Radar: An Evening with Sarah Polley, Art of the City, John Banville, Craig Stickland, Call Me Kuchu
FILM | An Evening with Sarah Polley
Toronto's own Sarah Polley has had a career in the movie business from a very early age, and has appeared in several major motion pictures, including The Sweet Hereafter, Exotica, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (as well as her role on Road to Avonlea). Polley's efforts have been focused on directing for a while now, with great success. Tonight, you have a chance to preview Sarah Polley's new documentary Stories We Tell, while contributing to a worthy cause. This film finds Polley telling her own "story," including revealing a long kept secret that she was born of an extramarital affair between her mother and Canadian film producer Harry Gulkin. Proceeds from this event will go to Mount Sinai Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Perinatal Parents Association.
The Varsity Theatre (55 Bloor Street West) 6PM $25
ART | Art of the City - The Walrus Talks at the Art Gallery of Ontario
The Art Gallery of Ontario presents Art Of The City a discussion about various aspects of cities, and their role in arts and culture, presented by Walrus Magazine. This ninety-minute event will feature a variety of discussions, lectures, and thoughts from a diverse group of special guests, including: director Deepa Mehta, author and poet Dionne Brand, radio personality Matt Galloway, architect Jack Diamond, TO author and "flaneur" Shawn Micallef, and neurologist and Canada's first female astronaut, Roberta Bondar. This collection of great minds will reflect on what makes cities, their people, and their culture thrive. A reception will follow where the discussion can continue.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Baillie Court (317 Dundas Street West) 6PM $20 (students $12 / members $17)
BOOKS & LIT | AUTHORS: John Banville
Author John Banville is tonight's guest at the ongoing Authors at Harbourfront series. Banville, a recipient of the Guardian Fiction Award, the Franz Kafka Prize, and many others, has written sixteen novels, and will be sharing his latest work, Ancient Light this evening. This is a story of an aging actor, Alexander Cleave, whose memories of a childhood affair with a friend's mother haunt him, as does the spirit of his dead daughter who took her own life. Banville will be interviewed by author Charlie Foran.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) 7:30PM $10
MUSIC | Craig Stickland Live at the Drake Underground
Toronto singer/songwriter Craig Stickland first popped up on the TO music radar as a member of We Are The Take, a group that disbanded shortly after their first album. He'll be playing songs from his upcoming first album Kings and Beggars, as Stickland is supported by a 6-piece band at The Drake Hotel this evening. Locals Jane's Party are also on the bill. Should be good!
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West) 9PM $10
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