Arts & Entertainment
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Out in Toronto: May 28–June 3, 2015

Choice events in the city this week


Cub Camp: Rat Tail Party

So many style nightmares have returned — why not the rat tail? In what will be either a hilarious spoof or the harbinger of the next disgusting trend, this party celebrates all things rat tail. DJ Scooter McCreight spins to get folks dancing. Those sporting fake rat tails get reduced cover; Those with real rat tails — as in, they actually and inexplicably have their hair styled this way — get in free.

Friday, May 29, 11pm. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W.

Bad Tuck: Your Haircut Makes You Look Like a *Censored*

The most ravishing reptile in all the realm, Igby Lizzard, has somehow avoided the hangman’s noose for yet another year. This celebration of the glorious gargoyle’s birthday includes DJs Aeryn Pfaff and Boy Pussy spinning and Judy Virago hosting a highly-censorable show, featuring performances from Fay Slift, Nancy Bocock and Allysin Chaynes. No cover for those in Igby-style drag.

Saturday, May 30, 10pm. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W.


Inspire Awards

Every year, the Inspire Awards honour individuals, businesses and organizations who’ve done great work in the community. In addition to the awards ceremony, cocktail reception and dancing in the garden, Inspire Award recipients Fallow Fox, Mark Tewksbury and Kinnon MacKinnon give a special tribute to queer people in sports.

Friday, May 29, 6pm. Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle.


I Just Want to Say This About That

Maggie Cassella assures us that this event probably won’t suck, and you really can’t go wrong with a guarantee like that. She does a bit of stand-up comedy and then reads the first couple of chapters of the book she’s writing, I Just Want to Say This About That (something she says a lot), which is a mix of short stories and “rantitations.” Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Thursday, May 28, 7:30pm. Caffino Ristorante, 1185 King St W.  


Shove it Down My Throat

In 2013, Luke O’Donovan got in a fight with five men at a New Year’s Eve party in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the only one charged and received a 10-year prison sentence. Was he protecting himself against gaybashers, or did he deserve what he got? This one-night-only performance of Johnnie Walker’s new play includes Tawiah Ben-Eben M’Carthy, Justin Goodhand, Andy Trithardt, Alex Plouffe and Justin Miller.

Thursday, May 28, 8pm. Videofag, 187 Augusta Ave.

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