This week’s happenings: 5 see-them-while-you-can events to catch this week
Image of Maia armchair by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola.
Status: Functional art imitating life
What: An innovative exhibition,
BRAVOS features the interesting décor pieces by 21 creative young Spanish designers, part of the Spanish Design Boom.
When: August 9 to 23.
Where: Design Exchange, Trading Floor, 234 Bay St..
Buzzworthy notes: A whimsical mix of funky bar stools and lamps curated by Spanish design expert Juli Capella, produced by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and co-organized by the American University Museum and the Embassy of Spain. Bonus: check out
The Tutu Project exhibit celebrating the 60th anniversary of the National Ballet of Canada downstairs.
TORONTO: SHOE ART
Status: Kick start
What: Shoe maven TOMS offers up their comfy-yet-chic footwear as a canvas for local artists to interpret the meaning of giving in the Toronto stop of this multi-city tour (the collection of kicks touched down in Vancouver and Montreal earlier this summer).
When: Tuesday Aug. 14, from 5 to 7 PM (could run longer!)
Where: JessGo Studio, 945 Wilson Ave.
Buzzworthy notes: 70 + pairs of uniquely designed TOMS covered in studs, tie-dye paint splatters and cartoon kitties (yes!) created by local Toronto artists such as Jessica Gorlicky, Adam Cialini, Shay Brown, Fritz and more.
Read on for more fashionable events, including a cool new store in Vancouver and the return of the Ex!
VANCOUVER: STORE OPENING
Status: Happier feet
What: Spanish shoe brand Camper opens up its second Canadian shop in Vancouver.
When: Opens Aug. 14.
Where: 1101 Robson St.
Buzzworthy notes: The second of its kind—the other Canadian Camper post is in Montreal—this sleekly rendered shop was designed by architect and designer Doshi Levien.
Status: Let’s go
What: It’s that time of year again—17 freewheeling days of funnel cakes, air shows, whack-a-mole and deep-fried everything before heading back to school or the office after the last long weekend of summer spent at the
Canadian National Exhibition.
When: From August 17 to September 3.
Where: CNE grounds, 100 Princes’ Blvd..
Buzzworthy notes: Everything from tacos and Tiny Tom Donuts to raw foods (pizza, cinnamon buns) at the infamous Toronto Star Food Building; a performance by former BSB Nick Carter; and of course, the petting zoo.
Status: One dîner only
What: In honour of the 100th birthday of the perennial American expat chef in Paris, French resto Bistro Pastis is hosting a cooking demo of Julia Child’s fave French recipes, plus an après-cooking five-course tasting menu for $65. Bon appétit!
When: Thursday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 PM.
Where: Bistro Pastis, 2153 West 4th Ave.
Buzzworthy notes: If
Julie and Julia didn’t help you master Child’s Beouf Bourguignon, executive chef Tobias Grignon will take you through the infamous dish; optional wine pairing for $32 to properly toast the American personality.
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