Central & Remote: January 31st – February 3rd


Hi Toronto,

You’re warm and slushy out here.  Stop confusing the trees and rose bushes. I know everywhere is doing it and we’re all encouraging you to get warmer but it’s unseasonal and unbecoming.  Not a good combo.

But you know what is a good combo? Hamilton’s The Dirty Nil have a split coming out with Northern Primitive that is a solid raucous. You can have a listen here, but alternatively you can see the Dirty Nil play the ‘Shoe with some local pals on Friday.

There are a lot of art openings for a Last Thursday, so get your gallery hopping boots on.  Have a laugh at this tumblr before you go out and deal with some real art-world-drama.

I’m proud to say that almost every event listed in this week’s Central & Remote is FREE. So there’s no excuses, darlings. Get out and party like it’s the night before payday!

Yours truly,



Thursday January 31st

Dal Puri Diaspora by Richard Fung – Documentary screening with light refreshments followed by a panel with Andil Gosine, Radhika Mongia and Alissa Trotz. – Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Ave) – 7pm – Free

National Projections – Interactive digital projection, live connection to sites across the country, panel discussion on art and Canadian identity, art exhibition – House of Moments (388 Carlaw) – 6-10pm – Free

Into the Wild – Opening reception for Keita Morimoto’s first solo exhibition – Gladstone 3rd floor gallery  (1214 Queen St W) – 7-10pm – Free

Bad Blood – Andy Kittmer brings his tattoo and skate culture inspired paintings to Dundas West – Opening Reception – #Hashtag Gallery (801 Dundas W) – 7PM – Free

Euphoria & Dystopia – Banff New Media Institute Dialogues and OCAD U hold book launch and symposium –  OCAD U (49 & 100 McCaul ) 10:30AM – Friday 7:30PM – Free

Switched ON – DJ Pammm and special guest Kieran Grant bring you a night of indie rock gems and campus radio jams – Camp 4 (1173 Dundas) 10PM – No Cover

CasinoTO? WTF? – TOpoli hosts a discussion on the proposed downtown casino feat. Lis Pimentel, Adam Vaughan, Ken Greenberg and you – The Tranzac (292 Brunswick)  – 6-9PM – Free

Static & Scrim – Cooper Cole’s first exhibition of 2013 features works by seven New York artists – Cooper Cole (1161 Dundas) –  6PM – Free


Friday February 1st

Reggae or Not – Opening Reception for photographic exhibit documenting the birth of dancehall culture in Jamaica and Toronto – Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St W) – 7PM – Free

Have Mercy – Live covers of 90s  hits by the Midnight Society – Mây (876 Dundas W) – 8PM – $10

The Dirty Nil, Mad Ones, The Archives, The Beverleys – Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen St W) – 9PM – $8

The Archivists – XPACE’s first exhibitions since moving. Felix Kalmeson, Zoe Solomon, Melissa Fisher, curated by Cameron Lee – XPACE (303 Lansdowne)  – 7-11PM – Free

Emergents III – If you’ve never seen Maylee Todd play you have to get your butt to this show. In the only event with pop sensibilities planned for this year, hear not only emerging artists but their emerging instruments – The Music Gallery (197 John St) – 7PM – $10 in advance, $5 for members

Midnight MRKT – Music, drinks, street-style food in a beautifully curated space showcasing work from artists and designers – 2nd Floor (461 King St) – 8PM – Free entry, cash only for purchases.

Ontario Independent Music Archive – Launching soon is an online suppository of indie music. Yours to discover. With the help of the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA) and the Music Association of Canada (MAC) the newly minted OIMA is throwing a party – The Garrison (1197 Dundas W) – 9PM – $5 or PWYC



Saturday February 2nd

Continuist Launch – Ryerson’s Creative Collective launches the first The Continuit zine of 2013. Tapped to play the night are Actual Water, Dutchtoko, The Undrummer, and McCallaman – Mây (876 Dundas W) – 9PM – $5

Toronto Roller Derby presents ToRD vs. Killamazoo double header – The Bunker (Downsview – 40 Carl Hall Road, Studio 3) – 5pm-11pm – $12/14 advance – $18 at the door

Suzanne Nuttall & Evalyn Parry – Flying Beaver Pubaret – 630 doors/dinner 7pm-9pm show – $10 advance, $15 at the door

Industrial Photography – Solo exhibition of photographs by Sean Galbraith – Akasha At Prject (511 Church) – 5PM – Free


Sunday February 3rd

Shaping up to be a quiet Sunday. Maybe you should take it slow, you party animals.

Winterlicious – Prix Fixe paradise is almost at a close. Get one last meal in there.  Citywide – Prices vary.











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]