Open Roof Festival Toronto

Radar: Open Roof Festival, A Celebration of George Harrison, Christian Louboutin at DX, Duane Linklater

Toronto events on Thursday, June 20, 2013

FILM | Open Roof Festival
Open Roof Festival kicks off a summer of outdoor movie screenings (in addition to a few of these freebies) with their opening gala screening of the 2012 documentary The Sheepdogs Have At It. What makes this film festival more than just movies is that each screening is accompanied by a musical performance, along with activities and food trucks making themselves open for business. Tonight's performers are, of course, The Sheepdogs and food will be provided by Fidel Gastro and Crepe It Up (for a price). While advanced tickets may be sold out, there will be a rush line. Get there long before doors open at 7:30PM to guarantee yourself a seat.
The Moonview Lot (175 Queens Quay East) 7:30PM $25

MUSIC | Here Comes The Sun: A Celebration of George Harrison
The Beatles most underappreciated member is honoured at The Great Hall tonight in Here Comes The Sun, an evening of performances by local musicians. Acts like Noel Di Tosto, Chris Eakins, Graydon James, Shawn Jurek, Jami Lefebvre, Jason Lapidus, Myke Mazzei, and Dave Murray will perform the music of George Harrison's solo career as well as his works with The Beatles and The Traveling Wilburys. Special guests Carleigh Aikins, Megan Bonnell, Joel Battle, Shawn William Clarke, and Taylor Knox will join in on the performances along with an eight-piece house band backing the acts all night. The event will raise money for the Ontario Lung Association, in honour of George's losing battle with lung cancer.
The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West) 8PM $20

BOOKS & LIT | Shake, Rattle & Roll: The Book Industry in Motion
Publishing professionals gather at Harbourfront Centre today for a summit on the book industry. With workshops and speeches running all day long, this conference will feature everything anyone ever needed to know about the future of books, e-books, magazine, online and print publishing. Still not convinced? New York Times ethicist and author of "Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs" Chuck Klosterman is the keynote speaker. Worth it!
Harbourfront Centre (207 Queens Quay West) 8:15AM $166.25 regular, $92.75 student/senior

FASHION | Christian Louboutin
The man with a red soul, Christian Louboutin, arrives in Toronto today for the opening of an exhibit of his life's work at the Design Exchange. Christian Louboutin: An Exhibition Celebrating 20 Years of Design, Artistry and Magic will showcase the French shoe designer's best stiletto, boot, sneaker and pump creations over the last two decades while celebrating his inspirations, designs and theatrical style. Want to meet Louboutin tonight? There's a very high price to pay to get in but, fear not, the exhibit will remain at the DX until September 15th for just $22.
Design Exchange (234 Bay Street) 7PM $175

PHOTOGRAPHY | Duane Linklater, Learning
Two iconic photographs--one of an Oka warrior during the crisis in Quebec in 1990 and one of Kurt Cobain during his Unplugged session on MTV in 1993--are the anchor for Duane Linklater's latest exhibit. In Learning, Linklater repurposes the photographs, deriving from their initial meaning something entirely new: an examination of ownership, over land, over popular figures and over cultural signifiers. The exhibit opens tonight with a reception at Susan Hobbs Gallery and will run until August 10th. Duane Linklater will be present at opening night.
Susan Hobbs Gallery (137 Tecumseth Street) 7PM Free

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