Toronto events on Thursday, August 29, 2013
FASHION | WORN Loves Jeanne: A Conversation with Jeanne Beker
Canadian fashion icon, designer, journalist and cover girl Jeanne Beker sits down with WORN Editor-In-Chief Serah-Marie McMahon tonight to discuss her decades-long career in the fashion industry and how she uses wearable art as a form of personal expression. The Issue 16 cover girl will join WORN lovers for an intimate evening of conversation at Type Books, taking fashion-fielded questions and doling out stories about working in the industry. RSVP through WORN Journal's Facebook page for this free event. Copies of this month's awesome issue will be available at Type Books tonight.
Type Books (883 Queen Street West) 7PM Free
MUSIC | Berkeley Block Jazz Jam
Corktown's best block party returns after a successful spring event, this time hauling up in the local theatre and closing down Berkeley Street to make way for musicians, food and entertainment. Featuring performances by members of Caribou, the Berkeley Block Jazz Jam will have a steady line-up of musicians playing tunes including Canadian Stage's jazz ensemble. Photo booths and food trucks will also be around if that isn't enough to sustain your interest while Steamwhistle and Barefoot Wine serve the booze. This converted church is going to house one of the best block parties tonight so be sure to bring your ID--this one is 19+.
Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) 9PM $10
FASHION | The Open Run: The Craft of Styling Life From Love
Will Strickland is a former pro basketball player so he knows a few things about what makes a good sneaker. The American-Canadian hip hop culture enthusiast will participate in the latest lecture from the Out of the Box series, titled The Open Run: The Craft of Styling Life from Love. Speaking about his experiences in personal styling and the impact of the sneaker on urban culture, this illustrated talk will see Strickland visually speak to how he crafted his style from a love of this specific shoe. Tickets will be available for a discounted rate in advance. Get your kicks while you're young enough to get them.
Bata Shoe Museum (327 Bloor Street West) 6PM $10 advance, $14 door
FOOD | Taste The World
feasTO are basically dumpling specialists and they'll be sharing their knowledge and delicious samples of their life's work at the ING Direct Café during lunch hours today for free. This community event is part of Taste The World, a free foodie lunch programme that supports Stop Community Food Centre by inviting Torontonians out to eat between noon and 2PM every Thursday in August. Stop by the Yonge & Shuter café and snack on dumplings in assorted flavours!
ING Direct Café (221 Yonge Street) 12PM Free
FILM | WILDsound Feedback Toronto Film Festival
If you've got a hankering for short films and can't wait a week until TIFF, WILDsound Feedback Toronto Film Festival opens their fourth showcase of international shorts at the Carlton tonight. Watch six high-budget shorts from varying genres, created by filmmakers from countries like Venezuela, Denmark, Switzerland and Canada. This nearly-free film festival is just $4 and tickets can be booked online through the WILDsound website. Get your short fix!
Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street) 7PM $4
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by Lauren Pincente via blogTO