Radar: January 8, 2009
Toronto event listings for Thursday, January 8, 2009:
1. METHUSALEM or the eternal bourgeois
Watch a self-indulgent, self-centred bourgeois family face the demands of a worker's revolution. (And then point and laugh at the audience members not wearing a Che shirt.) Opens tonight and runs to January 17.
Whippersnapper Gallery. 587A College Street.
STAGE / 730pm / $15 / website
2. BROWN CITIES at galleryDK
Brown Cities opens tonight, with a photo collection that raises discussion on our self-absorbed ways and its resulting impact on urban life. Runs to January 31.
GalleryDK. 1332 Queen Street W, (416) 913-7116.
ART / 7-10pm / free / website
3. Wish You Were Here: Postcards From Toronto
Katharine Mulherin's idea was simple: hand out blank postcards to a bunch of artists, and see what comes back. This resulting, constantly expanding, exhibit is a collection of the submitted art pieces. I get the feeling there won't be any mounted police or CN Towers present. Opens tonight and runs to March 29.
Gladstone Hotel. 1214 Queen Street W, 3rd + 4th floors, (416) 531-4635.
ART / 6-9pm / free / website
4. Divine Performing Arts
Still getting over Beijing 2008's opening and closing ceremonies? This is probably as close as you're gonna get: heavily costumed classical Chinese dancers prance to music from their travelling DPA orchestra. Runs to January 14.
John Bassett Theatre, Toronto Convention Centre. 255 Front Street W, (416) 248-0244.
DANCE / 730pm / $30-150 / website
5. AIDS Wolf at the Boat
To some, Montreal's AIDS Wolf is just noise and chaos. For others, it's escapism and reason to thrash around and convulse -- and I'm just talking about the band here. Be prepared for a loud, passion-filled, and incredibly fun show. Grandmas, stay home. Satanized, Disguises, and The Dead Are Those Who Have Died open.
The Boat. 158 Augusta Avenue, (416) 593-9218.
MUSIC / 9pm / $8adv / website
6. Joy Division Tribute
For old-school 'Division fans who wanna relive the new wave dream. Can someone request "Ceremony" for me? I'll be wearing black and acting too cool to do it myself. Thanks.
Velvet Underground. 508 Queen Street W, (416) 504-6688.
MUSIC / 9pm / $7 / website
7. DOUBLE DOUBLE LAND LAND
Jon McCurley's experimental live performance uses video projection, installations, and set design in this collaborative exhibition. Double Double Land Land addresses the culture of fear and doubt in a Vonnegut-esque tale. Very, very limited limited space space, so get there early.
Gallery TPW. 56 Ossington Avenue, (416) 645-1066.
STAGE / 8pm / free / website
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