Out and about and looking for Spooks....
The Box Salon
An evening of word, film, dance, and music by Semi Chellas, Sharon Harris, Steve Kado, Jessica Rose, Jessica Runge, Moheb Soliman, Troy Emery Twigg, and others. Rivoli (332 Queen Street West, Back Room). $5 minimum. 416-929-1906.
Back in 1998 Louise Bak founded and now hosts what has come to be known as Toronto’s most eclectic “reading” series. It’s hard to believe that almost ten years later it’s still going strong.
The Box has lived at both the Labyrinth Lounge and Bar Italia, but has been a staple at the Rivoli since 2003, making use of the vast back room and its abundant facilities for optimal entertainment.
Even before The Box, Bak - a poet, performance artist and sexual activist – had a gift for throwing “literary events” that were obvious entertainment experiments, seeking to expand the definition of what we all deemed literary. Back in 2004 eye magazine stated that she sought “to promote a polyamorous artistic scene,” a statement that is even more true today with her latest Box line-up. No stranger to the composition of literature herself, Bak is the author of emeighty (Letters), Gingko Kitchen and Tulpa (Coach House Books).
Halloween Whore Redux
Kelly and The Kelly Girls with Satan's Candy, On Bodies and Roxi Dlite
The El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Ave, $10, Doors at 8PM.
Back from their international tour the "Girls" rocked the fun filled whore-r house, but not until some great sets by the opening acts. Satan's Candy continues to win over fans with this being only the third live gig under their bras. Everyone join in and sing about how much you love Jagrmeister...then go get drunk with these lovely Cougars!
All bands can be found on www.myspace.com