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Thursday
Feb062014

Sunday, February 16th - 5pm - Disney's Beauty & The Beast - $Free!

See the first ever animated film nominated for Best Picture (on a pretty big screen!)

Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical fantasy romance film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the traditional French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, Beauty and the Beast is the 30th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. Additionally, it is third in the Disney Renaissance period. Starring Paige O'Hara and Robby Benson, Beauty and the Beast focuses on the relationship between the Beast (Benson), a prince who is magically transformed into a hideous monster as punishment for his selfishness, and Belle (O'Hara), a beautiful young woman who he imprisons in his castle. The film also features the voices of Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers and Angela Lansbury, who occupy supporting roles.

Walt Disney first attempted to adapt "Beauty and the Beast" into an animated feature film during the 1930s and 1950s, but was unsuccessful. Following the unprecedented success of The Little Mermaid (1989), Walt Disney Feature Animation decided to adapt the fairy tale, originally conceived by then-director Richard Purdum as a non-musical. Disney chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg eventually discontinued the idea and ordered that the film be a musical similar to The Little Mermaid instead, resulting in Purdum's resignation. Beauty and the Beast was directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, with a screenplay by Linda Woolverton story first credited to Roger Allers. Lyricist Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken wrote the film's songs. Ashman, who additionally served as an executive producer on the film, died of AIDS related complications eight months before the film's release, and the film was dedicated to his memory.

Beauty and the Beast premiered at the New York Film Festival on September 29, 1991, followed by a theatrical release on November 22 to critical acclaim. It has also earned a rare "A+" rating from CinemaScore.[3] The film was a box office success, and has since garnered over $424 million worldwide. Beauty and the Beast was nominated for several awards, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Famously, Beauty and the Beast became the first animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. The film received five additional Academy Award nominations, including Best Original Score, Best Sound, and three separate nominations for Best Original Song. Ultimately, the film won Best Original Score, while Best Original Song was awarded to its title song. In 2002, Beauty and the Beast was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Thursday
Feb062014

Sunday, March 23rd - 7pm - Party Worth Crashing - The Songs of Kerrigan & Lowdermilk - $12/$15 (In the Back!)

Buy Tickets Online by Clicking Here (or on the postever above!)

Presented by Bum Chic Productions

Party Worth Crashing: Contemporary Musical Theatre Songs by Kerrigan & Lowdermilk

Kait Kerrigan (words) and Brian Lowdermilk (music) made their off-Broadway debut in 2006 with their adaptation of Henry and Mudge. Other musicals include The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, Tales From The Bad Years, The Woman Upstairs, Wrong Number, The Freshman Experiment, Republic and Flash of Time. Their first album, Our First Mistake (2011), charted at #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart; their new album, Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Live (2013), documents a concert tour that resulted from their breakout $35K kickstarter. Among them, they have received the 2009 Kleban Award, 2006 Larson Award, 2005 Richard Rodgers Award, and 2004-2005 Dramatists Guild Fellowship. They have held residencies at the Orchard Project and the MacDowell Arts Colony.

PARTY WORTH CRASHING is a special concert of songs from Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's musicals. It's a show about youth, coming of age, and learning lessons. It’s about laughing at yourself, and figuring things out on your own. It’s about realizing that with the freedom to do anything comes the responsibility to do something.

Get your Tickets Online At This Link!

CAST:

Alisha Ruiss

Benjamin Joseph Harris

Bryna Weiss

Jon Corkal

Marc Ducusin

Rachel Resnik

Musical Director/Piano: Sean Mayes

Tuesday
Feb042014

Wednesday, February 5th - 8pm - @3030Trivia brought to you by Junction Craft Brewing - $Free!

This should probably help you with question #2 more than 'Trapped in the Closet'

Some Questions From Last Week

(1) What 1994 film, nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, contains a four letter word in its title (among others), and if you played that four letter word in Scrabble, it would be worth 22 points?

(2) R Kelly would probably be able to tell you that what letter is the chemical symbol for the element Phosphorus

(3) They say that no one remembers who finished second. Volcano finished second to Aristides in the first running of which race over 1 1/2 miles in 1875?

The Round Up and This Week's Edition

They say that no one remembers who finished second. But at 3030trivia we do. In fact, we track all the teams who play and how they fare. It's not just about the winning, it's about the playing.

Thanks to all the teams who came out and played on a very, very chilly Wednesday night last week. We saw a shock new outfit by the name of Quizzie Mcguire storm through the ranks and take victory on their first go. They scored an impressive 54 points. Good work Vincent, Brendan, Michael, and Alex. Good work, guys! Congrats! Just behind were perennial podium getters All the Jingle Ladies, Rains of Casterbeer, Missed Connections, Just Jeff,... and The Joel McHale Doppelganger.

Jimmy P. took the glory in the individual glory round, getting closest to the correct answer of 1,225 pages in the first edition of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. Stu took the glory in the toss off, Heads and Tails. Congrats to you both.

3030trivia is every Wednesday. We start asking questions around 8pm. It's free to play... and you can win prizes!

Here are the answers from above: (1) Quiz Show; (2) P; (3) The Kentucky Derby.

Tuesday
Feb042014

Thursday, March 6th - 7pm - Competitive Arts featuring #Kitchen Battle, Universal B-Boy League, Beatbox School PLUS a killer free show with Philly Moves, Special Guest TBA and Allan Rayman - $Free!

Put March 6th in your Calendars

3030, in partnership with the United B-Boy League & PPOP are dropping one of the dopest (ok, who am I kidding, I'm a 32 year old white dude - I don't actually use the word 'dopest' but I've got to say that this is good - which it is) Thursday nights to hit the Junction.

7pm - 10pm - Competitive Arts 

Competitive Arts aims to bring the most creative and driven people in their respective fields together and let them push each other to see who can make the best art, be it culinary, on the dance floor, behind the mic or in between the wheels of steel. March 2014's edition includes:

#KitchenBattle

Chef Adisa Glasgow takes on members of his own Kitchen, along with a guest chef, to see who can come up with the most interesting culinary dish for under $5.

United B-Boy League

Check out the UBL Facebook page for all the details about the battle of the breakers.

11pm - PPOP Presents - Philly Moves (Toronto), Sidewalk Chalk (Chicago), Allan Rayman (Toronto)

Philly Moves

Allan Rayman

Tuesday
Jan282014

What's On Tap @3030DundasWest? (January 30th - February 1st)

Come Visit the Junction it's a good 'hood all week long

First of all, I'd be remiss if I didn't let you fine folks know about the ten year anniversary of the Junction Jam at our good neighbours Axis Gallery & Grill.  Derek Downham is a super talented musician, and kind of an awesome host whose been a big part of why the Junction has had such a vibrant music scene.  As well, I heard a rumor that there will be some extra special guests tomorrow night.  Can't say who, but I assure you that you won't be disappointed, unlike our pal Hercules here.

It's pretty freakin' cold at the moment, but we've got some hot stuff to keep you warm this week.  I know I mailed in that last line, but hey, it's the last week of January, what more do you want?

The Kitchen

Both new menus are now fully operational, and they are great!  Now of course you'd expect me to write this, seeing as it's my job to tell you how phenomenal they are, but I challenge you to come in, try a few things and disagree (if you do, take it up with our chef - he responds to criticism well).

There's some phenomenal vegetarian options on both the snack and mains menu, including this cool interpretation of a ratatouille.

Ratatouille - on garlic french bread with grumbled parmasean, arugula, basil, apple cider reduction.  It's pretty tasty.

The Bar

We discussed it a bit more at length last week, but it's the beginning of FeBREWary with Beau's.  For more details hit this link up right here.

We've also got some cool new brews in from Spearhead Brewing, so all around, there's great things to drink here at 3030.

The Programming

Unfortunately, the Thursday show with The Medicine Hat & The Folk has been cancelled.  Hopefully you got to see the Folk this past Saturday, when they played a great show with Loon Choir.

On Wednesday, it's @3030Trivia brought to you by Junction Craft Brewing.  Come early to make sure you get a table.

Then on Friday, we've got the Afterfunk album release party, it's a free show thanks to Spearhead Brewing.

Finally, on Saturday, check out guitar maestro Sean Pinchin & his trio with DJ Nova spinning tracks afterwards.

Preview Sean's awesome stuff right here.

Tuesday
Jan282014

Saturday, February 22nd - 9pm - Bodice Album Release, with s.g. Union Duke & DJ Matt H

Beau's All Natural Presents - Bodice w. Special Guests Union Duke

It seems strange, to tell you about a free show where Union Duke (yes, the same band that's sold out 3030 the last two times they've been here) is the opening act, but that just happens to be the case.  What band could possibly be crazy enough to get them to open for them?  Bodice is that band, and if they were good enough to blow away Duane Allman when they opened for him, there's a good chance that they'll blow you away as well.

Union Duke

If you've been keeping an eye on the goings on here at 3030, you know that Union Duke are legit.  Mostly, I'm just happy to be able to do one more show, as each time, as I see the line-up develop down the street, I tell myself that we're just too small for them.  Well, what's to say, here's to hoping that this won't be the last Union Duke show at 3030.

 

Bodice

Formerly Aphrodite's Bodice, these kids just plain rock.  We're stoked to be hosting their album release here at 3030, and I think you'll be blown away by these guys.

Tuesday
Jan282014

Wednesday, January 30th - 8pm - @3030Trivia brought to you by Junction Craft Brewing

Some Questions From Last Week

(1) Which American musician, born in 1966, recently appeared in a cameo appearance on the sitcom Community as a botany teacher, not as an origami teacher?

(2) The National Toy Hall of Fame was opened in 1998 and is located in Rochester, New York. To date, only three toys that have four letters in their name have been inducted into this Hall of Fame. Name any one of those toys.

(3) On January 22, of which year, did Apple Macintosh release a famous one minute long Super Bowl commercial directed by Ridley Scott that was recently named the best Super Bowl commercial of all time?

It's Trivia Time!

Thirty trivia teams at 3030! It has a nice ring to it. The back room was packed last Wednesday, January 22, with thirty teams battling it out for trivia supremacy. Another night, another delicious barrel of Junction Craft consumed. This time it was the Winter Warmer! Yum yum.

The questions were a little harder than usual last week... but it'll all balance itself out in future weeks. The Bloor Street Irregulars, however, had no problem. They cleaned up first prize with an extremely impressive 57 points out of 60. Congrats chaps! The Sedentary Wilburys, All the Jingle Ladies, Rains of Casterbeer, Missed Connections, and Army of One and the Bumbaclots were fighting it out for the glory.

Congrats to Anne B. who won the Individual Glory round on a question about Canada's prowess at tennis. 116 grand slams singles tournaments between semi-finals appearances by Canadians. Anne B. got very close to spot on!

Next week, Anthony and Kirk will be back with more questions and more answers and more heads and tails and more frosty beverages.

We start at 8pm... but the place starts getting full early, so if you like sitting and having a table to write on, get there early. It's teams of 4 and it's free to play!! So bring your friends and impress them with how much you know. Cheers! Here are the answers to the questions above: (1) Ben Folds; (2) Lego, Ball, Kite; (3) 1984.

Wednesday
Jan222014

January 22nd - January 25th - What's On Tap @3030DundasWest

Back in the groove and a look back at last weekend

First of all, for those of you folks who were here this past Saturday, at that amazing Intentions gig, that was a really fun night to have with all of you, and for the folks who couldn't get in, we wish we were bigger to, but we had to follow capacity regulations so that we can keep putting on awesome shows.

They will be back on March 1st, and on the first saturday of the month of each month after that, so if you didn't get in, there is still something to look forward to in the future, that will make you keep on living through these bleary cold awful weather months.  Speaking of which...

The Kitchen

Speaking of reasons to live.  We've got a whole new menu in the Kitchen.  Our Winter small plates menu has been finalized, and let me tell you, the Plantain Tostada might be my favourite thing to have ever come out of an absolutely great kitchen (as a vegetarian I might add, so options were limited) in the almost two years we've been open.  I simply lack the vocabulary to describe just how good it is.

We've kept a few of the favourites from the previous snack menu, but this is a menu that I am proud and excited to tell you about, and hopefully if you're feeling a bit peckish and are in the neighbourhood, you've got some time to come down and give one of the new items a try.

The Bar - A special preview of...Febrewary

  I've been looking forward to this month's installment of #613inthe416, as getting to bring in Loon Choir with The Folk for a free gig here, means that I have a pretty sweet gig.  Without a cool company like Beau's to work with, these shows don't happen, and to see someone step up and support good, live and original music, is frankly a very cool thing in my books.

  Since the next Beau's event isn't until towards the end of February, I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight something that we will be doing with them over the course of the entire month called Febrewary.

  There will be seven different beer releases throughout the month, but more importantly (to me at least) is the social outreach that they are doing as part of this event.  Seriously, give a read through all the cool details.

  I don't know about you, but my beer certainly tastes better when I know it's helping a lot of good things that are close to home for me.  Support the local, support craft beer.

The Programming

There's a bunch of cool stuff going down over the next four days.

On Wednesday, it's the return of our ever popular @3030Trivia brought to you by Junction Craft Brewing.

On Thursday, it's a Mod kind of night, with three 60's Carnaby Street inspired bands, featuring Muscle Souls, The Reply & Neil Traynor.

Then on Friday, Trebble City Productions presents -  Listen Live; featuring 20Amp Soundchild, Danielle Knoll & Ellevan.

Finally, on Saturday, it's a very special edition of the Beau's #613inthe416 featuring Loon Choir & The Folk, and of course it's Free.

Wednesday
Jan222014

Saturday, February 15th - 9pm - Junction Craft Brewing & Exclaim! Present 'The Big Free Show in the #JunctionTO' with Samantha Martin's Roots 'n Roll Revue and the Sinners Choir

Check out the full-size Awesome Poster Below

Junction Craft Brewing & Exclaim Present: The Big Free Show in the #JunctionTO

This is something extra special.  In fact, you can't really call it 'The Big Free Show in the #JunctionTO' without it being totally, completely, unbelievably awesome.

The Grunk has teamed up with Junction Craft Brewing & Exclaim! to bring you a monthly series of absolutely spectacular, not to mention free shows to 3030.

Let's check out what's in store for you in February...

Samantha Martin

Shot for Exclaim! TV - live in 3030 - Check out the Full Story Here

Almost two years ago, we did our first show here at 3030 with Samantha Martin.  It only seems fitting, that for our most ambitious project here yet, that we start things off 

"You may not know it yet, but Samantha Martin is a rock star, she'll tear your heart out one note at a time." Serena Ryder

One of the rising stars in Toronto’s roots-rock scene. With the release of their self titled debut album, Samantha Martin and The Haggard in March 2012, the band will be taking their music on the road far beyond Toronto.

Recorded in July 2011 at Toronto's Lincoln County Social Club, co-produced by the band and John Dinsmore (producer and multi-instrumentalist with Kathleen Edwards, NQ Arbuckle, Sarah Harmer) The album boldly traverses deep southern soul, roots/reggae and 50's rock n roll.

Tribute is paid to musical influences including Otis Redding and Robert Johnson, The Rolling Stones, The Staples Singers, CCR and Patsy Cline as well as Reggae artist Delroy Wilson; but the album is distinctly Samantha Martin and The Haggard. Few other artists are able to incorporate such broad genres successfully and present a cohesive sound all their own.

The Sinners Choir

Starting things off righteously, is Adam Beer-Colacino's (Formerly of the Joyful Sinners) new project.  I find I dig just about everything that Adam seems to be involved in, and I think you'll be glad you came early for their set.

 

Wednesday
Jan222014

Friday, February 21st - 9pm - Trucker Fridays Goes Retro! w. Coronado & Air Marshal Landing plus birthday boy DJ Nova & special retro guest DJ WhatsHerProblem

Trucker Fridays Goes Retro!

We know, usually Trucker Fridays is your night to head out to the Junction with your best flannel shirt, kickers and bass pro-shop hat and let loose a bit to some great rootsy music.

This time, ditch the outfit, find some neon, take a chill pill, get tubular and come out for a bitchin' night.

Also it's DJ Nova's birthday, so you'd better be down to celebrate it with him, and to make sure he has a blast on his big day, DJ WhatsHerProblem is going to be spinning sweet 80's tracks with him in between and after the bands.

But let's check out the bands...

Coronado

 

  Absolutely killer indie-pop band from Toronto.  How else to describe their music?  There's elements of Death Cab, mixed with a classic (I can't believe I'm saying that as a positive...) 80's verb heavy sound.  If you dig the Arts & Crafts sound, you'll probably really dig these guys.

Air Marshal Landing

Playing their distinctly versatile rock, Air Marshal Landing’s quirky pop sensibilities teach their fans that it really is a good idea to grab your two best friends and start a band together.

Their three-piece, but more like 10-instrument, family of clever songwriting and tight musicality displays an ability to write across a variety of genres while maintaining a sound that is uniquely theirs. Air Marshal Landing’s first full-length album You Used To Be Me will be released June 4 and was recorded with Nygel Asselin (Half Moon Run, Faded Vanity) at The Farm on Canada’s West Coast.

The record refuses to abide by any one genre’s rules, offering a spectrum of sounds while holding on to the band’s consistently bright, thoughtful, and layered style. The record’s themes are slightly darker and more contemplative than earlier recordings, but listeners will be unable to ignore the fun they had while making the album and the coastal influences, especially on tracks like “Jessie (West Coast)”.