Radar: Nightmares on Wax, Art as Survival, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Totally Unknown Writers Festival
Toronto events on November 20th, 2013
MUSIC | Nightmares on Wax
UK producer and DJ, Nightmares On Wax (aka George Evelyn) hits the Hoxton tonight to deliver some electronic sounds that will definitely move some bodies. Evelyn is a veteran of the Warp Records artist roster, and released his first album from this project back in 1991 - A Word Of Science: The First And Final Chapter. After a hiatus of a few years, the project resumed, and has carried on successfully with live musicians filling things out live. The most recent Nightmares on Wax release is Feelin' Good, which came out in September. The Hoxton (69 Bathurst Street) 9PM.
CULTURE | Art as Survival with Antony Gormley
British sculptor Antony Gormley delivers this year's Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum this evening, and this annual event always brings prominent cultural figures out to discuss contemporary and current issues and ideas with an intelligent and interested audience. Gormley, a multi-award-winning sculptor and British Museum Trustee, will discuss the issues of climate change and the relationship between our environment and our culture, and how each can affect and change the other.
Royal Ontario Museum, Samuel Hall (100 Queens Park) 7PM $28 (Members $25 / Students $20).
THEATRE | TCDS Presents: Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Tonight at the George Ignatieff Theatre, it's the opening night of Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Steve Martin's first play. Written in the early '90s, this play centers around a fictional meeting of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso at a bar called The Lapin Agile. Both are at pivotal points in their respective careers: Einstein's Theory Of Relativity is about to come to fruition, and Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon is a few short years away from coming to life. The play is a conversational one, with the two characters in deep discussion about life and art while interacting with a few other characters, and trying to impress an intriguing woman. The play runs until November 23rd. George Ignatieff Theatre (15 Devonshire Place) 8PM $15 ($10 students/seniors)
BOOKS & LIT | Totally Unknown Writers Festival
An ongoing event since 1992, The Totally Unknown Writers Festival happens tonight at The Rivoli. This is an opportunity for emerging and obscure writers to read their work before an appreciative audience, and this event brings out a considerable crowd. The festival will feature ten writers from all around the globe. A collection of the stories read tonight will appear in an anthology, published by Life Rattle, the organization responsible for putting the festival together. Come out and help keep the "oral tradition of storytelling" alive! The Rivoli (344 Queen Street West) 6:30PM $5.
THEATRE | After Miss Julie
Red One Theatre's updated verious of August Strindberg's (once) shocking Miss Julie takes the play, set in post war England of 1945, to more overtly sexual territory, but the story of the seduction of the family's valet by the title character (or does the seduction run the other way round?) remains. Can you handle the sexual tension? The Storefront Theatre (955 Bloor Street West), Until Saturday, November 30, Tues - Sat 8:00pm & 2:00pm, $10 - $20
Also Of Note
Photo by of Nightmares on Wax by Tracey Taylor
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