Radar: Gold Panda, Beyond The Pale, Heart Of Sky, Heart Of Earth, Bold New Fiction
Toronto events on October 8th, 2013
MUSIC | Gold Panda @ Lee's Palace
UK-based producer Gold Panda hits Lee's Palace tonight. This producer's brand of cerebral "chillwave" sets a particular mood that can be an acquired taste, but can also make for a deep listening experience. A multitude of electronic influences are at work within Gold Panda's sound, and some can manifest themselves very subtly in his carefully constructed tracks. Sharing the bill tonight is another UK producer and performer, Luke Abbott, a composer with a diverse sonic palette, and a strong penchant for polyrhythms. Slow Magic is also playing, along with locals Pick A Piper. TO electronic music fans should definitely have this show on their radar.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor Street West) 8PM $15
ART | Beyond The Pale
Arta Gallery in TO's Distillery District presents an October exhibition, Beyond The Pale, opening today. This show is comprised of the selected works of five female artists, each exploring both landscapes and abstract approaches to painting. Toronto artist Marlene Pape has had her work featured at the Toronto National Home Show and other places, while UK-born Anna Clarey comes from a background in science and microbiology. Patrice Carmichael's work has been selected for the 2013 Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition at the Orillia Museum of Art and History, and Sharon Barr who is also an educator, and has had her work used in set design for feature films. The work of London, Ontario artist Donna Andreychuk will also be featured. Beyond The Pale has an official reception on Thursday evening, and runs until October 22nd.
Arta Gallery (14 Distillery Lane) 10AM - 6PM
FILM | Heart Of Sky, Heart Of Earth - Cinema Politica @ the Bloor
The Cinema Politica series presents the Frauke Sandig and Eric Black-directed film, Heart Of Sky, Heart Of Earth tonight at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. This film follows several modern day Maya people's response to the question of the Mayan calendar's prediction for the end of the world. Their individual takes on the idea are intriguing. Some draw parallels between the Earth's current ecological emergencies and the destruction implied in many interpretations of the "Long Count calendar". Reactions to Western society's disrespect for nature — especially the genetic modification of corn, considered a sacred crop — are definitely food for thought.
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) 6:30PM PWYC
Land|slide: Possible Futures
From the creators of Leona Drive, which took over a street of suburban homes in 2009, this sprawling exhibit has transformed the historical village at Markham Museum into a 30+ artist installation. While Markham is about a half hour from downtown Toronto, Land|slide's deeply resonating multitude of visual, sculptural, video, and performance art installations exploring suburban life make it one of the most important art events of the season. A free shuttle bus will run from MOCCA on Saturday Oct. 12. Read our review here.
Markham Museum (Markham, Ontario), runs until October 14th. Free
Forty Years On: The Women & Film International Film Festival 1973
"This three-day screening and panel series celebrates the 40th anniversary of the pioneering Toronto Women & Film International Film Festival, whose landmark 1973 debut is often regarded as the beginning of the city's rich film-festival scene." Ongoing: three fascinating and well-worth seeing films, introduced by well-respected film scholars including namely Melinda Barlow, Kay Armatage, and Brenda Longfellow.
TIFF Bell Lightbox, ends today (Oct 8)
Night of the Living Dead Live
A remake of George A. Romero's classic film, Night of the Living Dead Live places the film onstage and in black and white. Set in 1968, the original zombie film becomes a play with multiple endings performed onstage. The once controversial story is presented with Romero's blessing--he serves as executive producer on the stage performance--and runs up until Halloween. Tickets are available through the Theatre Passe Muraille box office.
Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue), October 5-27, 2013, 7:30PM $23.25-$45
Also Of Note
Photo of Land|slide: Possible Futures by Derek Flack