Last-minute Christmas smile-making opportunity tonight - 141222Mo Shows



Last-minute Christmas smile-making opportunity tonight


Most of the organizations collecting toys for the children of economically disadvantaged families (and there are legions of them across the GTA) have completed their collection drives and begun wrapping and distribution of the items already.

But if you missed your chance to take part and create a smile on Christmas morning and are wishing you’d been able to do something, don’t despair –there’s one more opportunity to do just that happening this evening. And you can enjoy a great show for no cover to boot!


Dora's Explorers @ Dora Keogh -Gary 17

Dora’s Explorers @ Dora Keogh -Gary 17

At Dora Keogh Pub at 141 Danforth Ave., a little east of Broadview, are Mike Tanner and Dora’s brother David (yes, Virginia, there really is a Dora Keogh!) will be collecting unwrapped toys from 6-9 p.m. this evening for distribution tomorrow.

Following the event the regular Monday night open stage with host Julian Taylor takes place starting at 9.  And with 5-piece band Dora’s Explorers doing the feature yet again you can be certain that there’ll be plenty of Yuletide jamming going on and an abundance of Christmas spirit in the air.

-Gary 17,

SHOW LISTINGS for Monday, December 22, 2021:

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5-8> Everlovin’ Jugband @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jugband music

6-9> toy drive with Mike Tanner & David Keogh @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave. TO East

6> Golden Country Classics @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

*6-9> Calliope’s Nest open stage/jam for women @ Lola Pub, 40 Kensington Ave., TO

6-9> Dynamic Duo @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore E., Port Credit ~acoustic Pop Rock

6:30> Jake Koffman Group @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

*7> Hard Time Mondays with Rick & Gailie @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

**7:30> M Factor Mondays with host Elana Harte & features Arlene Bishop; The Sole Pursuit @ The Old Nick, 123 Danforth Ave., TO East ~indie

7:30> Happy Hour with Chris Banks & Friends @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

7:30> Vincent Wolfe & The Vegas North Orchestra @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road, TO North ~R&B/Swing; $10

8-11> John Wayne Swingtet @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., Toronto East ~Swing Jazz

**8-1> open stage with host Alex Zdravkovic @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO

*8-11> open stage @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough

**8-12> BBQ & jam night with John Marlatt @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; ($8.95 with BBQ dinner special starts at 6)

*8-12> open stage @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

*8:30> Songbird Mondays with Nicole “Songbird” Coward online live @ ~Roots/Folk

8:30> Have A Bluesy Christmas with Chuck Jackson & The All-Star Band & guests (first of two nights) @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Blues; $30/-

9-12> open stage with Julian Taylor & feature by Dora’s Explorers @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave. TO East

**9-1:30> jam with No Band Required @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO

*9-1> Hamstrung Stringband @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Bluegrass

9> blueVenus @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~original Pop

9-1> Bruce Chapman Duo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Blues

9-12> Geoff Willingham @ The Roncy, 390 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~acoustic solo

*9-1> eclectic open stage/jam @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West

*9-1> jam with Tom Barlow @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit

*9:30-2> Sebastian Agnello & friends @ Black Swan (ground floor), 154 Danforth Ave., TO East

9:30> Mike Malone & The Writers Jazz Orchestra @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

10> Jordan John @ The Orbit Room, 580 College St., TO ~R&B/Blues

*10> open mic (2 songs; signup starts 8p.m.) @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

10> J. Swinnerton Band @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~Blues

*10-2> Danckosmith Duo @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore E., Port Credit ~Pop

10:30> Big Otter Creek Unplugged @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

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