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Radar: Rivers Forgotten book launch, A World of Shorts, Christian Holstad, Bill Brown's 1-2-3 Slam Toronto

BOOKS & LIT | Rivers Forgotten book launch
Jeremy Kai launches his book of photography, "Rivers Forgotten", tonight at The Holy Oak. "Rivers Forgotten" is published by Koyama Press, and explores the vast array of underground waterways that lie beneath cities. Most city dwellers are either unaware of these "rivers" or have long forgotten about them, and Kai explores these secret bodies of water and the way they interact with cities. Sounds cool! DJ's Manila Ice, Hoiking, and Turfmayne will be around following the launch to keep the celebration going.
Holy Oak Café (1241 Bloor Street West) 7:30PM

FILM | A World of Shorts: Past Perfect
The NFB Mediatheque has your early evening entertainment sorted! "A World of Shorts: Past Perfect" is a collection of short films from all corners of the globe that you are sure to enjoy. Shorts, as they are affectionately known, are always a crowd-pleaser: so tightly focused, so economic in their structure, that there isn't a second to get bored! On the rare occasion that one doesn't do it for you, it's over with quickly, and you're on to something better!
NFB Mediatheque (150 John Street) 6PM $6 ($4 students/seniors)

ART | Lecture / Christian Holstad
Christian Holstad, an artist based out of New York and Cologne, will speak this evening at The Power Plant. Holstad is taking part in the gallery's current exhibition, "Coming After," which runs until March. This artist has works on display in several different mediums, including sculpture, installation, collage, textiles, and more. Holstad's work has been featured at the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, and other places. This talk would be perfect to check out after perusing "Coming After", and the gallery will be open prior to this lecture.
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (231 Queens Quay West) 6:30Pm

POETRY | Bill Brown's 1-2-3 Slam Toronto Inaugural Show ft. Brendan McLeod
Tonight it's the first installment of Bill Brown's 1-2-3 Slam! This is a poetry slam, with three rounds: the first will have 12 poets competing, which will be narrowed down to 6 in the second round, and then halved again for the final round. Tonight's featured artist will be Brendan McLeod, who finished second at Holland's 2005 World SLAM championships, and has been previously given the title of Canadian SLAM poetry champion. Arrive before 8pm to sign up if slamming is your thing.
Waterfalls Indian Tapes Bar & Grill Inc (303 Augusta Avenue) 7PM

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