Radar: Ra Ra Riot and Pacific Air, Voice of Patmos, Dx3 Canada 2013, Margaret Atwood with Naomi Alderman, One on One with Miriam Toews
Toronto events on March 6, 2013
MUSIC | Ra Ra Riot and Pacific Air
Ra Ra Riot are in Toronto tonight, for a show at Lee's Palace. This Syracuse, NY-based group have been together for seven years, and have a knack for catchy, tight and infectious melodies. Their latest disc, Beta Love, was just released in January, and it's their first since cellist Alexandra Lawn's departure. It was produced by Dennis Herring, who has also worked with Elvis Costello, Modest Mouse, The Hives, and others. Also on tonight's bill is Pacific Air, a band based out of Santa Ana, California.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor Street West) 8pm, $18.50
ART | Voice of Patmos Exhibit
A new exhibition opens this evening at the Steam Whistle Brewery; this month's show is entitled, Voice Of Patmos, and features work based on or inspired by the Book Of Revelation. Artists Andrei Georgescu, Ginette Lapalme, Patrick Kyle, and Chris Kuzma are participating in this show which runs at the Steam Whistle until the end of the month.
Steam Whistle Brewing (255 Bremner Blvd) 7PM
CONFERENCE | Dx3 Canada 2013
Dx3 begins today at the Metro Convention Centre. This gathering is all about digital retail, marketing and advertising, and is a key networking event for retailers, publishers and those in branding and advertising. Over the course of this two-day event, there will be keynote speeches from the CEOs of Mountain Equipment Co-op and Blue Ant Media, Alan Huggins, the President of Lowe's Canada, and others. Educational sessions have been programmed about content marketing, the digital economy, optimizing your content for the mobile world, and more. Forward thinking is what this event is all about, and while there is a charge for a two-day pass, there are plenty of free sessions and features worth checking out.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front Street West) 8AM $299 all-access pass
BOOKS & LIT | In Conversation: Margaret Atwood with Naomi Alderman
This afternoon, Margaret Atwood talks with another celebrated novelist, Naomi Alderman, at the Indigo Manulife Centre. Alderman is a recipient of the Orange Award for New Writers, which she earned for her debut novel, Disobedience, in 2006, about the lesbian daughter of a London rabbi. Her latest novel (and the focus of this event), The Liars' Gospel, has a 'religious' theme as well, relating the life of Jesus from the perspectives of Mary, Judas, Caiaphas and Barabbas. There will be a Q&A following the talk, as well as a book signing.
Indigo Manulife Centre (55 Bloor Street West) 7PM
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