Friday, Dec 16
Arabian Knights LGBTQ Holiday Edition
One of the Village’s newest dance parties holds its first ever holiday edition. The queer Middle Eastern event is all about dancing, drinking, flirting and enjoying Arabic music. Everyone is welcome. DJ Louay spins. Toy donations will be donated to Middle Eastern refugee children.
10pm–3am. Club 120, 120 Church St. arabianknightslgbtq.com
Saturday, Dec 17
Queer and Trans Family Event: Light Fantastic Children’s Party
Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice — whatever your belief system, and whatever your family looks like, there’s a place for you and your children here. Activities include craft making and games. This is part of a series of monthly events when families come together to celebrate diversity. For more information, contact email@example.com.
11am–2pm. The 519, 519 Church St. the519.org
Brown Rice: Two-Byte Brownies
The new dance party focused on queer and trans people of colour is back. It features three women DJs — Wei Back, No Cops and Ace Dillinger — and includes drag performances by Franny and Lady Sparkle Boy. Allies are welcome. Come early to get a brownie (while supplies last).
10pm–2am. Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.
Sunday, Dec 18
Church Street Comedy with Headliner Elvira Kurt
One of the city’s few queer comedy showcases — which just celebrated its first anniversary — features Canadian comedy legend Elvira Kurt headlining its Christmas show. Hosted by Chantel Marostica and Adrienne Fish, this evening of standup comedy also includes the hilarious Maryeve Gervais, Patrick Riso, Brian Millward, Jess Beaulieu and Phil Luzi.
8pm. Pegasus, 489 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.
Monday, Dec 19
Sharron and George’s Super Fun Christmas Sing-Along 2016
Each year, cabaret-legend-in-the-making Sharron Matthews and her partner George Masswohl put on an evening of song and story for the holidays. And this is the fifth annual sing-along. It’s got special guests, prizes, tree-trimming, Christmas carols and a whole lot of cookies (possibly too many cookies).
7pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. buddiesinbadtimes.com