Radar: Power Plant Fall 2011 Opening Reception, The Clothing Show Fall Sale, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, The Moody Blues, European Day of Languages 2011
ART | The Power Plant Fall 2011 Opening Reception
The Power Plant, an innovative design space and contemporary art gallery, is throwing a party tonight for the love of art. Celebrating the opening of their fall program, which includes three new exhibits, the reception will be a free event for the public to get a preview of upcoming works and installations by artists Derek Sullivan (Albatross Omnibus), Keren Cytter, Jos de Gruyter, Harald Thys and Isabelle Pauwels (The Plot) and Simon Fujiwara (Welcome to the Hotel Munbar). DJ Jodie James Elliott will spin for the crowds and a new commissioned piece will be revealed.
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (231 Queens Quay West) 8PM Free
FASHION | The Clothing Show Fall Show and Sale
Racks upon racks of interesting, unique pieces and vintage originals will invade the Ex this weekend for The Clothing Show. Designers, stylists and fashion bloggers will be involved in the 34th annual show that will feature clothing from upcoming seasons with hundreds of exhibitors and runway shows. Whether you're looking for designer labels or local independents, The Clothing Show will be a thorough compilation to spark any ideas for any wardrobe. The show runs until Sunday evening.
Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place (195 Princes' Boulevard) 5PM $10 adult/$7 student
THEATRE | The Great American Trailer Park Musical
A theatrical performance for all the trailer park boys and trailer park girls out there in Toronto, The Great American Trailer Park Musical is a comedic play opening at the Hart House Theatre tonight. Written by David Nehls, this musical about mobile homes, moonshine and strip clubs is a fun, mature take on life in the trailer park. Making its Toronto premiere, the show opens this evening for a two-week engagement.
Hart House Theatre (7 Hart House Circle) 8PM $25 adult, $15 student/senior
MUSIC | The Moody Blues
English rock and roll band The Moody Blues have been together for 47 years with 16 studio albums released and tonight marks their return to Toronto's stages after a two-year absence. Touring with their two-part greatest hits album out on the Universal Music Entertainment Icon Series, the band currently comprised of the original founding members will perform their discography at the Molson Amphitheatre this evening. Tickets are still available to see these iconic musicians live and in their original glory.
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (909 Lake Shore Boulevard West) 8PM $15-$110
CULTURE | European Day of Languages 2011
For those who appreciate European languages and the art of mastering new tongues, today marks the European Day of Languages 2011 at the Alliance Franรงaise de Toronto. To commemorate this festival of language, the school has a full schedule of events planned, including sample lessons in German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, French and Hungarian, international dance performances and karaoke with songs from European films. The party is free for all and closes at 8PM.
Alliance Franรงaise de Toronto (24 Spadina Road) 4:30PM Free
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