Colourshift Abstract Collective

Radar: Colour Shift Collective, Fahrenheit 451 with Michael Johnstone, GE Cafe Chef Series, Big In Germany

Toronto events for Tuesday, April 9, 2013

ART | Colourshift Collective Sustenance Show
The five abstract artists behind Colourshift Collective explore artistic sustenance and the inspirations that drive creative intellectuals to continue to produce in Sustenance, a new show opening at the Distillery District's Arta Gallery today. Scott Garant, Lisa Hickey, Sann Sann Lam, Kate Taylor and Karen Taylor use vibrant colours and the movement of nature to show what inspires them to sustain their personal interpretations through painted visuals. The opening reception will take place at the gallery on Thursday evening at 6PM with the artists present.
Arta Gallery (14 Distillery Lane) 10AM Free

FILM | Fahrenheit 451 with Michael Johnstone
If you caught either of last week's two independent screenings of Francois Truffaut's 1966 adaptation of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" (and even if you didn't), tonight's public discussion of the film will be of interest of you. The futuristic science fiction film that takes place in an oppressive society, where firemen's sole duty is to burn books, is one that has been equally well-received and bashed by critics. Professor of Science Fiction Michael Johnstone examines the film and the challenges of adapting scifi from novel to screen in tonight's free public discussion. To register for the event, call 416-395-5639.
North York Central Library Auditorium (5120 Yonge Street) 7PM Free

FOOD | GE Cafe Chef Series: A Raw and Wild Spring
Everyone is trying to get back into shape with this week's warm(er) weather and the Evergreen Brick Works GE Café Chef Series weekly series is expanding to reflect the shedding of winter coats. Executive vegan chef Doug McNish leads this month's workshop that includes a small, intimate cooking demo, by focusing on raw and organic vegan foods. Dinner will be served as the following course is prepared in front of the audience. By the end of the evening, attendees will have had a full gourmet meal prepared by a renowned chef and will have sampled several wine pairings to match. Tickets to tonight's — and each month's — workshop are available at http://ebw.evergreen.ca/whats-on/food/chefs-series.
Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue) 6PM $75

THEATRE | Big In Germany
The Omnipotents are Canada's greatest rock 'n roll band that are virtually unknown in their homeland. While they sell out arenas and festivals in Germany, nobody in Canada seems to recognize their platinum albums, forcing them to work in the local porn industry to make money while home. A satirical play about the Canadian entertainment industry, written by playwright Rob Salerno, Big In Germany points out the flaws in the Canadian entertainment industry while examining a phenomenon few have experienced (looking at you, Hasselhoff). Big In Germany, untrue to its name, has toured across Canada and in Europe to strong reviews. Tickets are available in advance on the Buddies In Bad Times website or at the door.
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street) 8PM $25 door $20 advance

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Image: Lisa Hickey from the Colour Shift Collective


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