Arts & Entertainment
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Out in Ottawa: Jan 16–31, 2017

Choice events in the city this week

DJ KeV J spins at Throb on Jan 27, 2016, at Kavali. Credit: Courtesy Caroline Perron

Monday, Jan 16

Up Yours! The Anal Sex Workshop 

Some workshops teach you how to use Excel. Others cover resumés and job interview etiquette. This one is about putting things in butts. This introductory workshop covers such topics as safety, toys, positions, lube and (amusingly) how to troubleshoot common issues. People of all genders and orientations welcome. 

6:30pm. Venus Envy, 226 Bank St. 

Thursday, Jan 19

Hard Cover Book Club 

Michael V Smith is a writer, comedian, filmmaker, drag queen, artist and occasional clown. In his first non-fiction work, My Body is Yours, he discusses and reflects on issues surrounding growing up as an insecure sissy in a small town. At this book club for men, attendees discuss Smith’s memoir over a few cups of coffee and some baked goods (PS, bring baked goods). 

6:30pm. Centretown CHC, 420 Cooper St. For more info, visit Facebook

Saturday, Jan 21

Baby, It’s Cold Out There 

Long johns, onesies, long underwear, union suits, thermals — call ’em what you want, they’re kinda sexy. National Capital Leather Pride hosts a winter-appropriate bar night when men are encouraged to wear — and wear only — long undies. The party takes place on all four of the venue’s floors, with DJ Dan Valin spinning dance music on the second. Includes pants check (and coats too, I guess). 

TBA. For more info, visit Facebook.

Thursday, Jan 26

Stonewall Wilde’s Men’s Night 

The local queer book, art and sex shop hosts a laid-back social, showcasing products created by men, for men. That means refreshments and a gander at Jack and Joel Soaps, Pelt and Pine Bags, José Fontaine Leather and more. For men only, this is the newly-merged business’s first event of 2017. Those interested must RSVP to

6–8pm. Stonewall Wilde’s, 370 Bank St. For more info, visit Facebook

Friday, Jan 27

Throb with KeV-J 

This party is all about guys dancing and making out with their shirts off. So, if you don’t want to see that, then you probably shouldn’t come. Montreal’s DJ KeV J spins at this bash unabashedly geared toward queer men. It’s dark, it’s sexy and it has a rave feel. Billed as “Ottawa’s hottest boyz night,” the event happens once each month at different venues across the city.  

10:30pm–2:30am. Kavali, 34 Clarence St.

Tuesday, Jan 31

Going Down: Fellatio 

What makes a good friend? Is it moral support? Is it trustworthiness? Is it their ability to give brain-melting blowjobs? For those who want to be such a friend, this workshop is for you. It covers everything from basic anatomy to more advanced stuff. Everyone is welcome. Register in the store, on the store’s website, or call 613-789-4646. 

6:30pm. Venus Envy, 226 Bank St.