The cozy all-day art and music event is free with admission to the AGO. Plus: more just announced Toronto shows
AGO All Hours is getting cozy this month with an all-day block party inspired by the Danish concept of hygge on January 25.
It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from local R&B talent a l l i e, so it’s nice to see her headlining the event with a songwriting workshop in Baillie Court at 5 pm, followed by a live performance in Walker Court at 7 pm at the “Daydreamer’s Campsite” festooned with pillows and cushions. Experimental electronic artist SlowPitchSound will also play at 3 pm, while legendary poet and activist Lillian Allen will lead OCADU students through a series of dub poetry performances (at 3, 5 and 7 pm) responding to works in the AGO collection.
The event is guest curated by OCADU MFA Criticism and Curatorial Practice students and will also feature Brittany Brooks and Sid Barron‘s performance A Fireside Book of Fictitious Folk Songs, a sound and video installation by Lindsay Dobbin in the Henry Moore Sculpture Centre, traditional tea and mah-jong from Tea Base.
There’s a lot more, so check the schedule at AGO.ca/allhours. It’s all-ages and free with admission at the Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas West), and free for members.
Remembering Arachnidiscs: The BABEL Ensemble, Heraclitus Akimbo, Eiyn Sof, Beard Closet, Dark Bird and more at Array Space doors 5:30 pm, all ages. $10 or pwyc at the door. January 19.
AGO All Hours: allie, SlowPitchSound and others at Art Gallery of Ontario 10:30 am-10 pm, all ages. Free with admission. ago.ca. January 25.
Moscow Apartment, Bernice, Twist at Paradise Theatre doors 8 pm, all ages. $20-$26. paradiseonbloor.com. January 30.
Pep Rally: Jadalareign, Nino Brown, Minzi Roberta at Miss Thing’s doors 10 pm. $10-$20. February 7.
Joseph Arthur at Dakota Tavern doors 6 pm. $22.50. eventbrite.ca. February 20.
Texas King at Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $15. eventbrite.ca. February 21.
The Anti-Queens at Horseshoe doors 9 pm. $13.50. On sale January 10. eventbrite.ca. February 22.
Oakland Stroke at Paradise Theatre doors 6 pm. $40-$52. paradiseonbloor.com. February 28.
Gladie at The Baby G 8 pm. $12-$15. showclix.com. March 8.
Vetiver at Drake Hotel doors 8 pm. $16.50. On sale January 10. eventbrite.ca. March 29.
Post Animal at Velvet Underground Doors 7:30 pm. $TBA. On sale January 10. ticketweb.ca. March 10.
L’Impératrice at The Opera House doors 7 pm. $15-$20. eventbrite.ca. March 31.
Tropical Fuck Storm at Horseshoe 9 pm. $15-$20. showclix.com. April 4.
Dance With The Dead, Magic Sword at Mod Club doors 7 pm. $25.50. On sale January 10. eventbrite.ca. April 15.
Six Organs of Admittance at Longboat Hall doors 8 pm. $18.50. On sale January 10. eventbrite.ca. April 17.
Joywave at Lee’s Palace doors 8 pm. $TBA. On sale January 10. ticketweb.ca. April 19.
Mustard Plug at Hard Luck Bar doors 8 pm. $17. On sale January 10. eventbrite.ca. May 15.
Rod Stewart, Cheap Trick at Budweiser Stage Doors 6 pm. From $49.50. On sale January 10. ticketmaster.ca. July 24.
Rascal Flatts at Budweiser Stage Details TBA. ticketmaster.ca. September 3.