Indie Events Sept 1-7


Dainty Smith will be the guest artist at Stars Drop-In this week, leading a workshop on short stories about the monstrous

Wednesday, Sept 3


STARS Drop-In for LGBTTI2SAQQ Youth: Creative Writing with Dainty Smith, 4:30pm, The Studio, 40 Orchard View Blvd

This week’s Stars drop-in for LGBTTI2SAQQ youth ages 13-21 features local actor, writer, burlesque performer and activist Dainty Smith. The focus will be on short stories and making room for more queer/trans writing, focusing on the theme of what is left out, what is considered ugly and monstrous. The space is accessible, ASL interpretation available, and TTC tokens available.

Shoplifter Book Launch, 7pm, The Central, 603 Markham St, free

The Beguiling and Random House Canada launch Michael Cho’s new graphic novel. Michael will be there to read and take questions.

Thursday, September 4


Homer’s Odyssey: A Simpsons Art Show, 7pm, Videofag, 187 Augusta Ave, PWYC

Twenty three artists explore the iconic animated phenomenon through a whole whack of different media. Opening reception on September 4th, runs through September 7.

Friday, September 5


Sex Worker Media Training with Jane Doe. 1:30pm-4pm, South Riverdale Community Health Centre, 955 Queen St E, Room AB, free (rsvp required to

Sex worker ally and sexual assault Activist Jane Doe teaches about how to speak back to government and media while not selling out. Tokens and snacks provided.

Saturday, September 6


Super Red Riding Hood Book Launch, 12pm, Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst St, free

Little Island Comics hosts Claudia Dávila for readings, crafts, and activities around her new book.

Mammalian Diving Refliex presents: Socialist* Games, 1pm, TIFF, 350 King Street W, free

Socialist* Games hits the red carpet at TIFF! Snag some celebs in round after round of a game of I-love-you-tag.

Socialist* Games is an evening of shifting our asses into gear and engaging in some aggressive merriment. And we don’t mean sitting around a table sipping cappuccinos and playing some pussy-ass boardgames. Socialist* Games calls on strangers to play with strangers in wave after wave of summer-camp style activities – minus the summer camp, plus the awkwardness, and double the hotness.

Toronto Queer Slowdance. 10pm, Dovercourt House, 805 Docvercourt Road, $10

With a lending library of designated dancers for wallflowers, dancecards, and lots of cuties and friends, the Queer Slowdance is the ultimate way to reclaim high school awkwardness with flying fabulosity.

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