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Community BBQ & Hangout

FREE & Family-Friendly
Outdoor on Lisgar Street | 5-8pm

a collage image with a giant hot dog floating over The Theatre Centre building, along with balloons and a music record. A raccoon wearing pink sunglasses is chilling on top of the roof

Community Meals are a long-standing tradition in The Theatre Centre community. Let’s be honest, not much happens at The Theatre Centre without food. In the spirit of The Theatre Centre’s year-long celebration, we’re holding an outdoor event with hot dogs (while supplies last), DJ, drag performances, and live music! As per Ontario Food Business Regulations, puppies are welcome!

No need to sign up in advance, but help us prepare by RSVP’ing.

FREE & family friendly— all are welcome!

DJ, Drag Performances, Live Music!

The photo features DJ Nana spinning on DJ decks at our 10 for 10 Launch Party.

DJ Nana has performed in many locations around North America, Europe, Asia, and South Africa. As a music producer and independent label owner, Nana has secured musical placements for various productions (Kim’s Convenience Season Four, The Coroner), earned a Juno Award for Best Rap Recording Album (Legends League Prsents: Naturally Born Strangers), created the classic South African Hip Hop Song “Let The BeatGo” featuring HHP, Tumi (Stogie T) and Zubz, was honoured with Ghana DJ’s Best international DJ in 2014; and is the only DJ to have made an appearance on any Idol based show – his feat on Canadian Idol during 2008.

Pleanetary Secretary wears a white and pink boa, staring to the camera in a party somwehere

planetary secretary is a spooky lil tarot card gremlin; they augur fates and commune with the wretched stars 🌟 

they can be found at parties, events, farmers markets, and parks doin their lil dances and playing at divination

they love pastel colours, eating candy, and making a pact with the ancient rites of the great & infinite unknown void to scry powerful truths on the inner workings of your life

please come talk to them and they will read your freaky lil fortune AND tell u your hair looks nice! 💖💖💖

Chelsea looks at the camera without smiling, resting her chin on her hands. She has red curly hair and is wearing a mock neck shifrt.

Jamaican born and now Toronto based, Chelsea Russell has become a multifaceted artist actively pursuing a career as a singer and songwriter and actor. Her incredible tone transitions seamlessly from R&B to opera to feelings of afrobeat and reggae, transcending any traditional expectation of genre. Chelsea aims to capture the hearts of her listeners through telling stories of love and loss with ethereal and harmonic ambience narrated with passionate lyrics. Her upcoming EP is called ‘IF EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL”. Her newest singles are “Country Gyal” and “Honey”. Available on all streaming platforms.  She can also be seen portraying the historical icon STORME Delarverie on the show Fellow Travellers on Paramount +.  Follow her on Instagram @chelsearussell0

jelly appears in front of a camera with a blue and light-blue dress that falls down to the floor around them.

Jelly is Toronto’s drag superfreak on the rise, bringing you a multi media drag sketch musical like you have never seen before! Featuring animation, live music, lipsync performances and a closet packed full of glamorous wearable creations, Jelly presents a stage show that is equal parts hilarity and visual spectacle. In this production she is bringing her greatest hits, new material, and enough rhinestones to blind a small nation.

Thank you to our BBQ sponsors!

This event is part of our 10 for 10 programming (ten unique offerings over ten months), which celebrates ten years since we moved into our forever home on 1115 Queen Street West.

Learn more about the program and upcoming events here.

10 for 10.
OCAF FMCO 25 yers

The Theatre Centre is a nationally recognized live-arts incubator and community hub. Our mission is to offer a home for creative, cultural and social interactions to invent the future. We make work that spans disciplines and genres; work that pushes the boundaries of what is considered “art”. Our programming and our role as a community space are inextricably linked. Art is not made in a silo: it is connected to the world around it.

10 for 10 activities have been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

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Photo credit: Andrew Williamson, courtesy of SummerWorks Festival (2022)

July 19, 2024

Come join us and the community at West Queen West, meet your neighbours and members of The Theatre Centre’s community from all over Toronto.

Outdoors on Lisgar Street
5-8pm

Performance Dates

This performance is 3 hours