Arts and culture briefs

Gimme Some Truth

Gimme Some Truth film fest continues with Khalik Allah’s Black Mother screening on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. and Mark Cousins’ The Eyes of Orson Welles at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9. Both films are screening at Cinematheque (100 Arthur St.). Student admission is $8, and regular tickets are $10.

Queer Bingo: Out of this World!

Space out at the Good Will Social Club this Sunday, Nov. 10, while local queens perform, and attendees can hit it big, bingo-style. This event is hosted by the Sunshine House, and part of the proceeds go toward their harm-reduction programing. The show starts at 6:30 p.m., and it's only $20 to play all night.

Writers reading

A handful of local writers will present work this Saturday, Nov. 9 at Garry Street Coffee (333 Garry St.). Nic Wilson will read from his new chapbook Still Life with Dying Flowers, Mariana Munoz Gomez will read new work, and Jean Borbridge will share poems. This free event is hosted by Hannah Godfrey, who also hosts the CKUW radio show The Monkey Sparrow. Everything starts at 7 p.m.

Nonhuman Futures: Suzanne Kite lecture

On Thursday, Nov. 7, artist Suzanne Kite (a.k.a. "Kite") will present a talk focused on digital economies of labour in the arts, as part of the “Labour of Love: On Digital Economies in the Arts” lecture series. This free talk is at Plug In ICA (460 Portage Ave.) and starts at 7 p.m.

David Berman tribute

This weeks Real Love Thursday is a tribute to David Berman, beloved leader of indie-rock legends Silver Jews. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Artbeat Studios, a local arts organization that provides mentorship and support for folks living with mental illness. Show is at the Good Will Social Club (625 Portage Ave.) on Nov. 7. It starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $10 at the door.

Karen Kraven artist talk

On Friday Nov. 8, Montreal-based artist Karen Kraven is giving a lecture about her practice in anticipation of her June 2020 exhibition at PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts (121-100 Arthur St.). Kraven’s practice combines sculpture and image into installations that explore camouflage, the body and optical illusion. The talk starts at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Published in Volume 74, Number 9 of The Uniter (November 7, 2019)

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