A round up of the best/weirdest things to do this weekend in Toronto…
Friday March 9th
Something interesting goes on in the Junction and Junction Triangle neighbourhoods of Toronto. Lining the main drag of Dundas West are countless store fronts that have been converted into living and studio space. Peeking out above frosted or curtained windows you can catch a glimpse of what goes on. In no time you’ve found yourself on your tippy-toes, nose pressed to the glass for a better look. That is until you realize someone is in there and you’re a Peeping Tom for the arts.
The Junction is a place where art is not just made to put on display. A city within a city. The area boasts “arts festivals, design events, art schools, galleries, art supply stores, teachers, designers, upcyclers and salvagers, creative retailers and craftspeople,” says Sharlene Rankin, Director of the Telephone Booth Gallery.
Local Call will showcase art from those phantoms and enigmas working away in curtained storefronts. From oils, audio components, and plywood to found objects and spray paint, the only cohesive theme to be had will be the place where these artists live and work.
Reception is at the Telephone Booth Gallery (3148 Dundas St W) with artists in attendance, 6PM-9PM. The show runs until the 31st.
Also happening Friday…
Saturday March 10th
San Francisco’s self-proclaimed slackers, Young Prisms, have been paradoxically busy in recent years. The shoegaze, lo-fi rockers released an EP on Mexican Summer in late 2009 (sold out), followed by split 7” with former roomies Weekend (not to be confused with The Weeknd), Small Black and Mathamagic in 2010.
This Saturday the group brings their wavy sounds to the Drake Underground but not before they play a free in-store at the Kensington Sonic Boom Location. If you can spare the $10 consider making the night a YP double bill.
Also happening Saturday…
Sunday March 11th
Yuli’s PP [Artist Profile]