Radar: Mark Kozelek, Comedy Above the Pub presents Big in Japan, Art Battle 11, Super Funny Super Market, This Innocent Corner Book Reading
MUSIC | Mark Kozelek
It is a special quality in a musician to arouse powerful emotions in his or her audience, and Mark Kozelek possesses that quality in leagues. You may know him as the frontman of Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon and tonight he's flying solo at Lee's Palace. Kozelek is a pure and raw musician and his visit to Toronto is welcomed with open arms. Can you say perfect Tuesday night date idea?
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor Street West), 9:15pm $17.50
COMEDY | Comedy Above the Pub presents Big in Japan: A Fundraiser for Japan Relief
Comedy Above the Pub is raising funds for the devastation that has struck Japan in the best way they know how - through belly-busting live humour. Some of the city's best comics will be gathering tonight at McVeigh's including Nikke Payne, Steve Scholtz and Shelley Marshall. Hosted by the hilarious Todd Van Allen, this will be a fun-filled evening in support of Japan and its people.
McVeigh's Pub (124 Church Street), 9pm $5
ART | Art Battle 11
You may be confused when reading the words 'art' and 'battle' in the same sentence, as this may perhaps seem far from the conventional. This isn't a stretch from the truth; Art Battle 11 will be far from the ordinary as artists engage in live, competitive painting in front of an audience. Paintings are then voted on and applauded and bids are placed on the pieces in support of the artists. This is a great way to pick up some original art while boasting that you were privileged to see its artistic process take shape in front of your eyes.
The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West), 7:30pm $15
COMEDY | Super Funny Super Market
Kensington Market is the place to be tonight for Toronto's most fun open mic night! If you have never ventured to the Market's Supermarket you are missing out. Known for exciting live shows, flowing beer taps and good people, it is the hang-out of choice for many 'in-the-know' movers and shakers of the Toronto social scene. The comedy on stage tonight is sure to be an A+ first impression to this local hot spot and the evening will be hosted by dynamic duo Trevor John and A.J. Sando.
Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue), 7:30pm $5 (to charity)
BOOK | This Innocent Corner Book Reading
Author Peggy Herring, originally from Alliston, Ontario is touring across the province this month promoting her debut novel, The Innocent Corner. She'll be at the North York Central Library tonight reading from this novel, which takes the reader "from Bangladesh on the brink of war in 1970, to Salt Spring Island, BC today." This is a rare opportunity to experience the book straight from the source and one you won't want to miss!
North York Central Library - Room 2/3 (5120 Yonge Street), 7-8:30pm Free
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