Open Book Literary Salon: Advice for Myself

  • The Spoke Club (600 King Street West, 4th Floor)
  • 7 p.m.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could redo parts of your life with the knowledge you have now? The Open Book Literary Salon is exploring this idea with Advice for Myself, gathering three Torontonian authors—Stacey May Fowles, Brian Francis, and Michael Winter—to talk about what pointers they would give their younger selves. Whether you’re an amateur writer yourself or a book lover just looking to take in an interesting conversation, this is an event worth attending.

Details: Open Book Literary Salon: Advice for Myself

Liberty Live!: Session #1

Steve Lewin with violinist Karin Matsunaga. Photo by Russell Sakauye.

Steve Lewin with violinist Karin Matsunaga. Photo by Russell Sakauye.

  • Rize Studios (21R Atlantic Avenue)
  • 8 p.m.

There’s a new monthly music showcase in town! Offering more than the typical music-and-beer nights across town, Liberty Live! pairs performances by up-and-coming Torontonian artists with presentations on various music industry topics. This inaugural event features music from Steve Lewin, Erin Carter, Oliver Pigott, and Beth Moore, and keynote presentations by Zack Leighton, Executive Director of the Canadian Independent Recording Artists’ Association, and Sean Hayden, a composer at Daisy Dog Music Productions and Eggplant Collective.

Details: Liberty Live!: Session #1

Major Tom Is a Major Joy

Co-stars Victoria Melody and Major Tom. Photo by Riley Wallace.

Co-stars Victoria Melody and Major Tom. Photo by Riley Wallace.

  • Harbourfront Centre, Enwave Theatre (231 Queens Quay West)
  • 8 p.m.

Believe what you will about love at first sight, but that’s apparently what happened when Brighton, England, artist Victoria Melody met a basset hound puppy she soon named Major Tom. He was twice the size of his littermates and the last one to find a home; she was in a committed relationship and wanted to see if she and her partner Mitch could handle the responsibilities of parenthood. But the two instantly clicked over their shared stubbornness, among other things. He not only found an owner in Victoria—he found a collaborator.

Melody and Tom’s epic stubbornness is now on stage—we said stubborn, not shy—in the show Major Tom, on now with World Stage for a limited run at the Enwave Theatre. (Major Tom does seem to prefer limited runs, sometimes refusing to walk even a few paces to get his favourite treat.) Melody’s stubborn streak comes out in her storytelling: in this one-woman, one-dog show, Melody explains how it was that she and Tom became immersed in the world of dog shows and beauty pageants, and persevered despite the odds stacked against them.

Details: Major Tom Is a Major Joy

Ongoing…

The Guggenheim Comes to the AGO

20131126-AGO The Great Upheaval- Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection-2168- Photo_by_Corbin_Smith
  • Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West)
  • All day
Details: The Guggenheim Comes to the AGO