You’re halfway through.
And whether you’re already rocking a Selleck-level ‘stache or you’re struggling to convince people you can even grow facial hair, the point of this great month-long theme is to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues like prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health.
Don’t forget that.
But if you’ve been committed to rocking one of these ‘mos, also don’t forget to celebrate at one of these Movember parties…
Toronto Movember Gala Parté
When: November 28th
This is the “official” annual event for Movember fundraising in Toronto – these Galas will be going on across the country – and people won’t just be in moustaches; they’ll be in costumes too. General admission is $20 but if you’ve managed to raise a meagre $50, you’ll get a free pass. If you raise $100, you’ll get a plus one. A-Game is required as titles will be crowned for Team Mo, Miss Movember (who doesn’t dig a dame in a moustache?), and the highly coveted Man of Movember 2014. Some pictures from last year’s party can be seen here.
Suits and Staches Charity Gala
Where: Steam Whistle Roundhouse
When: November 21st
Where would a popular Toronto cause be without a party at The Roundhouse? Suits and Staches, run by a committee of dedicated Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, is taking over the Steam Whistle brewery for the second year in a row and wants you to throw on a suit and a ‘stache to support Movember Canada in style. Tickets are $100 and include some refreshments, entertainment from a classy pianist, rock band, and DJ, light hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. Oh, and on-site grooming services in case your ‘stache hasn’t quite grown on you or you’ve officially turned your partner’s upper lip into sandpaper. Here’s a video from last year’s party to get you in the right mo’od.
The Gentleman’s Expo @ The Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
When: November 14-16
Technically this isn’t a Movember ‘party’, but it’s one hell of an event and probably the most perfect place to either sport a moustache or be inspired by one. Clothes, sports simulators, live music (including the band Hollerado), food, drinks, casino games, prizes, and interviews with studs like GSP – this is the manliest event of the year. So if you think you’ve got a good moustache going, you’ll know within five minutes of showing up to this event.
Movember ‘Stache Bash
When: November 27th
Being thrown by Level 8 Entertainment, a collection of George Brown Sport & Event Marketing students, this Movember jam should twist your whiskers quite nicely. Spanning two floors of this great Queen W. venue, there will be live music, free food, a raffle, and what is being billed as a “Shave Off Competition”…we’re not sure what that is, but it sounds extremely dangerous. So we expect great things.
Where: Cadillac Lounge
When: November 27th
At the moment, details for this party are harder to find than Burt Reynolds’ upper lip. But we do know that a team of people are hard at work putting something special together. Plus the Cadillac Lounge is a sweet venue. It looks like it’ll be $15, there may or may not be prizes, but there sure will be more moustaches than you can shake a comb at. If you’re feeling like a trailblazer, maybe this is the venue for upping the ante on “The Handlebar” and introducing “The Steering Wheel”…
Cover image from: Movember Canada