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03 2016

Bruce LaBruce curates Pride month launch party x AGO First Thursday – June 2

Syndicated from: AGO Art Matters

Bruce LaBruce, photo by Saad Al-Hakkak This June, we’re kicking off Pride Month with a special First Thursday art party guest curated by legendary Toronto-based artist, filmmaker, writer and photographer Bruce LaBruce! Pride Month, which runs from June 1 to July 3, is Toronto’s first-ever month-long celebration that unites and empowers people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expression. Presented in partnership with Pride Toronto & Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, this special edition of AGO First Thursday will highlight competing visions of queerness with a dynamic mix of provocative, topical programming and electrifying performances. Bruce has invited four of his favourite queer artists to perform, each of whom are resolutely forging their own unique aesthetic and politic, but are aligned in terms of avant-garde practice and spirit, as well as gender radicalism. Programming highlights includes performances by internationally celebrated queer artists Ron Athey and Narcissister, as well as musical performances by No Bra and a special DJ set by New York’s Gio Black Peter. June First Thursday June 2, 2016, 7pm to 11:30pm Tickets: $13 in advance and $16 at the door. (AGO Members: $11 in advance and $14 at the door.) Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 12 at 10 a.m. at, and are expected to sell out. Follow #AGO1st and #PrideTO on Twitter and Instagram for ticketing and programming updates.

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