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DailyXtra Bar & Events Listings

See link below for daily Toronto events, followed by editor's pick of events throughout the year. Also see Hamilton, Warkworth and Newmarket ON events.
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.
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.
Sofonda Cox hosts
So You Think You Can Strip?

Varsity Tuesdays weekly amateur strip contest, with a $100 cash prize. 11pm at Remington’s, 379 Yonge, Toronto's only hot spot for totally nude guys! Cover $5, no cover for those with student ID.
The east ends newest form of retail therapy
The Leslieville Flea

3rd Sundays of each month, 10am-5pm at Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St E -across from Streetcar Yards. Curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and select artisans; 37 vendors, hundreds of items from vintage clothing to mid century furniture, hand crafted designs, photography and more. Dates: September 21, October 19.
Elaborate decadent dance parties

Periodic dance party at Club 120, 120 Church St. Five-years running, mixed gay dress-up costume theme nights every few months with performers and special guests, top DJs.
Enjoy being naked with other men
TNT Men | Naked Dances

December 12, 2014, 9pm-3am + December 27th, 4-9pm at Club 120, Church St. Series of monthly naked dances, the last Saturdays of every month + a plus Special Pre-Holiday event this month. Admission: members $8; non-members $10; students $4. Other TNT naked events include swims, yoga, bowling, house-parties, game nights, art showings, retreats, and special interest gatherings.
Men dance the night away, enjoy top DJs and best entertainment
Pitbull - Christmas + New Year's Eve

December 13, 2014 Christmas Party (venue TBD), and December 31, 2014 Pitbull NYE, 10pm at Phoenix. Hundreds of hot, sexy men, DJ + go-go dancers. Next up: Pitbull Caribbean Cruise February 15-22, 2015 - from from Fort Lauderdale to San Juan St Kitts, Sint Maarten. See website for details:
Toronto's Leather Denim Cruising Bar
Naked Night

December 18, 2014, 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 other leather/fetish nights throughout the month at their website:
AX | AXmas

December 20, 2014, at The Courthouse, 57 Adelaide St. ASIANXPRESS (AX) great big GAYASIAN TORONTO boys night out - the most fun you can have in your underwear!. DJ ALEX + AX MAXIMUS all-Asian go-go dancers + Performance by Persuazn.
Where the bears play
Bears, the Baths and Beyond

December 27, 2014, and 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.
Toronto Fringe Theatre
Next Stage Festival 2015

January 7-18, 2015. Eight jury selected plays from Toronto Fringe each January, among the best indie offerings of the year. A diverse selection of works: musicals, political dramas, dystopian futures, urban dance show.... Most are new works by established Fringe artists. See their Vimeo Page for Fringe-y videos from 2014, and the 2015 lineup on the website:
Alternative, Body Mod & Fetish Club
Subspace | Winter Fetish Ball

January 24, 2015, 10pm-3am at The Great Hall, 1087 Queen W, Toronto. Fetish Dress Code. DJ Sausy Miso & DJ Warmuffin; In past years they went CRAZY decorating and even made it snow inside the club... what will they do this year?!?!? Wait and see. Strippers, live performers, dungeon. 19+ - $10 before midnight $20 after.
General Public Ticket Sales from January 2, 2015
Stratford Festival 2015

May 1 - October 11, 2015. Hamlet; The Taming of the Shrew; Love's Labours Lost; The Adventures of Pericles; Rogers & Hammersteins Carousel; The Sound of Music; The Diary of Ann Frank; She Stoops to Conquer; The Physicists; Oedipus Rex; The Alchemist; Possible Worlds; The Last Wife. See the full program online:
Compelling theatre experiences
The Shaw Festival 2015

April 17 - November 1, 2015 at The Shaw Festival Theatre and Royal George Theatre. An annual festival of plays by George Bernard Shaw and Shavian playwrights, in the Village of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The area, known for beautiful scenery, has historic hotels, world-class vineyards and wine tastings, plus art galleries to visit. See their website for details and festival schedules.
Inside Out | Annual queer screenings
Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival 2015

Early June, 2015, 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.
Celebrate & Demonstrate!
Pride Toronto 2015

Late June, 2015, following on 2014 World Pride events. Parade and Streetfair on Church and Wellesley Streets across a dozen blocks of the Gay Village, with music from open air stages, food, artisan/craft stalls, etc - see details online closer to the event.
...with a Key to the Scriptures
The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism

July 11 - October 10, 2015, Studio Theatre Shaw Festival. Gus Marcantonio, retired Brooklyn longshoreman and family patriarch, has been behaving very oddly. An intervention staged by his sister, 3 children and various spouses and exes leads to a rollercoaster ride of argument and revelation as family, political and personal values are wrestled noisily and passionately to the ground.
Canada's Premier Leather Event
Toronto Leather Pride Week

Early August, 2015. TLP to include the 26th anniversary Mr. Leatherman Toronto, and the 30th Anniversary Leather Ball. Tickets on sale in early May. More details at website:
At the heart of the Queer Village
Church Street’s Halloween Night Party

October 31, 2015 (to be confirmed), three blocks of Church Street close from 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.
Queering Boundaries
Queer West Film Festival

August, 2015 film festival of 3 days, plans to screen at TIFF or Rainbow Cinemas, from the Queer West Arts Collective, working for more inclusive & complex queer identities, creating larger queer space & community in Toronto '"West End" - art, dance, music, poetry, spoken word, stage, comedy, film, community fairs, conferences.
The leading public film festival in the world
Toronto International Film Festival

Early September, 2015. 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:
Amnesty International Toronto Human Rights Film Festival
Reel Awareness Film Festival 2015

November, 2015 (to be confirmed). Four days in late November of some of the best human rights documentaries and feature films shown around the world - 8-12 films presented by Amnesty International, the worldwide movement of people dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights. See website for screening venue.
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