New music with old soul! Full of funky, folk fun, instrumental virtuosity & fabulous 3 part singing.
Sunday 3 May: TRANZAC SPRING FEAST
6pm, $25 ($20 for Tranzac members)
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORTING THE TRANZAC.
Admission includes concert, dinner plus a drink
Seating is limited. Tickets at: tranzac.brownpapertickets.com
Tranzac Spring Feast is a celebration of food, music and community.
Featuring entertainment by members of the Tranzac community:
Kyp Harness, with Shelley Coopersmith
Sandro Perri, with Blake Howard & Mike Smith
And for your dining pleasure: a beautiful vegan dinner and dessert, created lovingly and artfully by in-house heralded chef Emily Zimmerman.
Doors 6pm; dinner and music starts at 6:30pm.
Friday 10 April: SPUR FEST: LONG NIGHT WITH VISH KHANNA
Vish Khanna suits up late-night talk show style for an evening of seriously silly interviews with fellow Spur authors and artists. Join Khanna and his guests, journalist Rachel Giese, debut novelist Sabrina Ramnanan and senior editor at Mother Jones Daniel Schulman, for a night of good cheer and just a bit of beer.
Vish Khanna is a journalist, broadcaster and music curator currently based in Guelph, ON. He produces/hosts a topical interview podcast called Kreative Kontrol, as well as Long Winter’s talk show, Long Night with Vish Khanna.
Rachel Giese is a Toronto journalist with 20 years of experience in broadcast media, online and in print. Most recently, she was Deputy Editor of The Grid. Prior to that, she was a senior editor at The Walrus, an editor and producer for CBC Arts Online and a senior editor at Chatelaine. She is a frequent contributor to CBC Radio and has guest hosted Q and Day 6. Giese is currently at work on a book about masculinity and modern boyhood.
Sabrina Ramnanan is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Education in Creative Writing Program and the recipient of the 2012 Marina Nemat award. Her work has appeared in TOK, Cerulean Rain, Writing in the Margins, The Caribbean Writer and Joyland. Her debut novel, Nothing Like Love, draws inspiration from her Trinidad roots and will be published in April by Knopf.
Daniel Schulman is The New York Times bestselling author of Sons of Wichita, a biography of the Koch brothers, and a senior editor in the Washington, DC bureau of Mother Jones. A founding member of the magazine’s investigative journalism team, he has reported on topics ranging from bioterrorism to campaign finance in publications including The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Politico Magazine, the Columbia Journalism Review, The Village Voice and Psychology Today.
Every Monday in the Tranzac Main Hall: THE ANNEX UKULELE JAM
Join us every Monday for a fun-filled evening of ukulele jamming! We’ve got something for all skill levels and interests.
Inaugural jam Monday 6 April!
Check out more at torontoukes.com
Tuesday 7 April: REGGAE LIVE
Reggae Live is a forum for all styles of reggae music. From DJs to the players of instruments, singers, dub poetry, selectas… over the next while, it is our goal to bring the best talent that Toronto has to offer to perform at Tranzac.
Inaugural show Tuesday 7 April, 7:30pm!
Saturday 28 March: JUKE, JIVE AND WAIL: A ROCKABILLY BALL FUNDRAISER FOR THE GTA ROLLERGIRLS
9pm, $10 ($5 for roller derby skaters)
Join us for an unforgettable evening of fun & games at Tranzac with DJ Dre Luca. This event will help us raise funds to let the GTA Rollergirls continue to their our hearts out both at home and across North America.
In addition to the Rockabilly Ball there’s also an online auction of some great items with more being added all the time! Check out the auction linked below and come out to the Ball on March 28th!
Check out more at gtarollergirls.com
Friday 13 March & Saturday 14 March: WE GROK SPOCK
Doors 7pm, show 8pm. $10. (proceeds benefit The Lung Association.)
Celebrating the life of Leonard Nimoy through dramatic readings of classic Star Trek episodes.
Saturday 7 March: SWAMPERELLA MARDI GRAS 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Doors 7:30pm, $20
Well, folks, a very special event is approaching: Swamperella’s 20th annual Mardi Gras!
Bill Russell will be teaching the Cajun dance workshop. Learn the Cajun 2 step and waltz. No experience necessary.As a special feature, we will top off the evening with an acoustic Cajun jam! We invite you to bring instruments and play with us, or just come and hang and listen.
Come in costume and have more fun.
Check out more at swamperella.com
Tuesday 3 March: A VERY POTTER MUSICAL
Doors 7pm, show 7:30pm
Advance tickets available here.
Tickets selling fast. Advance tickets strongly recommended.
FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY…
It’s time to go back to Hogwarts! Join Harry and all his friends (and enemies) for this magical, musical concert adventure.
And don’t forget to take advantage of the magical themed drinks at the cash bar. The bar will be open until last call so…let’s party Wizard style.
This fan musical (created and originally performed by Starkid Productions) is produced and performed solely for the personal enjoyment of ourselves and other Harry Potter fans. It is in no way sponsored, approved, endorsed by or affiliated with JK Rowling or Warner Bros, or any of their affiliates. Book by: Matt Lang, Nick Lang and Brian Holden Music and Lyrics by: Darren Criss and AJ Holmes.
This production includes adult themes and crude humour, not suitable for children.
Updates and more on facebook.
Producer: Tess Barao
Director: Lea Kaplan
Musical genius extraordinaire: Emma Smit
Harry: Al Braatz
Ron: Graham Scott Fleming
Hermione: Kailea Banka
Draco: Tess Barao
Ginny: Leanne Miller
Snape: Kevin Vidal
Dumbledore: Jeffrey Jones
Voldemort: Jordan Campbell
Quirrell: Alex Dvorak
Cedric: Charles Austin Douglas
Goyle: Ben Kyte
Neville: Tal Shulman
Crabbe: Miranda Reynolds
Cho: Alex Dorward
Lavender: Phoebe Hu
Bellatrix: Lea Beauvais
Pansy: Samantha Piper
Molly: You’ll see