Radar: August 6, 2009
Events on Toronto's Radar for THURSDAY AUGUST 6, 2009โจ... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
FESTIVAL | Toronto's Festival of Beer
A celebration of Canada's rich brewing history, hosted by experts of the brewing craft from around the country. Featuring more than 200 brands of beer on-site, this is an excellent opportunity for Torontonians to sample some exotic brews and learn more about the art of making a great beer!
Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place, 200 Princes Blvd / 4pm-10pm / 19+
GALLERY | Symbolic Logic
Toronto artist Bill Buzรกdi showcases a series of paintings and a short animated film based around the story of an organ grinder striving for acceptance in the world outside the factory. Part of the Summerworks Festival, a celebration of Toronto's best in theatre, music, art and culture.
Cream Tangerine Gallery in The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St W / 7pm-11pm
MUSIC | Tom Fun Orchestra at Criminal Records
Nine-piece east coast group Tom Fun Orchestra combines the multi-instrumental "collective" aesthetic of bands like Arcade Fire with a sound more akin to Tom Waits or The Pogues, and have already made a big impression on Toronto's indie-rock scene. Catch them at this instore appearance before their big show tonight at the Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen St W)
Criminal Records, 493 Queen St W / FREE / 6pm / ALL AGES
THEATRE | Nohayquiensepa (No One Knows)
A vibrant group of new media, theatre, and dance artists have come together to create a hybrid performance and workshop presentation inspired by events in a Colombian river town on the fringe of violence, and how the deaths of strangers can alter our perception of reality. Part of the Summerworks Festival. To August 15.
Factory Theatre Mainspace, 125 Bathurst St. / $10-$12 / 6:30pm
GALLERY | "Love-30" by Carlos Weisz
LOVE-30 is an intimate collection of new works by Carlos Weisz in an exploration based around the theme of Tennis and how it relates to dealing with adulthood. Known for his candid photography on Kinetic Form and his weekly series noteTOself on blogTO, Carlos' is set on telling a story regardless of his medium of choice, whether photography, illustration, video or mixed media.
Barbershop Gallery, 1718 Queen St.W
ONSTAGE | Les Coquettes Presents: The Long
Toronto's most delectable burlesque ensemble bring their titillating brand of live entertainment to Kensington market, with a 60's "Summer of Love" theme! Special guests include Mark Brown of Skin Tight Outta Sight, Dew Lilly of Boylesque, Jordan Kanner and Albert Howell. To August 8.
Bread & Circus, 299 Augusta / $20 / 7:30pm
FASHION | True Patriot Love with Shopgirls
Shopgirls' unique collection of fashion, accessories and art will be on display at the Drake Hotel, with artists in attendance including Janelle Guthrie, Pricila Gomes, Zuzana Grimm and Tennille Will creating new works on the spot!
The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St W, Room 222
FILM | Toronto Scream Fest 2009
The Toronto Scream Fest is a fantastic showcase of new and upcoming Horror films, featuring fan-made shorts as well as "official" selections "Stripped", "Behind My Eyes", a preview of "48 Hours In Purgatory" and the Hot Docs featured film "Zombie Girl". This is the first year for this film festival, so let's make sure they get the support they need to come back again next summer!
The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St E / 7pm
GALLERY | The Sun Has Turned To Glass
Jenal Dolson and Lauren Hall use organic formations and ordinary packaging materials such as bubblewrap or Styrofoam to explore notions of utopia, creating abstract representations of the shapes found in nature and geology. This series of paintings and sculptures conveys a sense of wonder and enlightenment, bringing to mind the green wilderness of upstate New York and Vermont. To August 31.
The Department Gallery Mainspace, 1389 Dundas St / 12pm-4pm
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