Out in Toronto
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Out in Toronto: Dec 14–20, 2017

Choice events in the city this week

Thursday, Dec 14

Christian Dior Exhibition

Fashion lovers flip their wigs over an exhibit that explores how Christian Dior’s creations revived the Paris haute couture industry in the aftermath of the Second World War. It features more than 100 pieces. The venue is accessible.

Runs until Sunday, March 18, 2018. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. For more info, visit Facebook.

Friday, Dec 15

Arabian Knights LGBTQ: Holiday Edition

The holiday edition of this LGBT Middle Eastern dance party features DJ Louay Saad spinning up some amazing Arabic music. People of all backgrounds are welcome to attend — as always. The venue is not accessible.

10pm–3am. Club 120, 120 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Pink Fridays

Holiday hip shakers get their wiggle on at this retro dance party where DJ Craig Dominic provides a “wayback playback” soundtrack. The venue is mostly accessible (there are no buttons to open the front door or accessible washroom doors).

10:30pm–2am. Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Get your retro groove on with DJ Craig Dominic on Dec 15, 2017. Credit: Courtesy Rob Ven

Saturday, Dec 16

Queer Fear Presents Silent Night, Deadly Night

Get into the holiday spirit with a movie about a hunky Santa on a murder spree! This edition of the queer and drag horror movie screening series features Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984).

8–10:30pm. The Royal Cinema, 608 College St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Tuesday, Dec 19

Roasted Chestnuts

Queer Songbook Orchestra, the 120-piece chamber ensemble, is back with the third edition of its annual holiday fundraiser. This night of storytelling and excellent queer music raises funds for the Rainbow Railroad. The venue is not accessible.

7:30–11pm. Burdock, 1184 Bloor St W. For more info, visit Facebook.

Listen to an evening of holiday music and queer storytelling with the Queer Songbook Orchestra on Dec 19, 2017. Credit: Courtesy Guntar Kravis

Wednesday, Dec 20

Pretty Munny Productions Presents: Black Rock Slam

Showcase your singing, dancing, drag, poetry — anything, really — at this queer and trans-focused open mic night. Hosted by Pretty Munny Productions, this new recurring event is open to people of all ages. The venue is accessible.

7–11pm. Black Rock Coffee and Bar, 677 Bloor St W. For more info, visit Facebook.

Got talent? Show it off on Wednesday at Black Rock Coffee. Credit: Courtesy Kat Webber