Today: A swap meet for fashionistas, a humid comedy revue, and exploring the art of sound with Ghostwood a/v.
FASHION: Ladies, admit it: you have a pile of makeup and accessories that you bought, wore once, and promptly forgot. Luckily, Uniiverse is hosting its first Beauty and Bling Swap event in Toronto. Bring your gently used or new products and trade them with other fashionistas. Various beauty brands will also be on-site with samples, giveaways, and raffle prizes. Remaining products and accessories will be donated to the Touchstone Youth Centre. Uniiverse Headquarters (111 Jarvis Street), 5–8 p.m., FREE.
SOUND: Sound Travels celebrates and explores the world of sound art through installations and performances. Today, Michael Trommer’s series, Ghostwood a/v, uses infrasound with single-channel video to investigate the psychogeography of Ontario’s northern wilderness, the liminal space between humans and the natural environment, and the suppression of nature by urban expansion. New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) Space (601 Christie Street #252), 6–10 p.m., $5 suggested donation.
COMEDY: East Side Represents, the monthly comedy revue, brings us August’s fitting installation: The Most Humid Comedy Revue. Hosted by Fiona Carver, the show highlights some of Toronto’s funniest women, with the occasional male infiltrator. Tonight, catch Sandra Battaglini, Darla Biccum, Jeanie Calleja, Sarah Carver, Precious Chong, Todd Graham, Shelley Kidwell, Jenn Robertson, and Anne Marie Sheffler. Red Sandcastle Theatre (922 Queen Street East), 8:30 p.m., $10
SUMMERWORKS: The 2012 SummerWorks Festival, running August 9 to 19 at several venues along Queen Street West, features a dizzying abundance of local, national, and even international theatre, performance art, music, and more. To help you zero in on the hottest events, we’ve previewed the Theatre Series, the Music Series, and the Live Art Series and Performance Bar. Prices and times vary; visit the festival website for more details.
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