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+

Friday, March 17, 2017

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

A few months ago I had this idea. It's sorta stupid, but it's also hilarious. The idea is to fill a room full of balloons, a few layers deep, and then set a Roomba going underneath it. For those of you who don't know what a Roomba is, it's one of those things that look like mini manhole-cover, but it's a robot, and it's also a vaccuum cleaner. And when you turn it on, it starts zigzagging across a floor, sucking up dust and crumbs.

Anyway, the idea was that the Roomba would bump the balloons as it made its way around, and for people watching the balloons, all they would see is that something was underneath, moving around. It could be a cat for all they knew. I imagined that there would be this beautiful undulation to the balloons. Like waves.

It's probably not going to turn out that way. It might be jittery and erratic. The balloons might fly like startled birds. Or the Roomba might be confused by all the objects in its way.

On Facebook, I asked everyone I knew if anyone had a Roomba, and a bunch of people responded. I took their names down because I figured that at some point, I might need to ask to borrow their Roombas.

Anyways, the idea haunted me. I wanted to see if it would really transpire the way I imagined. I don't know if this is art or what. It's dumb fun is what it is. I would call it ROOMBALLOON. How funny is that?

So I would need an empty room, hundreds of balloons, and a Roomba. Simple.

Last week I met with the Mainline Theatre. They have a street-level gallery, and I asked if they had any nights free. They gave me a tentative date in May. Soon I'm going to ask my friends if I can borrow their Roomba. They might say no. Roombas are pretty expensive. (If anyone reading this has a Roomba they might be willing to loan me for an art project, please email me at inconsolablecat@hotmail.com)!

I might need help the day of blowing up balloons. In fact, I'm pretty sure of it. Friends who aren't allergic to latex.

Anyway, this is how my mind works. I have a silly idea. But then I start to imagine how I might make it real. And then I do all the tiny little steps needed to make the silly solid. It might not work. It might not happen. I've had to cancel events before. My Queer Speed-Spooning event for example. The venue was booked. I was all prepared to go out and buy the inflatable beds. But I couldn't get enough folks to sign up for it. What are you going to do? Sometimes ideas die because I can't find enough water to keep it alive. But I feel Roomballoon is doable.

Anyway, if it happens, I'll post links to what it looks like here!
Thanks for reading about my weird notions, and these quirky events!

Okay. Without further ado, here are the...

♥♥♥EVENTS FOR APRIL 2017!  ♥♥♥

 

 MONTREAL PORN KARAOKE! March 18th, 2017
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1212718932110775/

Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Doors and sign-up at 8:30 PM
Porn Karaoke from 9 to midnight,
after which will be some crowd karaoke.

The Mainline Theatre
3997 Boul. St-Laurent
(just south of Duluth on the e. side.)
$10 at the door
18+
Regretfully, the Mainline Theatre is not wheelchair-accessible.



TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - PROM EDITION! April 8th, 2017
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1221510914634868/

Dovercourt house
805 Dovercourt Rd. (1 block North of Bloor, 3 blks. west of Ossington)
Saturday, April 8th, 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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Thursday, February 16, 2017

♥♥♥ EVENTS FOR MARCH 2017! ♥♥♥


 TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - FEMMENOMENON EDITION! - March 3rd, 2017
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1834666723455053/

Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
1214 Queen St. West
(at Gladstone and Queen)
Friday, March 3rd, 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+




 TORONTO STRIP SPELLING BEE! - MUSICALS Edition! March 10th, 2017
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1940352719576246/

Friday, March 10th, 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+




MONTREAL PORN KARAOKE! March 18th, 2017
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1212718932110775/

Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Doors and sign-up at 8:30 PM
Porn Karaoke from 9 to midnight,
after which will be some crowd karaoke.

The Mainline Theatre
3997 Boul. St-Laurent
(just south of Duluth on the e. side.)
$10 at the door
18+
Regretfully, the Mainline Theatre is not wheelchair-accessible.



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!

APRIL 8 - TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE (Prom Edition) at the Dovercourt House
APRIL 28 - MONTREAL NAUGHTY BITS BOOK CLUB READING at BLUE METROPOLIS LIT FEST
MAY 12 - TORONTO STRIP SPELLING BEE (at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre)
MAY 13 - TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE (at the Dovercourt House)
JUNE 9 - TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE (at the Gladstone Hotel)
 

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.



If you know of folks who like these weird events and who might want to subscribe to this newsletter, please send them this link: http://eepurl.com/QHnpb

  

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

♥♥♥ EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY 2017! ♥♥♥


MONTREAL CROWD KARAOKE! February 2, 2017
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/255072231581235/#

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 from 9PM – 1AM
Pompette back party-room
4128 Boul. St-Laurent (just south of Rachel, on the west side)
$7
18+ (as alcohol will be available for purchase)





TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - VALENTINE'S EDITION! February 11, 2017
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/374765949555664/


Dovercourt house
805 Dovercourt Rd. (1 block North of Bloor, 3 blks. west of Ossington)
Saturday, February 11th, 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 SLOWDANCE - VALENTINE'S EDITION! February 18th, 2017
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1798809593705823/

Mainline Theatre
3997 Blvd. St-Laurent
(Just south of Duluth - look for the sign with flames painted on it!)
Saturday, February 18th, 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)


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If you know of folks who like these weird events and who might want to subscribe to this newsletter, please send them this link: http://eepurl.com/QHnpb


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!

TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - March 3 at Gladstone Hotel

TORONTO STRIP SPELLING BEE - March 10 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

MONTREAL PORN KARAOKE - March 18 at Mainline Theatre
(some folks have emailed me, asking me what this event is all about. Well, basically, we have eclectic porno clips of 2 minutes each, and people sign up singly or in pairs to "sing" what the performers are saying, or moaning. And we play 70's funk porno soundtracks in the background, and the whole thing is insane and hilarious. And at the end we have a judge who awards silly prizes for sexiest performance and funniest performances.)
 

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.