Streetknit and Spins & Needles – Craft + DJ night
Streetknit and Spins & Needles – Craft + DJ night on Thursday March 20th at Gladstone Hotel – Ballroom. Cover $7 Start Time: 9pm. http://www.facebook.com/event
Spins & Needles – Ottawa’s Craft + DJ night is back in Toronto again for another installment! After previous sell out events at the YYZ artist outlet and Gladstone Art Bar in the past – Spins & Needles will be held in the larger Ballroom this time at the Gladstone Hotel.
For seven dollars, participants get to hear some Funky Beats and make D.I.Y. arts/ craft projects on site (all materials and instructions provided). DJs for the night include from Ottawa Jason Pelletier (www.myspace.com/jasonskilz), plus guests: Kris Steeves (from The Beaver), Sicadelic, and DJ madman and visual artist Will Munro (Vazaleen / The Beaver)! Beer + Glue Guns = party madness! More information about Spins & Needles: www.spinsandneedles.com
Also that night – local community organizers STREETKNIT will be collecting any donations (made on site or dropped off at the door) for Toronto’s homeless – and will be distributed by the Streetknit team to local shelters in the city. Founded in 2006 by Sadie Lewis in Toronto, Streetknit rouses the knitting communities of Toronto, hobbyists, s’n’bs, society yarn-darlings , needle-clackers of all ages to put needles together and spend some time knitting some warmth into an extra scarf, maybe some toques with affectionate or somber colours, mitts, blankets, socks, even a sweater and see it reach those without home. We hear report that the kids really like it in basic black. We will be accepting donations of your knit projects that evening.
Also, for this night only STREETKNIT will also be collecting the following items needed by shelters:
new and gently used winter clothing for men and women (including coats and jackets)
waterproof boots for men and women
new (not used) socks for all ages
new, unwrapped games, activity sets, educational books and sports equipment for children up to age 12
warm children’s clothing including boots, mittens, hats, scarves and snowsuits
men’s and women’s toiletry kits
coffee and tea, powdered milk, sugar, peanut butter and margarine
non-perishable baby foods such as Similac and Enfalac
**** THESE NON-KNIT ITEMS ABOVE ARE ACCEPTED THIS ONE NIGHT ONLY, FOR THIS EVENT AT THE GLADSTONE *****
*** STREETKNIT DROP-OFF POINTS AROUND THE CITY STILL ONLY ACCEPT KNITTED WINTER ITEMS ****