Radar: 6th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute Weekend, Sketchrieg Presents Paper Trail, Construction at O'Born Contemporary, Black Book Free Friday Film, The Evolution of Gospel Music, and more
MUSIC | 6th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute Weekend
If the legendary reggae king Bob Marley were still alive, he'd be celebrating his 66th birthday this Sunday February 6th. There's no question that celebrations (of some form) will be happening all over the city, but one of the chief parties happening is the one at Annex Wreckroom. They are actually throwing two, both in support of the Yonge St. Mission Food Bank. Tonight's performers include Blessed, the Legendary Willi Williams, Truths and Rights, Kaesun and more.
The Annex Wreckroom (794 Bathurst Street), 9:30pm $10
ILLUSTRATE | Opening Night: Sketchrieg Presents Paper Trail
Paper Trail is a collaborative comic book narrative where the comic artists and illustrators that make up the collective Sketchrieg each take a turn at illustrating a panel, not knowing what the other artist before them has drawn up for the story. What results is a graphic adventure with unexpected twists and turns that even the creators themselves are not aware of. It is being presented tonight, worth a visit! Note: This was originally scheduled for last night but has been rescheduled to tonight.
XPACE Cultural Centre (58 Ossington Avenue), 7pm
ART | Construction: Kal Mansur & Lisa Stinner-Kun
O'Born Contemporary always has the most interesting exhibits and Construction is no exception. Two Canadian artists, Kal Manur and Lisa Stunner-Kun are opening their show tonight with a public reception. Attending these opening receptions is highly recommended as in most cases the artists are present, offering a unique chance to meet them and hear the vision from the horse's mouth. For this exhibit, "the gallery is both an area for display and an entry point into the environments presented by the artists." Sounds awfully intriguing to me. Hope you'll follow suit and join me!
O'Born Contemporary (131 Ossington Avenue), 6-9pm Free
FILM | CINSSU Presents: Black Book Free Friday Film
The Cinema Studies Students Union (CINSSU) does something wonderful each and every week, they screen under the radar films absolutely free. Whether you are a student on a budget or just looking for a great deal, it is suggested you start taking advantage of this gift starting tonight, with the showing of Black Book, a World War II drama by Paul Verhoeven. It is a dark, gripping and beautiful film that is necessary to see on the big screen.
Innis Town Theatre (2 Sussex Avenue), 7pm Free
MUSIC | The Evolution of Gospel Music
February is Black History Month and this weekend being the first of the month, it's only right that a celebration with a little music and dance is enjoyed. Gospel music has been incredible powerful for decades, all the way back to it's roots in Negro spirituals, right up to present day, with the urban music scene. Watch it's compelling history unfold onstage tonight at one of only two shows, definitely an event worth checking out, especially if your love for gospel runs deep.
Global Kingdom Ministries (1250 Markham Road), 6pm $25 ($30 @ door)
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