Oh, God, it's June already! How the hell did that happen? Here's some of the fun stuff I'd like to do, though I may spend most of my time sequestered with a pile of essays instead. Check back during the month for updates, as I tend to forget things & add them in later.
Saturday, June 4:
~ Chrystl Rijkeboer show opening at offthemapgallery
. 2-5 pm.
~ Release party
issue #4. El Mocambo, $10 (includes bands, copy of the issue). 9:00 till late.
Friday through Saturday, June 9-11:
~ North by Northeast
. I generally find it's a much better idea to pick a likely-looking bar and park yourself there for the evening than to spring for the wristband and scurry all over town trying to get into the buzz bands' sets. But you may disagree. If you have any hot tips on what's going to be good, feel free to e-mail me (or leave a comment).
Friday, June 17:
~ Gladstone Hotel
re-opening party. 9:00 till late, free, could be fun. There will also be an open house over that weekend, when you'll be able to get a look at the newly-redecorated artist-designed guestrooms.
Tuesday, June 28:
~ Toronto Comic Jam
. Cameron House, back room, 9:30 till the bar closes. You should come.
June 29 to July 11:The Scream Literary Festival
~ Eye Scream, the gallery show part of the festival, is built around a terrific concept this year: Each participating artist submitted a piece and an artist's statement, then the organizers re-distributed the statements randomly and anonymously, and each artist created another
piece based on someone else's statement. The statements will hang with the original piece on one side and the new piece on the other. The show will be in that cafe in Carleton Cinemas, and the launch party -- also the kickoff party for the whole festival -- will be on Wednesday, June 29, at 7:00.
~ A special Canada Day [murmur]
/Scream crossover! Kind of like one of those fanfics where Mulder and Scully meet Buffy and Angel. But different. 12-3 pm, Canada Day: a walking tour of the Annex murmur sites that will wind up at the Coach House. Details TBA -- watch the Scream site.
~ The book-length reading this year will be Sheila Heti reading Ticknor
-- all of it -- at Grano, Friday July 8, starting at 7:30. $60 with dinner, $10 without. I expect there will be pie.
~ The Scream In High Park its own self will be on July 11, in High Park of course, starting at 7:00. It will not rain