We Should Know Each Other
After a successful launch last month, We Should Know Each Other returns to connect Torontonians in ideas and conversation. Host Liz Hollick invites you to expand your social circle and bring along someone the group doesn't know or someone you'd like to know better. WSKEO takes place at #Hashtag Gallery on Sunday evening and all are welcome to join in for free.
#Hashtag Gallery (801 Dundas Street West), May 19, 2013, 7PM Free
MUSIC | Boy
The Swiss-German pop duo Boy embarked on their first North American tour this past March and are wrapping up this week. The second last stop on the tour is The Great Hall, where Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass will perform music from their 2011 debut album Mutual Friends. Performing their song "Little Numbers" and the new single "This is the Beginning", the German indie folk artists will be a popular destination for the Queen West crowd tonight. Tickets are still available through Collective Concerts' Facebook page.
The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West) 9PM $17.50
FILM | Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Multi-disciplinary artist, activist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei is known for his defiance of the Chinese government. In this award-winning documentary that opened the 2012 Hot Docs Film Festival, director Alison Klayman follows Ai Weiwei as he prepares for art exhibitions while continually clashing with the government of his home country over his public statements and critical pieces. Screening at the Toronto Reference Library this afternoon, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is a compelling film that looks at human rights and a government that wants to silence free speech. This screening is free and open to the public.
Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street) 2PM Free
The Junction Flea is coming home. Abandoning it's winter spot at The Great Hall, Junction Flea returns to its origins at Indian Road and Dundas West, setting up shop in the outdoor parking lot where it was born. Vendors selling everything from handmade jewelry to housewares to vintage clothing will be on site all day long with live music by Kieran Adams and Joseph Shabason of DIANA playing at Opticianado down the road.
Indian Road and Dundas Street West, May 12, 2013, 9 AM $2
URBAN KNOWLEDGE | A Psychogeographic Stroll Around Queen & Ossington with Shawn Micallef
Shawn Micallef is well-known in Toronto because he knows Toronto so well. The author of the 2010 book Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto will lead a walking tour around the Queen and Ossington neighbourhood tonight, passing heritage buildings and giving a condensed history of Toronto during the two hour walk. The tour begins with an artist talk by David Kaufman at Twist Gallery, where his local urban photos are on display for CONTACT, and ends at a local bar. It doesn't get much better than that. Register by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twist Gallery (1100 Queen Street West) 7PM Free
ART | Making The Connections
A series of interactive pieces, Making The Connections connects gallery visitors with social issues that directly and indirectly factor into the health of Torontonians. Examining issues like food, income, housing, education, health care access and neighbourhood, the show looks at larger factors that are interconnected with health. Jo Snyder will introduce the exhibit at 7 PM tonight at Urbanspace before Aziza Mahamoud discusses systems thinking. Pieces by OCAD students based on their experience visiting Making The Connections will also be on display.
Urbanspace Gallery (401 Richmond Street West) 7 PM Fre