Thursday, Sept 29
Mojo presents yet another event for the irretrievably obsessed fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Attendees watch the latest episodes of both RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars and Untucked on big screens, and this is punctuated by drag performances from hosts Scarlett Bobo and Juice Boxx. Free pizza!
8–10pm. Erotico Lounge, 461 Church St. facebook.com/mojotoronto
Steers and Queers
There’s nothing gayer than a bunch of homosexuals wearing big hats and chaps. The country western-themed party returns, and according to billing, it includes DJs Sigourney Beaver and Joe Blow spinning songs “about old flames and dead dogs.” Coco Framboise, Allysin Chaynes and Dottie Dangerfield perform.
9pm–midnight. The Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. For more info, visit Facebook.
Friday, Sept 30
Gay Play Day
The plucky little queer theatre festival that could returns for yet another year of radical, and occasionally ridiculous, plays. The fifth annual event includes the following works: LiLL; Peter and Donald; Committed to Maybe; You Loved Me, Right?; If; Don’t Press Pause; Human Galaxy; PYRO; Futch/Bemme; and Misfit.
Runs until Oct 1, various showtimes. Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley St. gayplayday2016.brownpapertickets.com
Who wants to see what happens to gay choral singers when they let loose? Forte: The Toronto Gay Men’s Chorus is usually all stern and button-down, but now and then its members relax and get a little naughty. To kick off its 20th season, the organization hosts the third annual Unzipped. It’s all solos, drinking and dancing.
9pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. fortechorus.com
The Social Experiment
DJ Recklezz, one half of the team responsible for the very popular Cherry Bomb girl parties, has started a new monthly event for the whole queer community. The first 10 people to arrive get free shots (just visit Recklezz up at the DJ booth when you arrive). To book a booth, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
10pm. Bunda Lounge, 1108 Dundas St W. For more info, visit Facebook.
Saturday, Oct 1
Coal from Hades: The Story of Les Mouches Fantastiques.
It’s the eve of WWII and Roswell George Mills and Graeme Davis meet up in New York City, and reminisce about working with Elsa Gidlow in Montreal on Les Mouches Fantastiques, the first-known queer periodical in North America. This performance by Jeffrey Canton and Marcus Peterson brings to life a little queer history.
2pm. Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, 34 Isabella St. For more info, visit Facebook.