Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Happiness Project: In the House – Fundraiser

The Happiness Project: In the House – Fundraiser

Tuesday, July 26 at 7:00pm - July 27 at 12:00am
The Gladstone Hotel - The North Ballroom
1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

Come out, have fun and help us launch The Happiness Project: In the House at Nuit Blanche 2011!

With live performance by Charles Spearin (Broken Social Scene, Do Make Say Think, The Happiness Project), along with Sexy Merlin aka Sean Dunal, DJ sets by Circle Research & Kyle Marshall.

Tickets: $30
With lots more ways to donate to the project!

Tickets can be purchased at the door and in advance (recommended) through pay pal (We will hold the ticket at the door for you!) or contact: agi@artistbloc.com
Pay Pal : https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=VE4UY4GZ3765W

More details to come.

We have partnered up with Sketch, an organization that works with homeless youth and provides them with ways to express themselves through art and we are offering them workshops with the artists participating in the exhibition, as well to take part in the official exhibition through their own interpretation of one of the songs from the album!

If you don't know what we are about read on:

The Happiness Project
is a JUNO-award winning album composed and produced by Charles Spearin of the Toronto-based bands Broken Social Scene and Do Make Say Think on the Arts and Crafts label. Interested in learning about people's definition of 'happiness', Charles interviewed his Annex neighbours and then took their spoken words and wrote music to accompany their responses. The resulting compositions are moving, insightful, and inspirational.

The Happiness Project: In the House
is a collaborative and interactive installation-based exhibition curated by Artist Bloc and built around artists' interpretations of Spearin's compositions and their own definition of 'happiness'.

The exhibition will open on October 1st, 2011 as part of Scotiabank‘s Nuit Blanche and will run until October 15th, 2011.
Mark the event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=226363220725270

Help make The Happiness Project: In the House a success!

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Hope to see you there.

- Artist Bloc


Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Circle Research Show! Episode #73 w/special guest: SUNCLEF (live beat set)

The Circle Research Show! Episode #73
w/special guest: SUNCLEF (live beat set)


. Favorite Flava - VII (Sasac remix)
2. Slum Village - Get This Money (Melaz rmx inst)
3. SBTRKT feat:Little Dragon - Wildfire
4. Small Professor - I, Savant
5. Anthony Valadez - Bus Stop Lulluby
6. Melaz - Tiger Detroit
7. Toro Y Moi - Freak Love (Freddie Joachim Remix)
8. SKI - WordSoundPowerEnergy (Nocturnal RMX)
9. Tory - Saturn Never Sleeps
10. Noza - Lorelel Beat
11. Luv Bugz - What Ever
12. Reggie B - Poison Candy
13. Sunclef - Tout Le Monde
14. Sunclef - Four Tracks
15. Sunclef - Droski
16. Sunclef - All Natural
17. Sunclef - Samolero
18. Sunclef - Catch A Drift
19. Sunclef - Ists Of The Isms
20. Dela - Vibrate
21. Surface - Happy
22. Breakwater - Time
23. Peter Brown - For Your Love
24. Asha Puthli - Space Walk
25. Eramus Hall - Just Me And You
26. Steve Arrington - Beddie Biey
27. Cameo - Enjoy Your Life
28. Rufus & Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
29. Lenard Destroy - Quiet Nights (inst)
30. Prince - Crazy You

INSIDE OUT! w/ Circle Research & General Eclectic (Funk, Soul, Disco, Boogie, Classic Hip Hop)


A new monthly event brought to you by:
Circle Research & General Eclectic
Starting SATURDAY, JULY 09th and continuing every 2nd Saturday of the month.

With resident party rockers:

Circle Research (Do Right!, MPM, URBNET)
General Eclectic (Footprints, Uma Nota, Freedom Time)

DJing a wicked selection of DANCEFLOOR Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Boogie, Reggae & more...

Venue: 270 Adelaide St. West @ John
Cover: Free before 11:00 - $5 after

You know how we do --- why not come thru and catch some sick tunes in a new and intimate venue?
Guaranteed the music will be tight and the SOUNDSYSTEM will be outta sight!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Friday, July 8th 2011

Special DJ set by: CIRCLE RESEARCH - 9pm

Announcing our Third Salon – The Immigrant

“Isn’t everyone a part of everyone else?”
~ Budd Schulberg

The Theme:
Of the 2.5 million residents who make up the City of Toronto, half were born outside of Canada. With our third Salon, The Immigrant, we explore how the themes of identity, integration, assimilation, inclusion and exclusion manifest themselves in one of the most multi-racial, multi-cultural cities in the world.

The Details:
Friday, July 8th at 7PM – 11pm
Open Market at the Scadding Court Community Centre
707 Dundas Street West (Bathurst and Dundas)

The Location:
The Immigrant will be held at one of the most innovative new community spaces in Toronto, the Live Open Market at the Scadding Court Community Centre. Just opened as of June 17th, this colourful “pop up” market is part of an effort to revitalize and redefine the area, providing small, local vendors with commercial space and breathing new life into the neighbourhood.

Your Host – Ty Harper:

As a Toronto radio producer and co-host of OTA Live!, Canada’s first urban variety show, Ty is no stranger to navigating discussion and debate. Ty was born in Toronto & raised till his mid-teens in Trinidad.

Opening Words – Councilor Adam Vaughan:

Our welcome and opening words will be delivered by Councilor Adam Vaughan of
 Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina. For about 20 years, Vaughan worked as a political journalist and activist, most recently as the Political Specialist at Citytv/CP24.

Speaker – Fabio Crespin:

Born and raised in Sao Paulo Brazil, Fabio moved with his wife and son to Toronto in 2008. Moving to Canada was an ideological decision – he was motivated to be part of a more balanced and equal society. He is passionate about transforming society for the better. Fabio will speak about his new immigrant story.

Speaker – Leonardo Zuniga:

Since arriving in Canada in 2004, Leonardo (Leo) has been advocating for the rights of marginalized and oppressed young people. He also leads workshops around anti-oppression and anti-homophobia issues facing LGBT refugees and has recently joined the “Exploring Intersectionality” Project. Leo will also speak about his new immigrant story.

Speaker – Teresa Toten:

Teresa is a speaker and award-winning author of eight books. She was born in Yugoslavia, but left for Canada that same day. Teresa developed her broad taste in reading and writing because of her non-English speaking mother’s habit of filling shopping bags full of books from wildly disparate sections of the library. Twice nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award, Teresa’s acclaimed anthology Piece by Piece: Stories About Fitting into Canada was highlighted “as an important collection of stories” by CBC radio.

Keynote Speaker – Avvy Go

Avvy (LL.B. & LL.M.) is the Clinic Director of the Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic. Avvy received the 2002 President’s Award of the Women’s Law Association of Ontario and the 2008 City of Toronto’s William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations. She also co-founded the Colour of Poverty Campaign in 2007. Avvy will discuss this campaign and issues of race, poverty and identity.

Special performances:

-B-boys, Spoken Word Artist Ian Kamau
-TED mashups courtesy of DJ JoonyaT and sets by Circle Research
-Special 1loveto pop up shop
-Live JR Inside Out Project photo studio featuring special guest photographers
-Street art exhibit by Ilana Divantman and Josefa Ruiz
-Mobile Night Market opens at 6PM – food and beverages will be available for sale

MORE INFO @ http://tedxtoronto.com/blog/salon-the-immigrant