Friday May 11th
AIDSWOLF FINAL SHOW | The Garrison
After nearly ten years of being a band and ful-ltime touring musicians, the members of Montréal’s AIDS Wolf are putting this one down. Yannick Desranleau, Chole Lum and Alexander Moskos have been the last word in noise and anti-music for a long, long time. Always outspoken and unapologetic for their abrasive music and opinions about what good music is, this has been a way of life for them. It may seem absurd to many that this trio who defy rhythm, melody and lyricism would have such strong convictions on what music is or should be, but they were 100% serious in their assertions. It seems that the burden creating their vision for the future of music finally took its toll on the group; they’re over as of this Friday.
For just as long as they’re been bandmates, Yannick and Chole have also been the screen-print duo known as Séripop, handling the gig posters for Labelmates and like-minded bands the world over. More recently they’ve moved into installation art, so don’t worry, they’ll be keeping it weird in one form or another. May #artlife and #darkjams never die.
The Garrison (1197 Dundas W), 9PM, $12 at the door.
JOEY COMEAU BOOK LAUNCH | Type Books
Joey Comeau’s new edition of “The Complete Lockpick Pornography” made an appearance at last weekend’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival, where he helped fellow A Softer World creator, Emily Horne, man a table. The pretty hot pink volume is a reprinting of the original out-of- print Lockpick Pornography plus “We All Got it Coming”, which was serialized online previously.
The book’s true coming out ball is this Friday at Type Books’ Queen Street West location. Comeau’s good friend, former housemate and fellow all around web content creator, Ryan North will lead a conversation with the inexhaustible author.
Type Books (883 Queen St W), 6PM-9PM, Free.
Also happening Friday…
Saturday May 12th
SCIENCE RENDEZVOUS | Yonge & Dundas Square
Held annually on university and college campuses and community centers, Science Rendezvous means to take science to the streets. Ryerson University will host the countries top researchers and scientists will be on hand at Yonge & Dundas Square this Saturday along with some battling robots, Hydraulophone, and a Design Your Own Cell station.
Yonge & Dundas Square (1Dudas St E), 1AM-4PM, Free
MAYWORKS | Various locations
Did you know there was a “multi-disciplinary arts festival that celebrates working class culture”? Yeah, me neither. But I think that sounds awesome, and even though Mayworks ends this Sunday, there’s still a lot of events and workshops to attend. Mayworks is Canada’s largest and oldest labour arts festival. Labourers and artists share a common struggle for decent wages, safe and healthy working environments and a thriving, living culture.
How about joining the Department of Public Memory at the Steelworkers Hall for a hands-on tour of the history of Toronto’s Public Services? Or a intro workshop on silk screening? Next to photography, silk screening is everyone’s favourite grey line between art and craft.
Various locations, May 5 – 13
Also happening Saturday…
Sunday May 13th
Yuli’s PP [Artist Profile]