Arts & Entertainment
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Out in Toronto: Aug 27–Sept 2, 2015

Choice events in the city this week

History

Myseum on the Move: LGBTQ+ Protests

If Toronto’s streets could talk, they’d have a lot of scary and inspiring things to relate about all of the protests for queer rights that have taken place over the years. Well, we have the next best thing: you. Members of the public are invited to bring their photos and stories for possible inclusion in a digital collection and the CLGA’s collections.

Friday, Aug 28, 5pm. Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, 34 Isabella St. clga.ca

Parties

Wet

DJ Recklezz loves queers and she loves ’em wet. In the promotional material for the second edition of Wet, her new monthly party for a mixed crowd, she says, “By the end of it I want you all leaving wet. You know, from dancing so hard (geeze, you all have the dirtiest minds).” She spins soca, hip hop, dancehall and house tracks all night long.

Friday, Aug 28, 10pm. Church, 504 Church St. churchonchurch.com

120 Diner 1 Year Anniversary

The eatery beneath Club 120 — the site of countless comedy shows and a few murder mysteries — is turning one. Hosted by Mandy Goodhandy and Aaron Wry, this celebration of a year of food and frivolity includes live comedy, musical performances and karaoke. Cash and non-perishable food donations are encouraged, with proceeds going to The 519’s trans-related programs.

Saturday, Aug 29, 8pm. 120 Diner, 120 Church St. 120diner.com

The Super Fag Glitter Party

What if there was a party so queer, only the queerest people would be able to see it? To everyone else it would be an empty room. This may be just such a bash. Billed as “an evening so indulgent and colourful that only the LGBTQ community can grasp it,” this party in a gallery space includes drag and music by DJs Fawn Big Canoe and Landy3000.

Saturday, Aug 29, 10pm. The Super Wonder Gallery, 876 Bloor St W. facebook.com/superwondergallery

Stage

House of Freaks: Lips, Lottery and the Dragging Heels

Toronto’s queer Asian community is brimming with talent — talent that doesn’t always get the exposure or recognition it deserves. As such, Rice Roll Productions celebrates queer Asian talent with an evening of performances and one-act plays. It includes appearances by such local luminaries as Aries Cheung, Chase Low and Al Donato.

Thursday, Aug 27, 7:30pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. buddiesinbadtimes.com

AGO First Thursdays: Nostalgia Canadiana

To kick off its First Thursdays series, the AGO presents an evening so packed with art and entertainment that it both confuses and delights. But what is clear is that the indomitable Keith Cole, as well as other writers and artists, will be in attendance, reflecting on the “poetics of landscape and nationhood” on a stage called “myspace.”    

Thursday, Sept 3, 7pm. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W. ago.net

(For more event listings, visit dailyxtra.com/lgbt-events)

Story image taken by Mitchel Raphael.