In this Urban Planner: look yourself in the mirror with the "Jekyll & Hyde" exhibition; artists bring fashion and abstract paintings together; and Toronto house collective AZARI & III stops by to drop the beats.
ART: It’s easy to become the complete opposite of the person you think you are (just ask Mitt Romney–hey oh!). Gallery owner and artist Joshua James explores this concept in his newest exhibition, “Jekyll & Hyde.” James presents art inspired by relationships, suicidal thoughts, and his ever-changing inner self. The Mascot (1267 Queen Street West), opening reception 7 p.m.–11 p.m., FREE.
ART: If you can’t decide whether you’re an art lover or a fashion lover, here’s an event that brings the best of both worlds together. “MODISH,” a new gallery show from artists Char Da Silva and Asia Vickovic, features abstract paintings that come with corresponding wearable art pieces. Milk Glass Co. (1247 Dundas Street West), opening reception, 7 p.m.–11 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: If you need something to clean out those ears in advance of the coming onslaught of Christmas music, look no further than Toronto house collective AZARI & III, who has been hailed by media outlets around the globe. As part of the Toronto leg of the SONAR North American tour, they’ll be joined by Die Antwoord, Seth Troxler, Tiga, and Gesaffelstein. Sound Academy (11 Polson Street), 8 p.m., $36.50.
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