Urban Planner: August 1, 2012



Urban Planner: August 1, 2012

Today: Olympic festivities at Yonge-Dundas Square, the art of going "Down the Rabbit Hole," and the third edition of Slideluck Potshow.

Car Window is one of the pieces featured in the "Down the Rabbit Hole" art show. Photo courtesy of artist Emily Scherzinger.

SPORT/MUSIC: The Move to the Beat double-decker London bus has rolled into Toronto, bringing all sorts of Olympic-inspired fun with it. Play ping-pong, join the dance activities, try out the Olympic gaming stations, and check out sets from Classified, Down With Webster, and Coca Cola COVERS Much Music award winners Tyler Shaw (2012) and Danyka Nadeau (2011). (Yonge-Dundas Square), activities start at 1 p.m., concert at 5:30 p.m., FREE.

FOOD/ART: Slideluck Potshow is bringing their unique mash-up of slideshows and potluck meals to Toronto for the third time. This year’s edition, GRILLED, has photographers challenging the conventional perceptions of summer, from lazy cottage days to tranquil beach scenes, and features emerging artists from Toronto and abroad. Space is limited; reserve a spot here. Cooper Cole (1161 Dundas Street West), 7–10 p.m., $5 or FREE with potluck contribution.

JUST ART: Steam Whistle Brewing’s August Art Show “Down The Rabbit Hole” is just what it sounds like—an exploration of fantasy worlds, the bizarre and ethereal. Artists Claire Scherzinger, Emily Scherzinger, Emily Taylor, Alex Thompson, Michael Rennick, Michelle Rocca, Rachel Duffy, and Kelly Stevenson have all delved into the unknown to create paintings, drawings, and photographs depicting natural elements in different realms. Steam Whistle Brewing (255 Bremner Boulevard), opening party is 7–11 p.m., exhibit runs all month, FREE.

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