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Radar: We Made This, An Evening with John Singleton, Heart Strings, Live & Local

Posted by Lauren Pincente / February 12, 2013

John Singleton TorontoART | We Made This
A panel of Spanish and Canadian artists sits down at the Design Exchange this evening to discuss the artist's place in the global community. Examining the roles that location and nationality contribute in an individual artist's work and state of design, Hector Ayuso (Spain), Eduardo del Fraile‚Ä®( Spain), James White (Canada) and Ron Gervais (Canada) will use Ayuso's book "WeMadeThis.Es" as a starting point for discussion of post-digital creative culture. The ticket price includes admission into Stefan Sagmeister's The Happy Show. The event is free for DX members.
Design Exchange (234 Bay Street) 6:30PM $15

FILM | An Evening With John Singleton
The director of Boyz n the Hood, Shaft, Poetic Justice and Four Brothers sits down for a Q&A at TIFF Bell Lightbox tonight in celebration of Black History Month. The first black and youngest director to ever earn an Academy Award nomination back in 1992, Singleton will discuss his twenty-year career and the black experience in Hollywood cinema. Tickets can be purchased online or at the TIFF Bell Lightbox box office with all proceeds going toward the Canadian Film Centre's Diversity Scholarship Fund.
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) 8:30PM $20

THEATRE | Heart Strings--The Musical
Set in early 1900s Ireland, Heart Strings is a musical about the arrival of an Italian apprentice at the Cosgrave home. Bearing a special anniversary gift, the apprentice's arrival reveals the many lies, loves and corruption surrounding the family. With original music and lyrics by Chantel Pike, the production is directed by Reynold Nathaniel and premieres tonight for a brief run at The Annex Live.
The Annex Live (296 Brunswick Avenue) 8PM

MUSIC | Live & Local
Bands, artists and independent vendors gather at Mod Club tonight for Live & Local, a sort-of marketplace with live performances by, as the name implies, local bands. Synth-loving, power pop band FIRExFIRE performs first at 8PM followed by bluegrass fivesome Union Duke, before indie rock showpieces Vonelle and Air Marshall Landing hit the stage. Eon Sinclair from Bedouin Soundclash will play a DJ set under the name Soul Proprietor while artists and vendors sell their work and wares. A student ID or advanced planning and purchasing will get you a discount, otherwise it's $20 to get inside.
The Mod Club (722 College Street) 7PM $15-$20

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