fay & fluffy & dainty
Image with Dainty Smith at The 519 by Britt Welter-Nolan

UPCOMING EVENTS:
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Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime – The Kid Reader Series
Our own monthly returns with a new theme! This next series of monthly events will each feature a kid as our special guest reader.
June 29th 2pm – Ralph Thornton 

June 22nd, 2pmFamily Pride at Pride Toronto

July 4th, 10:30am – Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime for TPL Runnymede Branch

July 6th, 12:30pmToronto Fringe Festival Kidsfest

July 7thBrampton Pride in the Square

July 20th, 11am – Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime in Halton

July 21st, 2:30pm – Hamilton Fringe

July 22nd, 2pm – Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime in Huntsville

PAST EVENTS:
Get an idea of the places we’ve been!

June 16th
11am – Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime at the Miles Nadal JCC
1:30pm + 3pm – Family Funday at the ROM

June 15th, 2pmFay & Fluffy’s Fun House

June 8th
11am – Children’s Book Bank
1:30-3pm – Hiking’s a Drag! Storytime & Nature Walk in High Park

Drag Bingo at Glad Day
Saturday May 18th, 7-9:30pm, Glad Day Bookshop
While it is all ages, this one will mostly be for our adult fans! Enjoy a night of bingo and performances by Fay & Fluffy at the world’s oldest queer bookstore!

junior Festival
Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 18-20, Harbourfront Centre
After such an amazing long weekend last year, we’re back at Harbourfront for MORE Storytimes and MORE Fay & Fluffy! This year, in addition to doing a storytime each day we’ll also be hosting outside in the round. So come find us in between all the great acts!

Spring into Parkdale Festival
Saturday May 11th, 11am-6pm, 918 Bathurst St.
You won’t find storytime at the Festival but Fluffy will be in the kids area all day DJing! Find the kids area at Queen W and Callender for a fun times with a pirate ship, skateboarding, tennis, live music acts and more!

Familypalooza for Public Education
Saturday May 4th, 10am-3pm
Fay is away but Fluffy will still play! Join them along with other guests (like our pals the Space Chums) at this free family event to support public education. Fluffy will read some stories and DJ some tunes at 1:30pm.

Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime
Saturday April 13th, 10:30am at the Toronto Public Library – Northern District Branch (40 Orchard View Blvd)

Georgina FanFest 
Saturday April 6th, 10am-2pm (Storytime 11-12), Georgina Public Library, Keswick Branch
We’re hitting the road and going to FanFest! So excited to be included in such a fun day of costumes and to celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of fandom to literacy, art, and culture.

Sistema Spirit Gala
Sunday April 7th, 7-10pm, The Spoke Club
We’re excited to support a great musical program for youth by hosting their Gala fundraiser. There will be live music, food and drinks, PLUS you can get a charitable tax receipt for a portion of the ticket cost. Come hang with us!

Purim Celebrations
Sunday March 17th, 11am at the Miles Nadal JCC
In celebration of Purim, we’re having Drag Queen Storytime at the MNjcc!
Not your Bubbe’s storytime! Drag Queen Storytime brings drag queens and families together to share in an hour of storytelling, dress-up, and fun in the name of literacy & freedom of expression, with a little Jewish flair. Everyone is welcome!

March Break!
Monday March 11th, 2pm at Toronto Public Library – Bloor/Gladstone Branch (1101 Bloor St West)
Tuesday March 12th, 2pm at Toronto Public Library – Albert Campbell District Branch (496 Birchmount Rd)
Wednesday March 13th, 2pm at Caledon Public Library – Albion-Bolton Branch (150 Queen St S, Bolton)
Thursday March 14th, 1:30pm at Fort Erie Library – Centennial Branch (136 Gilmore Rd, Fort Erie)

Rhubarb Festival – Fay & Fluffy’s Family Fun Cabaret
Saturday Feb 23rd, 2pm at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
Your favourite drag storytellers Fay Slift and Fluffy Soufflé present a full-blown afternoon cabaret – including kids as audience members and performers. Everyone is welcome!

Family Day Weekend
Saturday, Sunday AND Monday Feb 16th-18th, 12:30pm & 2:30pm at the ROM

Totsapalooza
Saturday Feb 2nd, 1-3pm at Revival
World-renowned children’s book illustrator Qin Leng will make her eagerly awaited debut as an author at Small Print Toronto’s 11th Annual TOTSAPALOOZA festival. Kids aged 2-8 can celebrate this milestone with Fay & Fluffy’s Drag Queen Storytime, author Emil Sher, indie rock all-stars The Woodshed Orchestra, and so much more!

Jan 26th, 2pm, Gladstone Hotel
Our monthly series continues with the finale of our “Activist Series”. Our special guest will be Jill Andrew – MPP, Toronto-St.Paul’s. Past guests have included syrus marcus ware and leZlie Marie Lee Kam.

Sunday Oct 28th, 11am – Hello East End! We’re excited to be invited to Crow’s Theatre for a Halloween storytime. Test out your Halloween costumes and have some fun with us!

Saturday Oct 27th, 11am – We’re headed back to Cabbagetown for a reading at Labour of Love, with special guest reader, 4 year old Fay Fay! Costumes encouraged!

Saturday Sept 8th (1pm) AND Sunday Sept 9th (4pm) – We’ll be celebrating one of our favorite neighbourhoods at the Cabbagetwon Festivals with readings on both Saturday and Sunday! Find us outside 214 Carlton Street and check out all the other fun things happening in the neighbourhood.

Sunday Sept 9th, 11am – We’re excited to have been invited to the Miles Nadel JCC to celebrate Rosh Hashanah! Not your Bubbe’s storytime! Event is free but it’s helpful if you pre-register here.

Friday Sept 21st, 10:30am – Fay + Fluffy plus Art galleries = tons of fun! Join us at the Art Gallery of Mississauga as special guests for their AGM Tot Spot storytime.

Saturday Sept 22nd, 2pm – Our last reading at The Sweet Potato was so fun, we can’t wait to go back for their Baked Potato Block Party!

Saturday Sept 29th, 2pm – We’re hitting the road and heading to the Niagara-On-the-Lake Public Library to celebrate Culture Days! Come join us or tell your friends who live out there!

Sunday August 19th, 12:15pm – Our only Toronto reading in August is a special event at the High Park Amphitheatre with Canadian Stage! Called “We Are Story”, this event will feature art, food, storytelling, music and more. And it’s FREE!

Saturday August 4th, 2pm – We’re packing up our bags and heading to Montreal! Catch us at Never Apart (7049 Rue Saint-Urbain) with special guest LaDrag On-Fly. In collaboration with / en collaboration avec LGBT Family Coalition / Coalition des Familles LGBT.

Saturday July 14th AND Sunday July 15th – Fay & Fluffy will be a part of the Hillside Music Festival! We’re so excited to be at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area for two days, it’s such a fun festival for families. Tickets are still available but will sell out!

Saturday June 23rd, 10:30am – Our first storytime of the day will be at the S. Walter Stewart Library at 170 Memorial Park Avenue. FREE

Saturday June 23rd, 3pm – Find us at Pride Toronto in the Kids Area!

Sunday July 8th, 1:30pm – Brampton is celebrating Pride in the Park and we’ll be there!

Sunday June 17th, 11:30am & 2:30pm – We’re headed back to the ROM as part of their Father’s Day celebrations. All families welcome to check out the museum and join us for one of two storytimes! Free with the cost of admission.

Saturday June 16th, 1pm Fay & Fluffy are headed to the theatre and invite you and your family to come along! Our show, Fay & Fluffy’s House Party will include reading stories, but we’ll also have special guests come by, music, and more! Advance tickets on sale now. $15/adult, $5/kid.

Saturday June 9th, 11am – as part of the 519’s Queer & Trans Family Pride we’ll be doing a quick 10 minute storytime with a couple songs. FREE

Saturday June 2nd – WE’RE GOING TO FIELD TRIP!!! Field Trip Music Festival is outstanding for families and we can’t wait to be a part of it. Find us at Day Camp closing out Saturday night. Kids under 12 are free!

Saturday May 27th, 3pm – Our monthly is back in the west end so find us at the Gladstone Hotel with special guest syrus marcus ware! FREE

May long weekend – Saturday, Sunday AND Monday, readings at 1pm + 3pm each day. We are so thrilled to be a part of Junior, a new international children’s festival at Harbourfront Centre. While you’re there don’t miss performances by our pals The Monkey Bunch (2pm) and FRED PENNER (11am)! FREE

Sunday May 13th, 11am – We’re heading back to Jill and the Beanstalk on College for another fun time! Due to limited space they’re selling tickets here.

Saturday May 12th, 11am-6pm – There won’t be a storytime, but Fluffy is hosting and DJing an outdoor party as part of the Parkdale Spring Festival! Come check out the huge kids area, with lots of things to do for all ages. FREE

Saturday April 22nd, 11am – We’re back at the 519 for our monthly reading! News to come on our special guest but save the date! FREE
https://www.facebook.com/events/176579069654235

Saturday April 14th, 11am – We’ve been asked to be a part of the first Feminist F*ck It Festival, put on by the Storefront Theatre. “From the family friendly to the downright nasty, the FEMINIST F*CK IT FEST is a curated festival of multidisciplinary women and non binary-identifying artists presenting original, bold, and entertaining works of art. The Festival will take place at 360 Geary Lane from April 11th – April 22nd.” FREE

Saturday March 17th, 11amJill and the Beanstalk. This one is sold out due to limited space, but we’re really excited to check out this cute space in Little Italy! We’re so thrilled to have the support of so many fantastic small businesses in Toronto.

Saturday March 24th, 2pm –  Speaking of amazing small businesses, our March monthly event is heading east to Leslieville to Queen Books. Sharing our love of literacy in a little bookstore? Perfection! Free.

Saturday + Sunday Feb 17th + 18th, 11am + 2:30pm. We’re back at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) as part of their Family Funday: One World celebration. Cost: free with admission
https://www.rom.on.ca/en/node/17948

Monday Feb 19th, 10:30am-4pm. It’s an all day party at the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) with the theme: COLOUR! Perfect for Fay & Fluffy! Fluffy will be DJing in Walker Court all day, with Storytime breaks with Fay. Cost: free with admission
https://ago.ca/events/family-day-2018

Monday Feb 19th, 5pm. After we shut it down at the AGO we’re heading to the Gladstone Hotel for our monthly Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime. Cost: FREE
https://www.facebook.com/events/2046443918966473/

Feb 10th, 1-2pm. We’re heading back to the Junction to our cozy little children’s clothing store Tokki. Last event there was so lovely we’re excited to return! Cost: FREE
https://www.facebook.com/events/161502727971277/

Feb 3rd, 1-4pm. We are SO EXCITED to be a part of TOTSAPALOOZA at the Revival. They are celebrating 10 years of art, music, and culture for kids, and we’re going to be a part of it. We’ll be hanging out all afternoon and doing some readings. Cost: early bird tickets $8-12
https://www.facebook.com/events/1138126249626436/

January 27th, 11am. Our first Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime of the year will be at The 519! Our special guest reader will be Drag King Flare and we can’t wait to see all our friends and families! Cost: FREE
https://www.facebook.com/events/200912237131959/

Dec 10th, 2-3pm. We’ll be celebrating the winter holiday season at our own Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime event at The 519! The Pink Market will also be happening that day so be prepared for some queer shopping fun too!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1268201323324027/

Dec 2nd, 3-4pm We’re heading back to the Junction! The Junction BIA has invited us to be a part of their holiday market so we’ll be reading at a sweet grocery new spot, The Sweet Potato (108 Vine Ave)

Nov 26th, 11am-4pm, at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) as part of their Very Merry Family Funday! Storytimes will be at 11am & 2:30pm.
http://www.rom.on.ca/en/family-funday-very-merry
https://www.facebook.com/events/193366167877929/

Nov 19th, 10:30am-11:30am, Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime will be back at the Gladstone Hotel! Special guest cabaret beauty Dolly Berlin will be joining us!
https://www.facebook.com/events/2001430190098482/

Oct 29th, 1-4pm, Fluffy Soufflé will be DJing as part of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Guillermo del Toro-inspired Halloween party.
https://www.facebook.com/events/132203310740168/

Oct 28th, 1-2pm, Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime will be hosting our Halloween Bash at The 519!

Oct 14th, 10:45-11:45am, Fay & Fluffy will be making an appearance and doing a storytime in the Junction in support of a new children’s clothing store called Tokki! Come celebrate with us!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1672456002776643/

Sunday Oct 1st, 1pm we’re continuing our west end tour in Oakville at the Oakville Central Branch (120 Navy St.). Can’t wait!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1987337644844665/

Saturday Sept 30th, 10:30am we’re heading way west to Burlington! We’ll be at the Burlington Public Library (2331 New Street) for their Culture Days celebration.
https://www.facebook.com/events/174695386435670/

Tuesday Sept 26th we started our new season of Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime with our first west end event at the Gladstone Hotel! 6-7pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/899950783491538/

Saturday Sept 23rd + Sunday Sept 24th in Trinity Bellwoods Park for the Queen West Art Crawl. Both days we’ll be in the kids area doing short storytimes at 11:30am + 1:30pm.
https://www.facebook.com/events/684673854989771/
Sunday Sept 17th  at Glad Day Bookshop for the Flamingo Rampant 2017 Launch Celebration! Find out more on Facebook.
July 15th at the Fringe KidsFest
July 18th at The 519 with special guest queen Tynomi Banks
June 18th for Father’s Day Fay Slift read at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum)
June 20th at Glad Day Bookshop with special guest author Catherine Hernandez
May 28th at The 519 with special guest author Vivek Shraya
April 30th at Glad Day Bookshop with special guest queen Champagna Enemea
April 12th Fluffy Soufflé read at Forest Hill Public School to celebrate their Day of Pink
March 18th Fluffy Soufflé read as part of the Pajama Party Brunch with the Space Chums
Feb 20th at Glad Day Bookshop for their Family Day activities