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RUNS TO Sunday June 25, 2017- Toronto Luminato Festival. @ Various locations. Featuring Canadian and international works that explore, celebrate and respond to Toronto’s diverse and multicultural make-up, the 11th annual festival two Canadian-made world premieres; international dance and music; a packed daily schedule of performances in The Famous Spiegeltent – an ornate 1920s travelling pavilion from Belgium – and more.

There Six LGBT events; you won’t want to miss at Luminato 2017 - Bearing (June 22–24) Event Details Boner Killer (June 23) Event Details En avant, marche! (June 21–24) Event Details Ghost Rings (June 20–22) Event Details Notes of a Native Song (June 15–18) and Queer Songbook Orchestra (June 16) Event Details All ages events. Tickets : Varies – Free and ticketed events https://luminatofestival.com/

RUNS TO Sunday June 25, 2017 - Best in LGBTQ Cabaret for Pride 2017 @ Buddies. Highlights include x-rated theatre and a hotly anticipated vogue ball. The idea is to showcase the incredible diversity of Toronto in terms of identities, ages, cultural backgrounds and artistic practices. Buddies tries to make Pride very community-focused and seek projects that fostering connectivity, break down barriers, and provide platforms to people who aren’t always heard. The amount of stuff happening in the building is insane, from parties to dance shows, to comedy acts to musical cabarets. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St, Toronto, in the Church St Gay Village STREET MAP Shows, Schedules and Tickets: http://buddiesinbadtimes.com/shows/pride/2017/

RUNS TO Sunday June 25, 2017 -Toronto NXNE Music Festival @ various locations. North by Northeast celebrates 22 years this June! NXNE is a ten day music and arts festival. Primarily a music focussed festival, NXNE also includes films, Interactive and Gaming Conference and talks. In addition to the stellar musical performances, festival-goers can expect major enhancements to this year’s Port Lands event including a comedy tent, sponsor activations, midway carnival rides and games, art installations, and comfortable retreats for attendees in-between sets.Headliners include Passion Pit, Tyler, the Creator and Post Malone. These headliners will join other emerging and established voices throughout the weekend including: Bleachers, Sleigh Bells, The Soul Rebels Ft. Talib Kweli, Twin Peaks, Cold Specks, MUNA and Son Little. Free & Paid Admission http://www.nxne.com/

RUNS TO Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 519 Centre's Green Space Festival 2017 @ Barbara Hall Park. The Green Space Festival has become a thriving, internationally recognized cultural festival in Toronto. Comprised of a series of signature events – including Starry Night, One World, Lipstick Jungle, Disco Disco and TreeHouse Party – the Green Space Festival offers high caliber productions that feature national and international artists providing amazing outdoor shows in gorgeous tree-lined venues packed over four days. Barbara Hall Park, 519 Church St. Toronto ON http://greenspaceto.org/tickets/

RUNS TO Monday June 26, 2015 - 15th Anniversary of Toronto Gay Prism Festival @ Various Locations. Prism Festival is North Americas largest gay circuitmusic festival, spanning five events with over 15,000 attendees Tickets available for all 5 events online at http://m.ticketweb.ca/events/org/153822?plprism= or In store: The Men's Room

Thursday June 22, 2017 - Dirty Talk @ Unlovable Dive Bar, Music for dancing with pleasure models. Music to transport you to the far reaches of Orion, to watch the C-beams glitter in the dark. Music for robots, runners, and replicants. DJs Pammm and Diana McNally https://www.mixcloud.com/pammm/play Italo, cosmic disco, ’80s Euro synthpop, Montreal sound, and weird dad jams. Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. at Gladstone, one east of Dufferin. http://www.blogto.com/unlovable-toronto/

Thursday June 22, 2017 - Bisexual Pride Party @ Odin Bar/Cafe (Eastend) The Toronto Bisexual Network is proud to host their 1st ever Pride Party Event - Come join us and show your Bi-Pride! This Nordic-inspired cafe with a white, angular bar offers java drinks by day, wine & beer by night.http://odinhus.tumblr.com/ 19+ 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM https://www.facebook.com/TorontoBiNet

Thursday June 22, 2017 - 10th Anniversary of Steers & Queers: Night of 1000 Dolly @ The Great Hall This year pride edition is as oversized as Dolly’s…hair. Dani Nash as the back-up band. Pole dancing from Axel Blows. Burlesque babes Ivory & Coco Framboise. Join the Reverend Kaleb Robertson aka Miss Fluffy Soufflé in worship of our personal lord and saviour, Dolly Parton. Featuring: – The Tennesee Mountain Homos Dolly Choir – A Gay Ole Opry revue of Steers & Queers all-stars – Surprise guests! – Miracles! Dress Code: BYOW (Bring Your Own Wig) Advance Tickets highly recommended - https://steersandqueersnightof1000dollys.eventbrite.ca/ 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM Cover $15 if not sold out..The Great Hall 1087 Queen Street West Queer West Village, Toronto ON

Thursday June 22, 2017 - Roller Blade Roll-Out 2017: The Pack is Queer! @ The Tord Bunker. 6:30 PM & 8 PM Roll-Out (formerly known as Clam Slam and uHaul Brawl) is our annual roller derby event to kick off Pride weekend, and brings together the LGBTQ2 roller derby community for an event like no other! We bring together queer skaters from across North America to celebrate and demonstrate pride and ownership of space and the power of gathering as queer athletes. We provide a kid-friendly, wheelchair-accessible, and campy sports event that is fun for everyone! Once again this year we will have TWO bouts! 6:30 pm: Blundstone Brigade vs the Glitterazzi and 8:00 pm: Team Bi-Yonce vs Team Gay-Z $15 at the door. Doors at 6:00, first whistle of the first bout at 6:30, second bout gets underway at 8:00. The Tord Bunker, 40 Carl Hall Rd, Studio 3, Toronto, Ontario https://www.facebook.com/events/1456650231066768/

Thursday June 22, 2017 - Toronto Queer Roller Derby All-Stars Roll-Out after Party @ The Steady. 10 PM Come on out to The Steady after Roll-Out for drinking and dancing. Let's keep the party going after the whistle and kick off Pride weekend right! DJ Ruby will get you moving and there'll be lots of good drinks. The Steady Cafe and Bar, 1051 Bloor St. W. (washrooms Not wheelchair accessible) (416) 536-4162 Just East of Dufferin St /thesteadycafe.com/ (Gay Owned) Queer West Toronto ON

Thursday June 22, 2017 - PRIDE BEACH presented by Collectif NUDE & The Drake Hotel. 10 PM to 4 AM After the success of last year's collaborative effort between Collectif NUDE and The Drake Hotel for Pride 2016, Nearly NUDE, we had to come together again for our favourite weekend of the year! We're bringing the PRIDE BEACH all night with a 4AM last call for our official kick off for Pride Toronto . Doors @ 10PM Cover $10 19+ http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/happenings//pride-beach-2017/ The Drake Hotel 1150 Queen Street West, queer west Toronto, Ontario

Friday June 23 to Sunday June 25, 2017 - Pride Toronto Street Fair. @ Church, Wellesley, and Alexander Streets. Take a stroll through the Village and connect with some of the incredible organizations participating in this year’s community fair. Enjoy products from local artisans and a diverse selection of delicious food for your enjoyment at the marketplace. http://www.pridetoronto.com/streetfair/

Friday June 23 to Sunday June 25, 2017 - Toronto LGBT French Community Celebrates Franco Fete @ Harbourfront Centre. Toronto's French and French loving community. Expect big names from across the country for big shows in French music. 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM http://www.franco-fete.ca/?lang=en

Friday June 23 to Sunday July 2, 2017 - The Toronto Jazz Festival The hub of the festival is Nathan Phillips Square (City Hall), with more than 40 other locations spread out all across the city, with Incorporating a blend of jazz styles - from straight-ahead to bop to fusion to avant-garde- with tastes of other genres (for example, blues, funk, R&B, hip-hop, Latin, etc...) the festival has something for everyone.. It attracts over 500,000 people and has more than 1,500 musicians entertain you. http://torontojazz.com/

Friday June 23, 2017 - Stretch @ Handlebar, Join hosts Ian Cheung (June Records) and Marc Dufort (Royale’s Luncheonette) for a quality evening hang with boogie, balearic, electro, yacht rock chunes, and disco/house riddims all night long. 10 PM Yes vinyl, no cover. Handlebar 159 Augusta Ave, (Kensington Market) 647) 748-7433 http://www.thehandlebar.ca | Queer West Toronto ON

Friday June 23, 2017 - All That @ The Boat, A ’90s night like no other! DJs Streets and LK play mostly hip-hop, dirty R&B, and club kid jams. Cover. $5. The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave (Kensington Market) 416-593-9218 http://www.theboatkensington.com/ Queer West Toronto ON

Friday June 23, 2017 - Best Friends @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, Dance party with DJs (and friends) Brains4Brkfst and Death Cohen. 10 PM Cover $5. Parts & Labour and The Shop Under 1566 Queen St W, Toronto, ON Parkdale 416-588-7750 http://www.partsandlabour.ca

Friday June 23, 2017 - Toronto Trans March (6:30 PM - 9 PM) The Trans March was born out of a 2009 protest where Transgender, Two-Spirit, and Genderqueer people were not represented in any of Pride's programming. 11,000 People March in 2016. Unlike the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual communities, Trans people experience greater amounts of discrimination, hate speech and are regularly denied access to government services, healthcare, and housing. Join various groups this year at the intersection of Church and Hayden Streets as we make our way along Bloor Street, south on Yonge, and east on Carlton to Allan Gardens for the Trans Pride Community Fair (3 PM to 10PM) .pridetoronto.com/trans-march

Friday June 23, 2017 - Business Woman's Special: PRIDE Edition @ The Round. Regular DJs tonight include; DJ Aural (Brad Latendresse) https://soundcloud.com/auralboy; and DJ Diego Armand https://soundcloud.com/diego-armand will be working their magic. Special performance by the one and only Sofonda CoxThere will be no advance tickets. Doors will open at 10PM. Cover is $15.The Round. (Not wheelchair accessible) 152a, 2nd floor Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario (416) 451-6346 http://roundvenue.com/ The party is one of the now many queer events taking place outside the Church and Wellesley Village, in the west end of the city

Friday June 23, 2017 - Beam Me Up Disco @ The Piston, A disco jam that celebrates the underrated and the obscure of funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rare groove, reggae, gospel, and proto-house! It’s an evening of tuneful transcendence, supplied by residentsDJS Patchouli Brothers https://soundcloud.com/thepatchoulibrothers(f.k.a. A Digital Needle) and Cyclist, who go back to back all night. Cover $10. The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. (West of Ossington Beside the Long & McQuade) Close to the Ossington Subway Station, Queer West Toronto ON 416 532 3989 http://thepiston.ca/

Friday June 23, 2017 - Fringe FemmeTO Party @ Alumnae Theatre Lobby. 8 PM *~* Free Entry *~ Cash Bar ~* Pizza *~ Desserts ~* Open Mic *~* An evening for celebrating the women generating work at the Toronto Fringe Festival. ALL are welcome to attend. Bring cash and come early for food! We're filling the Alumnae lobby with #FringeFemmeTO buzz. Bring your promotional material so we can post it up. Come in costume, if you want! Do you have merchandise you'd like to give away? Do you have a costume/lighting designs you could display? Want to know more about #FringeFemmeTO ? Visit: http://www.pencilkitproductions.com/fringefemmeto/ Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto, Ontario

Friday June 23, 2017 - Juice Box Pride For Women. @ Noir inside Rebel. Toronto Largest Pride party for women. Juicebox is a lesbian-party collective brought to you by the people from GirlPlay Toronto, Tonight on the decks are DJ Sticky Cuts (Tania Morano Toronto) https://soundcloud.com/stickycuts and DJ KLR https://soundcloud.com/thesoundsofklr and Dj Recklezz https://soundcloud.com/dj-recklezz bring the jams. Waterfront party with hip-hop, top 40, R&B, tweaky, uptempo remixes and house music. 10 pm-2 am $30 in advance | $40 at the door. TICKETS Noir inside Rebel 11 Polson Street Toronto, ON,

Friday June 23, 2017 - Fit Primpin - Pride 2017 @ The Great Hall. Featuring Kiddy Smile - the Parisian DJ, producer and vocalist - in his Toronto debut. With your fave FIT and BIG PRIMPIN Djs, including: Blackcat (Mykel Hall) https://soundcloud.com/dj-blackcat, DJ Phil (Philip Edward Villeneuve) https://soundcloud.com/philvilleneuve, DJ Karim Olen Ash https://soundcloud.com/karimolenash, DJ Kris Steeves (Toronto) https://soundcloud.com/krissteeves & DJ Max Mohenu https://soundcloud.com/diamondatlas, OH OH Early bird tickets: $20 [sold out] Advance tickets: $25 [2 of 3 batches sold out] Door tickets: $30 Get Tickets Quick The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St W, at Dovercourt Queer West Toronto, ON http://www.thegreathall.ca/

Friday June 23, 2017 - Electric Circus Pride Edition @ The Garrison. Your favourite 90s House and Dance all Night Long. Doors at 11 PM serving booze till 4 AM Cover 5$ after midnight spinning tonight Djs Pam Hong & Vanessa, https://www.mixcloud.com/pammm/ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON (416) 519-9439 http://www.garrisontoronto.com/ Queer West Toronto ON

Friday June 23, 2017 - Beach Blanket Gay Boy Bimbos Do Aqua @ Cabana Pool Bar. 3PM - 11PM Superstar DJ/Producer Micky Friedmann ( Berlin ) Official Pride DJ NYC 2017 https://soundcloud.com/dj-micky-friedmann and Rising Star DJ Karl Kay ( Paris )https://soundcloud.com/dj-karl-kay Live Performance by NALAYA BROWN ( Madrid ) Performing her dance floor hit LOVE ME LIKE A DIVA. Bring your swim trunks and camera, and splash, splash splash. Muscle boys only. No skinny wimps welcome TICKETS $25-$40 Cabana Pool Bar, 11 Polson Street. Unit 2., Toronto, Ontario M5A 1A4

Friday June 23, 2017 - Mix and Mingle LGBT Pride on the Water @ On Board Empress of Canada Crusie Ship. Celebrate Pride on the Water. Enjoy some food, drinks and music on all three levels, 400 passenge cruise and tour ship Empress of Canada with a perfect view of Toronto's Skyline. Contact: Margit Galsi margit.galsi@3yours.com 647-234-5989. TICKETS Empress of Canada 11 Polson St. Toronto, ON M5A 1A4 Canada Price: $40.00 - 8PM to 1 AM 19+ https://www.empressofcanada.com/en/home

Saturday June 24 and Sunday June 25, 2017 - Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow @ Fort York Na-Me-Res is the proud host of Toronto’s Annual Traditional Pow Wow in recognition of National Aboriginal Day and the Summer Solstice, June 21st. Every year, thousands of people attend the celebration to enjoy traditional food and watch over 100 drummers and dancers perform. Come explore the information booths, meet First Nations crafters and vendors, and participate in activities and giveaways. Admission to the Pow Wow is free, open to the general public, and a great event for families. 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Grand Entry starts at 12:00 noon. http://www.nameres.org/annual-traditional-pow-wow/ Fort York Historic Site-250 Fort York Blvd. entrance off Bathurst St.

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Stroll through a Back Alley Underground Art Show @ Kensington Market. Imagine the mellow vibes of an afternoon drink in Trinity fused with the arts and culture hub of Toronto. A back alley art market in the heart of Kensington for one day only. Come explore the perversely talented and complicated underground Toronto art scene. The market draws on local artist to produce amazing zines, clothing, paintings, prints and more. The market is an open patio space with a cash bar and live music. Entry is free. Noon to 7 PM FREE Meet up Between 218 & 214 Augusta Avenue, Location MapToronto, Ontario, https://www.facebook.com/localvagrantevents/

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Luv Dancin’ @ Bambi’s, DJS Gerrence, Pooyan, and Raf Reza play the deepest disco, soul, reggae, Brazilian, afro, jazz, and house cuts for your listening and dancing pleasure. NO cover. Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Little Portugal 647.351.1100 Bambi's is downstairs on the Southeast corner of Dovercourt and Dundas, across from the 24 hour 7-11 and just on the edge of the strip of bars that spills over from Ossington.. Bambi's not your usual hipster dive. Small yes, too small, once full, no getting in. Starts jumping at midnight, dead at 10 PM http://www.blogto.com/bars/bambis-bar-toronto Queer West Toronto ON

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Juicebox @ The Piston, 10 PM . DJs Tweed and Babe Decibel throw down awesome tunes for your partying pleasure on one of the best dance floors Toronto has to offer. The Strokes, Bowie, Arcade Fire, New Order, LCD Soundsystem, and more! $10. The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. (West of Ossington Beside the Long & McQuade) Close to the Ossington Subway Station, Queer West Toronto ON 416 532 3989 http://thepiston.ca/

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Party & Bull$hit @ Parts & Labour, 10 PM Two floors of loud rap bangers other trill shit with Family Business DJs FBomb and Ry-Fi. Cover. $5. Parts & Labour and The Shop Under 1566 Queen St W, Toronto, ON Parkdale 416-588-7750 http://www.partsandlabour.ca

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Panic @ Remix Lounge, 10 PM The ultimate retro party with DJ Lazarus.https://soundcloud.com/djlazarusrocks spinning the kind of retro that changed your life. ’80s, ’90s, new wave, post-punk, classic alternatives, synth pioneers, Britpop, shoegaze, madchester, new romantic, classic industrial, ska, and more. This month’s spotlight is Tears For Fears. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after. Remix lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W. (647) 722-4635 Little Portugal Queer West Toronto ON http://remixlounge.ca/

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Turbo City @ The Steady, 10 PM Turbo City brings another sweaty dance party to the Steady, with guest DJ Lush https://soundcloud.com/lushtdot spinning a special house and garage set, Jeane Darlene of Toronto label BADLQQK, and the home team Terror Tone and El Mark. The Steady Cafe and Bar, 1051 Bloor St. W. (washrooms Not wheelchair accessible) (416) 536-4162 Just East of Dufferin St /thesteadycafe.com/ (Gay Owned) Queer West Toronto ON

Saturday June 24, 2017 - BodyWorks Presents: The Kount & Riggadale @ Oak Island (Pharmacy & Soda fountain) ,10 PM For their first installment at Oak Island, Inspired by the sleek look of the eighties, this hangout offers craft coolers, cocktails & sodas BodyWorks brings you two close friends and staples in the Toronto music scene, The Kount and Riggadale. Oak Island Toronto, 121 Ossington Ave Queer West Toronto ON http://www.oakislandto.com/

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Parkdale's Sorauren Park Outdoor Movie Night. Screening Monty Python Holy Grail (PG) 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM PWYC The movie starts at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 24 at the Sorauren Town Square. Come early to claim a spot and get your popcorn and Friends of Sorauren Park t-shirt. https://soraurenpark.wordpress.com/ Sorauren Park is located in Ward 14 at the corner of Sorauren Avenue and Wabash Avenue, south of Dundas St. West

Saturday June 24, 2017 - The Junction Summer Solstice Festival. @ Dundas West The Junction’s Noon- Midnight Summer Solstice Festival has been a long standing tradition on the west-side of Toronto, offering crowds of all ages a full day of music, art, outdoor patios, leisurely shopping, and entertaining programs. An early focus on healthy living activities and events has expanded to include live music, artists, premier dining options, and children’s programming. Free. all ages. http://www.thejunctionsummersolstice.com/

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Drop - Pride Rave @ Studio 56 (Kensington Hall) 10:00 PM – 4:00 AM Get ready for a high energy evening in Toronto's famous Kensington Market. Its our 3rd annual Drop, a Pride event - Toronto's only Pride rave! Featuring some of the city's hottest DJs bringing an excting night of high energy dance and underground music. DJs: DJ DTM, Garth Algar, Audi Étoffe, Paul Savage and DJ Shok Cover $10 all night! ♥ 19+ event. Studio 56 at 56 Kensington Ave. Queer West Toronto, ON https://www.facebook.com/56kensingtonave

Saturday June 24, 2017 - GRIND a Brand new Queer Party on Dundas West Little Portugal @ Lucky Shrike formerly the Press Club. 10 PM Offering house, disco and dancing. NO COVER, drink promos, did we say dance party? Their back patio is a must. It's intimate and Incredibly serene. About Lucky Shrike, 850 Dundas St W, Queer West Toronto ON https://www.facebook.com/luckyshrike/

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Act of Sin Presents: BEER BASH 3 @ CineCycle. Bring all your friends and come party with us! We'll supply 10 bands, FREE BEER, and an entire night of awesome music! Aside from the incredible bands and beer, there will be raffles for some amazing prize packages, live DJ's, food, band merch, cd's, one hell of a mosh pit and much more! Cover $25 at the door Band Line up: Act of Sin http://actofsin.ca// Pilcrow https://pilcrowtoronto.bandcamp.com/ Dawn Vally Metal Band https://dawnvallyto.bandcamp.com Odium https://odium1.bandcamp.com/ Johnny Nocash https://johnnynocash.com/ CineCycle, 129 Spadina, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2L3

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Toronto Dyke March: Aptly named Resist (1 PM - 7 PM) 1pm various dyke groups March Rally & Staging Church St at Hayden St and 2pm The march steps off and ends at Allen Gardens, the event draws an estimated 10,000 spectators. pridetoronto.com/dyke-march/

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Wild Women (Don’t Get the Blues) Pride and Prejudice edition @ Paintbox Bistro With the talents of Lorraine Segato, Colleen Allen, Alana Bridgewater, Diane Flacks, Britta B, Carlie Howell, Diane Leah, and Shawnee Talbot. Only 60 seats available. Doors open at 3:30 - Show starts at 4:30 Runs 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM Tickets are $22.00 in advance. Door prices are $25.00 Paintbox Bistro in Regent Park (555 Dundas St. East, Toronto) More Info and Tickets

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Greasy Fruit // PRIDE @ Baby G. Weirdo's, queerdo's, neithers and inbetweeners welcome to the newest filthiest west end dance party. DJs Andrew Awesome, Miss Fluffy Souffl AND Fawn Big Canoe bringin' the beats to move your feets. Hosted by Allysin Chaynes with a line up of performers you will not want to miss TBA in the coming days. DOORS 930pm. $5 before 11pm/ $10 after. Runs 9:30 PM – 4:00 AM All genders and expressions welcome. No assholes allowed. Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W at Brock Ave., Little Portugal (416) 555-5555 http://www.thebabyg.com/ owned by Shaun Bowring - the same guy behind The Garrison Queer West Toronto ON

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Suburban Steam Steampunk Festival @ Historic Zion Schoolhouse. Enjoy a day of historical make-believe in an authentic 1910 Edwardian Schoolhouse at our retro-futuristic community festival, celebrating all things Steampunk. Tour through an outdoor arcade of Steampunk vendors and demonstrations, enjoy ongoing performances at Centre Stage, learn about Canadian inventions during the Victorian and Edwardian eras, try out steampunk-themed crafts for all ages, and indulge in our Tastes of Canada snacks. All ages, Family and Free 11 a.m. to 4 p.m Zion Schoolhouse, More Info1091 Finch Ave East, Toronto, Ontario

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Toastr: Pride 2017! @ The Raq. Lesbian and queer Women's night. Wanna dance to jams from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s spun to perfection by the always on point duo of DJ Sticky Cuts https://soundcloud.com/stickycuts and DJ Lucie Tic https://soundcloud.com/lucietic Okay, great. Wanna play pool and chill? Okay, word. Wanna have patio hang times with your buds? Fantastic. Wanna lounge and chat in the same space as people dancing and clubbing, but still hear each other and have a conversation? Good, good, very good. Wanna drink booze on special? Very nice. Pre sale tickets are $15 HERE. 9:30 PM TO 2 AM The Raq, 739 Queen Street West Toronto ON http://www.theraq.ca/

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Cherry Bomb Pride: 10 Years of Queer Love! @ The Mod Club. Dance, sweat & celebrate as Toronto’s biggest party for queer women and friends turns 10 and goes extra large to give you the love at this Hosted by Resident djs ★ Denise Benson https://soundcloud.com/denisebenson and ★ Dj Cozmic Cat https://soundcloud.com/djcozmic Two floors of music and entertainment, complete with amazing sound and lights and a huge patio outside for chilling. All this plus CHERRY BOMB's infamously fun and flirty crowd. You know you wanna be there! Don't believe the hype that its a women's only event, the event is pack with men too. BUMP 'N' GRIND (Upstairs) with Dj Recklezz https://soundcloud.com/dj-recklezz MOD CLUB THEATRE (wheelchair accessible) Mod Club 722 College Street (at Crawford) Queer West Toronto ON Cover $25 at door. $20 Advance Tickets

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Gay Men's Pitbull Weekend- Unleashed @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre. DJ Jesus Pelayo (Madrid) https://soundcloud.com/jesuspelayodj will be headlining the main room with his legendary Spanish beats while the side room will feature the return of everyone's favourite Pop Parlour with all your favourite Pop and top 40 hits. Go go dancers, acrobats and entertainers will keep the entire club hopping all night long while thousands of men keep the dance floor packed!! Tickets https://www.pitbullevents.com/ The Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St., Toronto ON http://thephoenixconcerttheatre.com/


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