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  • Thu
    July
    28

    Come through July 28th to Clairmont The Second's first ever headlining show alongside Blues and Cola!

    Dj Sets by DJ Flex Of All Trades.

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, Music, All Ages
    • Cover: $10 Ticket
    • Time: July 28, 2016, 8 p.m.
  • Thu
    July
    28

    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, 19+
    • Cover: Free!
    • Time: July 28, 2016, 11 p.m.
  • Fri
    July
    29

    DJ DOPEY

    As a founding member of the Turntable Monkz, and a certified world champion (2003 DMC World Champion), DJ Dopey (born Jon Ryan Santiago) took the opportunity to tour the world a few times over sharing stages with artists such as Eminem, Hedley, Slum Village, Nelly Furtado, Kardinal Offishall, Dragonette, Steve Aoki and DJ’d for Dead Celebrity Status. He continues his globetrotting by carrying out his seasoned successes as a key group member of Notes to Self, a rap crew from Toronto. Dopey’s found time to be an integral part of their creative process, spending much of his free time off tour in the studio with Notes writing and recording, contributing a few years’ worth of hard work and successfully releasing two albums. As one of Canada’s premiere DJ talents, Dopey was also an integral part of the Gemini Award winning TV show MTV Live.

    In his 10 years as a DJ/Turntablist, Dopey has accomplished a great deal; he has “battled” his way to the top, he’s performed alongside the world’s best DJ’s and musicians, and has now taken to the studio portion of being an artist where he now perfects his recorded arts. Dopey is now poised to help present the world to Notes to Self, a rap group that will finally help realize his first official recorded contribution as a commercial release on their debut full-length. DJ Dopey is a rare and humbled talent that will continue to push the limits, not just as a DJ but as a recording artist as well.

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    HEDSPIN

    Hedspin, the man, is what the Wu-Tang Clan would refer to as one of "them Asian Niggas, knowhutimsayin - knawlege god supreme". The Wu-Tang, while undeniably one of the top 3 rap groups of all time, is confusingly ignorant and poetically misinformed. Hedley, the group, is a Canadian rock band that I, in my poetically ignorant and confusingly informed opinion, is "ca ca doo doo".

    Let's not confuse the two.

    Rewind.

    Hedley "Hedspin" Tuscano is a Vancouver based Philipino DJ. That is to say, both his parents are Philipno and he resides in Vancouver. I'm not implying that he plays Philipino music. Except all the Philipinos I know listen to rap music, and Hedley does too. Also, as I understand - there is no "F" in the Philipino alphabet. Do they have all the 26 other letters except for the "F". Hedspin ain't nothin to "F" wit? Just to confuse me more - Philipino is actually spelled Filipino yet Filipinos refer to themselves as Pinoy. I'm going with Filipino from here on in.

    Bring it back.

    Being a person of Filipino descent living in North Americian, Hedspin had two choices. Become a male Nurse, a Housekeeper, a Boxer, a Pool player, run a Karaoke bar, or become a DJ or a Breakdancer.

    As a youth he had terrifying nightmares of himself, draped in an endless supply of wristbands and headbands, spinning on his head for hours while desperately hot and horny dancing girls were pushed away as the break circle took over the entire club.

    His dreams, however, were vivid and bold - him in front of Graffiti, headphones around his neck, holding a Technics 1200 and a Serato record, poising for a promo shot that would be used countless times on shitty flyers. That's when he new he wanted to be a DJ.

    Plus he planed on eventually becoming chubby and realized that would never fly in the b-boy world. So our friend started collecting records and hanging out with people who could understand the jokes on Skratch Pickl Battle record covers. Hedley became Hedspin, a DJ. Hedspin's vinyl buying hobby, infatuation with scratching and the fact that he quickly become a really good DJ lead him to quickly become a really good DJ. Like really good.

    While his foundation is strictly and only rap, hip-hop, funk, soul, 80's, dancehall and reggae he has the versatility, know how and skill to rock in any genre (including, coincidently, rock music). He's generally considered a crowd pleasing party rocker and has a PHD in "making bitches dance". Of course I made that last part up (he only has a Masters degree) and I'm hyping him up for this bio, but truly, Hedspin can and will and does turn a party out.

    Let's brag on behalf of our humble hero. Hedspin runs Vancouver. Locally respected and internationally selected he wrecks decks and yes, I'm getting corny with the rhymes here so I'll redirect. He won the inaugural RedBull 3-Style Battle in Vancouver (it's like the DMC's of party rock). He's part of the Eh! Team Dj crew, which is Canada's premier 6 man multi-city squad.

    The crew is made up of Team Canada (DR.One and Grandtheft / Montreal), Jr. Flo (Toronto), Illo (Ottawa), DJ Pump (Calgary) and our boy. Skills. All of them got it.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: DJ, Live
    • Cover: $10
    • Time: July 29, 2016, 10 p.m.
  • Sat
    July
    30

    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: Live
    • Cover: $7
    • Time: July 30, 2016, 7 p.m.
  • Thu
    Aug.
    04

    A layered history of naked female bodies in performance, NAKED LADIES asks tough questions around the nature of the female body and tries to understand its contested position between stigma and celebration. It brings together personal anecdotes – both traumatic and silly – alongside art history, feminist theory, and performance art, as the performer attempts a queer reckoning the/her own body. Between the naked and the nude, between forgetting fathers and remembering mothers, past sexual stigma and personal secrets, NAKED LADIES asks why women get naked on stage. Why, where, and for whom?

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    SUMMERWORKS

    Founded in 1991, SummerWorks is Canada’s largest curated performance festival of theatre, dance, music, and live art. The Festival is widely recognized as one of the most vital platforms for launching new Canadian work – locally, nationally, and internationally. For 11 days every August, SummerWorks hosts over 500 artists, performing in over 60 performance projects.

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    For restaurant reservations call us at 416.530.5042 x1 or book online, be sure to present your ticket + receive a 15% discount on food!

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, Culture
    • Cover: $15
    • Time: Aug. 4, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
  • Thu
    Aug.
    04

    IN UTERO OUT is a shadow puppetry show exploring a spectrum of intergenerational tales of embodiment. Become immersed in the imagery and microcosms presented – large-scale shadow projections and soundscapes tell a spectrum of intergenerational tales of embodiment. Reflections on so-called “uterine sagas”: The birth experience of a grandmother nearing 100 years old; An unrecognized pregnancy’s sudden ending; An expectant parent who is faced with assumptions and surprise outcomes. This work is inspired by issues of reproductive justice and multiplicity of experiences bodies can hold.

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    SUMMERWORKS

    Founded in 1991, SummerWorks is Canada’s largest curated performance festival of theatre, dance, music, and live art. The Festival is widely recognized as one of the most vital platforms for launching new Canadian work – locally, nationally, and internationally. For 11 days every August, SummerWorks hosts over 500 artists, performing in over 60 performance projects.

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    For restaurant reservations call us at 416.530.5042 x1 or book online, be sure to present your ticket + receive a 15% discount on food!

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, Culture
    • Cover: $15
    • Time: Aug. 4, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
  • Thu
    Aug.
    04

    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, 19+
    • Cover: Free!
    • Time: Aug. 4, 2016, 11 p.m.
  • Fri
    Aug.
    05

    A layered history of naked female bodies in performance, NAKED LADIES asks tough questions around the nature of the female body and tries to understand its contested position between stigma and celebration. It brings together personal anecdotes – both traumatic and silly – alongside art history, feminist theory, and performance art, as the performer attempts a queer reckoning the/her own body. Between the naked and the nude, between forgetting fathers and remembering mothers, past sexual stigma and personal secrets, NAKED LADIES asks why women get naked on stage. Why, where, and for whom?

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    SUMMERWORKS

    Founded in 1991, SummerWorks is Canada’s largest curated performance festival of theatre, dance, music, and live art. The Festival is widely recognized as one of the most vital platforms for launching new Canadian work – locally, nationally, and internationally. For 11 days every August, SummerWorks hosts over 500 artists, performing in over 60 performance projects.

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    For restaurant reservations call us at 416.530.5042 x1 or book online, be sure to present your ticket + receive a 15% discount on food!

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, Culture
    • Cover: $15
    • Time: Aug. 5, 2016, 8 p.m.
  • Sat
    Aug.
    06

    IN UTERO OUT is a shadow puppetry show exploring a spectrum of intergenerational tales of embodiment. Become immersed in the imagery and microcosms presented – large-scale shadow projections and soundscapes tell a spectrum of intergenerational tales of embodiment. Reflections on so-called “uterine sagas”: The birth experience of a grandmother nearing 100 years old; An unrecognized pregnancy’s sudden ending; An expectant parent who is faced with assumptions and surprise outcomes. This work is inspired by issues of reproductive justice and multiplicity of experiences bodies can hold.

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    SUMMERWORKS

    Founded in 1991, SummerWorks is Canada’s largest curated performance festival of theatre, dance, music, and live art. The Festival is widely recognized as one of the most vital platforms for launching new Canadian work – locally, nationally, and internationally. For 11 days every August, SummerWorks hosts over 500 artists, performing in over 60 performance projects.

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    For restaurant reservations call us at 416.530.5042 x1 or book online, be sure to present your ticket + receive a 15% discount on food!

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: Live, Culture
    • Cover: $15
    • Time: Aug. 6, 2016, 8 p.m.