Central & Remote: Movember 18th-20th

A round up of the best/weirdest things to do this weekend in Toronto


Friday November 18th

 

Steamwhistle Brewery (255 Bremner Blvd) hosts the Queen’s Players Toronto, a troupe that puts on drunken alt-rock-pop musicals in the tradition of Queen’s University comedy cabaret. The event is one of many across the city in support of Movember, but if you don’t have a ticket already I’ve got bad news for you; like all QPT events this one sold out.

Wavelength, like other Toronto area blogs, pays tribute to the 20th anniversary of the release of My Bloody Valentine’s second studio album Loveless. At the Garrison (1197 Dundas St W) for $10 (or pay-what-you-can) hear So Much Sorry (Mean Red Spiders122 Greige) play the album in it’s entirety. Also hear from “space symphonists” Flowers of Hell who opened for MBV on their reunion tour. You may know Flowers from Hell for the 40-minute opus “O” he played at Yonge and Dundas Square this past summer as part of the INTERsection Festival.


Tiger Bar Bounce free weekly indie-dance party at Crown & Tiger Bar

The Darcys sold out show at the Horseshoe
M83 sold out show at Lee’s Palace

Saturday November 19th

WILDsound hosts a monthly shorts event at the NFB (150 John St) and this Saturday you can see a screening of Flase Hopeplus readings from the winners of the 2011 screenplay contest. The event starts at 8:45PM and is free but you must RSVP by email to guarantee a seat in the 150-seat theatre.

Decisive Moments, Uncertain Times an ongoing project at Gallery TPW (56 Ossington Ave) in collaboration with Trinity Square Video. The work is a  dialogue to answer the question of the importance of photography in a time of video. Admission is free, Saturday is the final night to see the Gallery TPW portion of the exhibit, the TSV’s Decisive Moments, Somewhere Else runs until December 9th.

D.C. fidget-house collective Nadastrom at Wrongbar


Sunday November 20th

Playwright David Yee has been drafting a work over the last four years following the Indian Ocean Tsunami called Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave”. Yee will be doing a free afternoon reading of the play at the Tarragon Theatre.

As a thank-you to the city of Toronto for voting it the Best Repertory Cinema in NOW Magazine’s 2011 Reader Poll, the Toronto Underground Cinema is screening Scott Pilgram vs the World for free.

The Cookbook Store hosts Nathan Myhrvold author of the Modernist Cuisine. Myhrvold will give a presentation on volume six in the series .

Jazz-funk ledgend Roy Ayers at the Mod Club

 

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