Out in Toronto
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Out in Toronto: April 12–18, 2018

Choice events in the city this week

Friday, April 13

Trade: Leather and Lace Hosted by Chad Stone

Raunchy queers get on their best leather and lace looks and grind up on each other on the dance floor (or in the dark room). DJ Scooter McCreight spins. Everyone is welcome, regardless of gender, sexuality or body type. The venue is not accessible

10pm–2am. Black Eagle, 457 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Puppy Love: Heckin’ Lucky

The slogan for this Friday the 13th round of the Puppy Love dance party is “let’s be so gay the bad luck can’t touch us.” Features go-go dancers and an eclectic set from DJ Oliver Wickham. Everyone welcome. The venue is not accessible.

10pm–3am. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W. For more info, visit Facebook.

Saturday, April 14

The Red Dress Ball

Folk wear red dresses (or red somethings) for a glamorous, performance-filled party. The event will raise funds and awareness for the upcoming People With AIDS Friends for Life Bike Rally. The venue is accessible.

8:30pm–2am. The 519, 519 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.

The Red Dress takes place on April 14, 2018 at The 519. Credit: Courtesy David Hawe

Daddy Next Door ft Chris Harder

New York–based burlesque performer Chris Harder (the self-proclaimed “raunchy Romeo of burlesque”) hosts this edition of the party for daddies and their chasers. DJs Dwayne Minard and it’smikeyboy spin. The venue is not accessible.

10pm–3am. Black Eagle, 457 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Puppy Love takes place April 14, 2018 at The Beaver. Credit: Courtesy Adrian Richard

Arabian Knights LGBTQ: Oil Wrestling

For a unique and strangely erotic Church Street party experience, the recurring queer Middle Eastern dance party presents Turkish oil wrestling. That means house music while oiled-up guys grope each other passionately. Everyone is welcome. The venue is not accessible.

10pm–3am. Club 120, 120 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Monday, April 16

QAPD Collective 11

Chantel Marostica’s recurring LGBT comedy open mic brings you the comedy stylings of Borana Makri, Celeste Yim, Martha Chaves, Stephanie Malek and whoever fills the open-mic slots. Arrive early to sign up to perform. The venue is not accessible.

8pm. Pegasus, 489 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Chantel Marostica’s QAPD Collective 11 takes place on Pegasus on April 16, 2018. Credit: Courtesy Scott McLean