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.

  

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

♥♥♥ EVENTS FOR NOV to DEC 2016! ♥♥♥



TORONTO STRIP SPELLING BEE - SLUTTY SANTAS EDITION - DEC. 2ND, 2016

RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/203223986771230/

★★★ TORONTO STRIP SPELLING BEE - Slutty Santas 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, December 2nd, 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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TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - WINTER FORMAL EDITION! - DEC. 3RD, 2016

RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/731311843691531/

❤❤❤ You are cordially invited to Toronto's QUEER SLOWDANCE! - Winter Formal! ❤❤❤

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 wear your most dapper, delightful and delicious outfits! Dress it up! 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, December 3, 2016
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+


★★★

Saturday, October 22, 2016

♥♥♥ EVENTS FOR NOV 2016! ♥♥♥


TORONTO STRIP SPELLING BEE - NOV. 4th, 2016

RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/612931232212857/

★★★ TORONTO STRIP SPELLING BEE - Stars 'n Strips 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, November 4th, 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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TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - NOV. 5th, 2016

RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/356848181322292/

��� 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. 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! As this is our FOLLOWEEN edition, you are invited to wear a Halloween costume!

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, November 5, 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 SLOWDANCE - NOV. 26th, 2016
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1857365211161844/1857378424493856/

��� You are cordially invited to MONTREAL SLOWDANCE! ���

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 and HAWT. You should feel free to wear the thing you don't have any other opportunity to wear in your life!

★★★

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE TEMPORARILY AT A NEW LOCATION FOR THIS EDITION - THE BACK PARTY ROOM AT POMPETTE!

POMPETTE - Party Room
4128 Blvd. St-Laurent
(Just south of Rachel on the West side of the street
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Doors at 9, Dance from 10 PM - 3 AM.
$10 admission includes your Dancecard-booklet!
Regretfully, Pompette 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.

 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

♥♥♥ EVENTS FOR OCT 2016! ♥♥♥


TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - OCTOBER 8, 2016

RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/895544463923431/

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! As this is our PRETTY IN PINK edition, we highly encourage 80's glam.

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, Oct 8, 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 (Stars & Strips Edition)

TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - Nov. 5 at the Dovercourt House

MONTREAL MIXED SLOWDANCE - Nov. 26 at Pompette

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.

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.