Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre

Radar: The Annual Contemporary Art Fair, Winter Garden Theatre Tours, Feast In The East, Animal Stories

Toronto events Thursday, October 10, 2013

ART | The Annual Contemporary Art Fair
Nineteen artists present works on the theme Shifting Ground at the Gladstone Hotel's Annual Contemporary Art Fair, opening in the 2nd floor gallery tonight. Responding to the theme with literal pieces about natural disasters and borders, or by exploring the metaphorical topics of reinvention and disruption, this show is a deeply personal crossing of many mediums. The curator's tour begins promptly at 5:30PM with the opening reception to follow. Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 7PM $5 general, free for students

MUSIC | Feast In The East 30
The east end's music, food & installation series Feast In The East is preparing for its 30th party and they're going big for their sorta-birthday. Offering a free dinner by Liam Crockard with ticket purchase, the evening will feature performances by four acts: Picastro, Khora, LOOM, and Jason Doell. Artists Matt King and Petrina Ng will have works on display while diners feast and listen. Tickets are available in advance Circus Books & Music, The Film Buff, Soundscapes and Grasshopper Records. Gerrard Art Space (1390 Gerrard Street East) 8PM $8 advance, $10 door

ART | Ghosts & Goblins
#Hashtag Gallery is getting into the spirit of Halloween with Ghosts & Goblins, a morbidly themed art show that opens tonight with a party. A collection of Toronto artists will work from the theme of the undead (and in one case the classic Nintendo game by the same name). The group show runs from today until the 13th. #Hashtag Gallery (801 Dundas Street West) 7PM Free

HISTORY | Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Tours
The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre is the last standing double-decker theatre in the world and this year it celebrates its 100th anniversary. To honour this monumental birthday, guided tours throughout the historic Toronto landmark are being offered free today, Friday and Saturday. This is a unique opportunity to look at the original Simplex Silent Film Projector that still sits on the site, as well as the vaudeville collection, old dressing room and original lobby. Film and history lovers: make yourselves available. Full schedules are available on the website. The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre (189 Yonge Street) 5PM Free

ART | Animal Stories
Human interactions with animals through ceramics is probably something you've never reflected on but your childhood was likely filled with them. Peter Rabbit, Jumbo the Elephant and other mystical, exotic and domestic creatures who formed relationships with children through their cereal bowls will be on display at the opening of Animal Stories, an examination of animal-decorated ceramics from the 17th century onward. Curated by Karine Tsoumis, the storybooks many of us grew up with will be part of the exhibition that delves into the mediums of storytelling throughout the centuries. Gardiner Museum (111 Queen's Park) 10AM $12 general, $8 senior, $6 student

FASHION | Saint Crispin's Trunk Show
From today until Saturday (October 12), Phillip Car, owner of renowned shoemaker Saint Crispin's, will be at Leatherfoot (24 Bellair St, unit 7) for a three-day trunk show. He'll be bringing in new models and personally measuring clients for made-to-order and bespoke styles. To book an appointment, call 416-967-3668 or email events@leatherfoot.com.


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Photo of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre by Jackman Chiu

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