Food for Thought

Radar: Food For Thought, Woods, Animal of Desire, Euphonia, Urban Angst, JayZ + Justin Timberlake

Toronto events on July 17th, 2013

FOOD | Food For Thought
The spirit of competition is a wonderful thing, but never more wonderful than when it involves chefs battling it out to prepare tasty dishes, and hoping to win your vote. If that sounds to good to be true, then the Food For Thought cooking competition is where you should be tonight! Chefs from Barque Smokehouse, Lou Dawg's BBQ, and Two Bite Saloon will be doing their best to curry favour with your tastebuds: delish appetizers will be prepared, and served with the appropriate craft beer. You will deliver judgment, and also feel great knowing that one dollar from each beer goes to the charity Breakfast for Learning. May the best chef win!!
Beer Academy (75 Victoria Street) 6PM $25 (includes a app from each chef and 3 beers)

ART | Animal of Desire
A new exhibition of paintings by Lisa Ng opens today at The Gladstone Hotel's Art Bar. Originally from Hamilton, Ng is an OCAD graduate who now holds a co-director position at ArtMichael gallery, in addition to her ongoing visual art practice. This show focuses on drawings of animals, in a variety of contexts, and with a variety of behaviours and body language exhibited. Tomorrow night is the reception for Animal Desire, but the official opening is this afternoon, and you can peruse Ng's work from noon until five o'clock today. The exhibition runs until July 23rd.
Gladstone Hotel Art Bar (1214 Queen Street West) 12 - 5PM

MUSIC | Euphonia & Lula Music And Arts Centre Present
Euphonia is an ensemble bringing what most describe as "Classical music" into a different sort of venue that is a departure from the traditional concert hall. Tonight is the second edition of Euphonia's Cool Classics For a Toronto Summer event: an evening of music at Lula Lounge, a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere with great food and drink that is unpretentious and far from stuffy. Tonight's program includes Bach's Sinfonia in F, Vivaldi's Concerto in F RV569, Haydn's Symphony #7, and more. This could easily be the start of something great for "Classical Music" and Toronto audiences alike.
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas Street West) 7PM $10

ART | Urban Angst Exhibition
Andre Kan and Megan Keenan have curated the exhibition Urban Angst which opens today at the Norman Felix Gallery. This show deals with the complex emotions and issues experienced by our culture in these times of rapid social and technological change. The feelings of isolation, fear and rejection are grappled with in this collection, featuring work by Adam Chapman, Chinmoyee Debnath, Kartigan K, Loredana Blandisi, Ann Somers, Meg Dearlove, and curators Kan and Keenan. This show only runs for two days until the 19th, with a reception tomorrow evening.
Norman Felix Gallery (627 Queen Street West) 11AM to 6PM

Also Of Note

Woods + Parquet Courts

JayZ + Justin Timberlake
Beat Cafe
Brentano String Quartet

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