Radar: Henry Rollins, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Gilberto Gil, What Disturbs Our Blood, Light the Dark
CULTURE | Henry Rollins @ Glenn Gould Studio
Tonight, Henry Rollins begins a three-night run at the CBC's Glenn Gould Studio. This venue is quite a far cry from the rough and tumble hardcore punk gigs which the former Black Flag frontman used to perform back in his early '80s Get In The Van era, but times have changed, as have Rollins' offerings as a performer. Rollins has been focusing his efforts exclusively on spoken word performances for a while now, but it's certainly a format he has been involved with since the beginning of his career. His current speaking tour, dubbed The Long March, will promote his book of essays and photographs Occupants, many of which were taken on his world travels. Rollins is known for his humour, wit, insight, and vulgarity. Should be good!
Glenn Gould Studio (250 Front Street West) 7PM $30
MUSIC | Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil hits Massey Hall tonight! Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira, also known simply as Gilberto Gil is a Brazilian singer/songwriter who has also had a political career, having served as his homeland's Minister of Culture. Gil is known by many as the "godfather of the Tropicália movement," and has won two Grammys: in 1998 he received the Best World Music Album for his album Quanta, and 2005 saw this musician take home the award for Best Contemporary World Music Album for his album Eletracústico.
Massey Hall (178 Victoria Street) 8PM $29.50 - $79.50
BOOKS & LIT | What Disturbs Our Blood
Tonight, as part of the Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre's "Book With Us" series, James Fitzgerald will read from his memoir, What Disturbs Our Blood. This book has been hailed by the Globe and Mail as being "as riveting as a crime thriller." Fitzgerald is a journalist and author who lives in the Parkdale neighbourhood, which works perfectly with the Book With Us series' focus, which is celebrating both literature, and their community.
PARC (1499 Queen Street West) 7PM PWYC ($10 suggested)
FUNDRAISER | Light the Dark
Light The Dark is a special fundraising event in support of Cameron Helps, a TO charity that works with teens to both raise awareness about and aid prevention of teen suicide. Cameron Helps educates teens about the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle which is conducive to mental health. Tonight at this event, there will be a silent auction and a raffle to help raise some funds, plus a fun meet and greet with the Toronto Marlies' Will Acton, food, and live entertainment with Shawn Brady and Seven Symphonies.
Pour House (182 Dupont Street) 7PM $7
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