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Josh Reichmann debuts his new album tonight at Hunter and Cook‘s issue 09 launch. Photo by Adam Levett.
Today in Toronto: Hunter and Cook launch issue 09, pastry film–watching followed by pastry eating, awkward talents on display, and Luminato’s already half over, but there’s still lots to see.
MUSIC: It’s not an official part of NXNE, but today Hunter and Cook, a visual art magazine that promotes Canadian artists internationally, launches issue 09, and a bunch of great musicians are helping them do it. The event features a stellar lineup of artists, including Josh Reichmann (debuting his album After Live),Jake Fairley, Brian Borcherdt, and Chains of Love. The ticket price to today’s event includes issue 09, Reichmann’s After Live CD, and snacks. Ruins (960 Queen Street West), 5:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m., $10.
FILM & FOOD: Finding a show about desserts isn’t very hard these days, with endless cake- and cupcake-based marathons on the Food Network. What’s different about tonight’s event at the Revue on Roncesvalles—part of the cinema’s The Epicure’s Revue series—is that you’ll get to build up your appetite watching critically acclaimed documentary Kings of Pastry and then sample signature desserts created by local restaurants after the film. The documentary is about the intense Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition, where pastry chefs duke it out for the prestigious distinction. Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue), 6:45 p.m., $10–$12.
EVENT: Tired of being awkward at home with your family and wish you could share your awkwardness with others? Well, now you can! The Awkward “Talent” Contest takes place tonight, giving you the opportunity to show off your most cringe-worthy skills on stage, so start brainstorming. Clinton’s Tavern (693 Bloor Street West), 8:30 p.m., FREE.
LUMINATO: The annual multi-disciplinary festival that “brings Toronto’s light to the world, and the world’s light to Toronto” runs from June 10–19 this year. Check out our preview of Luminato 2011, which includes Torontoist‘s top picks from this year’s festival.