Today in Toronto: it's the start of a five-day festival with Fashion Art Toronto (aka Alternative Fashion Week), Richard Stursberg talks about his time at the CBC, and WUNDERSTRANDS' first live performance.
FESTIVAL: A five-day celebration of homegrown fashion and arts talent starts today at Fashion Art Toronto’s Arts and Fashion Week. Each day of the fest has a new theme; the event kicks off today with LANDscapes, then progresses to CITYscapes, BODYscapes, and FUTUREscapes, before coming to a close with FASHIONmarket. Today’s line-up features a mix of music, film, photography, and runway. Industrial warehouse on Sterling Road(213 Sterling Road), times vary, prices vary.
LITERATURE: The CBC has been a hot topic of discussion across the country for a number of reasons of late. The release of ex-CBC Vice President Richard Stursberg’s new book, The Tower of Babble: Sins, Secrets and Successes Inside the CBC, certainly won’t stop that discussion. Stursberg will sit down with Royal Canadian Air Farce‘s Don Ferguson tonight to talk about the somewhat controversial new work. The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West), 7:30 p.m., $5 or FREE with book purchase.
MUSIC: A new trio takes to the stage for the first time together tonight in preparation for the release of their debut full-length album in September. WUNDERSTRANDS is a collaboration between Mara Pellerin of Gramercy Riffs, Brad Kilpatrick of Holy Fuck, and Juno Award winner Hawksley Workman. The band first teamed up in summer 2011; the name pays homage to the Viking exploration in North America and the beach they followed along the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. Drake Underground (1150 Queen Street West), 9 p.m. $7.
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