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dance › THE MAN IN BLACK & ELVIS

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In this double bill James Kudelka’s The Man in Black (pictured) celebrates American working-class grit and the music of a man whose voice embodied it, Johnny Cash. Looking for Elvis explores the life of the young heartthrob through interviews and song. To May 31. Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie. 304 Parliament St.colemanlemieux.com.

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FILM › INSIDE OUT

The largest event of its kind in Canada and one of the top five LGBT film festivals in the world, Inside Out offers 11 days of screenings, artist talks, panel discussions, installations and parties that highlight more than 200 films and videos from Canada and around the world. The films include Ira Sach’s Love Is Strange with John Lithgow and Alfred Molina (pictured). To June 1. Various venues. insideout.ca. (Lithgow and Molina interview on page 26.)

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THEATRE › QUEER BATHROOM STORIES

Three actors play 72 characters, composites culled from hundreds of interviews of LGBTQs. Written by York U professor, author and playwright Sheila Cavanagh, QBS is based on interviews conducted for her award-winning book Queering Bathrooms: Gender, Sexuality and the Hygienic Imagination (2010). Much more than the secret sex life of the bathroom, QBS is a brutally honest display of gender politics in public washrooms. With a refined sense of toilet humour, Cavanagh asserts that while toilets are not typically considered within traditional scholarly bounds, they form a crucial part of our modern understanding of sex and gender. To June 15. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. 12 Alexander St. buddiesinbadtimes.com.

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