Radar: July 22, 2009
Events on Toronto's Radar for WEDNESDAY JULY 22, 2009â¨... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
FOOD | Food Geology
The Toronto Terrarea Club has created an edible landscape throughout the entire restaurant, serving as an all-you-can buffet that will have lucky guests gasping with awe and delight. Throughout the evening there will be a continuous loop of appropriately earthy videos projected on the front window, creating an atmosphere of wonder. Seating is limited!
Oddfellows Restaurant, 936 Queen St / $25 / 7pm
THEATRE | The Lieutenant of Inishmore
This is the Canadian premiere of Martin McDonagh's just-off-Broadway play, "The Lieutenant of Inishmore". Mcdonagh's relentlessly dark sense of humour (he wrote and directed the film "In Bruges") turns a series of unlikely incidents into an examination of the futility and stupidity of violence - a bit like Monthy Python channeled through Quentin Tarantino. Directed by Rod Carley
Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave
MUSIC | Abe Vigoda with Talbot Tagora and Brides
Abe Vigoda are a "tropical punk" group based in Los Angeles, fresh from tours with No Age and Diplo and ready to take their music from DIY venues such as LA's The Smell to the international stage. With Seattle's Talbot Tagora and Guelph art-rockers Brides.
El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Ave / $10 / 10pm
GALLERY | Opening Reception - Danish Modern: Suzanne Swannie
Suzanne Swannie is a Halifax-based designer and weaver who creates functional textiles, tapestries and large architectural installations for private and public environments. She is also known for unique fabric constructions such as the gallery installation Repassage. Both the woven works and the constructions display the "Danish Modern" principle of repetition as a means of generating surfaces and structures.
Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Ave / 6:30pm, PWYC
BENEFIT | A Sweet But Fair Affair
Engineers Without Borders Toronto presents an evening of wine and chocolate tasting, with a twist: all of the featured products are Fair Trade certified. Speakers will explain a bit about what it means to be Fair Trade and how you can help farmers in the developing world with your purchasing power, while money is being raised to send a Ministry of Food and Agriculture representative to Ghana, Africa.
1277 Bloor St W / $30-$35 / 7:00pm-10:00pm
FILM | Best of Ottawa Animation Festival
Enjoy highlights from the 2008 edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, co-presented by the NFB Mediatheque and the Toronto Animated Image Society. Every year the festival attracts film buffs, art lovers, filmmakers and cartoon fans from around the world to the nation's capital, with this best-of program including A Letter To Colleen, Cattle Call, and The Mixy Tapes.
NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St / $6, $4 students, seniors, NFB and TAIS members / 7pm
GALLERY | Wayfaring: Towards Answering A Call
Wayfaring: Towards Answering A Call is a collection of experimental works by twelve third year undergraduate photography students from York University, working together to curate a coherent exhibition exploring our own artistic personas as a right of passage, as though answering a dare to pursue a trajectory of the artistic imagination.
Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen St W
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