Radar: Kensington Market group show, Gardens of Song featuring Choir! Choir! Choir!, Movies in St. James Park
Toronto events on Thursday, June 27, 2013
ART | Save Me: A Group Art Show for Kensington Market
Developments are threatening Kensington Market so the community is striking back to preserve the local culture. A show featuring artists from Kensington and the works that have been inspired by their neighbourhood will be on display at Save Me, a show dedicated to maintaining the integrity of the market. Join the 185 Augusta Collective at their headquarters to observe the market through the eyes of those who have made it the unique neighbourhood it is. Proceeds from the show's sales will go toward a trust for the preservation of Kensington.
185 Augusta Avenue 7PM Free
MUSIC | The Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song featuring Choir! Choir! Choir!
Choir! Choir! Choir! is getting scenic. Performing tonight, the group of Torontonians who successfully formed their own pop music choir will sing in Edwards Gardens, adjacent to Toronto Botanical Garden. The performance kicks off the Edwards Summer Music Series, in which local musicians play free shows at the gardens each Thursday until August 29th. Bring a chair or a blanket and head north to the gardens to enjoy an evening of outdoor music completely free.
Toronto Botanical Garden (777 Lawrence Avenue East) 7PM Free
FILM | Movies in St. James Park
St. James Park has been quietly hosting events in Old Town Toronto since the Occupy movement disbanded and tonight marks the inaugural outdoor film screening in this little corner of Corktown. Playing Despicable Me, a 2010 animation film with voices by Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand and Kristen Wiig, Corktown is about to get loud again, this time with the screams of happy children. Can't stand kids? Try one of the more adult-focused outdoor screenings happening throughout the weekend. If you can, St. James Park is offering free popcorn to all who attend!
St. James Park (105 King Street East) 9PM Free
ART | The Cat's Meow
The Internet loves cats and because #Hashtag Gallery has a penchant for bringing the Internet into the real world, they're hosting a cat-themed art show. The Cat's Meow opens tonight with a meow mixer for guests to view works by artists like owners Johnny Hollick and Graeme Luey as well as Brooke Stephenson, Tyler Armstrong and Jeff Blackburn. Possibly the most epic aspect of this show is that this Saturday, the gallery is holding a theme party titled--what else?--Caturday. Funds raised from this event will go toward the Toronto Humane Society and Toronto Cat Rescue.
#Hashtag Gallery (801 Dundas Street West) 7PM Free
FASHION | Grand Soirée
If you haven't yet checked out the Christian Louboutin exhibit at Design Exchange, Grand Marnier hosts a Grand Soirée in the space tonight with drinks and food to accompany your desire to ogle expensive stilettos and boots. For just $22, eventgoers can sample custom Grand Marnier drinks by expert mixologists and taste canapés from Parts & Labour. A $5000 shopping spree, a pair of Louboutins and a Shu Umera gift pack will all be given away. Can't make it tonight? Check out special events that will be happening each Thursday for the duration of the exhibit.
The Design Exchange (234 Bay Street) 5PM $22
ALSO OF NOTE:
- Dancing on the Pier at Harbourfront Centre
- WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival
- That's So Gay: Parading of the Icon
Photo by Tom Ryaboi