Radar: Group Glen, Gothmas, Wired City Music Festival, Weather the Weather, in-store at Sonic Boom
Toronto events on December 12th, 2013
ART | Group Glen
Group Glen is a show of collaborative works organized by Canadian cartoonist Marc Bell, represented by the Adam Baumgold Gallery in New York City and Cooper Cole in Toronto. This will be the place to be if you're one to nerd out for comic art and illustration, and if you haven't checked out Weird Things' gallery yet, this would be a good time. The opening will also be a launch for ARBEITEES, a new book by Rupert Bottenberg and Marc Bell. Their first (and only proceeding) book was released in "1996 or so." The show runs from December 12th til January 15th. Weird Things, 998 Bathurst St, 7pm.
MUSIC | Teenanger & Soupcans in-store at Sonic Boom
Sonic Boom will host local noisy punks Teenanger & Soupcans at their Kensington location tonight for free. Get their early to get a good spot (and do some holiday shopping). All they ask is you bring a donation for Ft. York Food Bank and some cashola for Telephone Explosion LPs, 7"s and cassettes (which will all be on sale - score!) Sonic Boom Kensington, 201 Augusta Avenue, 7pm, free with non-perishable food item.
PARTY | Gothmas Fundraiser
Do you wish black nail polish and the holidays got together a little more often? Do you miss those two months in 2010 when witchhouse was a Last.fm group with 666 members? Well the Whippersnapper Gallery is throwing a party for you, my friends. They want you to wear all black (no ugly Rob Ford sweaters here) and party with their DJs at The Henhouse before you fly home to your cozy little family dinners. Proceeds go the the gallery. Dress in all black including nail polish and lipstick and enter for $4.50. Henhouse 1532 Dundas St. West, 9pm, $4.50 or $5-$10.
MUSIC | Wired City Music Festival
In what could either be a fun way to spend a Thursday or an overambitious head scratcher, a team of Radio and Television Arts students at Ryerson are throwing the Wired City Music Fest. 5 bands will play 3 venues throughout the city - Bruce Peninsula, ColinResponse, KC Roberts & The Live Revolution, Union Duke, and Long Range Hustle will play gigs at Adelaide Hall, Measure and Ryerson University. Every performance will stream live at each location. In a city where 5 band bills for local shows are common, I'm actually not sure if this project is ambitious enough, but the concept (and investigating the question of whether or not they can pull it off) could be fun. Various venues, PWYC/$10/$15
THEATRE | Weather the Weather
Theatre Columbus is the group behind The Story, the smash-hit, wandering Christmas show that originally premiered in 2011. The group is returning to the Evergreen Brick Words for more site-specific holiday fare. Playwright and actress Haley McGee is the brains behind the newest creation, Weather the Weather or how we make it home together, an original fairy tale inspired by northern folklore and our compulsion to ensure we've made it home for the holidays. Evergreen Brick Works, Dec. 6-30, 8:00pm/5:00pm, $12.50-$32.
Also Of Note
Marc Bell by Owens Art Gallery