Not So Simple

  • 2186 Dundas (2186 Dundas Street West, Toronto)
  • All day

An art exhibition called “Not So Simple is opening at the newly minted 2186 Dundas gallery. The show features pieces by Sherie Myers that focus on realism and portraiture (of which you can check out some samples here). The opening reception is on September 12th at 7 p.m., and it will include a performance by UKAE.

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Jazz Goes to the Movies

Chris Norton. Photo courtesy of Jaymz Bee.

Chris Norton. Photo courtesy of Jaymz Bee.

  • Palais Royale (1601 Lake Shore Boulevard West)
  • 7 p.m.

Been swing dancing lately? Jazz Goes to the Movies is your chance to dance the night away to the sounds of the Hollywood North Starlight Orchestra. Also, if you aren’t quite an expert on your feet, there will be a lindy hop lesson at 8:30 p.m. Furthermore, attendees are invited to dress up as their favourite movie stars. All proceeds from the event go to the Unison Benevolent Fund.

Details: Jazz Goes to the Movies

Vibonics at the Drake Underground

Photo courtesy of Vibonics.

Photo courtesy of Vibonics.

  • Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen Street West)
  • 7 p.m.

Local hip-hop band Vibonics is coming back to Toronto after a nationwide tour promoting its latest effort, Kitchen Sink. The group’s music—which is a combination of rock, funk, hip hop, and other genres—certainly lives up to its EP’s name. Make sure you get there on time—it’s a fairly early show as far as gigs go. You can listen to Kitchen Sink in full here.

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Nerd Nite Toronto Third Anniversary

  • The Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Avenue)
  • 8 p.m.

Attention lovers of science and all things nerdy: Nerd Nite Toronto is back for another evening, to teach you things. In this instalment, there will be presentations called “True Stories of Medical Marvels” (which will include bizarre tales involving Eastern medicine) and “He’s a Pinball Wizard…” (which will explore the rise and fall of the pinball machine in America). The speakers will be Heili Orav and Joe Ciaravino, respectively.

Details: Nerd Nite Toronto Third Anniversary

Tenderpits and Revenge of the Popinjay

  • Videofag (187 Augusta Avenue)
  • 8 p.m.

Prepare yourselves for a theatrical double bill from actor/writer Anthony Johnston. First up is Tenderpits, a theatre/installation/rap show that tells the epic, and definitely chaotic, tale of a gay wizard’s journey from Canada to New York City. The second show is Revenge of the Popinjay—in which “someone is killing the heterosexuals!” This will be the Canadian debut of Tenderpits, which received critical acclaim in both NYC and Edinburgh.

Details: Tenderpits and Revenge of the Popinjay

Savages at The Opera House

  • The Opera House (735 Queen Street East)
  • 9 p.m.

Savages, the British post-punk band, is coming off a pretty big year. After releasing its acclaimed debut album, Silence Yourself, the group will be dropping by Toronto for a set of heavy and hard rocking. Check out the video above and decide for yourself if you can possibly survive the mosh pit.

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The Royal Ontario Museum Takes a Modern Approach to the Cradle of Civilization

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  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
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