Radar: A Century of Chinese Cinema, A Moment In Music, The Dandy Warhols, InspiraTO Festival 2013
Toronto events on June 5th, 2013
FILM | TIFF presents 'A Century of Chinese Cinema'
Today marks the opening of "A Century of Chinese Cinema", a two-month festival and exhibition presented by The Toronto International Film Festival and Royal Bank. This is a major film and cultural event in the city that will find approximately 80 films screened, in addition to an exhibition component, which will feature work specifically commissioned for this event, including installations created by cinematographer Christopher Doyle, and visual artist Yang Fudong. There will also be roundtables and lectures, and many screenings will find creators giving introductions or talks in the theatre. 'A Century of Chinese Cinema' runs until August 5th.
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) see website for details
PHOTOGRAPHY | A Moment In Music - A Month-Long Interactive Photo Exhibit By The Indie Machine
An interesting photography exhibit that borders on installation art opens tonight at Steam Whistle. Toronto-based music blog/radio show/concert series, The Indie Machine, has put together A Moment In Music, which features the work of several Indie Machine photographers: Ryan Stephenson Price, Liz Gareri, Darryl Block, and Alexa Pavliuc. An extra dimension that is explored here is an audio component, which will allow you to listen to an iM pick from each captured musical act's catalog. There will also be performances by London's Lonnie In The Garden and TO-based band, Attagirl. This show is a unique combination, celebrating both music and photography, in an age where the ubiquity of both make it even more necessary for exhibits like this to curate and present the "real deal" to us. A Moment In Music runs until June 30th.
Steamwhistle (255 Brenmer Boulevard) 7PM
MUSIC | The Dandy Warhols + The Shivas
Portland, Oregon's alt-neo-psych rockers, The Dandy Warhols, hit town for a show tonight at The Phoenix. The Warhols aren't touring a new album, which is what normally brings a touring band through town. Last years release, This Machine got some very mixed reviews. Instead, they are touring on an older album, their 2000 release Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia, which happens to be celebrating its 13th anniversary this year. Word has it that the album will be played in its entirety. This band definitely has what could be called a "cult following", or at least a very devout one, so there should be some good energy at what will likely be a well-attended show. The Shivas are also on the bill tonight.
Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street) 8 pm $43.50
THEATRE | InspiraTO Festival 2013
InspriaTO continues tonight! This theatre festival has been going on since the end of last week, and focuses on the "ten-minute play" as its format of choice. Think of these pieces as theatrical haiku, with much substance distilled down to the art form's bare essentials. There are four distinct "shows" being presented, each centered around a specific attribute or theme, and each show containing six ten-minute plays. Tonight's early show is the "Orange Show" (at 7pm), bearing the specification "plays that take place in a tunnel", and the later show is the "Red Show" (9pm) where each play contains the opening line, "I see a rabbit". InspiraTO runs until June 8th.
Alumnea Theatre (70 Berkeley Street) 7PM/9PM $15 ($12 students)
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