toronto events july 11

Radar: Methodical Mergers, Mixtape Swap, Pivot Readings at The Press Club, Fresh Wednesdays

CLUBS | Mixtape Swap
A novel idea for an event! Stop by the Mixtape Swap party taking place at The Avro on Queen East tonight, organized by TO video artist/DJ, Damn Ackroyd. Guests are asked to put together a mixtape (it can also be on CD), complete with some casual cover art, and bring this to tonight's event, where you are encouraged to swap with any other guest. There is some great potential to make some connections, or at the very least, get exposed to some random new tunes.
The Avro (750 Queen Street East) 10PM

ART | Methodical Mergers: Opening Reception
A special exhibition put together by the South Asian Visual Arts Centre opens tonight at Gallery 1313. This juried exhibition, entitled "Methodical Mergers," will feature five SAVAC members, each exploring the idea of how South Asian culture and identity merge into the global economy. The featured artists--Huma Durrani, Smriti Mehra, Tharmila Rajasingam, Sabina Zeba Haque, and Asma Sultana--will each be delivering a unique perspective through original media, including a durational performance, Indo-Persian miniature painting, video, and more. This exhibition runs until July 22nd.
Gallery 1313 (1313 Queen Street West) 7PM

BOOKS & LIT | Pivot Readings @ The Press Club
Pivot Readings, a regular event at TO's Press Club, promises to bring "what's happening in literature, right now" to you this evening. Tonight's event will feature readings from Montreal-based author, Darren Bifford, who recently published his first collection of poetry, Wedding in Fire Country. Also reading this evening are Stephanie Bolster, author of A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth, and Susan Glickman, a Pilates enthusiast and recipient of both the Gabrielle Roy Prize and the Raymond Klibansky Prize, who most recently published her sixth collection of poetry, The Smooth Yarrow.
The Press Club (850 Dundas Street West) 8PM PWYC

MUSIC | Fresh Wednesdays
Wednesdays at Nathan Phillips Square have gotten a lot more exciting! Starting today, the City of Toronto is presenting a concert series that takes place in the Square from noon until 2pm, timed so you can also check out the Farmer's Market that has been going strong since the end of May. Today's featured performer is well-known jazz/world performer Daniella Nardi, whose latest CD Espresso Manifesto features songs by Italian pianist and singer, Paolo Conte.
Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West) 12PM

OTHER EVENTS ON OUR RADAR

NeuInstallation
Free Favourites at Four presents Hole Story
DJ Night Feat. Care Failure & Melania Fedyna -- July Edition!
Toronto After Dark's SUMMER SCREENINGS - Final Night! - Scary V/H/S, sci-fi horror comedy DETENTION

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