THEATRE: This evening, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is presenting Electro-Alice: Adventures in the Underground. A new techno-opera by Torontonian Noah Henne, Electro-Alice explores what would happen if Alice had taken a bunch of MDMA before proceeding down the rabbit hole. The Facebook event describes it as “an experimental-techno-opera-costume-ball-acid-trip-mind-fucking-spiritual-dance-party for the 21st century.” 2008 Toronto Drag Idol winner Daytona Bitch stars as Alice. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street), 10 p.m., $10.
FESTIVAL: The second annual Festival of Queer Literary Arts is happening today in the Church/Wellesley village. This year’s event includes appearances by some exciting special guests, such as writer/director John Cameron Mitchell, Michelle Tea (creator of the Sister Spit all-girl open mic nights), and Canadian underground musician Kinnie Starr. There are also panel discussions, a poetry slam, and an open mic stage. Church Street (between Alexander Street and Gloucester Street), 11 a.m.–7 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: This week’s edition of the Wavelength Music Series features Dundas psychedelic rock group Cowlick; Toronto punk group Pavlov’s Dogs Orchestra; and Sweatshop Hop, an aerobic dance party presented by Maylee Todd and Dwight Schenk. Those who participate in the workout are encouraged to wear colourful workout attire, bring non-perishable food items to donate, and pump it up. Sneaky Dee’s (431 College Street), 10 p.m., PWYC ($5 suggested).
Promotional photo for Electro-Alice: Adventures in the Underground by Noah Henne