Latex love affair
Intrigued by our beginner's guide to latex (see page 22)? An experienced rubberist? Either way, check out Latex Night at Oasis Aqualounge (231 Mutual, 416-599-7665, oasisaqualounge.com) on Tuesday (April 29) from 8 pm to 3 am. Dress in latex and you get a drink ticket. Men $50; women free. The event is sponsored by latex designer Ego Assassin.
The Toronto Fashion Incubator's (TFI) New Labels Fashion Design Competition is one of the best events in town to spot and support new designers. On May 5 at 8 pm, at One King West (1 King West), enjoy an open bar, fancy-schmancy party and fashion show featuring the competition's finalists, emceed by Jeanne Beker. Tickets ($75-$150) at fashionincubator.com.
As the weather warms up, it's a great time for an exhibition that explores the relationship between landscape and space. Check out the second annual Grow Op exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen West, 416-531-4635, gladstonehotel.com), Thursday to Sunday (April 24 to 27), for an alternative take on landscape and urban design ($10). Don't miss the Equinosh feast on Saturday (April 26), 5 to 8 pm, in the hotel ballroom, with dishes from the likes of Jamie Kennedy and Mario Paz celebrating the diversity of local agriculture ($10, sampling tickets $5).
Spring-clean harsh chemicals and unsustainable goods out of your life at the Green Living Show, Friday to Sunday (April 25 to 27) at the Direct Energy Centre (100 Princes'). From tasty treats at the Gluten-Free Garage pop-up to eco-friendly fashion finds, this is the place to learn how to live a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. $18, stu/srs $14; online $16, stu/srs $12 at greenlivingshow.ca.