We’re huge fans of the Gladstone Hotel because this boutique hotel is more than just a beautiful place to stay and eat. It’s a cultural hub without our city that has found their eclectic niche to contribute to this great city. From art exhibitions to events, there is always something unique and fun happening over at the Gladstone Hotel. During the week of Tuesday, June 16, 2015 to Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Gladstone Hotel is hosting their own pride week with a 10-day event series celebrating Canada’s LGBT community with Pride at the Gaystone!
Bringing Toronto’s LGBT celebrations to the west-end, their multidisciplinary Pride programming was developed as a way to centralize Pride celebrations curated by Gladstone heartthrob Kaleb Robertson (a.k.a. Miss Fluffy Soufflé). With events starting on June 16 with headliner Tynomi Banks and ending Thursday, June 25, 2015 with the opening of TSG: Fall to Pieces, an exhibition of new projects created by LGBTTI2QQ artists about their experiences of disability, radicalization, class, and other intersectional experiences of identity, here are my top 5 events to look forward to next week! For a full listing, visit the Gladstone Hotel online HERE.
1. Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Pride at the Gaystone Launch – An Evening with Tynomi Banks
The Ballroom; VIP Reception 7pm to 8pm; 8pm Doors, 9pm Show; $5
Superstar Tynomi Banks brings her show talents to Queer West with a special performance to launch Pride at the Gaystone. Over-the-top dance numbers, sexy solos, and powerful ballads interpreted by this one-of-a-kind diva are only the beginning! Special “ribbon cutting” with Bent Beauty Supreme winner Miss Fluffy Soufflé. For more event information, click here.
2. Friday, June 19, 2015
Work It: The Remix
The Ballroom; 10pm; $10
It’s an Old Skool Bump n’ Grind! Get sweaty at the horniest hip-hop spot this Pride. Bust a move to your fave jams, hook-up with some hotties, or just ruffle your tailfeathers! This event is a cool collab. between Work It originators DJ Nix + Nari and Belle Jumelles – and you know they’ve got some surprise performances up their sleeves. For more event information, click here.
3. Saturday, June 20, 2015
90s Video Dance Party
The Ballroom; 10pm to 3am; $10-15
The Gaystone is hooking up with The Good Kids for the 90s jam of the year. 90s music all night long with DJ Tanner and a video music set by resident Good Kids DJ Caff. Live performance by Wannabe: Spice Girls Tribute and guest performer Tynomi Banks. With 90s themed drink specials and a $100 costume contest, it will be theplace to celebrate late into the night. For more event information, click here.
4. Sunday, June 21, 2015
Too Queer: Bi Visibility Cabaret
The Ballroom; 7pm; $10
After two standing-room-only shows, producer Katie Sly has created a space that is obviously needed in Toronto. With a cabaret show packed with talents, this is sure to be another successful night. For more event information, click here.
5. Thursday, June 25, 2015
Exhibition Openings – TSG: Falls To Pieces + 10×10 Photography Project
2nd, 3rd + 4th Floors; 7pm to 10pm; Free
An evening in celebration of this year’s Pride at the Gaystone exhibitions, TSG: Fall to Pieces and 10×10 Photography Project, with pop-up performances by WoMANtis Random.