Out in Toronto
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Out in Toronto: April 5–11, 2018

Choice events in the city this week

Thursday, April 5

I’m Calm: A Night of Amateur Comedy

On the advice of their mother, SJ Morrow has fashioned their “ramblings” into a “semi-coherent” standup comedy show. Morrow is also one of the producers behind the popular Kings and Classics drag king night at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. The venue is accessible.

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

SJ Morrow performs at I’m Calm: A Night of Amateur Comedy on April 5, 2018 at Black Rock Coffee and Bar. Credit: Courtesy Sly Feiticeira

Friday, April 6

Klubnacht: A Queermo Fetish All-Night Rave

Billed as “a queer late night sweaty and fetishy dark and dirty ravey night,” this event is truly a weird and wonderful rarity. It features music by, among others, Boy Pussy. There will be dungeon equipment on site. Clothes check available. The venue is not accessible.

10pm–5am. Round, 152 Augusta Ave. For more info, visit Facebook.

Boy Pussy performs at Klubnacht at Round on April 6, 2018. Credit: Courtesy Daria Savytska

Saturday, April 7

Jockstrap with DJ Barry Harris

This edition of the recurring dance party with a “jockstraps only” dress code features legendary DJ/producer Barry Harris (responsible for such well known remixes as the dance version of Whitney Houston’s “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay”). Clothes check available. The venue is not accessible.

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

Monday, April 9

Youth HIV Awareness Day: A Screening

Taking place in the lead-up to National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, here’s a screening of a film about youth who challenge HIV-related stigma. This is followed by a panel discussion with some of the storytellers featured in the film. The venue is accessible

1–2:30pm. Imagine Cinemas Carlton, 20 Carlton St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Tuesday, April 10

Porn Karaoke

Do your best to provide the sound — that means moaning and groaning, growling, purring, and even winning porn dialogue — for this karaoke session. Hosted by drag performer Pearle Harbour, this event will raise funds for Maggie’s: Toronto Sex Workers Action Project. The venue is accessible.

8pm–midnight. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Wednesday, April 11

Come Together: The LGBT+ Philanthropy Summit

Volunteers and professionals working in relevant fields are invited to participate in a networking and educational event that, billing says, “explor[es] the role of non-profit leaders in building a culture of philanthropy within their organizations.” Advance registration required. The venue is accessible.

Runs until Thursday, April 12. The 519, 519 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.