Canadian Heritage Minute

Radar: Making The Connections, Gun Outfit, TRB's Canadian History Gala, Scarborough Dishcrawl

Toronto events Tuesday, May 7, 2013

ART | Making The Connections
A series of interactive pieces, Making The Connections connects gallery visitors with social issues that directly and indirectly factor into the health of Torontonians. Examining issues like food, income, housing, education, health care access and neighbourhood, the show looks at larger factors that are interconnected with health. Jo Snyder will introduce the exhibit at 7 PM tonight at Urbanspace before Aziza Mahamoud discusses systems thinking. Pieces by OCAD students based on their experience visiting Making The Connections will also be on display.
Urbanspace Gallery (401 Richmond Street West) 7 PM Fre

MUSIC | Gun Outfit with Psyche Tongues, Loi Do and The Dead Projectionists
Olympia, Washington indie rock band Gun Outfit stops in Toronto for a show at Parts & Labour tonight with Psyche Tongues, Loi Do and The Dead Projectionists. Gun Outfit recently released their third album Hard Coming Down in February and are currently touring North America to support the album. Doors open at 8:30 PM. Come early to check out emerging local acts and stay late for a band that has been deemed the next Sonic Youth.
Parts & Labour (1566 Queen Street West) 8:30 PM $6

BOOKS & LIT | TRB's Canadian History Gala Issue Six Launch Party
The Toronto Review of Books wants you to watch Heritage Minutes in a bar with Shawn Micallef talking politics. Dig it? That's what's going down at the TRB's Issue Six Launch Party, which happens tonight at The Ossington. The quarterly review, which publishes poetry and essays while covering events, arts and all of Toronto happenings, releases the issue with a party that will also feature a reading by Yaya Yao. Watch James Naismith invent basketball and see Laura Secord run to give Fitzgibbon a warning while talking more recent politics with like-minded folk. Push up your glasses and go.
The Ossington (61 Ossington Avenue) 8 PM PWYC

FILM | Italian Contemporary Film Festival Junior
The Italian Contemporary Film Festival Junior is a five-day festival of Italian cinema catering to children and teens aged 8 to 18. Launching today at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, this mini-fest plays five Italian films over the course of the festival, ranging from animation to coming-of-age. With filmmakers present at several screenings, there will be room for critical discussion and audience questions. All films are subtitled in English. Check out for the full program.
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) $8 child, $12 adult


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