Here’s a trio of the hottest things you can do in Toronto on April’s first Hump Day.*
Where: Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas, 2190 Yonge Street
Known for presenting films and music videos intended to represent the real world, the Reel World Film Festival showcases work by artists from Aboriginal, Asian, Black, Latino, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and other racially diverse communities. If you’re interested in stories that are culturally relevant, this is the festival for you. You’ll find features, docs, shorts, and the aforementioned music videos. You’ll probably also find you’ll learn something too.
Feast for Kings
Where: Cote de Boeuf, 130 Ossington Ave.
Tonight and tomorrow night, Cote de Boeuf is giving you the chance to eat like Khaleesi. A feast inspired by Game of Thrones? Well, we imagine it’ll be entertaining, tasty, and everyone you like will probably die at the end. Okay, hopefully not. But with six feasting courses including items like suckling pig. pigeon and boar cheek pie, and salt crusted whole trout we expect you’ll feel ready to take on Jaime Lannister by the end of it. Valar Morghulis – best live it up while you can.
James Vincent McMorrow
Where: Danforth Music Hall
Some say this guy’s rippin’ Gayngs, and we couldn’t imagine a nicer compliment. Taking quite a different approach on his sophomore album, Post Tropical, JVM has pawned the acoustic guitar for a Roland TR-808 and displaced folkier output with more electronically polished, soulful RnB. His falsetto will slow the world around you to a stop, and the ascending piano and horn melodies will make you wish it never started again. But don’t just take our word for it, because we aren’t the only ones who’ve proclaimed this record an early candidate for 2014 album of the year. Like this writing? Check out the rest of our monthly musical installment here.
*Of course, no one would blame you for staying in to contemplate why every flight doesn’t start off this way.
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Photo courtesy Cote de Boeuf