Radar: Sail-In Cinema, The Way Out, Kae Sun, Honey Jam, The Bicycles, Chelsea McBride Band
Toronto events on August 15th, 2013
FILM | Sail-In Cinema
Sail-In Cinema, Toronto's largest outdoor movie-watching event, returns to the Toronto Harbour. Don't let the name fool you, this is an awesome outdoor event whether you're on water or on land. This is the event's third year running, and it is very popular - watching movies outdoor by the water is different kind of scenario, but it seems to work well! Films are shown on a two-sided screen that floats on a barge in the Toronto Harbour, and it is free to watch the films from the lake or Sugar Beach. Tonight's feature is Ghostbusters, the hilarious 1984 supernatural comedy starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver.
Sugar Beach (25 Dockside Drive) 6PM admission, film starts at dusk (approx 8:45)
ART | The Way Out
A group exhibition, The Way Out, has its opening reception tonight at The Gladstone Hotel. This show is made up of the work of three female visual artists: Kat Gomboc, Megan Hunter, and Hannah Pertsovsky. The Way Out deals with the individual's relationship with their environment from the perspective of socialization, the impact of various media on our self-image and world view, and most importantly, the possibilities of escaping these forces (hence the title). These three artists each take a distinct approach to this theme through the use of various media: Pertsovsky employs a modern take on sculpture with "found objects", Hunter's work is rooted in the more traditional medium of oil paint, and Gomboc's paintings focus specifically on the influence of "mass media", and freely contrasts disturbing imagery with satiric content. The Way Out runs until August 18th.
Gladstone Hotel Art Bar (1214 Queen Street West) 7PM
MUSIC | Kae Sun - Tasty Thursdays
Tasty Thursdays is a great way to spend your Thursday lunch hour at Nathan Phillips Square this Summer. A variety of outdoor vendors are set up there with international dishes that will completely 'upgrade' your definition of "street food" in a big way, for $7 or less per meal. There is also a free concert at 12:30 every week, also featuring a variety of international musical flavours, and this week, reggae artist Kae Sun will perform. Sun is a Ghanaian-Canadian singer and songwriter, whose music could be referred to as "reggae fusion", incorporating elements of soul, hip hop and folk into a very accessible and musical mix.
Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West) 11AM - 2PM
MUSIC | Honey Jam Canada Concert
Honey Jam is an all-female showcase of Canadian female musical talent spanning across several musical genres, and tonight marks the 18th anniversary of this event. Twenty artists from across Canada will perform for an enthusiastic audience, and all participants will be featured on a CD compilation, and receive vocal coaching and an A&R consultation to further their careers. One chosen performer will receive a major prize pack including Yamaha gear, an opportunity to perform at Canada's Walk of Fame, and more. If you're curious about emerging Canadian female vocal talent, this might be the place for you tonight.
The Mod Club (722 College Street) 7PM $25
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