This installment of In The City includes an array of events that will stimulate all your senses.
Pivot Readings at The Steady
Wednesday, April 22
The Steady Cafe & Bar
1051 Bloor St West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney
Pivot Readings present the writers breathing life into Canadian literary culture. This week, kevin mcpherson eckhoff, Jake Kennedy, and Matt Rader’s works will be featured. Poems,short stories and experimental non-fiction.
Opening of Stephen Andrews POV
Art Gallery of Ontario
Wednesday, April 22
6 – 8:30pm | Remarks 7pm
Artist in attendance
Educated as a photographer, Stephen Andrews has been an artist since the late 1970s, exploring topics as varied as AIDS, surveillance, war, memory, and chaos theory. Featuring works on paper, installations, photographs and 21 large paintings—six of which will make their debut at the AGO—this exhibition charts the last 15 years of Andrews’s career, paying special attention to his development as a painter. The exhibition runs to August 30, 2015.
BookThug Spring 2015 Book Launch & Party: The Toronto Edition
Thursday, April 23
1197 Dundas Street West
Time: 7:0 pm. Readings to start at 7:45 sharp
Free. Books will be available for sale.
With 10 new books-4 novels, 5 books of poetry and a play, you will enjoy short readings by various Canadian authors. New works by Carellin Brooks, Daniel Karasik, Mike Steeves, Jimmy McInnes, Pearl Pirie, Lesley Battler, and others.
Orchestra of the Tactile
Thursday, April 23
The Music Gallery
197 John Street
Box office 7:00pm | Performance 8:00pm
$15 available online
Presented by InterAccess and VibraFusionLab, Orchestra of the Tactile is an innovative audio/tactile concert presenting new experimental compositions and works that explore tactile or vibratory modalities of sound and music.
Included in the performance are artists Marla Hlady (Toronto), Gordon Monahan (Meaford), VibraFusionLab director, David Bobier (London, ON), and Los Angeles-based Alison O’Daniel, a highly respected filmmaker and installation artist.
Tangled Art + Disability presents
401 Richmond Street West
Strange Beauty features new works by 11 Canadian artists in media, photography, sculpture, performance art and music.
Friday, April 24, 7pm (Artist talk)
Scratched Lens Collective
Saturday, April 25, 3:30pm (Artist talk)
Spina Bifida: Front to Back, Photography
Gallery 44, Suite 120 and
Abbess Gallery, Suite 128
Performance and closing night dance party
Saturday, April 25, 8pm
The Mighty Rhino in Concert, Hip Hop
The Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas Street East
VOICES OF ASIA
Saturday, April 25
Small World Music Centre
180 Shaw Street, Studio 101
Doors 7:30pm | Performance: 8pm
Tickets: $20; available online
Four of Toronto’s pre-eminent Asian female musicians collaborate to present new, uniquely Canadian works. Featuring Suba Sankaran, Vandana Vishwas, Amely Zhou and Bandana Singh, the concert will be the culmination of a four-day intensive collaborative process in which the participants exchange songs, influences and inspiration resulting in new repertoire that highlights the best of their collective strengths.
Riverrun 12-Hour Music Marathon
Saturday, April 25, 2 pm to 2 am
612 Markham Street
Tickets: $20 at the door / $15 for students & arts workers
Energetic jazz group Riverrun will tackle a day-long music marathon. Audiences will be treated to a 12-hour extravaganza of entirely original compositions as the band plays through the night and into the early hours of Sunday morning. Special guests scheduled to appear include: percussionist Blake Howard (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.); dancer Mateo Galindo Torres (7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.); and guitarist Avi Granite (9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.). Designed to encourage the creation, development, and presentation of unique new programming, the TD Discovery Series showcases some of Toronto’s finest local jazz talent.
WMCT: CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD COMPETITION
April 26, 1:30pm
Walter Hall, at the Faculty of Music, UofT
Tickets are $25 each or five for $100
Tickets available online
The three finalists in the Career Development Award competition have been announced. Pianist Pierre-André Doucet, pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin, and cellist Stéphane Tétreault will compete in Walter Hall on April 26 for prizes of $20,000, $10,000 and $5,000 – among the highest awards for classical music in Canada.
The Career Development Award, presented every three years, assists exceptional young Canadian musicians already engaged in a professional performing career.
This curated list will hopefully serve as guide for those of you wishing to explore many of the arts events happening in our lovely city.