august 2 toronto events

Radar: Open Roof Festival, Scion Sessions Free Show, Being Scene, GAIA, Fundamental Requirements of a Documentary Work, Bootleg Glory

FILM | Open Roof Festival: Hysteria
With the fate of the Amsterdam Brewery sealed, there are only a few weeks left to enjoy the view from the Open Roof Festival before it moves (we assume) to a new location. Playing tonight is Hysteria, the lighthearted truth behind Dr. Mortimer Granville's creation of the vibrator. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy, this romantic comedy might have you squirming at points but that's what the beer is there for. Angeleno-style Mexican food truck Ese will be selling food and local calypso jazz band Eucalyptus will be performing. Online tickets are sold out but will be available at the door.
Amsterdam Brewery (21 Bathurst Street) 7:30PM $15

MUSIC | Scion Sessions Free Show
Scion Sessions is the popular initiative launched by Scion to promote arts, music, fashion and sports. Scion Sessions Week brings an array of shows and festivals to venues across Toronto, and tonight's free show features Lucie Tic, L.A.'s Nosaj Thing, Doldroms and Beta Frontiers. You must sign up for their MVIP program and RSVP via the above link for entry (no +1s), but it's worth jumping through a few hoops for what promises to be a great show.
The Hoxton (69 Bathurst St.) 8PM Free until capacity is reached

ART | Being Scene
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health's annual juried exhibition Being Scene presents works by artists who have experienced mental illness, which depict their struggles and triumphs in a cross-cultural framework. The works introduce up-and-coming artists to the city through their honest interpretations of addictions and illness that they've overcome. The opening reception is presented by Workman Arts for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and takes place at the Gladstone tonight. The exhibit closes October 28th.
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 5PM Free

Taken aboard an international space shuttle consisting of space tourists and trained astronauts, Guy LalibertĂŠ's GAIA features large-scale photographs of Earth shot by Canada's first space tourist, Cirque du Soleil CEO and philanthropist Guy LalibertĂŠ. Opening tonight at Thompson Landry Gallery, the exhibit is a rare vision of space and all that surrounds Earth. GAIA contains indoor and outdoor components with sixty photographs placed outside and in the gallery. All sales will benefit ONE DROP, an organization dedicated to making water accessible to all. The exhibit runs until September 3rd.
Thompson Landry Gallery (32 Distillery Lane) 11AM Free

FILM | Fundamental Requirements of a Documentary Work: A Manifesto
Corbin Smith believes there are five necessary elements to a documentary and in this public manifesto, he delves into his theories by creating a physical manifestation of his research. Eventgoers will experience the five tenets of Fundamental Requirements of a Documentary Work at this exhibit, opening tonight, by passing through doors, each representing a statement about documentary filmmaking. Join Smith for the opening reception at Ryerson's School of Image Arts, where the works will remain on display until August 24th.
The School of Image Arts Ryerson University (122 Bond Street) 6PM Free

MUSIC | Bootleg Glory, The Lou Davis Material and Winter Rouge
Looking for something lighter than philanthropic endeavors and manifestos this evening? Bovine Sex Club is housing performances by three Ontario bands, starting off with Bootleg Glory, a Toronto five-piece garage punk rock who can cover Neil Young and play '70s hard rock, all in one set. Raspy and ambient indie country band Winter Rouge from Oshawa will follow along with Toronto's The Lou Davis Material to complete the evening. Doors open at 9PM and the bands hit the stage at 10PM.
Bovine Sex Club (542 Queen Street West) 9PM $5


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