Today in Toronto: Luminato Day 1, Okkervil River and more

Today in Toronto: Luminato Day 1, Okkervil River and more

Okkervil River This folksy Austin group is a serious crew—the band took its name from a short story by Russian writer Tatyana Tolstaya, and singer Will Sheff went into semi-isolation to write the lyrics for the new album, I Am Very Far. Find out more »

The Sisters Euclid These four guys (and yes, they’re guys) have been a sophisticated, if slightly wacky, musical presence around the local jazz scene for the last 15 years. Find out more »

Luminato Day 1:

Habit In what sounds like a voyeur’s delight, this Luminato performance piece puts three actors in a house constructed inside the great hall at OCAD University. Find out more »

Natural Magick Sleight-of-hander David Ben is set to wow the crowds at Luminato with his musical take on magic, complete with a peppy Japanese and klezmer–inspired score, and clever projections. Find out more »

Taj This world premiere from Sampradaya Dance Creations recounts the classic tale of Indian Emperor Shah Jahan’s love for his wife, Mumtaz. Find out more »

The Kronos Quartet Everyone’s favourite kick-ass string quartet—as likely to work with David Bowie as tackle Schubert—broadens its already very broad definition of eclecticism through collaborations with the Alim Qasimov Ensemble and Homayun Sakhi. Find out more »