Indie Events Roundup: February 9-15

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Support HERE, a new journal of feminist letters
by dressing up as a witch this Friday the 13th at Voodoo Child! [image via facebook]

Monday, February 9

TORONTO

Toronto Poetry Slam, 7pm, The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St W, $5

Sabrina is the special guest for this special Monday edition of Toronto’s Poetry Slam. Bring 3 poems to slam! 7:30 sign ups.

QueerSpirits! Film Festival 2015, 7pm each night through February 12, Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue

A new three day festival highlighting queer documentaries including The New Black, Laxmi, Project Bolo, Zero DEgrees of Separation and Solo.

Tuesday, February 10

TORONTO

Glad Day Book Club, 7pm, Glad Day Bookshop, 598a Yonge St, free

The kick off for Glad Day’s book club has chosen Staceyann Chin’s memoir The Other Side of Paradise for its first meeting. Light refreshments included!

The EW Reading Series: Frisky February, 8pm, Duffy’s Tavern, 1238 Bloor St W, free

This month’s readers include Faith Arkorful, Michalle Brown, F. A. Meier and Noor Naga.

Valentine’s Poetry Night at the Art Bar, 8pm, Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave

Cynthia Gould hosts this special Valentine’s edition, presenting Clara Blackwood, DAve Silverberg, Josh Smith, Nicole Brewer and Rahul Gupta. And of course, the open mic!

Wednesday, February 11

TORONTO

These Words of Mine: Performance & Art Showcase, 6pm, SCC115 Student Centre, 55 Gould St, free

A Black History Month reading and showcase including poetry, dance, and art and a selection of vendors.

The Joy of Missing Out Launch, 6-8pm, CBC Toronto, 25 John St – Context TV entrance, free

Coping and thriving in this crazy, interconnected, busy, wacky world is the topic of Christina Crook’s new book. Launch includes a pop-up post office! What!

OkStupid: Live Readings of the Best Worst Online Dating Conversations, 7pm, Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave, PWYC

We’ve all been there. Online dating is kind of the best worst. Bring your conversations and pass them off to a couple of actors to play the parts. Bound to be hilarious and very very crowded.

Pivot Reading Series, 8pm, the Press Club, 850 Dundas St W, PWYC ($5 suggested)

Ken Babstock headlines with help from David B. Goldstein and Sheniz Janmohamed.

WINNIPEG

QTPOC Drop the Mic, 7pm, The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook St, PWYC

Trish salah, Rosanna Deerchild, Chimwemwe Undi and so many more amazing readers and performers at this open mic night dedicated to hearing from queer and trans people of colour.

Thursday, February 12

PETERBOROUGH

Why Should our Bodies End at the Skin? Technologies, Boundaries, and Embodiment, 7:30pm, Catharine Parr Traill College,Scott House, Room 105

Are you a cyborg? What are the boundaries of our embodied humanities? A conversation on disability, feminist theory, and bioethics led by Dr. Margrit Shildrick. 

Friday, February 13

TORONTO

Friday the 13th Witch Party, 9pm, Voodoo Child, 388 College St, suggested $5

HERE is a new feminist letter writing society/journal at U of T. Come support them by dressing up as a witch on everyone’s favorite unluckly day!

Saturday, February 14

HALIFAX

An Intimate Evening with Eekum Seekum: Pink Triangle Day, 8pm, Plan B, 2180 Gottingen St

Celebrating Pink Triangle Day! Eekum Seekum plays an all lounge cover set of their own songs. Queer Slow Dance to follow with dance cards, games, a kissing booth and more!

TORONTO

Queer Slowdance – Valentine’s Edition, 10pm, Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd, $10 admission includes dancecard-booklet

It’s Valentines! Get your slowdance on with the help of dancecards, designated dancers, and groovy DJs!

Sunday, February 15

TORONTO

Plasticine Poetry Series, 6:30pm, Paupers Pub, 539 Bloor St W, free

It’s Black history Month! Come celebrate with readers Rudy Fearon, Olive Senior, Cathy Petch and Marcia Johnson.

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