Radar: Unknown Mortal Orchestra with Foxygen, An Evening with Andrew Pyper, Trampoline Hall, Here's My Card IV
Toronto events March 4, 2013
MUSIC | Unknown Mortal Orchestra with Foxygen & Wampire
What a lineup at Wrongbar tonight! Unknown Mortal Orchestra, one of several happening bands on the Jagjaguwar label, hits town tonight, touring on their latest release, II. This self-produced release just dropped last month, and has received mixed reviews, but even P4K can't deny that some tight poppy gems are part of the package. Also on the bill are Foxygen; this California-based outfit has a variety of noble influences that range from psych rock to the experimental, but always holds melody as a top priority. Portland, Oregon-based Wampire is also on the bill tonight.
Wrongbar (1279 Queen Street West) 7PM $13.50
BOOKS & LIT | An Evening with Andrew Pyper
Tonight at The Gladstone Hotel, a special reading and discussion with novelist Andrew Pyper. Pyper's latest and sixth novel, The Demonologist, will be the focus tonight, and it is a thrilling tale of a Columbia professor, David Ullman, a widely recognized expert in "demonic literature," who accepts a lucrative offer to travel to Italy to witness and analyze some paranormal activity. As a result, he must use his expertise to rescue his daughter and confront the possibility that the "demonic" might actually be real, and not merely an academic exercise. Russell Smith of The Globe And Mail will interview Pyper, and Becky Toyne is the host of this event.
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 7PM Free
CULTURE | Trampoline Hall
Yes, it's time for another Trampoline Hall, that quirky and captivating night of speakers pushing their collective envelopes by speaking about esoteric topics that are deliberately chosen for being outside of their area of expertise. Tonight, Amy Langstaff curates, with Christina Bagatavicius delivering "Hoarding The Best: Life As A Maximizer," David Jamieson on "Metacognitive Mismatch and Relationship Strife," and Sheila Murray tackling "Brown's Town, My Dad's Town." Head scratching and copious laughter are known side effects of this event. It also sells out regularly, so do arrive early, or grab tickets in advance.
The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West) show starts at 8PM $5-6
SOCIAL | Here's My Card IV: A Mixer For Awesome People
They do say that "what" you know is important, but "who" you know is the clincher. Networking is important, but how do you get started, and with whom should you be networking? Simply put, the answer is "awesome people." That's exactly who you are promised to encounter at "Here's My Card IV" tonight! Presented by 42 Plus One, this is a mixer for those who want to be linked up with other standup folks and build their circle. Hey, it's worth a try, and gives you a very professional-sounding excuse for going out for a few early evening drinks on a Monday.
No One Writes to the Colonel (460 College Street) 7PM
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