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From guest chef pop-ups to DJs and live music, there's always something happening at Drake One Fifty. Check out our event listings below or see what's going on at The Drake Hotel.

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  • Fri
    May.
    26

    A great DJ can make a room fall in love for a moment, simply because DJing is more than selecting a few songs. It’s about generating shared moods, understanding the feelings of a group of people and directing them into a better place. Inspired by all genres of music, known for his ability to do the unexpected, meanwhile keeping things fresh; DJ Nana has been moving rooms to his beat since age Fourteen. Nana dedicates the precision of a mechanic or a scientist when crafting his art, as he believes that DJing and Turntablism is a science.

    • Venue: Drake One Fifty
    • Type: DJ, Music
    • Cover: Free!
    • Time: May 26, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Sat
    May.
    27

    ABOUT THE POP UPS: Discover the work of local artists and designers from Akin Collective Dufferin Studios and Pixel & Bristle Design Market as they set up shop at Drake One Fifty.

    PIXEL & BRISTLE DESIGN MARKET:
    Toronto’s most exciting design & typography market, they bring together the work of exceptional designers, illustrators, typographers and makers. They showcases a diverse range of professional goods and products, including: prints, cards, gifts, signage, coasters, wall art, mobiles, bags, banners, textiles, mugs, enamel pins, patches, buttons, stickers, objects ephemera and limited edition art.

    Foxhat is a gift brand made up of Alexia McGinty & Natasha McDiarmid. They will be bringing their finest tote bags, apparel, stationary goods and more!

    • Venue: Drake One Fifty
    • Type: Art, Culture, BettermentLab
    • Cover: FREE!
    • Time: May 27, 2017, 11 a.m.
  • Sat
    May.
    27

    Sawtay started playing with records at the age of 13 under the watchful eye of his father, a DJ himself. He was inuenced by the street performers and grafti artists of the local Toronto Hip Hop community in the early 90’s. It was at high school dances and other local outings that he nurtured his skills on the turntables.

    After high school, Sawtay moved from Oshawa back to Toronto and settled in Rexdale where he attended Humber College in 1997. There, his DJ scratching and juggling skills were further inuenced by well known DJ’s such as Turnstiles, Scratch Pickles, and the X-ecutioners. It wasn’t until 2000 that Sawtay joined the DJ company, Waxpants that he would have a lasting impact on Toronto’s tablist movement. The Waxpants crew consisted of DJ Mensa, Adam Slayer, and Sawtay himself. They spent five years hosting the Toronto DMC’s and open table shows at legendary venues such as the Opera House, the Reverb, the Rivoli, and the Phoenix. They brought huge acts such as Kid Koala, DJ Radar, and A-Trak to showcase their talents, further pushing the boundaries of Toronto’s Turntable scene.

    Sawtay joined forces with the beat box artist, Subliminal under Jungle Boy Entertainment management in 2002. He performed alongside Subliminal providing an assortment of cuts and scratches to his eclectic live show. Together they preformed and toured doing shows for Dark Knights, the Toronto Street Festival and the variety show Toronto One. In 2003, Sawtay lent his talents towards the development of Canada’s rst Hip Hop based community center, IC Visions. Sawtay has also been the DJ behind Toronto’s most electrifying trio, Rhythmicru between 2003 and 2008.

    Currently, Sawtay can be found moving crowds at the jazz bar, The Emmet Ray where he has maintained his residence for the past year. He has also provided heart thumping live cuts for such goups as Grand Analog, Magnolious and femcee Nilla. You can now nd Sawtay’s mixes on Cr8apes.com, a site he has developed along side DJ Jun, featuring mixes from Toronto's finenest DJs.

    • Venue: Drake One Fifty
    • Type: DJ, Music
    • Cover: FREE!
    • Time: May 27, 2017, 9 p.m.
  • Sun
    May.
    28

    You might’ve heard it through the grapevine but it’s official - we’re putting some funk into brunch. Get your Sunday Fun-day off to a great start with The Mercenaries bringing the sweet sounds of soul to the Downtown core. The award-winning quartet will put a spring in your step and get your toes tapping to hits like Little Richard, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin. Feed your soul with brunch favourites like the Drake Breakfast with buttery skillet corn bread, house-made roasted apple + sage breakfast sausage, thick-cut bacon, 2 perfectly poached eggs, crispy chicharrón and spiced BBQ bean purée or Shakshuka with tomato paprika ragu, smoked ham, roasted eggplant + fresh-baked in-house sourdough.

    11AM-2PM

    Make your reservation: Call 416.363.6150 OR email host@drakeonefifty.ca OR book online!

    • Venue: Drake One Fifty
    • Type: Live, Foodie, Music
    • Cover: //
    • Time: May 28, 2017, 11 a.m.
  • Wed
    May.
    31

    Fresh on the Toronto DJ scene and inspired by classic, golden artists and old school vinyl DJ culture, Dee Jay Ing ventures through nostalgic funk/R&B vibes, 90s hip hop styles and contemporary favourites armed with a library of vinyl and digital gems.

    • Venue: Drake One Fifty
    • Type: DJ, Music
    • Cover: FREE!
    • Time: May 31, 2017, 6 p.m.
  • Fri
    Jun.
    02

    A great DJ can make a room fall in love for a moment, simply because DJing is more than selecting a few songs. It’s about generating shared moods, understanding the feelings of a group of people and directing them into a better place. Inspired by all genres of music, known for his ability to do the unexpected, meanwhile keeping things fresh; DJ Nana has been moving rooms to his beat since age Fourteen. Nana dedicates the precision of a mechanic or a scientist when crafting his art, as he believes that DJing and Turntablism is a science.

    • Venue: Drake One Fifty
    • Type: DJ, Music
    • Cover: Free!
    • Time: June 2, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Sat
    Jun.
    03

    ABOUT THE POP UPS: Discover the work of local artists and designers from Akin Collective Dufferin Studios and Pixel & Bristle Design Market as they set up shop at Drake One Fifty.

    Akin Collective is a Toronto-based arts organization that provides affordable studio space as well as arts-based programming through it's sister non-profit organization, Akin Projects. Their studios provide a working environment that maintains a friendly and inspiring atmosphere where people can work on creative endeavors and entrepreneurial undertakings of all kinds. They build community through monthly art critiques, workshops, open studio events, gallery tours, exhibitions, as well as various other art projects.

    Jen Pilles is an illustrator living and adventuring in Toronto, Canada. She creates charming, immersive illustrations using gouache, watercolour and coloured pencil. Her work is tactile, honest, and cheerful and is suitable for both adults and children.
    Jen is interested in exploring mother earth, outer space, and the human condition. She enjoys nature, science, and a good story. When she's not drawing and painting she can be found working in her garden, exploring the city, or reading a book.

    • Venue: Drake One Fifty
    • Type: Art, Culture, BettermentLab
    • Cover: FREE!
    • Time: June 3, 2017, 11 a.m.
  • Sat
    Jun.
    03

    Alister Johnson is a forward-thinking producer and DJ. He is obsessed with discovering and manipulating new and unfamiliar sounds.

    His diverse career has included production work with Grand Analog and Zaki Ibrahim, creating jazz cuts with Sacha Williamson and touring Europe with Azari & III. Well known within the Toronto DJ community, he has commanded the decks as far afield as Germany, the UK and South Africa, spinning disco, soul, boogie, electronic/house and other types of danceable rhythms.

    Join us at Drake One Fifty for tunes you don't want to miss!

    • Venue: Drake One Fifty
    • Type: DJ, Live, Music
    • Cover: Free!
    • Time: June 3, 2017, 9 p.m.
  • Wed
    Jun.
    07

    Fresh on the Toronto DJ scene and inspired by classic, golden artists and old school vinyl DJ culture, Dee Jay Ing ventures through nostalgic funk/R&B vibes, 90s hip hop styles and contemporary favourites armed with a library of vinyl and digital gems.

    • Venue: Drake One Fifty
    • Type: DJ, Music
    • Cover: FREE!
    • Time: June 7, 2017, 6 p.m.