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Radar: Dior, Poiret and Schiaperelli, Villon's Wife, Elvis Monday, Gone Fishing Series, Even Silence Has An End, The Tasty Show

Posted by Jason Steidman / December 10, 2012

Toronto DensityBOOKS & LIT | Dior, Poiret and Schiaperelli
Worn Journal presents author Ilya Parkins, giving a special talk and book signing tonight at the launch of her latest work, Poiret, Dior and Schiaparelli: Fashion, Femininity and Modernity. This book uses the memoirs of these three iconic figures to examine the cultural climate in the first decades of the 20th Century, and how fashion was slowly becoming "democratized". The complex attitude of the world of fashion towards women at this time is also closely considered. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Perrier and Tealish.
Type Books (883 Queen Street West) 7PM

MUSIC | Free Japanese Film Screening: Villon's Wife
Tonight, the final of three free film screenings presented by the The Japan Foundation and the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto takes place at the Bloor HotDocs Cinema. Tonight's feature, Villon's Wife, subtly celebrates what would be novelist Dazai Osamu's 100th birthday, and incorporates bits from several of his works in this tale of a dysfunctional relationship between a man and wife. Director Negishi Kishitaro won the award for Best Director award at the 33rd Montreal World Film Festival for his work on this film.
Bloor HotDocs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) 6:30PM FREE

MUSIC | Elvis Monday
Toronto's original weekly no-cover underground rock showcase reconvenes tonight at The Drake Hotel. Elvis Mondays has been happening since the early '90s: before we started using the term "indie rock" to describe a sound... Back then it mean you simply hadn't been signed! By Divine Right, Peaches, Treble Charger, The Cowboy Junkies, Beck, and countless others cut their teeth on the Elvis Monday stage. Tonight, a jam-packed lineup awaits you, including The Lifts, The Bloody 5, Phil Dickson, Diamonds For Disease, Chris Hau, Jia Harlow and more.
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West) 9PM FREE

COMEDY | The Tasty Show
Start your week properly: make sure to have a good laugh. The Tasty Show will deliver the "best medicine" to you this evening with a great menu and an even better lineup of standup talent. Jeff Danson hosts this week, and tonight's lineup features Ron Josol, Alex Pavone, Amanda Brooke Perrin, Ernie Vincente, and others. The Tasty Show is now going to happen every Sunday at the Comedy Bar. Support local comics, and come out and enjoy this one.
Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West) 10PM $5

OTHER EVENTS ON OUR RADAR

GONE FISHING SERIES
Ingrid Betancourt at the ROM: Even Silence Has An End
FREE SHOW: REBEL REBEL YEAR END THROWDOWN

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