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Radar: Rarities From the Masters, Change Without Warning, Joy Division's "Last Concert," One Minute Film & Video Festival, Follow Your Instinct

FILM | Toronto Silent Film Festival presents Rarities From the Masters
With larger than life Hollywood hits taking over our cinemas these days, it is often humbling to reflect back on the early days of film. Tonight is the perfect time to do so, with Rarities of the Masters presented by Toronto Silent Film Festival. Three short Mary Pickford silent films will be shown all directed by D. W. Griffith in the first decade of the 20th century. Following this, the feature film, The Jack Knife Man by King Vidor will take over the screen. Truly a special evening of rare cinema and definitely one not to be missed.
Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue), 7:30pm $15 at the door

ART | Change Without Warning
An exciting exhibition opens tonight at 2 of 2 Gallery. Toronto's very own Melissa Espina brings us her second solo show, titled "Change Without Warning", which explores the concept that "in every ending there comes a new beginning." Vibrant colours, expressive strokes and removal and reapplication of paint characterize her works. Espina will be there in person, so you be able to experience the exhibit with the master in the room.
2 of 2 Gallery (254 Niagara Street), 5-8pm Free

MUSIC | Joy Division's "Last Concert" - encore Live in Toronto
The iconic 70s English rock band Joy Division still resonates with today's audience and tonight's event is a perfect testament to this. The Disraelis back by popular demand will be performing JD's Last Concert LP in its entirety on the stage at The Velvet Underground. This show has gotten rave reviews and don't be surprised if it takes you back to the year 1980 when Joy Division played their last show ever. Be captivated by this band's authentic tribute.
The Velvet Underground (510 Queen Street West), 8:30pm $7 at the door

FILM | One Minute Film & Video Festival
Celebrating its sixth year, the One Minute Film and Video Festival is taking over Toronto Underground Cinema. Here's the deal: 30 films, each only one minute in length, and all portraying their unique take on social/media, this year's theme. It was chosen to "address the growing collision of media, creativity, privacy, and our online identities," something that is ever more pertinent in today's world. This will be an exciting night of thrills, chills and awesome short films!
Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue), 7pm $10 at the door

MUSIC | FYI: Toronto's Leading Urban Artist Showcase
We are so blessed to have such a vibrant and dynamic music scene in Toronto and tonight is one of those irresistible chances to see some of our city's very own raw talent make their magic on stage. FYI a.k.a. Follow Your Instinct is a special showcase featuring the best up-and-coming urban artists. Held at Harlem Restaurant, you can indulge in some scrumptious grub will delighting your ears.
Harlem Restaurant (67 Richmond Street), 9pm $10 before 10 and $15 afterwards

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