Radar: Alanis Morrisette, Intro to Sidney Lumet, Early Monthly Segments, Sing Celebration
MUSIC | Alanis Morrisette and Soul Eye
Alanis is in town! Yes, the Ottawa-born Morrissette, originally a teen pop singer who then hit one out of the park big time with Jagged Little Pill in '95 is still going strong. Her latest album Havoc and Bright Lights seems to be getting mixed reviews, with detractors unhappy with the spiritual direction of some cuts, while others are very happy with the new sounds and approach. Fans will definitely show up tonight to check out the woman PETA voted as one of the "World's Sexiest Vegetarians" in 2009, and they ought to know. Soul Eye opens.
Sound Academy (11 Polson Street) 8PM $42.50 - 60
LECTURE | Intro to Sidney Lumet
Media Mondays returns to the Miles Nadal JCC, this time with another series devoted to a single filmmaker--Sidney Lumet. Lumet is considered to have been one of America's greatest directors, and this eight-week series will cover not only his films, but will also focus on his working relationship with specific actors, his influences and contemporaries, and what his own background and culture brought to his work. The series runs every Monday evening until December 3rd.
Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina Avenue) 7PM $90 (series) / $12 drop in ($6 students)
FILM | Early Monthly Segments
Early Monthly Segments, a film series devoted to giving proper screenings to vintage and modern experimental films, returns this month with a special program: "Communing with Joseph Cornell's The Aviary." Helga Fanderl, a German born film maker who specializes in and champions the medium of Super 8, will present an evening of her short films inspired by different aspects of The Aviary, a 1955 film by Joseph Cornell, plus a screening of Cornell's film itself. Fanderl is currently an artist-in-residence at LIFT (Liaison of Independent Filmmakers) here in Toronto.
Gladstone Hotel, Art Bar (1214 Queen St West) 8PM PWYC ($5 suggested)
MUSIC | SING! Celebration
Tonight at Lula Lounge, a special show that is all about "singing." This event has been put together to raise funds for another season of TO's first ever a capella festival: SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. This multi-genre festival will bring together local and international talent all under the umbrella of inspired vocal performance. Tonight's lineup is certainly 'inspired,' as well: Michael Burgess, Cadence, Countermeasure, FreePlay Duo, Aaron Jensen, Patti Jannetta, Bill King, Robert Missen, Retrocity, and others will perform to help make this festival happen in 2013.
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas Street West) 8PM $25
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