Indie Events Roundup: January 12-18

Unicorn costume party. Winnipeg gay bar. This weekend. Get creative!

Monday, January 12


Trampoline Hall, 7:40pm, The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W, $6

Kelly Jenkins curates, bringing in lectures from Barri Cohen, Stephanie Fielding, and Julia Mensink. Day-of tickets available at 6:30 — get there early!

Tuesday, January 13


Let’s Put Breast Cancer Out of Work: Public Forum, 7pm, United Steelworkers Hal, 25 Cecil St, free

Special guest speaksers Charlotte Brody, RN, James Brophy, PhD and MArgaret Keith, PhD discuss how to reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Fundraising Dinner & Zine Launch, 7pm, Harvest Noon, 16 Bancroft Ave (third floor), suggested donation $15

Broken Pencil’s own Melissa Luk and her compatriot Andrea Manica have been awarded a residency for a mural painting project in Buenos Aires! Which is amazing! But also expensive. Come eat some yummy vegan treats and support their fundraising efforts. Also, it’s a zine launch! Get your copy of Fears and Relationships.

Art Bar Poetry Series, 8pm, Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave, free (or donation)

James Arthur, Johnny McCrae and Molly Peacock read.

The EW Reading Series presents Junky January, 8pm, Duffy’s Tavern, 1238 Bloor St W

David Alexander, Jonathan Pappo and Katrina Owens read at the popular Emerging Writers series.

Wednesday, January 14


Raconteurs Podcast Launch, 7:30pm, The Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave, $7 advance, $10 door

The Raconteurs storytelling series is launching it’s podcast, at long last! All storytellers this evening will be hosts of Toronto-based podcasts. Surprise!

Thursday, January 15


Words(on)stages and (parenthetical) Issue Five Launch, 7pm, The Central, 603 Markham St, PWYC

Jess Taylor and dalton derkson read and welcome a new issue of (parenthetical) into the world.

Saturday, January 17


CAROUSEL 34 Toronto Launch, 1pm-4pm, Mkg217, 1445 Dundas St W, free

Hybrid literary/arts magazine CAROUSEL launches their new issue with a soirée.


The Interim Reading Series Presents: Heroux, Turza, and Miscione, 3pm, 99 York St, PWYC

Support Kingston’s newest reading series! An afternoon of fiction and poetry from Jason Heroux, Anne-Marie Turza and Christine Miscione.


Dance Unicorn, 9pm, Club 200, 190 Garry St, $5

A giant unicorn costume/dance party — prizes for best unicorn, best use of glitter, and more!

Sunday, January 18


HIJ House Reading Seris #10 with André Alexis and Baziju, 2pm, BookThug HQ, 260 Ryding Ave, PWYC

Pie! Talent! Readings! Friends!

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

Susan Glickman, Gary Barwin and charles c smith read to you.

Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret 2.0, 7pm, Gladstone Hotel, 1213 Queen St West, PWYC

Bi playwright Katie Sly curates a cabaret for and by those who identify as bisexual or whose work addresses bisexuality. Acts stretch form burlesque to music to spoken word and dance, not to mention a visual art exhibition!

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