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Radar: LOOM Epyllion Record Release Party, Al Gore at Roy Thomson Hall, Leonardo da Vinci's Workshop, Hardsell, Jonathan Dunkelman

MUSIC | LOOM Epyllion Record Release Party
If you haven't yet heard of LOOM, the Toronto vocalist sometimes known as Brooke Manning, she will definitely be on your radar in the very near future. Releasing her first album Epyllion tonight at the no-shoes-allowed venue Placebo Space, this sweet girl who is usually found performing in Parkdale will play some of her catchy, smooth melodies. Friends and performers OG Melody, Elfin Choirs and Installations For All Senses will for the quickly rising songstress with the soft, minimalist style that has been compared to Thom Yorke. Throw in an extra $5 with your cover charge and you'll get LOOM's new album to enjoy in the comfort of your own home, shoes or not.
Placebo Space (1409A Bloor Street West) 8:30PM $5

ENVIRONMENT | Al Gore presents Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has been championing for action against climate change long before An Inconvenient Truth and tonight, he reaches out to Canadians for support at Roy Thomson Hall. Gore will give a multimedia presentation on how action against global warming and other pressing environmental matters can be incorporated into every day lives. Gore's speech will unveil the plan for change developed by The Climate Reality Project, his nonprofit advocacy group, which is designed to educate and inspire. Tickets are available through the Roy Thomson Hall website or at the box office.
Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe Street) 8PM $39.50 - $149.50

ART | Leonardo da Vinci's Workshop: The Exhibition
When a trip to the Leonardo da Vinci museum in Milan is unaffordable, da Vinci comes to you. Today marks the opening of the Leonardo da Vinci exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre, where his inventions and artworks will be on display. Sketches of his (nearly prophetic) inventions will be available to peruse thanks to touch screens and 3D technology. The exhibit will allow visitors to learn about his contributions to science and technology while observing digitized replicas of his works of art, like the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, in their original condition. A meeting of scientific and artistic minds will occur in this educational and fascinating workshop exhibit.
Ontario Science Centre (770 Don Mills Road) 10AM $25 adult, $20 student/senior, $17 child

THEATRE | Hardsell
Rick Miller seems to have taken over the Factory Theatre this month, starring in several performances he has written and directed, and Hardsell is no exception to this rule. Revisiting the play he premiered at Canadian Stage in 2009, Miller brings this performance lecture to Toronto again tonight. A lecture about the sell of marketing and its reaction on the biological cell of humanity, Miller performs a cautionary speech about the effect of advertising on human desires and needs. The show runs until October 23rd.
Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street) 8PM $35

ART | An Exhibition of Work by Jonathan Dunkelman
Self-taught artist Jonathan Dunkelman's parents' gallery, known as the Dunkelman Gallery in the '60s, inspired him to become a painter and as of today he is a frontrunner as an AGO corporate artist. Tonight, Dunkelman opens his latest exhibit of works featuring several acrylic and oil-based paintings inspired by landscapes, colour, and the spontaneity of lines and shapes. The artist will appear for a talk at the gallery this Saturday at 1PM. The exhibit closes October 23rd.
200-183 Bathurst Street 6PM Free

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