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Listings for Toronto, New Westminster, Ottawa, and Vancouver
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
Now in its 37th season of outdoor theatre magic
Shakespeare in High Park

Ongoing 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 updates:

https://www.canadianstage.com/Online/default.asp
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
The Black Eagle Kennel Klub 4th annual Pan American Canine Konvention
PACK Weekend

July 25-28, 2019 from 6pm. Join the pups & handlers for 4 days of fun events including pup moshes, video games, a day at the nude beach, brunch, and the VERY popular water-blaster fight on the Black Eagle's patio.

www.kennelklub.ca/pack-weekend
Alexandher Brandy is turning into a big boy!
Brandy's Big Boy Beaver First Birthday Bash

August 1, 2019, 10pm-2am. The Beaver gifted him a monthly show! KILLER party w/ performances by: Zackey Lime (zestiest birthday cocktail starts your night right); The Ugly Won (the shirt from grandma you pretend is amazing); Kelly Ann Michelle (delicious cake you can't take your eyes off); Qaptain (piñata to smash all night); Alexander Brandy (drink your friend bought you).

www.facebook.com/events/2235947076735423
Totally Naked Toronto Men Enjoying Nudity
Deep, Dark & Naked

August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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: Sep 6th; 13th....

https://www.tntmen.org/calendar
"French fag dance party" - Tapette is très spécial!
Tapette - édition Zdar

August 2, 2019, 10pm-3am, Bunda Lounge, 1108 Dundas W. First Tapette of the summer at one of the best sounding rooms in the city - tribute to musical genius Philippe Zdar of Cassius! French disco/ house all night by Phillippe. Long weekend French kissing marathon. Gogo garçons dance dirty. Alors on danse!

www.facebook.com/events/2420786574653721
Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? SOON!
Künst Kids Present: Who's Your Daddy?

August 2, 2019, 10pm-3am. Dedicated to everything kids w/ Allysin Chaynes Djing! Let out your inner child/ show chaotic innocence. Foster parents Kasper Ghøst + Uglyy Onee teach you how to walk... THE RUNWAY! Show childish outfits on the runway for a prize. Ft: I don't need this stroller but use it anyway! Maverick Murray; favourite earrings to steal from mom, Tiffany boxx.

www.facebook.com/events/1220163784831708
Hosted by The Black Eagle Toronto
Fawn Big Canoe & Mìlu

August 2, 2019, 10pm. Perfect pairing of local selectors who know you need the funk. Fawn Big Canoe, your friendly, queer Indigenous DJ from Toronto, with house of all forms, disco, funk, and everything musical in between. Mìlu, a leader in Night Shift Toronto, delivers a delicious combination of 90s house, stomping disco edits and poppin' basslines!

www.facebook.com/events/485469035357460
Hosted by Gladstone Hotel
ENDLESS SUMMER: 90s Video Dance Party + Queer Freakquency + Good Enough Karaoke

August 3, 2019, 10pm-2:30am. ENDLESS SUMMER 90s Video Dance Party w/ HUGE PHOTOBOOTH + COSTUME CONTEST + MEGA BABELY DANCERS + 90s FAV VIDEOS. Aug 7th, 7-9pm Queer Freakquency - a live music night featuring Hampton Gerbrandt. Aug 10th, 10pm-2am - Good Enough Live Karaoke: They Play, You Sing! Pick one of the 400+ songs this amazing band knows and get on stage.

www.facebook.com/pg/gladstonehoteltoronto/events
FrancoQueer presentsQueer bilingual discussions
Café Bilingue Cercles de Discussion Circles

August 4, 11, 18, 25, 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: Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29....

www.facebook.com/pg/FrancoQueer/events
Hosted by Prism
Love Festival Warm Up Party

August 4, 2019, 10pm-5am. DJ Isis Muretech (MX) will make her debut in Toronto! She’s talented, beautiful, a rising star on the scene and it is very exciting to have her in Toronto alongside DJ Eddie Martinez for the Love Festival Pre-Party in Toronto.

www.facebook.com/events/2344807905833182
MoJo Toronto presents
FML Mondays - INDUSTRY NIGHT

August 5, 2019, 11pm-2am. FML MONDAYS - INDUSTRY NIGHT at Church Street's only Monday Night Dance Party. DROP THE DRAMA - JOIN THE PARTY! Featuring: DJ Sumation playing all the best hip hop, top 40, and dance! Weekly FML Drag Extravaganza feat: Miss Fiercalious (Paulo Fortes) + Sapphire Titha Reign! MC MAMA MOJO Barbie Jo Bontemps! NO COVER! EVER!

www.facebook.com/events/410947406185927
Hosted by Working Women - Toronto's best queer-focused comedy show
Working Women Comedy - August Show

August 6, 2019, 8-10pm. Razzle dazzle 'em. Working Women returns with queer comedy glitz and glam once again (what better time to take in a performance than Leo season?), with another killer line-up of the best queer + ally comedians. Host/ producer Sam Sferrazza will keep the laughs rolling with Al Val, Michelle Coburn, Ben Stager, Jin Lee, Tim Blair and Heather Macdonald.

www.facebook.com/events/492873494797057
Hosted & Produced by ZacKey Lime and Alexandher Brandy
House of Kings: Open Stage

August 7, 2019, 9pm-12am. Show at 10pm. Open Stage is back! If you're an aspiring King or Gender Performer looking for some stage time, or if you have an act you want to hone - come out to House of Kings for your spot in the limelight! If you're not performing, come hang with and support this awesome community.

www.facebook.com/events/2382936908611186
One of the most important platforms for launching new work in Canada
SummerWorks Performance Festival: Dance, Live Art, Music, Parties, Theatre

August 8-18, 2019. CHILD-ISH; rochdale; Audible Songs from Rockwood; Greenland; Safe and Sorry; The Breath Between; Crossing Into Lullaby; Wah Wah Wah; Deafy; hiraeth; Black Ballerina; Rohinton Mistry’s The Scream; Cliff Cardinal’s CBC Special; Bonjour Hi; Footnote Number 12; White Heat; burn burned; Closer; Gender Reveal Party; Encumbrance; St. Peon of Parkdale; Worry Warts.

summerworks.ca
Hosted by DJ Scooter McCreight
Trade: Spaghetti & Meatballs

August 9, 2019, 10pm-3am. Let's get weird! SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS hosted by NYC's Oddly Enough. DJs: Father Figure (NOLA), Babygirl and Scooter McCreight. Jackie Bitters on the door. Dark room / Dance floor / Patio. All welcome. An all inclusive event, the only people turned away are transphobes, misogynists, racists, body-shamers, and general assholes.

www.facebook.com/events/399408054024569
Who is the ultimate Queer Icon? Pop Diva Madonna or mother Monster Lady Gaga?
Madonna vs Lady Gaga - Dance Party pt 2

August 9, 2019, 10:30pm-1:30am. Dance to their most iconic hits with DJs Maggy + Craig Dominic at this Glad Day party. Madonna and Gaga finally squashed their beef, so it's time to unite Madonna fans and Gaga monsters. Performances by drag queens Baby Bel Bel + Molly Kewl. Looks strongly encouraged: dress up as these iconic ladies!

www.facebook.com/events/714466255648602
Toronto's original daddy party returns to The Black Eagle Toronto
Daddy Next Door w/ Jack Dixon!

August 10, 2019, 9:30pm-3am. Toronto's original daddy party returns to The Black Eagle Toronto. This month the incredibly sexy, beefy, tatted, bearded, delicious host Jack Dixon! DJ Dwayne Minard headlines a night of awesome house tunes for all you hunky daddies + daddy chasers to get down to! It'smikeyboy on opening DJ duties.

www.facebook.com/events/391709155028882
At Ashbridge Estate + The Distillery District
The Leslieville Flea

August 11 + September 15 + October 6, 2019, 10am-5pm at ASHBRIDGE ESTATE, 1444 Queen St E. Also: 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 + Aquarius Naked Swim

August 13, 2019, 7-10pm. Monthly naturist social event at Spa Excess. Come out/ enjoy meeting our members and guests with ice breaker activities, 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: Aug 21st, 8:15pm TNTMEN Aquarius Naked Swim at Harrison Pool Community Centre, 15 Stephanie St.

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

August 15 + September 19, 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
LAVENDER x HOUSEWARMING
Lavender

September 21, 2019, 10:30pm-2:30am. Party for lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, queer women, non-binary folks and trans people - everyone 19+ welcome! Starting at our new venue with a Housewarming party, hosted by Anasimone George. DJ Zehra spins the best SOCA, dance hall, ‘90s RnB and Reggaeton. Performers TBA. Entry $10 or PWYC.

www.facebook.com/events/426014007989604
Every third Saturday of the month thru February 15, 2020
Glad Day Drag Bingo

August 17, 2019, 7pm. The bingo cage is spun on a rotating line-up of kings, queens, and performers for a queer-positive, inclusive, and affirming evening. Doors 6:30pm for pre-show, drinks, and food - performances and games from 7pm. Seats at tables: $15. Bar seats are free. Bingo cards are also free. Next dates: Sep 21; Oct 19; Nov 16; Dec 21.

www.facebook.com/events/344569786214097
Back at The Black Eagle
Middle Eastern Nights - By The Dead Sea

August 17, 2019, 10pm-3am. Amazing house beats celebrating the LGBTQ+ Middle East. The most inclusive village event. Everyone welcome. House Music Middle Eastern style all night by DJ Les (Winnipeg). New/ old/ from all over. Performances + Sexy Gogo Dancers to make you wet and ready to go. Details TBA:

www.facebook.com/events/2336289253253365
The Open Roof Festival closing night
Booksmart + Basement Revolver

August 21, 2019, 7pm. Basement Revolver dream pop stylings + one of the most buzzed films of the year: Booksmart. Fresh, feminist take on raunchy teen-comedies w/ Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein as two high-school high-achievers. Realizing they missed out on all the fun while busy hitting the books, they decide to make up for a career’s worth of fun in one epic night of mayhem.

www.facebook.com/events/477142606411747
Summer Blowout night of sexy funky tribal tech house
Wolfpack - Summer Blowout

August 23, 2019, 10pm-3am. Just before summer ends. Featuring the Silver Foxes + Daddies, Sexy wolves, otters and pups - a playful night in the den. Resident Wolfdaddy DJ Neill MacLeod + DJ Joshua Reid. We'll give away 2 Wolfpack Caps. Host and sexy barber Jesse Calleya from Men's Room Toronto will give out free haircut coupons! Join the pack + #Get_Rugged!

www.facebook.com/events/2227358077587357
Hosted by The Black Eagle Toronto and DJ Kris Steeves
Balls Deep Disco w/ Sleazy McQueen

August 24, 2019, 9pm. DJ Sleazy McQueen (Whiskey Disco, Orlando, FL). Also resident DJs Kris Steeves + The Robotic Kid playing classic + new disco and disco house. All 19+ welcome.

www.facebook.com/events/444379912810504
A portion of cover will be donated to Rainbow Railroad
After Werk Latin Fever

August 24, 2019, 10:30pm-2:30am at ROUND, 152a Augusta Ave. Latin themed party! Latin inspired looks or red attired welcome/ not mandatory. DJ Sofia Fly will be doing what she does best - playing your favorite Latin beats - so get ready to dance! Special guest Selena Vyle and MC Barbie Jo Bontemps.

www.facebook.com/events/370234590327327
Hosted by HEY GIRL HEY and The Baby G - 4am Last Call!
HEY GIRL HEY: 4am Ahoy!

August 24, 2019, 11pm-4:30am. Hey, girl! As summer sizzles, your old pals at HEY GIRL HEY will serve up a milkshake guaranteed to bring all the queers to the yard! Beardoncé w/ HOT EATS and/or COOL TREATS in MULTIPLE Floorshows w/sprinkles on top! DJ Orange Pekoe treating you right with the sweetest hip-hop & r'n'b bops by female/non-binary artists!

www.facebook.com/events/928334730861124
A Trans and Queer Positive (All Ages) Open Mic!
Embrace

August 28, 2019, 8-11pm. All arts are welcome! Dance, Singing, Comedy, Poetry, drag and whatever else you can think of... we welcome it all! Open mic starts at exactly 8pm. Each performer/guest gets 5 mins per spot. Please be aware of each others time and taking up space. Producers: Adam Bagat + PrettyyRiikkii. Hosts Qaptain + Jericho Allick.

www.facebook.com/events/2440121626044496
Hosted by FSU: Fck Sht Up Trans + Non-binary Performer Cabaret & Fluffy Soufflé
F*ck Sh*t Up - August Episode with Bricks & Glitter

August 29, 2019, 7-11pm. EPISODE TEN with the Bricks & Glitter Festival. Back with another night of great performances and good times! HOSTS Babia Majora + Fluffy Soufflé. PERFORMERS: BiG SiSSY (Montreal), Sze-Yang Ade-Lam + Ravyn Ariah Wngz of ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company, and Alexandher Brandy. After cabaret tunes and more good times.

www.facebook.com/events/1706724256137567
Brace yourself for a LONG weekend of HARD labour
Rangeela presents: SAKHT

August 30, 2019, 10pm-4am. North America's BIGGEST Gay Bollywood event returns for a SOLID send-off to summer. Rangeela resident DJ Aman will be in control of your Bollywood beats: from HOTTEST hits to best classics. A midnight performance will have your hearts pumping HARDER.

www.facebook.com/events/431955127414134
Totally Naked Toronto Men Enjoying Nudity
TNT!Men Naked Dance

August 31, 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
Hosted by SIN and The Black Eagle Toronto
SIN

August 31, 2019, 10pm-3am. SIN is back with DJ J Warren (BOS). MEN-ONLY NIGHT. With warmer weather, you'll be able to do your SINNING Inside or Outside on the the 2nd Floor Outdoor Backroom on the Patio (Exclusive to SIN) and remember...EVERYTHING IS PERMITTED!; expect to witness/ join in some XXX on the Dance Floor + GET OFF!

www.facebook.com/sin4menonly
Hosted by Boner & Brother - Nigel March Events
BONER

August 31, 2019, 10pm-3am. BONER is BACK for Labor Day Weekend! Toronto's hottest party for Men Only. Dress code: whatever makes you feel sexy and comfortable, even if nothing at all. Boner resident DJ on the dance floor and refreshment tables stocked with treats; pig out in every way possible, with a big group of friendly sexy men. Another party to do whatever you damn well please!

www.facebook.com/events/2357537297668398
EDEN party returns this Labour Day Weekend at a NEW VENUE
Prism presents Eden w/ Anne Louise

September 1, 2019, 10pm at Revival Bar, 783 College St. Production design by Gairy Brown. Lazer light show by Ryan. "We are going to turn it out!!!" Also returning - the beautiful, wonderful, talented DJ Anne Louise PerfilUm (Brazil) along with an opening set by DJ Geoff Kelleway.

www.facebook.com/events/486243478809054
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
Totally Naked Toronto Men Enjoying Nudity
Deep, Dark & Naked

September 6, 13, 20, 27, 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: Oct 4, 11, 18th....

www.tntmen.org/calendar
I'm just checking in to make sure you got the memo...
Künst Kids present: Fax Me

September 6, 2019, 10pm-2am. Everybody got the memo... Friday..........? Kunst Kids?????????.....??? Throwing.................??????? OFFICE PARTY?????? Fax Me................ the Beaver...???????!!?????? Künst Kids: the place to dress up, dress down and smear it on the walls. Explore your mind and put it out into the world and on the floor~!!!

www.facebook.com/events/474059786751411
Late night somewhat improvised Murder Mystery w/ drag queens! ALWAYS A NEW SHOW
SLAY!

September 7, 2019, 11pm. Also Oct 5th; Nov 2nd, Dec 7th. Show hosted by comic drag queen extraordinaire Hillary Ooos! Read: famous. New mystery is crafted by Ms Ooos every month. Are you sleuthy enough to figure out whodunnit? Prizes for winners, one (un)lucky audience member will be our victim. Cast from a rotating retinue of some of the best drag queens and improvisers in Toronto!

baddogtheatre.com/calendar
Dylan Berry's new zine of collages
Salvador Disney // POSI VIBEZ + Feel Your Fantasy

September 13, 2019, 8pm-2am. Explore Destino: Salvador Dali + Walt Disney’s ill-fated 1945 collaboration. Destino screenings all night. Early 1940s cocktail hour, then, all-night dance party featuring The FranDiscos + drag performances by Łady Kunterpunt, Silencia, Joee Smith - Manny Dingo, and Dylan Berry. Get king’d out at the Feel Your Fantasy Dali-inspired moustache bar.

www.facebook.com/events/492798661556423
It's unofficially fall - Pumpkin Spice Lattes have returned
Flamingo Market - Fall Edition

September 15, 2019, 1-7pm. Toronto's only independent bi-monthly market for LGBTQ2SIA+ business owners and makers! FREE admission market that is an all inclusive, child friendly market. All are welcome to attend! Next date: Dec 1st Flamingo Market - Winter Wonderland Edition at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre.

www.facebook.com/events/671432146648484
Queer Comedy Showcase
Working Women Comedy - The Astrology Edition

September 16, 2019, 8-10pm. Astrology buffs and comedy lovers of Toronto unite! Working Women presents the first ever astrology comedy show at the Gladstone Hotel, with comedian and Astrological Expert: Natalie Norman (joined of course by Astro Wannabe Sam Sferrazza) - keeping the fun going, dissecting personality traits of each sign and blaming rocks in the sky for their bad behaviour.

www.facebook.com/events/907237966320032
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
Inside Out | Annual queer screenings
Toronto Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival 2020

Late May, 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.

www.insideout.ca/initiatives/toronto
The not-to-miss festival during Toronto’s LGBT pride celebrations
Green Space Toronto

Late June, 2020 (TBC). Four-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
North America’s largest gay circuitmusic festival - 5 Days of Events
Prism Festival 2020

Late June, 2020. Five-day weekend of party nights. Past year: THU Boot Camp at Fly 2.0; FRI AQUA at Cabana Pool Bar; FRI Resist at Noir/ Rebel; SAT Electric Island at Woodbine Park; SAT Sweat at CODA; SUN Revival at Rebel Night Club; MON Closing Party at Fly 2.0. For details and updates see:

www.facebook.com/pg/prismfest.to/events
Celebrate & Demonstrate!
Pride Toronto 2020 Festival Weekend + Parade

Late June, 2020. Sunday 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
Fringe & next stage theatre festivals
Fringe Festival Toronto

Early July, 2020. 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