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  • Itzsoweezee hits the Underground for its monthly whirlwind of wall-to-wall music - prepare to dance, smile and holler. Local favorite Tom Wrecks of the Stylusts crew captains the night with a rotating cast of stellar guest DJs. With roots in the A-Trak, visuals lighting up the screens and a foot in the mainstream, these guys throw a wild and crazy night. Itzsoweezee will make it easy - so easy - to get you on the dance floor.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: DJ
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: Oct. 25, 2014, 11 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. 26, 2014, 6 p.m.
  • 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. 26, 2014, 8:30 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 20 + 27, Rezaei will lead a One on One .gif making Workshop. If you have ever wanted to learn how to make a proper .gif not using your iphone, now is the time. Rezaei will walk you through all the steps necessary to make a gif, from proper installation of Photoshop to exporting the .gif file. Stop by the space and he will walk you through all of the necessary steps.

    2-9PM, by appointment or walk-in.

    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. 27, 2014, 2 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.

    Come by tonight and help launch 'JK: The Jamie Kennedy Cookbook.' We'll have complimentary canapés and local wine purveyors on-hand with samples. Buy a book, get it signed, sip, snack and stay all evening!

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Foodie
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Oct. 27, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Elvis Monday is Toronto's longest running indie showcase. Now in its 30th year, at least 3000 bands have played Elvis Monday including Cowboy Junkies, Blind Melon, Treble Charger, Lights, Sum 41, Three Days Grace, Billy Talent, Austra, Peaches, Diana, JackSoul, Ron Sexsmith, Doldrums, Moon King, and BECK! Acting as a launching pad for many Toronto bands, Elvis Monday continues to champion emerging talent and play an important part of Toronto's music scene.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Oct. 27, 2014, 9 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: Oct. 27, 2014, 10 p.m.
  • Brave Shores is a Toronto based electro pop band, formed by siblings Jay and Stefanie McCarrol. Join Brave Shores as they celebrate the release of their debut EP

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $10.00
    • Time: Oct. 28, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Travel back in time with three of Toronto's finest comic minds as they celebrate the ordinary and glamourize the mundane. These acclaimed, award-winning performers look back through the ages to bring you "The Greatest Improvised Scenes Ever Performed"! Made up from scratch before your very eyes! And replete with witty dialogue, commercial breaks and occasional emotional breakdowns!

    Featuring Second City alumni Matt Baram (CityTV's Seed) and Naomi Snieckus (CBC's Mr. D.) as well as Chris Gibbs (Winnipeg Comedy Festival)!

    This month, Michal Grajewski (CBC's Rick Mercer Report) joins us for our radio play! We also are just tickled to have musical guest Brandon Firla of The Rumoli Brothers! With a special appearance by Kurt Firla!

    We also have the multiple Dora Winning Waylen Miki on the keys!

    So grab a tux, a tie, a frock, a boa,and join us at THE CARNEGIE HALL SHOW!

    "The geniuses behind the Carnegie Hall Show make their high wire act look easy ... A MUST SEE"
    NNNN's - NOW Magazine

    "This show is in a class above"
    - The Torontoist's STEVE FISHER

    "Nose snorting, thigh slapping, stomach hurting, pee your pants laughing"
    - MOONEY ON THEATRE

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Comedy
    • Cover: $18.00
    • Time: Oct. 29, 2014, 7 p.m.