Interview with writer/poet/cabaret mistress Lizzie Violet

Lizzie Violet is a Toronto-based writer, editor, poet, blogger, cabaret organizer/host and horror aficionado. She is a huge fan of zombies. She’s also an awesome person and a great friend. Lizzie hosts Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir (LVCN), which features music, poetry/spoken word, vaudeville and burlesque performers, as well as open mic artists, at The Central.Continue reading “Interview with writer/poet/cabaret mistress Lizzie Violet”

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Drama, pathos & hilarity – now with more lesbians @ Gay Play Day

The second annual Gay Play Day LGBTTQ Theatre Festival of short plays ran Friday through Saturday in the Alumnae Theatre studio space, featuring works with all the drama, pathos and hilarity I remember from its inaugural fest last year. Now with more lesbians. A.D./playwright/director Darren Stewart-Jones, wearing several other hats as producer, box office/reservations contactContinue reading “Drama, pathos & hilarity – now with more lesbians @ Gay Play Day”

Upcoming music, theatre & spoken word awesomeness

It was some big fun, not to mention a great pleasure, as I worked the door at Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir (LVCN) last night, with feature artists Andrea Thompson, Frenchie Fatale and Hugh Wilson. It was LVCN’s first night at its new home at The Central – and the place was packed, with an incrediblyContinue reading “Upcoming music, theatre & spoken word awesomeness”

So long, Q Space

I had the pleasure of attending two arts events at Q Space last week: The Beautiful & the Damned (TB&TD) on Thursday night and Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir (LV Cabaret Noir) on Sunday; check out Duncan Armstrong’s TOpoet blog posts of these recent editions of TB&TD and LV Cabaret Noir. Both events showcase local performingContinue reading “So long, Q Space”

Upcoming theatre, music, poetry & cabaret happenings this week

Hey kids! For all y’all who are coming back to your regularly scheduled programming after the long weekend: hope you had a good one. Can you believe we’re well into the first week of August already? Holy moly! Lots coming up, my friends. Here is just a sample of what local artists and performers areContinue reading “Upcoming theatre, music, poetry & cabaret happenings this week”

Random thoughts & sage advice in Felicia Guy-Lynch’s Scattered Thoughts: A Stream of Consciousness

Felicia Guy-Lynch’s first book, Scattered Thoughts: A Stream of Consciousness, is a poetry collection of random thoughts and shared wisdom on love, self-worth, trust and living in this world. Political, analytical, with word play, rhymes and rhythms – it sometimes feels like you’re reading a sheet of music with no notes on it, but youContinue reading “Random thoughts & sage advice in Felicia Guy-Lynch’s Scattered Thoughts: A Stream of Consciousness”

So much fun coming up!

Thought I’d take a moment to post about some ongoing/upcoming arts events. Alumnae Theatre Company’s New Ideas Festival (NIF) continues this week with the Week Two program and reading (March 13-17), with Week Three program/reading running the week after (March 20-24). Quick note on Saturday’s Week One reading of Falling: We had a packed house,Continue reading “So much fun coming up!”

Valentine’s Day goes Femme Fatale @ The Beautiful & the Damned

Passion, poetry, music – and fun, sexy and moving times – at Glad Day Bookshop last night during The Beautiful and The Damned Femme Fatale Valentine’s Day edition, hosted by the lovely and talented Lizzie Violet, who also acted as quiz mistress on this month’s dead celeb Gloria Grahame trivia questions. I had a blast,Continue reading “Valentine’s Day goes Femme Fatale @ The Beautiful & the Damned”

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, all! It’s so cliché – not to mention annoying and sad – to be a bitter single person today, so I’m choosing to celebrate with some lovely and talented friends at Glad Day Bookshop tonight: The Beautiful and The Damned Femme Fatale Valentine’s Day edition, hosted by Lizzie Violet – with featureContinue reading “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

Upcoming awesomeness: music, poetry & theatre

Happy New Year, all! Here are a bunch of upcoming events/performances/productions to watch out for – and there’s a little somethin’ for everyone here: Tin Star Orphans open for The Strumbellas at The Dakota Tavern on Tues, Jan 8. The next edition of The Beautiful & the Damned poetry cabaret, hosted by Philip Cairns andContinue reading “Upcoming awesomeness: music, poetry & theatre”