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Friday, December 6th - 9pm - OH16 Soul Presents...The Soul Motivators - $10

OH16 Soul Presents...

On the first friday of every month, DJ OH16 hits the decks, spinning an all vinyl set of some of the best soul (both new and old) that is sure to get the dance floor up and bumpin.  Thanks to the good folks at Amsterdam Brewery, we're able to make this a free show, and pints of Amsterdam very reasonably priced.  It's party music, but it's also smart music, where you can expect to hear some vintage Sam & DaveTemptationsAl GreenMarvin Gaye and James Brown, along with slightly more rare tracks from cats like King Floyd and Kool & Together.  You can also expect to hear some newer wax getting spun by folks like Sharon JonesMenahan St. Band and Black Joe Lewis.  Bring your dancing shoes, and expect a killer night of some of the best soul music you'll ever hear.  But wait...

The Soul Motivators

Spread the word – The Soul Motivators are here to restore your faith in funk. This tight 9-piece ensemble digs deep, mines a rare groove and elevates your soul. Imagine a movin’, groovin’ record collection packed with sounds from across the spectrum – a solid soul review, afrobeat, the roots of funk and classic hip-hop breaks. That’s just for starters. Let the rolling bass and fatback drums move you to the dance floor while you immerse yourself in the chanking guitar riffs, crisp horns and screaming B3. Then be sure to listen up to the raw, mamas-no-messin’ vocal style.

With a packed schedule taking in clubs, theatres and festivals across Canada, as well as regular rotation on CBC Radio, there’s always an opportunity to grab a slice of the funk energy. Their explosive live show has been seen at the Toronto’s TD Jazz Festival and The Beaches International Jazz Festival. They’ve opened for such legends as Afrika Bambaataa and Lee Fields & The Expressions. With joints available on CD, mp3 and vinyl, you can enjoy the special blend anytime of the day. So what are you waiting for? Get up, get into it – and let yourself be Motivated.


Friday, December 13th - 9pm - It's a Rock-A-Billy Shake-Up! w. The Swingin' Blackjacks & The Diamond Drapes plus DJ's Rockin' Dave Fairs & Lincoln Bee Kool - $5!


Friday, November 29th - 8pm (In The Back) Burlesque! A Platinum Holiday Special Tickets $12/$15

A Platinum Production Presents: A Platinum Holiday Special

Get Advance Tickets Right Here!

A Platinum Production present an evening of burlesque and cabaret inspired by the Holiday television specials of the 1950's and 60's, inviting audiences into their living room over the holidays, where anything can happen!

Holiday guests include a burlesque-ing polar bear, nearly naked crooners, and the Hanukkah story - with a twist!

A Platinum Production is:

Belle Jumelles, Johnny B Goode & St Stella

Featuring performances by:

Dangrr Doll "The twisted beauty of NYC"

Sassy Ray "The voice that makes ya moist"

Chow Mein & Maria Juana (The Harlettes)

Cerise Noir (

Esther De Ville

Sexy Mark Brown (

Zilly Lilly

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Wednesday, November 13th - 8pm - @3030Trivia brought to you by Junction Craft Brewing - $Free!

This video is a hint...

Some Questions From Last Week

Question #1- Which character -- who first appeared in a 1986 movie played by actor Brian Cox -- is the number one villain in the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest movie villains of all time? This character is more famous for being played by another actor in three other movies, most notably in 1991.

Question #2 - Larry Appleton and Balki Bartokomous might be able to tell you that what thing was patented by Theophilus Van Kannel and first seen in the facade of a building in Philadelphia in 1888?

Question #3 - What word, now commonly used to describe a part of a certain type of apparel, comes from the Latin word “stilus”, which was a pointed writing instrument that was used to engrave?

The Roundup From Last Week

The first 3030trivia brought to you by Junction Craft Brewing for November saw twenty-seven teams (that might be a record… possibly? It’s hard to be too dogmatic when you don’t keep accurate records) fighting it out for glory and prizes.  We also saw the return of Leila for an appearance with her unbelievably cute little baby. Awwww!

A tight and tough first half saw a tiebreaker between Buckethead and I’m Tossing, with I’m Tossing winning the tiebreak. Good work, folks! Thumbs up!! The second half saw The Rains of Casterbeer (53 points) come from behind and storm to a four-point victory. First place -- and a whole bunch of hearty congratulations -- to you, chaps. Second place was shared by Buckethead and Baby Achtung (49 points).

Rounding out the podium this week in third place was I’m Tossing and 3030 Vision. Amanda M. of 3030 Vision won the Individual Glory round for getting the closest answer to the question: How many hours does Google Maps think it would take you to walk from 3030 to Mexico City (answer: 779 hours . . . if you don’t stop for food or sleep). In Heads or Tails, it was a tight battle that saw Rachel versus Emily in the final toss. Unlike the wedding in Friends, Emily won this one.

Season standings so far: 5 points – Rains of Casterbeer 4 points – Buckethead 3 points – I’m Tossing 2 points – Baby Achtung, Tribe Called Quest-ion, 3030 Vision, Four Triviateers, Trivia Newton John, Mayan Gosling, 40oz to Freedom, Pumpkin Spice, Alice Munro’s Hos (sometimes featuring Paul) 1 point – A whole bunch of teams

3030trivia is every Wednesday. The first question is at 8pm, but get there early . . . last week, we had a packed house and it’s much easier to get a table if you rock up around 7:30pm. Interesting trivia morsel: it’s free to play! FREE! Teams of up to 4, but you only start losing points for extra players if you finish in the top 3.

Answers to the above questions: (1) Hannibal Lecter; (2) Revolving Door; (3) Stiletto.


Friday, November 15th - 9pm (In The Back) - The Prospects 3 $15Adv/$20Door

The Prospects #3

The Prospects is as event that showcases the best talent all around the GTA. Our goal is to create a platform for local artists to display their art in support of representing Toronto.  Check out for even more info.


$15 advance tickets - contact 647-965-9385

Performances By:

Jae Ari


Haviah Might

Mic Gutz

Mavolous LCPD

Grant Brothers

Hosted by Christopher Ferreira - DJ Shemca on the One's and Two's

Powered by:

The Vapor Movement

UBL - Universal B-boy League 

Titoboy Approved Apparel

Couple Commas

Only One Clothing


Thursday, November 28th - 9pm - Art of Not Matchin' - $10/12

The Art of Not Matchin'

A local Toronto performing arts showcase against conformity.

Hosted by Rene Dhinsa & Mr.Ohonsi, come out, have some drinks, enjoy a great show, support Children's Wish & local Toronto performers, and for a crazy after party DJ'd by Tony Rosales!! After all, what's an hour or so of your time to help us make a child's wish come true? So why stay home and be a lame? …………….don't ;)

Advance tickets: $10 Tickets at the door: $12

Appearances by: Spoken Word Artist: David Delisca Beatboxer: Christian Rosales Belly Dancer: Jaicyea Smith Rappers: CAD Collective Hip-hop Dancers: Kiello's Crew Break-dancers: Members of "Conkrete Stylez" B-Boy Tricky Troublez, B-Boy StuntZ, B-Boy James & B-Boy Rulentlez And many more to still be announced! It's gonna be a great night… TURNDOWNFORWHAT

All proceeds towards Children's Wish Foundation

Official Site:




Thursday, December 5th - 9pm - Hana Lulu, Paradise Animals, Vierance - $5

Hana LuLu, Paradice Animals, Vierance

We hope you like synth's and beats, because we've got a great tripple bill on the docket, including all the way from Winnipeg, Hana Lulu along with Paradice Animals and Vierance.

Hana Lulu

Hana lulu is a 3 piece indie/electronic group consisting of Chris Aquin on drums, Kevin Desjarlais on vocals and synth and Atom Dzaman on lead synthesizers. They are influenced by The Cure, New Order and have found a way to sound exciting amongst the scores of electro bands.

Since forming in 2012 Winnipeg based Hana lulu has not wasted any time. They have opened for Diamond Rings, Shout out out out out, Hollerado, played at Winnipeg's International Jazz Festival, took part in the Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition and opened for James Murphy, former front man of LCD Sound System. In the process they have earned a strong local following through the strength of their live show and have an EP release and tour planned this fall.

Paradise Animals


Joining Hana Lulu on the bill are Toronto's Paradise Animals.


Opening the night, also from Toronto are Vierance.


Sunday, November 24th - Family Double Bill! 4pm - Monsters University, 6pm Monsters Inc. -$Free!

Double Family Bill!

It's been a while since one of our Family double bills, but we've got a pretty fun one for you on Sunday, November 24th.

At 4pm, we're screening Disney/Pixar's 'Monster's University', and then at 6pm, the original 'Monster's Inc.'

Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer-and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike's plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, "Sulley", a natural-born Scarer. The pair's out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University's elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.

Lovable Sulley and his wisecracking sidekick Mike Wazowski are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world, it's the monsters who are scared silly, and it's up to Sulley and Mike to keep her out of sight and get her back home.


What's On Tap This Week @3030DundasWest (November 5th - 10th)

It's Getting Colder...

It's that time again, the leaves have fallen, our Mayor is in the news for all the wrong reasons and the pumpkins, candy and costumes have been put away for another year.

With all that depressing news aside, this is still one heck of an amazing city, with incredible things to see, hear and eat each night, no matter what your tastes are.  All that being said, I thought that this would be a good time to remind many of you fine folks reading this, that there is a ton of absolutely great stuff that you can do right here in the Junction, and thankfully for us, a lot of it happens right here at 3030.

So the next time you're heading out for a good night with friends, take a gander at our calendar, skip a long unpleasant TTC trip downtown (and an even more unpleasant trip on the vomit comet back), and see what's good in the 'hood.  Support the local.

Finally, a big thanks to NOW magazine for giving us a very nice pat on the back, along with some of the other great places in the Junction, including Hole in the Wall & Indie Ale House.

The Programming

There's a lot going down this week, from some great shows, to new art as well as the usual wednesday trivia.  Let's run down all the cool stuff happening at 3030 this week.

On Wednesay, at 8pm it's @3030Trivia brought to you by Junction Craft - get here early to make sure you get a table as it's a popular thing to do in the Junction.

Then on Thursday, Shaemara gives you 'Crystal Light', featuring her top flight band, cover is $5 in the back, but it's still free to come in and grab a beer and maybe play some pinball in the front.

On Friday, it's going to be a busy day, with the opening of Julie Seddon Faris's art show, but scroll down a bit further because that's not all we've got.

Also on Friday, it's the return of Ottawa music legend Lucky Ron.  It's an absolute steal to Ron for only five bucks, and thanks to Mill St. Brewery for helping to make this show happen.

If Rockabilly isn't your thing, that's ok, because on Saturday, we've got a scorcher of a free show, featuring Toronto's After Funk, along with two live all-vinyl funk & soul DJ's.

Finally, on Sunday, we've got a cool little family show, brought to you by the Junction Project called 'Hootenany', as of this posting tickets are close to sold out, so make sure you get them soon.

The Bar

We're stoked to have Amsterdam's very limited Winter seasonal Wee Heavy Scotch ale, which is brewed from five different hops and boiled extra long, to give it an incredibly smooth, almost sweet taste that's perfect for the cold days ahead.  It should be on tap by Saturday, so make a date to come down and check it out, we also hear it goes great with soul music.

The Kitchen

The new menu's been going great, and if you were wondering what is on it, well wonder no further, as it's now also online.



Wednesday, November 6th - 8pm - @3030Trivia brought to you by Junction Craft Brewing

Relates to the question and is also a hint

Let's start with a few questions from last week!

1.  What book with a somewhat geological name was published first in the UK in 1997 and then North America in 1998? The book reportedly took the author 6 years to write, the last of which was funded by an£8000 grant from the Scottish Arts Council, and it has a slightly different name in the UK than it does here.

2.  On this day (October 30) back in 1985, a Space Shuttle with eight US and West German astronauts, launched from Kennedy Space Center. This was the last completed mission of which Space Shuttle?

3.  In 1800, a jury returned a verdict of not guilty of murder in the trial of James Hadfield after he tried to kill King George III. James Hadfield was acquitted because he was held to be what six letter word, that sounds as though he was taking a dip in a French river?

We kicked off a new season in style on Wednesday, October 30. Lots of teams, lots of fun, lots of Junction Craft Ale (mmmmm). The Bloor Street Irregulars came back to 3030 to win handily, amassing an impressive score of 56 out of 60. Nice work, guys! Competition for the podium places was tight with the Bucketheads and the Rains of Casterbeer (both with 52) and Four Triviateers and Trivia Newton John (both 51) battling it out.

In an incredibly impressive performance, Robyn took home the Individual Glory prize. She, somewhat unbelievably, guessed the exact number of days between the day that Stephen Hawking was born and the day that Sarah Palin was born (8,070 days). Amazing performance! Well done, Robyn!...

And in the all-important final round of Heads and Tails, Daryl H. went head-to-head (actually, head-to-tail) with Mike M. and knew that toss number 6 was going to be heads. Congrats to all involved; a hearty pat on the back from everyone at 3030.

We’re going to do the standings a little differently this season. The team that finishes first on any given night gets 3 points. Teams that finish in second or third will get 2 points. And all other teams that play get 1 point. (Remember to use the same name in future weeks if you want to watch your team climb the standings!)

So, here are the standings after week 1:

3 points – Bloor Street Irregulars.

2 points – Bucketheads. Rains of Casterbeer. Four Triviateers. Trivia Newton John.

1 point – Bar team. Tried n true. Cat’s Meow. Half Pointers. Twerkship. Clock. Tribe Called Quest-ion. Inferiority Complex. Gingies. Alice Munro’s Hos. I’m Tossing. Trivia at 3030 is every Wednesday night. It’s FREE to play! Teams can be any size up to 4 (teams over 4 can still play, but you will have points deducted). Questions start at 8pm. See you on Wednesday, November 6th!

[Here are your answers: (1) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (or Philosopher’s Stone); (2) Challenger; (3) Insane (“in Seine”)]