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  • On April 28th, take your taste buds on a trip for a very special 86'D with Ivy Knight as The Drake hotel hosts the Field Trip Cocktail Competition.

    All cocktail submissions will be judged by a tasty panel that includes The Darcys + Jonny Gray.

    Get your gear early. All Field Trip merchandise goes on sale tonight.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Other
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: April 28, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Get your hands dirty every 86D 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.

    Join us tonight for the official Field Trip 2014 Mixology Competition. Some of Toronto's best bartenders mix it up for the bragging rights of creating Field Trip's signature punch!

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Foodie
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: April 28, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Toronto’s three favourite not-for-profit musical theatre companies have joined forces to create “And 5, 6, 7, 8… A Musical Theatre Dance Party,” a celebration of the amazing Toronto musical theatre community and an excuse to cut loose and shake your “Shipoopi”! The event will take place at the Drake Underground, the Drake Hotel’s swanky underground lair (1150 Queen Street West). Admission is FREE – please RSVP to ari@actingupstage.com.

    The evening will feature three special guest DJs: Acting Up Stage presents fierce and fabulous songstress Sharron Matthews, Angelwalk Theatre presents hunky triple threat Justin Bott and Theatre 20 presents theatre-super-producer/arts & culture junkie Derrick Chua. Each will present a 45-minute set of their favourite get-down-and-boogie tunes from the international musical theatre canon. The evening will also feature dance-along/sing-along video, door prizes and giveaways! So get your “Time Warp” on, “Ease on Down the Road” to the “MAMBO!” at the school gym. This evening of celebration and cooperation is supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

    ABOUT ACTING UP STAGE Acting Up Stage Company is dedicated to producing, developing and advancing the versatile art of musical theatre in Canada. Each season we interpret contemporary work through the lens of both our country’s most accomplished and most promising artists, bring new musicals to life, and develop the artists and audiences of tomorrow. Since 2004 we’ve been rewarded time & again with rave reviews, sold-out performances, 32 Dora Award nominations, 6 Dora Awards and 8 Toronto Theatre Critics’ Awards. http://actingupstage.com/ | Facebook: Acting Up Stage | Twitter: @actingupstage

    ABOUT ANGELWALK THEATRE Angelwalk Theatre is the only professional theatre company in Toronto dedicated to producing Off-Broadway style musical theatre. Founded in 2009, the company has successfully produced 14 Off-Broadway style musicals and has been nominated for 11 Dora Mavor Moore Awards. Angelwalk Theatre produces every show with a team of committed Canadian theatre professionals at all levels of the production - performers, directors, designers, technicians and production staff. The company does not bring in shows on tour and is committed to providing opportunities for both emerging and established Canadian theatre professionals. http://www.angelwalk.ca | Facebook: AngelwalkTheatre | Twitter: @angelwalktheatr

    ABOUT THEATRE 20 Theatre 20 is a Toronto-based, artist-led theatre company formed to present story-driven musicals by developing new Canadian works and by re-imagining existing repertoire. It aims to nurture the talent of writers and composers and foster the development of young artists through mentorship and education programs. http://www.theatre20.com | Facebook: Theatre 20 | Twitter: @theatre20

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: DJ, Live, Theatre
    • Cover: FREE – please RSVP to ari@actingupstage.com
    • Time: April 29, 2014, 8:30 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"

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Comedy
    • Cover: $18.00
    • Time: April 30, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
  • Who, What, Where, When, Wednesdays!

    Teams of 4 or less put their random knowledge to the test as special guest host Megan Griffith-Greene fires 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: April 30, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Matthew Hemerlein, the man behind Lo-Fang, is classically trained in violin, cello, bass, piano and guitar, performing all the instruments on his debut album, Blue Film. Due to be released next year, the album was written and recorded in a farmhouse in Maryland, hotels and studios in Cambodia, London, Nashville, before being completed in the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. Highly detailed, the album has roots in electronic, R&B, classical, and folk music, cast through a pop prism.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $13
    • Time: May 1, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Every week Drake's art concierge Betty Ann Jordan explores the galleries and project spaces along the Queen West strip with an eye out for the best of the best. Whether you are an art aficionado or culturally curious, Betty Ann is sure to show you something a little unexpected. For updated tour information and weekly schedules please check out Art InSite.

    • Venue: Lobby
    • Type: Art
    • Cover: $25 pp/$45 for 2
    • Time: May 3, 2014, 11:45 a.m.
  • Peepshow Teaser! This evening will feature highlights from our three wonderful years as The Underground Peepshow with some of your favourite acts from our past shows. Visit our Facebook page each week leading up to the show to vote for the acts you want to see from some of our veteran PeepshowTO performers!


    Betty Quirk
    Sevvy Skellington
    Charlie Quinn
    Dr. Tease
    Leelando Calrissian
    Dolly Monroe
    Dolly Berlin
    Maria Juana
    Meryle Trouble
    Scarlett LaFlamme

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live
    • Cover: $25 Seated / $15 General Admission
    • Time: May 3, 2014, 7 p.m.
  • Cinco de Mayo is going to be so hot at The Drake Hotel, that we're getting the party started a day early. Join us Sunday, May 4th on the Sky Yard for our first ever Quatro de Mayo that includes a special menu of Mexican favourites, from tacos to Coronas + Paloma cocktails.

    It would only make sense to have beats by Quatro Dj’s – that will undoubtedly keep you dancing all Sunday long.

    The fiesta begins at 4pm – Starting to see a pattern here? So get your bottle orders in now. Give us a shout at specialevents(at)thedrakehotel(dot)ca.

    • Venue: Sky Yard
    • Type: DJ
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: May 4, 2014, 4 p.m.