The Best of Toronto Queer Events for August, 2015

 compiled by Outexpressions newspaper

Saturday August 1 to August 19, 2015 The 6th Annual Open Roof Festival @ 99 Sudbury St. (Toronto),. The opening night of this year’s Festival starts with singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tomi Swick, who learned to play the bagpipes, military drums, piano and guitar by the age of 13. Once the sun sets, Brett Morgan’s authorized documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will shed some light on the late Kurt Cobain’s life. This year, the on-site caterer, Cashew & Clive, will present a unique, accompanying menu each week— the perfect pairing for a refreshing beer from ORF’s long-standing partner Amsterdam Brewery. oronto fans of indie film and music will get another chance to watch their favourite stars under the stars, as the Open Roof Festival (ORF) returns for its sixth season, 7:30 PM
Saturday August 1 to Monday August 31, 2015 - Outdoor Theatre Shakespeare in High Park This summer we’re offering both comedy and tragedy in High Park. See the light-hearted As You Like It or the intense Titus Andronicus under the stars. The shows will be playing on alternate nights through the summer. Pay-what-you-can at the gate or reserve online. Pack a picnic, bring your friends and come enjoy this outdoor theatre tradition. See As You Like It on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; Titus Andronicus on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Shows start at 8 pm; gate opens at 6 pm. 90 Minutes. PWYC No intermission. High Park 1873 Bloor St West Toronto High Park Subway stop walk to centre of park near Grendier Restaurant. Queer West Village Toronto ON

Saturday August 1 to Saturday August 15, 2015 - PANAMANIA @ Various Locations in Toronto. It will feature more than 1,300 artists in 250 performances and exhibitions across Toronto. The festival will showcase the diverse cultures and artistic excellence of Ontario, Canada and the Americas through music, theatre, dance and more, with free and ticketed events. Major music headliners scheduled to perform free outdoor concerts during PANAMANIA will include Grammy-, Latin Grammy- and Juno-award winning artists. The music lineup includes: the Flaming Lips, Calle 13, The Roots, A Tribe Called Red, Janelle Monae, Cafe Tacvba, Brigitte Boisjoli, Chromeo, Jann Arden, Choc Quib Town, Death from Above 1979, Damien Robitaille, Lila Downs, Lights, Luciano, Dragonette, Colin James, USS, Marie-Pierre Arthur, Tanya Tagaq and the Barra MacNeils.
Saturday August 1 to Saturday August 15, 2015 - Driftwood Theatre's HAMLET The Bard’s Bus Tour. The Driftwood Theatre Group is Ontario's leading outdoor summer touring theatre company, on the road since 1995. Driftwood re-defines the classics through exploration of new styles and interpretations of the world's greatest plays, even as we invest in the creation of today's voices in Canadian Theatre—the classics of tomorrow..

Saturday August 1 to August 25, 2015 - LGBT Summer Salsa & West Coast Swing Dance Classes! LGBT Dance is excited to offer Beginner Salsa, Intermediate/Advanced Salsa, and Beginner West Coast Swing classes this summer! Come join us to learn new dance moves! The Beginner Salsa and West Coast Swing classes are meant for those who have never taken that style of dance before. Intermediate / Advanced Salsa are for those who have taken Salsa classes previously. Unsure of your dance level? Tue, Jul 14, 06:00 pm to Tue, Jul 14, 09:00 pm Repeats every week until Tue, Aug 25 Email us at and we can help find the right class for you! $15 Multi-Faith Centre, 2nd floor, 569 Spadina Ave 6-9pm Queer West Village, Toronto Ontario.

Saturday August 1 to Sunday August 2, 2015 - Falstaff & The Merry Wives Of Windsor @ Montgomery's Inn & Etienne Brulé Park. Humber River Shakespeare returns again this summer, with one of Shakespeare’s earliest and well loved comedies. Hard up for cash, the unscrupulous Falstaff hatches up a crazy plan that can’t possibly backfire – to cuckold Windsor’s wealthy husbands and get his greedy paws on their money. However, the merry wives devise a scheme of their own to teach him a well-deserved lesson in Wooing 101. Even with an ego as big as his voracious appetite, Falstaff’s silver tongue cannot prevent the payback to come. Set in the hip and “Far Out” world of the 1960s, and featuring puppets, music and some audience participation, this hilariously magnificent treat of artful deceit is not to be missed. Performances run Tuesday – Sunday, 7pm Admission is by donation. Suggested donation is $20

Saturday August 1, 2015 - Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Parade @ Lakeshore Blvd. Caribbean Carnival is allegedly one largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. This is not a gay friendly event. There's no welcoming special floats or bands for Toronto 500,000 queers, as there is in the Pride Parade, which welcomes everyone. Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago all have very strict, anti-homosexual laws from life to 15 yrs in prison. Our advice boycott it, spend your money at more LGBTQ friendly events this weekend, in the city.

Sunday August 2, 2015 - Swanky Bitches, Social Snobs and High Rollers mingle at Birdbath @ Muzik Beach. Birdbath returns this Sundayand every Sunday after that for the rest of the summer at Muzik Beach! Featuring three newly-renovated pools, day beds and cabanas (free and first come, first serve), brunch and lunch menus by Food Dudes, and DJs. Free with RSVP before 3 pm, $20 15 Saskatchewan Rd Toronto Parkdale south of King St. Queer West Village, Toronto Ontario.

Sunday August 2, 2015 - Christie Pits Film Festival @ Christie Pits Park. A pay-what-you-can outdoor screening series taking over Christie Pits Park every Sunday night from August 2 to August 16. This week’s screening is Mean Girls. Eats and treats provided by Sugar Mamma’s Mini Donuts, Caplansky’s Deli, and Macchina Mobile Cafe beginning at 6 pm. Show starts at sundown (approximately 8:55 pm). BYOBlanket. . 779 Crawford Ave. And Bloor W. christie Subway Stop. Queer West Village, Toronto Ontario

Monday August 10, 2015 - Trampoline Hall Lecture Series @ The Garrison. Mark Reale has chosen three lectures for this month's show. It will go as follows: ~* John Maden: The unintended consequences of human association. ~* Solomon Hsu: Names ~* Christopher Hirst: The opportunities of social isolation Misha Glouberman hosts, as always! The show takes place at the Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West, Toronto. Doors open at 7:40 and the show starts at 8:00 sharp. Advance tickets are available for $6 at Soundscapes, 572 College Street, starting on Thursday, August 6th. A small number of rush tickets will be sold at the Garrison, on the day of the show, starting at 6:30 pm.

Tuesday August 11, 2015 - Bitch Salad @ Buddies In Bad Times Threatre. Presents: Emma Hunter, Christi Olson and Heidi Brander in a live comedy taping! Hosted by Andrew Johnston. Tuesday, August 11th. 8pm to 10 pm. $10 at the door. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. MORE INFO Gay Toronto Village Ontario

Thursday August 13 to Sunday August 16, 2015 - African Fashion Weekend @ Daniels Spectrum Cultural Center. African Fashion Weekend Toronto is one of the most recognized Fashion Weeks in Canada. The program was established by the Fashion Ready Foundation in 2012 and has developed into an internationally-recognized event. AFWT continues to grow each season, creating a community of designers, models and industry professionals who shape this unique experience. 7 pm Tickets Various prices from Free to $40 585 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7, Canada Phone: 416-238-2453

Thursday August 13 to Sunday August 16, 2015 - Dance: made in Canada/Fait au Canada @ Betty Oliphant Theatre. Over two dozen artists from across the country will participate in three different programs: MainStage, What You See Is What You Get and Arts Encounters. Tickets are on sale now at or by calling 416-533-8577. 7 pm to 11:30 pm Betty Oliphant Theatre 404 Jarvis St. Toronto Ontario. MORE INFO

Thursday August 13, 2015 - Honey Jam 2015 Concert @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club. Honey jam is an all female multicultural multi-genre artist showcase produced by PhemPhat Entertainment group, a non-profit organization which also provides educational and mentoring opportunities for artists. Honey Jam's 20th annual live musical showcase will feature selected top female talent from across Canada. The 2015 artists will join an alumni group that has been proud to have some of Canada's top artists such as Nelly Furtado, Jully Black and Melanie Fiona on its stage. 7 pm to 10 pm Virgin Mobile Mod Club 722 College St, Queer West Toronto,

Thursday August 13, 2015 - Paris Demands Book Launch @ Glad Day Book Shop. The Toronto launch of the first novel, Paris Demands, from acclaimed Daily Xtra columnist Mike Miksche. Paris Demands is a tangled tour through the sex and drugs of Paris nightlife, as young Roger risks losing himself in the City of Lights. Join Mike and his special guests, actress Eleanor Batchelder and comedy writer and Cheeto Girl Heidi Brander! 7 pm to 10 pm Glad Day Bookshop 598A Not wheelchair accessible Yonge Street, Gay Village Toronto Ontario

ThursdayAugust 13, 2015 - Tavis Coburn does Andy Warhol: Revisited @ Revolver Gallery. Internationally acclaimed artist, Tavis Coburn will be presenting a selection of his 40s era comic book inspired art, and highlight Warhol’s influence on fine art in the digital disciplines. Meet and greet with the artist will follow the lecture Ticket prices range from $18 to $23 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Revolver Gallery 77 Bloor St. West, Toronto

Friday August 14, 2015 - Flawless - feminist art show Launch Party @ Younger Than Beyoncé Gallery A temporary contemporary art gallery for young artists who want to be taken seriously before they die. Ladies, tell 'em It's time for YTB's feminist show Featuring: Daniéle Dennis Christina White Audrey Assad Rachel Ludlow Lauren Fournier Shannon Scanlan Polina Teif & Shannon Garden-Smith. Curated by Joan Lillian Wilson Exhibition runs August 12 - 29 Opening reception 7 - 11 pm. 563 Dundas Street East, Suite 201 Toronto, ON

Friday August 14, 2015 - Oasis Aqualounge Reveals Deliciously Disabled! @ Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Oasis Aqualounge believes that sexuality and pleasure should be accessible to everyone. We believe in living a life where desires can be fulfilled and fantasies can be explored. Due to the structure of the building, Oasis Aqualounge has not been accessible to those in mobility devices or those with particular physical disabilities. In teaming up with Deliciously Disabled, we are excited to bring a new event to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, which is an accessible venue, welcoming of our values.

The Details: A masquerade-themed, play party that will allow sex and nudity. This event welcomes everyone and will encourage the exploration of sexuality within a safe and respectful environment. We want all attendees to feel comfortable so there will be particular considerations such as free access for Personal Support Workers where needed, an on-site ASL interpreter and volunteers who are willing to assist at the event. This party will also feature music by DJ Ella Vation, a workshop by CoCo La Creme and a raffle prize donated by Good For Her. Enjoy a sultry, sexy performance by burlesque beauty Tiny B. Hiney! Tickets are $20 per person. PSW’s are welcome free of charge but need to be pre-registered. Hose with mobility issues or in mobility devices (such as wheelchairs, scooters or walkers) to please order tickets by phone at 416-975-8555. The venue wants to have a good understanding of any specific needs, as well as ensure the proper capacity. 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM Buddies in Bad Times 12 Alexander St. Gay Toronto Village. MORE INFO

Saturday August 15, 2015 - SummerWorks 25: FREE Anniversary Block Party @ Queen & Dovercourt. In honour of our 25th, we're closing down Dovercourt Road south of Queen Street West and throwing ourselves a 25th Anniversary Party on August 15th. Starting at 4pm, the party will be headlined by Torontos favourite party band and this years Artists in Residence, the Lemon Bucket Orkestra. Joining them will be SummerWorks alumni Buck 65, Maylee Todd, Baque de Bamba and more! Best yet, this party will be completely free. Join us as we celebrate 25 years of SummerWorks. It may just be the best party we've ever thrown. Queer West Village, Toronto ON 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Saturday August 15, 2015 - Zine Dream 8 Launch @ Art Metropole. We are happy to launch this year's Zine Dream with 2 special, limited edition multiples by Noel Freibert & Daniel Luedtke! 1490 Dundas Street West Toronto, Ontario next door to gay owned Hogtown Deli and Cafe at Dufferin St.

Sunday August 16, 2015 - Zine Dream 8 Small Press Book Fair @ The Great Hall. The 8th annual Zine Dream small press fair is here and will be bigger and better than ever! Featuring over 90 exhibitors of self published art books, comics, crafts, music, zines and much more. The event is PWYC and happening Sunday, August 16th from 12 noon-7pm at the Great Hall, (Dovercourt & Queen W.) Queer West Village, Toronto ON

Wednesday August 19, 2015 - Dare! Stories We Thought We'd Never Tell @ The Ossington Theatre. Dare! Is an evening of storytelling with an emphasis on taking a risk in sharing our personal stories. This month Anto Man-Ming Chan, comic, spoken word and pun master hosts along with a diverse line up of guests. We have comics, storytellers, and spoken word artists all under one roof. Grab a drink, escape the heat and be entertained. 7:30 doors open - 8:00 sharp - showtime (Pay What You Can) 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM The Ossington 61 Ossington Avenue, Queer West Village, Toronto ON

Thursday August 20 to Saturday August 22, 2015 - Drunk Feminist Films presents: Clueless & Fast Times At Ridgemont High @ Revue Cinema. Hey buds, let's party! Join the DFF Crew at the Revue Cinema for a nostalgia-laden jaunt back to high school in the '80s and '90s, as told by director Amy Heckerling. This August, you have two righteous options: AUGUST 20: DFF screening of Clueless on the year of its 20th anniversary doors 8:30, show 9:15. $14 general admission, $11 student/senior/Star card and AUGUST 22: DFF double header of Clueless and Fast Times at Ridgemont High doors 8:15, Clueless 9:15, Fast Times 11:15. $22 general admission, $18 student/senior/Star card 8:30 PM - 1:00 AM Revue Cinema 400 Roncesvalles Avenue

Thursday August 20 to Saturday August 22, 2015 - Sail-In Cinema @ Sugar Beach.8:00 PM - 11:00 PM .PortsToronto presents Sail-In Cinema™, the world’s first two-sided floating movie experience. For three summer nights, Canada’s Sugar Beach is transformed into Toronto’s largest outdoor theatre. Movies are shown under the open skies on a two-sided screen set atop a barge in Toronto Harbour. You can watch movies for free from Sugar Beach or Lake Ontario. If you’ve got your sea legs, you can come to the movies by boat and drop anchor. If you’re a landlubber, bring a chair, a cushion or a picnic blanket. FREE

Friday August 21 to Monday September 7, 2015 - Canadian National Exhibition 2015. Marking 137 years as one North America’s favourite fairs, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is the ultimate FUN destination for the young and young at heart. There’s something for everyone with excitement at every corner ranging from the new and unexpected to beloved traditions and summer pastimes.Back by popular demand after a two-year hiatus is the Acrobatic & Ice Skating Show, as well as the Celebrity Chef Stage, Canadian International Air Show and Kids Agventure in The Farm. It wouldn’t be a complete CNE experience without splurging on incredible shopping bargains, carnival games and rides; and mouth-watering treats such as the ice cream waffles West Toronto Ontario.

Thursday August 20 & 22 , 2015 - Loose TEA Music | Theatre presents Dissociative Me @ RED Nightclub. a modernized transladaptation of Charles Gounod's Faust, renamed Dissociative Me. There will be one intermission during the ninety minute production. Our audience will enjoy comfortable seating and bar service during the show. In our version, John Faust has recently graduated as a Doctor of Physics. The pressures of his studies have left him alone, with limited social interactions, no romantic prospects, and no professional success. A traumatic childhood has resulted in the formation of two personalities and an extreme disassociation disorder that he has tried, unsuccessfully, to treat. So what happens when he tries to change his life by letting in his dark side? Find out on August 18th, 20th, or 22nd! TICKETS $30, available at RED Nightclub, 135 Liberty St Toronto Ontario. Runs August 20 - 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM and August 22 -7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Thursday August 20 to Sunday August 23, 2015 - Queer Stories from the Generation Gap @ Robert Gill Theatre The University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama Theatre and Performance Studies invites you to attend the premiere of Stories from the Generation Gap a verbatim play built out of original interviews with queer men and women conducted by playwright Cameron Crookston. His conversations emerge from diverse corners of the gay community, exposing the complicated space of culture, economics, gender, and of course, age. Ranging in age from their late teens to their early sixties, the voices in this play bring harrowing, human stories of sexuality, community, role models and political identity. Robert Gill Theatre 214 College Street, 3rd Floor Toronto, ON Price: PWYC Thu, Aug 20, 08:00 pm to Sun, Aug 23, 04:15 pm

Thursday August 20, 2015 - Art Spin - Toronto gallery tours and Exhibitions by Bicycle, initially called Gallery Spin was created in 2009 by founder Rui Pimenta and in its first year consisted of bicycle tours of galleries. In this first year, the tours saw an average of 30-40 participants per tour. It now attracts upwards for 400 cyclists. On August 20th we’ll be riding through the west-end of the city for our final event of the season. This tour features a unique selection of international video work and a musical performance of a contemporary piece of Canadian music. We’re also excited to be presenting a newly commissioned project by Linda Duvall and Rui Pimenta which can only be experienced on this tour. This immersive and site-specific performance will explore the idea of ritualized group behaviour. Everything wraps up at a gallery stop for our after party complete with music and a series of films curated by Pleasure Dome that will take us on a cinematic journey to the moon and back.

The Details: The tour meets in the south east corner of Dufferin Grove Park at 6:30pm. TICKETS are now on sale! There are two ticket options: $5 for a regular tour ticket, or $10 for a tour + a drink at the after party. To ensure your spot on the tour, tickets may be purchased in advance online up until 12pm on the day of the event. There will be a limited number of cash tickets available at 6:30pm in the park on a first-come first-served basis. Please e-mail us at with any questions

Friday August 21 to Monday September 7, 2015 - Canadian National Exhibition 2015. Marking 137 years as one North America’s favourite fairs, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is the ultimate FUN destination for the young and young at heart. There’s something for everyone with excitement at every corner ranging from the new and unexpected to beloved traditions and summer pastimes.Back by popular demand after a two-year hiatus is the Acrobatic & Ice Skating Show, as well as the Celebrity Chef Stage, Canadian International Air Show and Kids Agventure in The Farm. It wouldn’t be a complete CNE experience without splurging on incredible shopping bargains, carnival games and rides; and mouth-watering treats such as the ice cream waffles West Toronto Ontario.

Friday August 21, 2015 - Regretro - Wet Hot Queer Summer Edition @ The Steady. DJs: Case of Base, Party McFly, Wei Back do 90's / 2000 old school hip hop dance party. This month Regretro is bringing summer camp to The Steady so you can bring that crush back to your bunk or practice for the end of the summer talent show. Stay cool for the summer and party like you're going into town to all of your favourite songs. Camp attire encouraged but not required. Time to turn back time. 10 pm 19+ No Cover. The Steady Cafe and Bar, 1051 Bloor St. W. (416) 536-4162 Just East of Dufferin St / (Gay Owned)

Friday August 21, 2015 - High Gloss @ The Libertine A night of nudisco, house, and indie dance brought to you by Cyclist, Dickystixxx, and Craig Mann , 10 pm 1307 Dundas St. W. Brockton Neighbourhood Queer west Toronto ON

Friday August 21, 2015 - Yes Yes Y’all @ Nest Nightclub . (Formerly called the Ryze)Toronto's biggest, baddest, queerest, hip hop/dancehall/rnb jam took over new space at Ryze on College. We are back with our August instalment and we're bringin along our cousin Neky for the bumpy ride. join us and 700 of your closest, cutest, friends for what we feel is the funnest time out in Toronto (don't worry, AC will be in full effect)This location is now wheelchair accessible. fun, grimey, lit, so on and so forth 10 PM 19+ COVER $6 bucks before 11pm. extremely difficult to get tickets at the door! Nest Nightclub (Formerly the Ryze) 423 College St. & Bathurst 416-792-9488 |

Saturday August 22 to Sunday August 23, 2015 - Big on Bloor (West) Festival. 12-6 PM, car-free Bloor Street Toronto from Dufferin Street to Lansdowne Avenue, celebrates at the BIG on Bloor Festival The BIG on Bloor Festival has been declare to be one of the Top 20 Summer Festivals in Toronto by BlogTO. Expect a bevy of politicians all seeking your vote in federal election October 19th.If you go have fun, have ignore the politicians on the Stump for votes. Saturday, August 22, 1 pm - 9 pm, Sunday, August 23, Free. All Ages noon to 6 pm,

Saturday August 22 to Sunday August 23, 2015 - 15th Annual Toronto Chinatown Festival. Saturday August 22, 2015 12:00PM - 11:00PM Sunday August 23, 2015 11:00AM - 8:00PM Venue: Toronto Chinatown - West side of Spadina Avenue (Between Sullivan St and St Andrew St) A real chance to explore "Forbidden City”! Attractions include: Multicultural Performances Mix Martial Arts Performaning Stage Vibrant Lion and Dragon Dances International Street Food Kung Fu Village Forbbiden City Mural Free Lucky Draw! This is definitely the biggest annual event in Toronto Chinatown that you should not miss! For more information, please visit: http://www.chinatowntcf.comor contact :( 416) 260-9800

Saturday August 22, 2015 - Chronologic @ The Garrison. 10 PM A dance party through the ages! Pop and antipop from since the end of history (i.e. music from 1890 to 2015, played in chronological order). $5. The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON (416) 519-9439

Sunday August 23, 2015 - Mean Girls Christie Pits Outdoor Film Night. Outdoor screening of the 2004 film Mean Girls by Mark Waters, and short film Lunchbox Loser. Approximately 9 pm or 15 min after sunset. Bring a blanket. Free/pwyc (suggested donation $10). Rain date screening. Across from Christie & Bloor Subway Stop.

Tuesday August 25, 2015 - Book Launch “Sex Yourself" By Toronto Sex Educator, Carlyle Jansen @ The Ossington. Toronto sex educator Carlyle Jansen’s new release, “Sex Yourself: The Woman’s Guide to Mastering Masturbation and Achieving Powerful Orgasms” answers all of these questions and more. Based on 20 years of educating thousands of individuals, couples, sex therapists and pleasure seekers about increasing their erotic potential, her first book addresses the many questions that women- and their partners- have about sex and pleasure. Sex Yourself is an easy-to-read, practical guide on erotic anatomy, techniques for pleasure, spicing it up and how to maximize orgasms. Written for women of all orientations to learn about self-pleasure, much of the content also translates into partner-sex, including hot solo sex possibilities with a partner. Carlyle Jansen, founder of Good For Her is an expert on modern day sexuality for everyone. Free 7:30pm at The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Queer West Village, Toronto Ontario

Thursday August 27 to Saturday September 5, 2015. "Jeffrey" a gay play by Paul Rudnick @ Red Sandcastle Storefront Theatre. A 50 to 70 seat, flexible indie black box theatre presents "Jeffrey" by Paul Rudnick is a romantic comedy set in the 1990's. Jeffrey, a gay man living in New York, decides to stop his sex-hungry ways and become celibate. He is even contemplating moving back to the Mid-West when he meets and ends up falling in love with the perfect guy, Steve. What does he do now? Runs August 27, 28, 29, 2015— 8 pm, August 30, 2015—2 pm, September 3, 4, 2015—8 pm, September 5, 2015—2 pm Tickets $20 19+ with ID. Phone :+1(If long distance) 416-845-9411 Red Sandcastle Theatre 922 Queen St., E., @ Logan Avenue Toronto, Ontario.

Friday August 28 to Sunday August 30, 2015 - Camp Wavelength a camping music festival @ Artscape Gibraltar Point (Toronto Island) For those who want the experience of a rural music festival without leaving the city, Camp Wavelength is for you! The three-day camping festival features performances by the likes of Doldrums, Holy Fuck, The Wooden Sky, Moon King, DOOMSQUAD, Kidstreet, The Weather Station, and Do Make Say Think, plus installations, performance arts, games, and more. Stay tuned here for information on food and drink vendors. $20+ day passes/$150 weekend camping passes available at Rotate This, Soundscapes. MORE DETAILS AND TICKETS Artscape Gibraltar Point, 433 Lakeshore Avenue, Toronto Island, Gates open: 5 p.m. Friday, 12 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, ALL AGES / Licensed, Rain or shine *Camping Passes: $150/pp (includes festival admission & overnight camping Friday & Saturday night) - VERY LIMITED! (Camping 19+ only)

Friday August 28, 2015 - Myseum on the Move: LGBTQ+ Protests @ Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives (CLGA) Come and share with us the objects, photos or stories that show the history of LGBTQ+ Protest in Toronto. As we commemorate the first LGBTQ+ Protest in Canada the We Demand protest of 1971. Help us build our history. Tell us what is important to you about our city and add your insights to the story of Toronto. We will have multidisciplinary 'Myseum Experts' on site from a variety of backgrounds to document and discuss the importance of the objects and stories. Registration is free and encouraged. To register please follow the link (416) 777-2755 34 Isabella Street Gay Toronto, Village Ontario

Saturday August 29, 2015 - Super Fag Glitter Party @ Super Wonder Gallery 10 pm to 2 am. The Super Wonder Gallery Presents...The ULTIMATE Queer Party of Summer 2015! Featuring DJ's Fawn Big Canoe & Landy 3000 ( Fawn BC & Landon Whittaker ) W/ TOP Drag Acts; Ivory Towers aka Geoffrey Gough , Trevor Wood aka Tiff Chiang, Ryan Boa & Kelsey Slammer. Tickets are only $10 at the doorBring your filthy, gorgeous selves off of Church St and into our massive gallery setting... all forms of nudity and questionable attire are encouraged 876 Bloor St. W. Toronto, Ontario, (416) 516-5457

Saturday August 29, 2015 - Evening of Music & Queer Poetry @ Hirut (Ethiopian) Restaurant & Cafe. Featuring: Jeff Cottrill has been psychologically traumatizing the Toronto literary scene for about fifteen years now. Award-nominated journalist by day, performance poet and classic-film nerd by night, he likes to make audiences laugh, cringe or (preferably) both Anastace Krieger is an emerging Toronto artist whose style ranges from to jazz to rock to orchestral pop. Philip Cairns is an actor/writer/visual artist. Past performer Smash Words at Queer West Fest. Arlene Paculan creates soulful pop with passion.She is the Executive Director of Let's Make Good Productions and produces WonderFest Events and weekly series to showcase different art forms to spread empowerment through art. Hirut Cafe And Restaurant, Doors open at 8pm (show at 9 pm) and it's PWYC (Suggested $5) 2050 Danforth Av, Toronto,ON Close to Woodbine Subway Station.

Sunday August 30, 2015 - Toronto Colour Festival @ Woodbine Beach Park. For the first time ever in Canada join us in witnessing the: Toronto Colour Festival Sunday August 30 2015 at Woodbine Beach 12PM Join us in a festival of colours, where participants play, chase and colour each other with dry powder. The different colours of powder are representative of showing unity among all types of people, be it your colour, gender or status, everyone is EQUAL. OPEN TO EVERYONE OF ALL AGES. Colour Passes are now available @ It is MANDATORY to have a minimum of 1 Colour Pass / Guest. You can purchase packages with more then 1 colour as listed. No colour from outside will be allowed due to safety concerns!