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  • Join us for Sky Yard Sundays complete with brunch, booze + a ton of fun in the Sun(day).

    Make your weekend last longer with Drake's Sky Yard party and fuel up with a late brunch or refreshing Coronas; to ensure that you can dance all day to the sounds of our weekly live DJs from 4PM-8PM.

    • Venue: Sky Yard
    • Type: DJ
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: July 5, 2015, 4 p.m.
  • Join us on the North Patio for an East Coast Style Seafood Boil! We’ve got shareable pots (for two people or more) of PEI mussels, pasta clams, shelled shrimp, creamer potatoes, peaches + cream corn and sausage + seafood galore. Our communal dinner wouldn’t be complete without sides of collard greens, coleslaw, buttermilk biscuits + a pint of Keith’s. You won't want to miss a single Seafood Sunday with Drake Fish Camp! Call our Special Events team + book your spot today: 416.531.5042 x 1.

    • Venue: North Lounge
    • Type: Foodie
    • Cover: $35/person plus tax + gratuity
    • Time: July 5, 2015, 6 p.m.
  • Pleasure Dome and The Drake are pleased to present a curated selection of Sabrina Ratté’s video works followed by a live performance by Le Révélateur, making their Toronto debut.

    Since 2009, Montréal artist Sabrina Ratté has been meticulously crafting and dismantling entire worlds. Wedding the boundary-pushing exploration of early computer art with the boundlessness of natural vistas, Ratté’s work approaches the digital sublime through the lens of media archaeology, building and blurring landscapes with the grace of a neon Turner or Friedrich.

    From early works of still and moving images subjected to myriad manipulations—rendering natural and built environments as malleable as computer code—the program will also highlight recent projects, with Ratté further exploring the play of light, depth, and magnetism within wholly digital images. In addition to personal video work, installations, music videos, and visual art, Ratté has closely collaborated for many years with musician Roger Tellier-Craig (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Fly Pan Am) as Le Révélateur, who will present a special A/V performance. DJ set by Anti Hero (Jokers of the Scene).

    Image credit: Station Balnéaire, Sabrina Ratté

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: DJ, Live, Art
    • Cover: $12 / $8 Members + Students
    • Time: July 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
  • Get your hands dirty every Monday night with some artful food fun:
    Be a guest judge in one of our competitive cook-offs, get creative with some do-it-yourself food art or sit back and sip a pint as sharp + sassy host Ivy Knight takes your taste buds on a gastronomical mystery tour.

    If you’re looking for a true adventure, there’s little more memorable + beautiful than hiking Jamaica's Blue Mountain peaks. Come and experience a taste of Jamaica tonight at 86’D w/jerk chicken + Appleton Estate Rum Punch, sponsored by the Jamaica Tourist Board + Appleton Estate.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Foodie
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: July 6, 2015, 8 p.m.
  • This summer, Textstyles.ca's Stefania Yarhi and the Drake will be co-presenting Fashion 2.0, a limited-run monthly talk + mixer series exploring fashion's evolution in the digital world.

    For July, Stefania and special guests will be focusing on the rise of mobile and e-commerce, and looking at how luxury brands are creating a fluid shopping experience online.

    Stefania Yarhi is the creative force and visionary behind street style blog, Textstyles.ca. The Toronto-based writer and photographer launched the blog in 2008, inspired by other street photographers. Over the past few years, Stefania has travelled the world and worked with brands like Net-A-Porter, Cosmopolitan and Holt Renfrew. She's been brought on for campaigns with designers and editorials thanks to her sartorial eye. Street style has been more than just a meal-ticket over the years, Stefania has always been intrigued by its phenomenon and loves discussing just that—how the internet has changed the fashion world (for which she is ever grateful).

    • Venue: North Lounge
    • Type: Talks
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: July 7, 2015, 6 p.m.
  • Who, What, Where, When, Wednesdays!

    Teams of 4 or less put their random knowledge to the test as hosts Megan Griffith-Greene and Jeromy Lloyd fire off questions ranging from sporting records and celebrity scandals to geographic discoveries and culinary lingo.

    It’s only $2 to participate and the winning table gets an $80 Drake Gift Card, not to mention bragging rights! So grab a brew, enjoy a whole lot of laughs and get ready to play.

    Please click here to reserve with OpenTable, or show up early to ensure a spot for your team! Don't be dismayed if reservations are full, we save quite a few tables for our walk-in pals.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Games
    • Cover: $2
    • Time: July 8, 2015, 8 p.m.
  • As a songwriter, instrumentalist and co-producer Mocky has proven himself to be a true musical triple threat. Mocky co-wrote and co-produced on “The Reminder”, Feist’s four-time Grammy-nominated 2007 album as well as Feist’s “Metals” album (2011). Another notable achievement was was co-writing with Jamie Lidell on the albums ”Multiply” (2005) and “Jim” (2008). Mocky is also known for his collaborations with such artists as GZA, Gonzales, Peaches and Nikka Costa.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: July 9, 2015, 8 p.m.
  • Get your hands dirty every Monday night with some artful food fun:
    Be a guest judge in one of our competitive cook-offs, get creative with some do-it-yourself food art or sit back and sip a pint as sharp + sassy host Ivy Knight takes your taste buds on a gastronomical mystery tour.

    Tonight at 86D we have Jordan Stacey, our Absolut Brand Ambassador, sampling fresh + fruity frozen cocktails to beat the summer humidocalypse.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Foodie
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: July 13, 2015, 8 p.m.
  • Penguin Prison (real name Chris Glover) is an electro-pop producer and songwriter hailing from New York. Since his self-titled debut album release in 2011, Glover has been praised by the likes of Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and The BBC for his modern and sleek productions. In May of 2015, Glover released his second studio album titled “Lost in New York”. Here, he immerses the listener into various components of the city’s modern timeline. Whether it is the 70’s disco scene or the bohemian aura of Brooklyn today, Glover's storytelling ability through his production is a worthy homage to his hometown, and is a joy to listen to. The album’s lead single, “Calling Out” featuring dj group Oliver, was lauded “a welcome comeback” that “hits all the pop pleasure centers” by SPIN magazine. Following the album release, Glover has embarked on a coast-to-coast tour with a live band, playing new songs and old favorites.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $15
    • Time: July 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m.