Since it’s the month of Best/Worst lists, it’s only fair that we weigh in with the best and worst restaurants that serve vegan food. It’s not the longest list, as many many restaurants that serve meat also have vegetarian and vegan options (like salads and spring rolls and fries duh), but few are tasterrific.
I’m about this close to getting my ass to vibrate. And it’s not getting any easier. Ladies have been shaking what they got in rap videos since the the beginning of MTV. The Pussycat Dolls showed us that crumping can be performed by strippers. And now every underage white girl and her over-excited friend is tweeting Diplo a photo of her “Expressing herself” where ever she deems appropriate. Twerking has been a thing for decades but youtube has taken it outta the clubs and into your little sisters middle school Frosty Delight dance.
The Group Hug Tour feat. Kreayshawn, Rye Rye, and Chippy Nonstop is in full effect and you can stop by in store to say HI. She’ll be at Community 54 (Toronto) November 18, Group Seven (Calgary) December 8, Foosh (Edmonton) December 9, & LiveStock (Vancouver) December 11.
Kreayshawn will be instore from 3pm – 5pm and make sure to bring a copy of Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay to get signed.
One of the many gifts that the Universe bestows upon you during your 30s – besides grey pubes and difficulty walking up stairs – is the invitation to dive into dream-crushing debt by celebrating your friends’ love.
Congratulations! You’ve been selected to be a Bridesmaid. You can either say yes and drop a couple Gs for this “honour”, or decline and the only cost will be your friendship. Forever. Your choice!
Toronto Design Week isn’t until the end of January (21st-27th) but it’s the event of the year for this city’s design community and this year is proving to be a big one. Toronto Design Offsite Festival, a bunch of alternative events that take place in tandem with TDW, has already had its Warm-Up party at the Gladstone Hotel. So if you haven’t fired up your calendar and started marking the days this is your personal invitation to do so.
Since Toronto Design Offsite already got things warmed up for us let’s start with what will be a must-see in their programming.
My name is Ama and I am what some would consider a ‘foodie’. The way I like to relax when I get home from a long day at work is by cooking and experimenting with produce, spices and whatever ingredients I can find in my pantry. Basically, food is my passion, but I’m no ‘Iron Chef’.
For my November-December ‘Eats’ column, I wanted to challenge myself. Take it to the next level, if you will. I decide it was time to enroll in some cooking / baking classes and bring out that inner ‘Top Chef’. I enrolled into three classes and this is the first in the series. You can watch my adventures, fumbles and learn about what is available in the great food-centric city of ours.
Delhi 2 Dublin are touring across Canada right now, and will be in Vancouver on November 30th at the Commodore Ballroom, but first, band member Tarun Nayar was nice enough to take the 20 Qs from us.
There are times, as a blog writer, I am compelled to write about sadness, as much as I can write about celebration. The Trans Day of Remembrance commemorates those Trans people who have been victimized just because of their gender identity. I have found some events, both online and community partnerships. It is my hope that you read through these words, and find hope and reason to ally yourself with the Trans community. This history of this day, and it’s importance can be found here, on transgenderor.org
For my second installment of Shit-30-Year-Olds-Do, I reflect upon the cluster-cuss that is the Toronto bar scene in your 20s. Back when I moved to Little New York at the age of 19, I had to walk 60 miles uphill to the local gin mill, which in those days was called a hooch-juice house. I’d get all gussied up and wear a game hen feather in my bonnet, which was the style at the time, and order two Sherry Flips for a nickel, which used to have a picture of a peanut on it! From what I (barely) remember, the next decade went something like this:
Sisters Sara Simms and Melle Oh have created a new graphic novel series called “The Future Prophecy” that features DJs as superheroes and villains. In the story, Sara is the lead superheroine who wields the power of the future of music. All of the main characters are based on Canada’s top EDM talent.
The first volume, ‘Arcanum’ is available for tablets and mobile devices in the iBookstore and Amazon as a free download for 30 days. Or you can download both on the Future Prophecy Website.
There is also a launch event for the series on December 01 at Mod Club, featuring DJs from the story performing as super hero’s and villain characters.
As both a Canadian and a television enthusiast, I am always trying to find Canadian television to watch and support. Degrassi has had its moments and I am of course down for the occasional Dragon’s Den marathon, but it is generally rare to find Canadian programming that brings something truly interesting to the American dominated television sphere.
Apart from that generalization, MTV Canada has excelled since it was launched in 2006. The original programming often draws better ratings even than its American counterpart. And, since I first started writing this column five months ago I have been waiting for an opportunity to call attention to and celebrate their show 1 Girl 5 Gays.
SheDoesTheCity presents a third round of their ever popular dance party, #STAYGOLDEN at the Gladstone Hotel this Saturday, November 10, 2012. It’s only $5 to listen to all the artists you love but get drowned out by all the bullshit that passes as music these days. It’s like a wedding barmitzvah if the DJs were actually good. And luckily those actually good DJs Black Betty and Cherry Pop were kind enough to take the 20Qs with us.
From the event: “Joan Jett, Blondie, Led Zeppelin, CCR, Cream, Journey, The Animals, Bruce Springsteen, Queen, The Rolling Stones…it’s time to dress like a 70′s rocker babe and sashay up to that cute boy from The Outsiders. All your favourite classic rock anthems to unleash your inner rock n’ roll rebel. Introducing, behind the turntables: DJ Cherry Pop aka American Apparel sweetheart/comedienne/actress/dancer/entertainer extraordinary Laura Cilevitz! Shedoesthecity’s resident photographer Black Betty aka Becca Lemire will play host & be snap-snapping away behind the lens. Wear Denim. Shake That Hair. Get Sweaty. Taste Salty. Runaway with us.”