Radar: Steve Adler at Chapters, the Black Keys at Kool Haus, Ocean's 11 Double Bill, Inter Milan vs Panathinakos, Chromeo at the Phoenix
BOOKS AND LIT | Steven Adler of Guns 'n Roses
Fans of Celebrity Rehab will recognize Steven Adler as the continuously relapsing drug addict whose antics on the show earned him a place at the bottom of a very rotten barrel filled with troubled stars. But for a generation of music fans, he holds legendary status as one the original members of Guns 'n Roses, a position he lost when the other members kicked him out of the band for his inability to stay sober. After two drug-induced strokes, three suicide attempts, and an astounding 28 overdoses, Adler is reportedly clean for the first time in nearly three decades, and credits his sobriety to the therapeutic act of writing his memoir, My Appetite for Destruction. He comes to Chapters today to discuss the book and his ongoing struggles.
Chapters Festival Hall, 142 John Street, Free, 7 pm
MUSIC | The Black Keys at the Kool Haus
The Black Keys began the century playing Ohio's underground club circuit, and now the blues rock duo from Akron finds themselves battling out Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber for top spot on the Billboard chart (the band's 2010 release Brothers peaked at number 3). With the rare ability to sound both hip and timeless simultaneously, the band's won legions of fans north of the American border as well and a second show had to be added to their Toronto tour stop. Both are sold out, so if you want to catch a glimpse of one of the hottest acts going right now you're gonna have to get scalped. San Francisco's the Morning Benders open.
Kool Haus, 132 Queens Quay East, $30 original, 9 pm
FILM | Ocean's 11 Double Bill in Dundas Square
Before Clooney, Pitt and Damon hunked it up on the big screen, Sinatra, Martin and Davis Jr. were the only guys cool enough to play the ultimate Sin City heisters in the original Ocean's 11. If you've ever wondered the Rat Pack cast compares to its modern remake, now's your chance. Yonge-Dundas Square is screening both films back to back tonight, and the weather is looking cooperative so grab a blanket and a flask of something and settle down for a good old fashioned caper. The gaudy lights of the square will even have you believing you're walking the Vegas strip.
Yonge-Dundas Square, Free, first film 6:30 pm, second at 9 pm
SPORTS | Panathinaikos vs. Inter Milan
Toronto's thirst for soccer is unquenchable, and with the World Cup over and the start of the European leagues still a few weeks away now is a perfect time for a visit from two storied overseas franchises. Inter Milan is fresh off winning the Italian title last year and Athens-based Panathinakos are beloved to the city's Greek population, making this game an intriguing, if not necessarily meaningful, friendly. Both teams will be trying to get match-fit for the approaching seasons however, so they should throw a decent amount of energy into the game.
Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, $40 - $150, 3 pm
MUSIC | Chromeo at the Phoenix
Montreal electro duo Chromeo come to town tonight to showcase their unique blend of hyperliterate hip hop and electrofunk. After six years touring the world to wide acclaim, the pair is set to release their third album entitled Business Casual at the end of the summer, but all that activity hasn't stopped guitarist Dave 1 from pursuing his PhD in French literature. See kids, reading really is cool. Brooklyn's Holy Ghost open.
The Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne Street,
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