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  • The femme fatale. The villain. The virtuoso. The hard-boiled detective.

    What better day than a lazy Sunday to go for dinner and a movie. We've got you covered with a burger + beer special for $20 and a weekly screening of the golden boy's best.

    Call our host team at 416.531.5042 ex 110 to save your spot in the North Lounge. Grab dinner anytime before 8PM - That's when we're pressing play!

    FEBRUARY 8 / THE GODFATHER (1972)
    The rocky terrain that is the epic coming-of-age. Boyhood’s painstaking examination of a boy becoming a man matches up with Coppola’s elegiac saga of a powerful Italian-American crime family and the idealistic, youngest son (Al Pacino) who tragically follows his father’s steps.

    • Venue: Room 222
    • Type: Film
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Feb. 8, 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: Feb. 9, 2015, 7 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 we’re sipping hot chocolate spiked with Rémy Martin 1738 which is delicious in its own right, but add in a buffet of home made marshmallows in assorted flavours, and you've got those winter blues beat!

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Foodie
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Feb. 9, 2015, 8 p.m.
  • The Lonely Hearts are a rock and roll jukebox.

    A high energy quartet, the Lonely Hearts have been playing together for nearly a decade; from intimate parties to maximum capacity crowds, they have kept audiences dancing from start to finish. They contain the energy and soul of a vintage rock and roll band but with an incredibly vast repertoire that ranges from early rock and roll, Motown, early punk, new wave and modern pop. Their musicianship goes far beyond their years. They pride themselves on the ability to read a crowd and use their repertoire to tailor their set in order to keep the party at a high pace.

    A unique contrast exists within The Lonely Hearts; they give you the best of then with the youthful energy of now. They understand the importance of your event and will do everything they can to make your event as memorable and enjoyable as possible.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Feb. 9, 2015, 10 p.m.
  • Don’t miss out, still on, extended one more day, last chance, ends tomorrow. In Cheap Thrills, the Drake’s holiday exhibition, a group of artists — Mohammad Rezaei + Hugh Mater, Lazy Mom, Melissa Fisher, Betino Assa + Georgina Lee Walker — liberates the mainstream’s buy now, pay later appetites, reclaiming our relationship with store-bought disposal shiny happy plastic materials.

    The Drake is proud to celebrate the exhibition with a closing reception on Thursday, February 10, 5-8PM. Take advantage of our half-priced bottles of wine + Aprés Five menu in the café.

    • Venue: Café
    • Type: Art
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Feb. 10, 2015, 5 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: Feb. 11, 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. On February 12th, 2015, and for one night only, join TALWST at the Drake Lab for the chance to open, close, and closely inspect the artist's incredible new series of hand-held dioramas.

    Guests are to arrive between 6:30-9:00 pm, where they will be assembled and escorted in small groups to the exclusive showing of ‘NUBIANS.’ This will be a unique opportunity for audiences to engage with the artist and his work, which places itself against the traditions and trends in Western art both artistically and conceptually. This project subscribes to the apt notion that a little can go a long way.

    • Venue: Lounge, The Lab
    • Type: Art, Talks
    • Cover: Free
    • Time: Feb. 12, 2015, 6:30 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: Feb. 12, 2015, 10 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: Feb. 13, 2015, noon