Radar: Levi's x LB Global Style Party, Here Is Where, Raising Hell, Invasions at the Horseshoe
FASHION | Levi's x LB Global Style Party Toronto
Break out (or in) those 501s, because Levi's is hosting a party at the Drake in their honour. Celebrating classic denim, the Levi's x LB Global Style Party (with LB standing for the infamous streetstyle blog lookbook.nu) invites guests to get creative with their 501s by heading to the on-site tailoring and DIY stations where style expert Rachel-Marie Iwanyszyn and DIY expert Elle Frost will be doling out advice on how to wear and individualize denim. This Lookbook party is free but an RSVP is required through the event's SplashThat page.
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St. W.) 8PM RSVP required
PHOTOGRAPHY | Workman Arts' HERE IS WHERE
CAMH opens its doors to Workman Arts' artists for a pop-up gallery as part of the CONTACT Photography Festival. HERE IS WHERE is a show in which four artists uncover the secrets and stories of the historical building at 1001 Queen West. The space has treated mental illness for over 150 years within its 27-acre home. CAMH acts as a large canvas for artists Heather Fulton, Catherine Jones, Michael Mills and Annette Seip to present their interpretations of the events and stories that happened within its walls. The show is free as Workman Arts is working to promote and educate the public through art during Mental Health Week.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (1001 Queen St. W.) 12PM Free
FILM | The Black Museum Presents: Raising Hell: Ken Russell and The Unmasking of The Devils
Host Richard Crouse lectures on his most recent book, "Raising Hell: Ken Russell and The Unmasking of The Devils", which is based off the 1971 film The Devils. The film, which tells the true story of a 17th century French priest and a group of sexually repressed nuns, delves into exorcisms and trials in a most provocative manner. The lecture expands on how the company that owns the film had it banned it to make it disappear, a topic which Crouse will cover in depth during his lecture. Clips from the film will be shown to accompany the talk at this Black Museum lecture at Big Picture Cinema tonight.
Big Picture Cinema (1035 Gerrard St. E.) 8PM $12 advance $15 door
MUSIC | Invasions/Michael Rault/Wicked Witches/Boxer the Horse
Michael Rault, the Edmonton pop blues musician, opens The Horseshoe's Thursday night line-up with a 9:45PM performance followed by a filthy, nasty, sweaty set by WickedWitches. If you want to experience a wide range of music this Thursday night so you can turn off your brain and dance, Toronto garage band Invasions follows the Witches along with a final set by Charlottetown rock group Boxer the Horse. Doors open at 8:30 for a DJ set by the bands before the schizophrenic line-up begins. Tickets will be available at the door.
Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West) 8:30PM $7
FOOD | Top Chef Canada's Steve Gonzalez at Brant House
Cinco de Mayo may land on a Sunday this year, but there's no reason not to start the celebrations on a little early. Tonight, Brant House does just that with a special Cinco de Mayo dinner consisting of a set menu cooked up by Top Chef Canada's Steve Gonzalez. The fiesta includes a four-course meal and specialty Latino-inspired cocktails just in time for the holiday. Three seatings will take place throughout the evening. Book ahead through UniqLifestyle.com.
Brant House (522 King St. W.) 6PM $65.50
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