Radar: Packaged Goods, Arthur Goss Photos, Black Sabbath, Dennis Bock, Chiaroscuro Reading Series
Toronto events on August 14th, 2013
PHOTOGRAPHY | Curator Walk-Through: "Arthur S. Goss: Works and Days"
The Ryerson Image Centre hosts an exhibition of photographic work by Arthur S. Goss, and this evening, curators John Bentley Mays and Blake Fitzpatrick will give attendees a special guided "walk through." Goss was Toronto's "official photographer" for almost thirty years, and is known for his wonderfully executed images of urban life in early 20th Century TO. This exhibition has been put together in conjunction with the City of Toronto Archives, and will reveal a different side of Goss' work: the visual "documents" he produced for various local municipal agencies and departments. "Arthur S. Goss: Works and Days" runs until August 25th.
Ryerson Image Centre (33 Gould Street) 6PM
FILM | Packaged Goods: Celeb Spotting
As we move closer and closer to Film Fest season, when many will be keeping their eyes peeled to spot celebrities out and about in TO, this program takes an interesting look at celebrity appearances in a variety of media. Celebrity endorsements are huge business, and some of the footage, made up of short films, music videos, and advertisements, will be very interesting to witness. Many of the ads were produced for foreign markets, but the secrets will come out tonight as you witness the likes of Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage, Keifer Sutherland, Andy Warhol, and others lending their presence to product.
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square (350 King Street West) $12 ($9.50 studens/seniors)
CLUBS | Birkenrock
A celebration of '90s, estrogen-laced rock goes down tonight at The Beaver! Don't be fooled by the event's moniker - you won't hear any Grateful Dead or Strawberry Alarm Clock at this shindig! This is one for the Lilith Fair set. Billed as a "'90s female alternative night", this event will be highlighting hits from an era that curators Daniel McIntyre and David Van Poppel feel was a "golden age of women in music". Spins of Sheryl Crow, Natalie Imbruglia, Shawn Colvin, Sarah McLachlan, Fiona Apple, Paula Cole, Courtney Love, Jewel and others are promised. Should be some good retro feminine fun!
The Beaver (1192 Queen Street West) 11PM
BOOKS & LIT | Dennis Bock
Toronto author, Dennis Bock, launches his latest novel, Going Home Again, tonight at the Dora Keogh Irish Pub. Bock has previously written two historical novels, and his first, The Ash Garden, based on the events surrounding the Hiroshima bombing, was shortlisted for the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and several other awards, and won the 2002 Canada-Japan Literary Award. Going Home Again is the story of a man reflecting of a nomadic entrepreneur who attempts to make sense of his life following a separation from his wife, and a random run-in with an ex-girlfriend from his university years.
Dora Keogh Irish Pub (141 Danforth Avenue) 6:30PM
Also Of Note
Photo of the most dramatic wagon accident ever recorded by Arthur Goss