Thursday, May 26, 2016

Your Vintage Weekend Roundup! May 26th-29th




HIGHLIGHTS: 

World Lindy Hop Day
Doors Open Toronto 
Golden Flamingo Revue
It's A Rockabilly Shakeup / Shindig!
Trinity Bellwoods Flea / Super Flea



THURSDAY, May 26:

10pm - DJ Vivs at Sweaty Betty's

FRIDAY, May 27:

5:30pm - The Straight Eights (rockabilly) at Castro's Lounge

7.45pm - World Lindy Hop Day: Vintage Spectacular Dance w/GTA Swing Band at Dovercourt House
8pm - Kung Fu Fridays: Snake Deadly Act at Royal Cinema
9.30pm - Golden Flamingo Revue: Paris Casino at Miss Thing's Coconut Room
10pm - DJ Blush (50s/60s/70s) at Stones Place
10pm - Shindig! (50s/60s) at The Piston

SATURDAY, May 28:

9.30am - Wardrobe and Costume Sale at Annex Theatre
10am - Doors Open Toronto (various locations see link for participating locations)
11am - Trinity Bellwoods Flea at 824 Dundas St W
4.30pm - The Happy Pals! (jazz/swing) at Grossman's Tavern
7pm - World Lindy Hop Day: Martin Loomer & His Orange Devils - Savoy Theme at Dovercourt House
9pm - It's A Rockabilly Shakeup: Royal Crowns and Tennessee Voodoo Coupe at Junction City Music hall
10pm - Shake Rattle and Roll at Clintons
10pm - DJ Blush (50s/60s/70s) at Stones Place
10pm - Shake-A-Tail (50s/60s) at Sneaky Dee's

SUNDAY, May 29th:

3pm - Super Flea at Super Wonder Gallery
4pm – New Orleans Connection Allstars at Grossman's Tavern
9pm - Sinful Sundays at Cherry Cola's (Burlesque): Bad Girls club
9pm - Watch This Sound (rare vintage vinyl) at Castro's Lounge



OUTER GTA:

Fri, May 27

5.30pm - A Night at the Museum: Parkwood Benefit Gala at Parkwood estates (Oshawa)
9pm - Rockabilly Night: Hell Bent Rockers at The Black Swan (Burlington)

Sat, May 28 
8am - Christie Antique & Vintage Show at Christie Lake Conservation Area

LONG RUN SHOWS/EXHIBITS:

Tunnel Vision: The Story of Toronto's Subways at Market Gallery (May 17-May 31)
A Life in Pictures (Douglas Kirkland/1960s/Marilyn) at Izzy Gallery (May 20-June 30)
Beatles 50 T.O. at Market Gallery and various location (May 19-June 2)
Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century at Bata Shoe Museum (runs until June 2016)
Lucille: Fashion. Titanic. Scandal at Guelp Museum (runs until Nov 13th)

RADIO SHOWS:

Wednesdays, 10pm and Saturdays, 12:01am - Whistle Bait (1950s rockabilly) www.whistleradio.ca
Thursdays, 7pm – The Redline Rockabilly Show on CFBU 103.7 FM
Fridays, 6pm – Rockabilly with DJ Catwoman CIUT 89.5 FM
Fridays, 7pm – Rock n Roll Riot on 97.7 The Beach (Wasaga)
Fridays, 8pm – The Rockabilly Room on 100.3 CKMS (Kitchener)
Saturdays, 3pm - Vinyl from the Crypt (vintage/vinyl) on CIUT 89.5

Sunday, 6pm - This is Lounge/ Cocktail Nation on www.thisislounge.blogspot.ca

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Your Vintage LONG Weekend Roundup! May 19th-23rd


Source: Library & Archives Canada


HIGHLIGHTS: 
Tunnel Vision / A life in Pictures
Lucky Bastard Social Club
Cinemacabre / Grindhouse Night
Echo Beach Spring Market / Heritage Antique Market
Turn back Time / Retro Roadshow
Surf vs Rockabilly / The High Tides A Go Go


THURSDAY,19th:

Tunnel Vision: The Story of Toronto's Subways at Market Gallery opens
6.30pm - Music History on the Yonge Street Strip starts at 16 Queen St East
7pm - Grindhouse Night: Coffy and Foxy Brown at Sneaky Dee's
8pm- The Wintergarten Orchestra TO (1920s/1930s) at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
8pm - Cinemacabre: Dr Butcher MD (Zombie Apocalyse/1980) at Royale Cinema
8pm - Haunted Walk of Toronto starts at Hockey Hall of Fame (advance registration)
8pm - Lucky Bastard Social Club at Supermrkt
9pm - Surf vs Rockabilly at Cherry Colas

FRIDAY, 20th:

12pm - A Life in Pictures (Douglas Kirkland/1960s/Marilyn) at Izzy Gallery
5:30pm - The Straight Eights at Castro's Lounge

6pm- Miz Debbie & the Don Valley Stompers at Grossmans Tavern
7pm - Belladonna of Sadness (1973) at Royal Cinema
8pm - Ghost and Spirits of the Distillery starts at 30 Gristmill Lane (advance registration)
9pm - Third Friday Blues: Etta James Edition at 805 Studio
9pm- Hell Bent Rockers at Pennys
9pm - Haunted Walk of Toronto starts at Hockey Hall of Fame (advance registration)
9pm - Sweet Sweetback's Baadass Song  (1971) at TIFF Lightbox Theatre
10pm - DJ Blush (50s/60s/70s) at Stones Place
10pm - Turn Back Time: 80s Dance Party at Gladstone Hotel

SATURDAY, 21st:

10am - TD Echo Beach Spring Market (Junction Flea) at Echo Beach
4.30pm - The Happy Pals! (jazz/swing) at Grossman's Tavern
7pm – Saturday Night Swing w/ Les Petits Nouveaux ft Denielle Bassels at Dovercourt House
7pm - Haunted Toronto: Scavenger Hunt starts at 273 Bloor St West (advance registration)

8pm- World Goth Day: Interview with a Vampire at Royale Cinema
8pm - Thigh High at Underground Cafe
8pm - Ghost and Spirits of the Distillery starts at 30 Gristmill Lane (advance registration)
8pm- The Pepper Shakers at Army Navy Club
9pm- The Shakin' Shakes (Rockabilly) at Grossmans Tavern
9pm - Haunted Walk of Toronto starts at Hockey Hall of Fame (advance registration)
9.30pm - Retro Roadshow: Prince Tribute at Dovercourt House
10pm - Shake Rattle and Roll at Clintons
10pm - DJ Blush (50s/60s/70s) at Stones Place
10pm - Shake-A-Tail (50s/60s) at Sneaky Dee's

10pm - Combo Royale at Cameron House

SUNDAY, 22nd:
4pm – New Orleans Connection Allstars at Grossman's Tavern
7pm - The High Tides A Go Go at Shameful Tiki Room

8pm - Haunted Walk of Toronto starts at Hockey Hall of Fame (advance registration)
9pm - Sinful Sundays at Cherry Cola's (Burlesque): Purple Reign (tribute to Prince)
9pm - Watch This Sound (rare vintage vinyl) at Castro's Lounge

9.30pm - Screens Queens: A League of Their Own at Royal Cinema

Monday 23rd:

10am - Heritage Antique Market at Centerpoint Mall
8pm - Gary Numan at Opera House
10pm- DJ Blush Victoria Day at the Saint Tavern (60s/70s/80s)

LONG RUN SHOWS/EXHIBITS:

Forever Plaid at Panasonic Theatre (May 17-June 12)
Tunnel Vision: The Story of Toronto's Subways at Market Gallery (May 17-May 31)
A Life in Pictures (Douglas Kirkland/1960s/Marilyn) at Izzy Gallery (May 20-June 30)
Beatles 50 T.O. at Market Gallery and various location (May 19-June 2)
Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century at Bata Shoe Museum (runs until June 2016)

Lucille: Fashion. Titanic. Scandal at Guelp Museum (runs until Nov 13th)

RADIO SHOWS:

Wednesdays, 10pm and Saturdays, 12:01am - Whistle Bait (1950s rockabilly) www.whistleradio.ca
Thursdays, 7pm – The Redline Rockabilly Show on CFBU 103.7 FM
Fridays, 6pm – Rockabilly with DJ Catwoman CIUT 89.5 FM
Fridays, 7pm – Rock n Roll Riot on 97.7 The Beach (Wasaga)
Fridays, 8pm – The Rockabilly Room on 100.3 CKMS (Kitchener)
Saturdays, 3pm - Vinyl from the Crypt (vintage/vinyl) on CIUT 89.5

Sunday, 6pm - This is Lounge/ Cocktail Nation on www.thisislounge.blogspot.ca

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Your Vintage Weekend Roundup! May 12th-15th

Source: Toronto Archives


HIGHLIGHTS: 
Electro Swing Toronto ~ Retro Remix

Kitty Night Toronto Burlesque Festival Fundraiser

Toronto Film Society's May Movie Magic Festival

Beam Me Up Disco / Soul Time / Bad News Soul Party /
Greasemarks~Big Rude Jake~Vaudevillians
Sing-A-Long Grease / Great Whisky Heist Mystery
Lost Breweries of Old Toronto Tour  
Flipside Vintage Record Sale

THURSDAY, May 12:

6.30pm - Lost Breweries of Old Toronto starting at 129 Sherbourne (must register/pay in advance)
10pm- Lily & the Kelvinators at Cameron House

FRIDAY, May 13:

Toronto Film Society: May Movie Magic (various locations)
5:30pm - The Straight Eights at Castro's Lounge

6.30pm - The Maltese Falcon (1941) at TIFF Lightbox Theatre
6.30pm - The Killers (1946) at TIFF Lightbox Theatre 
8pm- East Coast & West Coast Swing dance with the Replay Band at Lithuanian House
8.30pm - The Blade Runner at at TIFF Lightbox Theatre
9pm - Soul Time! With the Love Addicts and DJ Grunk & Voltaire at Junction City Music Hall
9pm - Greasemark, Big Rude Jake, The Vaudevillian at Homegrown (Hamilton)
10pm - DJ Blush (50s/60s/70s) at Stones Place
10pm - Electro Swing Toronto: Retro Remix at Revival Bar

SATURDAY, May 14:

Toronto Film Society: May Movie Magic (various locations)
9am - Creemore Vintage Festival at Creemore ON
1.30pm - Toronto's First Chinatown: A Step Back in Time starting at Old City Hall (advanced registration required) 
2pm - The Great Whisky Heist Mystery: Scavenger Hunt at Distillery District 
4.30pm - Robots vs Unicorns: Forbidden Planet 60th Anniversary at Royale cinema
4.30pm - The Happy Pals! (jazz/swing) at Grossman's Tavern
6pm - Linda Carone Trio (vintage jazz) at 120 Diner
6.30pm - Cool Kids at the Carlton: Masters of The Universe (1987) at Carlton Cinema
7pm – Saturday Night Swing with Roberta Hunt & the Gents at Dovercourt House
7pm - Sing-A-Long Grease at TIFF Lightbox Theatre

8pm - Toronto All Star Big Band at Old Mill
8.3p - The Blade Runner at at TIFF Lightbox Theatre
9pm - Kitty Nights: Toronto Burlesque Festival Fundraiser at Revival Bar
10pm - Shake Rattle and Roll at Clintons
10pm - DJ Blush (50s/60s/70s) at Stones Place
10pm - Shake-A-Tail (50s/60s) at Sneaky Dee's

10pm - Bad News: Soul Party at Swan Dive
10pm - Beam Me Up Disco: Disco Disco Disco at The Piston

SUNDAY, May 15:

Toronto Film Society: May Movie Magic (various locations)
2pm - Double Idemnity (1944) at TIFF Lightbox Theatre
2:30pm-Swingin'OUT Tea for $2 Social Dance at 519
4pm – New Orleans Connection Allstars at Grossman's Tavern
6pm - 2016 Burlypicks at Revival Bar
9pm - Sinful Sundays at Cherry Cola's (Burlesque): Super Duper Striptease
9pm - Watch This Sound (rare vintage vinyl) at Castro's Lounge

LONG RUN SHOWS/EXHIBITS:

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival (various locations with vintage themes)
National Film Board of Canada's Still Photography Division 1941-71 at Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa) (runs until May 8)
Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century at Bata Shoe Museum (runs until June 2016)

Lucille: Fashion. Titanic. Scandal at Guelp Museum (runs until Nov 13th)
Cutline: The Photography Archives of the Globe and Mail (runs until June 26th)

RADIO SHOWS:

Wednesdays, 10pm and Saturdays, 12:01am - Whistle Bait (1950s rockabilly) www.whistleradio.ca
Thursdays, 7pm – The Redline Rockabilly Show on CFBU 103.7 FM
Fridays, 6pm – Rockabilly with DJ Catwoman CIUT 89.5 FM
Fridays, 7pm – Rock n Roll Riot on 97.7 The Beach (Wasaga)
Fridays, 8pm – The Rockabilly Room on 100.3 CKMS (Kitchener)
Saturdays, 3pm - Vinyl from the Crypt (vintage/vinyl) on CIUT 89.5

Sunday, 6pm - This is Lounge/ Cocktail Nation on www.thisislounge.blogspot.ca

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Your Vintage Weekend Roundup! May 5th-8th

Source:Biblio Archives 


HIGHLIGHTS: 
Jane's Walk
WITH IT / SoulSkank/ Hold Tight
Swingin Blackjacks / Combo Royale
Parkdale Flea
Toronto Film Society

THURSDAY, May 5th:

6pm- Toronto the Good: Jane's Walk Launch Party at Fermenting Cellar

FRIDAY, May 6th:

Jane's Walks at various locations (see previous blog post for vintage content)
5pm- Yorkville's Music History Multi-Plaque Unveiling at Masonic Temple
5:30pm - The Straight Eights at Castro's Lounge

10pm - DJ Blush (50s/60s/70s) at Stones Place
10pm - SoulSkank: MayDayII at The Piston
10pm - Hold Tight at Rivoli
10.30pm - Combo Royale at Grossmans

SATURDAY, May 7th:

Jane's Walks at various locations (see previous blog post for vintage content)
10am - Lucille: Fashion. Tatanic. Scandal. OPENING at Guelph Museums
11am - Parkdale Flea at Goodfellas Gallery
4pm- Elephant in the Attic's 2nd Annual Rummage Sale at 1596 Dundas St W
4.30pm - The Happy Pals! (jazz/swing) at Grossman's Tavern
7pm – Saturday Night Swing with Peter Shea Swing Trio at Dovercourt House
10pm - Shake Rattle and Roll at Clintons

10pm - DJ Blush (50s/60s/70s) at Stones Place
10pm - Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque at The Phoenix
10pm - Shake-A-Tail (50s/60s) at Sneaky Dee's

10pm - Club Voodoo & Domino (80s reunion party) at Remix Lounge
10pm - Swingin Blackjacks at Grossmans
10pm - With It (60s/mod/ska/dancehall) at The Piston

SUNDAY, May 8th:

Jane's Walks at various locations (see previous blog post for vintage content)
4pm- Elephant in the Attic's 2nd Annual Rummage Sale at 1596 Dundas St W
4pm – New Orleans Connection Allstars at Grossman's Tavern
9pm - Sinful Sundays at Cherry Cola's (Burlesque): Fun in the Sunday
9pm - Watch This Sound (rare vintage vinyl) at Castro's Lounge

LONG RUN SHOWS/EXHIBITS:

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 
Still Photography Division 1941-71 at Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa) (runs until May 8)
Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century at Bata Shoe Museum (runs until June 2016)

Lucille: Fashion. Tatanic. Scandal. OPENING at Guelph Museums (runs until Nov 13)
Cutline: The Photography Archives of the Globe and Mail (April 30th-June 26th)


RADIO SHOWS:

Wednesdays, 10pm and Saturdays, 12:01am - Whistle Bait (1950s rockabilly) www.whistleradio.ca
Thursdays, 7pm – The Redline Rockabilly Show on CFBU 103.7 FM
Fridays, 6pm – Rockabilly with DJ Catwoman CIUT 89.5 FM
Fridays, 7pm – Rock n Roll Riot on 97.7 The Beach (Wasaga)
Fridays, 8pm – The Rockabilly Room on 100.3 CKMS (Kitchener)
Saturdays, 3pm - Vinyl from the Crypt (vintage/vinyl) on CIUT 89.5

Sunday, 6pm - This is Lounge/ Cocktail Nation on www.thisislounge.blogspot.ca

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Jane's Walks - Citizen-Led Tours Exploring some of Vintage Toronto


JANE'S WALKS: 

Citizen-Led Tours Exploring some of Vintage Toronto!


The Toronto Vintage Society aims to knit together Toronto vintage community.  Creating common threads between all things steeped in the past....this includes Toronto's history!

In order to enjoy what we have in this great city - we should understand our history. One of the ways to learn more is through participating in Jane's Walks. Jane's Walks are a great way to learn about the city as a whole, but also personal stories of the communities and neighbourhoods within it.

This year Jane's Walks take place all over the city May 6th- 8th. This year would have been Jane's Birthday, but also marks 10 years since the Walks were started....

From the Jane's Walks website:

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. She had no formal training as a planner, and yet her 1961 treatise, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, introduced ground-breaking ideas about how cities function, evolve and fail that now seem like common sense to generations of architects, planners, politicians and activists.

Jacobs saw cities as ecosystems that had their own logic and dynamism which would change over time according to how they were used.  She promoted higher density in cities, short blocks, local economies and mixed uses.  She lived in Greenwich Village for decades, then moved to Toronto in 1968 where she continued her work and writing on urbanism, economies and social issues until her death in April 2006.

A firm believer in the importance of local residents having input on how their neighbourhoods develop, Jacobs encouraged people to familiarize themselves with the places where they live, work and play with words like these:
“No one can find what will work for our cities by looking at … suburban garden cities, manipulating scale models, or inventing dream cities. You’ve got to get out and walk.” 
Jane’s Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighbourhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane’s Walk is more of a walking conversation. Leaders share their knowledge, but also encourage discussion and participation among the walkers.
A Jane’s Walk can focus on almost any aspect of a neighbourhood, and on almost any topic you can think of.Walks can be serious or funny, informative or exploratory; they can look at the history of a place, or at what’s happening there right now.  Anyone can lead a walk -- because everyone is an expert on the place where they live!
Here is a list of history based walk's being offered this May 6-8th:

We plan to partake in many of these great individual and community lead walks...but hopefully soon we will be able to lead one ourselves!

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Additional events celebrating Jane this year:
Jane at Home at Urbanspace Gallery. April 29-May 8, 10-6 daily.
An exhibit celebrating the life and personal history of Jane Jacobs, featuring rare and never-before-seen items from her estate.  
Toronto the Good: A Jane's Walk Launch Party at Fermenting Cellar. May 5th, 6-11pm.
A party thrown each year by ERA Architects (and friends) to celebrate Toronto and contemplate its history and evolution with fellow architects, designers, thinkers, and urban-minded people. This year we are celebrating the launch of the 10th Jane’s Walk festival!