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Radar: OCAD Student Shop Launch, YACHT, Speakeasy Reading Series, Distinguishable In Difference EP Release, Design Lab Drink + Think

ART | OCAD U Student Shop Launch / To Precipitate Shadow Reception
OCAD opens its doors to what they are calling a "cabinet of curiosities" with the launch of their student shop tonight. Coinciding with the opening reception of Amanda Rataj's To Precipitate Shadow, with works by Stacey Croucher, Ursula Handleigh and Jessica Tai that use historical photographic processes, the shop will feature products in a similar, vintage vein. Handmade jewelry, pottery, prints and cards produced by OCAD students, the shop will support the university's students and the advancement of the arts community in Toronto.
OCAD U Student Gallery (285 Dundas Street West) 5:30PM Free

MUSIC | YACHT | DFA Records Live
A band, a belief system and a business, YACHT is the brainchild of U.S. performers Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans, whose mission statement specifies that to be engaged in the world, creative activity is required. Performing at Wrongbar tonight, the electropop twosome from Portland will bring the ear candy along with their extensive philosophies about artistic license. Quirky pop band Bravestation will be an apropos opener for the night. Tickets are available at Rotate This, Soundscapes and online at Eventbrite.
Wrongbar (1279 Queen Street West) 7:30PM $12.50

LITERATURE | Speakeasy Reading Series
It's that time of the month again when the Speakeasy Reading Series invites the public to Magpie Tavern for an evening of Canadian literature. This popular series, where authors, poets and playwrights read from their works, has boasted an impressive list of Canadian scribes in the past, including Nino Ricci, Zoe Whittall and Camilla Gibb. This month's authors include Jill Margo, a finalist for the Western Magazine Award and the Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, poet Tyler Pennock, playwright and theatre director Melissa Major and author Meaghan Strimas. Drinks and poetry, there has never been a better match.
Magpie Tavern (831 Dundas Street West) 7:30PM Free

MUSIC | Amanda Davids Distinguishable In Difference EP Release Party
Toronto musician Amanda Davids presents the EP release party of her album Distinguishable In Difference at The Orbit Room tonight. Davids mix of hip hop, soul, jazz and funk come to life in this album that notably uses various instruments, including a Hammond organ and her three and a half octave voice. Advanced tickets are $8 or $12 with a hard copy of Distinguishable In Difference.
The Orbit Room (580A College Street) 7PM $8

DESIGN | Design Lab: Drink + Think
Clothing Brand Experiment opens their design lab to the public to participate in their blank canvas process, where everyone will be welcomed to draw and create on canvasses in order to foster creativity. With past experimental projects on display, CBE's Toronto-made goods will be showcased while attendees are invited to choose from a sample of goods to take home. The ticket price includes a drink and hoodie sweatshirt to take home. Come out to design, drink and think!
CBE Studio (116 Geary Street, Studio 2011) 7PM $25


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