Art & Literature
Strange World with Kayleigh Bathurst
Venus Envy’s featured artist this month is Kayleigh Bathurst. According to billing for the exhibit, it includes photography about “the in-between of spaces and people” and paintings that try to show “the moments when social masks drop and the true vulnerability of a person may be glimpsed.”
Opens Saturday, Oct 3. 7:30pm; Runs until Saturday, Oct 31. Venus Envy, 226 Bank St. venusenvy.ca
Hard Cover Book Club
Published posthumously, the redoubtable Glenway Wescott’s A Visit to Priapus is an autobiographical story about an emotionally frustrated writer who puts aside his pride and makes a date with a young artist in Maine. Men gather to discuss A Visit to Priapus and Other Stories.
Thursday, Oct 15, 7pm. Centretown Community Health Centre, 420 Cooper St. aco-cso.ca/gayzonegaie
The Art of Feminine Dominance
Renowned kink expert and author Midori is back in town to help you harness the “powerful feminine within.” Not limited to gender, this workshop helps folks sort out how to avoid clichés — corsets, snarling and crop brandishing isn’t for everyone — and be dominant in a way that works for them.
Monday, Oct 12, 6:30pm. Venus Envy, 226 Bank St. venusenvy.ca
Rope: Control and Dominance Moves
Midori’s workshop is designed to boost the emotional and psychological intensity of your rope play, whatever your style and skill level. Attendees are encouraged to bring a few 20- or 30-foot lengths of rope (some will be available to borrow), a partner (if possible) and comfortable clothing for a very hands-on learning experience.
Wednesday, Oct 14, 7:30pm. Venus Envy, 226 Bank St. venusenvy.ca
Love! Valour! Compassion!
Toto Too Theatre presents a production of the Tony Award-winning play about eight gay friends who meet up three times at a vacation house one summer. Originally starring Nathan Lane, this show provides a snapshot of gay life in the 1980s and early 1990s — full of skinny dipping, soul searching and AIDS.
Wednesday, Oct 7–Saturday, Oct 10, 7:30pm. Academic Hall, University of Ottawa 133–135 Seraphin-Marion St. tototoo.ca
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