What’s the last place you’d expect to host a concert series? The library! It’s true; Toronto Public Library’s Make Some Noise initiative is kicking into high gear this Friday, with a performance by Toronto duo Light Fires. Regina the Gentlelady (a.k.a. Gentleman Reg’s drag persona) will strut over booming electronic backtracks provided by Ohbijou’s James Bunton. Regina’s fuzzy, high-register voice combined with a fiercely fabulous stage presence rings true to what drag is all about: confidence, sass, and in-your-face attitude. You can bet that the shushing from elderly library dwellers will do nothing to quiet down this show! (Proof in this must watch video.)
The Make Some Noise…Take Some Noise program brings the library’s local music collection of more than 1,000 CDs to life. The free concert series provides people of all ages an opportunity to see Toronto’s hottest indie bands at their local library.
Other Make Some Noise events include screenings of The Mars Project (a documentary following rapper Khari “Conspiracy” Stewart through his experiences with the Canadian mental health system), and a lecture discussing the legacy of Will Munro within Toronto’s queer arts culture. Their website has a listing of all the Make Some Noise events.
Sit cross-legged at Sanderson Library (327 Bathurst) this Friday at 8pm to experience a grown-up library field trip, with your lovely and entertaining library guide, Light Fires.