Caribana Gay Guide 2017

Caribana Gay Guide 2017

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Caribana is suddenly queerer than ever thanks to a small avalanche of parties in spaces all over town. POC's to the front! There are now hot, sweaty bashments for all genders and music genres, bringing a much-need flick of the wrist to one of Toronto's most vibrant and colourful party weekends.

Behold, our choices for the top LGBTQ 2017 Caribana parties in Toronto.


Thursday - August 3rd

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Baregyal Caribana at The Phoenix
The Pheonix | $25
The official celebration of womxn of colour at Caribana!


Friday - August 4th

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1. Jerk
Velvet Undergound | $10
The lineup from MTL, Berlin, Toronto and even free chicken (while supplies last)!

2. Carnival Bashment Fete Burlesque
Round Venue | $15-25
The Caribana edition of A Bashment Fete Burlesque, Carniva gives you Soca, Reggaeton & Latino music, Dancehall, and urban mixes. 

3. Fix N Control
Smiling Buddha | $5
A lineup of beautiful femme identifying queer DJ's for Caribana. Dark sounds all nite bbs, BIPOC'S take up alllll di spaceeeeee.

4. Big Primpin'
Miss Thing's | $7
Let yourself go, with DJs Blackcat and Mizz Recklezz at this Caribana edition of Toronto's hip hop homo party. 


Saturday - August 5th

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1. Caribana Parade on Lake Shore
Lake shore Boul. | FREE
Bring a towel of your favourite Caribbean country's flag to wave or wipe your sweaty body with. Watch the floats go by as they blast soca, calypso, and raggae, or join in if you can. 

2. Out a Road
Pia Bouman Ballet School | FREE
Join Bonjay & friends for an open-air jam inspired by the weird and wonderful offshoots of Caribbean music around the world.

3. Heat at Mod Club
Mod Club | $20-$35
“Bare As You Dare” & that’s the dress code - be there and be you. POC queer femmes to the front at Caribana.


Sunday - August 6th

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1. Blockobana
Regent Park | FREE
They began this celebration of queer and trans love in 2010 and aim to spend the day celebrating Caribana weekend and the Caribbean and African diaspora! 

2. The Urban Jungle
Club 120 | $15-$20
Dress code is: colourful African and floral prints at the largest LGBTQ Caribana party Toronto's got. Soca, r&b, dancehall, hip hop and Trap in partnership with Big Primpin'.

3. High Power
Mod Club | $5 Advance
Soca, Dance Hall, Afrobeats, Hip Hop, Global House, Fire - It's gonna be a fête so plan your looks, and don't worry, they will have paint ready and waiting for your skin!


Friday - August 11th

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Fried Plantain Soca Fete at Glad Day
Glad Day Bookshop | $7 in adance | $10 at the door
The Rude Collective brings you a Queer Fete for the summer. The friday after Caribana, come buss a whine and lime with the some of the best DJs in the city...

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