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Radar: TorontoTIME, Stranger Than Fiction, Strolling Player, Tenderpits Trilogy, Nature of the Beast

Toronto events on Thursday, September 12, 2013

PHOTOGRAPHY | TorontoTIME
The City of Toronto archives are pretty popular 'round these here parts so artist Harry Enchin's new show TorontoTIME is right up our alley. Opening tonight at Akasha Art Projects, Enchin's new show combines archive photos of the city's buildings, roads and famous hoods with recent snaps in photo collages, offering up commentary on the state of consumerism, infrastructure and more. The opening reception takes place tonight at the gallery. The show continues until October 26th.
Akasha Art Projects (511 Church Street, Suite 200) 7PM Free

ART | Stranger Than Fiction
Visual artists Cindy Buzádi and Bill Buzádi bring their paintings, sculptures, and 12-minute animated film Discovery to Gallery Catalyst this afternoon for Stranger Than Fiction, an exhibition where the fantastic trumps reality. The Buzádi's film follows an organ grinder who becomes increasingly hopeless as he struggles to fit in with society, which challenges his perception of reality. The film will be set up as a stage scene for gallery visitors to walk through while experiencing similar themes in Stranger Than Fiction's other pieces. The show runs until September 26th.
Gallery Catalyst (666 Queen Street West) 1PM Free

THEATRE | Strolling Player
A professional actor reminisces on a lengthy career on stage and screen, recounting the dramatic events of his life that rival the characters he portrayed. In Strolling Player, vet actor Richard Willis performs his memoirs, retelling stories of romance, pain and humour. The critically acclaimed performance opens at Red Sandcastle Theatre tonight for a ten day run. Tickets are available at the Red Sandcastle box office by calling 416-845-9411.
Red Sandcastle Theatre (922 Queen Street East) 8PM $20 general, $15 student/senior/artist

VIDEO | Tenderpits Trilogy: Parts 1 + 2: Tenderpits / Revenge of the Popinjay
Described as a risky, avant-garde autobiography, the Tenderpits trilogy is a mindfuck of horror in which a Canadian in New York City goes on a psychosexual killing spree, targeting heterosexuals. Videofag is never shy about screening controversial and difficult works and the first two parts of this trilogy are no exception. Want to save $3 on admission to tonight's screenings? Apparently all it takes is a dick pic to animalparts.dickpics@gmail.com. If you can't handle that, don't even bother going--these videos contain graphic images more risqué than that.
Videofag (187 Augusta Avenue) 8PM $18

ART | Nature of the Beast
Melissa Crook and Warren Nowosad take on some beasts in the new exhibit to open this weekend at Gladstone Hotel Art Bar. Quietly opening this afternoon, with a reception on Friday night, the two artists showcase drawings of animals and nature in both whimsical watercolour (Crook) and comical illustration (Nowosad). While Crook prefers the images of folk tales, Nowosad explores quirk with digitally illustrated hipster raccoons. This is a fun one with art pieces you'll actually want to buy. Nature of the Beast closes Monday.
Gladstone Hotel Art Bar (1214 Queen Street West) 12PM Free

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Photo by Harry Enchin


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