toronto events november 12

Radar: Tame Impala, The Beguiling's 25th Anniversary, Playwrights Canada Press Fall Book Launch, Gavin Slate, 7Numbers Motacular

MUSIC | Tame Impala @ The Phoenix
Tama Impala hits The Phoenix tonight! Even with the psych rock centre of the "Western world" currently residing squarely in Austin, Texas, the most popular and beloved psychedelic rock band going right now is beyond a doubt Australia's Tame Impala. Their debut album, Innerspeaker cemented their rep and locked in their fanbase, and tonight they hit TO, touring on their latest, Lonerism, which has been received very warmly by fans and critics alike. They're joined by Stockholm's The Amazing.
The Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street) 7PM $20

BOOKS & LIT | Burns + Tomine + Ware: The Beguiling 25TH Anniversary
Tonight is a special evening for The Beguiling, as the Annex comic and graphic novel retailer celebrates 25 years in business. The store, originally opening in 1987 on Harbord Street, has been a leader in its niche ever since, even scooping up the first Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award in the process. This evening, three great graphic novel creators will stop into TO to debut some eye-popping new works, supported by audio visual materials to make this a spectacle and celebration to remember. Charles Burns will be presenting The Hive, Adrian Tomine is debuting New York Drawings, and Chris Ware will introduce you to Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth.
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) 8:30PM $10

THEATRE | Playwrights Canada Press Fall Book Launch
Playwrights Canada Press hosts a special event this evening that will appeal to anyone who loves theatre or literature. To help launch some of their Fall releases, a group of stellar TO playwrights will be delivering readings including Brad Fraser, David Yee, Catherine Hernandez, Ted Dykstra, Richard Greenblatt, and Ravi and Asha Jain. Jon Kaplan and Susan G. Cole of NOW Magazine will be hosting tonight, so come out and support the creators of the works that are the lifeblood of the Toronto theatre scene.
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street) 6:30PM FREE

MUSIC | Gavin Slate, Todd Clark, Donovan Woods, Robyn Dell'unto at The Piston
An all-acoustic evening of singer/songwriters goes down at The Piston tonight, featuring Gavin Slate, Todd Clark, Donovan Woods, and Robyn Dell'Unto. These four talents have all got a following here in town, and most have also seen the strength of their material land placements on shows like Degrassi, Being Erica, Less Than Kind, and Saving Hope. Steam Whistle Brewery is sponsoring this gig, so pints will be cheap and plentiful. Junkhouse DJ will be spinning in The Piston's front room, as well.
The Piston (937 Bloor Street West) 8:30PM $10

OTHER EVENTS ON OUR RADAR

Lydia Lunch + The Dave Howard Singers + Yamantaka / Sonic Titan
7Numbers Motacular

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