Roll out the barrels! Uma Nota presents Family Jam!
It is a common scenario: People who have kids don’t come out anymore. Somewhere along the line in our busy modern lives we lost the enjoyment for cross-generational fun. Well, Family Jam or (#FamJam) hopes to bring back the community vibes of Toronto’s creative class of youth, young adults, older adults and children. No excuses because Fam Jam will take place during the day, on Family Day February 17th, a provincial holiday in Ontario, so everyone can come out and enjoy the afternoon together. There will be the best of Toronto DJs, live music, drum and dance workshop, ping pong table, face painting, a photo booth, chocolate history class, craft making activities for all the ages, food and drink! whew… that’s a lot of stuff.
Don’t be so uptight as to think you can’t enjoy a beer, glass of wine or caipirinha while your kids are around. There will be lots of community and our zone will be safe, and… there will be a kids menu!
FEBRUARY 17th Family Day at Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West.
Tickets are nineteen dollars for adults and children are free.
The Heavyweights Brass Band. These funky Toronto horns bring the best in original and classic funk, soul, jazz, R&B, and New Orleans-style street music and is always delivered with style. They are set to release their sophomore album Brasstronomical in early March.
DJ Fase. Club & Radio DJ, music producer, husband & father that can rock any jam and read the crowd like a pro. He has his own daytime show on CIUT Tues 3-5PM Stolen Moments & often hosts Friday’s 8-10PM Stylistic Endeavours. He has been an active DJ since the late 90s.
DJ General Eclectic. One of Toronto’s DJ and design legends. General Eclectic is the driving force behind the Footprints parties at the Rivoli (among others, like Shindig). Resident and founding Uma Nota deejay who has some of the deepest, most varied record crates around. He has styles upon styles and keeps the party bumping.
MC Abdominal. The phenomenal Abdominal is our host for the day. This mighty master of ceremonies among men has the gift of gab and clever wits to keep us entertained the whole way through. Abs has recently become the darling of mothers everywhere by recording a song with his own mother. The only rap star to ever do so.
Workshop w/ Maracatu Mar Aberto. Maracatu Mar Aberto leads a ‘roda de coco’ or a circle dance. In Northeast Brazil, villagers would gather together, sing songs to drums and dance the day away to pack the earth with coconut husks in order to create even ground. Mar Aberto leads this little traditional game, in a Toronto context, for fun, all the while teaching everyone some percussion, new and old songs and some dance steps.
Crafts Activities w/ Island Woolworks. Kristyn Gelfand, momma extraordinaire sets up a craft table for kids and adults alike, using paper, crayons, wool and fabric.
The Story of Chocolate w/ ChocoSol. ChocoSol leads us through games and activities on the famous delicacy: chocolate. From it’s cacau origins, through its status as “food for the gods” and its modern production on small farms, the story is interactive, hands on and fun for kids.
Face Painting by Ilyan Balicki of Face Art, a Photobooth and… wait for it… Ping Pong tables by VanGrey!