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  • Jazmyn Y3 Presents The Outer Space Debutante Ball (An officially sanctioned Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance function)

    A debutante ball presents the guest of honour to society as they embark on their next stage in life. This one is honouring a belle that may not be of this world...

    LSS Commentator: Overseer TKO 007
    Commentator: Mother Slimthick Pink Lady
    1's & 2's: Avant Chord, Father Pleasure Y3 and DJ BlackCat
    Special Guest Judges: Fay Slift & Chip Zdarsky
    Nail Art: Ginette Lapalme
    Exclusive Performance: Mz Lady Ice
    Cover: PWYC with all of the proceeds going to the Canadian Red Cross for continuing relief of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan in the Philippines.

    All Categories are OTA
    Realness – A long time ago, on a runway, in a galaxy far far away...
    Schoolboy - Anakin Skywalker was a padawan for years before he was a full on Jedi. Padawans (Jedi apprentice) always have a braid and Jedi Robes.
    MF: Charm the judges like a suave, bad-boy Han Solo. He always wore a vest and NEVER went anywhere without his blaster.
    Schoolboy/girl: Anakin Skywalker was a padawan for years before he was a full on Jedi. Padawans (Jedi apprentice) always have a braid and Jedi Robes. This is open OTA MF AND FF.
    FF: When you think of Princess Leia, you visualize that iconic white dress and cinnamon bun hair. Serve us in a white dress. Cinnamon bun hair optional (but you know you can werk it.)
    Face - Metallics, Metallics, Metallics! I want to see galaxies in your eyes so do not skimp on the glitter.
    Bizarre – Show the judges the alien haute couture of far off planets. You MUST include a regal headpiece. Think Queen Amidala.
    Performance – I want to see flowing fabrics that mimic the flight of a shooting star. Your dips will be like the impact of a meteor crashing to earth.
    Shoe Fetish – I want a shoe that is out of this world! Sneakers that can take you past lightspeed or a heel that is SKY HIGH!!!
    Ovah Heel – I want a heel that is out of this world! Sky high!!!
    BQUIP – I want the regal command of Star Trek Enterprise Captain Picard with the femininity of Captain Janeway. Don’t forget to exude sexiness like Diona Troy or 7 of 9.
    Body – You’ve just woken up from your cryogenic sleep in nothing but your space undergarments. Think Charlize Theron's Captain Vickers in Prometheus, but make it HOTT!!!
    Sex Siren – You’re an alien suitor from a far off planet. Seduce our judges and our celebrant while showing as much of that “heavenly body” as possible!
    Runway – Are you Sailor Moon or Tuxedo Mask?
    European must wear white gloves and incorporate a red bow in their effects.
    All American must wear a mask and present the debutante with a rose.
    OTA Best Dressed – Do you dare show up to the ball and upstage the celebrant? What would you wear to a formal gala in space? FF, DO NOT forget your clutch. MF, you need a little something that's silver.
    By attending this ball you are consenting to being photographed and filmed so MAKE THIS BALL HOTT!!!
    There will be an interactive photobooth installation by Diana Lynn VanderMeulen, Inez Genereux and Paul Hillier Photography so even if you are not walking, come DRESSED to IMPRESS!!!
    The Drake Underground is 19+ with a full service bar. Make sure to bring your ID.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: DJ, Theatre
    • Cover: PWYC, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Red Cross for continuing relief of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan in the Philippines
    • Time: Nov. 30, 2014, 7 p.m.
  • College is David Grellier, a French electronic music composer, born in 1979 in Nantes. In the late ‘90s, he acquired his first computer with which he produced several demos influenced by artists such as Jeff Mills and Aphex Twin; and labels such as Soma Records, Peacefrog and Warp.

    In April 2007 he started Valerie, a blog that has become both a record label and an expanding cultural network of international artists. That same year saw him release his first self-produced album, Teenage Color Ep, which put him into contact with the German illustrator, Alexander Burkart. They have continued to work together since, with Alexander Burkart providing their signature graphic style for the album covers of Secret Diary (2008), Northern Council (2011) and A Real Hero Ep (2009).

    In 2011, Nicolas Winding Refn chose ‘A Real Hero’ by College feat. Electric Youth as the theme song for his acclaimed film ‘Drive’, which then went on to win the award for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: DJ
    • Cover: $15.00
    • Time: Dec. 1, 2014, 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 our friends at Zomato are sponsoring an ‘Achin' for Bacon’ Tasting Party featuring Rashers, Porchetta & Co, the Stockyards + more.

    • Venue: North Lounge , Lounge
    • Type: Foodie
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Dec. 1, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • The St. Royals are the new kings of the motown/funk/soul scene. Recently featured on Slice TV, they're an army of Toronto's most talented young players who always pack the dance floor. The St. Royals ooze style and swagger, while bringing authenticity and excitement to the soul era. Most of all, they bring the funk!

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Dec. 1, 2014, 10 p.m.
  • Get ready for Question Period, Mother Nature Partnership's second infamous trivia night! Come to the Drake Hotel on December 2, 2014 for a good food, good drink, great cause party.

    Comedic geniuses Hannah Cheesman & Kristian Bruun will test your knowledge of the factual and the inane, and of course, into every trivia night a little blood must fall with some period-centric questions. You’ll be having so much fun that you will barely notice you are supporting MNP’s groundbreaking work in January 2015: all proceeds will help provide 1,000 girls in Cameroon with menstrual health supplies and information. Plus – there are prizes to be won!

    You can sign up your team of four players or sign up as an individual (do you trust our matchmaking skills?!). Name your team (and yes, there are points for wit and cleverness).

    Doors open at 7 pm so we can roll up our sleeves and get serious about trivia at 8 pm. Tickets are $15 per person or $60 for a team of four. See you at #QuestionPeriodTO.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, Other, Games
    • Cover: $15
    • Time: Dec. 2, 2014, 7 p.m.
  • C!C!C!,
    We are extremely excited to announce that we will be back at The Drake Underground next Wednesday for another round of EPIC NIGHTS Presents...!

    We are honoured to have Tim Baker from awesome Canadian band HEY ROSETTA! to join us to sing on their beautiful holiday song "Carry Me Home". It'll be the first of many holiday goodbyes!!

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $5
    • Time: Dec. 3, 2014, 7:30 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: Dec. 3, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Field Trip Music & Arts & Scion Sessions are back to cap off a year of musical exploration with the sixth and final edition of the Field Trip Discovery Series (#FieldTripTO) on Thursday, December 4 at The Drake Underground (1150 Queen St West).

    The December edition showcases Calvin Love's synthy love songs, New Hands' electronic dance jams which are laced with video game effects, while YOUNG RIVAL guitarist Aron D'Alesio serves up 50's surf-psych and Michael Rault plays punk and blues inspired hook-laden pop rock.

    Entry is FREE with RSVP here: http://bit.ly/FTDSVI

    *Arrive before 9pm and enjoy a free Swingtop courtesy of our partners Grolsch. This is a 19+ event. Don’t Drink and Drive (http://talkingalcohol.com/)*

    The final Field Trip Discovery Series Soundcloud mix features tracks from New Hands, Aron D'Alesio and Calvin Love. All four tracks are streaming now via Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/scion-sessions/sets/fieldtripholiday

    Throughout 2014, Field Trip & Scion Sessions have put the spotlight on some of Toronto's hottest emerging bands with a collection of limited edition, free 7-inches. Both collectable 7-inches will be available for free at the final Series showcase at The Drake on December 4.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: Free w/ RSVP
    • Time: Dec. 4, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Composer / producer / singer Lydia Ainsworth has been secretly writing and recording songs over the past three years from bedrooms and basements between Toronto and Brooklyn. What began as pass-time sketches between composing music for film and multimedia projects has over time revealed an enchanting collection of experimental pop songs with a life of their own.

    Blurring the boundaries between indie music, filmic orchestration, and electronic music, Lydia’s debut ‘Right From Real’ thrives on haunting melodies and draws inspiration from a wide range of musical sources: Verdi’s Requiem, Ace of Base, Bulgarian Choirs, Bernard Herrmann, Tones on Tail, Art of Noise, to name a few. This sense of unexpected marriages of influence flows throughout much of Lydia’s previous work which features use of voice sampling and string arrangements woven into a unique minimalist fabric.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $12.50
    • Time: Dec. 5, 2014, 8 p.m.