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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 + Bachata at Steps Dance Studio

Weekly Fridays 7pm-9pm at Steps Dance Studio, 1 Gloucester St, 2nd floor, SE corner Yonge/Gloucester. Role neutral Salsa + Bachata 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

Sep 18 - Sep 18, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
stepsdancestudio.com/events/
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
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
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
The East End's newest form of retail therapy
The Leslieville Flea

3rd Sundays of each month June through October 2016, 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. Also Saturday June 25th.

leslievilleflea.com
Sofonda Cox hosts
So You Think You Can Strip?

Tuesdays, Varsity 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.

www.remingtons.com
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
...COME DANCE! First Thursdays
Electric Ladyland

February 2, 2017, 10pm-2am. the Beaver. Queer synthy sexy dance party, all/only electronic ladies! With most excellent visual stylings from Olenka Szymonski!  Come celebrate being fucking punky queer weirdos with us / bringing back a bunch o' old parties and people that made the place what it is. Share any memories or pictures you have pon de wall / 19+ / All free events wooo.

www.thebeavertoronto.com/events
Boys-Music-Dance-Shows
AX Toronto Lunar New Year Bash

February 3, 2017, 10:30pm-3am at FLY 2.0. ASIANXPRESS (AX) great big GAYASIAN TORONTO boys night out starring SOFONDA with guest DJ Sumation + VaChina - Top 40 remixes, vocal house, club anthems, JPop and KPop + with Nikki Chin, Sofonda and the AX MAXIMUS all-Asian go-go dancers. A 19+ event. Entry: $5 before 11:30pm, $10 after. Next date: TBA.

www.aznxp.com
Nightwood Theatre production: Should women abandon religion?
Unholy, by Diane Flacks

Ongoing through February 5, 2017, 8pm (Sun 2:30pm). Four female panelists face-off: a wild, whip-smart public debate about religion and misogyny. Opinions fly from a feminist Muslim, an Orthodox Jewish spiritual leader, an excommunicated nun and a lesbian atheist pundit. An hilarious, no-holds-barred look at contemporary women in organized religion. Directed by Kelly Thornton.

buddiesinbadtimes.com/show/unholy
CANADIAN PREMIERE of Kevin Elyot’s Olivier Award-winning comedy
My Night With Reg

February 10-26, 2017 at the Panasonic Theatre. At Guy’s London flat, old friends and new gather to party through the night in the summer of 1985. For Guy and his circle the world is about to change forever. Deliciously funny and bittersweet, MY NIGHT WITH REG perfectly captures the fragility of friendship, happiness and life itself. Mature content/ strong language/ nudity.

www.mirvish.com/shows/my-night-with-reg
Second Fridays Recurring Event
Puppy Love

February 10, 2017, 10pm-2am at The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W. 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 + open minded young people (or young at heart). Puppy Love for everyone. Next up: Apr 14th.

www.thebeavertoronto.com/events
Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own
Valentine's Day at Fly

February 11, 2017, 10:30pm-4am at Fly. Music provided by Geoff Kelleway + Barry Harris. Shows by Sofonda Cox + Devine Darlin' along with the Fly gogos! Entry: $5 before midnight; $8 until 1am; $12 after.

www.facebook.com/FLYwithMEtonight
Totally Naked Toronto
TNE! Totally Naked Excess

February 14, 2017, 7pm at Spa Excess. Come get naked with a really awesome and friendly group of guys, enjoy a game of pool, some free eats, and casual, relaxing man to man fun! Door prizes, $4.50 Flying Horse Draft, and Q&A for men new to TNTMEN. Members enjoy FREE 8hr lockers or 50% of standard rooms to enjoy this event, every second Tuesday of each month.

www.tntmen.org/tne
In their 50th Anniversary Season, the Roundabout Theatre Company presents
Cabaret

February 14-19, 2017, 8pm at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including Cabaret, Willkommen and Maybe This Time. Leave your troubles outside—life is beautiful at CABARET - JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTEROFF’s musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.

www.mirvish.com/shows/cabaret
Toronto's Leather Denim Cruising Bar
Naked Night

February 16, 2017, 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: March 10th. See more leather/fetish nights throughout the month at their website:

blackeagletoronto.com
The 3rd Saturday of every month
Pup Nights

February 18, 2017, 9pm at The Black Eagle, Toronto. Events have incuded: Naked Puppy Twister, Sticks & Balls, Pup Nosh, Pup Mosh. Now moved to the 3rd Saturday of every month. Next Pup Nights: Mar 18th. Apr 15th. May 20th, Jun 17th, Jul 15th.

kennelklub.ca
Presented by Toronto Black Film Festival - Trinidad and Tobago/Bahamas/USA
Play the Devil

February 19, 2017, 11am, Imagine Cinema. Gregory, 18, feels he must repress his creative nature and desires to conform to conventional models of manhood. But an encounter with a successful businessman derails plans set by his family and community. An unapologetic multi-layered exploration of power dynamics, religion and aspirations, sexuality, masculinity, morality and individuality.

www.insideout.ca/event/co-presentation-play-the-devil
Winter escape to the Caribbean, enjoying luxurious service and gourmet food
Pitbull/ Bearracuda/ Heretic Caribbean Cruise

February 19-27, 2017. Fourth annual PITBULL Caribbean Cruise aboard the Celebrity Silhouette departs Fort Lauderdale for a full week of unforgettable memories with an incredible gorup of guys. Beautiful destinations, mind blowing social activities, nightclub events, tea dances, underwear parties, dirty trivia, world class entertainment, plus Pitbull parties on the high seas.

www.pitbullevents.com/collections/upcoming_lr/products/02-19-17-caribbean-cruise
Totally Naked Toronto Men Enjoying Nudity
TNT!Men Naked Dance

February 25, 2017, 4-9pm, at Club 120. Winter Dance Series, last Saturdays of the month. Hot beats, finger foods, company of friendly, outgoing guys hanging out naked, having fun! Enjoy good music by DJs PJ, Blackcat + Relentless; meet others interested in naturism. $5 – $10. Next date: March 25th.

www.tntmen.org/dance
...COME DANCE! First Thursdays
Electric Ladyland

March 2, 2017, 10pm-2am at the Beaver. Queer synthy sexy dance party, all/only electronic ladies! With most excellent visual stylings from Olenka Szymonski! Come celebrate being fucking punky queer weirdos with us / bringing back a bunch o' old parties and people that made the place what it is. Share any memories or pictures you have pon de wall / 19+ / All free events wooo.

www.thebeavertoronto.com/events
The finest queer dudes this side of Yonge
Skank Top

March 10, 2017, 10pm-2am, at venue TBA. A body pride dance party with the finest queer dudes west of Yonge. No shame - no attitude - no sleeves. $5.

www.facebook.com/tankskop
Toronto's Leather Denim Cruising Bar
Naked Night - SPECIAL EDITION

March 10, 2017, 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 throughout the month at their website:

blackeagletoronto.com
Totally Naked Toronto
TNE! Totally Naked Excess

March 14, 2017, 7pm at Spa Excess. Come get naked with a really awesome and friendly group of guys, enjoy a game of pool, some free eats, and casual, relaxing man to man fun! Door prizes, $4.50 Flying Horse Draft, and Q&A for men new to TNTMEN. Members enjoy FREE 8hr lockers or 50% of standard rooms to enjoy this event, every second Tuesday of each month.

www.tntmen.org/tne
Totally Naked Toronto Men Enjoying Nudity
TNT!Men Naked Dance

March 25, 2017, 4-9pm, at Club 120. Winter Dance Series, last Saturdays of the month. Hot beats, finger foods, company of friendly, outgoing guys hanging out naked, having fun! Enjoy good music by DJs PJ, Blackcat + Relentless; meet others interested in naturism. $5 – $10.

tntmen.org
Compelling theatre experiences
The Shaw Festival 2017

April through October, 2017 at The Shaw Festival Theatre and Royal George Theatre. Annual festival of 11 plays on 4 stages by George Bernard Shaw and Shavian playwrights, in the Village of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Known for beautiful scenery, the area has historic hotels, world-class vineyards and wine tastings, plus art galleries to visit. See website for details and full program:

www.Shawfest.com
ALL THE WORLD'S OUR STAGE
Stratford Festival 2017

April through November, 2017. 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 as announced:

www.stratfordfestival.ca
Inside Out | Annual queer screenings
Toronto Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival 2017

May 25 - June 4, 2017, 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
Celebrate & Demonstrate!
Pride Toronto 2017

June 23 - July 2, 2017 (TBC), 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 - see the DX Utlimate Pride Guide: HERE

www.torontopride.com
North America’s largest gay circuitmusic festival - 5 Days of Events
Prism Toronto

June - July, 2017. Five-day THURSDAY - MONDAY party nights at clubs/ venues around town. Past year: THU Boot Camp, 10pm-5am at Fly 2.0; FRI Main Event Matinée Circuit 10pm-7am at New Sound Academy; SAT Aqua noon-9pm at Sunnyside Pavillion + Resist 10pm-8am at Nest; SUN Revival 10pm-7am at Maison Mercer; MON Dip Recovery Pool Party 3-11pm at Rooftop Pool.

www.prismtoronto.com
fringe & next stage theatre festivals
Fringe Festival Toronto

July 5-16, 2017. 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. See also January, 2017 Next Stage dates and details at website:

fringetoronto.com/fringe-festival
The not-to-miss festival during Toronto’s LGBT pride celebrations
Green Space Toronto

June - July, 2017. 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
Canada's Premier Leather Event
Toronto Leather Pride Week

Early August, 2017 (TBC). Annual events typically include: Tribute Reception, VIP RECEPTION, MEET THE CONTESTANTS, FULL FETISH PARTY, TLP COMPETITIONS (Mr. Leatherman Toronto, Ms Leather Toronto & Toronto Puppy 2017 Contests), LEATHER BALL, VICTORY LEATHER BRUNCH, LEATHER PRIDE MARCH, TLP AFTER PARTY, Tickets on sale in early May. More details at website:

torontoleatherpride.ca
Queering Boundaries
Queer West Film Festival

October 2017. Film festival of 3 days to screen at Innis Town Hall. Produced by the Queer West Arts Collective, working for more inclusive & complex queer identities, creating larger queer space & community in Toronto '"West End." Dates & Location TBA January 1, 2017.

artsfestival.queerwest.org
The leading public film festival in the world
Toronto International Film Festival - TIFF17

September 7-17, 2017. 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:

tiff.net
Celebrating its 41st anniversary
Cabbagetown Festival

September 9-10, 2017 (TBC), on Parliament St from Wellesley south to Gerrard, and Carlton St from Berkeley to Parliament. Sixteen local restaurants, plus ten pop-up street food vendors and more, including the Made-in-Canada artisan section, featuring outstanding work from highly talented local artists. General vendors have something for everyone: clothing, jewellery + everyday services.

cabbagetownto.com/events
At the heart of the Queer Village
Church Street’s Halloween Night Party

October 31, 2017, 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.

churchwellesleyvillage.ca/events/eventdetail/5/-/hallowe-en-on-church
Amnesty International Toronto Human Rights Film Festival
Reel Awareness Film Festival 2017

November 16-18, 2017 (TBC) at Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton St. Three days in November screenings 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 details:

www.aito.ca/reelawareness