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World Pride to host Nuit Rose all-night art crawl

We tend to think of Pride as a 'round the clock party - and this year's blowout World Pride festivities are absolutely no exception. But perhaps, instead of merely dancing until you pass out, you'd like to take in some culture (and then dance until you pass out).

This Saturday, June 21, a late-night queer art crawl (in the vein of, you guessed it, Nuit Blanche) will be taking over Church-Wellesley Village and West Queen West. The aptly titled Nuit Rose features a sizeable lineup of visual art, performances and installations - ranging from the heartbreaking to the campy and everything in between.

Among the 50-plus events: the Grindr-powered portrait exhibit Tryst Pic, massive portraits of fixtures of New York's queer nightlife by Xtra photog John Simone, and manicures from an artist dressed up as a watermelon. After it's all over, the Gladstone will be hosting an afterparty that's set to rage on until 4am.

The best part: unlike Nuit Blanche, you could concievably see everything you want to see in one night, and a bus will shuttle revellers from the 519 Community Centre to the Gladstone Hotel, bridging the gap even further. Start making your schedule over at the Nuit Rose website.

Image from FeD, JOEL, OMAR and SEB by Nigel Nolan.


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