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  • Sun
    Apr.
    23

    Join host Ivy Knight for a monthly series of talks on topical + timely issues w/industry pros. Topics include human rights, branding, booze, how to write a James Beard Award winning cookbook + much more! We're also serving up a damn fine cup of coffee + home made pie on the house.

    The Real Scoop on Cookbooks
    a live Q&A with Naomi Duguid

    Lots of people dream of writing a cookbook but have no idea where to start - which comes first? The agent or the six-figure book deal?

    James Beard Award-winning author Naomi Duguid joins us tonight to give you some straightforward answers. She'll share how much money there actually is in the cookbook publishing game + how it's changed over the years. With eight books under her belt, her forthright talk will leave you well equipped to decide whether tackling a cookbook is something you really want to do.

    Space is limited. Rush seating at 6pm sharp.

    • Venue: Sky Yard
    • Type: Culture
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: April 23, 2017, 6 p.m.
  • Sun
    Apr.
    23

    The Drake is taking a culinary trip across Canada and you’re on the guest list! For Canada’s 150th birthday we’re exploring all the nooks + crannies of this fine country for a foodie feast inspired by every mountain range, prairie, winding river, and streetcar track.

    Sunday Night In Canada touches down at The Drake Hotel and Drake One Fifty every Sunday right up until the sesquicentennial for a taste of the True North every weekend!

    Make your reservation for a unique $35 three-course Heritage Dinner inspired by a different region each month. Our April stop: Prairies!

    JAN - Northern Canada
    FEB - Québec
    MAR - East Coast
    APR - Prairies
    MAY - British Columbia
    JUN - Ontario

    See the current menu + make your reservation: give us a call at 416.531.5042 x1 or send us an email at host@thedrakehotel.ca

    #canada150 #xohcanada

    • Venue: The Drake Hotel, Drake Devonshire Inn , Drake One Fifty
    • Type: Foodie, Canada150
    • Cover: $35
    • Time: April 23, 2017, 6 p.m.
  • Mon
    Apr.
    24

    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 + sip a pint as sharp + sassy host Ivy Knight takes your taste buds on a gastronomical mystery tour.

    Get buzzy at 86D tonight as we welcome Station Cold Brew + Corby's for the launch of their first-ever, week-long celebration of coffee based cocktails! Sample + party with industry pals!

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Foodie, 86d
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: April 24, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Mon
    Apr.
    24

    Parkside Drive is one of the hottest event bands in the industry.

    Since 2008, this energetic young group has been packing dance floors across North America. Based in Toronto Ontario, the band frequently performs at home, upstate New York, and across Canada.

    Consistently delivering the best in pop, soul, jazz, and beyond, they remain Torontos best reviewed and most often booked event band.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Live, Music
    • Cover: Free!
    • Time: April 24, 2017, 10 p.m.
  • Tue
    Apr.
    25

    Drop in with your little one for some quality time + take a look behind the scenes at the Drake Hotel's art collection with Assistant Curator, Ashley Mulvihill. With an emphasis on commissioned, site-specific projects, the Drake has a unique collection throughout the building. On this tour you + your tots will be guided through the space with works by Ken Lum, Evan Penny, Shary Boyle, Micah Lexier, Marcel Dzama, and Jason McLean, amongst others.

    Tour begins with Art Strollers at 10:30AM After working up an appetite, kick back in our dedicated North Lounge zone reserved just for parents. Plus, our Chef de Cuisine (and new mom) Alexandra Feswick will prepare dishes that baby will love just as much as you do. We recommend booking a reservation for you and your tiny-tot on OpenTable, please mention you plan to join us for 'Highchair Hangouts'!

    • Venue: North Lounge
    • Type: Art, Culture
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: April 25, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
  • Tue
    Apr.
    25

    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: April 25, 2017, 3 p.m.
  • Tue
    Apr.
    25

    CALLING ALL ARTISTS - an open forum to share your work, gain feedback + spur constructive discussions with peers. Each month we invite a new art-world host(s) to guide the conversation, so you can get real-time feedback from those living + working in the field of fine art.

    This month we welcome KATIE KOTLER ; programming coordinator at Xpace Cultural Centre, artist and curator.

    Not an artist but love compelling conversation? No worries, the more the merrier.

    SIGN UP HERE TO PARTICIPATE!

    *Note: We will have a projector set up for viewing works, files must be submitted in advance.

    • Venue: North Lounge
    • Type: Art, Culture, BettermentLab
    • Cover: Free!
    • Time: April 25, 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Tue
    Apr.
    25

    Louisiana bilingual pop project Sweet Crude is a young 6-piece composed of New Orleans musicians. Their aim; creating a sound that sets English and Louisiana's native French dialect to decidedly non-Cajun music.
    The band, boasting surnames like Marceaux, Arceneaux, and Chachere, seeks to reconnect with their lineage in the context of 5-part harmonies, tribal rhythms, and pop hooks.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Music
    • Cover: $11.50 ADV
    • Time: April 25, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Wed
    Apr.
    26

    Ansley Simpson album/book co-release with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.

    Winner of ImagineNATIVE's first ever Bullseye media "Emerging Indigenous Artist" award, Michi Saagig Nishnaabeg singer/songwriter Ansley Simpson has been moving audiences with her powerful lyrics and soulful voice in performances across the country.

    APRIL 26th at The Drake Underground she will join forces with renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer and artist Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation. Her work breaks open the intersections between politics, story and song—bringing audiences into a rich and layered world of sound, light, and sovereign creativity.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, 19+, Culture
    • Cover: $12
    • Time: April 26, 2017, 7 p.m.