This Weekend in West Queen West April 27th-29th


April 27, 2018

Entertainment

The Beaver (1192 Queen St.W)

Friday:

Scream: Werewolf 

Join Jacklynne Hyde and special guest Ash Ashlee Stewart (ASHLEE WARCHILD) as we howl the night away. Performances and dancing all night long.

10pm

$5

 

Saturday:

FIT: Our 100th Party

Celebrate FIT’s 100th party with a special midnight show from Sapphire Titha Reign.

19+

10pm-2am

 

Sunday:

Beaver Karaoke

Hosted by a rotating cast of charismatic people, sing your heart out because everybody is a star.

19+

10pm

 

Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St.W)

Friday:

90s Video Dance Party

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.

19+

10pm

 

Saturday:

Dead Poet XXVIII: Self Care

Presented by Blank Canvas, this is the Gladstone Hotel’s monthly spoken word open mic. This month’s theme is SELF CARE.

9:30pm

$10 at the door.

 

Friday and Saturday: 

Fameless Karaoke

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.

10pm-2am

FREE

 

Shadow Girls

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

8:30pm

$20

 

The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St.W)

Friday:

Poetry Slam

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!

8pm

19+

$7 at the door

 

Get Good 

Diggy the DJ spins out some raw, rowdy, and versatile sets every last Friday in the Underground.

11pm

19+

$10 at the door

DJ MENSA Live at The Lounge

Dance hard to one of Toronto’s bona fide staple/

11pm

19+

$1o at the door.

 

Saturday:

ITZSOWEEZEE 

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.

Nina Nesbitt

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!

7pm

19+

$13.50

DJ NANA

It’s true, he can make a room fall in love for a moment.

10pm

19+

$10 at the door.

 

Sunday:

The Drake Does Stand Up

Drop into the Underground for a line up of comedians and performances featuring some of The Drake’s very own staff.

7:30pm

Suggested donation of $5.

 

Current Art Exhibitions

Twist Gallery (1100 Queen St.W) 

Cityscapes: Skylines, Skyscrapers, and the CN Tower.

On until April 28th.

Open 11am-6pm

Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery. 11am-5pm.

Michael Morris: “Toronto Letter–A Concise Colour Bar Survey 1966-2017”

Julie Beugin: “One Arm in Each Sleeve”

Both Exhibitions are on now until April 28th.

Open 11am-5pm.

 

On at the Theatre Centre

40 Days and 40 Nights 

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/

Wallen: https://www.wallentoronto.com/

Apartment 200: https://apt200.com/toronto

The Raq: http://www.theraq.ca/

 

Future Events in WQW

Saturday, May 12th: Toronto Flower Market

September 22nd-23rd: Queen West Art Crawl

Trinity Bellwoods Farmer’s Market returns on May 8th!

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