The Beaver (1192 Queen St.W)
Join Jacklynne Hyde and special guest Ash Ashlee Stewart (ASHLEE WARCHILD) as we howl the night away. Performances and dancing all night long.
Celebrate FIT’s 100th party with a special midnight show from Sapphire Titha Reign.
Hosted by a rotating cast of charismatic people, sing your heart out because everybody is a star.
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St.W)
The biggest 90’s VIdeo Dance Party is back! There will also be a $100 prize for best 90s themed costume. Note: this event is sold out in advance but there will be 50 tickets at the door to be sold on a first come, first serve basis at $20 each.
Presented by Blank Canvas, this is the Gladstone Hotel’s monthly spoken word open mic. This month’s theme is SELF CARE.
$10 at the door.
Friday and Saturday:
If you didn’t make it to the 90s party, belt out the 90s tunes at one of the city’s longest-running Karaoke nights. Every Friday and Saturday night in the Melody Bar.
Shadow Girls is a theatrical production scored entirely with overhead projectors. Join the intimate performance in room 207.
Co-created by Keshia Palm and Claren Grosz and Co-produced by Blank Canvas Toronto with the support of Gladstone Hotel.
Performance dates: April 27-29th, May 2-6th
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St.W)
The Toronto Poetry Slam provides an evening of spoken word in a friendly competition. $80 goes to the best performance of the night, so if you think you have what it takes, sign up at 7:30pm. Join the packed house!
$7 at the door
Diggy the DJ spins out some raw, rowdy, and versatile sets every last Friday in the Underground.
$10 at the door
Dance hard to one of Toronto’s bona fide staple/
$1o at the door.
ITZSOWEEZEE is a musical entertainment group bringing out the lovers of hip-hop, house, and electronic dance music. The pack the house every last Saturday of the month.
Hailing from Edinburgh, Nesbitt’s latest release, “The Best You Had” is filled with multi-layered storytelling in the pop idiom. It’s a passionate collection of songs. Don’t miss her in the Underground!
It’s true, he can make a room fall in love for a moment.
$10 at the door.
Drop into the Underground for a line up of comedians and performances featuring some of The Drake’s very own staff.
Suggested donation of $5.
Current Art Exhibitions
Twist Gallery (1100 Queen St.W)
On until April 28th.
Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery. 11am-5pm.
Both Exhibitions are on now until April 28th.
On at the Theatre Centre
Co-produced by Necessary Angel Theatre Company, Electric Company Theatre, and the Theatre Centre. “The performance begins: A bell is rung by each individual as they enter the theatrical space. A glass of water is ceremoniously distributed, and everyone drinks together. The ritual has begun.”
On until May 6th.
This is just the tip of the iceberg for things to do in our neighbourhood. To find more events, visit:
The Great Hall: http://www.thegreathall.ca/calendar/
Apartment 200: https://apt200.com/toronto
The Raq: http://www.theraq.ca/
Future Events in WQW
Lisgar Park Market: Call for Vendors! Applications Close May 1st. “The Lisgar Park Market is a space for people to engage and for farmers, food vendors and artisans to connect with the community.” bit.ly/LisgarParkMarketApplication