Out in Toronto
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Out in Toronto: Oct 26–Nov 1, 2017

Choice events in the city this week

Thursday, Oct 26

Lambda x Toronto

The Lambda Literary Awards launches in Canada with a night of readings and cabaret that includes an appearance by author and musician Vivek Shraya. The venue is accessible (for more on that visit website).

7–9pm. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St E. For more info, visit Facebook.

Credit: Courtesy Tanja Tiziana

Hallow-Queen

Enjoy a night of drag and performance, and readings by LGBT horror writers. The venue is mostly accessible (there are no buttons to open the front door or accessible washroom door).

7:30–10:30pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Friday, Oct 27

The Videofag Book Launch

Miss those sauna-hot nights, barking dogs and warm beer at Videofag? This is the launch of a new book that celebrates the defunct theatre space in Kensington Market. The venue is not accessible (there are several steps out front).

7–10pm. TAYO Collective, 187 Augusta Ave. For more info, visit Facebook.

Saturday, Oct 28

Fay and Fluffy’s Storytime Halloween Celebration

Drag performers Fay Slift and Fluffy Soufflé read Halloween stories to LGBT families with children. This edition’s special guest reader is Juiceboxx. The venue is accessible.

1–2pm. The 519, 519 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Credit: Courtesy Juiceboxx

Toastr Halloweeeeeeen!

Queer women and their friends are invited to costume up, dance, drink and “act the fool.” DJs Sticky Cuts and KLR provide the soundtrack. The venue is accessible (but wheelchair users must enter via the back patio).

9:30pm–2:30am. WAYLA Bar, 996 Queen St E. For more info, visit Facebook.

Fit Halloweener

The party that puts the wiener in Halloween invites you to bring your halloweener out for a spooky celebration. DJs Phillipe and Kris Steeves spin and there will be a “wonderbar surprise” for the sluttiest costume.

10:30pm–12:30am. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W. For more info, visit Facebook.

Sunday, Oct 29

Screen Queens Presents: Elvira Mistress of the Dark

Drag queen Allysin Chaynes provides commentary that is anything but erudite — in fact, she’ll probably be drunk — during a screening of the goth horror cult classic Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Includes a costume contest.

8–11pm. The Royal Cinema, 608 College St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Credit: Courtesy David Hawe

Tuesday, Oct 31

Blood, Sweat and Queers: Halloween Edition

Celebrate Halloween with a big queer party.  This is your last chance to dance at the soon-to-be-closed bar (and they plan to sell all the booze, so expect drink specials). The venue is not accessible.

9pm–2:30am. The Steady, 1051 Bloor St W. For more info, visit Facebook.

Slack from the Dead Halloween Party

A kind of zombie version of Slack’s? That’s right, it’s back from the dead for one night only. There’s a huge party for women (and friends) in the venue formerly occupied by the Slack’s lesbian bar.

7:30pm–1:30am. 562 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Credit: Courtesy Chantelle Wright

Halloween on Church Street 2017

This year, as every year, a six-block stretch of Church Street (from Wood to Gloucester streets) will become a pedestrians-only street party for “Gay Christmas.” It’s your own personal runway, so get that costume ready.

6:30pm–3am. The Church Wellesley Village. For more info, visit Facebook.

Wednesday, Nov 1

Tinder Tales: Monthly Gay Edition

For a particularly chilling Halloween experience, here are some hook-up stories told live. The venue is mostly accessible (there are no buttons to open the front door or accessible washroom door).

7:30–10:30pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.