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Transcedance: Bricks and Glitter Closing party!

  • Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West Toronto, ON, M6J 1J6 Canada (map)

“Come and celebrate Bricks and Glitter Closing Party with performance and a dance party to get rid of the angst we all are dealing with!

let's come together we can prepare for the crap ahead and let our spirits soar.

8pm-10pm live acts (see below)
19 + event

$5 - $20 (no one turned away)

Part proceeds to go to support Moka Dawkins who is still in solitary. She was arrested in 2015 for defending herself and - as a Black, Indigenous, 2-Spirit trans, sex worker - continues to resist multiple forms of violence in our community.
#JusticeForMoka! More on Moka's case:

LAL and release of new Flowers While We're Living video by Alejandra Higuera

Stanton Dove 8:15
Adee Roberson 8:30
LAL 8:45
Blip†or 9:30

with djs:
Xeynamay 10-11PM
Valeroo (Valerie Soo) 11-12AM
Aanya Wood 12-1AM
Sikh Knowledge - artist 1-2AM

artist info:

Stanton Dove is a transsexual male, creative wizard and wordsmith.
Stanton’s writing is known for being raw, dark, and vivid. He has been compared to the likes of Kathy Acker and J.T. Leroy. Stanton has performed his original short stories at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, The 519, Unit 2 and the Margin of Eras Gallery. He was the recipient of a CUE Writer’s Bursary in 2018 and his short story, Luca, was published by CUE Art Projects.
Stanton continues to be inspired by his plethora of unique life experience, the complexity of the world around him, and his desire to understand it.

Toronto DJ, established singer, producer and artistic concept generator. Making waves in Toronto's queer scene at events such as BB Hump Day, “C’mon Sis”, Pride Toronto and cofounder of Raven's Vision.
Working with the likes of TiKA Simone, Unbuttoned, and Zaki Ibrahim. Theatre has shaped their use of sound production and storytelling to always leave the audience not at all where they started.

Adee Roberson
Tropic Green is music from the planet Saturn as channeled by Adee Roberson. Her work weaves sonic and familial archives, with landscape, technicolor, rhythm, form, and spirit. She has exhibited and performed at numerous venues including, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Antenna Gallery, Project Row Houses Houston, Palm Springs Art Museum, Human Resources, Charlie James Gallery, Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, MOCA Los Angeles. She is based in Los Angeles, CA.

Rosina Kazi and Nicholas Murray are LAL, the Toronto-based protest electronic duo that has built a career out of daring audiences to be their best selves, loudly. Coming from the worlds of hip hop, punk and experimental music, LAL blends those influences into the smoothest, richest shake that will enliven the mind, body and soul. Their beats and melodies can charm the most cynical club head, softening them up so that the lyrics of anger, sadness and possibility can worm their way deep inside.

Xeynamay is an Ethiopian-Eritrean Queer artist that aims to fuse her love for Theatre, Art, Film and Music in her work. . She recently co-developed her first performance series, Slick! (2019). Slick! aims to be a safe haven for Queer BIPOC multidisciplinary artists that wish to explore multiple mediums of performance art. Her work in Music, Film and Writing hopes to explore traditional forms of storytelling that are not limited to one medium or space.

Link for Mixes & Songs:

Valawho? Darling socialite originally, Valeroo jumps from dancefloor to DJ booth and back with energy! Gaining a reputation for moving bodies starting in the west Toronto queer scene, she has gone on to play with notable collectives (New Ho Queen, New Nails, Promise, RUDE) and festivals (Contact, Fringe, Images, Inside Out, Pride). Soul, disco, house, tech(no), woowoo! Let’s go dancing with Valeroo!

Most recent online mix:

SKX is a queer, sikh, turbaned, international menace. Vibes brought include his own remixes, original productions, and a selection of audio keeping ears pricked up and the pricks aired out.”

Earlier Event: August 30
Sanghum | Deepa Mehta’s FIRE
Later Event: September 7
Life Drawing: Black Eagle Style