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Arts

5 reasons to check out Art Toronto 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 24, 2014

art toronto fairArt Toronto is back at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. If you've never attended an art fair, this is the one to start with: Canada's only international art fair for modern and contemporary art is an overwhelming, full glitz ordeal with over 100 galleries participating, so there's little chance that you'll be bored walking down the aisles and bumping shoulders with art's dapper riff raff. Whether you're pursuing inspiration or snark (I like to be versatile and go both ways) you'll find it at TIAF.

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Music

A music fan's guide to the Toronto election

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 24, 2014

Music Toronto electionIf Toronto's music and/or nightlife scenes are important to you, take note: Thump has released a handy guide to Toronto's mayoral election. Vice may not be on music's side every time, but this shareable infographic might be what you need to decide between Chow-ing down on chance, living a safe story with Tory, or being the kind of person who votes Ford. Excuse the terrible wordplay, I have election anxiety.

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Radar

Weekend events in Toronto: October 24-26

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 23, 2014

Weekend events TorontoWeekend events in Toronto is our guide to events happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here's what's happening in Toronto this Oct 24-26, 2014.

Night of Dread 2014
Join Clay & Paper Theatre on Saturday, October 25th for the15th annual Night of Dread, when people dressed in black, white, and dreadful masks parade their private and collective fears through the darkened streets of Toronto. Night of Dread is an evening of pageantry, music and masquerade, with towering puppets, stilt dancers, fire-spinners and fearful masks. The interactive parade begins in Dufferin Grove Park at 6pm. Dufferin Grove Park, Oct 25, 4pm, PWYC. JS

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Arts

New fair a curated alternative to Toronto art goliath

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 23, 2014

feature art fair torontoThe Feature Contemporary Art Fair crept into the city yesterday with a modestly attended VIP opening night. A small, hyper curated, contemporary alternative (/complement) to this weekend's gigantic Toronto International Art Fair (Art Toronto) was enticing, with only 23 galleries' applications selected for participation by the Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC), the Montreal organizers of Papier.

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Radar

Today in Toronto: Feature Art Fair, IFOA, TWiMFeST, Fashion Week, Warehouse Sale, Pistol George Warren

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 23, 2014

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto it's a huge day for art, lit, and music (and a rough day to be home with extra work or a cold). The International Festival of Authors (IFOA) is launching, on until Nov 2, and art fair newbie Feature is on at the Joey & Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre if you want to drop four or five figures on something contemporary for your condo/renovated duplex.

For indie music fans unfortunately capitalized TWiMFeST, a merger of two names in the local scene, is also new - positioning themselves against NXNE, NXNE is giving away tickets to their show, so who even knows what's going on. Check out our preview here. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Radar

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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