Indie Events Round-Up: July 20 – 26

 

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Seriously the only place to be on Thursday. More details below! 

Tuesday, July 21

TORONTO

hummingbird, Paintbox Catering and Bistro, 555 Dundas St E, free

A monthly open mic series with live band support, hosted by Unbuttoned. All ages! Sign up at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. Light refreshments served. Stage is not physically accessible.

Wednesday, July 22

TORONTO

A Night of Readings, 6pm, 8-11 Gallery, 233 Spadina Ave, free

New texts and works-in-progress from Nadia Belerique, Jessica Carroll, Georgia Dickie, Fiona Duncan, Sophia Katz, Laura A. Warman, and Fan Wu.

Thursday, July 23

TORONTO

Prisoner Correspondence Project – New Members Meeting, 6pm, Access Point Danforth, 3079 Danforth Ave, free

Are you interested in doing meaningful prisoner justice work? The Prisoner correspondence Project Toronto is seeking new members. Come share in food and coversation, and learn about how to get involved in letter writing for people in prison with trans and queer identities.

Broken Pencil 20th Anniversary Party, 8pm, The Gladstone Ballroom, 1214 Queen St W, $5 cover includes issue, $10 gets you a subscription

Come celebrate our 20th birthday with us! Reverse fortune-telling, advice from teens, embarrassing high school zines, giant zines, and crowd karaoke make up the meat of this fabulous affair — not to mention shmoozing and boozing with Toronto’s coolest?

Friday, July 24

TORONTO

LIVE MY LIEF, 8pm, Double Double Land, 209 Augusta Ave, $5 advance, $7 door

Poet and video artist Steve Roggenbuck performs, with opening performances and readings by Neil Lapierre and Aisha Sasha John.

Saturday, July 25

MONTREAL

Dirtbag Party, 11pm, 128 St Joseph Ouest, PWYC fundraiser

DJs Cuteface, Fag Face, Bunny Buns, Haterade, and Like The Wolf (how many of these are real? Only one way to find out). Support queer and alternative pride festivities of Pervers/cité! And say goodbye to Mile End’s most epic punk house!

TORONTO

Self Care for Skeptics Zine Launch, 6pm-9pm, Trinity Square Video, 401 Richmond St W, Suite 376, PWYC

Self Care for Skeptics is a zine that takes issue with the [neoliberal] notion of “self care,” approaching self care through lenses of feminism(s) and queer theory. Featuring art and literature by twenty-two feminist, queer, genderqueer, and trans artists and writers. Get yours!

Well Hung Reception Party, 10pm, Glad Day Bookshop, 598a Yonge St, free

Content Factory, Queers In Space(s) and The Reading Salon present new works by old divas including Raymond Helkio, David Bateman, Brock Hessel, Brad Fraser, Amy J. Lester, Paul Bellini and S. MacDonald. Proceeds to benefit Hamlet In A Hot Tub production fund + Glad Day Bookshop.

Sunday, July 26

TORONTO

International Zine Month Celebration – Hangout, 6pm, Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave, free

Come play! Hang! Make zines! Read zines! Doodle! Celebrate zine month in style at the Toronto Zine Library’s home base.

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