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Radar: Jamaica at Wrongbar, Grace, Lecture with Professor Gil Troy, Quattro Books Fall 2010 Launch, Colorblind Brian's Blues Campfire

MUSIC | Jamaica @ Wrongbar
Jamaica the band not the country. Wouldn't that be a strange thing to have in Wrongbar, can you imagine? Very poppy new wave-ish rock and roll that's not only very catchy but comes across with hard notes of 1980's Cameron Crowe movies and bright hues of high school parties and discovering beer. Let's just say that as the nice weather deteriorates this show will get you warmed up in no time. Party!
Tickets $14.50 Advance (plus s.c.) • 19+ Event • Doors @ 8:30PM Wrongbar (1279 Queen Street West)

ART | Grace
Roger Gordon graces the Canadian Sculpture Centre with his exhibit of life-sized sculptures. Constructed from a funky type of cement and burlap these whimsical and somewhat comically demented figures are very rough and expressive. Ranging from human figures in various poses to more abstract forms that bear some resemblance to people or particular body parts these light in weight but not in look statues are indeed very striking. Good fun for any art enthusiast.
Runs October 19 - November 12, 2010 at the Canadian Sculpture Centre 500 Church St

LECTURE | Lecture & Reception with McGill Professor Gil Troy
McGill egghead and all around nice fellow Gil Troy is going to lecture you! With the midterm elections looming south of the border history prof Troy will asses President Obama's performance thus far. The war in Iraq, the recent economic "hiccups," and basically the rest of the mess that Bush left after they wheeled him out of there will of course be the focus but maybe, just maybe Gil will bring to light the lack of good fashion sense on the part of the first lady and the true repercussions this has been causing in the international community. I mean really Michelle lets try and keep it tasteful at least on weekdays. America right?
Badminton Racket Club (25 St. Clair Avenue West)Tickets: $15

BOOKS | Quattro Books Fall 2010 Launch
Ah the novella, the lazy person's novel. "Quattro Books, founded in 2006, is a publisher that wishes to reflect the unique cultural character and dynamism of Canada now: what it has been and what it is in the process of becoming." Two new novellas and a book of poetry are what's on the shelf at Supermarket in Kensington. (Insert crack about the name "Supermarket" here.) Ah cutting and pasting, the lazy person's blurb.
7pm Free! Supermarket (268 Augusta Ave.)

MUSIC | Colorblind Brian's Blues Campfire
Now I doubt if the Gladstone will be having an actual campfire but along with your guitar you better bring some mallow and weenies just in case. Regardless of snackage you also better let your sixth sense tag along. Not the ghost whispering one the blues sense. Everyone has it and it's events like the Campfire that help let it out to play. So do yourself a tuesday night solid!
8pm Free! Melody Bar - Gladstone Hotel

Upcoming/Sponsored Event

COMEDY NIGHT/FUNDRAISER | DundeeWealth's Stand Up for Kids
On October 26th, Demetri Martin, Steven Wright plus some of our country's most successful comedians will take the stage at the Telus Centre for Performance and Learning (Koerner Hall) for a special fundraiser benefiting charities assisting youth at risk in Canada. Start time 7:30pm. Tickets $75. For complete info, check out the event's web site.

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