October 29 2010
Before we get to November, here are some suggestions for fun things to do this weekend:
FRIDAY OCTOBER 29
The Casa Mendoza
Casa Mendoza Costume Party
2161 Lakeshore Blvd. West
7:00pm – 2:00am
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Call ahead for dinner reservations!!! 416.259.3756
Rooms are under $100 per night!
Casa Mendoza will be the home of a fabulous party tonight! While the theme is “Salvador Dali meets Alice In Wonderland at the Playboy Mansion”, people are invited to come dressed as anything! $300 for best prize, courtesy of ZG Vodka. A heated patio for smokers and DJ GIGI will spin the ultimate party music in the upstairs lounge.
Events for Saturday include:
The JAZZ.FM91 Fall Fund Drive
Friday November 5 To Sunday November 14
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Thanks to the generous support of our listeners, the fall fund drive is four days shorter than previous years. Jazz fans donated over $200,000 to this not-for-profit, registered charity earlier this month. Things are going well, but the station still needs your support. Call 1.800.811.2400 to make a donation between 7am and 10pm... or donate on their website!
There are various incentives based on your donation such as:
- a Jazz Safari (a night on the town with Jaymz Bee for you and a friend -- checking out five Toronto jazz clubs in one night)
- a Wine & Jazz Safari (hitting three wineries and an after party back in Liberty Village)
- a Safari to Cuba in December
MONDAY NOVEMBER 15
Robin Barker 50th Anniversary in Hairdressing and a CD Launch
The Revival Club
783 College Street
$35 advance / $45 at the door (the cover includes a copy of his CD!)
416.960.5545 | email@example.com
Quoted by Hair magazine as “The hottest designer in Canada” Robin Barker is certainly one of our countries best known hair stylists... but who knew he was a composer as well? The secret is out with the launch of “What Are The Children Worth?” a CD that will raise money for The Stephen Lewis Foundation (to support children affected by AIDS in East Africa). The CD includes a who’s who of Toronto jazz musicians and signers, who showcase songs composed by Robin.
The Revival Club evening will feature over 40 models with fashion by top designers and a concert that features singers such as Sophia Perlman, Julie Michels, Mike Ferfolia, Kenny Munshaw and Chloe Charles.
The evening emcees are none other than Jeanne Becker and Jaymz Bee.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 15
Bucky Pizzarelli and the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band
The Old Mill Inn
21 Old Mill Road
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The JAZZ.FM91’s 2010-2011 Sound of Jazz Concert Series features top international talent and homegrown favourites on ten separate evenings at The Old Mill Inn; one of the most jazz-friendly venues in the country.
This month, legendary New York jazz guitarist BUCKY PIZZARELLI joins The JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band on Monday November 15th and award winning singer/songwriter IAN SHAW comes in from England on Monday November 29th. Tickets are selling fast for this series so don’t delay. You can buy them on-line now!
Other shows include performances by Jeremy Davenport, Steve Koven, Dick Hyman and more! For information and tickets please visit jazz.fm. (Once you have tickets, it is recommended you call The Old Mill Inn if you would like to make dinner reservations.)
MONDAY NOVEMBER 22
Sophia Perlman and the Vipers
52 Wellington Street East
9:00pm – 2:00am
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Monday certainly seems to be the coolest night in November, and the 22nd is no exception. The Vipers celebrate five years of performing on Mondays at The Reservoir Lounge with a concert that will double as a fundraising event for their next CD.