ART: “Off Camera” is an exhibition at the new Filmport Studios, featuring more than 200 works from 50 artists currently working in the Toronto film industry. The reception tonight will include musical performances and a silent auction, and did we mention you get to go inside Filmport Studios? Filmport Studios (Studio 7, 225 Commissioners Street), 6 p.m.–1 a.m., FREE.
WORDS: Ruckus Magazine, a new online magazine for student artists in the GTA, is celebrating the October 1 launch of their website with a party tonight at CineCycle. The event will feature cheap beer courtesy of Steam Whistle Brewing, door prizes, and musical performances from Terror Lake and These Electric Lives. CineCycle (in the alley behind 129 Spadina Avenue), 9:30 p.m., $7–$10.
MUSIC: Tonight is “Whoop ’em Up!” at the Annex Theatre, an intimate performance of acoustic blues, early jazz, and old-time hits. Playing at the event are ragtime highstep band Sheesham and Lotus, blues pianist Julian Fauth, and The Good Right Arm Stringband. The Annex Theatre (730 Bathurst Street), 8 p.m., $20.
LECTURE: Parisian architect Manuelle Gautrand is giving a lecture this morning called “My Vision of Architecture” at York University. The lecture is presented by the Department of Visual Arts at York University in association with Design Exchange and the Consulate General of France and Cultures. York University (TEL Building, Room 1009), 11 a.m., FREE.
FILM: U of T’s Cinema Studies Student Union‘s Free Friday Films continue this evening with a screening of the 1997 Alejandro Amenábar film Abre Los Ojos (also known as the poor man’s Vanilla Sky). Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue), 7 p.m., FREE (first come, first serve).
Photo of Filmport studio being prepared for tonight’s exhibit courtesy of Off Camera.