Radar: Young Empires & Bravestation, Paint Rocks, Banff Mountain Film Festival, Robert Hengeveld & Roman Signer, the Meligrove Band
MUSIC | JUNOFest w/ Young Empires + Bravestation
Two of Toronto's hottest young bands will be firing up the Drake Underground tonight for the inaugural JunoFest, celebrating 40 years of the Juno Awards. First to perform is Bravestation, a Toronto four-piece with a hearty fan following already, one that you will no doubt belong to after seeing them perform. And Young Empires, also from our very own city are electro-pop wonders who are killing it on the world stage as we speak. Come see them tonight on the Drake's. We promise you won't be disappointed.
The Drake Underground (1150 Queen Street West), 8pm $12 door, $30 for JunoFest wristband
ART | Paint Rocks
Music and art come together in perfect, raw harmony at Paint Rocks hosted at OCAD tonight. This event is a "combination of rebel music and avant-garde visual expression" presented to you, the audience by OCAD's finest student and faculty painters. Pieces will be auctioned off starting at a modest price and while you're actively bidding away, stellar music will be banging away, and beers will be served for your drinking pleasure.
OCAD (100 McCaul Street), 6pm Free
FILM | Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
The much-loved and respected Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to Toronto for one night only, kicking things off tonight at the Bloor Cinema. It is a force to be reckoned with, hitting 350 communities and 32 countries around the world featuring a collection of artistically brilliant action, environmental and adventure films. Don't miss out!
Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor Street West), 7:30pm $20, $10 for Alpine Club of Canada members
ART | Opening Reception: Robert Hengeveld / Roman Signer
Visiting the Mercier Union tonight will more than overflow your cup of artistic delight with two innovative artists on the bill: Robert Hengeveld and Roman Signer. The former presents his installation Natural Revision, combining manufactured landscaping products with natural sounds to create an environmental reminiscent of Algonquin Park. And the latter presents Cinema, "an hour-long selection of the artist's Resten Films or 'film leftovers' in a darkened room with several rows of wooden chairs." Open your mind and let the inspiration flow in.
Mercer Union (1286 Bloor Street West), 6pm Free
MUSIC | JUNOFEST! Meligrove, Horsey Craze...@ Silver Dollar
Another must-see during JunoFest is the show that's happening at The Silver Dollar tonight. Four bands will be showcased: Germans, Meligrove Band, Craze and Lava&Ash. This is the place to be to check out some seriously unrivaled talent on an iconic Toronto stage, one that is both intimate and rowdy. Be there if you know what's good for you.
The Silver Dollar Room (486 Spadina Avenue), 9pm $12 at door, $30 for JunoFest wristband
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