Radar: Toronto Oktoberfest, A Very Oral History of Danko Jones, Me Love You Long Time, Jonah K Album Release Party, The Food Lovers Quarrel
DRINK | Toronto Oktoberfest
Can't wait until St. Patrick's Day to celebrate beer? Drink like a German at the inaugural Toronto Oktoberfest, which will feature traditional Bavarian foods and beers accompanied by folk dancers and musical performances. Happening tonight and tomorrow at the St. Lawrence Market, come and experience unterhaltung, German style.
St. Lawrence Market, North Building (92-95 Front Street East) 5PM $20
BOOKS & LIT | Too Much Trouble: A Very Oral History of Danko Jones Book Launch Party
Author, writer and Canadian media guy Stuart Berman releases his latest book Too Much Trouble: A Very Oral History of Danko Jones at Supermarket tonight. This party will be trouble with live Danko Jones karaoke performed by special guest singers and a live broadcast of a podcast conversation between Berman and the hard rock Canadian trio. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the bar. All are welcome.
Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue) 9PM Free
ART | Me Love You Long Time
Constant yearning--for love and admiration, power and glory, money and objects--is what artist Ness Lee examines in her new exhibit Me Love You Long Time. The materialism of sex, love and life, and the lack of satisfaction caused by insatiable human desire, are drawn out literally and figuratively in Lee's illustrations. The muted but colourful images in Lee's Eastern iconographic style are available for viewing from 12-5pm daily at Gladstone Hotel Art Bar with an opening reception happening tonight.
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 7PM Free
MUSIC | Jonah K Album Release Party
Underground dubstep DJ Jonah K plays Lula Lounge tonight to celebrate the release of his new album Metal & Bone, a melding of drum and bass-infused electro dance beats. Supported by fellow DJs Spyne and Safety Dept, the evening will include a performance by The Captain and will be hosted by DJ Hanged Man. The first ten people through the door get a free CD and there are more prizes to be won. This is a 19+ event.
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas Street West) 10:30PM $15
FOOD | Edward Pond's Creative Chef: The Food Lovers' Quarrel
Toronto-based food photographer Edward Pond hosts a party for local creatives working in non-food related industries, such as advertising and design, that will challenge how they look at the culinary arts. The food lovers' quarrel is simple--the creatives must design the most outrageous/beautiful/odd culinary combinations they can imagine using corn as a main ingredient. One chef will be crowned the victor at Mildred's Temple Kitchen tonight.
Mildred's Temple Kitchen (85 Hanna Avenue) 6PM $15
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