PHOTOGRAPHY | Arts & Crafts presents Norman Wong Photography Exhibit
Norman Wong, Toronto-based celebrity and fashion photographer, collaborates with Arts & Crafts to open his photo show as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Photographs of the label's musicians will line the walls of the Arts & Crafts Field Trip Headquarters at Queen and Dovercourt to celebrate ten years of Canadian indie music. Images of Dan Mangan, Feist and Kevin Drew et al will be on display until June 15th at the HQ. The exhibit opens to the public tonight at 8PM with an opening reception party.
Field Trip Headquarters (1093 Queen Street West) 8PM Free
Radar: El Camino or the Field of Stars, Authors at Harbourfront, Little Terrors, The Shins + Ra Ra Riot
MUSIC | AMANDA MABRO + CHRIS ASSAAD DOUBLE BILL
Amanda Mabro and Chris Assad share a bill tonight at The Drake Hotel Underground. Mabro hails from Montreal, and has a sound that is an edgy combination of cabaret and pop. She has toured Canada, and also performed at the Brussels Opera House. Her 2011 album, Die To The Past, received favourable feedback from the Montreal Gazette. Toronto singer/songwriter, Chris Assad, abandoned a law career to pursue his music full-time. His songs are rootsy, and come with a soulful approach, with hints of pop, and some world music influences. His latest EP is entitled, Into The Light.
The Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen Street West) 8PM $20
ENVIRONMENT | Grey to Green Conference
Toronto's move from concrete jungle to a greener infrastructure is the topic of discussion at the Grey to Green Conference that begins this morning at the Evergreen Brick Works. Potential solutions and the introduction of green technologies will be presented by designers, engineers, urban planners, developers and government policy makers at Grey to Green through keynote speeches, workshops and a trade show. Special guests will include Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, and John W. Campbell, CEO of Waterfront Toronto. Tickets range in price with extra sessions happening throughout the day.
Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue) 8:30AM $175-$650
FOOD & DRINK | Brewer's Backyard: Queen Victoria's Secret
This afternoon, the Brewer's Backyard returns to Evergreen Brick Works to begin a new season of beer drinking at its finest, in the lovely Koerner Gardens and and Holcim Gallery. "Queen Victoria's Secret" is the Brewer's Backyard's 2013 kickoff event, and was a royal success last year! The idea here is one where the element of surprise is at work: the details of the food and beverage selection for today will not be revealed until the event begins, but the brewers can be revealed: Great Lakes, Oast House, Granite, and Left Field, with edibles coming from FeasTO. Brewer's Backyard regulars know that only selections fit for "royalty" will make the cut, so let yourself enjoy the suspense, and the afternoon!
Evergreen Brick Works, Koerner Gardens (550 Bayview Avenue) 12-4PM
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