toronto events january 29

Radar: Thomas Kivi, Tristan und Isolde, CaffeineTO Week, Tyler Brule

Toronto events on January 29, 2013.

MUSIC | Thomas Kivi
Minneapolis indie folk singer-songwriter Thomas Kivi settles his Americana roots in Toronto for one night at The Avro. Kivi and his band, The Immigrants, lend his troubadour style to Toronto audiences, performing music off of his 2011 debut Crying Child. With Midwestern contemporary melodies and a strong Bob Dylan/Han Williams influence, Thomas Kivi's music makes for the perfect mellow Tuesday night activity.
The Avro (750 Queen Street East) 8PM Free

MUSIC | Tristan und Isolde
Richard Wagner's music will ignite the home of the Canadian Opera Company at the opening of this 19th century piece tonight at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Opera director Peter Sellars recreates his production of Tristan und Isolde with world-class singers Ben Heppner and Melanie Diener providing vocal accompaniment as Bill Viola's video images provide a backdrop to the four-hour, 50-minute performance. This timeless Germanic opera runs in Toronto until February 23rd.
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen Street West) 6:30PM $60-$390

FOOD & DRINK | CaffeineTO Week
It's a special week for the often-caffeinated, coffee-addicted crowd. CaffeineTO Week kicks off at LIT Espresso Bar with an African coffee showcase, where coffee drinkers will sip on three types of coffee while learning about the farming, processing and roasting of beans as well as the challenges that the African coffee farming community will face in coming years. African desserts will be served as sippers travel from farm to cup with coffee experts, and get hyper-caffeinated.
LIT Espresso Bar (810 College Street) 7PM $30

PUBLISHING | President's Speaker Series: Tyler Brûlé
Tyler Brûlé, creator of publications such as Wallpaper*, Monocle and creative agency Winkreative, gives a public lecture at OCAD tonight as part of the continuing President's Speaker Series. Brûlé, who has become a magnate of the publishing world, participates in the series that has been set up for students and the community as part of the discussion of the impact that art and design have on contemporary ethics, sustainability, and the general population. The award-winning editor, journalist and entrepreneur will discuss his career path and the impact he has made on creative industry. The lecture is free to attend but seating is limited.
OCAD University (100 McCaul Street) 5:30PM Free


Yoga for the People
Hot Water Music w/ La Dispute & The Menzingers


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