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6  XTRA's ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE — Toronto 2013 Ultimate Pride Guide Published by Pink Triangle Press Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

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Get your pride on! Okay, we’re just going to say it: this might be the biggest and most exciting Pride yet. After all the city’s promoters and DJs sent us their details and our hungry army of interns scoured the web for every party they could find, we came up with an extensive guide to getting the maximum gay out of Pride 2013. From every corner of the city, for every type of queer and all hours of the day, Xtra’s Ultimate Pride Guide helps locals and visitors navigate the festivities with precision. Use the map, circle your faves — but more importantly, get out there and have a gay ol’ time. — Phil Villeneuve

Thurs, June 20 U of T’s Pride Pub An outdoor barbecue and dance party featuring DJs Cozmic Cat and Sammy Rawal and a performance by SC Swagg. 4pm. Hart House Quad, 7 Hart House Circle. Free before 9pm, $5 after.


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A Cocktail Affair with Dainty Box — Henhouse, Thurs, June 20

Come Out and Play Support queer athletes with a night of runway glamour, dance and live auctioneering, hosted by Virgin Radio’s Steve Roberts. 7pm. Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. $75. Libido: Dyke March Fundraiser A Dyke March and Groundswell Community Justice Trust Fund fundraising party featuring MC Jazz, Slimthick Monroe, Rouge, DJ Linguist, DJ Alyssa and many more. Hosted by Catherine Hernandez. 7pm. The Gladstone Ballroom, 1214 Queen St W. $15–20 at the door or PWYC.

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10  XTRA's ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE — Toronto 2013 Gavin Crawford: Shitting Rainbows A hilarious look at queer culture through a new collection of oddball characters and impersonations. 8pm. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Cabaret, 12 Alexander St. $25. Avenue Q Winner of the Tony Triple Crown for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q tells the story of Princeton as he learns to embrace the real world. Runs until Oct 6. 8pm. Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave. $49.

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SWAG: Mask-queer-ade Mask up and strip down at SWAG’s pre-Pride bash, featuring DJ AVS and a midnight show from Brandi Champagne and queen-on-the-rise Scarlett Bobo. 10:30pm. Levack Block, 88 Ossington Ave. $5.

Fri, June 21 Comedy, Cabaret and Coffee Talk Ryan G Hinds holds court with Lucas Silveira, of The Cliks, author Jaime Woo and Axel Blows, of Boylesque TO. 9pm. The Flying Beaver, 488 Parliament St. $10 advance, $15 door.

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A Cocktail Affair A sexy salon-style night presented by Dainty Box and Les Femmes Fatales, with delicious libations, smooth sounds and tantalizing pop-up performances throughout the evening. Fundraiser for The People Project. 10pm. Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St W. $5 suggested donation.

Peer Pressure: Pride Edition  Performances by Reverse and Ivory Cox, while DJ ViVi Diamond keeps the crowd jumping. Hosted By 1 Girl 5 Gays’ Matt Barker. 9pm. Mojo Lounge, 1305 Dundas St W.

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More listings at The Bizarre Ball Toronto’s newest voguing collective, The House of Nuance, brings bizarre to Buddies with off-the-wall runway and dancing. DJ John Caffery spins. 9pm. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Chamber. 12 Alexander St. $5–10. CUE POC Dance Party DJs Sissy Fuss, Auntie Flowww and guests spin queer jams in honour of people of colour. Everyone welcome. 10pm–2am. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. $7. Criscotheque: Licky A lollipop party featuring greasy, hard-hitting beats and mashups from the Gangbangaz DJ crew. 10pm. Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St W. No cover. Remixed Fly Pop! Fridays and Matty Cameron present queer club hits by DJs AVS and Gary

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White. Performance by Scarlett Bobo. 10pm. Fly, 8 Gloucester St. $5 before midnight with password “scarlett bobo.”

Sat, June 22 LGBT Second City Paul Bellini teaches a queercentric sketch-comedy class. Participants create characters and sketches that smash stereotypes in this weekendlong workshop. Runs until Sun, June 23. 10am–4pm. Second City, 70 Peter St. $160. Queernament I AM Toronto hosts a three-onthree basketball tournament and “community village,” featuring local organizations and DJs Blackcat and Cozmic Cat. Registration required to compete. 2–4pm. Harbourfront Community Centre, 627 Queens Quay W. $10.

TNTmen: Pride Wee Night of All Colours A naked Pride teaser party. 4–9pm. Club120, 120 Church St. $5 for members, $8 for non-members, $4 for students. Pride Travel Fair & Best Men’s Ass Contest Peruse booths offering info on vacation destinations and travel planning, noon– 6pm; Squirt’s Best Men’s Ass Contest, with hosts Heroine Marks and Ivory Towers, and DJ Chris Steinbach at midnight. Woody’s, 467 Church St. No cover. Pride Prana 2: The White Edition Hotties sport their favourite whites (tighty whities encouraged) for a yoga workshop with acclaimed contemporary dancer Tyler Gledhill, followed by cocktails and an erotic art exhibit. 7pm. The Extension Room, 30 Eastern Ave. $20 advance, $25 door.

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12  XTRA's ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE — Toronto 2013 Am I Right, Ladies? A great big comedy show starring Heather Gold, Mariko Tamaki, Zoe Whittall, Teresa Pavlinek, Shoshana Sperling, Kathleen Philips and special guests David-Benjamin Tomlinson and Sandra Shamas. 8pm. Buddies in Bad Times, Chamber. 12 Alexander St. $10. Glad Day Cabaret Hosted by Troy Jackson and featuring performances by Dainty Box, Bambibot, Shadrack Jackman, Jill Andrew, Mark Thomas, Dominic Brasset and more. 9pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. PWYC, $10 suggested. Rae Spoon with Kelly McMichael and The Gloss Join the Gladstone Hotel’s Pride events with a night of LAL, Rae Spoon and a new project by Kelly McMichael. 9pm–2am. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. $10–20.

Fly Pre-Pride Party DJs Jerome Robins and Shawn Riker spin. 10pm. Fly, 8 Gloucester St. Evening Shade DJs Regina the Gentlelady (Light Fires) and Ms Margot spin whatever, hosted by the one-and-only Peg Zilla. 10pm. Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St W. $5 suggested donation.

Sun, June 23 Queer Family Brunch A buffet brunch celebrating families of all types. Come for the live band, dress-up station, book corner and a reading by S Bear Bergman. 11am–2pm. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. No cover. Queer Qraft Fair & Zine-Making Check out local queer crafters and artists. Participants can make their own zines to publish for Pride. 11am–5pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. Free. gladdaybookshop. com

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Pop Machine: Hello Pride! DJs Shane Percy and Aural. 10pm. WAYLA, 996 Queen

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Woody’s Pride Kickoff — Woody’s, Sun, June 23

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14  XTRA's ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE — Toronto 2013 Shady Tea Fay Slift and Miss Fluffy Soufflé entertain, while DJs Phil V and Vee Stun play music that‘ll get you on the dancefloor. An afternoon perfect for designer cocktails, cold tea and daytime debauchery. 4–8pm. The Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar, 1214 Queen St W. Free.

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Woody’s Pride Kickoff A dozen Pride divas raise funds for CANFAR at 6pm. Georgie Girl’s Old School Pride show, starring Stephanie Stevens and Katinka Kature, at 9pm. Eight Divas, including Georgie Girl, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Cassandra, Devine Darlin, Scarlett Bobo and Lexi Tellings, at 11pm. Woody’s, 467 Church St. No cover. Bisexuality: Are we facing extinction or revival? A Community Conversation A facilitated community conversation with performances by Katie Sly and Dorianne Emmerton. 7pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. Free.

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Mon, June 24 34th annual Dora Awards Co-hosted by Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus, the Doras are the Tonys of Toronto’s arts community. Celebrating theatre, dance and opera. 7pm. St Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front St E. $65. Poetrix A night of poetry with Farzana Doctor, Michiko Bown-Kai, Faye Guenther, S McDonald, Justyn Jolie Racco, David Bateman, Aisha Wahid, Jessica Miller. 8–9:30pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. Free. Eyes on Queer West Host Stephen Eyes returns with a special Pride version of his talk show, featuring interviews, comedy, live music and more. 8pm. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. $10–20, sliding scale.

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Workshop: Anti-Racism Allyship & Solidarity in Queer and Trans Communities Facilitated by Kim Crosby. 8–9:30. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. Free. Truth or Dare: A Satire (With Dance) A satirical sing-and-dancealong recreation of Madonna’s Truth or Dare, with a full-out Madge dance party afterward. 8pm. Fri, June 26 and Sat, June 27. Buddies in Bad Times, Cabaret, 12 Alexander St. $15 advance, $20 door. Lesbian Potluck Who doesn’t love a lesbian potluck? Join Jiggly Caliente, along with Miss Fluffy Soufflé and DJs Secret Agent, Casey Mecija, Jen Markowitz and Andi Larocca. 8pm. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. No cover.

Making a Scene — Glad Day Bookshop, Tues, June 25

SINGular Sensation: A Music Theatre Open Mic Amateur crooners perform their favourite show tunes with a live band every Monday night. Hosted by Jennifer Walls. 9:30pm–1am. Statlers, 487 Church St. No cover.

Tues, June 25 Making a Scene A night of playwrights and performers, with Ryan G Hinds, Teneile Warren, Titus Androgynous, Steven Elliott Jackson, Lorenzo Pagnotta, Rory Jade Grey, Lez Gauches, Brock Hessel and Paul Bellini. 7:30–9:30pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. Free. Limitless: Variety Edition Scott Fordham presents a dynamo dance show. 8pm. Mojo Lounge, 1305 Dundas St W.

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Wed, June 26 Harbourfront to Hanlan’s Point Sailing Adventure Get Out! Canada offers an informal sailing lesson full of sparkling wine, snacks and sightseeing. 1:30pm and 5:30pm; runs until Tues, June 30. Spadina WaveDeck, 401 Queens Quay W. $100. Lingo: A Coffee House for LGBTQ Youth & Friends Pride Lingo features special guests and an open mic for youth 19 and under; people 20–25 are also welcome if accompanied by someone under 20. 4:30pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. Free. Pussy Basket: An Evening of Bent Word Gertrude Stein’s wife, Pussy, and their dog, Basket, are paid tribute in this evening of outspoken artists. 7:30pm.

Dirty Plötz A cast of female performers take on the “historical erasure” of women in a sexy celebration of lady-creativity. Hosted by Alex Tigchelaar and featuring Jess Dobkin, Hoa Nguyen, The Ghost Taco and more. 8:30pm. Buddies in Bad Times, Chamber, 12 Alexander St. $20. Laughs at Slack’s Lesbian comics, drink specials and good friends. 9pm– midnight. Slack’s, 562 Church St. No cover. Yaga Yaga Dancehall: Dongfest It’s going to get sweaty and real. Rude boi Dan Werb on the decks, with hot hostesses Inessa and Holly. 10pm. Henhouse, 532 Dundas St W. No cover. Hump to Pride DJ Jamal gets all up inside the Erotico Lounge, while more than 30 dancers take off their clothes. 10pm–2am. Flash, 463 Church St.

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Truth or Dare — Buddies, Wed, June 26 & Thurs, June 27

Thurs, June 27 Pride Kickoff at Byz Dinner from 5:30 to 11pm, followed by DJ TLA. Byzantium, 499 Church St. No cover. Remington’s Two floors dripping with more than 40 dancers from Montreal, Vancouver, Detroit

and LA, slowly removing their clothes. 5pm–4am. Remington’s, 379 Yonge St. Free before 6pm, more after.

10x10 Opening Reception This annual exhibition is a celebration of some of the queer faces who have worked in the public eye and behind the scenes to make our

communities thrive. Runs until Sun, July 14. 7pm. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. No cover.

That’s So Gay: Opening Reception With work curated internationally, this year’s exhibit promises to break down racial and cisgender barriers in both the traditional and queer art

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Starry Night: Love Is in the Hair Don your finest wig, most flamboyant hairpiece or just a subtle, paste-on mustache and sashay over to The 519’s park for an elegant and fun evening of cocktails, canoodling and fabulous entertainment. Lady Bunny (New York) headlines; also featuring Jinkx Monsoon and Sofonda Cox. DJ Alessandro on the decks.

7pm. Green Space on Church, 519 Church St. No cover. Bar proceeds and donations support community-centre programs.

Write On! An Open Mic for Queers of Colour Share spoken word, music, comedy, dance and more. Featured guests, emerging artists, giveaways and surprises, all hosted by Akhaji. 7:30pm signup, 8pm start. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. PWYC. History Boys: Academic Discipline In this Pride follow-up to their wildly successful first reading, the History Boys will school their audience on titillating queer history with readings from their irreverent column. Thurs, June 27, 8–11pm. Videofag, 187 Augusta Ave. $5.

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More listings at T-Girl Pride Party Spontaneous T-girl go-go shows and private VIP dances. 8pm–5am. Club120, 120 Church St. $8 for boys, free cover for ladies before 11pm, $15 after. Faux Girls Six Toronto queens in an original female impersonation production, followed by Milk Thursdays Dance Party, with DJ Relentless. 9pm. Mojo Lounge, 1305 Dundas St W. Pinky’s Big Gay Birthday Ball Toronto’s hottest nail salon celebrates its first anniversary with a party featuring Drag Race’s Jiggly Caliente, DJ Boy Brian and host Cassandra Moore. 9pm. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. $10.

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Fri, June 28 Men 4 Men Sensual Touch and Tantric Exploration: Pride Edition Full-body erotic experience from a tantric perspective. Pre-registration, 12:45pm; workshop, 1–6pm. Place Awaken Studio, 270 Carlaw Ave, Unit 102. $45. Remington’s Two floors dripping with more than 40 dancers from Montreal, Vancouver, Detroit and LA, slowly removing their clothes. 4pm–4am. Remington’s, 379 Yonge St. Free

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Bitch Salad The fifth Pride edition of the celebrated comedy night features Julie Klausner, Sara Hennessey, Emma Hunter and The Cheeto Girls. 8pm. Buddies in Bad Times, Chamber, 12 Alexander St. $25. Pride Pop with Shangela & Alyssa Edwards Drag Race royalty stomp the stage at Fly. DJ Sumation lets the music play. 9pm–4am. Fly, 8 Gloucester St. $15 advance, more at the door.

Drip: The Ardorous Hosted by Toronto it-girl Petra Collins, with DJs Vanessa Kathleen (Lioness), Miley Highrus, Condo-Coon, LBC & Girls Club. 9pm–4am. Smith, 553 Church St. $10. Prism College Fresh, young hunks take off their shirts and other things thanks to beats from DJ Mickey Hi and a performance from Drag Race alumna Shangela. 10pm. Fly, 8 Gloucester St. $20. Bible Camp Let all your sins out at this holy dance party, complete with confessional booth and badly behaved nuns. DJs Slutmaster 3000 and Shoegayz. 10pm. Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St W. No cover. Steers & Queers: Night of a Thousand Dollys Stand and worship at the Church of Parton. Featuring a night of Dolly Parton from Reverend Hightower and DJs Sigourney Beaver and Joe Blow. 10pm. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. $10.

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AX Pride — The Phoenix, Sat, June 29

Main stages Fri, June 28 Bud Light South Stage

Church & Carlton Kick Out the Jams


7pm   DJ Triple X

OLG Central Stage

Church & Maitland DJ Central 7pm Cory Activate


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William at Mojo Controversial Drag Race queen and pop hit-maker Willam performs while DJ ViVi Diamond rocks the boat. Special performance by Cassandra Moore. 9pm. Mojo Lounge, 1305 Dundas St W. $15 advance, $25 door. Drip: Dance with Us California dance expert Le Youth drops the needle in Toronto for the first time ever. DJs Shaydakiss, Diego Armand and Kevin Ritchie turn it out. 9pm–4am. Smith, 553 Church St. $10. Fit Primpin’ Two west-end powerhouse parties combine forces for two floors of bangin’ fun. Big

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22  XTRA's ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE — Toronto 2013 Primpin’ and Fit DJs spin while queer rapper and shadethrower Cakes Da Killa and cult pornstar Colby Keller and his travelling spanking booth entertain. 10pm. The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St W. $15 advance, $20 door.

Bootcamp Superman François Sagat struts his muscle to beats provided by Tony Moran, Tom Stephan, Aron and Danny Verde until the sun rises. 10pm–6am. The Guvernment, 132 Queens Quay E. $55. Forever XXXI: Pride Prom ’90s prom-party dreams come true. Shiny dresses, bow ties and corsages in full effect. Limo rides and a photo booth also included! DJs Like the Wolf (Montreal) spins; hosted by Mantante, Julie Paquet (Montreal), Lady Catnip and Bobby V. 10pm. Henhouse, 532 Dundas St W. No cover.

Alyssa Edwards — Pride Pop, Fly, Fri, June 28

The Purple Party Flash leaps into Pride with more than 30 dancers, guest DJs and a great big dancefloor ready for your feet. Hosted by Paul Smart. 10pm–2am. Flash, 463 Church St. Pop Tarts: ’90s Diva Pride Edition Pride travels back to the 1990s (the music, not the politics) for this special edition of Pop Tarts. DJs MKW and Michael Venus spin. 10pm. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W. $5. Beef Ball 10 UK DJ HiFi Sean and a very special performance from Dr Draw round out the 10th anniversary of the big, hairy dance party. 10pm–5am. The Opera House, 635 Queen St E. $30 advance, more at the door.

Saturday, June 29, 1-10pm Buddies In Bad Times Theatre & Alexander Parkette

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Everyone I Knew in High School Has Kids Now: ’90s Night Pride Edition DJ Kevin Bailey spins. 11pm– 2am. Byzantium, 499 Church St. No cover.

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Cherry Bomb Pride — Revival, Sat, June 29

Sat, June 29 Pride & Remembrance Run 5-kilometre fundraiser run (or 3km walk) races through the downtown core, raising money for local queer organizations. 10am. Starts at Church and Wellesley. Pride Charity Soccer Tournament Pink Turf Soccer League hosts a soccer tournament for women and trans people, with all proceeds going to Voice for Hope and Supporting Our Youth. Registration required. Sat, June 29 and Sun, June 30, 10am and 2pm. Withrow Park. $25. Love, Toronto Stories filled with our city’s streets and heartbeats from Liz Bugg, Jeffrey Round, Cathi Bond and JP Larocque. 11am. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. Free.

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Aqua Splish splash on Toronto’s Olympic Island with a performance by the original beach baby, Carmen Electra. DJs Manny Lehman, Hector Fonseca and Theresa. Noon– 8pm. Boarding at the Olympic Island ferry docks at Bay St and Queens Quay. $35 includes ferry ticket. Men 4 Men Intimate Touch and Massage Exchange: Pride Edition Explore elements of taoist erotic massage and genital touch with other likehearted men. 12:45pm, pre-registration; workshop, 1– 6pm. Place Awaken Studio, 270 Carlaw Ave, Unit 102. $45. Cats The legendary musical claws its way back to the Mirvish stage with an all-new Canadian production. 1pm. Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge St. $80–110.

Clean, Sober & Proud Place

Paul Kane Parkette Sat, june 29 11am Meeting Noon LGBT dance showcase, featuring Swingin’ Out, LGBT Dance at University of Toronto, Rainbow Ballroom of Toronto, Toronto Wranglers 3pm Sapphire Dance Productions 4pm Recovery & support meeting 5pm Queer Asian Youth Cabaret 6pm Recovery & support meeting 7pm Fitness 7:30pm Loveshot 8pm Fortuna 8:30pm Molly Thomason 9pm Recovery & support meeting 10pm Recovery & support meeting

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24  XTRA's ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE — Toronto 2013 Proud on Top Mode Events presents a sunny rooftop party, with DJs Deko-Ze, Kidd Mike and Sumation. Drag shows from Tara Hole and Brandi Champagne ensure maximum gaiety. 1–3pm. Screen Lounge, 20 College St. $10 advance, more at the door.

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Church & Dundonald Sat, June 29 3pm Bricoteer Experiments Theatre 3:25pm DJ Nik Red 4:10pm DJ Syrus Marcus Ware 4:55pm Tyler Uptight 5:05pm Ivory Towers
5:20pm Sammy Samosa 5:35pm Sushmita 6pm TRANSgressions Showcase 9pm Sound Sluts

Lipstick Jungle Queer dance enthusiasts wiggle to the beats of international DJs Ana Paula and Alyson Calagna, with a performance by Maracatu Baque de Bamba. 1pm– midnight. Cawthra Square Park Green Space, 519 Church St. No cover; donations go to the The 519 Community Centre. TNTmen: Show Your Pride Make Club120 your home away from home. With in-and-out privileges, it makes the perfect home base while you explore other events. 2:30–8:30pm. Club120, 120 Church St. $5 members, $8 non-members, $4 students. Remington’s Two floors dripping with more than 40 dancers from Montreal, Vancouver, Detroit and LA, slowly removing their clothes. 3p –4am. Remington’s, 379 Yonge St. Free before 6pm, more after.

One World: Where the Wild Things Are Party to the beats of Jojo Flores, Deko-ze, Jerome Robins, Ticky Ty and the legendary Frankie Knuckles. 4pm–midnight. Cawthra Square Park Green Space, 519 Church St. No cover. Bent Over . . . With Laughter These writers are funny that way. Comedy with S Bear Bergman, Paul Bellini and Catherine Hernandez. 5pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. Free. TNTmen Meat and Greet Come meet new friends from across the globe for a Pride kickoff. 5–8pm. Club120, 120 Church St. No cover. Poetic Justice Language woven to unravel the world, with Gein Wong, Kirk DeMatas, Ari Belathar, Giles Benaway and Terence Go. 6:30pm. Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 465 Yonge St. free.

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Main Stages sat, June 29  Bud Light South Stage

Church & Carlton Dyke Day & Superkiki


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OLG Central Stage

Church & Maitland DJ Central

Wellesley & Yonge Z103.5FM Summer Sizzler

3pm Steve Rapson

3pm Boots Boogie

3:45pm ViVi Diamond

3:45pm Amanda Roberts

4:30pm Melleefresh

4:45pm Jade London

5:15pm Sara Simms

6pm 7pm

7pm Melissa Ferrick

5pm DJ Blackcat

5:45pm House of Xtravaganza (NYC)

6pm Amanda Rheaume 6:45pm Tyler Uptight & The Yes-Men

TD Wellesley Stage

6:45pm Rhubix

Viagra Village Stage Church & Wellesley Community Cabaret 3pm Jessamyn 3:20pm Les Improbables de Toronto 3:25pm Candice 3:40pm D’Manda Tension, Scarlett Bobo 4pm Jenna Syde 4:25pm Sapphire Dance Productions 4:55pm Harmony 5:10pm Farra N Hyte 5:35pm Ala Mode & Jada Hudson

6:45pm Tynomi Banks

6pm Ménage à Trois (French language programming)

7pm Limitless with Pride

7pm brOWN // out

7:30pm Jamal


8pm Wepa! La Noche Latina! Latin dance, drag artists and DJ daVinci 9pm Rouge

8pm Reverse 8:15pm Jeremy Khamkeo


9pm César Murillo

9:30pm Jade Elektra


10pm Special guest star


11pm Kitty Glitter

9:45pm Jerome Robins

8:30pm Lexi Tellings

8:30pm Dance Showcase

9pm My name Is Kay 9:40pm Scott Fordham Dance 10pm Anjulie

10:30pm Josh Karmin

10:30pm Mia Martina

11pm Blackcat

11pm DJ Chez vs Gino Santos

9:30pm Ryan G Hinds’s Cabaret Dramatica, with Nicole Rose Bond, Marco Placencio and guests 10:30pm The Yes-Men


11:30pm Dancin’ in the Streets: DJ Neill MacLeod & DJ Jamal

See map on page 21 for stage locations

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AlternaQueer Stage Alexander St Parkette Sat, June 29

Fruit Loopz: A Celebration of Queer & Trans Youth and the Arts 3–6pm Mila Anjela Pink Ink (Soy) Rachel Djazmin Kittimoso Mc Jazz Pride Cab 2013 Evan Vipond Sarah Weatherill Melisse Pandora Roxstar

6–10pm Terrance Cross Connie Lingua & Antonio Bavaro J Khan Mr Rise Kumari Sapno Ritmo Olive-or-Oliver Shadina Ginger Ale & The Monowhales Shirin G Jess Hollett Rainbow/Co-Co Chanel Benzito Lady-Boy Sparkle Donna Matrix Rainbow Gleeques Coalition (RGC) Romeo Pierre BABE

Lesbian Love Letter A performance piece from Kate Barry. 7:30pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. Free. ( )ound A performance installation piece by Coman Poon. 8:30pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. Free.

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Hard Ton — HotNuts Pride, The Garrison, Sat, June 28

Class dismissed Boylesque TO takes it off in high-school style in an all-new revue. Special guest Lucky Charming from New York. 9pm. Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St W. $20 advance, $25 door. Rangeela Pride Canada’s biggest queer South Asian event turns two with the hottest Bollywood, bhangra and house. 9pm. Club120, 120 Church St. $10 before midnight, $15 until 2am, $20 after. Proceeds support the victims’ families in Bangladesh’s garment factory disaster. Drip: Brenmar + Kingdom Brenmar brings his trap-music trip to the club, with special guests Kingdom, Pistolaa, RAT, Condo-Coon, Drang & Nightcore Girl. 9pm–4am. Smith, 553 Church St. $10. Grindr on Tour The cruising app comes to life at Fly, with DJs Erez Ben Ishay and Shawn Riker. 9pm–4am. Fly, 8 Gloucester St. Mighty Real Nina Arsenault and Lexi Tronic host, with DJs The Robotic Kid

and John Caffery and performances by The Cliks’ Lucas Silveira, Morgan Page and Judy Virago. 9:30pm. Cold Tea, 60 Kensington Ave. No cover.

Regretro A night of guilty pleasures and hits you’re embarrassed to know all the words to. DJs Ace of Case and Wei Back spin. 10pm. Henhouse, 532 Dundas St W. No cover. She Does the City Presents Stay Golden Classic rock-dance mess. Wear denim, shake that hair, get sweaty, taste salty. 10pm–2am. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. $5. AX Pride Asian Xpress, with DJs Alex, Mark Vincente, Sofonda, Nikki Chin, Henryx and Jade London. 10pm–3am. The Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne St. $15 advance, $25 door. axpride2013.

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Bad Boy Weekend Kickoff at Woody’s Army, navy, leather, jocks and DJ Mark Falco. Full service until 4am. Woody’s, 467 Church St. No cover.

Crush Pride A flirty event series for hot, nerdy people who want to meet sex-positive, like-minded friends. 10pm–4am. Club120, 120 Church St. $10.

Yes Yes Y’all Pride Edition Jiggly Caliente (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Shi Wisdom and DJs A-Rock and Shaydakiss (Montreal) combine forces to pull off one of Pride’s biggest hip-hop and dancehall jams. 10pm. The Annex WreckRoom, 794 Bathurst St. $12 advance, $15 door.

Cherry Bomb Pride: Summer Beach Sensation DJs Cozmic Cat, Denise Benson, Nix and Leticia Love. 10pm–3am. Revival, 783 College St. $15 advance, $20 door. cherrybombtoronto

Pitbull Pride DJs John Caffery and Robotic Kid open for Stéfane Lippé, with DJ Alessandro’s pop party in the side room. 10pm–4am. The Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne St. $30.

Matinée: Starship The international circuit party lands in Toronto with DJs Micky Friedmann, Ivan Gomez, Phil Romano and a live show from the queen of Ibiza, Vanessa Klein. 10pm–7am. Koolhaus, 132 Queens Quay E. $60. HotNuts: HI-NRG DOLLphins, with Hard Ton Italian disco queens Hard Ton will thrust you to the next level with Sylvester-style falsettos and the acid beats of DJ Wawashi. Underwater underwear theme encouraged. Hosted by Mary Messhausen, with DJs Das Hussy and Produzentin. 10:30pm. The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W. $10 advance, $15 door. hotnutstoronto. Absolut Sultry Saturday: Pride Edition DJ Cajjmere spins. 11pm–2am. Byzantium, 499 Church St. No cover.

Pitbull Pride — Fly, Sat, June 29

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Sun, June 30 Pride Sunday at Byz Brunch, 11am–2pm; DJ Matty Ryce, 3–5pm; DJ Cajjmere Wray, 5–8pm; DJ TLA, 8–11pm; and DJ Geoff Kelleway, 11pm– 2am. Byzantium, 499 Church St. No cover. Special Pride Day Bingo A $200 jackpot is up for grabs, with surprises in between. Hosted by Terran and George. Noon–3pm. Flash, 463 Church St. Flash: Pride Sunday The men’s club opens its doors after the Pride parade, with more than 30 male dancers on two stages. DJ Chris Ryker takes over at 8pm, while Nyte Hawke and Steve Austin

Clean, Sober & Proud Place

Paul Kane Parkette Sun, june 30 11am Recovery & support meeting Noon Belly Dancers with Pride Noon Annual Iranian LGBT Picnic 12:30pm Amy Campbell and The Road Less Traveled 1pm Discreet Crush 1:30pm The Wilmas 2pm Ori Dagan 2:30pm Clara Venice 3pm The Nia Technique: Dance, Get Fit, Have Fun! (Low-impact exercise activity) 4pm Recovery & support meeting 5pm LGBT Youth Line Trivia, with Michael Erickson 5:30pm Glam! Pride Game Show Revue 6pm Recovery & support meeting 7pm Ashford 7:30pm Triple Gangers 8pm Disco Nation 8:30pm Swamperella 9pm Recovery & support meeting 10pm Recovery & support meeting

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YONGEDUNDAS SQUARE Stage Sun, June 30 Yonge-Dundas Square Pop-Up Party 3–10pm The 2013 Pride parade marches from Bloor Street to YongeDundas Square, deep in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core. Pride Toronto offers a spectacular showcase of Canadian and international talent to celebrate 33 years of Pride. Featuring a special live performance by out R&B/ reggae star Diana King.

North Stage Church & Dundonald Sun, June 30 3–7pm Host S Bear Bergman 3pm Kalmplex 4pm Spoken Word Showcase 5pm DJ L-Rock 6pm Trans Youth Showcase 6:45pm Tye from Strip Maddisson 7pm The Crush Is Mutual 7:30pm Random Order 8pm Lucas Silveira 9pm DJ Alyssa

disrobe. Hosted by Carlotta Carlisle. Noon–2am. Flash, 463 Church St.

Disco Disco A full day of dancing, with DJs A Digital Needle, Robert Ouimet, Phil V, Patsy Gallant and others. 1pm–midnight. Cawthra Square Park Green Space, 519 Church St. Free. Treehouse Party For the fifth year, Treehouse presents a fierce roster of DJs, including Chus + Ceballos, Abel and Isaac Escalante. 1pm. Ryerson Quad, Ryerson University. Free. Drip: The Shut-Down Montreal beatmaker Kaytranada rounds out a fierce weekend at Smith. Plus DJ sets from synth-pop duo Prince Innocence, Members Only, Rory Them Finest, Marcus Marcus, Kikileaks and more. 2pm–4am. Smith, 553 Church St. $10. dripparty Remington’s Two floors dripping with more than 40 dancers from Montreal,

Vancouver, Detroit and LA, slowly removing their clothes. 2pm–4am. Remington’s, 379 Yonge St. Free before 6pm, more after.

Pride Sunday at Slack’s DJs Quinces, Cozmic Cat and ViVi Diamond spin. Featuring Sarah Smith. 3–6pm. Slack’s, 562 Church St. No cover. Flaunting It! Reading The Body Politic Writers and admirers of the iconic gay publication read some of their favourite passages, with a special performance by the History Boys. Gerald Hannon, Ed Jackson, Michael Lyons, Jeremy Willard and others. 5:30pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. Free. Dirty. Sexy. Queer. Readings that will make you feel warm in all your secret places, featuring bill bisset, Andrea Zanin, Debra Anderson, Jon Pressick and Christian Baines. 7pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. Free. Kiss of Life: Hot and Heavy Pride Back for Pride and ready to sweat it out and keep the clothing to a minimum. Tunes

Alterna-Queer Stage Alexander St Parkette Sun, June 30

Alyson Calagna — Lipstick Jungle, The 519 Green Space, Sat, June 29

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3pm The Tryst 3:30pm Matt Silver 4pm Like Pacific 4:30pm Goodnight Sunrise 5pm Anti-Queens 5:30pm Crackpuppy 6pm Judy Virago & Igby Lizzard Trash Cabaret, featuring Jenna Syde, Man Chyna, Nancy Bobcock, Bellydancers with Pride, Aviva the Mirage, Helene Ducharme 7pm Amy’s Arms 7:45pm Urvah Khan 8:15pm Jumple DJ Triple-X spins between acts and does a full one-hour set to close the night.

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Main stages sun, June 30  Bud Light South Stage

Church & Carlton Dirty Disco


The Dirty Disco program is all-ages and free. Miss Raquel and Don Berns host.

OLG Central Stage

Church & Maitland DJ Central All-Canadian showcase!

TD Wellesley Stage

Wellesley & Yonge Blockorama


11:30am Blackness Yes! & partners 12:30pm Calling Names 12:40pm How We Were! video 12:50pm Community art project

Viagra Village Stage

Church & Wellesley Community Cabaret Hosted by Dainty Box & Sylvia


1pm DJ Syrus Marcus Ware

1:45pm DJ Nik Red


2:30pm DJ Pleasure

3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm 7pm 8pm

3pm The Pharmacist

3pm Chris Munro

3:45pm DJ Sound Syster

3:45pm Sigourney Beaver

4:30pm DJ Ticky Ty

4:30pm John Caffery

5:15pm DJ Chiclet

5:15pm Kevin Bailey

5:30pm Michelle Ross, Tynomi Banks, Devine Darlin

6pm Dr Trance

6pm Danny White

SING IT BACK SHOWCASE 5:55pm Steve Foster, Ayo Leilani, Diana King, JJ Rocks, Ill Nana/ DiverseCity Dance Company 7:20pm Blackness Yes! founders 7:25pm House of Monroe, Unrulytwin, House of Xtravaganza

7pm DJ Robb G

8pm DJ Adam K

6:45pm Jaysonspank

8:15pm Serial Sean

9pm 10pm

9pm DJ Deko-ze

9pm Cajjmere Wray

10pm DJ Jelo

10pm Neill MacLeod

3:15pm DJ Carma 4:05pm Spiritual Blessing 4:15pm URBAN SHOWCASE SMIFF, Benzito, MC Jazz, Craig Dominic

8:45pm Special headliner! 9:15pm DJ Blackcat

10pm Jojo Flores

3pm DJ Nytehawk 3:15pm Catherine Hernandez 3:30pm Dainty Box 3:45pm Sarah Bertrand 4pm Clint Lykher 4:15pm Sushmita Rai & Dolly Jones 4:35pm Win Lose or Drag 5pm Spectra Showcase 6pm DJ Quinces & DJ Marco daVinci

7pm Toronto Drag Kings

8pm Nerd Girl Burlesque 8:30–9pm Ivory Towers & Heroine Marks 9pm Sylvia, Farra N Hyte & Friends 9:55pm Harmony 10pm Savannah Davenport 10:15pm The Snatsch Sisters

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Vazaleen presents Shame The Hidden Cameras perform, while DJs Rawbert, Miss Barbara, Max Mohenu and Michael Comeau bring the legendary queer dance bash back to life. 10pm. Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St W. $12. Business Woman’s Special: Pride Edition Hosted by Big Brother Canada’s Gary Glitter, with DJs Sammy and Nino Brown spinning R&B, hip hop and pop. 10pm. Augusta House, 152 Augusta Ave. $10.

Go Hard: Swagg 2 Da Roof: Shut Em Down 4 (Pride Edition) Blackcat’s gonna shut ’em down. 10pm–5am. Club120, 120 Church St. $5. Revival: Big Love A night of celebration of the late, great Peter Rauhofer, starring David Morales, Tony Moran, Shawn Riker, Honey Dijon, Dave & Gerardo, plus a live show from Club 69 diva Suzanne Palmer. 10pm–8am. Guvernment, 132 Queens Quay E. $85.

Mon, July 1 Awake Still up? Dance away the final hours of Pride with sets from Paulo & Jackinsky, Deko-ze, Jeremy Khamkeo and Addy. 7am start. Moskito, 423 College St W. $25 advance, $10 off for weekend pass-holders. prism

J’Adore Pride Blowout DJs Blue Peter, Mark Falco and Chris Steinbach spin. Full service until 4am. Woody’s, 467 Church St. No cover.

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