Radar: AvantGarden, Between Cynicism and Romanticism, Meet the New Curator: Melanie O'Brian, Pulp Kitchen: Rising Chef Citrus Cook-Off, Cart/Horse Theatre Presents Philip Ridley's Vincent River

POETRY | AvantGarden
There are great and famous poets like William Blake, Lord Byron and John Keats; all who we know well for their published works of beautiful prose. But how about the contemporary poets who are yet to make their printed debut? AvantGarden pays homage to these creative souls tonight at The Ossington. Reading tonight will be David Peter Clark, Zarmina Rafi and Fenn Stewart.
The Ossington (61 Ossington Avenue), 6:30-9:30pm Free

ART | Philippe-Alain Michaud: "Adel Abdessemed: Between Cynicism and Romanticism"
The next generation in artistic minds is being cultivated as we speak at OCAD. Tonight a special presentation happens at this fine institution where Philippe-Alain Michaud, known for his work as an art historian and curator at the MusĂŠe National d'Art Moderne in Paris will be presenting. Come see his collection and vision as "he investigates the twilight zones and frictions between the visual arts and cinema."
OCAD (100 McCaul Street), 7pm Free

ART | Meet the New Curator: Melanie O'Brian
The Power Plant in co-production with The Drake Hotel welcomes the hotel's newest member, Melanie O'Brian. She will fulfill the position in New Curator and with leagues of experience under her belt such as her previous position held at Artspeak in Vancouver, she is sure to reinvigorate an already healthy and hearty art program at The Drake. This Toronto native is back and we are thrilled to have her return.
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West), 6pm Free for members, $4 for non-members

FOOD | Pulp Kitchen: Rising Chef Citrus Cook-Off
Some of the city's most promising young chefs have been hand-selected from the culinary programs for the ever-exciting Rising Chef competition. Observe in amazement as they create dishes inspired by citrus flavours and ingredients to win the title of the next "Rising Chef". Your ticket gets you front row seats to the show and a tantalizing feast prepared by Mildred Temple Kitchen's chefs Donna Dooher and Taylor McMeekin.
Mildred's Temple Kitchen (85 Hannah Avenue), 6-9pm $50

THEATRE | Cart/Horse Theatre Presents Philip Ridley's Vincent River
This will be a groundbreaking event as it is the Canadian premiere of Philip Ridley's Vincent River. This play is "an unforgiving, lyrical and hysterical drama about a bereaved mother and the tormented young man who crashes in to her life." It has received rave reviewed in its birthplace of London and is sure to garner the same attention here across the pond.
Tarragon Theatre Extra Space (30 Bridgman Avenue), 8pm $25


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