Vulnerability, Suffering, and Strength
“The greatest art always returns you to the vulnerabilities of the human situation.” – Francis Bacon
“In the human figure one can express more completely one’s feelings about the world than in any other way.” – Henry Moore
These quotations, which welcome visitors to “Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty,” immediately establish the exhibition’s tone and focus. Each artist’s distortions of the human figure, shaped by their wartime experiences, capture the vulnerability of our mortal forms.
Really Really Free Market
Chances are, your spring-cleaning spree has left you with a daunting pile of unwanted stuff. Give your once-treasured goods the chance to find a new home by bringing them to the Really Really Free Market. No trading is required—just bring what you don’t want, and pick up what you do!
Pillow Fight Toronto 2014
Toronto has dealt with some frustrating issues of late (and we don’t just mean the weather), but Newmindspace has a solution: Pillow Fight Toronto 2014. The theme of the day is Superheroes vs. Villains, so come dressed as your favourite comic, anime, or completely made-up character. Just be sure to read the rules before you come, and play nice!
The Ladies of The Sketchersons’ Stag & Doe Fundraiser
The Sketchersons are sending a contingent of members—Allison Hogg, Ann Pornel, Alessandra Vite, and Alexandra Wylie—to Boston for this summer’s Women in Comedy Festival. But before the ladies take to the road, they’re doing a bit of fundraising for the road trip. Hence their Stag & Doe fundraiser; admission is free, but you’ll want to bring cash for raffles, games, a kissing booth, and a chance to bid on one of the ladies getting pied in the face at the end of the night.
Asian Music Series
Small World Music Society is celebrating Asian and South Asian Heritage Month with the Asian Music Series. Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion, Sultans of String, Jonita Gandhi, and Shafqat Amanat Ali are among the many talented artists who will perform in venues across the city throughout April and May.