Nobody does a party like Inside Out!

From freaky drag shows, tea dances, to post-screening after parties, we bring you the fiercest and most fabulous blowouts to celebrate all things queer at our festival!

Check out our full list of parties and events below, and make sure to follow us on our social media channels for forthcoming updates!

Parties at a Glance

Opening Gala Party

Opening Gala Party

Thursday, May 23 | 9:30pm
Venue: Malaparte – TIFF Bell Lightbox 6th Floor
350 King St. West
Cover: $15 for General Public and Members
Free with Rocketman film and party ticket

Join us in kicking off this year’s festival and take in the view from the rooftop at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Dance your heart out with DJs Sikh Knowledge and LL Cool Wei.
Need a dance break? Be dazzled by local Queens Manghoe Lassi and Tifa Wine, while mingling with filmmakers and guests.

Get Bent Party

Get Bent + Inside Out: A Drag Party Fundraiser

Friday, May 24 | 9:30pm
Venue: STARZ Festival Lounge (Artscape Sandbox)
31 Widmer St.
Cover: PWYC

Calling all freaks! Get Bent is a QTPOC drag collective that likes to get weird, political, and most of all, messy.

Click here for full details.

 

Womens Gala Party

Women's Gala Party

Saturday, May 25 | 9:30pm
Venue: The Rec Roon, 255 Bremner Blvd.
Cover: $15 General Public | $12 Members
Free with Good Kisser film and party ticket

We are back with LSTW to bring you another incredible night celebrating queer women, non-binary filmmakers and artists of all genders, at our Women’s Gala After Party at The Rec Room.

Grooves and tunes courtesy of our special guest DJ’s Sofia Fly, Hey! DW, and DJ Recklezz!

Yohomo x Inside Out presents:
Local Heroes Party

Thursday, May 30 | 9:30pm
Venue: STARZ Festival Lounge (Artscape Sandbox)
31 Widmer St.
Cover: $10 General Public | $8 Members
Free with your Local Heroes screening ticket stub

Come celebrate our hometown heroes and pack the dance floor like the Gardiner at rush hour!

Thrive After Party

Thrive - Trans Shorts After Party

Friday, May 31 | 10:00pm
Venue: STARZ Festival Lounge (Artscape Sandbox)
31 Widmer St.
FREE Admission

Widely known as the best dance party Inside Out has to offer, Thrive is back for a full night of fun for everyone.

Closing Night Gala Party

Closing Gala Party

Saturday, June 1 | 9:30pm
Venue: The Rec Room, 255 Bremner Blvd.
Cover: $10 General Public | $8 Members
Free with Late Night screening ticket stub

As we approach our 30th birthday we can’t party like we used to. That’s why we’re moving our Closing Night Party to Saturday. Now you can spend the next day in a dark cinema instead of sitting beneath the harsh fluorescent lights in your office.

Drink, dance, skee-ball, repeat.

Romy & Micheles Tea Dance

Romy & Michele's
Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance

Sunday, June 2 | 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Venue: STARZ Festival Lounge (Artscape Sandbox)
31 Widmer St.
FREE Admission

Romy: Gawd, I wish I were a lesbian.

Michele: Do you want to try and see if we are?

With your host & DJ Bright Light Bright Light

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