Wednesday, Dec 16
Me, Myself and Art, with Sagine Soul Art
Presented in a variety of mediums, Sagine Soul Art’s latest work is about inner reflection and self-expression. Even if you missed the exhibition’s opening night celebration, her work is on display (and for sale) in the sex and book shop for the entire month.
Runs until Thursday, Dec 31. Venus Envy, 226 Bank St. venusenvy.ca
Thursday, Dec 17
Hard Cover Book Club
The artist Donatello’s obsession with his irresistibly sexy model and rent boy, Agnolo, ignites a jealousy that results in the boy’s brutal murder. Luca must sacrifice all to save Donatello from death. Men gather to discuss John L’Heureux’s book The Medici Boy.
6pm. Centretown Community Health Centre, 420 Cooper St. aco-cso.ca/gayzonegaie
Friday, Dec 18
Ashley Gauthier and Chris Murray are flooding Ottawa with queer dance parties. Their latest offering is the so-gay-it’s-like-a-rainbow-barfed-on-me Glitterazzi. This edition features music by DJ SO.ME and drag performances by Sofonda Cox and Jade London.
10pm. Kavali Nightclub, 34 Clarence St. glitterazzi.club
Saturday, Dec 19
Oh My Jam: Mistletoe Mischief
If you want an ultra-inclusive dance party that focuses on hip hop, R&B, dancehall and reggae, this is for you. The Queer Mafia’s latest party includes music by DJs Mace and Ken L Jones. Proceeds go to Ottawa’s music and art festival, Westfest.
10:30pm. Babylon, 317 Bank St. For more info, visit Facebook.
Sunday, Dec 20
There isn’t much snow, but this workshop will result in a different kind of precipitation. Sexpert Julia Muse Winston’s workshop is all about helping people with vaginas to squirt. It includes discussion of stigma surrounding this activity. Everyone is welcome.
7pm. Wicked Wanda’s, 327 Bank St. wickedwandas.ca
Wednesday, Dec 23
Pop Up Pie Shop
Now you can buy your strap-ons and pies all in one place. For two hours only, the sex and book shop’s Karine Kirsten sells some of her fantastic homemade pies — mushroom, roasted butternut squash, caramelized onion, cranberry apple and more — for $15–20.
4pm. Venus Envy, 226 Bank St. venusenvy.ca
Friday, Dec 25
Swizzles’ Hooligan Christmas
Members of our community can’t always go home to family over the holidays, so everyone is welcome at this Christmas potluck. Organizers request that attendees inform them of what food they’re bringing (see indicated Facebook page for details).
5pm. Swizzles, 246 Queen St. For more info, visit Facebook.
Monday, Dec 28
LGBT Seniors Bowling
We can all use a relaxing break from the obligations and strain of the holidays. Folks 50 years and older and their friends and family enjoy an evening of five-pin bowling. For more information, email email@example.com or call 613-263-0609.
6:30pm. West Park Bowling, 1205 Wellington St W. ospn-rfao.ca
(For more event listings, visit dailyxtra.com/lgbt-events)