The first time Torontoist encountered Dave Meslin was at the August 2004 Trampoline Hall at the AGO’s Walker Court. Ostensibly speaking about “Drinking Games,” Mez instead develivered a speech about his first experiences with alcohol, the hegemony of mixed drinks, and the backwardness of the cup half-empty, half-full metaphor. It was one of the most spectacular things we have ever heard.
This Monday, July 9, Mez makes his return to Trampoline Hall, this time as guest “curator.” The speakers will be Phil Sarazen, on “A 21st Century Approach to God”; Jenny Keith, on a topic to be announced; and Kevin “Jane Pitfield! Do you put your husband’s penis in your mouth?” Clarke, on “Early Childhood Education.”
In an apparent effort to make it even more of a pain in the ass than usual for non-downtowners to obtain advance tickets, those tickets will being going on sale tomorrow, July 5, not at Soundscapes but at the “Trampoline Hall Ticket Office” at 1062 Queen Street West at 5:42 a.m. A limited number of rush tickets will be available at the door of the venue (Sneaky Dee’s) on Monday. Full details here.
Photo of Kevin Clarke as “Hi-Tech Santa” by phirleh from the Torontoist Flickr pool.