toronto events february 21

Radar: Rich Aucoin, Vector, Communicating Doors, The Artist Project, Balanced Expressions, Quiet Vintage

Toronto events on February 21, 2013

MUSIC | Rich Aucoin
Halifax experimental indie rock musician Rich Aucoin first made a name for himself in Toronto playing at the Drake so it is only fitting his sophomore performance is in honour of the Drake's ninth birthday. Performing at To The Nines tonight, Aucoin will help ring in the Drake's ninth year with new music and tracks from his two albums, 2011's We're All Dying To Live and 2007's Public Publication. Joined by other local acts like River Tiber, Jane's Party, and more, this party and performance are worth getting dressed up to the nines for. The $9 party starts at 9PM with Aucoin hitting the stage at 11PM.
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West) 9PM $9

THEATRE | Communicating Doors
Time travel theatre by a farcical writer will be performed at a historical site tonight with the premiere of Communicating Doors, British playwright Alan Ayckbourn's story about a London sex specialist who stumbles upon a murder plot during her time travels. As the sex specialist races around with two other women trying to save themselves from their doom and rewrite history, this dark thriller takes a comedic turn. Marina Leyderman's adaptation of the show plays at Papermill Theatre until March 9th.
Papermill Theatre, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site (67 Pottery Road) 8PM $22 regular, $15 student

ART | The Artist Project
The Artist Project returns for its sixth year showcasing top contemporary independent artists and celebrating emerging talents in the art world. The show opens tonight with a 19+ opening reception where art lovers will feast, dance and browse to purchase, with all proceeds going toward the Canadian Art Foundation. Over 250 Canadian and international artists will be displaying at this year's show in various zones, including the Untapped Emerging Artists Competition, The Faces Competition, Video Artbox and the Installation Zone amongst others. Come out to support emerging artists in whatever way you can!
Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place (195 Princes' Boulevard) 7PM $23

FASHION | Quiet Vintage, Fashion Thursdays
Fashion Thursdays is all about celebrating talented Canadian fashion designers and stylists with free events to showcase their new projects. With cheap booze to draw crowds to tonight's Quiet Vintage event, the show will focus on the designs of Totally Waisted!'s Katharina Mior, stylist Laure Mitchell and the hair, makeup, and beauty photographer of various other artists. Canada's Beauty Network hosts the show with music by DJs Sugar Shakers and Miss Ala Mode.
Locus 144 (171 Liberty Street East) Free

ART | Balanced Expressions
Opposite day begins today at #Hashtag Gallery, where a handpicked group of artists explore the themes of opposition and balance in the latest exhibit to open inside the Dundas West space. Balanced Expressions sees ten sets of work by ten artists, each with a black and white component to match a coloured piece. In examining the harmony of the pairs, the Toronto artists each strive to find a level of balance. Curated by artist Jimmy Chiale, the exhibit runs until March 10th.
#Hashtag Gallery (801 Dundas Street West) 7PM Free



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Photo from our review of Rich Aucoin's show last year at the Drake Underground

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