Earth Sucks!

d0fbf29df0327e19fd8b7ff9f5fe7283Attention galaxy girls and space cowboys! Filthy Rebena is throwing a futuristic-themed Halloween Sale that will surely be out of this world.

We’ll be debuting a garment rack filled with vintage clothing from our creepy-crawly backstock. These clothes are costumey, quirky and down right scary vintage items that will gaurentee your halloween is an Intergalactic success. We will also be showing off an astronomic amount of new Halloween themed sunglasses that include cat eyes, glitter graphics and prisms.

* Show up with a face full of moon dust (glitter) and get 50% off ANY vintage in the shop.
* We will be raffling off a pair of of sunglasses – winners choice. Get a raffle ticket with any purchase.
* Haunted space jams to shake your bones.
* As always spooky treats and our famous lemonade will be served this stellar Saturday.
* Facebook Event Page

Filthy Rebena Vintage
177 Dundas St., London, Ontario N7A 3X9
Saturday, October 22th
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

VTCO Fall 2015

The VCTO Fall 2015 returns on Thursday, October 8th 2015 from 5:00 – 11:00 PM!  We are super stoked to be participating again as it has been one of our favorite events.  If you are unfamiliar with the VCTO, let us Filthy gals getcha up to date on this awesome event.

The VCTO is an acronym for Vintage Crawl Toronto Ontario.  The vintage crawl happens twice a year, each Spring and Fall, and helps connect shoppers to the stores and small business owners in their neighbourhoods.  For the event, stores on the crawl stay open very late and host special sales, events and attractions to lend the night a fun, party atmosphere. Each store is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. Crawlers are invited to pick a neighbourhood and hit as many or as few stores as they please over the course of the evening.  You never know what you’ll find during VCTO, so start your night early and stay up late!

The VCTO helps connect shoppers to the stores and small business owners in their neighbourhoods, breeding a sense of community within the larger city as well as helping consumers find a fun way to reduce, reuse and recycle. VCTO believes shopping local has a strong positive impact on our communities and shopping vintage a fun, stylish way to keep used garments in circulation.

Filthy Rebena will be selling at The Yukon Bar in Parkdale – which is honestly one of our favorite watering holes.

YUKON

The Yukon Bar | 1592 Queen Street West | Toronto, ON | M6R 1A8

So come on out to the Vintage Crawl dear night owls!  Filthy will be selling our vintage outerwear, furs, knits and boots.  If you’re looking for a list of participating vendors and stores, be sure to peek the VCTO website.

What will you be saving your pennies for at the VCTO this year?  Let us know in the comments below!

Spring Events: T Dot

The top events in Toronto this spring have a lot of competition, from the Naked Bike Ride, the Feminist Porn Awards, and Inside Out to controversial Record Store Day to the start of street festival mania. Yet there’s no denying that the festivals or even one day events below are the city’s most anticipated this season.  Here are BlogTO’s top events in Toronto Spring 2015.

03252013-madewithlove590-04Made with Love (March 30, Liberty Grand)
March is a month of delicious battles: a few weeks after the vegan bake-off, watch the city’s bartenders showdown at Made with Love’s cocktail championship. No matter how you feel about the word “mixologist,” there’s no denying these barkeeps know their dainty craft. Check out the participating bartenders here and peek at our photo gallery from last year here.

Images (April 9-18)
Toronto’s Images Festival may be the world’s most wide reaching film and media event. Much closer a bedfellow to art than a mega film fests like TIFF, the experimental finds a home here with feature and short screenings joined by installations, performance, art exhibits, and more.

Love Art Fair (April 17-19, Direct Energy Centre)
Last year’s inaugural Love Art Fair, Toronto’s version of the Affordable Art Fair, was an impressive showing, although it appeared a little dwarfed sectioned into a corner of the massive Direct Energy Centre. This year, see a huge array of galleries showing contemporary and commercial art in a set up that’s better curated than the Artist Project and more relaxed settling than Art Toronto.

FAT (April 21-25, Daniels Spectrum)
Toronto Arts & Fashion Week is the badass, studded-leather jacket wearing French bulldog to Toronto Fashion Week‘s coiffed poodle. FAT’s catwalks and photos ops aim to walk the cutting edge of fashion and art.

Hot Docs (April 23 – May 3)
North America’s largest documentary film festival is back, and they’ve just announced their full schedule. From the political to the eclectic, find this year’s program online here.

Contact Festival (May)
Beginning on May 1 and covering more or less the whole month of May (depending on the gallery), Contact Photography Festival is the largest photography in the world, which is pretty impressive even if only a fraction of it will interest most. Galleries great and small participate, with the opening at MOCCA as a highlight every year.

CMW (May 1-10)
Canadian Music Week is back with The Jesus and Mary Chain, Joey Bada$$, Death Cab For Cutie, Alvvays, Billy Talent, Metz and hundreds more playing in venues across the city. The main thing is the music industry conference, but there are film and comedy components, and the Indies Music Awards. MF

Kpop Convention (May 2, Metro Toronto Convention Centre)
Kpop fans already have May 2nd burned into their calendars. The inaugural one day convention of all things Korean pop music will be headlined by boy band NU’EST, with panels, games and activities, dance workshops, merchandise vendors, fanclub booths, celebrity meet-and-greets, and more. MF

Anime North (May 22)
The vendors, speakers, performers, and stars are the glitz of Anime North (shout out especially to all the local talents) but it’s truly the geeky fans and the devoted cosplayers who make it one of the year’s best spectacles and fan gatherings.

Doors Open (May 23)
You know the deal: Toronto’s historical buildings will open the doors to the public. Ready your neck for looking up, and don’t forget to bring a DSLR or you’ll feel left out.

Bestival (June 12, Toronto Islands)
After 12 years of positive vibes in the UK, the first overseas Bestival will land at Toronto Islands this spring. Florence + The Machine, Nas, Flume, Caribou, SBTRKT, and more will play while you play in the Bollywood Temple, Inflatable Church and so much more. Field Trip is also the week before.

Ontario Craft Beer Week (June 12-21)
Ontario Craft Beer Week’s sixth annual tribute to the great beers that this province has to offer will feature a bevvy of events across Ontario featuring beers made by the OCB’s member breweries. There’s way too much to do, so watch out for our guide to Toronto events.

NXNE (June 17-21)
NXNE are back doin’ what they do – bringing the Pitchfork blog roll to a wide (but decreased in 2015) range of Toronto stages from Yonge-Dundas Square to the Rivoli. It remains to be seen if this year’s changes to the NXNE administration will lead to changes in the way they interact with the local scene, but at least there’s no radius clause.

Luminato (June 19-28)
Luminato’s art fest likes to do things differently. You’ll see names like David Byrne, Nelly Furtado, and St. Vincent performing at a concert involving “sophisticated acrobatic routines” at the ACC, or Apocalypsis: a show involving 1000 performers at Sony Centre. These are just two of the fancy events on Luminato’s program – best be ready. MF

Pride (June 19-28)
While this year won’t have the international draw of World Pride, there was a reason that Toronto was last year’s host: events around the city from dance parties to marches are among the world’s most inspiring. Pride will end dreary old spring and kick off summer with a blast of colour. Check out our slideshow from World Pride here.

Source: Blog TO

Seinfeld Costume Ball

2015126-scenefeldSeinfeld’s phenomenon about nothing defines a generation obsessed with pop nostalgia and the kind of can’t-catch-me irony that ensnares the New York Times into hailing the rise of two or three fashion movements per year that don’t actually exist. Toronto, what are you wearing to the normcore ball?

While venues like KITCH and The Beaver host Seinfeld trivia nights in the city, on February 8th Double Double Land will hold “the Seinfeld costume-and-trivia party to end all Seinfeld costume-and-trivia parties,” Scenefeld: The Celebration. If your trivia game is rough and you’re low on frumpy 90s outfits, get serious about your Elaine dance and you can still be in the running for a prize.

February’s weirdest party will see an elimination style “Scene It: Seinfeld” trivia tournament, Seinfeld music, food, and hidden art installations, plus bonuses like a screening of LJ Frezza’s Nothing, and live slap bass. The costume and Elaine dancing contests will be decided by applause, then at the end of the night three audience selected episodes will screen.

To sign up for the tournament or contests, check out the event page on Facebook.