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Radar: The Ups and Downs of Opening a Restaurant, Strait Jacket, Theft By Chocolate

Toronto events on August 13th, 2013

FOOD | GE CafĂŠ Chefs Series: The Ups and Downs of Opening a Restaurant
The GE CafĂŠ Chefs Masters of Food series has been ongoing at Evergreen Brick Works since the beginning of the year, and tonight the much-anticipated Summer edition goes down. The programmers of this series see the role of the chef as vital in any environment's "food system", as this individual's choices can steer consumers and the community towards locally grown produce, healthy eating, and other sound choices. This evening's workshop, The Ups and Downs of Opening a Restaurant, will be delivered by Michael Caballo and Tobey Nemeth, the team behind Edulis Restaurant, chosen as Best New Canadian Restaurant by Enroute Magazine. Interactive cooking demonstrations and a gourmet meal make up the body of this event, and as with previous workshops, there will be wine tasting, this time with Bachelder of the Niagara region as the featured winery.
Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue) 6PM-9PM $75

FILM | Strait Jacket and Mommie Dearest Double Feature
Yonge-Dundas Square has your outdoor film fun this evening, with a special mother/daughter double feature! Tonight's clever pairing is Straight Jacket, a 1964 film starring Joan Crawford as a newly-rehabilitated axe murderer, and Diane Baker as her daughter, a sculptor. What an interesting combo this film will make with Mommie Dearest, a 1981 biopic about Joan Crawford herself (played by the lovely Faye Dunaway), and her stormy, abusive relationship with her daughter. Mommie Dearest did very well at the box office when it was released, and has gone on to become a minor cult classic.
Yonge-Dundas Square (1 Dundas Street East) 7PM

BOOKS & LIT | Theft By Chocolate - A ROM Mystery
This afternoon, Luba Lesychyn reads from her novel, Theft By Chocolate. This mystery is a "museum heist", inspired by both the author's experience working at the ROM, and an '80s heist at this museum that remains unsolved, and was a genuine 'head scratcher' for the security industry on a worldwide scale. In Theft By Chocolate, this event has been transposed into a 21st-century context, and a 'chocoholic' sleuth protagonist is poised to solved the mystery. Lesychyn will chat about the novel's background and also read some excerpts, followed by a book signing.
Royal Ontario Museum Glass Room, 4th Floor (100 Queen's Park Avenue) 12PM free (with museum admission)

COMMUNITY | We Should Know Each Other
Tonight, Hashtag Gallery hosts a social event that began in Calgary, called We Should Know Each Other. This is a networking and community building event begun in 2008 by Calgary-based artist, Mark Hopkins, designed to gather groups of people to share stories, laughs, and make connections. The idea of this event is to expand your 'circle' and meet new people from different businesses and professions, with different perspectives. Lizz Hollick hosts this fourth TO get together.
Hashtag Gallery (801 Dundas Street West) 7PM

Also Of Note

The David Rubel Quartet Featuring London's Nat Steele on Vibraphone
Live Video Art Workshop sessions @ Moniker Gallery

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