Radar: Morro and Jasp, Spookey Ruben, Redrospective, Queen Gallery Poetry Night, Spirited Away
Toronto events on December 17th, 2013
BOOKS & LIT | Eat Your Heart Out with Morro and Jasp Book Launch
Morro and Jasp, TO's favourite "ironic socialite hipster clowns", celebrate the release of their new book Eat Your Heart Out with a launch at The Drake Hotel tonight. This book is about connecting your emotions with the right food. People are always talking about pairing the correct wine with a meal, but this is about pairing the right food with your mood. There are over 100 recipes, plus art, stories, poems and other fun bits. The book will, of course be available tonight, and both Morro and Jasp will be on hand to sign it for you. The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West) 6PM .
MUSIC | Spookey Ruben's Dizzy Playground LIVE!
Tonight, Spookey Reuben's Dizzy Playground LIVE!, a monthly variety night featuring music and comedy, hits the Rivoli to rock your Tuesday evening something fierce. An exceptional weeknight blowout is promised to lead up to the holidays in style. Better late than never: this is a "Chanukah Party special edition" that will feature, of course, Spookey Reuben, Hooded Fang, Fitness, and the talents of Rae Matthews, MC Bryan O'Gorman, Jef Farquharson, Christian Aldo, and others. The Rivoli (334 Queen Street West) 9PM $10.
ART | REDROSPECTIVE 2013
Toronto artists' cooperative The Red Head Gallery is celebrating its twenty third year this year and holding a special fundraiser this evening. It promises great conversation, schmoozing, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks. Your admission tonight also gets you a print from an original collection put together in the gallery's earliest days. You'll be given a number when you arrive, which will determine which print you receive in a lottery that takes place at 8pm. Help support this TO cultural community, and take home a piece of art - it's a win/win! Red Head Gallery (401 Richmond Street West, Suite 115) 7PM $100 (admission and print/$120 one print, two admissions).
BOOKS & LIT | Queen Gallery Poetry Night XIII
The Queen Gallery Poetry Night returns at a different time of the month tonight. This is a monthly series that normally goes down on the last Tuesday of every month, but in order to navigate the Holiday season, things are working differently this time. This event is an open-stage format event where poetry, music and art can be shared with an appreciative audience, and tonight will be no exception, with spoken word artist Patrick de Belen filling the role of tonight's featured guest. Bnoo Zan is tonight's host. Queen Gallery (382 Queen Street East) 7PM (6:30 sign up) PWYC ($5 minimum).
FILM | Spirited Away: The Films of Studio Ghibli
Hayao Miyazaki and Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli is famous for making emotionally complex animated features like notable titles Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, and the heart breaking Grave of the Fireflies, set in Japan during World War II. The latter is considered one of the greatest animated films of all time and is rarely screened, so it's worth a trip to TIFF for this one especially - but bring Kleenex and someone you like holding hands with. A ton of other films are screening too - check the full listing out on TIFF's website. TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St W), until January 3, 2014, various showtimes and prices.
Also Of Note
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