Radar: Big Wreck and Theory Of A Deadman, Toronto 48 Hour Film Project, Selma James' Sex, Race, and Class Book Launch, Sonny Boy, Menahem Pressler
MUSIC | Big Wreck and Theory Of A Deadman at Massey Hall Edgefest Jingle Bell Concert Series
Yes, it's that time of year: if the temperature drop or muzak Xmas carols in your local supermarket didn't give it away, the Edgefest Jingle Bell Concert Series will seal the deal for you! This seasonal series of shows features some great bands this year, including Diamond Rings, Japandroids, Tokyo Police Club, Hollerado, and several other notables. Tonight, Big Wreck and BC's Theory of A Deadman at Massey Hall is the Jingle Bell Concert du jour. Seeing Big Wreck live will be a special treat for many, as they were on "hiatus" for a little while, and just released their first album in over ten years, Albatross (albeit without all of the original members).
Massey Hall (178 Victoria Street) 7PM $40.50 - $50.50
FILM | Toronto 48 Hour Film Project - Best Short Films of 2012
Tonight at the Revue Cinema, the official screening and awards for the Toronto 48 Hour Film Project will take place. This is a fast-paced, and somewhat unusual film competition: teams of film makers had 48 hours to bring a short film from conception to completion, and hundreds rose to the occasion. Deadlines always inspire greatness, and tonight's screening will prove just that, with an awards ceremony to end the evening. There is a 48 Hour Film Project going down in 130 other cities, and in the end, the top ten will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
The Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue) 7PM $10
BOOKS & LIT | Selma James' Sex, Race, and Class Book Launch
Activist and author Selma James launches her book, Sex, Race and Class--the Perspective of Winning: A Selection of Writings this evening at University of Toronto's George Ignatieff Theatre. Although she has contributed to a number of causes in her six decades as an activist, James' most significant work by far has been in the area of women's rights, notably her 1972 work, Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community co-authored with Mariarosa Dalla Costa, and the founding of the International Wages for Housework Campaign. This event is free and open to the public.
George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College (15 Devonshire Place) 7PM
FILM | European Union Film Festival-Sonny Boy
The European Union Film Festival has been taking place in town for almost two weeks, showcasing films (with subtitles for the most part) originating all over Europe, from Austria to the United Kingdom, all taking place at The Royal Cinema on College Street. The best part is that admission is free, with tickets available on a first come, first served basis one hour prior to each screening. Tonight's feature, Sonny Boy, comes from the Netherlands, and is a story of 'forbidden love' between a Dutch woman and a younger man, with war looming in the background. Sonny Boy was selected as the Dutch entry for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
The Royal (608 College Street) 8:30PM
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