Just because you spent all day drinking in the beer gardens and dancing in the streets doesn't mean the party ends after night falls. Chances are, no matter what kind of music you're into you can find somewhere to shake your booty this weekend.
Vazaleen, Friday (June 23) Earlier this year, Will Munro announced that his pioneering queer punk dance party, Vazaleen , would no longer be a monthly institution, so the two yearly resurrections ( Pride and Halloween ) are highly anticipated by artsy fags, dykes and friendly straight people. Expect a packed house at Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), and make sure you get there in time for the live performance by awesome electro-funkers Fritz Helder and the Phantoms .
Big Primpin', Sunday (June 25)
If you're more interested in MCs than guitar players, you've got a couple of ways to get your hiphop fix. Parkdale homo-hop crew Big Primpin' are throwing their Get Busted party at the Courthouse (57 Adelaide East), which draws a lot of Queen West hipsters.
Goodlife Saturday (June 24)
If you want your hiphop with a bit less irony, Goodlife's Pretty In Pink party at the Hacienda (794 Bathurst) should be a sweaty good time and will feature a performance by R&B singer Jully Black alongside DJ Blackcat .
Savour Saturday (June 24)
The big party for the girls will doubtless be Savour: The Main Event at the historic Palais Royale (1601 Lakeshore West), the recently renovated dancehall built in 1921. Denise Benson , Cozmic Cat and Spinner will play a wide variety of sounds from electro to hiphop to house to pop. It may end up being T.O.'s biggest women's event ever.
PEEP SHOW, Saturday (June 24)
Saturday would be a great night to check out new after-hours club Sonic , since owner David Morales is throwing a special event called Peep Show that will be a great opportunity to see the club at its craziest. Morales may not be gay himself, but the boys sure love it when he inevitably takes off his shirt.
City Of Babylon, Saturday (June 24)
Prism has a full weekend of parties planned, the main one being the touring circuit party franchise City Of Babylon at Kool Haus (132 Queen's Quay East). And, yes, it is based on the Queer As Folk TV show.
Revival (Prism), Sunday (June 25)
Prism's party at the Guverment (same address as Kool Haus) also looks like it'll be a big one, with Peter Rauhofer headlining.
In the past, the big circuit-party-style events got most of the attention, but the past couple of years haven't been so kind to the mega-events, and they're less the focus this time around. What had looked to be one of this year's highlights ( Boing! ) was cancelled at the last minute because the venue's (Circa ) opening has been delayed yet again. Pity - word was that headlinerJunior Vasquez was performing much better now that he's quit crystal meth.