Today in Toronto: Besnard Lakes, Hardsell and more

Today in Toronto: Besnard Lakes, Hardsell and more

Besnard Lakes This Canadian indie outfit, headed by husband-and-wife duo Jack Lasek and Olga Goreas, perfected its ambient psychedelic sound at Montreal’s Breakglass Studio. Find out more »

Hardsell Rick Miller scores a Factory Theatre hat trick with his third remount of the fall. In this 2009 show about the art of the sell, Miller plays a cynical clown driven to distraction by pervasive advertising and unrelenting branding. Find out more »

Jerusalem Quartet Buoyed by critical plaudits and a string of awards, these youngsters make their Toronto debut with a mixed musical bag: a Beethoven quartet, Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 6 (genial and light-hearted until the grave and ravishing slow movement) and Brahms’ warmly contemplative Opus 51 No. 2. Find out more »

Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop This exhibit zeroes in on his scientific pursuits, featuring scale models of some of his most famous inventions and digital reproductions of his sketches. All ages. Find out more »

Tsar’s Cabinet If you want to see how Catherine the Great decorated her living room, this is the show. Find out more »