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Celebrate the decadent, the depraved, the Divine at the John Waters Trash Bash

Tuesday, August 12


Art on the Ballot: A Reverse Mayoral Debate, 2pm, Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St W, free

ArtsVote and SummerWorks are presenting the clever idea of posing arts-related questions from mayoral debates to artists and other leaders in the arts community. With the municipal election around the corner, these issues are too real.

Classic Simpsons Trivia 4 Year Anniversary, 7:30pm, Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St W

Seeing as how we are very cool and trendsetting with our Dystopic Diorama Contest, it’s no surprise the Simpsons Trivia folks are doing it too. Choosing a favourite Simpsons scene, participants ought to make a shoe box size diorama to win the audience’s cheer at the event.

Wednesday, August 13


Hot Damn It’s a Queer Slam, 7:30pm, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St, $5

A two round slam for LGBTQ+ poets/performers. Hosted by Cathy Petch with a performance by J Mase III.

The Black Museum presents… School of Shock: Pain and Pleasure in the Classroom Safety Film with Kier-La Janisse

Sometimes an obsession with the grotesque is born in unlikely places. Kier-La Janisse of the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies presents some of the most notorious educational films and public service announcements to show how danger and gore in the classroom might have spawned a generation of horror lovers.
Thursday, August 14

The Crush Project presents John Waters Trash Bash, 8pm, The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W, $10

An epic celebration of the the Pope of Trash including performances by a slew of Toronto queerlebrities and a 3D viewing presented in ODORAMA vision (supposedly) and tunes by DJ Stacie Ant.

Saturday, August 15


Indian Diaspora Festival, 7pm, Palmerston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston Avenue, $20

The Indian Diaspora Festival premieres this year, launched by Toronto Tabla Ensemble. It is a unique festival in that it embraces artists of Indian traditions who have been educated in the West, particularly in Canada. Performances of tabla music and kathak dance will be the main events.

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