Urban Planner: April 5, 2009
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Urban Planner: April 5, 2009

Still of In the Room 3, photo by Mieke van de Voort.

ART: As the Images Festival continues, presenting a variety of film, video, and installation work across the city until April 22, the Gladstone Hotel Bar hosts a talk with Sung Hwan Kim and dogr this afternoon. Currently on display at Gallery TPW, Kim’s In the Room 3 weaves together music, video, and drawing, as well as live and pre-recorded performances in collaboration with musicians dogr and Byungjun Kwon. His work is notable for its relatively low-tech but unique form of projection performance. Power Plant art gallery curator Helena Reckitt moderates today’s talk. The Gladstone Hotel Art Bar (1214 Queen Street West), 4 p.m., FREE.
WORDS: Today is the last day of Toronto’s Festival of Storytelling, which brings international as well as local storytellers to the Harbourfront Centre for a variety of family-friendly activities. Notable events scheduled include “Around the World in Sixty Minutes,” which gathers together folk and fairy tales from around the globe; “Story Jam Stage,” a celebration of young storytellers from schools in Toronto; and “Korean Storytelling Concert,” where the public can hear traditional folktales, rhymes, fingerplays, chants, and songs from Korea. Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), events run from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., FREE.
FASHION: The graduating class from Ryerson University’s School of Fashion showcase their thesis work this afternoon with Link 2009. The exhibition aims to connect emerging artists and ideas within the fashion communications industry and hosts a series of new projects ranging from photography and advertising campaigns to interactive media and video. The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West), gallery viewing 12–5 p.m., jazz brunch from 1–4 p.m., FREE.
LECTURE: Jessica Ruby Bent is at the Bata Shoe Museum today to present a talk entitled “A Thousand Lives: The Legends of the Golconda Mines.” The talk brings together stories from some of history’s most illustrious diamonds—such as the Hope, Koh-i-Noor, and the Idol’s Eye—which were produced in the Golconda region in India. The country was the sole bearer of diamond rough for thousands of years, up to the seventeenth century. Bata Shoe Museum (327 Bloor Street West), 2 p.m., $14/$6 student.
FAMILY: The annual Easter Around the World festival takes place at Toronto City Hall this afternoon. Families can learn about the traditions of Easter through various displays, and traditional food will be offered, as well as an egg decorating activity. City Hall Rotunda (100 Queen Street West), 12–5 p.m., FREE.