toronto events november 1

Radar: AGO 1st Thursdays, 12th International Diaspora Film Festival, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, MODISH, Jekyll & Hyde

PARTY | AGO 1st Thursdays
The second installment of 1st Thursdays, the AGO's party curation series, takes place inside the gallery walls tonight and photography's the word of the event. Interactive photo installations will line the gallery spaces, and former model Stacey McKenzie will announce the winner of the $50,000 Grange Prize for Contemporary Photography. Musical guest DIANA will collaborate with photographer Laurie Kang for a special performance and Austra's Katie Stelmanis will provide a DJ set. Tickets are available through the AGO's website or at the door.
Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West) 6:30PM $10 advance, $12 door

FILM | 12th International Diaspora Film Festival
Observing the world through the lens of immigrants, migrant workers, and diverse cultures, the 12th International Diaspora Film Festival returns to Toronto for six days of screenings and discussions. The festival opens with Safinex Bousbia's El Gusto, a documentary about a mixed Jewish and Muslim choir torn apart by 50 years of war, and special events in the coming week include a discussion with director Atom Egoyan and actor Arsinée Khanjian following a screening of Egoyan's 1993 drama Calendar. Nearly 20 films will be screened at this year's festival, which closes November 6th.
Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue) 7PM $10

HISTORY | What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
Author Nathan Englander sits down for a chat with Sara R. Horowitz, director of the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies, to discuss the Jewish identity under the shadow of the Holocaust as laid out in his short story collection, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank." Marking the opening of Holocaust Education Week, the author talk is the first of a series of Holocaust memorial and educational events at the ROM. The event is free and open to the public.
Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queen's Park) 7:30PM Free

MODISH is fashion, delineated. Char Da Silva and Asia Vickovic present abstract paintings that represent the fashion world and correspond with handmade, wearable accessories that will be on display in this contemporary fashion art show that opens at Milk Glass Co. Gallery tonight. DJ TBA will provide beats for the opening party, and the bar will, of course, be serving booze. The exhibit runs until December 4th.
Milk Glass Co. Gallery (1247 Dundas Street West) 7PM Free

ART | Jekyll & Hyde
Artist and gallery owner Joshua James puts his multiple personalities on display at the opening reception of his latest exhibit Jekyll & Hyde at The Mascot tonight. Working out of the small Parkdale café, James personalizes topics like mental illness and suicide by depicting the personalities that have caused tension and violence in his life through artwork. The reception begins at 7PM and goes until 11PM.
The Mascot (1267 Queen Street West) 7PM Free


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