Radar: Insurgence, Monster Magnet, A Kitchen Party, Taddle Creek Winter Launch, Spacing 10th Anniversary
Toronto events on December 10th, 2013
FILM | INSURGENCE - Toronto Premiere with filmmakers
Tonight, the Cinema Politica Series returns to the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema with the Toronto premiere screening of the documentary film, Insurgence. This film chronicles the 2012 Quebec student protests in reaction to the government's proposal to raise tuition, which soon escalated into protests again the government at large. Soon, many fringe groups and unions joined the student protest, and things escalated, to the point where a bill (Bill 78) had to be passed to ensure that students who wanted to actually attend school were able to. The filmmakers will be present at tonight's screening. The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) 6:15PM
MUSIC | Monster Magnet @ Lee's Palace
NOTE: This show (and the rest of the tour have just been cancelled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. Monster Magnet descends upon Lee's Palace tonight! This metal/stoner/psych rock band formed in the late '80s, and after several releases found success with their 1998 album Powertrip, which went gold and yielded a hit single with "Space Lord." Since then there have been numerous lineup changes, and some continued success with their music being used on a WWF compliation / wrestler Matt Hardy's theme song. Their latest release, Last Patrol, came out in October, and has a bit of a Hawkwind-like, space rock flavour. Royal Thunder, Anti-Mortem, and Public Animal are also on tonight's bill. Lee's Palace (529 Bloor Street West) 8PM $25.50
BOOKS & LIT | Taddle Creek Winter Launch
TO literary magazine Taddle Creek launches its Winter issue with a shindig at The Piston tonight. The evening will feature readings by three writers whose work appears in this issue: fiction writer, Becky Blake, will fill you in on the meaning of Apoptosis, poet Julie Cameron Gray's Thoughts of a Drunken Tourist at the Bushmills Whiskey Distillery sounds like a perfect read for the back room of a Bloor Street watering hole, and Robin Richardson will tackle the sobering subject of Verity. The Winter issue will be available for $5 at the event also, so do come out and support the TO literary scene.The Piston (937 Bloor Street West) 8PM.
FOOD | GE Café Chefs Series: A Kitchen Party, East Coast Style
The final evening in the Evergreen Brickworks' GE Café Chefs Series happens tonight, with chef Geoff Hopgood at the helm. Originally from the East coast, Hopgood got his start here in TO at the Royal York Hotel, and has since worked at the country's top restos, and has opened one of his own - Hopgood's Foodliner - on Roncesvalles Avenue in the city's West end. Tonight's event is A Kitchen Party, East Coast Style and Hopgood is a perfect fit, as is the featured winery Stratus Vineyards. Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue) 6PM $75.
MEDIA | Spacing 10th Anniversary Party
One of Canada's greatest grassroots magazines celebrates their 10th year in business today with a shindig at the Great Hall. Go to pick up a copy of their 10th Anniversary issue but stay for the music, cupcakes and silent auction. Bring a birthday card and get $5 off admission. The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. East). 7:30PM $10.
FASHION | 18 Waits Pop-Up Store
If you're still in need of a gift for a pal of the more masculine persuasion in your life, 18 Waits has your back. Until Wednesday (December 11), shop their utilitarian menswear from past and current seasons at 134 Ossington Avenue. Otherwise, you can find them at Future of Frances Watson (1390 Queen St W), Gerhard Supply (2949 Dundas St W), and Uncle Otis (26 Bellair St) all year 'round. Until to December 11th, 134 Ossington Avenue.
Also Of Note
Still from INSURGENCE