Radar: David Cronenberg, Sheezer, Fantasia Rising, Church Street's Halloween Block Party, Rocky Horror
Toronto events on Thursday, October 31, 2013
FILM | From Within: The Films of David Cronenberg
A retrospective on one of Canada's greatest filmmakers begins tonight with the launch of "From Within: The Films of David Cronenberg." Introduced by Jeremy Irons, a screening of Dead Ringers launches this series of Cronenberg films that will continue throughout the month in conjunction with the Evolution exhibit that opens tomorrow. While you're at the Lightbox, steal a peek at the fourth floor Body/Mind/Change exhibit presented by the CFC Media Lab, where you can get your own Cronenberg-esque POD implant. TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) 6:30PM prices vary
ART | Fantasia Rising
Girlhood obsessed Toronto artist and musician Rebecca Fin Simonetti's solo show at Huntclub opens just in time for Halloween night. Simonetti will debut her short film installation Part of Your World, a video installation showing the artist performing a song from Walt Disney's The Little Mermaid to Chinese factory workers. Sculptural taxidermied works and drawings will also be on display. Huntclub (709 College Street West) opening October 31, 7pm - 11pm, exhibit runs October 31 - November 17, free
THEATRE | Rocky Horror Picture Show
For those who like a little freak with their horror, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents the return of the Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast performance and screening tonight with two back-to-back Halloween screenings. Watch the cult classic on the big screen as a cast of Toronto actors performs a satire of the film onstage. Don't forget your supplies (bread, newspaper, and such) and sit in the first few rows to really soak up all that sexual science fiction action. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) 7PM/10PM $15 regular, $10 member
MUSIC | Sheezer
Toronto's favourite Weezer cover band is back for their annual Halloween show at Lee's Palace with their secret group costume all ready to go and some friends to sing along with. Doors are at 9PM with an opening set by Unfinished Business followed by 60s/90s girl band Patti Cake. As always, Sheezer will be playing the Blue Album and Pinkerton only because why mess with a good thing?
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor Street West) 9PM $12.50 advance, $15 door
PARTY | Church Street's Halloween Night Block Party
Church Street is shutting down tonight for a Halloween block party that isn't all rainbows, orange and black. The entire street will be closed until 2:30AM for thousands of people to roam in costume, dance and drink. Costume competitions, bar-hopping and parties will be sprawled out over three blocks and all are welcome to join. Church Street and Wellesley Street, 6:30PM Free
For more Halloween events, check out our Toronto Halloween Party Guide.
ALSO OF NOTE:
Still from David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers