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Browse all past lesbian and queer events

Below is our listing of past local lesbian events for 2009. If you're looking for current listings, please browse our local lesbian and queer events guide.

 UPCOMING QUEER EVENTS

The S Word
Saturday January 3, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

Featuring DJ's Delicious, female drummers and hot, hot women.

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SNATCH
Saturday January 3, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

SNATCH SATURDAYS

$4.00 drinks & $5 Coronas until 12:30 am



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Mortgage 101 & Real Estate 101
Thursday January 8, 2009


Royal LePage City Centre - #204-345 Robson St, Robson entrance of Vancouver Public Library,

You were probably traumatized when you went to your bank for a mortgage loan and the bank said NO! You maybe not informed that since your last visit, new mortgage products are emerging everyday that might fit with your salary and credit ratings. We invite you for the upcoming seminar that will open a new door for you to own your home!

The Secrets you must know in order to get a mortgage even if your credit scores are 610 or ZERO.

How to get a mortgage and pay your debts.

Stop! No to debt consolidation for First Time Buyers and why?

The banks say no, why lenders say yes!?

Learn different products for mortgages that the banks won't tell you.

Is Lease-To-Own for you? What are the pros and cons.

Speaker: Grace Brewster (Licensed Mortgage & Real Estate Consultant)
Contact Info: 778.837.3617
www.gracebrewster.com

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Board Games are So Gay
Friday January 9, 2009


Rhizome - 317 E Broadway,

7:00

We’re back with another round of queer-friendly board games! Bring your favourite games or use ours. dj little d will keep the tunes coming!

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straightGIRL - DJ Denise Benson
Friday January 9, 2009


straight - 553 Church Street,

DJ Denise Benson's monthly residency at Straight Bar, playing lots of sweet, sexy house, tech and deep electro mixed with other faves from past, present and future!

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The S Word
Saturday January 10, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

Featuring DJ's Delicious, female drummers and hot, hot women.

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SNATCH
Saturday January 10, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

SNATCH SATURDAYS

$4.00 drinks & $5 Coronas until 12:30 am



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FLYGIRL SATURDAY PARTY
Saturday January 10, 2009


Boathouse Waterfront Bar & Deck - 1795 Beach Ave,

Rockin� the Boathouse 2nd and 4th Sat of the month! Food, dj�s and a panoramic view.

5-9:30pm Exclusive Flygirl dinner on the deck by reservations only. Please email info@flygirlproductions.com your full name, email address, reservation time and # of people in your party. 15% discount on dinner if attending the party.

9pm-1am Boathouse Waterfront Bar

Get ready to shake it up with DJ Betti Forde

YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE DINNER IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE PARTY

$10 door admission only. There are no advance tix for this event.

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CHICKS WITH PICKS
Sunday January 11, 2009


Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir St,

featuring ...
KATE REID
PASCALE GOODRICH-BLACK
Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm

KATE REID
Kate Reid is a whip smart wordsmith with a knack for candid story-telling and songwriting that is charged with humour and social-political commentary. A straight shooter but definitely not straight, she is as charming as she is in-your-face and is one of the most original, incisive and entertaining songwriters to appear on the scene in a long time.
www.katereid.net

PASCALE GOODRICH-BLACK
A powerhouse voice and arresting presence, Pascale Goodrich-Black is an artist who can seriously stop you in your tracks. She has a soulful voice and pens passionate songs that are a combination of well-crafted lyrics and acoustically driven music ... creating haunting and memorable stories.
www.myspace.com/pascalegoodrichblack

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Kate Reid and Pascale Goodrich-Black
Sunday January 11, 2009


Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir St,

8pm

Tix $7/8 at the door

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Over 40 Women Meet Over 40 Women
Thursday January 15, 2009


Rhizome - 317 E Broadway,

registration from 6:00 to 6:30, event starts at 7:00

Join us for a facilitated gathering for single lesbians over 40. This event is slower paced than speed dating and more participatory than a typical meet and greet. This is an opportunity for women over 40 seeking other women over 40 to mix and mingle in a relaxed, fun and interactive space.

$10 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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V-Day McGill Cabaret
Thursday January 15, 2009


La Sala Rossa - 4848 St-Laurent boul,

Performances by the Dead Doll Dancers, Andrea Stanford, DeAnne Smith and featuring Mitch Mitcham and Ian Poe Kerr of the Dukes of Drag (www.dukesofdrag.com) All proceeds from the show will go to carefully selected Montreal charities aiming to end gender-based violence

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Queer Idol
Friday January 16, 2009


Goodhandy's - 120 Church Street,

Screww presents Queer Idol

$12,000 in prizes

A ground-breaking five-part competition.

Queer idol will audition up to 36 of Toronto's most promising singers. From there, 12 will move on to the Semifinals to compete for three spots in the Grand Finale (on May 15, 2009). See website for audition details.

Doors open at 10pm

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BRAND NEW SNEAKERS
Friday January 16, 2009


Rhizome - 317 E Broadway,

After their successful debut last November, the ladies from "Brand New Sneakers" are back for another round! "Brand New Sneakers", hosted by Eirene Cloma, features local female performance artists looking to break into Vancouver’s scene. Instead of hopping from open mic to open mic, Eirene just decided to start a show that would enable talented young women to get the exposure they deserve. Featuring performances by Amy C, spoken word artist Lucia Misch, musicians Alexandria Finn, Cassandra Van Dyck, Kidnap Kids!, and Emma Postl.

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straightGIRL
Friday January 16, 2009


straight - 553 Church Street,

straightBAR queer Friday nights

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New Year's Lesbian Dinner, Dance & Social, Tatamagouche, N.S.
Saturday January 17, 2009


Tatamagouche Centre - ,

The 8th Annual New Year’s Lesbian Dinner, Dance & Social. This event is lots of fun! You won’t want to miss it! Supper: 6:00 p.m. Dance: 8:00 p.m. Come a bit early for some social time (5:00ish). Bring Your Own Drinks and Snacks. Supper: Chicken Dinner or Vegetarian $13.50 + tax. Breakfast: $7. + tax. Overnight Accommodation: $46 /person + tax. Price for Dance: $6 per person (pay at the dance).

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The S Word
Saturday January 17, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

Featuring DJ's Delicious, female drummers and hot, hot women.

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SNATCH
Saturday January 17, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

SNATCH SATURDAYS

$4.00 drinks & $5 Coronas until 12:30 am



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Womyn's Dance: Blast From the Past‏
Saturday January 17, 2009


Howard Johnson's Hotel (lobby entrance) - 395 Kingsway,

We are paying tribute to the lesbian past. A tribute to the lesbians from yesteryear. Ones who have paved the way for the next generations of queer women. This is to re-unite all those ones for a celebration. Remember the good times when VanPort was one of the places to go as well as BJ's or the Gandy Dancer. Come out, come out wherever you are! Join us to embrace the past history of the lesbian community here in Vancouver. Whether you were there and wished you were...here's your chance to be here, right here at the Paper Rock Lounge.

Spinning up tunes is the lovely DJ Shelley, from Charlie's Lounge.

Fully licenced bar. Food service available until 11pm.

Dancing starts at 9pm until 2am.

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Rae Fest - a weekend of music for Cancer
Saturday January 17, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

A two day music festival, with proceeds going to fight Pancreatic Cancer.

January 17th:
People You Know
Amanda Rheame
The Joys
THE CLIKS
and more...

January 18th:
Katey Morley
Hunter Valentine
The V-Girls
MELISSA FERRICK
and many more...

1pm to 10pm. Saturday & Sunday. $70 for both days, or $40 per day. Intimate performances limited to 150 people...so get your tickets NOW.

Tickets can be purchased at Slack's Tues to Sun after 4pm, or by phone 416.928.2151

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Keep on Dancin" Dance Party
Saturday January 17, 2009


Let's Dance Studio - 927 Granville St, 2nd floor,

8 pm to 11:30 pm
Tickets at Little Sisters 1238 Davie or reserve at notsostrictly@hotmail.com
$10 - $15 sliding scale: Pay what you can afford on this scale

Murray Schellberg is our host/dj/dance instructor
8:30 pm Lesson in Social Fox Trot
Cash bar, dance demos, snacks, a friendly dance community!
Singles and Couples Welcome

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Melissa Ferrick - Rae Fest - a weekend of music for Cancer
Sunday January 18, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

A two day music festival, with proceeds going to fight Pancreatic Cancer.

January 17th:
People You Know
Amanda Rheame
The Joys
THE CLIKS
and more...

January 18th:
Katey Morley
Hunter Valentine
The V-Girls
MELISSA FERRICK
and many more...

1pm to 10pm. Saturday & Sunday. $70 for both days, or $40 per day. Intimate performances limited to 150 people...so get your tickets NOW.

Tickets can be purchased at Slack's Tues to Sun after 4pm, or by phone 416.928.2151

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Circus O Burlesque A Mania 2
Friday January 23, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

An evening of top quality Circus and sideshow as well as the BEST of the Best of Burlesque. Hosted by Mysterion and the Wolfman

Guests include

Extreme Juggler Edward Skwirsky (As seen in Cirque du Soliel)

FROM BIZARRE magazine- The Living Tattooed Zombie

Rubber Boy Aiden Orange (As seen on Letterman)

Kayla Pin Lynn (Pain proof Human Pin Cushion) Just back from filming Motion feature CARNY!!

The Mysteriettes Burlesque- Fiona Flaunt it, Mina Von Flietch, Virginia D'Vine, Priscilla Pussycat

Sketchy the Clown!!!

Sadie Spins the Hula Queen!!!

The Cinnamon Hearts Burlesque

Circus Sideshow One Arm Bob

Tickets $15 advance $20 door available at Darkside on Queen (at Augusta)

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straightGIRL
Friday January 23, 2009


straight - 553 Church Street,

straightBAR queer Friday nights

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CSSE Pre-Conference on Queer Issues in the Study of Education CfP
Friday January 23, 2009


U of A campus - 112 Avenue & 87 Street in the Education North Building,

The Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (iSMSS), Faculty of Education, University of Alberta is pleased to host the inaugural CSSE (Canadian Society for the Study of Education) Pre-Conference on Queer Issues in the Study of Education at Carleton University, Ottawa, on Friday, May 22, 2009. The Call for Papers with further details is posted on the CSSE homepage at http://www.csse.ca/ [Just click on the pre-conference name under 'News and Updates' on the right-hand side of the homepage]

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Purplelectricity Prince Party -- 19th Edition
Friday January 23, 2009


Drake Hotel Underground - 1150 Queen St W,

((((( doors are now at 10 pm )))))

Calling all nasty girls, rude boys, true funk soldiers, sexy MFs, and purple hippies!

19th Edition of Purplelectricity!

DJ doctor BAGGIE spinning hi-NRG Prince. Purplelectricity is a video dance party and Canada’s only recurring Prince tribute party. Purplelectricity features music and videos that span Prince's entire career right from 1978 until the present.

This party is legendary, in its 5th year, and hosted the official label release parties 4 Prince’s "3121", "Planet Earth", and "21 Nights". Glam slam martinis and cocktails available, using the same recipes as were used in Prince's legendary Glam Slam nightclubs.

Door prizes including copies of Prince's book "21 Nights" and other Prince CDs and DVDs.

Friday, January 23, 2009
Drake Hotel Underground
1150 Queen St W, Toronto
10 pm doors
$5 cover
Part of the Drake All-access House Party

Links:

Purplelectricity
http://www.purplelectricity.com

DJ doctor BAGGIE
http://www.doctorbaggie.com
http://www.myspace.com/doctorbaggie

Prince
http://www.lotusflow3r.com

Toronto Prince Fans Facebook Group
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2239519373&ref=ts

Drake Hotel
http://www.thedrakehotel.ca

Please extend this invitation 2 anyone U know who likes Prince or who's looking 4 a funky dance party on January 23rd.

The "Club Purplelectricity" rewards program was launched in July 2007 and continues! Don't forget your membership cards on January 23rd, or read on 4 details. Under this program, it's possible 2 earn a lifetime membership card into all future Purplelectricities. Basically, come 2 7 Purplelectricities, and get your Club card stamped at each 1. A completed card equates 2 a lifetime of no cover at Purplelectricity (except ticketed events). Cards are non-transferable. Anyone who didn't pick up their card at the last party should ask the doorgirl about it this time.

Line by-pass guestlist -- get on it by RSVPing "yes" (before noon on Jan. 23rd). U +3 will be automatically put on the line by-pass guestlist. Cover is still $5 and the list closes at midnight, at which time it's just 1 line 4 the whole Drake.

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Where's the Love?
Friday January 23, 2009


Goodhandy's - 120 Church Street,

A staff and Local Celebrity Fundraiser for ACT.

Screww’s Thrill Chamber with tarot readings, message, lady lap dances and more.

“Dirty Sexy Cage” with Joseph Patrick and Sofonda Cox's hot Go-Go Boys and Go-Go Girls.

Stage performances by Goodhandy’s staff plus Suzie McNeil, Billy Newton-Davis, Melleefresh, Zabeth Dkos, Paris Black, Kitty Neptune, The Cinnamon Hearts, The Saucy Tarts, Lena Love, Nina Arsenault, Sofonda Cox, Madgesty, http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://kat.ass.trophy%2C Ryan G. Hinds, Tanya Cheex, Sofonda Cox, Tyler Burke, Justin Zaas, Glamour Puss Burlesque, Sharon Mirrors, Lena Love, Saturday Motif, Daddy K, King Flare, Penny Whistleton, Jamieson Eakin and Keith Cole.

DJs Spyda Brown, Nik Red, San Fran, Ralph, Carma, Watt Nott and Shane MacKinnon.

"Love Dollars" available for tipping and buying stuff!

Doors 9:00pm till 3:00am - $5 to $10 Cover sliding scale

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The S Word
Saturday January 24, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

Featuring DJ's Delicious, female drummers and hot, hot women.

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SNATCH
Saturday January 24, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

SNATCH SATURDAYS

$4.00 drinks & $5 Coronas until 12:30 am



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Cherry Bomb
Saturday January 24, 2009


Andy Poolhall - 489 College St,

9pm

The CHERRY BOMB New Year's Eve event was an absolute blast and we're extra stoked to return to our monthly home....

COZ + DB IN THE HOUSE
Block rockin’, award winning Cherry Bomb co-founders and resident DJs Cozmic Cat and Denise Benson do it up proper, with a full night of back-to-back kick ass sets. Underground meets overground. What’s good is good. Get loose, get busy, get down!

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FLYGIRL SATURDAY PARTY
Saturday January 24, 2009


Boathouse Waterfront Bar & Deck - 1795 Beach Ave,

Rockin' the Boathouse 2nd and 4th Sat of the month! Food, dj's and a panoramic view.

5-9:30pm Exclusive Flygirl dinner on the deck by reservations only. Please email info@flygirlproductions.com your full name, email address, reservation time and # of people in your party. 15% discount on dinner if attending the party.

9pm-1am Boathouse Waterfront Bar

Get ready to shake it up with DJ Betti Forde

YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE DINNER IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE PARTY

$10 door admission only. There are no advance tix for this event.

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"Mind Your Own Business: Don't Air Out Dirty Laundry: Talking About Relationship Concerns With Family and Friends"
Saturday January 24, 2009


The Lions Den - 770 Commercial Dr,

Creating Healthy Relationships Between Queer Women

FREE workshop for Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans & Two-Spirit Women

Sponsored by Safe Choices: Support and Education Project

1:00pm - 4:30pm

Access to support, perspective and feedback is important for building healthy, lasting relationships and communities. This workshop will explore how we talk about our relationship concerns with our friends and family (chosen or otherwise). How do we keep confidentiality and when is it the right time to share our concerns about issues of safety?

To register or arrange a childcare subsidy, call:
633-2506, ext. 12
Transit tickets and refreshments provided
Wheelchair accessible

Safe Choices is a program of the BC Association of Specialized Victim Assistance and Counselling Programs and is funded by the Vancouver Coastal Health SMART Fund.

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Jell-O
Saturday January 24, 2009


Le Drugstore - 1366 Ste.-Catherine E,

Are you ready for it???? Party Jell-O @u Drugstore Sur la piste de danse (au 4ičme étage) Samedi 24 Janvier 2009 Shooters de JELL-O @ 1.00$!!! DJ Stevie-T (Steven Taylor) & DJ Hiptonik!!!(Julian C) Entrée Gratuite!!! Les 50 Premiers arrivés reçoivent un Jello Shot Gratuit! Alors venez en grand nombre et parlez-en ŕ vos amis! Le JELL-O est ŕ ne pas manquer!!! Dress to impress!!! On se revoit le 24! Pour info: Ashley (514)458-2474 ---------------------------------------------------------------- Are you ready for it ???? Jell-O Party @ Drugstore Dancefloor (4th floor) Jan 24th 2009 JELL-O shots @ 1.00$!!!! DJ Stevie-T (Steven Taylor) & DJ Hiptonik!!!! Free Cover!!!! 50 first guests get a free JelloShot! Bring friends Don't miss out on the JELLO!! Dress to impress!!!! See you all on the 24th! For more info: Ashley (514)458-2474

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CHICKS WITH PICKS
Sunday January 25, 2009


Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir St,

featuring ...
BONNIE STE-CROIX
VICKY SJOHALL
Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm

BONNIE STE-CROIX
Described as a prolific and introspective writer with the “demonstrated talent it takes to write a hit song.” Billboard World Song Contest, President/Director; Bonnie Ste-Croix is a touring artist with three albums of original work, songs charting on radio, world songwriting winnings, film placement and multiple industry contracts in Canada and the USA. She consistently reels in rave reviews from industry, critics, venues and audiences alike. “Here I Am is easily one of the best albums of 2007, Period. Her voice is very moving in the Sarah McLachlan sense…there’s a confidence in her voice that is very warm, and while she may reveal lyrics that touch on uncertainty and fear, ‘Here I Am’ proves that this is her, on her own path, walking down fearlessly.“ John Book, Music for America.
www.bonniestecroix.com

VICKY SJOHALL
Starting from scratch has never been so good, and this road has just begun. Vicky is a singer at heart, with a voice that can wrap you in comfort or command sensation. She has performed her whole life as a vocalist, and started writing and playing guitar only 10 years ago. Through this, Vicky has evolved into a recording artist, with a diverse spectrum of musical interests. She has recorded vocals for country, hip-hop, electronica, pop rock, and ambient projects. Vicky worked for 6 years as the lead singer of the nationally acclaimed pop band Cherrybomb, where she took on the additional responsibilities of the independent music business: promotions, booking, touring, and recording. Releasing 6 independent albums and touring through Canada, Germany, and Holland, she took the band to remarkable heights. Vicky is a powerhouse on every level of music, and now she is returning to her roots: the audio creation. The simple sounds, the song, and of course, the voice. Stay tuned for new music by Vicky Sjohall.
www.myspace.com/vickysjohall

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Queering the Theater Stage: a special session at Queer Studies Easter Symposium CfP
Sunday January 25, 2009


U of A campus - 112 Avenue & 87 Street in the Education North Building,

This session will explore how "queerness" is articulated and represented on the theater stage. Theater has always been a particularly potent means of capturing queer experiences, even when that experience is camouflaged, hidden, or submerged. The Committee will consider any papers addressing issues relating to LGBT/Queer theatre and performance, from any historical period. Of particular interest are queer readings of expriences in and around the theater in past decades and centuries. On the theater stage, queer bodies, practices, and ideologies are created, experienced, and articulated, often does ‘queerness’ feel? And how does this feeling of queerness travel, transform itself, and sediment in bodies, places, and movements? This panel rearticulates recent interdisciplinary research on affect through the lens of queer of color critique to explore how, locally specific LGBT practices enable or destabilize the emergence of a (trans)national queer “structure of feeling” (Williams) that imagines subjects as bound—however momentarily—within a wide range of affective networks extending beyond the politico-discursive. 500 word abstracts should be submitted as e-mail attachments to the organising committee in English, Castilian, German or French by January 25, 2009.

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Bonnie Ste-Croix with special guest VICKY SJOHALL
Sunday January 25, 2009


The Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir St.,

Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm

VICKY SJOHALL

Vicky worked for 6 years as the lead singer of the nationally acclaimed pop band Cherrybomb, releasing 6 independent albums and touring through Canada, Germany, and Holland, she took the band to remarkable heights. Vicky is a powerhouse on every level of music, and now she is returning to her roots: the audio creation. The simple sounds, the song, and of course, the voice. Stay tuned for new music by Vicky Sjohall. www.myspace.com/vickysjohall

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Pride Centre Community Potluck
Tuesday January 27, 2009


Pride Centre of Edmonton - 9540 111 Ave,

The Last Tuesday of every month the Pride Centre of Edmonton hosts a Community Potluck! Everyone is Welcome!

The Dinner starts between 6:30p.m. and 7:00p.m.

Bring a dish and meet some new people!

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L Word @ O'Grady's
Tuesday January 27, 2009


O'Grady's Bar and Restaurant - 518 Church Street,

So the day has come that we have all been waiting for, The L Word Season 6.

At 9pm showing of season 5 last episode for a recap and at 10pm Season 6.

Wings Special $6.99 all night long and a pitcher + Nachos for only $19.99

Free Pool.

Located at the corner of Church and Maitland (second floor lounge)

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Granny Boots Gets Sexy: Launch For Champion DVD!
Wednesday January 28, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

Good for Her is ever so excited to be hosting the Toronto Launch of the amazing new flick CHAMPION by queer porn genius Shine Louise Houston (director of the Crash Pad, In Search of The Wild Kingdom, Superfreak and more). This movie has it all - intense drama, a hot cast and a compelling storyline flanked by mountains of sizzling, sweaty sex. Here's what Good For Her resident Porn Reviewer Coco La Creme has to say about the movie:

Does the combination of tough butches, ne’er do well bois and femmes in heat sound like a match made in heaven? If you said yes, then you just bet on a winner! Meet Jessie Eaton (Syd Blakovich), a mixed martial artist with a bad attitude and a libido that won’t quit. To escape from the pressure Jessie has sex, rough and tumble, wet and juicy, long and hard and every which way we like it. There’s Jiz Lee, the accommodating ex-girlfriend, Madison Young, the freaky femme bottom and Violet Vahn (Dallas), Eaton’s ultimate opponent and untouchable fantasy. Will she win or will she lose? What lessons will be learned along the way? When will our two champion fighters break the tension and finally get it ON? Watch and see!

Join us January 28th as we offer thrills and chills with:

* Steamy clips of CHAMPION, and super sexy porn star DYLAN RYAN getting saucy as well as answering your burning questions about working for the most radical queer porn company around!!!!!!

** Local burlesque legend COCO LA CREME giving us some shimmy and shake!!!!!

***THE TORONTO NEWSGIRLS showing off their boxing skills!!!!

****Audience participation (foxy) boxing contests with SAVOY HOWE!!!!!!

***** DJ CONNOR aka MC Nolan Natasha playing some sweet tunes to get your rump shaking!!!

****** PRIZES PRIZES PRIZES!!! Including copies of Champion, memberships to Crashpadseries.com, Good For Her treats, Gift Certificate for boxing classes from Toronto Newsgirls and Hotmoviesforher.com.

This event is FREE and is wheelchair accessible.

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Ferron and Kate Reid in Concert
Thursday January 29, 2009


Original Princess Theatre - Waterloo, ON - 6 Princess St. West, Waterloo, Ontario,

Call for tix: 1.519.885.2950

8pm

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i love you / (i love you) too
Friday January 30, 2009


Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - 12 Alexander Street,

Only two weeks before Valentine's Day, don't miss this night of rebel heart performers as they take a preemptive strike on cupid's day of love. Come out of the cold for this daring and courageous evening of heartbreaking performance.

i love you
Curated and Hosted by Jess Dobkin with performances by Felice Shays (NYC), Liya HyunJoo Choi, Dianah Smith and Cathy Gordon

Friday, January 30 at 10pm
tickets $14 at the door

followed by........

(i love you) too
A late-night rebel hearts party Midnight/tickets $5 at the door free with admission to i love you

DJ Cozmic Cat spins
Special late night performance by Daddy K and the Rhythm Method

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Ferron and Kate Reid in Concert
Friday January 30, 2009


Hugh's Room - 2261 Dundas Street West,

Call Hugh's Room for tix: 1.416.201.9048 (www.hughsroom.com)

8:30pm

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straightGIRL
Friday January 30, 2009


straight - 553 Church Street,

straightBAR queer Friday nights

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Stand Up / Strip Down
Friday January 30, 2009


Theatre Ste. Catherine - 264 St. Catherine E.,

"Stand Up / Strip Down is back, now with more ta-tas than ever! And what's better than a strip/comedy show combo? (Implied answer: Nothing!) Seriously, ha-has and ta-tas are sweet, sweet elixir for everyone, regardless of gender, orientation or shoe size. Comics include Ali Hassan and Heidi Foss (!) and strip-acts include Miss Vinegault, Raimi, and a magician, among others yet to be confirmed. I'll do another bang-up job as host. Really, this is a show you do not want to miss. Your friends will make fun of you, if you do. 8:30 http://www.deannesmith.com/html/shows.html

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Stand Up / Strip Down
Friday January 30, 2009


Theatre Ste. Catherine - 264 St. Catherine E.,

"Stand Up / Strip Down is back, now with more ta-tas than ever! And what's better than a strip/comedy show combo? (Implied answer: Nothing!) Seriously, ha-has and ta-tas are sweet, sweet elixir for everyone, regardless of gender, orientation or shoe size. Comics include Ali Hassan and Heidi Foss (!) and strip-acts include Miss Vinegault, Raimi, and a magician, among others yet to be confirmed. I'll do another bang-up job as host. Really, this is a show you do not want to miss. Your friends will make fun of you, if you do. 8:30 http://www.deannesmith.com/html/shows.html

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Just Dance
Friday January 30, 2009


Goodhandy's - 120 Church Street,

All ages Queer Dance Party

Featuring DJ Quinces and fierce performances

Wristband policy in effect

Doors 9:00pm till 3:00am - $8 Cover

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The S Word
Saturday January 31, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

Featuring DJ's Delicious, female drummers and hot, hot women.

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SNATCH
Saturday January 31, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

SNATCH SATURDAYS

$4.00 drinks & $5 Coronas until 12:30 am



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Ferron at the Dead of Winter Music Festival, Halifax
Saturday January 31, 2009


St. George's Round Church - 2222 Brunswick Street,

For those of us older lesbians, Ferron was a music icon. She's making an appearance with Lynn Miles in Halifax at the In the Dead of Winter Music Festival on Saturday Jan 31. Show time is 8pm. Tickets can be purchased on-line at ticketweb.ca or at Lost and Found on 2383 Agricola St (Corner of Harris and Agricola).

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Bonnie Ste-Croix
Saturday January 31, 2009


Montmartre Café - 4362 Main Street,

Bonnie Ste-Croix

with Special Guest, Bowen.

8PM Doors

9PM Show

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VanKino: Your movies are wanted!
Sunday February 1, 2009


1181 - 1181 Davie St,

VANKINO will have its next screening of local and international short movies (5 minutes or less) on Sunday, February 1st at 1181 on Davie Street. Come to show your short movies or just have a drink and enjoy the show!

Doors: 5pm, submissions 5:30pm, show: 6pm

This event is organized by a lesbian and set in a gay lounge but is open to everyone.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670752206&ref=profile#/group.php?gid=43312898967&ref=mf

More info:
VANKINO is born!

"Kino" is the Greek word for "movement" and means "film" or "the cinema" in Russian, German and other languages. Born in Montr�al in 1998, Kino began as a challenge, made by founding filmmaker Christian Laurence to his friends, to make one short film per month until the year 2000. However, at the end of this period no one wanted to stop and, in fact, Kino had formed into a movement that encouraged filmmakers in groups scattered across Montr�al and Europe to "do well with nothing; do even better with a little," and�most importantly�to "do it right now!"

Now VANKINO is part of a network that spans over 50 groups on five continents, with upstarts in other parts of Canada, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Brazil, Finland, B�nin, S�n�gal, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Australia. The international Kino network thrives by facilitating travel among the groups (we think of it as a filmmaker exchange program) and compiling our films so that they are screened across many Kino groups and as part of Kino programs in other film festivals internationally. In particular, we collaborate internationally to hold �Kabarets,� which are extravaganzas of filmmaking that last only 48 hours and culminate in public screenings of the pieces that were produced.

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Gender, Sexuality and Law, Socio-Legal Studies Association CfP
Sunday February 1, 2009


U of A campus - 112 Avenue & 87 Street in the Education North Building,

The intersection of gender, sexuality and law continues to be a major source of academic and activist focus internationally. The stream seeks to draw together socio-legal scholarship from across the globe, featuring scholars from a range of disciplines. Past papers have considered Civil Partnerships, gender and parenthood, sex work, domestic violence, religion and sexuality, international comparisons, and theories of gender but papers pertaining to any area of gender, sexuality and law will be considered. All papers are eligible for consideration to be published in a special edition of Liverpool Law Review. The edition aims to 'showcase' a selection of contemporary socio-legal scholarship in the field of gender, sexuality and law. Publication is expected in early 2010. Please indicate in your submission if you would like to be considered for publication. I am happy to discuss any proposals prior to submitting an abstract. Abstracts and paper proposals (no more than 350 words) should be submitted via the DMU SLSA Abstract form: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/faculties/business_and_law/conferences/slsa/slsa-abstract-submission.jsp. Please submit by February 1, 2009

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Sexuality and Space Student CfP
Sunday February 1, 2009


U of A campus - 112 Avenue & 87 Street in the Education North Building,

Sponsored by the Sexuality and Space Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers. Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate, master's, or doctoral degree program in Geography or a related discipline may submit a paper. Papers are welcome from students at institutions outside the United States. Students do not necessarily have to be presenting a paper at this year's Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers to be eligible for an award. Requirements: We are seeking excellent quality student papers that advance the study of sexuality and space. Papers should be no more than 4000 words in length (including explanatory footnotes / endnotes, but excluding references), with an additional 100 word abstract. Figures and images should be included as separate pages rather than embedded within the text. Papers should be properly referenced, although students may choose the citation method they think appropriate. Papers should be in English. Submission Procedure: Ideally, submissions will be made electronically. Please send email to Dr. Tiffany Muller Myrdahl (t.mullermyrdahl@uleth.ca) with the paper attached as a PDF, Microsoft Word, or other standard word processing program file. If electronic submission is not possible, please send three paper copies to Dr. Tiffany Muller Myrdahl (Women's Studies; University of Lethbridge; 4401 University Drive; Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4, Canada).

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Pool & karaoke
Sunday February 1, 2009


Prism - 10524 - 101 Street,

Every Wednesday

Free Pool

Karaoke 9pm to midnight

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Queer Youth Sport & Recreation night
Tuesday February 3, 2009


Pride Centre of Edmonton - 9540 - 111 Ave,

Join us for Queer Youth Sport & Recreation night on the first Tuesday of every month! (open to all youth age 25 and under). Next activity is Tuesday, February 3 - meet at the Pride Centre (9540 - 111 Ave) at 4:00PM or at the Alex Taylor School Gym (9321 - Jasper Ave) at 4:30PM. For more info call Brendan at 780-488-3234 or email brendan@pridecentreofedmonton.org

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Don't Need You: Herstory of Riot Grrl
Tuesday February 3, 2009


Norm Theatre - Student Union Building, UBC,

UBC Cinema Politica is showing a free screening of "Don't Need You: Herstory of Riot Grrrl" at 7pm.

"Don't Need You" is a documentary film that tells the story of the origins of Riot Grrrl in the in the American Independent music scene of the 1990s, and how this feminist movement evolved into a revolutionary underground network of education and self-awareness through music, writing, activism, and women-friendly community. The film features one-on-one interviews interspersed with rare, archival materials, including original Riot Grrrl fanzines, flyers, and photographs, as well as seldom seen footage from pioneering Riot Grrrl bands like Bikini Kill, Heavens to Betsy, and Bratmobile.

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OutSpoken
Tuesday February 3, 2009


TBD - ,

The format will start with a chanting circle, something very loose and free... lasting about 45 minutes. If you have a chant to bring to the group, or want to bring a drum etc, feel free. After the chanting, we will do our typical round the circle introductions, so as to get to know each of the women in the room. We will then break for people to chat and have some tea/wine etc. (byob) Go to the website to request details.

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L WORD SEASON 6 - Episode 2
Tuesday February 3, 2009


O'Grady's Bar and Restaurant - 518 Church Street,

What: Movie/TV Night - upstairs

Start Time: 9:00pm

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Pink 28
Wednesday February 4, 2009


Koko Restaurant & Bar - 8 Sherbrooke West (Corner St-Laurent),

1ere soiree PINK28 Vous voulez rencontrer des femmes gaies et professionnelles ŕ Montréal? Vous désirez réseauter dans une ambiance amusante et branchée? Visitez-nous ŕ www.pink28montreal.com pour toutes les informations concernant la premičre soirée qui aura lieu aux Koko Restaurant + Bar le 4 février. info et billets ... www.pink28montreal.com, info@pink28montreal.com Interested in meeting and networking with gay professional women in Montreal? Inaugural event! When : Wednesday February 4th at 6pm. Where : Koko Restaurant + Bar,

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Granny Boots
Wednesday February 4, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

wheelchair accessible

admission is FREE, we will be passing a hat around to help in putting on another WIC - written in colour: a symposium for indigenous writers and writers of colour

featuring...
Truth is
Kenji Tokawa
Karine Silverwoman
AQSA zine contributors
CoCo La Creme
Milo de Milo and the Single Ladies Crew

What is Granny Boots?

It's an evening of entertainment for queers that takes place at the Gladstone every Wednesday, just a little something to help you get through the rest of the week.

You'll LOVE it!

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Hayfa Makes Music, Kathleen Forrester & Alex Matak play CAFE MONTMARTRE
Thursday February 5, 2009


Cafe Montmartre - 4362 Main St (at 28th),

time: 8pm

A perfect excuse to venture outside the comfort of your homes and catch some local songwriters inside one of Vancouver's coziest live music venues - Cafe MontMartre.

This is Hayfa Makes Music's first show since Parade of the Lost Souls, Kathleen Forrester has just returned from Australia and is ready to bring summer to our ears, and Alex Matak recently released her new wonderful EP. In short, this is going to be a lovely night and we hope you'll join us.

www.myspace.com/kathleenforrester
www.myspace.com/alexmatakmusic
www.myspace.com/hayfamakesmusic


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Lick It!
Thursday February 5, 2009


Il Motore - 179 Jean Talon West Bus - #55 St. Laurent Metro - Jean Talon, de Castelneau, or Parc,

Come join us for the inaugural night of Lick It! at Montreal's newest club/venue Il Motore. Be sure to expect sexy sounds, eclectic mixes, and good vibrations served up in large quantities. Featuring: DJ Kate L. partying like it's 1979. Expect music that is funky, soulful, disco-filled, and rapped in that oh-so-sugarhill-fashion. Of course all this comes baked with just the slightest hint of new wave thrown into the mix. DJ Riotghost throwing down all things related to discopunk & electroclash. If it is guitar based, you're likely to hear it. Come for the Gang of Four, P.I.L., and Talking Heads and stay for the Rapture, LCD Soundsystem, and Kap Bambino. DJ Noisy Nora splashing you with her queer southern California waves. Expect to hear everything from pop to grime to electro to hip hop & even a lil' something for the punks. Fans of grrrls, remixes, and Latin vibes take note. + a special guest. 10pm

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Flygirl @ WinterPride, Whistler
Friday February 6, 2009


Telus Conference Centre - Whistler,

Pampared Pussy Party - A sensory extravaganza! Burlesque dancers, sex toy demos and a kickin' groove that'll keep everyone dancing 'til the wee hours of the morning.

Telus Conference Center, Whistler

9pm-2am

DJ Rhiannon

Tickets available:
Online www.flygirlproductions.com
Little Sisters Bookstore-1238 Davie St., Vancouver, BC 604-669-1753
Love Nest - #102-4338 Main Street, Whistler, BC 604-932-6906

$30 advance
NOTE: Adv tix purchase strongly suggested.

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COPA JiR8TE
Friday February 6, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

ELLEment Productionz
p r e s e n t

''COPA JiR8TE''
the music + the partyfolkz + the entertainment + giveaways

Join us on FRIDAYs..... as we bring you new nite where you can BE YOURSELF and JIR8TE your asses off to the tunes of these dynamic DUO and talented deejays, TNT and QUINCES.

DJs Quinces & TNT have teamed up, taking the party scene on a different plateau. Their musical format is uniquely defined but very complimentary. DJ TNT's versatility focuses on hip hop, r&b, old skool & soca. And DJ QUINCES' flavour focuses on vocal house, top 40 dance remix, electro, dancehall & reggaeton.

As a special treat, we are proud to feature TWO of the best KINGS in T.Dot, MILO DE MILO & CHASE, who will be busting their moves on the dancefloor with their best drag performance ever!

Free before 11:30pm \ $5 after
19+ (w/ valid I.D.)
Doors @ 10pm-3am
Voglie, 582 Church St.

Arrive early to secure your spot on the dancefloor. This event is open to all LGBTQ party folkz!

Release your inhibition every 1st Friday of the month.

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Sarah MacDougall and Awna Teixeira play the Rhizome Cafe
Friday February 6, 2009


Rhizome Cafe - 317 East Broadway,

Time: 8 pm

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Coffee House Fundraiser, Halifax
Friday February 6, 2009


Just Us! Cafe - 5896 Spring Garden Road,

We're back again! After an extremely successful coffee house last November, we are returning to Just Us! Cafe in support of Bryony House and the Youth Project. What: An evening of music, open discussion, and delicious food & drink, complete with a silent auction, all in the name of charity! When: Friday, Feb. 6, 7-9pm (doors open at 6:30). Where: 2nd floor of Just Us! Cafe on Spring Garden (one block up from the Public Gardens, one down from Robie). Why: Because it's good karma. Seriously though, it's always nice to help out others. Who: in support of Bryony House, a local women's shelter, and the Youth Project, Hali's queer youth resource centre. Featuring many local acts, including up-and-coming singer/songwriter Ana Vido. Price: FREE! *donations being accepted (clothing, toiletries, healthy school snacks, First Aid supplies, money, etc.). Food and drink for purchase downstairs at the cafe. Silent auction tickets on sale for $1 each or 6 for $5.

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thrilLITERATE
Saturday February 7, 2009


Rhizome - 317 E Broadway,

7:30pm - 10:30pm

$5 - 15, tickets at the door

An evening of poetry, storytelling and of recognizing literacy as a basic human right. Seven celebrated queer women authors read to raise funds for the women's literacy program in the Downtown Eastside.

Readings by Hiromi Goto, Lori Archer, Afuwa Granger, Michelle Miller, Shana Myara, Barbara Baumgartner, and Mimi Mahovlich. Hosted by Amber Dawn.

Proceeds go to the Literacy and Learning Program at WISH: a centre for female survival sex workers.

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Crimson Cabaret; Celebrating Creative Women
Saturday February 7, 2009


Centennial Theatre - 2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver,

The North Shore Women's Centre presents their fifth annual benefit production 'Crimson Cabaret; Celebrating Creative Women'.This event showcases the vibrancy of the creative female spirit through dance, music, comedy, spoken word and theatre. Crimson Cabaret again explores amixture of eclectic artistry ranging from Persian folk dance and aerial performance to comedic theatre and visual art.

Doors: 5:00 p.m.
Showtime: 7:00 p.m. How: Tickets: $24.00 ($30.00 after January 29th, 2009)
Available at:
1.) North Shore Women’s Centre – 131 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver (Mon.-Thurs., 10 am - 5 pm); 604.984.6009, info@northshorewomen.ca. Cash, cheque and VISA accepted.
2.) Centennial Theatre – 2300 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver (Mon.-Sat., 12 noon – 5 pm); 604.984.4484, www.centennialtheatre.com. Cash, VISA and Mastercard accepted.

Performers:
August, Folk/Bluegrass Quartet www.augustmmmusic.net
Cris Derksen & Jillian Deri, Cellist & Aerial Performer www.myspace.com/crisderksen
Hot Flash Hoofers, Tap Dancers Julie Blue, Soul Singer/Pianist www.julieblue.com
Lorita Leung Chinese Dance Academy, Traditional Chinese Dance www.chinesedance.ca
M'Girl, Folk Singers www..myspace.com/mgirlmusic
Ndidi Onukwulu, Blues Singer www.ndidi.ca
No Shit Shirleys, Acapella Soul Choir www.noshitshirleys.com
Sisters of Alchemy, Bellydance www.lavastudio.ca
Toni Latour, Multimedia Artist www.ucfv.ca/visualarts/faculty/latourt/
Vancouver Pars National Ballet, Persian Folk Dancers www.vancouverpnb.com
Vidya Kotamraju, Bharat Natyam Dancer www.mandalarts.ca

MC'd by Nadia Cheney and Sara Kendall from In.Stead

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Flygirl@ WhistlerPride, Whistler
Saturday February 7, 2009


Garibaldi Lift Company - Whistler,

SATURDAY Feb 7/09

Shred Betties Bash - One last chance for you to mix it up with women from around the world! Exciting new venue, sexy beats, incredible sound and lighting show.

9pm-2am

DJ Betti Forde

$35 advance
NOTE: Adv tix purchase strongly suggested.

Tickets available:
Online www.flygirlproductions.com
Little Sisters Bookstore-1238 Davie St., Vancouver, BC 604-669-1753
Love Nest - #102-4338 Main Street, Whistler, BC 604-932-6906

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PROUST & COMPANY: An evening of writing and music
Saturday February 7, 2009


Above Glad Day Bookshop - 598A Yonge Street,

Proust Reading Series with Sky Gilbert (Wit in Love), Nairne Holtz (The Skin Beneath), and Zoey Whittall (Bottle Rocket Hearts). Music by Lilac Cańa and Omel Masalunga. Sat, Feb 7, 8 p.m. 598A Yonge St (above Glad Day). See website for more info.

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WRIB Pre Valentines Singles Lunch
Saturday February 7, 2009


venue - ,

Time: 1 pm

We'll dine at a fabulous Church Street location.

Our new format will make it easy to meet just about everybody. These singles events usually attract at least 35 women. We will actually switch seats twice between courses. Moving around will be easy at this comfortable venue. Food and service is first class.

~ Cost Members pay $25 which includes tax and tip for choice of soup or salad, hearty main course, and coffee. Our group rate means you'll pay less than if you went on your own.

~ Non members pay $8 extra. Give a friend your guest token to save the extra fee.

Full details on registration, email carol.foreverfit@gmail.com

Reserve your seat early!

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Annual Making Waves Swim Meet
Saturday February 7, 2009


Boonie Doon Pool - ,

Come out on February 7th for the Annual Making Waves Swim Meet. From 3-7pm at Boonie Doon Pool. If you would like to volunteer for the swim meet please contact swimming@teamedmonton.ca

Making Waves swimming is held at the NAIT swimming pool

Tuesday night swims are held from 8 - 9pm and Thursday night swims are held from 7:30 - 8:30pm.

New swimmers are welcome to attend their first practice for free.

For more information contact swimming@teamedmonton.ca

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SNATCH
Saturday February 7, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

ohhhhh mayhem!

you know how TNT brings it down. and if you don't know, then you've got to learn.

this saturday! DJ TNT is back at Voglie playing her amazing blend of hip hop, house, reggae, mash ups and everything nice.

as always, $4.00 rail and $5.00 coronas until midnight.

music stays on until 3 am with the doors open until 2:45 am.

doors: 10pm

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CHICKS WITH PICKS
Sunday February 8, 2009


Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir St,

featuring ...
CRIS DERKSEN
YVETTE NARLOCK
THE HOPE FIENDS
(Rona Goodman & Marion Weston)
Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm

CHRIS DERKSEN
Cris Derksen is a young half-cree classically trained Canadian cellist whose captivating melodies and steadfast baselines have captured the attention of local and international audiences. She is a diverse musician, easily melding into hip-hop, rock, folk, country, or whatever type of music to bring an intense ball of musical passion to her work. She has also performed with international Hip-Hop artist Kayne West at GM place in Vancouver. As a session musician her diversity continues as she has built up a strong resume recording with Tanya Tagaq, Rae Spoon, The Switfy�s, Kinnie Starr, Lightening Dust (Member�s of Black Mountain), Ladyhawk, E.S.L, Girl Nobody as well as working with Native composer Russell Wallace.
www.myspace.com/crisderksen

YVETTE NARLOCK
Yvette has played on many stages for intimate crowds to festival crowds of 10,000 people. On stage, she is a storyteller, a seductress, a siren with a big lush voice, and a guitar style that's accomplished, ranging from intricate finger picking to ripping rhythms. Her songs are diverse and emotionally evocative, dealing with social and political commentary, sexuality, introspection, and, of course, love.
The most recent gigs under her belt were sharing the stage with k.d. lang, Toshi Reagon, Melissa Ferrick, Ember Swift, Doria Roberts, Alix Olson, Pamela Means, The Dolly Ranchers, Edie Carey, Carole Pope, and Fruit from Australia. She has thrived on the connections made with these inspiring artists, and is at home again giving her music to the women's community and the folk circuit where it rightfully belongs.

THE HOPE FIENDS (Rona Goodman & Marion Weston) The female fronted force of Marion Weston and Rona Goodman combine their blend of rootsy rhythms, seductive melodies and heart-in-throat vocals with an on the edge acoustic electric rock driven sound. Inspiring, energizing and fun ďż˝ indulge in the music of the Hope Fiends.

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Vancouver Love Exile Soirée
Tuesday February 10, 2009


Rhizome - 317 E Broadway,

Meet fellow GLBT bi-national couples at an informal get-together for couples who immigrated to Vancouver because we could not live together legally in our home countries.

6pm - 8pm

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ERBA Mixer
Tuesday February 10, 2009


Prism - 10524 - 101 Street,

February 10th Mixer at the Prism Bar and Grill at 10524 101st.

ERBA's primary focus is the provision of networking opportunities for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered (GLBT) owned or operated and GLBT-friendly businesses in the Edmonton region. Membership is open to all kinds of entrepreneurs, from trades people to professionals to commission salespeople.

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Campbell River GLBTQ Social/Support Group
Tuesday February 10, 2009


venue - ,

Meets every Tuesday from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in a secure location. Confidentiality is assured. Featuring guest speakers, movie nights, and spirited discussions. A place to gather together to have fun and learn about ourselves and others in a safe, supportive, inclusive, and caring environment.

For information, contact Leanne at 204-2821.

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SheDog's Bathhouse for Women and Trans Folks, Halifax
Wednesday February 11, 2009


SeaDogs Sauna & Spa - 2199 Gottingen Street,

Shedog's Bathhouse for Women and Trans Folks. Wednesday, February 11th, 7 p.m. — 12 p.m. It's a party. It's an experiment. It's a crazy little idea about loving our bodies, and maybe loving other people's bodies too. It's a space for us to get together that is respectful, where we can make our own rules and stretch our imaginations. Sensuality and sexuality are welcomed and celebrated. Come to indulge and enjoy, in any way that feels good to you. Join us for a Valentine's event with the Shedogs. We'll have the usuals —reading room, sexy games, the hot tub, sauna and lots of fun things to see and join in on. It's still early, but there are also rumours of a violet wand, massage room and even the return of the make-out maven! Advance tickets available January 15th at Venus Envy and at the door. For more info visit www.shedogs.ca

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10 Rules for Happy Non-Monogamy, Halifax
Wednesday February 11, 2009


Venus Envy - 1598 Barrington Street,

So you'd like to be romantically involved with more than one person at once? Or maybe you'd just like to sleep with someone other than your one-and-only? Whether you're considering your first steps into non-monogamy or you're an old hand looking for a fresh perspective, you'll find valuable tidbits in this common-sense approach to enjoying love and sex in the plural. This is an interactive workshop with lots of room for beginners and experienced poly folk alike to share their questions and experiences. Wednesday, February 11th at 7 p.m. Please call to pre-register.

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BIG RED HEART ON! -- Third Annual Valentine's Day Extravaganza
Wednesday February 11, 2009


Waterfront Theatre - 1412 Cartwright Street, Granville Island,

Bob Loblaw Queer Comedy Arts is having their Third Annual Valentine's Day Extravaganza on Wednesday, February 11th at 8 pm at the Waterfront Theatre (1412 Cartwright Street, Granville Island). It's called the BIG RED HEART ON!

It features the finest LBGT improvisers in BC including Dianna David, Lee Ann Keple, Julia Stretch, Sarah Dawn Pledge, Ryan Clayton, Benjamin Garner, Kevin Smith, Nelson Wong, Dave Matte, Doug Cameron, Derek Bedry, Matt Pegues, Mary Shearman, Charlotte Chanier, Rob Poelvoorde, Guy Dube, Derek Kemle, Minh Ly, Bill Taylor and Michele Tolosa.

The improvisers will battle it out by teams in the first half, and then move on to a wild, completely improvised same-sex Dating Game that is not to be missed!

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No name, no theme, just dancing
Wednesday February 11, 2009


Victoria Events Center - 1415 Broad Street, Kuo'sing'el'as, Lekwungen Territory,

Homospun Collective presents:

"No name, no theme, just dancing!"

9 pm - 2 am, 19 +

An inclusive space, though we regret that this space is not wheelchair accessible as of yet - (but that's changing soon!)

Homospun is a non-profit collective.

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Wednesday Coffee Talk
Wednesday February 11, 2009


James Bay New Horizon Centre - 234 Menzies St. Victoria,

EVERY WEDNESDAY - COFFEETALK

All Lesbians Welcome

Sponsored by VLSCS

All lesbians welcome.

Wednesdays coffee drop-in from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

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Body Play: Creating Erotic Scenes, Halifax
Thursday February 12, 2009


Venus Envy - 1598 Barrington Street,

The body is an exquisite instrument… and we can all become better players! In this workshop, we'll talk about ways to tune into your partner during the opening notes of your scenes, look at how different areas of the body hold different emotions, and learn techniques for tapping into those emotions. Then, it's time to play! We'll look at fun ways to use your hands, arms, legs, torso, feet, mouth and other body parts to create sensual SM symphonies that can range from gentle to challenging. This is an interactive workshop; you'll be encouraged to ask questions, share your experiences and contribute your ideas. Thursday, February 12 at 7 p.m. Please call to pre-register.

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HERSTERICS: a night of words, thoughts, lyrics & chai
Thursday February 12, 2009


toronto women’s bookstore - 73 harbord st.,

The creators of the groundbreaking play "Meri Kahani: My Story", bring you their first open mic event...

HERSTERICS: a night of words, thoughts, lyrics & chai

7pm

admission by donation, part proceeds will go to a women’s shelter in Toronto

we regret our bathroom is not wheelchair accessible

all our courses and events are trans-inclusive

An open mic event that serves as an activist space to speak and listen. Featuring women writers and thinkers from the South Asian diaspora. Come share your writing and stories, listen and be inspired.

To participate contact: meri_kahani@yahoo.com www.merikahani.ca

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The Bitts of Tease Cabaret
Thursday February 12, 2009


The Victoria Event Centre - 1415 Broad St.,

8:00pm - 11:00pm

Miss Rosie Bitts has decided that, in these hard times, you shouldn’t have to decide between spending your money on a well deserved evening for yourself or giving to your fellow man. On Feb 12 at the Victoria Event Centre you can have your cake and eat it too: Come see a great show and donate to a great cause all at once! A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to The Victoria Youth Clinic, a clinic dedicated to the health care and well being of youth, 12-24 years of age. With Internationally renowned Burlesque by Sydni Deveraux (Seattle), live music by The Laundronauts, Seattle’s funniest drag King, Ernie Von Schmatlz, prizes, yummy treats by Cheesecake 101 and a fantastic outside pre-show by Poi Pixies: Fyre and Lyte, it is a night you will not want to miss. Audience members are encouraged to dress in their sassiest and sparkliest attire!

P.S. Ladies, The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue is having a Shop and Make-Over event before the show (6-8pm). Vintage Lingerie, Pasties, Hair Pretties, Glitter Make-Overs and more will be offered by some of the Sassiest Girls around. Please go to http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=42071326918 for more info

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The Cinnamon Hearts: Unlucky in Love
Friday February 13, 2009


Goodhandy's - 120 Church Street,

Doors: 9pm

Burlesque!

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Making an Impact, Halifax
Friday February 13, 2009


Venus Envy - 1598 Barrington Street,

If you're a kinky person who likes to hit or be hit, this is the workshop for you. You'll discover the three essential aspects of making an impact, get a tour of the wide range of implements you might want to try, and learn about how to hit safely and effectively. Of course we'll talk about bodies and toys, but most important, we'll get into the psychology of hitting and discuss how to put together the kinds of impact-play scenes that really work for your particular kinks. Packed with demos and highly interactive, this workshop is guaranteed to give you plenty of exciting ideas for your impact play! Friday, February 13 at 8 p.m. Please call to pre-register.

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Girl Play Toronto presents: KISS
Friday February 13, 2009


The Barn - 418 Church Street,

Valentine's Day Special!!

Come to The Barn for Girl Play Toronto's all-women Valentine's Day Event!

Girl Play Toronto will be hosting "KISS" an all-girl Valentine's Day Event on Friday 13th February at The Barn on Church Street!!

* Sexy Re-vamped bar with HOT women on the tv screens!! *

*DJ TORUS from Montreal spinning some awesome tunes!*

* Drink Specials! *

*Lu's turning 23! It's clearly where you need to be for a night drenched in awesomeness!*

* Get Glam or Fantasy Make-up done by Kizzy C King *

* Girl Play Toronto Gift Giveaways *

* Friendly bartenders to service you all night...*

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CHIC PRESENTS: FIRE AND ROMANCE
Friday February 13, 2009


Palais Royale - 1601 Lakeshore Blvd West,

CHIC PRESENTS: FIRE AND ROMANCE

A dance for the Lesbian Community

If music be the food of love, play on

Lovers bring your love, and keep the fires burning. Singles we will help you meet your soul mate at the historic Palais Royale then you can start the fire...

Dance until 2am. Doors open at 8pm.

Women only event. 19+ Wheelchair accessible. Free parking in Palais Royale Lot.

Tickets $20.00 per person available at www.ticketweb.ca or in person at these locations:

- Palais Royale Ballroom 1601 Lakeshore Blvd West
- Come As You Are - 701 Queen Street (West of Bathurst) cash only
- Copy Cat Reproductions - 680 Danforth Ave (Just East of Pape) - cash only
- Toronto Womens Bookstore - 73 Harbord Street (South of Bloor, West of Spadina)


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transmission
Friday February 13, 2009


Box Studios - 1622 Franklin Street,

Transmission: part live performance, part radio broadcast, a site-specific show of a man struggling to understand the past he shared with his missing sister. From the dynamic of an intimate sibling relationship, the piece spirals out to the broader world and wars fought within ourselves and far away. Featuring David Bloom and Deanna Peters, written and conceived by Tanya Marquardt.

February 13 – 28 2009, Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00 pm; 2 for 1 preview on February 12; Box Studios, 1622 Franklin Street; Tickets: $12/16 available from www.ticketstonight.ca; for more information: www.proximityarts.com or call 778 858 1830.

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Board Games are So Gay
Friday February 13, 2009


Rhizome - 317 E Broadway,

7:00pm

We’re back with another round of queer-friendly board games! Bring your favourite games or use ours. DJ Ruggedly Handsome will keep the tunes coming!

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PARTY with a PURPOSE!!!
Friday February 13, 2009


Lick - 455 Abbott St,

10pm

Because giving back feeds the soul!!!!!

This month get ready for the sounds of the wickedly talented MC DOSIA and female tag team duo GENETICS. Dj's DeLux and Analog runnin killer tunes all night long!! It's a party u wont want to miss!!!

THE PURPOSE:

I am raisIng funds to offer hip hop education to Vancouver's at risk inner city youth. I have developed a hip hop coarse where Alternative school students can gain credit towords there graduation. My main objective is to create a healthy outlet for street entrenched youth to express them seleves. Through art, music, dance and beyond i feel we can make a difference in the lives of many young people. The funds generated through PARTY with a PURPOSE with pay for materials books, videos, paints, recording costs etc. These events will show case some of Vancouvers finest mc's and vocalists! These same artists who are helping to generate funds with be asked to mentor and teach the youth that i am working with. I am creating a system where i can provide meaningful work for artists i respect! In turn it will create new powerful experiences that will support youth in there struggle. And of coarse PARTY with a PURPOSE is for the people to enjoy, we all need an opportunity to to give back while having a wicked time.
I'm reaching out with love and pure intent for your support!!

My program which i've named EXPRESSIONS has officially been up and running since september. The cycle of creativity and growth between youth and the artists has been a huge success and i urge u to maintain the support needed to evoke hope in the lives of some beautiful young people who need a helping hand in life.

A huge shout out to MC Emotionz who spent all month working with my self and the kidz on a graffiti project. And the whole thing was funded by all of you, mad respect Brigee.k!!! xoxo

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book launch for Half World by Hiromi Goto
Friday February 13, 2009


toronto women’s bookstore - 73 harbord st.,

we regret our bathroom is not wheelchair accessible

Join author Hiromi Goto as she takes us into the netherworld known as Half World, where souls are caught for eternity in a constant state of psychic suffering. Half World is an epic and darkly fantastical story with illustrations by award-winning illustrator Jillian Tamaki.

Melanie Tamaki is an outsider.

Unpopular and impoverished, she is the only child of a loving but neglectful mother. She barely copes with surviving school and life. But everything changes on the day she returns home to find her mother is missing, lured back to Half World by a vile creature calling himself Mr. Glueskin. Soon Melanie embarks on an epic and darkly fantastical journey to Half World to save her mother. What she does not yet realize is that the state of the universe is at stake....

Award winning author, Hiromi Goto's novel is an adventurous, genre-bending fantasy of shape-shifting characters, tortured half lives, and redemption.

Hiromi Goto is currently the writer-in-residence at Simon Fraser University.

co-sponsored by Penguin Group Canada

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LIMIN' with TWB: a night of hangin' out and getting down!
Friday February 13, 2009


concord cafe - 937 bloor street west,

LIMIN' with TWB

partially wheelchair accessible

Join us on the dance floor with resident dj’s Nik Red and Cozmic Cat + guest DJ - DJ Karma

*next LIMIN’ - FRIDAY APRIL 10!

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UVic Coffee House
Friday February 13, 2009


Serious Coffee - Broad and Yates (across from where A&B sound used to be),

2nd & 4th Friday of every month from 7:30pm - 9pm

Open to all ages - come meet some nice friendly folk! Afterwards we often go for munchies (at whitespot downtown) and some people go dancing after that. This is a friendly social gathering, meant to be welcoming and positive. Pick up one of Pride's serious coffee cards from our social coordinator, Aaron, which you can fill and use at any SC on the island - with a percentage of it going back to Uvic Pride's Queer Books for BC Schools' fundraising! Ooh, sweet. Remember, please respect others who may be joining us for the first time - help them feel comfortable and safe by allowing them space to meet and get to know many people. : )

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VLSCS Friday Night Movies
Friday February 13, 2009


New Horizon Center, James Bay, Victoria - 234 Menzies Street,

Daphne (2007) 90 minutes (biography)

Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Scoiety James Bay New Horizons Menzies Street in James Bay, Victoria Every Friday, 7:00 p.m. Every Friday night, the VLSCS hosts a women focused movie night a the James Bay New Horizons Centre. Most movies are Lesbian, all are women focused. Coffee & popcorn are free.

Ticket Information: $2 at the door For more information visit our website: http://vlscs.ca/

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Girl4GIRL EVERETT GETS TWISTED THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!
Friday February 13, 2009


TWISTED - 1212 California St,

OUR EVERETT EVENTS @ TWISTED ARE A BLAST! Girl4GIRL EVERETT GETS YOU TWISTED ONCE AGAIN WITH DJ LA KENDALL AND ADRABOO ON THE MIC DOIN' THE CUPID SHUFFLE AT MIDNIGHT! HOT CROWD, HOT MUSIC, POOL, DARTS, DRINKS AND DANCING ALL WITH Girl4GIRL FOR THE NORTHEND LADIES...ALL WELCOME!

8PM / 21+

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straightGIRL fridays
Friday February 13, 2009


Straight Bar & Lounge - 553 Church St,

Join monthly resident, DJ Denise Benson, as she spins the dirty, sexy, sensual beats for a pre Valentine's bash like no other! Start your FDW (Family Day Weekend) right, with a JUDYtini at the best boutique dance bar on Church Street! Special guest host, Scott McVittie serves up the waterpolo love all night long in typical Triggerfish style.

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PIN-UP @ Drugstore
Saturday February 14, 2009


Le Drugstore - 1364 Ste. Catherine East,

Encore une fois @ Drugstore!!! ARE.YOU.READY.FOR.IT???? Shooters JELL-O---->> All.night.long!!!! ˘ľ ˘ľ ˘ľ 14.FEV.2009 ˘ľ ˘ľ ˘ľ PINUP ALL THE WAY!!!! PINUP ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!! Avec DJ St3vie T & DJ HipTonik Concours de Costume avec PRIX MALADES! So girls, sortez votre meilleur costume Betty Page ! et que la meilleure Pin-Up gagne!!! :P Billets SEULEMENT 5$ !!! Billets SEULEMENT 5$ !!! Shooters JELL-O 1$ ---- >>> ALL.NIGHT.LONG!!!!! Shooters JELL-O 1$ ---- >>> ALL.NIGHT.LONG!!!!! Shooters JELL-O 1$ ---- >>> ALL.NIGHT.LONG!!!!! Shooters JELL-O 1$ ---- >>> ALL.NIGHT.LONG!!!!! ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Once again @ Drugstore!!! ARE.YOU.READY.FOR.IT???? JELL-O Shots---->> All.night.long!!!! ˘ľ ˘ľ ˘ľ 14.FEB.2009 ˘ľ ˘ľ ˘ľ PINUP ALL THE WAY!!!! PINUP ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!! With DJ St3vie T & DJ HipTonik Costume Contest with SICK PRIZES!!! So girls, bring out your best Betty Page costume ! And may the best Pin-Up win!!! :P Tickets ONLY 5$ !!!! Tickets ONLY 5$ !!!! Shooters JELL-O 1$ ---- >>> ALL.NIGHT.LONG!!!!! Shooters JELL-O 1$ ---- >>> ALL.NIGHT.LONG!!!!! Shooters JELL-O 1$ ---- >>> ALL.NIGHT.LONG!!!!! Shooters JELL-O 1$ ---- >>> ALL.NIGHT.LONG!!!!!

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Valentine Fever
Saturday February 14, 2009


Hellenic Hall - 10450 116 Street,

On 14.February Edmonton Vocal Minority and Womonspace present the perfect Valentine’s Day night on the town. EVM opens the evening with a varied program that includes everything from Tom Lehrer, to Patsy Lee, to a Kenyan folk song. After the concert, DJ Licorice Whip will spin the tunes that will have everyone dancing the night away.

The concert portion of the evening features Yemaya Women’s Chorus, uncomMEN Men’s Chorus, and EVM, all conducted by Paula Roberts. Kristy Harcourt hosts the concert, and Brad Heintzman accompanies the choirs.

Tickets are available at Earth’s General Store (10832 Whyte Avenue), EVM Members, and through TIX on the Square (9930 102 Ave.) For more information call 780.488.1498, e-mail sing@evmchoir.com, or visit www.evmchoir.com.

Doors: 7:00/Performance: 7:30/Dance: 9:00 Tickets: $18 (concert & dance)/$12 Under 18 (concert only) Dance Only Tickets (available at the door after 8:30 PM): $10 (Womonspace Members)/$15 (Non-Members) Dance is 18 and over

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3rd Annual Toronto Erotic Arts & Crafts Fair
Saturday February 14, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

12:00pm - 8:00pm

The Erotic Arts and Crafts Fair is a one-of-a-kind fair that brings together artists and crafters just in time for Valentine's Day. Knitters, crafters, zinesters, card makers, and artists of all types will be creating erotic objects for this one day celebration of DIY sex and romantic culture.

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OIS Rainbow Cultural Society's Valentine's Celebration & Dance
Saturday February 14, 2009


Compass Point Inn - 9850 King George Hwy,

7pm-1am at the Compass Point Inn, 9850 King George Hwy. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Fireside Cafe 13593 King George Hwy. or at Les Grandes Dames 13780 104th Ave. All the information you need is on the attached poster. The OIS (Out in Surrey) is an outstanding group which does fundraising for various gay and lesbian causes. I hope you will join Diane and I by supporting this exciting event. There is even a special room rate for quests of this event for those who want to celebrate Valentines with someone special all night long.

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VALENTINE'S DJ SK8 NIGHT
Saturday February 14, 2009


THE NATREL RINK - 235 Queen's Quay West,

VALENTINE'S DJ SK8 NIGHT

WITH CHERRY BOMB RESIDENTS
DENISE BENSON + COZMIC CAT
playing what we love

8 – 11pm

skate. dance. cruise

FREE . all-ages queer-positive event for women + friends

skate rentals + change rooms available . free hot chocolate .

indoor areas with food & drink . love is in the air

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Valentine's Day Party, Halifax
Saturday February 14, 2009


Coconut Grove - 1567 Grafton Street, Halifax, N.S.,

Girl-ish Productions' V-day party.... Featuring the Divine Miss C and the kings of Suspicious Packages! 9pm - 2am. Advance tickets $6 at Venus Envy (available Feb. 1), $9 at the door.

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Daring to Love: Celebrating Our Roots and Skies
Saturday February 14, 2009


Rhizome - 317 E Broadway,

7:00pm

The Vancouver Status of Women LEAP program and the Dream Seeds Project present an evening to remember, celebrate and affirm the love we have struggled for and nurtured in our lives as peoples resisting oppression. Please bring photos and other memorabilia that signify the presence of love in your lives. We will build a community altar together. With special guest performers: becks, Chelsea Johnson, Crystal Smith, Nadia Chaney, and Vanessa Richards. We welcome all genders, and especially encourage Indigenous women and women of colour to attend. Bus tickets and on-site child care will be provided (RSVP to Cynthia, leapcoordinator@vsw.ca.)

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Toronto's Peerless Purveyors of Pleasure and Parody: The Scandelles
Saturday February 14, 2009


Lee's Palace - 529 Bloor Street West,

Toronto's Peerless Purveyors of Pleasure and Parody

The Scandelles

In Their 10th and Final Valentine's Cabaret

Doors 9pm

Tickets 12$ in advance through Ticketmaster, Soundscapes, Rotate This and the Horseshoe, 15$ at the door

“The Scandelles are adept in the field of raunchy, risqué, conceptual cabaret, shamelessly exposing society’s perversions (and themselves) and subverting them in a spectacle that never fails to incite ecstasy in their adoring audience.”

Leandra de Valois-Franklin, Mondomagazine.net

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Against The Wall/ Contre le Mur Play Party
Saturday February 14, 2009


Eastern Block - 7240 Rue Clark,

Against the Wall is cooking up a tasty valentine's day play party for you - we are still in the planning stage, but we will post more details shortly! (tentative) Schedule for the night: 9:00-10:00 - Workshops 10:00-11:30 - Performance Art, Spoken Word, Drag + a super cute, quirky band that everyone loves :) 11:30 - 4:00 - dance party with DJs dirtyboots, fagotron, riotghost, + more ALL folks Please get in touch with us if you would like to volunteer on the night of the party! 10$ at the door, BYOB. We regret to inform you that the space is not wheelchair-accessible

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Valentine's Day Fever Performance and Womonspace Dance
Saturday February 14, 2009


Hellenic Hall - 10450-116 St.,

Valentine's Day Fever Performance and Womonspace Dance

February 14th 7-1 am

Are you a seasoned choral singer, a Karaoke diva, or an undiscovered talent? Maybe you are just looking for a musical home in a welcoming and supportive environment. However you describe yourself, and for whatever reason, your voice will find a place in either Yemaya Women's Chorus or uncomMEN Men's Chorus. These two choruses are part of the new look and sound of Edmonton Vocal Minority.

Yemaya and uncomMEN rehearse on Monday evenings at the Unitarian Church of Edmonton: Yemaya from 6:45 to 9:00 PM and uncomMEN from 9:00 to 10:15 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 780.488.1498, e-mail sing@evmchoir.com, or visit www.evmchoir.com

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Valentines Show Extravaganza! The Bitts of Tease Cabaret
Saturday February 14, 2009


Filberg Centre - 411 Anderton Ave., Courtenay BC,

Doors: 8pm
Show: 9pm

The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue and All the Best Bitts Productions are teaming up to create a Valentines Show Extravaganza! The Bitts of Tease Cabaret will star Seattle's burlesque honey Sydni Deveraux, "The Chocolate Glamazon" and drag king extraodinaire Ernie Von Schmaltz, "The Man, The Myth, The Moustache", the Laundronauts", a "Sixties-Garage-Space-Surf-New Wave-Pop band set in the context of Laundry - truly a 3D LaundroScopic assault on the senses", as well as "The Petite Powerhouse" Miss Rosie Bitts, performer, producer and teacher, and Victoria-based favourites the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue!!!

It'll be where you want to be on this All Lovers’ Eve, with internationally renowned burlesque performers, a live band and a swinging post-show party!!! A rich night with laughs, tease, contests, prizes and numbers you’ll never forget. Audience members are encouraged to come dressed up in their sassiest and sparkliest attire.

Enjoy the entertainment, have some wine and nibblies, then stay for the dance party after the show and dance the night away with your honey (and your favourite performers)!

You can get tickets online here: http://www.sidwilliamstheatre.com/february.html#14

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SNATCH
Saturday February 14, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

ohhhhh mayhem!

as always, $4.00 rail and $5.00 coronas until midnight.

music stays on until 3 am with the doors open until 2:45 am.

doors: 10pm

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Flygirl SAT Party
Saturday February 14, 2009


Boathouse Waterfront Bar & Deck - 1795 Beach Ave,

This Saturday happens to fall on Valentines Day and we've got something for everyone - hooked up or not we've got you covered. Your choice of a romantic dinner, a straight up dance party or both!

5-9:30pm Romantic Waterfront dining by reservations only. 3 course meal offered by The Boathouse for $55/person. Please email info@flygirlproductions.com your full name, email address, reservation time and # of people in your party. NOTE: One time only - Feb 14 will NOT be a Flygirl exclusive dinner.

10pm-2am Boathouse Waterfront Bar Get your groove on with one of Flygirl DJ's. A Saturday night consistently providing fun, upbeat and fresh dance beats. NOTE: One time only - party will start at 10pm instead of 9pm and close at 2am.

YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE DINNER IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE PARTY

$10 door admission only. There are no advance tix for this event.

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Girl4GIRL SEATTLE VALENTINE'S EVENT
Saturday February 14, 2009


MOTOR - 1950 1ST Avenue South,

Girl4GIRL SEATTLE IS TRULY BACK AFTER OUR PHENOMENAL FIRST EVENT AT CLUB MOTOR! Girl4GIRL SEATTLE IS THIS SATURDAY ON VALENTINE'S DAY! FEEL THE LOVE ONLY AT Girl4GIRL! WELCOME DJ MIXXTRESS ON THE 1'S & 2'S AND OUR HOT GO-GO'S DRESSED IN PINK AND OUR EVER SO POPULAR NEON SINGLES BRACELETS IN PINK!

FIRST 50 WOMEN WILL RECEIVE A VALENTINE'S GIFT FROM BABELAND! ALSO, CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF "THE ROMANTIC LEAD" THE NEW ALBUM BY GLAM ROCKERS GENE DANTE AND THE FUTURE STARLETS. WIN CD'S ALL NIGHT!

9PM / 21+ /

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GIRLZ VALENTINES DAY DINNER & DANCE
Saturday February 14, 2009


Alki Beach House on Alki Beach - 2701 Alki Ave SW,

Spectacular view of the Seattle Skyline at night

~ Attire is Dress Up ~

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Dinner 6pm - 7pm • Dancing 7pm - 10 pm

Gala Events premier DJ “DJ Traci”

Advance Tickets $42.00

Limited to 80 Tickets

BYOB – water-coffee and ice provided

Reservations must be paid by Feb 6th

Checks ~ Credit or Debit Cards (thru PayPal)

For tickets and information call

253-292-1520 ~ galaevents4u@msn.com

All gala events in the past have been to benefit community service organizations. This one will be for the benefit of

World Wildlife Federation for the preservation of Polar Bears.

Looking for a gift? Adopt a PB at www.worldlife.org for $25

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Crush: The Valentine's weekend event
Sunday February 15, 2009


Goodhandy's - 120 Church Street,

The ANOPENMINDGROUP presents

Crush

The Valentine's weekend event

Doors open at 10pm

Music by: JJROCK
One of Canada's best female Djs spinning old school, rnb, hip hop,reggae, lover's rock, slow jamz, house, etc... and special guest host

Dress code: Sexy your way

Glow in the dark bracelets for all the single people

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APPLES
Sunday February 15, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

The Family Day long weekend APPLES takes place at its new home VOGLIE, after an almost 3 year run at Slack's.

APPLES with DJ doctor BAGGIE - funk, hip-hop, dance, R&B, electro, c*nt rock, projections. Funkin' rock 4 girlz girlz girlz 'n boyz. APPLES is now in its 3rd year.

10 p.m.



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A.W.O.L. Pride Fundraiser, Halifax
Sunday February 15, 2009


Mollyz - 2182 Gottingen Street, Level 2,

A.W.O.L. Atlantic Women Of Leather - a play club for like-minded women - will be having our first official activity on Feb. 15th at Mollyz/Menz Bar in support of the Pride Parade's pancake breakfast fundraiser, starting at noon. We did originally want to start right off with a play party but, at this time there is not an appropriate space available for us. So we thought we would still keep the date to get started with the club and switch it to a meet and greet. This will help to let folks know more about us and what the club is going to be about. Please feel free to pass on the invitation to whom ever you think would be interested. This event is not for women only. It is OK to wear your leathers and fet wear, but keep in mind that this is not a fetish or leather event there will be all types of people there. So come on out and join us in support of the Pride Parade's fundraiser.

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transmission
Monday February 16, 2009


Box Studios - 1622 Franklin Street,

Transmission: part live performance, part radio broadcast, a site-specific show of a man struggling to understand the past he shared with his missing sister. From the dynamic of an intimate sibling relationship, the piece spirals out to the broader world and wars fought within ourselves and far away. Featuring David Bloom and Deanna Peters, written and conceived by Tanya Marquardt.

February 13 – 28 2009, Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00 pm; 2 for 1 preview on February 12; Box Studios, 1622 Franklin Street; Tickets: $12/16 available from www.ticketstonight.ca; for more information: www.proximityarts.com or call 778 858 1830.

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Team Edmonton athlete delegate meeting
Tuesday February 17, 2009


Second Cup at the Mountain. Equipment Co-Op - ,

Team Edmonton is trying to assess who will be participating in the 2009 Outgames in Copenhagen and if there is an opportunity to assist participants. An introductory meeting will be held at the Second Cup at the Mountain. Equipment Co-Op at 6:30pm.

Please contact Barb if you are interested in attending the meeting or have already registered for the Outgames.

Outgames@teamedmonton.ca

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Campbell River GLBTQ Social/Support Group
Tuesday February 17, 2009


venue - ,

Meets every Tuesday from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in a secure location. Confidentiality is assured. Featuring guest speakers, movie nights, and spirited discussions. A place to gather together to have fun and learn about ourselves and others in a safe, supportive, inclusive, and caring environment.

For information, contact Leanne at 204-2821.

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Let's Talk About Paps! . . .for women who have sex with women
Tuesday February 17, 2009


Sherbourne Health Centre - ,

WOMEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH WOMEN: Let's Talk About Paps!

Women Who Have Sex with Women (WSW) need pap tests too! In 2007, Planned Parenthood Toronto and Sherbourne Health Centre conducted a community consultation on the sexual and reproductive health needs of WSW. Pap tests emerged as an important issue; many women who have sex with women (WSW) aren't clear if they need them and neither are their healthcare providers.

So we're creating a campaign to make sure we all know we need paps and we need your help. Please come to a focus group and tell us what a pap campaign for WSW should look like.

FOCUS GROUPS

-All groups have food at 5:30pm, group runs from 6-8pm -Food, TTC tokens and a $20 honorarium provided -Childcare subsidies, interpretation and attendant services available if requested in advance -Trans women welcome -All locations are accessible -Registration required

50+ WSW: Tues, Feb 17 Sherbourne Health Centre (Sherbourne and Carlton)

BUTCH, BOI, MASCULINE IDENTIFIED WSW: Wed, Feb 18 Sherbourne Health Centre (Sherbourne and Carlton)

OPEN (ALL WSW): Thurs, Feb 19 Sherbourne Health Centre (Sherbourne and Carlton)

To register and for more information, contact Cindy from Planned Parenthood Toronto at 416-961-0113 x 123 or cweeds@ppt.on.ca

Don't want to come to a group but want to share your thoughts? You can fill out a survey online instead by visiting www.papcampaign.ca

A partnership between: Planned Parenthood Toronto, Sherbourne Health Centre, Rainbow Health Ontario, Women's College Hospital, Women's Health in Women's Hands, Asian Community AIDS Services and Good for Her

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Campbell River Lesbian Social/Support Group
Wednesday February 18, 2009


venue - ,

Meets the first and third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM in a safe, secure location. Confidentiality is assured. Featuring guest speakers, movie nights, and spirited discussions.

For information, call Leanne at 204-2821.

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Wednesday Coffee Talk
Wednesday February 18, 2009


James Bay New Horizon Centre - 234 Menzies St. Victoria,

EVERY WEDNESDAY - COFFEETALK

All Lesbians Welcome

Sponsored by VLSCS

All lesbians welcome.

Wednesdays coffee drop-in from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

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HUMPDAYBUMP
Wednesday February 18, 2009


Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St W,

Club party!

Half price drinks before midnight! 10pm

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Pool & karaoke
Wednesday February 18, 2009


Prism - 10524 - 101 Street,

Every Wednesday

Free Pool

Karaoke 9pm to midnight

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transmission
Friday February 20, 2009


Box Studios - 1622 Franklin Street,

Transmission: part live performance, part radio broadcast, a site-specific show of a man struggling to understand the past he shared with his missing sister. From the dynamic of an intimate sibling relationship, the piece spirals out to the broader world and wars fought within ourselves and far away. Featuring David Bloom and Deanna Peters, written and conceived by Tanya Marquardt.

February 13 – 28 2009, Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00 pm; 2 for 1 preview on February 12; Box Studios, 1622 Franklin Street; Tickets: $12/16 available from www.ticketstonight.ca; for more information: www.proximityarts.com or call 778 858 1830.

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Faggity Ass Fridays
Friday February 20, 2009


The Playhouse - 5656 Parc,



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Sex Positive Alternatives
Friday February 20, 2009


Norway House - 1110 Hillside Avenue,

7:30pm – 10:00pm

"A Cyber Community Centre promoting events on Vancouver Island for consenting adults (19 yrs +) who practice alternative loving choices such as swinging, polyamory and Dominance/submission, masochism/sadism or variations there of and those who identify as heterosexual, bi-sexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, or transsexual. A place to network and share with a view to understanding and acceptance." SPA Conversations - The third Friday of every month we gather and have a discussion or casual presentation. 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm at the Norway House. Potluck goodies, Coffee & Tea provided. Donations towards facility fee appreciated. Each gathering will begin with a Role Call where representatives from various alternative lifestyle groups in the city will advise of upcoming events & ticket sales.

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VLSCS Friday Night Movies
Friday February 20, 2009


New Horizon Center, James Bay, Victoria - 234 Menzies Street,

The Life and Times of Harvey Milk (1984) 115 minutes (documentary)

Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Scoiety James Bay New Horizons Menzies Street in James Bay, Victoria Every Friday, 7:00 p.m. Every Friday night, the VLSCS hosts a women focused movie night a the James Bay New Horizons Centre. Most movies are Lesbian, all are women focused. Coffee & popcorn are free.

Ticket Information: $2 at the door For more information visit our website: http://vlscs.ca/

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SCREWW & Queer Idol
Friday February 20, 2009


Goodhandy's - 120 Church Street,

Come to SCREWW on Friday, February 20 at Goodhandy's, 120 Church St (at Richmond). 10pm to 3am. $7 cover

DJ Ralph & DJ K-Tel will spin your favourites from the 70s, 80s, & 90s, with a pinch of current chart-toppers. Visit www.screww.ca

ANNNNNND, that very same night. . .

ROUND TWO OF QUEER IDOL On February 20th, SCREWW presents the second round of QUEER IDOL where contestants will battle it out for over $12,000 in prizes. QUEER IDOL is hosted by Ryan G. Hinds. Sitting on the Judging Panel are record producer Damon de Szegheo, recording artist and reigning Miss Canada Plus Stephanie "Ivory" Conover, and Pride Toronto's Live Music Programming Coordinator Brandon Brophy.

From 10pm to 11:30pm we will hold our Group B Auditions and from 12:30am to 1am we'll hold Group A Semifinals (between sets, guests can dance to their favourite Screww classics).

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MEOW MIX - "HeShe Kisses!"
Saturday February 21, 2009


La Sala Rossa - 4848 St. Lauent,

Les Dukes of Drag presentent "HeShe Kisses!" 21h30 * Spectacle 22h30 * DJ 23h30 Ducs:TOUTES Les Dukes of Drag et la Meow Mix présentent HeShe Kisses! Uncomplčtement nouveau spectacle 100% Drag King qui vous fond dans labouche …. et dans les mains! Mettant en vedette les Dukes: Johnny Cox, Ian Poe Kerr, Mitch Mitcham,Rod Screwheart, Bo Stallion, Val Thrillmore, "ląartiste connu sous lenom de Gary Dickinson" et les nouveaux "venus": Clementine, Topper,Lex et Lorena! PLUS notre tout premier Drag Jack! Avec invité spécial:Nat KingPole! Aussi Emcee et DJ Plastic Patrick et DJ Noisy Nora. ************* Dukes of Drag present "HeShe Kisses!" QCDoors: 9:30 pm, Show10:30pm, DJ 11:30pm All of your favorites! The Dukes of Drag and the Meow Mix presents "HeShe Kisses"! An all-new,full-length drag king show that will melt in your mouth AND in your hand! Starring the Dukes: Johnny Cox, Ian Poe Kerr, Mitch Mitcham, Rod Screwheart,Bo Stallion, Val Thrillmore, "the artist formerly known as Gary Dickinson"and new cummers: Clementine, Topper, Lex and Lorena! PLUS our firstever Drag Jack! With guest Nat King Pole! Featuring Emcee and DJ Plastic Patrick and DJ Noisy Nora.

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Lez Hookup: Girl-Girl Speed Dating
Saturday February 21, 2009


Maxine's Hideaway - 1215 Bidwell St,

Looking to meet some new people?
Shy and new to the scene?
Wanting to try something new?
She wouldn't be at the upcoming Lez Hookup event if she wasn't looking too.
Lez Hookup is at Maxine's Hideaway
"Bringing the women of today a woman for tomorrow"

Time: 5:30 PM (Sharp!) - 8:30 PM

Tickets available online at www.lezhookup.com or at Little Sister's 1238 Davie starting Sun. Jan. 17, 2009
No tickets are available at the door Website: http://www.lezhookup.com

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Womyn's Dance: Post-Valentines Day Edition
Saturday February 21, 2009


Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel (formerly Biltmore Hotel) - 395 Kingsway (@12th Ave.),

If you haven't had a chance to dance the night away with your loved one on Valentine's Day, here's your chance to do just that. In a dimly lit room filled with an ambiance that will tickle your fancy where you can enjoy and be yourself. Music that's sure to make you put on those dancing shoes. Delicious food that will cure that hungry appetite.

Come on down to The Paper Rock and be sure to take in the friendly and laid-back atmosphere.

The lounge serves a variety of drinks. Food service available until 11pm.

Dancing starts at 9:00pm until 2:00am.

The Paper Rock is located in front of the lobby. Plenty of parking across the street.

A mainly over 40's crowd but all ages are welcome. Trans inclusive.

No Minors.

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Más Movement Salsa Party For Queer Folk and Allies
Saturday February 21, 2009


Rhizome - 317 E Broadway,

7:30pm
,br> Whether you’ve only dreamed of Salsa or are already a pro, you are welcome here! From 7:30 to 8:15 we’ll hang out, listen to some music, eat, and drink. At 8:15 we’ll learn some moves from Michael Gabriel Rosen of Más Movement. From 9:30 onward we´ll party to the sweet rhythms of Salsa, Merengue and Reggaeton. No partner necessary.

$5-$10 sliding scale, but no one turned away for lack of funds

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Dead Dolls Cabaret
Saturday February 21, 2009


Cafe Cleopatra - 1230 boul.st. laurent,

The Dead Dolls Cabaret is pleased to present The Swamp Pussy Revival tickets $10 at door or $8 in advance Travesty Theatres' Dead Doll Dancers are back at it again with a night of mayhem and wonder! Come celebrate Mardi Gras with us! Special guests include: Nat King Pole Bostons' Big Moves Troupe Dakini Dancers Samba Ritmundi and more!much more! Limbo contest! Sexy dead doll dancers ! Really good prizes -we promise! and much much more! Reserved seating for lesbians! tickets $12 at door tel .514-692-3923

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Annual Team Edmonton Mixer and Silent Auction
Saturday February 21, 2009


Amber's Brewing - 9926 78 Ave,

This annual mixer is a chance to meet with sports and recreation representatives and participants from the various activities and to register for the Apollo Western Cup.

This year will be better than ever with dynamic performances and an unforgettable naughty photo booth.

Team Edmonton would also like to thank all the sponsors, donors and supporters who will make this a memorable event.

If you would like to volunteer at the event please contact us at volunteer@teamedmonton.ca

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SNATCH
Saturday February 21, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

ohhhhh mayhem!

as always, $4.00 rail and $5.00 coronas until midnight.

music stays on until 3 am with the doors open until 2:45 am.

doors: 10pm

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cherrybomb
Saturday February 21, 2009


Andy Poolhall - 489 College St,

MOVE to THIS!

CHERRY BOMB resident DJs
DENISE BENSON + COZMIC CAT

are joined by guest DJ JERUS NAZDAQ (Brazil)

Originally from Săo Paulo and new to Toronto, Jerus Nazdaq is a singer, musician, designer and DJ who has been developing new textures and spinning various styles of electro glam, freak sound, electro tropical and funk carioca fusion. She promises a special guest set, full of fresh selections and contagious boom beat power. http://jerusnazdaq.comze.com

sweat. dance. cruise

at CHERRY BOMB!

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Not So Serious Side of Sex Fundraiser, Halifax
Saturday February 21, 2009


Bubble's Mansion - 5287 Prince Street,

Are you interested in the NOT SO SERIOUS SIDE OF SEX? Looking for a sexy night filled with light, fun, and entertainment? The 3rd Annual N.S.S.S. of S. is where it's at! Enjoy yourself and support the Halifax Sexual Health Centre. 7-10 p.m. Tickets are available at Halifax Sexual Health Centre, Suite 201, 6009 Quinpool Rd, 455-9656; and at Bubble's Mansion, Bubba Ray's Sports Bar, Peddler's Pub and Milano's.

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Notso Strictly Ballroom Mardi Gras Party
Saturday February 21, 2009


Let's Dance Studio - 927 Granville, 2nd floor,

Go wild - earn some Mardi Gras beads!

Hot Latin Merengue lesson with host Michel Guimond

8pm-11:30pm

Free dance lesson at 8:30pm

Singles and couples welcome Cash bar - dance demos

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South Shore Pride Dance, Bridgewater, N.S.
Saturday February 21, 2009


Wileville Firehall - ,

The South Shore Pride Dance will be held at Wileville Firehall (just outside Bridgewater) from 8 p.m. to midnight. The dances are non- smoking. Contact mailto:info@southshorepride.ca or call 902.685.3297 for more info.

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Group Harrison Society Dance, Sydney, Cape Breton
Saturday February 21, 2009


Horizon Achievement Centre - 780 Upper Prince Street,

A Group Harrison Society Dance will be held at the Horizon Achievement Centre in Sydney. Cost: $5 for members; $6.50 non-members. For those 19 & over. ID requested. Security Guards on site. Bar on Site. DJ plays a good mixture of current chart toppers & classic dance hits with the odd slow song. Please Come out to enjoy yourself & show your support so these weekly dances can continue.

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Vancouver Dyke March Annual General Meeting
Sunday February 22, 2009


Mosaic Community Room - 1720 Grant Street (at Commerical),

12:00pm

Interested in volunteering to help organize the Vancouver Dyke March and Festival?

Volunteer and find out more info at the AGM.

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Other People's Problems
Sunday February 22, 2009


Theatre - 10 Ave des Pins O,

Three short comedies exploring one modern psychological phenomenon: "ISSUES". Whether you pedal positivity, google a guru, or retreat completely, advice is at a premium - and these characters know it." Written by DeAnne Smith, Samuel Booth (AU) and Sarah Quinn. Performed by Sarah Quinn. Theatre 314 10 Ave des Pins O. Suite 314 (cnr St Laurent) $5 Doors 7.30pm, show 8pm approx 50mins

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O'Grady's 4th Annual Oscar Party
Sunday February 22, 2009


O'Grady's Bar and Restaurant - 518 Church Street,

Come watch, laugh, drink, and eat in style!

5pm

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Enjoy the Oscars with Three Dollar Bill Cinema
Sunday February 22, 2009


SoDo Park - 3200 First Ave South, Seattle,

Don't miss Seattle's most fabulous Academy Awards Party!

Sunday, Feb 22 at 4:30pm (VIP Reception at 3:30pm)

SoDo Park, 3200 First Ave South, Seattle

General Tickets: $20 / $35 VIP

Three Dollar Bill Cinema Member Tickets: $18 / $33 VIP

Spend Hollywood's biggest night with your friends & support two important community organizations! Tickets are $20 and include the Oscars on the big screen, hors d'oeuvres, a complimentary drink, and one entry to win fantastic door prizes!

MILK
VIP Tickets are $35 and include all of the above, PLUS early admission for a hosted VIP Champagne & Wine Reception, two additional prize drawing entries, and an Oscar Gift Bag!

MILK, nominated for 8 Academy Awards

**All Tickets are an additional $5 at the door, so buy yours in advance!**

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Trans Film Night: Red without Blue
Tuesday February 24, 2009


The Centre for Women and Trans People at U of T - ,

Free Film, Free Snacks, Free Talk!

The trans-inclusion group continues its growing and great free screening series . . .

Join us on TUESDAY FEB. 24 to watch "Red Without Blue."

RED WITHOUT BLUE (RWB) offers an examination of gender, identity, and the unswerving bond of twinship despite transformation. An honest portrayal of a family in turmoil, RWB follows a pair of identical twins as one transitions from male to female. Captured over a period of three years, the film documents the twins and their parents, examining the Farleys' struggle to redefine their family. The twins' early lives were quintessentially all-American: picture-perfect holidays, supportive parents who cheered them on every step of the way. By the time they were 14, their parents had divorced, they had come out as gay, and a joint suicide attempt precipitated a forced separation of Mark and Alex for two and half years. Through candid and extensive interviews with the twins and their family, RWB recounts these troubled times, interweaving the twins' difficult past with their efforts to find themselves in the present. Through its portrayal of these articulate and independent twins, each haunted by the painful experiences of their adolescence, the film questions normative standards of gender and identity - as Mark and Clair reassert their indescribable bond as identical twins.

Dir. by: Brooke Sebold, Benita Sills, & Todd Sills Rated: n/a
(Film Running Time 74min)

Everyone welcome - allies welcome.
There will be time for discussion afterwards.

* Part of the discussion time will be set aside to talk about how the film series should develop this year. Your feedback and thoughts are much appreciated. Have an idea for a film? Have you attended past events ? what keeps you coming back? Is this your first event ? what would keep you interested? Be as creative and as critical with your comments as you wish ? or contact The Centre anytime. Or . . . just come out and relax and enjoy!

When: Tuesday, February 24, 6pm-8pm

FREE!

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Pride Centre Community Potluck
Tuesday February 24, 2009


Pride Centre of Edmonton - 9540 111 Ave,

The Last Tuesday of every month the Pride Centre of Edmonton hosts a Community Potluck! Everyone is Welcome!

The Dinner starts between 6:30p.m. and 7:00p.m.

Bring a dish and meet some new people!

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transmission
Tuesday February 24, 2009


Box Studios - 1622 Franklin Street,

Transmission: part live performance, part radio broadcast, a site-specific show of a man struggling to understand the past he shared with his missing sister. From the dynamic of an intimate sibling relationship, the piece spirals out to the broader world and wars fought within ourselves and far away. Featuring David Bloom and Deanna Peters, written and conceived by Tanya Marquardt.

February 13 – 28 2009, Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00 pm; 2 for 1 preview on February 12; Box Studios, 1622 Franklin Street; Tickets: $12/16 available from www.ticketstonight.ca; for more information: www.proximityarts.com or call 778 858 1830.

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Campbell River GLBTQ Social/Support Group
Tuesday February 24, 2009


venue - ,

Meets every Tuesday from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in a secure location. Confidentiality is assured. Featuring guest speakers, movie nights, and spirited discussions. A place to gather together to have fun and learn about ourselves and others in a safe, supportive, inclusive, and caring environment.

For information, contact Leanne at 204-2821.

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Wednesday Coffee Talk
Wednesday February 25, 2009


James Bay New Horizon Centre - 234 Menzies St. Victoria,

EVERY WEDNESDAY - COFFEETALK

All Lesbians Welcome

Sponsored by VLSCS

All lesbians welcome.

Wednesdays coffee drop-in from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

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The L Word on the big Screen
Wednesday February 25, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

That's right.....Slack's now has a 92 inch screen to show the L Word.

Oddly, it doesn't make Shane's breasts appear any larger.

8:00pm - 11:00pm

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Toronto book launch of Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles
Wednesday February 25, 2009


william doo auditorium, new college, U of T - 45 willcocks street,

7pm

wheelchair accessible

The first book of its kind, Our Caribbean is an anthology of lesbian and gay writing from across the Antilles. The author and activist Thomas Glave has gathered outstanding fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and poetry by little-known writers along with selections by internationally celebrated figures such as Reinaldo Arenas, Audre Lorde, Achy Obejas, Assotto Saint, José Alcántara Almánzar, Michelle Cliff, and Dionne Brand. The result is an unprecedented literary conversation on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered experiences throughout the Caribbean and its far-flung diaspora.

The thirty-seven authors hail from the Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent, St. Kitts, Suriname, and Trinidad. Many have lived outside the Caribbean, and their writing depicts histories of voluntary migration as well as exile from repressive governments, communities, and families. Many pieces have a political urgency that reflects their authors' work as activists, teachers, community organizers, and performers. Desire commingles with ostracism and alienation throughout: in the evocative portrayals of same-sex love and longing, and in the selections addressing religion, family, race, and class.

Featuring by Thomas Glave, Rosamond King, Rinaldo Walcott, Wesley Crichlow and Juanita Diaz-Cotto. Thomas Glave THOMAS GLAVE is an O. Henry award-winning author and was named a Village Voice Writer on the Verge in 2001. He is the author of Whose Song? and Other Stories, Words to Our Now:Imagination and Dissent (winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Nonfiction), and editor of Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles. He is the 2008-2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

co-sponsored by: Caribbean Studies, Sexual Diversity Studies, Sociology and Equity Studies/OISE, Women and Gender Studies and Toronto Women’s Bookstore

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Sarah MacDougall launches Across the Atlantic
Thursday February 26, 2009


Wise Hall - 1882 Adanac St.,

with Special guests DYAD

Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8 pm

Tickets $10 advance / $12 at the door

Advance tickets at Highlife

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The Vagina Monologues
Friday February 27, 2009


Theatre Outremont - 1248, Bernard Avenue West, Outremont, Quebec,

Bilingual V-day fundraiser. V-Day Montreal http://english-vdaymontreal.blogspot.com/ Theatre Outremont http://www.theatreoutremont.ca/outremont/accueil_en.aspx Phone: 514 495-9944 Fax : 514 270-4449. Sat, February 28, 8:00pm – 10:30pm

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UVic Coffee House
Friday February 27, 2009


Serious Coffee - Broad and Yates (across from where A&B sound used to be),

2nd & 4th Friday of every month from 7:30pm - 9pm

Open to all ages - come meet some nice friendly folk! Afterwards we often go for munchies (at whitespot downtown) and some people go dancing after that. This is a friendly social gathering, meant to be welcoming and positive. Pick up one of Pride's serious coffee cards from our social coordinator, Aaron, which you can fill and use at any SC on the island - with a percentage of it going back to Uvic Pride's Queer Books for BC Schools' fundraising! Ooh, sweet. Remember, please respect others who may be joining us for the first time - help them feel comfortable and safe by allowing them space to meet and get to know many people. : )

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VLSCS Friday Night Movies
Friday February 27, 2009


New Horizon Center, James Bay, Victoria - 234 Menzies Street,

The Journey (2004) 107 minutes (in Malayalam with English subtitles)

Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Scoiety James Bay New Horizons Menzies Street in James Bay, Victoria Every Friday, 7:00 p.m. Every Friday night, the VLSCS hosts a women focused movie night a the James Bay New Horizons Centre. Most movies are Lesbian, all are women focused. Coffee & popcorn are free.

Ticket Information: $2 at the door For more information visit our website: http://vlscs.ca/

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Girl4GIRL EVERETT
Friday February 27, 2009


TWISTED - 1212 California St,

Girl4GIRL EVERETT ALWAYS HAS YOU TWISTED TWICE MONTHLY AT THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE NIGHTCLUB IN THE NORTHEND! HOT CROWD, HOT MUSIC, POOL, DARTS, DRINKS AND DANCING ALL WITH Girl4GIRL!

8PM / 21+

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QUEER WOMEN'S MONTHLY BOOK CLUB
Friday February 27, 2009


The Centre (in the library) - 1170 Bute St (@ Davie St),

7:00 p.m.

This meeting will be a meet and greet. As well, select the book for the next month.

The club will meet until the end of June. At the last meeting the group will review to see if there is still interest in continuing through the summer or break until September.

Registration through The Centre at 604-684-5307

or for further details email Claire (book club coordinator) la_bear_ca@yahoo.com

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Retro at the CoHo, Halifax
Friday February 27, 2009


The Company House - 2202 Gottingen Street,

I'm tickled pink to invite you to "Retro at the CoHo" -- a new retro night with DJ Motlette (www.motlette.com) happening at The Company House. Retro & Requests for all. 9 p.m. Good times. Retro at the CoHo takes place at The Company House, Halifax's newest music and arts venue in the North End. Take a moment to join our facebook group and/or email therosycheeks@hotmail.com to be added to the e-mail bulletin list.

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TWB's community dinner, co-hosted with BCURRENT
Friday February 27, 2009


theatre centre - 1087 queen street west,

6 - 730pm

Please confirm attendance and what you will be bringing to share by FEBRUARY 23rd to buyer@womensbookstore.com

After the dinner attendees are invited to attend BCURRENT’s play WISE.WOMAN: a lyrical story of old world courting and modern day self-searching, a discounted rate will be offered (price TBD).

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HOT FLASH
Saturday February 28, 2009


Hot Shotz - 1707 N State St, Bellingham,

INTERGENERATIONAL Dances for Women 21+

DJ Christine spins
A little doo-wop, a little hip-hop and a whole lot of 80s and 90s tunes in between!

A pre-funk lesbian tea dance to start your evening in style

Appetizers to Full Dinners Served

Held the fourth Saturday of each month at HOT SHOTZ

6:00 to 10:00 pm

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transmission
Saturday February 28, 2009


Box Studios - 1622 Franklin Street,

Transmission: part live performance, part radio broadcast, a site-specific show of a man struggling to understand the past he shared with his missing sister. From the dynamic of an intimate sibling relationship, the piece spirals out to the broader world and wars fought within ourselves and far away. Featuring David Bloom and Deanna Peters, written and conceived by Tanya Marquardt.

February 13 – 28 2009, Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00 pm; 2 for 1 preview on February 12; Box Studios, 1622 Franklin Street; Tickets: $12/16 available from www.ticketstonight.ca; for more information: www.proximityarts.com or call 778 858 1830.

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SNATCH
Saturday February 28, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

ohhhhh mayhem!

as always, $4.00 rail and $5.00 coronas until midnight.

music stays on until 3 am with the doors open until 2:45 am.

doors: 10pm

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Flygirl SAT Party
Saturday February 28, 2009


Boathouse Waterfront Bar & Deck - 1795 Beach Ave,

Vancouver's freshest Sat night party! Rockin' the Boathouse 2nd and 4th Sat of the month. Food, dj's and a panoramic view!

5-9:30pm Exclusive Flygirl dinner on the deck by reservations only. Please email info@flygirlproductions.com your full name, email address, reservation time and # of people in your party. 15% discount on dinner if attending the party.

9pm-1:30am Boathouse Waterfront Bar
Get ready to shake it up with one of Flygirl DJ's spinning sexy urban beats and fun classics. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE DINNER IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE PARTY

$10 door admission only. There are no advance tix for this event.

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HOT FLASH (Bellingham)
Saturday February 28, 2009


Hot Shotz - 1707 N State St, Bellingham,

INTERGENERATIONAL Dances for Women 21+

DJ Christine spins
A little doo-wop, a little hip-hop and a whole lot of 80s and 90s tunes in between!

A pre-funk lesbian tea dance to start your evening in style

Appetizers to Full Dinners Served

Held the fourth Saturday of each month at HOT SHOTZ

6:00 to 10:00 pm

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Trans Alliance Society 2009 AGM and Clothing Swap
Saturday February 28, 2009


Raven Song Community Health Centre - 2450 Ontario St,

Raven Song Communty Health Centre - 2450 Ontario, lower level
(wheelchair accessable)

Indeed - it's an Annual General Meeting *and* Clothing Swap.

Every non-profit should combine these, dontcha think?

This is a good time to find out what's going on in the trans community, get involved (perhaps by becoming an executive member or sitting on a committee) or just to come out and show your support for the work we have done.

And swap away your old clothes for some new ones.

Show up to register and drop off clothes at 12. Start trying on clothes around 12:30. Meeting runs 1-3.

This event is open to everyone: trans-spectrum, questioning, allies, and partners.

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Cherry - A hot night for lesbians, queers & friends
Saturday February 28, 2009


Re-bar, corner of Boren and Howell - 1114 Howell Street,

Join us at the Re-bar on Saturday, February 28th and dance with the hottest queer girls and guys while our resident DJs Amateur Youth & Mathematix fill the dancefloor with ass-shaking party tunes to keep you going all night long. Doors are at 10pm. 21 and over.

Cover is $5 from 10pm to 11pm, $7 after 11pm.

Cherry is the fourth Saturday of every month.

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KARAOKE @ O'GRADY'S
Saturday February 28, 2009


O'Grady's Bar and Restaurant - 518 Church Street,

Join is this Sunday night at YOUR neighbourhood pub as we kick off the return of our AMAZING karaoke night !!!

Join MAX on his first bartending shift on the 2nd floor lounge as we cater to the industry crowd with industry prices.

10:00 PM TIL 2:15 AM

$4.00 drinks
$4.50 food specials

LOTS OF PRIZES !!!

FREE POOL !!!

NO COVER !!!

O'Grady's will run its karaoke every Sunday night upstairs in the LOUNGE......

Our Kitchen is OPEN til 2:00 am and our FULL menu is available serving up the BEST pub grub in town.

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VanKino: Your movies are wanted!
Sunday March 1, 2009


1181 - 1181 Davie St,

5:30pm at 1181 Davie Street.

VANKINO will have its next screening of local and international short movies (5 minutes or less) on Sunday, March 1st at 1181 on Davie Street. Come to show your short movies or just have a drink and enjoy the show!

Doors: 5pm, submissions 5:30pm, show: 6pm

This event is organized by a lesbian and set in a gay lounge but is open to everyone. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670752206&ref=profile#/group.php?gid=43312898967&ref=mf More info: VANKINO is born! "Kino" is the Greek word for "movement" and means "film" or "the cinema" in Russian, German and other languages. Born in Montreal in 1998, Kino began as a challenge, made by founding filmmaker Christian Laurence to his friends, to make one short film per month until the year 2000. However, at the end of this period no one wanted to stop and, in fact, Kino had formed into a movement that encouraged filmmakers in groups scattered across Montreal and Europe to "do well with nothing; do even better with a little," and - most importantly - to "do it right now!" Now VANKINO is part of a network that spans over 50 groups on five continents, with upstarts in other parts of Canada, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Brazil, Finland, Benin, Senegal, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Australia. The international Kino network thrives by facilitating travel among the groups (we think of it as a filmmaker exchange program) and compiling our films so that they are screened across many Kino groups and as part of Kino programs in other film festivals internationally. In particular, we collaborate internationally to hold "Kabarets," which are extravaganzas of filmmaking that last only 48 hours and culminate in public screenings of the pieces that were produced.

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FUNNY GIRLZ
Sunday March 1, 2009


The Triple Door - 216 Union Street, Seattle,

The "Funny Girlz" series brings two more outrageous comedians to town! Hosted by Seattle comic Lisa Koch, this night of chick comedy features two of her hilarious favorites: New York comedian MICHELE BALAN (Last Comic Standing, LOGO, Comics Unleashed) and L.A. comic JENNIE MCNULTY (LOGO, "One Night Stand Up," afterellen.com). Get ready for a delectable mix of stand-up, music, and lots of laughs! Produced by Tongueinchic Productions.

7:00pm

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ROCK BAND
Sunday March 1, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

Unleash Your Inner Rock Star!

If you missed last Sunday's premiere of Rock Band at Slack's, you missed one heck of a good time!

With an amazing set list to choose from, you and up to three of your friends can play Rock Band and Rock Band 2 in front of Slack's 92" Big Screen TV.

Drink specials will be running all night, and you can enter our Monthly Tournament for a chance to win some incredible gaming gear.

Grab your friends and join your hosts Jackie and Kris this and every Sunday for a rockin' good time!

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Queer Youth Sport & Recreation night
Tuesday March 3, 2009


Pride Centre of Edmonton - 9540 - 111 Ave,

Join us for Queer Youth Sport & Recreation night on the first Tuesday of every month! (open to all youth age 25 and under). Next activity is Tuesday, February 3 - meet at the Pride Centre (9540 - 111 Ave) at 4:00PM or at the Alex Taylor School Gym (9321 - Jasper Ave) at 4:30PM. For more info call Brendan at 780-488-3234 or email brendan@pridecentreofedmonton.org

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Campbell River GLBTQ Social/Support Group
Tuesday March 3, 2009


venue - ,

Meets every Tuesday from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in a secure location. Confidentiality is assured. Featuring guest speakers, movie nights, and spirited discussions. A place to gather together to have fun and learn about ourselves and others in a safe, supportive, inclusive, and caring environment.

For information, contact Leanne at 204-2821.

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Women's Only Beginner Boxing Class
Tuesday March 3, 2009


Kel Lee's Academy of Martial Arts - 2916 Graveley St (1st & Renfrew),

Runs for six weeks starting March 3rd-April 9th
Tuesdays at 6-7pm and Fridays 6:15-7:15

Cost: $160 group discounts available
required equipment: handwraps and bag gloves
To register and for more info email vaia@spartaboxing.com also check out the website www.spartaboxing.com

We'll be working on the fundamentals of boxing stance, footwork, basic punches, combinations and conditioning. No sparring in this class, non-contact. Variety of drills using the ring, heavy bag, focus mitts etc.

Get in shape and have fun!

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Campbell River Lesbian Social/Support Group
Wednesday March 4, 2009


venue - ,

Meets the first and third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM in a safe, secure location. Confidentiality is assured. Featuring guest speakers, movie nights, and spirited discussions.

For information, call Leanne at 204-2821.

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Wednesday Coffee Talk
Wednesday March 4, 2009


James Bay New Horizon Centre - 234 Menzies St. Victoria,

EVERY WEDNESDAY - COFFEETALK

All Lesbians Welcome

Sponsored by VLSCS

All lesbians welcome.

Wednesdays coffee drop-in from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

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THE BABY FORMULA
Wednesday March 4, 2009


Vancity Theatre - 1181 Seymour St,

Opening (Vancouver premiere) at the Women in Film Festival!

The film features two women in love who are trying to have each other's babies, and it is hilarious and touching! The director will be in attendance and the film will be followed by an opening reception at the Vancity Theatre from 9-11pm.

For more info or to purchase tickets, please visit www.womeninfilm.ca

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DJ BATTLE of the SEXES
Thursday March 5, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

10pm

HEINEKEN MUSIC presents:

** EVERY THURSDAY for 7 WEEKS starting MARCH 5TH **

* AN EPIC BATTLE OF THE SEXES *

THE BATTLES:

March 5th: MASH UP BATTLE: King Khan vs. Leticia Maggs

March 12th: DIVIDED DUO BATTLE: Barletta vs. Violca

March 19th: DUOs BATTLE: Montage vs. Siamese2Hearts

March 26th: ELECTRO BATTLE: Angelos vs. Barbi

April 2nd: URBAN BATTLE: Mystical Flex vs. Torus

April 9th: HOUSE BATTLE: George Chaker vs. Chiclet

April 16th: FINAL BATTLE

THE DETAILS:

Crowd's choice wins - On your way into the mansion, pick up your toy solider at the door and drop it in the bucket corresponding to your favourite DJ. At the end of the night, the DJ with the most votes wins. The top voted male and top voted female will face off in the finals on April 16th for a $1000 grand prize!

Event starts at 10 pm. DJs will be rotating on the decks by playing one hour sets, followed by two 45 minute sets and ending off the night with four 15 minute power sets.

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COPA JiR8TE
Friday March 6, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

ELLEment Productionz
p r e s e n t

''COPA JiR8TE''
the music + the partyfolkz + the entertainment + giveaways

Join us on FRIDAYs..... as we bring you new nite where you can BE YOURSELF and JIR8TE your asses off to the tunes of these dynamic DUO and talented deejays, TNT and QUINCES.

DJs Quinces & TNT have teamed up, taking the party scene on a different plateau. Their musical format is uniquely defined but very complimentary. DJ TNT's versatility focuses on hip hop, r&b, old skool & soca. And DJ QUINCES' flavour focuses on vocal house, top 40 dance remix, electro, dancehall & reggaeton.

As a special treat, we are proud to feature TWO of the best KINGS in T.Dot, MILO DE MILO & CHASE, who will be busting their moves on the dancefloor with their best drag performance ever!

Free before 11:30pm \ $5 after
19+ (w/ valid I.D.)
Doors @ 10pm-3am
Voglie, 582 Church St.

Arrive early to secure your spot on the dancefloor. This event is open to all LGBTQ party folkz!

Release your inhibition every 1st Friday of the month.

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VLSCS Friday Night Movies
Friday March 6, 2009


New Horizon Center, James Bay, Victoria - 234 Menzies Street,

Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Scoiety James Bay New Horizons Menzies Street in James Bay, Victoria Every Friday, 7:00 p.m. Every Friday night, the VLSCS hosts a women focused movie night a the James Bay New Horizons Centre. Most movies are Lesbian, all are women focused. Coffee & popcorn are free.

Ticket Information: $2 at the door For more information visit our website: http://vlscs.ca/

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Cliks' Lucas Silveira at the Youth Project, Halifax
Friday March 6, 2009


venue - 2281 Brunswick Street,

Lucas Silveira, transgendered front man for the Cliks, will be at the Youth Project to chat from 6 to 7 p.m. Come out and meet him, chat about music and hear about his experiences, and get some stuff signed! This event is open to all youth 25 and under and is alcohol and drug free. For more information about Lucas and his band go to: http://www.thecliks.com.

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PARTY with a PURPOSE!!
Friday March 6, 2009


Lick - 455 Abbott St,

Brigee.K Presentz.........PARTY with a PURPOSE!!

door @ 10
Why: Because giving back feeds the soul!
How much: 10 Bux
Limited Capacity!!!!

PARTY with a PURPOSE is coming early this month one week earlier then usual to be exact! Fri March 6th is the night!! Seriously i didn't waste any time i've booked at killer show, have i ever let you down vancouver ? lol...

This month you can look foword to some amazing artists joining me on the mic. Noble who is one of my favorite soul singers of all time. NOBLE's smoking sexy vocals are something you definitely wont want to miss. And my girl Deanna who is a powerhouse vocalist will be in the space and very easily may blow your mind. Mc Ndidi Cascade will also be rockin the mic, sister is a pioneer in the van city scene. Pure talent!!!!!!!!! Nuff said!!!!!!!!

Dj's Delux and Analog will be repin the sickest tunes for ya'll to bust out to. I can't wait!

Now for the PURPOSE:

I am raisIng funds to offer hip hop education to Vancouver's at risk inner city youth. I am developing a hip hop coarse where Alternative school students can gain credit towords there graduation. My main objective is to create a healthly outlet for street entrenched youth to express them seleves. Through art, music, dance and beyond i feel we can make a difference in the lives of many young people. The funds generated through PARTY with a PURPOSE with pay for materials books, videos, paints, recording costs etc. These events will show case some of Vancouvers finest mc's and vocalists! These same artists who are helping to generate funds with be asked to mentor and teach the youth that i am working with. I am creating a system where i can provide meaningful work for artists i respect! In turn it will create new powerful experiences that will support youth in there struggle. And of coarse PARTY with a PURPOSE is for the people to enjoy, we all need an opportunity to to give back while having a wicked time.
I'm reaching out with love and pure intent for your support!!

My program which i've named EXPRESSIONS has officially been up and running since september. The cycle of creativity and growth between youth and the artists has been a huge success and i urge u to maintain the support needed to evoke hope in the lives of some beautiful young people who need a helping hand in life.

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The Cliks' Lucas Silveira at Venus Envy, Halifax
Friday March 6, 2009


Venus Envy - 1598 Barrington Street,

Venus Envy is excited to have Lucas Silviera of The Cliks play an intimate acoustic set here in the store! Lucas's "blazing, uncompromising" "emotional and guitar-driven" music is fueled by personal experience. As the first transgendered artist to be signed by a major label, his voice attracts many fans from the queer community. However, as Rosie Lopez, head of A&R of Tommy Boy says, "It's the music, not Silveira's gender that will draw in the most dedicated listeners." Don't miss this one time chance to see Lucas performing live at Venus Envy! 8:00 p.m., $6.00 at the door. All ages welcome.

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Kate Reid: Up Close and In Concert
Friday March 6, 2009


Spiral Cafe - ,

"An intimate concert with dyke-folk diva, Kate Reid"

Host: LoudSpeaker

8 - 10pm

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Radical Queer Week!!
Friday March 6, 2009


Le Chat des artistes - 2205 PArthenais,

Discussion + projections, slumber party / soirée pyjamas! La Semaine des Queers radicaux 2009 commence vendredi le 6 mars avec une conférence sur la militance queer par Michael Hendricks. Sa conférence traitera des thčmes de l’activisme polique, les racines de celui-ci, et posera la question « Que reste-il ŕ faire? » Cette soirée entitulé PROJECTION QUEER ouvre ŕ 20h30, au 2205 rue Parthenais. Entrée : 20h, contribution volontaire. Venez entrendre l’histoire inspirante de Michael, savourer un breuvage chaud, grignoter, et rester pour les projections vidéo et la soirée-pyjama par la suite! Michael Henricks est un militant et travailleur communautaire de renom, notamment pour ses contributions avec ACT-UP, STELLA, et la victoire da la légalisation du mariage gai. Nous sommes trčs heureux de l’avoir comme conférencier pour lancer la Semaine des Queers radicaux 2009, une série d’événements—ateliers, performances, spectacles de musique, projections vidéo et action direct— qui cherche ŕ réunir féministes, anticapitalistes, queers, anarchistes, drags, lesbiennes, séropos, communistes, trans, artistes, tapettes, gouines, travelos, travailleuses et travailleurs du sexe, punks, fifs, toxicos, folles, et ŕ celles et ceux qui les aiment! • Vendredi le 6 mars: Projection Queer, 20h30 au Chat des artistes. Conférence-partage avec Michael Hendricks suivi par projection de vidéos (La révolution du désir ), collations, et soirée-pyjama! Gardiennage d’enfants gratuit disponible sur demande.

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First Annual Inside Out Screen-A-Thon
Saturday March 7, 2009


Innis Town Hall - 2 Sussex Ave.,

1-7pm

Do you love Inside Out enough to endure six hours of the worst movie musicals?

Join us for the fist annual Inside Out Screen-A-Thon

Get your friends, family and co-workers to pledge you to suffer through an afternoon of camp classics in support of the Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival and Inside Out's year-round activities.

PROGRAM FEATURES:
• Xanadu (1980, starring Olivia Newton John)
• Can't Stop the Music (1980, with the Village People)
• Spice World (1997, staring the Spice Girls)
• 'Worst Sex Scene' and 'Most Outlandish' clips voted by Inside Out staff

Delicious movie treats provided and cash bar! Tons of fundraising awards offered! Chance to win Inside Out's inaugural Oscar de la Renta Award!

WHAT TO DO:

• Participate as an individual or BETTER YET put a cast of 5 or more together!
• Visit www.insideout.ca and register online or contact Winnie at winnie@insideout.ca
• Registration fee $25 (refundable with a minimum $75 raised in pledges)
• Start collecting pledges!

INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING GOAL $200

For more information on registering or to donate contact Winnie Luk:
Phone 416.977.6847
Email winnie@insideout.ca
Visit www.insideout.ca


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SNATCH
Saturday March 7, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

hollyrock is in the mansion this saturday night bringing you the best of the west, son.

dutty beats, bitch.

ohhhhh mayhem!

as always, $4.00 rail and $5.00 coronas until midnight.

music stays on until 3 am with the doors open until 2:45 am.

doors: 10pm

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Mirror Image Fundraising Event, Halifax
Saturday March 7, 2009


Bus Stop Theatre - 2203 Gottigen Street,

Born from love, Mirror Image is one of the first of its kind. Produced by Your Mother's Moustache, we held the first show in June of 2008, raising over $700 in support of a transgendered friend's surgery, as well as $200 towards the Lulu LaRude Scholarship Fund. This year we're running a much bigger show in an effort to cover the full cost of our recipient's top surgery. Among various acts, such as live music and burlesque, we also host the only reverse drag shows in town. Mirror Image is not "just another drag show." We mix up the rules and gender-fuck your mind. Kings, Queens, and in-betweens unite on the stage for this amazing cause, but with a twist. Eureka Love and Lanti Steele will be hosting our second installment of Mirror Image, our main fundraising event, Saturday, March 7th, at 9 p.m. A dollar from each ticket is going to Bus Stop Theatre, our local indie theatre. Tickets are limited and are only available in advance. They can be purchased at Venus Envy, 1598 Barrington Street, and Pretty Things Boutique, 5685 Cunard Street.

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THE BABY FORMULA
Saturday March 7, 2009


Vancity Theatre - 1181 Seymour St,

12:30pm matinee

(Vancouver premiere) at the Women in Film Festival!

The film features two women in love who are trying to have each other's babies, and it is hilarious and touching!

For more info or to purchase tickets, please visit www.womeninfilm.ca

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Spring Fling Dance
Saturday March 7, 2009


Leonardo Da Vinci Centre - 195 Bay Street,

Dance 8pm to 12:30am

By special request DJ niko blu

All genders

Tickets at Chronicles of Crime, 1057 Fort Street

Presented by Women's Creative Network (WCN)

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CRAZY.SEXY.COOL
Saturday March 7, 2009


Lick - 455 Abbott St,

Celebrating Strong Funny Women for International Women's 'Weekend'

We are truly celebrating International Women's 'Weekend' proudly. Why have a day when you can have a weekend?

Dianna David will be performing 2 routines along side 4 other Crazy.Sexy.Cool Women - April O'Peel (Comedic Burlesque), Julia Stretch (Stand up Comedian), Ed Malaprop and Majik (Comedic Dance Duo) and hosted by the ever-so-lyrical Ms. Brigee K.

Celebrate with amazing women, and the men who love these women AND help raise money for Dianna David's school tour that will be traveling to 75 schools all throughout BC this Spring.

10pm - 3pm

VIDEOS: www.youtube.com/diannadavid

YOU CAN'T MISS THESE LADIES...THEY'RE TOO TALENTED TO PASS UP. THEY DEFINE CRAZY.SEXY.COOL!!!

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Team Edmonton Lesbian Sports Mixer
Saturday March 7, 2009


Prism - 10524 - 101 Street,

Come join other lesbian athletes for a fun evening of socializing

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY MARCH
Saturday March 7, 2009


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Women lead the FIGHT! Good jobs and Dignity for ALL!

RALLY 11am, MARCH 1pm

– OISE Auditorium, 252 Bloor Street West (St. George Subway Station)

FAIR 1:30pm

– Ryerson University, 55 Gould Street

rally and march organized by Women Working with Immigrant Women and IWD Organizing Committee

fair organized by Ryerson Student’s Union and Ryerson Women’s Centre

funding provided by CAW, CUPW and the Steelworkers

sign language interpretation. wheelchair accessible

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FIGHT FACTORY VII
Saturday March 7, 2009


Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Gym - 388 Carlaw Street, Unit 108,

What a way to celebrate International Women's Day!

SATURDAY MARCH 7, 7pm. Doors open at 6.

Toronto's 7th ever all-female boxing club show at the Newsgirls' Gym!

Waiting for fights so far....Newsgirl, G-Force, Scrapper, Kapow!, Super Nova, Shadow Blow, Trigger and Loco Lococo!

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"A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer", edited by Eve Ensler
Saturday March 7, 2009


Heliconian Hall - 35 Hazelton Avenue,

Many excellent V-Day Toronto stage plays are being held in March, and some of the proceeds will be donated to METRAC's work to prevent and end violence against diverse women, youth, and children. Shows, times, ticket information, and locations are listed here:

http://www.vdaytoronto.overhear.com/

"A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer", edited by Eve Ensler

SATURDAY MARCH 7, 8pm

SUNDAY MARCH 8, 6pm

Tickets: $28 adults, $18 students

http://www.ticketbreak.com

The Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC) is a community-based not-for-profit organization that seeks to prevent and end violence against diverse women, youth, and children. For more information, visit www.metrac.org.

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CHICKS ROCK FOR IWD!
Sunday March 8, 2009


Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir St,

CHICKS WITH PICKS CELEBRATE !!!
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!

*EARLY SHOW
Doors: 6pm show: 7pm

all proceeds to benefit the ...
2009 VANCOUVER DYKE MARCH & FESTIVAL

an incomprable evening of outstanding women's music ...
featuring ...
VICKY SJOHALL MELANIE DEKKER JANE SAWYER JOANNA CHAPMAN-SMITH TAMARA NILE KATE REID JILL SAMYCIA YVETTE NARLOCK PASCALE GOODRICH-BLACK ROAM CRIS DERKSEN KATE RYCROFT SUGARBEACH guests and friends ...

*JUNCTION 579 ... THE RAILWAY DINING CAR will be open at 6:30pm for your dining pleasure www.therailwayclub.com

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Radical Queer Week!!
Sunday March 8, 2009


Le Chat des artistes - 2205 PArthenais,

Art performatif dans le cadre du queer / A queer performance art night Featuring Aďda Cökenbalz, Discosalope, Miss Lady Swamp Pussy and Summer Geraghty. A boundary-bursting sampling of queer art brought to you by Radical Queer Semaine 09 Discosalope: (Marc-André Cassavant) La Discosalope est une créature atypique ni complčtement homme ni tout ŕ fait femme. Ses propos sont percutants, subversifs, parfois fantaisistes, déstabilisants. Son discours parle de consommation au sens large avec une pointe d'ironie et de dérision. Une proposition théâtrale sans 4e mur qui nous oblige ŕ faire face ŕ notre propre condition d'ętre humain! Une prestation inhabituelle et décoiffante! Miss Lady Swamp Pussy (Bobby Chirila) " I have a spoken word/music/sloppy drag performance called Miss Lady Swamp Pussy. There are a lot of things I'm trying to do with it, but one of the themes that I feel would fit well into radical queer week is the reclamation of gay man femininity as powerful and as something that can be mean, tough, n gross, not just squeaky-clean and desexualized. I feel like a lot of representations of gay men in both popular or alternative culture seem to focus on either tough, bulked-up, "straight acting" dudes or pretty and thin effeminate guys- i'm not necessarily condemning these things but I just wanna carve out a place for the mean/depraved sissy faggot. " Give it a listen at http://www.myspace.com/missladyswamppssy Summer Geraghty: "Mortification of the Flesh" The concept of the shade black has been shrouded in dichotomized intertextualities. Recognized as purification as well as divergently distinguished as evil, black can create a void while concurrently representing a realm of neutrality. Within such a realm, nothing and everything subsist together, consequentially resulting in an abstracted continuance. Juxtaposing issues such as death/mortality, radical treatment of the flesh and identity are fundamental discursive concerns that impregnate "Mortification of the Flesh".

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"A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer", edited by Eve Ensler
Sunday March 8, 2009


Heliconian Hall - 35 Hazelton Avenue,

Many excellent V-Day Toronto stage plays are being held in March, and some of the proceeds will be donated to METRAC's work to prevent and end violence against diverse women, youth, and children. Shows, times, ticket information, and locations are listed here:

http://www.vdaytoronto.overhear.com/

"A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer", edited by Eve Ensler

SATURDAY MARCH 7, 8pm

SUNDAY MARCH 8, 6pm

Tickets: $28 adults, $18 students

http://www.ticketbreak.com

The Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC) is a community-based not-for-profit organization that seeks to prevent and end violence against diverse women, youth, and children. For more information, visit www.metrac.org.

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International Women’s Day Fundraiser: COMICS for CHOICE
Sunday March 8, 2009


Poor Alex Threatre – Upper Level - 772A Dundas St. West,

8pm

Tickets $20 in advance ($25 at the door), available at the Toronto Women’s Bookstore, 73 Harbord Street

Headlining…..the award winning, Martha Chaves featuring...

Sandra Battaglini – Toronto Comedienne and Cabaret Performer

AND

Dana Alexander – Edmonton-born, Toronto (via Vancouver) Comedienne

This event is hosted by Choice in Health Clinic, a not-for-profit, woman-centered, pregnancy assessment and abortion clinic. Choice in Health Clinic provides a full range of services for women experiencing unwanted pregnancy including early surgical and medical abortions as well as decision counseling and post-abortion counseling.

Choice in Health Clinic believes in a woman's right to control her own body and make informed choices about her reproductive health and delivers services in a respectful, inclusive and non-judgmental manner.

All proceeds will be donated to the Debby Copes Access Fund; this fund is maintained entirely by client and community donations and is accessed by women whose status, financial situation, or other life circumstances do not allow them to pay for the services they need.

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Cineoke
Monday March 9, 2009


Jewelbox Theater, at the Rendezvous - 2322 Second Ave,

Sing along to your favorite numbers from American musicals, cult classics and foreign hits.

Cineoke happens the 2nd Monday of every month.

7pm (door 6:30pm)

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Discussion Group at Generations Project: What's Happening at the Vancouver Pride Society?
Monday March 9, 2009


Vancouver Pride Society office - #610-1033 Davie St (buzz #610 if the front door is locked),

What's happening at the Vancouver Pride Society?
A talk with Ken Coolen, President of the Vancouver Pride Society

Light refreshments

Great discussion!

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Campbell River GLBTQ Social/Support Group
Tuesday March 10, 2009


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Meets every Tuesday from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in a secure location. Confidentiality is assured. Featuring guest speakers, movie nights, and spirited discussions. A place to gather together to have fun and learn about ourselves and others in a safe, supportive, inclusive, and caring environment.

For information, contact Leanne at 204-2821.

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Divergence Movie Night
Tuesday March 10, 2009


Shatner Building, McGill Campus - 3480 McTavish Street, Montreal,

Divergence Movie Night in Collaboration with Queer McGill presents... Inside Boystown Inside Boystown is a documentary that takes a non-exploitive, intimate look into the lives of six young men who sell their bodies and sexual services for cash. In the darkness of alleys and unlit Vancouver streets, the film takes an honest and forthright look at this hidden aspect of our society. Louise Walker/2002/47 min Doors @ 7:15pm - Show @ 7:30pm Shatner Building 4th floor Clubs Lounge 3480 Rue McTavish Free Admission / 5$ Suggested Donation to DMN A facilitated discussion will follow the film. This space is accessible for wheelchairs. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=54396901727

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Pasta Tuesday
Tuesday March 10, 2009


Prism - 10524 - 101 Street,

All you can eat buffet

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ERBA Mixer
Tuesday March 10, 2009


Garage Burger Bar - 10244 106th St.,

ERBA's primary focus is the provision of networking opportunities for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered (GLBT) owned or operated and GLBT-friendly businesses in the Edmonton region. Membership is open to all kinds of entrepreneurs, from trades people to professionals to commission salespeople.

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Race, Poverty, Migration and Fighting Violence Against Women: A Teach-In for Women
Tuesday March 10, 2009


Sistering - 962 Bloor St,

7pm

The Shelter, Sanctuary, Status Campaign presents a Teach-In which brings together anti-racist feminist to share our struggles in fighting Violence Against Women. We recognize that all women have different experiences, but also recognize that marginalized and racialized women have been oppressed and exploited by colonization and displacement.

Through the process of colonialism and imperialism, indigenous women have been displaced on their own land, often forced to migrate to cities away from their communities . The violence faced by indigenous women are often met with indifference from the state or is the direct result of the policies of the state.

Colonialism and imperialism have also displaced many women from the South. Often, they are forced to migrate and face dangerous and exploitative conditions here. The immigration system puts women at risk of violence and we recognize that detention and deportation are in themselves a form of state violence.

Anti-Racist Feminists are fighting back against the violence on our communities. The evening will allow us to discuss how we can organize against Canada’s role in contributing to violence against women.

Speakers:

Angela Robertson, Executive Director of Sistering - The history of anti-racist feminist organizing.

Doreen Silversmith, Six Nations and No More Silence – The resistance of Indigenous women.

Pura Velasco – The struggles of Live-In Caregivers.

Wendy Babcock, Sex Professionals of Canada – Sex workers and the victory at the Toronto Police Services Board.

Rashmee Singh – The experiences of marginalized and racialized women when they encounter the legal system.

Magaly San Martin – Shelter, Sanctuary, Status and the fight for the rights of migrant women.

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Love Exiles Get-Together
Tuesday March 10, 2009


Rhizome - 317 E Broadway,

6:00-8:00pm

Meet fellow GLBT bi-national couples at an informal get-together for couples who immigrated to Vancouver because they could not live together legally with their foreign partners in their home countries.

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Wednesday Coffee Talk
Wednesday March 11, 2009


James Bay New Horizon Centre - 234 Menzies St. Victoria,

EVERY WEDNESDAY - COFFEETALK

All Lesbians Welcome

Sponsored by VLSCS

All lesbians welcome.

Wednesdays coffee drop-in from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

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Valley Youth Project Drop In, New Minas, N.S.
Wednesday March 11, 2009


New Minas Civic Center - 9209 Commercial Street, New Minas,

It is with great excitement that we announce the launch of the Valley Youth Project. We aim to support queer, trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual & allied youth by creating a *NEW* 8 week pilot project in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley and surrounding areas. The Valley Youth Project is organized & facilitated by two dedicated volunteers with support from the Halifax Youth Project. It will begin on Wednesday, March 11 and run through the end of May. We'll meet most Wednesdays from 6-8:30pm at the New Minas Civic Centre. Ages 25 & under. Free bus tickets available. Free food. Fun activities.

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Pool & karaoke
Wednesday March 11, 2009


Prism - 10524 - 101 Street,

Every Wednesday

Free Pool

Karaoke 9pm to midnight

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Gawking, Gaping, Staring: Living in Marked Bodies.
Wednesday March 11, 2009


OISE, Rm 5-280 - 252 Bloor St. W (St. George & Bloor),

presentation by the one and only Eli Clare

7pm - 9pm

Free, Wheelchair accessible, ASL interpreters

If you have other access needs please email femmegimp@hotmail.com or call 416-889-3037

“Gawking, Gaping, Staring: Living in Marked Bodies.”

Disabled people, trans people, fat people, and people of color all know what it's like to be stared at. Through words and images, Eli explores the internal experiences of living in marked bodies and the external meanings of oppression and bodily difference.

Organizations supporting this event:

Come as you are; Connaught University of T; Ontario Institute for Studies in Education; DAMN 2025; Supporting Our Youth; Sherbourne Health Center, LGBT program; Acsexxxable; Toronto Women's Bookstore; CUPE 3903, TransFeminist Action Caucus; Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education; CUPE Ontario; York University Sexuality Studies program; MSW Program, Ryerson School of Social Work; Trans Bisexual Lesbian Gay Allies @ York & Students for Barrier free Access.

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DJ BATTLE of the SEXES
Thursday March 12, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

10pm

HEINEKEN MUSIC presents:

** EVERY THURSDAY for 7 WEEKS starting MARCH 5TH **

* AN EPIC BATTLE OF THE SEXES *

THE BATTLES:

March 12th: DIVIDED DUO BATTLE: Barletta vs. Violca

March 19th: DUOs BATTLE: Montage vs. Siamese2Hearts

March 26th: ELECTRO BATTLE: Angelos vs. Barbi

April 2nd: URBAN BATTLE: Mystical Flex vs. Torus

April 9th: HOUSE BATTLE: George Chaker vs. Chiclet

April 16th: FINAL BATTLE

THE DETAILS:

Crowd's choice wins - On your way into the mansion, pick up your toy solider at the door and drop it in the bucket corresponding to your favourite DJ. At the end of the night, the DJ with the most votes wins. The top voted male and top voted female will face off in the finals on April 16th for a $1000 grand prize!

Event starts at 10 pm. DJs will be rotating on the decks by playing one hour sets, followed by two 45 minute sets and ending off the night with four 15 minute power sets.

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UVic Coffee House
Friday March 13, 2009


Serious Coffee - Broad and Yates (across from where A&B sound used to be),

2nd & 4th Friday of every month from 7:30pm - 9pm

Open to all ages - come meet some nice friendly folk! Afterwards we often go for munchies (at whitespot downtown) and some people go dancing after that. This is a friendly social gathering, meant to be welcoming and positive. Pick up one of Pride's serious coffee cards from our social coordinator, Aaron, which you can fill and use at any SC on the island - with a percentage of it going back to Uvic Pride's Queer Books for BC Schools' fundraising! Ooh, sweet. Remember, please respect others who may be joining us for the first time - help them feel comfortable and safe by allowing them space to meet and get to know many people. : )

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VLSCS Friday Night Movies
Friday March 13, 2009


New Horizon Center, James Bay, Victoria - 234 Menzies Street,

Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Scoiety James Bay New Horizons Menzies Street in James Bay, Victoria Every Friday, 7:00 p.m. Every Friday night, the VLSCS hosts a women focused movie night a the James Bay New Horizons Centre. Most movies are Lesbian, all are women focused. Coffee & popcorn are free.

Ticket Information: $2 at the door For more information visit our website: http://vlscs.ca/

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Grand Mamas: Sistahood Cabaret
Friday March 13, 2009


Wise Hall - 1882 Adanac St,

8:30pm

To celebrate International Women’s Day’s 100th birthday, Sistahood Cabaret brings you Grand Mamas!—an evening of performances that pay homage to the lives and stories of women. This cabaret-style herstory show features some of Vancouver’s most ingenious and talented musicians, dancers, acrobats, theatre artists and burlesque performers. Performers include: Japanese percussion ensemble Jodaiko, aerialist Jillian Deri, comedian Morgan Brayton, MC Buzy B, contemporary dancer Maryanne Wong, interdisciplinary performance artists Ceace Wyss, Iffer and Amber Dawn, and burlesque sensations VaVa Vunderbust, April O’Peel, Burgundy Brixx and Little Woo. Hosted by Luisa Jojic and puppeteer Tara Travis, and featuring DJs Buzy B and Titz McGee.

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“HeShe Kisses!” - DUKES OF DRAG at Café Cleopatre
Friday March 13, 2009


Cafe Cleopatra 2nd Floor - 1230 St-Laurent blvd,

An all-new, full-length drag king show that will melt in your mouthAND in your hand! Starring the Dukes: Johnny Cox, Ian Poe Kerr, Mitch Mitcham, RodScrewheart, Bo Stallion, Val Thrillmore, Duchess Jack and new cummers:Clementine, Topper, Lex and Lorena! With guest Nat King Pole! Doors: 21h30 * Show 22h30 * DJ 23h30

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BASH'D GAY RAP OPERA
Friday March 13, 2009


The Belfry Theatre - ,

8-9:30pm

High school students half price & post-secondary students 25% discount (students must show valid ID)

Our new SPARK Festival kicks off on March 10 with BASH'd: A Gay Rap Opera from Edmonton. We've popped in a few excerpts of reviews from the show and here's a New York Times interview with the boys.

"Joyful and engaging ... satisfying entertainment! Not only puts a smart spin on gay rights but also delivers some radio-worthy hip-hop." Variety

"Employing rap, a genre known for its homophobia, sizzling writer/performers Craddock and Cuckow explore young queer life, gay marriage and violence with jaw-dropping energy, imagination and utter ballsiness". Now Magazine

“Audiences should be impressed by the passion of its convictions. The production, clocking in at an hour and change at the Zipper Factory Theater, is deftly directed by Ron Jenkins. BASH'd shows its rage, its grief and its driven, heartfelt determination." New York Times

"BASH'd, a furious, fast-moving, hip-hop entertainment! The show expertly expands the boundaries of musical theatre while championing a defiant call for gay civil rights and an end to prejudice and violence. As one of the lyrics proclaims, 'it's Romeo meets Romeo,' complete with a swaggering attitude and a keen, often hilarious sense of observation about gay life." Associated Press

"BASH'd is a masterpiece! The power of the 75-minute piece as written is undeniable. The rap poetry is alternately sexy, angry, exciting, and devastating, and the subject of anti-gay violence is handled in a deeply affecting yet non-sensational way. BASH'd is a must-see." AfterElton.com

"A musical that actually gets away with combining the words 'gay,' 'rap' and 'opera'" Jossip.com

"BASH'd is funny, clever, poignant and surprisingly serious in tone. I was left with my mouth agape by the performance." Pinkisthenewblog.com

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Kate Bornstein
Friday March 13, 2009


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Kate Bornstein—tireless advocate, prolific author and incisive gender theorist—will be the special guest at this year’s Breaking the Silence conference sponsored by the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. As this year’s theme is “Wellness for All”, Kate will draw on her book Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws (2006). Her expertise, wit, wisdom and good old‐fashioned performance pizzazz will be thought‐provoking and bring genuine excitement to the conference. Kate is one of the most respected and sought‐after speakers in campus‐oriented “edu‐tainment” dealing with power, identity and desire. She has performed her work on campuses and universities in the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Germany and Austria. Her books are used in courses on more than 120 colleges and universities.

Though no stranger to the flatlands (she was born just outside of Fargo, North Dakota) this will be her first appearance in Saskatchewan! Be there! This is an event not to be missed. As seating is limited, we recommend early registration. Registration, tickets and program details can be found at: http://www.usask.ca/education/breaking‐the‐silence/program.htm

Kate Bornstein, Friday, March 13th, 7:30 p.m. Neatby-Timlin Theatre (Arts 241), University of Saskatchewan (Conference resumes March 14th at 9 a.m. in Commerce 18)

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REMIX!
Friday March 13, 2009


Lick - 455 Abbott St,

Tired of hearing the same thang ova & ova?

Checkout this FRIDAY, March 13th@LICK ...A RARE NITE on vinyl with da latest REMIXES, MASHUPS, R&B, HIP-HOP, TOP 40, HOUSE/DANCE, A LIL' BIT OF EVERYTHING & ANYTHING U REQUEST...featuring DJ CHO CHA

10pm-3am

Cheap Drinks

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Aldergrove dance
Saturday March 14, 2009


Royal Canadian Legion - 26607 Fraser Highway (Hwy 1A),

Our next Aldergrove dance is March 14th and will feature DJ Jacquie Hope as well as me, DJ Susan Y, in an exciting battle of the DJ's Round One. This dance will have an earlier start of 8pm and will go until 1am. For those of you who are not familiar with Jacquie's music, I have been told to expect some HOT polkas and 2-step numbers. The dance is at the Royal Canadian Legion 26607 Fraser Highway (Hwy 1A).

Tickets for this dance will be $12 if you mail a cheque or money order to Diane at the address below before March 6th or $15 at the door. We do expect this dance to be a sellout, so don't wait til the last minute to order tickets. If you require any additional information, e-mail Susan at djsusandyeager@hotmail.com.

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SNATCH
Saturday March 14, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

ohhhhh mayhem!

as always, $4.00 rail and $5.00 coronas until midnight.

music stays on until 3 am with the doors open until 2:45 am.

doors: 10pm

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Aldergrove Women's Dance
Saturday March 14, 2009


Royal Canadian Legion - 26607 Fraser Highway (Hwy 1A),

Our next Aldergrove dance is March 14th and will feature DJ Jacquie Hope as well as me, DJ Susan Y, in an exciting battle of the DJ's Round One. This dance will have an earlier start of 8pm and will go until 1am. For those of you who are not familiar with Jacquie's music, I have been told to expect some HOT polkas and 2-step numbers. Partial proceeds from this dance will support various OIS Rainbow Cultural Society charities.

Tickets for this dance will be $12 if you mail a cheque or money order to Diane at the address below before March 6th or $15 at the door. We do expect this dance to be a sellout, so don't wait til the last minute to order tickets. If you require any additional information, e-mail Susan at djsusandyeager@hotmail.com.

Diane Driver
#53 20176 68th Ave
Langley, British Columbia
V2Y 2X7
Please include your email address so I can email confirmation that I have received the cheque.

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Kate Reid, Pascale Goodrich-Black and Sarah MacDougall
Saturday March 14, 2009


Cafe Deux Soleils - 2096 Commercial Dr,

Kate Reid, Pascale Goodrich-Black and Sarah MacDougall live at Café Deux Soleils. Join us for queertastic evening of women in song.

www.katereid.net; www.pascalegoodrichblack.com; www.sarahmacdougall.com

doors at 8pm, 10$ at the door.

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Bryony House's IWD Fundraiser, Halifax
Saturday March 14, 2009


World Trade and Convention Center - 1800 Argyle Street,

Bryony House’s Annual International Women’s Day Dinner and Silent Auction will be held in support of Bryony House, HRM’s only emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence. This year’s theme is celebrating ‘Women in Comedy’. Come join us and our Mistress of Ceremonies Nikki Balch (Morning Show Co-Host for Z103.5, The Beat of Halifax) for an evening of delicious food from Windows, one of Halifax's finest restaurants. Enjoy live local entertainment by Sheva Solomon; comediennes Evany Rosen and Cheryl Hann of Picnicface; Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club Halifax's Emma Cooper and Catherine Robertson; and the winner of The Coast‘s 2008 “Best of Halifax” Reader’s Poll for "Best Drag Performer", RougeFatale as “Mrs. Stuart". Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on a rich selection of silent auction items. All in support of Bryony House. Tickets are $80 per person or $800 per table. Tables are $750 on or before Feb.27th. To purchase tickets call: 429-9001 or to purchase tickets online at http://www.bryonyhouse.ca/events.shtml. Don’t miss out! Get your tickets today!

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Girl4GIRL SEATTLE
Saturday March 14, 2009


CLUB MOTOR - 1950 1ST AVE S,

Girl4GIRL SEATTLE CONTINUES OUR 11TH YEAR CELEBRATION WITH LOCAL ARTISTS DJ LA KENDALL AND MC ADRABOO! HOT NEW GO-GO'S TAKE TO THE STAGE AND CAGES TO PUMP UP THE CROWD! YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO PARTY ONCE A MONTH WITH Girl4GIRL SEATTLE WHO CONTINUES TO PROVIDE FOR THE WOMEN IN OUR COMMUNITY! FUN CLUB, FUN STAFF, FUN CROWD...JUST PLAIN FUN!

9PM / 21+

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Living the Dolce Vita in Comfortable Shoes: Special Presentations for Lesbians
Saturday March 14, 2009


BC Cancer Research Centre - 675 W 10th Ave,

The first ever BC Cancer Agency Educational Event specifically on Lesbians and Cancer Risk and Reduction

This ground breaking half day event is for lesbians with or without cancer and focuses on prevention.
Please register now as seating is limited, registration includes breakfast.
This is a Free event

Leading professionals and experts from the BC Cancer Agency will inform you of the way to healthy living, break down the myths regarding cancer screening and detail the signs and symptoms to be aware of. Learn how to take care of your health and reduce your risk of cancer. A special screening of a 25 minute video based on the journey of women with breast cancer ends the morning.

Are you entering the age where living healthy has become a high priority in your life? What constitutes a healthy lifestyle and how can you engage in this? Enjoy breakfast, network with others and get your questions answered!

Speakers are exceptional in each of their fields and the event is moderated by
Dr. Liz Whynot, Past President, BC Women's Hospital
Speakers include:
Dr. Karen Gelmon, Past Chair, Breast Group, BCCA
Dr. Dianne Miller, Chair Gynecology Group BCCA
Cheri Van Patten, Registered Dietitian and Clinical Researcher

Registration is limited so please call 604.877.6000 ext 2194 or email livingthedolcevita@gmail.com. Please register by March 10th.

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Spring Fever Dance Party!
Saturday March 14, 2009


Victoria Events Center - 1415 Broad Street,

Homospun Collective presents...

Spring Fever Dance Party!
...and it's on a Saturday!!


9 pm - 2 am, 19 + (please bring i.d.)

An inclusive space - now wheelchair accessible!

Homospun is a non-profit collective.

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Movie & Discussion: Milk
Saturday March 14, 2009


Cinecenta at UVic - ,

2:30pm - 5:30pm

We'll watch the 2:30 matinee screening of Milk, and chat about it after.

Gay rights, hate violence, queer assimilation, Hollywood gay-for-pay movies... let's talk!

"Gus Van Sant’s vibrantly entertaining bio-pic re-creates, without starchiness, the San Francisco life of the gay activist and politician Harvey Milk (Sean Penn), who was assassinated in 1978, along with Mayor George Moscone, by a fellow-politician, the family-values conservative Dan White (Josh Brolin). The righteous march of events is warmed by the candor of the gay milieu in the giddy seventies, the period just before AIDS, when life was free and easy...A ROWDY ANTHEM OF TRIUMPH!" --The New Yorker

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Local singer/songwriter Jennifer Louise Taylor
Saturday March 14, 2009


Paisley Restaurant - Head & Esquimalt behind the Tim Horton’s,

Live music that feeds the soul

Local singer/songwriter

Jennifer Louise Taylor

Jennifer Louise Taylor is a local musician who has toured Canada and the US, and been a guest studio musician for CBC national radio. Focus Magazine describes Jennifer Louise Taylor's "velvety contralto [as] magical."

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Lesbian Taekwon-Do and Self-Defense Class Plus Pizza Party
Saturday March 14, 2009


Westcoast Taekwon-Do Martial Arts - #3 4011 Quadra St.,

March 14th at 2pm come by Westcoast Taekwon-Do for an hour of fun martial arts and a pizza party!

The class will be for all levels of fitness. We'll be learning basic Taekwon-do techniques, focusing on easy and effective self-defense, and most importantly, getting a good sweat in. Wear something comfortable and bring friends! After the work out, we'll be slightly negating our calorie burn with some (healthy option) pizza so plan to stick around.

A little bit about your teacher: My name is Kelly and I'm a full-time martial arts instructor at Westcoast Taekwon-Do Family Martial Arts Centre and I hold a second degree black belt. In addition to doing Taekwon-do, I've also trained in Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art, kick-boxing, and Japanese and Filipino weaponry. I believe that in training as in life, it is a diverse set of experiences that keeps us healthy and our sense of adventure intact. I hope you're looking forward to both the challenge and the rewards!

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Kiss Me I'm Irish...or just Kiss Me! Fundraiser, Halifax
Saturday March 14, 2009


The Company House - 2202 Gottingen Street,

Kiss Me I'm Irish...or just Kiss Me! Great DJ (DJ Motlette), lots of dancing and a general good time to be had! A fundraiser in support of Mollyz Softball Team in their endeavours to make it to Copenhagen for the World Outgames this summer. Doors Open at 8 p.m. You can pick up tickets at The Company House.

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EDGY MEOW MIX!
Saturday March 14, 2009


Eastern Block - 7240 Clark ave,

EDGY MEOW MIX! // Opening party!!: With performance by DRED (US) Daring Reality Every Day, internationally-acclaimed seminal show in which she offers a tour-de-soul of black male stereotypes. Coral Short, Hula Hoopers Miss Saturn & Pinkie Special, Mimi the contortionist and guest DJs are also expected.

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Flygirl @ The Boathouse
Saturday March 14, 2009


Boathouse Waterfront Bar & Deck - 1795 Beach Ave,

Vancouver’s freshest Sat night party! Rockin’ the Boathouse 2nd and 4th Sat of the month. Food, dj’s and a panoramic view!

5-9:30pm Exclusive Flygirl dinner on the deck by reservations only. Please email info@flygirlproductions.com your full name, email address, reservation time and # of people in your party. 15% discount on dinner if attending the party.

9pm-1:30am Boathouse Waterfront Bar
Get your groove on with one of Flygirl DJ's. A Saturday night consistently providing fun, upbeat and fresh dance beats.
YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE DINNER IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE PARTY

$10 door admission only. There are no advance tix for this event.

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USE YOUR WORDS
Saturday March 14, 2009


Rhizome - 317 E Broadway,

Art opening for the Use Your Words exhibit featuring works by:
Violette Alaouze
Scott Free
Riel Manywounds (Tsuu T’ina/Nak’azdli) and Gord Hill (Kwakawaka’wakw)
Carel Moiseiwitsch
Erika Ono
Paula Schikkerling
Don Wright

Opening night featuring performance by singer/songwriter Marina DelWray and readings by Miss Pussy Liquor.

"Originally inspired by the intersections of graffiti and advertising, Use Your Words began as an exploration of how words impact our lives. I became fascinated with how we can respond by using our own words to take back public space supposedly “owned” by larger entities such as governments and corporations. Who owns the public realm – governments and corporations, or the people who live on and form communities in these spaces?

As these thoughts began evolving into an analysis of how and why we choose the words we do, I became more and more aware of how critical it is to choose words wisely. From choosing to listen to more politically conscious music to creating my own through the use of mantras and meditation to becoming more aware of the language I used daily to deal with issues around gender and race. Every day, in every moment, choices have to be made in how we reference ourselves and every person, place or thing we interact with.

I began to open to the potential in every word chosen and the importance of making a positive change in the selection of those words. Do we sit and bask in our own negativity, perpetuating it with words that hold us down? Or do we speak up, speak out, speak truth and actually make a difference? This exhibition explores the latter."

Doors 7:30
Show 8pm

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Queer Mobility, Queer Citizenship CfP
Sunday March 15, 2009


U of A campus - 112 Avenue & 87 Street in the Education North Building,

University of California, Davis Recent queer scholarship reflects an investment in studies of transnationalism and a concern with questions of mobility and citizenship. To interrogate discourses of sexuality, desire, and political change within the current phase of globalization, transnational queer studies requires attention to the ways in which constructions of sexuality are linked to the movements of bodies, ideas, and capital as well as to local, regional, and global systems of inclusion and exclusion. This conference emerges at a moment in which technologies of war and information simultaneously transcend and reinscribe modern boundaries of time and space. Therefore, we invite conversations around how queer modes of mobility and citizenship may be at once complicit with and disruptive of the temporal, spatial, and affective logics of nation-states, economic formations, and liberal personhood. We invite scholarship from a broad range of disciplines, especially interdisciplinary work in queer theory and transgender theory. We especially encourage work that critically engages mutually constitutive articulations of race, class, sexuality, ability, gender, citizenship, religion, and nationality. Papers engaging activism and community organizing are also encouraged. For information on past symposium please visit www.queersymposium.org. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to queersymposium2009@gmail.com by March 15, 2009.

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Halifax Pride Volunteer Drop-In
Sunday March 15, 2009


Mollyz Diner - 2182 Gottingen Street,

Halifax Pride will be holding a Volunteer Drop-in at MenzBar/Mollyz. The Drop-in is an all-ages event and you don't need to be 19 to attend. If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities with Halifax Pride, members of our Outreach Committee will be there from 3-5 p.m. to answer any questions you might have. If you're new to Halifax, volunteering with Pride is a great way to meet the community and make new friends. Volunteering with Pride, or any of our community's wonderful service organizations, can be a tremendously rewarding experience. Halifax Pride wants to make sure that it's fun too! Happy Pride, everyone.

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Edgy Women Festival
Sunday March 15, 2009


La Sala Rossa - 4848 St. Lauent,

March 15, 7h30pm, $15/$10, Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent) Hosted by Nathalie Claude & Dayna McLeod. Seven artists will present short works. The evening also features an interactive quiz where audience members can become part of the entertainment and win prizes! Festival dates March 14th at Eastern Bloc (opening party!) March 15th at Sala Rossa (Edgy Challenge) March 19-22 at Tangente (mixed programmes) March 16-27 at Studio 303 (Edgy Workshops) http://www.edgywomen.ca http://studio303.ca/events_edgywomenfest_e.html

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Pride Centre Annual General Meeting
Sunday March 15, 2009


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The Pride Centre will be holding their Annual General Meeting on March 15th.

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Feminism and Women's Health Lecture, Halifax
Sunday March 15, 2009


Westin Nova Scotian Hotel - 1181 Hollis Street,

Articulate, tenacious, progressive and persuasive, award-winning former Toronto Star columnist Michele Landsberg is one of Canada's best known feminists and social justice activists. A fearless advocate for women and children over many decades, she uses words, in print and in person, to fight injustice, to attack oppressive power structures and policies, and to champion the cause of human rights, race and gender equality, peace and pluralism. Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Commonwealth Ballroom A, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Everyone welcome.

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Chili and Beer Bust, Halifax
Sunday March 15, 2009


The Company House - 2202 Gottingen Street,

The Mollyz Softball Team is having a "CHILI & BEER BUST" at The Company House from noon till 3:00 p.m.! $10 for chili and a beer (tickets available at The Company House). So if you make it through the "Kiss I'm Irish..., or just Kiss Me!" at the Company House on Saturday night, then drop by for hangover relief with beer and chili on Sunday!

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Campbell River GLBTQ Social/Support Group
Tuesday March 17, 2009


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Meets every Tuesday from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in a secure location. Confidentiality is assured. Featuring guest speakers, movie nights, and spirited discussions. A place to gather together to have fun and learn about ourselves and others in a safe, supportive, inclusive, and caring environment.

For information, contact Leanne at 204-2821.

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Halifax Pride Open Community Meeting
Tuesday March 17, 2009


Venus Envy - 1598 Barrington Street,

Halifax Pride Open Community Meeting, 7 p.m. at Venus Envy. The Outreach Committee of Halifax Pride invites you to join us for our second community meeting of 2009. Find out what's going on with Halifax Pride. Let us know what you'd like to see at Pride 09! Happy Pride, Halifax! Next open meeting: Tuesday, April 14, 7 p.m. at Venus Envy.

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St. Patrick’s Day Party
Tuesday March 17, 2009


Prism - 10524 - 101 Street,

Dinner special 5-9pm

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Campbell River Lesbian Social/Support Group
Wednesday March 18, 2009


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Meets the first and third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM in a safe, secure location. Confidentiality is assured. Featuring guest speakers, movie nights, and spirited discussions.

For information, call Leanne at 204-2821.

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Wednesday Coffee Talk
Wednesday March 18, 2009


James Bay New Horizon Centre - 234 Menzies St. Victoria,

EVERY WEDNESDAY - COFFEETALK

All Lesbians Welcome

Sponsored by VLSCS

All lesbians welcome.

Wednesdays coffee drop-in from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

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Pool & karaoke
Wednesday March 18, 2009


Prism - 10524 - 101 Street,

Every Wednesday

Free Pool

Karaoke 9pm to midnight

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Workshop: Two-Spirit People
Wednesday March 18, 2009


North Community Health Unit - #200-1651 Commercial Dr (@ 1st Ave),

As part of International Day for the Elimination of Racism, March 21

The Centre presents
Embracing Diversity

free workshop for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, trans, two-spirit people interested in exploring diversity within our communities

Two-Spirit People

learn about the history & culture of LGBT aboriginal peoples

co-presented by Healing Our Spirit

7:00 – 9:00pm

All welcome – there is richness in diversity!

Come out with an open mind & a passion to learn

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SHUFFLE
Thursday March 19, 2009


THE WILDROSE - 1021 E PIKE,

SHUFFLE =personal ads+speed dating+gay bar - the ‘I saw you’ for the hot girl you didn’t talk to

7:00-9:00

Shuffle is for: Lesbians; Bi women; Queer gals; and Trans folk that are interested in meeting new people for dating and friendship.

Pre-register to guarantee your spot and receive a free gift from Babeland!

Fill out your registration profile in advance at the Wildrose, or email: shufflemixer@gmail.com

Or come before 7 the night of to sign up (space available).

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DJ BATTLE of the SEXES
Thursday March 19, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

10pm

HEINEKEN MUSIC presents:

** EVERY THURSDAY for 7 WEEKS starting MARCH 5TH **

* AN EPIC BATTLE OF THE SEXES *

THE BATTLES:

March 19th: DUOs BATTLE: Montage vs. Siamese2Hearts

March 26th: ELECTRO BATTLE: Angelos vs. Barbi

April 2nd: URBAN BATTLE: Mystical Flex vs. Torus

April 9th: HOUSE BATTLE: George Chaker vs. Chiclet

April 16th: FINAL BATTLE

THE DETAILS:

Crowd's choice wins - On your way into the mansion, pick up your toy solider at the door and drop it in the bucket corresponding to your favourite DJ. At the end of the night, the DJ with the most votes wins. The top voted male and top voted female will face off in the finals on April 16th for a $1000 grand prize!

Event starts at 10 pm. DJs will be rotating on the decks by playing one hour sets, followed by two 45 minute sets and ending off the night with four 15 minute power sets.

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Giving voice
Thursday March 19, 2009


James Bay New Horizons - 234 Menzies Street,

GIVING VOICE local Victoria women's chorus (with many older lesbians)

Conducted by Linda Mills, retired Music specialist and choir director (former co-conductor of Musaic).

Every Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm

Fees for this term which started January 2009: $150 down to $100 for seniors, students & unwaged, but terms can be arranged for anyone, and no-one will be left out.

This term is 19 weeks in total, and fees are prorated if you join later.

GIVING VOICE is based on the Absolute Belief that Everyone Can Sing!

We sing Earth-friendly, women-friendly, Spirit-friendly songs from many cultures, often taught orally

(Reading music not required, though useful) GIVING VOICE is non-auditioned, friendly and accepting of all women

For more information, call Linda at 250-665-6096, or email her at carmil3745@shaw.ca

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Inside/OUT Speakers’ Series - Heather Zwicker
Thursday March 19, 2009


University of Alberta - Room 7-152 (7th Floor Education North Building),

"Exposing Queer Arts and Culture: Stories from the First Two Years"

Heather Zwicker, Associate Professor, English and Film Studies

5:00PM

The Exposure Festival started with a few informal conversations and a couple of emails, but it's now emerging as the biggest and most diverse festival of its kind in Canada, and one of only a handful of multi-disciplinary queer festivals in the world. What made it possible? Why in Edmonton? What have been the particular challenges we've faced? What are we particularly proud of? And where is Edmonton's queer arts and festival going over the long term? This presentation will offer behind-the-scenes stories and reflections on the admirable lunacy of founding an arts festival in this day and age.

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Book Launch of: Diaspora By Design: Muslim Immigrants in Canada and Beyond
Thursday March 19, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - 73 Harbord,

refreshments provided. we regret our washroom is not wheelchair accessible. all our events and courses are trans inclusive. Diaspora By Design challenges the common misperceptions of Muslim immigrants as a homogeneous, religiously driven group and identifies the tensions they experience within their host countries. A comparative, multi-ethnic study, based on over two thousand interviews, Diaspora by Design examines Muslim populations that have settled in Canada, Britain, Iran, and Palestine. Utilizing hard socio-economic data as well as qualitative analysis, the authors show the remarkable diversity and divisions between Muslim immigrant populations along urban-rural, cultural, class, and gender lines. They argue that integration is a two-way exchange that requires a readiness on the part of the host society to remove barriers that prevent the full social and economic participation of immigrant populations.

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Queer Idol
Friday March 20, 2009


Goodhandy's - 120 Church Street,

Screww presents Queer Idol

$12,000 in prizes

A ground-breaking five-part competition.

Queer idol will audition up to 36 of Toronto's most promising singers. From there, 12 will move on to the Semifinals to compete for three spots in the Grand Finale (on May 15, 2009). See website for audition details.

Doors open at 10pm

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VLSCS Friday Night Movies
Friday March 20, 2009


New Horizon Center, James Bay, Victoria - 234 Menzies Street,

Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Scoiety James Bay New Horizons Menzies Street in James Bay, Victoria Every Friday, 7:00 p.m. Every Friday night, the VLSCS hosts a women focused movie night a the James Bay New Horizons Centre. Most movies are Lesbian, all are women focused. Coffee & popcorn are free.

Ticket Information: $2 at the door For more information visit our website: http://vlscs.ca/

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Cherry Presents: Queer Dance Party Blowout
Friday March 20, 2009


The War Room - 722 E. Pike Street,

Cherry Presents: VS. New Queer Fun every other month at The War Room.

Bringing together the best from all areas of Seattle's Queer Community every other month at The War Room for one helluva big Queer Dance Party Blowout!

Next VS: Friday, March 20th

with DJs
Amateur Youth (Cherry)
Freddy King of Pants (Frankenboot)
and Special Guests.

Doors are at 9pm. Cover is $5 till 10pm, $7 after. 21 and over.

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Can't Stop Esther – The Madonna Marathon (6th Edition)
Friday March 20, 2009


The Phoenix - 410 Sherbourne St,

Can't Stop Esther is a hi-NRG, non-stop, multimedia Madonna extravaganza. This is its 6th edition and it's back at The Phoenix.

DJ doctor BAGGIE (Purplelectricity Prince Party, APPLES, Eights & Nines) spinning hi-NRG Madonna trax and videos spanning her entire career. Madonna tribute troupes MADGESTY and ALDONNA will perform. There will also be wild go-go dancers throughout the night. Get there early as interest in this party is always high! Please spread the word about this party to any of your friends who love Madonna.

Doors at 10 pm

19+ ID required

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Womonspace Games Nite
Friday March 20, 2009


Prism - 10524 - 101 Street,

Starts 7pm

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Board Games are So Gay
Friday March 20, 2009


Rhizome - 317 E Broadway,

7:00pm

We’re back with another round of queer-friendly board games! Bring your favourite games or use ours. Our in-house DJs will keep the tunes coming!

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Camille Bloom in Vancouver!!!
Friday March 20, 2009


Raw Canvas - 1046 Hamilton St,

Fox News calls her "Seattle's own American Idol".

Touring Nationally for the past two and a half years, Camille worked with Paul Kimble (producer of such acts as Radiohead and David Gray) to release her sophomore album "Say Goodbye to Pretty" which says as much about her social awareness as it does about her music. "This is wonderful; full of life; wild, sweet and rich in its sound textures; graced with songwriting that fills the heart and surprises the mind" (Bill Fisher, Victory Review). She is incredible popular throughout the lesbian community and has a huge following across the States, from Seattle through to New York City!!

Known for her incredibly dynamic voice and edgy acoustic rock, Camille has played the most premiere venues on the East and West Coasts - ranging from New York City's Bitter End, Boston's Club Passim, Seattle's Showbox, Tractor, and Crocodile, Los Angeles' The Mint and over 150 other rooms spanning the nation. She has had the chance to share the stage with such acts as SUGARCULT, Brandi Carlile, Michelle Malone, Quincy Coleman, Venice Maki, Adrianne, Vicci Martinez, and countless others.

Cover is by donation (suggested only $8)!!!

Time: 8:30pm - 10:30pm

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Spring into Pride
Friday March 20, 2009


Edgewater Casino - #311-750 Pacific Boulevard South,

5pm – 7pm.

Spring into Pride with the Vancouver Pride Society as we launch our theme for 2009…

Join us for door prizes, refreshments, appetizers, hot DJs, Pride merchandise, a Pride movie preview and a celebration with some very special guests. Meet the people that are putting on Pride. Don’t miss our preview of the 2009 Pride season events.

Pick up your 2009 media kits, Pride applications and information packages. You’ll have an opportunity to register for the parade, book your space at the festival site or just come and have fun with Pride!

Everybody is welcome! Tell your friends.

This is a 19+ event.

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Cherry Presents: VS.
Friday March 20, 2009


The War Room - 722 E. Pike Street,

Friday, March 20 Cherry Presents: VS. New Queer Fun every other month at The War Room. Bringing together the best from all areas of Seattle's Queer Community every other month at The War Room for one helluva big Queer Dance Party Blowout! with DJs Amateur Youth (Cherry) Freddy King of Pants (FrankenBoot) and Valentine (Bromance) Doors are at 9pm. Cover is $5 till 10pm, $7 after. 21 and over. The War Room 722 E. Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122. (206) 328-7666

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SNATCH
Saturday March 21, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

ohhhhh mayhem!

as always, $4.00 rail and $5.00 coronas until midnight.

music stays on until 3 am with the doors open until 2:45 am.

doors: 10pm

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Pink Broom Curling Fundraiser, halifax
Saturday March 21, 2009


Mayflower Curling Club - 3000 Monaghan Drive,

Join us for an evening of fun and festivities and help support curlers representing Halifax in the 4th annual Canadian Gay National Curling Championship (CGNCC) in Montreal. New curlers are definitely welcome! You'll get a quick lesson and then be teamed up with some other folks like yourself, and some more experienced curlers for 3 mini-games. Curling will wrap up around 9 p.m., and then there will be a raffle, DJ, and awards! 4:30 p.m. for new curlers, 5:00 p.m. for everyone else. Tickets available at Venus Envy, or e-mail halifax.glbt.curling@gmail.com. Why? Cause it's winter and you have to get out the house!! Oh ya, and it's gonna be a whole lot of fun! All equipment is provided, just bring CLEAN sneakers and wear warm, comfy clothes. See you on the ice!

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Fancy Gay Dress Party, Pride Fundraiser, Halifax
Saturday March 21, 2009


Halifax Ballroom, Marriott Harbourfront Hotel - 1919 Upper Water Street,

Halifax Pride presents the First Annual Fancy Gay Dress Party: A Spring celebration & Pride Fundraiser with Gavin Crawford and special musical guests Cliff Le Jeune & Gwen Dawson. Cocktail reception with cash bar at 6 p.m.; 7 p.m. dinner, followed by dancing 'til 1 a.m. with DJ Motlette. Single tickets: $100; tables for $1,000. For more information call (902)431-1194, or email chair@halifaxpride.com.

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cherrybomb
Saturday March 21, 2009


Andy Poolhall - 489 College St,

WITH CHERRY BOMB RESIDENT DYKE DJ DUO
DENISE BENSON + COZMIC CAT
playing what we love

Come see what all the buzz is about as the hottest queer women's party in Toronto gears up for spring. CHERRY BOMB producers and resident DJ team Cozmic Cat and Denise Benson dig deep, tag through sexy, sweaty sets and do it up proper just for you. Rhythm is a dancer.

sweat. dance. cruise

at CHERRY BOMB

9pm – 3am

licensed 19+ event for queer women & our friends

at the spacious & curvaceous

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Womyn's Dance
Saturday March 21, 2009


Howard Johnson Hotel - 395 Kingsway,

Come on down to the Over 40's Womyn's Dance! Getting out to reconnect with old friends, and meeting new people is essential to life. Come into a dimly lit lounge with an ambiance that's sure to sooth your senses..we are a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you can feel free to let loose and be yourself. Let's get together and meet in person, dance, laugh, flirt and enjoy a Saturday night like we did in the good old days.

Because your enjoyment is very important to me, I'm currently improving the dance music.

Dancing starts at 9p.m. till 2a.m.
fully licensed bar
Food available till 11 p.m.

all queer folks welcome!
No minors

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“Time Out For Us: Keeping Our Relationship Alive While Parenting”
Saturday March 21, 2009


The Lions Den - 770 Commercial Dr,

FREE workshop for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Expecting Queer Parents

Sponsored by Safe Choices: Support and Education Project

1:00pm – 4:30pm

How can we nurture one another in relationship while parenting our kids? Particular attention will be paid to the challenges in a relationship as you transition from without children to having children and relationship issues for blended queer families. This workshop is open to all queer parents.

Facilitators: Ina Stockhausen and Renee Parker

• To register or arrange a childcare subsidy, call:
633-2506, ext. 12
• Transit tickets and refreshments provided
• Wheelchair accessible

Safe Choices is a program of the BC Association of Specialized Victim Assistance and Counselling Programs and is funded by the Vancouver Coastal Health SMART Fund.

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Hot Flash Seattle
Saturday March 21, 2009


The War Room - Corner of Pike & Harvard,

We're HOT so come get excited with us! We've had way too good a time Hot Flashing in Olympia with 250 women and we're totally amped about this weekend in Seattle! AND . . . we are proud to announce that Hot Flash will be sponsoring MOOD SWINGS, a C Division Seattle Women's Softball Team this year! Come help us continue to create one of the sweetest venues in Seattle for women!

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CHICKS WITH PICKS
Sunday March 22, 2009


Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir St,

MEL WATSON (FRUiT) & TAMARA NILE
www.melwatson.com
www.tamaranile.com

Doors: 7pm show: 8pm

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Book Launch of: What Kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation of Iraq
Monday March 23, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - 73 Harbord,

refreshments provided. we regret our washroom is not wheelchair accessible. all our events and courses are trans inclusive. In the run-up to war in Iraq, the Bush administration assured the world that America's interest was in liberation-especially for women. The first book to examine how Iraqi women have fared since the invasion, What Kind of Liberation? reports from the heart of the war zone with dire news of scarce resources, growing unemployment, violence, and seclusion. Moreover, the book exposes the gap between rhetoric that placed women center stage and the present reality of their diminishing roles in the "new Iraq." Based on interviews with Iraqi women's rights activists, international policy makers, and NGO workers and illustrated with photographs taken by Iraqi women, What Kind of Liberation? speaks through an astonishing array of voices. Nadje Al-Ali and Nicola Pratt correct the widespread view that the country's violence, sectarianism, and systematic erosion of women's rights come from something inherent in Muslim, Middle Eastern, or Iraqi culture. They also demonstrate how in spite of competing political agendas, Iraqi women activists are resolutely pressing to be part of the political transition, reconstruction, and shaping of the new Iraq. Nadje Al-Ali is Reader in Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Nicola Pratt is Lecturer in Comparative Politics and International Relations at the University of East Anglia.

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Campbell River GLBTQ Social/Support Group
Tuesday March 24, 2009


venue - ,

Meets every Tuesday from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in a secure location. Confidentiality is assured. Featuring guest speakers, movie nights, and spirited discussions. A place to gather together to have fun and learn about ourselves and others in a safe, supportive, inclusive, and caring environment.

For information, contact Leanne at 204-2821.

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Taco Tuesday
Tuesday March 24, 2009


Prism - 10524 - 101 Street,

All you can eat buffet

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Wednesday Coffee Talk
Wednesday March 25, 2009


James Bay New Horizon Centre - 234 Menzies St. Victoria,

EVERY WEDNESDAY - COFFEETALK

All Lesbians Welcome

Sponsored by VLSCS

All lesbians welcome.

Wednesdays coffee drop-in from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

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Pool & karaoke
Wednesday March 25, 2009


Prism - 10524 - 101 Street,

Every Wednesday

Free Pool

Karaoke 9pm to midnight

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The Rocky Horror Show
Wednesday March 25, 2009


Catalyst Theatre - 8529 Gateway Boulevard,

The Odd Lot Theatre Company

Richard O'Brian's
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

We would like, if we may, to take you on a strange journey...

Brad and Janet, two seemingly normal young adults, get engaged and head off to announce the news to an old friend. On the way, their car gets a flat tire and they go to a nearby castle for help. Little do they know what kind of help awaits them!

Probably best known for the 1975 movie adaptation, The Rocky Horror Show is a wild, outrageous, sexy rock-musical that you won't want to miss!

*Show runs approximately 90 minutes. There will be a 20 minute intermission between acts.

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesday, March 25th
8:00pm (Preview)

Thursday, March 26th
8:00pm (Opening)

Friday, March 27th
Saturday, March 28th
8:00pm

Sunday, March 29th
3:00pm (Matinee)
Audience Participation day

Tuesday March 31 to Friday April 3rd
8:00pm

Tickets:
Tix On The Square
www.tixonthesquare.ca
phone: 780-420-1757
toll-free: 1-877-888-1757
or at the door one hour prior to performance (depending on availability)

Please Note: Mature content and sexual situation.

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HUMP DAY BUMP w/ cozmic cat
Wednesday March 25, 2009


Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St W,

starts 10pm Beyonce has been texting me all week to remind the single ladies out there to PUT THEIR HANDS UP! so this weds is dedicated to all those single ladies out there who wanna dance with somebody.. who wanna feel the HEAT with somebody.. ok but freal this WEDS it dj Cozmic CAt on the ones and twos playing all kinda booty shakin bangers for you and yours.. AND its half price drinks before midnight AND its no cover AND i did a Single Ladies Mashup just for this party so hit the link and Enjoy 5 minutes of Single Ladies Jazzy Fizzle Meyhem. http://www.zshare.net/audio/5751881236a3647a/

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Mad June + Jaimee Lee @ Cabaret Mado
Wednesday March 25, 2009


Cabaret Mado - 1115 Ste Catherine E. (metro berri or beaudry),

The return of lezzie sweethearts, Mad June, to a venue that always welcomes them with open arms.http://myspace.com/madjune Newcomers, Jaimee Lee help get the night started!http://myspace.com/jaimeeleeband + Open-Mic mish-mash of talent after midnight, bring your harmonicas,guitars, etc! doors 8:30pm, show starts 9:30pm

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DJ BATTLE of the SEXES
Thursday March 26, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

10pm

HEINEKEN MUSIC presents:

** EVERY THURSDAY for 7 WEEKS starting MARCH 5TH **

* AN EPIC BATTLE OF THE SEXES *

THE BATTLES:

March 26th: ELECTRO BATTLE: Angelos vs. Barbi

April 2nd: URBAN BATTLE: Mystical Flex vs. Torus

April 9th: HOUSE BATTLE: George Chaker vs. Chiclet

April 16th: FINAL BATTLE

THE DETAILS:

Crowd's choice wins - On your way into the mansion, pick up your toy solider at the door and drop it in the bucket corresponding to your favourite DJ. At the end of the night, the DJ with the most votes wins. The top voted male and top voted female will face off in the finals on April 16th for a $1000 grand prize!

Event starts at 10 pm. DJs will be rotating on the decks by playing one hour sets, followed by two 45 minute sets and ending off the night with four 15 minute power sets.

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VICTORIA GAY & LESBIAN BUSINESS SOCIAL
Thursday March 26, 2009


Vista 18 at Chateau Victoria Hotel - 18th floor, 740 Burdett Ave,

VICTORIA GAY & LESBIAN BUSINESS SOCIAL

meets formally the last Thursday of the month

5:30pm

Free parking (get pass from front desk)

RSVP Janeen Sam: janeen.sam@investorsgroup.com

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Giving voice
Thursday March 26, 2009


James Bay New Horizons - 234 Menzies Street,

GIVING VOICE local Victoria women's chorus (with many older lesbians)

Conducted by Linda Mills, retired Music specialist and choir director (former co-conductor of Musaic).

Every Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm

Fees for this term which started January 2009: $150 down to $100 for seniors, students & unwaged, but terms can be arranged for anyone, and no-one will be left out.

This term is 19 weeks in total, and fees are prorated if you join later.

GIVING VOICE is based on the Absolute Belief that Everyone Can Sing!

We sing Earth-friendly, women-friendly, Spirit-friendly songs from many cultures, often taught orally

(Reading music not required, though useful) GIVING VOICE is non-auditioned, friendly and accepting of all women

For more information, call Linda at 250-665-6096, or email her at carmil3745@shaw.ca

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The Rocky Horror Show
Thursday March 26, 2009


Catalyst Theatre - 8529 Gateway Boulevard,

The Odd Lot Theatre Company

Richard O'Brian's
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

We would like, if we may, to take you on a strange journey...

Brad and Janet, two seemingly normal young adults, get engaged and head off to announce the news to an old friend. On the way, their car gets a flat tire and they go to a nearby castle for help. Little do they know what kind of help awaits them!

Probably best known for the 1975 movie adaptation, The Rocky Horror Show is a wild, outrageous, sexy rock-musical that you won't want to miss!

*Show runs approximately 90 minutes. There will be a 20 minute intermission between acts.

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesday, March 25th
8:00pm (Preview)

Thursday, March 26th
8:00pm (Opening)

Friday, March 27th
Saturday, March 28th
8:00pm

Sunday, March 29th
3:00pm (Matinee)
Audience Participation day

Tuesday March 31 to Friday April 3rd
8:00pm

Tickets:
Tix On The Square
www.tixonthesquare.ca
phone: 780-420-1757
toll-free: 1-877-888-1757
or at the door one hour prior to performance (depending on availability)

Please Note: Mature content and sexual situation.

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LAL concert featuring guest artists
Thursday March 26, 2009


Wrong Bar - 1279 Queen St. W,

dakus of disco duniya (Dance)

Liziwe 'Lizzy' Mahashe (South-African/Canadian vocalist)

:: hosted by ::

Elisha Lim

doors @ 9pm / show @ 10pm sharp

:: sponsors ::

Asian Freedom School

No One Is Illegal Toronto

Public Transit Recordings

Toronto Arts Council

:: media sponsors ::

CIUT 89.5

rabble.ca

:: a portion of the proceeds will go to No One Is Illegal (Toronto) ::

No One Is Illegal (Toronto) is a group of immigrants, refugees and allies who fight for the rights of all migrants to live with dignity and respect. We believe that granting citizenship to a privileged few is part of a racist immigration and border policies designed to exploit and marginalize migrants. We work to oppose these policies, as well as the international economic policies that create the conditions of poverty and war that force migration. At the same time, it is part of our ongoing work to support and build alliances with Indigenous peoples in their fight against colonialism, displacement and the ongoing occupation of their land.

http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/

for more info: info@lalforest.com

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eights & nines
Thursday March 26, 2009


Andy Poolhall - 489 College St,

HOT weekly happening at ANDY POOLHALL, Toronto, every THURSDAY.

Start your weekend early with a fresh set of bumpin’ beats from the past, present, and future. Your hosts and DJs Cozmic Cat and doctor BAGGIE serve up a hot and funky mix for the dancefloor every Thursday.

$4 Amsterdam bottle and $4 drink specials b4 midnight.

10 pm - 3 am. NO COVER!

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UVic Coffee House
Friday March 27, 2009


Serious Coffee - Broad and Yates (across from where A&B sound used to be),

2nd & 4th Friday of every month from 7:30pm - 9pm

Open to all ages - come meet some nice friendly folk! Afterwards we often go for munchies (at whitespot downtown) and some people go dancing after that. This is a friendly social gathering, meant to be welcoming and positive. Pick up one of Pride's serious coffee cards from our social coordinator, Aaron, which you can fill and use at any SC on the island - with a percentage of it going back to Uvic Pride's Queer Books for BC Schools' fundraising! Ooh, sweet. Remember, please respect others who may be joining us for the first time - help them feel comfortable and safe by allowing them space to meet and get to know many people. : )

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VLSCS Friday Night Movies
Friday March 27, 2009


New Horizon Center, James Bay, Victoria - 234 Menzies Street,

Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Scoiety James Bay New Horizons Menzies Street in James Bay, Victoria Every Friday, 7:00 p.m. Every Friday night, the VLSCS hosts a women focused movie night a the James Bay New Horizons Centre. Most movies are Lesbian, all are women focused. Coffee & popcorn are free.

Ticket Information: $2 at the door For more information visit our website: http://vlscs.ca/

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Victor/Victoria - Three Dollar Bill Cinema's 2nd Annual Dinner & Auction
Friday March 27, 2009


Sodo Park - 3200 First Ave. S.,

6pm

$100 per person
$90 for Three Dollar Bill Cinema members
$1500 for a VIP Oscar table of 10-includes a gift bag for each guest, valet parking & premium wine

Guests will enjoy silent and live auctions, appetizers, sit down dinner, hosted wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and some cinematic surprises!

All proceeds from the auction will help further Three Dollar Bill Cinema's mission to enrich, strengthen, and connects diverse communities by supporting and exhibiting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film.

Tickets are on sale now

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"The Poorly Written Play Festival"
Friday March 27, 2009


Metro Studio - 1411 Quadra @ Johnson,

uNiQue Entertainment presents a lesbian evening of music & drama.
Toaster Oven Productions (Victoria's only all-lesbian theater group) perform 'The Poorly Written Play Festival' by lesbian author Carolyn Gage.

Also 'Lez Girls' brings you sweet music to your ears

8pm

$15 tickets available from divadeanne13@gmail.com

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"The Poorly Written Play Festival" (Victoria event)
Friday March 27, 2009


Metro Studio - 1411 Quadra @ Johnson,

uNiQue Entertainment presents a lesbian evening of music & drama.
Toaster Oven Productions (Victoria's only all-lesbian theater group) perform 'The Poorly Written Play Festival' by lesbian author Carolyn Gage.

Also 'Lez Girls' brings you sweet music to your ears

8pm

$15 tickets available from divadeanne13@gmail.com

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APPLES
Friday March 27, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

APPLES 3rd Birthday with guest DJ Craig Dominic

APPLES celebrates 3 years on March 27th! APPLES is now at Voglie Lounge. Same great video dance party, but now on 2 floors and an outdoor patio. DJ doctor BAGGIE with guest DJ Craig Dominic (Battle Pop) spinning funk, electro, hip-hop, dance, R&B, c*nt rock, projections. Wear your dancing shoes or boots! APPLES is now in its 4th year. Guest talent at past installments has included madame HAIR, Rock Steady Drew, Shane Percy, Will Munro, Cozmic Cat, Barbi, Le Freak C’est Keek, Delicious, Hollyrock, Quinces, May, NANN, and Stutter.

10 pm doors

19+

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Local singer/songwriter Jennifer Louise Taylor
Friday March 27, 2009


James Bay Coffee & Books - on Menzies across from Thriftys,

Live music that feeds the soul

Local singer/songwriter

Jennifer Louise Taylor

Jennifer Louise Taylor is a local musician who has toured Canada and the US, and been a guest studio musician for CBC national radio. Focus Magazine describes Jennifer Louise Taylor's "velvety contralto [as] magical."

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Faggity Ass Friday
Friday March 27, 2009


The Playhouse - 5656 Parc,



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The Rocky Horror Show
Friday March 27, 2009


Catalyst Theatre - 8529 Gateway Boulevard,

The Odd Lot Theatre Company

Richard O'Brian's
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

We would like, if we may, to take you on a strange journey...

Brad and Janet, two seemingly normal young adults, get engaged and head off to announce the news to an old friend. On the way, their car gets a flat tire and they go to a nearby castle for help. Little do they know what kind of help awaits them!

Probably best known for the 1975 movie adaptation, The Rocky Horror Show is a wild, outrageous, sexy rock-musical that you won't want to miss!

*Show runs approximately 90 minutes. There will be a 20 minute intermission between acts.

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesday, March 25th
8:00pm (Preview)

Thursday, March 26th
8:00pm (Opening)

Friday, March 27th
Saturday, March 28th
8:00pm

Sunday, March 29th
3:00pm (Matinee)
Audience Participation day

Tuesday March 31 to Friday April 3rd
8:00pm

Tickets:
Tix On The Square
www.tixonthesquare.ca
phone: 780-420-1757
toll-free: 1-877-888-1757
or at the door one hour prior to performance (depending on availability)

Please Note: Mature content and sexual situation.

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Girl4GIRL - Everett
Friday March 27, 2009


Twisted - 1212 California St,

GET READY TO PARTY IN THE NORTHEND WITH Girl4GIRL. DJ LA KENDALL, MC ADRABOO AND THE BEST CROWD AT THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE NIGHTCLUB IN THE NORTHEND! WE'VE MOVED TO ONCE A MONTH IN EVERETT BEING THE LAST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH SO DON'T MISS OUT! TWISTED / 1212 CALIFORNIA ST / 21+ / 8PM / $5 COVER

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Victor/Victoria Three Dollar Bill Cinema's 2nd Annual Dinner & Auctio
Friday March 27, 2009


Sodo Park - 3200 First Ave. S.,

Victor/Victoria: Three Dollar Bill Cinema's 2nd Annual Dinner & Auction -- Get your tickets now...they are going fast! auction Our 2nd annual auction is right around the corner and there are lots of great items up for bid: * Box seats at the Hollywood Bowl to see Liza Minnelli * Wine, Wine, and more Wine * Tickets to the 2010 Grammy Awards * Dinner at The Herbfarm package * Sasquatch Music Festival VIP Package * Drag 101 with Sylvia O'Stayformore * Tickets to An Evening with Lily Tomlin plus meet & greet * Film festival passes, Film memorabilia, and movie posters (including our signature poster frenzy) * Dinner with author, Sherman Alexie at Lark * Getaways galore: African Safari, Private Villa in Bali, Firesky Resort in Arizona, Palm Desert, Las Vegas, Vancouver, and more! BUY TICKETS Friday, March 27, 2009 6pm Sodo Park, 3200 First Ave. S. $100 per person $90 for Three Dollar Bill Cinema members $1500 for a VIP Oscar table of 10--includes a gift bag for each guest, valet parking & premium wine Guests will enjoy silent and live auctions, appetizers, sit down dinner, hosted wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and some cinematic surprises! All proceeds from the auction will help further Three Dollar Bill Cinema's mission to enrich, strengthen, and connects diverse communities by supporting and exhibiting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film. Can't make it to the auction? Please consider making a donation to our annual fund to support Three Dollar Bill Cinema's efforts in the community.

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HOT FLASH
Saturday March 28, 2009


Hot Shotz - 1707 N State St, Bellingham,

INTERGENERATIONAL Dances for Women 21+

DJ Christine spins
A little doo-wop, a little hip-hop and a whole lot of 80s and 90s tunes in between!

A pre-funk lesbian tea dance to start your evening in style

Appetizers to Full Dinners Served

Held the fourth Saturday of each month at HOT SHOTZ

6:00 to 10:00 pm

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SNATCH
Saturday March 28, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

ohhhhh mayhem!

as always, $4.00 rail and $5.00 coronas until midnight.

music stays on until 3 am with the doors open until 2:45 am.

doors: 10pm

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HOT FLASH (Bellingham)
Saturday March 28, 2009


Hot Shotz - 1707 N State St, Bellingham,

INTERGENERATIONAL Dances for Women 21+

DJ Christine spins
A little doo-wop, a little hip-hop and a whole lot of 80s and 90s tunes in between!

A pre-funk lesbian tea dance to start your evening in style

Appetizers to Full Dinners Served

Held the fourth Saturday of each month at HOT SHOTZ

6:00 to 10:00 pm

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Cherry - A hot night for lesbians, queers & friends
Saturday March 28, 2009


Re-bar, corner of Boren and Howell - 1114 Howell Street,

Join us at the Re-bar on Saturday, February 28th and dance with the hottest queer girls and guys while our resident DJs Amateur Youth & Mathematix fill the dancefloor with ass-shaking party tunes to keep you going all night long. Doors are at 10pm. 21 and over.

Cover is $5 from 10pm to 11pm, $7 after 11pm.

Cherry is the fourth Saturday of every month.

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GAYLORD-O-RAMA STRIP-O-GANZA!!!!!!!!
Saturday March 28, 2009


The Pound - 377 Richmond St,

too smutty for the terms of use GAYLORD-O-RAMA STRIP-O-GANZAHHH! queer strip show fundraiser! + lap dances, photo booth, peep show, misc. dirty tricks and treats plus dancing party! ======== We are currently looking for strippers/other sexual dance-like performances for an underground queer strip show! It is going to take place at The Pound on March 28th, the space is accessible and the night will be hootttt! We are looking for 12 performers...we're seeking a diversity of body types and self-identities, we don't want to replicate and re-impose the oppressive norms of mainstream sexiness standards that we see so much of, so this will be part of our selection criteria. If you're interested in performing, get in touch with us at gaylordoramastripoganza@gmail.com by March 14th and we'll get back to you! We're also looking for smutty films (there is a projector), lap dancers, and any other sexy art, projects/installations that you would like to create, just send your proposals to gaylordoramastripoganza@gmail.com. We're also looking for volunteers to help out on the night of, please get in touch if you're interested! ♥♥♥ ♣♦♥♠ GAYLORDORAMA STRIPOGANZA Saturday March 28 at the Pound (377 Richmond St) $5/pwyc BYOB http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=23239429978 Sat, March 28, 9pm – Sun, March 29, 4am

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Flygirl @ The Boathouse
Saturday March 28, 2009


Boathouse Waterfront Bar & Deck - 1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver,

Vancouver’s freshest Sat night party! Rockin’ the Boathouse 2nd and 4th Sat of the month. Food, dj’s and a panoramic view!

5-9:30pm Exclusive Flygirl dinner on the deck by reservations only. Please email info@flygirlproductions.com your full name, email address, reservation time and # of people in your party. 15% discount on dinner if attending the party.

9pm-1:30am Boathouse Waterfront Bar
Get your groove on with one of Flygirl DJ's. A Saturday night consistently providing fun, upbeat and fresh dance beats.
YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE DINNER IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE PARTY

$10 door admission only. There are no advance tix for this event.

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The Rocky Horror Show
Saturday March 28, 2009


Catalyst Theatre - 8529 Gateway Boulevard,

The Odd Lot Theatre Company

Richard O'Brian's
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

We would like, if we may, to take you on a strange journey...

Brad and Janet, two seemingly normal young adults, get engaged and head off to announce the news to an old friend. On the way, their car gets a flat tire and they go to a nearby castle for help. Little do they know what kind of help awaits them!

Probably best known for the 1975 movie adaptation, The Rocky Horror Show is a wild, outrageous, sexy rock-musical that you won't want to miss!

*Show runs approximately 90 minutes. There will be a 20 minute intermission between acts.

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesday, March 25th
8:00pm (Preview)

Thursday, March 26th
8:00pm (Opening)

Friday, March 27th
Saturday, March 28th
8:00pm

Sunday, March 29th
3:00pm (Matinee)
Audience Participation day

Tuesday March 31 to Friday April 3rd
8:00pm

Tickets:
Tix On The Square
www.tixonthesquare.ca
phone: 780-420-1757
toll-free: 1-877-888-1757
or at the door one hour prior to performance (depending on availability)

Please Note: Mature content and sexual situation.

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Más Movement Salsa Party For Queer Folk and Allies
Saturday March 28, 2009


Rhizome - 317 E Broadway,

7:30pm

Whether you’ve only dreamed of Salsa or are already a pro, you are welcome here! From 7:30 to 8:15 we’ll hang out, listen to some music, eat, and drink. At 8:15 we’ll learn some moves from Michael Gabriel Rosen of Más Movement. From 9:30 onward we´ll party to the sweet rhythms of Salsa, Merengue and Reggaeton. No partner necessary.

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Cherry
Saturday March 28, 2009


Re-Bar - 1114 Howell Street,

Join us at the Re-bar on Saturday, March 28 and dance with the Hottest Queer Girls & Boys to the freshest tunes spun by our resident DJs Amateur Youth and Mathematix. Doors open at 10pm. Cover is $5 from 10pm to 11pm, $7 after 11pm. 21 and over. Cherry is the fourth Saturday of every month at: Re-bar 1114 Howell Street - corner of Boren and Howell - Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 233-9873

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Double Feature "A Jihad for Love" and "I Know That I Am"
Sunday March 29, 2009


Pacific Cinematheque - 1131 Howe St,

In Celebration of Naurooz, the Persian New Year.

Presented in conjunction with Salaam Vancouver and the Out On Screen Vancouver Queer Film Festival and the Pacific Cinematique
7:00 pm >br>
A Jihad for Love
USA/Great Britain/France/Germany/Australia 2007. Director: Parvez Sharma

“Muslims, Jews, and Christians may have their, oh, occasional differences, but as an Islamic scholar observes early in Parvez Sharma’s documentary, there is one point on which the world's divine religions agree: Homosexuality is a crime. In his fine Trembling Before G-d, Sandi DuBowski tackled the conflict in the Orthodox Jewish community between religious stricture and sexual orientation; this DuBowski-produced doc addresses the same subject through the veil of Islam, following gay, lesbian, and transvestite Muslims abroad who hew to their faith in the face of hostile, even murderous dogma. Director Sharma's subjects – an Egyptian man arrested, imprisoned, and brutalized in 2001 essentially for the crime of attending a disco; a gay imam whose attempts to find some lenience in the Koran are fiercely rebuffed – share a perhaps puzzling devotion to a religion that, under sharia interpretation, regards their expression of love as a death-penalty offence . . . The conflict seems most deeply felt by Maryam, a Parisian lesbian who cherishes both women and Islam but confesses that she still considers her sexuality haraam—forbidden. (Jim Ridley, Village Voice). “Courageous, defiant . . . a compassionate portrait of devout Muslims struggling to reconcile their faith and sexuality’ (Jeremy Kay, The Guardian). Colour, Digibeta video, in English and various languages with English subtitles. 81 mins.

Director In Person: Peyman Khosravi
I Know That I Am
Iran/Canada 2006. Director: Peyman Khosravi

“A powerful, unique documentary, I Know That I Am reveals the little-told story of transgendered queers in Iran. Vilified by society and without support networks outside their small communities, theirs is a life of survival against the odds: according to the law, sexual ‘deviancy’ is punishable by hanging. Through interviews with government officials, human rights advocates and trans people themselves, the film constructs a telling, important portrait of queer struggles amidst profound cultural restrictions” (Vancouver Queer Film Festival) . Filmmaker Peyman Khosravi, who now lives in Metro Vancouver, previously had a successful career in Iranian television; he fled his homeland for Canada after Iranian authorities raided his home and confiscated much of the footage for this brave film. Colour, Mini DV video. 70 mins.

Pacific Cinematheque 1131 Howe Street, between Helmcken and Davie Streets. Tickets at the door, or online at http://www.cinematheque.bc.ca/.

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The Rocky Horror Show
Sunday March 29, 2009


Catalyst Theatre - 8529 Gateway Boulevard,

The Odd Lot Theatre Company

Richard O'Brian's
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

We would like, if we may, to take you on a strange journey...

Brad and Janet, two seemingly normal young adults, get engaged and head off to announce the news to an old friend. On the way, their car gets a flat tire and they go to a nearby castle for help. Little do they know what kind of help awaits them!

Probably best known for the 1975 movie adaptation, The Rocky Horror Show is a wild, outrageous, sexy rock-musical that you won't want to miss!

*Show runs approximately 90 minutes. There will be a 20 minute intermission between acts.

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesday, March 25th
8:00pm (Preview)

Thursday, March 26th
8:00pm (Opening)

Friday, March 27th
Saturday, March 28th
8:00pm

Sunday, March 29th
3:00pm (Matinee)
Audience Participation day

Tuesday March 31 to Friday April 3rd
8:00pm

Tickets:
Tix On The Square
www.tixonthesquare.ca
phone: 780-420-1757
toll-free: 1-877-888-1757
or at the door one hour prior to performance (depending on availability)

Please Note: Mature content and sexual situation.

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But Some of My Best Friends Are. . .
Sunday March 29, 2009


Northwest Film Forum - ,

But Some of My Best Friends Are... The latest Gay City TV short film March 29, 1pm Northwest Film Forum FREE

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Pride Centre Community Potluck
Tuesday March 31, 2009


Pride Centre of Edmonton - 9540 111 Ave,

The Last Tuesday of every month the Pride Centre of Edmonton hosts a Community Potluck! Everyone is Welcome!

The Dinner starts between 6:30p.m. and 7:00p.m.

Bring a dish and meet some new people!

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"Crazy Girl Love"
Tuesday March 31, 2009


Prism - 10524 - 101 Street,

Art Show and Entertainment from local artists and musicians starts 8pm

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The Rocky Horror Show
Tuesday March 31, 2009


Catalyst Theatre - 8529 Gateway Boulevard,

The Odd Lot Theatre Company

Richard O'Brian's
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

We would like, if we may, to take you on a strange journey...

Brad and Janet, two seemingly normal young adults, get engaged and head off to announce the news to an old friend. On the way, their car gets a flat tire and they go to a nearby castle for help. Little do they know what kind of help awaits them!

Probably best known for the 1975 movie adaptation, The Rocky Horror Show is a wild, outrageous, sexy rock-musical that you won't want to miss!

*Show runs approximately 90 minutes. There will be a 20 minute intermission between acts.

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesday, March 25th
8:00pm (Preview)

Thursday, March 26th
8:00pm (Opening)

Friday, March 27th
Saturday, March 28th
8:00pm

Sunday, March 29th
3:00pm (Matinee)
Audience Participation day

Tuesday March 31 to Friday April 3rd
8:00pm

Tickets:
Tix On The Square
www.tixonthesquare.ca
phone: 780-420-1757
toll-free: 1-877-888-1757
or at the door one hour prior to performance (depending on availability)

Please Note: Mature content and sexual situation.

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An Introduction to Burlesque Dancing: Exploring Your Inner Showboat
Tuesday March 31, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - ,

From 6:30pm to 9pm

TUESDAY evenings (and one WEDNESDAY) in MARCH, APRIL and MAY

March 31 and April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 6

This course is for anyone who’s ever wanted to shine under the spotlight or put on a scintillating private show. Burlesque performance is a fantastic way to get in touch with your body, activate your sensual side, explore new performance possibilities and have a whole lot of fun along the way. In this course we will explore the many faces of burlesque; its history as well as its present. Participants will learn techniques for coping with stage fright and body image issues, tried and true burlesque dance basics, and the ins and outs of costume development. Each participant will have the opportunity to develop an original routine and workshop it with the group. There will also be an optional opportunity to perform publicly at a group show for community and friends.

Some of the things we will focus on include:

- Reviewing the development of burlesque
- Looking at the art form from a feminist, anti-racist perspective
- Locating ourselves within the movement
- Confronting the fears that prevent us from being our best sensual selves
- Utilizing practical techniques to overcome stage fright
- Developing your uniquely individual burlesque persona
- Selecting music that moves you

Fee: $69 (No Refunds). Pre-registration and payment required. **Please call to register.

Enrollment limited to 15 participants. Limited sliding scale spots available.

We regret our bathroom is not wheelchair accessible.

All our courses and events are trans inclusive.

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Campbell River Lesbian Social/Support Group
Wednesday April 1, 2009


venue - ,

Meets the first and third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM in a safe, secure location. Confidentiality is assured. Featuring guest speakers, movie nights, and spirited discussions.

For information, call Leanne at 204-2821.

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Pool & karaoke
Wednesday April 1, 2009


Prism - 10524 - 101 Street,

Every Wednesday

Free Pool

Karaoke 9pm to midnight

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The Rocky Horror Show
Wednesday April 1, 2009


Catalyst Theatre - 8529 Gateway Boulevard,

The Odd Lot Theatre Company

Richard O'Brian's
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

We would like, if we may, to take you on a strange journey...

Brad and Janet, two seemingly normal young adults, get engaged and head off to announce the news to an old friend. On the way, their car gets a flat tire and they go to a nearby castle for help. Little do they know what kind of help awaits them!

Probably best known for the 1975 movie adaptation, The Rocky Horror Show is a wild, outrageous, sexy rock-musical that you won't want to miss!

*Show runs approximately 90 minutes. There will be a 20 minute intermission between acts.

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesday, March 25th
8:00pm (Preview)

Thursday, March 26th
8:00pm (Opening)

Friday, March 27th
Saturday, March 28th
8:00pm

Sunday, March 29th
3:00pm (Matinee)
Audience Participation day

Tuesday March 31 to Friday April 3rd
8:00pm

Tickets:
Tix On The Square
www.tixonthesquare.ca
phone: 780-420-1757
toll-free: 1-877-888-1757
or at the door one hour prior to performance (depending on availability)

Please Note: Mature content and sexual situation.

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Workshop: Queer Newcomers
Wednesday April 1, 2009


North Community Health Unit - #200-1651 Commercial Dr (@ 1st Ave),

As part of International Day for the Elimination of Racism, March 21

The Centre presents
Embracing Diversity

free workshop for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, trans, two-spirit people interested in exploring diversity within our communities

Queer Newcomers

hear the personal stories & experiences of LGBT refugees & immigrants to Vancouver

co-presented by Rainbow Refugee Committee & LEGIT

7:00 – 9:00pm

All welcome – there is richness in diversity!

Come out with an open mind & a passion to learn

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DJ BATTLE of the SEXES
Thursday April 2, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

10pm

HEINEKEN MUSIC presents:

** EVERY THURSDAY for 7 WEEKS starting MARCH 5TH **

* AN EPIC BATTLE OF THE SEXES *

THE BATTLES:

April 2nd: URBAN BATTLE: Mystical Flex vs. Torus

April 9th: HOUSE BATTLE: George Chaker vs. Chiclet

April 16th: FINAL BATTLE

THE DETAILS:

Crowd's choice wins - On your way into the mansion, pick up your toy solider at the door and drop it in the bucket corresponding to your favourite DJ. At the end of the night, the DJ with the most votes wins. The top voted male and top voted female will face off in the finals on April 16th for a $1000 grand prize!

Event starts at 10 pm. DJs will be rotating on the decks by playing one hour sets, followed by two 45 minute sets and ending off the night with four 15 minute power sets.

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The Rocky Horror Show
Thursday April 2, 2009


Catalyst Theatre - 8529 Gateway Boulevard,

The Odd Lot Theatre Company

Richard O'Brian's
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

We would like, if we may, to take you on a strange journey...

Brad and Janet, two seemingly normal young adults, get engaged and head off to announce the news to an old friend. On the way, their car gets a flat tire and they go to a nearby castle for help. Little do they know what kind of help awaits them!

Probably best known for the 1975 movie adaptation, The Rocky Horror Show is a wild, outrageous, sexy rock-musical that you won't want to miss!

*Show runs approximately 90 minutes. There will be a 20 minute intermission between acts.

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesday, March 25th
8:00pm (Preview)

Thursday, March 26th
8:00pm (Opening)

Friday, March 27th
Saturday, March 28th
8:00pm

Sunday, March 29th
3:00pm (Matinee)
Audience Participation day

Tuesday March 31 to Friday April 3rd
8:00pm

Tickets:
Tix On The Square
www.tixonthesquare.ca
phone: 780-420-1757
toll-free: 1-877-888-1757
or at the door one hour prior to performance (depending on availability)

Please Note: Mature content and sexual situation.

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eights & nines
Thursday April 2, 2009


Andy Poolhall - 489 College St,

HOT weekly happening at ANDY POOLHALL, Toronto, every THURSDAY.

Start your weekend early with a fresh set of bumpin’ beats from the past, present, and future. Your hosts and DJs Cozmic Cat and doctor BAGGIE serve up a hot and funky mix for the dancefloor every Thursday.

$4 Amsterdam bottle and $4 drink specials b4 midnight.

10 pm - 3 am. NO COVER!

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BOOBALICIOUS
Thursday April 2, 2009


Lick - 455 Abbott St,

DJ DELUX!!!!!!!!!

MC: Edward Malappropriate

Doors @ 9pm

$6 bucks, $5 if you're wearing something Pink!!

Help TiT for TaT in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer!! All proceeds go directly to the weekend! So come out, wear something pink and shake it for a good cause!!

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PFLAG Meeting, Halifax
Thursday April 2, 2009


The Halifax Youth Project - 2281 Brunswick Street,

PFLAG is back in Halifax! Our first meeting will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. This is your group! We want PFLAG to be a vibrant and active member of the Halifax Community! Please join us! We are all about ... members, volunteers, community events, networking, advocating, educating, supporting, empowering, validation, respect, families, individuals. PFLAG has something for everyone! Join us on the 2nd of April to find out more about PFLAG. For more information please contact: Michelle Malette at (902) 431-8500.

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BRAND NEW SNEAKERS "Sneak Preview" on Fruit Salad/The Lesbian Show
Thursday April 2, 2009


Co-Op Radio 102.7FM - ,

Join Co-op Radio's Skyy Powers for a back-to-back musical extravaganza! Tune into Fruit Salad and The Lesbian show from 7:30-9pm and hear the cast of Brand New Sneakers III pour out their musical hearts on radio waves! Featuring Eirene Cloma, Chelsea Johnson, Becks, Lucia Misch, and Kate Harquail.

http://www.myspace.com/vancouverbrandnewsneakers

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COPA JiR8TE
Friday April 3, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

ELLEment Productionz
p r e s e n t

''COPA JiR8TE''
the music + the partyfolkz + the entertainment + giveaways

Join us on FRIDAYs..... as we bring you new nite where you can BE YOURSELF and JIR8TE your asses off to the tunes of these dynamic DUO and talented deejays, TNT and QUINCES.

DJs Quinces & TNT have teamed up, taking the party scene on a different plateau. Their musical format is uniquely defined but very complimentary. DJ TNT's versatility focuses on hip hop, r&b, old skool & soca. And DJ QUINCES' flavour focuses on vocal house, top 40 dance remix, electro, dancehall & reggaeton.

As a special treat, we are proud to feature TWO of the best KINGS in T.Dot, MILO DE MILO & CHASE, who will be busting their moves on the dancefloor with their best drag performance ever!

Free before 11:30pm \ $5 after
19+ (w/ valid I.D.)
Doors @ 10pm-3am
Voglie, 582 Church St.

Arrive early to secure your spot on the dancefloor. This event is open to all LGBTQ party folkz!

Release your inhibition every 1st Friday of the month.

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The Rocky Horror Show
Friday April 3, 2009


Catalyst Theatre - 8529 Gateway Boulevard,

The Odd Lot Theatre Company

Richard O'Brian's
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

We would like, if we may, to take you on a strange journey...

Brad and Janet, two seemingly normal young adults, get engaged and head off to announce the news to an old friend. On the way, their car gets a flat tire and they go to a nearby castle for help. Little do they know what kind of help awaits them!

Probably best known for the 1975 movie adaptation, The Rocky Horror Show is a wild, outrageous, sexy rock-musical that you won't want to miss!

*Show runs approximately 90 minutes. There will be a 20 minute intermission between acts.

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesday, March 25th
8:00pm (Preview)

Thursday, March 26th
8:00pm (Opening)

Friday, March 27th
Saturday, March 28th
8:00pm

Sunday, March 29th
3:00pm (Matinee)
Audience Participation day

Tuesday March 31 to Friday April 3rd
8:00pm

Tickets:
Tix On The Square
www.tixonthesquare.ca
phone: 780-420-1757
toll-free: 1-877-888-1757
or at the door one hour prior to performance (depending on availability)

Please Note: Mature content and sexual situation.

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East Coast Rainbow Softball Association Registration, Halifax
Saturday April 4, 2009


Menz Bar - 2182 Gottingen Street,

Now entering its third year, the East Coast Rainbow Softball Association (ECRSA) is looking for players (19+) for the 2009 season of co-ed recreational summer softball for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community and our supportive straight allies. The 2009 softball season will start on Sunday, May 24th and continues until mid- to late-September. Games are held at Merv Sullivan Park (near Novalea Drive and Leeds Street) on Sundays between 2pm and 6pm. Membership for the entire season is $70. ECRSA Registration Event runs from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This is a great chance for new players to learn about ECRSA and for players from previous seasons to reunite with their teams. You can RSVP to the Facebook event www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=72035427280). Registration is also available online at www.ecrsa.ca until Friday, May 1st. You can learn more about the ECRSA at our Web site (www.ecrsa.ca) or through our Facebook group (www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=2363498516). If you have any comments or questions, please send me an e-mail at halifax.glbt.softball@gmail.com.

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Inamorata hosts: Flirt or Fuck Party
Saturday April 4, 2009


private - West End,

8:00pm to 4:00am

For the single woman who wants some nasty...
The shy type who just wants to flirt & kiss...
Poly couples who want to be playful...
The voyeur or the exhibitionist...

A comfortable & welcoming private home atmosphere with a full bar, bartender, coat check, security, room monitor and hostess.

This party is by invite only and our guest list will remain private. PLEASE RSVP us at; contact@inamorata.ca to request an invite as there is a limited capacity. Please forward this invite to your friends who you think might be interested.

$15 cover at door & includes 1 drink.
$5 for drinks.

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BRAND NEW SNEAKERS III
Saturday April 4, 2009


Rhizome - 317 E Broadway,

8pm

"Brand New Sneakers" is back to see if the third time really is a charm. Creator and host Eirene Cloma showcases young female performance artists and artisans looking to break into Vancouver's scene. With this third edition comes a fresh cast bringing in a unique, unfeigned, and urbane groove. Featuring performances by Kate Harquail, Emma Postl, Lucia Misch, Becks, and Chelsea Johnson.

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CHICKS WITH PICKS
Sunday April 5, 2009


Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir St,

JILL SAMYCIA & STEPHANIE LANG
www.myspace.com/stephlang

Doors: 7pm show: 8pm

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VanKino
Sunday April 5, 2009


1181 - 1181 Davie St,

VANKINO will have its next screening of local and international short movies (5 minutes or less) on Sunday, April 5th at 1181 on Davie Street. Come to show your short movies or just have a drink and enjoy the show!

We need more lesbian short movies. Tell us a story, something you care about. You have a voice!

Doors: open: 5:30pm, show: 6pm

This event is organized by a lesbian and set in a gay lounge but is open to everyone.

More info:
VANKINO is born!

"Kino" is the Greek word for "movement" and means "film" or "the cinema" in Russian, German and other languages. Born in Montréal in 1998, Kino began as a challenge, made by founding filmmaker Christian Laurence to his friends, to make one short film per month until the year 2000. However, at the end of this period no one wanted to stop and, in fact, Kino had formed into a movement that encouraged filmmakers in groups scattered across Montréal and Europe to "do well with nothing; do even better with a little," and—most importantly—to "do it right now!"

Now VANKINO is part of a network that spans over 50 groups on five continents, with upstarts in other parts of Canada, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Brazil, Finland, Bénin, Sénégal, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Australia. The international Kino network thrives by facilitating travel among the groups (we think of it as a filmmaker exchange program) and compiling our films so that they are screened across many Kino groups and as part of Kino programs in other film festivals internationally. In particular, we collaborate internationally to hold “Kabarets,” which are extravaganzas of filmmaking that last only 48 hours and culminate in public screenings of the pieces that were produced.

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Queer Youth Sport & Recreation night
Tuesday April 7, 2009


Pride Centre of Edmonton - 9540 - 111 Ave,

Join us for Queer Youth Sport & Recreation night on the first Tuesday of every month! (open to all youth age 25 and under). Next activity is Tuesday, February 3 - meet at the Pride Centre (9540 - 111 Ave) at 4:00PM or at the Alex Taylor School Gym (9321 - Jasper Ave) at 4:30PM. For more info call Brendan at 780-488-3234 or email brendan@pridecentreofedmonton.org

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An Introduction to Burlesque Dancing: Exploring Your Inner Showboat
Tuesday April 7, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - ,

From 6:30pm to 9pm

TUESDAY evenings (and one WEDNESDAY) in MARCH, APRIL and MAY

March 31 and April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 6

This course is for anyone who’s ever wanted to shine under the spotlight or put on a scintillating private show. Burlesque performance is a fantastic way to get in touch with your body, activate your sensual side, explore new performance possibilities and have a whole lot of fun along the way. In this course we will explore the many faces of burlesque; its history as well as its present. Participants will learn techniques for coping with stage fright and body image issues, tried and true burlesque dance basics, and the ins and outs of costume development. Each participant will have the opportunity to develop an original routine and workshop it with the group. There will also be an optional opportunity to perform publicly at a group show for community and friends.

Some of the things we will focus on include:

- Reviewing the development of burlesque
- Looking at the art form from a feminist, anti-racist perspective
- Locating ourselves within the movement
- Confronting the fears that prevent us from being our best sensual selves
- Utilizing practical techniques to overcome stage fright
- Developing your uniquely individual burlesque persona
- Selecting music that moves you

Fee: $69 (No Refunds). Pre-registration and payment required. **Please call to register.

Enrollment limited to 15 participants. Limited sliding scale spots available.

We regret our bathroom is not wheelchair accessible.

All our courses and events are trans inclusive.

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One Night Stand w/ Deb Pearce
Tuesday April 7, 2009


Big Mamma's Boy - 554 Parliament,

One Night Stand w/ Deb Pearce
@ Big Mamma's Boy

No cover!
8-11pm

Come check out the rockin' comedy/karaoke night at the Cabbagetown hotspot, Big Mamma's Boy. Hosted by the ever-amazing Deb Pearce! 8pm-11pm, no cover.

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Pool & karaoke
Wednesday April 8, 2009


Prism - 10524 - 101 Street,

Every Wednesday

Free Pool

Karaoke 9pm to midnight

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GRANNY BOOTS hosted by Toronto Women's Bookstore!
Wednesday April 8, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

* * GRANNY BOOTS hosted by THE TORONTO WOMEN'S BOOKSTORE! * * TWB hosts GRANNY BOOTS! join us... WEDNESDAY APRIL 8, 7:30pm gladstone hotel 1214 queen street west wheelchair accessible * we will be collecting donations for the upcoming (fall 09) Written in Colour, a symposium for Indigenous writers and writers of Colour HOSTED by the lovely OmiSoore Dryden! READINGS by Elisha Lim and Mariko Tamaki! MUSIC by Mari Palhares & Carla Diaz and Brescia Bloodbeard! DRAG by Sammy Samosa and Sheesha YaDil! with DJ Calamity! <><><><> GRANNY BOOTS IS FREE/WEEKLY/RADICAL/QUEER/PATRIARCHY SMASHING ENTERTAINMENT THAT HAPPENS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT THE GLADSTONE HOTEL HOSTED BY CHELSEY LICHT-A-WOMYN! TELL YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR MOTHERS, YOUR LOVERS, AND YOUR LABRADOODLES.

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DJ BATTLE of the SEXES
Thursday April 9, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

10pm

HEINEKEN MUSIC presents:

** EVERY THURSDAY for 7 WEEKS starting MARCH 5TH **

* AN EPIC BATTLE OF THE SEXES *

THE BATTLES:

April 9th: HOUSE BATTLE: George Chaker vs. Chiclet

April 16th: FINAL BATTLE

THE DETAILS:

Crowd's choice wins - On your way into the mansion, pick up your toy solider at the door and drop it in the bucket corresponding to your favourite DJ. At the end of the night, the DJ with the most votes wins. The top voted male and top voted female will face off in the finals on April 16th for a $1000 grand prize!

Event starts at 10 pm. DJs will be rotating on the decks by playing one hour sets, followed by two 45 minute sets and ending off the night with four 15 minute power sets.

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eights & nines
Thursday April 9, 2009


Andy Poolhall - 489 College St,

HOT weekly happening at ANDY POOLHALL, Toronto, every THURSDAY.

Start your weekend early with a fresh set of bumpin’ beats from the past, present, and future. Your hosts and DJs Cozmic Cat and doctor BAGGIE serve up a hot and funky mix for the dancefloor every Thursday.

$4 Amsterdam bottle and $4 drink specials b4 midnight.

10 pm - 3 am. NO COVER!

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HERSHE
Thursday April 9, 2009


Red Room - 398 Richards St,

The highly anticipated 2009 Hershe season has finally arrived on Thur, April 9th at the Red Room.

Flygirl consistently strives to create the best valued lesbian events in Western Canada. 2009 season will continue to follow our mantra "U ROCK" and deserve the best talent Vancouver has to offer. Whether it's our rotating stellar dj line up, our seductive performers, or our attention to detail, we strive to be the best for you!

Be prepared to be enticed, titillated and gratified!

This Hershe showcasing - DJ Betti Forde, DJ Soulfunkee, DJ Cho Cha and DJ She

9pm-2am

Tickets available:
Online Flygirl Productions
Little Sisters Bookstore-1238 Davie St. 604-669-1753
Kokopelli Salon-2052 Commercial Drive @ 4th Ave

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UVic Coffee House
Friday April 10, 2009


Serious Coffee - Broad and Yates (across from where A&B sound used to be),

2nd & 4th Friday of every month from 7:30pm - 9pm

Open to all ages - come meet some nice friendly folk! Afterwards we often go for munchies (at whitespot downtown) and some people go dancing after that. This is a friendly social gathering, meant to be welcoming and positive. Pick up one of Pride's serious coffee cards from our social coordinator, Aaron, which you can fill and use at any SC on the island - with a percentage of it going back to Uvic Pride's Queer Books for BC Schools' fundraising! Ooh, sweet. Remember, please respect others who may be joining us for the first time - help them feel comfortable and safe by allowing them space to meet and get to know many people. : )

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Retro at the CoHo with DJ Motlette, Halifax
Friday April 10, 2009


The Company House - 2202 Gottingen Street,

Retro at the CoHo with DJ Motlette returns to The Company House this Friday at 9 p.m.! Girls and Boys: It's that time again. Dust off your spring basket and hop on that banana bike – it's time to kick off the spring season with the next Retro at the CoHo with DJ Motlette, Good Friday, April 10 at the Company House (19+). February's Retro was a huge success – complete with tambourines and busted moves on the dance floor. Check out some photos and videos through the Facebook group link: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=66968050794. Now it's high time to get back on the dance floor for more retro and requests for all. If you're celebrating a special occasion please feel free to contact me in advance with a retro song request. I'll do my best to have it on hand for you to make your night complete.

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PARTY with a PURPOSE
Friday April 10, 2009


Lick - 455 Abbott St,

BRIGEE.K PRESENTZ PARTY witha PURPOSE!!!

Why: Because giving back feeds the soul!!

Ya'll ready for another live show? I know I am!! Seriously month after month i feel proud to bring to you some of VAN CITYS hottest talent. This month you can look forward to the power house vocals and killer rhymes of a true van city vetran, LADY PRECISE!! Im also pleased to announce Mc JEFF SPEC pon the mic and my boy CHILE CHILL coming at ya with some wicked beatbox style and flava.

THE PURPOSE :

I am raisIng funds to offer hip hop education to Vancouver's at risk inner city youth. I have developed a hip hop coarse where Alternative school students can gain credit towords there graduation. My main objective is to create a healthly outlet for street entrenched youth to express them seleves. Through art, music, dance and beyond i feel we can make a difference in the lives of many young people. The funds generated through PARTY with a PURPOSE with pay for materials books, videos, paints, recording costs etc. These events will show case some of Vancouver's finest mc's and vocalists! These same artists who are helping to generate funds with be asked to mentor and teach the youth that i am working with. I am creating a system where i can provide meaningful work for artists i respect! In turn it will create new powerful experiences that will support youth in there struggle. And of coarse PARTY with a PURPOSE is for the people to enjoy, we all need an opportunity to to give back while having a wicked time. I'm reaching out with love and pure intent for your support!!

My program which i've named EXPRESSIONS has officially been up and running since september. The cycle of creativity and growth between youth and the artists has been a huge success and i urge u to maintain the support needed to evoke hope in the lives of some beautiful young people who need a helping hand in life.

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Board Games are So Gay
Friday April 10, 2009


Rhizome - 317 E Broadway,

7:00pm

We’re back with another round of queer-friendly board games! Bring your favourite games or use ours. dj little d will keep the tunes coming!

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Girl4GIRL
Saturday April 11, 2009


Club Motor - 1950 1st Ave S,

Girl4GIRL SEATTLE... OUR STAPLE EVENT CONTINUES OUR MASSIVE GROWTH AND EXCITING TIMES AT OUR GREAT LOCATION, CLUB MOTOR! WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT DJ AUTOMATON FROM PORTLAND WILL BE SPINNIN ON APRIL 11TH...BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND FROM OUR SEATTLE CROWD! YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THE SMASHING MASHUPS, THE HOT GO-GO GIRLS, THE GREAT CLUB AND GREAT STAFF! WE WILL ALSO BE HOSTING SPECIAL CD RELEASES FROM MORRISSEY, THRIVING IVORY, JANA MASHONEE AND MYNX! COME PARTY WITH Girl4GIRL SEATTLE TO DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY AND WALK AWAY WITH A CD! MOTOR / 1950 1ST AVE S / 9PM / 21+ / $10

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Flygirl @ The Boathouse
Saturday April 11, 2009


Boathouse Waterfront Bar & Deck - 1795 Beach Ave,

Food, dj’s and a panoramic view! Vancouver’s freshest Sat night party consistently providing fun, upbeat and fresh dance beats.

5-9:30pm Exclusive Flygirl dinner on the deck by reservations only. Please email Reservations your full name, email address, reservation time and # of people in your party. 15% discount on dinner if attending the party.

9pm-1:30am Boathouse Waterfront Bar
On the decks - DJ SHE
YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE DINNER IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE PARTY

$10 door admission only. There are no advance tix for this event.

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SNATCH feat. Cozmic Cat
Saturday April 11, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

Cozmic Cat is in the mansion this Saturday playing mash-ups of house, hip hop, reggae and old school all for your dancing pleasure. cheap drinks until midnight. cover: zero dollars. see you there! SNATCH saturdays @ Voglie 582 Church Street (one block north of wellesley) info@voglielounge.com 416-929-9108 10 pm

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Chicklets
Sunday April 12, 2009


Pulse Nightclub - 1138 Davie St,

Put the spring in your step with The PREMIER Women’s Night in Vancouver. The hottest new club on the Davie strip! Beautiful club, super sound, and eye-popping eye-candy!
A dance party for girls who like girls who like… (All genders welcome)

Doors open @ 9:00pm

Tickets $10.00 Advance at Little Sisters and online at www.cremaproductions.com

http://www.myspace.com/cremaproductions
Facebook Crema Crema

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Chicklets
Sunday April 12, 2009


Pulse Nightclub - 1138 Davie St,

Put the spring in your step with The PREMIER Women’s Night in Vancouver. The hottest new club on the Davie strip! Beautiful club, super sound, and eye-popping eye-candy!
A dance party for girls who like girls who like… (All genders welcome)

Doors open @ 9:00pm

Tickets $10.00 Advance at Little Sisters and online at www.cremaproductions.com

http://www.myspace.com/cremaproductions
Facebook Crema Crema

All Crema Productions events are licensed events.
You must be 19+, and have 2 pieces of ID. All genders are welcome at Crema Productions events.

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An Introduction to Burlesque Dancing: Exploring Your Inner Showboat
Tuesday April 14, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - ,

From 6:30pm to 9pm

TUESDAY evenings (and one WEDNESDAY) in MARCH, APRIL and MAY

March 31 and April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 6

This course is for anyone who’s ever wanted to shine under the spotlight or put on a scintillating private show. Burlesque performance is a fantastic way to get in touch with your body, activate your sensual side, explore new performance possibilities and have a whole lot of fun along the way. In this course we will explore the many faces of burlesque; its history as well as its present. Participants will learn techniques for coping with stage fright and body image issues, tried and true burlesque dance basics, and the ins and outs of costume development. Each participant will have the opportunity to develop an original routine and workshop it with the group. There will also be an optional opportunity to perform publicly at a group show for community and friends.

Some of the things we will focus on include:

- Reviewing the development of burlesque
- Looking at the art form from a feminist, anti-racist perspective
- Locating ourselves within the movement
- Confronting the fears that prevent us from being our best sensual selves
- Utilizing practical techniques to overcome stage fright
- Developing your uniquely individual burlesque persona
- Selecting music that moves you

Fee: $69 (No Refunds). Pre-registration and payment required. **Please call to register.

Enrollment limited to 15 participants. Limited sliding scale spots available.

We regret our bathroom is not wheelchair accessible.

All our courses and events are trans inclusive.

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One Night Stand w/ Deb Pearce
Tuesday April 14, 2009


Big Mamma's Boy - 554 Parliament,

One Night Stand w/ Deb Pearce
@ Big Mamma's Boy

No cover!
8-11pm

Come check out the rockin' comedy/karaoke night at the Cabbagetown hotspot, Big Mamma's Boy. Hosted by the ever-amazing Deb Pearce! 8pm-11pm, no cover.

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Campbell River Lesbian Social/Support Group
Wednesday April 15, 2009


venue - ,

Meets the first and third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM in a safe, secure location. Confidentiality is assured. Featuring guest speakers, movie nights, and spirited discussions.

For information, call Leanne at 204-2821.

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Halifax Pride Open Community Meeting
Wednesday April 15, 2009


Venus Envy - 1598 Barrington Street,

The Outreach Committee of Halifax Pride invites you to join us for our second community meeting of 2009, 7 p.m.. Find out what's going on with Halifax Pride. Let us know what you'd like to see at Pride '09!

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Pool & karaoke
Wednesday April 15, 2009


Prism - 10524 - 101 Street,

Every Wednesday

Free Pool

Karaoke 9pm to midnight

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DJ BATTLE of the SEXES
Thursday April 16, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

10pm

HEINEKEN MUSIC presents:

** EVERY THURSDAY for 7 WEEKS starting MARCH 5TH **

* AN EPIC BATTLE OF THE SEXES *

THE BATTLES:

April 16th: FINAL BATTLE

THE DETAILS:

Crowd's choice wins - On your way into the mansion, pick up your toy solider at the door and drop it in the bucket corresponding to your favourite DJ. At the end of the night, the DJ with the most votes wins. The top voted male and top voted female will face off in the finals on April 16th for a $1000 grand prize!

Event starts at 10 pm. DJs will be rotating on the decks by playing one hour sets, followed by two 45 minute sets and ending off the night with four 15 minute power sets.

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eights & nines
Thursday April 16, 2009


Andy Poolhall - 489 College St,

HOT weekly happening at ANDY POOLHALL, Toronto, every THURSDAY.

Start your weekend early with a fresh set of bumpin’ beats from the past, present, and future. Your hosts and DJs Cozmic Cat and doctor BAGGIE serve up a hot and funky mix for the dancefloor every Thursday.

$4 Amsterdam bottle and $4 drink specials b4 midnight.

10 pm - 3 am. NO COVER!

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Queer Idol
Friday April 17, 2009


Goodhandy's - 120 Church Street,

Screww presents Queer Idol

$12,000 in prizes

A ground-breaking five-part competition.

Queer idol will audition up to 36 of Toronto's most promising singers. From there, 12 will move on to the Semifinals to compete for three spots in the Grand Finale (on May 15, 2009). See website for audition details.

Doors open at 10pm

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MEOW MIX!!!
Saturday April 18, 2009


La Sala Rossa - 4848 St-Laurent,

MEOW MIX - 1970s for bent girls their buddies * pour les gouines et leurs chums @ la Sala Rossa, 4848 St-Laurent, $10 Portes - 9:30 * Spectacle - 10:30 * DJ - 11:30

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Over 40's Womyns' Dance
Saturday April 18, 2009


Paper Rock Lounge - 395 Kingsway - lobby entrance of Howard Johnson Hotel,

The Over 40's Womyns' Dance has been growing in numbers and gaining her strength..we see new faces all the time! Our dance music has improved and is going to continue to get even better..THAT, I'm making sure of..because your enjoyment is very important to me. I can offer some awesome drink specials..and we have delicious food items available until 11p.m. Please do come and join us, we are a relaxed and friendly crowd, with a comfortable dimly lit venue, and a soothing ambiance. The Paper Rock lounge ROCKS!

Dancing starts at 9p.m.

no minors

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Candy Palmater LIVE! Halifax
Saturday April 18, 2009


Commons Room at The Holiday Inn - The corner of Robie Street and Quinpool Road,

Working Hard for the Money: One night of stand-up comedy with Candy Palmater. Tickets are $15 in advance, available at Venus Envy and Brooklyn Warehouse OR call Denise, 404-0047 to get your advance tickets. Remaining unsold tickets can be bought at the door for $20 on the night of the event. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and show starts 8 p.m. ** Must be 19 years or older**

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Fist of the Spider Woman: Tales of Fear and Queer Desire book launch
Saturday April 18, 2009


Rhizome - 317 E Broadway,

8:00pm

Arsenal Pulp Press presents the launch of the highly anticipated queer women’s horror erotica anthology, Fist of the Spider Woman: Tales of Queer Fear and Desire, edited by Amber Dawn. Readings and book signings by Vancouver contributors: Mette Bach, Kestrel Barns, Larissa Lai, Elizabeth Bachinsky, Amanda Lamarche and Amber Dawn

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A VEGAS STYLE SOCK HOP
Saturday April 18, 2009


Blue Corvette Lounge - 10662 King George Hwy,

and Dance... a charity event :)

WELCOME TO the Grand Opening of our NEW GAY FRIENDLY VENUE IN SURREY!!! The Blue Corvette Lounge ("Heartbreak Hotel") is centrally located in downtown Surrey at 10662 King George Hwy (Del Shopping Ctr near 105th). You DO NOT want to miss it!!!! It has a funky 50's feel (checkered dance/show floor, fantastic lighting, a corvette dj booth, bar and intimate seating), and a glassed "quiet area" near the full service bar. Being a Lounge & Bistro, it will enable those of our community under the legal drinking age to be able to attend and perform in our shows. It has a fenced, secure patio (smoking permitted in the marked area) as well. This Venue is ONLY open for private gay events, not to the general public. See where our future dances will be held next door in the Sahara Night Club that holds 250 people.

$3.00 DRINKS, free jello shooters at the door for the first 50 people to arrive, and more! COME OUT AND SEE US and the new fabulous venue!!!!

$10.00 INCLUDES A SNACK AND A SHOW ' A VEGAS STYLE SOCK HOP" DANCING AND FUN TO FOLLOW!

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CHERRYBOMB
Saturday April 18, 2009


Andy Poolhall - 489 College St,

KICKIN' IT PROPER! SATURDAY APRIL 18 . 09 WITH CHERRY BOMB RESIDENT DYKE DJ DUO DENISE BENSON + COZMIC CAT playing what we love Come see what all the buzz is about as CHERRY BOMB producers and resident DJ team Cozmic Cat and Denise Benson dig deep, tag through sexy, sweaty sets and do it up proper just for you. Rhythm is a dancer. COZMIC CAT Name: Cozmic Occupation: the Top Cat of global dancefloor mayhem Sign: Cancer Fave quote: "Puh push it real good!!!" DENISE BENSON: Denise eats, sleeps and breathes music, and loves to share the pleasure. This Aries has been injecting new sounds and ideas into T.O.’s queer club scene since ’88, producing influential parties like Dyke Nite (Boom Boom Room), BENT, S!H!E!, glide and Savour. Always with one ear and eye to the future, she also writes about music for EYE Weekly. sweat. dance. cruise at CHERRY BOMB 9pm – 3am • $6 cover • free before 10pm licensed 19+ event for queer women & our friends at the spacious & curvaceous ANDY POOLHALL 489 College Street . Toronto. 416.923.5300 www.andypoolhall.com myspace.com/cherrybombtoronto

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SNATCH
Saturday April 18, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

SATURDAY APRIL 18th! SNATCH presents: DJ BARBI busting out the sounds of the centuries! all the music that has made you dance for the last 40 years in one exceptional space! expect to hear funk, disco, retro, freestyle, hip hop, electro and dancehall - all packed in to one carrazy night. 10 pm - 70's 11 pm - 80's 12 pm - 90's 1 pm - 00's if you've never heard BARBI before, then you should be ashamed of yourself! one of the best in the city for real!

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CHICKS WITH PICKS
Sunday April 19, 2009


Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir St,

MELANIE DEKKER & VICKY SJOHALL

www.melaniedekker.com www.myspace.com/vickysjohall

Doors: 7pm show: 8pm

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Pride Fundraising Pasta Dinner, Halifax
Sunday April 19, 2009


Menz Bar - 2182 Gottingen Street,

All-U-Can-Eat Pasta Dinner to benefit Halifax Pride. Vegetarian spaghetti sauce with Parmesan Cheese and Garlic Bread; all for $10! Drinks extra. 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Menz Bar

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An Introduction to Burlesque Dancing: Exploring Your Inner Showboat
Tuesday April 21, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - ,

From 6:30pm to 9pm

TUESDAY evenings (and one WEDNESDAY) in MARCH, APRIL and MAY

March 31 and April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 6

This course is for anyone who’s ever wanted to shine under the spotlight or put on a scintillating private show. Burlesque performance is a fantastic way to get in touch with your body, activate your sensual side, explore new performance possibilities and have a whole lot of fun along the way. In this course we will explore the many faces of burlesque; its history as well as its present. Participants will learn techniques for coping with stage fright and body image issues, tried and true burlesque dance basics, and the ins and outs of costume development. Each participant will have the opportunity to develop an original routine and workshop it with the group. There will also be an optional opportunity to perform publicly at a group show for community and friends.

Some of the things we will focus on include:

- Reviewing the development of burlesque
- Looking at the art form from a feminist, anti-racist perspective
- Locating ourselves within the movement
- Confronting the fears that prevent us from being our best sensual selves
- Utilizing practical techniques to overcome stage fright
- Developing your uniquely individual burlesque persona
- Selecting music that moves you

Fee: $69 (No Refunds). Pre-registration and payment required. **Please call to register.

Enrollment limited to 15 participants. Limited sliding scale spots available.

We regret our bathroom is not wheelchair accessible.

All our courses and events are trans inclusive.

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LGBT Bi-National Couples
Tuesday April 21, 2009


Rhizome - 317 E Broadway,

Are you an LGBT bi-national couple new to Vancouver? Let’s meet for coffee!

6-8pm

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One Night Stand w/ Deb Pearce
Tuesday April 21, 2009


Big Mamma's Boy - 554 Parliament,

One Night Stand w/ Deb Pearce
@ Big Mamma's Boy

No cover!
8-11pm

Come check out the rockin' comedy/karaoke night at the Cabbagetown hotspot, Big Mamma's Boy. Hosted by the ever-amazing Deb Pearce! 8pm-11pm, no cover.

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Get-Together in Our Meeting Room: Love Exiles
Tuesday April 21, 2009


Rhizome - 317 E Broadway,

6:00pm

Meet fellow GLBT bi-national couples at an informal get-together for couples who immigrated to Vancouver because they could not live together legally with their foreign partners in their home countries.

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Pool & karaoke
Wednesday April 22, 2009


Prism - 10524 - 101 Street,

Every Wednesday

Free Pool

Karaoke 9pm to midnight

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eights & nines
Thursday April 23, 2009


Andy Poolhall - 489 College St,

HOT weekly happening at ANDY POOLHALL, Toronto, every THURSDAY.

Start your weekend early with a fresh set of bumpin’ beats from the past, present, and future. Your hosts and DJs Cozmic Cat and doctor BAGGIE serve up a hot and funky mix for the dancefloor every Thursday.

$4 Amsterdam bottle and $4 drink specials b4 midnight.

10 pm - 3 am. NO COVER!

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UVic Coffee House
Friday April 24, 2009


Serious Coffee - Broad and Yates (across from where A&B sound used to be),

2nd & 4th Friday of every month from 7:30pm - 9pm

Open to all ages - come meet some nice friendly folk! Afterwards we often go for munchies (at whitespot downtown) and some people go dancing after that. This is a friendly social gathering, meant to be welcoming and positive. Pick up one of Pride's serious coffee cards from our social coordinator, Aaron, which you can fill and use at any SC on the island - with a percentage of it going back to Uvic Pride's Queer Books for BC Schools' fundraising! Ooh, sweet. Remember, please respect others who may be joining us for the first time - help them feel comfortable and safe by allowing them space to meet and get to know many people. : )

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Girl4GIRL - Everett
Friday April 24, 2009


Twisted - 1212 California Street,

Girl4GIRL EVERETT APRIL 24TH @ TWISTED! Girl4GIRL EVERETT SUPPORTS THE NORTHEND LADIES WITH DJ LA KENDALL PLAYING THE BEST OF 80'S, 90'S, TOP 40 AND HIP HOP! MC ADRABOO WILL ANNOUNCE YOUR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS AND OF COURSE SLAP ON A NEON SINGLES BRACELET IF YOU DARE! TWISTED / 1212 CALIFORNIA ST / 8PM / 21+ / $5

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The Fourth Annual Feminist Porn Awards
Friday April 24, 2009


Berkeley Church (315 Queen Street East) - ,

The Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards are back! For the fourth year in a row, Good For Her (www.goodforher.com), Toronto’s premiere female-oriented sex shop and workshop centre, is bringing together a group of incredible filmmakers who are expanding how everyone, no matter what their gender, is being represented in adult films. 2009 brings a big year of changes for the Feminist Porn Awards. After 3 years of sell-out shows at the Gladstone Hotel, The Feminist Porn Awards are expanding our celebration to the larger-capacity Berkeley Church (315 Queen Street East), on Friday, April 24th. “The hope is to bring more people in to witness how hot, fun and sexy feminist porn can be” says Feminist Porn Award organizer and Good For Her manager Alison Lee. She adds, “this is a weekend for everyone to celebrate those who are revolutionizing erotic media”. The 2009 Feminist Porn Awards will showcase clips from winning films and earnest acceptance speeches, as well as featuring local Toronto dynamos to keep the masses entertained. Hosted by Proud FM DJ (and host of the First Annual Feminist Porn Awards) Deb “Dirk” Pearce will bring her trademark quick wit and good looks to the whole evening. Taiko drumming collective Raging Asian Women (RAW) start the night off with some powerful sexy beats that will grab you by the hips and leave you breathless. Renowned burlesque queen CoCo La Crčme (Skin Tight Outta Sight) will heat things up further, while the anarchic dance troupe Daddy K and the Rhythm Method close the show with an ode to porn like you’ve never seen before. DJ Nik Red will be there to keep the party going afterwards with some smooth, sexy tracks to keep you dancing the night away. Attendees can also expect a veritable mountain of sexy raffle prizes and a silent auction of top notch sex toys, dvds and more. The money raised from this will go to the Sexual Health, Education and Pleasure Project, aimed at giving youth and marginalized communities access to pleasure-based (as opposed to abstinence-based) sex education. + Sexy Raffle and Silent Auction! Wheelchair accessible, ASL interpretation provided 19+ only. doors 9pm

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The 2nd annual De Colores Festival of New Works by Latin-Canadian playwrights
Friday April 24, 2009


Bread & Circus - 299 Augusta Ave. (in Kensington Market),

Alameda Theatre Company presents

The 2nd annual De Colores Festival of New Works by Latin-Canadian playwrights

Featuring works by Amaranta Leyva, Michelle Amaya-Torres, Emma Beltrán and Catherine Hernandez

April 24 & 25, 2009

Bread & Circus, 299 Augusta Ave. (in Kensington Market)

Tickets $12 or $22 Festival Pass

For tickets and information please call (416) 428-7638 or visit www.alamedatheatre.com/decolores.htm

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I always envisioned a place where Latin Canadian theatre artists, especially the writers, could be free to explore their voices, says Marilo Nuñez, Artistic Director of Alameda Theatre Company.

The result? A new works festival for Latin Canadian playwrights that is all about planting seeds – and watching them bloom.

In full colour for the festival’s second year is a lineup of new works that is guaranteed to incite discussion, debate and inspire.

Here’s the festival’s lineup:

What?

The Intruder

What about?

What am I? Or who? What distinguishes one person from the next, and what unites the many faces of a person in a single identity? Catalina, a Mexican girl whose parents have recently divorced is trying to answer these questions for herself. Her quest will be aggravated by the abrupt entry of her mother’s new boyfriend into her life. The man she calls “The Intruder” fled his home country of Argentina with a fake passport to escape its murderous military dictatorship. Catalina doesn’t know about The Intruder’s past but suspects that he is not quite who he says he is. As she launches her own investigation to find out what dark secrets are hidden behind this man’s soothing presence, she will explore the limits between good and evil, the power of social conformity, and the puzzles of identity.

Who?

Amaranta Leyva was born in Mexico in 1973. She is puppeteer and playwright. Puppet theatre has been her means of expression, in particular, writing for children’s audiences. In her own words: “to explore a child’s world allows me to find my most hidden, profound and intense emotions of being human.” She has been a member of the Mexican Puppetry Company, Marionetas de la Esquina, since 1989. Her work has been largely viewed in Mexico and abroad. Among those include: Dibújame una vaca (featured at the Kenedy Center in Washington DC), Mía and El Vestido, which was awarded the National Award of Theatre for Children in Mexico. Her books have been published and they are part of the National Program of Reading in Mexico.

What?

My Secret Romeo

What About?

Welcome to suburban Winnipeg. Six years after the Rwandan genocide, a middle-class man is obsessed with Romeo Dallaire. When he finds his compulsively clean wife with her working-class lover, a secret begins to emerge, and the couple grapples with what it means to be a survivor.

Who?

Michelle Amaya-Torres is a parent and educator living in Winnipeg. She teaches English as an Additional Language to adult students. When she was younger, she lived for a period of time in England, Colombia, Guyana, the United States and Nunavut. Now she is interested in bringing experiences -- experiences that are not uncommon in the rest of the world -- back home to Canada. "My Secret Romeo" is Michelle's first play, written after her young cousin was tortured and killed in Colombia. She hopes people will reflect on why death is not prevented, as well as consider the impact of violent death on those who survive.

What?

Coyote

What about?

“’The moon! The moon! Look at the moon!’ We all wanted to say, but couldn’t. It was a howl caught on the inside of our cheeks, the same howl that made us want to cry for water, water, water please.” Inspired by poet Emma Beltrán’s crossing of the border into the United States as a child, Coyote tells the story of five Mexicans whose clandestine journey into the north is hindered when their guide, the “coyote” goes missing.

Who?

Emma Beltrán is a poet from Mexico. Since 1994, she has been involved in the struggle of indigenous peoples facilitating poetry and popular theatre workshops for women and children throughout Mexico. Beltrán was a founding member of the first community radio station in Mexico’s history during the student strike at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1999. This work caused her to be subject to political charges, kidnapping and torture, by the Mexican National Army (March 2001). Exiled in Canada since May 2002, Beltran was an award-winning artist selected for Artscape’s Gibraltar Point International Artist Residency Program in 2005. Her poetry has been published in various literary journals and anthologies. She is a member of PEN Canada’s Writers in Exile Network and was a Writer in Residence at the University of Windsor during the spring of 2006. Beltrán had recently finalized her participation at the Wired Writing Studio at The Banff Centre for the Arts, from which she was granted a full-scholarship. Emma worked as a Writer-Consultant for the TAXI-Project with PEN Canada and ARCfest and is a member of freeDimensional, an international human rights and arts organization that engages in a particular style of networking that builds on existing resources in the art, media and entertainment sectors in order to engage and financially underwrite direct actions necessary to help culture workers-in-distress and use their stories to illustrate critical, contemporary issues.

Catherine Hernandez is a writer and theatre practitioner. Her first play, Singkil, was produced by fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company in association with Factory Theatre and garnered seven DORA nominations including Best New Play, Independent Division. Singkil is part of the Scarborough Stories anthology of works which tell the tales of Toronto's dodgier east side. She has worked in one capacity or another with Carlos Bulosan Theatre, Native Earth Performing Arts, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and numerous others. Her new plays Kilt Pins and Future Folk (with the Sulong Theatre Collective) are in development at Theatre Passe Muraille where Catherine is the 08/09 playwright in residence.

*Please note that all media inquiries for Catherine Hernandez can be addressed to info@loudlady.com but will be handled by Loud Lady associate, Kating Lee.

What?

Lizardboy

What about?

Lizardboy, the “trouble-making” rascal from the barrio – the neighborhood… is escaping from another furious neighbour who, once again, has come to beat him up. From his secret hiding place he unravels the story of an “up-side-down” family from the emerging Colombian middle class of the early 1980’s. The spotlight shines on the characters, colours, contradictions –la vida of a country in the middle of a landslide, seen through the eyes of a mischievous nine-year-old boy. The only times Lizardboy finds freedom is when he fights, climbs walls, talks tirelessly, and creates adventures out of chaos.

Who?

Victor Gomez is an award winning actor, writer and filmmaker from Colombia, where he studied Theatre, Journalism and Communications. He appeared as Pedro in the Rubicon Theatre (California), and Manitoba Theatre Centres’ international co-production of The Night Of The Iguana. North American TV and Film includes: Get Rich Or Die Trying, (Paramount Pictures/Jim Sheridan); Ambition, (ABC); Missing; Bliss-Tango (CBC/Showcase), G-Spot (TMN/W Network/ Movie Central), The Letter (Nepantla Films), Carino (Ryerson University), Brothers (Canadian Film Centre), and Ricardo Against Ricardo, his short adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard III, which won best Canadian Experimental Film at the Alucine Film Festival. Other credits back in Colombia include: The Lovers (Leonardus Theatre); The Revolution (Iberoamerican Theatre); Blood Wedding (Irrespeto Teatro); Angelus (Teatro Patria); I Rise In Flame, Cried the Phoenix; The Floating Light Bulb; The Party (Chamber Theatre Estudio); and more than a dozen leading roles in TV and Film.

ABOUT THE DE COLORES FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS:

Produced by Alameda Theatre Company, Canada's premiere professional Latin Canadian theatre company, THE 2009 DE COLORES FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS will focus on providing developmental support for works in progress by pairing the chosen playwrights with professional dramaturgs from Toronto’s theatre community. This year’s festival dramaturgs are Stephen Colella, Dramaturg at Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People and Erica Kopyto, dramaturg working with PEN Canada and the Writers in Exile program.

Who's who?

Marilo Nuñez is a producer, writer and actor based in Toronto. She is the founder/Artistic Director of Alameda Theatre Company, Canada’s premiere professional Latin American theatre company. She has worked as an arts administrator for various theatre companies in Toronto, including Nightwood Theatre and The Theatre Centre. She is presently General Manager for Pleiades Theatre in Toronto. She has produced: The Refugee Hotel (workshop reading, Harbourfront Centre’s Lakeside Terrace) Three Fingered Jack & the Legend of Joaquin Murieta (Factory Theatre, Summerworks 2006), Chile Con Carne (Tarragon Extra Space), North East Side Story (Summerworks 2001) and the documentary film, Ode to the Empanada. A graduate of Ryerson University's Theatre Acting Program she has extensive experience in both film & theatre. Film & television acting credits include: Narc, One for the Money, DOC, 1-800-Missing, and Save'ums. Marilo’s poetry has been published in both Spanish and English and in 2003 was selected for inclusion in the National Library Collection as part of Proyecto Adrienne. Marilo was born in Chile.

Stephen Colella is the Company Dramaturg for Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People. He is a graduate of the Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) Dramaturgy program at the University of Glasgow and has a BA in English with Minors in Theatre and German from Loyola College in Baltimore. Past projects at LKTYP: Co-adapter of Love You Forever…And More Munsch (Dora Award, Outstanding TYA Production), Dramaturgy for Hana’s Suitcase, i think i can (Dora Award, Outstanding New Musical), and Touch the Sky. Other projects include: Dramaturgy for Three Fingered Jack and the Legend of Joaquin Murieta and Festival Dramaturg for the De Colores Festival (Alameda Theatre); Researcher for Jason Sherman’s adaptation of Gorky’s Enemies (Ryerson); Dramaturg for the 2005 Paprika Festival; Festival Dramaturg for the 2004 Paprika Festival; Script Manager for Remnants (Tarragon Theatre).

Erica Kopyto is a Toronto-based dramaturg, producer, activist and educator. She has dedicated her work to the intersection of social justice initiatives and the arts. Some of her most memorable work has been in collaboration with Nightwood Theatre (dramaturg, 2003-2005) She was Associate Artistic Director for the Inaugural ARCfest: Toronto’s Social Justice Arts Festival (2005). She has attended the Banff PlayRites Colony as an Associate Dramaturg (2005, 2006) and was part of the creative team that developed a new work for the stage to commemorate the murder of Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa (2005; Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation, PEN Canada). She spent 2006 in the Fiji Islands working alongside the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement and the Fiji Red Cross Society. Most recently she was the dramaturg for The TAXI Project with PEN Canada’s Writers’ in Exile Network (2007-2009). She holds a Masters of Art from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Study of Drama and teaches Social Sciences at Seneca College. She is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the America’s and sits on the board of Mayworks: Toronto’s Festival of Working People and the Arts.

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FIST OF THE SPIDER WOMAN: TALES OF FEAR AND QUEER DESIRE
Friday April 24, 2009


Goodhandy's - 120 Church Street,

ARSENAL PULP PRESS PRESENTS THE SUBVERSIVE, WITTY, SEXY AND SCARY TORONTO BOOK LAUNCH OF

FIST OF THE SPIDER WOMAN: TALES OF FEAR AND QUEER DESIRE

7 to 9 pm (Free admission. Show starts at 7:30 pm sharp.)

Arsenal Pulp Press presents the launch of the highly anticipated queer women’s horror erotica anthology, Fist of the Spider Woman: Tales of Queer Fear and Desire, edited by Amber Dawn. Readings and book signings by Toronto contributors: Kristyn Dunnion, Suki Lee, Esther Mazakian, and editor Amber Dawn. Hosted by Kristyn Dunnion, a.k.a. Miss Kitty Galore. Special guest appearance by Fat Femme Mafia, and horror burlesque performer Amber Dawn.

Traditional horror often portrays female characters in direct relation to their sexual role according to men, such as the lascivious victim or innocent heroine; even vampy, powerful female villains, such as the classic noir "spider women," use their sexual prowess to seduce and overwhelm married men. Fist of the Spider Woman is a revelatory anthology of horror stories by queer and transgressive women and others that disrupts reality as queer women know it, instilling both fear and arousal while turning traditional horror iconography on its head.

ABOUT AMBER DAWN

Amber Dawn is a writer, filmmaker, and performance artist based in Vancouver. She is the co-editor of With a Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2005). Her writing has been published in dozens of literary magazines and anthologies, from Working Sex: Sex Workers Write About a Changing Industry (Seal Press, 2007) to Best New Poets 2005 (University of Virginia Press). Currently, she is Director of Programming at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

ABOUT KRISTYN DUNNION

Kristyn Dunnion, a.k.a. Miss Kitty Galore, is a wig-wearing party on wheels. She is the author of Missing Matthew (Red Deer Press, 2003), a quirky mystery for rebels of all ages, Mosh Pit (Red Deer Press, 2004), a queer punkrawk teen novel, and Big Big Sky (Red Deer Press, 2008), a speculative novel about female assassin warriors. Her short stories are widely anthologized. She likes big boots, shaved heads, and loud music. Visit Kristyn at www.kristyndunnion.com.

ABOUT SUKI LEE

Suki Lee is the author of the short story collection Sapphic Traffic (Conundrum, 2003). Her fiction has been featured in such anthologies as Hot & Bothered 3 and 4 (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2001 and 2003), The Portable Conundrum (Conundrum Press, 2006), With a Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2005), and Second Person Queer (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2009). Originally from Montreal, Suki Lee lives in Toronto. Visit Suki at www.sukilee.com.

ABOUT ESTHER MAZAKIAN

Esther Mazakian was born in Israel and shortly after moved to Toronto, where she has lived ever since. Her debut collection of poetry, All the Lifters, was published in 2007 by Signature Editions. Her poems have also appeared in several Canadian journals, including the Malahat Review, PRISM International, Event, and Fiddlehead. Her poetry was an Editor's Choice in Arc's 2002 Arc Poem of the Year Contest and winner of Prism's 2004 Earle Birney Prize for Poetry.

ABOUT FAT FEMME MAFIA

We are enraged fat activists/performers from Toronto, Canada working towards creating fat-positive spaces. We perform and facilitate workshops on fat oppression, fat acceptance, building fat community, body image and self-esteem issues... We are feminists. We are queer. We are fat. Please feel free to send us a message: fatfemmemafia@hotmail.com.

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Retro at the CoHo with DJ Motlette, Halifax
Friday April 24, 2009


The Company House - 2202 Gottingen Street,

Time to Get Down on Gottingen: Retro at the CoHo with DJ Motlette returns to The Company House on April 24 at 9:00 p.m., (19+). We turned Good Friday to Great Friday at the last Retro at the CoHo. The Company House was awash with guilty pleasure tunes, dirty dancing, tambourines and Easter chocolates. Now it's time to mull over your request, practice that hustle and rally your Troop Beverly Hills for our next dance party. What's there to celebrate on April 24? Springtime. A vibrant North End. Barbara Streisand's birthday. Your insatiable spring fever. So dust off those boogie shoes, top up your lemon gin and join me for another night of retro and requests for all at The Company House. If you're celebrating a special occasion please feel free to contact me in advance with a retro song request. I'll do my best to have it on hand for you to make your night complete.

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HOT FLASH
Saturday April 25, 2009


Hot Shotz - 1707 N State St, Bellingham,

INTERGENERATIONAL Dances for Women 21+

DJ Christine spins
A little doo-wop, a little hip-hop and a whole lot of 80s and 90s tunes in between!

A pre-funk lesbian tea dance to start your evening in style

Appetizers to Full Dinners Served

Held the fourth Saturday of each month at HOT SHOTZ

6:00 to 10:00 pm

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HOT FLASH (Bellingham)
Saturday April 25, 2009


Hot Shotz - 1707 N State St, Bellingham,

INTERGENERATIONAL Dances for Women 21+

DJ Christine spins
A little doo-wop, a little hip-hop and a whole lot of 80s and 90s tunes in between!

A pre-funk lesbian tea dance to start your evening in style

Appetizers to Full Dinners Served

Held the fourth Saturday of each month at HOT SHOTZ

6:00 to 10:00 pm

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Cherry - A hot night for lesbians, queers & friends
Saturday April 25, 2009


Re-bar, corner of Boren and Howell - 1114 Howell Street,

Join us at the Re-bar on Saturday, February 28th and dance with the hottest queer girls and guys while our resident DJs Amateur Youth & Mathematix fill the dancefloor with ass-shaking party tunes to keep you going all night long. Doors are at 10pm. 21 and over.

Cover is $5 from 10pm to 11pm, $7 after 11pm.

Cherry is the fourth Saturday of every month.

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Girl4GIRL - Kent
Saturday April 25, 2009


Swank - 24437 Russell Road,

Girl4GIRL NEW EVENT IN KENT APRIL 25TH @ SWANK! Girl4GIRL LAUNCHES IN KENT @ SWANK ON APRIL 25TH! WE HAVE THE NORTHEND COVERED NOW IT'S TIME TO SUPPORT THE LADIES IN THE SOUTHEND! DJ RICKI LEIGH PERFORMS WITH HER FAB DANCE TUNES, G4G HOT GO-GO'S, TWO POOL TABLES, TWO DART BOARDS, GAME MACHINES, COUCHES, FULL KITCHEN UNTIL 11PM, PULL TABS AND YES...AN OUTDOOR PATIO! COME CELEBRATE OUR NEW LAUNCH IN KENT @ SWANK ON APRIL 25TH! DOORS OPEN AT 9PM AND WE'RE GIVING THE NIGHT AWAY FOR OUR FIRST EVENT AT A $5 COVER! ALL WELCOME BUT THE GIRLS WILL TAKE OVER! SWANK / 24437 RUSSELL ROAD / 9PM / 21+ / $5 special!

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DIY Porn Workshop with Madison Young
Saturday April 25, 2009


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DIY Porn Workshop with Madison Young Saturday April 25 (1-3pm) $35 (pre-register at www.goodforher.com or call 416-588-0900) Make your own porn! Learn how to tap into your own sexual fantasies, the basics of writing a script, casting, financing your porn, and how to get your movies to the intended audience (even if that’s just you and your partner). All genders welcome. With writer, director and performer Madison Young.

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Feisty Feminist Porn on the Big Screen
Saturday April 25, 2009


Royal Theatre (608 College Street) - ,

Feisty Feminist Porn on the Big Screen: A Screening of Nominated Films from the Feminist Porn Awards Saturday, April 25th Royal Theatre (608 College Street) 9:30pm includes a panel discussion and Q&A with prominent filmmakers including Madison Young, Courtney Trouble, Tobi Hill-Meyer,Mimi Balfour and Joanne Loton, moderated by CoCo La Crčme aka Lorraine Hewitt. Sorry, no wheelchair accessible washroom 18+ only

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The 2nd annual De Colores Festival of New Works by Latin-Canadian playwrights
Saturday April 25, 2009


Bread & Circus - 299 Augusta Ave. (in Kensington Market),

Alameda Theatre Company presents

The 2nd annual De Colores Festival of New Works by Latin-Canadian playwrights

Featuring works by Amaranta Leyva, Michelle Amaya-Torres, Emma Beltrán and Catherine Hernandez

April 24 & 25, 2009

Bread & Circus, 299 Augusta Ave. (in Kensington Market)

Tickets $12 or $22 Festival Pass

For tickets and information please call (416) 428-7638 or visit www.alamedatheatre.com/decolores.htm

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I always envisioned a place where Latin Canadian theatre artists, especially the writers, could be free to explore their voices, says Marilo Nuñez, Artistic Director of Alameda Theatre Company.

The result? A new works festival for Latin Canadian playwrights that is all about planting seeds – and watching them bloom.

In full colour for the festival’s second year is a lineup of new works that is guaranteed to incite discussion, debate and inspire.

Here’s the festival’s lineup:

What?

The Intruder

What about?

What am I? Or who? What distinguishes one person from the next, and what unites the many faces of a person in a single identity? Catalina, a Mexican girl whose parents have recently divorced is trying to answer these questions for herself. Her quest will be aggravated by the abrupt entry of her mother’s new boyfriend into her life. The man she calls “The Intruder” fled his home country of Argentina with a fake passport to escape its murderous military dictatorship. Catalina doesn’t know about The Intruder’s past but suspects that he is not quite who he says he is. As she launches her own investigation to find out what dark secrets are hidden behind this man’s soothing presence, she will explore the limits between good and evil, the power of social conformity, and the puzzles of identity.

Who?

Amaranta Leyva was born in Mexico in 1973. She is puppeteer and playwright. Puppet theatre has been her means of expression, in particular, writing for children’s audiences. In her own words: “to explore a child’s world allows me to find my most hidden, profound and intense emotions of being human.” She has been a member of the Mexican Puppetry Company, Marionetas de la Esquina, since 1989. Her work has been largely viewed in Mexico and abroad. Among those include: Dibújame una vaca (featured at the Kenedy Center in Washington DC), Mía and El Vestido, which was awarded the National Award of Theatre for Children in Mexico. Her books have been published and they are part of the National Program of Reading in Mexico.

What?

My Secret Romeo

What About?

Welcome to suburban Winnipeg. Six years after the Rwandan genocide, a middle-class man is obsessed with Romeo Dallaire. When he finds his compulsively clean wife with her working-class lover, a secret begins to emerge, and the couple grapples with what it means to be a survivor.

Who?

Michelle Amaya-Torres is a parent and educator living in Winnipeg. She teaches English as an Additional Language to adult students. When she was younger, she lived for a period of time in England, Colombia, Guyana, the United States and Nunavut. Now she is interested in bringing experiences -- experiences that are not uncommon in the rest of the world -- back home to Canada. "My Secret Romeo" is Michelle's first play, written after her young cousin was tortured and killed in Colombia. She hopes people will reflect on why death is not prevented, as well as consider the impact of violent death on those who survive.

What?

Coyote

What about?

“’The moon! The moon! Look at the moon!’ We all wanted to say, but couldn’t. It was a howl caught on the inside of our cheeks, the same howl that made us want to cry for water, water, water please.” Inspired by poet Emma Beltrán’s crossing of the border into the United States as a child, Coyote tells the story of five Mexicans whose clandestine journey into the north is hindered when their guide, the “coyote” goes missing.

Who?

Emma Beltrán is a poet from Mexico. Since 1994, she has been involved in the struggle of indigenous peoples facilitating poetry and popular theatre workshops for women and children throughout Mexico. Beltrán was a founding member of the first community radio station in Mexico’s history during the student strike at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1999. This work caused her to be subject to political charges, kidnapping and torture, by the Mexican National Army (March 2001). Exiled in Canada since May 2002, Beltran was an award-winning artist selected for Artscape’s Gibraltar Point International Artist Residency Program in 2005. Her poetry has been published in various literary journals and anthologies. She is a member of PEN Canada’s Writers in Exile Network and was a Writer in Residence at the University of Windsor during the spring of 2006. Beltrán had recently finalized her participation at the Wired Writing Studio at The Banff Centre for the Arts, from which she was granted a full-scholarship. Emma worked as a Writer-Consultant for the TAXI-Project with PEN Canada and ARCfest and is a member of freeDimensional, an international human rights and arts organization that engages in a particular style of networking that builds on existing resources in the art, media and entertainment sectors in order to engage and financially underwrite direct actions necessary to help culture workers-in-distress and use their stories to illustrate critical, contemporary issues.

Catherine Hernandez is a writer and theatre practitioner. Her first play, Singkil, was produced by fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company in association with Factory Theatre and garnered seven DORA nominations including Best New Play, Independent Division. Singkil is part of the Scarborough Stories anthology of works which tell the tales of Toronto's dodgier east side. She has worked in one capacity or another with Carlos Bulosan Theatre, Native Earth Performing Arts, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and numerous others. Her new plays Kilt Pins and Future Folk (with the Sulong Theatre Collective) are in development at Theatre Passe Muraille where Catherine is the 08/09 playwright in residence.

*Please note that all media inquiries for Catherine Hernandez can be addressed to info@loudlady.com but will be handled by Loud Lady associate, Kating Lee.

What?

Lizardboy

What about?

Lizardboy, the “trouble-making” rascal from the barrio – the neighborhood… is escaping from another furious neighbour who, once again, has come to beat him up. From his secret hiding place he unravels the story of an “up-side-down” family from the emerging Colombian middle class of the early 1980’s. The spotlight shines on the characters, colours, contradictions –la vida of a country in the middle of a landslide, seen through the eyes of a mischievous nine-year-old boy. The only times Lizardboy finds freedom is when he fights, climbs walls, talks tirelessly, and creates adventures out of chaos.

Who?

Victor Gomez is an award winning actor, writer and filmmaker from Colombia, where he studied Theatre, Journalism and Communications. He appeared as Pedro in the Rubicon Theatre (California), and Manitoba Theatre Centres’ international co-production of The Night Of The Iguana. North American TV and Film includes: Get Rich Or Die Trying, (Paramount Pictures/Jim Sheridan); Ambition, (ABC); Missing; Bliss-Tango (CBC/Showcase), G-Spot (TMN/W Network/ Movie Central), The Letter (Nepantla Films), Carino (Ryerson University), Brothers (Canadian Film Centre), and Ricardo Against Ricardo, his short adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard III, which won best Canadian Experimental Film at the Alucine Film Festival. Other credits back in Colombia include: The Lovers (Leonardus Theatre); The Revolution (Iberoamerican Theatre); Blood Wedding (Irrespeto Teatro); Angelus (Teatro Patria); I Rise In Flame, Cried the Phoenix; The Floating Light Bulb; The Party (Chamber Theatre Estudio); and more than a dozen leading roles in TV and Film.

ABOUT THE DE COLORES FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS:

Produced by Alameda Theatre Company, Canada's premiere professional Latin Canadian theatre company, THE 2009 DE COLORES FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS will focus on providing developmental support for works in progress by pairing the chosen playwrights with professional dramaturgs from Toronto’s theatre community. This year’s festival dramaturgs are Stephen Colella, Dramaturg at Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People and Erica Kopyto, dramaturg working with PEN Canada and the Writers in Exile program.

Who's who?

Marilo Nuñez is a producer, writer and actor based in Toronto. She is the founder/Artistic Director of Alameda Theatre Company, Canada’s premiere professional Latin American theatre company. She has worked as an arts administrator for various theatre companies in Toronto, including Nightwood Theatre and The Theatre Centre. She is presently General Manager for Pleiades Theatre in Toronto. She has produced: The Refugee Hotel (workshop reading, Harbourfront Centre’s Lakeside Terrace) Three Fingered Jack & the Legend of Joaquin Murieta (Factory Theatre, Summerworks 2006), Chile Con Carne (Tarragon Extra Space), North East Side Story (Summerworks 2001) and the documentary film, Ode to the Empanada. A graduate of Ryerson University's Theatre Acting Program she has extensive experience in both film & theatre. Film & television acting credits include: Narc, One for the Money, DOC, 1-800-Missing, and Save'ums. Marilo’s poetry has been published in both Spanish and English and in 2003 was selected for inclusion in the National Library Collection as part of Proyecto Adrienne. Marilo was born in Chile.

Stephen Colella is the Company Dramaturg for Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People. He is a graduate of the Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) Dramaturgy program at the University of Glasgow and has a BA in English with Minors in Theatre and German from Loyola College in Baltimore. Past projects at LKTYP: Co-adapter of Love You Forever…And More Munsch (Dora Award, Outstanding TYA Production), Dramaturgy for Hana’s Suitcase, i think i can (Dora Award, Outstanding New Musical), and Touch the Sky. Other projects include: Dramaturgy for Three Fingered Jack and the Legend of Joaquin Murieta and Festival Dramaturg for the De Colores Festival (Alameda Theatre); Researcher for Jason Sherman’s adaptation of Gorky’s Enemies (Ryerson); Dramaturg for the 2005 Paprika Festival; Festival Dramaturg for the 2004 Paprika Festival; Script Manager for Remnants (Tarragon Theatre).

Erica Kopyto is a Toronto-based dramaturg, producer, activist and educator. She has dedicated her work to the intersection of social justice initiatives and the arts. Some of her most memorable work has been in collaboration with Nightwood Theatre (dramaturg, 2003-2005) She was Associate Artistic Director for the Inaugural ARCfest: Toronto’s Social Justice Arts Festival (2005). She has attended the Banff PlayRites Colony as an Associate Dramaturg (2005, 2006) and was part of the creative team that developed a new work for the stage to commemorate the murder of Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa (2005; Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation, PEN Canada). She spent 2006 in the Fiji Islands working alongside the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement and the Fiji Red Cross Society. Most recently she was the dramaturg for The TAXI Project with PEN Canada’s Writers’ in Exile Network (2007-2009). She holds a Masters of Art from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Study of Drama and teaches Social Sciences at Seneca College. She is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the America’s and sits on the board of Mayworks: Toronto’s Festival of Working People and the Arts.

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Flygirl @ The Boathouse
Saturday April 25, 2009


Boathouse Waterfront Bar & Deck - 1795 Beach Ave,

Vancouver’s freshest Sat night party! Rockin’ the Boathouse 2nd and 4th Sat of the month. Food, dj’s and a panoramic view!

5-9:30pm Exclusive Flygirl dinner on the deck by reservations only. Please email info@flygirlproductions.com your full name, email address, reservation time and # of people in your party.

9pm-1:30am Boathouse Waterfront Bar
Get your groove on with one of Flygirl DJ's. A Saturday night consistently providing fun, upbeat and fresh dance beats.
YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE DINNER IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE PARTY

$10 door admission only. There are no advance tix for this event.

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Annual Fetish Ball, Halifax
Saturday April 25, 2009


The Church - 2600 Fuller Terrace,

We are pleased to present the Sixth Annual Fetish Ball at The Church from 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Live entertainment begins at 9:00 p.m., the "Best Fetish Wear" contests at 11:00 p.m., as well as on-going hands-on demos, Dom/sub silent auction, and vending by Halfway Creations. There will also be a bar, DJ, photographer, and door prizes. The Fetish Ball is the biggest fundraiser for several local charities as well as a number of local fetish groups. The Ball will be hosted by RougeFatale, entertainment by Miss C of Pink Velvet Burlesque, fire performance by Molotov, suspension pull by Amber Thorpe of Adept Tattoos, and fashion show by Night Magic Fashions. Hands-on demos throughout the night include flogging, bondage and violet wand. A play piercing and fire play demo will take place as well. Please keep in mind, no one under the age of 18 will be permitted on the premises, and our local nudity bi-laws must be upheld (“nude” means the showing of the human male or female genitals, pubic area or buttocks with less than a full opaque covering, or the showing of a female breast with less than a full opaque covering over any portion thereof below the top of the areola of the breast”). However, please come to the event as yourselves, be as creative and expressive as you like within the boundaries. This is an event to have fun, support some local charities and fetish groups, connect with some of the best Dom/mes and subs in the Maritimes, and enjoy the erotic and exotic entertainment. Our mission is to provide a fun supportive atmosphere where we can feel free to be who we are among other like minded individuals, while at the same time helping our community. We hope to see you there!

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An Introduction to Burlesque Dancing: Exploring Your Inner Showboat
Tuesday April 28, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - ,

From 6:30pm to 9pm

TUESDAY evenings (and one WEDNESDAY) in MARCH, APRIL and MAY

March 31 and April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 6

This course is for anyone who’s ever wanted to shine under the spotlight or put on a scintillating private show. Burlesque performance is a fantastic way to get in touch with your body, activate your sensual side, explore new performance possibilities and have a whole lot of fun along the way. In this course we will explore the many faces of burlesque; its history as well as its present. Participants will learn techniques for coping with stage fright and body image issues, tried and true burlesque dance basics, and the ins and outs of costume development. Each participant will have the opportunity to develop an original routine and workshop it with the group. There will also be an optional opportunity to perform publicly at a group show for community and friends.

Some of the things we will focus on include:

- Reviewing the development of burlesque
- Looking at the art form from a feminist, anti-racist perspective
- Locating ourselves within the movement
- Confronting the fears that prevent us from being our best sensual selves
- Utilizing practical techniques to overcome stage fright
- Developing your uniquely individual burlesque persona
- Selecting music that moves you

Fee: $69 (No Refunds). Pre-registration and payment required. **Please call to register.

Enrollment limited to 15 participants. Limited sliding scale spots available.

We regret our bathroom is not wheelchair accessible.

All our courses and events are trans inclusive.

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One Night Stand w/ Deb Pearce
Tuesday April 28, 2009


Big Mamma's Boy - 554 Parliament,

One Night Stand w/ Deb Pearce
@ Big Mamma's Boy

No cover!
8-11pm

Come check out the rockin' comedy/karaoke night at the Cabbagetown hotspot, Big Mamma's Boy. Hosted by the ever-amazing Deb Pearce! 8pm-11pm, no cover.

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Hypnomeditation Workshop
Tuesday April 28, 2009


The Centre - 1170 Bute St,

Overcome Self-Sabotage and Hidden Fears with Hypnosis

Time: 7:00pm

If you have ever thought you could really be happy if only....?
Or if you felt that you deserved better out of life, relationships & yourself...
Or if you could simply use a little boost in self control and self-esteem...
This is the workshop for you!

Join Master Hypnotherapist Collin Rosati as he demonstrates the Therapeutic Applications of Modern Hypnosis. Experience the power of hypnosis as he shows how to overcome the hidden fears, worries, and emotional concerns which lead to the failure to achieve your goals. For some people, this “fear” presents itself as procrastination which arrests the success before the journey ever begins! For others, this fear of success will destroy progress towards your happiness just when things are looking bright.

Hypnosis is not a state of deep relaxation but rather a state of focused concentration where the mind is open and receptive to particular patterns of suggestion. In the right emotional/mental/physical state, these suggestions can have a profound impact upon the way you see, feel, and experience the world around you.

For more information and to register please contact The Centre at 604.684.5307

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Pool & karaoke
Wednesday April 29, 2009


Prism - 10524 - 101 Street,

Every Wednesday

Free Pool

Karaoke 9pm to midnight

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eights & nines
Thursday April 30, 2009


Andy Poolhall - 489 College St,

HOT weekly happening at ANDY POOLHALL, Toronto, every THURSDAY.

Start your weekend early with a fresh set of bumpin’ beats from the past, present, and future. Your hosts and DJs Cozmic Cat and doctor BAGGIE serve up a hot and funky mix for the dancefloor every Thursday.

$4 Amsterdam bottle and $4 drink specials b4 midnight.

10 pm - 3 am. NO COVER!

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BooBalicious Nights
Thursday April 30, 2009


LICK - 455 Abbott Street,

Vancouver's HOTTEST thrusday nights!!!

DJ DELUX on the decks!

Presenting: MUSIKA--Vancity's sexiest Latin/pop infused band!!

Wear PINK and get in for $5 bucks!!! $6 regular.

Come out and bring your friends!! Help TiT for TaT in the Weekend to End BREAST CANCER! All proceeds directly benefit the Weekend!!

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CHO CHA'S HENNESSY-ART OF MIXING COMPETITION
Thursday April 30, 2009


Pop Opera - 686 West Hasting's (Downtown),

Hey friends...cum checkout the Hennessey Art of Mixing Competition going down this Thursday@Pop Opera which I'm competing in with a 15min set live to TV on Novus Channel 4...you can also vote for me after this Thursday@ nightbat.com for the finals...MSG for GUESTLIST cheers! *2009 Hennessy Artistry DJ competition club series will bring a variety of talented and well accomplished DJs in the city Featuring some of the most renowned DJ from all over the world, each DJ will receive weekly challenges and a opportunity to show case their skills at BAR NONE & POP OPERA. ** The winner receives a REMIX contract with Canyon Boulevard and $500 Prize! ** As for the Runner up he/she will receive a $500 Prize! Each week The Show will also highlight Vancouver’s art and talent by show casing dance routines, inviting upcoming and talented photographers, singers, comedians, musicians and body painted models. The Winner will be decided on JUNE 5th. ________________________________________________ Door Open 9PM - 3AM - Show starts at 9PM - Midnight Tickets/ Guest List - $15 Ladies FREE b4 10PM VIP Table Reservation Highly recommended! For VIP table reservation contact guestlist@nightbat.com Tickets and Guest List available at http://www.nightbat.com/djcompetition ______________________________________________________________________ Hennessy Artistry Global DJ Competition is hosted By: Strawberry Nights | Night Bat & MSH Sessions www.strawberrynights.com www.nightbat.com www.mshsessions.com Sponsored By: NovusNow TV| Hennessy| Bar None & Pop Opera www.novusnow.ca www.dhmbars.com

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Girl Play Toronto presents: SPRING FEVER
Friday May 1, 2009


The Barn - 418 Church Street,

After our first and HUGELY SUCCESSFUL GirlPlay Toronto event "KISS" we got so many emails from girls asking when our next party was. It seems that "Pride" was not a good enough answer for you, so we are having one on FRIDAY 1ST MAY @ THE BARN on Church Street!!!

DJ TORUS on the turn tables all night long !!!!!

Special Drag king Performances between 10pm and 11

Remember how busy it was?
Come early to avoid any line-ups!!

We have a few treats in store for you all ;)

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SheDance!
Saturday May 2, 2009


Big Mamma's Boy - 554 Wellesley Street,

SheDance!
with DJ groove_warrior

7-9pm
Listen to laid back grooves. Big Mamma will buy you a special shot when you buy dinner ;)

9pm-2am
Sexy ladies & funky beats! House/hiphop/Top40.


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Fair Trade Show and Sale, Halifax
Saturday May 2, 2009


Universalist Unitarian Church - 5500 Inglis Street,

CELEBRATE FAIR TRADE WEEK AND MOTHER'S DAY! TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles Fair Trade Show & Sale, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Free slideshow & talk at 1:00 p.m. - Women Weave: Organic Cotton Along the Mekong. Exquisite silk & cotton scarves, bags, jackets, fabric, tablecloths & more, handcrafted with natural dyes by village artisans in Thailand & Laos. Sale! 20% off last year's silk scarves and shawls. Beautiful handwoven pieces for both women and men, and their homes.

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Mabel League Meltdown
Saturday May 2, 2009


Room 210 at Trout Lake Community Center - 3350 Victoria Drive,

Rockin' 80s dance party with DJ Logik! Prizes for best 80s outfit and best 80s hair.

An hour of speed dating before the dance gets started.

Special performance by Girls on Top and a mystery performer.

Prizes donated by the likes of Electro Lady Lux, Memphis Blues and Urban Empire.

Price: Sliding scale from $0 - $10

Doors open at 7:30. Speed dating at 8. Dancing at 9.

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SNATCH feat. DJ TORUS
Saturday May 2, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

MAY = when the seasons get hotter, the women get hotter.

This month we're partying URBAN STYLES with the finest hip hop, reggae, dancehall, top 40, house and electro.

SNATCH always brings you the finest DJs in the city and this month is definitely no exception. check for some new names that have big sounds throughout the city, making their Church street debut at the hottest mansion in town!

MAY LINE UP:

may 2: DJ TORUS
may 9: DJ COZMIC CAT
may 16: DJ MYSTICAL FLEX
may 23: DJ VIVI DIAMOND
may 30: DJ LETICIA LOVE

cheap drinks until midnight.

no cover - because cover is no good. just like swine flu.

__________________________________

SNATCH saturdays @ Voglie
582 Church Street
one block north of Wellesley (between Bloor and Wellesley)
10 pm


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No One Is Illegal! May Day of Action Rally and March
Saturday May 2, 2009


Meet at Sherbourne and Carlton - ,

1pm Meet at Sherbourne and Carlton PLEASE WEAR RED!!! On April 2nd and 3rd, over 100 temporary and undocumented workers were attacked by armed border guards, dragged in to detention and are now being forcibly deported. On 2 May, thousands of us will say Enough! We say there are no illegal human beings, only unjust laws and governments. No one, poor or undocumented, is illegal. On May 2, join thousands of us as we take to the streets and demand an end to corporate and state attacks on our communities. Create power. Resist.

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CHICKS WITH PICKS
Sunday May 3, 2009


The Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir Street,

Women's Singer/Songwriter series Every Sunday in May ...

CHICKS WITH PICKS

PASCALE GOODRICH-BLACK
www.mysapce.com/pascalegoodrichblack

RENEE LAYLA
www.myspace.com/reneelaylamusic

Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm


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One Night Stand w/ Deb Pearce
Tuesday May 5, 2009


Big Mamma's Boy - 554 Parliament,

One Night Stand w/ Deb Pearce
@ Big Mamma's Boy

No cover!
8-11pm

Come check out the rockin' comedy/karaoke night at the Cabbagetown hotspot, Big Mamma's Boy. Hosted by the ever-amazing Deb Pearce! 8pm-11pm, no cover.

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An Introduction to Burlesque Dancing: Exploring Your Inner Showboat
Wednesday May 6, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - ,

From 6:30pm to 9pm

TUESDAY evenings (and one WEDNESDAY) in MARCH, APRIL and MAY

March 31 and April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 6

This course is for anyone who’s ever wanted to shine under the spotlight or put on a scintillating private show. Burlesque performance is a fantastic way to get in touch with your body, activate your sensual side, explore new performance possibilities and have a whole lot of fun along the way. In this course we will explore the many faces of burlesque; its history as well as its present. Participants will learn techniques for coping with stage fright and body image issues, tried and true burlesque dance basics, and the ins and outs of costume development. Each participant will have the opportunity to develop an original routine and workshop it with the group. There will also be an optional opportunity to perform publicly at a group show for community and friends.

Some of the things we will focus on include:

- Reviewing the development of burlesque
- Looking at the art form from a feminist, anti-racist perspective
- Locating ourselves within the movement
- Confronting the fears that prevent us from being our best sensual selves
- Utilizing practical techniques to overcome stage fright
- Developing your uniquely individual burlesque persona
- Selecting music that moves you

Fee: $69 (No Refunds). Pre-registration and payment required. **Please call to register.

Enrollment limited to 15 participants. Limited sliding scale spots available.

We regret our bathroom is not wheelchair accessible.

All our courses and events are trans inclusive.

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eights & nines
Thursday May 7, 2009


Andy Poolhall - 489 College St,

HOT weekly happening at ANDY POOLHALL, Toronto, every THURSDAY.

Start your weekend early with a fresh set of bumpin’ beats from the past, present, and future. Your hosts and DJs Cozmic Cat and doctor BAGGIE serve up a hot and funky mix for the dancefloor every Thursday.

$4 Amsterdam bottle and $4 drink specials b4 midnight.

10 pm - 3 am. NO COVER!

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Hot Wholistic Sexuality - Erotic Education that Empowers You!
Thursday May 7, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - 73 Harbord Street,

Mini Class from 6:30pm - 7:30pm Discover your potential, open your awareness and step onto a transformative path that integrates sexuality, self, pleasure, passion, power and possibilities...This FREE class gets you started!

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Orgasmic Abundance - Going (or Coming) Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
Thursday May 7, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - 73 Harbord,

8pm - 10:15pm Clothes-On, Hands-Off, for Women & Men. Discover the wide wild world of orgasmic possibilities. Learn how to use breath, sound, movement, and imagery to amplify sensation, expand arousal, intensify orgasm and ultimately surrender into mega-orgasmic bliss. Call to register: ph: 416-922-8744/ 800-861-8233

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RE-DRAWING RESISTANCE South Asian Women's Stories of Survival and Resistance
Thursday May 7, 2009


Women's Health in Women's Hands - 2 Carlton Street, Suite 500,

OPENING RECEPTION May 7 5:30pm - 8pm ONGOING EXHIBIT: May 7 to May 22 Re-Drawing Resistance is a collection of artwork, photography and video installations from South Asian women survivors of violence and their artist allies. The opening reception will include performances by DJ Amita, a play by Meri Kahani: My story, and readings from Poet Kiran Mehdee and Novelist Andrea Gunraj from The Sudden Disappearance of Seetha. Refreshments will be generously provided by Women's Health in Women's Hands.

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Mayhem!
Friday May 8, 2009


TBA - ,

The Weekend Event for Leatherwomen

May 8 - 10, 2009

Queer women's BDSM and sexuality. All weekend long.
We're completely pleased to be bringing you a conference-style weekend, with play parties, education, entertainment, and a line-up of brilliant presenters. We would like to invite all past, present and future women who enjoy woman-to-woman BDSM to our unique weekend of kink, play, and fun.
Whether you're just beginning to explore kink, or consider yourself a seasoned veteran, Mayhem! is the place to play hard, play soft, learn, or just hang out and socialize with some very damn cool women.

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The Crystal Cabaret - Vancouver International Burlesque Festival
Friday May 8, 2009


The Metro\'s Hollywood Ballroom - 759 Carnarvon St, New Westminster (less than half a block from New Westminster Skytrain Station),

"An Elegant Evening of Burlesque for Charity"

9pm-1am

Partial Proceeds to WAVAW, WISH, and PACE

In association with the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival,
Diamond Minx and Girls On Top Risque Cabaret Present:
THE CRYSTAL CABARET!

Find yourself transported to a cool and happening 1940's nightspot as you step across the threshold of Greater Vancouver's most stunning new ballroom. Grab a glass of something refreshing and relax in the spectacular surroundings before the show. The curtains part for an enchanting and glamorous evening of dazzling burlesque for charity.

Lavish costumes, beautifully choreographed group performances and solos, this event is a must see for fans and first timers alike. We will knock your socks off while we're removing our stockings!

With special out of town guests:
Red Hot Annie (Chicago)
Scarlett James (Montreal)
Rosie Bitts (Victoria)

Along with Vancouver favorites Diamond Minx and Belle Starlette, and the astonishing array of beauties from Vancouver's only charity burlesque troupe - Girls on Top Risque Cabaret - Madam Mae I, Jaynie Trouble Hunter, Miss Innocence, Ruby Red, Sugar Cayne, Maggie Pie, Sassy Mittens, and Betty Machete.

Plus fabulous Seattle emcee Vincent Drambuie!

Doors at 9pm, Show at 10pm

Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Girls on Top are a non profit society dedicated to raising funds for women's charities such as WAVAW (Women Against Violence Against Women), and partial proceeds from the show will be donated to their fundraising campaign.

Tickets available at:
Planet Claire - 212 Abbott Street
Virgin Mary's - 1136 Commercial Drive
Scout - 152 East 18th Ave.
Zulu Records - 1972 West 4th Ave.
and online at www.clubzone.com

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Mother's Day at Menz Bar, Halifax
Friday May 8, 2009


Menz Bar - 2182 Gottingen Street,

Celebrating All Womyn this Mother's Day at Menz Bar - FREE COVER FOR ALL WOMYN, ALL WEEKEND! 10:00 p.m. till 2:00 a.m.

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Retro at the CoHo, Halifax
Friday May 8, 2009


The Company House - Gottingen at Cunard,

Friday, May 8 we're back with our next edition of Retro at the CoHo in the heart of Halifax's vibrant North End. DJ Motlette will be playing retro and your requests to keep the party hopping. What's there to celebrate on Friday, May 8th? Plenty, my fine friends. It's quite the birthday weekend – Melissa Gilbert, Don Rickles, Enrique Iglesias, Billy Joel and even a few local Hali-famous Taureans of note from our very own Company House. So, come out for some cake and let's pump up the jam at the CoHo-Cabana, 9:00 p.m. (19+).

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Mayhem!
Saturday May 9, 2009


TBA - ,

The Weekend Event for Leatherwomen

May 8 - 10, 2009

Queer women's BDSM and sexuality. All weekend long.
We're completely pleased to be bringing you a conference-style weekend, with play parties, education, entertainment, and a line-up of brilliant presenters. We would like to invite all past, present and future women who enjoy woman-to-woman BDSM to our unique weekend of kink, play, and fun.
Whether you're just beginning to explore kink, or consider yourself a seasoned veteran, Mayhem! is the place to play hard, play soft, learn, or just hang out and socialize with some very damn cool women.

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Flygirl @ The Boathouse
Saturday May 9, 2009


Boathouse Waterfront Bar & Deck - 1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver,

Vancouver's freshest Sat night party! Rockin' the Boathouse 2nd and 4th Sat of the month. Food, dj's and a panoramic view!

5-9:30pm Exclusive Flygirl dinner on the deck by reservations only. Please email info@flygirlproductions.com your full name, email address, reservation time and # of people in your party.

9pm-1:30am Boathouse Waterfront Bar
Get your groove on with one of Flygirl DJ's. A Saturday night consistently providing fun, upbeat and fresh dance beats.
YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE DINNER IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE PARTY

$10 door admission only. There are no advance tix for this event.

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SNATCH feat. DJ COZMIC CAT
Saturday May 9, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

MAY = when the seasons get hotter, the women get hotter.

This month we're partying URBAN STYLES with the finest hip hop, reggae, dancehall, top 40, house and electro.

SNATCH always brings you the finest DJs in the city and this month is definitely no exception. check for some new names that have big sounds throughout the city, making their Church street debut at the hottest mansion in town!

MAY LINE UP:

may 9: DJ COZMIC CAT
may 16: DJ MYSTICAL FLEX
may 23: DJ VIVI DIAMOND
may 30: DJ LETICIA LOVE

cheap drinks until midnight.

no cover - because cover is no good. just like swine flu.

_________________________________________

SNATCH saturdays @ Voglie
582 Church Street
one block north of Wellesley (between Bloor and Wellesley)
10 pm


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Singing Out! In Bloom
Saturday May 9, 2009


Riverdale Presbyterian Church - ,

Singing Out! In Bloom Spring Choir Concert Date: Sat. May 9th, 2009 Two Shows: Afternoon Show- 2:00pm; Evening Show- 8:00pm Location: Riverdale Presbyterian Church 662 Pape Ave. (one block south of the Danforth on the west side of Pape) Price: $15 Student/Senior; $20 In Advance; $25 At the Door Tickets can be purchased on the website http://www.singingout.com/PAGE_Performances.aspx

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BOOK LAUNCH PARTY Doctors of Deception: What They Don't Want You to Know about Shock Treatment
Saturday May 9, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - 73 Harbord,

7pm refreshments provided.Co-sponsored by the Coalition Against Psychiatric Assault (CAPA). All events and courses are trans inclusive. we regret our washroom is not wheelchair accessible. Doctors of Deception is a revealing history of ECT (or shock therapy) in the United States, told here for the first time. Through the examination of court records, medical data, FDA reports, industry claims, her own experience as a patient of shock therapy, and the stories of others, Andre exposes tactics used by the industry to promote ECT as a responsible treatment when all the scientific evidence suggested otherwise. Linda Andre is a writer, activist, and the director of the Committee for Truth in Psychiatry. Since receiving ECT in the early 1980s, she has been an advocate for the human and civil rights of psychiatrically labeled people, particularly the right to truthful informed consent. She has been interviewed by numerous publications and media such as 20/20, The New York Times, and the Washington Post.

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Gays in the Grove, Pride Fundraiser, Halifax
Saturday May 9, 2009


Coconut Grove Nightclub - 1567 Grafton Street,

Halifax Pride Presents: GAYS IN THE GROVE: Rockin' the Gaybourhood 3. Local singing/songwriting sensation Ryan MacGrath is back on board to produce this awesome musical fundraiser for Halifax Pride. Ryan's work on last year's "Homos in Hell!" (at Hell's Kitchen) ensured it was an event NOT to be missed and "Gays in the Grove" promises to be just as exciting. Featured artists will include: PAMELA UNDERWATER (and band); RIA MAE (and band); STEVE GATES (of Caledonia); JASON MICHAEL MACISAAC (of The Heavy Blinkers fame) with MELANIE STONE; MARY-GRACE KOILE (and band); & RYAN MACGRATH himself (and band). Last year's event was an incredible night, with loads of sweaty dancing people, sweaty sexy bands, and lots of funds raised for Halifax Pride. Let's make this year's show just as sweaty! Feel free to dress as tropically & flamboyantly as you desire. Advance tickets are $7 (highly recommended to ensure entrance) and are on sale at Venus Envy. Tickets are $10 at the door. 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

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Mayhem!
Sunday May 10, 2009


TBA - ,

The Weekend Event for Leatherwomen

May 8 - 10, 2009

Queer women's BDSM and sexuality. All weekend long.
We're completely pleased to be bringing you a conference-style weekend, with play parties, education, entertainment, and a line-up of brilliant presenters. We would like to invite all past, present and future women who enjoy woman-to-woman BDSM to our unique weekend of kink, play, and fun.
Whether you’re just beginning to explore kink, or consider yourself a seasoned veteran, Mayhem! is the place to play hard, play soft, learn, or just hang out and socialize with some very damn cool women.

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CHICKS WITH PICKS
Sunday May 10, 2009


The Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir Street,

Women's Singer/Songwriter series Every Sunday in May ...

CHICKS WITH PICKS

(re-scheduled show)

MEL WATSON (FRUiT) www.melwatson.com
'Chick with an arsenal of horns'

TAMARA NILE www.tamaranile.com
'Chick with a banjo'

Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm


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Havoc!
Sunday May 10, 2009


Lick - 455 Abbott St,

So, it’s Sunday evening. The conference is over. But you just met over 200 very nice queers and you don’t wanna go home just yet! What do you do? You keep on partying! The LICK Club is opening its doors just for us, and for all those grrls and bois who’d like to come out and join us! Yes, it’s open to the public, so invite your aunts and sisters and cousins and friends. Conference is over, and we’ll be tired. We’ll be so tired, we couldn’t organize a desk drawer. All we wanna do is dance and party and smile at all you lovely people. A few details: $2 (yeah, a toonie) minimum cover at the door. Cover charge goes directly to pay our pro DJ DJ BETTI FORDE MUSIC: Electro, Retro, Disco, Hip Hop, Funk, Rock, Punk, Etc.

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One Night Stand w/ Deb Pearce
Tuesday May 12, 2009


Big Mamma's Boy - 554 Parliament,

One Night Stand w/ Deb Pearce
@ Big Mamma's Boy

No cover!
8-11pm

Come check out the rockin' comedy/karaoke night at the Cabbagetown hotspot, Big Mamma's Boy. Hosted by the ever-amazing Deb Pearce! 8pm-11pm, no cover.

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NIGHT OF OPEN MIC For South Asian Heritage Month
Tuesday May 12, 2009


Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - 12 Alexander Street,

7pm - 9pm doors open at 6pm - Tickets are $10 at the door with part proceeds going towards a South Asian Women's Centre. The event will feature amazing Toronto talent such as: *Anita Majumdar *Uzma Shakir *Farzana Doctor and many more....

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Hot Wholistic Sexuality - Erotic Education that Empowers
Wednesday May 13, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - 73 Harbord,

5pm - 6pm Discover your potential, open your awareness and step onto a transformative path that integrates sexuality, self, pleasure, passion, power and possibilities...This FREE class gets you started!

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MATADANZE SPRING FEVER FUNDRAISER
Wednesday May 13, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

7:30pm Granny Boots - Hosted by The Gladstone Hotel 8:00 - 8:45pm Spicy Salsa Lesson with Irma & Ronald from Toronto's Premier Latin Dance Entertainment 9:00 on...Performances by Milo de Milo, Loversun, Amai Kuda MataDanZe surprises and Hot and Heavy International Latin Rhythms w. local DJ FANTASTIC RAFFLE PRIZES TO BE WON body painting, games and much more!

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eights & nines
Thursday May 14, 2009


Andy Poolhall - 489 College St,

HOT weekly happening at ANDY POOLHALL, Toronto, every THURSDAY.

Start your weekend early with a fresh set of bumpin’ beats from the past, present, and future. Your hosts and DJs Cozmic Cat and doctor BAGGIE serve up a hot and funky mix for the dancefloor every Thursday.

$4 Amsterdam bottle and $4 drink specials b4 midnight.

10 pm - 3 am. NO COVER!

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DOS FALLOPIA: DEJA POO
Thursday May 14, 2009


Theatre Off Jackson - ,

DOS FALLOPIA: DEJA POO De-ja Poo: The undeniably eerie feeling that you've seen this crap before...) Drawing from their vast arsenal of quirky material, Lisa and Peggy have selected some of their favorite spoofs and dysfunctional characters, including: Fran and Annie’s 12-Step Day Care; granola duo Mud (Compost Morningdew and Dolphin-Free Tuna Womon); aging rockers Heartwood Mac; perverse nun Sister Mary Agnes; and mother-daughter country superstars The Spudds in “The Big Valley of the Dolls.” Get your tickets today before they sell out like last time! May 14-17, 2009 Theatre Off Jackson / 409 7th Ave S / Seattle WA 98104 7:30pm / $13-20

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BOOK LAUNCH PARTYLeft of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones (Duke University Press) by Carole Boyce Davies
Thursday May 14, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - 73 Harbord,

7pm refreshments provided. we regret our washroom is not wheelchair accessible. All our events and courses are trans inclusive. Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones is the latest publication by Carole Boyce Davies, in which she assesses the activism, writing and legacy of Claudia Jones (1915-64), the pioneering Afro-Caribbean radical intellectual, dedicated communist and feminist. Carole Boyce Davies was born in Trinidad and lives in the USA. She is Professor of Africana Studies, English and Comparative Literature at Cornell University. She has published numerous books on black women's writing and on African diaspora studies including Out of the Kumbla: Caribbean Women and Literature (1990) and Decolonizing the Academy: African Diaspora Studies(2003)among others.

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Queer Idol
Friday May 15, 2009


Goodhandy's - 120 Church Street,

Screww presents Queer Idol

$12,000 in prizes

A ground-breaking five-part competition.

Queer idol will audition up to 36 of Toronto's most promising singers. From there, 12 will move on to the Semifinals to compete for three spots in the Grand Finale (on May 15, 2009). See website for audition details.

Doors open at 10pm

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International Day Against Homophobia - 5th Annual Awareness Breakfast!
Friday May 15, 2009


Coast Plaza Hotel, Ballroom - 1763 Comox St,

The Centre would like to invite you to our 5th Annual Awareness Breakfast to observe International Day Against Homophobia, May 17th. The Centre’s Awareness Breakfast brings together a mix of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit individuals with representatives from community groups and organizations, businesses and levels of government to raise awareness about homophobia. Visit the official website: www.homophobiaday.com

The overarching theme for the Day this year is to encourage and promote intercultural dialogues. The goal is to build mutual understanding and respect among diverse cultural communities, and work collaboratively to end all forms of oppression including homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism and racism.

The Centre is delighted to partner once again with Vancity ( www.vancity.com/MyMoney/ ) bring the Awareness Breakfast to our communities. In addition, community sponsors include Canadian Jewish Congress, Canadian Union of Public Employees, Fondation Emergence, Gay & Lesbian Business Association, Law Office of barbara findlay QC, LEGIT, Rainbow Refugee Committee, Vancouver Police Department, and media sponsor The Georgia Straight.

Doors open at 8:00am. Program runs from 8:30 – 10:30am. The event will feature a buffet-style breakfast, speakers, and opportunities to connect with each other.

Ticket Information

Tickets are $25 ($10 students/seniors/underemployed) and available at Little Sisters Bookstore, 1238 Davie Street, Vancouver. You may also request tickets by completing the attached ticket order form. Ticket forms must be received with payment by Friday, May 1. Tickets went fast last year so please purchase yours early. Tickets will not be available at the door. Full-price ticket sales are crucial to help make this event self-supporting. Therefore, please note that there are limited tickets available at $10.00.

We hope you are able to join us at the Awareness Breakfast as a public testament of your commitment to ending homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism and to building a society in which all Canadians are valued for their unique identities and contributions. If you would like additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at The Centre at 604 684-5307 or email educationoutreach@lgtbcentrevancouver.com

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DOS FALLOPIA: DEJA POO
Friday May 15, 2009


Theatre Off Jackson - ,

DOS FALLOPIA: DEJA POO De-ja Poo: The undeniably eerie feeling that you've seen this crap before...) Drawing from their vast arsenal of quirky material, Lisa and Peggy have selected some of their favorite spoofs and dysfunctional characters, including: Fran and Annie’s 12-Step Day Care; granola duo Mud (Compost Morningdew and Dolphin-Free Tuna Womon); aging rockers Heartwood Mac; perverse nun Sister Mary Agnes; and mother-daughter country superstars The Spudds in “The Big Valley of the Dolls.” Get your tickets today before they sell out like last time! May 14-17, 2009 Theatre Off Jackson / 409 7th Ave S / Seattle WA 98104 7:30pm / $13-20

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Demo, Halifax
Friday May 15, 2009


Grand Parade Square - Barrington at George,

Break down the borders of homophobia! Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project wants you! Help us break down the borders of Homophobia & Transphobia. A day of action against hate in downtown Halifax. From 12 noon to 12:45pm.

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DOS FALLOPIA: DEJA POO
Saturday May 16, 2009


Theatre Off Jackson - ,

DOS FALLOPIA: DEJA POO De-ja Poo: The undeniably eerie feeling that you've seen this crap before...) Drawing from their vast arsenal of quirky material, Lisa and Peggy have selected some of their favorite spoofs and dysfunctional characters, including: Fran and Annie’s 12-Step Day Care; granola duo Mud (Compost Morningdew and Dolphin-Free Tuna Womon); aging rockers Heartwood Mac; perverse nun Sister Mary Agnes; and mother-daughter country superstars The Spudds in “The Big Valley of the Dolls.” Get your tickets today before they sell out like last time! May 14-17, 2009 Theatre Off Jackson / 409 7th Ave S / Seattle WA 98104 7:30pm / $13-20

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Womyns' Dance
Saturday May 16, 2009


Paper Rock Lounge - 395 Kingsways--Howard Johnsons Hotel (lobby entrance),

Come on in to a dimly lit venue where the ambience is sure to sooth your senses. Our lounge is a friendly laid back atmosphere where you can relax and be yourself. Reconnect with old friends..meet new people..we're seeing new faces all the time! We're located in a central location, close to transit and plenty of parking available. We have great drink specials, and food available till 11p.m. Please do join us for some dancing, and an enjoyable night with the womyn in our community! All queers welcome!

Dancing starts at 9p.m. (ticket sales at door) All ages welcome but no minors

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SNATCH feat. DJ MYSTICAL FLEX
Saturday May 16, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

MAY = when the seasons get hotter, the women get hotter.

This month we're partying URBAN STYLES with the finest hip hop, reggae, dancehall, top 40, house and electro.

SNATCH always brings you the finest DJs in the city and this month is definitely no exception. check for some new names that have big sounds throughout the city, making their Church street debut at the hottest mansion in town!

MAY LINE UP:

may 23: DJ VIVI DIAMOND
may 30: DJ LETICIA LOVE

cheap drinks until midnight.

no cover - because cover is no good. just like swine flu.

_________________________________________

SNATCH saturdays @ Voglie
582 Church Street
one block north of Wellesley (between Bloor and Wellesley)
10 pm


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LES BLUES PRESENTS...The Madonna Show
Saturday May 16, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

9pm onwards - WE'RE GONNA GO ALL NIGHT WITH PERFORMANCES AND DJ'S! Les Blues inspires and challenges. Evoking ideas through entertaining, beautiful documentary-style multimedia performances. Expect spectacular music, theater, videos, art and choreography from the troupe that packed Granny Boots over capacity! Come join us for a small taste of what will be presented in the Gladstone Ballroom Pride week. Featuring the Les Blues Cru and guests.

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Lez Hookup at The End Cafe
Sunday May 17, 2009


The End Cafe - 2360 Commercial Dr,

Girl-Girl Speed Dating

New to the scene?
Not sure how to meet new people?
Needing a change of pace?
She wouldn't be at a Lez Hookup event if she wasn't looking too.

Time: 6:00 PM (Sharp!) - 9:00 PM

Price: $25 - includes appy's and a free drink. (You must be 19+ to attend.)

Advanced registration is required and available at: http://www.lezhookup.com

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DOS FALLOPIA: DEJA POO
Sunday May 17, 2009


Theatre Off Jackson - ,

DOS FALLOPIA: DEJA POO De-ja Poo: The undeniably eerie feeling that you've seen this crap before...) Drawing from their vast arsenal of quirky material, Lisa and Peggy have selected some of their favorite spoofs and dysfunctional characters, including: Fran and Annie’s 12-Step Day Care; granola duo Mud (Compost Morningdew and Dolphin-Free Tuna Womon); aging rockers Heartwood Mac; perverse nun Sister Mary Agnes; and mother-daughter country superstars The Spudds in “The Big Valley of the Dolls.” Get your tickets today before they sell out like last time! May 14-17, 2009 Theatre Off Jackson / 409 7th Ave S / Seattle WA 98104 7:30pm / $13-20

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CHICKS WITH PICKS
Sunday May 17, 2009


The Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir Street,

Women's Singer/Songwriter series Every Sunday in May ...

CHICKS WITH PICKS

LINDSAY JANE www.lindsayjane.ca

CHARLIE A'COURT www.charlieacourt.com 'Not a Chick'

Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm


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Diva's Den: A sexy stripshow at the Penthouse
Sunday May 17, 2009


Penthouse Nightclub - 1019 Seymour Street,

» Buy tickets here!

A sexy strip show by women for women, trans inclusive. Diva's Den is a years-long, annual staple in the queer women's community: one night of the year we take over the infamous Penthouse Nightclub and make it our own. You don't want to miss this sexy show!

Tickets in advance at Little Sisters and Kokopelli's or on the VDM website.

Support your Vancouver Dyke March - come see the show everyone is talking about!

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HERSHE
Sunday May 17, 2009


Red Room - 398 Richards St,

Where The Girls Are! Vancouver's hottest female DJ's and seductive go-go dancers ready to do it even better this month! Be prepared to be enticed, titillated and gratified!

This Hershe showcasing - DJ Betti Forde, DJ Rhiannon, DJ Cho Cha and DJ SHE

9pm-2am

This Hershe is also supporting Vancouver Dyke March 2009. Help us support your march - buy a Diva's Den tix!

Tickets available:
Online www.flygirlproductions.com
Little Sisters Bookstore-1238 Davie St. 604-669-1753
Kokopelli Salon-2052 Commercial Drive @ 4th Ave

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Chicklets
Sunday May 17, 2009


Pulse Nightclub - 1138 Davie Street,

Doors open @ 9:00pm The PREMIER Women’s Night in Vancouver. The hottest new club on the Davie strip! A dance party for girls who like girls who like… (All genders welcome) Advance tickets at Little Sisters and online at www.cremaproductions.com http://www.myspace.com/cremaproductions All Crema Productions events are licensed events. You must be 19+, and have 2 pieces of ID. All genders are welcome at Crema Productions events.

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One Night Stand w/ Deb Pearce
Tuesday May 19, 2009


Big Mamma's Boy - 554 Parliament,

One Night Stand w/ Deb Pearce
@ Big Mamma's Boy

No cover!
8-11pm

Come check out the rockin' comedy/karaoke night at the Cabbagetown hotspot, Big Mamma's Boy. Hosted by the ever-amazing Deb Pearce! 8pm-11pm, no cover.

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OutAtTheMovies, Halifax
Tuesday May 19, 2009


Park Lane Cinemas - 5657 Spring Garden Road,

OutAtTheMovies Movie Outing - Angels & Demons @ Empire Theatres, Park Lane. Movie starts at 6.30 with discussion afterwards at the Daily Grind. Moviegoers are encouraged to wear red and/or white. You can learn more at the blog and/or RSVP to the Facebook event.

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Granny Boots & A Trans Inclusion Policy Party
Wednesday May 20, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

7:30pm - 10pm The Centre hosts GRANNY BOOTS! Gladstone Hotel @ The Melody Bar Granny Boots is FREE weekly EARLY entertainment for QUEERS, hosted by your favourite radical feminist lez, Chelsey Licht-a Womyn. The Centre for Women and Trans People at the University of Toronto is hosting a community party to celebrate The Centre’s work, mandate, and mission broadly - and to celebrate the adoption of its Trans Inclusion Policy specifically. The party is a celebration of hard work and commitment to inclusion. Revel in the night with: * Drag Performance by Luka * Puppetry/Object Theatre by Grey * Spoken Word by Kenji Tokawa * Spoken Word/Poetry by Annu * Musical Performance by Juni Yeung (playing the Guqin - traditional Chinese instrument) * Music by Mittenz * and dance to the DJ talents of DJ Calamity! and more . . . (wheelchair accessible/all ages) ** To view the Trans Inclusion Policy please see: http://womenscentre.sa.utoronto.ca/2008/11/trans-inclusion-policy.html

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SIAMESE2HEARTS | HumpDayBump
Wednesday May 20, 2009


Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St W,

Start Time: 10:00pm

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eights & nines
Thursday May 21, 2009


Andy Poolhall - 489 College St,

HOT weekly happening at ANDY POOLHALL, Toronto, every THURSDAY.

Start your weekend early with a fresh set of bumpin' beats from the past, present, and future. Your hosts and DJs Cozmic Cat and doctor BAGGIE serve up a hot and funky mix for the dancefloor every Thursday.

$4 Amsterdam bottle and $4 drink specials b4 midnight.

10 pm - 3 am. NO COVER!

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Purplelectricity Prince Party
Friday May 22, 2009


Drake Hotel Underground - 1150 Queen St W,

Door open at 11pm Calling all nasty girls, rude boys, true funk soldiers, sexy MFs, and purple hippies! 5th Birthday and 20th Edition of Purplelectricity! 20th Anniversary of Prince's BATMAN Soundtrack! DJ doctor BAGGIE spinning hi-NRG Prince. Purplelectricity is a video dance party and Canada's only recurring Prince tribute party. Purplelectricity features music and videos that span Prince's entire career right from 1978's "For You" until 2009's "LotusFlow3r". We'll also be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Prince's BATMAN soundtrack, by playing all its music videos.

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Melange
Friday May 22, 2009


Pacifica Photography Gallery - 821 Powel Street,

6pm to Midnight.

Join us at the new Pacifica Photography Gallery for a single night opening of Mélange- a group exhibition featuring a combination of photography, painting, mixed media, graffiti art and live body paint sculptures!

wine+tapas+artwork+sunny rooftop patio+music+great company+all for a good cause!

Featuring:
Geraldine Gracia
Stephanie Friesen
Jessica Taylor
Ron McVeigh
Ginette Alexander
DJ Delux
and more!

All proceeds in benefit of the Barrio Kennedy Project

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Retro at the CoHo, Halifax
Friday May 22, 2009


The Company House - Gottingen at Cunard,

We're back with our next edition of Retro at the CoHo in the heart of Halifax's vibrant North End. DJ Motlette will be playing retro, recent, and your own requests to keep the dance floor abuzz. 9:00 p.m (19+).

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Fair Trade Show and Sale, Lunenburg, N.S.
Saturday May 23, 2009


Lunenburg Firehall - 25 Medway Street,

TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles Fair Trade Show & Sale, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Free slideshow & talk at 1:00 p.m. - Women Weave: Organic Cotton Along the Mekong. Exquisite silk & cotton scarves, bags, jackets, fabric, tablecloths & more, handcrafted with natural dyes by village artisans in Thailand & Laos. Sale! 20% off last year's silk scarves and shawls. Beautiful handwoven pieces for both women and men, and their homes.

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SNATCH feat. DJ VIVI DIAMOND
Saturday May 23, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

MAY = when the seasons get hotter, the women get hotter.

This month we're partying URBAN STYLES with the finest hip hop, reggae, dancehall, top 40, house and electro.

SNATCH always brings you the finest DJs in the city and this month is definitely no exception. check for some new names that have big sounds throughout the city, making their Church street debut at the hottest mansion in town!

MAY LINE UP:

may 23: DJ VIVI DIAMOND
may 30: DJ LETICIA LOVE

cheap drinks until midnight.

no cover - because cover is no good. just like swine flu.

_________________________________

SNATCH saturdays @ Voglie
582 Church Street
one block north of Wellesley (between Bloor and Wellesley)

10 pm


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Cherry Bomb
Saturday May 23, 2009


Andy Poolhall - 489 College St,

Come see what all the buzz is about as CHERRY BOMB producers and resident DJ team Cozmic Cat and Denise Benson dig deep, tag through sexy, sweaty sets and do it up proper just for you. Rhythm is a dancer.

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Flygirl @ The Boathouse
Saturday May 23, 2009


Boathouse Waterfront Bar & Deck - 1795 Beach Ave,

Vancouver’s freshest Sat night party! Rockin’ the Boathouse 2nd and 4th Sat of the month. Food, dj’s and a panoramic view! Things are heating up so come and reserve early.

5-9:30pm Exclusive Flygirl dinner on the deck by reservations only. Please email info@flygirlproductions.com your full name, email address, reservation time and # of people in your party.

9pm-1:30am Boathouse Waterfront Bar
Get your groove on with one of Flygirl DJ's. A Saturday night consistently providing fun, upbeat and fresh dance beats.
YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE DINNER IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE PARTY

$10 door admission only. There are no advance tix for this event.

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Out Bid 4: Halifax Pride Dinner and Auction
Saturday May 23, 2009


Casino Nova Scotia - 1983 Upper Water Street,

Casino Nova Scotia presents the Fourth Annual Halifax Pride Auction, Out Bid! to be held in the Casino's Compass Room. Halifax Pride's annual fundraising auction promises to be more fun, fabulous & sexy than ever! Enjoy a great meal with entertainment from DaPoPo Theatre and the amazingly talented singer/songwriter Ria Mae. Halifax's wittiest, most charming auctioneer - the one & only Neville MacKay - will be banging the gavel on some awesome bargains. Tickets available at Venus Envy or by calling 431-1194.

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CHICKS WITH PICKS
Sunday May 24, 2009


The Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir Street,

Women's Singer/Songwriter series Every Sunday in May ...

CHICKS WITH PICKS

KRISTIN SWEETLAND www.kristinsweetland.com

YVETTE NARLOCK www.yvesapple.com

Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm


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One Night Stand w/ Deb Pearce
Tuesday May 26, 2009


Big Mamma's Boy - 554 Parliament,

One Night Stand w/ Deb Pearce
@ Big Mamma's Boy

No cover!
8-11pm

Come check out the rockin' comedy/karaoke night at the Cabbagetown hotspot, Big Mamma's Boy. Hosted by the ever-amazing Deb Pearce! 8pm-11pm, no cover.

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Sail away on the waves of song
Tuesday May 26, 2009


Cafe Montmartre - 4362 Main St. (near 27th),

Kathleen Forrester, Althea Cunningham, Jen Hough, Myriam Parent

8.30pm

This will be the last in the Montmartre series until August... and what a night it will be with the eclectic voices of four womyn songwriters, each a fine musician, gracing the cozy stage...

Althea Cunningham - sings sultry original R& B, soul and jazz. This classically trained vocalist is sure to sing away your blues and tickle your music bone with songs new and old. www.myspace.com/altheacunningham

Kathleen Forrester - guitar pickin, song singin' aussie grrl, now living in East Van. She has picked up a mini- banjo and is exalting in new ways to brings her fiddle playing to her solo set... www.myspace.com/kathleenforrester

Jen Hough - when she's not too busy being the CEO of thegayplaces.com Jen is kickin back with her guitar... You may know her from musical/comedy act The Bellejens.

Myriam Parent - a profoundly whimsical and moving multi-instrumentalist... tonight Myriam will be playing her first love... the piano.

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eights & nines
Thursday May 28, 2009


Andy Poolhall - 489 College St,

HOT weekly happening at ANDY POOLHALL, Toronto, every THURSDAY.

Start your weekend early with a fresh set of bumpin’ beats from the past, present, and future. Your hosts and DJs Cozmic Cat and doctor BAGGIE serve up a hot and funky mix for the dancefloor every Thursday.

$4 Amsterdam bottle and $4 drink specials b4 midnight.

10 pm - 3 am. NO COVER!

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Launch of Women and Environments International Magazine issue: "XYZ Transformations of Urban Space: Transgendered and Transsexual Experiences of the City"
Thursday May 28, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - 73 Harbord Street (southwest corner at Spadina),

7pm Women & Environments International (WEI) is a unique Canadian magazine, which examines women's multiple relations to their environments from feminist and anti-racist perspectives. In this issue, the authors and artists critically consider how two axes f difference, gender and sexuality, intersect in the urban realm.

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Foxhole
Friday May 29, 2009


Supermarket - 268 Augusta Avenue,

Doors @ 10pm DJ's Shane Mackinnon, May and Bink Special guests: the SWITCH www.myspace.com/lesswitch

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APPLES
Friday May 29, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

Door Opens at 10pm APPLES is now in its 4th year! It's a wild video dance party that happens on the last Friday of every month at Voglie Lounge. Resident DJ doctor BAGGIE spinning funk, electro, hip-hop, dance, R&B, c*nt rock, projections. Wear your dancing shoes! 19+ ID required.

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Threesome - Taping for Out TV
Friday May 29, 2009


Vancouver East Cultural Centre - 1895 Venables (at Victoria),

5:30 pm & 8:30 pm

The Bobbers are thrilled to announce their brand new TELEVISION SHOW (!) that will be shown on OUT TV!

Six episodes will be filmed over three days in front of live studio audience and if you want to be part of the exciting show email david@outtv.ca today. Pick a day and time you wish to attend.

Some of your favorite Bobbers will be playing gay archetypes in the improvised comedy show that busts stereotypes while busting guts! Bears vs. Twinks vs. Diesel Dykes vs. Lipstick Lesbians!

Friday May 29th at 5:30pm & 8pm
Pearce Visser, Michele Tolosa, Ryan Clayton, Kevin Smith and Julia Stretch.

Saturday May 30th at 5:30pm & 8pm
Bay Generoso, Mary Shearman, Derek Bedry, Dave Matte and Pearce Visser.

Sunday May 31st at 5:30pm & 8pm
Guy Dube, Benjamin Garner, Pearce Visser, Michele Tolosa and Sarah Dawn Pledge.

Hosted by producer David C Jones.

Space is limited - come help make this locally produced show a huge hit using some of the funniest local talent!

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HOT FLASH
Saturday May 30, 2009


Hot Shotz - 1707 N State St, Bellingham,

INTERGENERATIONAL Dances for Women 21+

DJ Christine spins
A little doo-wop, a little hip-hop and a whole lot of 80s and 90s tunes in between!

A pre-funk lesbian tea dance to start your evening in style

Appetizers to Full Dinners Served

Held the fourth Saturday of each month at HOT SHOTZ

6:00 to 10:00 pm

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HOT FLASH (Bellingham)
Saturday May 30, 2009


Hot Shotz - 1707 N State St, Bellingham,

INTERGENERATIONAL Dances for Women 21+

DJ Christine spins
A little doo-wop, a little hip-hop and a whole lot of 80s and 90s tunes in between!

A pre-funk lesbian tea dance to start your evening in style

Appetizers to Full Dinners Served

Held the fourth Saturday of each month at HOT SHOTZ

6:00 to 10:00 pm

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SNATCH feat. DJ LETICIA LOVE
Saturday May 30, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

MAY = when the seasons get hotter, the women get hotter.

This month we're partying URBAN STYLES with the finest hip hop, reggae, dancehall, top 40, house and electro.

SNATCH always brings you the finest DJs in the city and this month is definitely no exception. check for some new names that have big sounds throughout the city, making their Church street debut at the hottest mansion in town!

MAY LINE UP:

may 30: DJ LETICIA LOVE

cheap drinks until midnight.

no cover - because cover is no good. just like swine flu.

____________________________________

SNATCH saturdays @ Voglie
582 Church Street
one block north of Wellesley (between Bloor and Wellesley)
10 pm


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Prom Dress Rugby!
Saturday May 30, 2009


Jericho fields - ,

Join the Rogues Rugby women's team on the Jericho fields on Saturday, May 30th to watch them play an action-packed game of Rugby with a twist! The girls will be sporting their prom dresses for a "pretty fierce" game of full-contact rugby! This is a free event for everyone, but donations of any size, from pocket change to bills, are greatly appreciated! All donations go to support the Rogues All-Women's Rugby Club, a non-profit organization.

Kick-off is at 2:00pm!! Hope to see you there!

Any questions? Please visit our contact page at www.roguesrfc.com

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Threesome - Taping for Out TV
Saturday May 30, 2009


Vancouver East Cultural Centre - 1895 Venables (at Victoria),

5:30 pm & 8:30 pm

The Bobbers are thrilled to announce their brand new TELEVISION SHOW (!) that will be shown on OUT TV!

Six episodes will be filmed over three days in front of live studio audience and if you want to be part of the exciting show email david@outtv.ca today. Pick a day and time you wish to attend.

Some of your favorite Bobbers will be playing gay archetypes in the improvised comedy show that busts stereotypes while busting guts! Bears vs. Twinks vs. Diesel Dykes vs. Lipstick Lesbians!

Friday May 29th at 5:30pm & 8pm
Pearce Visser, Michele Tolosa, Ryan Clayton, Kevin Smith and Julia Stretch.

Saturday May 30th at 5:30pm & 8pm
Bay Generoso, Mary Shearman, Derek Bedry, Dave Matte and Pearce Visser.

Sunday May 31st at 5:30pm & 8pm
Guy Dube, Benjamin Garner, Pearce Visser, Michele Tolosa and Sarah Dawn Pledge.

Hosted by producer David C Jones.

Space is limited - come help make this locally produced show a huge hit using some of the funniest local talent!

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Queen Diva Lingerie Grand Opening
Saturday May 30, 2009


Cedar Park Inn - 5116 Gateway Blvd.,

Time 1pm - 4pm Free Prizes!!! Free refreshments!!! Free early bird draw! Bring a friend and enjoy the party! Or, sign up to sell this wonderful product! A home based business dream!

For information, call 1-877-514-1165 email divacandi@gmail.com or website www.queendivalingerie.com

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CHICKS WITH PICKS
Sunday May 31, 2009


The Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir Street,

Women's Singer/Songwriter series Every Sunday in May ...

CHICKS WITH PICKS

THE HOPE FIENDS (Marion Weston, Rona Goodman, Julie Turtle)

plus special guests

Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm


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Threesome - Taping for Out TV
Sunday May 31, 2009


Vancouver East Cultural Centre - 1895 Venables (at Victoria),

5:30 pm & 8:30 pm

The Bobbers are thrilled to announce their brand new TELEVISION SHOW (!) that will be shown on OUT TV!

Six episodes will be filmed over three days in front of live studio audience and if you want to be part of the exciting show email david@outtv.ca today. Pick a day and time you wish to attend.

Some of your favorite Bobbers will be playing gay archetypes in the improvised comedy show that busts stereotypes while busting guts! Bears vs. Twinks vs. Diesel Dykes vs. Lipstick Lesbians!

Friday May 29th at 5:30pm & 8pm
Pearce Visser, Michele Tolosa, Ryan Clayton, Kevin Smith and Julia Stretch.

Saturday May 30th at 5:30pm & 8pm
Bay Generoso, Mary Shearman, Derek Bedry, Dave Matte and Pearce Visser.

Sunday May 31st at 5:30pm & 8pm
Guy Dube, Benjamin Garner, Pearce Visser, Michele Tolosa and Sarah Dawn Pledge.

Hosted by producer David C Jones.

Space is limited - come help make this locally produced show a huge hit using some of the funniest local talent!

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Trans Film Night "The Cockettes"
Tuesday June 2, 2009


The Centre for Women and Trans People at U of T - 563 Spadina Ave, Room 100 North Borden Building,

6:00 - 8:00pm Free Film, Free Snacks, Free Talk! Join us to watch "The Cockettes" Dir. by: Bill Weber, David Weissman. A documentary about the psychedelic 1970s San Francisco drag queen troupe of the same name, who decked themselves out in gender-bending drag and tons of glitter for a series of legendary midnight musicals at the Palace Theater in North Beach. Rated: R Everyone welcome. We are wheelchair accessible.

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Delicious Dirty Bingo Night
Wednesday June 3, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

Come one, come all to our Delicious Dirty Bingo night, grab a bite from one of our new menu items OR if your not hungry for dinner... * 5 dollar martini's * Stand up Bantering * New Menu Items * PRIZES PRIZES PRIZES * Unpredictable shenanigabs Spread the word, the love, and the chocolate body paint we got donated to us from one of our amazing sponsors COME AS YOU ARE, GOOD FOR HER, PRIAPE AND OUT ON THE STREET.

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STUNNED: the new generation of women having babies, getting angry and creating a mother's movement
Thursday June 4, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - 73 Harbord,

7pm Stunned marks the groundswell of this dissatisfaction among women and journeys into this need for change, which has already resulted in a burgeoning Mothers’ Movement. Stunned explains that the problem has changed, women have changed, and the challenge before them is very different than in days past.

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eliXir: WHITE THEME PARTY!
Thursday June 4, 2009


Babaluu - 136 Yorkville Avenue,

eliXir launches the hottest women’s event of the year in Toronto!

IT’S A WHITE THEME PARTY!
WEAR WHITE AND COME CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH US!

This party is STYLISH, ELEGANT, AND DIVERSE and it’s situated in the heart of trendy Yorkville. The one party you’ve all been waiting for – bringing together fabulous, sexy and intelligent women You! who love women. If you desire a quiet evening, come early and indulge in a superb Latin- avoured eliXir menu at Babaluu (dinner reservations required). In the mood for drinks? Come with friends and enjoy an array of cocktails at the classy and fabulous Babaluu lounge. Mix and mingle as DJ Delicious spins Top 40 mashups and enjoy the true essence of Latin beats with DJ Julio Cesar. Whatever your aspiration, eliXir is here to assure an unforgettable night for all at Babaluu!

DOORS OPEN: 7:00pm to 2:00am

Tickets include 1 Domestic drink and classic Hors d’oeuvres.

Dress code fully in effect

Dinner reservations required – call 416-884-0097
For tickets: Call Nina 416-999-7177
elixir.nina@rogers.com
Call Nubia 416-884-0097

For more information on Babaluu Restaurant-Lounge-Club go to www.babaluu.com


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Sisters in Sync Dragonboat Team Dance Party
Friday June 5, 2009


Croatian Cultural Centre - 3250 Commercial Drive,

Time: 8:00pm-1:00am

Sisters in Sync Dragonboat Team Proudly Presents A Black & White Dance Party!

A Fun(d)raiser for Canada's only Lesbian Dragonboat Team!

Dress Up, Dress Down but dress in all Black and White.

Shake your body to groovy tunes with our fabulous DJ Annie Mayhem.

Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, Women galore!

Advance Tickets available at Little Sisters, 1238 Davie Street and Urban Empire, 1108 Commercial Drive.

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Sisters in Sync Dragonboat Team Dance Party
Friday June 5, 2009


Croatian Cultural Centre - 3250 Commercial Drive,

Time: 8:00pm-1:00am Sisters in Sync Dragonboat Team Proudly Presents A Black & White Dance Party! A Fun(d)raiser for Canada's only Lesbian Dragonboat Team! Dress Up, Dress Down but dress in Black and White or both. Shake your body to groovy tunes with our fabulous DJ Annie Mayhem. Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, Women galore! $12 - $20 in Advance, $20 at the door. Advance Tickets available at Little Sisters, 1238 Davie Street and Urban Empire, 1108 Commercial Drive.

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Camp Out! Fundraiser, Halifax
Saturday June 6, 2009


Menz Bar - 2182 Gottingen Street,

Camp Out! CelebraPancake Brunch Fundraiser at MenzBar, supporting the July 17 & 18 LGBTQ Activist History in the Maritimes. Camp Out 2009 is a weekend of discussions, camping, hikes, music and campfire at the Mermaid and Cow Campground in Pictou County on July 17 & 18. Please phone 405-0340 or email camp.out.2009@gmail.com for more information on how to get involved or register.

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Celebrate the publication in Chinese of Our History Is Still Being Written
Saturday June 6, 2009


Agincourt Community Centre - 31 Glen Watford Drive,

Celebrate the publication in Chinese of Our History Is Still Being Written

The story of three Chinese-Cuban Generals in the Cuban Revolution

Armando Choy, Gustavo Chui, and Moisés Sío Wong—three young rebels of Chinese-Cuban ancestry—threw themselves into the 1956–58 Cuban Revolution that brought down the Batista dictatorship. They all became generals in Cuba’s army, helped lead 375,000 Cuban volunteers in the fight to defeat South African apartheid’s invasion of Angola, and play leadership roles in Cuba today. Our History Is Still Being Written: The Story of Three Chinese-Cuban Generals in the Cuban Revolution, published by the Intellectual Property Publishing House (Beijing), tells their story.

The three describe how Cuba’s Spanish colonial rulers brought over 150,000 Chinese indentured labourers to work as virtual slaves. They tell the story of the thousands of Chinese- Cubans who participated in the war of independence against Spain and in the 1956–58 revolution. They explain that it was only because of Cuba’s socialist revolution that “discrimination—against blacks, against Chinese, against women, against the poor—was ended.”

Karen Sun, Chinese Canadian National Chair: Council Toronto Chapter Speakers: Dick Chan, Founding member of CCNC Song Ge, Board member of CCNCTO Emily Lefebvre, Student, Queens University Jorge Soberón, Consul General, Cuban Consulate Toronto Mary-Alice Waters, Editor, Our History; president Pathfinder Press

Program in English and Mandarin

Reception at 1pm, meeting at 2pm

Location info:
North of Sheppard, east of Midland, Scarborough. Bus 85 from Don Mills Stn and Bus 57 from Kennedy Stn.

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SheDance!
Saturday June 6, 2009


Big Momma's Boy - 554 Parliament St. (S. of Wellesley),

9:00pm - 2:00am "Sexy Ladies, Funky Beats" DJ groove warrior spins the very best of hip-hop, top 40, house, retro, etc.

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Twice Blessed: The Joys Not the Oys in Being Jewish and LGBT
Sunday June 7, 2009


Congregation Darchei Noam - 864 Sheppard Ave.,

7:00-9:30pm

Twice Blessed: The Joys Not the Oys in Being Jewish and LGBT is presented by the Jewish Diversity Committee of Congregation Darchei Noam and Co-sponsored by Kulanu Toronto and Jewish Family and Child.

A panel of individuals--gay, lesbian, transgender, single, married, young and old, and the parent of LG kids--will share, inform, and respond to the audience. This is for everyone who is or knows someone who is LGBT, and their families and friends. It is also for anyone who simply wants to know what it is to be Jewish and LGBT.

The evening includes a musical interlude, informal exchange in a warm inclusive environment, and refreshments.

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Real Nurses and Others: Racism in Nursing
Wednesday June 10, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - 73 Harbord Street (southwest corner at Spadina),

7pm Most nurses of colour experience everyday forms of racism, including being infantilized and marginalized. Most reported being “put down,” insulted or degraded because of race/ethnicity/colour. A significant proportion of nurses, non-white and white, report having witnessed an incident where a nurse was treated differently because of his/her race/ethnicity/colour.” These are only some of the conclusions that author Tania Das Gupta arrived at as a result of her survey of 593 Ontario Nursing Association members. About the Author: Tania Das Gupta is an associate professor cross-appointed to the Department of Equity Studies and to Sociology at York University. She holds a PhD from the University of Toronto.

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Not Done Yet: Living Through Breast Cancer
Thursday June 11, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - 73 Harbord Street (southwest corner at Spadina),

7pm Not Done Yet opens a window on one woman’s journey through breast cancer treatment recovery, recurrence, and beyond. About the Author: Laurie Kingston was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and decided to create a blog about it. That blog is the basis for this very candid, moving, and often very funny book about a mother, lover, and angry cancer activist who continues to find a great deal to enjoy in life. Laurie lives and writes in Ottawa.

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Kate Reid
Friday June 12, 2009


Prism - 10524 - 101 Street,

Doors @ 8pm / show @ 8:30pm

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$.w.a.n.k. Launch Party
Friday June 12, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

10pm DJ $LEAZE - Ten year DJ veteran of the underground Toronto Breaks scene is back after nearly a year hiatus from playing the hottest clubs in Canada. Her style comes from a grimy crunk place called BREAKBEATS... DJ DIANA - Toronto's 15 year Veteran from SYSTEM SOUNDBAR comes back to you after 3 years in AUSTRALIA tearing up the Reggaton/Hiphop/RnB scene.

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Together Again For The First Time
Friday June 12, 2009


Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - 12 Alexander Street,

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Gavin Crawford and Elvira Kurt join forces for this never-before-attempted comedy summit in support of Canada’s oldest and largest queer theatre.

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Women's Dance, Halifax
Friday June 12, 2009


Holiday Inn Select - 1980 Robie Street,

Vaginas are Coming Women's Dance as part of the Until the Violence Stops Festival. For all women bisexual, lesbian, straight and transgendered, aged 19+. All proceeds to local organization helping to end violence against women and girls here in Halifax. Tickets $10 at the door or available at Venus Envy. DJ Motlette and DJ RO; 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

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Kate Reid
Saturday June 13, 2009


Winston Churchill Square - ,

Edmonton Pride Festival 12 - 6pm

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VIPERaiser
Saturday June 13, 2009


George Preston Arena, curling rink entrance - 20699 42 Ave, Langley BC,

The Vipers Women's Ball Hockey Team are hosting a Dance!

We are competing in the Ball Hockey Nationals this summer in Winnipeg!!

Come and support your Women’s Ball Hockey Team bring back the gold!

7pm – 1am

In the house: DJ Trey

Door Prizes every 30 minutes. Snacks through out the night. Alcohol, Reasonable Prized Alcohol, Raffle and Silent Auction

There will be amazing prizes to be won:

Kesler, Luongo and Burrows Pro Canuck Jerseys

2 night Stay and Play Package at Cascade Casino with Golf clubs and passes Grocery Store gift cards, Concert tickets, Wine and Booze Package and much much more.......

Tickets available:
Little Sisters Bookstore, Vancouver, 1238 Davie St. 604-669-1753
Coming Home Café, New West, 753 6thst, 604- 288-9850 (Cash Only at this location)

Price: $15 with FREE drink (no time limit) or 2 for $25

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Flygirl @ The Boathouse
Saturday June 13, 2009


Boathouse Waterfront Bar & Deck - 1795 Beach Ave,

Vancouver's freshest Sat night party! Rockin' the Boathouse 2nd and 4th Sat of the month. Food, dj's and a panoramic view! Things are heating up so come and reserve early.

5-10pm Exclusive Flygirl dinner on the deck by reservations only. Please email info@flygirlproductions.com your full name, email address, reservation time and # of people in your party.
10pm-2am Boathouse Waterfront Bar
Get your groove on with one of Flygirl DJ's. A Saturday night consistently providing fun, upbeat and fresh dance beats.

YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE DINNER IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE PARTY

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CHICKS WITH PICKS
Sunday June 14, 2009


The Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir St.,

CHRIS PUREKA www.myspace.com/chrispureka with LYNDELL MONTGOMERY www.lyndellmontgomery.com ANDREA GIBSON www.myspace.com/andreagibson and ... PASCALE GOODRICH BLACK www.myspace.com/pascalegoodrichblack

Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm

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Are you a woman in a same sex marriage? Want to tell your story?
Monday June 15, 2009


venue - ,

Dr. Green, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, is conducting a study on same sex relationships in Toronto. We are interested in hearing about the experiences of women in same sex marriages. We are only interviewing one partner per couple.

The interview includes questions about how you met your partner, the kinds of social support you have, the reasons you chose to get married, your thoughts and practices related to monogamy, extra-marital sexual partnerships, marriage and STD issues.

If you are interested in participating, please contact the lead study researchers, Katherine and Jenna, University of Toronto, at: marriage.research@utoronto.ca.

Interviews take between 1 and 2 hours and are done at the U of T Dept. of Sociology (725 Spadina Ave @ Bloor). Interviews are recorded and fully confidential. Participants receive a $20 honorarium.

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Women Flirting with Women Workshop
Monday June 15, 2009


Come as You Are - 701 Queen Street West,

This fun workshop is for women who want to flirt with or pick up other women, regardless of sexual orientation. Participants will gain new skills with verbal and non-verbal flirtation techniques. Come join us for an entertaining and educational night that will get you out there and meeting people with confidence!

7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

19 Years +, Pay Event, Wheelchair Accesible Venue, Community Activities

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Body Mapping Workshop for Queer and Trans Survivors of Violence
Tuesday June 16, 2009


The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape - 17 Phoebe St, 1st FL,

Tuesday June 16th at 6-9pm Thursday June 18th at 6-9pm a 2-workshop series of art making to talk about our issues of violence, our queerness and how we relate to these issues Trans Men and Women, Cisgender Women WELCOME (body maps are life size murals that outline through art, our timelines/life stories) all art supplies provided Food and tokens provided ASL and Language interpretation upon request Wheelchair accessible space NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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A New Brain
Tuesday June 16, 2009


Performance Works - ,

VANCOUVER PREMIERE OF WILLIAM FINN'S 'A NEW BRAIN' ARRIVES ON GRANVILLE ISLAND

Pipedream Theatre Project is proud to present the Vancouver premiere of the critically acclaimed musical A New Brain by William Finn and James Lapine. From William Finn, the Tony Award winning composer of Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee comes the story of Gordon Schwinn, a young composer teetering on the edge - does he continue his full time job writing music for a children's TV show, or does he pursue his dream of writing the musical he has always wanted to write? When he's struck with a life-threatening illness, Gordon has to make the toughest choice of all - to give up or to fight and ultimately find his 'heart and music'.

A New Brain opens at Performance Works on Granville Island on June 16th and runs to June 21st. Preview night: Tues, June 16th, 8pm | Evening performances: Wed-Sat, June 17th-20, 8pm | Matinees: Sat-Sun, June 20-21, 2pm.

Tickets available at www.ticketstonight.ca.

Students: $15.00 | Adults: $20.00.

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PrideCab Project
Wednesday June 17, 2009


Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - 12 Alexander Street,

Doors open at 7:30pm Show starts at 8:00pm Buddies’ ever-popular end-of-year youth cabaret returns! For the fifth year running, the Buddies Queer Youth Arts Programme has selected an ensemble of outstanding queer artists between the ages of 19 and 25 to create an all-original cabaret, to be presented on the main stage on June 17th as the kick-off to Buddies’ annual Pride Festivities. Last year’s show sold out – get your tickets now!

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"When All the Pieces Come Together" with DIANNA DAVID
Thursday June 18, 2009


Norman Rothstein Theatre (West 41st Ave / Oak St) - 950 West 41st Avenue,

THE BIG PICTURE - "When All the Pieces Come Together" with DIANNA DAVID

If you've seen Dianna David's unique performances at LICK Night Club, Tops and Bottoms, PRIDE, The Dyke March, MAN UP...You can't afford to miss this show! It's a super dynamic show jammed pack with all of Dianna's talents all into one - Hip Hop dance, contact juggling, miming, clowning, acting, multi-media, shadow play, break dancing and so much more! The entire show will inspire you, no matter how young or old you are. Bring your kids, wife, wives, baby daddy, girlfriend, parents. It's a ONE TIME only public event. Catch her now before she goes back on tour!

Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

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CHICKS WITH PICKS
Thursday June 18, 2009


The Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir St.,

*EARLY SHOW:
ANNABELLE CHVOSTEK www.annabelle.org 'Chick with a violin'
MYSHKIN www.myshkinsrubywarblers.com THE REINCARNATION OF MARION (Marion Weston, Rona goodman, Eileen Ryan, Julie Turtle)

CUZ CHICKS ROCK!!

EARLY SHOW Doors: 6pm Show: 7pm

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SWAGGA LIKE US
Friday June 19, 2009


Pacha Lounge - 1305 Dundas Street West,

An "urban" queer event by girls with swagger for girls with swagger (& their allies)

from 9pm-3am

Featuring...
DJs Lissa Monét & Kalmplex playing hip-hop, house, dance and mashup into the wee hours an all female line-up including Kay-Ann Ward's dance troupe, burlesque, musicians + surprise performances you don't want to miss

PLUS specialty drinks, sexxxy women and tonnes of swagg donated by our generous partners (including Good For Her, Come As You Are, NACO and more) ... & of course lots of swagger

Find more info at lovinyourswagger.com and follow us at twitter.com/lovinurswagger

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Girls On Top: Women In Uniform
Friday June 19, 2009


Lick Nightclub - 455 Abbott Street,

All Net Proceeds Donated to WAVAW, WISH, and PACE

Doors at 10pm, Show at 11pm

G.O.T. Cabaret Society is back at Lick with another burlesque-filled night featuring your favourite dancers from Girls On Top and Vancouver's finest local talents!

The theme of the evening is "Women In Uniform". Whether you have a fetish for naughty nurses, strict school teachers, cheerleaders, librarians, or dirty cops, its a sure bet you'll see something that'll get you screaming extra loud!

Starring:
Girls On Top Risque Cabaret and guest performers Precious Metal, Jenny Magenta, and VaVa Vunderbust! Hosted By Brigee K with DJ Riot spinning all night long!

Show is set to begin at 11pm sharp!

Last time, Lick was so packed that people missed the show while in line waiting to get in! So if you want to get the best seats in the house and see the full line up of beautiful burlesque dancers, be there when the doors open!

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Rita's Parlour - Salty Blues and Novelty Numbers
Friday June 19, 2009


Statlers - 487 Church Street,

Come hear Rita di Ghent

"The Most Elegant Woman Ever to Sing a Salty Lyric!"

and

Sam "The Shark" Sharkawy (guitar)

9:30pm to 12:30 am

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Singing OUT! Presents. . .
Saturday June 20, 2009


venue - Empress of Canada Pier 29 261 Queen's Quay East,

Singing OUT! Presents: A Pride Cabaret Cruise Event Cabaret, Choir Music, Boat Cruise, Live DJ, Hors D Oeuvres, Cash Bar, Guest Appearances by: Forte The Toronto Men's Chorus and Oasis Vocal Jass Group Pride Cabaret Cruise Event Date: Saturday June 20th, 2009 Time: 11:30am- 4pm Location: Empress of Canada Pier 29 261 Queen's Quay East Price: $49 in advance (includes boat cruise, food, and entertainment) Tickets can be purchased on the website http://www.singingout.com/PAGE_Performances.aspx

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THE BABY FORMULA
Saturday June 20, 2009


AMC - Yonge St. and Dundas St.,

THE BABY FORMULA (www.thebabyformulamovie.com) starts its exclusive Toronto release starting June 19th at the AMC, Yonge & Dundas, after emerging from a huge critical and audience success on the world film festival circuit.

"Meet the Cast" party at Slack's (562 Chruch St.) on JUNE 20th, 9:30pm. Please bring your movie ticket stub from Friday or Saturday to gain entry to the party.

The Baby Formula is a comedy about a lesbian couple who are the first two women in the world to conceive using “female sperm” made from each others stem cells. (Yes this process has been successful in mice in real life! Scientists have been able to produce offspring from two female mice with no male involvement.)

38 sec teaser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4qvQ0Ofock
2 minute trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZF_uEah68U


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RuPaul Live!, Halifax
Saturday June 20, 2009


Reflections Cabaret - 5184 Sackville Street,

RuPaul Live @ Reflections Cabaret! 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Advance tickets will be available on Saturday, May 23rd at Reflections, ticketpro.ca, Mary Jane's Smokeshop, and Venus Envy.

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Womyns' Dance
Saturday June 20, 2009


Paper Rock Lounge (lobby entrance of the Howard Johnson Hotel) - 395 Kingsway (12th and Kingsway),

Come on in to a dimly lit venue where the ambience is sure to sooth your senses. Our lounge is a friendly laid back atmosphere where you can relax and be yourself. Reconnect with old friends and meet new people..we're seeing new faces all the time! We are very proud to present the spectacular D.J. Denise!!! Come groove to her electrifying vibes. She did an awesome job at the last dance and she's well worth checking out. Please do come join us for an enjoyable night with the womyn in our community, all ages welcome ( no minors) all queers welcome, fully licensed bar, food available till 11 p.m.

dancing starts at 9p.m.

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The Scandelles present: Funhouse
Saturday June 20, 2009


Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - 12 Alexander Street,

A full facility cabaret arcade to ring in Pride Week

Hosted by: SASHA VAN BON BON

starring:
The Scandelles
Project sugar and Fay Slift

Doors: 8pm, show 8:30pm


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Can't Stop the Beat - Taiko Drumming Workshop for Queer Women and Transpeople
Saturday June 20, 2009


Cabbagetown Arts Centre - 454 Parliament Street,

Kickstart Pride week with a Bang! Learn Japanese taiko drumming basics with the Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers (RAW). Feel the beat in your body and keep on drumming. (Limited spots. Please register!)

12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Singing OUT!'s "Makin' Waves" Cabaret Cruise
Saturday June 20, 2009


Empress of Canada Cruise Ship Pier 29 - 261 Queen's Quay East,

Singing OUT!, Toronto's largest LGBT chorus, is hosting a cabaret cruise aboard the Empress of Canada. Come aboard for four hours of entertainment, a free light buffet and a cash bar. With performances by the chorus members and guests, as well as a live DJ, hours of fun and sun will be had on the lake.

Boarding at 11:30 a.m.; Sail at 12 p.m.; return at 4 p.m. Singing OUT!

$49 in advance. Tickets at door can be found at http://www.singingout.com

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Fever Fever!, Halifax
Saturday June 20, 2009


Coconut Grove - 1567 Grafton Street, Halifax, N.S.,

FEVER FEVER! Summah time! Let's spontaneously squeeze in ONE more great night on the countdown to Pride! The Patio's open and the temperature's rising, so we should all gather once again, for a night of great tunes, booties a-shakin', and great friends. As you're well aware, DJ Motlette and DJ Ro know how to keep you going ALL NIGHT LONG!! Tickets available in advance at Venus Envy for $7 and again at the door for $9. 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Spread the word and bring ALL your friends! **Please note: This is NOT a women-only event. ALL are welcome. The only thing we will not tolerate is intolerance**

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SNATCH
Saturday June 20, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

we're doing it differently this weekend!

for the first time ever, SNATCH goes "mostly rock" with the rockin' sounds of DJ MISTY ROCKN'ROLL!

she rocks so hard it's in her name!

$4 rail and $5 corona until midnight.

see you saturday night!

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Can't Stop the Beat - Taiko Drumming Workshop for Queer Women and Transpeople
Sunday June 21, 2009


Cabbagetown Arts Centre - 454 Parliament Street,

Kickstart Pride week with a Bang! Learn Japanese taiko drumming basics with the Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers (RAW). Feel the beat in your body and keep on drumming. (Limited spots. Please register!)

12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Queer View
Sunday June 21, 2009


The Bloor Cinema - 506 Bloor Street West (at Bathurst Street),

Queer View presents a series of screenings of seminal queer films hosted by queer artists at The Bloor Cinema.

7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Bruce La Bruce

$10 in advance and at door. Tickets available at The Bloor Cinema box office.

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A New Brain
Sunday June 21, 2009


Performance Works - ,

VANCOUVER PREMIERE OF WILLIAM FINN'S 'A NEW BRAIN' ARRIVES ON GRANVILLE ISLAND

Pipedream Theatre Project is proud to present the Vancouver premiere of the critically acclaimed musical A New Brain by William Finn and James Lapine. From William Finn, the Tony Award winning composer of Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee comes the story of Gordon Schwinn, a young composer teetering on the edge - does he continue his full time job writing music for a children's TV show, or does he pursue his dream of writing the musical he has always wanted to write? When he's struck with a life-threatening illness, Gordon has to make the toughest choice of all - to give up or to fight and ultimately find his 'heart and music'.

A New Brain opens at Performance Works on Granville Island on June 16th and runs to June 21st. Preview night: Tues, June 16th, 8pm | Evening performances: Wed-Sat, June 17th-20, 8pm | Matinees: Sat-Sun, June 20-21, 2pm.

Tickets available at www.ticketstonight.ca.

Students: $15.00 | Adults: $20.00.

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CHICKS WITH PICKS
Sunday June 21, 2009


The Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir St.,

SIOBHAN DUVALL www.myspace.com/duvallstar CATLOW www.myspace.com/catlow

Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm

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When She Was Bad - Erotic Readings
Monday June 22, 2009


Big Mamma's Boy - 554 Parliament Street, South of Wellesley,

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

From the pages of Best Lesbian Erotica and more! Join us for a night of steamy erotic readings from some of todays most exciting authors, including: Jean Roberta, Nairne Holtz, D.L. King, Evan Mora, Tamai Kobayashi and Andrea Zanin!

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This Is Not a Reading Series Presents: LAUREN KIRSCHNER - WHERE WE HAVE TO GO
Monday June 22, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 2nd Floor Reception Gallery - 1214 Queen Street West,

Her debut novel chronicles a bright young woman's coming of age story set in Toronto during the 1990s. Marc Glassman, Executive Director of the series and Proprietor of Pages Books and Magazines will host this event.

Doors at 7 p.m.; Event begins at 7:30

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Pride Prom 2009: Superqueeroes!
Monday June 22, 2009


Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - 12 Alexander Street,

A spectacular end-of-year celebration of Pride for LGBTQ high school students and allies*.

Hosted by Ryan G. Hinds, with DJ Winnie. Come in costume or just as you are. Famous Ace, King & Queen contest and more!

*Must carry valid student ID or be under 21 years of age.

8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

www.soytoronto.org and http://schools.tdsb.on.ca/triangle/

$10 at door. Tickets available at the door only. Arrive early!

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Colour Me Dragg Presents: COLOUR ME PRIDE!
Monday June 22, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

We are proud to introduce Toronto's finest performers of colour, representing all walks of life and all performance history. We aim to empower and inspire!

With DJ Quinces and hosted by Dainty Box. The list of performers too long to list here! Giveaways every hour! Raffle proceeds going to Mujeres Al Frente!

Doors at 9 p.m.
Shows at 10 p.m.

$10 in advance, at Toronto Women's Bookstore (http://www.womensbookstore.com) and $15 at door

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TWB’s Annual Pride Kid’s Reading
Monday June 22, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - 73 Harbord,

It’s that fabulous time of year when PRIDE is upon us and we all come together to celebrate, resist and pass on the good queer, trans and sex-positive word to the little ones. You are invited once again to the TWB Pride Kid’s Reading and we are encouraging kids (and adults) to bring in a story to read to the group! There will be snacks and juice.

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LGBT Bi-National Couples
Tuesday June 23, 2009


Rhizome Cafe - 317 East Broadway,

7pm - 9pm

Are you an LGBT bi-national couple new to Vancouver? Let’s meet for coffee!

Love Exiles, Canada:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LoveExilesCanada/

Rhizome Cafe:
http://rhizomecafe.ca/index.html


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Queer Family Pride Party
Tuesday June 23, 2009


The 519 Community Centre - 519 Church Street,

LGBTTQ-led families are encouraged to come celebrate their pride at this annual event held by the Queer Parenting Program. This free family event is a great way to meet other queer families and share experiences. Celebrate your pride with the 519 with live music, food, games and activities for kids. and resources for parents, prospective parents and our children.

5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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THIS IS NOT A READING SERIES presents SHE’S SHAMELESS/SHE’S WRITING
Tuesday June 23, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

In June 2004, Shameless, a magazine for "girls who get it", first appeared on newsstands. Megan Griffith-Greene and Stacey May Fowles have assembled She's Shameless: Women write about growing up, rocking out, and fighting back. Contributors will perform short pieces, and an early '90s-themed prom featuring a noted local DJ will follow. Presented by Pages Books & Magazines, Tightrope Books, Shameless, NOW Magazine, Gladstone Hotel and Take Five On CIUT.

Doors at 7:30 p.m.; Event starts at 8 p.m.

www.pagesbooks.ca and http://www.shamelessmag.com

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~Night at the Indies~ Celebrate PRIDE!
Tuesday June 23, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

~Night at the Indies~ PROUDLY Presents "Where Were You in the 80s?" hosted by Gurbeen Bhasin. Along with some of Toronto's up and coming queer artists, this event will be an 80s flashback with heart. A full piece band including piano, drums and bass will accompany this one hour set, which will feature comedy, spoken word/performance and live music. Featuring: Rehaset Yohanes, Sedina Fiati, Joyann Tonge, Rhoma Spencer, and Jamieson Eakin.

8 p.m.

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ARTWHERK!
Wednesday June 24, 2009


Art Gallery of Ontario - 317 Dundas St. West,

Artwherk! is an annual event - part gallery, part performance stage - that showcases young/emerging queer and trans artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines for Pride Week in Toronto.

7:00 p.m.

Adult $18
Senior (65+) $15
Students (full time with valid ID) $10
Youth (6-17) $10
Children (5 and under with adult) free


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Trans Theatre Under the Stars
Wednesday June 24, 2009


The 519 Community Centre - 519 Church Street,

Trans Programs at The 519 hosts an outdoor screening of Lucia Puenzo's XXY (2007), the Argentine story of Alex, a 15-year-old intersex teen struggling to explore sexuality beyond the binary. XXY addresses the transforming moment when an adolescent comes to terms with his or her identity. XXY won the Grand Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

9 p.m.

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Granny Boots Presents a PATRIARCHY SMASHING PRIDE BLOWOUT with: THE MADONNA SHOW
Wednesday June 24, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

Granny Boots presents a patriarchy-smashing Pride blowout with the Madonna Show, a retrospective of 30 years of appropriated queer black culture. Les Blues challenges racism within the queer scene, through entertaining, beautiful documentary-style multimedia performances. Expect spectacular music, theatre, videos, art and choreography from the troupe, featuring Amai Kuda, Dainty Box, Kim Katrin Crosbie, Kalmplex Seen, LeeLee Davis, Robin Akimbo and Leah Newbold.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

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straightGIRL | Pride Edition
Wednesday June 24, 2009


Straight Boutique Dancebar - 553 Church Street (1 block north of Wellesley),

DJs SIAMESE2HEARTS + Delicious

10pm

*Follow the Pink Neon line.

~~Dance. Lounge. Be Scene.~~

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LIBIDO
Thursday June 25, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

Libido is the official fundraser for the Dyke March. Special guests include: Faith Nolan Skin Tight Coco La Creme The Roller Derby Girls DJ Denise Benson DJ Sleaze With special prizes from Good For Her! Buy tickets ahead of time at:Good For Her, Women's Bookstore, and the Toronto Pride Office.

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ARTWHERK!
Thursday June 25, 2009


Art Gallery of Ontario - 317 Dundas St. West,

Artwherk! is an annual event - part gallery, part performance stage - that showcases young/emerging queer and trans artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines for Pride Week in Toronto.

10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Adult $18
Senior (65+) $15
Students (full time with valid ID) $10
Youth (6-17) $10
Children (5 and under with adult) free


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Queeraoke
Thursday June 25, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

An all-queer Karaoke night hosted by Gladstone stalwart Peter Styles and sharp-tongued Ryan G. Hinds. Whether you want to unleash your inner Britney/Streisant/Etheridge/Showtune queen or sit back and have a laugh, this campy and wild night of karaoke and queerness is a Parkdale must. Expect outrageous humour from the hosts, giveaways, and a huge collection of gay/lesbian classic songs to choose from.

10 p.m. to close

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Clave
Thursday June 25, 2009


Tranzac Club - 292 Brunswick Ave.,

Queer Dance Party. Join us for a night of Latin, Hip Hop and R&B. 19+ event.

9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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the homospun collective presents... the Alternative queer dance party pride!
Thursday June 25, 2009


Norway House - 1110 Hillside Ave.,

9 pm - 2 am, 19 + (i.d. please)

Wheelchair accessible

*please note different venue for this party!

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Kate Reid CD release party
Thursday June 25, 2009


The Wise Hall - 1882 Adanac St.,

KATE REID 'I'M JUST WARMING UP' CD RELEASE PARTY

Doors: 7:30pm show: 8:30pm Tix: $10 advance @ Little Sisters 1232 Davie St Urban Empire ... 1108 Commercial Dr. $12 @ Door

jointly presented by ... girlgig productions & Sounds & Furies

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Pride Comedy show
Thursday June 25, 2009


The Alumnae Theatre - 70 Berkeley St., at Adelaide,

Celebrate Pride with... Corktown's Queens of Comedy

It's Pride's biggest comedy party live from the historic Alumnae Theatre in the heart of Corktown (just 5 min from The Village)

Your host is PROUD-FM personality Richard "Big Dick" Ryder and featuring John Hastings, Shelley "Mother of the Pride" Marshall and Special Guest Debra DiGiovanni!

Lounge opens at 8pm. Show at 9pm

tickets($20) available online at: http://queensofcomedy.eventbrite.com/

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DRENCHED: The Final Chapter
Friday June 26, 2009


THE OPERA HOUSE - 735 Queen Street East,

Dames Do Denmark presents DRENCHED Toronto Women’s Pride Dance Kick off Dyke Pride with 850 hot women at Drenched – Toronto’s liveliest Women's Pride Dance! The biggest dance floor with the best music you know by DJ Icon Deb Parent. Doors open 9:00 PM. All Women Welcome: Femmes, Butches, Sistahs, Dykes, TS/TG, Two Spirited & Bi. This is a legal age 19+ event, government issued photo I.D. will be required. Limited Wheelchair Access. All proceeds help send women to the 2009 Copenhagen Outgames.

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Retro at the CoHo, Halifax
Friday June 26, 2009


The Company House - 2202 Gottingen Street,

Retro at the CoHo - DJ Motlette will be playing retro, recents and your requests. 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

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Seniors' Pride on the Island
Friday June 26, 2009


The Parsonage - 60 Lakeshore Ave., Ward's Island,

SCS invites all 50+ LGBTTIQQ2S's and their friends and families to Ward's Island for entertainment and a fabulous BBQ. Schmooze in our comfortable, wheelchair accessible building. Enjoy the scenery, a cart ride around the island or a walk on the boardwalk. BBQ lunch includes a hamburger/veggie burger, salad, dessert & drink. Please RSVP to ensure we order enough food.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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ARTWHERK!
Friday June 26, 2009


Art Gallery of Ontario - 317 Dundas St. West,

Artwherk! is an annual event - part gallery, part performance stage - that showcases young/emerging queer and trans artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines for Pride Week in Toronto.

10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Adult $18
Senior (65+) $15
Students (full time with valid ID) $10
Youth (6-17) $10
Children (5 and under with adult) free


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Green Space on Church: Starry Night
Friday June 26, 2009


The 519 Community Centre - 519 Church Street,

Join The 519 in celebration of the opening of the new and renovated community centre. Under a glitzy sky of light and laughter, guests will enjoy delicious libations and nosh, all in the company of the most captivating crowds that Church St. has to offer. All proceeds will support The 519's programs and services.

5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Cruisin' Women
Friday June 26, 2009


Queen's Quay/Harbourfront - ,

Kickoff Pride Weekend with a 3 hour Harbour Cruise through the Toronto Harbour. A fun night of dinner, dancing and cruising awaits!

6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Clam Slam 2009
Friday June 26, 2009


George Bell Arena - 215 Ryding Avenue,

The Toronto Roller Derby League will be hosting Clam Slam 2009, a roller derby match between an all-queer Toronto Roller Derby team and a team of queer skaters from surrounding roller derby leagues. The event promises Real Women, Real Hits, Real Heart.

Doors open at 7 p.m.

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APPLES Pride Edition with guest DJ MAY
Friday June 26, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

Doors 9 pm

Extended License until 4 am, dancing until 4:45 am

Resident DJ doctor BAGGIE with special guest DJ MAY (Foxhole, Hump Day Bump) spinning funk, electro, hip-hop, dance, R&B, c*nt rock, projections. APPLES is now in its 4th year! It’s a wild video dance party that happens on the last Friday of every month at Voglie -- music will be pumped onto both floors and both patios! Wear your dancing shoes!

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CUBAN REVOLUTION AND HOMOSEXUAL RIGHTS: HOW REVOLUTIONARY LEADERSHIP RECTIFIES ITSELF
Friday June 26, 2009


venue - ,

The LGBT community is invited to participate in the workshop:

"CUBAN REVOLUTION AND HOMOSEXUAL RIGHTS: HOW REVOLUTIONARY LEADERSHIP RECTIFIES ITSELF"

Part of the:
2ND INTERNATIONAL CHE GUEVARA CONFERENCE

26-28 June 2009

Theme:
~ Fifty Years of Dynamism of the Cuban Revolution ~

The 2nd International Che Guevara Conference is on the move! With speakers coming from across Canada, the United States and Cuba, we have a program to inform and inspire solidarity with the great 50 years of dynamism of the Cuban Revolution.

Workshop description:
For years, if not for decades, Cuba has been in the centre of controversial disputes among the LGBT and the progressive community for its treatment and attitude towards homosexuality. Around the world, and especially in North America, the right of homosexuals has been an issue which has caused much discussion, both in support of and against these important rights. This workshop will discuss the history and current advancements for homosexual rights in Cuba.

Entrance to the conference is free! The conference program will also include documentary film showings, multimedia presentations and slide shows related to the topics. Low cost food and beverages will be served throughout the conference.

For full program, location and workshops information, visit: http://vancouverinternationalcheconference.blogspot.com

For more information:
http://www.vancubasolidarity.com
cubacommunities@yahoo.ca
778.882.5223
Endorsed by:
Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC)
Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)
Canada Cuba Friendship Association - Vancouver SFU Department of Sociology and Anthropology


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LINGERIE & TOY PARTY IN KELOWNA!
Friday June 26, 2009


venue - ,

7:30 - ???

www.queendivalingerie.com is coming to Kelowna this week and would love you to come to an open house. Please contact me for the address of the party.

Candice divacandi@gmail.com 604-825-0380

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Trans Pride March
Friday June 26, 2009


venue - Bloor and Church,

Bloor and Church Street at 7pm meet.

This is the first ever unofficial (NEWLY OFFICIAL !!!!)Trans Pride March in Toronto. It will be starting at 8pm at Bloor and Church and ending at Wellesley and Church. It will be happening when they close down the street. Everyone who is under the Trans Umbrella is welcome. Allies are welcome. Bring friends for support if you like. You can bring signs or banners or just come out yourself. We want everyone to take notice that we are a part of Pride and of the World.

There will be an after party for all the walkers catered by Pride Toronto.

This is our opportunity to start a tradition that is uniquely ours ...hopefully a yearly one. Many great events start from humble beginnings. Let's make this the loudest, fun filled joyous beginning ever!!!

No Motor vehicles allowed this a walking march only!!!!!

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Cherry Bomb
Saturday June 27, 2009


REVIVAL & STONE LOUNGE - 783 College Street (at Shaw),

This year we are the Official Dyke Day After Party, so we're expecting full capacity attendance and we want to make sure that YOU, our lovely regular supporters, get your advance tix and get to party with us Saturday June 27th @ Revival. * From Cherry Bomb with LOve * is gonna be off the hook in a Large way with 3 floors of sexy sweaty cruisey fun and more than 700 of your hottest friends! We are offering $12 advance tix at: Come as You Are, Toronto Womens Bookstore, Glad Gay Books and Soundscapes

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Green Space on Church: Open Air Affair
Saturday June 27, 2009


The 519 Community Centre - 519 Church Street,

Looking for an oasis on Church St. during Pride? Look no further than The 519's Beer Gardens. Enjoy the lush and green space of Cawthra Square Park while listening to hot DJ's from around the world. On Saturday, women- and trans-only areas. Extended hours. 519 Beer Gardens are the place to be during a Pride that Can't Stop and Won't Stop.

1 p.m. to midnight

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Pride & Remembrance RUN
Saturday June 27, 2009


venue - ,

Now in its 14th year the Pride & Remembrance RUN is the only annual athletic event during Toronto's Pride Week, promoting and fostering community spirit, goodwill, volunteerism and sportsmanship in the Canadian LGBT community. Join us for a 5km run or 3km walk and help raise money for Casey House and Black CAP!

Race starts at 10 a.m., post-run party and refreshments at The 519 until noon.

Start line at Church & Wellesley, race course heads west on Wellesley, loops at Queen's Park twice and returns to the finish line at Church and Wellesley.

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Toronto Dyke March 2009
Saturday June 27, 2009


The Village - Church Street and Wellesley Street,

2pm.

What is the Dyke March Event?

Welcome to Pride Toronto's annual Dyke March. The Dyke March is a grassroots event where women and trans people in LGBTTIQQ2S communities take over the streets of Toronto. The Dyke March is not a parade - it is a political demonstration of critical mass; a moment seized to revel in the strength, diversity and passion of LGBTTIQQ2S women and trans folk.

The theme for Pride Week 2009 is “Can’t Stop, won’t stop!”. We encourage groups to work within the theme for Pride Week 2009 in order to express their values. Raise your voice! Join us on June 27th 2009 at 2:00pm as we celebrate our diversity, our passion and our pride.

The Dyke March is organized by the Dyke March Committee, based on the Guiding Principles created from the 2006/2007 Community Consultations. The Dyke March Committee, the Dyke March, and all other events organized by the Dyke March Committee are trans inclusive. Dyke March Route 2009

Map of the Dyke March route

The Dyke March 2009 will start at Church and Hayden Streets, move north on Church to Bloor, west on Bloor to Yonge and then south on Yonge to Wood St. It will head east along Wood back to Church Street. ALL VEHICLES, including motorcycles, disperse along Yonge Street, South of Wood Street. Vehicles are not permitted east on Wood Street or north of Carlton on Church Street.

Please see the Dis/Ability Resources section for information on Wheel-Trans, the wheelchair-equipped vehicle participating in the March. This section also has information about viewing stands for the Dyke March

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Flygirl @ The Boathouse
Saturday June 27, 2009


Boathouse Waterfront Bar & Deck - 1795 Beach Ave,

Vancouver's freshest Sat night party! Rockin' the Boathouse 2nd and 4th Sat of the month. Food, dj's and a panoramic view! Things are heating up so come and reserve early.

5-10pm Exclusive Flygirl dinner on the deck by reservations only. Please email info@flygirlproductions.com your full name, email address, reservation time and # of people in your party.
10pm-2am Boathouse Waterfront Bar
Get your groove on with one of Flygirl DJ's. A Saturday night consistently providing fun, upbeat and fresh dance beats.

YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE DINNER IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE PARTY

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A BENT Event
Saturday June 27, 2009


Fountainhead Pub - 1025 Davie St.,

Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Raising money for W.A.G.V.A.W (Women Against Violence Against Women)

Show your support for WAVAW and join us for "Beer and a dog". Door prizes! Silent auction.

Half of the proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated to WAVAW.

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CUBAN REVOLUTION AND HOMOSEXUAL RIGHTS: HOW REVOLUTIONARY LEADERSHIP RECTIFIES ITSELF
Saturday June 27, 2009


venue - ,

The LGBT community is invited to participate in the workshop:

"CUBAN REVOLUTION AND HOMOSEXUAL RIGHTS: HOW REVOLUTIONARY LEADERSHIP RECTIFIES ITSELF"

Part of the:
2ND INTERNATIONAL CHE GUEVARA CONFERENCE

26-28 June 2009

Theme:
~ Fifty Years of Dynamism of the Cuban Revolution ~

The 2nd International Che Guevara Conference is on the move! With speakers coming from across Canada, the United States and Cuba, we have a program to inform and inspire solidarity with the great 50 years of dynamism of the Cuban Revolution.

Workshop description:
For years, if not for decades, Cuba has been in the centre of controversial disputes among the LGBT and the progressive community for its treatment and attitude towards homosexuality. Around the world, and especially in North America, the right of homosexuals has been an issue which has caused much discussion, both in support of and against these important rights. This workshop will discuss the history and current advancements for homosexual rights in Cuba.

Entrance to the conference is free! The conference program will also include documentary film showings, multimedia presentations and slide shows related to the topics. Low cost food and beverages will be served throughout the conference.

For full program, location and workshops information, visit: http://vancouverinternationalcheconference.blogspot.com

For more information:
http://www.vancubasolidarity.com
cubacommunities@yahoo.ca
778.882.5223
Endorsed by:
Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC)
Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)
Canada Cuba Friendship Association - Vancouver SFU Department of Sociology and Anthropology


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Concrete & Diamonds - Pride Afternoon Patio Bender
Saturday June 27, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

Close your eyes and picture this: a Courtyard of half-naked chicks, sun beating down and sexy music in the air. Voglie presents: Concrete & Diamonds - Pride Afternoon Patio Bender! And a bender it will be. DJ Fawn Big Canoe, DJ Barbi and DJ ViVi Diamond. 11am-8pm.

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SNATCH
Saturday June 27, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

Come for the bender - stay for the SNATCH. Boys and girls unite on Saturday nights at Voglie all in the name of good, clean SNATCH. DJ Leticia Love is always representing Toronto to the fullest and she's about to blow. A crowd favourite, no doubt. Dropping the hottest hip hop, R&B, house, reggae, dancehall, electro and break beats. 9pm-4am.

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"GirlPlay Toronto presents: Lick-It Pride"
Sunday June 28, 2009


The Barn - 418 Church Street,

8:00pm * Biggest Lesbian Pride Party in Toronto! * All 3 floors of The Barn Nightclub! * Packed full of HOT women! * Extended Hours! * 6 Dj's!! (maybe more!!) * Different music on all floors! * Entertainment! * Prizes and Giveaways! * Super Sexy Go-Go Dancers! * Hot & Friendly Bartenders! *HOUSE FLOOR DJ MISS MAGGS & STIX *MAIN FLOOR DJ CAT SPRINGETT & DJ TORUS *URBAN FLOOR DJ LETICIA LOVE & DJ TNT This is a limited capacity event. Make sure you get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

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Ancient Chinese Sex Relics Exhibition
Sunday June 28, 2009


Delta Chelsea Hotel - Churchill Ballroom - 33 Gerrard Street West,

This exhibition shows ancient Chinese sex relics - about 100 paintings and 400 objects. Many have homosexual themes, and are over 400 years old. The exhibition area is about 5000 square feet.

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For contact information, please contact Kelly Chen at 647-438-9648; 416-319-0875 and tsm09@hotmail.com

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Green Space on Church: Tree House Party
Sunday June 28, 2009


The 519 Community Centre - 519 Church Street,

Looking for an oasis on Church St. during Pride? Look no further than The 519's Beer Gardens. Enjoy the lush and green space of Cawthra Square Park while listening to hot DJ's from around the world. On Saturday, women- and trans-only areas. Extended hours. 519 Beer Gardens are the place to be during a Pride that Can't Stop and Won't Stop.

1 p.m. to midnight

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Toronto's 29th Annual Pride Parade
Sunday June 28, 2009


The Village - Church Street and Wellesley Street,

As part of Toronto’s 29th Annual Pride Week celebration, the LGBTTIQQ2S communities, families and friends will unveil this year’s Pride Parade on Sunday June 28th at 2 pm. It will shine with all colours of the rainbow and showcase the wonders of our heritage as one community.

Enjoy what Pride Week has to offer and marvel as downtown Toronto comes to life in a spectacular pride parade that is uniquely Torontonian.

Join our International Grand Marshal, Victor Juliet Mukasa, Parade Grand Marshal, El-Farouk Khaki and Honoured Group, AIDS Committee of Toronto, as they guide the LGBTTIQQ2S communities through our amazing stories of equality, human rights, respect, diversity, honour, love and acceptance. Discover your dreams coming true in a Pride experience that is as big as your heart and courage.

This year, we will celebrate our new theme "CAN'T STOP: WON'T STOP" by elevating the Pride Parade. It will be broadcast LIVE for the first time on CP24. It is our chance to show the world who we are and what we're about by telling our inspiring stories through all aspects of the performing arts; Art Direction, Costume Design, Choreography, Mix (Sound/Music) and Special Effects.

Come witness and experience one of the world’s best Pride Parades, as we promise to transport you into a world filled with music, creativity, excitement and pride.

Pride Parade 2009, “CAN'T STOP: WON'T STOP” begins at 2 pm – Sunday, June 28th and travels west on Bloor St. between Church and Yonge, south on Yonge St. from Bloor to Gerrard, and east on Gerrard St. to Church.

Toronto’s 2009 Pride Parade is about more than a Parade. It’s about you. It’s about your Pride. It’s about our time together. Join us in an event that is truly yours to celebrate.

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CUBAN REVOLUTION AND HOMOSEXUAL RIGHTS: HOW REVOLUTIONARY LEADERSHIP RECTIFIES ITSELF
Sunday June 28, 2009


venue - ,

The LGBT community is invited to participate in the workshop:

"CUBAN REVOLUTION AND HOMOSEXUAL RIGHTS: HOW REVOLUTIONARY LEADERSHIP RECTIFIES ITSELF"

Part of the:
2ND INTERNATIONAL CHE GUEVARA CONFERENCE

26-28 June 2009

Theme:
~ Fifty Years of Dynamism of the Cuban Revolution ~

The 2nd International Che Guevara Conference is on the move! With speakers coming from across Canada, the United States and Cuba, we have a program to inform and inspire solidarity with the great 50 years of dynamism of the Cuban Revolution.

Workshop description:
For years, if not for decades, Cuba has been in the centre of controversial disputes among the LGBT and the progressive community for its treatment and attitude towards homosexuality. Around the world, and especially in North America, the right of homosexuals has been an issue which has caused much discussion, both in support of and against these important rights. This workshop will discuss the history and current advancements for homosexual rights in Cuba.

Entrance to the conference is free! The conference program will also include documentary film showings, multimedia presentations and slide shows related to the topics. Low cost food and beverages will be served throughout the conference.

For full program, location and workshops information, visit: http://vancouverinternationalcheconference.blogspot.com

For more information:
http://www.vancubasolidarity.com
cubacommunities@yahoo.ca
778.882.5223
Endorsed by:
Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC)
Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)
Canada Cuba Friendship Association - Vancouver SFU Department of Sociology and Anthropology


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Ancient Chinese Sex Relics Exhibition
Monday June 29, 2009


Delta Chelsea Hotel - Churchill Ballroom - 33 Gerrard Street West,

This exhibition shows ancient Chinese sex relics - about 100 paintings and 400 objects. Many have homosexual themes, and are over 400 years old. The exhibition area is about 5000 square feet.

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For contact information, please contact Kelly Chen at 647-438-9648; 416-319-0875 and tsm09@hotmail.com

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HERSHE BAR
Tuesday June 30, 2009


Red Room - 398 Richards Street,

Where The Girls Are! One hot mess of a party with Vancouver's hottest female DJ's and seductive go-go dancers. Get your dance on this Canada Day!

This Hershe showcasing - DJ Betti Forde, DJ Rhiannon, DJ Rocket (Candy Bar, UK) and DJ SHE

9pm-2am

Tickets available:
Online www.flygirlproductions.com
Little Sisters Bookstore-1238 Davie St. 604-669-1753
Kokopelli Salon-2052 Commercial Drive @ 4th Ave

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Chicklets
Tuesday June 30, 2009


Pulse Nightclub - 1138 Davie Street,

Happy Birthday Canada! The summer and the party are in full swing with The PREMIER Women’s Night in Vancouver. Pulse is hottest club on the Davie strip, with super sound, and eye-popping eye-candy for your Canada Day destination! (All genders welcome, 19+)

Tickets $8.00 Advance at Little Sisters, VCV Computers and online at www.cremaproductions.com

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Jam Session Tuesdays
Tuesday June 30, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

Come out and listen to some of TO's amazing musical talent, or better yet, join in on the sessions yourself.

Hosted by Kim Jarrett & Mike Costantino

9pm to 12am

BYOG: Bring your own guitar (that plugs in). Keyboard, djembe, bongos and more avialable.

$7 mini-pitchers of Keith's

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Dirrrty bingo and Drag Kings
Wednesday July 1, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

Dirty Princess Maddy presents: Dirrrty bingo every Wednesday night: 9pm

... & drag kings, Wednesday nights: 11pm - 2am

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FRESH TO DEF 2-POC Anti-Colonial Canada Day Party
Wednesday July 1, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

11pm

Perfomance by Red Slam: Amazing Youth Spoken Word, Hip Hop movers n' shakers Video from Kahnawake Taking Action Project Hip Hop, Dancehall, RNB w/ DJ Ariel till th finish

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=91909122402&ref=ts

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Victoria's Sekret: VICTORIA PRIDE PARTY
Saturday July 4, 2009


Vertigo - SUB @ UVic,

Happy Pride Victoria! Get your dance on!!!

Vancouver's top female dj, DJ BETTI FORDE & Victoria's own, DJ KENZIE CLARKE! (Top 40, Dance Anthems, Electro House, Mashups, Hip-Hop)

8pm-1am

Tickets available at:
Online Flygirl Productions
Chronicles of Crime (CASH only) 1057 Fort Street, Victoria 250-721-2665
Limited tix also available at the door day of show

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SheDance!
Saturday July 4, 2009


Big Mamma's - 554 Parliament Street,

Hosted by Karynah. Sponsored by www.superdyke.com

Listen to the groovy beats of DJ goove_warrior and experience one of the best vibes for a ladies night in the city. Fun, dancing, friends and great food.

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SNATCH
Saturday July 4, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

get rocked every saturday at SNATCH. . . they treat you right with great beats, a packed house and amazing patio. no cover, because SNATCH SATURDAYS LOVES YOU! 10pm onward!

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Rewind
Sunday July 5, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Line-up:
L * F * C * K (Year Right)
EllNino (BushParty)
Shift-1 (PSDO!NMFO)

19+

$3.50 domestic beer - licensed patio

soul retro funk disco raregroove rap/reggae

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Rhinestone
Monday July 6, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Queer country

DJs Shane MacKinnon and May (foxhole)

Every Monday

10pm

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Crafternoons and Crafterhours with Coalition Against Violence Everywhere (CAVE)
Monday July 6, 2009


The Centre for Women & Trans People @ UofT - 563 Spadina Ave., Room 100 (just North of College on the east side of Spadina). Wheelchair accessible through Bancroft Ave.,

Upcoming dates June-Aug:

Every Monday from 1-4pm

All Day *CRAFT-O-THON* Friday July 10 from 11am-5pm (Food will be catered in!)

Wednesdays July 15 & 29 from 6-9pm

All craft sessions are at The Centre
TTC tokens provided upon request
Food provided!
No crafting skills required
All supplies provided
Bring your friends!
FREE

On March 30th The Centre joined with members of CAVE when they organized "In Support of Vancouver's Missing Women", a rally held on the date of Robert Pickton's appeal hearing. Prior to this they coordinated a marathon crafting session at The Centre, where cards were made with each woman's picture and name. These cards were tied to balloons which were released at the rally. This summer, The Centre is again happy to host CAVE in preparation for an event in conjunction with METRAC and Elizabeth Fry Society on August 7th at Alan Gardens called "No Holds Barred" which is focused on criminalized women in Canada. At this event, CAVE will again be conducting a balloon release ceremony for Missing native women in this country. Each woman will have her own beautifully decorated card. Given that about 500 cards will need to be made, CAVE invites you to join them at The Centre this summer for regular card-crafting bees. There will be refreshments and TTC tokens upon request. You don't need to bring any supplies, just yourself!

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Finding the Words
Tuesday July 7, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - 73 Harbord,

Finding the Words: A Creative Writing Workshop for Women and Trans Survivors of Childhood Sexual Assault. Facilitated by Ali Sauer. TUESDAY evenings in JULY and AUGUST JULY 7, 14, 21, 28 and AUGUST 18 and 25, from 6:30pm to 9pm @ TWB There is a pre-screening process for this workshop. Please call to register. Enrollment limited to 12 participants. “Finding the Words” is a six week introductory workshop on integrating creative writing into existing coping strategies for women and trans childhood sexual abuse survivors. This workshop will be facilitated by a therapist in a therapeutic context but is not intended to stand-in for, or replace individual trauma counselling. Participants will be encouraged to examine existing strengths and develop new coping strategies through therapeutic writing exercises. Being “good at” writing is not a pre-requisite for this workshop, participants will be invited to share only what and when they want.

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Jam Session Tuesdays
Tuesday July 7, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

Come out and listen to some of TO's amazing musical talent, or better yet, join in on the sessions yourself.

Hosted by Kim Jarrett & Mike Costantino

9pm to 12am

BYOG: Bring your own guitar (that plugs in). Keyboard, djembe, bongos and more avialable.

$7 mini-pitchers of Keith's

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LGBT Salsa Dance Classes at UofT
Tuesday July 7, 2009


569 Spadina Avenue - 569 Spadina Ave.,

Summer Classes Starting in July:

Salsa 1 - Tuesdays @6pm
with our very own Mario

Technique Workshop Series -Tuesdays @7:30pm with Sunny for Salsaholics Anonymous

Fees: $40 for full time students (from any institution)
$80 for all others

To register email lgbtdance.club@utoronto.ca

LGBT Dance at UofT Is Toronto's nonprofit queer Latin dance club. Since 2002 we have been providing a welcoming queer-friendly, gender neutral environment for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgendered, queer people & queer-friendly straight people to learn how to dance.

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Dirrrty bingo and Drag Kings
Wednesday July 8, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

Dirty Princess Maddy presents: Dirrrty bingo every Wednesday night: 9pm

... & drag kings, Wednesday nights: 11pm - 2am

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Trans Youth Toronto (TYT)
Wednesday July 8, 2009


The 519 Community Centre - 519 Church Street,

TYT is a social drop-in for trans youth and anybody questioning their gender identity under 26 years old, running every Wednesday from 5-9pm. For more information, please visit The 519 website under Trans Programs.

Part of the Trans Programming at The 519 Phone: 416-392-6878 x4007

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Fresh to Def LONG LIVE THE KING Michael Jackson Tribute Night
Wednesday July 8, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

11pm

Featuring Youtube Jockey for MJ video requests DJ Carma's last Fresh to Def before she leaves Canada!

Fresh to Def is a weekly party for 2-Spirit & Queer Indigenous, Black and Peeps of Colour. Email us at freshtodefwednesday@gmail.com

Event: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=98637059325
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=97878904560&ref=ts

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Coffeetalk
Wednesday July 8, 2009


James Bay New Horizon Centre - 234 Menzies Street Victoria - James Bay,

EVERY WEDNESDAY 11am - 1pm, $2.00

Sponsored by VLSCS http://vlscs.ca

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YOU'VE GOT WHAT I NEED
Wednesday July 8, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Wes Allen + Roozbeh
Soulful Gold, Golden Soul
Door 11pm + no cover


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HUMP DAY BUMP with DJs Le Freak C'est Keek and doctor BAGGIE200
Wednesday July 8, 2009


Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St W,

Get ur groove on with DJs Le Freak C'est Keek (Sticky Fingers, Bush Party, Rewind Sundays) and doctor BAGGIE (Purplelectricity, Can't Stop Esther, APPLES, Eights & Nines).

Hump Day Bump is Toronto's legendary Wednesday night dance party. It's at Wrongbar, which has an awesome sound system and mesmerizing club lights overtop a great dancefloor -- shake ur thang!

Half-price drinks until midnight!

10 pm doors

19+ ID required

Links:

DJ Le Freak C'est Keek
http://www.myspace.com/kikiwordup

DJ doctor BAGGIE
http://www.doctorbaggie.com
http://www.myspace.com/doctorbaggie


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Women in the Round
Thursday July 9, 2009


Rhizome Cafe - 317 East Broadway,

Women in the Round (Kate Reid, Sarah MacDougall and Joanna Chapman-Smith are back together for one Vancouver show only!)

8:30pm showtime

Tix at the door $10-15 sliding scale

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INDOOR RECESS
Thursday July 9, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Ian Worang + Jamal + Guests
Pysch, Indie, Punk, Soul, Rock
Door 11pm + no cover


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Queer and Rebel Days' Kebab Kick Off, Halifax
Friday July 10, 2009


Roberts Street Social Centre - 5684 Roberts Street,

Queer and Rebel Days' Kebab Kick off Party, 7:00 p.m. (FREE and everyone friendly-friendly.) Meet some folks and discuss, among other things, the importance of challenging consumerism and assimilation (and talk about what those words mean).

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LESBIAN MOVIE NIGHT
Friday July 10, 2009


James Bay New Horizon Centre - 234 Menzies Street Victoria - James Bay,

FRIDAY's @ 7pm

Movie $3, as JBNH charges $2 per person for rental of space.

The other $1 assists the VLSCS Health Fund.

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NOT.O.
Friday July 10, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Will Munro + Guests
Post Punk, No Wave, Mutant Disco
Door 11pm + no cover


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$.W.A.N.K || DJ Battle D'Lux
Friday July 10, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

$.W.A.N.K ||

Baby $.w.a.n.k is hatching into a full grown event that will be every 2nd friday of the month until I get shut down by your mama! This $.w.a.n.k is eeeespecial! because two banger Dj's Myself and Leticia Love are going to fondle one anothers Serato lists until we provide our crowd with enough music to satisfy your cravings and keep you happy til the Mansion closes around 3ish.

GREAT WINE and other drinks

THIS time it'll be downstairs, with lots of space and a nice cool breeze from the back patio!

Leticia is known for her hiphop party flavour mixed with my Baltimore club'electro it's gonnabe NAAACCE.

COME EARLY
enjoy some food
and a beautiful July night!


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SNATCH
Saturday July 11, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

get rocked every saturday at SNATCH. . . they treat you right with great beats, a packed house and amazing patio. no cover, because SNATCH SATURDAYS LOVES YOU! 10pm onward!

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Queer and Rebel Days' Queer Costume, Water-Fight Bike Ride, Halifax
Saturday July 11, 2009


Roberts Street Social Centre - 5684 Roberts Street,

Queer and Rebel Days' Queer Costume, Water-Fight Bike Ride. (FREE and everyone friendly-friendly.) 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - bike fixing, costume making, water balloon filling, face painting, target practice, etc. 2:00 p.m. - the bike ride leaves Roberts Street Social Centre.

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Queer and Rebel Days' Queer Performance Night, Halifax
Saturday July 11, 2009


Roberts Street Social Centre - 5684 Roberts Street,

Queer and Rebel Days' Queer Performance Night, 8:00 p.m. (FREE and everyone friendly-friendly.) Raindate: Sunday, July 12, 7:00 p.m. Still accepting performers - contact queer.and.rebel.days.2009@gmail.com or call 446-1788.

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MataDanZe
Saturday July 11, 2009


MDO Studios - 355 College St -3rd Floor(Spadina and College),

MataDanZe invites you to join us this Summer on the danZe floor

Contemporary Movement with Olivia Davies & Lilia Leon

Saturday July 4th & Saturday July 11th 1:15-2:45 pm

$5 first class /$10 regular and packages available

No experience needed just the passion to move and the curiosity to express!

MataDanZe
Empowering Womyn Through Movement
"Our body is the expression of our spirit, color and emotion...our movement a language of justice, love and peace."

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VIBERATOR PRESENTS: Luscious Beats!
Saturday July 11, 2009


Oasis Ultra Lounge - 1240 Thurlow @ Pender above Denny's,

These girls are beyond AMAZING! A must see performance!

DOORS are at 9pm, SHOW is at 11pm and COVER is ONLY $5 to see these two talented ladies do their thang!

DJ DeLux & DJ Riot will be holding it down all night long with only the finest in sound!!!!

Mellisa AKA M3 from WASSABI COLLECTIVE & Miss Erica DEE From Nelson, BC!!

Luscious Beats:

Combine two of Nelson, BC’s most talented and multi-faceted female artists and you get a stunning mixture of MCing, DJing, percussion, live vocals, and deep soul-satisyfing beats. Uniting the elements of old school Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae, Dance Hall, Glitch Hop, Electro, and House, Luscious Beats delivers a fierce and sultry fusion of sound.Melissa Meretsky aka M3 of ‘Wassabi Collective’, brings her full percussion set up sponsored by Mountain Rhythm, while Erica Dee aka Dee Selectress drops the beats for the Luscious duo. Together these ladies combine rich vocals, smooth harmonies, and sweet MC styles to create a highly energetic and infectious performance. Touring with a full visual light show that fuses elements of live feed, original footage, stock footage, lighting, and shadow screens, Luscious Beats beautifully crafts a performance that is undeniably raw and captivating.

Performing together for over 5 years, M3 and Erica Dee have successfully developed a collaboration that is highly original and honors their diversity as musicians. Both women have been passionately exploring and experimenting with music since youth and have been blessed by many memorable collaborations and performances that have greatly attributed to their growth as musicians.

Melissa of Wassabi Collective has been playing shows for over 15 years performing alongside, and opening for artists such as; K-os, Michael Franti, Adham Shaikh, Lorin Bassnectar, Balkin Beatbox, Knan, Hot Hot Heat, as well as playing many other venues and festivals all over North America.

Erica Dee Aka Dee Selectress has been singing and MCing with a variety of live projects since she was 16 and has played with, and opened for such artists as; Lyrics Born of Blackalicious, Spindarella of Salt & Pepper, The Pocket Dwellers, Matt the Alien, Stanton Warriors, Scream, and many more, playing all over North and South America.

Within one year, Luscious Beats has toured all over B.C. and has played both the Shambhala Music Festival and the Mogul Smoker where they linked up with DJ Nu Mark of Jurassic 5 who claims these two are “a breath of fresh air.”

United by the intention to entertain and inspire, this exceptional duo naturally illuminates and transforms sound into a mixture of smooth vocals, conscious raps, and explosive percussion. Beautifully fusing both sound and soul, Miss M3 and Erica Dee are an undeniable force that is only just beginning to pick up speed. Consistently delivering a sound that is unique and raw, these ladies are undoubtedly one of Canada’s most original and awe-inspiring acts in music today. An exceptionally dynamic duo, Luscious Beats is bound to bring not only a diverse sound, but a genuine appreciation for music and a deeply rooted respect for the power it has to inspire and unite people around the world.

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STICKY FINGERS
Saturday July 11, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

L*F*C*K* + El Nino
Hippa To The Hoppa
Door 11pm + no cover


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WRONGBAR Saturday Night!
Saturday July 11, 2009


Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St W,

NASTYMIX SATURDAYS present

NASTY NAV http://www.myspace.com/nastynav

MEECH http://www.myspace.com/iluvmeech

ΔLEX CHARLTON http://thinkcontra.com

HOSTED BY PINK MAFIA, DAVID KING & ROB THE LIFESAVER!

HALF PRICE DRINKS BEFORE 11:00PM

10PM

RSVP FOR FREE GUESTLIST: guestlist@wrongbar.com

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Queer and Rebel Days' Queer Expressions, Halifax
Sunday July 12, 2009


Roberts Street Social Centre - 5684 Roberts Street,

Queer and Rebel Days' Queer Expressions: DIY art workshops and fair, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. (FREE and everyone friendly-friendly.) There will be zine making, button making, patch making and hair cutting stations. There will also be art for sale by and for Queers and their allies.

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Queer and Rebel Days' Discussion: Are You Queer Enough?, Halifax
Sunday July 12, 2009


Roberts Street Social Centre - 5684 Roberts Street, upstairs,

Queer and Rebel Days' Discussion - "Are You Queer Enough?", 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. (FREE and everyone friendly-friendly.) We will discuss the peer-policing of queer identities in the queer/gay community. There will also be a storytelling element, where folks can speak to times they did not feel 'queer enough' and what that even means. This will be followed by a collaborative zine making workshop for those interested.

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Kelly and the Kellygirls, Halifax
Sunday July 12, 2009


The Seahorse Tavern - 1665 Argyle Street,,

Kelly and the Kellygirls are coming from Toronto to party at the Seahorse and share their new CD "MODERNISM" with us. The music is energetic, the lyrics are amusing and sarcastic, and Kelly's low and deep voice is the perfect fit. Do you like something a bit different, theatrical and burlesque? Then you should make sure to take in this show, you will not be disappointed! Rouge Fatale will be hosting the show in all her fabulousness and performing a number or two, something new, we hear. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with performances starting at 8:30. Advance tickets are $10. Cover at the door will be $12.

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Whine Up Sundays
Sunday July 12, 2009


The Century House - 432 Richards St,

Weekly Sunday night Hip Hop, Top 40, and Dancehall party with DJ's T, Revoked, and Joi-zee, for gay, straight, and everything in between. $3.50 Highballs.

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Rewind
Sunday July 12, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Line-up:
L * F * C * K (Year Right)
EllNino (BushParty)
Shift-1 (PSDO!NMFO)

19+

$3.50 domestic beer - licensed patio

soul retro funk disco raregroove rap/reggae

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SIZZLE: ULTRA CHILL SUNDAYS
Sunday July 12, 2009


Ultra Toronto Patio - 314 Queen St W,

3:00pm - 10:00pm

If it's nice and sunny this coming Sunday (forecast looking good!), check out the SIZZLE edition of...

ULTRA CHILL SUNDAYS
the sun • the music • the bar • the grill • the people

Stop by the Ultra patio to chillax after an afternoon of shopping on Queen West.

Meet-up with your friends to catch-up and sip sangria in the open air of Toronto's best patio with a spectacular view of downtown.

Chill out, chow down from the grill, cool off with sexy refreshments, and dance and party with us.

Smooth grooves provided by DJ doctor BAGGIE (Purplelectricity, Can't Stop Esther, APPLES, Eights & Nines) and DJ Lazy Ray (Night Trackin’, Block Party).

Watch the sun set and the sky fill up with stars and nightlights...

3 p.m. until sunset and later

Links:

DJ doctor BAGGIE
http://www.doctorbaggie.com
http://www.myspace.com/doctorbaggie

DJ Lazy Ray
http://www.myspace.com/mighty_eagle

Ultra Toronto
http://www.ultratoronto.com
http://www.eatultralicious.com


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Queer and Rebel Days' Lunch Time Discussions, Halifax
Monday July 13, 2009


Roberts Street Social Centre - 5684 Roberts Street,

Queer and Rebel Days' Lunch Time Discussions, Monday, July 13th to Thursday, July 16th, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. (FREE and everyone friendly-friendly.) There will be some food and a few folks hanging around to discuss any topics that might have been missed, and also to just generally hang out. Also, the button-maker will be available and so will the zine-making supplies. Today's topic: "How to be an Ally". Have you even wondered how to be an ally, not just to queer or trans folk, but in general? We will discuss principles and tactics of how to be a supportive ally.

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Rhinestone
Monday July 13, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Queer country

DJs Shane MacKinnon and May (foxhole)

Every Monday

10pm

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Crafternoons and Crafterhours with Coalition Against Violence Everywhere (CAVE)
Monday July 13, 2009


The Centre for Women & Trans People @ UofT - 563 Spadina Ave., Room 100 (just North of College on the east side of Spadina). Wheelchair accessible through Bancroft Ave.,

Upcoming dates June-Aug:

Every Monday from 1-4pm

All Day *CRAFT-O-THON* Friday July 10 from 11am-5pm (Food will be catered in!)

Wednesdays July 15 & 29 from 6-9pm

All craft sessions are at The Centre
TTC tokens provided upon request
Food provided!
No crafting skills required
All supplies provided
Bring your friends!
FREE

On March 30th The Centre joined with members of CAVE when they organized "In Support of Vancouver's Missing Women", a rally held on the date of Robert Pickton's appeal hearing. Prior to this they coordinated a marathon crafting session at The Centre, where cards were made with each woman's picture and name. These cards were tied to balloons which were released at the rally. This summer, The Centre is again happy to host CAVE in preparation for an event in conjunction with METRAC and Elizabeth Fry Society on August 7th at Alan Gardens called "No Holds Barred" which is focused on criminalized women in Canada. At this event, CAVE will again be conducting a balloon release ceremony for Missing native women in this country. Each woman will have her own beautifully decorated card. Given that about 500 cards will need to be made, CAVE invites you to join them at The Centre this summer for regular card-crafting bees. There will be refreshments and TTC tokens upon request. You don't need to bring any supplies, just yourself!

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THE QUEER POETRY SLAM
Monday July 13, 2009


CAFÉ DEUX SOLEILS - 2096 COMMERCIAL DRIVE (5TH AND COMMERCIAL),

THE VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM
http://www.myspace.com/vancouverpoetryslam
http://vancouverpoetryhouse.com/

CONTINUES EVERY MONDAY OF THE MONTH

In Celebration of Vancouver's Pride Season and the LGTBQ Community
THE QUEER SLAM
is
MONDAY JULY 13TH
Hosted by Spillious
Featuring: Seattle's Greg Bee

Greg Bee is a writer and performance poet based in Seattle where he is a member of the 2009 Seattle Slam Team. Greg has performed on stages from Portland to Bellingham and is the author of a chapbook called One Lap Around. When not writing poetry, Greg is dispensing relationship advice through his alter ego: The Bitter Single Guy.

ALL POETS AND POETIC STYLES ARE WELCOME TO SLAM; Teen Angst, Elder Angst, Love Poemmes, Manifestos, Womanifestos, Trannifestos, Naughty Confessions that Rhyme, Freestyle Tributes to Adam Lambert

DOORS AND POET SIGN UP 8PM
OPEN MIC AT 8:45
SLAM STARTS AT 9 PM

*All ages/genders/sexualities/hairstyles welcome and encouraged to participate

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Jam Session Tuesdays
Tuesday July 14, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

Come out and listen to some of TO's amazing musical talent, or better yet, join in on the sessions yourself.

Hosted by Kim Jarrett & Mike Costantino

9pm to 12am

BYOG: Bring your own guitar (that plugs in). Keyboard, djembe, bongos and more avialable.

$7 mini-pitchers of Keith's

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LGBT Salsa Dance Classes at UofT
Tuesday July 14, 2009


569 Spadina Avenue - 569 Spadina Ave.,

Summer Classes Starting in July:

Salsa 1 - Tuesdays @6pm
with our very own Mario

Technique Workshop Series -Tuesdays @7:30pm with Sunny for Salsaholics Anonymous

Fees: $40 for full time students (from any institution)
$80 for all others

To register email lgbtdance.club@utoronto.ca

LGBT Dance at UofT Is Toronto's nonprofit queer Latin dance club. Since 2002 we have been providing a welcoming queer-friendly, gender neutral environment for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgendered, queer people & queer-friendly straight people to learn how to dance.

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Queer and Rebel Days' "Flag Wars" Screening, Halifax
Tuesday July 14, 2009


Roberts Street Social Centre - 5684 Roberts Street, upstairs,

Queer and Rebel Days' "Flag Wars" Screening, 7:00 p.m. (FREE and everyone friendly-friendly). A cinema verite documentary that follows the conflicts that arise when gay white professionals move into a black working-class neighborhood. Filmed over four years in Columbus, Ohio and leads viewers on an eye-opening journey. Will be followed by a discussion. Note: Movie has strong content.

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Are you a woman in a same sex marriage? Want to tell your story?
Wednesday July 15, 2009


venue - ,

Dr. Green, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, is conducting a study on same sex relationships in Toronto. We are interested in hearing about the experiences of women in same sex marriages. We are only interviewing one partner per couple.

The interview includes questions about how you met your partner, the kinds of social support you have, the reasons you chose to get married, your thoughts and practices related to monogamy, extra-marital sexual partnerships, marriage and STD issues.

If you are interested in participating, please contact the lead study researchers, Katherine and Jenna, University of Toronto, at: marriage.research@utoronto.ca.

Interviews take between 1 and 2 hours and are done at the U of T Dept. of Sociology (725 Spadina Ave @ Bloor). Interviews are recorded and fully confidential. Participants receive a $20 honorarium.

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Dirrrty bingo and Drag Kings
Wednesday July 15, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

Dirty Princess Maddy presents: Dirrrty bingo every Wednesday night: 9pm

... & drag kings, Wednesday nights: 11pm - 2am

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Raging Asian Women (RAW) Drumming Workshops!
Wednesday July 15, 2009


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Wed July 29 <6:30pm-8:30pm>

Our workshops are suitable for complete beginners as well as novice players. They concentrate on getting on the drums, finding that "groove", and having fun together.

You don't need drumming or music experience, and you don't have to be athletic! You just have to be ready to make noise, sweat, and have a good time.

What to expect:
After a short intro and warm up, we do some fun drills, show you the correct form, and then teach you a song. By the end of the workshop, you'll know some basics about taiko, and (hopefully) be happily exhausted. Workshops are taught by 1 or 2 current members, and we play on the drums that we made ourselves, and perform with. You won't be an expert after a workshop, but fun is guaranteed! Our participants are of various sizes, backgrounds, and life experience. Some will come to more than one workshop, just to experience it a few times!

Registration required!
At your earliest convenience, please email us at workshops@ragingasianwomen.ca There is a limited number of spots for each session.

Fee:
$40 per session
Please talk with us if this is a challenge.

Location:
Our workshops take place at our rehearsal space, near Parliament and Carlton, in downtown Toronto.
More info:
Please contact us questions or inquiries! at workshops@ragingasianwomen.ca. We will send the nitty gritty details about the workshops once we receive your registration!

More about RAW:
Raging Asian Women will set your heart pounding! RAW is a diverse collective of East and South-East Asian women carrying on the North American taiko drumming tradition and promoting social justice while making music. The group integrates rhythm and movement to show a powerful expression of its members' experiences as Asian-Canadian women. RAW believes in the power of collective creation and collaboration, and is continually working to develop innovative artistic ideas. RAW is based in Toronto, Canada.

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Trans Youth Toronto (TYT)
Wednesday July 15, 2009


The 519 Community Centre - 519 Church Street,

TYT is a social drop-in for trans youth and anybody questioning their gender identity under 26 years old, running every Wednesday from 5-9pm. For more information, please visit The 519 website under Trans Programs.

Part of the Trans Programming at The 519 Phone: 416-392-6878 x4007

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Queer and Rebel Days' Queer Activist History Discussion, Halifax
Wednesday July 15, 2009


Roberts Street Social Centre - 5684 Roberts Street, upstairs,

Queer and Rebel Days' Guest Speaker and Discussion: Queer Activist History, 7:00 p.m.. (FREE and everyone friendly-friendly.) Talk about some historical moments of queer activism and discuss where current activism is headed. An opportunity to meet other folks interested in queer activism.

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Coffeetalk
Wednesday July 15, 2009


James Bay New Horizon Centre - 234 Menzies Street Victoria - James Bay,

EVERY WEDNESDAY 11am - 1pm, $2.00

Sponsored by VLSCS http://vlscs.ca

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FRESH TO DEF Female Version of a Hustler
Wednesday July 15, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

Fresh to def is a weekly party by and for 2-Spirit, Trans//Queer Indigenous, Black and Peeps of Colour. Everyones welcome.

11pm

Female version of a hustla cuz she be makin money we be makin moves we be stuntin while u frontin...

Dj zehra makin u move with hip hop soca reggae r&b bollywood bhangra

Posters for sale by Kambili and Teresa

Every Wednesday Nights at 11pm

JULY PARTIES
July 15th: Female Version of a Hustler w/DJ Zehra
July 22nd: Queer Against Israeli Apartheid After Party w/ DJ May El Abdallah
July 29th: QUEERIBANA


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Queer and Rebel Days' Wrap Up, Halifax
Thursday July 16, 2009


Roberts Street Social Centre - 5684 Roberts Street,

Queer and Rebel Days' Wrap-up with Wraps, 6:00 p.m. (FREE and everyone friendly-friendly.) Feedback and reflection: did anything make you uncomfortable? Did we miss anything? We want your feedback! Direct action planning: Are there any actions you want to see happen? Are you interested in being an active queer activist? Come to this event!

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FREE Home Buyers Seminar
Thursday July 16, 2009


Royal LePage City Center - 204-345 Robson Street Vancouver (Robson Entrance of Vancouver Public Library),

7:00PM-8PM

Please RSVP by the 15th of July as seating is limited

Welcome all home buyers! This is your opportunity to get educated in our 1 hour seminar to learn all you need to know about purchasing a home whether it's your 1st or 9th, principle residence or revenue property, all your questions can be answered here on July 16th. You may think because you've done it before through your bank you have it all figured out but you will learn that what your bank told you and got you for a rate/product was most likely NOT the best for you.

As a mortgage expert I will cover the importance of preapprovals-rate holds, applications, credit reports, income and downpayment sources, 2types of mortgages, closing costs, why your bank is not telling you the whole truth and much much more. There will also be time for you to ask all your questions as well as meet with us.

This seminar is free as is all my services as I get paid through the lenders not you so there is no catch or obligation to this seminar, a consultation or my services. We are simply here to educate you and help you with the confidence you need to make the right choices.

Grace Brewster, as a Royal LePage Realtor and presetly working with the Developer at Burke Mountain in Coquitlam will teach you Secrets how to buy wholesale property. She will also share with you the difference between Pre-Sale and Existing Properties Purchase.

WIN a DVD Property Development - Secrets of the Wealthy.

Please RSVP to:
Sonja Andersen - Mortgage Expert
Dominion Lending Centres - Total Mortgage & Leasing
West Vancouver, BC
778-989-5981 or sonja@mypowermortgage.com
www.mypowermortgage.com/sonja


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Camp Out 2009, Pictou County, N.S.
Friday July 17, 2009


Mermaid and Cow Campground - ,

Camp Out! is an all-ages, family-friendly weekend celebrating and exploring LGBTQ activism in the Maritimes, past and present. Camp Out! will feature discussion groups, nature walks, barbeque, community campfire, live music, slide show presentation, a zine station, and audio booth. The camp will be held on the weekend of July 18th in Pictou County, at Nova Scotia's queer campground, "The Mermaid and the Cow". Participants will be folks who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, 2 Spirit, Queer, and questioning. Straight allies are welcome too. The project is being organized by a small group of enthusiastic volunteers, not affiliated with any specific organization, and on a very low budget. Cost: $10 per person for the whole weekend plus 25$ per tent/night campground fee. Please pre-register by email or mail and pay when you arrive at the campground. Saturday lunch and supper will be provided for all registered participants. Most planned activities will happen Saturday, July 18th and you are welcome to join us just for the day if you don't want to camp. Please phone 405-0340 or mail to: camp.out.2009@gmail.com for more information on how to get involved or register.

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Womyn's Pride Kick-Off
Friday July 17, 2009


Paper Rock Lounge (lobby entrance of the Howard Johnson's Hotel) - 395 Kingsway (12th and Kingsway),

It's that time again, what better way to start off the Pride season by reconnecting with old friends and "hooking up" with new ones! We're seeing new faces all the time, plus chicks seem to get lucky at my dances..I guess that's due to our friendly laid back atmosphere..I think that's beautiful! Come groove to the electrifying vibes of D.J. Denise!! I've been getting a lot of positive feed back from her dance music and she's well worth checking out! Fully licensed bar, food available till 11p.m. all ages welcome (no minors). Come dance, laugh..most importantly FLIRT!

Dancing starts at 9p.m.

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LESBIAN MOVIE NIGHT
Friday July 17, 2009


James Bay New Horizon Centre - 234 Menzies Street Victoria - James Bay,

FRIDAY's @ 7pm

Movie $3, as JBNH charges $2 per person for rental of space.

The other $1 assists the VLSCS Health Fund.

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4th ANNUAL PRIDE APPRECIATION PARTY
Friday July 17, 2009


Goodhandy's - 120 Church Street,

On July 17, SCREWW is rolling out the red carpet for the hard-working volunteers and staff that bring you PRIDE WEEK. Even if you're not involved with Pride Toronto, you're welcome to join in on the festivities.

Doors open at 10pm.

Our performer that night will be newly-crowned QUEER IDOL, Stacey Tennen.

SCREWW's DJs, Ralph & KTel, will play all your favourites from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. SCREWW offers private booths and a Thrill Chamber where guests get FREE psychic readings (tips are appreciated).

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Bonnie St. Croix and Ria Mae (Halifax)
Friday July 17, 2009


The Company House - 2201 Gottingen Street,

Vancouver's Bonnie St.Croix will visit Halifax to kick off Halifax Pride joined by local favorite Ria Mae. Often compared to Jann Arden for her witty humour, Bonnie has attracted a devoted following in Vancouver. 8PM

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COSMO BAKER
Friday July 17, 2009


Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St W,

Show & Tell Gallery and Frank 151 present

COSMO BAKER http://www.myspace.com/cosmobaker

4th PYRAMID http://www.myspace.com/4thpyramid

84.85 http://www.myspace.com/the8485

LUCIE TIC http://www.myspace.com/lucietic

HOSTED BY BIRTHDAY BIRTHDAY BOY JUDE S!

10PM

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COSMO BAKER | The Rub, NYC

Here's a few quotes from his peers about Cosmo Baker...

"Cosmo Baker is hands down one of my favorite DJs. very few dudes can read a crowd like Cosmo, first of all. My man can rock it in so many ways, and he continues to surprise me. Cosmo lives and breathes music and his knowledge runs deep!! He's a virtual librarian of music. After all this is the man who invented the category "Dad Rock." But more than anything Cosmo's a party rocker. And a close friend. Rock on, Cosmo" - A-Trak

"When it comes to keeping the Philly Music tradition going...Cosmo has it locked. His knowledge is incredible and his Crates are deep and his passion and skills makes him one of my favs." - DJ Jazzy Jeff

"Cosmo is everything I think a great DJ should be; versatile, skilled and before anything else, a true tastemaker." - Eli Escobar

"Cosmo is the club DJ I aspire to be - smooth, seamless, on top of his game, knows exactly what's appropriate at any given time. He'll play the song that I'm totally sure could not be resurrected, and bam - gangbusters. He's definitely that guy." - RJD2

" I remember when Cosmo got his first mixer and started dj'n back in 92. Little did I know that little runt would constantly keep me on my a game like no other cat I know. He is always dropping that "This ain't out yet" game on us and I'm always dropping that "Cell phone memo note to cop that 'This ain't out yet'" jam he played. When I grow up, I wanna be like Mo" - ?uestlove

"I would sneak into Fluid when I was still under 21 to see Cosmo play at the legendary Remedy, his parties were part of my foundation in Philly. The dude has a sixth sense at turnin' a crowd out." - Diplo

"Cos is a Philly native with more flavor than a pack of Now N' Laters. This flavor comes in handy when he's deciding what tunes you're gonna hear for a few hours!" - DJ AM

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4TH PYRAMID

Toronto born Producer & MC 4th Pyramid has been running amuck since 2001 releasing music alongside some of hip-hop’s most esteemed labels & artists including: Def Jux, Pete Rock, Wu-Tang Clan, 45 King, Scion A/V, Simahlak, Sammy Bananas & more. Currently locked away in the studio recording his upcoming full length album “Twice As Strong”

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THE SHEEN BROTHERS

The brainchild of Cosmo Baker & 4th Pyramid, they will be combining forces & hitting the DJ booth as the newly anointed SHEEN BROTHERS. Fresh off their sold out NYC & TORONTO debuts last month the duo will be playing a full night of nothing but that jherri curl funk all over the dance floor….Cosmo will be killin it with the record collection while Pyramid will bust out his MPD24 to play nuthin’ but that live drip!

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84.85

When the night is late and boozy, local electro-rap duo 84.85 are exactly who you want taking the stage. Quickly rising through Toronto’s underground electronic scene, DJ/producer Jay84 throws rocking synths and fun samples over energetic club beats, while partner-in-crime MC Cass spits out rhymes that inspire booty-shaking and fingerguns pointed at the ceiling. - NOW Magazine

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LUCIE TIC:

Lucie began her DJ career ten years ago with breaks, house and electro as her weapons of choice. Over time she refined her sound by incorporating a wide variety of genres to her set, including techno, minimal, ghetto, booty, classic house, disco and punk as well as entering the world of production. Also a professional dancer, Lucie is the founder of SWAGUAR dance crew (currently performing alongside Thunderheist) and has been active in the Toronto and Vancouver dance community for over a decade — a source of energy that also shines when behind the decks. She has played numerous out-of-town events including Seattle, Whistler and Montreal as well as a 3-month excursion DJing and dancing in Macau, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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LITTLE DRAGON
Friday July 17, 2009


Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St W,

Embrace presents

LITTLE DRAGON

http://www.myspace.com/yourlittledragon

with Special Guests TBA

9PM

$10.50 Advance at http://www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=1824424

LITTLE DRAGON:

An enticing blend of wee indie pop hooks and crisp electronic beats in the style first perfected by Saint Etienne's Foxbase Alpha, Little Dragon are a showcase for Swedish-Japanese singer Yukimi Nagano, a mainstay of the European downtempo and lounge scenes.

Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Nagano first broke through in 2000 and 2001 as the singer on several singles by Swell Session, the project fronted by Swedish DJ and producer Andreas Saag. She later sang lead on the club hits "Summer Sun" and "Bright Nights" for the Swedish electronica duo Koop, as well as Hird's house singles "Keep You Kimi" and "I Love You My Hope," along with several contributions to the acid jazz collective Stateless' 2003 album Art of No State and the stylistically similar Sleepwalker's 2006 album The Voyage.

Little Dragon, by way of contrast, are Nagano's own band, featuring keyboardist Hakan Wirenstrand, bassist Fredrik Kallgren Wallin, and drummer Erik Bodin. Bodin is also the percussionist for Swedish alt-folkie Jos Gonzlez; in fact, Nagano sings harmony vocals on Gonzlez's second album, In Our Nature.

The first Little Dragon's release was a double A-side 7’’ single ‘Twice’/’Test’, released on Off The Wall label in 2006. The following year, the band signed with the larger British indie Peacefrog Records and released their debut self-titled album Little Dragon on September 3, 2007.

Since then they have been touring through Europe and also have made music videos for the songs "Test", "Twice", "Constant Surprises", "After the Rain" and "Fortune". In addition to their recent American tour with TV On The Radio, their song "Twice" was featured in Season 5 of ABC's Grey's Anatomy.

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Cherry Bomb
Saturday July 18, 2009


Andy Poolhall - 489 College St,

.....Dance. Sweat .Cruise.

Our CHERRY BOMB Pride event was absolutely AMAZING: packed, festive and SO much fun. Thank-you!!

Now, as CHERRY BOMB sweats and cruises through the hot T-dot summer, we're on a mission to keep bringing you that bold, sexy, distinctly CHERRY BOMB vibe at each and every event. You’ve helped us build one of the best queer parties this city has ever seen. Now we’ll take you higher - better, faster, stronger!

with resident DJs
DENISE BENSON + COZMIC CAT
mixing summer sounds

++ exclusive double, mixed CHERRY BOMB CD giveaways

++ Andy Poolhall’s patio is now open – and it’s big!

Come catch the queer action on College! Find a date and do stay late; it’s gonna be dancefloor mayhem!

9pm – 3am. a licensed, 19+ event for queer women + our friends

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Dueling DJ's Dance
Saturday July 18, 2009


THE SAHARA ROOM - KING GEORGE HWY. AT ABOUT 106TH AVE., SURREY - SKY TRAIN JUST BLOCKS AWAY,

THE DUELING DJ'S ARE AT IT AGAIN!

YES, WE GOT OUR NEW VENUE - THE SAHARA ROOM AT THE OLD DELL HOTEL

KING GEORGE HWY. AT ABOUT 106TH AVE., SURREY - SKY TRAIN JUST BLOCKS AWAY

YES - IT'S FOR WOMEN ONLY!

THIS DANCE WILL NOT ONLY FEATURE DUELING DJ'S - BUT IT WILL NOW SERVE A DUAL PURPOSE

Many of us have recently lost a Treasured Friend, Partner, Sister, Co-Worker, Community Service Coordinator

Louise Thomson - who would be celebrating her 48th. Birthday on this very night! There will be a Powerpoint presentation for those who wish to help Celebrate her Life.

The organizers will explain the plans to all who want to participate at the event in a designated area - We will do her proud!

Also, you can take advantage of the various raffles (mini kegs, a Date: Gee, I wonder who with?) Proceeds to Surrey Youth Alliance and other Women's charities as well as an opportunity to donate to a Legacy Fund created in Louise's honour!

THE DUELING DJ'S DANCE WILL CARRY ON AS USUAL AND SO WILL THE DJ'S!!

COME AND ENJOY THIS MAGICAL EVENING - YOU'LL GO HOME SMILING!!

TIME: DOORS OPEN - 8: PM DANCING - SOON AFTER UNTIL 1 AM

Mail your cheque to Diane Driver #53 20176 68th Ave, Langley V2Y2X7 for more info e-mail djsusandyeager@hotmail.com

We are so Happy to report that the response for us to take advantage of this venue was almost 100% in favour! (There was just one "no"!) We have been offered parking lot security - 4 FREE Pool Tables - Full Service Bar - $3.00 Drink Specials (to be announced) - An Outside Patio - Booths, And a Great Dance Floor!

THIS IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR US SO PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS FROM VANCOUVER, NEW WESTMINSTER, BURNABY, SURREY, LANGLEY AND BEYOND BECAUSE WE ARE CLOSE TO HWY. 1.

DID I MENTION THAT WE ARE A COUPLE OF BLOCKS FROM THE GATEWAY SKYTRAIN STATION- ARRANGE TO MEET YOUR BUDDIES ON BOARD AND STROLL OVER!

LAST BUT NOT LEAST - WE MAY HAVE A SURPRISE GUEST!!!

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SNATCH
Saturday July 18, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

get rocked every saturday at SNATCH. . . they treat you right with great beats, a packed house and amazing patio. no cover, because SNATCH SATURDAYS LOVES YOU! 10pm onward!

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Fourth Annual TWB BBQ and Harbord Street Sale
Saturday July 18, 2009


Toronto Women's Bookstore - 73 Harbord Street,

For the fourth year in a row, The Toronto Women's' Bookstore and Good For Her on Harbord Street are teaming up to show off the diversity and community feel of this neighborhood! On SATURDAY JULY 18 the Toronto Women's Bookstore will be offering 20% off most books, BBQ treats from noon until 4pm and readings and performances!

Good For Her will be offering 15% off all vibrators, 75% off clearance toys and DVDs, free mini sex seminars, and yummy desserts all day long, too.

These two stores will also team up to present a G-spot workshop at Toronto Women's Bookstore, and a saucy reading at Good For Her.

More independent businesses in the Harbord Neighbourhood will be joining this fabulous event for a day of GREAT DEALS, mini-seminars, readings, demos, and yummy treats all day long. They're all within 4 blocks of each other so you can hit them all in one day!

Keep your eyes posted for more info in the coming weeks!

20% off most books
BBQ 12- 4 pm
Open 10am -6pm

Good For Her (175 Harbord. www.goodforher.com)
15% off all vibes!
75% off clearance toys and DVDS!
Open 11am - 6pm


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NAWTYBOX!!!
Saturday July 18, 2009


Lick - 455 Abbott St,

Doors at 10pm

DeLux Productions Presents:

NAWTYBOX!!!

Lezbotronic homosonic!

"Vancity SheJays play durty dirty drrrty!"

ELECTRO//MashUps/remixes/ HipHop/bangers!

NAWTYBOX is an influential dance party and queer culture experience! Dedicated to bringing you the freshest and hottest in music, talent and entertainment!

BASS BASS AND MORE BASS IN YR FACE!

Hosted By DJ Lisa DeLux with DJ Riot & guests

Ultrasexular GoGo Dancers, Booty Shaking contests, Dance offs!

This is a femme/lipstick & Tboy supported environment!

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Gay Day @ Playland
Saturday July 18, 2009


Playland at the PNE - PNE,

12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Come out to this unique event at Playland. Your favourite carnival games, rides, roller coasters, corn-dogs and candy floss are all there for you as well as live entertainment stages and a private beer garden. Wear red to show your Pride.

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Hot Flash
Saturday July 18, 2009


The War Room - ,

We're having a SEXY BACK contest so come ready to enter your incredibly sexy back! Decorate with clothing, no clothing, tattoos, feathers, vinyl, paint, whatever medium you choose. Winners receive two front row tickets to a Seattle STORM game!

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DJ BARLETTA & NASTY NAV | TIME PRE-PARTY
Saturday July 18, 2009


Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St W,

Nastymix and Pink Mafia present

TIME PRE-PARTY with

DJ BARLETTA http://www.myspace.com/djbarletta

NASTY NAV http://www.myspace.com/nastynav

Winners of the Salacious Sounds Barletta "Panther" Remix Contest will also be announced.

HOSTED BY PINK MAFIA, DAVID KING, JAMES FORSYTHE & ROB THE LIFESAVER!

HALF PRICE DRINKS BEFORE 11:00PM

10PM

RSVP FOR FREE GUESTLIST: guestlist@wrongbar.com

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Whine Up Sundays
Sunday July 19, 2009


The Century House - 432 Richards St,

Weekly Sunday night Hip Hop, Top 40, and Dancehall party with DJ's T, Revoked, and Joi-zee, for gay, straight, and everything in between. $3.50 Highballs.

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Rewind
Sunday July 19, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Line-up:
L * F * C * K (Year Right)
EllNino (BushParty)
Shift-1 (PSDO!NMFO)

19+

$3.50 domestic beer - licensed patio

soul retro funk disco raregroove rap/reggae

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East Coast Rainbow Softball Association Games, Halifax
Sunday July 19, 2009


Halifax Commons - Intersection of Quinpool Road and Robie Street,

East Coast Rainbow Softball Association Games at the Halifax Commons, Canada Games Diamond, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Spectators welcome! 9:30 a.m. - Menz vs. LED Roadway Lighting. 11:00 a.m. - Rosie's Riveters vs. Company House (CO-HO). 12:30 p.m. - Bibby'$ Big $pender$ vs. Venus Envy.

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Halifax Pride: Dykes vs. Divas Softball Game
Sunday July 19, 2009


Halifax Central Common, Canada Games Diamond - Intersection of Quinpool Road and Robie Street,

Dykes vs. Divas Softball Game, 1:00 p.m. This is our 5th year for the Dykes vs. Divas baseball game. By popular demand we moved to the Canada Games Diamond to accommodate (if you build it, they will come!) the huge crowds. For the first 3 years, the Divas crushed the competition, but last year the Dykes came out with their dukes up, to give the Divas a taste of their own medicine to squash the Divas' winning streak. This year will be nail-biting for the Dykes and nail-popping for the Divas, (maybe even a wig or two). This event is not to be missed, with laughter & fun for everybody; it's a true family affair. Be sure to check out the Youth Project's fundraising BBQ.

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Halifax Pride: Pancake and Sausage Fundraiser
Sunday July 19, 2009


Menz Bar - 2182 Gottingen Street,

All You Can Eat Pancake and Sausage Fundraiser Brunch and Volunteer Fair, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Suggested donation of $10.00 or whatever you can afford. There will also be a sign-up sheet so you can become more involved in Pride! All Proceeds go to support Halifax Pride Festival 2009.

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Halifax Pride: Dykes vs. Divas Softball Game After Party
Sunday July 19, 2009


Menz Bar - 2182 Gottingen Street,

Dykes vs. Divas after-ballgame-party, 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Happy hour and free hot dogs until close. Shooters $2.50 all night.

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Halifax Pride: Post-Dykes and Divas Drinks at the Company House
Sunday July 19, 2009


The Company House - 2202 Gottingen Street,

Post-Dykes and Divas Drinks at The Company House, 3:00 p.m. Dykes will rule this year! Come by the Coho to celebrate our win or, highly unlikely, drown our sorrows. Drink specials.

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Rhinestone
Monday July 20, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Queer country

DJs Shane MacKinnon and May (foxhole)

Every Monday

10pm

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Crafternoons and Crafterhours with Coalition Against Violence Everywhere (CAVE)
Monday July 20, 2009


The Centre for Women & Trans People @ UofT - 563 Spadina Ave., Room 100 (just North of College on the east side of Spadina). Wheelchair accessible through Bancroft Ave.,

Upcoming dates June-Aug:

Every Monday from 1-4pm

All Day *CRAFT-O-THON* Friday July 10 from 11am-5pm (Food will be catered in!)

Wednesdays July 15 & 29 from 6-9pm

All craft sessions are at The Centre
TTC tokens provided upon request
Food provided!
No crafting skills required
All supplies provided
Bring your friends!
FREE

On March 30th The Centre joined with members of CAVE when they organized "In Support of Vancouver's Missing Women", a rally held on the date of Robert Pickton's appeal hearing. Prior to this they coordinated a marathon crafting session at The Centre, where cards were made with each woman's picture and name. These cards were tied to balloons which were released at the rally. This summer, The Centre is again happy to host CAVE in preparation for an event in conjunction with METRAC and Elizabeth Fry Society on August 7th at Alan Gardens called "No Holds Barred" which is focused on criminalized women in Canada. At this event, CAVE will again be conducting a balloon release ceremony for Missing native women in this country. Each woman will have her own beautifully decorated card. Given that about 500 cards will need to be made, CAVE invites you to join them at The Centre this summer for regular card-crafting bees. There will be refreshments and TTC tokens upon request. You don't need to bring any supplies, just yourself!

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Halifax Pride: Artsy Fartsy
Monday July 20, 2009


FRED Cafe and Gallery - 2606 Agricola Street,

Artsy Fartsy: Queer Youth Art Show, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This is an exciting initiative co-sponsored by Halifax Pride and The Youth Project. Workshops in screen printing, pottery, musical theatre and songwriting will take place through July. Gala launch of these works at Fred Salon Café and Gallery.

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Venus Envy Presents Toys for Queer Girls
Monday July 20, 2009


Venus Envy - 1598 Barrington Street,

7PM (get there early as this fills quickly)

Sex toys 101 info about harnesses, double dildos, and safer lesbian sex. Open to all women who have sex (or want to have sex) with other women, regardless of your identity.

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Jam Session Tuesdays
Tuesday July 21, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

Come out and listen to some of TO's amazing musical talent, or better yet, join in on the sessions yourself.

Hosted by Kim Jarrett & Mike Costantino

9pm to 12am

BYOG: Bring your own guitar (that plugs in). Keyboard, djembe, bongos and more avialable.

$7 mini-pitchers of Keith's

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LGBT Salsa Dance Classes at UofT
Tuesday July 21, 2009


569 Spadina Avenue - 569 Spadina Ave.,

Summer Classes Starting in July:

Salsa 1 - Tuesdays @6pm
with our very own Mario

Technique Workshop Series -Tuesdays @7:30pm with Sunny for Salsaholics Anonymous

Fees: $40 for full time students (from any institution)
$80 for all others

To register email lgbtdance.club@utoronto.ca

LGBT Dance at UofT Is Toronto's nonprofit queer Latin dance club. Since 2002 we have been providing a welcoming queer-friendly, gender neutral environment for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgendered, queer people & queer-friendly straight people to learn how to dance.

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Halifax Pride: Proclamation and Flag Raising
Tuesday July 21, 2009


Grand Parade Square - 1875 Barrington Street,

Halifax Pride: Proclamation and Flag Raising. Grand Parade Square, in front of Halifax City Hall, 5:00 p.m. The Community Has Spoken! You've been saying you wanted this later in the day and the Mayor and his staff were happy to oblige! Come to Halifax's historic Grand Parade for this moving salute to the contributions made by Nova Scotia's LGBT citizens. A reception hosted by His Worship, Mayor Peter J. Kelly follows in Halifax City Hall.

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Halifax Pride: Youth Project Event
Tuesday July 21, 2009


The Youth Project - 2281 Brunswick Street,

Halifax Pride: Youth Project Arcade & BBQ, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A night of games! Rock Band, Wii, DDR, Nintendo and even some classic board games. Come and kick off pride week with us! All youth 25 and under are welcome!

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Halifax Pride: Foreplay Festival of Queer Theatre
Tuesday July 21, 2009


Bus Stop Theatre - 2203 Gottingen Street,

Foreplay Festival of Queer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. We've called this the Foreplay Festival not only because we hope to run as many as four plays in rep at the Bus Stop during the festival, but because we also see this as a forerunner for more great LGBTQ theatre at future Prides. As of press time we're waiting for confirmation of funding (fingers crossed, you might have a chance to see Agokwe, the play from Buddies In Bad Times Theatre that had all of Toronto talking!) so we can't reveal the final lineup just yet. However we can guarantee that Mary Ellen MacLean will be reviving her hit, one-woman show, Frankie, about the joys of growing up gay in Dartmouth, playing hockey with the boys, and other delights of a lesbian childhood. If you've never seen this comedic delight, you're in for a real treat. If you have, we know you'll want to see it again! Please consult the website for ticket information, show times and other details: www.halifaxpride.com.

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The Company House Pride Movie Night (Halifax)
Tuesday July 21, 2009


The Company House - 2201 Gottingen Street,

But I’m a Cheerleader: But I’m A Cheerleader has to be the funniest lesbian love story of all time. Natasha Lyonne and Clea Duvall star with Ru Paul as two young women who meet at a homosexual rehabilitation camp.

Better than Chocolate: Political, sexy, funny and a great soundtrack. This movie has it all. Maggie’s mom shows up unexpectedly right as she’s about to make her move on a new love interest. Maybe this would be a good time to come out?

Desert Hearts: This is one of the first lesbian movies released to mainstream audiences. Set in Reno in the 1950’s, a beautiful casino worker falls in love with an older professor.

Movies start at 8PM.

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Dirrrty bingo and Drag Kings
Wednesday July 22, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

Dirty Princess Maddy presents: Dirrrty bingo every Wednesday night: 9pm

... & drag kings, Wednesday nights: 11pm - 2am

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Trans Youth Toronto (TYT)
Wednesday July 22, 2009


The 519 Community Centre - 519 Church Street,

TYT is a social drop-in for trans youth and anybody questioning their gender identity under 26 years old, running every Wednesday from 5-9pm. For more information, please visit The 519 website under Trans Programs.

Part of the Trans Programming at The 519 Phone: 416-392-6878 x4007

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Halifax Pride: Time Out Lecture Series
Wednesday July 22, 2009


Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library - 5381 Spring Garden Road,

Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project Presents the Time Out Lecture Series. Today's topic: "A Builder's Guide to the Queer Community," by Matthew Numer, noon. Beginning with an historical analysis, this presentation will discuss the evolution of the queer community, the current state of affairs, and considerations for future directions.

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Halifax Pride: Pussy Playhouse
Wednesday July 22, 2009


Seadogs Sauna & Spa - 2199 Gottingen Street,

SheDogs presents Pussy Playhouse! A bathhouse for women & transfolks, 8:00 p.m. to midnight. It's a party. It's an experiment. Sensuality and sexuality are welcomed and celebrated. Come to indulge and enjoy, in any way that feels good to you. Get your tickets at Venus Envy!

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Coffeetalk
Wednesday July 22, 2009


James Bay New Horizon Centre - 234 Menzies Street Victoria - James Bay,

EVERY WEDNESDAY 11am - 1pm, $2.00

Sponsored by VLSCS http://vlscs.ca

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NOLAN NATASHA CD Release: "Beginner's Luck"
Wednesday July 22, 2009


Venus Envy - 1598 Barrington Street,

Though the solo debut from transgender Toronto MC Nolan Natasha is entitled Beginner's Luck, the album is anything but. Instead, it's the product of a meticulously honed knack for lyricism, a finely tuned ear for rhythm and the ability to take on the most serious topics with cutting humour and clever insight.

Former front-man of queer punk band Scandalnavia, Nolan branched out on his own in order to find an outlet for the intensely personal subject matter, layed back flow and refreshingly minimal beats that would eventually make up Beginner's Luck.

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HUMP DAY BUMP with DJs CHICLET and doctor BAGGIE
Wednesday July 22, 2009


Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St W,

On Wed., July 22nd, get ur groove on with DJs CHICLET (Eclectic Groove) and doctor BAGGIE (Purplelectricity, Can't Stop Esther, APPLES, Eights & Nines).

Hump Day Bump is Toronto's legendary Wednesday night dance party. It's at Wrongbar, which has an awesome sound system and mesmerizing club lights overtop a great dancefloor -- shake ur thang!

Half-price drinks until midnight!

10 pm doors

19+ ID required

Links:

DJ CHICLET
http://djchiclet.com
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=71832455859

DJ doctor BAGGIE
http://www.doctorbaggie.com
http://www.myspace.com/doctorbaggie


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Fresh to Def: Queers Against Israeli Apartheid AfterParty
Wednesday July 22, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

FRESH TO DEF Queers Against Israeli Apartheid AfterParty

11pm

DJ Osama Bin Thuggin

Fresh to def is a weekly party by and for 2-Spirit, Trans//Queer Indigenous, Black and Peeps of Colour. Everyones welcome.

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The Spice Community Cooking
Thursday July 23, 2009


The Centre for Women & Trans People @ UofT - 563 Spadina Ave., Room 100 (just North of College on the east side of Spadina). Wheelchair accessible through Bancroft Ave.,

The Spice is a participatory cooking social promoting community-building organized through The Centre for Women and Trans People at U of T. Food has always brought women and their communities together, and The Spice aims to continue this tradition! The Spice invites women on campus and in the larger community to contribute their culinary ideas and skills in a fun event that quenches intellectual and social appetites.

Every Thursday during the school year, drop by between noon and 3pm - join us for food, friends and fun!

In the summer we have Sizzlin' Spice Sessions once a month. This next one will be the last for the summer so get it while it's hot!
Sizzlin' Summer Spice:
Thursday July 23
12-3pm
Free (as always!)
Everyone is welcome!


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Halifax Pride: Time Out Lecture Series
Thursday July 23, 2009


Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library - 5381 Spring Garden Road,

Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project presents the Time Out Lecture Series, noon. Today's topic: "Homophobia and Sport," by Catherine Meade. What challenges do athletes face in being "out" in the world of sport? How do we make it possible for all athletes to compete in a safe and welcoming environment? Catherine is Co-President of the Gay & Lesbian International Sport Association (GLISA).

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Halifax Pride: Youth Project Event
Thursday July 23, 2009


Bus Stop Theatre - 2203 Gottingen Street,

The Youth Project Presents, GSI: Gender Scene Investigation, 6:00 p.m. A night of investigating and questioning gender, plus some readings from Transmissions, the Youth Project's new resource for transgender youth. ALL community members are welcome at this event.

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Halifax Pride: Affirm United Discussion
Thursday July 23, 2009


St John's United Church - Corner of Willow & Windsor Streets,

Affirm United presents, An Evening of Discussion: "What does the Bible Really Say about Homosexuality" with Dr David MacLaughlin, Dean of the Atlantic School of Theology; & "A Place for GLBTs in the Church: A Theological & Ethical Perspective" with Rev Linda Yates, Minister at St. John's United Church, 7:00 p.m. Q & A Period followed by refreshments. Everyone welcome.

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Kate Reid at Slack's
Thursday July 23, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

Canada's Homofolkie Just Released Her Latest CD: "I'm Just Warming Up"

Kate Reid at Slack's

9pm showtime

Wisecrackin’ homofolkie, Kate Reid has done it again. A wizardess of words and a sucker for descriptive detail, she has penned her sophomore album, "I'm Just Warming Up" in true Kate Reid fashion with songs that showcase her ability to combine hilarious stories with ass-kicking affirmations. Armed with a guitar, a cache of harmonicas, a smoking dose of wit and knack for charming even the straightest of crowds, this chick with a guitar is anything but.

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Pomo Homos at the CoHo, Mo Fo!, Halifax
Thursday July 23, 2009


The Company House - 2202 Gottingen Street,

The TransAction Society of Nova Scotia presents: Pomo Homos at the CoHo, MoFo! 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. A Strap 'Em On, Strap 'Em Down Fundraiser: Come on out and raise money to buy chest binders and breast forms for trans people in need! With performances by Rae Spoon and Nolan Natasha. Haircuts and styles by Steph McNair. GAMES, PRIZES, and DANCING! Tickets: $10 - available at Venus Envy, Pretty Things Boutique, and at the door. LIMITED SEATING - so purchase your tickets early! This event is 19+.

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LESBIAN MOVIE NIGHT
Friday July 24, 2009


James Bay New Horizon Centre - 234 Menzies Street Victoria - James Bay,

FRIDAY's @ 7pm

Movie $3, as JBNH charges $2 per person for rental of space.

The other $1 assists the VLSCS Health Fund.

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THE DARK ROOM MASQUARADE
Friday July 24, 2009


Vertigo, UVic SUB - UVic,

7pm - 10pm

Featuring;

DJ, floor to ceiling erotica, lingerie catwalk, 'Hands - on' sensual body workshop, Intimate professional photography session, leather/bondage vendors, fresh strawberries served "personally"

body painting

~

$20 tickets @ The Garden Of Eden - 1483 Douglas St who are also offering 10% off all masks

The Chronicles Of Crime Bookstore - 1057 Fort St

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ROCK*ER!!!!
Friday July 24, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

Get loud be proud rock on

The best rock music all night long

Featuring DJ #Five

10:00pm

Sponsored by 102.1 The Edge and Jagermeister.

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SNATCH
Saturday July 25, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

get rocked every saturday at SNATCH. . . they treat you right with great beats, a packed house and amazing patio. no cover, because SNATCH SATURDAYS LOVES YOU! 10pm onward!

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Picnic in the Park
Saturday July 25, 2009


Brockton Oval - Stanley Park,

11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Pack your basket, bring your friends and throw down a blanket. Come ready to enjoy the games, activities and fun for all ages including tug-a-wars, high heel shoe toss, a kids-only tent and drag races. Plenty of food, live entertainment and a beer garden to enjoy!

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BRAND NEW SNEAKERS
Saturday July 25, 2009


Rhizome Café - 317 E Broadway (cross-street Kingsway),

The sun is out and a great time to sport Brand New Sneakers in your bermudas and bangles! Hosted by musician Eirene Cloma, Brand New Sneakers is a diverse, youthful, and in-your-face alternative to Vancouver's women's music scene. Featuring musicians Diane Reyes, Larissa Feng, & Jack Penny and spoken word artists Skream-me & Diana Floss.

Time: Doors 7 pm, Show 8pm

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Halifax Pride: Wet Spot Party
Saturday July 25, 2009


Niche Lounge - Barrington @ Spring Garden,

girl-ish Productions presents WetSpot, Halifax's hottest Pride party five years and counting! DJ Motlette and DJ Ro with special guest performances from Rae Spoon, Nolan Natasha, Mary Ellen MacLean and more! Advance tickets available July 1st at Venus Envy for $12.00.

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21st Annual Halifax Pride Parade
Saturday July 25, 2009


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21st Annual Halifax Pride Parade. Marshaling begins at noon at Cornwallis and Upper Water Street. Parade begins at 1:30 p.m. sharp! Join Halifax Pride Festival as we take the Canada's 4th largest Pride parade through the heart of the city. There expected to be over 125 entries this year.

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21st Annual Halifax Pride Festival and Concert
Saturday July 25, 2009


Garrison Grounds - Citadel Hill,

21st Annual Pride Festival and Concert, 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. This year’s post-parade concert will feature a number of local artists, some familiar and some entirely unexpected! In addition, we’re delighted to host Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees who will be opening for the Clicks and the Hidden Cameras.

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Halifax Pride: 2nd Annual Community Fair
Saturday July 25, 2009


Garrison Grounds - Citadel Hill,

2nd Annual Community Fair at the Pride Festival, 3:00 p.m. This year's Community Fair has something for everyone. From carnival games to a celebrity dunk tank, inflatables to entertainment, there is something for the child in all of us. We are planning a second stage for the community acts this year, located within the fair grounds. Another new attraction is a Youth Dance Competition for ages 12-19, produced by Bounce 101.3. Free Admission

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BRIGEE.K PRESENTZ: GRIND!!!
Saturday July 25, 2009


Lick - 455 Abbott St,

Straight up I love dancehall and hip hop and dirty R&B!! I wanna whind and grind but I haven't been out in long time and been able to do it up proper which leads us to GRIND!!! My home gyal J-ILL from Toronto's "yes yes ya'll cru" will be up in the space along side Dj Analog running some seriously sick tunes ta make ur body move. GET READY TO GET LOW!!!! PHAT HUGZ

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Lez Hookup
Sunday July 26, 2009


St. Augustine's (formerly The End Cafe) - 2360 Commercial Drive,

Girl-Girl Speed Dating

Looking for someone to celebrate Pride '09 with? New to the scene?
Not sure how to meet new people?
Needing a change of pace? She wouldn't be at a Lez Hookup event if she wasn't looking too.

Date: Sunday, July 26, 2009
Time: 6:00 PM (Sharp!) - 9:00 PM
Where: Lez Hookup is on the Drive at St. Augustine's (formerly The End Cafe) - 2360 Commercial Drive
Price: $25 - includes appy's and a free drink. (You must be 19+ to attend.)

Tickets available at Little Sisters Bookstore - 1238 Davie St. or online.

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Whine Up Sundays
Sunday July 26, 2009


The Century House - 432 Richards St,

Weekly Sunday night Hip Hop, Top 40, and Dancehall party with DJ's T, Revoked, and Joi-zee, for gay, straight, and everything in between. $3.50 Highballs.

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Rewind
Sunday July 26, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Line-up:
L * F * C * K (Year Right)
EllNino (BushParty)
Shift-1 (PSDO!NMFO)

19+

$3.50 domestic beer - licensed patio

soul retro funk disco raregroove rap/reggae

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Rhinestone
Monday July 27, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Queer country

DJs Shane MacKinnon and May (foxhole)

Every Monday

10pm

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Crafternoons and Crafterhours with Coalition Against Violence Everywhere (CAVE)
Monday July 27, 2009


The Centre for Women & Trans People @ UofT - 563 Spadina Ave., Room 100 (just North of College on the east side of Spadina). Wheelchair accessible through Bancroft Ave.,

Upcoming dates June-Aug:

Every Monday from 1-4pm

All Day *CRAFT-O-THON* Friday July 10 from 11am-5pm (Food will be catered in!)

Wednesdays July 15 & 29 from 6-9pm

All craft sessions are at The Centre
TTC tokens provided upon request
Food provided!
No crafting skills required
All supplies provided
Bring your friends!
FREE

On March 30th The Centre joined with members of CAVE when they organized "In Support of Vancouver's Missing Women", a rally held on the date of Robert Pickton's appeal hearing. Prior to this they coordinated a marathon crafting session at The Centre, where cards were made with each woman's picture and name. These cards were tied to balloons which were released at the rally. This summer, The Centre is again happy to host CAVE in preparation for an event in conjunction with METRAC and Elizabeth Fry Society on August 7th at Alan Gardens called "No Holds Barred" which is focused on criminalized women in Canada. At this event, CAVE will again be conducting a balloon release ceremony for Missing native women in this country. Each woman will have her own beautifully decorated card. Given that about 500 cards will need to be made, CAVE invites you to join them at The Centre this summer for regular card-crafting bees. There will be refreshments and TTC tokens upon request. You don't need to bring any supplies, just yourself!

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Jam Session Tuesdays
Tuesday July 28, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

Come out and listen to some of TO's amazing musical talent, or better yet, join in on the sessions yourself.

Hosted by Kim Jarrett & Mike Costantino

9pm to 12am

BYOG: Bring your own guitar (that plugs in). Keyboard, djembe, bongos and more avialable.

$7 mini-pitchers of Keith's

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LGBT Salsa Dance Classes at UofT
Tuesday July 28, 2009


569 Spadina Avenue - 569 Spadina Ave.,

Summer Classes Starting in July:

Salsa 1 - Tuesdays @6pm
with our very own Mario

Technique Workshop Series -Tuesdays @7:30pm with Sunny for Salsaholics Anonymous

Fees: $40 for full time students (from any institution)
$80 for all others

To register email lgbtdance.club@utoronto.ca

LGBT Dance at UofT Is Toronto's nonprofit queer Latin dance club. Since 2002 we have been providing a welcoming queer-friendly, gender neutral environment for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgendered, queer people & queer-friendly straight people to learn how to dance.

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LGBT Bi-National Couples
Tuesday July 28, 2009


Rhizome Café - 317 East Broadway,

Are you a bi-national couple new to Vancouver? Let's meet for coffee!

When: 7pm - 9pm

Love Exiles, Canada:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LoveExilesCanada/

Rhizome Cafe:
http://rhizomecafe.ca/index.html

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Pride In Art - Coming Unbuttoned
Tuesday July 28, 2009


Roundhouse Community Centre - ,

'Coming Unbuttoned' is a playful review of 20th century gay oriented and homoerotic poetry by American Poet, Author and Filmmaker, James Broughton. Doug Cameron, a Vancouver actor and entertainer who met and was befriended by James and his life partner, Joel Singer, provides a humorous and profound performance which is suitable for any adult audience due to some “overt imagery”. Whimsical in tone and unexpected in insight with a hidden bite, you will want to check yourself as you leave in case you’ve come unbuttoned. $10. Visit www.prideinart.ca for additional Pride in Art Festival programming.

7:00 pm

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Pride In Art - Dah Doo Me featuring The Bobbers
Tuesday July 28, 2009


Roundhouse Community Centre - ,

The award winning OUT TV stars are back with a new improvised show that will explore the queer side of those 60's beach musicals. It’s Beach Blanket Bathhouse as audience members suggest the trials and tribulations that Gidget and Gertie face as they try to reconcile while their boy toy friend Frankie tries to find true love amongst the himbo's. But watch out for cranky Mr. Witherby who wants to shut down the beach party for his own nefarious reasons. This is improvised musical madness directed by one of England's greatest improvised singers and teachers Alan Marriott. $10. Visit www.prideinart.cafor additional Pride in Art Festival programming.

9pm

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FRESH TO DEF QUEERIBANA
Wednesday July 29, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

11pm

DJ X-Taci

Fresh to def is a weekly party by and for 2-Spirit, Trans//Queer Indigenous, Black and Peeps of Colour. Everyones welcome.

August Parties
August 5th: Party w/Queer Asian Youth & DJ Jola
August 12th: Dennis Rodman Party w/DJ Blackcat
August 19th: Kalmplex's Birthday Party w/DJ Alaska
August 26th: Queer People of Colour Montreal Party w/DJ Diggy Smallz


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Dirrrty bingo and Drag Kings
Wednesday July 29, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

Dirty Princess Maddy presents: Dirrrty bingo every Wednesday night: 9pm

... & drag kings, Wednesday nights: 11pm - 2am

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Trans Youth Toronto (TYT)
Wednesday July 29, 2009


The 519 Community Centre - 519 Church Street,

TYT is a social drop-in for trans youth and anybody questioning their gender identity under 26 years old, running every Wednesday from 5-9pm. For more information, please visit The 519 website under Trans Programs.

Part of the Trans Programming at The 519 Phone: 416-392-6878 x4007

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Wet n' Wild Pride Party
Wednesday July 29, 2009


Oasis Ultra Lounge - 1240 Thurlow @ Pender above Denny's,

Wet n' Wild Pride Party with DJs She & Lisa DeLux spinning hiphop, old school, top40, remixes and mashups!

Wet t-shirt contest!

$3 highballs

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Pride in Art - Jeffery Straker
Wednesday July 29, 2009


Roundhouse Community Centre - ,

This May Jeffery Straker's video ‘Hypnotized' climbed to the top 10 on Much More Music, and he was also recently named a national finalist in the Canadian Radiostar songwriting competition. His piano-driven cabaret-pop music comes to life through his lively stage flair, and has been garnering acclaim with the Chicago Free Press stating, "Rufus Wainwright, as well as k.d. lang are among the Canadians making essential and beautiful music. Add the name Jeffery Straker to that list".

7pm

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Pride in Art - Sugarbeach and Friends
Wednesday July 29, 2009


Roundhouse Community Centre - ,

A must-see showcase of some of Vancouver's top Gay and Lesbian performers hosted by Marlee & Tully of Sugarbeach; original music and performances from acoustic singer-songwriter to electro-disco-pop that will have you dancing-in-your-seats. With special guests Norine Braun, Jenny Allen, and Armstrong Jr.

9:00 pm

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Coffeetalk
Wednesday July 29, 2009


James Bay New Horizon Centre - 234 Menzies Street Victoria - James Bay,

EVERY WEDNESDAY 11am - 1pm, $2.00

Sponsored by VLSCS http://vlscs.ca

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Beach Blanket BBQ & Dance Party
Thursday July 30, 2009


Pulse Nightclub - 1138 Davie Street,

Let's get this weekend started right!

Doors open @ 6:00pm - 3:00am

All proceeds to The Centre.

The parking lot will be transformed into the perfect beach front resort, and the club will be pumping out the beats - the whole gaybourhood will know where the parties at!

Tickets available at Little Sisters (1138 Davie St.), VCV Computers (888 Commercial Dr.) and online at www.cremaproductions.com

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Pride Movie Night
Thursday July 30, 2009


Vancity Theatre - 1181 Seymour St,

This is a great night for popcorn and movies with the community, featuring Out of the Past and Little Sister's vs. Big Brother.

Out of the Past traces the emergence of gay men and lesbians in American history through the eyes of a young woman coming to terms with herself and her place in the world.


Tickets are $20 and available at Little Sisters (1238 Davie St.) and at the door.

7:00pm

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CHICKS WITH PICKS
Thursday July 30, 2009


The Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir St.,

GIRL PRIDE 'LIVE' KICK OFF

THE PARTY THAT STARTS 'EM ALL!!!

featuring ...
MIA DYSON www.miadyson.com
THE FATES www.thefates.ca
CRIS DERKSEN www.crisderksen.com
THE HOPE FIENDS www.myspace.com/marionweston

Doors: 8pm Show: 9pm

Mia Dyson's outstanding performances and brilliant musicianship have garnered her national tours in Austrailia opening for iconic artists incuding Eric Clapton , Bonnie Raitt, and Joe Cocker.

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HOT MESS
Thursday July 30, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

10pm

Drink Specials

DJ Kish Kash

Indie hits the Village - Don't miss it!

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BARLETTA | JOHN ROMAN | CONOR CUTZ | REAL TALK
Thursday July 30, 2009


Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St W,

MAX ALEXANDRE & ISIS present

JUST A TASTE!

BARLETTA
www.myspace.com/djbarletta

JOHN ROMAN
www.myspace.com/johnromandj

CONOR CUTZ
www.myspace.com/conorcutz

REAL TALK
www.myspace.com/realmotherfuckintalk

MAX ALEXANDRE'S GOING AWAY PARTY HOSTED BY ISIS FROM THUNDERHEIST

10PM

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Hot & Wet - The Original Women's Pride Cruise
Friday July 31, 2009


M.V. Britannia - Harbour Cruises. #1 – North Foot of Denman, 1 bl. N. of Georgia,

M.V. Britannia (Harbour Cruises. #1 - North Foot of Denman, 1 bl. N. of Georgia)

6pm boarding, setting sail at 7pm - 11pm

BBQ available on board $7

The beautiful M.V. Britannia will set sail from Vancouver filled with some of the loveliest cargo ever to ply the Seven Seas - five hundred women celebrating with Pride! Always sells out fast - Don't miss this cruise!

Tickets available at Little Sisters (1138 Davie St.), VCV Computers (888 Commercial Dr.) and online at www.cremaproductions.com

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BOAT CRUISE – CHICKS AHOY!
Friday July 31, 2009


MV Queen Of Diamonds – Plaza Of Nations Marina – - 750 Pacific Blvd.,

Feel the dance energy on the top deck with hundreds of beautiful women on the Miami style, Queen of Diamonds. Experience Vancouver’s stunning skyline & scenery under a canopy of stars with UK’s own, DJ Riki Rocket.

1 Blk South East of BC Place Stadium Marina & Parking Map

DJ Riki Rocket (UK, Sydney)

Boarding 7pm
Sailing 8pm-12am. PLEASE BE ON TIME

$35 before July 17 on Flygirl's website or $40 after. $50 at boarding

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The Bride of Pride Party
Friday July 31, 2009


Wise Hall - 1882 Adanac St.,

Canadian Mayhem presents... The Bride of Pride Party

A kinky, sexy party for all Queer Women in Vancouver

Bride of Pride is a BDSM/sex playparty for kinky women* into queer, woman-to-woman BDSM. Dress in whatever makes you feel good, bring your toys and your playpartners, and come join us! We encourage costumes and flights of fancy, but we won’t turn you away if you’re not in fetishwear! Just for fun, we’ll have a few special theme areas, like puppy play, and ageplay and wrestling space and more!

Doors 8 pm - midnight, Party until 1 am. The WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac St, Vancouver.

*Who’s Invited: All past, present and future women, of any orientation (homo, bi, hetero, trans), who enjoy woman-to-woman kink and BDSM. Women of all experience levels are welcome! Transguys welcome!

Tickets will be $15 in advance, or $20 at the door.

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Fierce Pride Party
Friday July 31, 2009


Oasis Ultra Lounge - 1240 Thurlow @ Pender above Denny's,

DELUX PRODUCTIONS brings you:

A ROOF TOP PATIO PARTY!

"THE HOTTEST PRIDE EVENT IN VANCOUVER!"
"A ROOF TOP PATIO PARTY!"

FEATURING:

"DJ MISS M"!!!!!!

Miss M Has opened for Celebrity acts such as Flo-Rida, Fatman Scoop, Crooklyn Clan, Mario Funkmaster Flex, Dj Shortee and more! She was nominated for Stylus Group 2009 best female DJ Of The Year and Central DJ Of The Year awards, and now holds the Canadian title for #1 Female DJ in Canada!!!

http://www.myspace.com/djmissm
http://www.reverbnation.com/djmissm
http://www.djmissm.com

Also Featuring:

DJ Lisa DeLux!

Lisa DeLux is one of Canada's most prominent "queer"/"female" DJs! She has had guest DJ appearances on the "L Word" and has DeeJayed all over North America as well as Rockin pride gigs in San Francisco, Atlanta, seattle, victoria and more! She has spun at some of Canada's largest music festivals including Shambhala Electronic Music Festival & Under The Volcano! For the past 8 years she has developed her fan base here in Vancouver launching a new platform for lesbian/queer culture as one of the pioneer's of Vancouver's ONLY lesbian bar LICK NIGHTCLUB back in 2003!

http://www.myspace.com/djdelux1
http://twitter.com/Lisa_Delux

SEXY GOGO DANCERS/2 BARS/HOT HOT HOT!!

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Pride Weekend Launch
Friday July 31, 2009


Vancouver Art Gallery - ,

12:00pm

Begin your morning early with a still-warm Krispy Kreme doughnut fundraiser, and meet this year's Grand Marshals at noon. Show your support of international GLBT communities and their respective fights for equality by signing the Declaration of Montreal, and launch into Pride sending a message of your support of the LGBT movement at home and around the globe.

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Davie Street Pride Party
Friday July 31, 2009


Davie Street, between Burrard and Bute - ,

Time: 7:00 pm to 12:00 am

Back by popular demand, the Vancouver Pride Society presents the Davie Street Pride Party. Kick-start the Pride weekend on Davie Street, the heart of the gay village, blocked off in two sections from Burarrd to Bute Street. The Street Party swings open at 7pm and celebrates the spirit of Davie Street, with a diverse range of entertainment and activities available to partygoers. Featuring a hot line up of DJs, a giant Twister game, hot models, live music, dancing and a few surprises! Take back the streets and start celebrating early!

For a $7 unlimited re-entry cover fee, you can come and go at your leisure, allowing you to start the night celebrating in the streets and end the night dancing in one of the clubs along Davie Street.

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LESBIAN MOVIE NIGHT
Friday July 31, 2009


James Bay New Horizon Centre - 234 Menzies Street Victoria - James Bay,

FRIDAY's @ 7pm

Movie $3, as JBNH charges $2 per person for rental of space.

The other $1 assists the VLSCS Health Fund.

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BRIGEE.K PRESENTZ: GRIND!!!
Friday July 31, 2009


Lick - 455 Abbott St,

If hitting up the club during PRIDE is about sick tunes then GRIND IS THE SPOT TO HIT UP!!! Pure dancehall, hip hop and R@B flava is what's going down. I'm talking serious whind and grind styles!! Ya'll ready!!!!!!!

J-ILL from Toronto's "yes yes ya'll cru" will be up in the space along side Dj Analog running some serious tunes ta make ur body move. GET READY TO GET LOW!!!! PHAT HUGZ BK

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APPLES
Friday July 31, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

APPLES is now in its 4th year! It’s a wild video dance party that happens on the last Friday of every month at Voglie Lounge (Toronto) -- music will be pumped onto both floors and both patios!

Resident DJ doctor BAGGIE (Can't Stop Esther, Purplelectricity, Eights & Nines) spinning funk, electro, hip-hop, dance, R&B, c*nt rock, projections. He hosted the official CD release parties for Peaches' "Impeach My Bush" as well as "I Feel Cream"... so you can count on hearing plenty 'o Peaches.

Wear your dancing shoes!

$4 well drinks from 10 pm until midnight!

10 pm doors

19+

Links:

APPLES
http://www.applesrocks.com

DJ doctor BAGGIE
http://www.doctorbaggie.com
http://www.myspace.com/doctorbaggie

Voglie
http://www.voglielounge.com

Guest talent at past installments has included madame HAIR, Rock Steady Drew, Shane Percy, Will Munro, Cozmic Cat, Barbi, Le Freak C’est Keek, Delicious, Hollyrock, Quinces, May, Craig Dominic, NANN, and Stutter (thanx everyone!).

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Itty Bitty Titty Committee screening
Friday July 31, 2009


Outside - Victoria and 3rd.,

LesbianAid invites all lesbians to a free outdoor Grrilla Screening of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee @ 9 pm.

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Vancouver Dyke March and Festival
Saturday August 1, 2009


McSpadden Park - ,

The 6th Annual Vancouver Dyke March and Festival, SATURDAY AUGUST 1 on Commercial Drive. Meet at McSpadden Park (4th & Victoria) and join us for the March down Commercial Drive at 12 noon. Following the March, enjoy an afternoon of celebration, exceptional music and fun with friends and family at Grandview Park. This inclusive event is open to all supporters.

FESTIVAL LINE-UP

Mistress of Ceremonies: MORGAN BRAYTON

performances by ... KIM KUZMA THE FATES CRIS DERKSEN YVETTE NARLOCK SARAH WHEELER KATE REID SUGARBEACH (THE BAND) PASCALE GOODRICH-BLACK KATE RYCROFT LORINA HARDING ANNE EMERLINE DIANNA DAVID THE BLACK PARADE KINGS fun and festivities galore ...

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The Queer Parenting Mixer!
Saturday August 1, 2009


The 519 Community Centre - 519 Church Street,

Featuring indoor/outdoor play areas including water play, great books, healthy snack, toys and a safe, inclusive environment for LGBTQ families to connect.

We are piloting this program and are very eager for your suggestions, collaborations and thoughts on making this a truly inclusive, useful and innovative space.

1st Saturday of every month

10:00 am - 1:00 pm @ The 519

Please call or email with questions:
Julia Gonsalves
Program Supervisor, Children & Family Services
519 Church Street Community Centre
519 Church Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9
(416) 355-6796, jgonsalves@the519.org
www.the519.org


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Dykes on Bikes @ The DykeMarch 2009
Saturday August 1, 2009


McSpadden Park - ,

Gather 11:30am at the west wide of McSpadden Park. Starts at noon.

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Terry Wallace Breakfast
Saturday August 1, 2009


Davie Street and Bute Street - ,

9:00am

We honour and celebrate Terry Wallace, one of the founders of Vancouver Pride, with a pancake Breakfast. The community churches will be sizzling and serving at this Pride breakfast tradition.

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THE DYKE MARCH DANCE
Saturday August 1, 2009


The Wise Hall - 1882 Adanac Street,

DANCE 'LIVE' to the TOTALLY HOT!!! & absolutely fabulous ....

KIM KUZMA

plus MIXTRESS K-LA and guests spinnin' n' fillin' the floor into the wee hours!!!

Doors: 9pm

Tix: $10 advance @ Little Sisters 1238 Davie St. & Kokopelli's 2052 Commercial Dr. $15 @ door

keep it goin' strong ...

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GLOW
Saturday August 1, 2009


STUDIO 538 - 538 Cambie St between W. Pender & Dunsmuir.,

Doors at 10pm

A Black Light affair Held at the freshest underground spot in the city "STUDIO 538"!!! Located a few steps away from historic "Gas Town" at 538 Cambie St between W. Pender & Dunsmuir.

"Studio 538" also known as the "School Of Remix" it is a massive venue decked out with amazing visuals, lazers, lighting and sound! There will be a separate smokers lounge and fully equipped bar! All drinks only $5!

HERE'S THE LINE UP:

GLOW boasts a fierce rotation of 4 female DJs bringing you bangin' beats, hot remixes, killer mashups and the vibe to match! Hosted by Vancouver's highly respected & versatile freestyle MC Brigee K!

DJ BEAU (Los Angels, CA)

This girl holds down the friday night residency at the Famous "GirlBar" in Los Angeles California! Spinning to an audience of more than 400 people on the regular, Ms Beau knows how to read a crowd and deliver!! We are more than pleased to have her as our headliner DJ at GLOW!

DJ LISA DELUX (Vancouver's Veteran)

Hands down Lisa Delux is the most consistent female party rockin' DJ vancity has to offer! Lisa DeLux has made quite a name for herself over the past 8 years as one of the pioneers of Vancouver's only lesbian bar and as a prominent events producer for the LGBTQ community!

DJ KASEY RIOT (NAWTYBOX)

Riot freshly jumped into it 2 years ago, but has rapidly gained popularity with her crowd hypin' electro bangin' style! she recently spun alongside Steve Aoki "The million Dollar kid". Her crazy energy is catching like wildfire and there seems to be no end insight for this girl!

DJ KASHA KENNEDY

Coined as Vancouver's "illest new ish to hit the decks" Kasha Kennedy is vancity's hottest up and comer! This girl has style like no other and throws it down like its second nature!

MC Brigee.K

For those of you that don't know Brigee.K (bridge-eee-kay) is a Canadian gem, rockin stages from east to west! Her quick time rhymes and powerhouse vocals elevates the vibe from 0 to 10 in 2.5! Her hype energy and years of experience earned her spots on stages with female heavy hitters such as Erica Badu, Bahamadia and Madussa to name a few!

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SNATCH
Saturday August 1, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

Ohhhhh, SNATCH is coming at you with fresh sounds this Saturday night!

Party hard this long weekend with MISS MICHIE and FAWN BIG CANOE (secret sundays) as they lay down break beats and funky electro alllllll night long.

MISS MICHIE came out of retirement for this one!

sexilicious good times.

$4 rail and $5 corona until midnight.

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NASTY NAV | MEECH | GOLDEN GLOVES
Saturday August 1, 2009


Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St W,

NASTYMIX & PINK MAFIA present

MEECH http://www.myspace.com/iluvmeech

GOLDEN GLOVES http://www.myspace.com/www.myspace.com/goldenglovesdjs

NASTY NAV http://www.myspace.com/nastynav

HOSTED BY DAVID KING, JAMES FORSYTHE & MARCO G!

HALF PRICE DRINKS BEFORE 11:00PM

10PM

RSVP FOR FREE GUESTLIST: guestlist@wrongbar.com

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JetGirl
Sunday August 2, 2009


Jupiter Club - 1216 Bute Street, at Davie,

Your post-parade party in the heart of Davie Village

3:00pm-8:00pm

Dance floor, chill room, two huge patios – all overlooking the heart of Davie Village! Go up the stairs to get down with all the luscious lesbos!

Tickets available at Little Sisters (1138 Davie St.), VCV Computers (888 Commercial Dr.) and online at www.cremaproductions.com

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Chicklets
Sunday August 2, 2009


Pulse Nightclub - 1138 Davie Street,

The premier women's night

9:00pm–3:00am

Super sweet sound and yummy eye-candy makes this party your pride destination! Each long-weekend we rock out, but for Pride we pull out all the stops. Nightclub inside, beach party outside. A dance party for girls who like girls who like... (All genders welcome)

Tickets available at Little Sisters (1138 Davie St.), VCV Computers (888 Commercial Dr.) and online at www.cremaproductions.com

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CHICAS –
Sunday August 2, 2009


Sheraton Wall Centre - 1088 Burrard Street @ Helmcken,

The premiere afternoon party of Vancouver’s LGTB Pride Week celebration "CHICAS" is moving its legendary party uptown in 2009 to the prestigious Sheraton Wall Centre.

This modern landmark, two blocks from the heart of the "Davie Village" will host one of Canada's largest and most anticipated yearly lesbian party. Imagine - summer afternoon, beautifully landscaped tented outside gardens, an outdoor performance stage, water features, an indoor all glass foyer dancefloors orchestrated by superstar Miami DJ Alyson Calagna, DJ Rhiannon and DJ Betti Forde spinning house to hip-hop and of course the WOMEN!!!

3pm-9pm

$40 Advance on Flygirl's website

DJ Alyson Calagna (Miami, New York, Brazil)
DJ Betti Forde
DJ Rhiannon
Live Piper Davis & Juan de Marias


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HERSHE BAR
Sunday August 2, 2009


Multiple venues - see description - ,

2 Clubs. 5 DJ's. 1 Wristband! This is "Where The Girls Are At Night". THE SIGNATURE NIGHTCLUB EVENT with 2 venues, The Red Room and The Century House (1/2 block from each other) will feature North Americas best female dj talent spinning an eclectic mix of electro, tribal and funky house music at The Red Room and the ultimate blend of top 40, mashups, and hip-hop at Century House. This is the down and dirty portion of our line up with kick ass sound, lights and visual candy!!!

Red Room - 398 Richards St.
Century House - 432 Richards St.

Electro, Latin & Funky House Top 40, Mashups & Hip-Hop

DJ Alyson Calagna
DJ Betti Forde
DJ Rhiannon
DJ Riki Rocket
DJ She

9pm-2am

$20 Advance on Flygirl's website

Tickets available online and at:
Little Sisters Bookstore-1238 Davie St. 604-669-1753 Starting July 7/09
Kokopelli Salon-2052 Commercial Drive @ 4th Ave 604-253-6950 Starting July 7/09

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Dreamweaver presents 9th Annual Women's Pride Celebration
Sunday August 2, 2009


Vancouver Rowing Club - Stanley Park,

Dreamweaver presents our 9th Annual Women's Pride Celebration

featuring DJ Susan Y

Vancouver Rowing Club in Stanley Park which features an outdoor patio with a panoramic view of Coal Harbour

dancing starts at 7pm and goes until midnight

TICKETS $25.00 AVAILABLE AT LITTLE SISTER'S or e-mail djsusandyeager@hotmail.com

you may pay by cheque (get it in the mail by July 24th) to

Diane Driver
#53 20176 68TH AVE
LANGLEY
V2Y 2X7

TICKETS WILL BE $30 AT THE DOOR IF ANY ARE LEFT, BUT THE LAST 5 YEARS HAVE BEEN SOLD OUT SO GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY

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Dykes on Bikes @ the Pride Parade 2009
Sunday August 2, 2009


venue - ,

For those starting on the East Side (Oh, the joys of the queer-women biker gang run through the heart of the city...) Commercial and 3rd Ave.

Between 10 & 10:30 arrival, leave the east end for the west end at 11 am.

Parade starts at Robson and Thurlow!

http://www.vancouverpride.ca/parade-route

Offical start time is noon... bykes arrive at Robson & Thurlow at 11am (or earlier, or later). Go to the head of the parade. No paperwork required.

Details, Parade Guidelines and BykeDykes mailing list!

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Sunset Beach Festival
Sunday August 2, 2009


Sunset Beach - ,

11:00 am

Celebrations continue after the Parade at Sunset Beach festival site. We have a crowd that reaches over 100,000 people in the park listening to the live music on the Festival Stage, viewing the diverse selection of products and services provided by vendors and drinking at the beer garden.

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Pride Parade
Sunday August 2, 2009


Robson and Thurlow to Denman Street following along to Pacific and Beach Avenues - ,

12:00pm

Where will you watch the Parade from this year? Our 31st Pride Parade will proceed from Robson and Thurlow to Denman Street following along to Pacific and Beach Avenues ending at Sunset Beach Festival Site. With 160 parade entries and 530,000 spectators, this is the MUST SEE event of the year.

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Pride Youth Dance
Sunday August 2, 2009


West End Community Centre - ,

Time: 9:00 pm

Vancouver Pride Society and GAB Youth Present:

THE PRIDE YOUTH DANCE

Under 25 Rule enforced with Picture ID. Drug/Alcohol Free Party

Suggested donation $5 (No one will be turned away for lack of funds)

All monies raised going to GAB Youth programs.

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Q-Factor
Sunday August 2, 2009


Wise Hall - 1882 Adanac St.,

Time: 8:00 pm

Q-Factor is the newest East Van queer dance party to land this Pride! This science fiction themed extravaganza welcomes all fagbots, space creatures, mutants, proud freaks, geeks, kinksters, transfolk, queers and their allies to the WISE Hall on Sunday August 2nd. Tunes are provided by DJ Buzy Bee and DJ Ruggedly Handsome, so bring your dancing moon boots. Aerial silks by the elegant Jillian Deri and burlesque by the fabulous VaVa Vunderbust. Physical entertainer Dianna David will also be joining us!

Costumes are encouraged with fabulous prizes! Body painting available for a suggested donation. Complete your outfit with alien skin or your favourite sci-fi design.

This event is sponsored by Bent Umbrella, a non-profit society aimed towards fostering queer and gender performance in Vancouver, BC.

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Queer Prom 2009 and Fundraiser
Sunday August 2, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

9PM - 2AM

Music by DJ Cozmic Cat

19+

Formal Dress

Ticket price includes appetizers and spiked punch

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LeatherDyke post-pride Picnic in the Park
Monday August 3, 2009


Trout Lake / John Hendry Park - 3350 Victoria Drive, southeast corner,

LEATHERDYKE Post-Pride Picnic in the Park

4pm –> 8pm
Highly informal. Free. All welcome.

ALL WELCOME, so long as they're leatherdyke-friendly.

A bunch o’ leatherdykes are throwing down blankets, laughs, and good company. Come on down, bring your partner/s, friends (kink-friendly), a blanket, food n drink, something to share, chairs, sunscreen…and most importantly, yourself!

(*In good weather only)

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The Brutal Truth: A personal expose of the corrupt and abusive Canadian Government and its legal system
Wednesday August 5, 2009


toronto women's bookstore - 73 harbord street,

The Brutal Truth: A personal expose of the corrupt and abusive Canadian Government and its legal system

by Marilyn Garshowitz

7pm

we regret our bathroom is not wheelchair accessible

Marilyn Garshowitz will be giving a presentation on her feisty non-fiction book which deals with bullying and the misuse of power. Whether you have been bullied as a child, in the workplace or through the tainted legal system this book and presentation will be of interest to you. It is also of interest if you are concerned with governance and the lack of accountability or work in a profession that is associated with these issues. The book is solution-based and offers a brutally honest and insightful perspective from former corrections officer Marilyn Garshowtiz. Visit www.thebrutaltruth.ca for more information.

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Fresh to Def w/DJ Jola and Queer Asian Youth
Wednesday August 5, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

Queer Asian Youth High School Musical

11pm

QAY High School Musical wooed us at Pride with girl-and-boyband unison, choreography and charm and they will hit the Fresh to Def stage at midnight.

Then dance with DJ JOLA who rocked this year's Rancho Relaxo Pride Party, as well as browngirlworlds, World Majority Queer Night and more since '97. Come dance to her RnB, Reggae, Soca/Chutney, Latin House till 2am

Fresh to def is a weekly party by and for 2-Spirit, Trans//Queer Indigenous, Black and Peeps of Colour. Everyones welcome.

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Queerotica
Thursday August 6, 2009


The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre - ,

We're back again with an evening of LIVE readings of queer erotic fiction and poetry from some of Vancouver's hottest writers!

Beginning at @ 7:31pm sharp

As part of the Pride in Art Festival 2009

Produced by Elaine Miller and Afuwa Granger

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CHICKS WITH PICKS
Thursday August 6, 2009


The Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir Street,

CHICKS WITH PICKS 'SHOW OF THE YEAR'

featuring ...
Australian Sensation ... MIA DYSON
a rare and intimate appearance
with special guest ... BABE GURR

Doors: 8pm Show: 9pm

MIA DYSON
soulful grooves & rockin' blues "Then there is Mia Dyson. You can almost hear jaws dropping in the theatre as her ghostly slide guitar and spare, raw voice lift through this town into the stratosphere. On a night of sharing and giving, the best moment is perversely hers alone: even her band mates were in awe."
www.miadyson.com
- The Age


BABE GURR

This folk/rock singer-songwriter has been turning heads for years with her blend of roots/blues/pop. Recent winner of the Sonic Bids Nashville Song Contest, Babe’s new release Chocolate Lilly has been garnering rave reviews in Canada and the US. Her music has been compared to the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt and Shawn Colvin, yet she still retains her own unique sound and style.

“Babe Gurr is the sort of talent who doesn't come along all that often, and her star is on the rise. It's only a matter of time before Gurr's star rises above the Canadian Content Rule and she truly becomes an International artist”.

Gary Allen (The Charlie Daniels Band, JJ Cale)

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AA 21st Courage Round Up, Halifax
Friday August 7, 2009


Universalist Unitarian Church - 5500 Inglis Street,

Alcoholics Anonymous presents the 21st Courage Round Up, August 7th, 8th and, 9th. Sponsored by gay men and lesbians in AA but is open to all alcoholics and those affected by the alcoholism of others. The weekend includes fellowship, speaker meetings, and workshop discussions of recovery topics in a relaxed and peaceful setting. "AA - A Safe Port in a Storm" is this year's theme: "It's not the gales but the set of the sails that determine the way we go." Courage is a small intimate round up and the only gay and lesbian AA round up in Atlantic Canada. Registration opens at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7th. The cost is $25.00 and includes lunch on Saturday. Supper on Saturday is extra - estimated at $12.00. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Pre-registration is appreciated (and may be done online). Send your cheque or money order to: Courage Round Up, c/o 1916 - 1333 South Park St., Halifax, N.S., B3J 2K9. For more information e-mail - Courage449@yahoo.com

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BIG PRIMPIN!
Friday August 7, 2009


Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St W,

THE DOUBLE DUTCH EDITION!

DJS LE FREAK C'EST KEEK, PHIL V & RORY THEM FINEST!

LIVE PERFORMANCE BY HOLLYWOOD!

Hosted by Cover Girl Miss Margot

Hip-Hop, R&B, Dancehall, House and Hot Times for Homos and their friends and admirers!

10PM

RSVP to bigprimpin@gmail.com for LINE BYPASS BEFORE MIDNIGHT!

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Art/Craft Fair + Book Sale!
Saturday August 8, 2009


toronto women's bookstore - 73 harbord street,

12pm - 4pm

we regret our bathroom is not wheelchair accessible

The Art/Craft Fair + Book Sale will feature art and crafts from various artisans throughout the city, as well as discounts on books, readings and entertainment by local artists...and of course some delicious snacks and drinks for all to enjoy.

Beginning at noon, all art and crafts will be on display throughout the store so customers and art + craft lovers can peruse and make bids on their favourite pieces. We will wrap up the event at 4pm, at which time the winning bids will be announced for each piece.

Why an Art/Craft Fair + Book Sale!? Throughout the years, TWB has supported local arts communities through co-sponsorship, donations, events and courses. Although we are a bookstore and our focus is most definitely the written word, we have always had space on our shelves and in our hearts for the creations of artists and artisans. As many of you may be aware, this year has not been kind to independent bookstores or businesses. This event will be a great way to combine a fundraising initiative while at the same time providing space for artists to show their work. All funds collected from the Art/Craft Fair + Book Sale! will go towards covering our operating costs over the summer so we can continue to offer our services to you all!

A little bit about the Toronto Women's Bookstore: Founded in 1973, the Toronto Women's Bookstore is one of the few remaining women's bookstores in North America. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting feminist and anti-oppression politics. We stock books by authors and on topics you won't find on the shelves of other bookstores, actively promote the work of independent writers and artists, and offer a wide range of free events and affordable courses and workshops. Our goal is to nurture diverse and marginalized communities through the books we carry, special events and book launches, and our partnerships with other like-minded individuals, businesses, and organizations.

So come on down to TWB on SATURDAY AUGUST 8 between noon and 4pm and enjoy some good entertainment, delicious food, fantastic sale books and beautiful art and crafts. See you then!

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Flygirl @ The Boathouse
Saturday August 8, 2009


The Boathouse - 1795 Beach Avenue,

Great food, awesome drinks, sexy beats and a panoramic view!!

5-10pm Dinner, appy's or drinks by reservations only. Please email info@flygirlproductions.com your full name, email address, reservation time and # of people in your party.

10pm-2am Boathouse Waterfront Bar
DJ SHE..............spinning her flavour of top 40 remixes, funk, r&b & hip-hop.

YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE DINNER IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE PARTY

There are no advance tix for this event.

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SNATCH
Saturday August 8, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

COZMIC CAT is in the Mansion this Saturday night! get ready to dance your face off to mash ups of house, electro, reggae, dancehall, top 40 and all things nice!

$4 rye, run, vodka and gin & $5 coronas until midnight.

2 amazing licenced patios!

pick up your cheap cheap concrete & diamonds wristbands this weekend! only $2 gets you into the hottest summer party on the strip!

see you saturday night!

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THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Saturday August 8, 2009


THE BARN - 418 Church Street,

Vodka Vixens and Cranberry Crack Heads!

Witness This SICKNESS:

$2 CranVodkas till 12am + NO COVER + EAR CANDY from 7 of Toronto's BEST DJS!

DOMINATING THE DANCE FLOOR:

1nd Floor (Top 40, Hip Hop):

CRIAG DOMINIC

2nd Floor (Fist-Pumping, Knee-Caving Electro)

KISSETTE
http://www.whatiskissette.com

SHANE MACKINNON

JEFF KIRKWOOD
http://www.myspace.com/lefreakcestkeek

DJ Chiclet
http://www.myspace.com/djchiclet

3rd Floor (Mash Up Crash Up):

dR Baggie
http://.myspace.com/doctorbaggie

ViVi Diamond
http://www.myspace.com/miss_screech

2$ Cranvodkas till 12

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WRONGBAR Saturday Night!
Saturday August 8, 2009


Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St W,

Nastymix and Pink Mafia present

FAMOUS PLAYERS http://www.myspace.com/famousplayers

MERK MENY http://www.myspace.com/merkmeny

NASTY NAV http://www.myspace.com/nastynav

HOSTED BY PINK MAFIA, DAVID KING, JAMES FORSYTHE & ROB THE LIFESAVER!

HALF PRICE DRINKS BEFORE 11:00PM

10PM

RSVP FOR FREE GUESTLIST: guestlist@wrongbar.com

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House of Monroe (vogue cru) and DJ Blackcat at Fresh to Def
Wednesday August 12, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

FRESH TO DEF
w/ DJ Blackcat n House of Monroe
11pm

DJ Blackcat spinnin R&B, Hip Hop, House, Ol `skool, Soca, Reggae & Dance

& Dance Crew- House of Monroe (u don't wanna miss this vogue cru!)

Fresh to def is a weekly party by and for 2-Spirit, Trans//Queer Indigenous, Black and Peeps of Colour. Everyones welcome.

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COFFEETALK
Wednesday August 12, 2009


venue - 234 Menzies St.,

EVERY WEDNESDAY 11am - 1pm
Sponsored by VLSCS


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LIMIN'
Friday August 14, 2009


concord café - 937 bloor street west,

doors at 8:30pm, show starts at 9pm

...this one is very important because it's a... FUNDRAISER for WRITTEN IN COLOUR*

*Written in Colour is a bi-annual symposium for First Nations and Two Spirited writers and writers of colour, to be held this November 2009 if enough funds are raised!*

partially wheelchair accessible

Performances, raffles, games, and the fabulous DJs Viviana de Cumbiambera and Dee Smith!

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Porn Swap - VQFF Screening
Friday August 14, 2009


Cinemark Tinseltown - 88 West Pender,

From the VQFF website (http://www.queerfilmfestival.ca/index.php ):

Date: Friday, August 14, 2009
Time: 9:30pm - 11:55pm

Radical queer pornographers Courtney Trouble and Bren Ryder present the hottest clips from their websites, show unseen footage and outtakes, and swap stories and personal politics about their labour-of-love (or labour-of-lust) jobs as adult webmasters.

These days the word "feminist" and the word "pornography" can freely co-mingle. Trailblazing women have been producing radical queer porn since the early 80s. But even now, when porn is just a simple click of the mouse away, very little smut exists for women viewers. This sexually charged session of show-and-tell brings together two awardwinning queer women pornographers.

San Franciscan Courtney Trouble founded NoFauxxx.com six years ago (that's a lifetime in adult website years!) with the mission to create a community-based alt-porn site for folks of all orientations and genders. Firefighter-turned-pornographer Bren Ryder took home the Golden Beaver for Canadian Content at the 2008 Feminist Porn Awards for her Vancouver-based site GoodDykePorn.com.

Directors in attendance

Courtney Trouble and Bren Ryder / 2009 / EN /
Total time: 70 min

After Party to Follow at Lick: http://www.queerfilmfestival.ca/content/PARTIES/591/#porn

Get your tickets fast! It's probably going to sell out fast in this last week of ticket sales.

Buy online:
http://www.queerfilmfestival.ca/viewshowtime.php?stid=341

Map of the Event Location:
http://www.queerfilmfestival.ca/venue.php?vid=1

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GLIMPSE | NITIN | JOHNNY WHITE | TERENCE KISSNER
Friday August 14, 2009


Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St W,

AFE & No 19 present

GLIMPSE | Planet E, Cadenza, Get Physical UK http://www.myspace.com/glimpserecordings

NITIN http://www.myspace.com/djnitin

JONNY WHITE http://www.myspace.com/jonnywhitetoronto

TERENCE KISSNER http://www.myspace.com/terencekissner

10PM RSVP FOR $10 REDUCED LIST: guestlist@wrongbar.com

GLIMPSE | London UK

So far, 2009 has been a fantastic year for Christopher Spero, aka Glimpse. The last few months have seen him release the 'Drifting E.P. on Carl Craig’s Planet E Label, E.P.s on Cadenza, Get Physical/Kindisch, Buzzin Fly and a release on his own Glimpse Recordings imprint with Kompakt. Toronto's own No.19 Music and presenter of this event was also graced with a Glimpse remix earlier this year on Jonny White and James Teej's "Musique Noire" which appears on No.19 004. Check it out here:

https://www.beatport.com/en-US/html/content/release/catalog/?labelId=12033&contextType=labels&contextEntityId=12033&orderBy=releasePublishDate%20DESC

Throughout 2009, he has also been composing his debut studio album on Four Twenty entitled, 'Runner' which is due out in October, as well as touring the globe relentlessly with his live show.

Christopher's sound is hugely influenced by his early obsessions with blues and jazz music, represented by the soulful essence captured in his music. Preferring more traditional production techniques, he uses only analogue equipment and records most of his tracks live, editing only afterwards, thus giving his music a more improvised quality.

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$.W.A..N.K !
Friday August 14, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

$.w.a.n.k. is a party that happens every 2nd friday of the month. This is our 3rd party and I just want to say, last $.w.a.n.k we had people- who will remain nameless until I tag them in pictures to proove, lol- climbing speakers, dancing so hard to the booth they'd make their own beats with my serato skipping! - it was cray-z. It's a really fun night with probably the best music Toronto has.

This month DJ TASC - legend. Plays with me, Dj $leaze

Looking out for your best interest, don't miss this one.

don't believe me, ask the dishes!

www.DjTasc.com
spaceballers.com
G fox gems
peep tasc on google and be really amazed.

he's the dj all dj's wish they were.

I'll be coming back from a trip down south so the day after come be jealous of my darkness!

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NOT.O. NO MORE THE LAST NOT.O. EVER!
Friday August 14, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Will Munro, Kevin Hegge, Mike E.B. + Guests Post Punk, No Wave, Weirdo Disco Door 11pm + no cover Anthony's B-Day

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Friday Night In James Bay
Friday August 14, 2009


venue - 234 Menzies St.,

FRIDAYS at 7pm until...... Social nights---- for meeting and talking with others----Big Screen TV and games available Movie Nights ---lesbians and strong women in new and classic films Special Events ----usually once a month---potluck/movie, games nights, open mike nights

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QUEER YOGA
Friday August 14, 2009


The Yoga Shala - 1322 Broad St.,

The next registered 12 week session $48

Fri June 26th - Fri Sept 11th 6:45pm - 8pm
Registration will remain open until Friday July 3.

It will be a power vinyasa class suitable for all levels, however, the class is somewhat vigorous and we intensify/deepen our practice over the course of the 12 weeks

Mats are available to borrow
Wear comfortable clothes and bring a towel.
Sliding scale and/or alternative payment schedule options are available for those who need it(just e-mail me or talk to me at the first class).

Please e-mail me as soon as possible to sign up for the class

peace

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Camping
Friday August 14, 2009


Bright Angel - ,

l.o.V.I event

Camping at Bright Angel !! Aug 14 - 16 - Sign Up Here

Check in time is 3pm on Friday the 14th and check out time is by 3pm on Sunday.
Price for camping will be $15 per person for the weekend. Bring your own food and water.

Also, LoVIs are also welcome for the day or just a few hours.

Find maps, more information, and signup in this forum: (must be logged in to view)

http://lovi.ca/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3069

or email admin@lovi.ca

"This is a great weekend to relax, catch up with old friends, meet new ones and just be us!!"


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Folk Benefit Concert
Friday August 14, 2009


White Eagle Hall - 90 Dock st. (James Bay),

Featuring The Deepdowns, Fish & Bird and Oliver Swain & Jeremy Penner The Deepdowns featuring Emily Braden, and two incredible folk groups - Fish & Bird and Oliver Swain and Jeremy Penner! The evening is the first fundraiser for a new Victoria Folk Festival. Great music for a good cause.

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Queer coffee
Friday August 14, 2009


Serious Coffee on Broad and Yates - 1280 Broad St,

UVIC PRIDE - SERIOUS COFFEE GATHERING

2nd & 4th Friday of every month

from 7:30pm - 9pm

Everyone welcome


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The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir by Staceyann Chin
Saturday August 15, 2009


Blue Moon Pub - 725 Queen Street East,

Co-Sponsored by A is for Orange http://www.aisfororange.org/2009.htm $5 - $15 sliding scale

***tickets available at the door or in advance at the Toronto Women's Bookstore, 73 Harbord Street***

Acclaimed performance artist Staceyann Chin brings her passionate lyricism to the page in a powerful memoir chronicling the resilience of one woman faced with a lifetime of struggle. Born on Christmas Day in Lottery, Jamaica, Staceyann was thrust into the arms of a mother who did not want her.

It was her grandmother who stepped in to nurture and provide for her and her older brother, but when the three are separated, Staceyann was again left to survive in an unfamiliar and unwelcome home in Paradise, Jamaica.

The Other Side of Paradise is an unforgettable story told with grace, humour and strength. AND StaceyAnn will be here in Toronto in all her glory to launch this wonderful book with the Toronto Women's Bookstore and give all of us hungry Toronto fans a LIVE reading!

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SNATCH
Saturday August 15, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

$4 rye, run, vodka and gin & $5 coronas until midnight.

2 amazing licenced patios!

see you saturday night!

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MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE
Saturday August 15, 2009


Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St W,

Undeadisco & Pink Mafia present MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE!

A Birthday Party in Honour of

THUNDERHEIST'S ISIS & MARC ANDREW SMITH

VIOLCA | Mansion
http://www.myspace.com/mansiondj
http://www.myspace.com/wolfmanmansion
http://www.mediafire.com/?3oynaet1dgr

SYNTONICS | Intelligenix
http://www.myspace.com/syntonics
http://www.myspace.com/intellegenix

ALIXANDER III | Automatt
http://www.myspace.com/alixander3
http://www.myspace.com/azariandiii

PAUL REVERED | PSDO!NMFO
http://www.myspace.com/psdonmfo
http://paulrevered.podomatic.com
http://undeadisco.blogspot.com

NASTY NAV | Nastymix
http://www.myspace.com/nastynav
http://wrongbar.com/

AND SOME OTHER VERY VERY SPECIAL GUESTS!

MASKS IN EFFECT FOR VIP SECTION & GUESTLIST

$10 COVER. RSVP FOR LIMITED FREE GUESTLIST TO: guestlist@wrongbar.com

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EVA CHRISTINA PRESENTS: Le Cock Sportif
Saturday August 15, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

DJS Kris Steeves + Jason Peltier Hosted by Cameron Door 11pm + 5$ COVER SPANDEX/ SPEEDO'S a must

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Camping
Saturday August 15, 2009


Bright Angel - ,

l.o.V.I event

Camping at Bright Angel !! Aug 14 - 16 - Sign Up Here

Check in time is 3pm on Friday the 14th and check out time is by 3pm on Sunday.
Price for camping will be $15 per person for the weekend. Bring your own food and water.

Also, LoVIs are also welcome for the day or just a few hours.

Find maps, more information, and signup in this forum: (must be logged in to view)

http://lovi.ca/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3069

or email admin@lovi.ca

"This is a great weekend to relax, catch up with old friends, meet new ones and just be us!!"


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Buddy Hike
Saturday August 15, 2009


Mount Douglas - 1550 Arrow Rd, Saanich, BC,

Saturday August 15th @ 4pm

Departing from;
1550 Arrow Rd
Saanich, BC
for a hike up Mount Douglas


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Whine Up Sundays - Official re-opening
Sunday August 16, 2009


Heist Lounge, Century House - 432 Richards (Hastings St.),

Weekly Top 40 mixes, Hiphop, R&B, Reggae and Dancehall for lesbians, gays, and everyone in between. With three deejays on rotation + CHEAP drinks in a safe, gorgeous and historical space. Walking distance from Granville Skytrain Station and Gastown.

With Resident DJs: DJ T (Lick, VPS - Picnic in the Park '09 ); DJ Revoked (Lick, Odyssey) and DJ Joi-zee (Lick) + Special guests.

$3.50 highballs

For more info and guestlist, please email: tfunkd@gmail.com or add our FACEBOOK group: Whine Up Sundays

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REWIND
Sunday August 16, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Shift-1 + L*F*C*k* Nineties Dance Jams Door 10 pm + no cover Drink Specials

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Camping
Sunday August 16, 2009


Bright Angel - ,

l.o.V.I event

Camping at Bright Angel !! Aug 14 - 16 - Sign Up Here

Check in time is 3pm on Friday the 14th and check out time is by 3pm on Sunday.
Price for camping will be $15 per person for the weekend. Bring your own food and water.

Also, LoVIs are also welcome for the day or just a few hours.

Find maps, more information, and signup in this forum: (must be logged in to view)

http://lovi.ca/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3069

or email admin@lovi.ca

"This is a great weekend to relax, catch up with old friends, meet new ones and just be us!!"


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Buddy Soccer
Sunday August 16, 2009


Fernwood Community Centre - 1240 Gladstone Ave.,

BUDDY DROP- IN WOMENS SOCCER

We are mostly lesbians in our 30s, 40s, and 50s but we also have some hetero- honorary lesbians playing with us - it is a lot of fun.

Every Sunday at 5pm
at the Fernwood Community Centre gym
(1240 Gladstone Ave.)

All women welcome! no experience necessary

Are you interested? Come and join us this or any Sunday


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RHINESTONE
Monday August 17, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Lex Vaughn + Shane Mackinnon Country Music night Door 10pm + no cover

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NEXT WEEK- FRESH TO DEF w/ DJ Alzka
Wednesday August 19, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

11pm

if ur a leo then we're celebrating you cuz its ur time to shine plus kalmplex falls into this category so we gonna party it up with dj ALZKA its free make sure you buy kalmplex a drink or give them a hug

Alzka spinnin booty house, high speed bounce, UK bass/rap mashups & dirty south breakdowns

Fresh to def is a weekly party by and for 2-Spirit, Trans//Queer Indigenous, Black and Peeps of Colour. Everyones welcome.

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KEEP ON BUMPIN'
Wednesday August 19, 2009


Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St W,

DJ CHICLET http://www.myspace.com/djchiclet

DJ FAWN http://www.myspace.com/tightknitdjs

10PM

HOSTED BY ASHLEY MORGAN

1/2 PRICE DRINKS BEFORE MIDNIGHT!

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YOU'VE GOT WHAT I NEED
Wednesday August 19, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Wes Allen + Roozbeh Soulful Gold, Golden Soul Door 11pm + no cover

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COFFEETALK
Wednesday August 19, 2009


venue - 234 Menzies St.,

EVERY WEDNESDAY 11am - 1pm
Sponsored by VLSCS


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Battle Pop: Britney Vs Britney
Friday August 21, 2009


The Barn Nightclub - 418 Church Street,

Britney Vs Britney? Yes, saluting the original Battle Pop which basically turned into 90% britney and 10% Christina, Battle Pop brings you the hottest summer to close out Summer ever!

Britney all night long, original tracks you love, some remixes you can't help but dance to.

10pm

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QUEER IDOL CABARET & HOST COMPETITION
Friday August 21, 2009


Goodhandy's - 120 Church Street,

On Friday, August 21, QUEER IDOL is inviting 14 of our top competitors from 2009 back for an evening of non-competitive performance. Doors open at 9:30pm (to vote for our new Host, you must be in the house by 10:30pm). $7 cover.

Featuring performances by:

Rex Baunsit
Robin Collins
Jason Dinetz
Jamieson Eakin
Philippe Escayola
Jason Hachey
Sheila Janes
Peter Konrad
Matthew MacLeod
Christian Phillipe Mejorada
Matthew Santos
Stacey Tennen
Elissa Thorton
Annalise Walmer

The Queer Idol Cabaret will be hosted by Dainty Smith, Erica Barrett and Jesse Stong. At the end of the evening, the audience will vote for one of these fabulous hosts for Queer Idol 2010.

Opening remarks by Mandy Goodhandy, music by DJ K-Tel.

There will also be an awards ceremony for the performers and lots of retro dancing.

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12TH PLANET | XI | SEK ONE | ZEDS DEAD
Friday August 21, 2009


Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St W,

4PLAY presents

12TH PLANET | Infiltrata™, Smog, Argon. http://www.myspace.com/infiltrata

XI | Subtrac, Loetech http://www.myspace.com/xidubs

SEK ONE | Curbcrawlers http://www.myspace.com/sek_espionage

ZEDS DEAD | Intellegenix http://www.myspace.com/zedsdead

Hosted by Cody LeKush, Jame Forsythe and David King.

10PM

--

12TH PLANET | Infiltrata, Smog, Argon.

John started over from scratch. After seven years touring the world as drum-n-bass maestro Infiltrata, after winning over icons such as Goldie and Photek, John Dadzie gave himself a new name, a new sound, and a new determination. It was 2005 and the gentile beatmaker was inspired by sounds he heard spun by the likes Technical Itch, Skream and Benga. It was dubstep. And it was his calling. Once 12th Planet is born, the story really begins. The British dubstep movement takes hold in LA thanks to 12th Planet and the events he aligns himself with; Smog, Media Contender, HARD, and his own club night Dubtroit. Like the mythological twelfth planet (popularized by controversial author Zecharia Sitchin), our 12th Planet flies perpendicular to the system. His wicked beats are off axis. His subsonic frequencies surround you in their own orbit. America's first king of dubstep is ready for impact.

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Friday Night In James Bay
Friday August 21, 2009


venue - 234 Menzies St.,

FRIDAYS at 7pm until...... Social nights---- for meeting and talking with others----Big Screen TV and games available Movie Nights ---lesbians and strong women in new and classic films Special Events ----usually once a month---potluck/movie, games nights, open mike nights

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QUEER YOGA
Friday August 21, 2009


The Yoga Shala - 1322 Broad St.,

The next registered 12 week session $48

Fri June 26th - Fri Sept 11th 6:45pm - 8pm
Registration will remain open until Friday July 3.

It will be a power vinyasa class suitable for all levels, however, the class is somewhat vigorous and we intensify/deepen our practice over the course of the 12 weeks

Mats are available to borrow
Wear comfortable clothes and bring a towel.
Sliding scale and/or alternative payment schedule options are available for those who need it(just e-mail me or talk to me at the first class).

Please e-mail me as soon as possible to sign up for the class

peace

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SNATCH
Saturday August 22, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

$4 rye, run, vodka and gin & $5 coronas until midnight.

2 amazing licenced patios!

see you saturday night!

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CHERRY BOMB
Saturday August 22, 2009


Andy Poolhall - 489 College St,

Join us as CHERRY BOMB sweats and cruises through the hot T-dot summer.... we're keeping the beats fresh, the patio cool and the dancefloor steamy, as we welcome you all to one of the best queer parties this city has ever seen. Meet some hotties, bring a date and plan to stay late. Your fav resident Cherry Bomb dyke dj dream team is back the house :

** COZMIC CAT & DENISE BENSON**

back to back tag teamin dj sets all night long... don't miss the summer madness on the dancefloor!!

PLUS::
++ exclusive double, mixed CHERRY BOMB CD giveaways

++ Andy Poolhall’s patio is now open – and it’s big!

Come catch the queer action on College! Find a date and do stay late; it’s gonna be dancefloor mayhem!

9pm – 3am

a licensed, 19+ event for queer women + our friends

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Motown Throwdown
Saturday August 22, 2009


Lick - 455 Abbott St,

Hosted by Girls On Top Risque Cabaret

G.O.T. is taking over Lick again for a night filled with burlesque, boobs, and booze...all in the name of charity! This time we're bringing you back to the days when Motown ruled the charts. That means that all of your favourite performers will be bumping and grinding to the best of Motown!

Expect a fun-filled night that'll get you feeling good for all kinds of reasons ;) Performances by the lovely ladies of Girls On Top Guest Performers, Host, DJs TBA

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Whine Up Sundays Special Event Presents: DJ Miss M
Sunday August 23, 2009


Heist Lounge, Century House - 432 Richards (Hastings St.),

Whine Up Sundays Special Event Presents: DJ MISS M

$3.50 highballs

Weekly Top 40 mixes, Hiphop, R&B, Reggae and Dancehall for lesbians, gays, and everyone in between. With three deejays on rotation and cheap drinks in a safe, gorgeous and historical space. Walking distance from Granville Skytrain Station and Gastown.

DJ MISS M

Hitting 2 years professionally spinning this year, DJ Miss M has proven to be one of the most busiest female dj’s in Canada. So far, she has successfully done several Cross-Canada tours, receiving dual nominations for 2009 STYLUS Awards for BEST FEMALE DJ OF THE YEAR and CENTRAL DJ OF THE YEAR and recorded over 10 various genres of Live Promotional Mixtapes.

What MISS M has always enjoyed about her craft is the creative music selection and the reactions of the crowds. Miss M loves exploring new music and brings it to her audience in a unique manner. “I play great music that people young and old can dance and sing to." This certainly pertains to the nightclub industry’s current demand for VEGAS STYLE Hip-Hop/Rock/Old Skool/House/Mash-up formats, but DJ Miss M is also known for dropping forgotten musical gems.

DJ MISS M has opened for such acts like TPAIN, CROOKLYN CLAN’S DJ RIZ, DJ SHORTEE, FATMAN SCOOP, GIRLICIOUS, JABBAWOCKEEZ, MARIO, NELLY, and many more...

Recent Press & Acknowledgements:

2009 Stylus Group DJ Awards
First Ever Female DJ with a DUAL Category Nomination
Nominated 2009 Stylus Group FEMALE DJ OF THE YEAR
Nominated 2009 Stylus Group CENTRAL DJ OF THE YEAR

UPTOWN MAGAZINE’S BEST OF WINNIPEG 2008! 2007-2008 RESIDENT DJ OF BLUSH ULTRA CLUB Best Dance Club 2008

Professional Sound Magazine’s 2008 featured.

For more info and guestlist, please email: tfunkd@gmail.com or add our FACEBOOK group: Whine Up Sundays

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Buddy Soccer
Sunday August 23, 2009


Fernwood Community Centre - 1240 Gladstone Ave.,

BUDDY DROP- IN WOMENS SOCCER

We are mostly lesbians in our 30s, 40s, and 50s but we also have some hetero- honorary lesbians playing with us - it is a lot of fun.

Every Sunday at 5pm
at the Fernwood Community Centre gym
(1240 Gladstone Ave.)

All women welcome! no experience necessary

Are you interested? Come and join us this or any Sunday


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FRESH TO DEF pays respect to Asian Arts Freedom School
Wednesday August 26, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

feat. DJ Diggy Smallz from MONTREAL's St EMILIE SKILLSHARE

11pm

The Legendary Freedom School showcases proud Asian rebels

DJ Diggy Smallz spinnin R&B, Hip Hop, House, Ol `skool, Soca, Reggae & Dance

Fresh to def is a weekly party by and for 2-Spirit, Trans//Queer Indigenous, Black and Peeps of Colour. Everyones welcome.

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COFFEETALK
Wednesday August 26, 2009


venue - 234 Menzies St.,

EVERY WEDNESDAY 11am - 1pm
Sponsored by VLSCS


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YOU'VE GOT WHAT I NEED
Wednesday August 26, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen West,

Wednesday August 26th Wes Allen + Roozbeh Soulful Gold, Golden Soul Door 11pm + no cover

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SHAKIN STREET
Thursday August 27, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen West,

SHAKIN STREET Thursday August 27th Tim Babel + Chris McCann Rock n'Roll Music Door 11pm + no cover

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Summer Extravaganza Dance Party!
Friday August 28, 2009


Norway House - 1110 Hillside Ave,

the homospun collective presents:

Summer Extravaganza!
Friday, August 28th
9 pm - 2 am, 19 + (i.d. please)
Norway House
1110 Hillside Ave.
Coast Salish Territory
$5 - 10 sliding scale
(no one turned away)
Wheelchair accessible

And for the first time, from 10:30-11:15ish there will be PERFORMANCES!!!

We know that all of you are fabulous, interesting, sexy, creative folks. And lots of you have amazing talents. It's time to show them off this dance party!

Do you dance? Always wanted to do drag? Rock the harmonica like nobody else? Have an amazing burlesque number you've been keeping secret?

Whatever you want to perform, we welcome it, but we do ask that performers please email us ahead of time, so we can have a chat about what you'd like to do, as well as our Mission Statement and Anti-Oppression Policy.

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Friday Night In James Bay
Friday August 28, 2009


venue - 234 Menzies St.,

FRIDAYS at 7pm until...... Social nights---- for meeting and talking with others----Big Screen TV and games available Movie Nights ---lesbians and strong women in new and classic films Special Events ----usually once a month---potluck/movie, games nights, open mike nights

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QUEER YOGA
Friday August 28, 2009


The Yoga Shala - 1322 Broad St.,

The next registered 12 week session $48

Fri June 26th - Fri Sept 11th 6:45pm - 8pm
Registration will remain open until Friday July 3.

It will be a power vinyasa class suitable for all levels, however, the class is somewhat vigorous and we intensify/deepen our practice over the course of the 12 weeks

Mats are available to borrow
Wear comfortable clothes and bring a towel.
Sliding scale and/or alternative payment schedule options are available for those who need it(just e-mail me or talk to me at the first class).

Please e-mail me as soon as possible to sign up for the class

peace

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Queer coffee
Friday August 28, 2009


Serious Coffee on Broad and Yates - 1280 Broad St,

UVIC PRIDE - SERIOUS COFFEE GATHERING

2nd & 4th Friday of every month

from 7:30pm - 9pm

Everyone welcome


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IMU presents LOVE FOR MONEY, JAKALOPE & WINTER OF FREEDOM
Friday August 28, 2009


The Bourbon - 50 West Cordova,

Early show 8-11pm sharp
Purchase advance tickets directly via the bands online @ www.imuproductions.com or at Liquid Amber Tattoo 1252 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC 604-738-3667

LOVE FOR MONEY delivers their unique blend of rock n roll with an electrifying infusion of headbanging hard rock hooks and magnetic melodies accented with unmistakable charismatic charm, poise and attitude. Featuring former members of Vancouver-based rock act The Flairs, Love For Money has ignited with a passion for their new direction and the chemistry of a new member. Demonstrating amazing musicianship, a love for touring and a true passion for rock n' roll, Love For Money are ready to take on the world!
www.myspace.com/loveformoneymusic

JAKALOPE - was first spawned in the creative mind of world-renowned producer and mixer, Dave "Rave" Ogilvie (Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, Skinny Puppy, Marilyn Manson). His conceptual aim was towards a new musical hybrid rooted in industrial music but flowing smoothly between searing rock and melodic pop. With new singer Chrsytal Leigh on board (Perfect Strangers, Closing Iris), the latest Jakalope CD "Delicious" has graduated from the sheet-metal bubblegum blueprint of their first two albums into something slinkier and more substantial. Previously repressed influences like Giorgio Moroder and Michael Jackson have surfaced, leading naturally to a lush, multi-dimensional sound with a neon-lit, smoke-infused feel. With a stellar history of collaborators including Trent Reznor and members of Rush, Sloan, Ministry, Monster Magnet, Sons Of Freedom and Babes In Toyland, Jakalope's music has been featured by Instant Star and as the intro theme for Degrassi: The Next Generation while their cover art won a 2005 Juno Award.
http://www.myspace.com/jakalope

WINTER OF FREEDOM is a 4 piece band that delivers heavy melodic rock with electronic influences. Their live shows are a full on multimedia experience with striking visual themes tailored for each song and displayed via flat screen TVs on stage. While their music crosses musical and cultural boundaries, their visuals grab your attention with imagery of Viking invasions, Medieval conquests and journeys to the farthest reaches of space.
http://www.myspace.com/winteroffreedom


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OFF WHITE
Friday August 28, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen West,

OFF WHITE Friday August 28th Schramm + Boner Dragon + Elliot Post Punk New Wave Dance Party Door 11pm + no cover **Stephen Schramm's B-Day**

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A Certain Sort
Friday August 28, 2009


Shanghai Restaurant - 651 Somerset Street West,

A dance party for queer girls and their pals.

It's that time again, people - time to get sweaty and loose with your favorite ottawa peeps in your favorite too small venue! Dirty girly movies, a raffle to win same, DJ CPI and friends along with more girls (and a few boys) than you can shake your ass at.

All proceeds to the Venus Envy Bursary Fund.

7 bucks at the door.

10pm-2am

19+

More info, call Venus Envy 613 789 4646

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Gay Day at Canada's Wonderland
Saturday August 29, 2009


Canada's Wonderland - ,

PFLAG Canada presents Gay Day at Canada's Wonderland

Saturday August 29th is our day! Come share in the fun and excitement.

Don't miss out on live entertainment, all-you-can-eat buffet and regular Park admission savings.

$5 from each ticket purchased supports PFLAG Canada. Discounted tickets available on-line at www.canadaswonderland.com/PFLAG or at Priape (501 Church Street).

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Purplelectricity PRINCE Party
Saturday August 29, 2009


Drake Hotel Underground - 1150 Queen St W,

Calling all nasty girls, rude boys, true funk soldiers, sexy MFs, and purple hippies!

DJ doctor BAGGIE spinning hi-NRG Prince. Purplelectricity is a video dance party and Canada’s only recurring Prince tribute party. Purplelectricity features music and videos that span Prince's entire career right from 1978's "For You" until 2009's "LotusFlow3r".

This party is legendary and hosted the official label release parties 4 Prince’s "3121", "Planet Earth", and "21 Nights".

Door prizes (Prince CDs and DVDs).

11 pm doors

Links:

Purplelectricity
http://www.purplelectricity.com

DJ doctor BAGGIE
http://www.doctorbaggie.com
http://www.myspace.com/doctorbaggie

Prince
http://www.lotusflow3r.com

Toronto Prince Fans Facebook Group
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2239519373

Drake Hotel
http://www.thedrakehotel.ca

Please extend this invitation 2 anyone U know who likes Prince or who's looking 4 a funky dance party on August 29th.

The "Club Purplelectricity" rewards program was launched in July 2007 and continues! Don't forget your membership cards on August 29th, or read on 4 details. Under this program, it's possible 2 earn a lifetime membership card into all future Purplelectricities. Basically, come 2 7 Purplelectricities, and get your Club card stamped at each 1. A completed card equates 2 a lifetime of no cover at Purplelectricity (except ticketed events). Cards are non-transferable. Anyone who didn't pick up their card at the last party should ask the doorgirl about it this time and/or get your 1st card from DJ doctor BAGGIE.

Line by-pass guestlist closes at midnight; get on it by emailing (before noon on August 29th) your full name and number of accompanying guests: purplelectricity@gmail.com . Cover is still $5 and the list closes at midnight.

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SNATCH
Saturday August 29, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

$4 rye, run, vodka and gin & $5 coronas until midnight.

2 amazing licenced patios!

see you saturday night!

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Gay Day at Canada's Wonderland
Saturday August 29, 2009


venue - ,

Come share in the fun and excitement.

Don't miss out on live entertainment, all-you-can-eat buffet and regular Park admission savings.

$5 from each ticket purchased supports PFLAG Canada. Discounted tickets available on-line at www.canadaswonderland.com/PFLAG or at Priape (501 Church Street).

Have fun. Inspire change.

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Buddy Hike
Saturday August 29, 2009


Mount Douglas - 1550 Arrow Rd, Saanich, BC,

Saturday August 29th @ 4pm

Departing from;
1550 Arrow Rd
Saanich, BC
for a hike up Mount Douglas


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SUMMER HOTNUTS
Saturday August 29, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen West,

SUMMER HOTNUTS Saturday August 29th Produzentin + Guest Hosted by Mary Messhausen Door 11pm Dress Up Encouraged

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SNATCH
Saturday August 29, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

THIS SATURDAY NIGHT! SOKES, the DJ who started it all is back at VOGLIE! come dance for her. she likes that. house. electro. top 40 mashups. good times. no cover. cheap booze till midnight. love. love.

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Ottawa Dyke March
Saturday August 29, 2009


Human Rights Monument - Elgin Street at Lisgar,

Join the 2009 Dyke March Committee for its annual Dyke March starting at the Human Rights Monument and finishing at the Jack Purcell Community Centre with a picnic and afternoon of entertainment. Free!

1pm

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Capital Pride's 4th Annual Women's Stage
Saturday August 29, 2009


Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall - 110 Laurier Avenue West,

Join host Jen Traplin from Live 88.5 for Capital Pride's Women’s Stage featuring London's Gutter Boyz, Ottawa's home-grown Herb Girls, Nancy Rancourt, De Hy, Jenna Taggart and Tara Holloway. Bring the kids (12 and under free) and dance the evening away - food and beverages available. All welcome and your $5 includes admission to the Capital Pride Fair the next day. Avoid the line-ups!

5-9pm

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Buddy Soccer
Sunday August 30, 2009


Fernwood Community Centre - 1240 Gladstone Ave.,

BUDDY DROP- IN WOMENS SOCCER

We are mostly lesbians in our 30s, 40s, and 50s but we also have some hetero- honorary lesbians playing with us - it is a lot of fun.

Every Sunday at 5pm
at the Fernwood Community Centre gym
(1240 Gladstone Ave.)

All women welcome! no experience necessary

Are you interested? Come and join us this or any Sunday


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CHICKS WITH PICKS
Sunday August 30, 2009


The Railway Club - 579 Dunsmuir St.,

WOMEN'S SINGER/SONGWRITER SERIES

ATHENA REICH & BONNIE STE-CROIX
Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm

ATHENA REICH
Athena’s sense of humor, insight, ability to connect with children, and overflowing talent continues to touch lives across North America. She has toured across the continent 3 times, released 4 CDs (not including the upcoming LITTLE GIRL DREAMS), performed on countless TV & Radio shows, and been featured in dozens of newspaper articles. She has shared the stage with Jim Carrey and Sarah McLaughlin.
www.athenareich.com

BONNIE STE-CROIX
Described as a prolific and introspective writer, Bonnie Ste-Croix’s songs are fresh emotive expressions of the human experience delivered in her distinctive fusion of Contemporary Roots and Indie Pop. With her soulful vocals, this charismatic performer is most known for her ability to charm and silence a room with even her most unassuming performance.
www.bonniestecroix.com


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Capital Pride Parade
Sunday August 30, 2009


Garden of the Provinces and Territories - Sparks Street and Wellington,

The 24th Annual Capital Pride Parade will start at 1:00 p.m. with over 75 parade entries and 1,200 participants, ranging from floats to marchers. This signature event of the Capital Pride Festival attracts over 30,000 people annually and heads down Wellington Street passing the Supreme Court of Canada and Parliament before turning down Elgin Street and ending at City Hall.

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Capital Pride Fair
Sunday August 30, 2009


Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall - 110 Laurier Avenue West,

The Capital Pride Fair starts at 2pm and consists of various aspects:

Stage Show – Celebrate pride with 7,000 other GLBTTQ individuals and supporters for a full day of entertainment. Richard Ryder as Capital Pride’s main stage MC will introduce acts by Nancy Rancourt, Jeff Straker, Steve Gardiner, Opopo, Amanda Rheaume, The Habit, DJ Kitty, Ottawa’s own Drag Queens and many other local artists.

Vendor and Info Fair – The fair connects the GLBTTQ community with over 80 local GLBTTQ businesses, awareness groups and activity, support and informational organizations.

Kids Can – Now in its twenty-first year, in partnership with Ottawa Family Services, this area sees over 60 children annually who enjoy a shaded area with arts, crafts and face painting.

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Closing Party
Sunday August 30, 2009


The Lookout - 41 York Street,

Capital Pride will bring the festival to a close with local DJs, live dancers and entertainment at The Lookout. Free!

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RHINESTONE
Monday August 31, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen West,

RHINESTONE Monday August 31st Lex Vaughn + Shane MacKinnon Country Music Night Door 10pm + no cover

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LGBT Bi-National Couples
Wednesday September 2, 2009


Rhizome Café - 317 East Broadway,

Are you a bi-national couple new to Vancouver?

Let's meet for coffee!

When:

Wednesday, September 2, 2009
7pm - 9pm

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COFFEETALK
Wednesday September 2, 2009


venue - 234 Menzies St.,

EVERY WEDNESDAY 11am - 1pm
Sponsored by VLSCS


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FRESH TO DEF ft. Colour Me DraGG
Wednesday September 2, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

11pm

FRESH TO DEF ft. Colour Me DraGG w/ DJ Kalmplex

after you've checked out colour me draggs michael jackson tribute at granny boots stick around and dance with kalmplex spinnin some hip hop rnb jungle and reggae and some mj tunes its free

Fresh to def is a weekly party by and for 2-Spirit, Trans//Queer Indigenous, Black and Peeps of Colour. Everyones welcome.

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DIRTY DALE
Thursday September 3, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

house music all night long. HOUSE MUSIC ALL NIGHT LONG!

Thursday Sept 3rd: UPSTAIRS
DIRTY DALE plays you deep, deep, filty house music. house music that gets you in your soul. 10 pm. free.

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Friday Night In James Bay
Friday September 4, 2009


venue - 234 Menzies St.,

FRIDAYS at 7pm until...... Social nights---- for meeting and talking with others----Big Screen TV and games available Movie Nights ---lesbians and strong women in new and classic films Special Events ----usually once a month---potluck/movie, games nights, open mike nights

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QUEER YOGA
Friday September 4, 2009


The Yoga Shala - 1322 Broad St.,

The next registered 12 week session $48

Fri June 26th - Fri Sept 11th 6:45pm - 8pm
Registration will remain open until Friday July 3.

It will be a power vinyasa class suitable for all levels, however, the class is somewhat vigorous and we intensify/deepen our practice over the course of the 12 weeks

Mats are available to borrow
Wear comfortable clothes and bring a towel.
Sliding scale and/or alternative payment schedule options are available for those who need it(just e-mail me or talk to me at the first class).

Please e-mail me as soon as possible to sign up for the class

peace

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HOUSE CALL
Friday September 4, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

Friday Sept 4th: DOWNSTAIRS HOUSE CALL: featuring DJ RIA and DJ ANGELOS! house, electro, cheese-fest house mashups. pure goodness. 10 pm. free.

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LISP LEARN TO WALK
Friday September 4, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Pat. C + CTV news at noon Everything from Sebadoh - Whitney Door 11pm

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Kate Reid "I'm Just Warming Up" CD Release Fall Tour
Friday September 4, 2009


Prism - 10524 101 Street,

8:30pm

With special guest, Toni Vere.

Fresh off of Vancouver Island Music Fest, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Hillside Festival in Guelph and several PRIDE events, Canada's hilarious homofolkie and story-telling folksinger, Kate Reid is touring this fall in support of her latest album, "I'm Just Warming Up". For more details, go to www.katereid.net or www.myspace.com/katereidacoustic.

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The Queer Parenting Mixer!
Saturday September 5, 2009


The 519 Community Centre - 519 Church Street,

Featuring indoor/outdoor play areas including water play, great books, healthy snack, toys and a safe, inclusive environment for LGBTQ families to connect.

We are piloting this program and are very eager for your suggestions, collaborations and thoughts on making this a truly inclusive, useful and innovative space.

1st Saturday of every month

10:00 am - 1:00 pm @ The 519

Please call or email with questions:
Julia Gonsalves
Program Supervisor, Children & Family Services
519 Church Street Community Centre
519 Church Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9
(416) 355-6796, jgonsalves@the519.org
www.the519.org


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VIOLCA MANSION & NASTY NAV
Saturday September 5, 2009


Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St W,

NASTYMIX, PINK MAFIA & FAK present

VIOLCA MANSION http://www.myspace.com/wolfmanmansion

NASTY NAV http://www.myspace.com/nastynav

HOSTED BY ANNA VON, ROB THE LIFESAVER, DAVID KING & JAMES FORSYTHE

HALF PRICE DRINKS BEFORE 11PM

RSVP FOR LIMITED FREE GUESTLIST: guestlist@wrongbar.com

10PM

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LOVE SAVES THE DAY
Saturday September 5, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Jaime Sin + Will Munro Classic, NYC,Gay, Cosmic, Italo, Slow, New Disco Dance Party Door 11pm

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SNATCH
Saturday September 5, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

it's the last long weekend of the summer and what better way to celebrate going back to school than to dance and mingle and get drunk?

a: there is no better way.

VIVI DIAMOND is back in the building this SATURDAY to rock your face off. ROCK YOUR FACE OFF! so come dance, mmkay?

saturday night drink specials until midnight.

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Kate Reid "I'm Just Warming Up" CD Release Fall Tour (Red Deer)
Saturday September 5, 2009


Velvet Olive - 4928 50th Street, Red Deer AB,

8pm

With special guest, Toni Vere.

Fresh off of Vancouver Island Music Fest, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Hillside Festival in Guelph and several PRIDE events, Canada's hilarious homofolkie and story-telling folksinger, Kate Reid is touring this fall in support of her latest album, "I'm Just Warming Up". For more details, go to www.katereid.net or www.myspace.com/katereidacoustic.

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Buddy Soccer
Sunday September 6, 2009


Fernwood Community Centre - 1240 Gladstone Ave.,

BUDDY DROP- IN WOMENS SOCCER

We are mostly lesbians in our 30s, 40s, and 50s but we also have some hetero- honorary lesbians playing with us - it is a lot of fun.

Every Sunday at 5pm
at the Fernwood Community Centre gym
(1240 Gladstone Ave.)

All women welcome! no experience necessary

Are you interested? Come and join us this or any Sunday


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HERSHE BAR
Sunday September 6, 2009


Red Room - 398 Richards Street,

SUN SEPT 6/09
Where The Girls Are! One hot mess of a party with Vancouver's hottest female DJ's and seductive go-go dancers ready to do it even better this month!

This Hershe showcasing - DJ Betti Forde, DJ Rhiannon, DJ Rocket (UK) and DJ SHE

9pm-2am

Tickets available:
Online Flygirl Productions
Little Sisters Bookstore-1238 Davie St. 604-669-1753
Kokopelli Salon-2052 Commercial Drive @ 4th Ave 604-253-6950


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APPLES with DJ doctor BAGGIE
Sunday September 6, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

APPLES is now in its 4th year! It’s a wild video dance party that happens at Voglie Lounge (Toronto) -- music will be pumped onto both floors and both patios!

Resident DJ doctor BAGGIE (Can't Stop Esther, Purplelectricity, Eights & Nines) spinning funk, electro, hip-hop, dance, R&B, c*nt rock, projections. He hosted the official CD release parties for Peaches' "Impeach My Bush" as well as "I Feel Cream"... so you can count on hearing plenty 'o Peaches.



Wear your dancing shoes! $4 well drinks from 10 pm until midnight!

next day's the Labour Day holiday!

10 pm doors

19+

Links:

APPLES
http://www.applesrocks.com

DJ doctor BAGGIE
http://www.doctorbaggie.com
http://www.myspace.com/doctorbaggie

Voglie
http://www.voglielounge.com

Guest talent at past installments has included madame HAIR, Rock Steady Drew, Shane Percy, Will Munro, Cozmic Cat, Barbi, Le Freak C’est Keek, Delicious, Hollyrock, Quinces, May, Craig Dominic, NANN, and Stutter (thanx everyone!).

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CRUISIN'
Sunday September 6, 2009


Miss Toronto - 539 Queens Quay W. (Just East of Bathurst),

Sail away on Miss Toronto Cruise Ship

Dj Stix & Dj TNT rock the boat with House, Techno, R&B, Hip Hop and anything else you would love to hear and move your body too.

Boarding time at 12:30PM Sharp!!!
Parking is available

Toronto Air Show starts at 12:30pm


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LONGWEEKEND SPECIAL RIOT GRRL EVENT
Sunday September 6, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Lisa Foad and Friends bring you a nite of Riot Grrl pleasures A Celebration of Women in Rock / Punk Door 10pm

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Chicklets
Sunday September 6, 2009


Pulse Nightclub - 1138 Davie Street,

It’s time for another bite of The PREMIER Women’s Night in Vancouver – Chicklets on Sunday September 6th at Pulse. Beautiful club, super sound, and eye-popping eye-candy! A dance party for girls who like girls who like… (All genders welcome)

Doors open @ 9:00pm

Tickets $10.00 Advance at Little Sisters, VCV Computers, and online at www.cremaproductions.com

The Pride Chicklets party at Pulse was off the hook! In fact, the whole weekend – from the beach party on Thursday, on to Hot & Wet, JetGirl and through to the wee hours of Monday with Chicklets – rocked solid. You all made it happen. Thanks for an awesome pride weekend!

All Crema Productions events are licensed events. You must be 19+, and have 2 pieces of ID (regardless of your age. It’s not us, it’s BC law). All genders are welcome at Crema Productions events.

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RHINESTONE
Monday September 7, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Lex Vaughn + Shane MacKinnon Country, Honky Tonk Door 10pm

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Kate Reid "I'm Just Warming Up" CD Release Fall Tour
Monday September 7, 2009


Ironwood Stage and Grill - 1429 9th Ave, SE Calgary AB,

8pm

With special guest, Toni Vere.

Fresh off of Vancouver Island Music Fest, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Hillside Festival in Guelph and several PRIDE events, Canada's hilarious homofolkie and story-telling folksinger, Kate Reid is touring this fall in support of her latest album, "I'm Just Warming Up". For more details, go to www.katereid.net or www.myspace.com/katereidacoustic.

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AUNT JACKIE
Tuesday September 8, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Roseanne Themed Night DJ Conner (aka Nolan Natasha) Roseanne Episodes projected. Special Prizes for People who Dress Up Door 10pm

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Not So Strictly Ballroom Fall 2009 Classes
Tuesday September 8, 2009


Rhodes College - 1125 Howe St,

It's time for more dancing!!!

Back by popular demand, this Fall all NSSB classes will be one hour long (from 45 minutes).

NEW: Weeknight classes have been changed to Tuesday evenings and will be held at Rhodes College 1125 Howe St, (at Helmcken) 2nd Floor. Entrance in evening is on Helmcken, clearly marked. Buzz to get in. Trevor's waiting for you upstairs!!
From newcomer to advanced, start thinking competitions. Have fun, challenge yourself/your dancing and get set for international style, American style,single dance and country western dance competitions in the not too distant future in Vancouver.

Instructor: Murray Schellenberg

7 - 8 pm ARGENTINE TANGO. Intermediate level.

This is for everyone who has had the basics and beyond of Argentine Tango. Review steps learned at the popular Aug 26 workshop; add on more figures. This sexy, unusual dance, from the streets of Buenos Aires, has gained much popularity in the same-sex dance community in North America. Join the crowd. You'll love it -- and Murray's teaching style!

8-9 pm INTRO to NIGHT CLUB TWO STEP (4 weeks)
        INTRO to WEST COAST SWING (4 weeks)

Two Popular social dances. Night Club two step can be danced to swing, country, jazzy types of music. West Coast Swing is a slinky "slot" dance which looks hot on the dance floor. 4 weeks in each dance for newcomers - and those who want to brush up - will give you a taste of what's to come.

Please respond and let us know what classes you're planning to take. Come a few minutes early on the first night of classes to register and pay. Correct amount appreciated. Cheques are fine; make out to NSSB.

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High Five
Tuesday September 8, 2009


The War Room - 722 E. Pike Street,

WEATHER PERMITTING THE SUMMER'S LAST HIGH FIVE WILL BE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH.

A FREE HAPPY HOUR DANCE PARTY for Dykes, Fags, Trannys & Friends with Hot Trax and Hi-Jinx from 5-9pm every Tuesday (weather permitting) at The War Room. No Cover!

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COFFEETALK
Wednesday September 9, 2009


venue - 234 Menzies St.,

EVERY WEDNESDAY 11am - 1pm
Sponsored by VLSCS


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FRESH TO DEF ft. Designer Impostor
Wednesday September 9, 2009


Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West,

11pm

VAGINAL DAVIS THEME NIGHT
w/ Designer Imposter from NYC
weirdo dance gay pop band

Hip Hop DJ 11-2am

Fresh to def is a weekly party by and for 2-Spirit, Trans//Queer Indigenous, Black and Peeps of Colour. Everyones welcome.

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QueerCab
Wednesday September 9, 2009


Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - 12 Alexander Street,

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre launches this year’s

Queer Youth Arts Programme with

QueerCab

Hosted by The Three Gay Boys

This Month’s Theme: BACK to SKOOL!



Open Mic Sign-up & Pizza AT 7:30, Show at 8pm

ADMISSION PWYC, Wheelchair accessible

The Three Gay Boys [PRIDECAB 2008] return, lessons learned, and shade flyin' ... It's time to send you BACK to SKOOL!

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Canada’s home for Queer Culture, invites queer-identified youth (ages 15-25) to join us in Tallulah’s Cabaret as the company launches its 2009/10 Queer Youth Arts Programme, with this year’s first QueerCab, Buddies’ monthly open mic for queer youth. Buddies’ Queer Youth Arts Programme’s fall schedule will be available to attendees; youth will be able to meet Programme Coordinator Chy Ryan Spain and Young Creators’ Unit Director Evalyn Parry. Queer-identified youth between the ages of 15 and 25 are encouraged to sign up for the open mic and strut their stuff onstage.

ABOUT The Three Gay Boys

The Three Gay Boys met while sun bathing in Cabo San Lucas. When the three of them realized they were all from Toronto during an impromptu orgy at the villa of an anonymous American Idol Host, the three took to an immediate hatred of one another. Since then, they have vowed to rule the Toronto Church Street Village with a crass, crude, and campy vengeance.

About QueerCab

Every month there’s a different guest host and theme and every month a different show: music, spoken word, monologues, dance, drag, song, scenes, stand-up, videos, magic tricks, performance art, juggling, rants…anything goes. Past QueerCab hosts have included Lex Vaughan, Gentleman Reg, Elvira Kurt, Sky Gilbert, Sasha Van Bon Bon, d’bi young, Jess Dobkin, Thom Allison, Mariko Tamaki and Keith Cole.

Buddies provides 5 minutes, a bare stage, a microphone, a CD player, a video projector and a piano...and invites queer youth to strut their stuff.

Youth and adult audience members alike are invited to come out and support young, local, up-and-coming talents at Queer Cab. Join us Sept 9 for pizza and performances – everyone welcome. Tallulah’s Cabaret stage will be wheelchair accessible.

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YOU'VE GOT WHAT I NEED
Wednesday September 9, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Wes Allen + Roozbeh Spin Golden Soul Door 11pm + no cover

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Dirty Bingo at Slacks
Wednesday September 9, 2009


Slack's - 562 Church Street,

THANK YOU FATHERS FOR YOUR DAUGHTERS - FROSH WEEK EDITION - DIRTY BINGO!!

Just when you thought it couldn't get any dirtier - we've got the FROSH! come one come all to the filthiest BINGO yet

Why not take advantage of young sexy minds - nothing says FUN like Topless ladies and FREE Spankings!!

IT'S A BUSINESS DOING PLEASURE WITH YOU - STARTS AT 9PM - stick around for DJ KISH KASH - suck back $5 MARTINIS all night long

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Kate Reid "I'm Just Warming Up" CD Release Fall Tour
Wednesday September 9, 2009


Victoria Event Centre - ,

Fresh off of Vancouver Island Music Fest, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Hillside Festival in Guelph and several PRIDE events, Canada's hilarious homofolkie and story-telling folksinger, Kate Reid is touring this fall in support of her latest album, "I'm Just Warming Up". For more details, go to www.katereid.net or www.myspace.com/katereidacoustic.

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INDOOR RECESS
Thursday September 10, 2009


The Beaver - 1192 Queen Street West,

Jamal + Ian Worang Indie, Garage, Pysch, Punk, Rock Door 11pm + no cover

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FREE Real Estate Seminar
Thursday September 10, 2009


Royal LePage Downtown - 204-345 Robson Street Vancouver (Robson Entrance),

7-8 PM. Royal LePage Downtown 204-345 Robson Street Vancouver (Robson Entrance)

Learn how a mortgage broker can get you the best rates and more by: Sonja Andersen Mortgage Broker Dominion Lending. Learn how to be a real estate investor. How to subdivide a land and profit from it. How to save money when buying direct from the Developer.

And free DVD land Development for savy investors. It will change your awareness when you see a bareland and the "acre of diamond" you can create by owning this DVD. Not available everywhere.

Sponsored by Grace Brewster who is working with a Developer at the BurkeMountain Coquitlam RSVP only Phone 778-837-3617 or email: graceb24@telus.net

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Geoff SNACK
Thursday September 10, 2009


Voglie's - 582 Church Street,

Come to Voglie on Thursday Sept 10th and say hi to Geoff SNACK (nom nom)!

New sounds in the Mansion this week. Electro, party anthems and all the good stuff to make you want to drink, dance and go to work hung over on Friday.

He has shared the stage with the likes of Congorock, Crystal Castles, Lupe Fiasco, The Rapture DJs, etc and has played some big time parties and but he's coming East juuussssst for you. Yes, you.

2 patios, pretty people, good times. see you Thursday night!

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HORSEY CRAZE | JOSH REICHMANN | WET DIRT | MIKEY APPLES
Thursday September 10, 2009


Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St W,

HUNTER & COOK vol 4 LAUNCH PARTY
TIFF OPENING NIGHT 4AM LAST CALL

Live performances by

HORSEY CRAZE | Neil Young cover band featuring Will Kidman & Dallas Wehrle of the Constantines

http://www.myspace.com/constantines

JOSH REICHMANN ORACLE

http://www.myspace.com/joshreichmann

WET DIRT

http://www.myspace.com/evansymons

With DJ LP and late late night drunken musical excursions courtesy of

MIKEY APPLES | Undiscovry

9PM $10 cover includes new issues of HUNTER & COOK vol 4 featuring Alex Morrison, Liz Magor, Mark Lewis, Life of a Craphead,Jessica Eaton, Jennifer Murphy, Micah Lexier, Luis Jacob, Claire Greenshaw, Jimmy Limit, Aaron Carpenter, Emma Gendron and El H.

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FIVE MINUTES of FAME!
Thursday September 10, 2009


Reflections Cabaret - 5184 Sackville Street,

Five Minutes of Fame and DJ HedFones, 10pm FIVE MINUTES OF FAME Eureka Love hosts the anything goes talent show where we give away $200 cold hard cash each night. The show runs to approx 1am followed by the best dance music in Halifax with DJ HedFones. $4

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Music & Burlesque
Thursday September 10, 2009


The Victoria events center - 1415 Broad St,

The Dirty Wall Project presents

An evening of music & burlesque...

8pm - 2am

Miss Rosie Bitts
Jett Majique
Dollipop
Johnny Bottomsworth

Music acts to be announced

Silent auction

Photos on display...

100% of money Raised going to the Dirty Wall Project.

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Kate Reid "I'm Just Warming Up" CD Release Fall Tour
Thursday September 10, 2009


The Duncan Garage Showroom, Duncan BC - ,

Fresh off of Vancouver Island Music Fest, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Hillside Festival in Guelph and several PRIDE events, Canada's hilarious homofolkie and story-telling folksinger, Kate Reid is touring this fall in support of her latest album, "I'm Just Warming Up". For more details, go to www.katereid.net or www.myspace.com/katereidacoustic.

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Friday Night In James Bay
Friday September 11, 2009


venue - 234 Menzies St.,

FRIDAYS at 7pm until...... Social nights---- for meeting and talking with others----Big Screen TV and games available Movie Nights ---lesbians and strong women in new and classic films Special Events ----usually once a month---potluck/movie, games nights, open mike nights

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QUEER YOGA
Friday September 11, 2009


The Yoga Shala - 1322 Broad St.,

The next registered 12 week session $48

Fri June 26th - Fri Sept 11th 6:45pm - 8pm
Registration will remain open until Friday July 3.

It will be a power vinyasa class suitable for all levels, however, the class is somewhat vigorous and we intensify/deepen our practice over the course of the 12 weeks

Mats are available to borrow
Wear comfortable clothes and bring a towel.
Sliding scale and/or alternative payment schedule options are available for those who need it(just e-mail me or talk to me at the first class).

Please e-mail me as soon as possible to sign up for the class

peace

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Queer coffe