So no one should be particularly surprised that a squirrel is now running for mayor of Toronto, ostensibly on the implied slogan "nuts not crack." Conveniently, the squirrel in the running has the surname of Squirrel, as I suppose most squirrels do. Does Mayor Squirrel have an official ring to it? Compared to Crack Mayor, yup.
Today in Toronto: Taste of Toronto, Nat Baldwin, Art of the Book, Beerprov, Open Roof, Field Trip Discovery
At The Garrison indie acts Grounders, Fresh Snow, Programm, and Dirty Frigs are all playing a free show - arrive before 9pm for a free beer. The catch? RSVP online. R-less VSP Consignment is celebrating their re-opening on Dundas with live music, and food from Imanishi Japanese Kitchen & Island Oysters, and Wavelength has Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors) at Monarch Tavern. For more events, click on over to our events section.
- Food: Taste of Toronto (Fort York)
- Music: Field Trip Discovery Series (The Garrison)
- Film: Open Roof Festival (99 Sudbury)
- Fashion: VSP Summer Party (VSP)
- Music: Wavelength presents: Nat Baldwin Dirty Projectors (Monarch Tavern)
- Art: I never asked to be a role model (Georgia Scherman Projects)
- Music: HugsNotDrugs (TOTA)
- Music: Vire + Face _ Vierance + Animalia (Smiling Buddha)
- Comedy: BeerProv presents "The Draft" (Comedy Bar)
- Art/Books: Art of the Book (Craft Ontario)
Today in Toronto: National Hot Dog Day, Sailor Jupiter, Female to "Male," Asphalt Watches, Post A Letter
Art opening wise, Toronto's Wynne Neilly has documented his transition from female to "male" every week. The quotation marks around the word "male" are Neilly's - his identity "is something fluid that cannot be easily defined by use of a single word" - he sees his gender transition as fluid and unending, rather than as a fixed "shift." See Neilly and Judy Ruzylo's opening at RIC. For more events, click on over to our events section.
- Food: National Hot Dog Day: FREE Hot Dogs in Support of SickKids (Fancy Franks)
- Film: Outdoor Screening of The Lunchbox (Outside Daniels Spectrum)
- Letters Home: Post A Letter Social Activity Club (WiseBar)
- Art: The Thing About Objects (High Park Club)
- Film: 'Asphalt Watches' Screening and Q&A (AGO)
- Art: Opening Reception: Judy Ruzylo + Wynne Neilly (Ryerson Image Centre)
- Life drawing: Toons On Tap - Sailor Jupiter (Round)