It's also a heavy day for concerts: Lykke Li, EMA, and Erasure are all playing tonight, and transient venue/org Somewhere There will make an early appearance at the Tranzac with HA!Man Rob Clutton & Pete Johnston and HA!Man South Africa & Joke Debaere Belgium. For more events, click on over to our events section.
- Lit: David Cronenberg In Conversation With Geoff Pevere (Isabel Bader Theatre)
- Music: Lykke Li (Kool Haus)
- Film: Children 404 (Bloor Hot Docs Cinema)
- Design: The Perimeter Series: Design and National Identity (Design Exchange)
- Music; Somewhere There Presents... Ha!Man/Debaere Clutton/Johnston duo (Tranzac)
- Music: EMA (Drake Hotel)
- Music: Erasure (Danforth Music Hall)
Yet not every event can be as equal as others. Here are October's can't-miss events in Toronto.
Today in Toronto: Artsvote Mayoral Debate, The Spoke, Ali Mustafa, True Stories Told Live, The Draperies
Then there's true stories performed live by various lit-heads at the Garrison (sans notes, and hopefully sans lies - totally unlike the above debate), music-centric live stories at Videofag, a free film fest art show thanks to Toronto Palestine Film Festival, and experimental music at Ratio. All these art events without any okay from City Hall? I'm not sure what to think. For more events, click on over to our events section.
- City: Artsvote Mayoral Arts Debate (TIFF Bell Lightbox)
- Lit: True Stories Told Live (Garrison)
- Film/Art: Palestine Film Fest Art Show: Photography of Ali Mustafa (AGO Jackman Hall)
- Lit: The Spoke: LINER NOTES (Videofag)
- Music: The Draperies & Allison Cameron (Ratio)
Toronto's free all night, multi-zone party means congested transit, Dollar Store feather boa trails across the city, and large and small, oft-twinkling installations to explore until sunrise. Sadly, there's no "is it art?" number to call this year. Speaking of, this week you can watch the Artsvote debate moderated by Damien Abraham. Hate art? Poutine. Eating. Championship.
Toronto Underground Market
It's time to say goodbye to a huge influence on Toronto's food scene. This is the last call to attend Toronto's premier market -- the one that launched restaurants like Rock Lobster Food Co. and Fidel Gastro's and was often imitated, but never duplicated. Taking place Saturday, September 27 at 99 Sudbury, the third anniversary of the food fest will also be its last. Say goodbye one munch at a time. LI
Then Jennifer Castle, Black Lips, and the Dandy Warhols are also playing in Toronto tonight. If you're rather talk music than take in a live show, Soho House is hosting a Polaris Prize salon that's open to the public, where you can talk about your Polaris seals, I mean feels. For more events, click on over to our events section.
- Music: Small World Music Fest (Small World Music Centre)
- Music: Jennifer Castle (Great Hall)
- Music Talks: Polaris Short List Salon (Soho House)
- Art: Adrian Williams: The Travels of Sir (Neubacher Shor Contemporary)
- Party: Queer As Fuck (Steady)
- Lit: Dont Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something by Paul Vermeerschs (Steady)
- Music: Black Lips (Phoenix)
- Music: The Dandy Warhols (Lee's)