Saturday, November 18, 2017

♥ QUIRKY EVENTS for DECEMBER! - Slowdances, Strip Spelling Bees! ♥

Hello Lovelies!

So this is the time of year that I like to get out my Vitamin D. And no, D doesn't stand for anything except vitamin D. (Sorry, pervs.) I also have a therapy lamp that my friend Amy gave me years ago. But the truth is, I kind of like winter. I find it bracing and invigorating. I am astonished that the world can get that cold, and during a blizzard sometimes I will step outside, wide-eyed and just marvel at all the drifts blocking doors and engulfing cars. And of course, I love going from the frigid outside into my cozy inside.

But I have to constantly fight against the impulse just to stay inside all the time. Which is why I'm often surprised to see all of you at my events. I don't know if any of you have ever watched Wall-E, but I kind of think that the endgame for all humans is how the humans are on that giant ark. Where we all have these self-enclosed mobility hovercrafts, and everything we really need is on the screen in front of us. I'm not saying that it's very healthy, but it's very human.

So this is me, thanking you in advance for actually leaving your houses and coming out to my weird events.

I have several this month. I am launching my new book, You Are Alice in Wonderland's Mum! in both Montreal and Toronto.  Or you could just order it direct from my publisher here!

I also have a Winter Formal edition of Toronto Queer Slowdance. And I am reprising my annual Montreal Christmas Caroloke Event where you come and sing karaoke in a crowd and we actually record it all and cut an album. Every year it gets more hilarious and raucous.

And of course I have my list of Other Quirky Events that you might like, further down in this email blast that are also filled with amazing things.

So I'm raising a glass to you, brave people who leave houses. You make it so much easier for me to leave mine and to meet you all.

Here's to a more hopeful, more thoughtful, and less fraught 2018.

sherwin.

♥♥♥  EVENTS FOR DEC 2017!  ♥♥♥

 

 


TORONTO LAUNCH of You Are Alice in Wonderland's Mum!
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/310781069401973/

Please come celebrate the launch of my new Choose Your Own Adventure style book from the POV of Alice in Wonderland's Mum!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Page & Panel
789 Yonge St (and Bloor)
Inside the Toronto Reference Library
6-8 PM
FREE


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MONTREAL LAUNCH of You Are Alice in Wonderland's Mum!
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1995736863989595

Please come celebrate the launch of my new Choose Your Own Adventure style book from the POV of Alice in Wonderland's Mum!

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Le Petit Monastiraki
5478 St Laurent Blvd (coin St-Viateur)
5-9 PM
FREE



TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - Winter Formal EDITION! - DEC 2, 2017
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/514710088906493/

❤❤❤ You are cordially invited to Toronto's QUEER SLOWDANCE! - WINTER FORMAL Edition! ❤❤❤

With a lending library of designated dancers for all you wallflowers, and a dancecard-booklet to set up dances in advance (should you choose to), Toronto Queer Slowdance has all slow songs, all night long! (Except for the occasional intermission when we play the fastest songs we can find!)

It's high school with a happy ending. Come and experience why slow is beautiful, and why love is not ironic.

PS. Fabulous and inspired attire, while desired, is not required. But it would be AWESOME and HAWT. As this is our Winter Formal edition, you are encouraged to dress to impress in something festive and formal, whatever that mean
s to you!

Finally, you do not have to be queer to attend this party, but you must have an open mind, an open heart, and have open arms. Do keep in mind that many of our attendees fall within the LGBTTQIA continuum and may or may not be interested in dancing with the 'opposite' sex, so if you are stridently straight, this may not be the most receptive community for you.



★★★

Dovercourt house
805 Dovercourt Rd. (1 block North of Bloor, 3 blks. west of Ossington)
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
Doors at 9:30, Dance promptly from 10 PM - 3 AM.
$10 admission includes your Dancecard-booklet!

Regretfully, the Dovercourt House is not wheelchair-accessible.
19+



MONTREAL CHRISTMAS CAROLOKE SINGALONG 2017 - DEC 12, 2017
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1942354832684646/

So, as some of you know, every year I like to record a drunken karaoke album of myself singing Christmas carols. Then I burn a CD, come up with a silly cover, and then hand them out to friends and family as gifts because it is a riot and a hoot.

Then a couple years back, I got tired of singing by myself, and decided to create an event where we could all sing together! And you came out! And we recorded a whole album in one night and I sent everyone a link to download the enormous album we sang into being.

AND THIS YEAR WE ARE DOING IT AGAIN!

On the night of December 12th, come sing it loud, proud, and in a crowd as we cut an album for 2017.

For those of you who are coming for the first time, it will be a cro
wd karaoke sort of situation where we play the music and project the lyrics and everyone sings drunkenly together. The whole thing will be recorded, and I will take the audio home and cut tracks and make up some cover art and then everyone will get a download link they can distribute to family and friends. We can cut a Christmas album in three hours of drunk, raucous singing!

And if you're curious what the whole thing sounds like, here is just one of the tracks we recorded a year ago: https://soundcloud.com/inconsolablecat/029-oholynight


♥♥♥

Mainline Theatre
3997 Blvd. St-Laurent
(Just south of Duluth on the East side of the street)

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
Doors at 8, Warmup songs at 8:30, and recording begins at 9 PM. We go till around midnight.

$10 admission.
(If you would like an actual CD mailed to you with the final album on it, sign up with the organizer at the event with your address. It'll cost you another $10 for burning, packaging and mailing, though. And no guarantee it'll get to you before Xmas!)


Regretfully, the Mainline Theatre is not wheelchair-accessible. There is a single step through a glass door into the stairwell, and then there are 12 steps from there up to the theatre floor. There are 3 single-stall gender-neutral bathrooms on the premises, but none accomodate wheelchair-users.

18+ (as alcohol will be available for purchase)


*****


 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

♥ QUIRKY EVENTS for NOVEMBER 2017! - Slowdances, Strip Spelling Bees! ♥

♥♥♥  EVENTS FOR NOV 2017!  ♥♥♥

 

 MONTREAL STRIP SPELLING BEE! - TIME WARP EDITION - NOV 3, 2017
RSVP & MORE INFO HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1597830053618258


WARNING: There may be nudity in this show.

The game is played a lot like strip poker, but it's a spelling bee, and it's played in front of a live audience of hooters, hollerers and hecklers who want to see some smart and sexy skin!

As this is our TIMEWARP edition, we encourage contestants and audience members to wear either something inspired by the Rocky Horror Picture Show, or something that is a throwback/forward in time! Any contestant who comes in costume, whether half-assed or high-end, will be looked upon more favourably by the judges.

We are also taking contestant sign-ups in advance! But we are limiting early sign-ups to HALF of the allotted ten spel
lers. Email inconsolablecat@hotmail.com with TIMEBEE in the subject line if you are interested in signing up early!
......

Friday, November 3, 2017
Mainline Theatre
3997 Blvd. St-Laurent
(Just south of Duluth - look for the sign with flames painted on it!)

Contestant sign-up at 8:30 PM sharp!
Bee from 9 to midnight
$10 at the door.
(Contestants do not pay cover and get a free drink!)

Please note that we must cap our number of strip-spellers at 10 to ensure an expedient and entertaining evening.

Regretfully, The Mainline is not wheelchair-accessible, as it is up a steep flight of 14 stairs.
18+

 

 TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - FOLLOWEEN EDITION - NOV. 4, 2017
RSVP & MORE INFO HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/2037780856443545

❤❤❤ You are cordially invited to Toronto's QUEER SLOWDANCE! - FOLLOWEEN Edition! ❤❤❤

With a lending library of designated dancers for all you wallflowers, and a dancecard-booklet to set up dances in advance (should you choose to), Toronto Queer Slowdance has all slow songs, all night long! (Except for the occasional intermission when we play the fastest songs we can find!)

It's high school with a happy ending. Come and experience why slow is beautiful, and why love is not ironic.

PS. Fabulous and inspired attire, while desired, is not required. But it would be AWESOME and HAWT. As this is our Folloween edition, you are encouraged to dress to impress in a Halloween costume!

Finally, you do not have to be que
er to attend this party, but you must have an open mind, an open heart, and have open arms. Do keep in mind that many of our attendees fall within the LGBTTQIA continuum and may or may not be interested in dancing with the 'opposite' sex, so if you are stridently straight, this may not be the most receptive community for you.


★★★

Dovercourt house
805 Dovercourt Rd. (1 block North of Bloor, 3 blks. west of Ossington)
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Doors at 9:30, Dance promptly from 10 PM - 3 AM.
$10 admission includes your Dancecard-booklet!

Regretfully, the Dovercourt House is not wheelchair-accessible.
19+


★★★

We are always looking for designated dancers for our evenings. If you are outgoing, warm, and willing to undertake the very serious duty and responsibility of inviting wallflowers out onto the dancefloor - if in fact, such a prospect gives you great joy - then please contact the organizers at inconsolablecat@hotmail.com.


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 TORONTO LAUNCH of You Are Alice in Wonderland's Mum!
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/310781069401973/

Please come celebrate the launch of my new Choose Your Own Adventure style book from the POV of Alice in Wonderland's Mum!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Page & Panel
789 Yonge St (and Bloor)
Inside the Toronto Reference Library
6-8 PM
FREE


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 MONTREAL LAUNCH of You Are Alice in Wonderland's Mum!
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1995736863989595

Please come celebrate the launch of my new Choose Your Own Adventure style book from the POV of Alice in Wonderland's Mum!

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Le Petit Monastiraki
5478 St Laurent Blvd (coin St-Viateur)
5-9 PM
FREE

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

♥ QUIRKY EVENTS for OCTOBER! - Slowdances, Strip Spelling Bees! ♥


Hi Lovelies!

So, lots of strange happenings this coming month.

In some sad news, in Sept. we did our last Toronto Strip Spelling Bee at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Yes, after 6+ years at Buddies, we've had to say goodbye. I will always be grateful to them for giving us a chance to hold this body-positive, wordy and dirty extravaganza there. And to my co-host Sofi, who kept me on an even-keel as I lurched into drunken lushness, I will always be grateful to your smarts, your loveliness, your sharpness. I will always be basecamp to your Mount Cleverest. The truth is, I needed to bring out double the audience I was averaging in order to justify Buddies giving us a Friday night, and I just wasn't able to do that. Maybe I should have advertised more. Recruited. Hustled more. But I have never been someone who wanted to pester people with an event. I see other promoters posting their events in groups every single day, and I just think that's too much. All I have to say is that if you love an event, go out to it every chance you can. Drag your friends to them. Even if an event looks successful, sometimes they are under unofficial "probation" and can die without notice. Especially the events that are odd. The Beyonce Tribute Nights you don't have to worry about. Strip Spelling Bee might return in Toronto, but I don't know when. And it will definitely be at another venue.

In other news, I am inaugurating a NEW event this month, called THIS BOOK IS MY BEST FRIEND! And it's a book recommendation night in Montreal. And we are still looking for recommenders. If you are a reader, and have a favourite book in the world, and think you can speak about it for 3 minutes in front of a group of fellow book-lovers, please email me at inconsolablecat@hotmail.com with MTLBOOK in your subject heading. Tell me what book you love, and if your book doesn't overlap with someone else's,  I will add you to the group of recommenders!

Finally, I am launching a new book myself this fall, and I have a special section later on in this newsletter with all the details, and some special events in Atlantic Canada. Montreal and Toronto launches are coming soon!

Once again, thank you for subscribing to this email group, and for coming to these events. You help me see the strange I want to see in the world. You make this place less lonely for the late-onset awesome.

sherwin.

♥♥♥  EVENTS FOR OCT 2017!  ♥♥♥

 

 TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - CLASSICS EDITION! Oct 7, 2017
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1718862771742501

With a lending library of designated dancers for all you wallflowers, and a dancecard-booklet to set up dances in advance (should you choose to), Toronto Queer Slowdance has all slow songs, all night long! (Except for the occasional intermission when we play the fastest songs we can find!)

It's high school with a happy ending. Come and experience why slow is beautiful, and why love is not ironic.

PS. Fabulous and inspired attire, while desired, is not required. But it would be AWESOME and HAWT. As this is our Classics edition, you are encouraged to dress to impress in anything vintage.

And in keeping with the Classics theme,
90% of the songs played will be from the 50's to the 80's for this special throwback.

Finally, you do not have to be queer to attend this party, but you must have an open mind, an open heart, and have open arms. Do keep in mind that many of our attendees fall within the LGBTTQ continuum and may or may not be interested in dancing with the 'opposite' sex, so if you are stridently straight, this may not be the most receptive community for you.



★★★

 

 THIS BOOK IS MY BEST FRIEND - MONTREAL! OCT 12, 2017
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/358326987932769

If you are a reader, you have a favourite book.
Or books.
It's just what happens.

This event celebrates that, and exposes you to more favourites.
Over 2 hours, 20 ordinary readers spend 3 minutes each passionately endorsing an extraordinary book, letting you in on why that particular book is their best friend.
And the best part is – that book can become your best friend too.
That's the beauty of books.

Come listen to a passel of book-lovers. And if you have a book that you are eager to advocate in front of a warm and wondrous audience, email the organizer at inconsolablecat@hotmail.com with MTLBOOK in the subject heading, letting me know which book is your best friend, and I will save you a spot in the line
up!

♥♥♥

Thursday, October 12, 2017
The Mainline Theatre
3997 Boul. St-Laurent
(just s. of Duluth. Look for the black door with flames painted on it!)
Doors at 8. Sorries from 8:30 to 11:30 PM
$7
The Mainline is, regrettably, not wheelchair-accessible
18+ as there will be a cash bar.



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 MONTREAL MIXED SLOWDANCE - OCT 14, 2017
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/105083366873419

With a lending library of designated dancers for all you wallflowers, and a dancecard-booklet to set up dances in advance (should you choose to), Montreal Slowdance has all slow songs, all night long! (Except for the occasional intermission when we play the fastest songs we can find!)

It's high school with a happy ending. Come and experience why slow is beautiful, and why love is not ironic.

This event is MIXED and for EVERYONE: queer, straight, bi, poly, non-gender-binaried, those who identify as Complicated and those who are Late-Onset Awesome.

PS. Fabulous and inspired attire, while desired, is not required. But it would b
e AWESOME and HAWT. But really, feel free to wear the thing you don't have any other opportunity to wear in your life!

★★★

Mainline Theatre
3997 Blvd. St-Laurent
(Just south of Duluth - look for the sign with flames painted on it!)

Saturday, Oct 14th, 2017
Doors at 9, Dance from 10 PM - 3 AM.
$10 admission includes your Dancecard-booklet!
Regretfully, the Mainline Theatre is not wheelchair-accessible.
18+ (as alcohol will be available for purchase)

We are always looking for designated dancers for our evenings. If you are outgoing, warm, and willing to undertake the very serious duty and responsibility of inviting wallflowers out onto the dancefloor - if in fact, such a prospect gives you great joy - then please contact the organizers at inconsolablecat@hotmail.com.

 

 MONTREAL STRIP SPELLING BEE! - TIME WARP EDITION - NOV 3, 2017
RSVP & MORE INFO HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1597830053618258


WARNING: There may be nudity in this show.

The game is played a lot like strip poker, but it's a spelling bee, and it's played in front of a live audience of hooters, hollerers and hecklers who want to see some smart and sexy skin!

As this is our TIMEWARP edition, we encourage contestants and audience members to wear either something inspired by the Rocky Horror Picture Show, or something that is a throwback/forward in time! Any contestant who comes in costume, whether half-assed or high-end, will be looked upon more favourably by the judges.

We are also taking contestant sign-ups in advance! But we are limiting early sign-ups to HALF of the allotted ten spel
lers. Email inconsolablecat@hotmail.com with TIMEBEE in the subject line if you are interested in signing up early!
......

Friday, November 3, 2017
Mainline Theatre
3997 Blvd. St-Laurent
(Just south of Duluth - look for the sign with flames painted on it!)

Contestant sign-up at 8:30 PM sharp!
Bee from 9 to midnight
$10 at the door.
(Contestants do not pay cover and get a free drink!)

Please note that we must cap our number of strip-spellers at 10 to ensure an expedient and entertaining evening.

Regretfully, The Mainline is not wheelchair-accessible, as it is up a steep flight of 14 stairs.
18+

 

 


 


 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

♥ QUIRKY EVENTS for SEPTEMBER! - Slowdances, Strip Spelling Bees! ♥

Hi Lovelies!

So about two weeks ago I did an experimental event in Montreal called MY BAD: A SORRYtelling Event. And it went really good! There was a warm energy in the room for it, and it was very human, and illuminating. In fact, it went so well that I am eager to bring it to Toronto at some point this fall. But I would need more Sorrytellers. Do you live in Toronto? Do you have an apology you would like to express with a story behind it? Please email me at inconsolablecat (at) hotmail (dot) com with TOOBAD as the subject, and a brief description of what you might be sorry about. When I get enough folks to be a part, I'll find a charming venue to host us and we can make it happen!

Other than that, I've been relaxing a lot this summer. Reading old Star Wars novels. There was a time in my life where I felt I should read the "good" books. The ones that tackled major themes. But now I just read what I want and feel no guilt. I've always felt that getting older is great because you no longer have guilty pleasures. That is - you still have all your pleasures, you just stop feeling guilty about any of them.

Thanks again everyone for being part of this list, and for listening.

sherwin.


♥♥♥  EVENTS FOR SEPT 2017!  ♥♥♥

 

 ★★★ TORONTO STRIP SPELLING BEE - Sept. 8, 2017 - U of TEASE Edition! ★★★
RSVP HERE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1557024467652242

WARNING: There may be NUDITY in this show.

The game is played a lot like strip poker, but it's a spelling bee, and it's played in front of a live audience of hooters, hollerers and hecklers who want to see some smart and sexy skin!


★★★

Friday, Sept. 8th, 2017
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street
(1 blk east of Yonge)
Toronto, Ontario

Sign-up at 10:30 PM sharp!
Bee starts at 11 PM
$10 at the door
FREE if you compete! (AND we buy you a drink!)
19+

 

 ❤❤❤ You are cordially invited to Toronto's QUEER SLOWDANCE! - Think PINK Edition! ❤❤❤
RSVP HERE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2071340229770112

With a lending library of designated dancers for all you wallflowers, and a dancecard-booklet to set up dances in advance (should you choose to), Toronto Queer Slowdance has all slow songs, all night long! (Except for the occasional intermission when we play the fastest songs we can find!)

It's high school with a happy ending. Come and experience why slow is beautiful, and why love is not ironic.

PS. Fabulous and inspired attire, while desired, is not required. But it would be AWESOME and HAWT. As this is our Think PINK edition, you are encouraged to dress to impress in something pinkish.

Finally, you do not have to be que
er to attend this party, but you must have an open mind, an open heart, and have open arms. Do keep in mind that many of our attendees fall within the LGBTTQ continuum and may or may not be interested in dancing with the 'opposite' sex, so if you are stridently straight, this may not be the most receptive community for you.


★★★

Dovercourt house
805 Dovercourt Rd. (1 block North of Bloor, 3 blks. west of Ossington)
Saturday, Sept. 9th, 2017
Doors at 9:30, Dance promptly from 10 PM - 3 AM.
$10 admission includes your Dancecard-booklet!

Regretfully, the Dovercourt House is not wheelchair-accessible.
19+


★★★

We are always looking for designated dancers for our evenings. If you are outgoing, warm, and willing to undertake the very serious duty and responsibility of inviting wallflowers out onto the dancefloor - if in fact, such a prospect gives you great joy - then please contact the organizers at inconsolablecat (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

♥♥♥ EVENTS FOR JULY-AUGUST 2017! ♥♥♥


TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - Midsummer's Night Edition! - July 29th, 2017
MORE INFO & RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1866086083711952

Dovercourt house
805 Dovercourt Rd. (1 block North of Bloor, 3 blks. west of Ossington)
Saturday, July 29th, 2017
Doors at 9:30, Dance promptly from 10 PM - 3 AM.
$10 admission includes your Dancecard-booklet!

Regretfully, the Dovercourt House is not wheelchair-accessible.
19+


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MONTREAL'S  "My Bad: A SORRY telling event" - August 10, 2017
MORE INFO & RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/527728007577251/

Thursday, August 10, 2017
The Mainline Theatre
3997 Boul. St-Laurent
(just s. of Duluth. Look for the black door with flames painted on it!)
Doors at 8. Sorries from 8:30 to 11PM
$7
The Mainline is, regrettably, not wheelchair-accessible
18+ as there will be a cash bar to drink your sorrows away
PS. there WILL be air-conditioning as this is mid-august


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OTHER QUIRKY EVENTS THAT YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN!

(Because I recieved an email about this, I just want to clarify that NO, these mentions here are not sponsored. It's just random stuff I see coming across my FB feed that seem like good times, but I receive no monies or sexual favours from the organizers of these other cool things. They don't even know that I am mentioning them.)

MONTREAL - JULY 22 - OPEN SEW at the COMMON THREAD
MONTREAL - AUG 5 - FIRST CATURDAY on the mountain
MONTREAL - AUG 18 - AUTHORS in their UNDIES
MONTREAL - AUG 19 - QUEER BETWEEN THE COVERS zine festival
WORLDWIDE - AUG 21 - SOLAR ECLIPSE WATCH
TORONTO - AUG 25 - FAKE PROM
MONTREAL - AUG 31st onwards for a week - HAIR MUSICAL


Hey! If you hear of a quirky event that you think I might be interested in, please email it to me at inconsolablecat@hotmail.com and I might add it to this list! Thanks! It doesn't have to be in Toronto or Montreal but it helps. Cheers

SNEAK PEEK @ UPCOMING EVENTS further into 2017...

Save the Date! Events and dates are subject to change, but realistically, in all likelihood, won't. But sometimes they do, so wait for the fully-realized event page before fully committing. Thanks!

SEPT 8 - TORONTO STRIP SPELLING BEE
SEPT 9 - TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE
OCT 7 - TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE


 

Thank you SO MUCH for coming out and supporting quirky events! We can only continue to put on these intimate and odd experimental events because you come out and you tell your friends what wacky thing you did over the weekend and they were intrigued enough to come to the next one. So thank you.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

♥ QUIRKY EVENTS for MAY-JUNE! - Slowdances, Strip Spelling Bees! ♥

We have a raft of new events for MAY-JUNE for you, but first a couple of housekeeping things!

(1) For those of you who don't know, I have started a Patreon Page! Patreon is basically ongoing crowdfunding, and I started it in order to keep admission prices stable to my events. I am always fighting rising venue rental and other costs, and if you like my events, please consider tipping me a few bucks every month. It helps me continue bringing quirky events to you. PLUS, if you donate $5 or more, you get access to my event planning podcast, "Late-Onset Awesome", where I go over all the steps of putting on quirky events and I tell stories about my last decade of doing so. First FOUR episodes are already up! Later on, I will begin interviewing all the other event-producers I know about their events! Please consider dropping us a few bucks if these events have ever touched you. It will help us greatly to keep being the strange we want to see in the world.

(2) ALSO, are you an exhibitionist who wants to show the world how you have sex but don't want it all over the internet? I am trying to organize another weird event, but need participants. I already have a few for both Toronto and Montreal, but need more if I'm actually gonna go ahead and book a venue. All the details right here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/sherwin-sullivan-tjia/a-diy-porno-film-festival/10155048007079459/

thanks for reading! and thank you for subscribing.

sherwin


TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - FRESH 90's EDITION! - MAY 13, 2017
MORE INFO & RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1589532267724297/

Dovercourt house
805 Dovercourt Rd. (1 block North of Bloor, 3 blks. west of Ossington)
Saturday, May 13th, 2017
Doors at 9:30, Dance promptly from 10 PM - 3 AM.
$10 admission includes your Dancecard-booklet!

Regretfully, the Dovercourt House is not wheelchair-accessible.
19+

 


MONTREAL MIXED SUMMER SLOWDANCE! - MAY 27, 2017
MORE INFO & RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1529757610390122/

Mainline Theatre
3997 Blvd. St-Laurent
(Just south of Duluth - look for the sign with flames painted on it!)

Saturday, May 27th, 2017
Doors at 9, Dance from 10 PM - 3 AM.
$10 admission includes your Dancecard-booklet!
Regretfully, the Mainline Theatre is not wheelchair-accessible.
18+ (as alcohol will be available for purchase)



MONTREAL FRINGE PROM! - June 2, 2017
MORE INFO & RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/284876611965871/

♥♥♥ Montreal FRINGE PROM 2017 ♥♥♥
as part of the Montreal Fringe Festival!!!

-- The Prom You Always Wanted! --

Friday, June 2, 2017
The Mainline Theatre
3997 Boul. St-Laurent
(just s. of Duluth. Look for the black door with flames painted on it!)

Doors at 9. Dancing from 10 to 3 and likely beyond.
$10 + $2.50 fringe fee
The Mainline is, regrettably, not wheelchair-accessible
18+


  
TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - SNAZZAMATAZZ PRIDE EDITION! - June 9, 2017
MORE INFO & RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/749494975227472/

Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
1214 Queen St. West
(at Gladstone and Queen)
Friday, June 9th, 2017
Doors at 9:30, Dance promptly from 10 PM - 3 AM.
$10 admission includes your Dancecard-booklet!

Happily, the Gladstone Hotel is wheelchair-accessible.
19+


  

Sunday, April 16, 2017

♥ QUIRKY EVENTS for APRIL-MAY! - Slowdances, Strip Spelling Bees! ♥


Hello lovelies! So this has been a crazy time for me. Lots of news. So much so I am going to break them down into bullet points, even though that's very stiff shirt and PowerPointish.

* I've started to Instagram! I resisted it for a long time. It took me years just to get used to Facebook. But there you go. If you are on instagram, grab me on the 'gram right here! (Isn't that what the kids say these days?)

*I am bringing Queer Slowdance back to Montreal for a special event! People have asked me over the years why I do a MIXED Slowdance in Montreal, but a QUEER Slowdance in Toronto. It's because when I had them segregated in Montreal, I couldn't get enough of either group out to pay the venue rental fee. So I combined them, and that worked in bringing enough people out to make the night work. But the last Montreal Queer Slowdance was 3 years ago. I'm ready to try it again. If you have queer friends in Montreal, please let them know about it!

* I was just in Austin, Texas! The Fusebox Performance Art Festival brought me down to enact a Cardboard Fort Night event! Extended Play Journal interviewed me about it, and you can watch a 2-minute clip of what it was like to walk through the event right here!

* A couple weeks ago we had our Toronto Queer Slowdance PROM edition and Bryanna Reilly was once again our lovely photographer, and here are the awesome shots she took!

* I have a saucy event in Montreal that I have teamed up with the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival to enact called the Naughty Bits Book Club, and it's a reading of all the scandalous bits you might have encountered in various works of literature growing up. We are blessed to have the multiple award-winning Ann-Marie MacDonald as one of our readers, as well as Canada's current Poet Laureate, George Elliott Clarke! Holy shit.

* Finally, I have started a Patreon Page! Patreon is basically ongoing crowdfunding, and I started it in order to keep admission prices stable to my events. I am always fighting rising venue rental and other costs, and if you like my events, please consider tipping me a few bucks every month. It helps me continue bringing quirky events to you. PLUS, if you donate $5 or more, you get access to my event planning podcast, "Late-Onset Awesome", where I go over all the steps of putting on quirky events. First episode is already up, and I also go over the finer points of every individual event I have ever put on. Later on, I will begin interviewing all the other event-producers I know about their events! Please consider dropping us a few bucks if these events have ever touched you. It will help us greatly to keep being the strange we want to see in the world.

thanks for reading! and thank you for subscribing.

sherwin

♥♥♥  EVENTS FOR APRIL-MAY 2017!  ♥♥♥

 

 MONTREAL QUEER SLOWDANCE - APRIL 22, 2017
MORE INFO & RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/415780032115887/

Pompette
Back Party Room
4128 Blvd. St-Laurent
(Just south of Rachel on the West side of the street

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Doors at 9:30, Dance promptly from 10 PM - 3 AM.
$10 admission includes your Dancecard-booklet!




MONTREAL NAUGHTY BITS BOOK CLUB - APRIL 28, 2017
MORE INFO & RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1453420738036320/

Friday, April 28, 2017
Hotel 10 - in the Salle Godin
(Hotel 10 is located at the corner of Sherbrooke & St-Laurent Blvd)
10PM to midnight
$10 ---> Buy tickets here: https://app.beavertix.com/fr/billetterie/achat-de-billet/1154/2350/WEB/61

YOUR READERS FOR THE NIGHT ARE:

❤ Ann-Marie MacDonald ❤
❤ George Elliott Clarke ❤
❤ Harry Giles ❤
❤ Monique Polak ❤
❤ Su J. Sokol ❤

  



TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - FRESH 90's EDITION! - MAY 13, 2017
MORE INFO & RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1589532267724297/

Dovercourt house
805 Dovercourt Rd. (1 block North of Bloor, 3 blks. west of Ossington)
Saturday, May 13th, 2017
Doors at 9:30, Dance promptly from 10 PM - 3 AM.
$10 admission includes your Dancecard-booklet!

Regretfully, the Dovercourt House is not wheelchair-accessible.
19+