Radar: Popify, Spike Jonze's Her, Jian Ghomeshi and Sheila Heti, 18 Waits, Everyone's a Photographer
Toronto events on December 5th, 2013
POP-UP | Popify
Popify has officially launched in Kensington Market. The space is part pop-up shop part gallery, part hands-on storefront, part party and part online store - with free shipping North America wide. We've teamed up with e-commerce website Shopify to create an IRL + URL hub for indie makers to showcase everything from designer toothpicks to skateboards, plus clothing, curiosities, and (hopefully) a few things you've never seen before. Read our preview of what you'll find at the Popify storefront here. December 5 - December 8, 11 am - 7pm, Homerun (165 Augusta Ave), free.
FILM | Spike Jonze's "Her." Presented by CINSSU*
The Cinema Studies Student Union at U of T presents a special free preview screening of Spike Jonze's latest film, Her, tonight at Innis College. Jonze is well known for his films, which include Being John Malkovich (which earned him a Best Director nomination at the Oscars), and for co-creating and producing the MTV series, Jackass. He has also worked on music videos for various artists, including Björk and Beastie Boys. Her has been labeled as both a "sci-fi" and "romance" film (a potentially fatal combo in lesser hands), and stars Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson. Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue) 7PM.
*Note: this event was mistakenly listed in Wednesday's radar. The event is tonight.
BOOKS | Literature of the Self: Jian Ghomeshi and Sheila Heti
Tonight at the ROM local radio host Jian Ghomeshi will be chatting with Toronto writer Sheila Heti (whose Dan Bejar sound-tracked play All Our Happy Days Are Stupid debuted earlier this fall) about the "interplay between traditional memoirs and writing that blends fictional facts and factual fictions." They'll also attempt to answer the question "Has there ever been a period in which so many people have devoted so much attention to themselves?" Mark Medley, the National Post's Books editor, will moderate. Royal Ontario Museum, (100 Queens Park), 7pm, $15/$25.
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. From tonight until next 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. December 5th to December 11th, 134 Ossington Avenue.
ART | Everyone's a Photographer: Toronto hardcore punk photos by Canice Leung
West end gallery 2186 Dundas will host a two week installation of Toronto photographer Canice Leung's concert photos of punk and hardcore bands like Fucked Up, No Warning, Cancer Bats, Terror, Madball, Fearless Vampire Killers and more. The opening is tonight, and there will be super affordable prints and zines on sale. 2186 Dundas (2186 Dundas Street West), 7pm.
THEATRE | Once
Its remarkable success in 2007, taking home the Academy-Award for Best Original Song, ensured the stage adaptation of Once wasn't too far behind. After winning eight Tony Awards in 2012, including Best Musical, the stage version has proven to be just as popular with audiences and critics as was the film. An ensemble of performers, who simultaneously act and play their own instruments, chronicle the romance between a Dublin street musician and the woman who takes an interest in his songs. Until January 5, 2014, Royal Alexandra Theatre (260 King Street West), various showtimes, $35-$100+.
Also of Note
Still from Her