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.
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. email@example.com
First or second Saturdays, 10pm-5am. Toronto's hottest dance party is back w/ DJ NOKU to take care of you on the dance floor + refreshment tables stocked with all your favourite treats, so you can really pig out in every way possible. The dress code is simple, get into WHATEVER makes you feel sexy and comfortable. EVERYONE with positive energy is welcome!
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. Sreamworks is closed for the duration of the emergency.
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.
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.
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:
Second Thursdays each month, 10pm-2am. The Black Eagle welcomes leather folk, rubber lovers and kinksters of all stripes No cover. All 19+ welcome. Fetish gear highly encouraged but not mandatory. From June 26th, Black Eagle’s patio is open daily from 3pm to midnight with social-distancing guidelines.
Third Thursdays each month, 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. From June 26th, Black Eagle’s patio is open daily 3pm-12am with social-distancing guidelines.
Fridays, 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. Events suspended during Covid-19 emergency.
June 2 - December 31, 2020. 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:
June 22, 2020, 8-9pm at Twitch. Your Quarantimes Monday Night Jam! DOORs open/PLAY/easy, makeup finissage + reading from Sherwin D Nuland’s book How We Die. SHOW starts/WORK/hard 9-11pm. ROSE BEEF: Programme of 3 Golden Girls episodes and a searing polemical sermon on the theme of the night.
June 24-28, 2020. Five-day festival events. Starry Night opening event at Meridian Hall. Barbara Hall Park is Green Space Festival’s true home, with events: Disco Disco THU June 25th; One World FRI June 26th; Lipstick Jungle SAT June 27th; and TreeHouse SUN June 28th. Fundraising for The 519 Church Street Community Centre hub of LGBTQ community life.
June 27-28, 2020. A line up of virtual programming set to stream on our main channels and embedded onto our website. The Virtual Pride Festival Weekend programming serves as a representation of what would have taken place on the physical footprint Pride Festival Weekend. See FB updates.
July 3-12, 2020. Digital experience features 50+ companies slated to present work at the 2020 Toronto Fringe Festival - not in the cards - thus the Fringe Collective was born. Offerings are grouped into four Acts. Each includes content from a crosssection of artists, available for 3 days (72 hours). Purchase one act at a time or the whole festival: become a Fringe Collective Member.
July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020, 11am. Every Sunday famous DRAG BRUNCH! Delirious performances from Erin Brockobić and her rotating cast of drag guest stars ensure you spend your Sundays with good company, great food, and amid a vibrant, welcoming community in a queer, accessible, and affirming space!
July 19 + August 9 + September 13, 2020 10am-5pm at Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St E. Also: July 25th, 11am-6pm at Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St. An awesome mix of items at over 30 vendors selling the BEST Vintage and Handcrafted goods. PLUS! Brewery, shops and restaurants.
August 1 - December 23, 2020. Aug 1 -Gypsy. Aug 1 -The Devil’s Disciple. Aug 1 -The Playboy of the Western World. Aug 1 -Flush. Aug 1 -Assassins. Aug 1 -Desire Under the Elms. Aug 2 -Charley’s Aunt. Aug 4 -Trouble in Mind. Aug 7 -Sherlock Holmes and The Raven’s Curse. Aug 11 -Prince Caspian. Aug 15 -Mahabharata. Nov 8 -A Christmas Carol. Nov 13 -Me and My Girl.
August 8, 2020, 11:30am-1:30pm. A magical morning host Harry Potter (ZacKey Lime) and arch nemesis (and part-time lover?) Draco Malfoy (QAPTAIN) with enough magic in their wands to knock your sox off and put them back on. An all-you-can eat Vegan or Gluten Free brunch buffet, stacked with options for everyone. FREE show with $25 Brunch - or show-only: $15. Polyjuice Potion + Butterbeer.
August 11, 2020, 8-9:30pm at Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W. Toronto's finest queer comedians! Hosted by Canadian Comedy Award winner Robert Watson. A monthly showcase for gay male and queer comedians. Hosted and produced by Robert Watson, Gay AF is unapologetically gay and unapologetically funny. Gay AF normally takes place the second Tuesday of every month.
September 10-20, 2020. Eleven days, screening 300+ films from 60+ countries each year - a diverse array of films; Hollywood galas; red carpet glamour; international cinema; homegrown comedies… and everything in between. Ongoing film series throughout the year. With uncertainty about how things will look like in September, both onsite and digital innovations are being considered.
September 24 - October 3, 2020. Hilarious, riveting and relevant comedians; headliners plus 42 other amazing comedy acts to experience. Previous events: Carol Burnett; Margaret Trudeau. Headliners: John Mulaney + Pete Davidson, John Mulaney, Abbi Jacobson + Ilana Glazer, Jonathan Van Ness, Nick Kroll, Marc Maron, Eric Andre, Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas and June Diane Raphael.
October 1-11, 2020, 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.
October 31, 2020 (TBC), 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.
Early November, 2020 (TBC). Four days. Past year screenings included: A Splendid Frame; In the Shadows of Fences; Migration + Diaspora; Samra Habib: We Have Always Been Here; So Pretty; Porn is So Boring; Being Other Elsewhere; Surfacing; Don’t Believe the ‘69 Hype!; Reaching Toward the Horizon; Queer Rebels; Pier Kids + TQFF After Party.
Early January, 2021. Annual 12-day platform. The 2020 NextStage Theatre Festival featured: Powerhouse performances, genre benders, boundary pushers, musicalvirtuosos, and visionaries of the future - 150 productions from around Canada and the world.
February 12-15, 2021. Prism Pride Festival. THU Bootcamp. FRI Aqua. SAT 10pm Revival at Rebel. SUN 10pm LA LECHE at Toybox, 473 Adelaide St. W. Now rescheduled for Family Day Weekend 2021 (mid-February).
Mid-February, 2021 (TBC). Canada’s longest-running new works festival transforms Buddies into a hotbed of experimentation. Artists explore new possibilities in theatre/ dance/ music/ performance art. Rhubarb is the place to see the most adventurous ideas in performance and to catch your favourite artists venturing into uncharted territory. No two nights of Rhubarb are ever alike.
April 10, 2021, 8pm-1am at Daniel's Spectrum, 585 Dundas St E. Dress in red or wear a red dress - a celebration fund-raiser for 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!