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DailyXtra Bar & Events Listings

Daily list of everything queer going on in Toronto area bars and other venues - from our DailyXtra events pages.
Host: Sofonda Cox
Best Men’s Ass Contest

Ongoing every Friday and Saturday, midnight at Woody's, 467 Church Street. March 10, 2012, DJ Jade Elektra. Thursdays feature Best Chest nights and Sundays are for Big Ass Talent.
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.
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.
Elaborate decadent dance parties

Coming, to Club 120, 120 Church St. After the huge success of the February Vampire Love Ball V: True Blood Edition, the Sodom crew is busy concocting the next epic theme and will announce the date of the next party soon.
Compelling theatre experiences
The Shaw Festival 2014

April 4 - October 26, 2014 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.
This is a lost story. This is a true story. A multi-award winning play.

April 11-19, 2014. New York, 1930s: at peak of her career, English-born Queen of the American stage, Eva LeGallienne, is outed in the press as a lesbian. At a country retreat with lover Josephine Hutchison, she is disfigured and nearly killed in an explosion. Eva struggles with art, disfigurement, alcoholism, sexuality, acceptance, and battles with Broadway, critics, and personal demons.
Toronto's Leather Denim Cruising Bar
Naked Night

April 17, 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.
Alt, Body Mod & Fetish Club
Subspace | Anniversary 7

April 19, 2014, 10pm-3am at The Opera House, 1087 Queen West. Easter long weekend, celebrating in true Subspace style with a massive bash! Now 6 BIG EVENTS/year. Aerial artist JD Sparks circus performer (Illuminair Entertainment) will present a world premier aerial apparatus performance of artistry and fire art; also IwasCured Flesh Hook Suspension Performance.
The east ends newest form of retail therapy.
The Leslieville Flea

April 20, 2014, 10am-5pm. The Leslieville Flea takes place the 3rd Sunday of every month at “The Jimmy”, 870 Queen St. E with 37 vendors showcasing hundreds of curated items from vintage clothing to mid century furniture, hand crafted designs, photography and more.
Where the bears play
Bears, the Baths and Beyond

April 26, 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. Next date: May 24th.
Madness: Minds Pushed to the Edge
Stratford Festival 2014

May 3 - October 12, 2014. Season to include a dozen plays that "explore minds driven out of balance by a variety of forces: love, war, poverty, age, and sexuality." Coincides with 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, the program includes five Shakespeare productions, including two versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. See their full program online at:
Inside Out | Annual queer screenings
Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival 2014

May 22 - June 1, 2014, 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!
World Gay Pride 2014

June 20-29, 2014, one of this year's biggest international LGBTQ 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 our Pride 2013 photos.
North America's Largest Summer Circuit Event
Prism Festival 2014

June 26-29, 2014, (tentative dates) Toronto Pride 2014 - Canada Day Weekend, 4 big events! International DJs, porn stars, & performers. Coming up on its eleventh year, Prism Festival is the leading annual gay event series in Canada.
The Toronto Fringe...
Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival

July 2-13, 2014 at CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst Street. The Creation Lab is home to the Toronto Fringe and the indie arts community. See updates on Twitter, fb, or website below:
Canada's Premier Leather Event
Toronto Leather Pride Week

August 3-10, 2014. TLP to include the 25th anniversary Mr. Leatherman Toronto, and the 29th Anniversary Leather Ball at the Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne St) - Aug 9th. Hosts: Richard Ryder (103.9 ProudFM and This Week on OUTtv), plus Mr Leatherman Toronto 2008, Matthew Pavelich. Leather Ball 20 DJ Neill MacLeod. Tickets on sale in early May. More details at website:
The leading public film festival in the world
Toronto International Film Festival

September 4-14, 2014. Screening more than 300 films from 60+ countries every September. 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 with an ongoing film series throughout the year. See details online at:
A celebration of fetish fashion, human relationships & technology

Mid-October, 2014, The world's largest single night fetish party, Show starts 11pm. Full dungeon. See website for more information as announced.
At the heart of the Queer Village
Church Street’s Halloween Night Party

October 31, 2014, three blocks of Church Street close from 7pm until 2am for seven 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.
Toronto Fringe Theatre
Next Stage Festival 2015

January, 2015. Eight jury selected plays from Toronto Fringe, begin 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:
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