Out in Ottawa
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Out in Ottawa: April 16–30, 2018

Choice events in the city

Monday, April 16

Naked Boys Reading: Leather Pride

This recurring event when men get butt naked and read to an audience is billed as “a blissful combination of literature, book nerds, and, of course, nudity.” This edition is curated by leather enthusiast Michael Tattersall.

8–10:30pm. Live on Elgin, 220 Elgin St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Naked Boys Reading takes place at Live on Elgin on April 16, 2018. Credit: Courtesy Zac Emery

Friday, April 20

Sashay Spring

A top Canadian DJs, a drag lineup and go-go dancers — this massive dance party has a little something for everyone. This time around the DJ is Montreal’s Stephan Grondin.

10:30pm–2am. Barrymore’s, 323 Bank St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Sunday, April 22

Polybilities Potluck and Gaming

Polyamorous folks enjoy an afternoon of good food, games and pleasant company. Attendees can bring their own games if they want. This family-friendly event is open to people of all ages, genders, abilities and “lovestyles.”

Noon–6pm. Kind Space, 222 Somerset St W. For more info, visit Facebook.

Tuesday, April 24

Magic Mike

An Evening of Sin (a recurring burlesque event) and Canada’s Capital Kings (a drag king troupe based in Ottawa) present a Magic Mike–themed night of performance. Attendees are encouraged to dress in the theme.

8pm–1am. Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Magic Mike takes place April 24, 2018 at Rainbow Bistro. Credit: Courtesy Kidd Gloves

Friday, April 27

The Gay Cowboy Roadshow

Some gay country music artists are heading to a couple of cities to play music and give a different take on an old genre. The performers are Paisley Fields (a “queer country band”), Drake Jensen and Patrick Masse.

8–11pm. Avant-Garde Bar, 135 ½ Besserer St. For more info, visit Facebook.

The Gay Cowboy Roadshow takes place April 27, 2018 at Avant-Garde Bar. Credit: Courtesy MJ Barisan

Monday, April 30

Simple Tools for Skillful Boundaries

Sorting out sexual boundaries is very important, but it can also be very complicated. This workshop discusses the ins-and-outs of figuring out your boundaries and communicating them to your partner(s). Advance registration required. The venue is accessible.

6:30–9pm. Venus Envy, 226 Bank St. venusenvy.ca