Indie Events: Feb 13-19

Check out the week-of-love edition of Broken Pencil’s indie events listings: just the right amount of Valentine’s refs to get you off the couch and out the house!


Feb 14, WORN Fashion Journal Presents Heartbreak Karaoke, Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue,9pm, $7 ($5 if you’re wearing red/pink)

Get in a line and sing a song of heartbreak at the indie fashion mag WORN’s annual heartbreak karaoke fundraiser. Songs go for a $1 a pop (unless you wanna sing Celine – that’s more) and all proceeds go to supporting WORN.

Feb 16,3 Stories for God, The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave, 7:30 pm, FREE

Broken Pencil, Taddle Creek and City Lights (the San Fran Publisher) come together for a God-oriented reading this Thursday: Ben Ehrenreich (of City Lights) makes his Canadian debut reading from his new novel Ether,  Grace O’Connell reads from her recently published in Taddle Creek story “THE MANY FACES OF MONTGOMERY CLIFT” and Broken Pencil publisher Hal Niedzviecki reads from his collection of short stories Look Down, This is Where it Must Have Happened .

Feb 17, TROPICAL BINGO Fundraiser, XPACE Cultural Centre, 58 Ossington Ave, 8pm, $5.

Come party at the XPACE gallery and cultural centre for a fundraiser in support of a library nook that will hold zines, mix tapes and art books. Five buck entry gets you a spot in a bingo game for art books and other ephemera from Art Metropole.

Feb 17, Valentine’s Aftermath: A Zinesters’ Mixer, Static Zine, Jang Bang Bar, 430 College St. 10 pm, FREE.

The Static Zine girls are back, with their partner in crime, The Continuist for a zinesters’ jam at the Jang Bang Bar. A Leave-a-Zine, Take-a-Zine box at the door means everyone leaves with some new reading material.

Feb 18-23, Shary Boyle and Christine Fellows: Everything Under the Moon, En Wave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, $10-$15

Toronto artist Shary Boyle and Winnipeg songwriter Christine Fellowsr reimagine old-timey shadow play performance at the Harbourfront this week. The final Feb 23 performance includes an onstage talkshow interview with the creators and the Power Plant Asst Curator Jon Davies.


Feb 18, Irregular Artifact Press Launch Party, Niagara Artists Centre, 354 St. Paul St. E, 7:30 pm.

Join in the Irregular Artifact Press launch of a collection of artist multiples, featuring the work of local artists, writers and others.


Feb 17, All That Glitters Isn’t Gold: Canadian Mining and Resistance in Honduras, W2 Media Cafe, 111 W. Hastings, 6:30 pm

Come see a screening of the 10-minute documentary on the implications of a open-pit gold mine in Honduras, operated by Vancouver-based mining corporation Goldcrop, and the severe consequences on the community. Come early for a dinner; traditional Andean music later on.






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