The Drake by the Lake inn and restaurant will be opening in Prince Edward County later this summer. If you’re not sure you’ll be able to make the trip out there, never fear: the staff at the Drake One Fifty (itself just recently opened) are bringing the inn’s planned menu and its head chef, Matt Demille, to you. There’ll be an á la carte pop-up dinner at the downtown location this evening. Reservations are recommended (but not required).
Dawn Whitwell has a really strong lineup of some of Torontoist‘s favourite comics on her weekly Dawn Patrol showcase this week, including Pat Thornton, Sara Hennessey, and Bob Kerr (CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes.)
While the Toronto International Film Festival may have shifted into a more relaxed mode, it’s still offering plenty of opportunities to gawk at movie stars—they’re just a little more spread out. Midweek, fans could catch the premieres of Good Kill (Ethan Hawke as a drone pilot), Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg’s new bit of oddness), The Imitation Game (Benedict Cumberbatch as World War II cryptographer Alan Turing), Jauja (Viggo Mortensen, and we don’t know much else really), Laggies (Sam Rockwell and Keira Knightley in a comedy about people taking their sweet time to grow up), October Gale (Patricia Clarkson and Scott Speedman in a thriller/drama set in a remote cabin), Pawn Sacrifice (about the chess duels between Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer), The Cobbler (Adam Sandler’s latest) and Escobar (Benicio Del Toro is the famous drug kingpin).
“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.