Call for Participants for the 2012 Parkdale Nightcrawl!

The Parkdale Nightcrawl — September 15

Last year, the Queen West Art Crawl lit up this neighbourhood with its Parkdale Nightcrawl. Twelve businesses hosted events that were unique, locally-focused and participative on the Saturday evening of QWAC weekend. We were overwhelmed by the creativity, level of excitement and the amazing participation in these events. Guided tours marked the stops along Queen West from The Sixth to the Rhino, giving participants a taste of everything and encouraging people to stay, eat, drink and enjoy themselves. This year, the Nightcrawl will take place on Saturday, September 15 from 7 – 11 pm and we want you to be involved! We are hoping to: increase our official events to 15; include a passport that will encourage visits to at least 10 venues; and increase participation from businesses that will benefit from the influx of participants that evening. We are staging some events already, and have confirmed that Dave Bidini and Bidiniband will be our “headliner” at the Amphitheatre.

There are so many opportunities to support the Nightcrawl and a variety of levels for sponsorship. We will be in touch with last year’s partners in the next few weeks. If you didn’t participate last year but are interested in either hosting an event or being part of our Nightcrawl passport program, you can contact Cindy Goldrick, Executive Director, at [email protected] or 416.516.8401. Let’s make this an amazing event for Parkdale this year, and the highlight of the 10th anniversary Queen West Art Crawl. Thanks in advance for your support of the Art Crawl and local artists.

Date Change for Fireside Auditions!

Call for Performers to Audition for Fireside Culture Week

Fireside Culture Week IV presents FIRESIDE: “The Auditions” on Wednesday, February 8th from 1-8 pm at The Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen West). We invite performers of all kinds to audition to be in Fireside IV in Parkdale from March 12th to the 17th.  We are seeking musicians, dancers, actors, comedians, poets, performance artists, magicians, clowns, and more! We want to see your talent, and please pass this along to your talented friends.

Please contact Ellie at [email protected] to schedule an audition.

We are specifically seeking headliners for our main stage, LGBT performers and artists for our queer party, and stand-ups and sketch troupes for our comedy night; but we have a whole week and a long street to fill full of talent, so come one and come all to audition for a spot!

What: Fireside: The Auditions

When: February 8th, 2012, 1pm – 8pm

Where: The Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen West

Please contact [email protected] or call 416.536.6918 for more information about Fireside.