Red Bull Collective Art

Radar: Red Bull Collective Art, Meet The Presses All-Star Non-Stop Indie-Lit Variety Show, The Shape of Rex

Toronto events on June 10th, 2013

ART | Red Bull Collective Art: Toronto Exhibition
This year, your favourite TO music fest has added a new dimension to their offerings: art. Red Bull is kicking off NXNE's art component with an unusual project they have helmed: Red Bull's Collective Art exhibition. This is a work with contributors from 85 different countries, that totals almost 1.5 kilometres in length. The idea here is a piece of art that is truly "global". Now this work is on tour, and making a stop for two days here in TO: tonight and tomorrow you can check out "select pieces" from it (with a focus on Toronto contributions, plus others) at the Gladstone Hotel's Melody Bar.
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 8PM

BOOKS & LIT | Meet The Presses All-Star Non-Stop Indie-Lit Variety Show
Tonight, a special literary event that will not resemble any small press fair or sale you have ever attended. Meet The Presses, is a Toronto-based "all-volunteer collective" that has been around since the mid-'80s with the mission of promoting small presses and organizing events that do just that. The "All-Star Non-Stop Indie-Lit Variety Show" will find representatives of several small presses doing an "act" of some sort on stage for 5 minutes each. Could you be witness to a few trainwrecks, or possible moments of genius? Only one way to find out! Mansfield Press, Pedlar Press, Gesture Press, Serif of Nottingham, Underwhich Editions, BookThug, and others are expected.
Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue) 7PM FREE

FILM | Factoria Films presents The Shape of Rex
The Shape Of Rex is a new Canadian film from Saskatoon's Factoria Films, which boasts a very talented cast, including Lorne Cardinal, Vivien Endicott-Douglas, JD Nicholsen, and others. The film tells a "forbidden love" story, but does so with an unusual narrative that takes place in two different time periods with an "older" and "younger" cast exploring the same characters in different phases of their lives. The film's writers and directors, Layne Coleman and William Hominuke, are both Saskatoon-based with many years of experience in Canadian theatre. Tonight's screening of the film is a benefit for Linda Griffiths' latest play, Heaven Above, Heaven Below. There will be an afterparty following the film.
The Royal Cinema (608 College Street) 7PM

MUSIC | Junip at The Great Hall
Swedish psych/folk rock trio Junip play tonight at The Great Hall. This "bassless" band carries a sound far bigger than the sum of its parts, which are made up of guitar, vocals, drums and keyboards. There is a strong "Krautrock" influence on some of the material, recalling some of Can's sounds and directions, but the end product is definitely unique. Their songwriting process involves "jamming" as a group in the studio and then picking good ideas from the improvised bits, and building on them. They have recently released a self-titled album, their fourth release to date, and critical response has been very positive.
The Great Hall Toronto (1087 Queen Street West) 8PM $16.50

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