John Kander and Fred Ebb gave us Chicago, Cabaret and Kiss of the Spider Woman (to name only a few). Buddies’ cabaret artist-in-residence Ryan G Hinds performs their lesser-known pieces as well as a few new arrangements of their hits.
Sunday, Oct 4, 8pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. buddiesinbadtimes.com
Magna Carta: Law, Liberty and Legacy
This rare exhibit of democracy’s birth certificate includes several local artifacts, including the bulletproof vest that Reverend Brent Hawkes wore when he performed the first legal same-sex wedding.
Sunday, Oct 4–Saturday, Nov 7. Fort York, 250 Fort York Blvd. mcctoronto.com/news/the-magna-carta-exhibit
Ladies are invited to show off their leather jackets — it’s getting colder out, after all — at this monthly girl party. DJ KLR and a special guest spin both classics and the latest hits for a crowd of sexy booty shakers.
Friday, Oct 2, 10pm. Club 120, 120 Church St. facebook.com/creamtoronto
Vag Halen: Womyn, Wimmin, Women
The feminist rock band known for its attitude, art, philosophy and sex appeal, performs a “womyn only” set. Everyone is welcome to come, party and enjoy the music and Roxy Luchy’s projections.
Friday Oct 2 and 3, 10pm. Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. vaghalen.com
Big Primpin’: Bases Loaded
Revellers are invited to party like it’s 1993 — which is probably some sort of baseball or Blue Jays reference — with DJs Nino Brown and Sammy Royal spinning hip hop all night. For line bypass, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Oct 2, 10:30pm. Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St W. missthings.com
The New Wave
Because it pays to be educated when engaging in BDSM play, this edition of the monthly kink event for a younger crowd focuses on three workshops: Whips 101, Mental Health and Suicidality First AID, and Mummification: Sealing in the Freshness.
Saturday, Oct 3, 5pm. The Black Eagle, 457 Church St. blackeagletoronto.com
(For more event listings, visit dailyxtra.com/lgbt-events)