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Ultimate Pride Guide

Your guide to Pride Weekend in Toronto

Happy Pride! Credit: (Stephanie Powers)

CONTINUING EVENTS

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

Art Gallery Of Ontario
The Shape Of Colour: Excursions In Colour Field Art, 1950-2005. Sampling the work of 36 artists, including Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Jack Bush and Kenneth Noland, Dan Flavin, Polly Apfelbaum, Monique Prieto and Robert Youds. Note: the place is undergoing major renovations. $18. Till Aug 7. General admission. $8. 10am-9pm. Wed-Fri. 10am-5:30pm. Sat & Sun. Free. 6pm-9pm. Wed. 317 Dundas St W. 979-6648. Ago.net.

Art Metropole
Death, life, consumerism, beauty. Halos is a fascinating retrospective of the work of Robert Flack and David Buchan, two influential local artists who died of AIDS in the early 1990s. With new environmental audio work by Andrew Zealley. 11am-6pm. Tue-Fri. Noon-5pm. Sat. Till Jul 30. 788 King St W. 703-4400.

Edward Day
Doug Guildford’s intricate etchings in the north gallery with Morphia, Paul Bourgault’s exhibition of paintings, in the main gallery. 10am-6pm. Tue-Thu. 10am-7pm. Fri. 10am-6pm. Sat. Noon-5pm. Sun. Till Sun, Jul 10. 952 Queen St W. 921-6540.

Gallery TPW
Regarding The Pain Of Susan Sontag (Notes On Camp), web-based performance, drawings, hand- written notes and other interventions looking at empathy by Fennel Plunger Corporation, a collective with Steve Reinke, Jean-Paul Kelly and Anne Walk. Noon-5pm. Tue-Sat. Till Sat, Jul 16. 80 Spadina Ave suite 310. 504-4242.

Gallery X
I Wanna Be A Pirate Too Baby, paintings by Kris Knight exploring the blousiest of villains, the pirate. 9am-6pm. Mon-Fri. Till Fri, Jul 8. 491 Church St, second floor (in the lobby of Xtra). 925-6665.

Now Lounge
Queer In The Headlights , an eclectic group show with Cecilia Berkovic, James Blake, Carol Camper, Wendy Coburn, Dianne Davis, Tracy Day, Andy Fabo, Fernanda Faria, Lynne Fernie, David Findlay, Ian Fraser, Andrew Harwood, David Hawe, GB Jones, Melissa Levin, Will Munro and Daryl Vocat. 9am-6pm. Mon-Fri. 1pm-6pm. Jun 18, 19, 25 & 26. 189 Church St. 364-1301.

O’Connor Gallery
Golden Boys: The Beefcake Era, photography by Alan B Stone, Bruce Of Los Angeles, Lon Of New York, Milo, Bob Mizer, Athletic Model Guild, John Barrington, Champion Studio, Western Photo-graphy Guild, Kris Studio and Les Demi Dieux. 11am-6pm Tue, Wed & Sat. 11am-7pm Thu & Fri. Thu, Jun 16-Jul 16. 97 Maitland St. 921-7149.

Paul Petro
The Truth About Los Angeles. David Hockney photographs from 1970 to ’75 and paintings by Eli Langer. 11am-5pm. Wed-Sat. Till Sat, Jul 2. 980 Queen St W. 979-7874.

Power Plant
Glenn Ligon: Some Changes, a survey of the African American’s work over the last 15 years. Political, playful, powerful. Opens. Fri, Jun 24. $4. Noon-6pm. Tue-Sun. Free. 5pm-8pm. Wed. Jun 25-Sep 5. 231 Queens Quay W. 973-4949. Thepowerplant.org.

Ryerson
Making History. Peter Kingstone curates an exhibition examining the construction of queer identity over the last 25 years. With Will Munro, Daryl Vocat, RM Vaughan, Joel Gibb and The Hidden Cameras, Luis Jacob, Nancy Nicol, John Greyson, Andy Fabo, Roy Mitchell and Eugenio Salas, Melissa Levin, Andrew Harwood, Scott Treleaven, Stephen Andrews, Johannes Zits, Lise Beaudry, Dana Baitz, Alec Butler and more. (Location tentative at press time.) Until Jun 30. Image Arts Building. 122 Bond St. Call Leah Dimitrakopoulis to confirm. 392-3494.

Toronto Sculpture Garden
The phrase “Everybody’s got a little light under the sun,” appears in lights… if you peddle fast enough. Flashlight, a playful, outdoor installation by Luis Jacob. 8am-dusk. Till Sep 15. 115 King St E. 485-9658.

This Ain’t The Rosedale Library
Artwherk!, a group show of young queers from across North America: Damian Mellin, Russel Hay, Tara Charbonneau, Madonna Limoges and Nigel Gough. 3pm-9pm. Performances by Alex Ribera, Rexy, Ryan G Hinds at 7pm. Mon, Jun 20-23. 481A Church St, third floor. 929-9912.

Woody’s
The popular bar screens two videos by local artist Shaan Syed: Two Dogs and Girl Smoking. Viewing times: 9pm-9:20pm, nightly. Until Jun 26. 465-467 Church St. 972-0887.

York Quay
Modern Day Myths, a group show featuring print works by members of the Open Studio like Daryl Vocat, Doug Guildford, Lisa Levitt, Elizabeth Forrest and more. Noon-6pm. Tue-Sat. Noon-8pm. Wed. Till Fri, Jul 1. 235 Queens Quay W. 973-4000.

XEXE
Recent paintings by Amina Ally and Counted, Measured, Labelled, paintings by Marisa Swangha with beadwork and bookbinding as well as fabrics worked in. Noon-6pm. Tue-Sat. 1pm-4pm. Sun. Till Jun 30. 624 Richmond St W. 646-2706. Xexegallery.com.

Zsa Zsa
Stag Club by Decoste And Moffat (the art duo Patrick Decoste and Ken Moffat). A stuffed deer head, a bear skin rug, animal shit and other dead things come to life in an exploration of Canadian wildlife, cultural expulsions and codes of masculinity. Hours TBA. Till Thu, Jun 30. 962 Queen St W. 537-3814.

FILM & VIDEO

Cinematheque
A huge Greta Garbo retrospective continues until Tue, Jun 28. $10.10 nonmembers. Jackman Hall. 317 Dundas St W. 968-FILM.

MUSIC

TO Downtown Jazz Festival
From Wed, Jun 22 to Jul 3, various venues downtown play host to such luminaries as Sonny Rollins and Diana Krall. The mainstage concerts are under a tent in Nathan Phillips Square. 872-4255. Tojazz.com.

OUT OF TOWN

Shaw Festival
Somerset Maugham’s Constant Wife starring Laurie Paton and directed by Neil Munro. The Juel Styne musical Gypsy starring Nora McLellan and directed by Jackie Maxwell. The Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht musical Happy End directed by Tadeusz Bradecki. Less than a 90-minute drive. The town is too precious for words – check out the gorgeous drive up to Niagara Falls or the many wineries in the region. $22-$82. Niagara-On-The-Lake. 1-800-511-SHAW. Shawfest.com.

Stratford Festival
The first round of plays have opened. Noël Coward’s comedy Fallen Angels, starring Seana McKenna and Lucy Peacock, directed by Brian Bedford. Hello, Dolly starring Lucy Peacock and directed by Susan H Schulman. Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods, starring Thom Allison, Peter Donaldson, Laird Mackintosh and Dayna Tekatch, directed by Peter Hinton. And Richard Monette directs Tennessee William’s classic Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, starring Cynthia Dale and David Snelgrove. Less than a 90-minute drive from TO, with cute antique shops before you get there. $23.65-$114.39. Stratford. 1-800-567-1600. Stratfordfestival.ca.

STAGE

Ain’t Misbehavin’
CanStage has mounted a rollicking production of the Fats Waller musical revue starring Jackie Richardson; directed and choreographed by Marion J Caffey. $36-$80. 8pm. Mon-Sat. 1:30pm. Wed. 2pm. Sat. Till Sat, Jun 25. Bluma Appel. 27 Front St E. 368-3110.

Blue Man Group
Bald guys painted blue fly around stage. An international sensation. $59. 7pm & 10pm. Fri & Sat. 2pm. Sun. 6pm. Sun, Jun 19. 7pm. Sun, Jun 26. Panasonic Theatre (formerly The New Yorker). 651 Yonge St. 872-1111.

Buddies In Bad Times
Arguably the largest queer theatre in the world, Buddies hosts a 10-day festival of queer theatre, music, parties and more in its cabaret, main space and outside stage. Sexy Pride. Till Sun Jun 26. 12 Alexander St. 975-8555. Buddiesinbadtimestheatre.com.

Cheap Queers
The 10th-anniversary edition of the three-night free-for-all. Campy, crazy, occasionally serious cabaret fun featuring a cavalcade of local artists. $4.62. 8:15pm doors; 9pm show. Wed, Jun 22-24. Buddies In Bad Times. 12 Alexander St. 975-8555.

Perfect Life
Former gay lovers meet by chance just as one is about to embark on a heterosexual marriage. A musical by Jet Matas starring Sean K Andrews, Susan Dunstan, Aaron Kyte, Michael Lazorovitch, Matas, Daphne Moens and Frances Stecyk. Directed by Evan Tsitsias and choreographed by Donna Marie Baratta. $12-$20. 8pm. Thu-Sat. 3pm. Sun (except Jun 26 at 7pm). Till Sun Jul 3. Poor Alex. 296 Brunswick Ave. 817-7498.

PARTIES

Beer gardens
All the various Pride stages have beer gardens beginning with the Fri, Jun 24 DJ Central Stage and ending with the Jun 26 South Stage (not including, of course, the Sunday afternoon Free Zone, the substance-free stage at Paul Kane Parkette nor the Sunday Blockorama party). There’s also the popular – read crowded – beer garden in Cawthra Square Park, behind The 519 at 519 Church St, running Pride weekend during the afternoons and evenings. Pridetoronto.com.

Prism
Six parties running Thu, Jun 23 to 26 featuring a staggering number of high-powered local and international talents – everyone from Boy George and Peter Rauhofer to TK and Chester Wong. $199 VIP pass. $149 all access pass. Prismtoronto.com.

Rise
Three big parties. Barry Harris headlines Eden on Fri, Jun 24. The thongs come out for a water party on Jun 25 and the main event with Manny Lehman on Pride Sunday. $89 pass. Risetoronto.com.

THU, JUN 23

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

Hard Drawing
Opening reception for Nigel Nolan and Katie Bond Pretti’s sexually charged drawing installation. 7pm. Lehmann Leskiw & Schedler. 626 Richmond St W. 922-1914.

I Wanna Be A Pirate Too Baby
Reception for Kris Knight’s new exhibition of paintings. 6pm-8pm. Gallery X. 491 Church St, second floor (in the lobby of Xtra). 925-6665.

Imaging A Lover’s Discourse
Closing party and auction for the group show featuring Luis Jacob, Paige Graitland and Daryl Vocat. With local rockers Cougar Party, Miss Barbrafisch and DJ Triple-X. Silent auction followed by cash-and-carry. $5 suggested. 9pm-midnight. Toronto Free Gallery. 660 Queen St E. 961-4161.

Stag Club
Reception for a wildly masculine installation by Decoste And Moffat (the art duo Patrick Decoste and Ken Moffat). 7pm-10pm. Zsa Zsa Gallery. 962 Queen St W. 537-3814.

ISSUES

AIDS Candlelight Vigil
The community remembers and celebrates those dead from AIDS. Sign-language interpreted and wheelchair accessible. 9pm. The AIDS Memorial. Cawthra Square Park. Behind the 519 Community Centre. 519 Church St. 392-6878 ext 312. The519.org.

LEISURE & PLEASURE

Blue Jays
Toronto’s major league baseball team is pretty hot right now. They face the Baltimore Orioles in the club’s second annual Pride game. Queer fans are seated together in field level seats on the first base side. A fundraiser for Pride Toronto. $13.80 & $19.45. 7:07pm. Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome). 341-1188 and quote price code “Pride 05.”

Same Sex Show
The Same Sex Show And Wedding Show. Vendors, wedding planners – you can even get hitched, if you want. Ken Kostick hosts the brides’ ceremonies with musical guest Ember Swift. 5pm. There’s a fashion show with Sean Stephens And The Chaos System at 8pm. Rockers Kelly And The Kellygirls go on at 9:45pm and Chezwick hits the stage at 10:15pm. First of two days. $15 adv; $20 door. 4pm-11pm. Metro Convention Centre. North Building. 255 Front St W.

Mr & Miss
Mado hosts the Mr And Miss International Pageant, with appearances by Trinity Ross, Jasmine Fox, Terri Stephens, Necole Luv Dupree, Keke Vasquez and Angelica Sanchez. $45 adv; $50 door. 8:30pm. Church At Berkeley. 315 Queen St E. 272-9465. Dragballtoronto.com.

STAGE

Cheap Queers
Deb “Dirk” Pearce and Keith Cole host. $4.62. 8:15pm doors; 9pm show. Buddies In Bad Times. 12 Alexander St. 975-8555.

BAR EVENTS

Barn
Declaration with the men of Maleflixxx.tv 9pm-5am. 418 Church St. 977-4702.

Black Eagle
Cruiseline presents Flasher Friday with the theme Big Fat Cock. BBQ 7pm-11pm. 457 Church St. 413-1219.

George’s Play
Divine Divas with Angelica Sanchez, Sultana and Necole Luv Dupree. 9:30pm. 507 Church St. 963-8251.

Laurentian Room
The swank-but-funky dining club hosts a girls night with chanteuse Coco Brown and DJ. 51 Winchester St. 925-8680.

Lüb
The CoverGuy model competition comes to an end – and a gorgeous, bubble end, we hope. $1,000 and a modelling contract up for grabs. 8pm. 487 Church St. 323-1489.

Woody’s
Stamina Pride, the welcome party for Rise. 465-67 Church St. 972-0887.

DANCING & PARTIES

Five
Ignition, Prism’s welcome party. DJ Paulo headlines with DJ TK warming up. With singer Randy Friess and Circuit Mom hosting. $15. 10pm-3:30am. 5 St Joseph St. 964-8685. Prismtoronto.com.

Spa Excess
This is going to be nuts. Queer dance band Kids On TV and DJ Will Munro heat up the bar for an all-genders party. But the rest of the bathhouse is for the boys only. $5 locker. $22 room. 10pm start. 105 Carlton St. 260-2363.

Zipperz
Revelation with DJ Cory Activate. 72 Carlton St. 921-0066.

FRI, JUN 24

ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY

Glenn Ligon
Opening reception for Some Changes, a 15-year survey of Ligon’s work looking at the idea of “revision.” With artist in attendance. 7pm-10pm. Power Plant Gallery. 231 Queen St W. 973-4949.

FILM & VIDEO

Camille
Gay director George Cukor’s celebrated 1937 tragedy Camille starring Greta Garbo. $10.10 nonmembers. 8:30pm. Cinematheque. Jackman Hall. 317 Dundas St W. 968-FILM.

LEISURE & PLEASURE

Miss Canada World
Drag pageant featuring various title holders like Goldie, Sultana, Angelica Sanchez, Simba Hall and Necole Luv Dupree. $45 adv; $50 door. 6pm. Church At Berkeley. 315 Queen St E. 272-9465. Dragballtoronto.com.

Same Sex Show
The Same Sex Show And Wedding Show. Vendors, wedding planners – you can even get hitched, if you want. Ken Kostick hosts the Grooms’ Ceremonies with musical guest Dr Draw. Noon. Kelly Clipperton remounts his live talk show The Kelly Show Live. 1pm. Carole Pope. 2pm. Fashion show. 4pm. Second of two days. $15 adv; $20 door. 10am-8pm. Metro Convention Centre. North Building. 255 Front St W. 870-8000.

Supper Club
Prism’s fancy dinner and dance. Dine to the luxurious crooning of John Alcorn and his trio. With the premiere of a new fashion line from Farley Chatto. A fundraiser for the Canadian Liver Foundation. $150 adv. 6pm-11pm. The Carlu. 444 Yonge St, seventh floor. 597-1931. Prismtoronto.com.

Wet & Wild Cruise
More than 300 women dancing on the water from 8pm to midnight, with band Hunter Valentine and DJ TBA. $35. Embark. 7:30pm. Queens Quay E, just east of Yonge. Wetandwildcruise.ca.

MUSIC

Forte men’s chorus
Steam Heat, a musical journey through Toronto’s gay community including the bathhouse raids of 1981. Special guest appearance by musical comedienne Mary Lou Fallis (aka Primadonna). $20 adv; $25 door. 7:30pm. St Luke’s United Church. 353 Sherbourne St. 961-5708.

Sonny Rollins
Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival presents one of the greats. $49.50-$89.50. 8pm. Massey Hall. 178 Victoria St. 872-4255.

STAGE

Cheap Queers
Sonja Mills and David Ramsden host. $4.62. 8:15pm doors; 9pm show. Buddies In Bad Times Theatre. 12 Alexander St. 975-8555.

Paula Poundstone
Here comes trouble. The Boston-area native comes to town with her The Big Picture national comedy tour. $25. 7pm. Phoenix Concert Theatre. 410 Sherbourne St. 323-1896.

Pride Week Cheek
Comedy with David MacLean. $15. 9pm. Gladstone. 1214 Queen St W. Funnygayguy.com.

BAR EVENTS

Barn
Atlantis Wet Party. Wet T-shirt and wet underwear contests and a sexy shower show at midnight. Resident DJ Chris Steinbach spins. Till 5am. 418 Church St. 977-4702.

George’s Play
Latin Pride with DJ Alex and Michelle Ross. 10pm. 507 Church St. 963-8251.

Lo’la
DJ Cajjmere Wray. 11pm-1am. 7 Maitland St. 920-8832.

Lüb
Get Lifted with DJ and producer Dwayne Menard spinning from 10pm. 487 Church St. 323-1489.

Woody’s
Bad Boy Weekend kick off with DJ Robb T. Army, Navy, cow- boys and jocks – why not? 465-67 Church St. 972-0887.

Zipperz
Goddess Hilarious with Stephanie Stephens. 10pm. 72 Carlton St. 921-0066.

DANCING & PARTIES

All Rise
DJ Nikki Red and guests. A fundraiser for Supporting Our Youth. $15. 10pm-4am. Courthouse. 57 Adelaide St E. 324-5078.

Andy Poolhall
Synchro with resident DJ Denise Benson joined by DJ Sasha Van Bon Bon and funky dancefloor antics from Lesbians On Ectasy’s Lynne T. A fundraiser for the Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line. $5. 489 College St. 923-5300.

Bauhaus
The third annual Jump-Off women’s party. First floor: Season 2 of The L-Word. 10pm. Second floor: DJ Blackcat. Rooftop: DJ Sara Scruton. $10. 9:30pmpm-6am. 31 Mercer St. Girltoronto.com.

Boot Camp
Prism’s military and leather party with DJs Abel and Shawn Riker, porn show with Carlos Morales and Circuit Mom. Steve Buczek hosting. Dress code: uniform, leather or military. $50 adv. 10pm-8am. Kool Haus. 132 Queens Quay E. 869-0045. Prismtoronto.com.

Buddies In Bad Times
Booty Call with DJs K-Tel and Dirty Princess in both the main space and Tallulah’s. $15. 10:30pm. 12 Alexander St. 975-8555.

Drag Ball
Break out the heels or the harness for this drag and fetish party with DJ Claude and appearances by Keke Vasquez, Marc Ellis, Necole Luv Dupree and Amalia. $45 adv; $50 door. 9pm doors. The Church At Berkeley. 315 Queen St E. 361-9666. Dragballtoronto.com.

Five
Bitch Slap with Sydney Blu and guest Billy Carroll. $10 after 11pm. 10pm-3:30pm. 5 St Joseph St. 964-8685.

Fly
Grapefruit Pride. DJs Shane Percy, Aural and Jet. With performances by Donnarama , the Ladies Of Sas and a live show by dance music duo Senor Kasio featuring Sheena Turcotte. A fundraiser for the Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line. $10 before midnight; $15 after. 9:30pm-5am. 8 Gloucester St. 410-5426.

Lee’s Palace
Shame, the Pride edition of the queer rock night Vazaleen. With DJ Will Munro and guests. For those in the know, the guest band is legendary: ESG, all-girl punk funk from the South Bronx. DJ Jeremy Laing and friends, upstairs. $25; $7 upstairs only. 10pm-4am. 529 Bloor St W. 532-1598.

Moist
Big annual women’s dance returns, with DJs Deb Parent, Kelly Boy and Zahra. Presented by Women4Montreal and Gay Games 2006, all money raised supports participating individuals and teams. $15 adv; $20 door. 9pm Opera House. 735 Queen St E. Women4mont-real@hotmail.com.

Temptation In Eden
Rise’s party with DJs Barry Harris and Mark Falco and a performance – at that size, he doesn’t have to do much – by Zeb Atlas. $35. 10pm-6am. This Is London. 364 Richmond St W. 351-1100. Risetoronto.com.

Zipperz
No Holds Barred with DJ Blackcat. No cover. 11pm. 72 Carlton St. 921-0066.

SAT, JUN 25

LEISURE & PLEASURE

Family Pride Daycare
Starts with LGBT Parenting Network’s Pride Family Picnic at 11am. Activites and entertainment throughout the day. Check the website for requirements. First of two days. 11am-6pm. Church Street Public Junior School. 83 Alexander St. Torontopride.com.

Pride & Remembrance Run
A five-kilometre run, flat and vehicle-free. The 10th-annual run has named the 519 Community Centre and the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives as the beneficiaries. Check in: 8:30am-9:30am. 519 Community Centre. 519 Church St. Preregistration available. Run starts at 10am at Church and Wellesley. Awards, prizes and entertainment to follow at Cawthra Square Park, behind The 519. 944-9449. Priderun.org.

MUSIC

Xiu Xiu
Lead singer Jamie Stewart sings of gay life and loss with a weird and eclectic sound coming from his west-coast band mates. The band’s next full-length recording, La Foret, is due out in July. $10-$12. 10:30pm doors; 10:45pm show. Poor Alex Cabaret. 296 Brunswick Ave. 324-9863.

STAGE

Homo Night In Canada
The B-Girlz host a night of into-the-boards silliness with comics Kristen Becker, Trevor Boris, Susan Fisher, Diane Flacks, Ian Lynch, David MacLean, Oot And Aboot, David Tomlinson and Dawn Whitwell. A fundraiser for Buddies and Inside Out. $20. 8pm. Buddies In Bad Times.12 Alexander St. 975-8555.

BAR EVENTS

Barn
TNT MEN’s Naked Dance. DJ Mark Bisson. $6 nonmembers (to be confirmed). 2pm-8:30pm. Somewhat more clothed dancing till 5am. 418 Church St. 977-4702.

Byzantium
Sultry Saturdays with DJ Cajjmere Wray. 11pm-2am. 499 Church St. 922-3859.

Ciao Edie
DJ Nikki Red. No cover. 489 College St. 927-7774.

Crews/Tango
Michelle Ross. 5pm. Robin Loren and Farra ‘N’ Hyte. 11pm. DJs Marty and Quinces. 10pm. 508 Church St. 472-1662.

Drake
My Barbarian Pagan Rights, a weird arty mash-up that’s part of the hotel’s artist in residence program. A sexual-mystical rock tale covering everything from druidic discos to gay marines. Your guess is as good as ours. $10. 9pm. 1150 Queen St W. 531-5042.

George’s Play
Virginia’s Bingo. 3pm-6pm. Latin Pride with DJ Alex and Michelle Ross. 10pm. 507 Church St. 963-8251.

Zelda’s
Mr Leatherman Toronto Brunch. 11am-3pm. The Cheap Show, hosted by Justine Touch and Lena Over with Best Ass Contest.9pm. 542 Church St. 922-2526.

Zipperz
Outside in the beer garden, it’s Bombshell ’05 with Sofonda Cox, Chris Edwards, Jeanette Dupree and Jackae Baker. 6pm-8pm. 72 Carlton St. 921-0066.

DANCING & PARTIES

Andy Poolhall
Savour with resident DJ Denise Benson and guests T’N’T and Dalia mixin’ in a little more hip hop and soul. $10. 489 College St. 923-5300.

Aqua
Let the sun shine. Prism’s outdoor water party overlooking the harbour. DJs David Knapp, César Murillo and Sydney Blu. With Lena Love and Screaming Gina. $25 adv. 1pm-8pm. The Docks. 11 Polson St. 461-3615. Prismtoronto.com.

B-Side
The Candy Shop. T’N’T and Blackcat’s Pride version of their weekly Goodlife hip-hop party moves to a one-night only new venue. $20. 129 Peter St. Dj-blackcat.tk.

Beef Ball
For the big boys. DJ Neill MacLeod, performance by Lena Love. $25 adv. 10pm-6am. Opera House. 735 Queen St E. Beefdip.com.

Buddies In Bad Times
Tallulah’s At Pride, a full facility bash with DJs K-Tel and Shane Percy. Sasha Van Bon Bon and Kitty Neptune of the Scandelles hosting bare-a-oke. $15. 10:30pm doors. 12 Alexander St. 975-8555.

Five
AsianXpress presents Silver. DJ Sumation with performances by Anita Lay, Jamin Rice, Malandi Moore, Emma Ho, Penny Trait and Vanessa Kwok. A fundraiser for Pride Toronto. $10 before 10:30pm; $15 till 11:30pm; $20 after. 9:30pm doors. Five. 5 St Joseph St. 318-8950.

Fly
DJ Stephan Grondin. $20 before 1am; $25 after. 10pm-7am. 8 Gloucester St. 410-5426.

Heat
Rise’s outdoor party by the lake with DJs Brett Henrichson and Cajjmere Wray. Sunnyside Bathing Pavilion. 1755 Lakeshore Blvd W. Shuttle bus from downtown. $15 adv or $89 for the weekend. 3pm-10:30pm. Risetoronto.com.

Joy
Prism’s main event with DJ Boy George headlining. Alyson Calagna warms up and Tony Moran finishes up. $60 adv. 10pm-8am. Kool Haus and Big Top. 132 Queens Quay E. 869-0045. Prismtoronto.com.

El Mocambo
Juicy Pride Party featuring DJs Holly Rock, KiKi, Violca and Barbi, with girlie go-go dancers, giveaways and more. $10. 10pm doors. 464 Spadina Ave. 777-1777.

Tantric Lounge
The third annual Affair and Slam Saturday join forces for the night. Two floors, two vibes, all women. 422 Adelaide St W. $10 before midnight; $15 after. 592 0311.

Zipperz
Review, Pride edition, with DJ Cory Activate. No cover. 10pm-4am. 72 Carlton St. 921-0066.

SUN, JUN 26

SPIRITUALITY

Pride Day Service
The Metropolitan Community Church Of Toronto’s annual Pride Day worship service. 11am. South Pride Stage. 406-6228.

LEISURE & PLEASURE

Family Pride Daycare
Activites and entertainment throughout the day. Check the website for requirements. Second of two days. Noon-6pm. Church Street Public Junior School. 83 Alexander St. Torontopride.com.

Cruzin’ With Pride
An evening cruise with DJs Vanessa DeWilde and Raul Vargas. $35 till Jun 19; $40 after. Boarding: 7:30pm. Queens Quay E, just east of Yonge. Cruzin’. 8pm-11:30pm. 890-2511. Theboatcruise.com.

BAR EVENTS

Barn
Pride Day Underwear Party. 2pm-8:30pm. DJ Chris Steinbach spins till 5am. 418 Church St. 977-4702.

ciao edie
Here Kitty, Kitty dyke night with DJ Nikki Red. 489 College St. 927-7774.

George’s Play
Madame’s Pride Bingo. Noon-3pm. Pride Window Show. 5pm-9pm. Fiesta Latina with Group Hola and Maria Del Monte. 10pm. 507 Church St. 963-8251.

Zipperz
Outside in the beer garden, it’s Girlz From Cellblock C with Chris Edwards, Jeanette Dupree, Heaven Lee Hytes and Miss Conception. 5:30pm-8pm. 72 Carlton St. 921-0066.

DANCING & PARTIES

Five
Volume with DJ Cajjmere Wray. Free before midnight; $10 after. 10pm-3am. 5 St Joseph St. 964-8685.

Gladstone
Pride Street Party with DJs Dionne Warpig and Prancy Boy. 9pm. 1214 Queen St W. 531-4635.

Papi’s
The Blockorama Afterparty with DJ Blackcat. $5 before midnight; $10 after. 459 Church St. Dj-blackcat.tk.

Revival
Need more? Prism’s recovery party with DJs Peter Rauhofer and Stéfane Lippé, with appearances by Suzanne Palmer, Sofonda Cox and Fierce. $55 adv. 10pm-8am. Guvernment. 132 Queens Quay E. 869-0045. Prismtoronto.com.

Rise
DJs Manny Lehman, Deko-ze and more in the main room. DJ Shane Percy in the lounge. Performances by Kristine W, Flava and Cirque Sublime. $45 adv or $89 for the weekend. 10pm-9am. Lucid. 126 John St. 345-8243. Risetoronto.com.

Stone Wall Ball
DJs Juniah and Shawn Riker, performance by Lena Love. 10pm-5am. Opera House. $25 adv. 10pm-5am. 735 Queen St E. Stonewallball.com.

Tallulah’s
Lady Oiye’s Tea Dance with DJ K-Tel. $5 after 10pm. 3pm-2am. 12 Alexander St. 975-8555.

Zipperz
Outside DJs. 8pm-11pm. DJ Alain’s retro dance party inside Cellblock. No cover. 10pm-4am. 72 Carlton St. 921-0066.

MON, JUN 27

MUSIC

Diana Krall
The Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival presents Mrs Costello. $69.50-$125. 8pm. Hummingbird Centre. 1 Front St W. 872-2262.

FILM & VIDEO

42nd Street
City Cinema, free outdoor screenings of classic musicals, launches with Lloyd Bacon’s 1933 classic starring Ruby Kelor. 8:30pm. Yonge And Dundas Square. Ydsquare.ca.

In Print

Michael Cunningham
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours, in conversation with Rebecca Caldwell. $8. 7:30pm. Mon, Jun 27. Brigantine Room. York Quay Centre. 235 Queens Quay W. 973-4000.