Out in Toronto
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Out in Toronto: Nov 30–Dec 6, 2017

Choice events in the city this week

DJ Phillippe’s disco party Tapette returns for the last dance of 2017 on Dec 2 at Bambi’s. Credit: Courtesy Kane Henderson

Thursday, Nov 30

Christian Dior Exhibition

Fashionistas lose it over an exhibit that explores how Christian Dior’s creations revived the Paris haute couture industry in the aftermath of the Second World War. It features more than 100 pieces. The venue is accessible.

Runs until Sunday, March 18, 2018. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. For more info, visit Facebook.

Credit: Courtesy laziz Hamani

Friday, Dec 1

Christmas Spice

With pieces priced starting as low as $2, this annual art sale and community event is predicated on the idea that anyone can own a piece of original art. It includes work by such artists as Will Munro, Stephen Andrews and Keith Cole. The venue is not accessible.

7–11pm. Paul Petro Contemporary Art, 980 Queen St W. For more info, visit Facebook.

Saturday, Dec 2

Sparkle Holiday Party

OutNPoz, an organization focused on combating stigma surrounding HIV, hosts its biggest event of the year — a massive holiday party. It includes appetizers and festive desserts. Everyone is welcome — bring your friends and family.  The venue is not accessible.

4–7pm. Woody’s, 467 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Queer/Play: A Book Launch

The launch celebration for Queer/Play: An Anthology of Queer Women’s Performance and Plays (edited by Moynan King) is complete with “live queers on stage!” Watch queers perform, hear queers read, eat queer snacks and buy a queer book. The venue is accessible.

6:30–9:30pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Credit: Pedro Bonatto de Castro

Tapette: Édition Vive Le Vent

DJ Phillippe’s French disco party returns with more dancing, baguettes and hairy arms than ever before. This party, taking place in, according to billing, “one of the best sounding dance caves in the city,” is the final Tapette of 2017. The venue is not accessible.

10pm–3am. Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St W. For more info, visit Facebook.

Sunday, Dec 3

Charlotte Moore: All Sondheim!

If you love composer Stephen Sondheim, you’ll probably love Charlotte Moore’s live show. With accompanist John Hughes, she sings songs from such musicals as Gypsy, Passion and Merrily We Roll Along. The venue is mostly accessible (the closest accessible washrooms are one block south at Starbucks).

8:30–10pm. 120 Diner, 120 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.