Indie Events: July 13-20

through the woods

Attention kids, comix people, woodland Canadians— Through The Woods launches in Toronto on Tuesday! 

Tuesday, July 15

TORONTO

Rudy Comix and Fun, 7pm, Weird Things, 998 Bathurst, free

Come get your copy of Mark Connery’s Rudy, edited and designed by Marc Bell, and enjoy readings, books, weird things, you know!

Through The Woods book Launch & Discussion with Emily Carroll, 7pm, The Lillian H. Smith Library Auditorium, 239 College St, free

The Beguiling and Simon & Schuster Canada team up to present an awesome launch hosted by journalist and writer Sam Maggs! Join author Emily Carroll to celebrate the release of her new comics collection Through The Woods, including a presentation and discussion with Carroll.

Wednesday, July 16

TORONTO

Broken Pencil, OCAD Zine Library and TZL present an International Zine Month Celebration, 5pm, OCAD Learning Zone, 113 McCaul, free

Everybody say yeahhhh! We’re teaming up with the Toronto Zine Library and the OCAD Zine Library to bring you a celebration of zines, in honor of International Zine Month! Wahoo! We’ll be making zines, buttons, writing letters, collaging, and being our proudest DIY selves starting at 5pm, followed by zine readings from Whitney French, Eric Levitt and Jordaan Mason at 7pm. Don’t miss out! More info on our blog post.

This Magazine Summer Reading Issue Launch, 7:30pm, The Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue, $5 (includes issue)

A special literary edition of This Magazine brings you poetry and fiction selected by the fabulous Dani Couture, with readings from Aisha Sasha John, David Seymour, and Tony Burgess. Not to mention raffle prizes and drinks!

MDFF presents Ali Aydin’s Küf, 9pm, Double Double Land, 209 Augusta Avenue, PWYC

The Canadian premiere of Ali Aydin’s film Küf, Winner of the Lion of the Future Award at the Venice Film Festival: A railroad inspector spends his days in the gorgeous Anatolian outback looking for cracks on the line and his evenings writing letters to the government looking for news about his son who disappeared 18 years ago. Basri fights bureaucracy and secrecy in the person of police inspector Murat and the spellbinding character study, with shades of Raskolnikov, is completed by a third man, Cemil, whose anti-social behaviour begs confrontation. Presented by Medium Density Fibreboard Films.

Thursday, July 17

TORONTO

The Tiny Wife Launch, 6pm, Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay St, free

Andrew Kaufman’s new novel The Tiny Wife is coming to a bookstore near you! Come celebrate the launch with a Q&A hosted by Globe Books Editor Jared Bland.

Puzzling Overgrowth, 7;30pm, Weird Things, 998 Bathurst St, free

New works by Aaron Rossner and Sylvia Munson.

Saturday July 19

TORONTO

Little Red Fundraiser, 7:30pm, Emmanuel Howard Park United Church, 214 Wright Avenue, donations encouraged

Little Red Theatr’es Little Red Van was stolen off the street on June 20th, only to be discovered 2 days later heavily damaged and stripped of its valuable equipment and sets. Please think of contributing to this fundraiser to raise money to replace the lost equipment. The cabaret event will feature performances by a host of performers and Little Red Alumnae and is hosted by Nicky Nasrallah. If you can’t make it out, think about donating to the GoFundMe page!

Sunday, July 20

TORONTO

A Midsummer Night’s Zine: A Fundraiser for Shameless Magazine, 7pm, Site Bee, 1550 Queen St W, $10 (includes free copy of Shameless)

Shameless is turning 10! The independent Canadian magazine for smart, strong, sassy young women and trans youth is celebrating with a zine-raising party at the Site Bee Popup Shop. All proceeds go to Shameless! This is an all ages event.

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