Radar: Princess Century, Chefs Alex Atala & Daniel Patterson, Two Door Cinema Club, CocoRosie

Toronto events on October 15th, 2013

MUSIC | PLATFORM: Princess Century / new fries / Bizzarh
An evening of music tonight in a venue that exists outside the "normal" bar scene: the Mercer Union centre for contemporary art hosts Platform, showcasing three cutting edge acts. Princess Century is the brainchild of Maya Postepski, a drummer who is also lover of analog synths. Maya is known in TO music circles for her work with Austra and Trust. Princess Century's latest is Lossless. Also playing tonight are bizZath a "sing/rap duo", and New Fries. Mercer Union (1286 Bloor Street West) 8PM $10

FOOD | Chef Alex Atala of D.O.M. and Chef Daniel Patterson of Coi in Conversation
TO foodies should definitely strongly consider coming out to hear chefs Alex Atala and Daniel Patterson tonight at the George Ignatieff Theatre. Atala is well known as a chef, and the owner of D.O.M., a S達o Paulo dining establishment rated 4th best in the world by Restaurant magazine. Daniel Patterson is a leading chef in the "California cuisine" school, and associated with Coi in San Francisco. Both have written on cooking at great length. Your ticket to tonight's public discussion also includes your choice of either the D.O.M. or Coi Cookboook. George Ignatieff Theatre (15 Devonshire Place) 6:30PM $60

MUSIC | Two Door Cinema Club @ The Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, Canada
Two Door Cinema Club hit the Danforth Music Hall for a show tonight. This trio hailing form Northern Ireland have just released and EP called Changing Of The Seasons. It's a bit of departure from previous tracks, and NME found it showed the band to be thinking "on a bigger scale than they have before". Tonight's show will also feature St. Lucia (aka. Jean-Philip Grobler) and Peace. The Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Avenue) 8PM $35-55


FILM | Eastern Breeze International Film Festival
Short and mid-length films spanning all genres opens this Friday at the Carlton for a 3-week run. Designed to highlight eastern arts and cultures in Canada, the annual festival screens work by filmmakers experimenting in eastern philosophies and subjects. Tickets are available through with screenings happening daily. Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street), October 11-29, 2013, 9PM $10

FOOD | The Toronto Chocolate Festival
Why fall victim to the flashy yet tasteless chocolates in Halloween displays at the Dollar Store when the Toronto Chocolate Festival starts this Saturday? Leave the sucky stuff to the trick or treaters and get decadent. See the official site for a full list of chocolatey events. Various venues, Oct. 12th to Nov 3rd.

FILM | Objects of Desire: The Cinema of Claire Denis
French auteur Claire Denis gets her first retrospective in over a decade at the TIFF Cinematheque with 14 of her films screening over the next month. Introducing her own work and engaging audiences in Q&As, Objects of Desire: The Cinema of Claire Denis begins with the director's debut, 1988 film Chocolat. The retrospective ends November 10th with tickets getting harder to come by. Visit the TIFF box office for more details. TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West), October 11-November 10, 2013, 6:30PM $12

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