Radar: Kevin Breit CD launch, One Act Play Festival, Paganfest America, Kyle & Mark
Toronto events on April 17th, 2013
MUSIC | Kevin Breit Field Recording CD Release Party
Kevin Breit is truly one of Toronto's greatest musical treasures. One of the most in demand guitarists going, he has played with the likes of Norah Jones, Natalie McMaster, Cassandra Wilson, Roseanne Cash, KD Lang, and many many others. Many TO music fans will know him from his group, Sisters Euclid, who have long been a staple at The Orbit Room, but on his solo releases, Breit usually pushes his own musical envelope (which is actually no mean feat) into new stylistic territories. On his new CD, Field Recording, which he is launching tonight, he collaborates with the Upper York Mandolin Orchestra to give new compositions a unique sound and direction, and one that sits very comfortably in an ever expanding body of important work.
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas Street West) 8:30PM $22.50
THEATRE | Sterling Studio Theatre's One Act Play Festival
Sterling Studio Theatre's One Act Festival has two interesting pieces for you this evening that won Sterling Theatre's One Act Playwriting Contest. This unique festival features - you guessed it - one act plays, in an intimate, independently run venue. Sterling Theatre operates with the mandate of helping productions come to life that would be very challenged at larger venues operating with their bottom line as a priority. Adam Hunter Collier's Nine Months Is An Arbitrary Number will be staged tonight, directed by David Tompa, and following a short intermission, Carolyn Bennett's Hitler's Ass will be presented, directed by Bruce Pitkin. This double-bill runs until the 21st. Come out and support local theatre!
Sterling Studio Theatre (163 Sterling Road Unit 5) 8PM $20
MUSIC | Paganfest America @ Opera House
Paganfest America lands here in TO tonight! Watch out... this could be dangerous. Paganfest is a traveling festival, and one that focuses on Metal (of the Heavy variety) and this is their "fourth edition". The intention of Paganfest is not only to rock our collective worlds, but also to "pillage" our city! I hope they're kidding... Their 2013 lineup features Ensiferum from Finland, Tyr, Heidevolk (The Netherlands), Trollfest (Norway), and Helsott (USA). Engage your devil horns and get ready!
Opera House (735 Queen Street East) 6:15PM $27
COMEDY | Kyle & Mark At The Comedy Bar
With all of the craziness the world puts in our faces every day, it becomes more and more clear that getting a dose of laughter in your life is important, and The Comedy Bar will take care of you nicely tonight. A regular Wednesday night feature now in its third unstoppable week, Kyle Dooley and Mark Little's sketch comedy is sure to please. The first two Wednesdays with Kyle and Mark proved to be quite a hit, so the waters have been tested for you, and apparently, these "comedy princelings" passed the test with flying colours. Check them out tonight as they get a full evening of great comedy rolling at The Comedy Bar.
Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West) 8PM $5
ALSO OF NOTE
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