This collection of new exhibits and performances, carefully selected and commissioned by Canada’s leading disability arts organization, invites audiences to reimagine and rediscover conventional notions of beauty while wandering through the galleries, cafes and public spaces of 401 Richmond.
The Gladstone Hotel’s Grow Op is back and, no, there’s nothing illegal about it. The third iteration of this annual multi-disciplinary exhibit examines natural and built environments, filling the hallways and rooms of the building’s second floor. Throughout, you’ll find art installations inspired by local landscapes and personal struggles with urbanism. It’s less gallery work and more about showcasing creative expression from a environmentally-focused community.
The exhibit is an eclectic mix of work by contributors who specialize in architecture, landscape design and environmental studies. At Grow Op, you will find everything from artist and landscape architect Adrienne Hall’s pitch black room that evokes memories of being in a white pine forest (if you’ve ever been in a white pine forest) to architect Julie Bogdanowicz’s beautiful photographs of septic tank mounds. This isn’t work to be bought and sold, but ephemeral site-specific set-ups that are more powerful when viewed together.
In case you had any doubts over the cat’s rightful domain as Internet lifeblood, TIFF Bell Lightbox is hosting its Just for Cats: Internet Cat Video Film Festival that promises to be, more or less, exactly what it sounds like. In a valiant act of interspecies peacekeeping, Deadmau5 will be in attendance for a special red-carpet adopt-a-thon hosted by the Toronto Humane Society before the 7 p.m. screening.
Looking to spice up your weekend? Of course you are. And there’s no better way to do that than with Meat Loaf and the Spice Girls. The cinematic masterpiece Spice World, which enjoys a 3.3/10 rating on IMDB, will be screened at Videofag. Make sure to bring candy and dress in a Spice Girls-related outfit, the better to party like it’s 1999.
In case you missed our interview with Dick Miller earlier this week (or loved it so much, you need more), the octogenarian character actor known for his roles in such campy classics as Little Shop of Horrors and A Bucket of Blood will be at the Carlton Cinema tonight and tomorrow to present his new documentary, That Guy Dick Miller, plus one of the aforementioned classics. He’ll also be available, with beloved wife Lainie, for a post-show Q&A.
Well, Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin delivered the political equivalent of a tough spanking to the Sudanese government yesterday, and rightfully so. Khartoum has repeatedly denied assisting or having the capability to stop the janjaweed, the loosely woven group of bandits, looters and rapists that have been terrorizing the western Sudanese province of Darfur for […]