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Radar: Nurses, Dominant Legs & Young Mother, The Photography of Benoit Pepin, Viktor's Mitic's "Rain Dance," Step by Step, Wooden Sky

MUSIC | Nurses + Dominant Legs, Young Mother
An interesting triple-bill at The Drake tonight! Portland psych-outfit, Nurses will play their special enigmatic brand of pop tunes. There's is a special, highly flexible zone in the "psych" genre where Syd Barrett-like lyrical sensibilities, a dreamy atmospheric direction, and a highly eclectic palette of sounds all comes together. They are joined tonight by Dominant Legs, who are also not quite walking the straight and narrow, either, but are definitely working in a poppier mindset. Locals Young Mother will open the show, and will fit right in quite nicely, as they know how to get a "far out" musical party started!
The Drake Hotel (Queen Street West) 8PM $13

PHOTOGRAPHY | NDY 2011: TA YEULE! The Photography of Benoit Pepin
Live music photography is a special thing. Photographer Benoit Pepin isn't dealing with just any music, either! Hardcore and punk shows can make a photographer feel as though their subject matter is crossing over into a chaotic sporting event, and Benoit is known to throw himself fully into the action. Tonight at Hits And Misses, you can witness the sweat and the many adrenaline-fueled moments caught by Pepin's lens over the years at this special exhibit that runs until October 23rd.
Hits and Misses (799 Queen Street West) 8PM

BOOKS & LIT | Launch Of Viktor Mitic's "Rain Dance"
Tonight at the Gladstone Hotel, there promises to be an exceptional book launch for Viktor Mitic's "Rain Dance" a collection of "rain paintings" by Mitic. Not only will the artist be present for a discussion, but he will be joined by colleague and artist Charles Pachter, writer Ewan Whyte, curators Earl Miller and Cole Swanson, as well as director Bram Rosensweig, for a talk about art, the creative process, and more. There will also be a slideshow of Mitic's 'rain' work, plus a screening of a documentary film about Mitic by Bram Rosensweig. You will leave this event thoroughly satisfied on an aesthetic level, and will be looking at rain differently for the foreseeable future.
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West) 7PM $5 / free with book

FUNDRAISER | Step by Step - an art thing and fundraiser for children in Colombia
Tonight, "Step by Step," a special annual fundraising event aiming to provide rural Columbian children with Christmas gifts, soccer uniforms, and equipment, will work its magic at the Trane Studio. This going to be a fun event! There will be a live painting competition, an art auction, and a dance performance piped in live from Columbia. Plus there will also be a raffle, door prizes, and more.
The Trane Studio (964 Bathurst Street) 7PM $10


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