Toronto Radar Events

Radar: Ryan Masters & Pinnacle People, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Yann Tiersen, Alissa York on Fauna, Bringo

MUSIC | Ryan Masters & Pinnacle People CD Release
With self-proclaimed influences such as Bruce Springsteen, The Cure and The Beach Boys it's no wonder this event makes the Radar list. Ryan Masters & Pinnacle People are re-releasing some old favourites and introducing to the scene the latest solo project from Masters, 60062: The Magic Garden Station. Hosted at the iconic Horseshoe, it is sure to be a fun and exciting night.
The Horseshoe Tavern (368 Queen Street West), 9pm Free

FILM | Human Rights Watch Film Festival
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival happens annually and features films that are edgy, inspiring and telling from around the world. This year, many of the feature films are centred around the theme of family and they "reach beyond the headlines to reveal the core issues underlying many of the human rights abuses occurring worldwide." You'll be doing yourself a favour and doing the people who created these stories an honour, by checking out at least one film in the festival. You better get a move on, opening night is tonight.
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West), various times from February 22 - March 4

MUSIC | Yann Tiersen @ The Mod Club
French composer and musician, Yann Teirsen's reputation exploded after his outstanding success creating the soundtrack to the film Amelie. Since then he has been gaining wide strides around the world, and the distance keeps being conquered with his October release Dust Lane and his recent appearance at Coachella earlier this year. He "merges classical instrumentation with flourishes of folk, modern pop and atmospheric post punk." Come experience his warmly welcomed return to Toronto.
The Mod Club (722 College Street), 8pm $22.50 + S/C

BOOK | Alissa York on her latest book "Fauna"
Local Toronto writer Alissa York is launching her latest novel tonight at the Riverdale Public Library. Her first two novels were best sellers, and "Effigy" was short-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her latest book entitled "Fauna" discusses the Don Valley ravine. You couldn't get any more Toronto-centric than this!
Riverdale Public Library (370 Broadview Avenue), 6pm $5 non-members, Free for members

GAME | Bringo
B-I-N-G-O! What does that spell? Bingo! Participate in the age old game tonight at the Holy Oak CafĂŠ with friends, acquaintances and perhaps soon-to-be new friends. There's one catch: participants must bring high quality junk (insert: prizes) to be given away as prizing. Don't they say that someone's junk is another's treasure? Maybe you'll win your new favourite trinket.
Holy Oak CafĂŠ (1241 Bloor Street West), 8pm PWYC (if without donated prize)


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