Radar: HoHoTO 2012, The Anything Goes Show, Ophelia/Machine, Spacing's Holiday and New Issue Release Party, Inspectah Deck
PARTY | HoHoTO 2012
A party for Toronto's Daily Bread Food Bank that started as a Twitter movement, HoHoTO holds its annual fundraiser at the Mod Club tonight. Prizes, DJs and booze will make attendees very happy as they feed the hungry by participating in this geek and tech community party for less fortunate Torontonians. Tickets are available in advance through the HoHoTO website and at the door and non-perishable food items will be accepted by donation at Hailo Toronto's offices at 219 Queen Street West before the event.
Virgin Mobile Mod Club (722 College Street) 7PM $40
ENTERTAINMENT | The Anything Goes Show
The Anything Goes Show is possibly the only place in the world where you can see 1990s supergroup Wilson Phillips perform on the same evening as tightrope walker (and Niagara Falls conqueror) Nik Wallenda but that's why it's named so. Opening this afternoon at the Direct Energy Centre in Exhibition Place, The Anything Goes Show is a circus of the senses, with a full weekend's worth of programming that suits just about anyone who can think to go. Entertainment, music, shopping, art and holiday cheer collide in one convention centre, with exhibitors hanging around until Sunday evening.
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place (100 Princes' Boulevard) 1PM $25
ART | Ophelia/Machine
Inspired by Heiner Muller, Toronto trans performance artist Nina Arsenault opens her 72-hour performance installation Ophelia/Machine at Videofag. A reworking of Muller's Hamlet/Machine with allusions to Arsenault's three-day involuntary stay at a mental institution, the piece will be showcased nightly at 8PM at the Kensington cinema and performance space. The show is pay-what-you-can at the door.
Videofag (187 Augusta Avenue) 8PM PWYC
DESIGN | Spacing's Holiday and New Issue Release Party
Spacing is expanding its horizons and moving out west to the Junction for its holiday party and new issue release celebrations. Taking place at fun palace 3030 on Dundas West, Spacing, Canada's urban landscape magazine, releases its Tall & Small issue tonight. Copies of the magazine will be available along with other awesome Spacing merch (like the awesome TTC token holder).
3030 (3030 Dundas Street West) 8PM Free
MUSIC | Inspectah Deck
Wu-Tang original--and perhaps most low-key of the clan--Inspectah Deck comes to Toronto to play a small show at The Cave tonight. With two upcoming albums set for release in 2013, Inspectah Deck performs new music along with work from his 2010 album Manifesto. Openers include Mindbender Supreme, K-Slick, Urban Legend, Rebel Gang, Alex Dimes & Team US and Raw. Tickets are available at the door.
The Cave (860 College Street) 9PM $30 door
OTHER EVENTS ON OUR RADAR:
- Pirates Blend and Canesugar Filmworks presents: Missile Toes
- U.S Girls and Slim Twig with Fiver and Young Mother
- The Names Are Known
Photo by Martin Pinker in the blogTO Flickr pool