Book Thugs, X-Men, and Three Kinds of Curators: T.O. Events for Sept. 26 to Oct. 10, 2013

Photo by Gabbo T.
Chris Claremont. Photo by Gabbo T.

Have a cup of tea and a cookie or three at Get Crafty!, a drop-in craft workshop. Make notebooks from recycled paper and pen that masterpiece without denting the environment. 11AM-1PM. September 26. Hart House Reading Room. Free. All materials provided.

Let There Be Art 4 is your favorite arts and music festival’s favorite arts and music festival. There are film screenings, art shows, and concerts by BingeNinja, Tigervenom, Lila Ensemble, and more. September 27-28. Creatures Creating art gallery and Big Ticket Cinema. $5-$10.

Representatives from Ballet Jörgen hold the latest installment of Culture Days. Get the full story behind a ballet dancer’s daily grind and the work that goes into nailing a performance. 7PM. September 27. North York Central Library. Free. Register at 416-395-5639.

Literarti 2013 is an evening of readings by Joan Sutcliffe (Blue Sky of High Places), Sonia Elizabeth Di Placido (Exaltation in Cadmium Red), and the eminent George Elliott Clarke (Illicit Sonnets). 7:30PM. September 28. Ellington’s Café. Free.

"The Dead Artisan, The New Artist" (Self​-​Destruction for Re​-​Invention) by Binge Ninja.
“The Dead Artisan, The New Artist” (Self​-​Destruction for Re​-​Invention) by Binge Ninja.

Meet comic book writer Chris Claremont, the man responsible for popularizing the X-Men and taking them to uncharted literary heights. 12PM-6PM. September 29. Dr. Comics. Free.

Join experimental publisher BookThug as it rolls out its Fall Book Selection. There are mellifluous readings from Sandra Ridley (The Counting House), Julie Joosten (Light Light), Michael Blouin (I Don’t Know How To Behave), plus new issues of The Coming Envelope and BafterC. 7:30PM. October 1. The Supermarket. Free.

Curators: Public, Academic, and Institution is a discussion about three areas of curating by Ami Barak, Patrick Macaulay, Ivan Jurakic, and Crystal Mowry,  this year’s curators of Nuite Blanche. 1:30PM. October 5. The Power Plant. Free.

The 2013 Festival of Images and Words commends Latin American arts with an all-encompassing lineup. Appearances by filmmaker André Guttfreund and writer Roberto Burgos Cantor are followed by concerts, plays, and films. September 24-November 9. $5-$70.

The Alcuin Awards spotlight exceptional book design and production. Keynote speaker Rod McDonald (Slate, Laurentian, Goluska) speaks about his typeface work and designer Carl Dair. Will Rueter receives the Robert R. Reid Award for his artistry at Aliquando Press. 5:30PM. October 7. Reservation required: 416-597-0223, ext 3. The Arts and Letters Club. $24.75.