The Weekender: Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts, David Hockney’s Fresh Flowers and Harbourkids: Monster
1. DAVID HOCKNEY’S FRESH FLOWERS
Pop artist David Hockney is back in Toronto with his latest exhibit, Fresh Flowers: Drawings on the iPhone and iPad, which showcases art made using a high-tech version of finger-painting. Hockney used the Brushes app on iPhone and iPad to create portraits, still-life drawings and landscapes—he began using the iPhone in 2008, emailing his friends paintings, which expanded to this exhibit of around 200 iPhone and iPad drawings displayed on multiple machines. Hockney will be emailing new images to each unit throughout the duration of the exhibit, so it will be like a whole new gallery show every time we attend. Oct. 8 to Jan. 1. $24. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, 416-586-8000, rom.on.ca.
2. HARBOURKIDS: MONSTER (FREE!)
We’re once again reminded that the summer is officially over: the last of Harbourfront’s Hot Spot fests for this year is this weekend, and this closing event promises a kid-friendly space focused on monsters. Little ones get to meet—and chase—the lead monster from the new Harbourfront play Monster Makers (opening Oct. 13), star in a monster movie of their own and build a DIY monster mask. Children prone to freak-outs may wish to stay home. Oct. 8 to 11. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., 416-973-4000, harbourfrontcentre.com.
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