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Author of the insanely popular Scott Pilgrim launches his new graphic novel this Wednesday at The Bloor!

Monday, July 28


Conversation with Diaspora Dialogue: Cynthia Holz and Sheila Murray, 6pm, Maria A Shchuka Library, 1745 Eglinton w, free

Co-authors Holz and Murray discus writing a novel together about an immigrant’s arrival in Toronto.

Tuesday, July 29


Super-Diviner: A Psychic Performance by RM Vaughan, 6:40ish, Videofag, 187 Augusta Avenue, PWYC runs through July 31

Canadian author/performer/queer legend RM Vaughan will perform occult-based readings for audience members by employing a new divinatory system. Keith Cole hosts with soundscapes by Tomas Hemstad. This might be the coolest ever, so get there early.

Wednesday, July 30


Trues Stories Told Live, 7:15pm, The Garrison, Dundas St W, free

True stories told live— the name says it all. Stories start promptly at 8.

Seconds Book Launch, 8:30pm, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St W, $10 at the door or FREE with advance purchase of Seconds at The Beguiling

Join Bryan Lee O’Malley to celebrate the release of his new graphic novel Seconds! The Beguiling Books & Art and Random House Canada team up to bring O’Malley on stage to discuss Scott Pilgrim Seconds, and more.

Thursday, July 31


The Beautiful & The Damned: Damn, You’re Beautiful

The last edition of The Beautiful & The Damned, an LGBTQ poetry series. hosted by Brenda Clews, JP Laroqcque and Amoeba Starfish will read followed by weird trivia by John Oughton.

Saturday, August 2


Pink: The New Black – Pink Lady House Ball, 6:30pm, The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St, Free

Come watch the girls vogue, sashay, and out-real each other on the runway at this competitive ballroom event for queer youth of colour just in time for Caribana weekend.

Sunday, August 3


Blockobana, 3pm, Cawthra Park, 519 Church St, free

Blockorama and Blackness YES present the second Blockobana, an outdoor celebration of Toronto’s vibrant. Caribbean and black LGBTQ community. DJs Blackcat, Lady Supa, Craig Dominic, TNT and Nik Red turn it up!

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