Pumped for Powerball
What to wear to the Power Plant Art Gallery’s (231 Queens Quay West) Powerball fundraiser, which brings the city’s art peeps, media darlings and other usual scenester suspects together May 22? To mark its 10th year, the party’s theme is Decadance, so you could channel a spoiled, cake-?craving Marie Antoinette, or drape yourself in gold costume jewellery and other 80s excess. Since the ticket price is a somewhat opulent $160 ($140 for members, available at 416-?973-?4000), you could be frugal with your outfit and hot-glue a bag of PC Decadent chocolate chip cookies to your favourite frock. For some reason, we think the cultured crowd would like that.
Listen up, armchair architecture critics. Voting for 2008’s PUG Awards is now open until May 31 at www.pugawards.com. The annual people’s choice architecture competition pits new residential and commercial developments against each other for design supremacy or a slap on the wrist for uglifying a corner of the city. This year’s 21 nominees include the ROM’s crystal addition, the Hazelton Hotel and condos galore, all of which were completed in 2007. The winners will be announced June 4 and have their names engraved on the PUG cup, a skyscraper-shaped trophy on permanent display at City Hall.
Artist and Scarygirl (www.scarygirl.com) creator Nathan Jurevicius exhibits a new batch of original works and figurines starting today (Thursday, May 15) at Magic Pony (694 Queen West, 416-?861-?1684, www.magic-pony.com). Tonight’s opening runs 7 to 10 pm, and the artist will attend.
Sweet Deal bites
The Mastermind Toys (www.mastermindtoys.com) annual warehouse sale starts May 21 at 9325 Yonge, and offers up to 70 per cent discounts on playtime and educational goodies for the kids.
Give your wardrobe a spring cleaning with Nature Clean laundry products including Delicate Wash and Powdered Bleach, on sale now at Grassroots (372 Danforth, 416-?466-?2841, and 408 Bloor West, 416-?944-?1993, www.grassrootsstore.com).