Saturday 28 March: Rockabilly Ball
March 24th, 2015 by admin

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!

http://www.32auctions.com/gtar-spring2015

Check out more at gtarollergirls.com

Friday 27 March: Stella Walker’s Pop-Up Art Party
March 23rd, 2015 by admin

Friday 27 March:  STELLA WALKER’S POP UP ART PARTY CREE BINGO VARIETY SHOW FLING
Supporting Stella Walker’s musical “Stellavision – The 3D World of Stella Walker”.
Doors 7:30pm, $10.

Ritual Cutting of the Cucumber Sandwich at 8, show at 8.04.
FEATURING
·      The Goddess of Oddness – Stella Walker
·      Art Auction of Stella Walker’s paintings
·      The masters of Mom rock – the Band Moms: (Astrid Foster, Anne Simmonds, Nancy Solway, Nancy White)
·      The wildly entertaining Marie Gogo
·      Susan Hunter’s Cree Bingo
·      Waylen Miki, Asher Ettinger, Don Guin at the upright, not uptight piano
·      Troubadour Robert Missen
·      Chanteuse Collette Savard – Tranzac President
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1028462797181021/

Friday 13 March & Saturday 14 March: We Grok Spock
March 10th, 2015 by admin

 

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.

#GrokSpockTO

 

Saturday 7 March: Swamperella Mardi-Gras 20th Anniversary
March 2nd, 2015 by admin

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
February 27th, 2015 by admin

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

Cast:
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 :P

Saturday 28 February: Diane Roblin and Eric St-Laurent
February 23rd, 2015 by admin

Saturday 28 February: DIANE ROBLIN’S RECONNECT & THE ERIC ST-LAURENT TRIO
9pm, $20.

Diane Roblin’s Reconnect & Eric St-Laurent Trio team up for a special one-time-only concert in the Tranzac Main Hall. Sparks will fly on this Wild Space-Age Jazz Odyssey.

The Eric St-Laurent Trio is a fresh and exciting trio that play the compositions of guitarist Eric St-Laurent and create new interpretations every night through the magic of improvisation.

Afro-Cuban rhythms combined with Jazz and Blues elements are the heart of the trio’s music. Lyrical melodies, infectious grooves and riffs, plenty of interaction and a good dose of humour round off the picture.

With the unique and highly virtuosic rhythm section of Jordan O’Connor (bass) and Michel DeQuevedo (percussion), this band creates joy, excitement – and a few other emotions that simply haven’t been named yet.

-”Eric St. Laurent and his trio have to be seen to be believed. One of the most unique, kick-ass bands in the country!”
Jaymz Bee – Jazz FM 91

-”A solid Canadian contribution to modern jazz”,
Matthew Parsons, The Gateway

Diane Roblin’s debut CD RECONNECT was on Jaymze Bee’s Top 3 List for 2014.

A mixture of original high energy, jazz-funk, Reconnect came together to explore Diane’s compositions: Jeff King, sax; Joel Haynes, drums; Mike Pelletier, bass; Howard Spring, guitar; Diane Robin, keys and composer.

“She is a facile and deeply emotional keyboardist who establishes her musical territory with a muscular performance on the Fender Rhodes and technical skill on the acoustic piano…..The Whole Note

“Reconnect from Diane Roblin is a spirited romp from a rock solid quintet we will hopefully hear from again! ”

Stellar!…..”The band happens to be A list, some of the sought after players in Canada. ” critical jazz.com

 

Wednesday 18 February: Astronomy On Tap
February 11th, 2015 by admin

Wednesday 18 February: ASTRONOMY ON TAP
FREE! 6:30pm.

Quench your thirst for astronomy at the next Astronomy on Tap T.O.!

It’ll be another fun evening of mind-expanding talks, games, prizes and conversation about the cosmos with astronomers from the University of Toronto. All while you enjoy your favourite pint. Plus, there’ll be plenty of time for you to talk to the astronomers in attendance to get all your cosmic questions answered.

Astronomy on Tap T.O. is sponsored by the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics and organized in collaboration with the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto.

This event is free and there is no cover charge. No tickets or advance registration are required. This event is intended for adults 19 years or older.

For more information, please contact us at info@universe.utoronto.ca. To stay up to date about future Astronomy on Tap T. O. events, please subscribe to our Event Horizon mailing list.

Feb. 13 – 15: Drunk Ado About Nothing
February 7th, 2015 by admin

Feb. 13 – 15: Dauntless Presents: DRUNK ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, doors 7pm. $20

Advance tickets available at brownpapertickets.com

 

From the folks who brought you Drunk Macbeth – we’re at it again!

The concept is the same, except this time we’ve doubled down on the danger. As our leads Beatrice and Benedick navigate their way through love and hate, they’ll also be boozing their way through every scene.

Join us for a swingin’ 60s tiki beach party and see if Beatrice and Benedick can hold it together until the final bow.

Starring as Drunk Beatrice and Benedick:
February 13: Melanie Hrymak and Scott Emerson Moyle
February 14: Clare Blackwood and Matthew Lawrence
February 15: Julia Nish-Lapidus and James Wallis

And featuring the sober talents of:
Shawn Ahmed- Borachio/Messenger
Michael Booth- Leonato
Stevie Joffe- Claudio/Sexton
Ashleigh Kasaboski- Ursula
Leslie McBay- Hero/Verges
Christopher Mott- Don John/Dogberry/Friar Francis
Adrianna Prosser- Margaret
AJ Richardson- Don Pedro

Friday 6 February: Bass Piano III
February 3rd, 2015 by admin

Friday 6 February: BASS PIANO III
Doors 7pm, FREE/pwyc

Over the past week, Andrew Wedman has been working at the Tranzac to create a new instrument: a Bass Piano.

What is a Bass Piano?

The Bass Piano is a piano that has been tuned down a full octave to A220. Wedman developed the Bass Piano through his experimentations with various altered tunings. The result is reduced tension in the strings and a unique tonal quality similar to bells or steel drums. With slightly unstable tuning and long sustains, strange and wonderful anomalies occur within its harmonics.

As these extreme tunings can be difficult for pianos to adjust to, he detunes old pianos, more and more of which are headed to the dump, repurposing these instruments so that they can be playable again.

Bass Piano III is an old piano from the Tranzac collection that was slated for retirement. This show will see this piano reinvented and an auction will be held to save it from going to the landfill.

The show this Friday 6 February in the Tranzac Tiki Room will feature performances by Tania Gill, Ryan Driver, Andrew Wedman and more!

Wedman (creator of the Bass Piano) will be joined by BC3000 (a bass clarinet trio with Julia Hambleton, David French and Marcus Quin) and Montreal cellist Rebecca Foon (Constellation Records). This ensemble will be performing works by Toronto composer John Mark Sherlock. Tania Gill will be doing an improv Bass Piano set with John Oswald on saxophone and Victor Bateman on bass. Ryan Driver will be doing a solo set on Bass Piano and analog synth.

Find out more and hear a sneak peek of what a Bass Piano sounds like at wedmanpianotech.com.

Sunday 8 February: The Jadea Kelly Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction
February 2nd, 2015 by admin

Sunday 8 February: JADEA KELLY ALBUM FUNDRAISER & BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE AUCTION

8pm, $10 advance (tickets at darthjadea.com)

If you can imagine Patsy Cline writing songs with Feist you kind of have an idea of where Jadea Kelly resides within the musical spectrum”   Pop Stereo

On Sun Feb 8th, 2015 Jadea Kelly will literally and publicly MC and auction her friends – as well as members of the independent Toronto music scene – for romantic dates, songwriting sessions, concert tickets, Lake Ontario boat cruises, music lessons, yoga retreats and even a Protest the Hero pizza party… all in an effort to fundraise her new album – scheduled for a September 2015 release.

Auction contestants / dates include JUNO award winning songwriter Justin Rutledge, metal band Protest the Hero, Belle Starr, Scarlett Jane, Peter Katz, Emma Lee, Corin Raymond and even Jadea Kelly herself, who will offer a romantic date, stained glass class and Roncesvalles salon pedicure.

Attendees will also be treated to an exclusive performance by Jadea Kelly – showcasing old material and new songs to be featured on the new release. As part of the event, a silent auction will feature a plethora of nutritionist consultations, Jadea Kelly stained glass lamps, a Seven Seeds yoga class, Christine Chanter ‘Bush Country’ botanical oils, a Quinn West hair salon certificate, Envoy Printing services, Nolan Ryan / Hank Aaron signed baseballs, 6 Shooter Records / Tanya Tagaq VINYL sets, True North Records merch packages, Cameron House Records CD pack, Reiki treatment certificates and more…

Bachelor / Bachelorette dates will include a number of donated gift certificates / concert tickets from the likes of Hugh’s Room, the CBC Music Festival, Massey Hall, Mugshot Tavern, Opera Bob Ale House, Cabin Fever Collective, Outpost Coffee, Belljar Cafe and Humber Cinema.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the recording of Jadea’s third studio album, as well as the Regent Park School of Music. RPSM – located within the east end of Toronto – provides an affordable / highly subsidized musical education for Toronto youth. Providing a positive musical outlet for creative, personal, academic and emotional enrichment.

JADEA KELLY is a Canadian songwriter based out of Toronto, ON and returned in May 2013 with her second album ‘Clover’. A powerful new collection of songs which earned a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for ‘Contemporary Vocalist of the Year’ and a number of impressive worldwide reviews and radio play from the likes of BBC Radio, CBC, Vinyl Cafe, NPR, Exclaim, Elle Magazine, Globe & Mail & the Toronto Star.  Jadea has recently returned from a successful tour of the east coast in the United States and is about to embark on a tour of summer festivals across Canada and Europe. She is known also for her vocal work with Protest the Hero and Catherine MacLellan.

Artist website: www.darthjadea.com

Regent Park School of Music: www.rpmusic.org

 

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