SummerWorks 2013

Radar: SummerWorks, Two Astronauts, Music in St. James Park, P.P.S. Do You Copy?, Wayfarer

Toronto events on Thursday, August 8, 2013

PERFORMANCE | SummerWorks Performance Festival 2013
SummerWorks is the largest juried performance festival in Canada and it returns for its 22nd year with over 30 performances taking place at theatres, concert and event venues around Toronto. Theatrical and musical performances will take place over the course of 8 days along with workshops with artists-in-residence Sook-Yin and Ben Kamino. Not sure what to see? Check out our top picks for this year's festival.
Various locations and times

ART | Two Astronauts
Psychonauts Neal Armstrong and Devon Marinac are young artists in Toronto who have explored space in the physical not aeronautical sense. At the opening of their exhibit, Two Astronauts, the artists present works in paint, photography and collage at #Hashtag Gallery. Exploring "space" in maps and artifacts, the experience is more psychadelic than astronomical. Swing by tonight to check out the exhibit and enjoy DJ sets by guilt_ and Ian Schober and, of course, a few drinks.
#Hashtag Gallery (801 Dundas Street West) 8PM Free

MUSIC | Music in St. James Park: The Boxcar Boys
Looking to spend a summer night lying in the grass, relaxing to music? St. James Park music series is winding down with the end of summer looming but the music men will continue to play tonight. The Boxcar Boys are setting up their acoustic set in the park for 7PM and all are welcome to stop by for a song or a whole set. Just bring your own seat/blanket and snacks and come out to enjoy a sweet night in the park.
St. James Park (105 King Street East) 7PM Free

POETRY | Poetry Salon: P.P.S. Do You Copy?
Five Toronto writers read selections from their work as part of The Power Plant's Postscript, an exhibit that explores the artistic possibilities of language. P.P.S. Do You Copy? will see Margaret Chritsakos moderate as Gary Barwin, Sonja Greckol, M. NourbeSe Philip, Jenny Sampirisi and Adam Seelig read pieces that springboard off works in the exhibit and individually reroute meaning. An audience discussion will follow and a cash bar will open at 7PM. For more poetry readings, check out our round up of the best spoken word events this month.
The Power Plant (231 Queens Quay West) 7PM Free

FOOD | Hands-On Cooking Workshop: Going Wild with Wild Blueberries
The Evergreen Brick Works, where summer feels just like it did when you were a kid, offers cooking classes that honour their month-long dedication to the blueberry. Tonight, baking classes will teach participants how to make wild blueberry tarts, red fife-blueberry quick bread, heirloom cornmeal cake with blueberry compote, and rye buckwheat bread with dried wild blueberries. This delicious class taught in the Brick Works kitchens is about as country as you can get in the city so if you're craving that summer farm feeling, sign up and head up to this stunning site for the evening--just don't turn into a Violet Beauregarde.
Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue) 6PM $85


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