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Crooked 4 launches at Le Stud in Montreal this Thursday! [image via Facebook]

Monday, December 8


Brick 94 Launch, 7:30pm, Windup Bird Café, 382 College St, free

Celebrate the launch of a new issue of Brick with delicious food and great company. The evening ish osted by Michael Redhill with readings by Mårni Jåacksøn and editors Laurie D Graham and Linda Spalding, and the Brick players reading Patrick Leigh Fermor

Wednesday, December 10


Hot-Sauced Words Annual Anti-Pageant Show, 8:10pm, Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave, free

The office party for poets! In support of the Daily Bread Foodbank. Acapella masters Kirsten Sandwich lead the party, with seasonal readings by Sandra Kasturi, Nicki Ward, Dale R. Long, Myna Wallin and Don Bassingthwaite, plus the Seasonal Open Mic.

Thursday, December 11


A Tribute to Leslie Feinberg, 7pm, Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave, free

A celebration of revolutionary queer warrior, activist, and writer, championing social justice, trans liberation, and more. If you are interested in reading a selection of hir fiction or essays, contact anjulagogia@hotmai…

The Secret History of Wonder Woman, 7pm, Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, 239 College St, 3rd floor.

Author Jill Lepore is interviewed by The Globe’s Nathalie Atkinson, discussing the modern myth of Wonder Woman as described in the new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman.


Crooked Fagazine Issue 4 Launch, 8pm, Bar Le Stud, 1812 Saint-Catherine E, free, issue costs $5

Perv the fuck out – work from Slava Mogutin, an interview with Abeardedboy, a Bill of Rights for submissive boys, and more.

Friday, December 12


Papirmass FIVE YEAR Birthday Celebration and Pop-Up Shop!, 1506 Dundas St W

The Papirmass birthday bash is Friday night from 7pm-11pm, simultaneously serving as the pop-up shop opening. The shop stays open 12-6pm both days, with a collage and holiday card making party with JP King running 5pm – 10pm on Saturday.

Glad Day Customer Appreciation Holiday Party, 6pm-9pm, Glad Day Bookshop, 598a Yonge St, free

Come sip some cider and eggnog with the staff, owners, authors and fans of North America’s oldest queer bookshop.

Saturday, December 13


Smiling Buddha Pop Up Market, 12pm-5pm, Smiling Buddha, 961 College St

DIY pop up market just in time for the holidays! And at the city’s most loved-hated punk venue no less.

Eric Garner Solidarity Action & March, 12pm, Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W, free

Black Lives Matter Toronto reacts to another state-sanctioned murder of black lives.

Sunday, December 14


HIJ House Reading Series/BookThug Holiday Shindig, 2pm, 260 Ryding Avenue, free

Martha Baillie and Jacob McMiddlebrow Mooney read, followed by the Annual BookThug Holiday party starting at 4pm

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