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FRI, AUG 10 THE MAGNET PARTY A party for poz guys and those who love them. This year’s event is called The Red Party and attendees are encouraged to wear red. Featuring Matt Miwa, DJ Yalla Yalla, DJ Rush’n Noiz, Jazleen Fierce, Sapphire Champagne and the Poz Brotherhood’s Rob Yanosik. Fri, Aug 10, 9:30pm. Centretown Pub, 340 Somerset St W. Free. aco-cso.ca

SAT, AUG 11 CAPITAL PRIDE PAGEANT Come out and watch the competition that will decide this year’s Mr and Miss Capital Pride. Sat, Aug 11, 8:30pm. The Lookout Bar & Bistro, 41 York St. $10 advance, $15 door. Available at Wilde’s, Venus Envy, After Stonewall and Wicked Wanda’s. capitalpride.ca

LEATHER FETISH PRIDE NIGHT This pre-Pride event is all about expressing your leather pride. Come out in your leather best and strut your stuff. Presented by the Ottawa Knights Leather and Denim Club. Open to all. Fri, Aug 11, 10pm. Centretown Pub, top floor, 340 Somerset St W. centretownpub.com

WED, AUG 15 SENIORS’ NIGHT OUT PRIDE PARTY The Seniors’ Night Out crew is hosting a pre-Pride party with a buffet and live entertainment. Wed, Aug 15, 7:30pm. Burgers on Main, 343 Somerset St W, second floor. Free admission, cash bar. ospn-rfao.ca

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THURS, AUG 16 CAPITAL PRIDE BOAT CRUISE An open-bar event on the Ottawa Canal, featuring fabulous prizes from Lush and Bridgehead. Thurs, Aug 16, 7pm. Government Centre Docks (outside the Ottawa Convention Centre). 19+. $25. Tickets available at Stroked Ego and Venus Envy or by emailing info@jersvision.org. jersvision.org

FRI, AUG 17 CAPITAL PRIDE AWARDS GALA Join Capital Pride in acknowledging leadership and achievement in the OttawaGatineau GLBTQ community. Awards include Outstanding Community Group, Activist of the Year, Youth Activist of the Year and Business of the Year. Fri, Aug 17, 7pm. ARC Hotel, 140 Slater St. capitalpride.ca, arcthehotel.com

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REPO! The Pride edition of Repo! The Genetic Drag Show features the NecroMerchant’s Payment shadow cast performing this show full of the delightfully unexpected. Fri, Aug 17; doors at 8pm, show at 9pm. Club SAW, 67 Nicholas St. $10. galeriesawgallery.com

NATIONAL CAPITAL LEATHER PRIDE The third annual National Capital Leather Pride weekend features Ottawa’s first-ever Mr Rubber competition (Fri, Aug 17, 10pm), the third annual Ms & Mr National Capital Leather Pride (Sat, Aug 18, 10pm) and a new pup contest (Sun, Aug 19, 2–5pm). Fri, Aug 17–Sun, Aug 19. Centretown Pub, 340 Somerset St W. facebook.com/ nationalcapitalleatherpride

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Danniel DD Oickle launches his new book, My Heart Has Teeth, at La Petite Mort Gallery on Sat, Aug 18.

SUN, AUG 19 LEATHER PRIDE BRUNCH Get your leather fix at the breakfast table! This gathering is for all the survivors of the National Capital Leather Pride weekend, as well as kink friends and family. Sun, Aug 19, 10am–noon. Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank St. facebook.com/ nationalcapitalleatherpride

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MARY MARY The eighth-longest-running play in Broadway history, Mary Mary is the perfect comedy on marriage, divorce, second thoughts and second chances. Half the show’s proceeds will be donated to Pink Triangle Services. Sun, Aug 19, 2–4pm. Mason Theatre, 13 Victoria St. ptsottawa.org

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS The Capital Kings present a drag rendition of the musical Little Shop of Horrors. A fundraiser for Capital Pride, it’s a guaranteed night of goofy, sexy fun. Sun, Aug 19, 9pm– midnight. The Lookout Bar & Bistro, 41 York St. Cover TBA. thelookoutbar.com

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The Capital Kings present Little Shop of Horrors at The Lookout Bar & Bistro on Sun, Aug 19. KRISTEN COCHRANE

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The Ottawa Police Service and GLBT liaison committee will unfurl the Pride flag at their annual pancake breakfast in recognition of Pride Week in Ottawa. Mon, Aug 20, 6–10am. Ottawa Police Service Headquarters, 474 Elgin St. ottawapolice.ca

OFFICIAL FLAG-RAISING Join Mayor Jim Watson and members of the Capital Pride Committee in raising the Pride flag over the City of Ottawa to officially kick off Pride Week. Mon, Aug 20, 4–5pm. Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W. capitalpride.ca

SEX TOYS FOR QUEER GIRLS This intro to sex toys for queer girls is designed as a starter workshop to get you familiar with what’s what when it comes to girls’ sex toys. Mon, Aug 20, 6:30–8:30pm. Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar St. Free. Call 613-789-4646 to register. venusenvy.ca

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TUES, AUG 21 PICNIC IN THE PARK The annual Picnic in the Park is a family event open to everyone, with free barbecue and activities for queer families and their friends and allies. Tues, Aug 21, 4–7pm. Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St. 613-798-7987. capitalpride.ca

SEX TOYS FOR QUEER BOYS This intro to sex toys for queer boys is designed as a starter workshop to get you familiar with what’s what when it comes to boys’ sex toys. Tues, Aug 21, 6:30–8:30pm. Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar St. Free. Call 613-789-4646 to register. venusenvy.ca

WOMEN’S RUNNING NIGHT Join the women’s contingent of the Ottawa Frontrunners Running Club for a run through scenic Ottawa with a group of queer women. Tues, Aug 21, 6:30pm. Meet at Ottawa City Hall, Lisgar St entrance. Free. ottawafrontrunners.org

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PRIDE WEEK KARAOKE The Lookout and Dog & Pony Sound present the Pride Week edition of Karaoke at the Lookout. Mo fun, mo singing and mo mojitos! Tues, Aug 21, 9:30pm–2am. The Lookout Bar & Bistro, 41 York St. No cover. thelookoutbar.com

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Wishing everyone a happy Pride week from the Board and staff at Centretown Community Health Centre Joyeuse semaine de fierté de la part du C.A. et du personnel du Centre de santé communautaire du Centre-ville

A multifaceted festival spread over four fabulous days, Cirque Bizarre comprises six queer events sure to get Pride revellers pumped. Includes a free ladies’ dance, performances by superstar DJs and an appearance by Ottawa’s own DJ Dan Valin. Wed, Aug 22–Sat, Aug 25. HI Ottawa Jail hostel, 75 Nicolas St. Tickets free–$10 when bought in advance. Visit houseofsas.ca for more info.

QUEER LIBERALS OTTAWA Join other queer-identified Liberals for the launch of a fun after-work gathering designed to create a local hub for queer Liberals and allies. Wed, Aug 22, 5–7pm. The Buzz, 374 Bank St. For more info, contact chaffe.alan@gmail.com. twitter.com/ottqueerliberal

VILLAGE MOVIE NIGHT The Village Initiative presents a community barbecue and outdoor screening of Rent. Join in for a very gay night at the movies. Wed, Aug 22, 7:30–11pm. Corner of Bank and Gilmour streets (in Centretown). Free. villageottawa.com

TRANS-QUEERING YOUR SEX In this workshop, Ignacio Rivera (NYC) discusses how to have fun and be respectful of trans and gender-non-conforming lovers. Open to all sexual orientations and genders. Wed, Aug 22, 7:30–9:30pm. Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar St. $10–20. 613789-4646. venusenvy.ca

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BIZARRE HI Jail Hostel to host series of Pride events Cirque Bizarre is a four-day festival of events, all taking place in the Byward Market’s Ottawa Jail Hostel. Sara Ainslie and Sebastien Provost, of House of SAS productions, are putting on this multifaceted happening that aims to transform the historical building into a 1930s queer carnival. The circus kicks off Wednesday, Aug 22 with We Love to Hump, featuring Toronto’s Dirty Bingo, and ends Saturday, Aug 25 with the Sleaze Ball, catering to Ottawa’s bear and leather scene. Free entrance to many events is offered between 6 and 8pm; check the website for the full rundown of events and ticket info.

CIRQUE BIZARRE Wed, Aug 22–Sat, Aug 25 HI Ottawa Jail Hostel 75 Nicholas St houseofsas.ca


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DYKE DRAMA The Dyke Drama fundraiser is back with amazing art and hot dykes up for auction in support of the Ottawa Dyke March. Co-presented by Hump Night, ‘Mo Diggity and The Queer Mafia. Wed, Aug 22, 8pm– 2:30am. Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market Sq. Cover TBA. ottawadykemarch.com

THURS, AUG 23 FOR ALL GAMERS’ SAKE This three-day event takes a look at gay representation in gaming. Hosted by Ian Capstick, of MediaStyle, and curated by Jaime Woo, the weekend will feature video installations and games attendees can play. Thurs, Aug 23–Sat, Aug 25. MediaStyle offices, 131 Bank St. Free. 613-8637746 or 416-806-1634. forallgamerssake.com

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This year’s hilarious Laugh Out Proud events feature the comedy of Carla Collins, Andrew Johnston and Ted Morris. Runs Thurs, Aug 23–Sat, Aug 25, various showtimes. Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club, 292 Elgin St. $14–20; tickets available online. 613-2365233. yukyuks.com

HUMAN RIGHTS VIGIL Gather with other Ottawa queers to recognize the struggles of our brothers and sisters throughout the world for human rights and the dignity to live our lives safely. Human Rights Monument, corner of Elgin and Lisgar streets. Thurs, Aug 23, 6:30–8pm. capitalpride.ca

READING OUT LOUD Famous and infamous queers get on the mic to read from texts that have shaped and inspired their lives. Featuring Ignacio Rivera and a smattering of local queers. Presented by Venus Envy. Thurs, Aug 23, 8–10:30pm. Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar St. Free. 613-789-4646. venusenvy.ca

The Pride edition of Thirsty Boy Thursday features all your favourite music and a bestchest competition. Hosted by the legendary Dixie Landers. Thurs, Aug 23, 9pm–2am. The Lookout Bar & Bistro, 41 York St. thelookoutbar.com

FRI, AUG 24 PSP COCKTAIL PARTY Join the Public Service Pride Network and their friends at a special cocktail party fundraiser for Capital Pride. Fri, Aug 24, 5–8pm. Pier 21, 111 Parent St. Cover TBA. publicservicepride.ca, capitalpride.ca

PRIDE PROM The second annual Pride Prom is a fabulous masquerade dance party co-presented by Capital Pride Youth and Jer’s Vision. Open to all youth aged 13–19. RSVP at youth@capitalpride. ca. Fri, Aug 24, 8pm. Fall Down Gallery, 288 Bank St. Free. jersvision.org

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JAM Hip hop and hard beats DJs NDN, Bear Witness and Shub are the trio behind A Tribe Called Red.

A Tribe Called Red plays Oh My Jam on Aug 24. For those who like to journey off the beaten path, The Queer Mafia presents Oh My Jam: Whine ’N’ Grind, a night of gay hip hop at Babylon nightclub. The rap and hip-hop genres are infamous for excluding or outright persecuting those who reside in the gay spectrum; however, on this night queers who love booty shaking to hard beats will be welcomed with open arms. Organized by the Yes Yes Y’all crew, the sure-tobe-sweaty night will feature a performance by A Tribe Called Red and giveaways from Manitobah Mukluks. Proceeds from the event go to the Venus Envy Bursary Fund and Families of Sisters in Spirit. Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Venus Envy.

THE OH MY JAM Fri, Aug 24, 10pm Babylon 317 Bank St $10; tickets available at Venus Envy babylonclub.ca


XTRA’S ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE OTTAWA 2012 BROMANCE Capital Kings present Bromance — a drag king show that will set all the ladies’ hearts aflutter. They’re on their home turf, so you know it’s going to be good. Fri, Aug 24, 8–10pm. The Lookout Bar & Bistro, 41 York St. thelookoutbar.com

FEMME FORMAL Ottawa’s first-ever Femme Formal is for femmes and their admirers — think of it as a femme-centric prom. Come dressed in your finest and shake your thang to music and performances. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Ottawa Dyke March. Fri, Aug 24, 9pm–1am. Raw Sugar Café, 692 Somerset St W. $10. rawsugarcafe.com

PROUD CHICKS DANCE PARTY Party the night away with local dykes. This annual event always sells out, so get your tickets in advance. Presented by the Lesbian Information Xchange (LIX). Fri, Aug 24, 9pm. Lakeside Gardens, Britannia Beach. $20; tickets available at Venus Envy and Collected Works. girlswanttoknow.com

THE OH MY JAM (see story on opposite page) The Queer Mafia presents the Oh My Jam, featuring the Yes Yes Y’all Crew (Toronto) and A Tribe Called Red. Proceeds go to the Venus Envy Bursary Fund and Families of Sisters in Spirit. Fri, Aug 24, 10pm. Babylon, 317 Bank St. $10. Tickets at Venus Envy. babylonclub.ca

FIXX LADIES’ NIGHT This popular weekly women’s event features DJ Isabelle, spinning the latest beats for the ladies. Come meet your match. Fri, Aug 24, 10pm–2am. The Lookout Bar & Bistro, 41 York St. No cover. thelookoutbar.com

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MARCH Politics and play Pasties and panties may be sold out all over town on Saturday, Aug 25, when queer women of every creed gather for this year’s Dyke March. Be you femme, butch or trans, all are welcome to fly the feminine freak flag. Both a celebration and a protest, the Capital Pride Dyke March has rubbed some uptight Ottawans the wrong way in the past while rubbing most queers in exactly the right way. The often scantily clad women who participate want to raise awareness for queer women’s causes in a creative, counterculture fashion. The procession starts at 1pm at the Human Rights Monument, at Elgin and Lisgar streets, and ends with an afterparty, from 2pm onwards, at Dundonald Park that will feature live entertainment and tasty, free food.

OTTAWA DYKE MARCH Sat, Aug 25 Rally starts at 1pm, march to follow Human Rights Monument, corner of Elgin and Lisgar streets HI OTTAWA JAIL HOSTEL ottawadykemarch.com 75 Nicholas St Forhouseofsas.ca the parade route, see our map on pages 8 and 9.


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SAT, AUG 25 PRIDE HEALTH & FITNESS DAY Come on out and do your favourite sport — or try something new! Be sure to take in the highlight of the day’s events: the Divas vs Dykes softball match. Sat, Aug 25, all day. Various events and locations throughout the city. capitalpride.ca

VE PRIDE SALE Venus Envy presents its annual Pride sale — save 20 percent on popular items throughout the store. Be one of the first 10 customers and receive a free toy with your purchase. Sat, Aug 25 and Sun, Aug 26. Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar St. 613-7894646. venusenvy.ca

POPUP ART FAIR This afternoon art fair features artists and designers from around the region displaying and selling their work. Unlike most art fairs, the artists don’t pay to participate, and the art is affordable. Licensed event, with music from local DJs. Sat, Aug 25, noon–5pm. SAW Gallery courtyard, outside 67 Nicholas St. galeriesawgallery.com

DYKE MARCH OTTAWA (see story on opposite page) This year’s Dyke March features the live performance art of The Hole-y Army, guest speakers, live entertainment, DJs and free, delicious food at the afterparty at Dundonald Park. Sat, Aug 25; gather at 12:30 at the Human Rights Monument (Elgin and Lisgar). Rally at 1pm, march to follow. Afterparty 2pm onward. ottawadykemarch@gmail.com

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This year’s Alternative Stage features amazing queer talent from Ottawa and across the country, including Ornaments, Jack Pine and The Fire, Mastik, Fevers, Kidstreet and The PepTides. This show should not be missed! Sat, Aug 25, 5pm–midnight. Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall. $5. capitalpride.ca

Local gay leatherman Alex Wisniowski presents the Central Canada Mr and Mrs Olympus Leather Contest and Kinky Cabaret. This year’s theme is Spank You for the Music. Sat, Aug 25, 7–9pm. Swizzles Bar & Grill, 246B Queen St. $10 door. mloh2002.lynnsplace.ca/ news.htm


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WOMEN’S CRUISE This four-hour Pride cruise along the river is for women only and includes a buffet and entertainment. Sat, Aug 25, 8pm; guests should arrive by 7:30pm. Departs from 1 Rue Jacques Cartier (in Pointe-Gatineau). $30. Tickets available at Venus Envy, Boutique Jupiter or by contacting the organizer, Julie Farmer. 819-930-2750. monopoly66@hotmail.com

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CERTAIN SORT A Certain Sort presents WERQ! A Pride dance party for all kinds of queers. Featuring DJs Meera and All-Star Aga. Photo booth and other ďŹ&#x201A;irty queer fun. 19+. Proceeds go to Venus Envy Bursary Fund. Sat, Aug 25, 10pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;2am. Fall Down Gallery, 288 Bank St. $10; tickets available at Venus Envy. venusenvy.ca

TRANSFORMER PARTY Come on out to this new monthly party by the SAW Gallery crew and celebrate the gender-benders and genderbox breakers working for the obliteration of gender as we know it! SAW Gallery (Club SAW and the courtyard), 67 Nicholas St. Sat, Aug 25, time TBA. galeriesawgallery.com

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Parade POWER Taking it to the streets Be sure to get a good seat for this year’s main event. The Capital Pride parade kicks off Sunday, Aug 26 at 1pm. The queer convoy will leave from the Garden of the Provinces on Wellington St and culminate at Ottawa City Hall. This year’s grand marshal, T Eileen Murphy, has been a dedicated activist for 40 years, and Capital Pride chair Loresa Novy says the board is overjoyed to honour a woman who has been so intrinsic to the community. Spectators will be treated to a visual feast as parade participants vie for the title of Best Float. Novy hopes the intimate route down Laurier Ave will harness the energy of the crowds watching from the sidelines. “It will be a very powerful experience,” she predicts.

CAPITAL PRIDE PARADE Sun, Aug 26, 1pm Begins at the Garden of the Provinces, Sparks and Wellington streets capitalpride.ca For the parade route, see our map on pages 8 and 9.


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Hunter Valentine performs at Capital Pride Main Stage on Sun, Aug 26.

SUN, AUG 26 PRIDE AFTER HOURS This after-hours party goes until dawn. Featuring DJs Stéfane Lippé (presented by Framework Music), Ashley Gauthier, Shawn M and Rick Laplante. Sun, Aug 26, 2am–7am. BPM Nightclub, 40 Promenade du Portage (Hull). $20, $15 with Pride grounds bracelet.

PRIDE WEEKEND RUN Join the Ottawa Frontrunners Running Club for a run through scenic Ottawa. Pump up your energy before the big march! Sun, Aug 26, 9am. Meet at Ottawa City Hall, Lisgar St entrance. Free. ottawafrontrunners.org

CAPITAL PRIDE PARADE (see story on opposite page) The parade travels through the downtown core from the

Garden of the Provinces, ending at Ottawa City Hall’s Marion Dewar Plaza (110 Laurier Ave W). This year’s grand marshal is T Eileen Murphy, a dedicated member of the Ottawa queer community for more than 40 years. Sun, Aug 26, 1pm. Step-off is at the Garden of the Provinces. capitalpride.ca

CAPITAL PRIDE MAIN STAGE The annual community picnic and info fair features Shangela, from RuPaul’s Drag Race, local darlings Apocalypstic, The PepTides, Hunter Valentine, Pandaléon, Young Empires and the Cherry Bomb crew. Sun, Aug 26, 2–11pm. Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall. $5. capitalpride.ca

PRIDE CLOSING PARTY Come out and play with your hostess, Markida Brown. DJ Isabelle will be blowing up the dancefloor with the latest beats. Sun, Aug 26, 10pm–2am. The Lookout Bar & Bistro, 41 York St. thelookoutbar.com

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