Indie Events Roundup May 18 – 24

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Sisters Make Noise! this Thursday at Daniels Spectrum. [Image credit: Elevated Moments]

Tuesday, May 19

TORONTO

Hummingbird, 7pm, Paintbox Catering and Bistro, 555 Dundas St E, free

A monthly all-ages open mic hosted by Unbuttoned. Sign ups begin at 6pm.

Charisma Furs, 8pm, Videofag, 187 Augusta Avenue, free

Katie Sly, who made our list of 10 indie artists to watch in 2015, is workshopping a piece about her personal history of infatuation, abandonment, desperation, and ecstasy, before its iteration at the SummerWorks festival.  Runs through Wednesday May 20.

Wednesday, May 20

TORONTO

This is Our Community: Bisexual Anti-Stigma Video Launch Party, 7pm, Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W, free

Join Rainbow Health Ontario in celebrating the conclusion of the Bi Mental Health REsearch Study and the launch of their bisexual anti-stigma videos.

Thursday, May 21

TORONTO

Volume – Sisters Make Noise!, 6pm, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St E, PWYC

Join SMN! in imagining Muslimah futures through poetry, spoken word, song and music. This will also be the launch for their third poetry anthology, Homebound III.

Undefined 2, 7pm, Videofag, 187 Augusta Ave

A night with unfixed limits in art: language, music, visual, aural arts revel in hybridity. Artists Cheryl Duvall, Gary Barwin, Rik Maclean, Jennifer Chin, Andie Wolf and Helen Melbourne bring it. Curated by Broken Pencil writer Jacqueline Valencia.

CALGARY

Single Onion #123, 7pm, Shelf Life Books, 110 – 1302 4th St SW, PWYC

This edition of Single Onion will feature poet Jenna Butler a well as several local youth poets: Jasmine Blackett, Taylor Guidotti, Mary Innes, Eden Middleton, and Caitlin Young.

Saturday, May 23

TORONTO

Toronto Rumble Ball #4, 11pm – 4am, The Cage 292, 292 College St, $10 advance $15 door

Twysted Miyake-Mugler hosts this night of team vogue throwdowns, runway, realness, and late night partying. Always wanted a taste of the ballroom scene? This is your opportunity!

Sunday, May 24

In Your Pocket: After Midnight, 7pm, Buddies, 12 Alexander St, PWYC

A curated video program featuring works shot entirely on smartphones.

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