Radar: Beach Fossils, Pipe Trouble launch, ROMCafe, Charles Taylor Prize panel, Giving Notice, Daedelus, SALVA, Ryan Hemsworth and Samo Sound Boy
Toronto events on February 27, 2013
MUSIC | Beach Fossils at The Garrison
Beach Fossils hits town tonight for a show at The Garrison. This project began as a solo venture for band founder, Dustin Payseur, who recorded the band's inaugural, self-titled release all on his own, playing all instruments. Since then, a revolving door of players has seen the band through several tours. Their latest release, Clash The Truth just came out last week, and they will most likely be sharing much of it with you tonight. Locals, Grounders, and Beliefs get the ball rolling.
The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West) 8:30PM $14.50
LECTURE | ROMCafé
ROMCafé is an "ask the experts" kind of event, but with an informal feel, and in a very laid back environment - 7 West Cafe. Tonight is the launch of the ROMCafé series, and it's a chance to connect and interact with the experts who normally inhabit the Royal Ontario Museum's galleries and labs in a less 'daunting' atmosphere. This first event will find ROM Technician Ian Nicklin hanging out and chatting about the Museum's recent research into meteorites: what exactly they are, and what we can learn from them about the Universe at large.
7 West Cafe (7 Charles Street West) 7PM
LAUNCH | "PIPE TROUBLE" VIDEO GAME LAUNCH @ Get Well Bar
Perhaps you've been to a CD launch, or a book launch, but how about a video game launch? Tonight's your chance. Get Well Bar is hosting a shindig celebrating the launch of Pipe Trouble, a satirical video game with a retro twist that is based upon Julian T. Pinder's documentary, Trouble In The Peace. Pinder's film looks at the business of "Big Oil" and natural gas and the array of issues surrounding them. The video game was created in conjunction with the film's production company, Six Island Productions, and TVO. You can give it a whirl tonight, and it will be available for purchase with a percentage going to the David Suzuki Foundation.
GET WELL BAR (1181 Dundas Street West) 7PM
BOOKS & LIT | Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction Finalists
A special panel made up of the five finalists for the 2013 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction gathers tonight. Dance historian Carol Bishop-Gwyn, the Canadian War Museum's Great War historian Tim Cook, Professor (and biographer) Sandra Djwa, Ross King, winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction, and professor Andrew Preston will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. David Staines, who is a trustee of the Charles Taylor Foundation. The president of Rogers Publishing, Kenneth Whyte, hosts this event.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) 7:30PM $10 (free members/students/youth)
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