toronto events january 14

Radar: Collections Town Hall and Art Jam, Woody Allen Past and Present, Blaine Harden, Ceramic Processes in Contemporary Art

ART | 'Collections' Town Hall & Art Jam
Tonight at City Hall, in the "rotunda area" in the front entrance, the Collections Town Hall and Art Jam goes down! This is a special event organized to send a clear message to City Hall that investment in art is an important thing, and that the Billboard Tax collected should go to this cause. To celebrate and show support, there will be live painting, musical performances including jam sessions, DJs, a photo booth, and guest speakers, including Jully Black and Shad. Come out and support this very important cause.
Toronto City Hall (100 Queen Street West) 6PM

LECTURE | Woody Allen Past and Present
Tonight, another great film lecture series begins at the Miles Nadal JCC, and this time Woody Allen's work is the topic at hand. Film critic and author Kevin Courrier will take you through this five-week exploration of Allen's films, with a specific focus each week, as well as a chronological development in the course of the lectures. Not only will Allen's work be the subject of discussion, but also its historical and cultural context. Tonight a survey of the various themes in Allen's work will be explored.
Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina Avenue) 7PM $12/class ($6 students) / $56/series

BOOKS & LIT | Blaine Harden
Author Blaine Harden discusses his new book, Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West, this evening at the Toronto Reference Library. This work tells the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, a survivor who fled successfully from a North Korean "no-exit" camp. However, there are some shocking details about what this man had to do to survive inside that hostile environment, which might change your perception of his story considerably. Brian Stewart will host this event and interview Harden.
Reference Library (789 Yonge Street) 7PM

LECTURE | Engaging with Ceramic Processes in Contemporary Art
This evening, the Gardiner Museum holds an interesting panel discussion for those who have an interest in art and art history. Clint Neufeld, a Saskatchewan sculptor, along with artist/professor Linda Sormin, will discuss ceramic practices and processes in contemporary art. These two will be joined by Rachel Gotlieb, who is currently the Gardiner Museum's Senior Curator, and Mona Flip, Curator at the Koffler Gallery.
Gardiner Museum (111 Queen's Park) 6:30PM $15 / $10 members


Kombucha Brewing Workshop
Parkdale Ukulele Group Monday Night Class

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