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Radar: White Label Sessions, Through the Decades 1970s, Paintings by Sophie Prive, There Will Be Blood

MUSIC | White Label Sessions
A secret show designed to use Toronto audiences as a testing ground for new material, White Label Sessions is the performance equivalent of white label vinyl pressings. With none of the musicians being announced beforehand, the intent of this show is to showcase new works by artists and bands while creating an atmosphere of anticipation for attendees. A mix of musical genres, established and non-established performers will be present at the event and with cover charge as low as $5 for 3 live performances, that's hardly a risky investment.
The Piston (937 Bloor Street West) 9PM $5

CULTURE | Through the Decades 1970s
Ontario Place is taking Toronto back through the decades this summer, starting today with their 1970s-themed weekend. Retro music by George Olliver & Gangbuster will play at Echo Beach with video dance parties accompanying the music on the disco dance floor. Outdoors, '70s films will be screened every evening for the weekend and Pong enthusiasts will be excited to see history in repetition with video game classics available for play. This pop culture event series will continue throughout the summer featuring a different decade each weekend.
Ontario Place (955 Lake Shore Boulevard West) 7PM Free

ART | Sophie Privé: Recent Paintings Opening Reception
Sophie Privé would like to introduce you to her friends and family. The Quebecois award-winning artist and Université Laval graduate opens her exhibit Recent Paintings tonight to showcase paintings of insignificant moments in the lives of her loved ones with colourful consequences. At this evening's opening reception, the artist, whose work has appeared in several public collections in Quebec, will be present along with her co-exhibitor Tim Laurin, whose works have appeared as part of collections at the Royal Ontario Museum. The award-winning Ontario native's works feature landscape images documented on his iPhone and layered during photo transfer and ink processes to serve a similar purpose as Privé's pieces: catching the often ignored, fleeting moments.
Telephone Booth Gallery (3148 Dundas Street West) 6PM Free

FILM | There Will Be Blood screening
The Centre for Inquiry Ontario will be hosting a free screening of Paul Thomas Anderson's Academy Award-winning film There Will Be Blood tonight, placing the film on the chopping block afterward. The 2007 drama about early 20th century oilman Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), which won multiple awards in addition to two Oscars, will be screened with the intent of opening a frank and open discourse on the need to challenge accepted beliefs and norms. Prepare for open debate and discussion about the modern reliance on oil and the draining of Earth's resources as this film sets up an interpretation of North America's beginnings with oil. The science and reason-based learning organization suggests a $4 minimum donation but the screening is free for all CFI members.
Centre for Inquiry Ontario (216 Beverley Street) 7PM $4 suggested donation

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