Central & Remote: January 17th – 20th

Since leaving on a “working sabbatical” from Provocative Penguin back in September I left Central & Remote in the very capable hands of Lee-Anne & co. In that time our beloved weekly events column has seen some stellar organizational changes. Am I penning my return? I believe so. Will you see the same caliber of arts and entertainment listings week after week? Undoubtedly, as the new incarnation of C&R continues to be a collaborative one. Now settle in for some pithy preambles and prodigious postings from your pals at Provocative Penguin.
Yours truly,

Thursday January 17th

Guillaume Simoneau –  Love and War c/o CONTACT Photography Festival – 80 Spadina – 5PM (Runs until March 3rd) – FREE
The Bicycles, Tusks, The Pinecones, and Wax Atlantic – Champions of the 2-minute pop-rock tune with themes of homework, young love and of course BICYCLES – The Horseshoe (370 Queen St W) – 8:30PM – $8
DPXA Digital Painting and Expanded Animation Launch – Who doesn’t want to see student work that falls under the program theme of FOREVER FALLING APART (coincidently the title of my forthcoming memoir)? –  OCAD U Student Gallery (52 McCaul) – 6:30PM – FREE
Songs That Saved Me – Typographical/poster show featuring homages to songs that got artists trough those long, lonely, dark days – Huntclub Studio (709 College St) – 7PM – FREE
Malabar’s Cosplay Appreciation Day – I know you’re perfectly sane, but hey, let your freak flag fly once in a while and dust off that Sailor Mercury outfit you spent months on – Malabar’s (14 McCaul) 4-7PM – FREE
Steers & Queers: I Fell Like A Women – From the people who bring you Night of a Thousand Dollys (as in Parton) comes another reason to show your midriff. Remember, the higher the hair, the closer to God – Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington) – 9PM – FREE
Wavelength & Silent Shout present: Beta Frontiers, Prince Innocence, Blank Capsule and Boy Bitch – That’s a crazy lineup, fellas. A must attend show – Wicked Club (1032 Queen St W) – 9PM – $7
Shorts That Are Not Pants: 2nd Annual Shorts Film Fest  – Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton) – 7PM – $10 at the door
Between Boundaries: A Collection of Short Films by Igor Drljača See his award-winning shorts before the release of his debut feature length KRIVINA- The Royal Cinema (608 College) – 7PM – $5
Tapestries – MAX+GNA 1 year anniversary and opening party – The Mascot Cafe (1267 Queen St W) – 8pm – Free
RegiftTO – Unload an unwanted leftover Christmas gift and exchange it for something you actually like.  – Locus 144 (144 – 171 East Liberty St) – 7pm

Friday January 18th

Battle for the Cojones – Jamie Burke is running 250km across the Gobi Desert in June to raise money for Prostate Cancer Canada.  Come drink, enjoy a live art show, and win awesome prizes – Norman Felix Gallery (627 Queen W) – 6pm to midnight
ART’S Birthday – Continuing to follow French artist Robert Filliou’s zany idea that Art deserves to have a birthday party too we celebrate its 1,000,049th. Presented by New Adventure’s in Sound Art – Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie St) – 9PM – FREE
The Cartographer’s Mistake: Southall & Other Places – Sarindar Dhaliwal’s Art Exhibition Opening – A Space Gallery – 6-8pm – Free
The BEST of Classroom Films –  the best of ‘educational’ propaganda that made no sense, found no audience, and inspired laughter in all the wrong places – Trash Palace (89-B Niagara St) – 830pm – $5
Quique Escamilla play Placebo Space’s New Location Grand Opening – (2877 Lake Shore Blvd W.) 8PM – $10
Love Kills and Persian Rugs – Fuzzed out rock, boy/girl harmonies from ex-members of The Airfields and The Diableros – Rancho Relaxo (300 College) – 9PM – $5

Saturday January 19th

Meet The Author  – Canada’s real life James Bond: William Stevenson, author of Past To Present: A Reporter’s Story of War, Spies, People and Politics. EDO (431 Spadina Road) – 2 – 4PM – FREE – presented by Type Books
The Boat’s 3rd Birthday – The most unexpected of venues turns 3! – The Boat (158 Augusta Ave) – 10PM – $5
Fright Night! – Free screenings at the East End’s Projection Booth, Toronto’s preeminent palace of film and rep cinema – The Projection Booth (1035 Gerrard St) – 9PM – FREE
Opening Recption – Oliver Husain – Pandy Ramada’s Bendable Displex – Gallery TPW (1256 Dundas Street W) – 2-5PM – FREE
Trilled presents – Here’s your chance to find out what Trilled means. “You’ll be trilled” – all the hip kids – The Piston (937 Bloor) – 10:30 – FREE before 11:30, $5 thereafter.
TEDxOCADU Afterparty – Ain’t no party like a TEDx Afterparty! with The Magic, Menalon ft. Little Scream and more. The Garrison (197 Dundas) – 8PM – FREE
3D Printing Extravaganza – The Center for Social Innovation presents Girls Leanring Code – 3D Edition! – CSI Annex Location (720 Bathurst) – 10AM – 4PM – $65

Sunday January 20th

101 Market – 3030 Dundas hosts another monthly installment of this makers fair meets rummage sale – 3rd Sunday of every month – 10:30AM – 5PM
Zhush Redux – An OUT Writes anthology ready at Glad Day Bookshop (598 Yonge St) – 2PM – FREE
Bad Movie Night – Here’s your chance to see Birdemic and Turkish Star Wars on the slightly large screen. Presented by The Marxist Nudist Taxidermy Club – The Office Pub (117 John St) – 8PM – FREE – 19+

About Yuli Scheidt

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]