Lesbians* for Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Thanks …

… for all your kind emails! Roger, Roger … over and out. 🙂

Closing LACE

I remember leaving leaflets about LACE on the tables at a women’s dance at the old Texas Connection. It was around 2003 and I was hoping to start a group that would give women a chance to hang out together at arts- and entertainment-based events. The ACE guys were super lovely, but it seemed like a women’s group would be good … something with a little less Cher and opera!

In the early years, we went to theatre and movies, restaurants, concerts, and games nights, and every once in a while there were guest speakers from the arts world. In recent years, it’s been mainly restaurant dinners and theatre events but it’s always nice to see familiar faces and welcome a few new ones. All together, LACE published almost 400 posts in the past five and a half years through this iteration of the listserv. Visitors to the L*ACE site have been from Canada and the US, but also Mexico, Hong Kong, and India. We salute our sisters in other places!

Now it’s time for me to call it a day. There are a ton of great platforms to spread information as well as vibrant, new organizations like QPOC that are bringing people together. Hopefully someone else will keep a public grapevine going so that women ‘of a certain age’ who are new to the community or who are looking for info can find their way to like-minded others and no-pressure events.

One connecting point might be the “After work gathering” at Club 200. To get put on the list, you can email Kelly Black at kellyb54@icloud.com. The Rainbow Resource Centre posts info on all sorts of groups and events at https://rainbowresourcecentre.org.

Thanks to everyone who came out to events and gatherings over the years and to those who spread the word about LACE. May we never take for granted or lose sight of the importance of our community!

All the best,







A la Mode – August 2

Looking for something to do Friday night, August 2nd, then join Nelle and Armande to watch Armande’s daughter, Dominique Lemoine with her band, A la Mode.

They will play at 8 p.m. in a space at Café Postal – 202 Provencher.  Venue has room for about 50 people with some benches and chairs, otherwise audience sits on wooden floor.  

If interested in joining them for dinner 6:30 p.m. beforehand at Chaise Café and Lounge for 6:30 p.m. -,  RSVP to Armande at 1martine789@gmail.com.IMG_1241

This will be great! SEPTEMBER 14! Get your tickets from Treasure or at the next Ladies’ Night at Club 200 (in case you missed tonight).

Reminder: FIFA Finals

Please email praxis2121@gmail.com by Friday morning if you’re interested in watching the FIFA Semi-Final (Sat 6th) and Final (Sun 7th) at Pony Corral (Grant Park) over brunch this coming weekend. The games start at 10:00 a.m.!

Fringe Festival time is drawing near, and the amazing folks from Sunshine House are presenting TWO shows at Club 200.
Anna is interested in organizing a group of L*ACErs to come out for a fun evening and support Sunshine House on Tuesday, July 23.
Use the links above to purchase your own tickets. A Sunshine Odyssey starts at 7:00 pm, and A Glimpse of Sunshine starts at 8:30 pm. If you can only come for one of the two shows, that’s OK too!

A table has been reserved for both the FIFA semi-finals (Saturday, July 6) and finals (Sunday, July 7) at Pony Corral Grant Park (400 Wilton). Both games start at 10:00 a.m.  so come on by anytime after 9:45 for brunch and soccer!

Spots are limited, so please email praxis2121@gmail.com if you’d like to come to one or both of the games.

If you haven’t installed the app, here are the match details: https://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/?#knockoutphase


Tickets for AWE …

… can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/awe-light-up-the-night-tickets-61355121821?aff=erelexpmlt



Kelly Black’s “Festive Get Together Group” and LACE are teaming up for Drinks before AWE this coming Saturday. A table is reserved for 8 p.m. at Club 200 (190 Garry Street), so come on down for a gathering of friends for conversation, drinks, etc. before going dancing!

Here are the details for AWE: A Women’s Event: Light Up The Night
Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort St
9:30 pm – 2 am

AWE welcomes DJ LIL WIN to Light Up The Night with brilliant women and friends. Dancing, drink features, prizes and giveaways. Tickets $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to praxis2121@gmail.com. See you there!


Don’t forget that this 20th anniversary concert is coming up!