LECTURE | Converge Lecture Series presents Ed Burtynsky's "The Water Project"
Ryerson University's School of Image arts presents a lecture by Toronto photographer Ed Burtynsky this evening as part of their Converge lecture series. Burtynsky is well known internationally, and his work often focuses on industrial landscapes. He is a member of the Order Of Canada and has had his work shown in the National Gallery of Canada, the Guggenheim Museum, to name a few. Tonight he will discuss the story behind "Watermark", a documentary film he produced recently with Jennifer Baichwal. Ryerson University School of Image Arts, Room 307 (122 Bond Street) 7PM.
Radar: Returning Sun Relief Benefit for the Philippines, Todd James, Les Stroud, Mapping Harbord Village
FUNDRAISER | Returning Sun: A Relief Benefit for the Philippines
A special fundraiser goes down tonight at Revival, to help Plan Canada's efforts to aid the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on November 8, killing over five thousand people and destroying the property and homes of over 11 million others. Doing their part to throw an awesome party for an awesome cause are Skratch Bastid, MC Flipside, Adam K, DJ Shine, Fritz Helder, and many others. Sportsnet's Hazel Mae and CP24's Melissa Grelo will host the event, and there will be some awesome comestibles available, courtesy of Caplansky's, Lamesa, and Sukho Thai. Revival (783 College Street) 7PM $10 (minimum donation).
FUNDRAISER | A Salute To The Moustache
A final Movember blast before the month is done, tonight at Measure: Centennial College's CCPR program presents A Salute To The Moustache. This event will be an evening of fun and entertainment to raise both funds for and awareness of prostate and testicular cancer, and other male health issues. Event sponsors Black Flower Vintage, Floor Play Socks, and Original Penguin have put together a special fashion show, and there will also be a silent auction with door prizes. If you haven't had a chance to get out and support the Movemeber cause, consider checking this out. Measure (296 Brunswick Avenue) 7:30PM $10
Radar: Nightmares on Wax, Art as Survival, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Totally Unknown Writers Festival
MUSIC | Nightmares on Wax
UK producer and DJ, Nightmares On Wax (aka George Evelyn) hits the Hoxton tonight to deliver some electronic sounds that will definitely move some bodies. Evelyn is a veteran of the Warp Records artist roster, and released his first album from this project back in 1991 - A Word Of Science: The First And Final Chapter. After a hiatus of a few years, the project resumed, and has carried on successfully with live musicians filling things out live. The most recent Nightmares on Wax release is Feelin' Good, which came out in September. The Hoxton (69 Bathurst Street) 9PM.
Radar: Making a Living Making Music, ShopAGO, Art Bar Poetry, Veggielicious, Not Criminally Responsible
MUSIC | MusicOntario Presents: Money!! Making a Living Making Music
Local musicians will want to check out this workshop tonight, presented by Music Ontario. A sea change has occurred within the recorded music industry in the last decade or so with streaming slowly replacing digital purchases, and though there is a "vinyl niche," sales of recorded music are no longer able to sustain the majority of musicians, and many are trying to figure out how they can replace what was a relatively dependable, ongoing income stream. This workshop, which includes a panel of industry experts, will share a many useful ideas. Foundery Coworking & Events (376 Bathurst Street) 7PM $10 ($5 for non-members)
FILM | Early Monthly Segments #57 = Alfred Guzzetti
Tonight, Early Monthly Segment returns to The Gladstone Hotel with a screening of experimental cinema, shown in its original format. This evening's selection is Alfred Guzzetti's Family Portrait Sittings, a feature-length film film he made in 1975, after winning a prize for his short film, Air at the 1972 Chicago Film Festival. Family Portrait Sittings premiered at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and is a complex and often mysterious autobiographical work that will be shown in all its 16mm glory this evening. Gladstone Hotel, Art Bar (1214 Queen Street West) 8PM PWYC ($5 suggested).