Radar: We Were Here (World AIDS Day screening), Pulp Friction, Toronto Transformed, Feist, La Boheme
FILM | World AIDS Day Screening: We Were Here
December 1st is World AIDS Day and in recognition of 30 years of the fatal disease in North America, the Revue will be playing We Were Here, an Oscar-shortlisted documentary that follows individuals in San Francisco who were impacted by the disease in the early days of the crisis. Following the screening, a candlelight vigil will be held, walking through the village of Roncesvalles in memory of those who have fought and succumbed to the disease. In additional recognition of World AIDS Day, TTC stations will have volunteers at every station, asking for red ribbon donations for the Africa's Children, Africa's Future charity.
Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue) 6:30PM $10 non-member, $7 member/senior/child
ART | Pulp Friction
This one-night art show is all about paper and pulp. Pulp Friction is an exhibit that focuses on paper as a medium, with artists such as Anna Pantchev, Niall McClelland, Jarrod Wilson and Mat Brown who will provide a variety of pieces and installations that explain how we used paper in history and our contemporary uses of the resource today. With a group of 19 artists participating, the exhibit promises to be unconfined in displaying pulp's many uses in history. DJ Jubal Brown will begin a set at 9PM.
198 Walnut Avenue 7PM Free
PHOTOGRAPHY/LOCAL HISTORY | TorontoTransformed
The opening reception happens this evening for a photography exhibit that traces Toronto's history through juxtaposing images of past and present. Exhibit-goers will see the city's neighbourhoods transform from working class communities into artistic hubs and observe Toronto's historic buildings in their prime and current conditions in this show by photographer Harry Enchin. Using photographs from the City of Toronto Archives and his own works over the past three years, Enchin presents the unique view of a city transformed.
Twist Gallery (1100 Queen Street West) 7PM Free
MUSIC | Feist
In the growing trend of the hip and young playing the venue, Massey Hall hosts a concert by indie pop folk artist Feist this evening. Performing music from her fourth studio album Metals, released in September of this year, the Canadian singer-songwriter kicks off her international tour with this special Toronto show before heading east. The evening's openers include Mountain Man, an all-female experimental indie folk trio from Vermont with a traditional Appalachian folk sound that has debuted to positive reviews.
Massey Hall (178 Victoria Street) 8PM $35-$55
THEATRE | La Bohème
It's a Bohemian takeover in Toronto when Against the Grain Theatre's presentation of La Bohème returns after a successful run last May. A complete re-working of the classic opera, this version of La Bohème sees a group of Bohemian artists in contemporary Toronto go out for a night where they fall in love, endure tragedies and most importantly, create. Written and directed by Joel Ivany, the performance runs for three nights only and will sell out if the overwhelming popularity of the last run was any indication. Tickets can be purchased through Against the Grain Theatre's website until the closing show on Saturday.
Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Avenue) 8PM $35
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