Radar: Land of Talk, Project 3/2/1, The Cave Singers & Lia Ices, Wannabe Toxic Free Film Series, Project Wildfire Launch Party
MUSIC | Polaris Music Prize Record Salon #3: Land of Talk
The third installment of the Polaris Music Prize Salon brings Land of Talk to The Drake Hotel. Each month this event features one of the contenders currently under consideration for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize. The night will consist of an introduction by Eye Weekly's Christ Bilton, followed by a live interview with Elizabeth Powell and then a front to back performance of Land of Talk's album Cloak and Cipher. Any lover of music would be crazy not to go, especially because it's free!
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West), 7pm Free
DANCE | Project 3/2/1
Project 3/2/1 is a collaboration dreamed up by Artistic Director Michael Trent and it is the newest show to take over Dancemakers' spring season. If you haven't heard of them, Dancemakers is an innovative endeavour that "continues to challenge and advance the idea of a contemporary repertoire company making bold new dances for the 21st century." This performance will feature three choreographers, and six dancers all sharing one unique vision yet every show is destined to be unlike another. Project 3/2/1 opens tonight and runs until April 17.
Dancemakers Centre for Creation (55 Mill Street, Building 58, The Cannery), 8pm $25 adults, students/art workers/CADA $18
MUSIC | The Cave Singers + Lia Ices
All the way from Seattle, The Drake Underground is pleased to have The Cave Singers take the stage tonight. With a recent release that is garnering all sorts of buzz, this 3-deep folk-rock band has spawned a new appreciation for compilation projects as it consists of members from Pretty Girls Make Graves, Hint Hint and Cobra High. Lia Ices, a NYC pianist and singer-songwriter with an enchanting set of pipes will start off the night.
The Drake Underground (1150 Queen Street West), 8pm $15 at the door, $13.50 advance
AWARENESS | WTF (Wannabe Toxic Free) Film Series
April is upon us and although this undoubtedly brings with it hope for spring, it also brings hope for the fight against cancer, as it is Cancer Prevention Month. The Centre for Social Innovation is showing their support through Wannabe Toxic Free Film Series throughout April. Tonight will showcase the first film of the series, Toxic Trespass, an award-winning film on children's health and the environment. Along with the screenings, directors and/or producers will be in attendance for questions and discussion.
Centre for Social Innovation (215 Spadina Avenue), 7-9pm PWYC
LAUNCH | Project Wildfire & Concert Launch Party
The innovative and exciting Project Wildfire is launching tonight at The Gladstone's Melody Bar with a night of speakers, music and a wee bit of dancing. Project Wildfire is "a Toronto-based incubator that finds, sparks and supports youth business ideas that serve the greater good" and it offers mentorship, funding and support to budding young entrepreneurs. A thrilling night is sure to ensue, with live entertainment from Shi Wisdom and Wolf J and MC of the night, Veronica Chail, host of Bollywood Boulevard on OMNI 2.
The Gladstone Hotel - Melody Bar (1214 Queen Street West), 8pm $10 donation
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