Events in Toronto

Events in Toronto

Here’s our little page of concert and art show listings for the Toronto area. If you want only show music or art related events, filter using the categories at the top of the calendar. Dark grey is music and green is art.

If you want your live show, DJ, art show, book release, or film launch listed on Gig It, send us an email. Reminder: We only list Toronto based shows.




Dec
13
Wed
Human Flow @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Dec 13 @ 20:45 – Dec 21 @ 20:00

World renowned artist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei creates an immersive and compassionate portrait of the refugee crisis in this globe-spanning documentary. Shot in 23 countries, Human Flow is a singularly expansive and urgent look at one of the most pressing issues of our time that captures its staggering scale and devastating toll. Taking us to far flung places-from Afghanistan to Greece to Germany to Iraq to Kenya and beyond-we meet extraordinary individuals and hear their stories as they bear unbelievable hardship with courage and resilience. A tremendously moving testament to the human spirit, Human Flow challenges our world to come together and shape a new, more compassionate, global society.

http://ow.ly/oh2t30gm77J

Dec
14
Thu
Nardwuar’s Video Vault w The Evaporators @ The Drake Underground
Dec 14 @ 19:00

ALL AGES *
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1547062

Live in Person ! Join Punk Rock Journalist and lead singer of The Evaporators, Nardwuar The Human Serviette, as he transports you, through video clips and stories, to the front lines of the many video interviews he has conducted over the years. Ranging from Jay-Z to Michael Gorbachev, from Destiny’s Child to Wesley Willis, the ‘Nard’ has compiled a huge catalog of “video vignettes” of the 20th Century and beyond. Plus a live performance by Nardwuar’s band The Evaporators! Doot doo !

The Punching Nuns: Disabled the Ep. Release Party @ The Baby G
Dec 14 @ 21:00

This is it . The official release party for “DISABLED – THE eP., The Punching Nuns newest Magnum Opus. Also appearing will be Toronto goth superstars, The Bloody Blue Darlings.

Dec
15
Fri
Jay Isaac: High Gloss Ceilings – Opening Reception @ COOPER COLE
Dec 15 @ 18:00 – 21:00

COOPER COLE is pleased to present High Gloss Ceilings, a solo exhibition from Jay Isaac.

High Gloss Ceilings is a business that has yet to be activated. It is a proposition that offers to paint a ceiling in reflective gloss paint. Ceilings are usually painted in the most matte of finishes, reflecting no light.

Is it subverting a canon of protocol?
Can a ceiling be subversive?
Absolutely not…. these are paintings in a room in a basement without a glossy ceiling.
The business model is fluid and branded based on how excited I get when I have no idea what the hell is going on. I have a fetish for being confused. Maybe you do too.
The paintings are indicators of this way of branding but certainly are very much about things. Mainly me and my new interest in politics.


Making non capital is juvenile and absurd but also necessary. These paintings act as themselves. They reference very little and are the thing reflected, not the surface that reflects. They act as objects of defiance and look at themselves in a self titled fiction, tasting their own sh__and se___. The images are PERSONAL and projections of all our best qualities. Contemplations of capitalism and all that other stuff. To be diluted into the large endless system of success and the need to pay rent.
At least we (I) tried.

High Gloss Ceilings is a business started in June 2017. We will paint a ceiling in your home or office in a high gloss finish.

Why?

High Gloss Ceilings is a business that proposes that a standard of a trade be potentially subversive. A ceiling is normally highly matte reflecting no light.

At High Gloss Ceilings we believe nothing is actually subversive and activism isn’t based on having enemies.

It is aesthetic branding that is opposed to branding and has a feeling of undefined problems and substances. Mostly not unhappy, but can’t be called light, and would never be called excellent.

Here is what I am proposing…
It’s a pure reflection. One that you don’t have to look at. Can be highly discounted and barely visible if you choose. But also very clear.

High Gloss Ceilings does and will exist as a projection that one can imagine. A mirror like ceiling that reflects the static or moving objects in a room.
Quite, a beautiful image!

Why High Gloss?

Jay Isaac (b. 1975, New Brunswick, Canada) studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada and at the Cardiff Institute of Art and Design, Cardiff, Wales, UK. His work has been widely exhibited, with notable shows at David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden ; Galerie du Jour, Paris, France; Galleria d’art moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy; Happy Ending, New York, USA; Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Agnes Etherington Art Center, Kingston; Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver; Mercer Union, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, The Art Gallery of Ontario and The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada. Isaac currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

This exhibition is generously supported by: The Canada Council of the Arts.

For more information please contact the gallery:

 

Nardwuar’s Video Vault w The Evaporators @ The Drake Underground
Dec 15 @ 19:00

19+ show
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1547065

Live in Person ! Join Punk Rock Journalist and lead singer of The Evaporators, Nardwuar The Human Serviette, as he transports you, through video clips and stories, to the front lines of the many video interviews he has conducted over the years. Ranging from Jay-Z to Michael Gorbachev, from Destiny’s Child to Wesley Willis, the ‘Nard’ has compiled a huge catalog of “video vignettes” of the 20th Century and beyond. Plus a live performance by Nardwuar’s band The Evaporators! Doot doo !

Dec
16
Sat
Nardwuar’s Video Vault w The Evaporators @ The Drake Underground
Dec 16 @ 19:00

19+ show
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1575009

Live in Person ! Join Punk Rock Journalist and lead singer of The Evaporators, Nardwuar The Human Serviette, as he transports you, through video clips and stories, to the front lines of the many video interviews he has conducted over the years. Ranging from Jay-Z to Michael Gorbachev, from Destiny’s Child to Wesley Willis, the ‘Nard’ has compiled a huge catalog of “video vignettes” of the 20th Century and beyond. Plus a live performance by Nardwuar’s band The Evaporators! Doot doo !

Constantines @ The Horseshoe Tavern
Dec 16 @ 21:00

19+ show

Advance tickets also available at Rotate This, Soundscapes & The Horseshoe Tavern front bar