Winter gloom is already here but events in Toronto today offer some relief as artist Apolonija Šušteršič sets up a light therapy room inside the new MOCA. A community market, film screenings and French book fair are all on today as well.Events you might want to check out:
Femmes Noires (November 28 @ Art Gallery of Ontario)
Brooklyn artist Mickalene Thomas arrives for a free talk about her stunning works that rethink female sexuality, beauty and power.
Holiday Sip and Shop (November 28 @ The Basement)
Grab a drink and break out the Christmas list because a bunch of local makers and artisans are coming out for the curated community mini-market.
The Surreal Life (November 28 @ 187 Augusta)
Part comedy show, part art piece, this comedy gathering takes place in an art gallery to show that comedy is a form of high art.
Songwriters in the Round (November 28 @ Painted Lady)
Songwriters come out to discuss their works, something that's always as interesting as it is difficult, and features chatting, singing and jamming.
In the Mouth of Madness (November 28 @ The Royal Cinema)
A rip of Stephen King, this John Carpenter flick is "a genuinely terrifying, reality-melting" weirdo take on the contemporary horror genre.
Throwing Shade (November 28 @ The Great Hall)
TVLand's own Throwing Shade has arrived for a live chat about all thing facing men and women today, subverted for the purposes of laughs.
Reel Rock (November 28 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
Rock climbing is not for the weak and these four films look at the sport happening in places all around the world and the brave souls who take it on.
VNV Nation (November 28 @ The Danforth Music Hall)
This English electro project recalls the 80s and 90s synth pop craze with a strangely Michael Stipe of R.E.M. vibe.
Toronto French Book Fair (November 28 - December 1 @ Toronto Reference Library, Bluma Appel Theatre (2nd Fl))
French literature is a big thing in Toronto and this annual fair includes genres of all kinds with books for children, teens and adults.
Light Therapy (November 28 - February 10 @ MOCA Toronto)
The winter blues need not get you down as Swedish artist Apolonija Sustersic's new installation seeks to replicate a bright and sunny day.
by Lisa Power via blogTO