Central & Remote: February 28th – March 3rd

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Hi Toronto,

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).

Yours truly,

Yuli

Thursday

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

Friday

Tribute to Don Ho – Mahalo, Toronto! Bring on the tiny bubbles, as the Polynesisan community pays tribute to the one and only Don Ho. Musideum (410 Richmond) – 8PM – $20

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

Saturday

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 alicia@xpace.info

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.

Sunday

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

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]