What to do in Toronto this weekend: March 15-17

NOW editors pick the city's best events, including Toronto Comicon, Yes Yes Y'All's 10th anniversary, St. Patrick's Day with the O'Haras and a trans punk cult classic


City Of Lost Souls

Los Angeles-based queer film history platform Dirty Looks is hitting the road this month to tour a little-seen German cult film from 1983 featuring the legendary trans punk performer Jayne County in her only starring movie role. Directed by Rosa von Praunheim, City Of Lost Souls co-stars County and Angie Stardust as the owners of Burger Queen, a boarding house/restaurant that’s home to an eccentric cast of American performers who have moved to Berlin in search of a more accepting home. The hybrid fiction/non-fiction film is now a time capsule for Berlin’s early 80s club scene and trans life at a time before the word transgender became prevalent. The remastered soundtrack will also be available to purchase at the screening in hot pink cassette form.

March 17. Glad Day Bookshop. 6 pm. facebook.com/dirtylooksla.


Toronto Comicon

Geek out with Hellboy’s Ron Perlman and Jaleel White (aka Steve Urkel) at the three-day fan culture expo.

March 15-17. Metro Toronto Convention Centre. $10-$45. ­comicontoronto.com.

Yes Yes Y’All’s 10th anniversary

DJs from QPOC and inclusive parties in New York City, London and Atlanta help the monthly hip-hop party mark a decade. Read our story here.

March 15. The Nest. 10 pm. $10. facebook.com.

Productive Discomfort

Welcome mats get reimagined for a group art show that’s part of the month-long Myseum Intersections Festival. Read more here.

Workshop from 1-4 pm on March 16. Xpace Cultural Centre. Free. myseumoftoronto.com.

Martian Awareness Ball

Marcus and Mary Margaret O’Hara’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party turns 41. Read an interview with Marcus here.

March 16. Horseshoe. Doors 9 pm. $20. ticketfly.com.

Isitwendam (An Understanding)

TV writer/actor Meegwun Fairbrother’s solo stage show world premieres at Aki Studio Theatre.

March 16-31. $15-$30. nativeearth.ca.

Trinity Bellwoods Flea

Upwards of 60 local vendors, artisans and small business set up shop in the Great Hall.

March 17. 10 am-5 pm. Free. facebook.com.

School Girls Or, The African Mean Girls Play

Jocelyn Bioh’s play set in Ghana in the 1980s gets a spectacular production at Buddies in Bad Times. Read our NNNN review here.

To March 24. 8 pm. Pwyc-$40. 416-975-8555.

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