World Domination Schedule: ☃ NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER ☃

Sat. Nov. 27
Sun. Nov. 28

Sat. Nov. 27
Sun. Nov. 28
292 Brunswick Ave.
Toronto, ON.

Every year during the holiday season, The Artisans' Gift Fair hosts a fine collection of affordable one-of-a-kind gift products. Vendors gather at the Tranzac, located in the Annex at Bloor and Brunswick, displaying quality handcrafted gifts that range from funky contemporary to a sophisticated classic style. Whether you're buying for a friend or loved one, or buying for yourself, you're guaranteed to find a treasure.

 Sat. Dec. 4

Sat. Dec. 4
11am - 5pm
Masaryk-Cowan Community Center
220 Cowan Ave. 
at Queen St. West
Toronto, ON
Parkdale Community Development Group (PCDG) presents the vintage and handmade market series.

The Parkdale Bazaar provides locals with an outlet for showcase and sales to promote craft, recycled and homegrown merchandise. As a response to the neighborhood's thriving vintage and craft communities the event will take place 5 times throughout the year and include over 60 vendors.

The Parkdale Bazaar Holiday Edition is our biggest and... best market of the year. The event will take place in the Masaryk-Cowan Community Center (220 Cowan Ave.) from 11AM – 5PM on December 4th, 2010 and will feature a hot chocolate station, Christmas card portrait studio and vintage Christmas special marathon.

Christmas Card Portraits:
Holiday portraits can be a little cheesy, especially with a 90’s Christmas Eve backdrop and Rudolf sweater. Why fight it? Come have your corny portrait taken by guest photographer Jillian Botting. It’s free! And we’ll provide everything from the antlers to Christmas sweaters, so come with friends and get silly.

Vintage Christmas Special Marathon:
Remember when Will hatched a harebrained scheme to have Boyz II Men perform at Little Nicky’s Christmas Eve Christening? Or the time Ricky was homeless on Christmas and Angela tried to save him with help from a mysterious homeless ghost? …Here’s your chance to remember all those lost television gems of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s at our Vintage Christmas Special Marathon. It’s free! And happening all day, so grab a cup of coco and enjoy!


Sun. Dec. 5

  Sun. Dec. 5
Gladstone Hotel
in The Ballroom
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

The Snow Day Holiday Market is a holiday themed show and sale for local artisans, crafters, designers, bakers and retailers.  The mission of the event is to give artists, entrepreneurs and retailers an opportunity to connect and showcase their wares with the community in a fun and inviting atmosphere. 
 The focus for the show will be gift-giving and holiday:
  • Indie arts and crafts (stationary, cards, toys, small sized artwork)
  • Fashionable gifts (jewellery, accessories)
  • Homemade food (baked goods, preserves)
  • DIY presents (ornaments, stockings, warmwear)
  • Vintage

Sun. Dec. 12

Sun. Dec. 12
Canadian Corps Legion Hall
201 Niagara Street
Toronto, ON 

Last minute seasons shopper? Can't find that gift with a certain Je ne sais quoi? Well let us help you!

The Great Sudini Proudly Presents:

A merry mixture of over 20 local vendors, all showcasing their unique handmade crafts for the holiday season! Take a break from the usual shopping mall madness and come experience some Christmas cheer with hot cocoa, cupcakes & crafts!!
Hope to see you!

Net proceeds will go towards the Toronto Humane Society.
We will also be collecting canned goods for the Daily Bread Food Bank. 

Fri. Dec. 10 - Mon. Dec. 27
Methinks' Holiday PopUp Art Shop Village
 Project 165
165 Augusta Ave
Toronto, ON
roject 165 is thrilled to present Methinks’ Holiday PopUp Art Shop Village: a contemporary art and craft showcase housed inside a life-size diorama, curated and art-directed by Ryan Ringer.

Shop Hours: December 10 - 27, 12 - 6pm daily

Closed: December 25, 26
Press Preview: Friday, December 10, 6 - 8pm

Holiday Party: Friday, December 10, 8pm - 12am

This playful space of curiosity and wonder, featuring the work of 50-plus local and international creators, promises to take the drudgery out of the holiday gift-seeking experience, making it fun and memorable while giving new meaning to the term “presentation is everything.”

Methinks' Holiday PopUp Art Shop Village is more than a sale. It's a conversation about quality, craft and the business of persuasion in Toronto’s art scene. Says Ringer: “This is a rare and special opportunity for a general audience not just to find special stocking-stuffers, but to consider the exhibition as a work of art, to have a magical encounter. Moreover, it challenges traditional art sale formats and raises the bar for anyone working with the popup shop concept in Toronto.”

Past Holiday PopUp Art Shop Projects include a replica of the livingroom-museum of the fictional curiosity collector Uncle Ronnie Graham (one of Ringer’s many alter egos), and a faux-stone-and-mortar Chris’mas cottage made of cardboard and papier-mâché. This year, Ringer and his specially chosen crew of collaborators will build not just one popup shop but an entire village of popup shops inside Project 165’s storefront exhibition space in Kensington Market.

For sale will be artist books, painting, ceramics, illustration, sculpture, dollies, greeting cards, fashion and home accessories, artist-performed dinners-for-two, dioramas, hand-printed t-shirts, posters and other one-of-a-kind finds.

Participants Include:
Alex Bowron
Catharine MacIntosh
Cheryl Mendoza
Colleen McKeown
Dana De Kuyper (Damned Dollies)
Daeve Fellows
Elly MacKay
Eric Cheung (Orphans)
Gillian Manford
Gregory Elliot
Jaime Leon
Katie Webb
Haena Kim
Inkyung Choi
Jeremy Kai
Jin Chun
Jenny Kuri
Julia Burton
Kristine Heilenday
Lisa Ng
Laura Heaney
The Larry Sanders Collective
Leo Zylberberg
Nicole Varney
Peter Kalyniuk
Ryan Ringer
Ryan Solski
Samantha Dizon
Shari Kasman
Tara Winterhalt
The Spooky Astronauts Club
Tiberius Papp
Tyler Schwarz
Yoojin Guak
and others

Price Range:
$20.00 - $200.00 (with some exceptions). New goodies will be added regularly.



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World Domination Schedule for OCTOBER!!!

Sat., Oct. 9th
Sat., Oct. 9 - 10
5:30PM - 2AM
The Opera House
735 Queen St East
Toronto, ON

Kaotic Ekko's Curiosities is thrilled to team up with A Clockwork Zero to bring you bizarre and original art and accessories. Shop while listening to some amazing music! 
It's true... all the good stuff comes out at night!

Sun., Oct. 10th
Sun., Oct. 10
11AM - 7PM
Pia Bouman School 
for Ballet & Creative Movement
6 Noble St. 
Toronto, ON

A Marketplace filled with amazing vendors:  Artists, designers, craft-folk, publishers and other independent makers of all things exotic, whimsical and macabre are assembled to attack all of your senses.

Sat., Oct. 23rd 
Dia De Los Muertos 
Festival of the Arts
Sat. Oct. 23 - 24
2PM - 2AM
The El Mocambo
464 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, ON
FREE (before 7pm)

A celebration of Craft, Dance, and the art of Performance..... not your average Craft Fair.
On October 23rd we will be hosting a 2 part celebration of all things Indie/Rock/Rockabilly/Goth
and Industrial. Crafts, Fine Art, Music & Dance in all its abnormal glory.


World Domination Schedule for MARCH!!!

Kaotic Ekko's Curiosities is absolutely thrilled to be participating in the Octopus Project XI: HELLO!

Octopus Project XI: HELLO!
Toronto ON

A little about the Octopus Project:

The OCTOPUS PROJECT provides an outlet for artists to continue making art by offering a challenge to create. The challenge is issued as a spark—an idea or image—sent out every eight weeks for interpretation by the artists. The interdisciplinary community of Octopus Project artists creates a shared visual representation of diversity through one theme with many voices.

And this is going to be AMAZING!

A Night With the March Hare
 SUN. MARCH 14th
Doors 7:30pm
Toronto, ON
$25 at the Door ~ $20 in Advanced
*Group Rates Available Online*

Winchester: Mind Over Body Present

“A Night with the March Hare”

Fabled Beauties, Handsome Princes,
Mystical Magic & Frightening Freaks

Hosted by the Canadian Wolfman

Brought to You By theOriginalFace.ca &
***NEW SPONSOR*** GoodForHer.com
The Coco Framboise School of Burlesque at cocoframboise.com

Featuring Performances by
Dr. Mysterion with a PHD in ESP ~ MysterionTheMindReader.com
Natalie Fullerton appearing as Charlotte Webber from Les Coquettes
~ NatalieFullerton.com ~ LesCoquettes.com
Frenchie Fatale ~ GlamourPussBurlesque.com
Dew Lily ~ BoylesqueTO.com
Ava Noir ~ AvaNoir.com

Appearances by:
Aviva ~ Cabaret Bellydancer
Esther De Ville of Starlight Burlesque
Red Herring ~ A Professional Distraction
Kiki La Fleur ~ Hula Hoopist
Cerise Noir of the Atomic Cherries
Winchester: Mind Over Body

Special Guest
Cherry Temple

Just added to the Bill
New Comer Trudy Dare
The Lovely Lucky Minx
and Wrong Note Rusty of BoylesqueTO.com

Bring $$$ for Drinks, Treats, Raffle and Vendors

Flier Illustration by Katherine-Piro.com


(anti) VALENTINE ITEMS NOW 25% OFF @ Kaotic Ekko's Curiosities!!!!

NOW 25% OFF 
Kaotic Ekko's Curiosities!!!
Hurry! Before they're gone! 

(And $1 from each product order will be donated to help Haiti!)


Excuse me? You want HOW MUCH for a canvas drying apparatus?!?

So... I've been working on multiple paintings at once and have found that there isn't a lot of room to stick them while they're drying. I did a lazy search for "canvas holders" (I guess you would call them) and of course, as with anything that is associated with a single use, they aren't cheap: http://www.dickblick.com/categories/dryingracks/details/. Now, I realize that they let you dry quite a few canvases at a time, but they're HUGE and I don't have that kind of room (or money!).

Enter Dollarama. I found a plastic desk organizer for $1.25. (Pay no attention to the newspaper... I enjoy using the singles ads in the back of the paper as a desk protector... every so often I will paint a mustache on a model.)

I realize the organizer will only hold three canvases at a time, but really, how many more can I work on simultaneously without going mad?

Now with a little twine I found lying around I anchor it to a shelf...



And TA-DA!

Perfect! I have room for one or two more. I'll probably install one more just in case I need the space. 

Anyway, I know it's not MENSA material, but I always love to share!


SHOWS!!!! This SATURDAY (FEB. 6) and next TUESDAY (FEB.9)!

  SAT. FEB. 6
Toronto ON

"Glamour is what I sell, it's my stock in trade."
-Marlene Dietrich

"Glamour is something you can't bear to be without once you're used to it."
-Loretta Young

Ladies and Gentlemen, come get your Valentines supplies at The Burlesque Bazaar! We have everything from pasties, jewelry, fascinators, lingerie and ever Japanese Rope Bondage Lessons!!

Workshop Schedule - each workshop is $5 to participate

Crash Course in Tango(BASIC BEGINNER TUTORIAL) 11:30am

Stocking Tease Workshop w/Esther De Ville - 2pm

Belly-Dance Burlesque Workshop w/Emmanuelle La Gitane - 3pm

Japanese Rope Bondage Lessons - 4pm

There will also be a swap meet area open to all Burlesque Dancers and Glamour Enthusiasts alike!!! Bring your old costumes, jewelry, supplies or fascinators to trade and barder with!!!

Cover: PWYC (suggested $2)

 FEB. 9
It Had To Do With Love

Toronto, ON

On Tuesday, February 9th Sadie's Diner will host the opening reception for our first group show which will feature work by artists including:

Fiona Smyth
Brandon Steen
Lisa Vanin
Karina Lapierre-Douglas
Fern Choonet
Hugh Steele
Charlie Berger
Alex Davey
Tisha Smyles
Renita Filatre
Bruno Franco
Melissa Hamel-Smith
Vanessa Arnold
Jessica Upton Crowe
Alder Dunlap
Sam Ferrara


UPCOMING SHOWS: Sat. Jan. 30th and Sat. Feb. 6th!!!

JAN. 30

SAT. JAN. 30
Toronto ON

An evening of decadence. Come and join Toronto's premier Burlesque entertainers for a night of sinful striptease featuring Top performers from Skin Tight Outta Sight, The Atomic Cherries, The Harlettes, Starlight Burlesque, Glamour Puss Burlesque, Pink Velvet, and indy stars Fionna Flauntit, Molly Mishap, Priscilla Pussycat, Ceci My Playmate, Demonica De Morte, and Red Herring plus more.

Sponsored in part by 103.9 PROUD FM
(be sure to tune in because they are a kick ass station)

The Revival Nightclub will continue to rock and roll afterward with DJ Misty Rock and Roll

Tickets are available at Sunnyside tattoos (1658 Queen West) or through Paypal mentalmagicmysterion@yahoo.ca $20 in Advance / $25 door 8pm

This is a show that we are going all out for!! It's Girlesque- Girlesque- Girlesque!!!

Group discounts available. 

  SAT. FEB. 6
Toronto ON

"Glamour is what I sell, it's my stock in trade."
-Marlene Dietrich

"Glamour is something you can't bear to be without once you're used to it."
-Loretta Young

Ladies and Gentlemen, come get your Valentines supplies at The Burlesque Bazaar! We have everything from pasties, jewelry, fascinators, lingerie and ever Japanese Rope Bondage Lessons!!

Japanese Rope Bondage Lessons are taking place at 4pm and you will be charged $5 to partake it the lesson.

Cover: PWYC (suggested $2)

There will also be a swap meet area open to all Burlesque Dancers and Glamour Enthusiasts alike!!! Bring your old costumes, jewelry, supplies or fascinators to trade and barder with!!!


The "Did You Know...?" WINNER is Xane and Dane Dravor !

Thanks to everyone for sharing where you come up with all your amazingly awesome ideas!

Xane and Dane Dravor are the winners! Your surprise will be mailed shortly!
(Winner was chosen by RANDOM.ORG)

Thanks again everyone! Hang in there for a FACEBOOK FAN contest soon!