Out in Toronto
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Out in Toronto: May 17–23, 2018

Choice events in the city this week

Credit: Courtesy David Hawe

Friday, May 18

Kings and Classics: April Showers Bring May Flowers Edition

Pretty Munny Productions presents another swagger-ridden and goatee-festooned evening of drag king performances. Tonight’s lineup of emerging and established kings includes Jaidyn Xavior, Gay Jesus, Chase Manning, Loki Smoke, Salt, Roy G Biv, and The Full Monti. Stick around after the show for a sexy dance party. The venue is accessible.

10:30pm–2am. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Saturday, May 19

The Beiruty Queen Brunch

The talented foodies at the local café/bookshop/restaurant/bar present brunch with a menu inspired by Beirut, Lebanon. To get a peek at the menu in advance, check out the comments section on the Facebook event page. To reserve a seat, email vip@gladday.ca or call 416-902-6600. The venue is accessible.  

11am–2pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Weirdo: Space Vampire

The recurring party about all things peculiar is back and this time around the theme is “space vampire.” Let’s hope it doesn’t, ahem, suck. The host for the evening is drag queen Amber Ellert, and there will be performances by Scarlett Bobo and Imarra Arrami. The venue is accessible.

10pm–3am. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Pitbull: Summer Kick Off

Men put on their tank tops and booty shorts (I hope) and head out to this big sexy party’s summer kick off. Montreal’s DJ Kev J provides the soundtrack and drag performer Tynomi Banks will “gag you with amazing shows.” The venue is not accessible.

10pm–4am. The Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Sunday, May 20

Screen Queens: The Devil Wears Prada

Drag performer Allysin Chaynes and special guests provide hilarious and probably drunken commentary for a live screening of the Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway hit The Devil Wears Prada. Expect drinking games and general debauchery (it’s a 19+ event). The venue is not accessible. Doors at 7pm; movie starts at 8pm.

8–10pm. The Royal Cinema, 608 College St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Tuesday, May 22

Queer and Present Danger: The Up and Comers 4

The LGBTQ break-out comics comedy showcase features a slew of up-and-coming queer comics. This time around: Gregory Brown, Jade Niles Craig, Lauren Scratch, Ievy Stomatov, Karis Anderson, Joss MacNeil, Susan Waycik, Jordan Trafford, Marisa Bettino and Bethany Daniels. The venue is accessible.

9–11pm. The Rivoli, 332 Queen St W. For more info, visit Facebook.