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  • Queens of the east and west unite! Join Judy Virago and Scarlett Bobo for a dirty, flirty, flithy, MILFy evening of bingo, babes and balls-out fun with a different retro theme each week. DJ Regina Gentlelady (LIGHT FIRES) keeps the balls bouncing all night long! $2 per card/$5 for 3 - first round at 8:30PM!

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Comedy, Games
    • Cover: $2
    • Time: Oct. 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
  • Everyone, it seems, is now a curator. In our daily lives, we engage with any number of digital entities that require us to pick and choose, creating playlists and “likes” that are carried over, algorithmically, into future picking and choosing. Boutiques and chain stores alike tout curated aesthetics, for which products, employees and store designs are tailor-made and “experiential.” In the art world, since the 1990s, curators have shaped visions of large institutional shows and international biennials, acting powerfully as arbiters, tastemakers, advisors and ambassadors.

    David Balzer’s new book Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else looks at the origins and nature of this mania for curating, drawing distinct parallels between the art world and popular culture. Where did curating come from? How can it be related to our understanding of the avant-garde, of value-making and of work? Have we reached a “curationist” saturation point, in which contemporary curating’s many paradoxes and paranoias have led its own undoing? Balzer will launch Curationism on Wednesday, Oct. 22 in The Drake Hotel's Sky Yard. All are welcome to join for afterwork drinks, great music and even better conversation.

    • Venue: Sky Yard
    • Type: Live, Art, Other
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Oct. 22, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
  • From October 17-31 2014, Mohammad Rezaei is our Drake Lab artist in residence. His residency, Strong Bold Unique Wild, is an "everything up to now", a retrospective if you will, of all of his interests within the art world.

    For the duration of his time at the Drake Lab, He will bring together all of his most frequent collaborators, mentors and friends to activate the space. This residency will be a curatorial effort, an exhibition space, an artist lab, a studio space, a workshop and a pop up shop of sorts.

    On October 22, Rezaei will screen a long long drawn out video projected onto the space where slow moving arrangements of various .png files found via Google image search come together and dissolve, with a persistent transparent layer behind it all to set the tone.

    Mohammad Rezaei is an interdisciplinary emerging artist, curator, art administrator and one half of the collective MTJR. (read Mount Junior).

    A substantial part of Rezaei’s art practice focuses on research, initiation and co-ordination of DIY art spaces, artist run centers, and curation in such spaces. This includes the establishment of several DIY spaces and festivals, curation of pop -up galleries and extensive involvement within established artist run centers and art galleries across Canada.

    As a curator, his interests lie within emerging forms of media, interactive and performative works that engage and ask for the participation of the audience, with a strong focus on emerging artists. He continuously works to provide opportunities for creation and development of art by emerging artists. His curatorial projects have been funded through successful grants from Canada Council for the Arts and Toronto Arts Council.

    As an artist, his work is a post studio research-based exploration and critique of the notion of identity in a fluid society. His work is largely “digital” based.

    He is the current programming coordinator at Whippersnapper Gallery.

    • Venue: The Lab
    • Type: Art
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Oct. 22, 2014, 6 p.m.
    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $14.00
    • Time: Oct. 22, 2014, 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: Oct. 22, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • From October 17-31 2014, Mohammad Rezaei is our Drake Lab artist in residence. His residency, Strong Bold Unique Wild, is an "everything up to now", a retrospective if you will, of all of his interests within the art world.

    For the duration of his time at the Drake Lab, He will bring together all of his most frequent collaborators, mentors and friends to activate the space. This residency will be a curatorial effort, an exhibition space, an artist lab, a studio space, a workshop and a pop up shop of sorts.

    "Growing up, I was surrounded by strong women. My grand father, a strong, logical and forward thinking man moved to Tehran as a teenager, worked his way up to have a life, put himself through school, raised my mother and her two sisters to be exactly like him. These women shaped me to be the person I am today. They share the same minimal taste in fashion and furniture, they all ended up being leaders in their fields, they each live in a different part of the world now, each one an alpha, a boss, all so confident their choices and aesthetics. I have been so blessed by these strong individuals in my family that in my adult life, I seek out the same company. Alpha females that know what they want and they get it."

    From October 23-27, Rezaei will present work made by his most frequent collaborators mentors, inspirations and friends: Julia Kansas, Lisa Folkerson, Joleen Toner and Sondra Meszaros. 6PM until late.

    Mohammad Rezaei is an interdisciplinary emerging artist, curator, art administrator and one half of the collective MTJR. (read Mount Junior).

    A substantial part of Rezaei’s art practice focuses on research, initiation and co-ordination of DIY art spaces, artist run centers, and curation in such spaces. This includes the establishment of several DIY spaces and festivals, curation of pop -up galleries and extensive involvement within established artist run centers and art galleries across Canada.

    As a curator, his interests lie within emerging forms of media, interactive and performative works that engage and ask for the participation of the audience, with a strong focus on emerging artists. He continuously works to provide opportunities for creation and development of art by emerging artists. His curatorial projects have been funded through successful grants from Canada Council for the Arts and Toronto Arts Council.

    As an artist, his work is a post studio research-based exploration and critique of the notion of identity in a fluid society. His work is largely “digital” based.

    He is the current programming coordinator at Whippersnapper Gallery.

    • Venue: The Lab
    • Type: Art
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Oct. 23, 2014, 6 p.m.
    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $15
    • Time: Oct. 23, 2014, 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
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Oct. 23, 2014, 10 p.m.
  • From October 17-31 2014, Mohammad Rezaei is our Drake Lab artist in residence. His residency, Strong Bold Unique Wild, is an "everything up to now", a retrospective if you will, of all of his interests within the art world.

    For the duration of his time at the Drake Lab, He will bring together all of his most frequent collaborators, mentors and friends to activate the space. This residency will be a curatorial effort, an exhibition space, an artist lab, a studio space, a workshop and a pop up shop of sorts.

    "Growing up, I was surrounded by strong women. My grand father, a strong, logical and forward thinking man moved to Tehran as a teenager, worked his way up to have a life, put himself through school, raised my mother and her two sisters to be exactly like him. These women shaped me to be the person I am today. They share the same minimal taste in fashion and furniture, they all ended up being leaders in their fields, they each live in a different part of the world now, each one an alpha, a boss, all so confident their choices and aesthetics. I have been so blessed by these strong individuals in my family that in my adult life, I seek out the same company. Alpha females that know what they want and they get it."

    From October 23-27, Rezaei will present work made by his most frequent collaborators mentors, inspirations and friends: Julia Kansas, Lisa Folkerson, Joleen Toner and Sondra Meszaros. 6PM until late.

    Mohammad Rezaei is an interdisciplinary emerging artist, curator, art administrator and one half of the collective MTJR. (read Mount Junior).

    A substantial part of Rezaei’s art practice focuses on research, initiation and co-ordination of DIY art spaces, artist run centers, and curation in such spaces. This includes the establishment of several DIY spaces and festivals, curation of pop -up galleries and extensive involvement within established artist run centers and art galleries across Canada.

    As a curator, his interests lie within emerging forms of media, interactive and performative works that engage and ask for the participation of the audience, with a strong focus on emerging artists. He continuously works to provide opportunities for creation and development of art by emerging artists. His curatorial projects have been funded through successful grants from Canada Council for the Arts and Toronto Arts Council.

    As an artist, his work is a post studio research-based exploration and critique of the notion of identity in a fluid society. His work is largely “digital” based.

    He is the current programming coordinator at Whippersnapper Gallery.

    • Venue: The Lab
    • Type: Art
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Oct. 24, 2014, 6 p.m.