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Toronto New Year’s Eve Queer Party Guide

Essential gay celebrations to ring in 2016

NYE at Remington’s

Meanwhile, down at the ol’ all-male strip club, muscular guys sway, swagger and dance for tips. Includes the Mr Remington’s dance competition and a champagne toast at midnight. 5pm–4am. Remington’s, 379 Yonge St.

New Year’s Eve Party at Statler’s

High-kicking cabaret star Chris Tsujiuchi charms ’em on the main level and DJ Girl DJ spins upstairs. Cover also gets you hors d’oeuvres, party favours and your first drink. 8pm–2am. Statler’s, 471 Church St. $15.

Zipperz/Cellblock New Year’s Eve Celebration

Hosted by Heaven Lee Hytes, this celebration includes DJ Cory Activate spinning and then, just before the countdown, James Quigley on the piano. 8pm–4am. Zippers, 72 Carlton St. $20. For more info, visit Facebook.

New Year’s Eve with The House of Filth

The miscreants of House of Filth curse and whore themselves about in an evening of drag like no other. Includes DJ Aeryn Pfaff’s music, and a glitter cannon countdown at midnight. 9:30pm–3am. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W. $10.

New Year’s Eve with Barry Harris

The legendary DJ Barry Harris — the man responsible for the best-known mix of Whitney Houston’s “It’s Not Right, but it’s Okay” — spins. DJ Kevin Bailey provides the opening set. 10pm–3am. WAYLA, 996 Queen St E. $10 advance, $15 door.

Lovestruck: New Year’s Eve

DJ Dang Kids spins pop, house and hip hop, and some lovely local trollops perform burlesque. This is the dance party’s first night at its new venue in Kensington Market. 10pm–3am. Round,  152 Augusta Ave. $10.

Go Hard: Glamorous Life

The dress code is black and white outfits only at a party that features DJs Blackcat, Lissa Monet and Pleasure spinning R&B, dancehall, hip hop, house and soca. 10pm–4am. Club 120, 120  Church St. $20. For more info, visit Facebook.

NYE 2016 with Pat Lok

Cyclist and Vancouver’s DJ Pat Lok — responsible for the singles “Could Be Mine” and “Move Slow” — spin house music for sexy folks in a fog-filled, intimate space. 10pm–4am. The Black Eagle, 457 Church St. $8 advance, $10 door.

Pitbull: The NYE Snow Ball

The venue is transformed into a winter wonderland for a sexy men’s party with music by the UK’s DJ Gordon John. Includes go-go dancing studs. White-coloured outfits are encouraged. 10pm–4am. Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St. $35 advance, $50 door.

New Year’s Eve at Fly 2.0

A totally drag-saturated evening with performances by Sofonda Cox, Devine Darlin, Enya Dreams and Jada Hudson. DJs Geoff Kelleway, Mark Falco and others spin. 10pm–5am. Fly 2.0, 6 Gloucester St. $20–30.

Let Yourself Go

We’ve got never leave the house music for this New Year’s leave the house,” say DJs Peg Zilla, Buzz Huneedew and Marilyn Mansion of this laid-back, dad’s old boyfriend-pants-wearing, chill, eat and dance party. 10:30pm. Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St W. $5.


A lesbian oasis in a desert of boy parties, DJs KLR and Recklezz ring in the new year with a crowd of sexy, celebrating girls.10:30pm–3am. Marquis of Granby, 418 Church St. $15.

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