Radar: Wavelength Music Festival, Hate Love Art Show, The Cooney Brothers, Jagged Edge, 360 Screenings
Toronto events on February 14, 2013 (Valentine's Day! - see more Valentine's day events here)
MUSIC | Wavelength Music Festival
Don't bother making a mixtape for your Valentine when there's a four-day mixtape happening in the city's west end. Opening tonight at Parts & Labour, the Wavelength Music Festival is the winter equivalent to ALL CAPS! Island Festival, outdoing its own work this year with performances by Doldrums, Do Make Say Think, and Cadence Weapon. Celebrating the best in the Canadian indie music community, the opening night will feature Lullabye Arkestra, Ell V Gore, Fresh Snow, This Mess, and Slow-Pitch with new bands onstage each night at changing venues. Witness underground music, buy an EP, and mingle with the bands all weekend long by purchasing an all-access pass for $39.
Parts & Labour (1566 Queen Street West) 9PM $10 advance, $13 door
ART | Hate Love Art Show
You can't hate someone you don't love so if you're hateful mood this Valentine's Day, the Hate Love Art Show is a good place to unleash all your feelings. Exploring the split between hate and love (and how interchangeable they can sometimes be), 11 artists examine how these powerful emotions flow together. Bring someone you love to enjoy the artwork and some beverages, and/or realize all that you hate about yourself. The show runs until February 20th.
Creatures Creating (822 Dundas Street West) 7PM Free
ART | The Cooney Brothers: A Solo Show
Artist siblings of the underground, Leigh and Rolo Cooney consider themselves to be neo-folk painters who mainly examine psychology in their work. The Irish-Canadian brothers draw on pop culture and their own struggles with ADD and ochlophobia respectively to create a series of paintings that reveal a child-like lonerdom. The show opens tonight at Don't Tell Mama Gallery.
Don't Tell Mama Gallery (108 Ossington Avenue) 8PM Free
MUSIC | Jagged Edge
Early 2000s R&B duo Jagged Edge of "Let's Get Married" fame play Kool Haus tonight just in time for your plan to create the worst marriage proposal idea ever. The identical twin musical outfit, who have recorded with the likes of Bow Wow, Nelly, Ludacris, and Jermaine Dupri, have a sizeable catalogue of music with seven albums behind them, including 2011's The Remedy, which they will sample at tonight's show. Tickets are general admission at $35 with plenty still available if you just feel like reliving the past decade of slow jams this Valentine's Day.
Kool Haus (132 Queens Quay East) 9PM $35
FESTIVAL | What Are You Doing Up There?! 2013
A true celebration of the arts that brings together actors, musicians, dancers, clowns, poets, painters, comedians and performance artists, What Are You Doing Up There?! 2013 is a cabaret festival with new pieces being performed each day, all weekend long. The seventh annual festival of its kind, WAYDUT will feature over 30 performances at Sterling Road's Siren Rock Studios all for $10 per day. For the full line-up and ticket purchase info, visit BackBurner Productions.
Siren Rock Studios (163 Sterling Road) 8PM $10
ALSO OF NOTE
- Canadian Beer News Dinner Series: Great Lakes Brewery at Bar Hop
- Songwriters Circle of Jerks 5: Premature Ejerkulation!
- 360 Screenings: Valentine's Edition
- Valentine's Day: 1602's Lonely Hearts Club
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