Out in Toronto
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Out in Toronto: Nov 16–22, 2017

Choice events in the city this week

Thursday, Nov 16

A New Age of Queer

The Mark S Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies and The 519 host a public panel on the subject of aging in the queer community. Guest speakers include Jesus Ramirez-Valles, Celeste Pang, Tim McCaskell and Kate Hazell. The venue is accessible.

6–8pm. Hart House, 7 Hart House Cir. For more info, visit Facebook.

Nuit Rose: Call for New Collective Members 2018

The collective that runs the queer art and performance festival Nuit Rose is looking to add new members. Those who want to volunteer should attend this information session. Please direct any questions to info@nuitrose.ca. The venue is accessible.

8–10pm. The 519, 519 Church Street. For more info, visit Facebook.

Les HOLE Cabaret

Drag performer Vicki Lix hosts a night of live drag, comedy, burlesque, singing, dancing, sass, brass and (according to the event’s naughty billing) gas. Performers include Beardoncé, Jada Hudson, Sandra Battaglini, and more. The venue is accessible.

9:30pm–12:30am. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Friday, Nov 17


Written during the rise of gay-straight alliances, Paul Dunn’s play looks at issues of violence, bullying and suicide from the perspective of people who live with those things every day. Written for a young audience, Outside has been performed for thousands of high school students across Ontario. The venue is accessible.

Runs until Saturday, Nov 18. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Paul Dunn’s (pictured) play Outside runs until Saturday, Nov 18, 2017, at Buddies. Credit: Courtesy Tanja Tiziana

Bootcamp: Fall Edition

It’s kind of like a military bootcamp in the usual sense — it’s full of athletic guys getting all sweaty — but there’s very little discipline (unless you ask nicely). DJs Jeremy Khamkeo and Dan Slater spin and go-go dancers shake their butts at this dance party in a legendary venue.

10:30pm–5am. Fly 2.0, 6 Gloucester St. For more info, visit Facebook.

DJ Jeremy Khamkeo spins at Bootcamp: Fall Edition on Nov 17, 2017 at Fly 2.0. Credit: Courtesy Dale McRae

Saturday, Nov 18

Flashback 3000: CLGA’s Annual Soirée

Enjoy dinner, dancing and a live auction to raise funds for The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. This event, the fifth of its kind, has a futuristic theme, so break out your silver, chrome and sequin outfits (which is apparently what organizers think we’ll wear in the future). The venue is accessible.

6pm–1am. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Monday, Nov 20

Trans Day of Remembrance: Live, Love, Remember

On the internationally-recognized Trans Day of Remembrance, community members gather to celebrate trans communities and remember those trans-identified people who have passed away as the result of transphobia. Please direct any questions about the ceremony and vigil to jpenate@the519.org. The venue is accessible.

6–9pm. The 519, 519 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.