Community Calendar
Toronto Bi+ Pride Events
June 2020

MONDAY JUNE 1 thru AUGUST 15th (new closing date)
SUBMISSIONS OPEN for our first Bi+ VIRTUAL CHOIR
(video launch SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2020)

Record yourself singing to Queen’s joyful anthem “Don’t Stop Me Now” and submit it to us; we will turn your footage into a music video! Location: your home, with instructions at www.biartsfestival.com/choir/.
(Presented by Bi+ Arts Festival and Toronto Bi+ Network)


Bi+ PRIDE for INTROVERTS, daily June 1-30
30 CREATIVITY PROMPTS
Daily visual, written, or musical prompts to use as a jumping-off point for poetry, journaling, art, song, dance and more. If you would like to share what you have created, based on the prompt, post on Twitter or IG and tag #biartsfestival #biarts.
Location: www.twitter.com/biartsfestival and instagram.com/biartsfestival
(Presented by Bi+ Arts Festival)


THURSDAY JUNE 4, 8p-10p
BIWOT (Bisexual Women of Toronto) virtual peer support meeting
 
Location: TBN Zoom – please email info@torontobinet.org to get the link.
(Hosted and facilitated by the volunteers of Toronto Bi+ Network)


FRIDAY JUNE 5, 9p-10:30p – EVENT POSTPONED
SHOWGIRLS “BINGO” [and DRINKING GAME]
Drink along as we watch eight-time Razzie award winner Showgirls (1995) (including Razzies for Worst Picture, Worst Actress and Worst Picture of the Decade). In this film,  young drifter Nomi arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become a top showgirl. Download your bingo card before we do a “watch together” – chat along on Zoom.
Location:  www.biartsfestival.com/bingo (for bingo cards and instructions)
(Presented by Bi+ Arts Festival)


SATURDAY JUNE 6, 3p-5p
CRAFTERNOON 
BYO crafting in a casual, supportive atmosphere.
Location: TBN Zoom – please email info@torontobinet.org to get the link.
Hosts D’Arcy & Lauren
(Presented by Toronto Bi+ Network and Bi+ Arts Festival)


SATURDAY JUNE 6, 8p-late
BIWOT’s ANNUAL PRIDE NIGHT OUT
**FOR BIWOT MEMBERS ONLY
8p-9p-ish – cocktails together on Zoom
9p-ish-onwards – Lavender party at Glad Day TV
Location: TBN Zoom – please email info@torontobinet.org to get the link. After 9-ish, move on to Glad Day TV for Lavender Dance Party.
(Presented by Bisexual Women of Toronto (BIWOT))


SUNDAY JUNE 7, 7p-8p (rescheduled from June 2nd)
SELF-PORTRAIT WORKSHOP WITH NATALIE VERY B
Hands-on self-portrait workshop on Pride Toronto’s website.
Location: www.pridetoronto.ca
(Presented by Pride Toronto) 

MONDAY JUNE 8, 2p to 3:30p
EPISODE 1 “LOST AND FOUND: ADVENTURES IN BI+ HISTORY
Join us for a series of bite-sized talks on the issues your bi+/queer friends and neighbours are passionate about.
Today:
How do we uncover/recover bi+ and queer lives in film and photography? How important is positive representation? Did you know King David was bisexual? What can we learn from the life, loves and losses of a bisexual goose?
Location: Bi+ Arts Zoom – Program & bios & link to pre-register here
(Presented by Bi+ Arts Festival)

MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2pm to 3:30pm
EPISODE 2 – “FLIP IT”
Join us for a series of bite-sized talks on the issues your bi+/queer friends and neighbours are passionate about.
Today:
Our speakers look at complex questions, including end-of-life decisions, madness, resiliency and art, the search for a cure for cancer, and and claiming space as a bisexual Black woman, through dance.
Location: Bi+ Arts Zoom
(Presented by Bi+ Arts Festival)

THURSDAY, JUNE 18th, 2pm to 3:30pm
EPISODE 3 – “CREATING WORLDS / CREATIVE WORLDS” 
Join us for a series of bite-sized talks on the issues your bi+/queer friends and neighbours are passionate about.
Today: Tolkien and nerds, today’s small-press Renaissance of graphic novels and comics, and the art & science of aquascaping,
Location: Bi+ Arts Zoom
(Presented by Bi+ Arts Festival)

DATE, TIME TBD
EPISODE 4 “FAMILIES: FURRY, CHOSEN AND OTHER”
Join us for a series of bite-sized talks on the issues your bi+/queer friends and neighbours are passionate about.
Today:
What is the best way to take care of an elderly cat? How do lives change when you love your queer children? And other speakers TBD.
Location: Bi+ Arts Zoom
(Presented by Bi+ Arts Festival)


SATURDAY JUNE 13, 3p-5p
CRAFTERNOON: SHOW US YOUR COLOURS 
BYO crafting in a casual, supportive atmosphere.
Guest Crafter: Catherine will lead a short “Show Us Your Colours” collage workshop.
Location: TBN Zoom – please email info@torontobinet.org to get the link. Hosts D’Arcy & Lauren
(Presented by Toronto Bi+ Network and Bi+ Arts Festival)


SUNDAY JUNE 14, 12p-2p
BI+ BRUNCH: SHOW US YOUR COLOURS

Dress to impress. Show your pride colours – with a fab outfit, badges, t-shirts, posters or more! 
Location: TBN Zoom – please email info@torontobinet.org to get the link. Hosts: Michelle and Peter.
(Presented by Toronto Bi+ Network)


WEEK OF JUNE 15, date/time TBD
COMING OUT / BEING OUT / STAYING OUT

A panel of bi+ parents share their stories and experiences with coming out (and “staying” out) as bisexual; queer parenting during a pandemic; and balancing personal, professional and creative goals. A moderated conversation, with Q&A to follow. Guests include Ananda, and others TBA.
Location: Bi+ Arts Zoom, register online in advance for URL.
(Presented by Bi+ Arts Festival)


WEDNESDAY JUNE 17, 8p-9:30p
PUB QUIZ-TRIVIA NIGHT

Host: Catherine. Get a team of up to 4 (or play along solo or with your roommate/s, partner/s, metamour/s or polycule) and prepare to test your knowledge in general, musical, and bi+ categories. Compete for prizes, with special awards for Best outfit, interpretive dance, and more!
Location: Bi+ Arts Festival Zoom
(Presented by Bi+ Arts Festival)

FRIDAY JUNE 19, 8p-9:30p
CRUSH ZINE –  OPEN MIC
– EVENT POSTPONED until SEPTEMBER
Share new work, poetry, short fiction, art, video, music. Max 5 minutes per person. Stay tuned for sign-up details.
Host: Kat.
Location: Bi+ Arts Zoom
(Presented by Bi+ Arts Festival)


SATURDAY JUNE 20, 3p-5p
CRAFTERNOON 
BYO crafting in a casual, supportive atmosphere
Location: TBN Zoom – please email info@torontobinet.org to get the link. Hosts D’Arcy & Lauren
(Presented by Toronto Bi+ Network and Bi+ Arts Festival)


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