Radar: Conversations for Change Premiere, The Drinks Show, A Face a Name Book Launch, Textstyles 3rd Anniversary Party, Balboa at El Mocambo, People Change Places, First Fridays featuring Home Movies
FILM | Conversations for Change Red Carpet Premiere
Conversations for Change is a Canadian doc about youth seeking to make social changes in their world. The film features young Canadians, including Degrassi stars Raymond Ablack and Dalmar Abuzeid, as they discuss the search for their life's passion and follows changemakers like Dev Aujla, founder of Dream Now, and Alex Heywood of Kid-Powered Media, as they seek to create meaning in their lives and make a difference in the world. The premiere of the film will take place at the AGO theatre with several activists and political figures in attendance.
Art Gallery of Ontario Theatre (317 Dundas Street West) 7PM $25
DRINK | The Drinks Show
For those who enjoy the occasional night of heavy boozing, the mother ship is calling you home tonight with the return of The Drinks Show. Cocktails will be flowing at this year's new sleek location with extended hours (thanks, new alcohol laws!) and expert mixologists will be present at interactive bar stations, concocting original combinations. Prize giveaways and food and drink samples will be a part of the main event while DJs spinning will turn the evening into a lounge experience.
99 Sudbury (99 Sudbury Street) 6PM $23 online, $30 at the door
LITERATURE | "A FACE A NAME" Book Launch & Art Show
Independent art service organization Well and Good has come together with Transmitter Studios to publish an art eBook about the Toronto art community and the people within who promote strong values and live positively. The book's limited soft cover release, titled "A FACE A NAME: People Doing Well and Good," features local artists' works and writings and will be celebrated tonight with an art show and launch party. Artwork from talents such as Li-Hill, We Kill You and Gene Pendon from the book will be on display and with MTV Live's DJ Dopey and Toronto hip hop group Notes To Self performing, expect a great deal of talent to be present.
The Baitshop (358 Dufferin Street) 7PM Free
FASHION | Textstyles 3rd Anniversary Party
In celebration of its 3rd year covering Toronto's street fashion and culture, Textstyles, the city's biggest fashion blog, is throwing an anniversary bash. Blogger and fashion photojournalist Stefania Yarhi, the woman behind Textstyles, will host the anniversary party that will feature her favourite Canadian designers' garments in a small runway show. Yarhi, Canada's answer to The Sartorialist, promises guests a huge party and a long night of dancing to the music of DJ Diego Armand.
Neubacher Shor Contemporary Gallery (5 Brock Avenue) 8PM Free
MUSIC | Balboa at El Mocambo
If you've ever wanted to play Six Degrees of Sylvester Stallone, tonight is your opportunity to test it out. Toronto cover band Balboa has a penchant for Sly's movies and will be playing modern renditions of hits from the Rocky soundtrack tonight at El Mocambo. Opening for Balboa is the John Stamos tribute band Jesse and the Rippers, who will perform tunes from the '90s family sitcom Full House. Whatever the correlation between "Eye of the Tiger" and the Full House soundtrack may be, this event promises to be an awesome flashback party where you can dance the night away like it's Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky's wedding day.
El Mocambo (464 Spadina Avenue) 9PM $6 with canned good, $8 without
OTHER EVENTS ON OUR RADAR
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