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Radar: FAT 2013, Harry's Underground Lounge, Shakespeare Slam, India Hicks at the Design Exchange

Toronto events on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

FASHION | | FAT | Arts & Fashion Week
Taking place in the heart of the Bloor and Lansdowne neighbourhood, | FAT | returns for a 5-day event that explores contemporary art and design on the runway. Artists and designers of all backgrounds will screen films, display art pieces, photography and installations and perform at 213 Sterling Road as part of Fashion Art Toronto's Arts & Fashion Week. Each evening, from 7PM until midnight, there will be runway, art and music shows that incorporate this year's theme of fashion therapy. The 8th annual festival runs until April 27 with tickets available on the | FAT | website.
213 Sterling Road 7PM $30

MUSIC | Harry's Underground Lounge featuring Yukon Blonde
Kelowna indie rock band Yukon Blonde performs in a rarely used venue tonight--Harry's Underground Lounge. Located beneath the Yorkville Harry Rosen store, the band behind Tiger Talk, the 2012 critically acclaimed and Juno nominated pop rock album, play for a different kind of crowd. The event is free and can be RSVPed to by e-mailing undergroundlounge@harryrosen.com.
Harry Rosen (82 Bloor Street West) 7:30PM Free

CULTURE | Shakespeare Slam
Pop cultural debates and Grammy Award-nominated musicians performing at Koerner Hall--this isn't your grandmother's Shakespeare. The Stratford Festival celebrates the English playwright's birthday by welcoming guests Rufus Wainwright, Adam Gopnik and Torquil Campbell to the stage. The night will begin with a debate between writer Gopnik and STARS lead singer Campbell on whether pop or classical culture has a lasting impact on the world. Wainwright will follow by performing his own music set to Shakespeare's writing. Other performances will take place throughout the night. Tickets are available through the Stratford Festival and Koerner Hall box offices
Koerner Hall (237 Bloor Street West) 8PM $20-$45

DESIGN | D/X Talk: India Hicks
Designer and former model India Hicks visits the Design Exchange for a talk this evening in preparation for the launch of her new bedding line and jewelry collection. The daughter of decorator David Hicks, India will discuss his influence on her method and career trajectory while describing how design plays a role in her every day life. This event is free for D/X members and is open to the public for just $15. Register at dx.org.
Design Exchange Museum (234 Bay Street) 6:30PM $15



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