According to a Queer Grrrl:Pride PARTIES PART 2!
Here’s my Part 2 guide to Pride 2012 Parties as promised. These events are off the Church and Wellesly Promenade and Stroll and are definately worth a look. Listed are events from Wed June 27th to Pride DAY July 1st. You don’t have to be downtown with the millions of people on the Pride Weekend to celebrate Pride. Just a grab a crew of your own peeps and head out to have fun.
When : Wednesday, June 27th. 10PM – 2AM
Where : TOIKA LOUNGE, 471 RICHMOND ST WEST. (west of Richmond and Spadina)
Tickets : Its $3 advance at Lavish and Squalor $5 at the door and $3 if you are dressed like a rainbow
Drink Specials: $3 Rainbow Jello Shots until 12
This is a safe space for all, gender-neutral washrooms, party is on the ground floor with 1 small step at the front
The Back Story
Three Dollar Bill (or 3$B as it is also known) is a new bi-weekly themed party that takes place the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. At every party there will be new hosts, djs, music, themes, contests, giveaways and drink specials. Their Pride 2012 Super Gay Rainbow edition brings Guest DJ SISSY FUSS from Transgressions, Resident DJ’s SOUND SLUTS “will be changing it up, spinning late 90′s dance, teen pop and early 2000′s top 40 bullshit.” The best Rainbow Costume will win you 2 tickets to SWITCH (with thanks to Aslan Leather and SWITCH – for info on that party scroll to the end of this piece!) Hell, I will paint my entire body like a freakin rainbow to get a hold of those tickets. PLUS there will be a Bubble gum blowing contest: the best bubble of the night takes home a prize. This being a special Pride 2012 event, there is a cover.. 3$B is cover free on most nights.
Ess Cams who is bringing you this event(along with the Sound Sluts), is also putting on this little shindig with the Orphans crew on Sunday. This is straight from the Face Book page.
Where : El Mocambo 464 Spadina Avenue at College
WHEN: Sunday July 1st 10 pm until whenever …
WE RECOMMEND GETTING ADVANCED TICKETS.
$10 Advanced Tickets at Lavish and Squalor
With these tickets you are GUARANTEED entry with line bypass.
From the Orphan’: a second night to stay off the Church and Wellesly strip of mayhem. You can get into the Elmo and enjoy the vibe of your fellow community members. It will be loud, jumpin and the music will hit your bones. Expect it to be totally packed, which is a gooood thing as it means everyone is out to have a good time.
DJ’s FOR THE NIGHT: MAC and TEEVES, ESS-CAMS, BEAR UNIT +SPECIAL APPEARANCES
Expect to hear House, Hip Hop, Electro and Guilty Pleasures. There will be prizes and give aways. For online Tickets CLICK HERE
When Saturday, 30 June 2012 10 to 2 - but the bar opens early at 8!
Where : Margret on Dundas 2952 Dundas Street West Here is their Twitter link, or find @MargretBar
DJs: Dislexia on decks with fabulous favs, dirty diva’s, those YMCA guys and MORE! DJ Lady Sarah playing all vinyl glam jams / pop wonders!
TTC and info for Bikers: This place is VERY easy to get to. Start at Dundas West Station. Take the 40 Junction, which runs all along Dundas West one stop west of Keele. Get off at Pacific. Walk 3 seconds east. Look for the kitchy chairs sitting in front of a funky bar that will make you a grilled cheese for $2.50 whilst you sip your beverage of choice. For those who prefer to bike than TTC I am sure there’s might already know how to get there faster than the peeps on the TTC, as it is just a ride up Dundas Street West.
TTC and Bikers INFO To get home : If getting there is stupid easy then getting back is a total breeze. If you are leaving before 2 am, just take the 40 junction back to Dundas West Station and proceed back to where you came from. If leaving after 2 am, take the 313 Jane south. It connects you to Blue Night 300 Bloor Danforth Blue Night Service and travels south along Roncevalles to Queen where you can catch the Blue Night 301 Queen streetcar . Here is a list of all Blue Night street car and bus routes the for handy reference throughout the entire Pride 2012 weekend. Info for bikers : ALL of the BUS routes on the TTC have the front bike racks. So no need to worry about getting home if you are a little tipsy rolling out of the bar.
Here’s a peek into the clean style of the bar.
Drink Specials: Not just for this event, but just about every night, you have the opportunity to enjoy tasty cheap alcohol . From 8 to 10 , its Margret Hour. Tall cans and whiskey sours $3.50. One of their special summer drinks is their Mojito, which is made with fresh mint. They are growing the plants right now, as we speak. Just the very idea of it cools me down…
The Back Story
Margret on Dundas has turntables that spin a vinyl collection of classics to standards and back again that can hardly be rivaled. There is a projector screen that plays movies and shows from the 1960′s and forward. I have seen episodes of Knight Rider, Spiderman, and Bionic Woman. The couches are a bright red which is a contrast to the thought provoking art, busts, and chalkboards in the bathrooms. Its got a neat energy.. Margret on Dundas really is a “pull yourself up and take a seat” kind of place and then dance your ass off when the right tunes hit the speakers. The sense of humour is obvious on their Facebook page with photoshopped pictures that can be mind warping in some cases, and just plain funny in others. You can get a sense of those who have come to love the place and the peeps who hang there.
Where : Oasis Aqualonge 231 Mutual Street.
When : Sunday July 1st, 8 to 3 am
Tickets : ONLINE only, and there is still time left.
Drinks: A Red Solo cup will hold your drink while you explore Oasis’s unique “Adult Waterpark” theme: a hot tub, outdoor heated pool, plus a dry sauna await you. NO broken glass, and your beverage of choice is still just as tasty in plastic.
OMG! This event seems to just keep getting better! It is being presented in conjunction with “House of Switch” by Aslan Leather. Queer Kinky Porn is always being shown in the Porn room. EVERYONE can come. It doesn’t matter who you are, or how you identify your sexuality and/or your gender. This is a party for Queers who want a space to “watch, party, play and fuck.” Queer is “defined” as : LGBTQ and people who find themselves out of place in heteronormative play spaces. So yes, str8 allies you can come along as well. But be warned, you are going to see a LOT of kinky queer sex. Everyone in attendance has a fucking good time, and yes, pun intended.
Str8 from the website : “All Switch registration options, you are required to send an email to Switch.Signup@gmail.com with the full legal names, nicknames and email address of each individual attendee. The deadline for reservations is noon the day before the party to ensure that all emails and confirmations can be processed in time. No new registrations will be accepted at the door. We reserve the right to refuse entry to those not on the registration list.”
THIS JUST IN!
This was just posted on the Facebook page. Click HERE to see ALL the posts from everyone going to the party.
“…Our Switch Live talent has been confirmed, boi Dana, Charlie Spats and Power Jones (aka Master_DaddyASLAN) are preparing to get hot and dirty for the live shoot at 11:30pm…Speaking of dirty, Dirty Donnie of Dirty Donnie Hardware will be bringing his new Sex Chamber sling/suspension unit for us to play on! We will have it set up outside on the pool deck for the live PORN shoot and we will leave it up for you to play after the shoot. DJ’s Melanie S and Dead Cops will be pumping sweet and dirty sounds all night long and now you will be able to hear their music outside thanks to Oasis for adding outdoor speakers to the sound system!”
The Back Story
Carrie Gray is the driving force behind Aslan Leather and The House of Switch. He is literally the Master of all he does. At the Feminist Porn Awards, he took home Honorable Mention: HomeTown Hotties, SWITCH Live! He was the director of the film. Aslan Leather has been in business for the last decade. Carrie has produced groundbreaking fetish shows and films. His aim is “to bring a realistic portrait of people into kink to the public.” He wants “to give players and sex enthusiasts of all genders and perversions a place where they can see others showing off their gorgeous sexy selves.” Trust me folks, he does this well. As a regular volunteer at the Pleasure Palace, you can tell he rules the dungeon. The smiling faces from people who have had an experience with him …tells the entire story~~
Much success to all of you until Pride 2013
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