Indie Events: November 24 – 30

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Theory Boner Zine release party, this Saturday at Henhouse! [image via facebook]

Monday, November 24

TORONTO

Purdy Drinks, 7pm, Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St, free

A free eevning of poetry an dmusic with all proceeds going to the Al Purdy A-Frame Association. Featuring readings from George Bowering, David McFadden, Ian Kamau and Katherine Leyton. Al Purdy items will be available as well!

WINNIPEG

Feminist Voices: A Long Table Discussion about Activism in Winnipeg, 6:45pm, Room 4C60, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave, free

A slew of amazing people talking about feminist activism in Winnipeg.

Tuesday, November 25

TORONTO

Zine Workshop, 2pm, Community Action Centre, 200 King St E, free

A trans/queer themed zine workshop at George Brown’s Community Action Centre facilitated by mel g campbell.

Wednesday, November 26

TORONTO

Shut up and Write, 6pm, Centre of Social Innovation (Annex), 720 Bathurst St, free

We gather with our devices or notebooks and write for 25 minutes at a time, with social breaks in between.

 

Thursday, November 27

TORONTO

Butcher Launch, 7pm, Videofag, 187 Augusta Avenue, free

Nicolas Billon’s new play launches at Videofag! Coach House presents this masterful work complete with an pronuncation guide and English translation for the Lavinian used throughout the play (an entirely fictional language).

Function #7, 7pm, Great Hall, OCADU, 100 McCaul St

OCAD U’s Student Press hosts this speaker series aimed to faciliated dialogue on research based art design work. This edition features Jos Theriault, Tough Guy Mountain, Danijel Losic and Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh.

Friday, November 28

TORONTO

Alicia 4 Eva: A Celebration of Life, 7:30pm, Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Avenue, free

A celebration of the amazing, dynamic, beautiful, and all-too-short life of Alicia Louise Merchant.

2nd Annual Mighty Real Ball: The Hot Box Ball, 9:30pm, ROUND, 152a Augusta Ave

House of Nuance brings ballroom to the mainstream with their weed themed mini ball. If you’ve been learning to vogue of youtube for the last year, now’s the time to come play with the girls. Let ‘em have it.

Nightcubbing Presents: Big Gay Fun(draiser), 9:30pm, Erotico Lounge, 461 Church St, $5-10 PWYC

A fundraiser for the INSPIRE awards featuring music by DJs Fforeplay, Big Red, and Andrew Awesome plus performances by Igby Lizzard, Allysin Chaynes, Champagna Enemea and Jenna Syde.

Saturday, November 29

TORONTO

OCADU Book Arts Fair, 10am, OCAD U, 100 McCaul St, PWYC

OCAD U’s printmaking department presents its 30th annual Book Arts Fair. Come check out all of the beautiful and unique works and objects!

Until I see everything Clearly I Want to Hunt Myself Down, 6pm, 8-11, 233 Spadina, free

Jacob Wren reading from “Polyamorous Love Song.” David Balzer reading from “Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else.” Emma Healey reading from “Begin with the end in mind.”

Geek Boutique, 12pm-7pm, Back Space Toronto, 587A College St, free

Local artisans and crafters share and sell their original, handmade, and geeky treasures! Runs through Sunday.

Liberation and Perspiration: Theory Boner Launch, 10:30pm, Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St W, free

It’s here! Theory Boner Zine is out and we’re turning up to celebrate. Bring cash for zines and other goodies.

Sunday, November 30

TORONTO

Swap, don’t Shop for Girls Rock Camp Toronto, 1pm-6pm, $8 with swap items, $5 for bands only

Show up with clothes and other unwanted items and leave with a great new haul. And rock out to awesome girls rock! All ages!

Jazmyn Y3 Presents The Outer Space Debutante Ball, 7pm, Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St W, PWYC (all proceeds go to Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan Relief)

It’s local artist Krystle Tabujara’s birthday, and she’s celebrating with her ballroom family by throwing this year’s most anticipated vogue ball! With tons of categories, amazing prizes and performances, and with all of the proceeds going to the Canadian Red Cross for relief in the Phillippines, this function is sure to be OVAH, as they say.

 

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