Mammalian Diving Reflex’s Bureau of Life Complaints – Something like this, but probably better? Saturday and Sunday on Bloor and St Clarens!
Tuesday, August 18
As a part of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, check out this program of 16 queer Canadian documentaries, experimental work, performance, animation, and fiction spanning 70 years of moving image art.
Wednesday, August 19
Learn to ferment some sauerkraut! Yum!
The premiere of the film Safe Country, following three queer refugees beginning new lives in Vancouver and discovering Canada isn’t the paradise they had hoped for.
Thursday, August 20
A feminist flavoured drinking game for a high school classic double feature!
Friday, August 21
Come see some of Ontario’s best and weirdest poets kick off their tour, including BP reviewer JM Francheteau!
Poets Elly Rasile, Nick Kostas Kratsas, Oliver Cusimano, Jordaan Mason, Emily Izsak, Sara June Woods and host Brock Hessel.
Come get your NYC & Tokyo issue and get down to music we’ve never heard of and weird art. That sound shady but actually this party looks really fun!
Saturday August 22
The Bureau of Life Complaints is led by a team of teen administrators interested in learning about your problems as a resident in the second saddest city in Canada, and how, if at all, these individual ailments are linked to larger issues that shape the world. After gathering your complaints, the administrators will sort, generalize, and connect them together to illustrate a system of complaints that the Bureau will present to the City of Toronto that may or may not help them understand the social core of our collective unhappiness. Part of the BIG on Bloor Festival. Runs through Sunday.
Sunday August 23
Anti-Capitalist Pride is holding a picnic in the park for the unrepresented and underrepresented members of the queer community. Free vegan-friendly supper and free acoustic set!