Art Battle Art Bomb Holiday Art Bash

Radar: Holiday Art Bash, Christmas at the Garrison, Colin Mochrie, Still Moving Movie Poster Show

Toronto events on December 18th, 2013

PARTY | Art Battle Art Bomb Holiday Art Bash
Tonight, both Art Battle and Art Bomb join forces to colour your world in a big way at a special Holiday Art Party at Steam Whistle Brewery. There will be the cutthroat live painting competition that Art Battle is known for, plus an auction of studio works, and a festive "Secret Santa" for 100 paintings that can be seen online, but they will be wrapped up before you arrive for the event. If all of this hasn't closed you, free poutine from Poutini's and the sounds of the DJ duo We Were Born Electric should seal the deal. Steam Whistle Brewery, The Roundhouse (255 Bremner Blvd) 7PM $45 ($70 includes a Secret Santa painting).

MUSIC | Christmas at the Garrison
Even the Scroogiest among us are bound to still feel those warm and fuzzy festive feelings when we see the charitable efforts in our community at this time of year. The third annual Christmas At The Garrison continues this noble mission in the name of the Daily Bread Food Bank tonight, hosted by PJ Phil Guerrero with Wax Mannequin and Buffalo performing live. There will also be some burlesque action to spice up your egg nog (or whatever you're imbibing) courtesy of Bunny Angora, Chow Mein, and Maria Juana of The Harlettes. The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West).

COMEDY | Colin Mochrie
Actor and comedian, Colin Mochrie, will be at Indigo Books at the First Canadian Place tonight to promote his book, Not Quite The Classics. Mochrie is known for his improvisational skills as a comedian, and he has made his name as a vital part of both Whose Line Is It, Anyway? and This Hour Has 22 Minutes. His playful book, Not Quite The Classics, finds him taking the first and last line from great works of literature, and making up the 'middle bits'. Indigospirit, First Canadian Place (King and Bay).

ART | Still Moving Movie Poster Show
Tonight, Hunt Club brings you the Still Moving Movie Poster show, and if it's still moving, it isn't dead yet - every hunter knows that! Hunt Club is a multidisciplinary gallery and studio space in Little Italy that considers itself more of a community and "hub" for artistic activity than a commercial enterprise. A roundup of Hunt Club's preferred TO artists will be displaying their interpretations of classic film scenes from the works of Spielberg, Kubrick, and the Andersons (Wes and PT). Featured artists include Broadbent Sisters, Paul Jackson, Kathryn Macnaughton, Amina Moon, Dave Murray, and Lauren Pirie. Hunt Club (709 College Street West) 8PM.


THEATRE | Elizabeth - Darcy
This happens to be the only play on the list that isn't holiday focused. Nevertheless, Elizabeth - Darcy features the cozy and familiar characters of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Hallie Burt and Kate Werneburg play the title characters, giving the adaptation an innovative gender bend through which to view the classic tale. The Campbell House, which is fast becoming a theatre outpost for sight-specific period pieces, serves as the backdrop. Campbell House Museum (160 Queen St W), until December 29th, tonight at 8pm, $20.

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