Radar: Rob Ford Rally, Audio and Art, Timber Timbre, Chester Brown, The Valley, Regent Park Film Fest
Toronto events on November 13th, 2013
POLITICS | Rob Ford - A Rally to Save Toronto
Chances are slim that if you live in North America you are unaware of the mayoral issue that has been causing people to rubberneck on whatever information superhighway they travel for their daily news. When Mick Jagger gives our mayor a mention from the stage at the ACC, yes, things have perhaps gone too 'viral'. Today is the day where TO's disgruntled citizens have an organized opportunity to show where they stand regarding our city's most prominent political post. The noon hour is when this gathering will take place, just in time for the next city council meeting. Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West) 12PM
ART | McCready Lecture on Canadian Art: Chester Brown
Tonight the Art Gallery of Ontario presents this year's McCready Lecture, featuring Canadian cartoonist Chester Brown. Brown is well known for his signature style as a cartoonist and creator of Yummy Fur, Ed The Happy Clown, and other works. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of his acclaimed oeuvre Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography. A new edition of this book has been published, and will be available at this event. Curator Andrew Hunter and cartoonist, Seth will be hosting this lecture. The AGO (317 Dundas Street West) 6:30PM.
ART | Telling: Panel Discussion on Audio and Art
Gallery 1313 hosts a panel discussion this evening as part of the current exhibition, Telling: An Audio Survey Of Parkdale. The panel will discuss the works contained in the current exhibition which are concerned with sound and audio, but the panel will also take a broader look at the inclusion of sound in contemporary art at large. Although sound has been a part of happenings and installation art since the 1960s and '70s or even earlier, the mainstream art establishment has only taken to acknowledging "sound art" as a legitimate medium in the last few decades. The panel will be made up of OCAD professor Judith Doyle, Shawn Micallef (Toronto Star), and Darren Copeland (NAISA), with moderator Russell Smith of The Globe And Mail. Gallery 1313 (1313 Queen Street West) 7PM.
THEATRE | Tarragon Theatre proudly presents the Toronto premiere of The Valley
Tonight at The Tarragon Theatre, it's the opening night of The Valley. This is Joan MacLeod's latest play, directed by Richard Rose. MacLeod is a Victoria-based author who has won both the Governor General's Award, and the Siminovitch Prize. Her previous plays include Another Home Invasion and The Shape Of A Girl. This play follows two families, and issues of mental health, policing, and the interactions of strangers all weave together to cast light on various issues in society. Susan Coyne, Ian Lake, Michelle Monteith, and Colin Mercer star in this play that runs until December 15th. Tarragon Theatre's Mainspace (30 Bridgman Avenue) 8PM $21-$53
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