The Weekend To-Do: Photography with Philip Sparks, Joe Fresh street art, fancy hot chocolate and other stylish goings-on during Toronto’s Nuit Blanche
It’s here! The streets of Toronto will be taken over on Saturday night for the city’s annual all-night art party. Given just how much there is to see during the 12+ hours of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, we’re dedicating the entire Weekend To-Do to the most stylish exhibits and goings-on—from the festival’s kick off at 7:03pm and well into sunrise. On our list? A photo exhibit at the Philip Sparks boutique, an all night-dance party and a fancy mug of hot chocolate. (With some great art and live music thrown into the mix!)
Mckenzie James & Philip Sparks photo exhibition
Joining forces with designer Philip Sparks is Toronto-based photographer Mckenzie James for an exclusive one night only photo exhibition showcasing their work together throughout the past few years. Drop by for a few snaps in the in-store photo booth or some after-hours shopping should you need your fix.
7pm to 1am
Philip Sparks Tailored Goods Inc., 162 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche: All Together Now
Jeanne Holmes, artistic producer of the Canada Dance Festival, will be organizing All Together Now, a 12-hour dance party at the Richmond Adelaide Centre. Every hour a variety of dances will be taught by professional instructors and choreographers; from ballet to Capoeira and Bhangra to Krumping. Just another way to warm up throughout the night—and will perhaps make you feel less guilty about missing that yoga class this week.
7pm to 6am
Zone B: Richmond Adelaide Centre, 11 Richmond St. W., Toronto
The Detox Market’s TAZA Chocolate Warm Up Stop
Didn’t go overboard in the layers department like you told yourself you would last year? The Detox Market on King will be serving TAZA hot chocolate to those who stop by. Tip: get there early in the night, as this 100% organic and healthy treat will only be available from 10pm to midnight.
The Detox Market, 367 King St. W., Toronto
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche at Drake: Telling Stories
Artist Daniel Barrow is set to display his work across the Drake Hotel’s walls this weekend in “Telling Stories”—an exhibit featuring projections of hand-sketched drawings throughout the night. Other happenings at the hotel include Kurt Bigenho’s “Hello My Name Is…” project and a massive house party you won’t want to miss (to be held in the Underground, where else?) with Chicago DJ duo Flosstradamus.
7am to 4am
The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W., Toronto
Concrete Canvases at Joe Fresh
Aside from special discounts and a wine tasting provided by Stoneleigh Wines, Joe Fresh on Queen and Portland presents Concrete Canvases—a multi-dimension, large-scale digital installation featuring Toronto’s street art . Visitors can also inscribe personal messages onto the building’s façade.
Joe Fresh, 589 Queen St. W., Toronto
Art of Fashion RAW 2012
The Art of Fashion returns this year for its annual one-night design competition, showcasing a lineup of Canada’s most promising emerging designers and their depiction of this year’s theme: raw. Taking over Yorkville’s Hazelton Lanes, the event will include a fashion show, a culinary competition and a silent auction.
7pm to 1am
Oval Square at Hazelton Lanes, 87 Avenue Rd., Toronto