Canadian DJ Eric San (known as Kid Koala) has opted to take the family-friendly approach to touring and will stay for a number of days in a few select spots (rather than spending one night in many different locations) for the next round. Each stop of the tour will include a dynamic event called LOUD PARTY/QUIET WORK, a back-to-back combination of two distinctly different types of parties.

The first leg of the two-fer event, “Loud Party,” will be a turntable, shake-it-loose, dance affair staged at a local concert venue or club. Expect raffles, pillow fights, and other hullabaloo. In order to balance out the craziness of the first party, Kid Koala will follow with a five-hour “Quiet Work” set of low-key tunes to inspire creativity on a separate evening. Participants are encouraged to bring sketchbooks, yarn, clay, or other creative tools with which to work. For five dollars, everyone will receive a pencil, hot chocolate, and baked goods from San’s wife, Corinne (who hopes to open a bakery in Montreal some day).

You can participate in either of the two parties in Los Angeles, New York, or Toronto on the following dates:


Thursday, April 26
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA, 91801
Tickets: $5 (includes a free cup of hot chocolate and a pencil)

Thursday, April 27
Bordello Bar
901 E. 1st St, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets: $10


Sunday, May 3
Le Poisson Rouge
185 Bleecker St., New York, NY, 10012
Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 door

Monday, May 4
7 p.m. to midnight
House Of Yes
342 Maujer St., Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: $5 (includes a free cup of hot chocolate and a pencil)


Thursday, May 7
Lee’s Palace
529 Bloor St W., Toronto, ON
Tickets: $12 advance / $15 door

QUIET WORK (In association with the Toronto Comic Arts Festival)
Monday, May 11
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Central
603 Markham St., Toronto, ON
Tickets: $5 (includes a free cup of hot chocolate and a pencil)