Radar: Brandon Flowers at MTV, Short Shorts Part II, Indie Social, Reading & Signing with Lauren Weisberger, Teenage Paparazzo Advanced Screening
MUSIC | Brandon Flowers on MTV Live
You may know Brandon Flowers as the singer from the band The Killers. Well it seems after six years and a handful of hits, The Killers are taking a little break and Brandon Flowers has branched out on his own. Right now he's got an album coming out on Sept 14th called Flamingo and he's stopping by MTV Live to promote it. If you're one of the many people who find him as dreamy as his music is, you may want to go check out his performance. It's free as long as you RSVP to this address: email@example.com. Who knows, maybe you'll even get on TV too. Make sure to set those VCRs... or I guess DVRs. I keep forgetting it's 2010.
Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St, Free, 5pm
COMEDY | Short Shorts Part II
Comedy comes in a million forms, sketch, stand up, video, music... well a million was an exaggeration but you get the idea. Tonight you can get a little dose of everything at the Short Shorts 2 show. They'll be showing short films, stand up by Paul Thompson and Evan Desmarais, and even a performance from The Booms' rap duo. That's a full night of laughs for only $5 -- plus you'll have the chance to win prizes including free drinks, during a quiz game. Win-win scenario. You don't need to wear short shorts to get in, but summers coming to a close, so why not get a few more miles with those babies.
The Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave, $5, 9pm
MUSIC | Indie Social at The Ossington
Toronto is a teeming with talent, especially in the music category. Anyone with an acoustic guitar and a sad story to tell is a musician, which I'm sure makes it difficult to book shows. The Indie Social is a show that strives to give up-and-coming talent in the GTA a venue to strut their stuff. This week's show features Dave Tompson, Sean Pinchin, Ryan Master and the Pinnacle People and more artists you've probably never heard of but maybe one day will.
The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave, PWYC, 9pm
READING | Reading & Signing with Lauren Weisberger
The Devil Wears Prada was a huge success. It was a #1 New York Times Bestseller and spawned a movie which gave a whole new definition to horrible bosses. Well, author Lauren Weisberger is back with a new novel called Last Night at Chateau Marmont. It's about a woman who has spent years supporting her struggling musician husband, until one day he gets a big break and becomes famous. Sounds kind of along the lines of her past work so if you're a fan, you'll want to be at the Indigo in the Manulife Centre tonight at 7pm where she'll be reading excerpts and also signing copies.
Indigo, 55 Bloor St W, Free, 7pm
FILM | Teenage Paparazzo Advanced Screening
Either you or someone you know watches Entourage -- it's one of the biggest shows on TV right now. And whether you watch it or not, you probably know of its star Adrian Grenier. Well did you know he's also a film director? It's true, his second feature documentary is called Teenage Paparazzo and is about the relationship between celebrities and society. It has no set release date yet, but tonight Adrian Grenier himself will be at the Isabel Bader Theatre showing an advance screening of the film, after which you can stick around after for drinks, snacks and the chance to ask Grenier your questions - preferably about the film and not Entourage. I wonder if he'll have his own entourage there? Wouldn't that be nuts?
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St W, $30, 7pm
FREE CONCERTS | Lexus Live at the Distillery
This weekend, from August 27th - 29th, the Distillery District will be home to four free live concerts featuring The Stills (Friday 8-9pm), Lily Frost (Saturday 12-1pm), The Midway State (Saturday 5-6pm) and The Paper Lions (Sunday 3-4pm). Complimentary refreshments will be served and Lexus will be there showcasing two prototype vehicles including the Lexus CT 200h hybrid. For complete details check out this event page.
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