Thursday, July 21
The Taming of the Shrew
Driftwood Theatre Group puts its own spin on Shakespeare’s misogynistic classic play. Set during Toronto Pride in 1989, this version explores themes of sexuality and kink and, according to billing, it showcases “equality, the LGBTQ community and consensual romance.”
Runs until Sunday, July 24, 7:30pm. For more info, driftwoodtheatre.com.
Driftwood Theatre Group’s Taming of the Shrew. (Shahan Jamaluddin)
Friday, July 22
Pitbull: Camp Boozy
For the fifth year in a row, the organizers of the Pitbull parties — parties for big, gruff, pitbull-like men — host a sexy camping weekend at a gay men’s campground. It includes DJ Chez spinning, and such activities as boozy pool olympics, boozy twister and a boozy barn dance. Booking in advance is recommended.
Runs until Sunday, July 24. The Point, 906 Charlotteville Rd 2, Simcoe County. get-tothepoint.com
Saturday, July 23
Few things wouldn’t be improved by the introduction of a little bondage. Bored at work? Get out a roll of duct rape. Sandwich a bit dry? Bring on the rope you keep under the mattress. Open to singles and couples, this 2.5 hour workshop teaches you how to combine bondage with massage for a sexy, kinky, relaxing time.
2pm. Good for Her, 175 Harbord St. goodforher.com
The Toronto Gaymers: Pokemon Go Village Walk
Regardless of what team you’re on, it’s always safer to travel in a group. Attendees go on a walking tour of the village to get items via Pokestops and possibly do some gym takeovers. The purpose of this event is to promote safe Pokemon hunting. Attendees are encouraged to bring water, comfortable shoes and a good attitude.
6pm. Riddle Room, 579 Yonge St. facebook.com/torontogaymers
Toastr: Heavy on the Hip Hop
The recurring dance party for women comes early this month, because nobody wants to stay in town for the long weekend. According to billing, DJs Sticky Cuts and Recklezz spin music that’s “heavy on the low BPM goodness.” This means everything that’s hip hop or kind of like hip hop — soca, dancehall and R&B included.
9:30pm. Bunda Lounge, 1108 Dundas St W. facebook.com/toastrto
Toastr comes early this month. (Chantelle Wright)
Sunday, July 24
The Biggest Lover
Some like them hairy. Some like them gruff. Some like them young. Some like them big. Editor Ron Jackson Suresha and contributor Nathan Burgoine are on hand to read from, and sign copies of, The Biggest Lover. This anthology of short fiction is all about erotica focused on chubby men and the men who love them.
2pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. gladdaybookshop.com
Church Street Comedy with Scott Thompson
Still flying high after their successful Pride event, hosts Chantel Marostica and Adrienne Fish bring Kids in the Hall star Scott Thompson to the stage. This edition of the new queer comedy night also features Aisha Brown, Ted Morris, Robert Keller and Zoe Whitall. Early arrival is recommended.
8pm. Pegasus, 489 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.