Arts & Entertainment
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Out in Toronto: July 21-27, 2016

Choice events in the city this week

Toronto’s recurring dance party for women, Toastr, comes early this month. Credit: Chantelle Wright

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,

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.