Radar: imagineNATIVE, Glengarry Glen Ross, Descant 162, Reel Indie, Lesbian Haunted House

Toronto events on October 16th, 2013

CULTURE | imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
The imagineNATIVE film and media arts festival begins today, and brings a wide spectrum of works by indigenous Canadian filmmakers and media artists, both established and emerging. In its 14th year, this festival seeks to dispel stereotypes about Indigenous people by showcasing a diverse program of media presentations by these artists. This festival began in 1998 out of the Centre for Aboriginal Media, and has evolved to become of the most prominent festivals of its kind in the world. TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square (350 King Street West)

MUSIC | Bonobo
British producer and DJ, Bonobo (aka Simon Green), hits the Sound Academy tonight. Bonobo has an original style in the world of electronic music, using complex basslines and rhythms with a dynamic production style that finds tracks genuinely evolving over time. His work has been championed by the BBC's Giles Peterson, and featured on TV shows like House, Californication, CSI and others. Sound Academy (11 Polson Street) 8PM $23.50

THEATRE | Glengarry Glen Ross
This play is for "closers"! FYI Productions proudly presents their first work, bringing David Mamet's acclaimed play Glen Garry Glen Ross to the stage at the The Lower Ossington Theatre. Christina Collins directs this production which features Toronto actors David Huband and Gabe Grey. Mamet's brilliant play about the trials and tribulations of a group of salesmen who lust after the coveted "Glengarry leads" never fails to please, and it is no wonder it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984. The Lower Ossington Theatre (100 Ossington Avenue) 8PM $15

ART | Killjoy's Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House
Opening tonight, this is a Halloween event not to be missed. Allyson Mitchell will take evangelical anti-Halloween doom and gloom and turn it on its head, re-appropriating the aesthetics of puritan fear and raising a little hell in the name of art and queer activism. Check the live performances and the installations tonight, or stop in Oct 17th to 30th to wander this haunted house / interactive art exhibit, which will be open between 4 - 8 pm, or by appointment. 303 Lansdowne Opening: Oct. 16, 6PM. Exhibit: Oct 17 - 30, 4-8PM or by appointment

BOOKS & LIT | Descant 162: Masala The Launch Party
Descant, a Toronto-based quarterly that features prose, poetry, art, essays and more, launches its 162nd issue tonight at No One Writes to the Colonel. This issue, dubbed Masala, will focus on poetry, prose and images from the South Asian "diaspora". Readings, a raffle, and food from Veda Healthy Indian Takeout will all be enjoyed tonight. Featured guests include spoken word artist, Sheniz Janmohamed, photographer and film maker Eisha Marjara, poet Visha Sukdeo Saad, and writers Omar Khan and Evadne Macedo. No One Writes to the Colonel (460 College Street) 7PM

FILM | Reel Indie Film Fest
IndieWeek returns to Toronto today, and for the first time, brings with it a "companion program", the Reel Indie Film Fest. This festival-within-a-festival will focus on the music-oriented work of independent filmmakers: everything from short films to features, and even music videos. Tonight's opening launch will include a screening of Window Of Opportunity, and will be followed by a Q & A with writer/director Samuel Warren Joseph and producer John Densmore (former drummer for The Doors). Royal Cinema (608 College Street) 6:30PM


ART | World Press Photo 13
Running for one more week at the Santiago Calatrava designed Brookfield Place atrium, World Press Photo 13 is a stunning exhibit of photojournalism, featuring submissions to the largest photography press contest in the world. Displayed in the centre of the atrium, it's nearly impossible to walk by and not be moved by the images. If you work anywhere near the Financial District, this is a must stop on lunch break. Until October 21st at Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place (181 Bay Street)

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