Radar: Smashing Pumpkins, The Misfits, Designing 007, 50 Years of Bond Style, 2012 Toronto International Art Fair, For The Love of Photography
MUSIC | Smashing Pumpkins
Embarking on their first Canadian tour in ten years, Smashing Pumpkins hit the ACC tonight with a new, critically acclaimed album, and a set list of classic songs for loyal fans. Performing new songs from their 2012 album Oceania, Billy Corgan will be backed by a band unrecognizable from the 1990s members that first established the Pumpkins, with Mike Byrne and Nicole Fiorentino joining the band for the first time on tour. Fitting for the arena venue choice, a Sean Evans-designed video mapping element will be a large part of tonight's showmanship. Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster.
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay Street) 7PM $39.50-$79.50
MUSIC | The Misfits
'70s punk horror trumps opera tonight on Queen East with the return of three-piece band The Misfits. Since re-banding in 1995, The Misfits have released three albums, including last year's The Devil's Rain. The band is currently touring across North America, with Toronto and last night's concert in Barrie being the only Canadian stops on the tour. They're joined onstage tonight by The Attack, Frightlight, Kiz and Legin, Aurora Snow and Beg For Mercy. Tickets available on Ticketweb.
The Opera House (735 Queen Street East) 6:30PM $40
FILM | Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style
After a successful unveiling at London's Barbican Centre, Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style premieres in North America with tonight's opening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The world's largest Bond exhibit, Designing 007 will feature costumes, props, tech toys, artwork, and other elements from the Bond franchise (yes, even the steel teeth worn by "Jaws"). With the exhibit now open in the HSBC Gallery and special Bond film programmes scheduled, a Bond-style opening reception and after party take place at the Lightbox tonight to celebrate ($160).
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) 9PM $15 adult, $12 student/senior
ART | 2012 Toronto International Art Fair
One of the largest in the country and one of the most successful in the world, the 2012 Toronto International Art Fair has a reputation that's been noted across the globe. Opening tonight on a special preview date, this year's TIAF will extensively feature contemporary Asian art as part of the FOCUS Asia section of the fair, which is viewed by invite only. Galleries from around the world will exhibit at the show, but local venues like p|m gallery, O'Born Contemporary, and Angell Gallery will also be showcasing works. Ticket prices are lowered for the remainder of the weekend with tickets being $18 online and $20 at the door. The fair runs until October 29th.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front Street West) 6:30PM $200
PHOTOGRAPHY | For The Love of Photography
Art + beats + food & drink = love for photography. Six young photographers will be selling prints at Mango Studios tonight in support of The REMIX Project, a group that provides educational services to marginalized youth in the GTA. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served as partygoers are encouraged to dance and browse prints by photographers like Nancy Da Costa, Maria Jose Govea and Melissa Di Pasquale ($35-$55) to help The REMIX Project fund their programs. Support young photographers and a worthwhile initiative to help foster creativity in disadvantaged areas of the city. RSVP by e-mailing email@example.com.
Mango Studios (477 Richmond Street West) 7PM Free
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