“Telling: An Audio Survey of Parkdale,” curated by Phil Anderson and Tara Bursey, gathers site-specific audio clips that relate to spaces across Parkdale. The opening reception and panel discussion (where the public will get the chance to discuss the different works) are on November 7th and November 13th respectively (both at 7 p.m.).
Author Rebecca Upjohn draws attention to a lesser-known story of bravery and kindness with her picture book The Secret of the Village Fool. As part of Holocaust Education Week, she’ll discuss the story of Anton, a Polish man who heroically saved the lives of a Jewish family by hiding them from occupying Nazi forces.
In September, the Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel was created to help the provincial government figure out how to implement Metrolinx’s investment strategy. Part of the panel’s role is to consult with the general population on whether Metrolinx’s plans will properly serve commuters. Join them for a public meeting, and have your say in the planning of our regional transit system. RSVP in order to reserve a seat.
Join This Is Not a Reading Series for a celebration of Geoff Berner—songwriter, touring accordionist, and now author. His first novel, Festival Man: Sex, Drink and Accordions, follows the drunken stumbling of band manager Campbell Ouiniette through the Canadian music industry. Abandoned by his top headlining act, he devises a scheme to redeem himself with his girlfriend and his peers. Writer/musician Dave Bidini will be on hand to help launch the book and to discuss its dark, silly, and eye-opening aspects.
Celebrating his 20 years as artistic director for Toronto Dance Theatre, Christopher House presents his newest piece, Eleven Accords, as part of Harbourfront’s NextSteps showcase. Featuring 12 dancers, the show was inspired by and created as a choreographic counterpoint to Music for 18 Musicians, by minimalist composer Steve Reich.