Radar: Chance The Rapper, Christina Tosi, Anime and the Media Mix, Make Music Matter, Phish
Toronto events on July 22nd, 2013
MUSIC | Chance The Rapper
Chicago hip hop artist, Chance The Rapper, hits TO tonight for a show at The Hoxton. Also known as Chancelor Bennett, word has spread quickly about this young hip hop force, who completed his first mixtape, 10 while being suspended for ten days from school during his senior year. Chance The Rapper definitely has a unique and instantly recognizable voice and tone, and there is almost a comic quality his style of delivery on many tracks. He has collaborated since 10 with Hoodie Allen, Childish Gambino, and others, and has also been given the nod as an up 'n' comer by XXL Magazine. His latest mixtape, Acid Rap was released back in April.
The Hoxton (69 Bathurst Street) 10PM $15
FOOD | Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar - Signing and Demo
Tonight, an amazing opportunity to see pastry chef Christina Tosi demo her culinary magic before your eyes, and also deliver a talk and do some book signing. Tosi is the owner of Momofuku Milk Bar. A self confessed cookie dough addict, she's known for pushing the envelope in the world of desserts. Crack Pie, Cereal Milk, and Compost Cookies are three of her inventions that have caused the foodie community to take notice in a big way. Admission to this event includes a copy of Milk Bar.
George Brown Chef School (300 Adelaide Street East, Room 112) 6:30PM $40
LECTURE | Anime and the Media Mix: A lecture by Dr. Marc Steinberg
The Japanese animated productions known as anime is the subject of a lecture by Dr. Marc Steinberg, tonight at The Japan Foundation. This popular product of Japanese culture has achieved cult status in the West in the last decade or so, but its history can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th Century. Steinberg will discuss not only the artform of anime, but the industry that surrounds and invariably influences and sustains it. The different forms of media that make up this "industry", including toys, comics, games, and books - referred to here as the "media mix" - and their interconnectedness, will all be examined, with a special focus given to Kadokawa Books.
The Japan Foundation (131 Bloor Street West, 2nd Floor) 6:30PM RSVP req'd
MUSIC | Make Music Matter Presents: A Night For Change
Tonight, Make Music Matter presents an exciting lineup of musical talent at The Mod Club. This organization helps youth living in extreme poverty to achieve better things through music, and has been working at this noble goal since 2007. Maintaining a presence in developing countries has enabled their efforts at education and improving the quality of the lives of children. Tonight, DJ Cone McCaslin (of Sum 41), DJ Human Kebab, DJ James Drummond, Broken Sons, All But Over, and Dani Jean will come together to make music for a good cause.
The Mod Club (722 College Street) $10
Also Of Note
Photo of the new Momofuku Milk Bar in Toronto