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IFOA, Rachel Kushner, Douglas Coupland, and The Visual Language of Art: T.O Events for Oct 24-Nov 7, 2013


Painter and educator Judy Singer teaches The Visual Language of Art, or How to Look at Paintings. Learn the syntax of color, space and line through an interactive romp from the Renaissance period to the rise of Abstraction. 7PM-8:15PM. October 24. Richview Library. Free. Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser unravels and reads from his forthcoming book, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the...

Canada’s Small Presses Hold Court at the Fisher Library


The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library is to Torontonian readers what Arcadia is to gardeners. From a dimly lit exhibition space, I felt in the company of every book that was or could ever be written. Strong in ten core subjects including philosophy and incunabula, Fisher’s seven-hundred thousand volumes make for a sublime sight. The current exhibition is called A Death Greatly Exaggerated: Canada’s...

Zombies, Podcasts, and The Paper Bag Princess: T.O. Events for August 15-29, 2013


Soundstreams is inviting actors, playwrights, composers, and directors to Behind the Curtain: Developing New Musicals and Operas, a salon to discuss and learn about these underrepresented genres. Meet Acting Up Stage’s Mitchell Marcus and SummerWorks Musical Works’ Tracy Michailidis. 7PM. August 16. Pre-registration required. Gardiner Museum. Free. StoryMobs stages a reading of Robert Munsch’s...

Young writer workshops, Mad Pride, and George Elliott Clarke’s Beat Café: T.O events for July 4-July 20, 2013


Repair Café Toronto gives household items a new lease on life. Visitors can bring in broken computers, small appliances, small furniture, lamps, clothes, and jewelry and learn how to fix them with the help of volunteer professionals. 10AM-2PM. July 6. Skills For Change (791 St. Clair West, 2nd floor). Free. The 20th Mad Pride Toronto Festival revels in the indelible cultures and artistic...