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This Week in Indie Events:July 25 August 1

By Ellie Anglin

Toronto and Vancouver are ablaze with indie events this week.


July 27, Zine Swap and Collaborative Workspace, Hart House Library, 7-9pm

To celebrate International Zine Month Broken Pencil and Hart House library are holding a zine swap in the Reading Room at Hart House.  Come trade and donate zines and work on your latest project.  7 Hart House Circle, Free. 

July 27, New and Lesser Known Work of ASM Koboyashi: Closing Night Outdoor Alleyway Screening at the Feminist Art Gallery (FAG), 64 Seaforth Avenue,

Artist spaces FAG and LIFT co-present a screening, artist talk and discussion of new and more obscure work from ASM Koboyaski, marking the end of Kobayashi’s exhibition at FAG.

July 28, Artist Talk – Tobaron Waxman, OCAD, 6:30 – 9:30

Celebrated queer artist Tobaron Waxman will give a talk at the Ontario College of Art & Design (100 McCaul St) in room 544 on Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30

July 28, “Hands Off Parkdale” march, meet at Parkdale Library (Queen W & Cowan) @ 6pm

Join Parkdale residents and workers to protest the planned city council cuts to imperative social services, including the public library where the march begins.

July 29, Critical Mass Bike Ride, meet at 6pm at Spadina and Bloor, ride til 9pm

Join hundreds of cities on the last Friday of each month to take to the streets.  Talk, socialize, organize and ride with your fellow cyclists and show the world bikes are traffic.

July 31, R.R.R.R.R: Trash Art and Music Festival, El Gordo back patio + lot, 3 – 10pm

R.R.R.R.R. Trash Art and Music Festival happening in the back patio and lot of El Gordo (214 Augusta Ave) in Kensington Market.  Co-presented by art gallery Whippersnapper, music series Wavelength and  Snakes & Ladders, this central event of the Take Me With You Summer Series, will focuses on the art of the lost and found.  On the bill are Japanther, Urban Trash Art, Moonking, Makeout Videotape and more.


July 26, Christa Couture EP release party with Cris Derksen and E.S.L., The Railway Club, 8-11pm

Alt-folk singer songwriter releases two new EPs, LOVED and LOST, at the Railway Club at 579 Dunsmuir Street, with performances by Couture, Cris Derksen and E.S.L. 

July 31, Vancouver Pride, Downtown Vancouver, 12 – 3pm

Come to the heart of downtown Vancouver to celebrate queers at Pride 2011!  Pride Parade travels along Denman Street and ends at the Sunset Beach festival side

July 26, 2011

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