What's on in Queer Toronto in May 2014

Every Monday in May - Klezmer Gypsy folk dancing is alive and well in gay Toronto @ The Hogtown Cure Cafe. Balfolk Toronto brings Western European folk dancing and music across the pond and offers Torontonians a taste of the lively Breton tradition that resembles a square dance. Emilyn Stam and Tangi Ropars founded Balfolk Toronto because of a shared love for the Balfolk tradition that each experienced while living in Europe. Youtube videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFZ7sNJXyik.The regular Monday night Balfolk Toronto dance starts at 7 p.m. for musicians, 8 p.m. for dancers, and is pay what you can.This is a very tiny dance floor 20 people tops,get there early, At the Gay owned Hogtown Cure Deli & Cafe - 1484 Dundas St W. Toronto ON

Friday May 2, 2014 - Big Primpin' @ The Wrongbar Bills itself as "hiphop for ho's and mo's," and attracts art scenesters, hipster kids, anarchist fags and others unfulfilled by both mainstream and underground approaches to dance music. The girls who come get glammed up because they feel safe, the fags go all out even though it's Parkdale, and the straight boys are well-behaved and generally well-dressed. Regularly features local DJs CRAIG DOMINIC, KEVIN RITCHIE, NINO BROWN; 10pm. Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St W. $5. 416.516.8677 Queer West Village Toronto, Ontario.

Friday, May 2, 2014 - Saturday, May 3, 2014 - Tangled Arts Festival presents Third Eye Looming @ Daniels Spectrum Theatre Third Eye Looming is multi-disciplinary theatre piece devised and directed by Ed Roy in collaboration with Workman Arts artists. Combining imagistic theatre, movement, dance, music, text, and multi-media, Third Eye Looming delves into the mind of a man struggling to piece together the shards of his fragmented life after the onset of mental illness. Third Eye Looming is ultimately a composite of all of the collective artists shared experiences with mental illness distilled into the story of one individual. Daniels Spectrum Theatre, 585 Dundas St East Toronto, ON Friday, May 2, 2014 - 8:00pm - Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 11:00pm Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting http://abilitiesartsfestival.org/third-eye-looming/

Saturday May 3, 2014 - Get out your dancing shoes for DJ Honey Dijon Chicago sound @ Club Coda. Honey Dijon spins a distinct Chicago sound with inflections of the deep New York underground, Honey prides herself on a style that is all her own. In fact Honey is one of the few dj’s in recent years to defy pigeon-holing. She draws from a wide repertoire of musical styles from old school Chicago house, disco, tech-house to tribal, funk, and soul. As a gifted and experienced dj, Honey knows how to manipulate any crowd. CODA 794 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON 19+ Valid ID Required http://codatoronto.com/#!directions/ | http://www.dijonmusic.com/

Saturday May 3, 2014 - Cantores Celestes - 25th Anniversary Concert @ unnymede United Church Cantores Celestes Women's Choir will perform its 25thAnniversary Concert on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Runnymede United Church in Toronto. The 55-woman choir, under the direction of Kelly Galbraith, will perform highlights from its repertoire over the past 25 years including: Monteverdi’s O Beatae Viae, The Log Driver’s Waltz, Stephen Hatfield’s African Celebration and Freedom Trilogy by Paul Halley. Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd. (Bloor West Subway) short walk up the street., Toronto Admission: $20.00. No reserved seating. Contact: 416.236.1522https://www.facebook.com/CantoresCelestes

Saturday May 3, 2014 - Hellenes LGBT United Second Annual Greek Lamb Roast Dinner @ Bar Neon. Hellenes United is a new association in Toronto, established to create a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ people in our Greek Communities – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Two-Spirit, Queer, Questioning and anyone who identifies on the gender diversity or sexual diversity spectrum – and for the wonderful folk in the Greek, or indeed any, community who support them. The warm weather is finally back! Join us to celebrate spring the Greek way with roast lamb, lots of ouzo, music, dancing and mouth watering Greek delicacies. Come re-connect with community after a long winter, meet new friends and share a delicious meal. All LGBTQ* Greeks, friends, family, and allies are welcome!

Loving friends! The Lamb runs out quickly so arrive by 1pm to make sure you get some!

Details: Tickets can purchased at the door by donation, sliding scale applies. Please give what you can. Suggested donation ranges from $10-$30. All proceeds go to cover the cost of the event and to support future Hellenes United events. If you would like to make a larger donation to support the event please contact Maria at hellenesunited@gmail.com DATE: Saturday May 3rd, TIME: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. LOCATION: Bar Neon, 1226 Bloor Street W Queer West Toronto. Ontario https://www.facebook.com/HellenesUnited

Monday May 5, 2014 - Trampoline Hall @ The Garrison. The next Trampoline Hall is on Monday, May 5, 2014. All of the lecturers this month were chosen by Erica Kopyto. She has chosen these speakers: Gemma Foley will speak about the manic pixie dream girl. There will be a lecture given by Adam Lazarus about the uncanny valley. John Mutu-Grigg will speak about First Nations tourism. Misha Glouberman will host as always. The show's location is the Garrison, at 1197 Dundas St W. The doors open at 7:40 and the show starts promptly at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are sold @ Soundscapes: 572 College Street starting Thursday, May 1. Additionally a small number of rush tickets will go on sale at The door at the Garrison on Monday May the 5th starting at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday May 7, 2014 - Guest Speaker author Helen Lenskyj's latest book focuses on Russia's 2013 anti-gay laws @ Parkdale Public Library. Join author Helen Lenskyj for an engaging talk on the intersection of sport and politics and what it means for LGBTQ athletes, spectators and for the broader community seeking justice and equality. Parkdale Library, 1303 Queen W, 416-393-7686 on Wednesday May 7 @ 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Thursday May 8, 2014 - Guest Speaker author Helen Lenskyj's latest book focuses on Russia's 2013 anti-gay laws @ Eatonville Public Library. Join author Helen Lenskyj for an engaging talk on the intersection of sport and politics and what it means for LGBTQ athletes, spectators and for the broader community seeking justice and equality. Eatonville Library, 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd, Etobicke 416-394-5270 on Thursday May 8 @ 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Thursday May 8 to Sunday May 11, 2014 - Love Art Fair @ CNE Direct Energy Centre.Artists - CLUCA, Jay Dart, Martin Ouellette, Michael Toke, Maryanna Hardy, Yuriko Kubota, Michelle Bui, John Drew Munro, Katherine Melançon, John Chervinsky, Kikooshi, Mathieu Gagnon, Doug Brown, & Ron Loranger Nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer que nous serons présents à la foire d'art « LOVE ART » à Toronto du 8 au 11 mai 2014.http://www.loveartfair.com/toronto/

Thursday May 8 to Monday May 12, 2014 - Kuš and Videofag present The Last Match Since 2009, the Latvian comics magazine kuš! Has invited international comic artists to draw their interpretations of “the last match” on paper snips the size of matchbooks. At this size, these little artworks are easily collected in just a few tiny boxes – BUT – when exhibited together as The Last Match, the collected drawings are taken out and hung on matchsticks, showing that together you can make something big out of something small. The Last Match is made up of contributions from more than 380 artists, from over 52 countries. Co-presented by Videofag in Kensington Market, The Last Match will be up from May 8th-12th. There will be an opening reception on May 8th, from 7:00-9:00pm, which we highly recommend attending. With so many pieces, you’ll want to spend time with it all! Videofag 187 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Thursdays, May 8 to 29, 2014 - LGBT Hip Hop Dances @ U of T Multifaith Centre. Thursdays, May 8th-29th, 2014 (4 weeks) 6:30-7:30pm Cost for the full session: $30 for students (with ID) $45 for non-students Drop-in rate for one class: $15 To register, send us an email at lgbtdance.club@utoronto.ca with your name and let us know whether you're a student or non-student. All of the proceeds from classes go towards paying our instructor and renting the space.

The Details All classes take place at the Multifaith Centre on U of T's St. George campus, 569 Spadina Avenue. To register, please send us an email with your name, email, the class you want to take, and whether you're a student or non-student to lgbtdance.club@utoronto.ca See you there!- LGBT Dance Exec

Saturday May 10, 2014 - DROP (NYC) | CHRIS LARSEN + NOBLE @ CABAL. The New York based event series returns to Toronto for one night, following a show in Montreal at Le Salon Daomé. For this installment we are opening a guest list for 100 people to Drop. RSVP is a must. Chris Larsen Cajual Records / Roots & Wings http://www.soundcloud.com/chris-larsen| Noble Wolf Trap / Drop / NYC http://www.soundcloud.com/this-is-nobleOpening set by Roland Gonzales Hosted by Boogie Inc. / Chris Z / Sonit / Tas / Robin Shaw ? $5 Cover ? RSVP >> DROPNYCRSVP@GMAIL.COM 10pm-3am Cabal | 782 King St. W, Toronto ON https://www.facebook.com/cabalsocial

Saturday May 10, 2014 - Toronto QUEER SLOWDANCE! - Pajama Party Edition! @ Dovercourt House. Fabulous and inspired attire, while desired, is not required. But as this is our early St. Patrick's Gay edition, why not try for something a little green! Finally, you do not have to be queer to attend this party, but you must have an open mind, an open heart, and have open arms. Do keep in mind that the majority of folks attending are lesbian & gay, so if you are stridently straight, this may not be the most receptive community for you.

PS. Fabulous and inspired attire, while desired, is not required. But as this is our Pajama Party edition, feel free to be comfortable! Additionally, do not limit yourselves to PJ's, all kinds of sleepwear is encouraged. Smoking jackets, lingerie, night slips, onesies, snuggies, etc. Last month for our Prom edition we dressed up! This month feel free to dress down

The Details: Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. (1 block North of Bloor, 3 blks. West of Ossington) Saturday, (Street Map http://g.co/maps/u2kc3) Doors at 9:30, Dance from 10 PM - 2:30 AM. $10 admission includes your Dancecard-booklet! http://www.dovercourthouse.comRegretfully, the Dovercourt House is not wheelchair-accessible. 19+ Queer West Village, Toronto On.

Sunday May 11 to Sunday May 18, 2014 - The 13th annual rock.paper.sistahz festival @ Daniels Spectrum. Having started in 2002 as a platform for Black Women Artists to theatrically play, the festival enters its teens with the theme: “Coming of Age”. rps13 kicks off with a Mother’s Day Brunch Gala Fundraiser on Sunday, May 11 at the Artscape Wychwood Barns followed by a week-long Alumni Series (May 12-16) offering exclusive workshops led by acclaimed b current rAiz’n Ensemble alumni including award-winning poet and playwright d'bi young and Governor General Awards Finalist Joseph Jomo Pierre. The popular, one-of-a-kind festival will close with 23 hours live!, a presentation marathon from May 17-18, featuring new works by trey anthony (Black Mothers Don’t Say I Love You), Catherine Hernandez (I Cannot Lie to the Stars that Made Me), Montreal’s Michaela di Cesare (8 Ways My Mother was Conceived), and Ngozi Paul (The 1st Time Project). http://bcurrent2013.wordpress.com/ and http://regentparkarts.ca/

Sunday May 25, 2014- Kensington Market Art Fair (KMAF) is a curated outdoor art fair which features artists from Toronto focusing on two and three dimensional art works that will take place annually. 77 Nassau Street, Toronto Ontario Street Map

Friday May 16, 2014 - Scissors Big Gay Dance Party @ Baseline. Luscious, heavy and deep house music for ladies that like ladies, boys who dig boys and everyone in between. with your ever wonderful resident dj's Sham, White Wolf and Fawn Big Canoe. $5 all night or free before 1130pm with guestlist, (leave your name on the wall before 3pm, day of the event) 865 Bloor St. West Toronto, Ontario, One block east of Ossington Avenue. Queer West Village

Friday May 16, 2014- Big Gay Dance Party - YES YES Y'ALL MAY presents SPRING-A-LING-A-LING ft Dj Lissa Monet@ Coda. We are back with what appears to be another LONG WEEKEND JAM. If you were at the last one, you know we deliver. Toronto's wildest queer hip hop/dancehall/rnb jam is back and we're bringing Lissa Monet along for the ride again.Spring is in the air finally and we can't wait to see all of your cutie faces. Ps. Bring an extra shirt, it's like hot yoga up in there sometimes downward dogs always welcome If you don't know Lissa...get to know http://lissamonet.com19+ $6 before midnight, more after. Coda CODA 2nd floor, not wheel chair friendly 794 Bathurst St, Queer West Toronto Ontario http://codatoronto.com/
Saturday May 17 and Sunday May 18, 2014 - A French play for young Children Old Man and the River @ Alliance Française de Toronto. A grumpy old man lives in his little house in the woods. Every day is the same and he likes it this way. One day, a magical creature leaps into his world, and everything changes! A tale told in puppetry; part of Theatre Direct's WeeFestival of Theatre and Culture for Early Years. Recommended for audiences 3 to 6 years old. Alliance Française de Toronto at. May 17, 2014_11:00 AM and Sun. May 18, 2014_4:00 PM 24 Spadina Road, 416.922.2014 x35 culturel@alliance-francaise.ca http://www.weefestival.ca 

Sunday May 18, 2014 - Big Queer People of Colour Dance Party @ The former Mojo Longe space. It's been a long and cold winter now spring has finally blossomed. We will like to bring all of you 'social butteries' to get together in one room to celebrate one of the best season of the year. The birds are singing and the bee's are buzzing--its time to come get some honey. Mingle and dance to 3 of the best soulful house music DJ's: Joe Navarro of Big Fun, Phat Albert Twilight Zone and your favourite Mitch Winthrop. Hear some of the best classic's along side the newest remixes fresh from the studio. They will take you on a journey starting from the 80's & 90's; they will introduce you to the newest soul house music tracks of today. If you love Soulful House Music you would not want to miss this event!$10 cover, free before 11 PM when you RSVP.1305 Dundas Street West, Queer West Village,Toronto, Ontario https://www.facebook.com/events/1460860410817786 9:00pm - 4:00am

Wednesday May 21, 2014 -Branded By The Pink Triangle Author Ken Setterington talks about the history of the symbol. 10:30 am. Free. Parlliament Library, 269 Gerrard E, 416-393-7663.

Thursday May 22, 2014 - Anna Gutmanis & Friends @ Free Times Cafe. new bi-monthly concert series at Free Times Café "Anna Gutmanis is doing a really original sounding cabaret motif” - Jaimie Vernon, The Feminine Musique Anna Gutmanis and band members Bob Cohen, Karen Dinardo and Bryn Scott-Grimes are delighted to inaugurate their new regular concert series at the Free Times Café. The quartet recently recorded 2 new songs together, “Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes” and “Lately It’s Cold”. Both charted on iTunes, and Diamonds also appeared on the Independent Music Network Mainstream Top 30 Chart. Anna and her friends will perform original songs from all of Anna’s releases, as well as new material. http://www.annagutmanis.com/ 

Kevin Wong is a pop and theatre singer/songwriter/violinist. His sound is reflective of an eclectic blend of pop, soul, jazz, and theatrical influences. He is currently working on a number of musical theatre song commissions, a song cycle titled “Recurring John”, and a musical with playwright Matthew Milo Sergi. He has performed at Canadian Music Week and many other events, and he shared the stage with Anna last year at The Flying Beaver Pubaret in a sold-out concert. http://www.kevinwongmusic.com 

The Details: Anna Gutmanis & Friends at Free Times Cafe, Free Times Cafe Cover $6 8:30 PM, 320 College Street, Queer West Toronto Ontario (416) 967-1078 http://www.freetimescafe.com

Friday May 23, 2014 - All through the House: A Night of Feminist Art & Culture @ U of T. Join us for an exciting night of feminist art, performances and music. A “cultural mash-up” — the event features performances throughout the building — so check out our program, and come be moved, engaged and entertained. The event takes place at the University of Toronto’s Hart House on May 23. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Admission is $15 at the door. For program details, visit: http://berks2014.com/friday-night/ The event is presented by the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, taking place at the University of Toronto on May 22-25. Visit http://berks2014.com for more information on the academic conference.

Saturday May 24, 2014 - GTA Rollergirls Derby Debutants vs Lindsay Roller Derby@ Ted Reeve Arena. Don't miss fast-paced, hard-hitting roller derby action, as the GTA Rollegirls proudly present our second game of the 2014 season on May 24th at Ted Reeve Arena, 175 Main St (Corner of Main and Gerrard). The Derby Debutantes will take on Lindsay Roller Derby Doors open at 6pm, Game starts at 7pm Ted Reeve Arena 175 Main St, Toronto, ON http://www.gtarollergirls.com/

Saturday May 24, 2014 - TALLBOYS Craft Beer Garden at Trinity Bellwoods an outdoor "Craft Beer Garden" in Trinity Bellwoods next Saturday, May 24th in support of Horizons for Youth shelter..FINALLY, you'll be able to enjoy some of the best beer the province has to offer, outdoors in one of Toronto's most beautiful parks. The Beer Garden will be located in the hockey rink in the north east corner of the park.We're beyond excited to help facilitate this event, so come out to the park, enjoy the sun and have a couple of local brews! This event will coincide with the Home Runs for Horizons charity baseball tournament. 1:00 PM - 7:00 PMhttps://www.facebook.com/events/447112605426143
Saturday May 24, 2014 - March Against Monsanto: Requiem For Bees @ Queen's Park, March and rally to protest the use of agricultural neonicotinoid pesticides. 11 am. Free. Queen's Park, 111 Wellesley W, http://facebook.com/events/422692497830818.

Saturday May 24, 2014 - Requiem For Bees: GMO-Free Festival And Farmer's Market @ Christie Pits. GMO-free farmer's market and festival to follow today's march to protest the use of agricultural neonicotinoid pesticides. Noon-6 pm. Free. Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor W, http://facebook.com/events/422692497830818.

Saturday May 24, 2014 - Join No More Silence LGBTTQQIA Discussion @ Native Canadian Centre Families of Sisters in Spirit and The Native Youth Sexual Health Network to discuss community based responses to violence with Sarah Hunt Tanya Kappo, Monica Sehovic Bowen Forrester and Maryanne Pearce. Please bring your hand drums!

Gender based violence also impacts Indigenous women and Indigenous people who are part of the LGBTTQQIA community. LGBTTQQIA people often don’t fit gender binaries, or other Western categories of relationships and identities dictated by mainstream culture and as a result experience increased amounts of violence. This has resulted in the continuance of hundreds, if not thousands of disappearances and deaths across these lands.

The Details: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, 16 Spadina Road http://ncct.on.ca/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Missing-Murdered-Aboriginal-Women-in-Canada/313160025391260 Queer West Village.

Sunday May 25, 2014- Kensington Market Art Fair (KMAF) is a curated outdoor art fair which features artists from Toronto focusing on two and three dimensional art works that will take place annually. 77 Nassau Street, Queer West Toronto Ontario Street Map\

Wednesday May 28 to Sunday June 1, 2014 - The 2014 Toronto Festival of Clowns brings together clowns and physical theatre artists of all disciplines and backgrounds and provide a common space to showcase their work. The festival comprises of 8 full-length shows, 5 cabarets, and a dozen 20 minute micro plays. There's over 100 performers showcasing varying styles, such as clown, bouffon, character, puppetry, physical theatre, dance, mime, mask, vaudeville Location: Pia Bouman Studio Theatre / The Brockton Collective Studio http://www.torontofestivalofclowns.com/

Wednesday May 28, 2014- Opening Reception for Gay Artist Jack Butler's exhibition 'Dark Body' @ Red Head Gallery. Ack Butler's hybrid practice uses the means and methods of visual art to produce research in two domains - medical science (embryogenesis primary research and the current project “Occam’s Hand”, at the intersection of art and medicine) and collaborations with Inuit artists (Art & Cold Cash). With degrees in visual art and philosophy, Butler exhibits internationally with work in public and private collections including the National Gallery of Canada. Please note that the exhibition includes some images of a sexual nature. 6 pm to 9 pm...Red Head Gallery 401 Richmond Street West Suite 115 http://www.redheadgallery.org/jack-butler-dark-body Exhibition runs to June 21

Wednesday May 28, 2014 - OUTrageous! With gay comedian Robert Keller @ Yuk Yuk's. A hot new comedy show--of the gays, by the gays, and for the gays! Hosted by Robert Keller (iChannel, CBC) every last Wednesday of the month, featuring a delicious mix of the hottest queer and queer-friendly comics, with a splash of music--and an extra shot of hot shirtless boys on the side! And this month's show offers up some sizzling hot MILFs: headliner Laurie Elliott (MuchMusic's VIDEO ON TRIAL), plus Precious Chong (SEX AND THE SINGLE PARENT), Shelley Kidwell (VERSUS VALERIE) and guest comic Melissa Story! With DJ Johnnie "Orange Pekoe" Walker spinning sexy pop jams from 7:40 pm! Tickets: $15 (inclusive of tax); available at http://www.yukyuks.comor by calling (416) 967-6425.Yuk Yuk's 224 Richmond St W, Toronto

Thursday May 29 to September 1, 2014 - Camp Fires: The Queer Baroque of Leopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette @ Gardiner Museum. Camp Fires reveals the concept of "Camp" in the work of three important Francophone Canadian ceramic artists: Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette. Camp Fires is an often sensual encounter of these artists' powerful body of work, one that addresses subversive ideas about queer identity through clay. Gardiner Museum 111 Queen's Park, Toronto http://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/exhibition/camp-fires

Thursday May 29, 2014 - Crooked Fagazine and The Holy Male double zine launch @ The Beaver. Two Montreal queer zines are coming to Toronto to release their third issues. Crooked is a fagazine for queer arts & culture, politics and creative writing, written by and for gaylords, bad lovers, and nudists with fanny-packs. The Holy Male is a queerzine focused on encouraging the exploration of the spiritual, sexual and artistic lives of queer men past and present. Come have a drink with the editors as we celebrate the sacred and the profane for one night at The Beaver.7:00 PM - 11:00 PM The Beaver 1192 Queen St W https://www.facebook.com/CrookedFagazine | https://www.facebook.com/theholymale

Thursday May 29, 2014 - The Beautiful & The Damned featuring Amy J. Lester & Ryan G. Hinds Queer Poetry @ The Central. Please join us at The Central at 603 Markham Street for our monthly Poetry Cabaret. The last Thursday of every month promises to be a spectacular evening of poetry, music, trivia and great food! Sign up for open Mic is at 7:00 pm. All The Beautiful & The Damned events are pay what you can. Suggested $5 and up. This month will be hosted by the damned beautiful Brock Hessel! https://www.facebook.com/events/291800027663780/ Queer West Toronto Ontario

Friday May 30 to Sunday June 1, 2014 - West Toronto Gallery Art Tour. Seventeenth annual ART TOUR (formerly the Bloor West Village Art Tour), a showcase for some of the best art in Toronto's West End. Artists display their works at locations from Swansea to The Junction. Art lovers have a unique opportunity to meet the artists and to see their creations. 32 ARTISTS - 28 LOCATIONS FREE ADMISSION Friday May 30 through Sunday June 1, 2014 and Friday 6-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-5pm http://www.arttour.info/

Friday May 30, 2014 - Summer Jamz: A Queer & Trans Cover Band Show!!! @ The Bike Pirate. A cover band show is a place we create for you to bring yourself and your friends together, play music, sing songs, have some good old DIY fun! Doors at 8PM.Bands at 9PM There is a ramp to get into the space, a gender neutral bathroom is on the main floor and is wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible TTC station is Dundas west and it is 13mins away from the venue. Active listeners will be around to talk and support folks during the show. The space will also be scent free. We encourage you to please read this document for more tips on how to achieve fragrance-free-ness! 8 pm Bike Pirates 1292 Bloor St West,Toronto ON.https://www.facebook.com/events/680367102026057

Friday May 30, 2014 - CRAVETO - Toronto Food Festival An outdoor festival of Toronto street food, craft beer & Djs, providing a casual, social environment to mingle while discovering local street food & drink at an affordable price. FOODIES… this one is for YOU!! When: Friday, May 30, 2014 Where: Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St, Toronto Time: 5-11pm Admission: $20.87 (taxes incl.) It promises to be an evening of awesome food, drink and good vibes.http://www.craveto.com/

Friday May 30, 2014 -Best of Toronto Queer DJs JUNGLE FUNK RESIDENCY 5.0 - MC FLIPSIDE, DEKO-ZE, JEROME ROBINS & CHRIS INK @ Lily Lounge. *** MC FLIPSIDE *** (DBR/PBR/Stealth/Moody) https://soundcloud.com/mcflipside| DEKO-ZE (Hotfingers/Hotbox Digital/Jungle Funk Recordings) http://www.deko-ze.com/| CHRIS INK http://soundcloud.com/djchrisink With guest list: $10 before 12PM/$15 after. Without guest list: $15 all night. Women free before 11PM. Doors at 10pm | 19+ event LILY | 656 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B8 | (416) 532-0419 http://www.lilylounge.com| info@lilylounge.com Queer West Toronto Ontario

Saturday May 31, 2014 - MEC Bikefest Toronto @ Trinity Bellwoods Park. MEC Bikefest is a celebration of all things bikes. Kick off the cycling season with bike demos, clinics, group rides, kids activities, bike retailers, cycling advocacy groups, tune ups and much much more! MEC Bikefest Toronto features activities for cyclists of all skill levels, including:

The Details: Bike clinics and seminars Bike demos Free bicycle safety checks Bike valet parking Free basic repairs and tune-ups MEC Marketplace Local bicycle retailers and exhibitor booths MEC Bikefest Bike and Gear Swap Free activities for kids You must pre-register for clinics and group rides. Clinics and rides range from 1.5-2 hours - registration is $5 (+tax) per session. FREE Rain or Shine...http://events.mec.ca/event/15745/mec-bikefest-toronto-2014-may-31st