Radar: The Digi Awards, Yoko Ono's My Hometown, One Millionth Tower, December 6th Vigil, Jason Collett at the Dakota, Canadian Beer News Dinner Series
DIGITAL MEDIA | The Digi Awards
As the grand finale to the nextMEDIA Toronto conference, The Digi Awards take place tonight to honour the pioneers and innovators of Canada's digital media scene. Hosted by comedian Jeremy Hotz, the evening will include awards for best webseries, best in mobile and honours for the top digital and social media companies and personalities. As the rebranded Canadian New Media Awards, the Digi Awards will celebrate more than a decade of new media tonight at The Carlu.
The Carlu (444 Yonge Street) 7PM $50
FILM | Yoko Ono's My Hometown
Jerry Levitan's acclaimed animated short film My Hometown premieres in Canada this evening with a series of performances by Canadian musicians. The film, narrated by Yoko Ono, features children explaining their views on home, life and love with the underlying message to think globally and act locally. The illustrated movie will run on a loop throughout the evening while performers like Edwin, Tom Wilson and The Stormalongs cover Yoko Ono songs. A heartwarming event, this one will definitely get you in the holiday spirit.
Tattoo Rock Parlour (567 Queen Street West) 7:30PM
THEATRE | Memphis
Winner of four Tony Awards, the Broadway musical Memphis takes on Toronto's stage this evening. Written in 2003 by playwright Joe DiPietro with music and lyrics by David Bryan of Bon Jovi, Memphis takes place in the 1950s underground dance scene in Tennessee. Based on real events, the musical follows a white DJ and a black lounge singer who want to change the south through music. The production will run at the Toronto Centre for the Arts until December 24th.
Toronto Centre for the Arts (5000 Yonge Street) 7:30PM $62-$135
FILM | Reimagining Our Vertical City: Introducing the NFB Documentary One Millionth Tower
The world's first open source documentary--One Millionth Tower--will be screened at the Gladstone tonight for a discussion on urban infrastructure and living. The National Film Board doc covers the plight of the high-rise city and with representatives from United Way, City of Toronto, Mozilla Foundation, architectural firms and the film board present, a discussion regarding the subject matter will follow the screening. One Millionth Tower reimagines our spaces and lifestyles in six minutes, leaving the conversation open to explore how we can make the city's towers a greater asset to the citizens who live within them.
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 6PM Free
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