Radar: Marcello Di Cintio book launch, Early Monthly Segments, Imagine Dragons, with Bravestations and Rococode, SexWeek 2012, Margaret Atwood
BOOKS & LIT | Walls: Travels Along the Barricades launch
Canadian writer Marcello Di Cintio will launch his new book Walls: Travels Along the Barricades this evening at the Dora Keogh Irish pub. This work, characterized as a blend of "travel and reportage," examines different communities throughout the world that exist within confining and restrictive barriers and borders, such as fences, walls, and the like. Di Cinitio considers these structures as manifestations of a "lack of creativity" by those who construct them. He also examines how these barriers clearly invite "subversion" by those who must live with them. This event is presented by The Fine Print and Goose Lane Editions.
Dora Keogh Irish Pub (141 Danforth Avenue) 7PM
FILM | EARLY MONTHLY SEGMENTS #43 - TÉO HERNANDEZ
If you have an interest in vintage and contemporary experimental and underground cinema, Early Monthly Segments is an event you must check out. Tonight is September's gathering, and the work of Teo Hernandez will be celebrated with a screening of two of his films, "Nuestra Señora de Paris" and "Tables d'Hivers." Hernandez was born in Mexico, and founded the Centro Experimental de Cinematografia prior to moving to Paris where he came into his own as a film maker in the late '60s and early '70s. This a great opportunity to see a real screening of these rare films.
Gladstone Hotel, Art Bar (1214 Queen Street West) 8PM PWYC ($5 - $10 suggested donation)
MUSIC | Imagine Dragons, Bravestations, and Rococode
Imagine Dragons hits the Opera House tonight! This Las Vegas-based band has a subtle Coldplay influence with big choruses that feature gang vocals, and while some of their tunes, like "Radioactive," might have some electronic trappings, that's just production - this is anthemic rock, pure and simple. They will be joined tonight by Bravestation, a very popular TO band who describe their sound as "quirky tribal pop tunes" under the umbrella of New Wave. Also on the bill are Rococode, a 'poppy' indie rock band based out of Vancouver.
The Opera House (Queen Street East) 7PM $17.50
CULTURE | CWTP at York University SexWeek 2012
Is everybody ready for SexWeek 2012? The Centre for Women and Trans People at York University presents this four day extravaganza that will educate and inform all attendees, and foster understanding and tolerance for everyone's preferences and proclivities. This afternoon, SexWeek begins officially with a burlesque workshop, led by Masti Khor, who will teach about the history of burlesque and also pass along a few dance moves! Later in the afternoon at 3:30pm, a special seminar on HIV will take place, hosted by Kyisha Williams. Other events happening throughout the week include workshops and lectures on safe sex, talking dirty, and other topics as they relate to the community supported by the Centre for Women and Trans People. SexWeek 2012 runs until Thursday the 20th.
322 The Student Centre, York University (4700 Keele Street) September 17-20, various times
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