Radar: Run With The Kittens 10th Anniversary, Art And Craft, Writing Women, Venite Adoremus, Photorama
Toronto events on December 3rd, 2013
MUSIC | Run With The Kittens 10th Anniversary Show
Spirited indie rockers Run With The Kittens celebrate their 10th anniversary tonight at loyal stomping grounds The Cameron House. This band has 5 albums and an EP under their belt, and it's a bittersweet occasion tonight, patting themselves on the back for sticking it out for a decade, and also bidding guitarist Champagne James Robertson farewell. The band has thrown down the gauntlet by proclaiming that they will perform 10 sets to celebrate this decade, with no repeats. Things start at 5pm, and go until 2am. All proceeds from tonight's show go to the Regent Park School Of Music. Cameron House (408 Queen Street West) 5PM PWYC.
ART | Art And Craft
Art, food, and wine - what more do you need? Tonight's Art and Craft event at Walnut Contemporary will bring these three vital elements together with a food and wine tasting featuring VQA wines and beers from Sideroad Twenty Cellars, and a sneak peek at the upcoming group exhibition, Little Salon, a neo-pop art show featuring a group of TO artists who use contemporary cultural artifacts as ingredients for their work. There will also be an auction on a painting that will be created live, at the event, and the best part is that proceeds go to Blank Canvasses, an after school art program for children. Walnut Contemporary (201 Niagara Street) 6PM $40.
BOOKS & LIT | Writing Women
Tonight at The Garrison, Writing Women presents a special staged reading of eight selected screenplays. Writing Women is a screenplay development workshop and series that is focused on producing short female-oriented films. This evening's event will feature a silent auction, as well as readings of plays by Natalie Lisinska, Wendy Anderson, Nathalie Younglai, Bronwen Keyes-Bevan, Anna Hardwick, Gillian Ferrier, Clara Altimas & Anna Hopkins, and Robyn Laliberte. The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West) 7PM PWYC.
ART | Photorama
Toronto's contemporary photography fans know Photorama is a can't miss exhibit of the year. Gallery TPW's annual fundraising exhibition will basically sustain them through 2014, and features over 80 artists including Edward Burtynsky, Sara Angelucci, Toni Hafkenscheid, Robert Burley, Diana Thorneycroft, Annie MacDonell, Carole Condé, and Karl Beveridge. Gallery TPW (1256 Dundas Street West), until Saturday, December 7, Noon - 6 pm, free.
CRAFTS | Toronto Christmas Market
The Toronto Christmas Market is back for its fourth year, and its expansive set up will (sort of) emulate a European Christmas Market in the Distillery District for the first two weeks of December. Local handcrafted products will be for sale from a variety of vendors. Entertainment will be provided by carollers, a Bavarian brass band, children's choirs and more, plus there will be beer and mulled wine gardens. Damn, mulled wine isn't a thing that happens often enough in Toronto. Distillery Historic District (55 Mill Street), until Sunday December 15, Mon - Fri noon - 9pm & weekends 10am - 9pm.
Also Of Note
Photo of Run With The Kittens by David Leyes