In today's UP: Remembrance Day ceremonies, the Museum of Indulgence exhibit opens, Unspent Love launches in paperback, Tapestry New Opera opens a pub, and Dawn Whitwell brings her solo show from the Edinburgh Fringe.
REMEMBRANCE: There are Remembrance Day events all across the city today honouring our veterans, especially those who laid down their lives for our country. There’s a number of community-based ceremonies, the first being the 8 a.m. sunrise ceremony at Mount Prospect Cemetery (1450 St. Clair Avenue West); the City of Toronto has official events at Fort York and civic centres across the city, the largest being held at the war memorial outside old City Hall (60 Queen Street West); and the provincial government is holding Ontario’s Ceremony of Remembrance at Queen’s Park, with addresses by Premier Dalton McGuinty, Brigadier-General F.A. Lewis, and Major-General (Ret’d) Richard Rohmer, Canada’s most decorated citizen. Queens Park Front Lawn—Legislative Building (111 Wellesley Street East), 10:45 a.m., FREE.
LAUNCH: Artist Shannon Gerard, whose past work includes illustrating the graphic novel Sword of My Mouth, is having her book Unspent Love launched in paperback tonight at YYZ Artist Outlet. She’s also showing the completed animated viewing of her wall art, and Conundrum Press is springing for another type of paper—rice paper, wrapped around raw fish and veggies, so you could call this a chopstick & comic party. YYZ Artist Outlet (401 Richmond Street West, Suite 140), 7 p.m., FREE.
EXHIBITION: Toronto-based MC, DJ, and producer More or Les has collaborated with Montreal-based visual artist Shelley Miller for Museum of Indulgence, an exhibit tackling “themes of excess and indulgence.” You can watch this vid for a fuller understanding of the exhibition proper, but as for tonight’s opening, we’re sure that the entertainment—from the artists, plus musician Laura Barrett, and rappers Wordburglar and Chokeules— will leave us aurally sated (plus, there’s a buffet and bar, though you’ll have to pay for those indulgences.) Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), 7 p.m., FREE.
OPERA: Tapestry New Opera‘s newest operetta is set at Sloan’s, the “oldest pub in Glasgow,” and they’ve recreated the pub environs in the Ernest Balmer Studio for this week’s premiere of Pub Operas. Yes, this is opera you can swig a lager or stout to. Distillery District—Cannery Studio (55 Mill Street, Building 58, Studio 315), Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m., $30.
COMEDY: Veteran stand-up comic Dawn Whitwell, who many local female comics credit for helping them find their voice through her classes, premiered her solo show Dawn of the Dawn at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer. Tonight, the comedienne will do a one-night-only remount for her hometown crowd. Flying Beaver Pubaret (488 Parliament Street), 8 p.m., $10.
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