Central & Remote: August 3rd – 5th

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


Friday August 3rd

THE READING NOOK | Narwhal Art Projects

Narwhal has its act together. Since 2008 the gallery has been exploring and highlighting where art and design meet. Their interest is in the overlap and the potential that brings. The gallery brings in an artist they’re interested in the development of and helps them gain exposure and leave a lasting legacy by placing works into collections and through its publications; from catalogs to artist multiplies.

This Friday is the opening reception for The Reading Nook, an exhibition emphasizing those artist multiples along with ‘zines and books made by the artists.  It’s a name-heavy showing but highlights include a 40 colour 35 x 70 triptych print by Montréal screen printing duo Seripop, the high contract and intricate works of Alexandra McKenzie, and the graphical patterns of Ella Selbie. Curated by Alicia Nauta this exhibit promises lots of neon,  ink and psychedelic collage.

Narwhal Art Projects (2988 Dundas St W), Aug 3 – 19th


Also happening Friday…

–  Foxes in Fiction, Rival Boys, Say Domino, Helsinki, Whoop-szo at Silver Dollar

Vice, Snoop Dogg and Mad Decent present Snoop Lion & the Jungle at the Hoxton

Pop Kult #10: Joakim, Scott Seewhale, Colin Bergh

Roots Canada and 1 LOVE T.O Caribbean Carnival

The Jesus and Mary Chain at the Phoenix

Natural Child, Different Skeletons, Sam Coffey, The Iron Lungs and Good Conduct

Triple Arcade, the Bawdy Electric, Hunter/Gatherer, Sparkling Wine at Rancho

VELD Music Festival at Downsview Park

Dean Project, Blatant Ripoffs, Remembering Apollo, Inspire Influence

Black Ice Summer Jam at Hard Rock Cafe

The Do at Lee’s Palace


Saturday August 4th


Like a potluck but for goods and services, Really Really Free Markets sets up in a park just off Landsdowne the first Saturday of the nicer months. It’s really really free. No money, no bartering, no trades (however you can grab dinner and dessert for a suggested donation of $5 and $2 respectively). Bring what you have to give, take what you need.

Campbell Ave Park, 10am-6pm, item drop off ends at 4pm


Also happening Saturday…

Tashaki Miyaki, Pale Eyes, Jules Verne at the Garrison

That Time of the Month: All-Female Soul, Disco and R&B Dance Party at  Henhouse

Living Room Discotheque at Fountain

Borders, Chomsky Allstars, Our Friends and the Spiders at Rancho Relaxo

11th Annual Def Jam Celebrity Party at Kool Haus ft. Pusha T

Slowed with TBA Special Guest, Ryan Hemsworth and Lucie Tic at Wrongbar

Justice, M83, Austra, Buraja Som Sistem and Charli XCX at Fort York


Sunday August 5th

Closing Party at Insomnia

Extreme Urban Scavenger Hunt 2012

Go Hard Summer Breeze Outdoor Daytime Event at Zipperz/Cellblock

Toronto’s Live Mars Curiosity Rover Landing Party at Hotel Ocho *

DJ Lagit’s Annual “Da Callin” Free BBQ Block Party

OVO Fest ft. Drake, the Weeknd, A$AP Rocky and 2 Chainz at MCA

The Aggrolites, The Balconies and Danny Rebel and the KGB at Lee’s


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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]