Fruit Punch: Mixer for Queers in the Arts
A gathering of so many artistic queers that the venue may explode in a cascade of artist statements and voguing. Folks meet potential collaborators and pick the brains of their peers while enjoying sangria, a chocolate fountain and DJ Cameron Lee’s beats.
Saturday, Aug 8, 6pm. Younger than Beyoncé Gallery, 563 Dundas St E, Suite 201. facebook.com/youngerthanbeyonce
Photographic Triptychs on Male Beauty
This is a chance to see your favourite local boys — writers, dancers, burlesque performers and the like — more or less nude. Or at least their butts. And one good penis. Alistair Newton exhibits his series of 50 triptychs in celebration of Ecce Homo Theatre’s 10th anniversary.
Monday, Aug 10, 7pm. Videofag, 187 Augusta Ave. eccehomotheatre.com
Trade: Socks and Jocks
It’s a bit like that nightmare where you’re suddenly back at school and naked and everybody’s laughing at you. But instead, you’re in a jockstrap and sporty socks and everyone is devouring you with their eyes. And they’re not pimply high schoolers. DJs Joshua Reid and Michael Romano spin.
Saturday, Aug 8, 10pm. The Black Eagle, 457 Church St. blackeagletoronto.com
A Minor Mid Career Retrospective
NYC-based comedian James Judd kicks off his North American tour with three nights of comedy in Toronto. He tells a different semi-autobiographical story each night — The Book Report, How I Made My First Friend and The Defense Rests — and conducts one storytelling workshop.
Friday, Aug 7–Sunday, Aug 9, various times. Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St W. soulo.ca
Board Games night: Geek Out
The Toronto Gaymers host a rousing night of Geek Out!, a game where folks compete to see who knows the most about pop culture. Those fuddy-duddies who know nothing of the doings of today’s rabble can instead play such games as Catan, A Channel, Tsuro and Resistance.
Saturday, Aug 8, 7pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. facebook.com/torontogaymers
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