Indie Events Round-Up April 6-12

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Kazoo! Fest’s Print Expo is this Saturday in Guelph! (image via facebook)

Tuesday, April 7

TORONTO

Rashaad Newsome Artist Talk, 7pm, The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St W, free

Rushed Newsome discusses his recent work in the AGYU exhibition “Silence Please, the Show is About to Begin” and presents “The Conductor”, a six part video installation that focuses on the performative gestural languages associated with hip-hop culture remixed over Carl Orff’s cantata “Carmina Burana”.

Wednesday, April 8

TORONTO

Pivot Reading Series, 8pm, The Press Club, 850 Dundas St W, Free

It’s the Poetry Month Edition of Pivot, with Christine Fischer Guy, Aaron Kreuter, Kate Sutherland and Nikki Reimer.

The Sophisticated Boom Boom, 9:30pm, The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave, free

This night features writer and artist Kate Miller, plus an open mic!

Thursday, April 9

TORONTO

Toronto New School of Writing Presents: An Evening with Erina Harris and Julie Joosten, 7pm, The Central, 603 Markham St, free

An evening of readings and discussions with Erina Harris and Julie Joosten as a part of the Occasional Reading Series.

The 4 Poets Issue #2 Release, 7pm, Likely General, 389 Roncesvalles Avenue

A biannual poetry magazine presenting four writers, this issue includes Andi Clifford, Sebastian Frye, Jordan Mason and Bill Bissett.

Marked Exhibition Opening, 7:30pm, Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives, 34 Isabella St, free

The opening reception for Marked: Tattoos and Queer Identity, a photography and story exhibition at the CLGA.

TOMBOY: A Feminist Film Night, 8pm, Whippersnapper Gallery, 594B Dundas St W, PWYC

The French movie Tomboy is screened in conjunction with Sarah D’Angelo’s solo show XXY. Tiny space, so arrive early!

Friday, April 10

TORONTO

Goose Launch Party, 5:30pm, The Cat’s Eye, 150 Charles St W, free

The launch of Goose Short Fiction Review at Victoria College.

Street Voices #3 Launch, 6pm, Evergreen Yonge St Mission, 381 Yonge St, free

Support Street Voices magazine for marginalized voices and young artists by picking up the new issue, making a donation, and taking part in a silent art auction.

Saturday, April 11

GUELPH

Kazoo! Print Expo 2015, 11am, Mitchell Hall, 99 Woolwich St

Kazoo Fest includes a zine/print fair as well! In addition to a bunch of awesome vendors, they will be screening “$100 & A T-Shirt: A Documentary About Zines in the Northwest.”

TORONTO

Sweat Shorts: Sauna Sessions with Lili Huston-Herterich

Visit Lili Huston-Herterich in the backyard cedar sauna at 8-11, sharing stories prompted by your bodies marks. Sign up in advance by email at 233.spadina@gmail.com

The Social Media Kiki Awards Ball, 6pm, York University Underground Student Centre, 4700 Keele St, free

The much anticipated awayrd ball for the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance. Come see voguing, runway, realness and more including special guest judge Rashaad Newsome and guest DJ Delish.

Toronto Queer Slowdance: Prom Edition, 10pm, Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd, $10 includes Dancecard Booklets

Toronto’s classic queer slow dance is going to prom! Photobooths, dance cards, and designated dancers make the night extra sweet.

Sunday, April 12

TORONTO

*~*~gIrL’s gUtS~*~*, 2pm, Christie Pits, 2pm, free

Half performance art piece, half zine launch, Clara Bee Lavery is celebrating the completion of a year-long stint of of voluntary celibacy.

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