naughtiness with Northbound Leather's Annual Kinky Cruise #11
Kinky Cruise XI

July 20, 2019, 7pm boarding. Eleven years of kinky pleasures in the summer air, sailung along the lake with the beautiful Toronto skyline as the backdrop. BBQ, Hors d'oeuvres - Floating Dungeon - DJ On the Obsession III. All tickets ordered online after July 16th, will be held for pick-up in store or at the boat upon boarding.

northbound.com/kinky-cruise-xi.html
The leading public film festival in the world
Toronto International Film Festival - TIFF19

September 5-15, 2019. Eleven days, screening more than 300 films from 60+ countries each year. With a reputation for excellence, a diverse array of films are shown: Hollywood galas, complete with red carpet glamour; the best in international cinema, the latest homegrown comedies… and everything in between. Also an ongoing film series throughout the year. See details online at:

www.tiff.net/tiff
At the heart of the Queer Village
Church Street’s Halloween Night Party

October 31, 2019, annual event; three blocks of Church Street close 6-11pm for five hours of costumed revelry and buckets of eye-candy. Even though the temperature doesn’t always go with the more daring outfit choices, the street is soon packed with thousands of scantily attired locals and visitors, making this Canada’s largest Halloween event.

churchwellesleyvillage.ca/events/eventdetail/5/-/hallowe-en-on-church
The premiere winter theatre event in the city. Produced by the Toronto Fringe
NSTF - The Next Stage Theatre Festival

January, 2020. Annual 12-day platform: past Fringe artists take groundbreaking work to the next level – and a gathering place for discerning culture lovers in the city. While some shows have appeared at previous Fringe Festivals, most are new works by established Fringe artists who have demonstrated the passion and tenacity to take their work to the next stage. See more info:

fringetoronto.com/festivals/next-stage
Canada’s longest-running new works festival returns for a 40th year
The 41st Rhubarb Festival

Mid February, 2020 (TBC). 11-DAY Hotbed of experimentation; artists explore new possibilities in theatre, dance, music, and performance art. the most adventurous ideas in performance as your favourite artists venture into uncharted territory. Artists and audiences experiment together, trying new things/ testing boundaries. More than one show (often 3 or 4) a night; no two nights alike.

buddiesinbadtimes.com/show/the-40th-rhubarb-festival
Back again lovers
The Red Dress Ball

April 12, 2020 (TBC), 8pm-2am. Dress in red or wear a red dress - a celebration of Day Three of the 6-day ride to raise funds and HIV/AIDS awareness! A night full of great ways to contribute, starting at the bar! All proceeds, including drink sales will go directly to the bike rally. Also a silent auction, featuring amazing items from partners across the city!

www.facebook.com/pg/thereddressball/events