Getting a head start on Pride this weekend
A Very Christerical 90's Cabaret
June 7 to June 9
Buddies at Bad Time Theatre
Chris Tsujiuchi steps from behind the piano to in front of the microphone to lead a band of musicians in celebrating 90's tunes. Get ready to sing-a-long to Gangster's Paradise and Alanis Morissette mash-ups.
For more information, check out the Buddies in Bad Times website.
Sister Mary is a Dyke?!
May 25 to Jun 16
Aki Studio Theatre
This one-woman show starring Flerida Peña started out as a monologue for the Buddies Queer Youth Arts Program's Pride Cab. Based on Peña's experiences going to an all-girls Catholic school, the show is billed as a coming-of-age and coming-out-the-closet story with a twist.
For more information, check out the Cahoots Theatre Company website.
Toronto Korean Film Festival
Jun 6 to Jun 8
Innis Town Hall
With an aim to present authentic Korean cinema to Toronto, the film festival brings us a selection of contemporary Korean cinema and panel discussions.
For more information, check out the Toronto Korean Film Festival website.
Toronto Tango Festival
Jun 6 to Jun 9
Celebrate the passion of Argentine Tango at this annual festival. There will be demos and workshops for all ages and all levels.
For more information, check out the Toronto Tango Festival website.
May 27 to Jun 9
This annual festival presents a showcase of new works in progress. This weekend, check out local theatre luminaries such as Anusree Roy, Priscilla Uppal and David Yee.
For more information, check out the Factory Theatre website.
Drugs: A Community Dialogue
Jun 8 (12 to 2 PM)
All Saint's Church Community Centre (Dundas and Sherbourne)
Dr. Gabor Maté will discuss stigma, discrimination, and criminalization; the impact of trauma, well-being and self-medication; poverty, gentrification and services; and harm reduction.
For more information, check out Dr. Gabor Mate's website.
Beaches Arts and Crafts Show
Jun 8 to Jun 9
Kew Gardens Park
The show started out modestly in 1984 with 25 exhibitors and at that time it was just about the only show event in the Beaches. Since then it has grown to showcase 150 Canadian artists, artisans & designers. Exhibitors are juried and selected based on the quality of their work and the originality of their design.
For more information, check out the Beaches Arts and Crafts Show website.
Dundas West Fest
Dundas (Between Landsdowne and Roxton)
A celebration of arts, community and everything local, this festival will shut down Dundas West to vehicular traffic, bikes and even transit. Instead, the streets will be filled with chalk art, busking and dance lessons.
For more information, check out the Dundas West Fest website.
Honey Jam Audition
Virgin Mod Club
Every year, the city's fierce songstresses come together to audition and get a chance to perform as part of annual Honeyjam showcase.
If you want to audition or listen in, check out the Honey Jam website.
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