Are you suffering from some serious spring fever? Channel that newfound energy, get creative and express yourself. Here are nine fine Toronto places to let it all hang out through art, song or some other wild and weird avenues.
Freezone Karaoke, Koreatown
Koreatown knows how to Karaoke, and this place is perfect for slightly shy people who want to belt out a tune. Private rooms by the hour for 2-20+ people, beer, soju and all of the Brit Brit you can belt belt.
Paintlounge, Little Italy
With a few locations in Toronto, Paintlounge has mastered the art of helping you express yourself. Though they do have classes and events, they also offer a freestyle option where you can eject your emotions on one of the provided canvases for $12-$55.
Clay Design Studio, The Annex
Hoping to let your artiste out with a partner? Clay Design Studio can help you get your Ghost on in one of their private classes for two! A three-hour private lesson for you and your love includes time on a wheel and a hand-building project.
The Duke Live, Leslieville
Brave enough to to sing in front of strangers? This huge patio-havin' haven in the East end goes all out for Karaoke nights every Wednesday and Thursday. Go on, sing, and unbreak my heart (say you love me agaiiiin).
Lettuce Knit, Kensington
I know we're all thinking summer isn't for knits, but realistically how long does it take to make a sweater? Probably quite a few lazy beach days. Lettuce Knit offers Learn To Knit classes for two hours monthly throughout the summer.
Are you a true songbird? Sunday nights at Supermarket are for you! Freef'all Open Mic and jam session begins weekly at 8pm. All are welcome, and sign up begins at 7pm. Even if you aren't quite ready to bust our your guitar, you're sure to spot some of Toronto's best up and coming talent.
Dance Cave, The Annex
Get animated in The Annex and shake your booty like you're 19 again at the Dance Cave.
From retro to alternative nights, there is something for everyone. The best bit? After you've shaken that ass all night, you have earned the calories you can get downstairs at Big Fat Burrito.
Toronto Tees, Church-Wellesley Village
There is no fashion as customized as a made-to-order-designed-by-you outfit. Whether you're looking to make yourself giggle or stand out in a crowd, why not make your own shirt? From your doodle pad to your clothing, Toronto Tees makes it easy to put whatever the eff you want on your clothing at reasonable prices.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to truly draw? The safe space at Artist Resource Centre is a perfect place to learn. Life drawing classes start at only $15 per class, and newcomers are welcome to most classes. Express yourself.
Compiled by Yelp Toronto's CM Evelyn Wiseman Akerman / @yelptoronto
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