Out in Toronto
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Out in Toronto: Dec 7–13, 2017

Choice events in the city this week

Thursday, Dec 7

Christian Dior Exhibition

Fashion lovers lose it 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.

The Christian Dior Exhibition runs until March 18, 2018, at the Royal Ontario Museum. Credit: Courtesy laziz Hamani

Friday, Dec 8

Trade: Bright Light Bright Light

This party features an epic DJ set by the UK/New York-based Bright Light Bright Light. The party has a no misogyny, homophobia, transphobia or body-shaming policy. The night’s theme: bright tights. The venue is not accessible.

10pm–3am. Black Eagle, 457 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Bright Light Bright Light spins at Trade on Dec 8, 2017 at Black Eagle. Credit: Courtesy Ben Copperwheat

Saturday, Dec 9

Pink Market Toronto: Pink Xmas 2017

At this annual queer craft, fashion, art and literature fair, you can browse the wares of such vendors as Crass Stitches, Queer Supply, Toni Marlow Clothing, Weal and Breech and GRRRL Spells. The venue is accessible.

Runs until Sunday, Dec 10, 11am–6pm. The 519, 519 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Pink Xmas takes place Dec 9, 2017 at The 519. Credit: Courtesy Weal and Breech

A Drag Tribute to Meryl Streep

In this dubious tribute to Meryl Streep, a “menageries of ghastly creatures” (that’s drag queens Boa, Nancy Bocock and Fisher Price) perform their favourite songs from the beloved actress’ films. The venue is not accessible.

10pm–2am. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W. For more info, visit Facebook.

Femme: A New Quarterly Party

DJs Lee and Valerie Soo spin at a new recurring dance party that, according to billing, “amplifies femme power, energy, art and resilience.” The venue is mostly accessible (there are no buttons to open the front door or accessible washroom door).

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

Dottie Dangerfield performs at Femme: A New Quarterly Party on Dec 9, 2017 at Glad Day Bookshop. Credit: Courtesy Quinton Cruickshanks

Monday, Dec 11

Fortune and Men’s Eyes: 50th Anniversary Presentation

In celebration of the 1967 premiere of Canadian John Herbert’s hit play Fortune and Men’s Eyes, Koval Studio presents a dramatic reading of the work. This is followed by a panel discussion that includes Brad Fraser and Sky Gilbert. The venue is accessible.

8–11pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. For more info, visit Facebook.