Whatâ€™s worth seeing? TAAFI, as itâ€™s called, takes place at the Drake and Gladstone Hotels. Despite having been in the past a somewhat ad hoc affair, this is where youâ€™ll find young, gritty art.
TONIGHT FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10: The Drake Hotel Gala Reception and Performances, from 10 pm â€“ 2 am.
Look for The Pillow Fight League at the Drakeâ€™s entrance at 10:30 pm, as well as performances by Johanna Householder, Day Milman and the always entertaining Ulyssses Castellanos. His Paul McCarthy-inspired performance at MoCCA last week was nonetheless very entertaining:
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11:
12 â€“ 8 pm: Inside/Out Lesbian and Gay Film and video screening in the Drakeâ€™s Yoga Den
2 pm: Urban perspectives â€“ Artist Eric Glavin and U of T prof Andy Payne with a screening by Andreas Koch
6 pm: A Funeral for a Building at the corner of Queen and Abell Streets. A performance by Jessica Rose
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12:
12 â€“ 8 pm: Vtape all day screening in the Drakeâ€™s Yoga Den
1 pm: In the Drake Underground, a lecture and book launch by the artist Gary Neill Kennedy. â€œSuperstar Shadow 1984 â€“ 2005â€
What about the galleries?
The rooms of the Gladstone and Drake hotels are occupied by galleries, individual artists and artist collectives. Some that will be worth checking out:
At the Gladstone Hotel:
-Joint Collective (Dave Dyment, Gregory Elgstrand, Kelly Mark) â€“ Room 203
-Katherine Mulherin Art & Projects â€“ room 214
-Ed Pien (Hallways and Lobby)
-Tyler Clark Burke (Hallways and Lobby)
At the Drake:
-The Movement Movement â€“ room 208
-John McLachlin â€“ room 203
-Phil Irish â€“ room 206