Central & Remote: February 10th – 12th

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

(Photo cred: Jeremy R. Jansen)

Friday February 10th

Matty Matheson works hard and plays even harder. The talented Parts & Labour chef has been on the rise since graduating from Humber College, where he took chef training and culinary management, in 2003. After paying his dues at both Le Select and La Palette, learning proper French cuisine, Matheson brought his particular Canadiana style to Parts & Labour via owners Brian Richer and Kei Ng‘s Oddfellows.

This weekend his hard work translates into party as Parts & Labour gets taken over for Matty Fest 2012. Three days of mayhem featuring bands like Dirty Lungs (with Wade MacNeil of Gallows/alexisonfire), Sex Tears, Ladyhawk, Julie Doiron, Slow Learners, Shotgun Jimmie, and Marine Dreams (Ian Kehoe of Attack in Black) to name a few.

Also happening Friday…

7” Samurai Presents ‘The Valentine’s Day Massacre’ at Smiling Buddha Bar

Madchester 2 – Manchester music dance party at The Velvet Underground

Bob Marley Birthday Bash at Lee’s Palace

Sweet Honey In The Rock – Grammy Award-winning female a cappella

Skin Tight Outta Sight Rebel Burlesque presents: Be Mien Valentine

An Evening of the Blues with Nighthowls

Art of Time Ensemble presents Cantabile: An Evening of Italian Music

Chris Webby at the Mod Club

Jersey at Sneaky Dee’s

Keys N Krates with Grandtheft at the Hoxton

William Fitzsimmons at the Great Hall

City & Colour at Massey Hall

Saturday February 11th

Looking to support local craftspeople and find that special something for your better half? Perhaps a pair of crocheted nipple tassels or a decoupage light switch panel featuring vintage bra ads? Toronto’s preeminent sex shop co-operative, Come As You Are, is putting on their sixth annual Erotica Arts & Crafts fair at the Gladstone Hotel from noon until 8pm this Saturday. This year will see the addition of a burlesque show to EACF. Whether you show up with your sweetie or go solo be sure to bring your wallet with an open heart and mind.

Also happening Saturday…

Ladyhawk with Shotgun Jimmie and Marine Dreams at Parts & Labour – Matty Fest

Little Barrie and Charles Bradley at Lee’s Palace

Ethiopia: A Musical Perspective at the Glenn Gould Theatre

Kathleen Edwards at the Phoenix

Scale the Summit All Ages Early Show at the Annex Wreckroom

Turning Point Dancefloor Session w/ Selector Quantic

Children’s Story Jam with Dennis Lee at the Academy of the Impossible

Traditional Indian Miniature Painting workshop with Tazeen Qayyum

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff

Paul Price & The Company Album Release Party

Sunday February 12th

Lock Up Live at the Annex Wreckroom

Camp Combo at The Tranzac

Tea / Talk at Elaine Fleck Gallery

Continuum presents ORGANized

Don’t Touch That Dial Presents: Crooked Hill, Patti Cake and Mittenz

Draft 7.4 at Only Cafe

 

 

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