Radar: Art Battle Toronto Finals, Army Of Darkness, Oh Dear Art Exhibition, Yeasayer, Winslows of Derryvore
Toronto events on July 2nd, 2013
ART | Art Battle 59 - Toronto Finals
Art Battle returns to The Great Hall tonight! Art Battle is a competitive live painting event that is quite popular both here in town, and across the country. Participating artists have 20 minutes in each round to deliver a masterpiece with the battle's chosen medium, acrylic paint, and various tools. The audience gets in close and investigates the artistic process, and then votes for the winner and bids on that work. Tonight, this is an important battle, in that winners from previous TO events will now compete to represent our city at the national battle to be held at the AGO at the end of the month. This could be a fierce and messy one...
The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West) 7:30PM $20 ($10 students)
FILM | Army Of Darkness at YDS
Tonight at Yonge-Dundas Square, one of those evening events that makes Summer worth the blistering heat: an outdoor movie screening. Army Of Darkness is the third film in the Evil Dead series, directed by Sam Raimi, also known for his work on the Spider Man trilogy, and Darkman. This film, like the others in the series, is a horror-comedy that takes place in the Middle Ages, with the hero Ash Williams, fighting his way back to the present. Danny Elfman (The Simpsons) contributed some of the score as did Joseph LoDuca. The film was a hit at several horror and fantasy film festivals, including receiving the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film's Golden Raven award in 1993.
Yonge-Dundas Square (1 Dundas Street East) 9PM
ART | Oh Dear Art Exhibition
North York Arts presents the Oh Dear Exhibition, an art event unique to North York that aims to present the area's "sense of modesty". The event begins today, and curator and artist, Paola Poletto, is putting together an exhibition that will take place at several sites in the area surrounding Mel Lastman Square. Seven artists are assigned seven sites, to explore the culture of North York, and its present-day state of existence. This year's artists are Otino Corsano, Matthew Blackett, Stephen Cruise, Bailey Govier, Ian Chodikoff, Joseph Muscat, and Poletto, as well. Oh Dear runs until August 26th.
Multi-site surrounding Mel Lastman Square (5100 Yonge Street)
MUSIC | Yeasayer + Reptar
Brooklyn's Yeasayer hits The Phoenix tonight! This experimental and psychedelic rock band made up of members Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton, Anand Wilder and Cale Parks, got some big buzz going at SXSW 2007 shorly after they formed. They are still touring their third studio album, Fragrant World, which was released last Summer, and features guest appearances by members of Nomo, The Dirty Projectors, Kishi Bashi, and others. Athens, Georgia based rockers, Reptar open what should be a very well-attended show.
Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street) 8PM $18
Also Of Note
Photo of a previous Art Battle
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