Toronto AGO Massive Party

Radar: AGO Massive Party GOLD, A-Trak, 14 Forgeries, The Evolution of Found Footage Horror

Toronto events on Thursday, April 18, 2013

PARTY | AGO Massive Party GOLD
A gold party for 1800 people is set for tonight at the AGO, with installations and performances by local artists like Maylee Todd, Thrush Holmes, Tibi Tibi Neuspiel & Geoffrey Pugen, Mahmood Popal and DJ Mensa. One of the city's largest art party, which funds the AGO's exhibitions and education programs, this year's Massive event comes from the mastermind of curator and photographer Justin Broadbent. A golden ticket includes access to the open bar, hors d'oeuvres, entertainment and installation pieces. Dig it?
Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West) 9PM $150

MUSIC | A-Trak
The brains behind Fool's Gold Records, musical director for Jay-Z's Heart of the City tour and the former DJ for Kanye West, A-Trak returns to his home country for a show at The Hoxton tonight. The Montreal-born DJ and producer (whose real name is Alain Macklovitch), plays a set this evening featuring music from his recent EPs and mixtapes, of which there are dozens, including Tuna Melt EP. Tickets are available through TicketWeb. Sorry kids, this event is 19+.
The Hoxton (69 Bathurst Street) 10PM $20

ART | 14 Forgeries
A playful re-imagining of iconic brands, logos and classic cultural symbols by OCAD printmaking thesis students will be showcased at the opening reception of 14 Forgeries at Gallery 1313 tonight. The exhibit launches with works by up-and-coming artists working with traditional etching, lithography, screen-printing, and relief processes. The artists will be in attendance to discuss their forgeries with drinks and snacks served. The exhibit runs until April 25th.
Gallery 1313 (1313 Queen Street West) 7PM Free

FILM | Ghosts in the Machine: The Evolution of Found Footage Horror
Lecturer Alexandra West discusses a unique subgenre in horror filmmaking that stems from literary beginnings but came to popularity in the late '90s. Ghosts in the Machine, presented by The Black Museum lecture series, takes a look at the found footage trend that first appeared in Asian cinema. Using case studies from films like The Blair Witch Project, The Ring and Paranormal Activity, West will conduct the lecture at Big Picture Cinema tonight. Tickets available at the door.
Big Picture Cinema (1035 Gerrard Street East) 8PM $12 advance $15 door

ART | Exploring Materials and Art Supply Swap
An art swap and painting party, Toronto Coffee Company opens up shop Thursday night for an experimental art event. Laying out pastels, paints and pencils, guests will be welcomed to play with various materials while swapping out old art supplies with other attendees for new. All supplies and books are welcomed and the entrance fee includes unlimited swapping as well as materials to explore with. All artists are welcome at this off-the-wall art party.
Toronto Coffee Company (685 Lansdowne Avenue) 7:30PM $20

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