Arts & Entertainment
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Out in Ottawa: Nov 16–30, 2015

Choice events in the city

Community

Algonquin Trans Day of Remembrance

The Algonquin Queer Student Alliance presents a full day of activities in honour of the Trans Day of Remembrance. The event includes workshops, a silent auction and talks by such speakers as two-spirit activist RJ, feminist social worker Dillon Black and human rights advocate Amanda Jetté Knox.

Friday, Nov 20, 10:30am. Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Ave. For more info, visit Facebook.

Second Annual Feminist Fair

The Feminist Twins’ second annual fair includes a slew of vendors: Astropuke, Trashy Kitty, KenzieCakes, Sew Crazy, Left Wing Books and more. There is a full bar service. Anyone interested in volunteering to help out on the day of the event should contact feministtwins@gmail.com.

Sunday, Nov 29, 1pm. Montgomery Legion, 330 Kent St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Leisure

Brunch with the Ottawa Bears

Folks are invited to join Ours Ottawa Bears, the social group for bears and bear-lovers, for their last brunch of the year. This is a great chance to hang out with some ursine folks before they pack themselves away into their caves for the winter. Everyone is welcome at this laid-back event.

Sunday, Nov 22, 11am. Spin Kitchen and Bar, 100 Kent St. oursottawabears.ca

Literature

Hard Cover Book Club

Book-loving lads gather to discuss Paul Jackson’s One of the Boys: Homosexuality in the Military During World II. Based on martial records, psychiatric and personal files, diaries and so forth, Jackson pieces together the struggle of queer servicemen to fit in and avoid losing their careers and reputations.

Thursday, Nov 19, 7pm. Centretown CHC, 420 Cooper St. facebook.com/groups/hardcoverbookclub

Nightlife

Mysterious Movember

As if they needed an excuse, Canada’s Capital Kings are trotting out their most garish mustaches in honour of Movember. Ottawa’s drag king troupe puts on a show full of sexy solos, steamy duets and group numbers. The kings also promise a bit of mystery for this show, so come out and see what they’re hiding behind those whiskers.

Friday, Nov 20, 9:30pm. The Lookout, 41 York St. facebook.com/canadascapitalkings

Glitterazzi

The insatiable Ashley Gauthier and Chris Murray organize yet another recurring gay dance party in Ottawa — their third this year, after Sashay and Throb. Call the gay firemen because this party is flaming, with pop and dance music by DJ Cajjmere Wray and drag performances by Devine Darlin, Kiki Coe and Markida Brown.

Friday, Nov 27, 10pm. Kavali Nightclub, 34 Clarence St. glitterazzi.club

(For more event listings, visit dailyxtra.com/lgbt-events)