HUNTCLUB brings Montreal artist Fred Caron’s Trust Isn’t an Issue to its gallery for a two-week exhibition, beginning with an opening on Monday, June 10. The street artist is focusing on aspects of Stockholm syndrome for his installation’s short run in Toronto; later this summer, he’ll be the co-curator for on-site art at the Osheaga Festival. In addition to the opening, Caron is also doing an artist’s talk on Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m.
There are a lot of chefs in the kitchen for the Canadian premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play, a triptych set in three time periods that tells the stories of amateur actors (played by real actors) involved in staging performances of the story of Christ. Three different Toronto independent theatre companies, all with reputations for innovative staging and creation in their past work, each tackle one of the three acts. Ordinarily, such a complicated arrangement would be to a show’s detriment, but not in this case. While you need to be prepared for a marathon of theatre (the show runs four hours, incluing two intermissions), you’re certainly going to get your money’s worth.
Storytelling night “Tales of…” has a special Pride edition, gearing up for the week of festivities later this month. On the bill to spin (likely humourous) yarns: Ian Lynch of MTV Canada’s One Girl 5 Gays, writer and Kids in The Hall alumni Paul Bellini, stand-up comic Marco Bernardi, host Shannon McDonough, and more.
Dance-punk band !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) return to Toronto, and they’ve got a contest going for shows on their Thriller tour. Sonia Moore, the female vocalist on current single “One Girl/One Boy,” isn’t touring with the band, so they’re auditioning fans to sing on stage with them via video submission. If you submit a video or MP3 to firstname.lastname@example.org, you could get to share the stage with the band (plus “I’m with the band” guest listing, of course).
Canadian indie music label, Arts & Crafts, are celebrating their tenth anniversary. As part of the celebrations, they’re showing a new exhibition from Toronto photographer, Norman Wong. The exhibition features images of various artists over the years including Feist, Kevin Drew, Emily Haines, and many more. You’ll be able to buy a book of photography there and a portion of the proceeds from the event will go to Testicular Cancer Canada and MusiCounts.