Indie Events Roundup June 15 – 21

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Antibody releases a new tape complete with queer sci-fi readings this Friday! [Image via facebook]

Tuesday, June 16

Tightrope Spring Fiction Launch, 7pm, Victory Café, 781 Markham St, free

Join Tightrope Books in launching Ken Murray’s novel, Eulogy and Elizabeth Ukrainetz’s novel, The Theory of Light at Midnight.  Readings by the authors plus guest reader Janette Platana, books for sale, door prizes and more!

Wednesday, June 17

TORONTO

Backspring Launch, 5pm, Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave, free

Join Judith McCormack and Biblioasis for the launch of her new book Backspring.

Asylum Squad: The Jung Ones Launch, 6pm, The Central, 603 Markham St, free

The newest edition of the Mad Pride adventure comic Asylum Squad is here! Come celebrate with the creators at The Central.

Raconteurs: Neighbourhoods, 7:30pm, The Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave, $10

This month, the Raconteurs pair up with Planners in Public Spaces to tell stories about neighbourhoods.

Who’s WHO, 8pm, Voodoo Child, 288 College St

Fan Wu hosts this edgy reading including Nick Hauck, Catherine Ribeiro, Lena Suksi and Carter West.

ChiSeries Toronto, 8pm, ROUND, 152a Augusta Ave, PWYC

Michel Basilières, Nick Cutter, Andrew Pyper & Rio Youers! Plus music from Kari Maareni!

Queer Creativity in Queer Academia and Beyond, 8pm, Glad Day Bookshop, 598a Yonge St, free

Five queer creators/intellectuals (including our assistant editor Jonathan Valelly) share their work for a discussion of artistic practice and academic study.

MONTREAL

Where the words end and my body begins Launch, 7pm, Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard Ouest, free

Amber Dawn invites Morgan M Page and Mark Ambrose Harris to read with her at this launch for her new poetry collection.

CALGARY

Single Onion #124, Shelf Life Books, 100 – 1302 4th St SW, free

The Single Onion’s last event of the spring will feature Toronto poet Nico Rogers, as well as an open mic.

Friday, June 19

TORONTO

Antibody Tape Release + Queer Sci-Fi Reading, 7:30pm, D-Beatstro, 1292 Bloor St W, $6 PWYC

Queer doom/sludge/dope/space tunes from Vile Creature and Antibody, all kicking off with a queer sci-fi reading.

Bizarre Ball 3: A F*cked Up Fairy Tale, 10pm, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St, $10

Mother Tko Monroe and Mother Trouble Nuance present the third installation of the Bizarre Ball. Come pump the runway!

Saturday, June 20

TORONTO

Queering Space, 7pm, Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives, 34 Isabella St, free

The opening of a new exhibition about the transformation of queer spaces throughout history.

Sunday, June 21

TORONTO

Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret, 7:30pm, The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W, $10 PWYC

An extensive visual art exhibition and live cabaret featuring the fiercest in local bi-identified artists and performers.

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