Thursday, April 13
The Book of Mormon
When two young Mormon missionaries travel to Uganda to spread the so-called good word, they find the locals preoccupied with more important matters — AIDS, famine and warlords. Written by the creators of the cartoon South Park, this musical comedy mocks The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The venue is accessible (visit website for more information).
Runs until Sunday, April 16, various showtimes. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St W. mirvish.com
Buffy Made Me Gay!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer just turned 20 (the TV show began in 1997), so why not kick off the Easter long weekend with a big queer dance party celebrating the life (and resurrection?) of Buffy Anne Summers? There will be a costume contest with 1990s/early 2000s fashions suggested. The venue is mostly accessible (there are no buttons to open the front door or accessible washroom door).
10pm–2:30am. Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.
Friday, April 14
Kinky Jesus: The Second Coming
Back and more blasphemous than ever, the Toronto Sisters (those whacky, charitable drag nuns) host a pageant where the title of “Kinky Jesus” is up for grabs. Folks compete in a variety of categories to see who will be the new Kinky Jesus and save us from the tribulations of vanilla sex. The venue is not accessible.
3–5pm. Club 120, 120 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.
Saturday, April 15
Hot Damn It’s a Queer Slam: Finals with Queen Sheba
Seven slam poets compete, but only one will be named the champion. At this edition of Hot Damn It’s a Queer Slam, the recurring event where folks get on stage and express themselves earnestly and loudly, this year’s champion will be chosen. Features a special performance by Queen Sheba, a renowned slam poet from Atlanta.
7:30–11pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. For more info, visit Facebook.
Cherry Bomb: Queer the Long Weekend
Spring has sprung, love is in the air and queer women and their friends are dancing the weekend away in Kensington Market. One of the most popular and longest-running parties for queer women in the city returns, with, of course, DJs Cozmic Cat and Denise Benson spinning club hits old and new.
10pm–3am. Round, 152 Augusta Ave. For more info, visit Facebook.
Tuesday, April 18
That’s My Drag! Fundraiser for ACT
The now-and-then drag fundraiser with all proceeds going to the AIDS Committee of Toronto returns. It’s a night of fun and frivolity (and screaming and wigs and glitter and big shoes) for a good cause. Features the drag styles of Sapphyre Poisone, Nikki Chin, Devine Darlin, Ivory Towers and others. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
8–11pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. For more info, visit Facebook
Wednesday, April 19
Altered States: Naughty Comedy Hypnosis Show
Las Vegas-trained hypnotist Brandon Dean’s monthly hypnosis show is a surprising, goofy and sometimes dirty peek into the subconscious mind. During his show, Dean calls adventurous (or perhaps foolish) volunteers up on stage and guides them through an entertaining journey into imaginary environments for the amusement and delight of the audience.
8–10pm. The Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave. For more info, visit Facebook.