Radar: I Love Sketchfest, Be Mein Valentine, Gojira, Resolvere/Resolve, Toronto WordStage, Wu Block
Toronto events on February 13, 2013
FUNDRAISER | I LOVE SKETCHFEST - A Celebration and Fund Raiser
An evening centered around sketch comedy awaits you at the Steam Whistle Brewery tonight. This event is a fundraiser to help this year's The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, which takes place next month. Some awesome eats are promised as well, including oysters and charcuterie from Oyster Boy, and hors d'oeuvres provided by caterers Daniel & Daniel. Make sure to save some room for the performances, though! Live sketch comedy is the main course, and guests will have the opportunity to "adopt" a sketch troupe by auction. Tony Ho, Fratwurst, Vest Of Friends, and Primo will all be up for grabs, and providing some great entertainment. Come out and support sketch comedy and have a great evening out.
Steam Whistle Brewery (255 Bremner Blvd) 7PM $25
ART | Resolvere/Resolve A Solo Exhibition by Sarah Sands Phillips
Toronto artist, Sarah Sands Phillips, has her work featured at a solo exhibition this evening at The Brockton Collective. Phillips studied fine art at Queen's University, and is developing a body of work here in Toronto. Tonight marks her third solo exhibition, and focuses on the theme of resolve in the context of abstract art. There is plenty of ground to be explored here, as the many meanings of this word have many playful implications in the world of abstract visual art. Tonight is the opening reception for Resolvere/Resolve which runs until Sunday the 17th.
Brockton Collective Inc (442a Dufferin Street) 7PM
BOOKS & LIT | Toronto WordStage
The February edition of WordStage happens tonight at Q Space. This reading series is devoted to presenting both emerging and established talent in poetry, prose and drama. Featured tonight are poet Matthew Tierney, whose work has been shortlisted for a Trillium Award; Room Magazine Reader's Choice Winner, Naomi Freeman; New Brunswick musician and novelist, Chris Eaton, and performance poet and musician Cynthia Gould, a member of TO's own High Heels Lo Fi. Come out and support local literary talent!
Q Space (382 College Street) 7:30PM PWYC
MUSIC | Gojira @ The Phoenix
French metal outfit, Gojira, rocks The Phoenix tonight. These guys reveal their concerns about the environment in their lyrics, and have been together since 1996, forging a unique brand of metal that is often called "progressive" and even "groove metal". Their latest album, L'Enfant Sauvage, was released last year, and fuels their current tour. They are joined on the bill by Chicago post-metal band, The Atlas Moth, and esoteric Canadian musician, Devin Townshend, well-known from his former project, Strapping Young Lad. Should be a heavy one.
Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street) 7PM $22.50
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