In today's UP: the art of collecting photography, a book launch at the Gladstone, and girls that rock.
TALK: Need a new hobby? Maybe you’ve got some snobby in-laws to impress? Why not learn the art of collecting photography? Curator Stephen Bulger is giving an introductory lesson tonight on collecting different type of photographic prints, editions, and series as part of the CONTACT Photography Festival. 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m., Stephen Bulger Gallery (1026 Queen Street West), $30. Register here.
BOOKS: In 1914, a boat carrying 376 South Asian migrants was denied entry to Canada. This now-famous incident is the topic of author and filmmaker Ali Kazimi’s new book, Undesirables, White Canada and the Komagata Maru. Kazimi will be interviewed by University of Toronto law professor Audrey Macklin. There will also be a Q&A and an illustrated presentation on the Komagatu Maru and its relevance to our society. Presented by This Is Not A Reading Series. Gladstone Hotel, Main Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West), 7:30 p.m, $5 or FREE with purchase of a book.
MUSIC: Last summer’s Girls Rock Camp was a huge success, spawning loads of mini-rock goddesses. Tonight, six grrl bands will share and tear up the stage, drumming up financial support for Girls Rock Camp 2012. Hot Kid, Planet Creature, Das Rad, Jasmyn Burke (Rattail), Terror Lake, and The Beverleys will all be in attendance. The Silver Dollar (486 Spadina Avenue), 9 p.m., $5 suggested donation.
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