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  • Canadian Artist TALWST is excited to present ‘NUBIANS’ in joint efforts with TD’s Then & Now Series, to help spread knowledge of Black history and identity through visual art. This project subscribes to the apt notion that a little can go a long way.

    A Trinidadian-Canadian identity ignites provoking work from Toronto-based artist, TALWST, who explores the Black identity in North America and Western Art. The collection of hand-held dioramas, housed in reclaimed ring boxes, work their way through what it has meant to be ‘Black’ throughout history. This body of work meticulously and thoughtfully seeks to revoke the notion of Black as ‘other,’ as it has been repeatedly presented and accepted as norm in Western art tradition. Through the artist’s use of a monochromatic palette, the viewer must train the eye to ascertain the Black figure within the compact work. TALWST elaborates, “Through the primary use of various tones of black in my work, I seek to demonstrate and celebrate the very depth of ‘Blackness,’ in homage of the many great artist that have come from the African diaspora.”

    • Venue: The Lab
    • Type: Art
    • Cover: Free
    • Time: March 4, 2015, noon
  • AquaAlta is the collaboration between producer Graeme Campbell (Buck 65, Jerry Granelli), Charles Austin (recording engineer, guitar/bass for Superfriendz, Al Tuck, Buck 65) and Jenn Grant (Juno nominated singer and songwriter). Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia AquaAlta came to fruition after the three artists met while taking part in the making of Buck 65's 2011 album '20 Odd Years'.

    Austin describes AquaAlta’s musical direction as “simply to make country music for aliens.” Shimmering vocals glisten a top of driving beats and churning synth pop noises led by the pair of Austin and Campbell, while Grant handles lyrics and vocal melodies. Together their electro love songs provide the perfect listening remedy for the voyage if you so happened to become lost at sea.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $15.00
    • Time: March 4, 2015, 8 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.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Games
    • Cover: $2
    • Time: March 4, 2015, 8 p.m.
  • Canadian Artist TALWST is excited to present ‘NUBIANS’ in joint efforts with TD’s Then & Now Series, to help spread knowledge of Black history and identity through visual art. This project subscribes to the apt notion that a little can go a long way.

    A Trinidadian-Canadian identity ignites provoking work from Toronto-based artist, TALWST, who explores the Black identity in North America and Western Art. The collection of hand-held dioramas, housed in reclaimed ring boxes, work their way through what it has meant to be ‘Black’ throughout history. This body of work meticulously and thoughtfully seeks to revoke the notion of Black as ‘other,’ as it has been repeatedly presented and accepted as norm in Western art tradition. Through the artist’s use of a monochromatic palette, the viewer must train the eye to ascertain the Black figure within the compact work. TALWST elaborates, “Through the primary use of various tones of black in my work, I seek to demonstrate and celebrate the very depth of ‘Blackness,’ in homage of the many great artist that have come from the African diaspora.”

    • Venue: The Lab
    • Type: Art
    • Cover: Free
    • Time: March 5, 2015, noon
  • *This show is 19+

    Over the past few years, Regina’s Andy Shauf has emerged as one of Canada’s most respected singer-songwriter voices, wooing audiences with his tender tenor and softly-strummed songs, and invoking the spirits of departed folk heroes such as Nick Drake, Elliott Smith and Jeff Buckley. His last album The Bearer of Bad News explores themes of uncertainty, curiosity and spirituality, honing his craft with a weathered piano, warm guitar and clarinet. Despite its genesis in Shauf’s basement studio, the album earned him Producer of the Year honors at 2013′s Western Canadian Music Awards.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $12 ADV/$15 DOOR
    • Time: March 5, 2015, 8 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: Other
    • Cover: $5
    • Time: March 6, 2015, 7 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
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: March 6, 2015, 11 p.m.
  • JJ and The Pillars are a 3 piece Folk-Rock outfit originating from small town Peterborough, ON and currently residing in Toronto. They kicked off their music career in 2013 by playing The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto and Headlining The Opera House. They have recently just finished recording a 5 song EP at Media One Studios in Toronto with Ross Hayes Citrullo. "We are 3 best friends who want nothing more to make this our career, and to be able to give back to the local music scene and help it grow. Music to us is much more then becoming idolized and your stereotype image of a rockstar. As cliche as it is to say, we are in it for the music, the relationships, and helping grow the general music scene in Toronto and the rest of Canada. There is no gimmick to us, we are just genuine musicians that want to perform" JJ and The Pillars are on the rise, and are starting to prove success through out the Toronto music scene bringing in the likes of Sam Roberts, Matt Mayes, and more, making appearances at their shows. Most recently they have made the Top 20 out of near 1000 submissions for 102.1 The Edge's Next Big Thing. JJ and The Pillar's interview and their first single "The Wolves" aired on Adam's Show on 102.1 The Edge in July 2014. Prior to that they just finished up playing Indie Week, and Canadian Music Week in Toronto which brought a lot of exposure to the band, and have gained some incredible fans. "It's been a great first year for the band, we're excited for what's next" JJ Thompson, Lead Singer.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $15.00
    • Time: March 7, 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
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: March 7, 2015, 11 p.m.