Arts & Entertainment
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Out in Toronto: Sept 3–9, 2015

Choice events in the city this week


Horse Meat Disco

It’s really not as disgusting as it sounds — actually, it sounds great. The Disco collective has spun its way from London to New York City, and is kicking off Labour Day weekend in Toronto. Jim Stanton and Luke Howard are  joined by local DJ John Caffery for an evening that is equal parts classic tracks and oddities.

Friday, Sept 4, 9:30pm. The Black Eagle, 457 Church St.

Pitbull: Under the Big Top

Come one, come all, to the greatest circus-themed, gruff-man party on Earth! A host of “sexy circus dancers” entice the crowd (probably with their asses, in some sense) and DJs Shane Stiel and Sumation’s dance tracks are so good they could tame a lion or cause some clowns to fit into a car.

Saturday, Sept 5, 10pm. Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne St.

Tapette: Édition Village

The dancing French homosexuals of the West End glide into the Village on a wave of wine and French onion soup to throw a party. DJ Phil V takes some tracks, and then some other tracks (and a few more after that), and blends it all together into a big gay soufflé of dance.

Saturday, Sept 5, 10pm. Statler’s, 487 Church St.


In this difficult economy, it is hard for many people to afford even a simple pair of pants. This disturbing fact has given rise to a new trend: pants-less dance parties. Folks who have no pants — and those who wish to show their support — are encouraged to wear only jockstraps to this party. Solidarity, brothers.

Saturday, Sept 5, 10:30pm. The Black Eagle, 457 Church St.


Batty Bwoy Launch

Jamaican-born author Max-Arthur Mantle’s debut novel is the story of a gay Jamaican who goes through a series of adventures as he tries to find himself. This coming-of-age tale is about fluidity of identity — sexual, racial and national. One critic calls it a “seminal black gay novel.”

Saturday, Sept 5, 6pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St.


Big Plans

Inspired by the 2001 Rotenburg cannibal, this play is about a middle-aged man who puts out a classified ad in search of a well-built young man to eat. It’s a dark comedy that’s billed as “a challenging piece of theatre that questions the conventional ideas on consumption, obsession and sexuality.”

Thursday, Sept 3–Sunday, Sept 20, various showtimes. The Storefront Theatre, 955 Bloor St W.

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