Toronto Events

Radar: Photorama 2010, Artist Emergency, Tiga with Bordello, 22 Reasons to Fear the Future, By the Pound

PHOTOGRAPHY | Photorama 2010
This marks the 24th year of TPW's Photorama exhibit, a showcase featuring 80 artists who are some of the best up-and-coming contemporary photographers in the country right now. A frequent deterrent for young art lovers can be coughing up a pretty penny for a pretty piece. With most artwork priced between $200 and $600, Photorama is tailored to first-time buyers or those looking to expand their collections with quality pieces without having to live in an art fort because that's all they've got left. Admission is free to tonight's opening reception.
TPW Gallery (56 Ossington Avenue) 6-9pm Free

THEATRE | Artist Emergency
The Lower Ossington Theatre is launching Thesp and The Indie Theatre Project tonight, an initiative formed out of passion for the arts and the need to give it a healthy dose of fertilizer. These stage masters know how to throw a party. Tonight's featured artists have been given only 24 hours to curate a special piece for the event, DJ Lauren will be spinning funk and soul all night long and the cherry on top will be the magical combination of unlimited poutine and beverages. Budding creators can hear all about the 2011 programming and services The Indie Theatre Project is offering.
The Lower Ossington Theatre (100 Ossington Avenue) 7pm $10

MUSIC | Tiga w/ Bordello
With two albums under his belt (one winning Dance Album of the Year at the 2007 Junos), sick DJ compilations and a plethora of electrifying remixes - everything from Corey Hart to Scissor Sisters, Montreal's Tiga is a force to be reckoned with. He is an internationally recognized DJ/ producer who after a lengthy music career is still notably keeping up with the young kids. It has got to be the Quebecois blood in him; it's been known to kick-start even the rustiest of beaters. Catch him tonight at The Mod Club.
The Mod Club (722 College Street West) 10pm $20 19+

COMICS | Liberated Ink! Presents its Inaugural Comic Book Series - 22 Reasons to Fear the Future Official Launch
Liberated Ink! is launching its first-ever comic book tonight at the Garrison, called 22 Reasons to Fear the Future. According to their website, "22 Reasons is a warning, a time capsule sent back from the 22nd century, a glimpse of what will come to pass if it's warnings rest unheeded." Sounds spooky and definitely intriguing. The night's event will include local music talent and a chance to meet and chat with the man of the hour, creator Egan McConvey.
The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West) 9pm $10

ART | "By the Pound" Opening Reception
The term "meat market" can have certain connotations within social settings but for tonight's event at the sleeping giant gallery it means something completely different. The By the Pound exhibit opening tonight came to be based on an idea that purports that the way people buy meat and the way people buy art are similar in nature: quality is number one. Sponsored by Sanagan's Meat Locker, this might just be the most fascinating comparison of art and meat ever to be. If you're at all curious about what this might mean, saunter down to sleeping giant gallery to see what the 100 collective artists have drummed up. Exhibit featured until December 9th.
Sleeping Giant Gallery (789 Dundas Street West)


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