One of my favourite months, October brings us fresh Fall colours and some very fun events in Toronto. After my big move earlier this month, I give you my picks of the events for the remainder of the month.
He Hated Pigeons
A film by Ingrid Veninger
Special Screening, Oct. 18, 3pm
with Live Musical Score
The film is utterly devoted to exploring a young man’s confrontation with grief, trekking through the varied landscape of Chile to satisfy a mission and achieve resolution.
Toronto After Dark Film Festival
Until Friday, Oct 23, various times
Tickets $11-$13; avail via Cineplex
The 10th edition of this festival has taken over the Scotiabank Cinema with a mix of New Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies from around the world. Be sure to check out the festival schedule and act fast if you want tickets for a film, as a third of festival films have sold-out!
*This is one of my favourite festivals in the city, especially if you like genre films. Buying tickets in advance is a must, but ‘rushing’ a film is just as fun.
KONUS QUARTET: four saxophones
Monday October 19, 8 pm
Tickets: $25/$10 Students
As a chamber music ensemble whose instrumentation changes frequently, the Konus Quartet engages its audience with highly expressive and idiosyncratic sounds. Contemporary original compositions are interpreted predominantly by the quartet, but these are also contrasted with pieces from past centuries and arrangements for saxophone instrumentation.
Wednesday October 21, 8pm
Alliance Française Toronto – 24 Spadina Road
Tickets: $20 (general admission), $15 (students and members)
Available at the doors or online
Paris Combo will feature eclectic, through jazz-tinged selections energized by the quirky vocals of Belle du Berry and Gypsy rhythms of Django Reinhardt-influenced guitarist Potzi.
The Read Head Gallery
Until October 31
Mathew Borrett presents a series of panoramic landscapes teeming with intricate detail, each one a small world unto itself. The viewer is drawn into dreamlike places where architectural forms blur into natural ones. Borrett is a Toronto-based artist and illustrator who has worked in the visual effects industry for TV and film.
Curated by: Danielle Printup
A Space Gallery
Until October 31
Indigenous cultures have long been able to move through time and space with the adaptation of new materials encountered through land migration and colonization. These encounters presented Indigenous peoples with different ways of thinking and creating. The inspired experimentation resulted in advanced forms that portrayed the dynamic and ever-evolving cultures of Turtle Island (North America). Material Experiments explores these forms through selected works of art.