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PIXEL & BRISTLE DESIGN MARKET:
Toronto’s most exciting design & typography market, they bring together the work of exceptional designers, illustrators, typographers and makers. They showcases a diverse range of professional goods and products, including: prints, cards, gifts, signage, coasters, wall art, mobiles, bags, banners, textiles, mugs, enamel pins, patches, buttons, stickers, objects ephemera and limited edition art.
Rosena Fung is a Toronto-based illustrator and comic artist who creates conceptual editorial work and whimsical comic narratives. She particularly loves creating intricate immersive worlds, as well as hand-lettered typography. Her clients include The Globe and Mail, The Boston Globe, PLANSPONSOR, Maisonneuve, and Bust Magazine. She has been published in the comic anthology Chilly Tales: Comics from the Canadian Undertundra.
When she is not drawing, Rosena can be found making zines and vending at zine fairs, hand-cutting a lot of stickers, and eating snacks while reading. She is currently obsessed with New York bodega cats and London fish & chips.
Saturday, May 6
The Drake Underground
Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 8:00 PM
General Admission / 19+
DJ NaNa believes that the art of Turntablism is a science. The same precision and dedication scientists put into research and experiments, is what NaNa is known for putting into his own artform. His influences range from the common (Wu Tang Clan, Outkast, A Tribe Called Quest, Jay-Z). to the not so obvious (Zamfir, Portishead, Lamb, Fleetwood Mac), and everything else in between. A true music connoisseur, his knowledge of diverse genres of music is almost as impressive as his knack for combining them.
Never Forgive Action (NFA) is a monthly dance party that's been running strong since 2004. Spinning quality Hip-Hop and R&B anthems from the 80s, 90s, 2000s, and beyond. Music provided by resident DJs Numeric and Dalia, plus special guests! Hosted by More or Les. NFA takes place the first Saturday of every month!
Come out and play! Spring is here. Afrobeats are back with their daytime pop-up shop and party on the Drake Hotel's Sky Yard!
Supafrik regulars DJ Camron and DJ Revy B will return to submerge the Sky Yard rooftop patio in bass heavy Afrobeats sets with splashes of R&B, hip-hop, reggae and pop. They will be joined by Montreal Afrohouse partyrocker Bon Bon Kojak of the Moonshine crew making his Toronto debut. We also have a special guest joining us for our first live performance! We can't reveal who it is yet but he is one of the brightest rising stars in the Afrobeats scene.
Room 222 and the tunnel will host a pop-up shop selling a collection of African-inspired summer/spring fashion and accessories from Chinedesign, Omi Woods, Afrodelik, Papaya & Co and much more.
***** 100 comp tickets already sold out - get your advanced tickets now before it's too late! *****
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!
Paul will be touring North America in May with Charlie Owen and his daughters Maddy and Memphis Kelly. As well as playing songs from his and Charlie's recent album, ‘Death’s Dateless Night, they will dip into Paul’s extensive catalogue.
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.
Is it too late now to say sorry? We're on hiatus tonight, but we have a great lineup for the rest of May Mondays!
Drop in with your little one for some quality time. Get inspired by guest speakers + indulge in our just-for-parents prix-fixe lunch menu. Plus, our Chef de Cuisine (and new mom) Alexandra Feswick will prepare dishes that baby will love just as much as you do.
Prix-fixe is available 11AM-4PM.
We recommend booking a reservation for you and your tiny-tot on OpenTable, please mention you plan to join us for 'Highchair Hangouts'!