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This week at the Waldorf Hotel

Photos courtesy of The Waldorf Hotel

From East Van Queer Night and 80′s Gothic Dance Hits to the dirtiest comics and the hottest go-go dancers, here's what's going on and coming up at The Waldorf Hotel, according to the organization's press release.

1. Ice Cream Social (Ongoing)

Rock and pop from the 50s and 60s in our world famous Tiki Bar. With DJs Cam Dales, Tyler Fedchuk and Trevor Risk.

Doors at 10 p.m.
Free before 11 p.m., $5 afterwards.
Mon., Jan. 23

2. Audball (Ongoing)

East Van Queer Night. An eclectic mix of music spun by resident DJs G-Luve and Lisa DeLux as well as special guests every week in the Tiki Bar.

Doors at 9 p.m.
Admission is $3
Tues., Jan. 24

3. Mr. Pablo's Space Age Bachelor Pad (Ongoing)

Sounds of today and tomorrow with Pablo Zamudio from El Kartel.

Doors at 9 p.m.
Admission is free
Wed., Jan. 25

4. A Soundtrack To My Life with Studio Gris (Ongoing)

A weekly party where the most interesting people in the city share a soundtrack to their life. This week Soundtrack welcomes Studio Gris. With DJ Cherchez La Femme.

Admission is $8
Tiki Bar opens at 8 p.m., Show at 10 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 26

5. The Passenger LP Release Party

Join us for an evening of experimental electronic sounds on Thursday, January 26. Jesse Creed aka The Passenger has a new LP out and will be performing tracks from it. He’ll be joined by Cloudface and No Gold (DJ Set).

Doors at 9 p.m.
Admission is $8
Thurs., Jan. 26

6. The Shadow Line 80's Goth Night

Happening in the Hideaway, an intimate setting where we bring out all the best and darkest entries of 80′s Gothic Dance Hits! Dress code is black with more black, and we will provide a Goth Makeover booth for those who want to pose. Dark Hostesses Laure-Elaine and Virginia Frazer will be make sure the ambience is appropriately brooding. Marc Godfrey and Chris Tait from The Vampire Bats are Thursday Nights Guest DJs. A night that promises to be more dark fun than staying home cutting yourself or getting your picture taken up in a tree.

Doors at 9 p.m.
Admission is $8

7. Babylon (Ongoing)

Dance Party ★ Performance ★ Sleaze ★ Spectacle
The Waldorf welcomes you to the launch of our a new weekly event, Babylon. Hosted each week by Comedian Paul Anthony and the illustrious El Garzita and featuring our celebrity house band led by the New Pornographer’s Kurt Dahle with crooner Phil Moriarty. Incredible party DJs like Tyler Fedchuk, Andrew Andrew Andrew, Tristan Orchard and The Amigos! The dirtiest comics, The hottest go go dancers, classic cabaret acts, titillating vignettes and other unexpected pleasures.

Doors at 10 p.m.
Advanced tickets are $12
Fri., Jan. 27

Enter our dirty joke contest to win dinner with the Babylon Go Go Dancers!

8. Jeremy Jay and Nucular Aminals (yes, that is the correct spelling of their name)

Join us for a night of live music in the Cabaret headlined by Jeremy Jay. LA born K Records signee, Jeremy Jay has four albums under his belt and his music has been described by Pitchfork as “half-crooned, half-spoken vocals into a bed of interlocking guitars, rigid beats, and analogue synths, creating an air of mystery out of disconnected images.” He’ll be joined by melancholic pop out from Portland, Nucular Aminals and DJ Tyler Fedchuk.

Doors at 10 p.m.
Admission is $12
Sat., Jan. 28

9. Cherchez & Co. (Ongoing)

Come get down with Cherchez and Co every Saturday in the Hideaway. Non-stop hip hop, club bangers and more.

Doors at 10 p.m.
Admission is $12

10. Rock Lotto

Girls Rock Camp, in partnership with the non-profit, Instruments of Change, is producing a Rock Lottery to raise funds for a new Ladies Rock Camp that will be launched at the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women, in Maple Ridge, in February 2012. This awesome event will mash-up twenty musicians from around Vancouver, into 5 completely new bands who will have only 24 hours to create an original 15-minute set of music for the show.

Doors at 8 p.m.
Admission is a $10 minimum donation
Sun., Jan. 29

Next week and beyond

1. Doldrums with Teen Daze and Myths

A night of moody electro pop headlined by Toronto's Doldrums. Doldrums' cover of Portishead's "Chase The Tear" was recently released by Portishead on the b-side of the single. With local acts Teen Daze and Myths.

Doors at 9 p.m.
Admission is $10
Thurs., Feb. 2

2. KPOP and JPOP Night

With DJs Michael Diamonds and James from Elite Gymnastics. James is one half of Minneapolis-based band Elite Gymnastics (Acephale Records). He has written what many consider to be the definitive article on KPOP and released what many consider to be the definitive KPOP mix
Read James' article "The Rise of Korean Wave" on Pitchfork
Download Elite Gymnastics' KPOP Mix "All We Fucking Care About Is KPOP Whitehouse And Our Cats"

Doors at 10 p.m.
Admission is $12
Sat., Feb. 4

3. East Van Wine Academy

Join the EVWA’s Kurtis Kolt and Province ‘Wine Guy‘ James Nevison, author of the popular Had A Glass book series, as they battle it out to find the best bargains on store shelves today. A stand-up, casual affair (with a killer soundtrack) where the gents present eight wines apiece tournament-style, and your tasting and voting determines the top ‘Under $20’ white & red in the market. A great way to learn many regions and varietals that are off the beaten path, and find many new favourites along the way.

Doors at 6:30 p.m.
Admission is $40
Tues., Feb. 7

4. Omar S

A very special Midnight City headlined by Detroit Techno legend Omar S. Omar S has set the dance music world on fire and is a true Detroit original. From his seminal early releases on his label FXHE, to universally acclaimed masterpieces like Psychotic Photosynthesis to putting out the amazing Fabric 45 mix. Famous for his uncompromising, raw, minimal and futuristic sound as well as his love of racing cars and fucking with journalists, it will be a pleasure to have Omar S at Midnight City.

Doors at 10 p.m.
Advance tickets are $15
Sat., Feb. 11

Purchase advance tickets online or at Beastreet, Zulu, Red Cat Records, Neptoon Records and Dandelion Emporium.

5. Ganglians and A Classic Education

A night of live music in the Cabaret headlined by Lefse recording artists Ganglians and A Classic Education. Ganglians fall somewhere between the noise-pop of bands like Wavves and Woods and the blissed-out psychedelia of the Beach Boys. Hailing from Sacramento, they’re on tour in support of their latest album Still Living. They’ll be sharing the stage with Italian indie rock out A Classic Education who are on tour in support of their debut LP, Call It Blazing. Starting the night off will be Waldorf favourite The Shimmering Stars.

Doors at 8 p.m.
Advance tickets are $10
Wed., Mar. 7

Purchase advance tickets here
Get in touch if you'd like to do a ticket giveaway.

6. Lazer Sword, Salva and Nguzunguzu

Lando Kal and Low Limit made a name for themselves on their vivid live shows and bass-heavy bootlegs, before releasing the six-track Golden Handshake EP on Numbers earlier this year. Their music is rooted in rap but also takes in 8-bit, Daft Punk, Jimmy Edgar and more. They'll be joined by Frite Night label head Salva and LA house duo Nguzunguzu.

Doors at 10 p.m.
Advance tickets are $18
Fri., Mar. 9
Purchase advance tickets here.

7. Memoryhouse (Sub Pop)

Part band, part artistic collaboration between composer Evan Abeele and photographer Denise Nouvion, Toronto-based Memoryhouse are on tour in support of their debut full-length on Sub Pop (Out February 28). Titled The Slideshow Effect, it's a reference to their continuing interest in the synthesis of the aural and the visual. Local acts and DJs TBA.

Doors at 10 p.m.
Advance tickets are $10
Sat., Mar. 10

Purchase advance tickets here
Get in touch if you'd like to do a ticket giveaway.

8. East Van Wine Academy: Blending Bootcamp

While we all enjoy our single-varietal wines, from Pinot Noirs to Chardonnays, there’s a reason why some of the best wines in the world, whether Bordeaux or Super-Tuscans, are made from blending different grapes together. After a virtual tour and tasting through the many sub-regions and grape varieties of the Okanagan Valley, use your new-found knowledge to create your perfect BC blend! Co-hosted by Tinhorn Creek’s critically-acclaimed Chief Winemaker, Sandra Oldfield.

Doors at 6:30 p.m.
Admission is $40
Tues., Mar. 13

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