Radar: The xx and Grizzly Bear, AGO 1st Thursdays, Toronto Korean Film Festival, Rolling Stones
Toronto events on June 6, 2013
MUSIC | The xx and Grizzly Bear
English dream pop band The xx and Brooklyn indie rock band Grizzly Bear team up for a dual concert at Downsview Park. Grizzly Bear will open, hitting the stage at 7:45PM and performing songs from their four studio albums and two EPs before The xx takes over at 9:30PM. Tickets are still available through Collective Concerts and at Rotate This and Soundscapes, but be aware that the show is at Echo Beach not Downsview Park.
Echo Beach 6PM $59.50-$99.50
PARTY | AGO 1st Thursday
AGO 1st Thursdays return for the summer with new performers, art installations and now, more food. Feminist art rock band VAG HALEN perform along with Light Fires and Mighty Real DJs but if you'd rather perform yourself, the Galleria Italia will be transformed into a karaoke bar. NXNE Art will present special art performances by Brendan de Montigny, Nataliya Petkova and Bridget Moser. Nail art, artist talks, exhibitions and a prix-fixe at FRANK mean there's something for everyone at tonight's event and in honour of fleeting Canadian summers, 1st Thursdays will now have special late night hours, beginning at 8PM and running until midnight.
Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West) 8PM $12 advance, $15 door
FILM | Toronto Korean Film Festival
Want to know what authentic Korean filmmaking looks like? Experience it at the Toronto Korean Film Festival, one of Toronto's many culturally-specific festivals that highlights the best in films coming out of South Korea. With a theme of the Ups and Downs of Korean Peninsula, this year's festival includes a screening series of 8 short films tonight at Innis Town Hall and a viewing of Kim Ki-duk's Address Unknown tomorrow. Parties and screenings will take place until June 8th, when this short festival closes.
Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue) 7PM $8
PHOTOGRAPHY | All Ages (19+): Toronto Music Photography by Jess Baumung
Toronto photographer Jess Baumung has always been the kid with a camera in hand at music shows. Tonight, you'll see why the music community welcomed him into the press pit with open arms at the launch of his show All Ages (19+) at 2186Dundas, a new-ish gallery at the crossroads of Roncesvalles and the Junction. 8 years of music photography combined into one pre-NXNE show, the exhibit will include images from Baumung's 2010 stint documenting the final tour of Alexisonfire. The opening reception begins at 7:30PM.
2186Dundas (2186 Dundas Street West) 7:30PM Free
MUSIC | The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones return to the ACC tonight for the second time in as many weeks and tickets are still available. The legendary '60s rock band may be well into their 70s but they've kicked off their 51st year as a band by embarking on this current tour, 50 and Counting. Ticket price points are at a level only die-hard fans can appreciate but judging by our review of the Stones' May 25th show, even the nosebleeds will be worth it.
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay Street) 8PM $166.50-$624.50
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Photo by Matthew McAndrew
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