By Betty Carpick

It’s so easy in these cabaret venues to get earnest. – Ana Gasteyer

Bay Street Film Festival is beginning celebrations for its 10th anniversary. If you missed last year’s Cabaret on Bay, it was an evening of captivating charm, sexiness, and humour with Danny Johnson and The World’s Least Dangerous Band, spoken word with Betty Carpick, Lisa Macchione and The Gypsy Rhinestones, Beatrix Muse, Bates Brothers Magic, Dee Marie of The Fire, The Indestructible Zeddy, Daylin James, William Roberts, Paula DiGiuseppe, Susanna DiGiuseppe, Saskia Pateman, and other delights.

On Saturday, June 7, Cabaret on Bay returns. The festival’s second fundraiser is one of the finest artist- and volunteer-run events this side of Wawa. Test out some high-calibre music and entertainment, try the Face-O-Matic, silent auction, and tasty treats (there might be something better than a Sugar Burger). Watch a film or three. Get out on the town!

Proceeds from Cabaret on Bay support opportunities for filmmakers to tell the stories and perspectives of the near and far north. Engaged audiences, along with the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and local businesses and organizations support the festival.

Cabaret on Bay takes place Saturday, June 7 at 314 Bay Street, 8:00 pm–1 am. Tickets are $25 per person, must be 19 years or older. Visit or find them on Facebook for other riveting details!