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Out in Toronto: July 8-13, 2016

Choice events in the city this week

Trade, the dirty, sexy party at The Black Eagle is back on July 9, 2016. Credit: Jeremy Lucido

Friday, July 8

The Taming of the Shrew

Joining the legions who have attempted it before them, Driftwood Theatre Group puts a new spin on Shakespeare’s misogynistic play. Set during Toronto Pride in 1989, this version explores the themes of sexuality and kink. According to billing, the production will showcase “equality, the LGBTQ community and consensual romance.”

Runs until Sunday, July 24, 7:30pm. For more info, visit

The Taming of the Shrew. (Shahan Jamaluddin)

Tape Condition: Talk & Porn VJ Party

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives’ (CLGA) Tape Condition: Degraded, an installation of VHS porn, spills over into an eclectic evening at the local queer theatre. A lecture is followed by a party that includes a video collage consisting of artifacts drawn from the CLGA’s massive porn collection (it includes about 1,000 dirty videos).

7:30pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Saturday, July 9


The dirty, sexy party for big gruff dudes is back, and the host is called Baby Bear. With DJs John Caffery and Scooter McCreight spinning, guys hang out and dance with this tattooed woodland creature. The dark backroom is cruisy and packed with sluts. Porcelein Desire is on the door.  

10pm. The Black Eagle, 457 Church St.

Wednesday, July 13

Jess Salomon headlines at Yuk Yuk’s. (Carrie MacPherson)

Jess Salomon

The lawyer-turned-comedian abandoned us to go and live in New York City, but she’s back to headline for five days at a local comedy club. She’s written for VICE and The Beaverton, performed at Just for Laughs and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and is especially full of jokes relating to her relationship with her wife.

Runs until Sunday, July 17. Yuk Yuk’s,  224 Richmond St W.