Radar: Trampoline Hall, King Krule, Early Monthly Segments #58, Holiday Harvest, Mars Project
Toronto events on December 9th, 2013
CULTURE | Trampoline Hall
It's time for Trampoline Hall, once again! This well-attended gathering of great minds seeks out a handful of speakers, and has each deliver a talk on subject deliberately chosen to be outside of their area of expertise. The results can range from entertaining to brilliant. Tonight's edition has been curated by Naomi Skwarna, and will feature Alexandra Molotkow on "dying alone", Cian Cruise talks about the fact that her Dad is cooler than her, and Andrew Shaver discusses the "edge of doom", to put you in the Holiday spirit. This event often sells out so get there early or grab tickets in advance. The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West).
MUSIC | King Krule @ Lee's
King Krule, aka Archy Marshall, hits Lee's Palace tonight. This young singer/songwriter has a dark and brooding, atmospheric sound that evokes Billy Bragg, Morissey, and others, with vocals and clean guitar lines front and centre. His first full-length release after a run of EPs is called 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, and was released this past summer. The LP was co-produced with Rodaidh McDonald, who has also worked with Vampire Weekend, Adele, and others. Tops from Montreal open the show. Lee's Palace (529 Bloor Street West) 8PM $20.
FILM | Early Monthly Segments #58
Tonight, Early Monthly Segments, a monthly screening of vintage and modern experimental films projected in their original format, reconvenes at The Gladstone Hotel. This evening, three short films from the 1960's will be shown, starting with Taylor Mead's My Home Movies. While mainly recognized for his association with Andy Warhol, this film finds Mead behind the camera, documenting his travels in single-frame mode with his 16mm camera. Wallace Berman, the most important visual artist of the Beat era (and also one of the figures on the cover of the Sgt. Pepper album), made only one film, Aleph, and it will close the evening after Kim Ku-lim's Meaning of 1/24 Second. Gladstone Hotel, Art Bar (1214 Queen Street West) 8PM PWYC ($5-10 suggested).
FOOD | Holiday Harvest
Marni Wasserman, who has a professional background in both nutrition and the culinary arts (always a great pairing), hosts another awesome food workshop in her studio this evening, and the focus is on tasty and, as always, healthy fare for the Holiday season, so festive comfort food is the focus. Tonight's spread will include Split Pea Soup, Quinoa and Porcini Salad, Spiced Cabbage with Apples and Apricots, and Ginger Bread. As always, both your taste buds, and your brain will be engaged, and your own home cooking is guaranteed to be taken up a notch or two. Marni Wasserman's Food Studio (510 Eglinton Avenue West) 6:30PM $103.00.
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Photo via Becky Johnson