Get a taste of the ballroom and vogue scene at OCADU this weekend!
Tuesday, February 24
Celebrate the ballroom and vogue scene and its evolution at this screening and panel including members of the local ball scene.
Mark Truscott and Kate Sutherland read.
Matt Miler, Andre Prefontaine, Estefania throw down.
Three of the darkest authors ever to grace the ChiSeries stage! Nick Cutter (Craig Davidson), Rob Pobi and Andrew Pyper.
Wednesday, February 25
Kate Lebosco speaks alongside young respondents to share stories regarding food, fat, and body politics.
Anupa Mistry, Michael Cobb, Adam Nayman speak about putting out. Sold out, though limited tickets may be available at the door.
The opening of Wendy creator and fabulous creature Walter Scott’s show at 8-11, which runs through March 16. Habitual present is “another chapter in a continuing, untitled narrative that has taken the form of comics, sculpture, performance, and watching Paramore videos from a mattress on the floor.”
Torontaru is a monthly meet-up with the simple aspirations of providing a place for friendly, game-inclined ladies and gents to chat and have a pint.
Pivot brings in derek beaulieu, Dionne Brand, Edward Nixon and Elisabeth de Mariaffi. Hella serious line up!
Lots of cool indie vendors post up at D-Beatstro for a few days!
Thursday, February 26
Writing While Black is a community dialogue series and writing workshop series meant to create a safe space for black writers and develop this community in Toronto. From the Root Zine creator Whitney French leads this 4-part series.
Girls Rock Camp Toronto’s first after school program shows off what it’s been getting into! Crossing Teas, Hex, and Going 4 Gold play.
Friday, February 27
The extremely popular and important event centring the lives and achievements of queer and trans African, Black, and Caribbean people. Speakers and performers include S’Bi young Anitafrika, Tiq Milan, David-Lewis Peart, and Chiedza Pasipanodya.
Toronto “urban alternative” concert experience with the theme of Young, Gifted & Black including performacnes from Young Paris, Bonjay, Bakers Club, Junia T & Juice Money Collective, and more.
Saturday, February 28
Knots is the University of Toronto’s first issue of an undergraduate journal in disabilities studies. As a part of the Intermingling Disability Communities conference, join in on the launch party and a panel presenting papers.
Anything is possible in the unicorn kingdom! Come see the local ballroom girls pump the runway and vogue for their lives! Or, if you’re brave, see if you can serve the judges what they need.
Sunday, March 1
Gender Fluid drawings and librations! Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School throws down in Van.