Ghost Host and New Grapes
Everyone’s favourite local eccentric, Keith Cole, provides security for the opening night of an exhibit featuring new paintings and paper collages. With him on guard, bitch-slapping left and right, Gary Evans’s Ghost Host and André Ethier’s New Grapes are in good hands. To read their artist’s statements, visit the Paul Petro Contemporary Art website.
Opens Friday, July 17, 7pm; runs until Saturday, Aug 15. Paul Petro Contemporary Art, 980 Queen St W. paulpetro.com
Much complaining occurs about the scarcity of parties for women. Well, complain no more! In a sea of parties for boys, Cherry Bomb is one of the rare events that caters to women. One night each month, ladies get their most seductive or dance-facilitating garments and shake their butts to DJs Cozmic Cat and Denise Benson’s banging tracks.
Saturday, July 18, 9pm. Round, 152 Augusta Ave. facebook.com/cherrybombtoronto
Whatchu Know ’Bout Me?
The scoundrel who brought you No No Pony, the party where Ginuwine’s “Pony” is played every hour on the hour, is back with another hip hop and R&B-focused shindig. One of the feistiest gingers in the land, DJ Orange Pekoe, spins Lil’ Kim and Lil’ Mama (and probably a few other ’lils) for urban music-hungry revellers.
Saturday, July 18, 11pm. The Steady, 1051 Bloor St W. thesteadycafe.com
Leisure & Pleasure
Paint Yer Burger
Well, actually, you’re supposed to eat the burgers and paint the shirtless men. But mishaps do happen. At Spearhead Toronto’s annual fundraiser, guys enjoy all-you-can-eat barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers and try their hand at painting up the eye-candy. Funds raised go to the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation and the Essentials Food Market.
Saturday, July 18, 3pm. The Black Eagle, 457 Church St. facebook.com/spearheadtorontoldsc
G-Spots and Female Ejaculation for Everyone
Learning about the G-spot and female ejaculation requires survival gear, an Indiana Jones-style hat and the courage of Hercules. Or a workshop at Good for Her. Sex educator Tara McKee takes the vaginally incompetent on a journey through basic anatomy, from finding the G-spot to working that sucker for better orgasms. Open to people of any gender or orientation.
Wednesday, July 22, 7pm. Good for Her, 175 Harbord St. goodforher.com
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