toronto events may 31

Radar: Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Toronto Festival of Clowns, Liam Titcomb, Exposure, A Year in My Arts & Crafts Garden

MUSIC | Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Beating to the tune of a new drum, the Art of Time Ensemble celebrates the 45th anniversary of The Beatles legendary 1967 album Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band--their 8th studio album--with a performance of it in full tonight. Happening at the Harbourfront Centre's Enwave Theatre, Art of Time founder Andrew Burashko has reworked and reimagined each song, which will be performed by Steven Page, formerly of the Barenaked Ladies, Andy Maize of Skydiggers, Spirit of the West's John Mann and Craig Northey of The Odds. Favourites off the album will include "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" and "With A Little Help From My Friends." Concerts run every night until June 2nd.
Harbourfront Centre's Enwave Theatre (231 Queens Quay West) 8PM $25-$59

ENTERTAINMENT | Toronto Festival of Clowns
Send in the clowns for an international invasion of circus performers, bouffons and physical theatre performers at the Pia Bouman School. This might be the stuff nightmares are made of but these friendly clowns are here to entertain with a full weekend of shows, including cabarets and musicals, at the 7th annual Toronto Festival of Clowns. Special showcases include the Red Nose District, a theatrical piece about the apocalypse. The festival closes June 3rd.
Scotiabank Studio Theatre at Pia Bouman School (6 Noble Street) 6PM $10

MUSIC | Liam Titcomb
Canadian musician, singer and actor Liam Titcomb hasn't released an album in 5 years but his music is no less relevant. This Canadian folk rock artist, who has been working in the business for nearly 10 years, will perform from his two studio albums, 2005's self-titled debut and 2007's Can't Let Go, at The Rivoli tonight and, perhaps if you're lucky, some new music from his upcoming third album. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, Union Events and at Rotate This and Soundscapes.
The Rivoli (334 Queen Street West) 8PM $10

Exposure links traditional artforms to modern photography by examining nudes and their connection to the naked. The photography and digital works of four artists--Scott Lyall, Arnaud Maggs, Liz Magor, and Althea Thauberger--will fill the Susan Hobbs Gallery tonight, depicting the human body through various styles of art. On the second floor of the gallery, a curated selection of paper will be on display, following a presentation at Papier 12 art fair. The exhibits will remain at the gallery throughout the summer.
Susan Hobbs Gallery (137 Tecumseth Street) 7PM Free

PHOTOGRAPHY | A Year in My Arts & Crafts Garden: Photography Exhibit by Elaine Waisglass
Arts & Crafts landscape expert Elaine Waisglass showcases 16 photographs of a year in her personal garden around her Arts & Crafts style home in her latest exhibit. A Year in My Arts & Crafts Garden is visually explained by the artist's background restoring her home and garden over a 17-year period. A limited edition book about the movement that dates back to 1860 accompanies the archival photos and prints of the exhibit. Tonight's reception welcomes the artist; the exhibit closes June 30th.
Edward Day Gallery (952 Queen Street West) 10AM Free


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