Radar: Planet in Focus Film Fest, Lou Reed Tribute, ReFashioned, Soupcans, White House Members Show
Toronto events on November 21th, 2013
MUSIC | Lou Reed: Live Memorial Tribute
If you still can't believe Lou Reed is gone, you're not alone. From "Heroin" to "Perfect Day," here's your chance to pay tribute to one of rock's last beacons of integrity with Toronto bands By Divine Right, Andre Ethier (Deadly Snakes). Flowers Of Hell, Steven Leckie (The Viletones), Ostrich Tuning, Suitcase Sam, Patti Cake, Lily Frost, Jesse Laderoute (Blonde Elvis), Broken Bricks, Autumn Stones. The Silver Dollar (486 Spadina Ave,) 8pm, $5.
FILM | Planet in Focus Film Festival
The 14th annual Planet in Focus Film Festival kicks off tonight. A fantastic lineup of program should be a welcome hoist up from the dismal abyss of hopelessness Fordmania has inflicted upon the city of late - the non-profit fest aims to raise awareness about issues from politics to environmental issues through film. Screenings, award ceremonies, and various events will take place all weekend. From nuclear fall out to mischievous crows, read our preview of the fest here. November 21 - 24, TIFF Bell Lightbox and AGO Jackman Hall, various showtimes and prices.
MUSIC | Soupcans & Strange Attractor double release party
Heads up, Soupcans' Parasite Brain EP is fucking great. They're calling it "6 more tunes about mental problems, dental hygiene, futuristic dystopias and altered consciousnesseses" but I'm calling it "dirty goth hardcore basement hey guys let's trash City Hall." Do the door deal with the EP because it kills. Strange Attractor will also release their new psychpunk EP Back to Cruel World, and Wrong Hole will play too. Double Double Land (209 Augusta) 9pm. $7 or $10 with EP.
ART | The White House Studio Project Members' Show: Space and Place
The White House Studio Project will host their first annual members' show and open house tonight. About a dozen different artists will show with incorporating a theme of space and place - our "physical and psychological relationship to space, how a sense of place is defined by each of us as individuals, and how our sense of place shifts in response to our experiences, identity and relations that develop within a given space." The White House (277.5 Augusta Avenue) 7pm.
FASHION | ReFashioned 2013: A NIght of LIve Fashion and Cabaret Show
Local Buttons' jewellery and accessories collection launch party is tonight from 8 pm until the wee hours of the morning. Sip local brews and make eyes at the DJ while shopping the new line at The Great Hall. It doesn't stop there - body painting and a cabaret dance show are on the bill to. A percentage of proceeds will go straight to H.E.R.O, an aid organization for orphans and street kids in Haiti. The Great Hall (1087 Queen St W,) 8PM, $30.
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