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  • It’s treat yourself Tuesday which means you deserve a treat. We’ve got you covered with half priced bottles of wine every Tuesday after 3PM! Take your pick of red or white (or both) from a rotating list of featured wines + let us do the rest. #everydayindulgences

    • Venue: The Drake Hotel
    • Type: Foodie
    • Cover: 1/2 priced
    • Time: Dec. 1, 2015, 3 p.m.
  • Joseph Arthur (born September 28, 1971) is an American contemporary singer-songwriter from Akron, Ohio. He is known for his melodic compositions combined with swirling choruses. He was discovered by Peter Gabriel in the mid-'90s and signed to Gabriel's Real World label in 1996. Arthur's first album, Big City Secrets, was released in 1997 to critical acclaim.
    In 2006, Arthur's song "In the Sun" was covered by Michael Stipe (of R.E.M.) and Coldplay singer Chris Martin. Released for a Hurricane Katrina Relief program, the EP includes six versions of the cover, one of which has Arthur himself singing with Stipe.
    Arthur established his own record label, Lonely Astronaut Records, in 2006, and released two studio albums, Let's Just Be (2007) and Temporary People (2008) with backing band The Lonely Astronauts. Arthur subsequently returned to performing and recording as a solo artist, releasing The Graduation Ceremony in 2011 and the double album, Redemption City in 2012.
    Arthur is also an acclaimed painter and designer. His artwork has graced the sleeves of his entire discography; the sleeve design for his 1999 album entitled Vacancy was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $23.50
    • Time: Dec. 1, 2015, 8 p.m.

    Doors at 8PM / 19+ Event / $5 or Free w Non-Perishable Donation







    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+
    • Cover: $5 or free with non-perishable food item
    • Time: Dec. 3, 2015, 8 p.m.
  • Dedicated to creating a new groove-based music, THE DIGS embody the unique perspective of diversity that could only come from Canada's multicultural melting pot, Toronto. To dig is to extract from the ground by breaking up earth, and The Digs are a band reaching down into the roots of American pop music and pulling up a vibrant sound that is an organically constructed embarrassment of riches.

    Ultimately, The Digs consist of close friendships built upon the love of music, and the love for one another, and it is this dedication which gives them a consistently renewed energy with each jam-packed gig, each infectious groove, each funky beat. Catch The Digs while you can!

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Live, 19+
    • Cover: Free!
    • Time: Dec. 3, 2015, 11 p.m.
  • Keep Shelly In Athens are a chillwave duo from Athens, Greece. They formed in 2010, and were quickly signed to the vinyl imprint label of independent music blog Gorilla vs. Bear, Forest Family Records. In November of that year, they released their debut 12" EP, In Love with Dusk, which quickly sold out due to much internet hype. They are currently signed to Cascine Records, who released their debut full-length album in 2013.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $13
    • Time: Dec. 4, 2015, 8 p.m.
  • www.GOODKIDS.ca has brought up a massive party from Chicago for you:
    Y2K: The Millennial Dance Party w/ DJ PHNM (Chicago)

    A Party devoted to the best JAMS of the early to mid 2000s! Guilty Pleasures One Hit Wonders Chart Toppers and everything in between! Come see why Y2K was recently announced as a nominee for Time Out Chicago's Best Dance Party of 2013!

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: DJ, 19+
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: Dec. 4, 2015, 11 p.m.
  • Local wordsmiths and performers shine at Toronto Poetry Slam, providing an evening of spoken word, lyrical mastery and friendly competition before an always packed house.

    $80 goes to the best performance of the night, so if you think your literary creations have what it takes to win, be sure to sign up at 7:30PM. And don't forget your sense of humour!

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: 19+, Celebration!
    • Cover: $7
    • Time: Dec. 5, 2015, 7 p.m.
  • Never Forgive Action is a monthly dance party that began in 2004 to pay tribute to the golden age of hip-hop, spinning classic jams from the sweet spot of 1986 to 1994.

    Whether it's popular old school favourites from A Tribe Called Quest to De La Soul or obscure ditties by the Wascalz and Y'all So Stupid, NFA's resident DJs Numeric, Ted Dancin', Dalia + host More or Les are here to keep the party going, bridging together generations of hip-hop fans one Friday night at a time.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: DJ, 19+
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: Dec. 5, 2015, 11 p.m.

    Is it possible to become re-sensitized to this ubiquitous musical masterpiece by taking it apart and putting it back together again? Stripping Handel's music back down to its barest essentials, Electric Messiah enables four singers, accompanied by guitar and electronics, to explore a selection of the work's most popular movements through the lens of their own unique styles and cultural backgrounds.

    Staged in the intimate, cabaret-style undergound of Toronto's iconic Drake Hotel, in collaboration with curator Kyle Brenders, dramaturg Ashlie Corcoran and lighting designer Patrick Lavender, Soundstreams’ Electric Messiah will reconnect you to the music of the holiday season in a way that is surprising, fresh, and above all, FUN.

    TICKETS: $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Or, buy both Ear Candy concerts for just $25!

    Featured artists:
    Christine Duncan, vocals
    Carla Huhtanen, vocals
    Gabriel Dharmoo, vocals
    Jeremy Dutcher, vocals
    John Gzowski, guitar
    Doug Van Nort, electronics
    Electroacoustic Orchestra of York University

    Resident DJ: Slowpitch Sound

    MAKE A NIGHT OF IT: Receive a 15% discount on dining at The Drake before the show (food only) with your Electric Messiah ticket.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+
    • Cover: $15 advance/$20 door
    • Time: Dec. 7, 2015, 8 p.m.