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.
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.
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.
American indie-rock band Deerhunter will be storming its way into Toronto in support of its latest album, Monomania (which sounds much heavier and thornier than the group’s previous efforts). For the uninitiated, this is one of those must-see live acts. Check out the title track from said record in the video above.
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.
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.
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.