Radar: Arts & Crafts presents Norman Wong, Inside Out Opening Gala Party, It's Nice To Meet You!
Toronto events on Thursday, May 23, 2013
PHOTOGRAPHY | Arts & Crafts presents Norman Wong Photography Exhibit
Norman Wong, Toronto-based celebrity and fashion photographer, collaborates with Arts & Crafts to open his photo show as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Photographs of the label's musicians will line the walls of the Arts & Crafts Field Trip Headquarters at Queen and Dovercourt to celebrate ten years of Canadian indie music. Images of Dan Mangan, Feist and Kevin Drew et al will be on display until June 15th at the HQ. The exhibit opens to the public tonight at 8PM with an opening reception party.
Field Trip Headquarters (1093 Queen Street West) 8PM Free
FILM | Inside Out Opening Gala Party
Inside Out, the Toronto LGBT film festival, launches today with a sexy dance party at 2nd Floor Events on King West. The 23rd annual festival, which celebrates the best in LGBT creative voices worldwide, opens with the Canadian premiere of In The Name Of, the story of a Catholic priest struggling between his faith and his deep-rooted sexual urges at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Inside Out runs until June 2nd with dozens of LGBT-friendly films premiering and screening throughout the 11-day festival.
2nd Floor (461 King Street West) 10PM $10 general, $8 members
ART | It's Nice To Meet You!
A fitting title for the inaugural show of Toronto's latest (and potentially smallest) storefront gallery, It's Nice To Meet You! opens at 2186Dundas tonight. Featuring 10 artists' work in illustration, photography and painting on the same visually thematic scale, this show, which has been thoughtfully curated by gallery owner Andrew Williamson and OTM Zine editor and creative director Tara-Lynn Bartolini, will welcome the new gallery and its neighbours into the local art scene. The opening reception for the show and gallery takes place tonight with good art, good people and lots of Kronenbourg being served. Visit 2186Dundas.ca for more details.
2186Dundas (2186 Dundas Street West) 8PM Free
THEATRE | El Camino or the Field of Stars
The Accidental Mechanics Group's presentation of El Camino or The Field of Stars launches in TO tonight. This one-man play is promised to be a combination of theatre and stand-up comedy that tells an inspirational story of self-affirmation, as the protagonist faces prejudice for his sexual orientation. Allusions to El Camino de Santiago de Compostella serve a symbolic purpose, and allow this play's narrative to work on another level. The reaction to this work's premier at The Queer Acts Festival in Halifax two years ago was very favourable, and found Stewart Legere named Best Male Theatre Actor by alternative newspaper The Coast. El Camino runs until June 2nd.
Videofag (187 Augusta Avenue) 8PM $15
MUSIC | Marina and The Diamonds
British synthpop singer Marina and The Diamonds is touring to support her sophomore album Electra Heart, playing a show tonight for Toronto fans. Having moved from Sound Academy to Echo Beach to accommodate more ticket sales, there are tickets still available to watch Marina perform with opener Charli XCX. Purchase tickets through Ticketmaster
TD Echo Beach (909 Lakeshore Boulevard West) 7PM $40.25 general $51.75 VIP
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Photo of Brendan Canning by Norman Wong
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