Radar: #ProjectLiftPH, Cass McCombs, Spike Jonze's "Her", Poinsettia, Little Brother Magazine Launch
FUNDRAISER | #ProjectLiftPH Fundraiser
Tonight, Kapisanan Philippine Centre and Carlos Bulosan Theatre host a benefit at The Great Hall for the victims of the typhoon that stuck the Philippines last month, with over five thousand killed and of millions of others injured. The evening will begin with an auction and raffle, and performances begin around 8pm, with Maylee Todd's Maloo project, Casey Mecija & Jenny Mecija, Datu, DJ Barbi, and DJ Mensa, all laying down a great set for a worthy cause. There will be food available from a variety of vendors, and all proceeds go to GlobalMedic. The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West) 6PM $25
Radar: Run With The Kittens 10th Anniversary, Art And Craft, Writing Women, Venite Adoremus, Photorama
MUSIC | Run With The Kittens 10th Anniversary Show
Spirited indie rockers Run With The Kittens celebrate their 10th anniversary tonight at loyal stomping grounds The Cameron House. This band has 5 albums and an EP under their belt, and it's a bittersweet occasion tonight, patting themselves on the back for sticking it out for a decade, and also bidding guitarist Champagne James Robertson farewell. The band has thrown down the gauntlet by proclaiming that they will perform 10 sets to celebrate this decade, with no repeats. Things start at 5pm, and go until 2am. All proceeds from tonight's show go to the Regent Park School Of Music. Cameron House (408 Queen Street West) 5PM PWYC.
Radar: Vera Frenkel, Rower's Reading Series, ArtBeat, tinyART, Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids
ART | Celebrating Vera Frenkel
This Is Not A Reading Series and Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art present a special talk with Canadian artist Vera Frenkel, tonight at The Gladstone Hotel. Tonight's event is a launch for a book about Frenkel, edited by Sigrid Schade and made up of texts by various authors. This is the first major undertaking to cover the career and work of Vera Frenkel, an internationally acclaimed multidisciplinary artist who has created installations, video works and received the Canada Council Molson Prize for the Arts, the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts, and more. In addition to a chat with the artist, some excerpts of her work will be screened. The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 7PM.
Cavalcade of Lights
Tomorrow is a big day for lovers of all that's bright, shiny, and twinkling. The holidays officially start in Toronto (or so they say) Saturday at Nathan Phillips Square. The 47th annual Cavalcade of Lights will culminate with the illumination of Toronto's official Christmas tree and a fireworks show. At 7pm Cold Specks, Divine Brown and Carvin Winans will perform, then at Diamond Rings will perform before DJ Dopey spins over an open-air skating party. Bundle up and bring your skates. Saturday, November 30, Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West), 7pm, free.
Radar: Brazil Film Fest, Weird Silence, Sarah Liss on Will Munro, Encircled, Little Terrors, Wu Tang Clan
FILM | The 7th Annual Brazil Film Fest
The Brazil Film Fest's timing during the last dregs of autumn might seem like a tease, but the heart of the matter is nothing's better in nippy weather than hiding out in a theatre for a couple of hours to take in a film made somewhere much, much warmer. The magic of film might actually be the next best thing to actually flying to a sun kissed destination. The 2013 fest opens tonight at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, and this weekend 11 films from passionate love stories to understated dramas will be screened. Read our preview here. November 28 - December 1, TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West), various times and prices.
LECTURE | Converge Lecture Series presents Ed Burtynsky's "The Water Project"
Ryerson University's School of Image arts presents a lecture by Toronto photographer Ed Burtynsky this evening as part of their Converge lecture series. Burtynsky is well known internationally, and his work often focuses on industrial landscapes. He is a member of the Order Of Canada and has had his work shown in the National Gallery of Canada, the Guggenheim Museum, to name a few. Tonight he will discuss the story behind "Watermark", a documentary film he produced recently with Jennifer Baichwal. Ryerson University School of Image Arts, Room 307 (122 Bond Street) 7PM.