Saturday = Artaday

Yesterday was a day of art and friends – “Artaday,” as my partner in creative crime Lizzie Violet coined it – as we attended two art exhibit openings and a very unique haunted house experience. Here are some highlights, as well as the details, of these events. 5 By 5 exhibit at the Gladstone HotelContinue reading “Saturday = Artaday”

Big love & a joyful noise @ Tania Joy “I’ll Be Around” CD launch

The Melody Bar at the Gladstone Hotel was packed last night, all in celebration of the release of Tania Joy’s EP I’ll Be Around. And what a celebration it was! MC Shannon Paterson, a long-time friend of of Tania Joy’s – from their days as six-year-old figure skating pals to modern-day wing men in theContinue reading “Big love & a joyful noise @ Tania Joy “I’ll Be Around” CD launch”

Fierce ambition & passion in Elizabeth Ruth’s third novel Matadora – book launch

First off, I need to admit some personal bias: I’m a big fan of Elizabeth Ruth’s writing, so I was thrilled to receive word about the launch of her third novel Matadora, hosted by This Is Not A Reading Series (TINARS) and Cormorant Books at the Gladstone Hotel ballroom last night. The ballroom was packedContinue reading “Fierce ambition & passion in Elizabeth Ruth’s third novel Matadora – book launch”

Girl power rawkin out @ Supertash “Before The World Ends” CD launch

What would you do if the world was gonna end on December 21, 2012? Rawk out, of course! Maybe some other things too, but this is a PG kinda blog, so I’ll leave that up to all y’all. The countdown for Supertash’s Before The World Ends CD launch ended last night at the Gladstone Hotel,Continue reading “Girl power rawkin out @ Supertash “Before The World Ends” CD launch”

Counting down to Supertash “Before The World Ends” CD launch – Sun, Nov 11

Looking for something to do in Toronto this Sunday night? Well search no more, dear readers. Supertash (aka Tash Jolly) will be launching her “Before The World Ends” CD this Sunday, November 11 – 7 p.m. at the Gladstone Hotel. Hosted by Kat Leonard, with guests Arlene Paculan, Meghan Morrison and Sherry-Lynn Lee, and featuringContinue reading “Counting down to Supertash “Before The World Ends” CD launch – Sun, Nov 11″

The art of sexy parody – Toronto Burlesque Festival Press Party/Meet & Greet Teaser

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT Poetry in pasties at the Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar last night, my friends, at the Toronto Burlesque Festival Press Party/Meet & Greet Teaser. This is the 5th annual TBF, with performances taking place at the Gladstone and the Mod Club, running until July 22. Hostess with the mostess (andContinue reading “The art of sexy parody – Toronto Burlesque Festival Press Party/Meet & Greet Teaser”

The Beautiful & the Damned and Toronto Burlesque Festival

Lots more going on this week, my friends. Tonight, the July edition of The Beautiful and the Damned will take place at Glad Day Bookshop (598 Yonge St., Toronto – just north of Wellesley on the west side of Yonge). Here’s the scoop from my pal, the lovely and talented Lizzie Violet: It’s officially summerContinue reading “The Beautiful & the Damned and Toronto Burlesque Festival”