Arts & Entertainment
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Out in Toronto: June 4–10, 2015

Choice events in the city this week


Daddy Next Door: Ginger Edition

The daddy fetish meets the ginger fetish — a fire-crotchy concatenation of circumstance from which we may never recover. Is this the harbinger of a Scottish daddy fetish? Sweet merciful haggis. DJs Dwayne Minard and Michael Boyuk spin for a party whose perverted theme-blending would make Caligula blush (and the red in his cheeks would remind him of the gingers even more and he’d just pass out).

Saturday, June 6, 10pm. WAYLA, 996 Queen St E.

Tapette and Franco Fierté

Tapette teams up with Franco Fierté (Toronto’s French Pride party people) for a pre-Pride shindig that’s so French that Charles de Gaulle would roll his eyes. So strap on (or insert) your baguettes for a night of French disco, pop and house. Burly Frenchmen will be on hand with information about Pride plans and how you can French yours up.

Saturday, June 6, 9pm. Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St W.  


Lesbians Making History

A chance to learn about the sorely neglected history of lesbians (which is even more neglected than women’s history in general), this is a presentation of the stories of eight women who lived between 1940 and 1970. The speakers are Maureen FitzGerald, Amy Gottlieb, Didi Khayatt, Eve Zaremba and Elspeth Brown.

Sunday, June 7, 4pm. Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, 34 Isabella St.


A Very Christ-terical ’90s Cabaret: The 6th Cumming

The high-kicking cabaret performer Chris “How Does He Do It?” Tsujiuchi is back for a fierce night of ’90s nostalgia and all the “gaysian realness” you can handle.  He is joined by such luminaries as Colin Asuncion, Douglas Price and Donny Anderson for an evening of music and comedy.

Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 8pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St.


Wand Portal and  The Love Crimes of Frances Lark

This queer comedy double-bill features a performance of The Love Crimes of Frances Lark, Hope Thompson’s film noir-flavoured play (with a lesbian twist) about three friends who rent a cabin for the weekend and discover that a crime was committed there in the past; and Wand Portal, an improv comedy performance starring Carolyn Taylor, Dawn Whitwell, Gavin Crawford and Elvira Kurt.

Tuesday, June 9–Thursday, June 11, 8pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St.

Becoming Dapper

Dapper the genderqueer clown was once a tomboy. She liked baseball and bike riding and jeans. As part of a triple bill, Titus Androgynous plays a clown reflecting on a particularly miserable day she once had. She had to wear a stupid dress to be the stupid flower girl at a stupid wedding. What if somebody sees her panties? Would she get in trouble if she decides to punch somebody?

Wednesday, June 10–Sunday, June 14, various showtimes. Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St.

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