Art & Design
All the fancy queers get gussied-up for an art auction in the Village. This year, Buddies’ annual fundraiser includes works by more than 30 Canadian artists. As ever, the Rock Hudson Memorial Tuck Shop sells limited-edition prints and slightly more affordable art oddities.
Thursday, Nov 5, 6pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. buddiesinbadtimes.com
Design Exchange Intersection Gala
The annual fundraiser in support of Canada’s Design Museum is billed as “the hottest design party of the year.” This year’s gala honours the duo behind the design firm Yabu Pushelberg. It includes memorable food and live music by Nomi Ruiz, Sam Sparro and DJ Lina Bradford.
Saturday, Nov 7, 9pm. Design Exchange, 234 Bay St. dxkismet.com
Toronto Men’s Chorus performs for the first time as Toronto Gay Men’s Chorus. In honour of its (inevitable) coming out, the usually-austere choir loosens up the pink bowties for an evening of pop covers, ballads and hilarious (and slightly scandalous) acts.
Friday, Nov 6, 10pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. facebook.com/fortetorontogaymenschorus
Queer Slowdance: Folloween Edition
Olde tyme-queers-at-heart spend the evening swaying gently while holding onto strangers. Dance card booklets are available for those who want to schedule their dances in advance. Because it’s the weekend following Halloween, costumes are encouraged.
Saturday, Nov 7, 10pm. Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. For more info, visit Facebook.
Tapette: 3rd Annual Celine Dion Party
French Christmas comes but once a year (in the shape of a Celine Dion-themed dance party). This party includes Celine’s hits (some French pop, disco and house too, but, let’s face it, it’s mostly Celine), a performance by Celine queen Amanda Roberts, and Celine-themed giveaways.
Friday, Nov 6, 10:30pm. The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. facebook.com/tapetteto
Heart of the Storm
Bil Antoniou’s new play is set in a hotel bar on a Caribbean island that has just been ravaged by a hurricane. When a divorced couple — the Oscar-winning Serge and pop star Melinda — reunite 30 years after their divorce, the devastation they cause puts the hurricane to shame.
Wednesday, Nov 11–Sunday, Nov 15, various showtimes. Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St E. For more info, visit Facebook.
(For more event listings, visit dailyxtra.com/lgbt-events)