A couple of QPOC events in Toronto late February 2017 worth attending

Saturday February 25, 2017 - The Rude Collective QPOC Second Edition: Queer Love & Desire @ Interdependent Business Center. We wanted to give you more rudeness with Rude Second Edition Queer Art Showcase and Dance Party: Love & Desire. It will be a QPOC-centric, sex and body positive event. All art will revolve around the theme of decolonizing love and desire. Spoken word, burlesque and some other surprises are in store for you. How do you define love and what’s desirable to you? The DJs giving you beats and get you bumping & grinding on the dance floor are: - DJ Blackcat,https://soundcloud.com/dj-blackcat DJ Vaughan (Chantelle Findlay) https://soundcloud.com/its-vaughanand DJ K Afro-beats, Dancehall, Soca, World Beats, Vogue Beats, Dance, Reggaeton, NOTE: There will be a dress code in effect for the evening. Mesh, leather, jeans, lingerie – whatever makes you feel sexy is what we want you to wear. Show out, show up and bring your best look. This space is NOT fully accessible The Rude Collective does not tolerate any racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, or transphobic behaviour at our event. 10 PM IBC, 170 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON .facebook.com/TheRudeCollective $20 at the door. 
Saturday February 25, 2017 - The Alley: Music Showcase Dead Poet & Exhibition @ The Gladdy. We rebirth The Alley experience presented by Omit Limitation to raise funds to Reinstall Blank Canvas Gallery (The gallery welcomed a wide range of artists, performers and musicians, including queer and POC youth. the co-owner John Samuels was tasered by police on NYE). . . This one night event features over 15 music performances, a special spoken word, "Dead Poet" edition and an exhibition from Oluseye known for his "Room Full Of Black Boys 2016" exhibit. Featuring: Drew Howard https://soundcloud.com/88camino/02-youre-not-my-mans-prod-byTIKA https://soundcloud.com/tikathecreator M.I. Blue https://soundcloud.com/mi-blueMcCallaman https://soundcloud.com/mccallaman Just John https://soundcloud.com/justjohnsoundMaccie https://soundcloud.com/maccieonlineTy Senoj https://soundcloud.com/tysenoj Haviah Mighty https://soundcloud.com/haviahmighty Gene One https://m.soundcloud.com/gene-one/sets/night-runsAnzola https://soundcloud.com/anzola Tremayne https://soundcloud.com/tremaynemusic Clarke Maplehttps://soundcloud.com/clarkemaple/sauced-upMez Mariye https://soundcloud.com/mezmariyeLoony https://soundcloud.com/loonymoonchild and VEE https://soundcloud.com/nine4vee

The Details: 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM Doors: 7:00pm Open Mic 8:00 pm Show: 9:00 pm 19+ $12 Advance $15 At The Door $20 after 11pm Buy Online: https://www.universe.com/thealleygladstoneThe Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. West Toronto ON