Torontoist would like to self-select himself to be the Joan Rivers of the Untitled Art Awards. TUAA is arguably the city’s best known visual arts award and judging from the nominees list a good chunk of the city’s visual arts elite should be showing up. Last year’s show had the Mayor eating an improvised meal to avant-garde jazz, acceptance speeches and beer, it was held at a brewery.
What TUAA is missing is red carpet shenanigans and fawning over what so and so is wearing (OMG is that Allyson Mitchell, the sasquatch was fabulous! Look it’s Miss Canadiana, how are you doing darling?). That and all the usual inane chatter that makes up pre-award shows.
The awards gala is tommorow night at the Phoenix (doors at 6:30, tix $15) and includes performances by CCMC (Eaton Centre Canada geese maker Michael Snow’s band), The Boychoir of Lesbos and the Tijuana Bibles. That’s way better than the flavour of the week singing a trite ballad from the latest Disney family film by a mile.