Radar: Jacco Gardiner, Eat It, Shortstack, Rob Bowman on David Bowie, Witch
Toronto events on October 22nd, 2013
MUSIC | Jacco Gardiner, Slim Twig, Other Colours, the Taste
Turn on, tune in and show up at The Garrison tonight for a much-anticipated set by neo-psychedelic wunderkind, Jacco Gardiner. This multi-instrumentalist from The Netherlands crafts far out poppy gems in the "Baroque" vein of the psychedelic genre (think "She's A Rainbow" by The Stones or "Orange Skies" by Love for some first gen examples), and has been emerging as an underground favourite for the last couple of years. His latest release is Cabinet Of Curiosities. Also on tonight's bill are follow psych rockers Other Colors from Baltimore, and some solid local support will come from Slim Twig and The Taste. The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West) 9PM $8.50
BOOKS & LIT | An evening with EAT IT: Sex, Food and Women's Writing
This is Not a Reading Series (TINARS) and The Feathertale Review join forces tonight to launch a new literary project, Eat It. This is a collection of writing by female authors about food, and tonight's event will abide by the multi-dimensional TINARS tradition for launches, and have a strong performance element, including a variety show, hosted by the editors of Eat It, Nicole Baute and Brianna Goldberg. Readings and performances will go down, followed by female soul-packed DJ sets from DJs Alexandra Molotkow and Chandler Levack. Sounds like a tasty good time. The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 8PM $5 (free with book purchase)
LECTURE | David Bowie Is (Rob Bowman lecture)
Whether you have already attended the "David Bowie Is" exhibit at the AGO, or are considering it, a rare treat presents itself for you at the North York Central Library tonight. Unless you are a musicology student at York, you likely won't get regular opportunities to hear Rob Bowman speak. Bowman is a professor at York U's Department of Music, and is also an expert in many areas of music, as well as a Grammy Award winner. He will provide a unique angle and perspective on both Bowie, and the offerings at the AGO. Pre-registration is required (see event link) North York Central Library (5120 Yonge Street) 7PM
FILM | #SHORTSTACK: Hallowe'en Edition
Tonight at Hashtag Gallery, The Halloween edition of Shortstack goes down. This is the gallery's monthly screening event â referred to as a "video-mixtape" â that features classic and newer short films that will have a "spooky" theme this month. The screening takes place in the gallery so do arrive early to grab a good spot. There will be some treats available, but the gallery invites you to bring your own, as well. Do consider showing up at 7PM, as there will be a pumpkin carving to get you in the 'zone'. Hashtag Gallery (801 Dundas Street West) 9PM PWYC
FASHION | World MasterCard Fashion Week
The Spring 2014 edition of Fashion Week kicked off yesterday. While Fashion Week continues to be predominantly an event for industry and media, all runway shows are open to the public (although some are already sold out) providing you're willing to pony-up for a ticket. David Pecaut Square (King St W between John St and Simcoe St). Just look for the white tents. More info in our Fashion Week preview here.
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