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Today in Toronto: imagineNATIVE, Beerworking, Curationalism, Shoppe and Tailor, Bogota in Berlin

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 22, 2014

today in TorontoToday in Toronto imagineNATIVE kicks off at TIFF, Hot Docs, The Everleigh, Trinity Square Video, and Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. The 7pm screening at Bloor Hot Docs features Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement's What We Do in the Shadows, in which a New Zealand documentary crew are "given unparalleled access into the lives of a posse of vampires." The festival runs unto Sunday.

At the AFT Campus de Spadina history buffs can see an exhibition of Berlin's Hotel Bogota, an artists' studio converted by the Third Reich into their Ministry of Culture. The Drake is launching David Balzer's booking about "how curating took over the art world and everything else," and Rookie is throwing a party for their third yearbook at the Great Hall. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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You can now bid on the El Mocambo sign on Ebay

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 21, 2014

El Mocambo ebayThe El Mocambo drama never stops here in Toronto - except it really, really will soon. After doomsday speculation made what seemed like a permanent and cozy nest around the historic concert venue, the building has been sold, the last parties have been booked, and we no longer have to wonder what will happen to the iconic sign - until a whole new mystery unfolds. That being the mystery of who buys it on Ebay, and what they chose to do with it.

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Today in Toronto: Philippe Blanchard, The Vigil, Art Battle, Temples, Tightrope Books October Launch

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 21, 2014

today in TorontoToday in Toronto it's a good chance to visit Toronto's newest museum Aga Khan Museum for The Vigil's screening and panel discussion in the auditorium. Artist-in-residence Tehreema Mitha's autobiographical film "tells of Mitha's struggles to mount a dance tour of Islamabad, Karachi, and her hometown of Lahore in the face of legal obstacles and threats to her personal safety."

Toronto artist Philippe Blanchard is showing large scale psychedelic installations in LUMIERE CONCRETE / STRUCTURED LIGHT over at Glendon Gallery at York University - worth the trip. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Are these the catchiest jingles of the Toronto election?

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 20, 2014

Tonetta ChowWhile the mayoral election hasn't lacked drama, it has lacked hummable tunes. Chow's anti-Tory unicorn signs are quirky Instagram fodder and Ford's "you can be racist against little red apples" quote kinda gets stuck in your head like it's been pre-autotuned by its own obliviousness, but you'd think Music City could give us something to snap our fingers to beyond a regrettable slew of Rob Ford parody raps (links not included).

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Today in Toronto: Fashion Week, Laughable, Early Monthly Segments, Young Widows, Series 8:08

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 20, 2014

today in TorontoToday in Toronto it's that biannual event you can't help but forget, Toronto's Fashion Week. Take a look at our preview here, and try to get street styled at least once, you mongrel you. If you're more punk than dainty, Iceage are playing a PWYC show at S.H.I.B.G.B'S.

Early Monthly Segments is back at the Gladstone - and drunk as hell from the looks of it (it's definitely past the mid-month point, EMS), but we don't mind because the event is a thin strand holding the city's experimental film community together, tipsy with calendars or not. The films, and new book, of Gregory Markopoulos will be featured. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Free events in Toronto: October 20-26, 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 19, 2014

free events torontoFree events in Toronto this week will get a little spooky, though nothing is as terrifying as walking by the ATM to check your bank balance (also not always a free activity). The Zombie Walk and Night of Dread are big ones, plus there are parties, street fests, film screenings and more.

If you'd like to have fun on the cheap without having the pants scared off of you (I can't afford new pants either), the week holds tons of Hallo-whatever options. Showing up early to a book launch at Hashtag on Thursday will get you a free drink - then you can head to Philistine for free nail art, free shoe shines, free food, and free beer.

Here's how to live like you're not the economy's walking dead in Toronto this week.

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