Thursday, Aug 11
Queer West Film Festival Reception
This year, Toronto’s other LGBT film festival is full of — among other things — movies about sexual fetishes, sadomasochism and lesbian violence. It kicks off with a party that includes DJ Lana Peprich spinning, an introduction to the festival’s organizers and a musical performance by Michele Nox.
9pm–2am. The Steady, 1051 Bloor St W. artsfestival.queerwest.org
TOT (Take it Off) Tuesday
Some people prefer quiet times in the park, or perhaps a book and a cup of tea. And others like to take off their clothing in front of a crowd of leering strangers. In this amateur stripping competition, newbies compete for cash and other prizes.
11pm. Remingtons, 379 Yonge St. remingtons.com
Friday, Aug 12
(Courtesy Ian Lawrence)
No No Pony
Because we all secretly love this song, this party features Ginuwine’s “Pony” every hour on the hour for dirty, dancing folks. One of the city’s three most popular gingers (as arbitrarily decided by the person who wrote this), DJ Orange Pekoe, is joined by DJ Amy Wood for a night of hip hop, rap and R&B.
10pm. Parts and Labour, 1455 Queen St W. For more info, visit Facebook.
Back to Church
A crowd of almost-irreparably-naughty girls dance their butts off to DJ Delicious’ full serving of hip hop, house and top 40. This monthly party was born out of a desire to revive the queer girl side of the Village, and this edition includes a drag queen showcase with Sofonda Cox.
10:30pm. Church on Church, 504 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.
Saturday, Aug 13
Board Games Night
It’s the Toronto Gaymers’ final monthly board games night at the bookshop’s current location (before it moves to Church Street). And there’s no theme tonight, so you have no excuse not to come.
7pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. facebook.com/torontogaymers
(Courtesy Rowan O’Garvey)
Trade: Cum Rag
You really can’t get a more distressing and raunchy theme than “cum rag.” Slutty, sweaty, possibly cum-covered guys dance to music by DJs Taco Tuesday and Scooter McCreight. The host is Ramslam. Porn stud Stephen Harte does something or other. Trade-brand cum rags are available.
10pm. The Black Eagle, 457 Church St. facebook.com/getsometrade
Queer and Trans Family Event: Carnival
And while everyone else is out losing their minds at cum-themed dance parties, there’s a Caribbean-themed family-friendly gathering at the local community centre. It includes music, games, songs and craft-making and is part of a series of monthly events for queer and trans families.
10:30pm. The 519, 519 Church St. the519.org
Sunday, Aug 14
(Courtesy David Hawe)
Screen Queens: Heathers
Winona Ryder doesn’t like how the popular girls treat people, so she and Christian Slater sort of accidentally poison the clique leader. And drag queen Allysin Chaynes is there, yelling at the screen, and flaunting her breast hair as you watch the entire movie Heathers in a bar. The night includes drinking games and performances.
9pm. The Royal Cinema, 608 College St. For more info, visit Facebook.