toronto events october 16

Radar: Identities, What's the Use of History, The Psychedelic Furs and The Lemonheads, World Food Day Toronto

ART | Identities--Contemporary Art from Cambodia
Cambodia's post-genocide art scene is represented by a few key figures of a new generation of artists, most born after the Khmer Rouge's reign and the fall of Pol Pot. Premiering their work in Canada today, six Cambodian artists bring their photography, collages, and portraiture to The East Gallery for a month-long exhibition titled Identities. Examining the past heartache of the country, and the present and future of the citizens and economy of Cambodia, Identities seeks to redefine how the rest of the world sees Cambodia and her people after a devastating period of history. The opening reception happens Wednesday at 5:30PM.
The East Gallery (334 Dundas Street West) Free

HISTORY | "What's the Use of History?": Citizenship and History in Canada's Past and Present
What does it mean to be a citizen? Historians Heidi Bohaker and Sean Mills of U of T, Pam Sugiman of Ryerson, Sean Kheraj of York and Steven Maynard of Queen's gather in the Annex at Palmerston Library to discuss the concept of citizenship and how it has changed over the last century. Open to the public and absolutely free, immigration and the changing perception of what makes a resident a true citizen will be covered in this roundtable panel.
Palmerston Library (560 Palmerston Avenue) 6:30PM Free

MUSIC | The Psychedelic Furs and The Lemonheads
1970s English New Wave music joins forces with mid-80s American alt rock at The Danforth Music Hall tonight for The Psychedelic Furs and Lemonheads show. The Furs play their wayback hits (the band hasn't released an album since 1991's World Outside) while The Lemonheads will hold their own with three decades worth of music, including their 2009 album Varshons. The long hairs and headbangers (a.k.a. your parents friends) will come out for this 19+ event along with die-hard classic rock lovers. Tickets are available through Ticketweb, Soundscapes and Rotate This.
The Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Avenue) 8PM $33

COMMUNITY | World Food Day Toronto
The Regent Park community hosts World Food Day, an opportunity to learn about hunger and food access problems in Toronto. Chef and food activist Michael Stadtlander will provide samples of recipes while speaking out about access to healthy foods while government leaders and food experts like Nick Saul of Community Food Centres Canada and Suresh Doss of Ontario Food Trucks will participate in an 'unconference,' where workshops will give participants the opportunity to develop food solutions. Helping starts at home so drop by the Daniels Spectrum on Dundas for World Food Day to participate in finding a solution for Toronto's food problems.
Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre (585 Dundas Street East) 5:30PM PWYC


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