The Weekend To-Do: We’re following Grimes on tour, catching Cannes films in Montreal and checking out Toronto’s retail happenings
Despite being in full Fall 2012 mode during the week—the September Fall Trends issue of FASHION just wrapped—on the weekend it’s all about the summer lovin’. We’ve got new stores and pop-up shops to check out, movies imported from Cannes to watch, and a rooftop barbecue party to attend. Oh, and Grimes is in basically every town.
Bridge+Bardot Store Opening
Toronto’s Dundas Street West has become a top destination for vintage shoppers, and now there’s another reason to take the 505 to the west side. After a few pop-up shops, Bridge+Bardot, which carries vintage clothing and accessories by local designers, has a permanent home right next door to the Lakeview. Check out the above video for a little teaser of what’s in store.
Grand opening July 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
1138 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Cannes at Cinéma Excentris
Couldn’t make it to the French Riviera for the 2012 Cannes Film Festival? Dry your eyes chéri because throughout July Montreal’s independent theatre Cinéma Excentris is screening some of the top selections from the festival. Highly recommended: The Artist is Present, a documentary that follows the brilliant performance artist Marina Abramovic as she prepares for her retrospective show at the MoMA.
3536 St. Laurent Blvd., Montreal
Full Flex Express Tour
An ad for Gucci, the cover of V, a Polaris Prize nomination. Montreal’s Claire Boucher a.k.a. Grimes is everywhere. This week, she’ll be adding “travel across Canada” to that list as she joins the Full Flex Express Tour—a train-travelling music festival where she’ll be performing alongside Skrillex, Diplo, Pretty Lights and more.
July 13 Toronto – Fort York
July 14 Ottawa – Ottawa Blues Fest*
July 15 Montreal – Parc Jean-Drapeau
July 18 Winnipeg – Shaw Park
July 20 Edmonton – Kinsmen Park
July 22 Vancouver – PNE Coliseum
How to Use Fool’s Gold
Dublin-based artist Sarah Browne’s first North American solo show opens in Vancouver today. The namesake piece uses fool’s gold (pyrite, not the Hudson-McConaughey romcom) to create a basic radio set made of perspex, a safety pin, a paperclip, bulldog clips, a variable capacitor, a plastic drainpipe, electrical wire and Bakelite headphones.
Opening July 13
Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson St., Vancouver
Uncle Otis x Jonathan+Olivia
Beloved Toronto boutiques Uncle Otis and Jonathan+Olivia are joining forces in the name of the BBQ—an evening of sun, burgers, hotdogs, drinks and tunes provided by Creep designer Hiroshi Awai and Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning.
Red Bull Projects, 381 Queen St. W., Toronto
July 15, 5pm to 10pm
442 McAdam Pop-Up Shop
Designer Sarah Shell cut her teeth as a buyer at none other than Gucci before launching her own line of luxury handbags. The Canadian designed and made 442 McAdam collection will be at the Gladstone Hotel this weekend kept in good company by work from local photographer Erin Simkin.
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W.
July 14 – 15, 10am to 8pm