Let’s be honest: you can’t call yourself a true film buff unless you’ve seen the classics—by which we mean those that came before the “talkies.” If you need a quick catch-up course, you’re in luck—the Toronto Silent Film Festival is taking over various theatres across the city for six straight days. One film will be […]
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If you like keeping abreast of the goings-on in our city’s burlesque scene, you need to be at Reveal Me at the Rivoli. Orchestrated by the Toronto School of Burlesque’s Red Herring, this monthly event aims to be a fun gathering of showgirls, their adoring fans, and intrigued newcomers. Expect first-time performers, seasoned pros, drinks, […]
Now in its fourteenth year, the ReelWorld Film Festival has expanded its reach. For five days in Toronto, followed by three in Markham, it’s bringing over 79 films to the screen. Diversity is the name of the game with features, shorts, webisodes, and music videos from twenty different countries on the bill.
“I think Rob Ford is pretty capable of ruining his own chances, don’t you? I think the people of Toronto should support whoever best fits their criteria for an ideal mayor. Don’t vote out of fear, or compromise. Vote for the mayor this city deserves. If only early frontrunners won elections then we wouldn’t have […]
We’re willing to bet you’ve had some sexy adventures in your time (and if not, what are you waiting for?). Tell Me Something Good, a Sexy Storytelling Slam wants to hear all about them. This month’s theme is “Visuals & Voyeurs,” in honour of the Feminist Porn Awards, so come with titillating tales about making […]
With female criminals being en vogue these days thanks to Netflix, Mirvish has picked a great time to bring the Tony Award–winning Chicago to Toronto. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical revolves around the incarceration of Roxie Hart, a wannabe star who gets her name in lights—but only after killing her paramour.
It’s time again for your favourite comedy show whose name you might feel uncomfortable saying! Queer as Fuck is back for another evening of LGBTQ+ stand-up, hosted by Catherine McCormick. This time around, you’ll see Keelan Miller, Zabrina Chevannes, Sarah Grange, Susan Fischer, and Keesha Brownie on stage. Sign up prior to the show, and […]
Which new destination would you most like Porter Airlines to add to its list? Perhaps you’d prefer Vancouver, or Saskatoon—or maybe New Orleans. Those are three of the 17 cities you can choose among in a poll available on the Porter website and heavily promoted on Facebook. It’s simple: all you have to do is […]
Each week, Torontoist examines the upcoming TV listings and makes note of programs that are entertaining, informative, and of quality. Or, alternately, none of those. The result: Televisualist.
SPOTTED BY: John Steven Fernandez, from the Torontoist Flickr pool. WHERE: St. Patrick’s Day Parade WHEN: Sunday, March 16 WHAT: An appearance by Rob Ford at the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The giant-green-bowtie-wearing mayor was greeted by cheers and jeers, and many questions about his recent behaviour—in particular about a video that shows the […]
Playwright Bobby Del Rio was inspired to write The Trial of Ken Gass, a Kafkaesque look at a man’s encounter with an officious bureaucrat, by the ousting of Factory Theatre’s artistic director by its board of directors (who earned themselves a place in our Villains roster in 2012). The play is less interested in the […]
There was excitement in the air at University College on Valentine’s Day, 1890, and it wasn’t due to Cupid’s arrows. As night fell, students rushed to their dorms and homes to don their finest clothing for one of the school’s biggest social events of the year. For decades, the Literary and Scientific Society of University […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. If you were one of the determined and patient people who lined up for hours to pick up an Honest Ed’s sign the other day, you’ll be glad to hear that, thanks in part to your determination, […]
We Happy Few are back for another round of entertaining audiences and making English professors cringe with Shakespeare Forgive Us IV. While the play is completely improvised, the actors lean on the playwright’s style, themes, and plot points to manufacture a new—and likely hilarious—narrative. In the event that the production doesn’t get you chuckling, special […]