Saturday, August 20, 2016

EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2016!

♥♥♥  EVENTS FOR SEPT 2016!  ♥♥♥

 

 

TORONTO STRIP SPELLING BEE!
CATS Edition

RSVP HERE!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1814744898756762/

★★★ TORONTO STRIP SPELLING BEE - September 9th, 2016 - CATS Edition! ★★★

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, September 9th, 2016
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+


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

 

 

TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE!
Sweet End of Summer Edition


RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/511317849058702/

♥♥♥ You are cordially invited to Toronto's QUEER SLOWDANCE! - Sweet Summer's End 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. You are encouraged to wear your most dapper, delightful and delicious outfits! Wear the thing you don't have an opportunity to wear anywhere else!

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.


★★★

Dovercourt house
805 Dovercourt Rd. (1 block North of Bloor, 3 blks. west of Ossington)
Saturday, Sept 10, 2016
Doors at 9:30, Dance from 10 PM - 3 AM.
$10 admission includes your Dancecard-booklet!

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


★★★

 

SNEAK PEEK @ UPCOMING EVENTS further into 2016...

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.

TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - Oct. 8 at the Dovercourt House

TORONTO STRIP SPELLING BEE - Nov. 4 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - Nov. 5 at the Dovercourt House

TORONTO STRIP SPELLING BEE - Dec. 2 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - Dec. 3 at the Dovercourt House


 

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 15, 2016

EVENTS FOR JUNE 2016!

EVENTS FOR JUNE 2016!

 

★★★ Montreal STRIP Spelling BEE - Fringe Edition! ★★★

RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1721413104814381/

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 FRINGE edition, any contestant who comes in costume, whether half-assed or high-end, will be looked upon more favourably by the judges. The Fringe Festival is characterized by an openness and a zaniness that is embraced by the depths of the soul. Dress like that!


Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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 + 2 service charge 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+


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Black heart (cards) Montreal Slowdance! - Fringe Edition! Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/483288031877508/

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.


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

Friday, June 3, 2016
Doors at 9, Dance from 10 PM - 3 AM.
$10 (+2 service charge) 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.


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 Toronto's QUEER SLOWDANCE - Summer's Start Edition! Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)

RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1530975453876529/
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IMPORTANT NOTE: This Summer's Start edition of Queer Slowdance is at a SPECIAL LOCATION and on a FRIDAY.
We will be back at the Dovercourt House in September! Thank you for coming out and supporting this quirkily intimate event.

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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 ir
onic.

PS. Fabulous and inspired attire, while desired, is not required. But it would be AWESOME and HAWT. Since this is our Summer's Start edition, wear something light and bright and wonderful, as most of you are! But most of all we encourage you to wear the thing you don't have an opportunity to wear anywhere else!

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.


★★★

Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
1214 Queen St West, Toronto, ON
(At the corner of Queen & Gladstone)

Friday, June 10, 2016
Doors at 9:30, Dance from 10 PM - 3 AM.
$10 admission includes your Dancecard-booklet!
Happily, the Gladstone Hotel is completely wheelchair-accessible and air-conditioned.
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.


Sunday, April 17, 2016

QUIRKY EVENTS for MAY 2016!


★★★ TORONTO STRIP SPELLING BEE - May 6th, 2016 - Revenge of the Sixth Edition! ★★★

RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/718027855006423/


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, May 6th, 2016
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+

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


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You are cordially invited to Toronto's QUEER SLOWDANCE - 90s EDITION! Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1696634167272031/

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. Since this is our 90s edition, you are encouraged to wear your most dapper, delightful and delicious outfits incorporating neon, backwards ballcaps, overalls with one strap hanging! And/or dress like any or all of the Spice Girls. But most of all we encourage you to wear the thing you don't have an opportunity to wear anywhere else!

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.


★★★

Dovercourt house
805 Dovercourt Rd. (1 block North of Bloor, 3 blks. west of Ossington)
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Doors at 9:30, Dance 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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◄ LONG HAULOWEEN PARTY! ►

RSVP HERE:  https://www.facebook.com/events/876023849174916/

Halloween is so nice – we decided to do it TWICE!
Come kick off spring at the Long Haul Studio's
◄ LONG HAULOWEEN PARTY! ►

✿ ART SHOW: Come take in our art show where over 30 artists have created work tailored to our “Scary Monsters & Super Creeps” theme!

✿ LOADING DOCK DANCE PARTY: Get loaded at our Loading Dock Dance Party where DJ SUBLIMNIPL and special guests will spin the most danceable of tunes all night long!

✿ LONG HAULOWEEN PINATA BASH: Candy, Condoms & More will spill out of our specially-made Long Hauloween pinata to be bashed just after midnight on the Loading Dock Dancefloor!

✿ PHOTOBOOTH: Have your crazy costume memorialized at our photobooth with the outrageous sunset backdrop!

✿ AND MORE! Mobile Jello-Shot Vendors! Video Projections! The Full Moon!

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The Long Haul Studios
450 Beaumont Ave.
2nd floor
(just a few blocks west of Parc Ave.)

Saturday, May 21st, 2016
$10 with costume. $12 without.

9 PM – 3 AM
Not BYOB, but our 2 bars will have refreshing
drinks for a reasonable price all night long!


(So, I don't just put on weird events, but I am also a visual artist and I share a studio in Montreal's Long Haul Studios, and this year one of our fundraisers is a party I've wanted to put on for a long time - HALLOWEEN IN SPRING! So while this event isn't actually one of mine, I am on the organizing committee and I will also be DJing the dancefloor that night!)
 
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

QUIRKY EVENTS FOR APRIL 2016!

Hi lovely peoples! So in April, I am just putting on one event. Toronto QUEER SLOWDANCE PROM. But I have added a NEW SECTION in this monthly email list which you can find if you scroll down, which is a section for events that aren't mine, but which are damn interesting.

There seems to be a wonderful wave of events popping up all over the place that are more inclusive and participatory. They really work to break down the barrier between performer and audience and that is exciting stuff. That's where a peculiar kind of amazing magic happens.

Anyway, I am coming across more and more of them in my Social Medias and felt that if you like my events, there is a likelihood that you might like these events as well.

Okay that's all! Thanks for subscribing to this thing!

sherwin.

PS. I came up with a joke today!


"Another name for the Vagina Monologues: SOLILOQUEEFS"

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 RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1140537175957872/

You are cordially invited to Toronto's QUEER SLOWDANCE! - PROM EDITION! Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)

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. Since this is our PROM edition, and we will have a FREE photobooth to create memories to cherish, you are encouraged to wear your most da
pper, delightful and delicious outfits! Wear the thing you don't have an opportunity to wear anywhere else!

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.



★★★

Dovercourt house
805 Dovercourt Rd. (1 block North of Bloor, 3 blks. west of Ossington)
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Doors at 9:30, Dance 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.






 

OTHER QUIRKY EVENTS THAT YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN!


So you probably know by now that I like events that have a bit of a twist or gimmick to them.

For instance, burlesque shows are nice, but a burlesque show where all the acts sing their own music as they striptease will actually get me out of the house. An open mic version of this event with cash prizes will DEFINITELY get me out of the house.

So here, every month, I'm gonna list upcoming events that I come across that might actually get me out of the house.


MONTREAL -  LIP-SYNC BATTLE


MONTREAL - THIS REALLY HAPPENED STORYTELLING EVENT

MONTREAL - BEDx (A kind of TEDtalk event for Sex)




TORONTO - HOTEL HOUSE PARTY

TORONTO - SUBWAY STATION ARTISTS NEWSTAND CLOSING PARTY

TORONTO - OPERA PEEPSHOW


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!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

MARCH 2016 EVENTS!


★★★ TORONTO STRIP SPELLING BEE - PUNK Edition! ★★★
MARCH 11, 2016

RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/470996999761240/

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, March 11th, 2016
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+


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

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


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 TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - St-Patrick's EDITION! Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)

MARCH 12, 2016

RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1141457195887302/

Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards) You are cordially invited to Toronto's QUEER SLOWDANCE! - St-Patrick's EDITION! Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)

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. Since this is our St-Patrick's edition, you are encouraged to wear your most dapper, delightful and delicious outfits, with a hint of green or gold.

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.


★★★

Dovercourt house
805 Dovercourt Rd. (1 block North of Bloor, 3 blks. west of Ossington)
Saturday, March. 12, 2016
Doors at 9:30, Dance 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 STRIP SPELLING BEE - Vamps Edition! ★★★
MARCH 25, 2016

RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1166201706731119/

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 VAMPS edition, any contestant who comes in costume, whether half-assed or high-end, will be looked upon more favourably by the judges. A vamp is someone who is sexy and dangerously flirtatious, who can charm people into doing what they want them to do. Dress like that!

We are also taking contestant sign-ups in advance! But we are limiting early sign-ups to HALF of the allotted ten spellers. Email inconsolablecat@hotmail.com with VAMPSBEE in the subject line if you are interested in signing up early!
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Friday, March 25, 2016
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+


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MONTREAL SLOWDANCE! - PROM Edition! Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)
MARCH 26, 2016

RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/980327982046809/

Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards) You are cordially invited to MONTREAL SLOWDANCE! PROM Edition! Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)

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 be AWESOME an
d HAWT. Since this is our PROM edition, you should feel free to dress in whatever you wore to your actual prom, or WISHED you wore.

★★★

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

Saturday, March. 26, 2016
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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SNEAK PEEK @ UPCOMING EVENTS further into 2016...

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.

TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - April 9, at Dovercourt House

TORONTO STRIP SPELLING BEE - May 6 at Buddies in Bad Times.

TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - May 7, at Dovercourt House.

MONTREAL STRIP SPELLING BEE - June 1, at the Mainline Theatre

MONTREAL SLOWDANCE - June 3, at the Mainline Theatre

TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - June 10, at the Gladstone Hotel


 

Thank you SO MUCH for coming out and supporting quirky events this past year! 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.

 

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