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Out in Ottawa: May 15–31, 2015

Choice events in the city this week


Offbeat: Strictly Dance

Summer is upon us, and it’s time to dust off those dancing shoes, slip into your slinkiest, sexiest outfit and head out for a sweaty dance party with music by DJs Kitty Funk and Dan Valin.

Saturday, May 23, 10:30pm. Babylon, 317 Bank St.


Hard Cover Book Club: Road to Dalhousie

Men gather to discuss Charles Seems’s fictional biography, Road to Dalhousie, which depicts a young gay man’s trip back to small-town New Brunswick to visit his aging parents.

Thursday, May 21, 7pm. Centretown Community Health Centre, 420 Cooper St.



(photo by Ben Ripley)

Pink Triangle Services’s third annual gala features a variety of entertainment by such performers as cabaret star Ryan G Hinds, musician Kate Monette and boylesque performer Kensington Oxide. DJ Debonair spins dance tunes to round out the night.

Friday, May 15, 8pm. Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave.

Swirl and Twirl

Folks will enjoy food, drink and a variety of entertainment, including members of Toto Too Theatre singing songs from the musical Avenue Q and live jazz by Nick Gummeson. This event benefits Bruce House, Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus and Pink Triangle Services

Thursday, May 28, 7pm. Horticultural Building, 1015 Bank St.


Capital’s Finest: Tease the Kings

The ladies of Capital Tease Burlesque and the handsome fellas of the drag king troupe Canada’s Capital Kings team up for a boob, babe and bro-filled performance.

Saturday, May 23, 7:45pm. Maxwell’s, 340 Elgin St.

Kids in the Hall Live

The legendary Kids in the Hall five-man sketch comedy troupe give what is sure to be a hilarious performance. That is, provided nobody’s head gets squished.

Sunday, May 24, 8pm. National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin St.

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