Thursday, August 27, 2015

QUIRKY EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2015!








SLOW DANCE PARTY in POLAND
 
RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/498301690334503/

IMPORTANT NOTE: This edition of Slowdance is IN POLAND.
Yes, most of you on this list won't be attending, but if you happen to have friends in SOPOT, POLAND, you should suggest that they attend the ARTLOOP FESTIVAL where SLOW DANCE PARTY will be the launch event, if you can fucking believe it.

SLOW DANCE PARTY to nostalgiczny powrót do atmosfery szkolnych dyskotek, podczas których tańczyło się wolne tańce z kilometrowym odstępem między biodrami dziewczyn i chłopców. Podczas ‘Slow Dance’ będzie można całą noc usłyszeć tylko wolne piosenki oraz myślami powrócić do dawnych szkolnych lat!

Pomóżcie nam skompilować muzykę do SLOW DANCE PARTY - wydarzenia otwierającego ARTLOOP Festival!
Wysyłajcie nam tytuły i wykonawców WOLNYCH piosenek których słuchało się w okresie później podstawówki, a my puścimy je podczas SLOW DANCE PARTY!

Propozycje piosenek prosimy "wklejać" na nasz FB pod postem lub wysyłać propozycje na "priv". 


Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards) TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE - Schoolyard Edition! Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)

SATURDAY, SEPT 12, 2015 at the DOVERCOURT HOUSE

RSVP here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1626830214239191/

Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards) You are cordially invited to Toronto's QUEER SLOWDANCE! Black heart (cards) SCHOOLYARD 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. As this is our "schoolyard" edition, school uniforms would be entirely and attirely appropriate, but proceed at your comfort level.


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 the majority of folks attending are LGBTTIQQ2SA, so if you are stridently straight, and have very fixed notions of who it's normal to dance with, this will 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. 12lf, 2015
Doors at 9:30, Dance from 10 PM - 2:30 AM.
$10 admission includes your Dancecard-booklet!

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



 Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards) MONTREAL LAUNCH of YOU ARE A KITTEN! Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 23, 2015 at DRAWN & QUARTERLY BOOKSTORE

RSVP here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1485497238431105/

The book I have been working on for the last two years is done and at the printers RIGHT NOW! It is the third installment in my Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style trilogy from the POV of a cat. I am delighted to share this launch with my friend Meags Fitzgerald, whose last graphic novel won the Doug Wright Award and was all about the history, the life and times of PHOTOBOOTHS.

Come see my charming ramshackle powerpoint about the making of the book. I may even do a reading!

Here is an excerpt from the book: "Both the man and the girl have wafers. You notice they spend a lot of time staring into them. The man stares at his for hours in the evening, even as the room darkens around him. You think you know why. The light from it bathes his face — it's basically a portable sunbeam that he carries around with him. You know how you feel when you're in a sunbeam. But you're dependant on its movements and timeframe. The man and the girl have the sunbeams whenever they want. Sometimes you'll nuzzle your head in between the man and his sunbeam, trying to enjoy it too, but it doesn't have the same feeling as an actual sunbeam. You don't know why. It must be something the man can feel but you can't."

FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN THE TORONTO LAUNCH, IT WILL BE NOV. 7, AROUND 3 PM AT PAGE & PANEL BOOKSTORE in the TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY.


 Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards) MONTREAL STRIP SPELLING BEE - Crossdresser Edition! Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)

Thursday, OCT 1, 2015 at the MAINLINE THEATRE

RSVP here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/861171550633133/

MONTREAL STRIP SPELLING BEE - CROSSDRESSER 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!

As this is our CROSSDRESSER edition, any contestant who crossdresses, whether half-assed or high-end, will be looked upon more favourably by the judges. We do recognize that gender is fluid, and/or made-up, so we don't have any hard or fast rules about who can drossdress as what. Just FYI.

For the FIRST TIME EVER we are 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 XDRESSBEE in the subject line if you are interested in signing up early!
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Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015
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 stairs.
18+


Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)  MONTREAL MIXED SLOWDANCE - Black Tie Edition! Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)

Friday, OCT 2, 2015 at the MAINLINE THEATRE

RSVP here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/874162509305657/

Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards) You are cordially invited to MONTREAL SLOWDANCE! Black Tie 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 AWESO
ME and HAWT. Since this is our BLACK TIE edition, you should feel free to dress all fancy-like, whatever that means to you, if you are so inclined.

★★★

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

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
Doors at 9, Dance from 10 PM - 2:45 AM.
$10 admission includes your Dancecard-booklet!
Regretfully, the Mainline Theatre is not wheelchair-accessible.
18+ (as alcohol will be available for purchase)


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

This email list will become more and more important because every month, Facebook is REDUCING the number of invites I can personally send to folks on my friends list. They are reducing it every month because they are trying to turn a profit with their PAGES system, where they charge you so that your posts will show up in people's feeds. Already I have Facebook friends who aren't getting invites. I don't begrudge Facebook trying to turn a profit, but it's disappointing when they purposefully take away features and abilities to then try to charge you for them somewhere else.

Thanks to you for being part of this email list! It helps a lot!


SNEAK PEEK @ UPCOMING EVENTS further into 2015...

Save the Date! Events and dates are subject to change, but realistically, in all likelihood, won't.

Saturday, October 10, 2015: TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE @ the DOVERCOURT HOUSE

Wednesday, October 14, 2015: CALGARY WORDFEST - I appear on a panel about writing from the POV of animals

Thursday, October 15, 2015: CALGARY WORDFEST - I am a contestant at Literary Death Match

Friday, October 16, 2015: CALGARY WORDFEST - I host a Strip Spelling Bee at The Big Secret Theatre

Friday, November 6, 2015: TORONTO STRIP SPELLING BEE @ BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES THEATRE - edition

Saturday, November 7, 2015: TORONTO LAUNCH of YOUR ARE A KITTEN! 3PM - Page & Panel Bookstore

Saturday, November 7, 2015: TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE @ the DOVERCOURT HOUSE

Thursday, December 3, 2015: MONTREAL STRIP SPELLING BEE @ the MAINLINE THEATRE

Friday, December 4, 2015: MONTREAL MIXED SLOWDANCE @ the MAINLINE THEATRE


Saturday, December 5, 2015: TORONTO QUEER SLOWDANCE @ the DOVERCOURT HOUSE

 

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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