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Closing Party: HOTSPOT

You're invited to the Summer Love-In Online Festival Closing Party: HOTSPOT. Come sweat, dance or just listen from bed as we adjourn our two week online festival.

This year we will dancing into the night digitally with local DJs Hadara & Tender Buttons! 

Times & Dates:
Saturday July 17th, 2021 at 9pm - 11pm EDT

Pricing: Pay-What-You-Can $0-$21
No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. 
*All revenue will be donated to Toronto Indigenous Harm Reduction

Registration: Click the dates above to get a ticket for our Closing Party: HOTSPOT, or return to our SLI event page for more information.

Location: On Zoom
You will receive an email with the Zoom link and details in the Simplyk thank-you email. If you have any questions or difficulties registering, please reach us at!

Accessibility: Live Transcript offered by Zoom
Our Community Access Program (CAP) invites participants to access our programs with any support they need. We are committed to making events and workshops available to everyone. If you experience barriers to accessing any of our events, please contact us as soon as possible by sending an email to: Please note that any arrangements are subject to availability.


Akash Bansal/Tender Buttons is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, DJ and organizer working in Toronto. His expanded poetry practice includes video, sound, performance, photography, as well as more traditional forms of text-based poetics. His recent work has examined borders— both real and imagined, between people and places, and especially those within ourselves. He facilitates monthly radio programmes on and The Lot Radio, as well as the experimental dance music event Pillow Talk. Say hello:

DJ Hadara, formerly known as J. Lai, is a Tkaronto based DJ and interdisciplinary artist. Hadara draws inspiration from a wide array of genres, including classic soul and RnB, traditional folk music, vintage Brazilian and experimental electronic sounds and is most known for spinning club (Jersey, Bmore, global) and house music that heats up dance floors around the city. Her DJ practice has extended out of the club and into the dance studio, where she has collaborated with some of the best contemporary and street dancers in the city. For 2 years Hadara threw a monthly queer party at the Beaver called Club House and is a resident DJ for Lost Is Found’s party, SVFE. She has played at venues such as Bambis, the Embassy, Oak Island, Double Double Land and Invisible City and has DJ’d alongside international DJ/Producers such as Swisha, El Blanco Nino, Dazzler, Neon Nuckles and Kush Jones. From 2018-2020 Hadara gave DJ workshops to youth at SKETCH Working Arts and had a monthly residency at HalfmoonBK, a Brooklyn based community radio program. Whenever Hadara plays and throws parties, her passion for and commitment to community, collaboration and inclusivity always comes through.

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