Central & Remote: August 10th – 12th

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


Friday August 10th

ZINE DREAM FIVE | Art Metropole, XPACE, Tranzac


Zine Dream is an annual small press fair held at the Tranzac. You can find over 50 vendors offering up self-published books, comics, music, ‘zines, chapbooks and much more. This year marks five years for Zine Dream and it’s going to be a three-day affair. Friday is a launch party to be held at a new location of Art Metropole, an artist-run contemporary art center for archiving the works of artists from books, video, audio, multiples, to other multiple-media artworks. Enjoy a performance by Fiver (members of One Hundred Dollars) in this impeccably curated space.  Saturday sees a whole bunch of things going down at XPACE (see program for more details). And finally Sunday is the main event, the pay-what-you-can fair at the Tranzac.

Friday 7-10PM, Saturday 12-5PM, Sunday 12-5PM, PWYC


Also happening Friday…

Troll II and the Worst Movie Ever Double Feature at Cinecycle

Closing weekend of Kika Thorne’s medicine at C Gallery

Wakestock 2012 ft Awolnation, Yelawolf, Classified, Monster Truck, Yukon Blonde

The New Toronto presents Distal, John Roman, David Patterson, Takeabath

At The Same Time exhibition and book launch at Canadian Gay & Lesbian Archives

Blackout Fest at the Ice Factory

Paul Chin “House Party’ Video Shoot at Kitsch

River Dancing with Torro Torro at the Waterfront

Vodka Bomb at Amsterdam Brewery

The Hoxton’s One Year Anniversary ft Fake Blood and TEED

The Internet with Kilo Kish at the Mod Club

Toronto Queer Arts and Culture Festival


Saturday August 11th

ISSHO roughly translates to mean to do something  “together” in Japanese, a language loaded with metaphors and flourishes. Industrial design Oji Masanori heads back to Toronto this weekend for his second showing at Mjölk. The Junction design shop plays host to the two-day exhibition, exploring the minds and souls of those who create, design and communicate. The exhibition will showcase small objects by Oji-san made of wood, brass and porcelain. Also in the exhibition will be works from glass makers Mr. and Mrs. Hira of Studio Prepa.

Head to the Junction on Saturday the 11th for the opening reception between 7PM-10PM where the artist will be in attendance. If you can’t make the opening there will also be a public viewing the following day. Limited edition giclée prints of the show’s poster by Toronto-based illustrator Melinda Josie will be available at the opening reception.


Also happening Saturday…

Heavy T.O. 2012 at Downsview

Sonny and the Sunsets at the Silver Dollar Room

ALL CAPS! Island Fest – Yamantaka Sonic Titan, A Place to Bury Strangers…

3rd Annual Wild Blueberry Festival at Evergreen Brick Works

The Lost Levels Tetris-a-thon SGC Fundraiser

Gelico Gallery’s Blowout Art Sale

Chop Up Shop at 109 Ossington

The Eeries with Dagger Eyes, First Base and Pink Wine and Magpie Taproom

Scratch Bastid’s BBQ 2012 at Steam Whistle Brewery

Guerilla Filmmaking 101 at Charles Street Video



Sunday August 12th

Brewer’s Backyard: the Beer Jam at Evergreen Brick Works

Lights Out at TIME

Fido Live Casting Call at Trinity Bellwoods Park

Flash Trash Beach Clean Up

Supper Club at the Depanneur Vegan Edition with Emily Zimmerman

Soft Focus at L’Ouvrier Kitchenbar

Get Out LGBT Dodgeball Tournament

Sleep for the Nightlife, Jung People, Solus, Highway Drone at the Central

Christie Pits Film Fest View’s Choice – Rebel Without A Cause


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Yuli was born at the exact moment in 1986 when the Challenger Space Shuttle exploded and rained down on the ocean. As a child she believed this meant she was destined for greatness in the realm of space travel and radioastronomy. Nothing remotely as awesome as that has happened so far. Instead Yuli, at the age of 18, relocated from Calgary to Ottawa where she studied photography, life sciences and graphic design before moving to Toronto. [More by Yuli]