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iSpy/Toronto Klezmer Society/Blackout Anniversary Party

  • Drom taberna Queen Street West Toronto, ON Canada (map)

6-9 iSpy

In the tradition of the classic "Hot Club"-style groups, iSpy is a Jazz Manouche quartet . iSpy evokes the clandestine free-spirited soul of music during a highly charged era.

Playful, passionate and visually pleasing, iSpy performs with pure sensual abandon.

This time iSpy will be hosting guests from across the country so stay tuned!

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10pm Toronto Klezmer Society

Calling all Klezmer lovers, players, dancers and friends!

Every Wednesday this August we'll be teaching and playing classic Klezmer tunes with in-house arrangements from your friendly local brass community.

The house set begins at 9, and then the jamming begins!


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7pm Blackout Anniversary Party (Offsite)

"Where were you when the lights went out?"...

On August 14th, 2003, at 4:10pm Ontario along with 8 U.S. states experienced one of the most widespread blackouts in history.

What was considered a technical disaster is now fondly remembered by many Torontonians as a night affirming that the community spirit that connects us all is still alive and well.

From tales such as the Rodney's Oyster House boys shucking oysters on a broken down King West streetcar, to an insane block party in Little Portugal, or even just the sight of the skyline against the beautiful backdrop of the Milkyway still bring a smile.

The power of community and goodwill generated that night inspired a ragtag group to celebrate it's anniversary in a fashion true to the spirit of the blackout. A spirit of fun, generosity and spontaneity.

So come celebrate the blackout's sweet 16!

Here's the plan;

7-8:45 PM >>> Meet your friends at Nathan Phillips Square, and catch some music...

Join the BIKE RIDE starting at 8 PM >>> Into the SWEET DUSK with your WHEELS,


PARADE at 8:45 PM >>> as we take you on an adventure on our way to the...


Over the course of the night expect to see your favourite bands such as Viper’s Cloud, Big Smoke Brass Band, Toronto Klezmer Society, SHOUT!, Flamenco, Polky Village Band and Red Tent

Come as you are! Bring supplies, costumes, comfortable shoes, lights, dance moves, and loved ones!