Date: Friday, January 23, 2015

Time: 7:30PM to 9:30PM

Place: Open Gallery, 49 McCaul St. 

Light refreshments served. Please RSVP through the Eventbrite page so we may be able to keep track of the number of attendees.



Please join us as we celebrate the inaugural event, Diasporic IntimaciesQueer Filipinos/as and Canadian Imaginaries, surrounded by art by emerging Filipino/a artists. 







TFeaturing Performances By:Double click me.



Pantayo is an all-women musical collective. The group's music is grounded in traditional kulintang music of the Maguindanaon and T'boli peoples of the Philippines,  but explores the possibility of kulintang music influenced by our identities as diasporic Filipinas.


Pantayo's creative collaborations include:

- Severed (Drinkbox Studios) video game soundtrack, with YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN

- Gurendaiza and the Grand Gongs at Les Rues des Refusés (Off-program Nuit Blanche - Toronto), with comic book artist Vince Sunico 

- Labour + Love at the Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts, with Kwentong Bayan

- Kababayan Hits,  with Joee & I and the PSL Kabangka Collective

- Roxana Ng Memorial Symposium, with Arnis martial artist Paul Limgenco

- Operation Lifeboat, with spoken word artists Len Cervantes and Dean Vargas

- Diwa Ng Kasarinlan, with spoken word artist Bea Palanca

- and a performance with internationally acclaimed Filipina singer, Grace Nono


They have also participated and performed at various events and workshops such as: Taking Place Concert w/ WhipperSnapper Gallery, Kultura Filipino Arts Festival, Next Day Better: Toronto, Kapisanan's Clutch Program Vol. 6, Santa Guerrilla Vinyl Release Party, Canada Philippine Fashion Week, Bellwoods Playschool, Community Noise Grrrl/Feminist Fest, Cordillera Day Celebration



Sofonda is one of a kind entertainment. She has toured the globe, performing exciting, energy filled shows in Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil and all over North and South America, acting as a fixture of Prism, Fly nightclub and part of Toronto pride for the past 14 years. She is also a charming hostess and a talented cabaret performer, who has been coined as Canada's foremost Beyonce impersonator. Additionally, Sofonda adds to her belt appearances in both film and television, including the highly acclaimed Queer As Folk, Soldier's Girl, Cake and has appeared on exclusive appearances on Entertainment Tonight Canada, the most watched Entertainment news in the world. To Top it off she recently won OUTtv/ Rupaul's Drag Race Canada's Lip Synch video contest! She is truly, Sexy, Sassy and Sensational.