Urban Planner: September 1, 2011
In today's Urban Planner: Colourshift Abstract Arts Collective unveils a new exhibition about the big city; four local artists partner for an evening of fashion, music, and art; folk artist Eliza Gilkyson stops in Toronto to promote her latest album; and it's secret party time with the Underground Rebel Bingo Club, but that's about all we can tell you.
ART: A group of local artists called the Colourshift Abstract Arts Collective will be officially unveiling its new show tonight. The theme of the exhibit—which runs until September 6—is “bright lights, big city,” which will be reflected in the colours, lines, shapes, and textures of the pieces. Gladstone Hotel Art Bar (1214 Queen Street West), 7 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC/ART/FASHION: If you just can’t decide what you’re in the mood for tonight, head over to the Gladstone Hotel (or just head to the room next door, if you’re already visiting the Arts Collective) for an eclectic collaboration of music, fashion, and art from local artists. The event is called Grunge & Glamour at the Gladstone and features rockers the One-Look Donnybrook, swimwear designer Amber Watkins, artist Nick Sweetman, and hip-hop DJ Marko Orlic, who have all collaborated on what’s sure to be an interesting evening. Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West), 8:30 p.m., $10.
MUSIC: Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson—daughter of famous folk artist Terry Gilkyson—is well known on the roots and folk scene and has been releasing albums since the 1960s. Her newest, Roses At The End of Time, came out this year and she’ll be celebrating with a CD release party and performance tonight. Hugh’s Room (2261 Dundas Street West), 8:30 p.m., $22.50–$25.
PARTY: Hate missing out on a good secret? Well, secret is the name of the game for The Underground Rebel Bingo Club, a group of people scattered around the world who attend disguised meetings to drink, dance, party, and play Rebel Bingo for strange prizes. The group claims that it’s “bingo, sort of,” so don’t worry about showing up with your best bingo gear, like your brand new shimmering-ink dauber.(Read our post on the event here.) You’ll have to visit the event page to find out more (since it’s secret and we can’t tell you, or maybe we’re just not cool enough to be in the know), but our best guess is that it’ll be at Wrongbar (1279 Queen Street West), 9 p.m., $10–$15.
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