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October 2019

A Night at the Bronze – A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Tribute

October 31st, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

Thursday October 31st  //  7:00pm + 9:00pm // $25 9:00pm advance tickets SOLD OUT! A block of tickets will be released at noon on October 31st in person at the Box Office. Buy Tickets Back for a 3rd year in…

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January 2020

Drag Heals

January 31st, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
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Friday, January 31st & Saturday, February 1st, 2020 // Doors 7pm // Show 8pm Tickets: $30 Regular, $20 for Students/Seniors/Arts Workers/Drag Performers Buy Tickets Drag Heals is a television series on OUTtv and Amazon Prime that explores gender through the…

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Tashan presents DIVALICIOUS

January 31st, 2020 @ 10:30 PM - 2:00 AM

Friday January 31st, 2020 // 10:30pm // $10 before 11 PM / $20 After // 19+ Tashan - Canada’s newest Bollywood LGBTQI+ Event is here with its second party! Tashan presents DIVALICIOUS - a celebration of Bollywood Diva’s across three…

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February 2020

In Conversation: Navigating (Dis)ability + Access

February 1st, 2020 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Saturday, Feb 1st, 11:30AM - 1:30PM // Free, no RSVP required Navigating (Dis)ability + Access An off-the-cuff conversation between two friends who use mobility devices, unpacking access, intimacy, and inclusion.   About the In Conversation series hosted by DANIEL CARTER +…

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On the Couch – Episode Five, Season Six Filming

February 4th, 2020 @ 5:30 PM

Tuesday February 4th  //  5:00pm Audience Seating // All Ages // Free Join us for an evening of community and fun, at the filming of Episode Four, Season Six, of the longest running local LGBTQ talk show "On the Couch".…

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Location, Location: Queer/ying Disability & Access

February 25th, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday, February 25, 2020  //  Doors 6:30pm // Show 7:00pm // FREE // 19+ At the fabulous intersection of disability and queer, local poets, performers and a filmmaker or two will reflect on place, space and access in all its…

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A WINTER CONCERT: The Bruised Years Choir at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

February 26th, 2020 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 // Doors 7:00pm // Show 8:00pm // Free (donations welcome) // All Ages A musical tonic for the dead of Winter. Featuring new tunes from the Beatles Songbook and a handful of the Choir’s Greatest Hits.…

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Carl’s Canadian Cabar-EH

February 27th, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

Thursday, February 27th, 2020 // Doors at 7:00pm // Show at 7:30pm // PWYC ($15 suggested) All Ages - Private Event Carl became a Canadian a few months ago and decided to throw a cabaret to celebrate! This event is…

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ILL NANA: Right to Dance Intensive Showcase

February 29th, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Saturday, February 29th, 2020 // Doors 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // PWYC ($10-15 suggested) // All Ages   Right To Dance 2 Month Intensive - is a free 2 month professional training intensive in dance technique, choreographic mentorship, and concludes…

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March 2020

For Jordan Mechano

March 4th, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 // 7:00pm // Free // All Ages A memorial and celebration for artist and friend Jordan Mechano.

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Hot Damn It’s a Queer Slam

March 5th, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Thursday, March 5th, 2020 // Doors 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // $7 or PWYC // All Ages Hot damn is back with the final qualifier before our fantastic Finals in April! Last chance to qualify to represent our series at…

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Studio 180 READS: The Cane by Mark Ravenhill

March 6th, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday, March 6th, 2020 // Doors 6:30pm // Show 7:00pm // Free (donations welcome) // All Ages THE CANE BY Mark Ravenhill DIRECTED BY RBC Emerging Director Rebecca Gibian FEATURING Anthony Bekenn Sharry Flett Amelia Sargisson "Why would they attack…

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LIPSYNCED: GIRL GROUPS

March 6th, 2020 @ 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Friday March 6th  //  Doors 10:00pm // Show 10:30pm // 19+ // $20 - General // $15 - Students & Artsworkers Buy Tickets The time has come for improvisers to LIP SYNC for their lives! Some of Toronto's sassiest Improvisors…

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Fundraiser: Singing With Parkinson’s

March 8th, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, March 8, 2020  //  Doors 1:00pm // $25 Buy Tickets FUN-draiser for Singing With Parkinson's. Big Fat Singalong; sweets; silent auction; special musical guests.

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Stand With Wet’suwet’en: A Fundraiser Show!

March 13th, 2020 @ 11:00 PM

Friday March 13th, 2020 // Doors 10:30pm // Show 11:00pm // $20 // 19+ Join East King Productions and House of Kings as we come together to stand with Wet'suwet'en! ALL proceeds of this fundraiser show will go to Unist’ot’en…

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In Conversation: Where have all the spaces gone?

March 14th, 2020 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Saturday, March 14th, 11:30AM - 1:30PM // Free, no RSVP required Where have all the spaces gone? In this session we look at the past, present, and future of queer spaces and come together to brainstorm solutions to disappearing spaces…

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Les Femmes Fatales The Present [CANCELLED]

March 20th, 2020 @ 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Note: all events at Buddies have been suspended until May 1, 2020 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. You can read the full announcement here. The third chapter in our Futurism series, Les Femmes Fatales The Present A night of…

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Queers In Your Ears [CANCELLED]

March 26th, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Note: all events at Buddies have been suspended until May 1, 2020 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. You can read the full announcement here. TICKETS: $20, $10 Seniors and Underemployed. Buy Tickets Directed by Rico Rodriguez and Jeffrey Canton…

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Forte Cabaret – “Off Broadway” [CANCELLED]

March 27th, 2020 @ 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Note: all events at Buddies have been suspended until May 1, 2020 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. You can read the full announcement here. Buy Tickets Forte - Toronto Gay Men's Chorus return for their electrifying Cabaret series. "Off…

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Belle’s Babes Take to the Stage! [CANCELLED]

March 29th, 2020 @ 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Note: all events at Buddies have been suspended until May 1, 2020 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. You can read the full announcement here. Belle's Burlesque Babes Take to the Stage! They made it through “Burlesque 101” AND “Burlesque…

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April 2020

On the Couch, Season Six, Episode Six Filming [CANCELLED]

April 7th, 2020 @ 5:30 PM

Note: all events at Buddies have been suspended until May 1, 2020 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. You can read the full announcement here. Join us for an evening of community and fun, at the filming of Episode Six,…

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LUMINESCENCE [CANCELLED]

April 9th, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

Note: all events at Buddies have been suspended until May 1, 2020 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. You can read the full announcement here. $15 Students // $25 Regular Buy Tickets Immerse yourself in Luminescence, a live arts experience…

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Don Valley Girls Sketch Show [CANCELLED]

April 18th, 2020 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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One event on April 25th, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Note: all events at Buddies have been suspended until May 1, 2020 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. You can read the full announcement here. Buy Tickets The Don Valley Girls are living together in a crammed apartment in downtown…

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CYJ-LGBTQ+ Camp Night Out! [CANCELLED]

April 26th, 2020 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Note: all events at Buddies have been suspended until May 1, 2020 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. You can read the full announcement here. CYJ is so excited to host our first LGBTQ+ Alumni event! Join us for an…

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Toronto Gratitude Spring Fling Spectacular [CANCELLED]

April 28th, 2020 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Note: all events at Buddies have been suspended until May 1, 2020 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. You can read the full announcement here. Toronto Gratitude is excited to present its inaugural Spring Fling Spectacular. This night of drag,…

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CANVAS Presents the Back Talk Collective [CANCELLED]

April 29th, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Note: all events at Buddies have been suspended until May 1, 2020 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. You can read the full announcement here. CANVAS Arts Action Programs (CANVAS) is a registered non-profit organization founded in 2014 to prevent…

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May 2020

BERAGHSIM Presented by New Story Productions [CANCELLED]

May 1st, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
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One event on May 2nd, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Friday, May 1st & Saturday, May 2nd, 2020  //  Doors at 7:30pm  //  Show at 8:00pm  //  $20  //  All Ages Buy Tickets New Story Productions Proudly Presents BERAGHSIM A New Immersive Experience Beraghsim is an immersive experience of an…

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Outrageous Misfits book launch party

May 28th, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Thursday, May 28th, 2020 // 7:00pm // Free // All Ages   Lights! Camera! Outrageous! The legacy of one of the first female impersonator superstars. Craig Russell was an internationally admired entertainer and actor, known for his outrageous impersonations of…

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December 2021

27 Club

December 8th, 2021 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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One event on December 14th, 2021 at 8:00 PM

December 8th & 14th, 2021 // Doors 7:30pm // Show 8:00pm // $10 or PWYC Buy Tickets 27 CLUB is a brand new sketch show about a future where young people have to prove their worth to society by age…

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27 Club

December 14th, 2021 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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December 8th & 14th, 2021 // Doors 7:30pm // Show 8:00pm // $10 or PWYC Buy Tickets 27 CLUB is a brand new sketch show about a future where young people have to prove their worth to society by age…

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A Very Chris-Terical Christmas Cabaret

December 16th, 2021 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 PM, repeating until December 18th, 2021

December 16-18, 2021 // Doors 7:15pm // Show 8:00pm // $30 Buy Tickets Dust off your ugly sweaters, y'all. He's back! December 16th, 17th, and 18th join our favourite musical director and cabaret performer extraordinaire Chris Tsujiuchi as he and…

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A Very Chris-Terical Christmas Cabaret

December 17th, 2021 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 PM, repeating until December 18th, 2021

December 16-18, 2021 // Doors 7:15pm // Show 8:00pm // $30 Buy Tickets Dust off your ugly sweaters, y'all. He's back! December 16th, 17th, and 18th join our favourite musical director and cabaret performer extraordinaire Chris Tsujiuchi as he and…

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A Very Chris-Terical Christmas Cabaret

December 18th, 2021 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 PM, repeating until December 18th, 2021

December 16-18, 2021 // Doors 7:15pm // Show 8:00pm // $30 Buy Tickets Dust off your ugly sweaters, y'all. He's back! December 16th, 17th, and 18th join our favourite musical director and cabaret performer extraordinaire Chris Tsujiuchi as he and…

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February 2022

Danse Macabre

February 26 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

February 26, 2022 // Doors 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // RSVP - no cost Presented by Canadian-Caribbean Arts Network Photo by Sureash Cholai - Costume: Balrog, bringer of the Apocalypse - Masquerader: Ravi Lakhan What happens when a Trini Canadian…

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March 2022

SiteLines

March 20 @ 7:00 PM

March 20, 2022 // 7:00pm - 10:00pm // Free The SiteLines series supports bringing BIPOC artists, writers, and performers to a general public to share their work and address culturally specific needs in our communities. SightLines is a partnership between…

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Les Femmes Fatales: Other Realms

March 25 @ 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

March 25, 2022 // Doors 7:30pm // Show 8:30pm // $25 per person Buy Tickets   Poster Art by Sly Play Studios Diving deep into new realms and new dimensions. We are transforming and expanding through unapologetic sensuality and performance.…

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April 2022

The BRATPACK 2022 Tour

April 5 @ 9:00 PM

April 5, 2022 // VIP Meet & Greet 7:00pm // Regular Doors 8:00pm // Show 9:00pm // $23 - $51 Buy Tickets Kendall Gender, Gia Metric & Synthia Kiss from Canada’s Drag Race season 2 bring the ultimate drag girl…

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Book Launch – Ken Harvey

April 14 @ 7:00 PM

April 14, 2022 // 7:00pm - 9:00pm // Free with limited capacity - RSVP to vciarlo@ciarlo.ca   Join award-winning, Canadian author Ken Harvey as he officially launches his debut novel, The Book of Casey Adair, published by The University of Wisconsin…

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SiteLines Reading Series – Ian Iqbal Rashid

April 24 @ 7:00 PM

April 24, 2022 // 7:00pm - 10:00pm // Free Poet, Screenwriter, Co-founder and first director of Desh Pardesh, Canada’s seminal festival and organisation exploring South Asian diasporic culture. Join lan for an evening of reading poetry, screening television and film…

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Voices of Tomorrrow: A Cabaret of New Music Theatre

April 28 @ 7:00 PM - May 1 @ 7:00 PM

April 28 & 30, May 1, 2022 // Doors 6:30pm // Show 7:00pm // $30 Adults, $25 Students & Seniors Buy Tickets   ICARUS THEATRE is proud to present Voices of Tomorrow: A Cabaret of New Music Theatre. Join us…

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May 2022

Fcking Crackers & Come Here Often? – A Double Bill Presentation

May 6 @ 7:30 PM - May 7 @ 7:30 PM

May 6 & 7, 2022 // Doors 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // $25 Regular, $20 Students & Artsworkers Buy Tickets New Story Productions Proudly Present A Live Double Bill Presentation of Two Original Canadian works: Fcking Crackers & Come Here…

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Caribbean Comedy Night: A Live Album Recording with Rhoma Spencer

May 14 @ 7:00 PM

May 14, 2022 // Doors 6:30pm // Show 7:00pm // $22 Advance, $25 at the Door Buy Tickets Featuring: Brandon Ash-Mohammed, Big Norm Alconcel & Crystal Ferrier Host: Marc Trinidad DJ Pothound in da house Our staff have been monitoring…

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Laughs For Good

May 28 @ 7:30 PM

May 28, 2022 // Doors 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // $17 Buy Tickets  

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Colin Asuncion Live at Buddies

May 29 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

May 29, 2022 // Doors 7:30pm // Show 8:00pm // $32 Buy Tickets Colin Asuncion is back on stage at Buddies for his official EP pre-launch concert. On May 29, he’ll be joined by a full band and special guests…

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August 2022

Gender? I Hardly Know Them

August 9 @ 7:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 PM, repeating until August 10th, 2022

August 9th & 10th, 2022 // Doors 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // PWYC $0, $5, $12, $21, $50 Buy Tickets Photo by Nico Humby   A fast-paced, joyfully provocative queer sketch show straight from the heart of the God-fearing, gun-toting,…

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Gender? I Hardly Know Them

August 10 @ 7:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 PM, repeating until August 10th, 2022

August 9th & 10th, 2022 // Doors 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // PWYC $0, $5, $12, $21, $50 Buy Tickets Photo by Nico Humby   A fast-paced, joyfully provocative queer sketch show straight from the heart of the God-fearing, gun-toting,…

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Divorced in Paradise

August 11 @ 7:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 PM, repeating until August 12th, 2022

August 11th & 12th, 2022 // Doors 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // $35 Buy Tickets   Jacq Frances is Divorced in Paradise! After having her breasts fondled by Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers (2019), Jacq — the artist formerly known as…

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Divorced in Paradise

August 12 @ 7:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 PM, repeating until August 12th, 2022

August 11th & 12th, 2022 // Doors 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm // $35 Buy Tickets   Jacq Frances is Divorced in Paradise! After having her breasts fondled by Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers (2019), Jacq — the artist formerly known as…

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