Out in Toronto
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Out in Toronto: April 26–May 2, 2018

Choice events in the city this week

The Gay Cowboy Roadshow. Credit: Courtesy Jonathan Edwards and MJ Barisan

Thursday, April 26

The Gay Cowboy Roadshow

This posse of gay country music artists has a new take on an old genre. Paisley Fields (a “queer country band”), Drake Jensen and Patrick Masse are playing this gig at the Dakota Tavern.  

7–10pm. The Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. For more info, visit Facebook.

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 6. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 651 Yonge St. mirvish.com

Friday, April 27

Hot Cocks 9

Every year there’s a party to celebrate the queer and sex-positive films at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (April 26–May 6). See the Facebook event page for more information about this year’s event as it becomes available.

10pm. Milk Glass, 1247 Dundas St W. For more info, visit Facebook.

Kings and Classics: Fierce Edition

A monthly drag king night goes all out to raise funds for Fierce! International Queer Burlesque Festival. The event features up-and-coming drag kings including Johnny Ryder, Jaykubs and Romeo Vazquez. The venue is accessible.

10:30pm–2:30am. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Johnny Ryder will perform at Kings and Classics on April 27, 2018. Credit: Courtesy Johnny Ryder

Saturday, April 28


One of the city’s most popular dance parties for queer women and their friends heads to a new venue this month. There will be lots of areas to sit and mingle or shake your butts. Soundtrack provided by DJs Sticky Cuts and KLR.

9:30pm–2:30am. BerBer Social, 49 Front St E. For more info, visit Facebook.

Fit: Our 100th Party

This popular recurring bash celebrates 100 parties with – you guessed it – another party. DJs Kris Steeves and Phillipe provide the soundtrack, and drag queen Sapphire Titha Reign performs at midnight. The venue is not accessible.

10:30pm–12:30am. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W. For more info, visit Facebook

Wednesday, May 2

The We’re Funny That Way Gayla Gala

The annual We’re Funny That Way queer comedy festival kicks off with a gala to benefit Rainbow Railroad. The glamorous gala includes a 90-minute variety show featuring such performers as Gavin Crawford, Ryan Hinds and Sharron Matthews.

7:30–10pm. Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley St. For more info, visit Facebook.