Radar: Dan Bergeron at Show & Tell, The Stills free concert at Marilyn Park, Vegetarian Food Fair, HEAVENHELL, bars and clubs with extended hours for TIFF
GALLERY I Dan Bergeron: Faces of the City
Likely Toronto's best-known street artist, Dan Bergeron (also known as fauxreel), is holding his first solo show at Show & Tell Gallery, the opening of which is tonight. It'll be interesting to see how Bergeron's work plays out in a gallery setting, but it's already clear that one major adaptation will be the introduction of "photo-based, mixed media assemblages." Fauxreel has had an active Flickr stream documenting his street work for sometime, but I suspect he'll take it beyond the level of mere documentation for this highly anticipated show.
Show & Tell Gallery, 1161 Dundas St. West, 7-11 p.m.
MUSIC I Rock the Boat with the Stills
The Stills continue to plug away on the free-event scene, this time playing at the 16th annual GWN Dragon Boat Challenge in Toronto. I doubt they foresaw such gigs when Logic Will Break Your Heart propelled them to popularity, but they're on something of a comeback after signing with Arts & Crafts. Bottom line: this is a free concert and dragon boat racing just might be interesting enough to arrive a little early.
Marilyn Bell Park (West Beaches), performance around 9:15, event begins at 5 p.m.
FOOD I Toronto Vegetarian Food Fair
North America's largest and longest running vegetarian festival gets underway this afternoon in Toronto. There's about a 100 exhibitors, so if you're looking for ideas to spice up meat-free meals, this is the place. Runs til Sunday.
Harbourfront Centre, Fri. 4-9 p.m., Sat. 12-9 p.m., Sun. 12-7 p.m.
GALLERY I HEAVENHELL
Let's let the press release do the work here: "Presented in MOCCA's Project Room, HEAVENHELL is a six-channel audio-video installation that restages the stylized scene in the location Kurosawa originally intended. Recruiting local youth in the now cleaned-up neighbourhood, Chris Chong Chan Fui and Yasuhiro Morinaga create a suspenseful conflation triptych where the present exhumes the past. HEAVENHELL is curated by AndrĂŠa Picard, and presented in collaboration with the Toronto International Film Festival's Future Projections Programme with the support of The Japan Foundation, Toronto."
MOCCA project room, 952 Queen St. West, 7-10 p.m.
PARTY I Various
With TIFF up and running, there are loads of clubs and bars taking advantage of extended hours (4 a.m.). A few to keep in mind tonight: Tom Wrecks at the Drake, The Roosevelt Room and Cobra.
Photo by tanjatiziana in the blogTO Flickr pool.
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