Radar: Regent Park Film Festival, 416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival, Then & Now: Tales of Toronto's Nightlife, Convergence
FILM | 10th Annual Regent Park Film Festival
The 2012 Regent Park Film Festival begins today, and proudly launches into what is the city's only free community-based festival of its kind. This ongoing event will feature screenings, panel discussions, workshops and installations that will be aimed at a diverse range of age groups and interests within this urban community. Over fifty films by local and international filmmakers will be shown, and contributors range from emerging directors and animators, to established figures in the business. The festival runs until November 10th.
Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas Street East)
MUSIC | 416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival
For the next four nights, The Tranzac Club hosts a musical event that describes itself as "a celebration of music-making on a tightrope" - the 416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival. This annual festival showcases TO improvisers in a collaborative context, with each performer playing several sets over the course of the four nights, in varying styles and different groups. Performances are essentially free-form, but a game plan can be established where an image, an idea, or a phrase can become the catalyst or theme for impromptu musical exploration. Tonight, three different ensembles gather at the Tranzac to launch this event: Fern Lindzon 3, ¡DO!, and Vespaziani/Bull.
Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Avenue) 10PM $7
CULTURE | Then & Now: Tales of Toronto's Nightlife
As part of the Make Some Noise... Take Some Noise series that is happening at the Bloor/Gladstone branch of the Toronto Public Library this month, well-known DJ and Grid columnist Denise Benson will talk about TO's nightlife through the ages. It is not clear how many decades back Benson will begin her presentation, but if her Then & Now series in The Grid (on which this presentation is likely based) is any indication, the fun will begin in the early '80s, when after-hours clubs like Voodoo and Twilight Zone ruled the late-night TO landscape.
Toronto Public Library (1101 Bloor Street West) 7PM FREE
ART | Convergence
Convergence is an exhibition of works by Pat Stanley that explores the visual relationship between objects and entities in our world, and those in the Universe from a million years ago. This is a recurring theme in Stanley's work, and the artist uses photographs from the Hubble telescope, as well as more 'Earthly' images to convey these environmental and temporal relationships. Pat Stanley is a visual artist residing in Coburg, Ontario who has received numerous awards for his work, and has studied at Montreal's Ecole des Beaux Arts.
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (984 Queen Street West)
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