Arts & entertainment
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Out in Toronto: March 10-16, 2016

Choice events in the city this week

Thursday, March 10

A Man Vanishes

A man disappears without a trace in Montreal, Quebec, in 2013. Two months later he reappears, looking worse for wear, at Videofag, a performance space in Toronto. The proprietors take him in and make him a part of their lives — until he disappears again. Greg MacArthur’s new play is based on a film noir work of the same name.

Runs until Sunday, March 20, 8pm. Videofag, 187 Augusta Ave. For more info, visit Facebook.  

A Line in the Sand

Morgan David Jones stars as a gay soldier in a production of a revised version of a 1995 play. It highlights Canada’s involvement in war overseas, and gets into such themes as the acceptance of — or pushback against — queer people in the armed forces. Jones plays a man whose repressed sexual desires lead to destruction and death.

Runs until Sunday, March 27, various showtimes. Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St. factorytheatre.ca

Gertrude and Alice

American novelist, poet and playwright Gertrude Stein and her partner Alice B Toklas visit a present-day audience to ask, “How well are we remembered?” They want to know how history has treated them, and on the way, recount stories of their 40-year relationship and their meetings with various famous artists and writers. A new play celebrates the lives of the famous pair.

Runs until Sunday, March 27, various showtimes. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. buddiesinbadtimes.com

Saturday, March 12

March Board Games Night: Minions and Sidekicks

Heroes and villains get all of the attention; they certainly have with this social group for geeks and gamers’ previous event themes. So, this time around, the focus is on minions and sidekicks. Accordingly, the featured games of the night are Betrayal at House on the Hill and Dungeons and Dragons: Lords of Waterdeep.

7pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. facebook.com/torontogaymers

Thunderbear

DJ Barry Harris spins at a dance party that probably has something to do with bears. As a part of the remixing team Thunderpuss, this 1990s legend is responsible for some of the famous remixes of the works of such artists as Mary J Blige, Aaliyah, Britney Spears, the Pet Shop Boys and more.

10pm. WAYLA, 996 Queen St E. waylabar.ca

Monday, March 14

Drag Race at The Gladstone

The House of Filth presents a weekly event where folks get together and watch the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8. Arrive early for dinner and cheap booze (or just to get a seat), then gag it up again as the notorious Allysin Chaynes and Champagna Enemea assume their roles as the evening’s grisly hosts.

8pm. The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. gladstonehotel.com

(For more event listings, visit dailyxtra.com/lgbt-events)