Out in Toronto: Sept 22-28, 2016

Choice events in the city this week

Saturday, Sept 24

Let’s Get Together

Each year, the local community centre hosts a family-friendly community day, when everybody gets together to socialize and have some fun. This year’s event includes a barbecue, the music of Chris Tsujiuchi, a dance performance by Smooth Groove and much more.

12–4pm. Barbara Hall Park, 519 Church St. the519.org

Chris Tsujiuchi Credit: /Courtesy Phil Crozier

Kinky ’n Queer

The city is full of dirty-minded, creative folks, and here’s a chance to buy some of their work. It’s all about sex-themed (usually kink-themed, now that I think about it) crafts and works of art. You can drop by and the browse the selection, get your boots blacked and enjoy BDSM demos.

7pm. Glad Day, 598 Yonge St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Five Years of Toastr

A popular recurring dance party for queer women and their friends turns five. The anniversary party includes DJs Sticky Cuts and Ticky Ty spinning hip hop, house, top 40, dancehall and more. There are also great drink deals, especially earlier in the evening.

9:30pm–2:30am. Bunda Lounge, 1108 Dundas St W. facebook.com/toastrto

Credit: Courtesy Chantelle Wright

Sunday, Sept 25

TICOT Drag Bingo: Farewell Edition

Drag empress Morgan James hosts her last drag bingo event (which is just what it sounds like). According to billing, it should be a “fun-filled afternoon of friendship, unity and nonsense.” This event raises funds for charity. To donate prizes for the raffle, contact empress@ticot.ca.


2:30pm. Flash, 463 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Monday, Sept 26

FML Monday

It’s her birthday, but drag queen Robyn De Cradle is performing anyway. Tough life, eh? Mojo’s industry night brings a little joy to your Monday night with DJ Sumation spinning top 40, hip hop, dance and more. Ala Mode joins the birthday girl on the stage.

11pm. Flash, 463 Church St. facebook.com/mojotoronto

Tuesday, Sept 27

Launch of Queer Progress

In his new book, journalist and activist Tim McCaskell puts 40 years of his work in both queer and HIV/AIDS activism in Toronto into a larger context. McCaskell draws from his experience working with such organizations as The Body Politic and AIDS Action Now for his book.

7:30pm. The 519, 519 Church St. the519.org

For more event listings, visit dailyxtra.com/lgbt-events.

Jeremy Willard is a Toronto-based freelance writer and editor. He's written for Fab Magazine, Daily Xtra and the Torontoist. He generally writes about the arts, local news and queer history (in History Boys, the Daily Xtra column that he shares with Michael Lyons).

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