The Steady Cafe & Bar

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We're a Miami-inspired bar and brunch spot. Folks love us at night for our homemade cocktails, craft beer, vegan donuts, espresso, free wifi and unique events and dance parties. Folks love us in the daylight for our non-vegan vegan brunch, award-winning vegan + GF donuts, caesar bar, breakfast cocktails, lattes and free wifi!

Hours:
Brunch: Sat & Sun 10-3
Nights: Tues - Sat 8pm - 2am
Check out our events under the EVENTS tab above!

Track Could Bend #26
May
2
8:00 pm20:00

Track Could Bend #26

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Track Could Bend #26 (Sandro Perri/Allison Cameron/Josh Cole/Nicole Rampersaud / Allison Cameron & William Davison / Moth Ash)

improvised music + weird rock offshoots
Presented by Mechanical Forest Sound

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
The Steady Café / 1051 Bloor St W.

PWYC / doors @ 8 / show @ 9 / done @ 11
[the start time is not B.S. — this will start on time!]

1) Sandro Perri/Allison Cameron/Josh Cole/Nicole Rampersaud
2) Allison Cameron & William Davison
3) Moth Ash
 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1677827712522406/

Sausage Party - Vegetarian Hot Dog Pop-up Restaurant
May
5
7:00 pm19:00

Sausage Party - Vegetarian Hot Dog Pop-up Restaurant

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We are thrilled to announce our monthly popup at the Steady! Come get yo' veggie hotdogs! Lots of beer (and other drinks) to choose from, rock 'n' roll tunes all night! Serving food 7pm 'til 10pm then stay for the dance party!

Ball Park: $5
Ketchup, mustard, fried onions

Seoul Food: $6
Vegan housemade kimchi, wasabi mayo, black sesame

Fleetwood Mac and cheese: $7
Aged cheddar mac and cheese, panko ‘bacon’ crumb

Pull ya pork out: $7
Pulled Seitan, pineapple BBQ sauce, apple slaw

All served on white bun with soy veggie sausage.

Cash only, cards accepted at bar. ATM available!

See y'all there!!
https://www.facebook.com/events/142198496318443/

Essence Brown :: Hiphop Dance Party
May
5
May 6

Essence Brown :: Hiphop Dance Party

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ESSENCE BROWN
THE STEADY CAFE & BAR
1051 BLOOR STREET WEST
FRIDAY - MAY 5 at 10PM
$5

HIP-HOP - DANCEHALL - R&B
Come dance in your bedroom!

With the one and only ALIKULAPO!

100% Love, 
Teej, Hoiking and Sims
https://www.facebook.com/events/1874923656087682/

Turbo City Dance Party
May
6
May 7

Turbo City Dance Party

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/// T U R B O / C I T Y / F I V E

Coming back at ya from the Turbo Tiki Hut, this time we welcome the Bout It Djs, AKA Mikey Palermo and Booshay. No strangers to the dancefloor, these dudes have been throwing parties under the BASE namesake (R.I.P) for the last few years and have shared the decks with acts such as Billy Kenny, Duke Dumont, Sonny Fodera, Flava D and Low Steppa, to name a few! These guys know how to move a room and needless to say, it's gonna be another rager!

As if that wasn't enough, we also welcome Pan!c Pop, who's giving us a special disco-heavy set to turn up the feelgood vibes right from the start!


Guest Line up :

Bout it Djs
(aka Booshay and Mikey Palermo)

https://soundcloud.com/boooshay
https://soundcloud.com/mikeypalermo

Pan!c Pop
https://soundcloud.com/panic-pop


and the Home Team : 

Terror Tone (Inner City Dance, Ultra Bass)
https://soundcloud.com/terror-tone

Le Filth
https://soundcloud.com/tom-z

//N O C O V E R
//Strictly Underground Dance Music

See you on the Dancefloor!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1397882110270615/

Drunken Cinema presents Running Man
May
12
7:00 pm19:00

Drunken Cinema presents Running Man

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Friday May 12th, 2017
Doors Open at 7:00PM
Show Starts 7:45PM
$5.00 At The Door (Price includes game cards, props and free popcorn)
19+


Drunken Cinema invites you all to the headquarters of “ICS” (A.K.A. The Steady Cafe & Bar) to participate in an interactive drinking game for one of the best cult movies from 30 years ago, THE RUNNING MAN! 

Watch this 1987 film that is set in a “dystopian” USA, which has unfortunately been pretty dead-on with accurate predictions about life in 2017. Experience the madness, the nostalgia and the plethora of Arnie’s one-liners with a great crowd in a great bar!

There will be gourmet popcorn, trailers, props, a themed cocktail and AMAZING prizes to be given away!

It is extremely recommended to make reservations for seats!

https://www.facebook.com/events/236160910183365/

SKANK TOP :: Jem & Holograms edition
May
12
May 13

SKANK TOP :: Jem & Holograms edition

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It's showtime, Synergy.

Jem and the Holograms Maximum comes alive for one night only!
GLAMOUR, GLITTER, FASHION and FAME encouraged.

Featuring drag goddess ALLYSIN CHAYNES
Burlesque idol MISS MITZY CREAM
GEOFF STEVENS as Pizzaz
Skank of Honour (and birthday boy) MICHAEL BURTCH
and DJs MICEBERG and MICHAEL K on the decks

Fabulous prizes from IDW Publishing (Jem and the Holograms and The Misfits comics)

DICK CLOSET and COAT CHECK (with limited capacity) available

$5 before 11:30 PM; $10 after

This is a BODY PRIDE NOT PRIDE BODY event. All shapes, sizes, genders and colours are loved.

NO SHAME - NO ATTITUDE - NO SLEEVES
 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1926756897572807/

Wolsak & Wynn / Buckrider Books Spring Launch
May
18
7:00 pm19:00

Wolsak & Wynn / Buckrider Books Spring Launch

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Join us as we launch new poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from Wolsak & Wynn and Buckrider Books. 

NO TV FOR WOODPECKERS
A new colelction of poems from Gary Barwin: http://wolsakandwynn.ca/books/171-no-tv-for-woodpeckers

In the pages of Gary Barwin’s latest collection of poetry, No TV for Woodpeckers, the lines between haunting and hilarious, wondrous and weird, beautiful and beastly, are blurred in the most satisfying ways. No stranger to poetic experimentation, Barwin employs a range of techniques from the lyrical to the conceptual in order to explore loss, mortality, family, the self and our relationship to the natural world. Many of these poems reveal a submerged reality full of forgotten, unknown or invisible life forms that surround us – that are us. Within this reality, Barwin explores the connection between bodies, language, culture and the environment. He reveals how we construct both self and reality through these relationships and also considers the human in relation to the concepts of “nature” and “the animal.” As philosophical as it is entertaining – weaving together threads of surrealism, ecopoetics, Dada and more – No TV for Woodpeckers is a complex and multi-layered work that offers an unexpected range of pleasures.

DEAR GHOST, 
A new collection of poems from Catherine Owen: 
http://wolsakandwynn.ca/books/172-dear-ghost-

Catherine Owen’s latest collection is an extended love letter to her poetic influences and to the real-world objects, people, places and situations that fascinate her. Inspired by the work of John Ashbery, among others, in Dear Ghost, Owen returns to the kooky imagery and humorous style she last visited with her award-winning collection Frenzy. These poems entertain immensities of sound while plumbing the depths of the psyche’s surrealities, content to enter a dreamlike realm where meaning is found in the nonsensical, the utterly human and the everyday. While Owen gathers her subjects from the mundane – work, sex, acquaintances and art – she imbues them with the extraordinary quirks and uncertainties that only language can create, and the effects are dizzying.

THE HEAVY BEAR
A new novel by Tim Bowling*
http://wolsakandwynn.ca/books/169-the-heavy-bear

What happens when a respectable middle-aged father, teacher and writer decides one day to abandon his ordinary routine and embark on an unexpected journey toward an unknowable fate, following the ghost of Buster Keaton and a vision of a bear? In Tim Bowling’s fifth novel, The Heavy Bear, the main character – a sort of contemporary version of Joyce’s Leopold Bloom who just happens to be named Tim Bowling – spends an intense late-summer day in downtown Edmonton. Haunted by “the slender sadness” of the world, and unable to face his afternoon class, Tim Bowling finds himself pulled into an escapade revolving around an antique toy, a capuchin monkey and a young student our narrator likens to Pippi Longstocking. Accompanied by the shade of the silent-film star Buster Keaton, and the bear-shaped spirit of the American poet Delmore Schwartz, Bowling’s Tim Bowling must confront, with equal parts humour and sincerity, a fundamental problem of our age: how to make and maintain human connections in a world that seems intent on destroying them?

YARDWORK: THE BIOGRAPHY OF AN URBAN PLACE
New non-fiction by Daniel Coleman
http://wolsakandwynn.ca/books/170-yardwork-the-biography-of-an-urban-place

Daniel Coleman is looking to find a home. After a childhood that left him feeling placeless, he ended up in Hamilton, Ontario, one of Canada’s most polluted cities at the time. Yardwork is his attempt to put down roots in a place he never expected to be. Coleman decided he wanted to truly know and belong to a small piece of land, his patch of garden on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, to deeply understand its ecology, landscape and history. Starting with the creation myths and geology, moving through the settler era and up to the present, Coleman pours his considerable talents into learning, and sharing, as much of the story of the land as possible. Most books on ecology focus either on protecting the wilderness or analyzing a toxic dump. Most books on gardens focus on plant health or landscape design. Most books on Indigenous-settler relations focus on politics or social inequities. Yardwork meditates on the sedimentary layers of ecological, cultural and political stories that make up Hamilton, the escarpment city at the Head of the Lake. Along the way Coleman strives to build a new awareness of the place where he lives as sacred land.

*Unfortunately, Tim Bowling will not be able to be there for the event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1818762935056114/

Mac & Strikeback! Record Release and Tour Launch Party
May
28
7:00 pm19:00

Mac & Strikeback! Record Release and Tour Launch Party

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Get the first sniffs of our new album "Small Dog Songs" and help send us off on our mini summer tour!

Featuring...
* George Burgess :: jokes and funny things
* Ryan Field :: fiddle and folk songs
* R. Yawn :: music tunes you can use

mac & strikeback are a bundle of harmonies and feelings doled out on guitar and ukulele, trading lead vocals and meaningful eye contact just for you.

Doors at 7PM / show at 7:30PM
$5-10 suggested donation / PWYC
Bar & performance space are wheelchair accessible /gender-neutral bathrooms downstairs
https://www.facebook.com/events/1832901676972482/

Let Me Make This Perfectly Queer
Jun
3
7:00 pm19:00

Let Me Make This Perfectly Queer

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A stand-up comedy fundraiser supporting the 519 Church St. Community Centre.
Come and enjoy a great line up of queer comedians!
All proceeds go to help the 519 Church St Community Centre to continue their great work in the LGBT community!
PWYC!
50/50 draw! 
Great laughs!
Perfectly queer!

FEATURING!!!!

MC Laura Di Labio

And comedians:

Kyah Green
Tracy Hamilton
Broana Makri
And your headliner
Storm Little
 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1435266513161416/


Spring into Poetry
Apr
29
7:00 pm19:00

Spring into Poetry

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National Poetry Month is upon us! Support your local poets - Adebe DeRango-Adem, Samantha Bernstein and Vanessa Shields! They'll move you with their words and wisdom! Joined by Detroit singer/songwriter Carmel Liburdi, this will be a night that will knock your socks off. And, it's free.

https://www.facebook.com/events/415846505452526/

CAN CON - All Canadian Music
Apr
28
Apr 29

CAN CON - All Canadian Music

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CAN CON is back!!! Come stand on guard for your fave True Patriot Butts at your fave all-Canadian dance party!

Super-Canadian gogo-dancing from the men of Boylesque T.O. all night long. DJ Orange Pekoe playing all the Weeknd, Nelly Furtado, and Celine you can stand.

$5 / 19+ / Mooseknuckles encouraged

https://www.facebook.com/events/285498588539415/

Speakeasy: Spring Fling
Apr
27
7:30 pm19:30

Speakeasy: Spring Fling

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This is our final Speakeasy of the season and it's a packed lineup! We'll be celebrating with the winner of the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize, Michael Fraser, alongside three soon-to-be program graduates. Come toast with us!

Award-winning playwright and animal-fanatic, Radha Menon was a working actor in British Theatre and television. She moved to Canada and learned how to make films; but returned to her theatrical roots to explore the use of heightened language. In addition, Menon is an award-winning art director for indie and art house films and an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at University of Guelph. Her play Ganga’s Ganja, finalist of Herman Voaden Playwriting contest 2013 opens at Storefront Theatre, Toronto in April 2018. 

Rebeccah Love is a Toronto-based filmmaker. She enjoys long walks around the city and watercolour painting. Her latest film Acres will be released in the early summer.

Sarah Feldbloom is a writer, editor, audio producer and community-media facilitator. You can find her work in a variety of publications including Carousel, Metatron’s “ÖMËGÄ Blog,” The Puritan's "Town Crier," The Feathertale Review, The Toronto Star’s “Africa Without Maps” blog, Incongruous Quarterly, Shameless Magazine and more. Right now, she’s working on a novel about the impact of youth culture on Canadian identity, told from the perspectives of resilient characters in each of the thirteen provinces and territories. She’s also finishing up Schooled, a novella about a young teacher who moves to an indigenous community by the James Bay, and becomes immersed in the relationality of trauma.

Adnan Khan has written for VICE, Globe and Mail, Hazlitt and others. He was awarded the 2016 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award and has been nominated for a National Magazine Award.

Michael Fraser has been published in numerous national and international anthologies and journals including: Paris Atlantic, Arc, CV2, and The Caribbean Writer. He was published in the Best Canadian Poetry in English 2013. He won Freefall’s 2014 and 2015 Poetry Contests. He won the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize. His latest book is To Greet Yourself Arriving (Tightrope Books, 2016).
https://www.facebook.com/events/206447566518047/

Icehouse and Friends Spring Poetry Launch
Apr
25
7:00 pm19:00

Icehouse and Friends Spring Poetry Launch

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Friends and fellow poetry lovers, please consider coming out to the Icehouse and Friends' launch of Emily Nilson's Otolith and Allison LaSorda's Stray. There will be poetry. There will be laughter and reflection. There will be erudite and talented friends participating in the celebration. And, yes, unless the PA system fails, there will be dancing. I do hope you can make it. This season's cast of icehouse and friends:

Allison LaSorda lives in Toronto. A recipient of scholarships from the Banff Centre and the Vermont Studio Center, she holds an MFA from the University of Guelph. Her work has appeared in Pank, PRISM international, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Fiddlehead, and others. Stray is her first collection.

Emily Nilson was born and raised in Vancouver. She has published poems in PRISM international, Lake, and the Goose, and in a chapbook entitled Place, No Manual. Nilson was a finalist for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2015. She currently lives in Nelson, British Columbia.

Emma Healey's first book, Begin With the End in Mind, was published by ARP Books in 2012. Her work has been published in places like the LA Review of Books, the FADER, the Hairpin, the Walrus, Canadian Art and more.

Phoebe Wang is a poet and educator based in Toronto. Her debut collection of poetry, Admission Requirements, appeared with McClelland and Stewart this spring. In 2015, she was the winner of the Prism International Poetry contest. Her work as appeared in The Globe and Mail, Maisonneuve and THIS Magazine. She works at Seneca College.

Books will be available for purchase. Hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1757802831197453/

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