Radar: Roger Ebert Book Signing, City and Colour, Hey Rosetta! and Grey Kingdom, Fire and Ice, British Ceramics since 1945
BOOKS & LIT | Roger Ebert Book Signing
Roger Ebert may very well be the most popular, and 'longest running' film critic ever. He has been writing for the Chicago Sun Times since 1967, and was the first film critic to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize. He has also established his own film festival. This afternoon, the man himself will be at Theatre Books, signing copies of his book "Life Itself: A Memoir". After writing and contributing to many books on the subject of film, and even one on the subject of cooking rice (!), Ebert has now done the "autobiography" thing. It must be quite interesting, given that Martin Scorsese has already "optioned" it for a documentary.
TheatreBooks (101 Spadina Avenue) 4PM FREE
MUSIC | City and Colour with The Avett Brothers, Hey Rosetta! and Grey Kingdom
A huge musical lineup performs tonight at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre! City and Colour headlines the show, and this year at the Junos was a good one for Dallas Green's project, having won Songwriter of the Year, and being nominated for three additional awards, as well. Also on this bill are North Carolina's folky rockers, The Avett Brothers, whose new release "The Carpenter" is scheduled to drop this week. East coast indie rockers Hey Rosetta! will also perform as well as Grey Kingdom . Should be good!
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore Blvd. West) 5:30PM $25 - $49.50
LECTURE | BRITISH CERAMICS SINCE 1945
This evening at the Gardiner Museum, an in depth lecture on developments in British ceramics since 1945. Senior curator, Rachel Gotlieb will be speaking on how things have evolved in this specific area since the end of the Second World War, including the New British Ceramics Movement, as well as addressing British output since the Staffordshire factories' decline (which set the standard for ceramics in this region in the 1920's and 1930's). The effect and influence of the Turner Prize (a highly publicized annual prize to a young, British visual artist) on this artform will also be discussed. This will be a highly informative and interesting event for those inquiring minds who are looking for something to do this evening.
The Gardiner Museum (111 Queen's Park) 6:30PM $15 (members $10)
CULTURE | Raconteurs presents: FIRE AND ICE
Raconteurs, TO's favourite storytelling shindig, returns to No One Writes to the Colonel after a short hiatus. Tonight, the theme is "fire and ice:" tales of fiery passion, and icy encounters with rejection. You are invited to participate (see event link for details), but stories must be true, and short without the help of any notes! Something live, intimate and personal is what being looked for here. Of course, it's plenty of fun to come out and be a spectator, too.
No One Writes to the Colonel (460 College Street) 6:30PM $7
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