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Radar: May 13th, 2009

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Events on Toronto's Radar for WEDNESDAY, MAY 13th, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

COMEDY | Carnegie Hall Toasts the Masters
Carnegie Hall hosts an improv variety show, with special guest performer Jerry Schaefer (The Red Green Show).
Bread and Circus, 299 Augusta Avenue.
9pm / PWYC

FILM | Helvetica
Every typographer's wet dream of a film -- Helvetica -- screens, with an introduction by designer Nick Shinn.
Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street.
630pm / PWYC

LECTURE | Symposium: Death
A lecture series about the inevitable subject of death, with Chris Locke, Darren O'Donnell, Ian Russell, and Pat Irwin, and readings by Maria Cichosz and Emma McKenna.
Jamie's Area, 193 Augusta Ave.
8pm / $5

MUSIC | Francis and the Lights at Drake Underground
Funk band Francis and the Lights play their first of three gigs, with lead singer Francis Farewell Starlite bringing out his pompadour and wiggle pants. No cover, tonight only.
Drake Underground, 1150 Queen Street W.
8pm / FREE

STAGE | Performance Spring at Factory Theatre
Performance Spring Festival's "groundbreaking presentations" continue with Sexual Practices of the Japanese running to May 18th, and Two Stroke Roll opening tonight. Festival ends May 25th.
Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street. (416) 966-1062.
see website for times and prices

WORDS | Authors at Harbourfront
Anne Hines hosts tonight's reading program, featuring novelists Jane Hamilton with Laura Rider's Masterpiece, Kamila Shamsie with Burnt Shadows, and Sherri Vanderveen with Absent.
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W.
730pm / $8

WORDS | Terry Gould: Murder Without Borders: Dying for the Story in the World's Most Dangerous Places
Terry Gould speaks with The Globe an Mail's Christie Blatchford about international journalists and their need to report a story, despite the risks involved.
Gladstone Hotel, 2nd Floor Gallery, 1214 Queen Street W.
730pm, 7pm doors / $5, FREE with book purchase

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