MUSIC: Get ready for bright lights and throbbing bass in the library(?) today as the “The Amazing Technicolour Rock Show,” hosted by Toronto punk-house band Kids on TV, hits the stacks. The workshop will show youth how to integrate multimedia and storytelling into their music performances, as part of the Toronto Public Library’s “Make Some Noise, Take Some Noise” campaign. Northern District Branch of the Toronto Public Library (40 Orchard View Boulevard), 7 p.m., FREE.
ART: If your date is a little too old to take to the Kids on TV library workshop, check out the Steam Whistle Brewery’s on-site art gallery (this does not include the urine stains on the wall across the street after their free beer tours). Featuring the politically charged art of both Cristian Snyder and Karl Griffiths-Fulton, the gallery will be holding an opening reception tonight with the artists in attendance. Steam Whistle Brewing Gallery (255 Bremner Boulevard), 6–10 p.m., FREE with RSVP, exhibition runs until November 28.
AWARDS: If you’re anything like us, when you hear the words “Air Canada” and “film” in the same sentence, you think of crappy romantic comedies and the annoying laughter of that fat guy in the seat to your left as he watches a fifth episode of Just for Laughs. Well fear not, good friends, because the second annual Air Canada enRoute Student Film Festival has arrived, featuring progressive, spunky, short films by up-and-coming filmmakers. Check out the nominees on-line, or tonight at the Scotiabank Theatre (259 Richmond Street West), 7– 8 p.m., FREE.
THEATRE: Remember Michelle Pfeiffer in Dangerous Minds? Unfortunately, we do too. While Evelyne de la Chenelière’s new play, Bashir Lazhar (about an immigrant teacher teaching a sixth grade class coping with a recent tragedy), may not have a Coolio theme song, it’s definitely worth a look—many of its showings are already sold out. Tarragon Theatre (30 Bridgman Avenue), runs from November 5–December 7, $10–$38.
Photo by David Waldman via the band’s MySpace page.