No No Pony
This R&B and rap-filled dance party is also a tribute to the lyrical genius who made the poignant entreaty: “If you’re horny, let’s do it/Ride it, my pony.” Ginuwine’s legendary track “Pony” plays every hour on the hour until you either lose your mind or get heavily into pony play.
Friday, Aug 14, 10pm. Parts and Labour, 1566 Queen St W. partsandlabour.ca
Is it possible to have sex ironically? Now you can find out. Hipsters cruise out on their fixie bikes — moustaches flapping in the breeze — to hit up this sex-positive dance party. DJ Dang Kids spins. People of all genders and orientations are welcome.
Friday, Aug 14, 10pm. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W. id-tap-that.com
Paris Demands Launch
Roger wants a change — to live life on his own terms. He tries to accomplish this by diving into Paris’s nightlife and risks losing himself to sex and drugs in the process. Mike Miksche (Daily Xtra’s “Hole & Corner” columnist) launches his debut novel.
Thursday, Aug 13, 8pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. gladdaybookshop.com
Judy and Igby’s Summer Camp Cabaret: The Sequel
You’re off to summer camp. So you pack up your tiny, 1980s-style shorts, your crotch bulge and leave your common sense at home. Everything will be fine, right? Wrong. The drag creatures of The House of Filth host a summer camp horror-themed night of performance.
Sunday, Aug 16, 9pm. The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St W. thedrakehotel.ca
The Gay Outdoors
Gay Day at Canada’s Wonderland
This day on the rides is billed as a family-friendly event to “promote acceptance and inclusivity.” But we all know the real attraction is the promise of seeing a rollercoaster full of stuffed animal-clutching queens screaming their heads off as they rocket past.
Saturday, Aug 15, 8am. Canada’s Wonderland, 9580 Jane St, Vaughan. For more information, visit Facebook.
Toronto Gaymers: Day in the Park
The Toronto Gaymers invite adorable, game-loving nerds to haul their pasty butts to High Park for a sunny day of socializing and gaming. Attendees are encouraged to bring snacks and games — why not disrupt some wildlife with an argument over The Resistance?
Sunday, Aug 16, 2pm. For more information, visit facebook.com/torontogaymers.
(For more event listings, visit dailyxtra.com/lgbt-events)
Photos of Mike Miksche taken by N Maxwell Lander