Radar: October 5, 2009

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Events on Toronto's Radar for FRIDAY OCTOBER 2, 2009... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar.

MUSIC | Bob Mould at the Mod Club
Since making Husker Du one of America's most influential bands of the 1980s, singer and guitar player Bob Mould has been up to a lot. He's had a successful solo career, founded his own label, and even wrote the theme song to the Daily Show, which means his kids will be cashing royalty cheques long after he's gone. He comes to the Mod Club tonight to play selections from his latest work, and is joined by Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson who, despite his name, is only one person.
The Mod Club, 722 College St., $22.50, 9:30 pm

MUSIC THEATRE | Sondheim in September
The final instalment of the Toronto music theatre community's homage to one of the giants of musicals will be staged tonight in the east end of the city. Drawing comparisons to New York City's Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall, the first two nights were more than well-received and tonight's performance will feature selections from Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park, Assassins, and Into the Woods. Some great actresses and actors are involved, including Sharon Matthews and Elicia Mackenzie. Last chance.
Metropolitan Community Church, 115 Simpson Ave., $25, 8 pm

BOOKS AND LIT | This is Not a Reading Series with Karen Connelly
There's not a whole lot going on tonight following this weekend's Nuit Blanche festivities, but This Is Not A Reading Series is always a good bet for a stimulating night on the town. For this edition Karen Connelly will be performing scenes from her South Asian memoir Burmese Lessons: A Love Story. The book recounts the several years Connelly spent in Burma and Thailand, where she first fell in love with the troubled region and then a man who'd given his life to bring democracy to Burma.
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W., Free, 7:30 pm

COMEDY | Accent on Toronto
For the eighth year in a row CBC Radio One presents an evening of comedy that reflects the cultural diversity of Toronto. Hosted by Italo-Canadian duo the Doo-Wops (I just got why that name is funny), the show features some of the city's premiere comedy talent including Irwin Baker, Steve Binder, and Pio Modi. The annual event has become a favourite for the city's comedy fans and will be re-broadcast a billion times on the radio over the next few weeks, including in its entirety at 6 pm on October 10.
The Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave., $25, 7 pm

BOOKS AND LIT | James Ellroy interviewed by Richard Crouse
It's a long way from Malibu to Toronto, but the author whose novels have helped define Los Angeles is making the trip to the Harbourfront Centre tonight. James Ellroy is famous for writing the LA Quartet novels, The Big Nowhere, White Jazz, LA Confidential (which was made into a great movie), and the Black Dahlia (which was made into a horrible one). He'll be interviewed by Richard Crouse, Toronto's favourite film nerd.
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen's Quay West, $8 pm, 7:30 pm

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