toronto events february 4

Radar: Culinary U Turn, Conversations With George Luscombe, The Vaccines, Trampoline Hall

Toronto events on February 4, 2013

FOOD | Culinary U Turn
As part of the ongoing Winterlicious 2013 festivities, Culinary U Turn promises to be a dining experience you won't want to miss. Well known Toronto chef and restaurateur, Claudio Aprile, the genius behind favoured dining spots Origin and Colborne Lane, teams up with Chef Rene Rodriguez for this delectable event. These fine talents invite you to join them as they return to their "roots" and prepare an eight-course tasting menu comprised of dishes that first inspired them to follow their culinary muse, and helped them each find their own unique style in the kitchen. Culinary U Turn will have two seatings tonight and tomorrow.
Origin Liberty 171 East Liberty Street (Suite 100) 6pm and 9pm $99

THEATRE | Conversations With George Luscombe: Steven Bush In Conversation With The Canadian Theatre Visionary
Director George Luscombe is a notable part of the history of Canadian theatre, having founded Toronto Workshop Productions which operated here in the city from 1958 to 1988, but he is likely best known for his work on the plays Chicago '70, and Ten Lost Years, both of which had success at an international level. Tonight, Luscombe's life and work will be celebrated at the book launch for Conversations With George Luscombe, a book by Steven Bush documenting this innovator's career, with a good dose of the history of Canadian theatre in the latter half of the 20th Century. Brendan Healy will host this event, with special guests Maja Ardal, Calvin Butler, and Cedric Smith.
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, (12 Alexander Street) 6:30PM FREE

MUSIC | The Vaccines at The Phoenix
West London outfit The Vaccines blast into town tonight for a show at The Phoenix. This very popular band that's shared the stages with the likes of Arcade Fire, The Walkmen, and The Stone Roses, has a sound that tempts many to draw immediate comparisons to The Strokes and other edgy contemporaries, but their sound is one that goes much further back, to the Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll, and the melodic alternative music that followed the first wave of punk rock in the '80s. Their latest album, Come Of Age was released in September, and will likely make up a nice part of tonight's setlist.
The Phoenix (410 Sherbourne Street) 7pm $18


Trampoline Hall
Elvis Monday


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