Toronto Events Decemeber

Radar: Keys 'N Krates, Pivotally Speaking 2010, Labels by Ciba Karisik, John Monteith Solo Exhibit, Human Rights Day/Zero Force Launch

MUSIC | An Evening with Keys 'N Krates @ Lee's Palace
Made up of a trilogy of electric brilliance, Keys 'N Krates will be hitting the iconic stage at Lee's tonight, bringing with them Kidstreet and These Electric Lives, two indie-electro bands from Toronto. KNK as all the cool kids call them, is the musical genius of Dj Jr. Flor, Matisse and Adam Tune who seek to "collectively reinterpret and breathe new life into music." This threesome has brought remixing to a whole other level, turning everything they touch to gold and keeping their audience coming back for more over and over and over again. If you're at all intrigued, go west to where burritos meet graffiti.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor Street West), 9pm $10

THEATRE |Pivotally Speaking 2010
Presented by pivotal(arts) theatre company, WriteNOW! Festival of New Works is a one-act playwright's festival spanning over 6 nights and featuring some of the best up-and-coming theatrical writers. In preparation for the big event, pivotal(arts) is opening up the mic to audience feedback on the writers' works in progress. They have been hard at work for months now and in these last days of script writing are counting on a little old-fashioned human critique to get them the final sign-off they need. The event cover is accepted as a donation to help cover festival costs like props, sets, rehearsals and other items.
The Rhino (upstairs), 1249 Queen St. West., PWYC (suggested donation of $5)

ART | DeLuca Fine Art / Gallery presents "Labels" by Ciba Karisik
One's wine collection can be intimate and personal, telling a story about travels, life moments and memories. Hailing from Sarajevo, artist Ciba Karisik hand-selects wine collections from around the world and paints them. Each one is unique but characteristic of his artistic style. Karisik has painted collections of such celebs as Martin Short, Bono and Martha Stewart and is bringing his collection "Labels" to DeLuca Fine Art / Gallery from tonight to January 9, 2011. A truly exceptional series, and let's be honest, who doesn't love wine? Even if it is in art form.
DeLuca Fine Art / Gallery (1153-A Queen Street West) 6-10pm Free

ART | John Monteith Solo Exhibition: Lost Highway
A native of Newmarket, Ontario and now living and working in Brooklyn, New York, John Monteith latest solo project is kicking off with an opening reception tonight at O'Born Contemporary. This gallery, a hidden gem on the Ossington strip is thrilled to be bringing this unique show to the Toronto arts and culture scene. "Lost Highway" is described as a three-part installation, the first being a series of paintings, the second a distinctive layered photography piece and the last a group of fifty text drawings. Monteith's exhibit will be running until January 29, 2011 but you can be a part of the opening tonight, starting at 6pm.
O'Born Contemporary (131 Ossington Avenue), 6-9pm Free

HUMAN RIGHTS | Human Rights Day/Zero Force Launch
Some of the greatest minds in human rights advocacy are gathering tonight at the MacMillan Theatre of UofT, to support Zero Launch, an initiative put forth by the Child Soldiers Initiative. Zero Force is a "global movement to end the use of child soldiers" and is the brainchild of Lt-Gen Romeo Dallaire, who is known for his unheeding fight for human rights around the world. Tonight's event, focused on proactive conversations, is purposely held on the eve of Human Rights day and will be hosted by CBC's Anna Mara Tremonti. Dallaire himself will be in attendance, as well as Stephen Lewis and other strong-willed supporters.
MacMillan Theatre, University of Toronto (80 Queens Park) 7:30pm $25 adults, $20 for students


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