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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.
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.
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:
Host: Sofonda Cox
Best Men’s Ass Contest

SWEETASS SATURDAY NIGHT AT Woody’s/Sailor Toronto, Sofonda Cox and Mahogany J Browne with the Men’s ASS Contest with $300 cash prizes, DJ Chris Steinbach and Toronto’s hottest staff.
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.
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:
Alternative, Body Mod & Fetish Club

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:
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:
Totally Naked Toronto Men Enjoying Nudity
Deep, Dark & Naked

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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. Next: April 5th, 12th, 19th....
Rah Rah's Drag Race / Cajjmere, Scarlett & Rolyn
As If Fridays

March 1, 2019, 10pm-2:30am. MoJo Toronto presents the team behind FML Mondays every Friday night at Church Street's weekly dance party! Drag Race Season 11 w/ Brooke Lynn Hytes PREMIERE AFTERPARTY! Featuring: Cajjmere Wray slaying all the best new and old skool dance, top 40, hip-hop, remixes and mashups! Spotlight performance by Scarlett BoBo! Host Rolyn Chambers.
One night "French fag dance party" - Tapette is très spécial!
Tapette - Eurovision

March 1, 2019, 10pm-2am, Tapette March goes EAST to the newly renovated, newly managed, newly cutie gay bar at Queen and Carlaw! This month, bring your best bodyguard and let's show the East end how we do! DJ Phillippe. French disco and house all night. $5 before 11:30 | $10 after.
Friday Recurring Event
Puppy Love

March 1, 2019, 10pm-2am at The Beaver, 1192 Queen Street W, Toronto. Queer + sex positive dance party. live porn screenings, go go dancers, impromptu strip shows, byoboard games, patio, DJ dang kids. Open to any and all: hetero, homo, queer, trans, kinky, lesbian, gay, vanilla, bi, flexible, poly, asexual and open minded young people (or young at heart). Puppy Love for everyone.
Presented by Vinegar Syndrome - Hosted by The Laser Blast Film Society
What The Film Bazaar + Party!

March 2, 2019, 8:45pm- 2am. CELEBRATE THE WEIRDNESS at SUPER WONDER GALLERY, 584 College St. Celebrate all media strange and absurd during a one-night-only party and marketplace. Featuring cult video vendors, indie comic artists, a pop-up video store gallery showcasing rare and unusual VHS tapes, plus a live-musical performance from DINOSAUR ISLAND along with delectable brews...
“I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man”
Fearless: The Films of Katharine Hepburn

March 3, 2019, 1pm - The African Queen. Mar 8th, 3:45pm - The Philadelphia Story. Mar 10th, 1pm - Little Women. Mar 17th, 1pm - Stage Door. Mar 22nd, 11am - Summertime. Mar 24th, 1pm - Bringing Up Baby. Apr 7th, 1pm - Woman of the Year. Apr 14th, 1pm - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Apr 21st, 1pm - The Lion in Winter. See details:
How far would you go to be Queen Bee?
School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, by Jocelyn Bioh

March 5-24, 2019. Paulina, reigning Queen Bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school, set her sights on the Miss Universe pageant. But a new student Ericka, with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter and Paulina’s hive-minded friends. Buoyant, biting comedy exploring universal similarities + glaring differences facing teenage girls.
Your fave queer comedy show is back, ready to start the spring thaw w/ laughter
Working Women - March Edition

March 5, 2019, 8-10pm at Melody Bar. The boys (Lucas Loizou + Sam Sferrazza) are BACK in town to host with their ususal shananigans and a frickin' doozy of talented peeps of queers n' allys! Bits, games, rants, surprises, baffoonery- the whole gamut!  Headliner: Evany Rosen. Featuring: Melanie Dahling, Honey Bennett, Vong Sundara, Preeti Torul, and Lucy Gervais.
Inclusive Mixer & Show Centring Non-Binary, Trans, and Pansexual Folks
QUEER MEET CUTE III: Is Three a Crowd?

March 6, 2019, 7:30-9:30pm. Looking for companionship, courtship, and/or consensual fun w/ like-minded queers without judgement or gendered expectations? Log off the dating apps for a new queer mixer: SPEED MEET genderfree speed dating/networking; and THE MATCHELOR, a dragged up revival of the Dating Game meets Match Game. Plus STUNNING PERFORMANCES by local queer artists!
House of Kings monthly OPEN STAGE and first ART MARKET!
House of Kings: Art Market + Open Stage!

March 6, 2019, 9pm-12am. Purchase paintings, prints, pins, jewelry, clothing (+ more) from talented local, QTBIPOC artists at the Art Market where artists present and sell their work At 10pm, the other half of Glad Day becomes a magical Open Stage! THUNDER BUCKS AVAILABLE! Tip Your Performers. Sponsor Nina Spade will sell House of Kings bracelets and other jewelry.
The 2018-19 Season
Canadian Stage

March 7-16, 2019 - Revisor - Crystal Pite + Jonathon Young. From the creators of the internationally acclaimed Betroffenheit (winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production) comes a new dance/theatre work about corruption, farce and the forces of radical change. Next: Mar 12-31 - Unsafe - Sook-yin Lee; Apr 11-28 - Bigre - Pierre Guillois. See details:
Hosted by Harley Hellbent
Trade: Trans Military

March 8, 2019, 10pm-2am. Get your gear on to support our trans family and what they do for us. Be proud of who you are and serve openly! One of the very first TRADE hosts Harley Hellbent is back - can't wait to see what sexy fun happens at the party. DJ Scooter McCreight. Jacklynne Hyde / Mat Muir on the door. As always, EVERYONE is welcome at TRADE.
How do you prefer to ride with your lasso? Side saddle, full frontal, bareback?
Künst Kids Presents: Hunty Season!

March 8, 2019, 10pm-2am. Or in full mating call? Don't think that camouflage is hiding anything. HUNTY SEASON - we need you hounds to come! The party where blending in is the goal. Turn an amazing look, walk the trail, maybe win a PRIZE! Hosts Uglyy Onee + Kasper Ghøst, w/ Mats Vanderlinden + Pluto Rose. Resident DJ Allysin Chaynes! bringing you dance vibes all night.
Hosted by Prism and Bunker
Resist w/ Abel and Joee Cons

March 8, 2019, 10:30pm-5am. Prism & Bunker present Resist with international superstar DJ Abel - bringing you the sexiest tech-house beats from around the world. Opening set by Toronto’s very own and Bunker favorite Joee Cons!
Hosted by Super Gay Saturday and Glad Day Bookshop
Super Gay Saturday Women's History Month Edition

March 9, 2019, 8:30-10pm. AN ALL WOMEN LINE UP FEATURING: Krissia Valiente, Laura Di Labio, Marisa Rosa Grant, and Amanda Day. HEADLINING: Aba Amuquandoh. Followed by: LAVENDER - 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
Party for lesbian/ bisexual/ pansexual/ queer women/ non-binary/ transfolk

March 9, 2019, 10:30pm-3am. Hosted by Anasimone George. DJ Zehra spinning the best SOCA, dance hall, ‘90s RnB and Reggaeton. Last call 2am. Wheelchair accessible entrance + gender neutral washrooms. Everyone welcome! Catch Super Gay Saturday beforehand with Anasimone George!
One insane night – The Pitbull 9 Year Anniversary

March 9, 2019, 9:30pm-11am. World class DJs + Queens, amped up light/ sound system + surprises. Legendary DJ / Producer Barry Harris (Thunderpuss 2000) with the hardest beats after Toronto superstar DJ Noku gets the party started. The sensationally beautiful Naomi Smalls (RPDR All Stars 4) returns after her insanely successful Toronto Pride appearance with multiple shows.
A SURPRISE EVENT by Middle Eastern Nights and LayLit
M.E.N & Laylit present Arabic Pop/Techno

March 10, 2019, 6-10pm. New party collaboration - very different from the usual Middle Eastern Nights w/ blend of ARABIC POP and TECHNO. Host: KeroPatra. DJs: Wake Island (electronic producer duo originally from Beirut). NO COVER.  LayLit, an arab music party started in Brooklyn. A huge success, it has expanded to Montreal and now makes its Toronto premiere at this event!
Totally Naked Toronto sex-positive social event
TNE! Totally Naked Excess

March 12, 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!. Next: Apr 9th.
Hosted by Jeremy Feist
Home Turf

March 14, 2019, 10pm-2am. The village's all-inclusive gear night of kink and debauchery right after Drag Race! Once you're done cheering for your fave, hang around awhile. Featuring BOOTBLACKING! Pup Bonito, Home Turf's Bootblack, is in residence once again to shine your boots - all donations go directly to charity. Also Free Raffle! Score yourself some kinky prizes!
Hosted by David Kraft

March 15, 2019, 10pm-2:45am. It's the IDES OF MARCH DFMO edition! Bring in March like a lion with DJs John Caffery + Aeryn Pfaff! $5 COVER ALL NIGHT LONG! Funds from the door go to support a travel grant for ILGBTArtistResidency.
Celebrate the 49th anniversary of our founding
49th Anniversary Dinner

March 16, 2019, 5:30-10:30pm at Sambucas on Church, 489 Church St. Enjoy a prix-fixe menu with the group and get the chance to win a prize. A strictly social event at which you can meet members and find out about activities. Cocktails from 5:30pm. Dinner at 7pm. Contact the treasurer to RSVP. See SpearheadToronto
Middle Eastern Nights presents a brand new LATINX PARTY
Noches De Sol - Feel The Heat

March 16, 2019, 10pm-3am. A Latinx LGBTQ2+ party that is inclusive of everyone.bThis party will bring you heat, passion, love and music - making you move as if you were living there... DJ Jon Dee Jon at the decks. Sexy go-go dancers. Cover $10 all night.
International queer techno queer Afterhours party
Por Detroit Toronto

March 16, 2019, 11pm-5am, 500 Keele St/ 101, Toronto. From Mexico City + NYC, mixing art, sex and music in non-conventional spaces. inspired by an era where queers of all color and backgrounds came together in underground dance clubs. First time in Toronto all-night after-hours with Jasmine Infiniti, Kodemul, Perfect Lovers, and Kehdo. Host: Matty Scarlett BoBo. Dark Room: Aeryn Pfaff.
Monthly Trans + Non-binary Performer Cabaret
F*ck Sh*t Up - MARCH

March 21, 2019 at 6:30-11pm, the BALLROOM. Hell no you can't erase us! We're trans + non-binary performers ready to Fuck Shit Up - at Gladstone Hotel's new Thursday night cabaret series. Performances by: TBA. Hosted by: Babia Majora + Fluffy Soufflé.
Toronto's Leather Denim Cruising Bar
Naked Night

March 21, 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. Next date: April 18th. See more leather/fetish nights each month at their website:
Hosted by The Black Eagle Toronto
Balls Deep Disco

March 23, 2019, 10pm. Classic Disco. Nu Disco. Disco House by resident disc jockeys: Kris Steeves + The Robotic Kid. $5 at the door. All 19+ welcome.
Gonzo true-crime docu-play about homophobia, violence, sex, and mystery
Shove It Down My Throat

March 30 - April 14, 2019. Portrayed by the media as a maniac on a stabbing spree, Luke O’Donovan was arrested after a knife fight at a 2013 NYE party. In letters from prison, to theatre artist Johnnie Walker, he claims to be a queer-bashing victim who fought back. Walker puts queerness, identity, and complicity through a theatrical kaleidoscope, in search of an ever-elusive truth.
Totally Naked Toronto Men Enjoying Nudity
TNT!Men Naked Dance

March 30, 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. Next: April 27th.
Hosted by I.C.E Entertainment Group and Club 120
QUEER POP: LGBTQ+ Music & Arts Festival

April 5, 2019, 10pm-3am. Returning for a second year BIGGER + QUEERER than ever! AMAZING performances + SEXY dancing by HOT male/female GoGo Dancers with top DJs playing the best in queer music. Featuring Ariel Versace, Aeryn Pfaff, Priyanka Love, Casey MQ, BIITCH SAIIGON + PARTY ANIMAL, DJ Scooter McCreight, Sapphire Titha Reign, R Flex, HADARA + MORE. Host: DAVID ROBERT.
Compelling theatre experiences
The Shaw Festival 2019

April 6 - 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.
Back again lovers, with our favourite wonder from Down Under, Kitty Glitter!
The Red Dress Ball 2.0

April 13, 2019, 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!
Stratford Festival 2019

April 16 - 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:
Hosted by OUT the play and Buddies In Bad Times Theatre

April 24 - May 5, 2019, 8pm (Sat/Sun 2:30pm). The power of Disco. The wisdom of The Village People. The search for love and identity. Greg Campbell brings 22 characters to life in this hilarious and heartwarming story about coming out in 1970s Montreal. Written/ performed by Greg Campbell. Direction and dramaturgy by Clinton Walker
In The Distillery District
Leslieville Flea at The Fermenting Cellar

April 28, 2019, 10am-5pm at the Fermenting Cellar. Back at this beautiful and historic location for 2 special dates! The Leslieville Flea: A Curated Flea Market in Toronto Selling Vintage and Handcrafted Goods.
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.
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.
The not-to-miss festival during Toronto’s LGBT pride celebrations
Green Space Toronto

June 19-23, 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.
North America’s largest gay circuitmusic festival - 5 Days of Events
Prism Toronto

June, 2019. Five-day weekend party nights at clubs/ venues around town. Toronto's biggest party weekend/ Pride Weekend. Thousands of gay party revelers from around the globe make this one of the crown jewels of Toronto Pride. International DJs, Toronto's best venues and major productions.
Now in its 37th season of outdoor theatre magic
Shakespeare in High Park

June through September, 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:
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.
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.
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.
The leading public film festival in the world
Toronto International Film Festival - TIFF19

Early September, 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:
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.
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:
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.