Ground control to downtown Toronto. This fall, the Art Gallery of Ontario will host David Bowie Is, an extensive collection of Bowie memorabilia from his own personal archive, direct from London's Victoria and Albert Museum, where the collection debuted.
Over 50 years' worth of Ziggy Stardust's personal items - including costumes, art, set designs, photos, script excerpts and instruments - arrive September 25 and stay until November 27.
Now, this calls for dancing in the street.
At long(list) last
Tonight (Thursday, June 13), the Polaris Music Prize jury will announce its 2013 long list of 40 artists.
The nationwide body of media, programmers and other experts in Canadian music will further narrow the list to a final 10 on June 16, and the winner will be announced at the gala on September 23.
Last year's short list included Grimes, Drake and Cold Specks, and the award went to Feist for Metals. Notable past winners include Arcade Fire (2011) and Fucked Up (2009).
The Polaris Prize is awarded annually to the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit.
On June 20, children's charity Lonny's Smile - which raises money for kids whose lives are challenged by medical conditions- presents the Fish Head Benefit at the Horseshoe Tavern.
MC'd by Great Big Sea's Murray Foster, the evening of music will also feature a live auction. The pièce de résistance is a Geddy Lee-signed Fender jazz bass guitar.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. We can't say what the guitar will go for - but be generous. It's for a good cause.