Toronto events on Thursday, September 26, 2013
CONFERENCE | TEDx Toronto
A collection of successful Canadians like Maestro Fresh Wes, Matthew Good, and Stephanie Guthrie (to name a few) will speak on the topic of choices and how just one can shape an entire career at this year's TEDx Toronto. Inspiring, entertaining and sometimes heartbreaking, TEDx Toronto is designed to make audiences leave feeling motivated--whether you roll your eyes at that or not indicates how much you'd enjoy the conference and lectures. The official after party takes place at UNIUN and tickets can be purchased through the TEDx Toronto website. The party is 19+.
The Royal Conservatory of Music (273 Bloor Street West) 9:30PM
FASHION | Lingerie Française
Corsets, girdles, bloomers and lace bras make up the Design Exchange's racy new exhibit. Lingerie Française, opening today at the DX, travels through the 19th century, marking the history and growth of the women's undergarment industry and the modern day incarnations of classic pieces. Curated by Catherine Ormon, creator of the Fashion Museum of Marseilles, the show is a retrospective of 100 years of French lingerie, chronicling the rise of 11 of France's leading brands. Lingerie Francaise is open daily at the Design Exchange until October 13th.
Design Exchange (234 Bay Street) 10AM Free
FILM | WILDsound Feedback Toronto Film Festival
Carlton Cinemas hosts WILDsound Feedback Toronto Film Festival, the nearly free evening of short films from across the globe. Tonight's $4 screening features five short films from the UK, Switzerland, Canada, Germany and Brazil, four of which are big budget shorts and one that is a no-budget student film that has done well on the festival circuit. Following the films, audiences are invited to give feedback to encourage and support the future of feature filmmakers, which is the very nature of this festival. Tickets are available online and if you are a film, TV or short story writer, check out WILDsound's many contests and get feedback from industry professionals.
Carlton Cinemas (20 Carlton Street) 7PM $4
THEATRE | FIXED
FIXED is theatre for the mobile generation. Inspired by the life of Grindr inventor Alan Turing, this Zack Russell play tells the story of Gayle, the creator of an app for men that broadcasts potential hook-ups into users homes. The inventor hires a dozen men to test the app but when there's a glitch, Gayle ends up stuck on boy #1. The play opens tonight at Videofag with performances running until October 13th.
Videofag (187 Augusta Avenue) 8PM $10
ALSO OF NOTE:
Photo from Lingerie Francaise 2010
by Lauren Pincente via blogTO