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Radar: A Benefit For Japan, Devotchka, From Scratch by Ram Samocha, Authors at Harbourfront Centre's Battle of the Bards, and Gold Panda

FUNDRAISER | Eternal Sunrise: A Benefit For Japan
Some say that music can save lives... It comes to the rescue tonight at Revival! Eternal Sunrise is a benefit to help the relief efforts of Plan Canada in Japan. The event will feature performances by Jully Black, and DJ sets by Brendan Canning, Dubmatrix and other masters of the mix who can keep the flow of the party going. There will also be a food stand, set up by Caplansky's Smoked Meats, raffles, prizes, and more. Rock and brisket for a good cause!
Revival (783 College Street) 8PM

LITERATURE | Authors at Harbourfront Centre's Poetry NOW: 3rd annual Battle of the Bards
Authors At Harbourfront Centre brings us another edition of Poetry NOW, in cooperation with Now Magazine. This friendly and entertaining competition brings together twenty poets vying for the win. Toronto's Poet Laureate Dionne Brand is among the judges, so the pressure is on! Among the prizes are an invitation to read at the 32nd annual International Festival of Authors, and a complimentary ad in NOW to promote the winner's latest published work.
Brigantine Room, York Quay Centre (235 Queen's Quay West) 7:30PM $10 (FREE Under 24/Students/Members)

ART | From Scratch by Ram Samocha
"From Scratch" is an exhibition of metalpoint works by Israeli-born artist, Ram Samocha. Metalpoint is an ancient drawing technique used by scribes and artists in bygone eras, which uses a metal wire rubbed across a prepared surface, usually one that is soft. In Samocha's case, he is using a custom made organic rock-based paper. Samocha also works in other mediums, such as video and photography, and some of these works will also be on display at this exhibition.
Red Head Gallery (401 Richmond Street West) FREE

MUSIC | Devotchka
Denver's fave band, Devotchka hits town tonight, touring their new disc, "100 Lovers". This four-piece is made up of multi-instrumentalists who all do interesting "doubles", such as bouzouki, trumpet, and sousaphone, in addition to the standard rock quartet configuration of guitar, keys, bass and drums. One of their big claims to fame was scoring the film "Little Miss Sunshine" (along with Mychael Danna), which went on to be nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack at the 2006 Grammy Awards.
Mod Club (722 College Street) 8PM $19


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