Thursday, Oct 6
Discover Toronto: A Drag Musical Living Anthology
There are many ways to tell the story of Toronto — including through the heavily made-up eyes of a drag queen. Produced by Krafty Queers, this drag musical gives a glamorous take on some of the city’s better known historical events and landmarks.
7pm. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W. ago.net
Friday, Oct 7
Balls Deep Disco w/ Sleazy McQueen
Florida-based DJ and producer Sleazy McQueen is known for combining the dirty fun of ’70s funk with the hypnotic rhythm of deep house. This filthy name edition of the recurring dance party features McQueen spinning alongside locals Kris Steeves and Cyclist.
10pm–3am. The Black Eagle, 457 Church St. blackeagletoronto.com
Cream x October
Fall and winter, organizers of this party say, is when lesbians prefer to be in serious relationships. To be tied down, or “cuffed.” And the latest edition of this monthly queer girl party is a great place to find a girl to be cuffed to for the long, cold months. DJs KLR and Sticky Cuts provide the soundtrack.
10:30pm–2:30am. Club 120, 120 Church St. facebook.com/creamtoronto
Saturday, Oct 8
Coronation 30: Celestial Ball
The Imperial Court of Toronto hosts its biggest charity fundraiser of the year. The science fiction-themed party features a salute to the outgoing emperor and empress, the crowning of the new titleholders and a drag tribute to the late Chris Edwards. All proceeds go to PWA and Rainbow Railroad.
5pm–midnight. Marriott, 525 Bay St. For more info, visit Facebook.
The party for macho guys with tattoos and facial hair gets even more manly this time around with a hockey theme. That’s because participants in the Eastern Canadian Gay Hockey Tournament are in attendance, all sporty and probably bruised sexily. DJ Dwayne Minard spins.
10pm–3:30am. The Gates, 66 Gerrard St E. pitbullevents.com
Sunday, Oct 9
Chubs at the Tubs
Before going into hibernation for the winter, bears (and their admirers) lumber over to the bathhouse. It’s an afternoon full of door prizes, socializing and naughtiness in the venue’s many rooms and dark areas. This is one of the very few bear-focused bathhouse nights in the city.
1–6pm. Spa Excess, 105 Carlton St. facebook.com/bearsinexcess
Go Hard Noir: All Black Everything
DJ Blackcat likes to make a big deal of his birthday, so once again he’s celebrating it at his annual dance party. DJs Pleasure, Craig Dominic, Lissa Monet and Prestige spin. The birthday boy gives out copies of his latest mix-tape over the course of the night. Dress code: see the event title, silly.
10:30pm–4am. Club 120, 120 Church St. club120.ca
Tuesday, Oct 11
Spotlight: Shady Queens
It’s RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Bob the Drag Queen and Courtney Act performing. It’s others too. It’s like drag just blew up all over this event. So, if that’s your thing, then do this. All proceeds go to Fife House, which provides services and housing for people living with HIV/AIDS.
7–10pm. The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. For more info, visit Facebook.