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Radar: Remembering Cristina Taborda, Authors at Harbourfront Centre, An Ode to Irish Cinema, Canada Blooms, Jennifer LFO at the Tranzac

MUSIC | Light Up The Night: Remembering Cristina Taborda
Tonight at Lula Lounge, friends, fans, and colleagues will gather to celebrate the life of Cristina Taborda, a young Toronto musician and Fado singer who died suddenly of a seizure in her sleep at the end of last year. There will be performances by members of Anima Fado, Radio Belle, Hands & Teeth, The Ruby Spirit, and many more. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted, and there will be an art and photography sale, with all proceeds going to the Clay & Paper Theatre, an organization that Cristina was involved with and held in high regard.
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas Street West) 7PM FREE

LITERATURE | Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Jonathan Coe, Lorna Goodison, Cynthia Holz
An interesting evening of readings tonight, as "Authors At Harbourfront Centre" presents another great lineup of novelists sharing their work. It would seem that "community" and "connections" are themes unifying the three works being presented tonight. Jonathan Coe will share a few passages from his novel "The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim," which is a darkly humorous tale of a lonely, middle-aged English salesman's journey to find love and connection in a world where everyone is isolated by technology. Lorna Goodison will read from her latest work, "By Love Possessed," a unique collection of stories that examines the disconnect of love and human relations within the context of Jamaican culture. In addition, Cynthia Holz will read from her novel "Benevolence," a story of marital tension and the ways this manifests itself in, and is simultaneously propelled by the professional lives of a young couple.
Brigantine Room, York Quay Centre (235 Queen's Quay West) 7:30PM $10 (FREE Under 24/Students/Members)

FILM | A World of Shorts presents An Ode to Irish Cinema
What better way for film buffs to prepare for St. Paddy's Day, than a healthy dose of Irish short films? This 75 minute program includes eight short films ranging in mood from the humourous to the disturbing. Of course, Bono is mentioned in the subject and title of one of the films. Would you have it any other way?
NFB Mediatheque (150 John Street) 7PM $6 / students $4

FESTIVAL | Canada Blooms
Whether you're a flower child, or a wanna-be, this is the event for all things 'flower related'. The Direct Energy Centre will be hosting this year's Canada Blooms show, with over 6 acres of landscape beauty, and colours. There will even be a special display to celebrate the Juno Awards' 40th Anniversary. This show has been named one of Ontario's top 100 events, so make sure to check it out, and see what is possible for your garden or greenhouse.
Direct Energy Centre (100 Princes Blvd.) $18 ($14 after 5pm)


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