Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
presents the 36TH Annual Rhubarb Festival
Transgressions in Performance
February 11-22, 2015
Festival Director Mel Hague
Associate Festival Director Cole Alvis
Evening passes $20 through the Box Office 416-875-8555.
Saturday, June 21at 9:00pm-10:00pm
The 519 Church Street Community Centre
A queer pop-up piano lounge celebrating free speech and all that is fierce for WorldPride. Featuring Stephanie Stephens, Donnarama, Rolyn Chambers, Brock Hessel, Ylber Kusari, MISS Butter and Stewart Borden. Curated by Raymond Helkio. This event is free.
IN YOUR POCKET explores the immediacy and intimacy offered by smartphone technology. Curated by RT Collective in association with Inside Out film festival featuring work by: Drew Lint, Tera Mallette, Tawiah Ben-Eben M’Carthy, Drew Danielle Belsky, Vika Kirchenbauer, Brendan Healy, Alejandro Santiago, Drasko Bogdanovic, Mikiki Mikiki, Raymond Helkio, Amy Pearl, Apathy Club, Coral Short, Sam Godfrey, Andil Gosine, Manolo Lugo, Grey Muldoon, Claro Cosco, Philip Edward Villeneuve, Sofonda Cox, and others. Curated by Marcin Wisniewski and Chris Dupuis.
Saturday May 31
Join Trinity Square Video for this special panel discussion (including Raymond Helkio and Amy Pearl from The Reading Salon) on the nature of collaboration.
Saturday May 31, 2014
An Evening With The Impostors
Inside Out LGBT Film Festival
For more than a decade, Mirvish Productions operated La Cage theatre in downtown Toronto. As the resident performers at La Cage, The Impostors have earned rave reviews. But it’s the shows final number that gets them the standing ovations. And tonight The Impostors are getting ready to bring their high-glam drag spectacle to the small town of Port Hope, Ontario. The Impostors are ready, but is Port Hope?
Queer Video Cabaret! | Saturday February 1, 2014 8PM at videofag As the Olympics in Sochi Russia inches closer, come and show your queer pride at a queer cabaret! In the rebellious spirit of queers who speak, sing and dance against injustice and boredom! The show will be a celebration of music and performance at videofag in early February, before or after the opening ceremonies.
The Last Grasp | Cabal | Thursday May 30, 2013 11:30pm
MISS Butter hosts a live freestyle performance by with dirty bathhouse betty beats courtesy of DJ PaulfayZe. Better be there bitch!
My Sex Is Genderless | Videofag | Monday May 27, 2013 7PM & Sunday June 2, 2013 at 8PM | An intriguing and personal exploration of the immediacy and intimacy offered by the smart phone technology. Based around the ambiguous phrase “What’s Your Sex?”, the screening will present new works by Toronto based artists Julian Calleros, Kiley May, and Mark Pariselli and The Reading Salon. Presented by Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, Videofag, and Trinity Square Video.
Death Of A Bathhouse Screening | TIFF Bell Lightbox Thursday May 30, 2013 9:30pm | Through interviews with artists Sky Gilbert, Keith Cole, Brad Fraser, Drasko Bogdanovik and Shane McKinnon we explore the art history and ultimate demise of one of Toronto’s longest running bathhouses. Offical selection of Inside Out LGBT Film & Video Festival.
Fab Magazine closing party | Wood’ys|Sailor | Thursday April 26, 2013
A goodbye party for Toronto’s gay scene magazine featuring the legendary MISS Butter. Say it isn’t so!
Canadian Music Week with Men in Suits | The Orbit Room | March 22, 2013 8PM
As part of Canadian Music Week, The Reading Salon will be video jockeying with Men in Suits at The Orbit Room. Tickets available through CMF.
Live installation | Videofag | December 1, 2012
A live performance exploring HIV through video, spoken word and music on World AIDS Day 2012 | Toronto. Special thanks to William Ellis + Jordan Tannahill of videofag, Rolyn Chambers + Ijuanna B Sedated from NYC (Shannon Hocking).