Central & Remote: August 31st – September 2nd

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

Friday August 31st

NEWBORN THEATRE’S ODDS & ENDS FESTIVAL | Tarragon Theatre

Theatre often seems geared to the social elite, and the beatnik wannabes. But there’s an untapped middle-ground where would-be playwrights and directors hang in limbo. That’s where a brand new theatre company plans to step in. The Newborn Theatre gives those under 30 a place to produce, preform and watch. Their Odds & Ends Festival gets underway Thursday, August 30th (tonight) and runs through Sunday, September 2nd. Thirteen short plays written, directed and performed by people under 30; this, the company’s first production, is set to be a eclectic and energized affair. After all it’s Newborn Theatre’s prime directive to breathe life into Toronto theatre.

Read our Q&A with founder and artistic director Rachel Ganz here.

 

Also happening Friday…

The Two Times, Dreadful Starlings, Pete Van Dyk, 2nd Hand Band at Silver Dollar

Artful Vandelays End of Summer Bash at Horseshoe Tavern

Crosss, Hussy, Ostrich Tuning, Dilly Dally, Fist City at Silver Dollar

ITZSOWEEZEE 2nd Anniversary at the Drake

Premiere screening of Transcendent at the Revue Cinema

Ashkenaz Festival at Harbourfront

Toronto + Acumen present Dignity in Focus Photography Contest

Final night of X-Men Master: Gordon Smith at TIFF Lightbox

 

Saturday September 1st

Canon Day at the Zoo

Golden Gate Graves at the Horseshoe Tavern

Breakfast at Parts & Labour

Really Really Free Market

Chronologic at the Garrison

Wheel Wells, White Rabbit, Babe Rainbow, Kill Them With Colour at Wrongbar

Homewrecker at the Annex Wreckroom

Never Forget Action’s 8th Anniversary at the Drake Underground

Salon Noir – the Victorian Parlour Party at Loft404

Motown Party at 751

Rock n’ Blues Fest at the Sound Academy

Final day of GenMod: Hexes and Antidotes

 

Sunday September 2nd

Atlas Moth at Sneaky Dee’s

Public Enemy at the Sound Academy

Frisky Biscuit at Nocturne

10th Annual Toronto International Poetry Slam at the Great Hall

Crosswires: Pink Pearl Dragon, Marshall Zenith Singer, Luau or Die at the Garrison

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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]