Radar: The Lucky Ball, Jamie Kennedy Presents Dillon's Distillers, Just My Type, Future of Media, Home at IX Gallery
Toronto events on March 14, 2013
PARTY | The Lucky Ball
Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning acts as musical director and DJ at tonight's Lucky Ball, a St. Patrick's Day all-you-can-drink party for a cause. Benefitting the Fort York Food Bank, this cocktail party is keeping it simple--show up with a ticket, enjoy the open bar and dance to good tunes. Special musical guests will join Canning for performances and hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout the evening. Tickets are available at www.xir0.com/luckyball.
The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West) 8:30PM $100
FOOD | Jamie Kennedy Presents Dillon's Distillers
Jamie Kennedy is a champion of the local food movement so tonight, he presents an LFM event at Gilead Wine Bar that introduces Niagara region's local small batch distiller, Dillon's Distillers, to Toronto. With Kennedy's signature dishes being served, guests will sample the spirits of the distillers in hand-crafted cocktails. Taste locally-made vodka, gin and bitters for just $5 and meet the people behind Dillon's as they introduce their delicious liquors to the bar patrons of the city.
Gilead Wine Bar (4 Gilead Place) 6:30PM
ART | Just My Type
Artists taken on written forms of expression with pieces that use words, messages and lettering in #Hashtag Gallery's Just My Type, a new exhibit opening in the Dundas art space tonight. Designers specializing in, and artists that never have, will contribute typography works to the show, spelling out a common humorous message. All pieces will be up for sale for under $200. Surely you can find something just your type.
#Hashtag Gallery (801 Dundas Street West) 7PM Free
DIGITAL MEDIA | Digital Journal Presents Future of Media
Experts from media outlets like BuzzFeed, Digiday, Globe & Mail and national newsrooms gather at Digital Journal Inc.'s Future of Media event tonight at The Drake. Covering the topic of branded content, the panel will discuss how trends, technologies and social media work with, and are impacted by this form of advertising and will include the audience in the discussion with a Q&A afterward. On the panel this evening are Jonathan Perelman, the VP of Agency Strategy and Development for BuzzFeed, Josh Sternberg, reporter for Digiday, Steve Ladurantaye, The Globe & Mail's media reporter and Sabaa Quao, the Chief Marketing Officer of Digital Journal Inc. and co-founder of @newsrooms. Admission is free but seating is not guaranteed so arrive early to ensure a spot.
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West) 7PM Free
PHOTOGRAPHY | Toronto Urban Photography Festival at IX Gallery Opening Reception
Photographers examine the ideas of comfort and familiarity at the opening reception of IX Gallery's Home. Based on anthropologist Robin Dunbar's theory that humans have the capacity to feel familiarity in groups of 150, this exhibit surmises that urban dwellers live largely in a state of unfamiliarity and yet amongst strangers, we continue to thrive. The exhibit runs as part of Toronto Urban Photography Festival until March 23rd.
IX Gallery/Colourgenics (11 Davies Avenue) 6:30PM Free
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