Friday, February 17, 2017

1920's Electro Swing Style


FEBRUARY 23-25th TORONTO BIDS 
A FINAL FAREWELL TO HONEST EDS


THE BARGAIN BASH is one event of many events during the HONEST FAREWELL weekend and salute to our city's beloved  iconic store




ELECTRO SWING CLUB TO will be THE feature dance party during the BARGAIN BASH! The have planned full tilt entertainment and if you know ELECTRO SWING you know that you will need to arrive in spectacular 1920s style!

The Toronto Vintage Society has you covered!  We will be judging the Best Dressed contest, so here is a ton of inspiration to help you dress to impress and have a "bees knees" of a good time while you are at it!

Pop by the photo booth to show us your look and have your photo taken in front of the iconic Honest Ed's marquee. Prizes for Best Dressed revelers have been generously donated by Gadabout Vintage and Kingpin's Hideaway, so make sure you show up looking like "the berries!"



FLAPPERS! 


The Vintage Dancer website has superb information to help you get that authentic 20s look using modern items.



http://vintagedancer.com/1920s/flapper-costume-guide/


 Hair Accessories are a must for the ladies. 


http://vintagedancer.com/1920s/six-1920s-headband-styles-you-can-wear-today/
Image Courtesy of the Vintage Dancer






Accessories: Stockings, Shoes, Jewelry:



http://vintagedancer.com/1920s/the-various-styles-of-1920s-stockings/


1920s Makeup




Here is an excellent online tutorial to help you get the look just right.





FELLAS!


The Vintage Dancer does it again, with this great overview of men's fashion from the 1920s.


http://vintagedancer.com/1920s/1920s-fashion-men/


The Suit:





The Vest:




The Hats:


http://vintagedancer.com/1920s/1920s-fashion-men/

The Shoes:


http://vintagedancer.com/1920s/1920s-style-mens-shoes-for-sale/



PLAY THE PART!

Why not try some 1920s slang to round out the evening? Add a phrase here and there and show us that you really "know your onions!"







Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Your Vintage Long Weekend Roundup: Feb 16th-Feb 20th




HIGHLIGHTS

Retro Roadshow Valentine's Edition/ The Leslieville Flea & Auction/ The Swingin' Blackjacks/ Britannia Britpop & Manchester Video Dance Party/ Hideaway After Dark-Valentine Rehab/ Sanctified: Gospel Disco/ The Dark Crystal/ Bad News

THURSDAY, Feb 16th:

10:00am- Curious Minds: The Beatles & the World at Hot Docs Cinema
1:00pm- Exit: Music (5 Composers who fled Nazi Germany) at Hot Docs Cinema 
6:30pm- Exit: Music (5 Composers who fled Nazi Germany) at Hot Docs Cinema
8:00pm- Black Gold presents Black Belt Jones at the Royal Cinema
8:30pm- It's a Charity Soul Party: Sharon Jones Tribute & Cancer Fundraiser at 3030
9:00pm- The Dark Crystal presented by art.for eternity at Revue Cinema 
10:00pm- Vintage Vinyl at Sweaty Betty's


FRIDAY, Feb 17th: 

10:00am- Curious Minds: Around the World in Art Deco at Hot Docs Cinema
5:30pm - The Straight Eights at Castro's Lounge
9:00pm- 3rd Friday Blues-Ruth Brown Edition at The 805 Studio 
10:00pm- Sanctified: Gospel Disco! at The Beaver
10:00pm- Bad News 3 Year Anniversary Party (Garage, Soul, 60's Trash) at Handlebar
11:30pm- The Rocky Horror Picture Show- Toronto Shadow Cast at Hot Docs Cinema

 
SATURDAY, Feb 18th: 

4:30pm - The Happy Pals! (jazz/swing) at Grossman's Tavern
7:00pm- Saturday Night Swing w/Roberta Hunt & the Gents at Dovercourt House
7:45pm- Harold and Maude (1971) at Tiff Lightbox
9:00pm- Sheer Heart Attack, Celebrating the music of Queen at Linsmore Tavern
9:00pm- Stiletto Flats live (Classic Rock, Rock & Retro) at Drums N Flats
9:30pm- Hot & Heavy Retro Roadshow: Valentines Edition at Dovercourt House
9:30pm- Good Times 70-80's RnB/Funk/Soul Dance Party at United Steelworkers Hall
10:00pm- Stop in the Name of Love-Motown Party at Studio Bar
10:00pm- The Swingin' Blackjacks at Grossmans Tavern
10:00pm- Britannia Britpop & Madchester Video Dance Party at Remix Lounge
11:00pm- Hideaway after Dark-Valentine Rehab at Kingpin's Hideaway


 

SUNDAY, Feb 19th:
 2:00pm - Black History Celebration Walk: Hubbards, Balckburns & More starts at Hubbard Park
6:00am - Sunday Antique Market at St Lawrence Market
10:00am- The Leslieville Flea & Auction at the Fermenting Cellar
4:30pm – New Orleans Connection Allstars at Grossman's Tavern   
8:00pm- Screen Queens: 'Pee Wee's Big Adventure' at the Royal Cinema
9:00pm - Watch This Sound (rare vintage vinyl) at Castro's Lounge
9:00pm- We're a Happy Family Day at Horseshoe Tavern
10:00pm- Sensoria-Long Weekend Party Indie Dance/Retro/Synthpop at One Loft 



MONDAY, Feb 20th:

12:00pm- Family Day at Todmorden Mills 
5:00pm- South Seas Tease at Shameful Tiki Room Toronto  

LONG RUN SHOWS/EXHIBITS:
Thank you for Being a Friend-Golden Girls Tribute Experience at Toronto Centre for the Arts (Feb 10th-March 5th)
Mary Poppins at Lower Ossington Theatre (Feb 10th-April 2nd) 
Romance of the Rails at Model Railroad Club of Toronto (Feb 11th-Feb 20th)
Strike a Pose at Hot Docs Rogers Cinema (Feb 3rd-Feb 20th, 2017)
The Archaeology of the North St. Lawrence Market at Market Gallery (Nov 19th-March 18th, 2018)
Standing Tall:The Curious History of Men in Heels at Bata Shoe Museum (runs until Oct 2017)

RADIO SHOWS:

Wednesdays, 10pm & Saturday, 12:01am: Whistle Bait (1950's Rockabilly)
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 Roon 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 This is Lounge  

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Your Vintage Weekend Roundup: Feb 9th-Feb 12th



HIGHLIGHTS:

Damzels Annual Sale/ Dita Von Teese/ The Royal Pickles/ Bellwoods Flea/ Surf vs Rockabilly/ Boys Don't Cry with Lol Tolhurst/ The Vintage Valentines Dance/ Beam Me Up/ Fascination: 80's New Wave Dance Party/ Stardust to Blackstar II a tribute to David Bowie

THURSDAY, Feb 9th:

Doll Factory by Damzels Big Annual Sale
10:00am- Curious Minds: The Beatles and their World at Hot Docs Cinema
6:30pm- Lost Breweries of Toronto at Toronto Reference Library 
7:00pm- Victorian Valentines: The Pleasure of the Handwritten Letters at Mackenzie House  
7:00pm- Abba Mania at The Danforth Music Hall
8:30pm- Stompin' at the Hive: When Pigs Fly (Swing Dance) at Dovercourt House
9:00pm- The Royal Pickles at the Painted Lady
10:00pm- Vintage Vinyl at Sweaty Betty's


FRIDAY, Feb 10th: 

Doll Factory by Damzels Big Annual Sale
1:00pm- Exit: Music (5 Composers who fled Nazi Germany) at Hot Docs Cinema
5:30pm - The Straight Eights at Castro's Lounge
6:00pm- The Royal Pickles at Cameron House
6:30pm- Exit: Music (5 Composers who fled Nazi Germany) at Hot Docs Cinema
7:00pm- Ripleys Aquarium Friday Night Jazz Sea of Love
9:00pm- Surf vs Rockabilly. The Heatseekers vs Los Senores Calavera at Cadillac Lounge
9:00pm- Stardust to Blackstar II/a tribute to David Bowie at The Garrison
9:00pm- My Bad-Valentines Day Edition at Stones Place 
9:00pm- Mark T Band Tribute to Jerry Garcia at Drums N Flats 
9:00pm- Tribute to Bryds at Linsmore Tavern
9:30pm- Boys Don't Cry w/ Lol Tolhurst (Co-Founder of the Cure) at Nocturne 
9:30pm- Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee 1989) at Tiff Lightbox
10:00pm- Synthesexer w/Little Kicks, ARP 2600 & Iced Misto at The Piston
10:00pm- Balls Deep Disco at the Black Eagle Toronto
10:00pm- Fascination: 80's New Wave Video Dance Party at One Loft 




 
SATURDAY, Feb 11th: 

Doll Factory by Damzels Big Annual Sale
12:00pm- Bellwoods Flea-Valentine's Edition at May
12:00pm- Sweetheart Tea at Gibson House Museum 
1:00pm- Open Swing Dance Practice Session at Dovercourt House
1:30pm- Exit: Music (5 Composers who fled Nazi Germany) at Hot Docs Cinema
4:30pm - The Happy Pals! (jazz/swing) at Grossman's Tavern
7:00pm- Heaven's Gate (1980) at Tiff Lightbox
7:30pm- Dita Von Teese's "The Art of of the Teese" Burlesque Revue at Queen Elizabeth Theatre
8:00pm- Saturday Night Swing Valentines Dance w/The Royal Pickles at Dovercourt
8:00pm- Valentine's with Elvis at Old Mill Toronto
9:00pm- 11th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute at Lee's Palace
9:00pm- Prince Double Feature: Purple Rain & Under the Cherry Moon at Carlton Cinema 
9:00pm- The Tailbreakers (60's surf/garage) at The Cadillac Lounge
9:00pm- Trixie goes Hollywood at Drums N Flats
10:00pm- Tiki Disco at Miss Thing's 
10:00pm- Beam Me Up: Love Disco Style! at The Piston
10:00pm- Rose at the Red Light-Disco, Boogie and More
10:00pm- Reggae in your Jeggae at Lucky Strike Bar

 

SUNDAY, Feb 12th:
 
Doll Factory by Damzels Big Annual Sale
6:00am - Sunday Antique Market at St Lawrence Market
12:00pm- Philistine Pop-Up Market at Philistine
1:00pm- Tea & Tours at Gibson House Museum 
1:00pm- Valentine Bee! at Toronto's First Post Office
1:00pm- Exit: Music (5 Composers who fled Nazi Germany) at Hot Docs Cinema
4:00pm- The Fugitive Kind (1960) at Tiff Lightbox 
4:30pm – New Orleans Connection Allstars at Grossman's Tavern  6:30pm- Exit: Music (5 Composers who fled Nazi Germany) at Hot Docs Cinema
7:15pm- The Vintage Valentines dance with GTA Swing Band at the Great Hall
9:00pm - Watch This Sound (rare vintage vinyl) at Castro's Lounge
10:00pm- Boom Box: Retro Dance & Classic House at Blyss



OUT OF TOWN SHOWS/EXHIBITS:

3:00pm- Chapeaux et Champagne at Fashion History Museum Cambridge
 

LONG RUN SHOWS/EXHIBITS:


Thank you for Being a Friend-Golden Girls Tribute Experience at Toronto Centre for the Arts (Feb 10th-March 5th)
Mary Poppins at Lower Ossington Theatre (Feb 10th-April 2nd) 
Romance of the Rails at Model Railroad Club of Toronto (Feb 11th-Feb 20th)
Strike a Pose at Hot Docs Rogers Cinema (Feb 3rd-Feb 20th, 2017)
The Archaeology of the North St. Lawrence Market at Market Gallery (Nov 19th-March 18th, 2018)
Standing Tall:The Curious History of Men in Heels at Bata Shoe Museum (runs until Oct 2017)

RADIO SHOWS:

Wednesdays, 10pm & Saturday, 12:01am: Whistle Bait (1950's Rockabilly)
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 Roon 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 This is Lounge