Radar: #ProjectLiftPH, Cass McCombs, Spike Jonze's "Her", Poinsettia, Little Brother Magazine Launch
Toronto events on December 4th, 2013
FUNDRAISER | #ProjectLiftPH Fundraiser
Tonight, Kapisanan Philippine Centre and Carlos Bulosan Theatre host a benefit at The Great Hall for the victims of the typhoon that stuck the Philippines last month, with over five thousand killed and of millions of others injured. The evening will begin with an auction and raffle, and performances begin around 8pm, with Maylee Todd's Maloo project, Casey Mecija & Jenny Mecija, Datu, DJ Barbi, and DJ Mensa, all laying down a great set for a worthy cause. There will be food available from a variety of vendors, and all proceeds go to GlobalMedic. The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West) 6PM $25
Spike Jonze's "Her." Presented by CINSSU THIS EVENT IS THURSDAY, DEC. 4
The Cinema Studies Student Union at U of T presents a special free preview screening of Spike Jonze's latest film, Her, tonight at Innis College. Jonze is well known for his films, which include Being John Malkovich (which earned him a Best Director nomination at the Oscars), and for co-creating and producing the MTV series, Jackass. He has also worked on music videos for various artists, including Björk and Beastie Boys. Her has been labeled as both a "sci-fi" and "romance" film (a potentially fatal combo in lesser hands), and stars Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson. Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue) 7PM.
MUSIC | Cass McCombs, Arbouretum, Jennifer Castle
Singer/songwriter Cass McCombs hits Lee's Palace tonight. McCombs' career first started to peak when his third album, Dropping the Writ, was named by Amazon.com as one of the Best Albums of 2007. Pitchfork support for the follow up, Catacombs, sealed the deal, and his alt-country vibe caught on. His songs have been featured in various films and shows including Girls on HBO. His latest release, Big Wheel and Others, contains 22 songs, so it's a biggie! Also on tonight's bill: Arbouretum, and Jennifer Castle. Lee's Palace (529 Bloor Street West) 8:30 pm, $15.50.
COMEDY | Bad Dog Theatre present Poinsettia
The Comedy Bar has your mid-week dose of laughs, just when you need them the most! Bad Dog Theatre is back with the a new production that had its first showing last week: Poinsettia. This is a comedy about unexpected connections in our social world, given musical treatment by Nicolas di Gaetano. This comedic bit of low-fi theatre features some awesome comic talent: Craig Anderson, Jess Bryson, Kyle Dooley, Sarah Hillier, Colin Munch, Etan Muskat, Paloma Nuñez, and many more. Laughter is still the best medicine. Poinsettia runs on Wednesdays until December 18th.
Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West) 9:30PM $12 ($10 students).
Also Of Note
- Opening Reception:This Country is Yours - Photographs by Surendra Lawoti
- Little Brother Magazine No. 3 Launch: The Pop Issue
Photo of Maylee Todd by Alejandro Santiago