Out in Toronto
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Out in Toronto: April 19–25, 2018

Choice events in the city this week

Thursday, April 19

Fun Home

Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, the musical is about a 43 year-old lesbian cartoonist who navigates her complex relationship with her dead father.

Runs until Sunday, May 20. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 651 Yonge St. mirvish.com


This monthly standup comedy show focuses on comedians of colour, LGBT comedians and comedians who identify as women. This edition’s talent is Faisal Butt, Zena Lord, Rhiannon Archer, Sarah St-Fleur, Amy Bugg and headliner Jackie Pirico. Anasimone George is the host. The venue is accessible.

8–11pm. The Rivoli, 332 Queen St W. For more info, visit Facebook.

Friday, April 20

Rangeela Presents: Manali

What must be Canada’s biggest queer Bollywood party returns with, billing says, “the hottest Bollywood beats to keep you shaking your booty on some Babaji ki booti.” DJ Deep spins and the décor is sure to be, as always, amazing. While this party is aimed at the queer South Asian community, everyone is welcome. The venue is not accessible.

10pm–4am. Club 120, 120 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Saturday, April 21

Cherry Bomb: Queer the Dancefloor

There will be a lot of dancing and flirting at the April edition of one of the city’s most popular parties for queer women and their friends. The music is provided by “resident dyke DJ duo” Cozmic Cat and Denise Benson. Arrive early to score a table, play some games and meet new people. The venue is not accessible.

10pm–3am. The Round, 152a Augusta Ave. For more info, visit Facebook.

DJs Cozmic Cat and Denise Benson spin at Cherry Bomb on April 21, 2018 at The Round. Credit: Courtesy Nancy Kim

AX BKK Xpress: Bangkok

This edition of the dance party for Asian boys and those who love them has a Thailand theme. DJ Sumation will spin Top 40, dance, house, EDM, K-pop, RnB, hip hop and circuit. Entertainment includes three drag shows by Sofonda Cox, Jolin Starr and Vachina Dynasty. The venue is not accessible.

10:30pm–3am. The Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne St. For more info, visit Facebook.

AX BKK Xpress: Bangkok takes place April 21, 2018 at The Phoenix. Credit: Courtesy JJ Wotta

Wednesday, April 25

Pretty Munny Presents: Black Rock Slam

Poetry, drag, singing, storytelling – anything goes at the queer and trans-positive open mic night. Hosted by Pretty Munny Productions and drag king Gay Jesus, this is an all-ages event. Arrive promptly at 7pm to sign up for the open mic (which starts at 8pm). The venue is accessible.

7–11pm. Black Rock Coffee, 677 Bloor St W. For more info, visit Facebook.

QAPD Presents: The Headliners

The touring LGBTQ+ comedy showcase Queer and Present Danger brings you a new series “highlighting the nation’s biggest names in queer comedy.” This edition features some up-and-coming queer comedy stars with headliner Martha Chaves. The venue is accessible.

9pm. The Rivoli, 332 Queen St W. For more info, visit Facebook.