Fireside Culture Week 2012!

March 06, 2012
The Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area is thrilled to present Fireside Culture Week from March 12-17, 2012.  Fireside is a week filled with art and performance along Queen Street West from Dufferin Street to Roncesvalles Avenue. Fireside will kick off on Monday, March 12 with our Opening Night Launch Party at Goodfellas Gallery located at 1266 Queen West from 7:00pm-11:00pm. Refreshments are courtesy of Beau's All Natural Brewing Company, Red Bull and Cobs Bakery. Other sponsors include HomEquity Bank and Dressed To Kill Magazine. Entertainment for the evening will be Jeff Quick and Shuggie & The Bandits. Tuesday, March 13 is Fireside's "Funny For Money" competition at The Sister, 1554 Queen West from 7:00pm-10:00pm where stand up comics, duos and troupes are invited to compete for cash prizes. Featuring sketch duo Ladystache and improv troupe POMP. On Wednesday, March 14, Fireside will celebrate theatre at Big Guy's Coffee Shop, 1718 Queen West from 7:00pm-10:00pm. The evening will include readings, wine tastings and a specially crafted Fireside ale. On Friday, March 16, Parkdale presents Fireside’s official gay bash - Queer Parking at location TBC, from 10:00pm - 2:00am. Featuring DJs Max Mohenu and performances by Miss Fluffy Souffle, Regina of Light Fires, and Philip Cairns. Saturday, March 17 is the Fireside Community Day, where talented performers will be entertaining Parkdale in various locations throughout the day! Updates and further information regarding specific events are available at For more information please contact Heather Douglas at