Thanksgiving Toronto 2010

Thanksgiving Toronto 2010

Saturday

PARTY | Last Shake a Tail
Don't let the title scare you too much -- this will be the last Shake a Tail at Clinton's for a while, but not forever. The weekly 60's pop and soul dance party will be moving to a new home at Sneaky Dees,. I'm not sure why, but does it really matter? It should still be the same great party. You'd be wise to come and help them say goodbye to Clinton's, though, I'm sure it will be nuts!
Clinton's Tavern, 693 Bloor St W, $5, 10pm

PARTY | Religious Material
Shake a Tail has some competition tonight when it comes to 60's soul parties. Scott Cudmore's party might just be taking over at The Shop at Parts & Labour tonight. Religious Material will hit anything from rock n'roll, to R&B, to funk. It's also $5 and starts at 10pm -- which one are you going to choose??
Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St W, $5, 10pm

MARKET | Parkdale Bazaar
This one sounds perfect for the Thanksgiving long weekend. The Parkdale Bazaar is setting up shop once again along Cowan Ave. Dozens of vendors will be offering their crafts, vintage, and art, promoting the creativity and sustainability in Parkdale.
Cowan Ave, at Queen W, Free, 11am-5pm

MUSIC | Tranquilizer Records Launch Party
Tranquilizer Records is a new "label" based out of Toronto for unsigned, underground rock bands. They're going to start specializing in distributing "undistributable" music, hosting shows, ezines and starting an online store. They're kicking this all off with a show at Rancho featuring Mass Assemby, Black Magick Fox and Noble Blood.
Rancho Relaxo, 300 College St, $5, 9pm

Sunday

FASHION | OMG Swap!!
Fall is officially here so it's time to get some warmer clothes. Maybe the clothes from last season don't fit you anymore -- too much street-meat this summer, or maybe even too much exercising? But regardless, the best and cheapest way to get ready for the cold is a clothing swap. You get to get rid of all your unwanted stuff plus for $5 take home all you can carry. Last time over 500 people came so make sure to get there early to root!
Mercer Union, 1286 Bloor St W, $5, 12-6pm

PARTY | Metal Health
Are you mad you didn't get invited home for thanksgiving? Did you try to cook a turkey, only to cut it open at the dinner table to find it completely raw inside? You can get all your aggression out tonight at Sneaky Dee's during Metal Health. They'll be playing more metal than you can handle -- hair, glam, hard, death. Plus Monday's a holiday, so you can really take advantage of the $3.50 PBR deal.
Sneaky Dee's, 431 College St, $5, 10pm

Monday

THEATRE | The List
Now's the time for theatres to start there seasons off and the Nightwood Theatre is starting theirs with a band. The List is a Toronto premiere by Quebecois Jennifer Tremblay. I won't get into the plot but it won the Governor General's award in 2008, so isn't that enough?? Do you think you're better than the Governor General?
Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkley St, $22-43, 8pm

PARTY | Ain't Mad Atcha
By this point, Thanksgiving is basically done. You've eaten as much as you can eat and you're almost crawling out of your skin from being around your family for 3 days. Here's your escape. Midpoint Bistro is throwing a big party with cheap drinks and gangsta music. I think that's all you need to know.
Midpoint Bistro, 1180 Queen St W, 10pm

COMEDY | Press Club 7
Comedy and burlesque, sound like a good end to the long weekend? The Press Club is hosting a night full of great female comedians such as Video on Trial's Nikki Payne, Laura Cilevitz, Zabrina Chevannes and many more. Plus after the show, at midnight sharp, Priscilla Pussycat will be providing the burlesque. And all PWYC, too good to be true.
The Press Club, 850 Dundas St W, PWYC, 9pm

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