Today: Shannon Graham and the Storytellers play the Trane Studio, A Portrait of Resistance screens at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, and a charity sandwich battle goes down at Steam Whistle.
FOOD: Fidel Gastro pits their pulled pork against Rock Lobster’s lobster in a charity sandwich battle, hosted by Steam Whistle Brewing. Truly a competition with heart, 50 per cent of all proceeds will go to FAME (Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere). Come out, sample the snacks, and enjoy DJs, live bands, free giveaways, and (of course) beer. Steam Whistle Brewery (255 Bremner Boulevard), 4–8 p.m., FREE.
ART: Married artists Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge have worked with a variety of community activists since the 1970s. By staging provocative scenes for photographs, they bring light to environmental issues, workers’ rights, and the current global financial crisis. All of this has been captured by Toronto filmmakers Roz Owen and Jim Miller in their documentary Portrait of Resistance, which screens tonight. A discussion with both the filmmakers and the artists will follow. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West), 6:45 p.m., $2–$5 suggested donation.
MUSIC: Toronto’s Shannon Graham is a singer/saxophonist/composer who melds the worlds of improvised and composed music with the help of the eclectic chamber ensemble, The Storytellers. The pieces they play are narrative, told with voice, strings, saxophone, brass, and rhythm sections, merging jazz with pop and chamber styles. The Trane Studio (964 Bathurst Street), 8:30–11:30 p.m., $5.
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