How’re you kids holding up?
I know, right? I just keep slugging my way through this winter one weekend at at time. Putting on a brave face as I lace up my boots and just get out there. Fruitlessly rebelling against the weather. A good friend once said to me, if she let the Canadian winter define her she’d be a shut-in.
Let’s hope I tell you one last time to just get dolled up and out there. Here’s to the emergence of spring (both seasonally, and in our steps).
The Cold Show – Interdisciplinary show about being cold, featuring Jenn Kitagawa and Ryan Mathieson. The Cold Space (154 Wallace Ave) – 7-11PM – Free
Sweden’s Deer Tracks with Magic Wands and locals Persian Rugs at the Silver Dollar Room (486 Spadina) – 9PM – $7
Lost & Found – Fundraiser for film and project to return items lost in the Japanese tsunami that have since washed up on North American shores – The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St W) – 6PM-2AM – Free/PWYC
Censored – ad-lib evening where librarians, authors and storytellers take the stage to share personal moments of censorship – The Garrison (1197 Dundas W) – 7PM – $8.17
Mark DeLong & Joseph Hart – Opening reception for two-person exhibition featuring new paintings and works on paper – Cooper Cole Gallery (1161 Dundas Street West) – 6-10pm – Free
TFK Art Fundraiser – an exhibit and silent auction featuring various forms of artwork from photography to canvas while raising money for SET SAIL: The Alex Gillespie Music Fund ( a voluntary, not-for-profit company assisting aspiring music performers, producers and sound technicians) – Brockton Collective Inc (442a Dufferin Street) – 7pm-12am – $5
Myth Makers – Six emerging artists creating their own mystique on the outside of folklore. OCAD U Graduate Gallery (205 Richmond) – 7-11PM – Free
Sexy Typewriter Presents – Speed Dating Extravaganza. Your favourite online dating blog brings you the perfect excuse to get offline and give circumstance a chance. Rustic Owl Café (993 Bloor) – 6:30PM – $16 with free hot beverage during the event
Of Two Minds – Documentary following the lives of those who live with a much discussed, little understood disorder: bipolar. Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton) – Multiple Screenings – Student $7/Regular $9.50
Year of the Burglar – Wood Carvings by Jonathan Petersen at Café Pamenar (307 Augusta) – 7:30-10PM – Free
Feast in the East 23 – Rapper More Or Les is serious about food, so it makes sense that he’s finally making an appearance at the Feast. Polyhaus (388 Carlaw) – 9PM – Adv. $7/Door $10
Laws of Motion – Small Elephant Co-op present the Canadian Premiere of Ashlin Halfnight’s play. Jam Factory (2 Matilda St, above Merchants of Green Coffee) – 8PM (runs until March 15) – $23.53
Translation – Curated by O’Born Contemporary’s new Associate Director, Rachel Anne Farquharson. O’Born (131 Ossington) – 6PM – Free
Balls to the Wall – Roller Disco night thrown by Red One Theatre as a patron’s and participants appreciation party. Professional roller skaters will be attendance. The Store Front Theatre (955 Bloor) 7PM-2AM – $2 admission, skate rental on the cheap.
Drift Release – Local post-punk outfit Grey’s EP (their 3rd) Drift release party. The White House Studio Project (277 ½ Augusta) – 9PM – $6/$10 with EP
Moondance 4 – DJs Annie Webber & Keith Hamilton will bring out the lunatic in ya with crazy moonbeats. The Boat (158 Augusta) – 10PM – $5
Pretty Pretty Records 1st Anniversary – The Comfort Zone (480 Spadina) – 9PM – $10
Documentation – Lili Huston-Herterich will help you help your art by leading this workshop on how to properly photograph and document your masterpieces. XPACE (303 Lansdowne) – 1-4PM – Free with RSVP with firstname.lastname@example.org
Toons On Walls – Group show hosted by the Comic Book Lounge & Gallery (587a College) – 7PM – Free
Don’t Tell Me How To Live My Life – Awake While You Sleep zine launch. Early to Current punk will spin all night. Mr. Pong’s (1576 Dundas) – 10Pm – Free
Performativite Lecture – Gallery TWP and Nothing Else Press present the work of Karen Azoulay, who has amassed a collection of hundereds on images on the Statue of Liberty as seen in some of pop culture’s most iconic dooms-day imaginings. Gallery TWP (1256 Dundas) – 8PM – Free
Media Mediated – New Media works and prints by Clive Holden. Stephen Bulger Gallery (1026 Queen St) – 2-5PM, Artists remarks at 3:30PM, Free
Toronto Roller Derby Season Opener – Double Header – he defending Champions the Chicks Ahoy! will be taking on the Death Track Dolls at 6pm. At 8pm The Gore-Gore Rollergirls face off against the Smoke City Betties – The Bunker (40 Carl Hall Road, Studio 3) – Doors at 5pm – $18 at the door.
Slim pickings Sunday. This one might be a CYOA.
Girls on Film – Keyhole Sessions invites you to bring your own camera and provides you with models for some scandalous photo sessions. No motion/video and no tripods, please. Metropolis Factory (50 Edwin Ave)
Chrysalis Zine – Trust us when we say ‘zine parties are the best parties. Always relavent. Q Space (382 College) – 2:30PM – Free