Radar: EP Release Party for "Seeds Grown Here," Authors at Harbourfront Centre, Through the Visiting Glass, Bigger Than Jesus, Three Mile Island to Bhopal
MUSIC | EP Release Party for Seeds Grown Here
Parks and Rec, Toronto's up-and-coming indie folk rock band, release their second EP album tonight with a celebration at El Mocambo. Seven new tracks off the locally recorded EP Seeds Grown Here will be played for the audience following opening sets by the six-piece ensemble band The Cautioneers and basement rockers Topanga. The album, dedicated to band member Cristina Taborda who died late last year, is the follow-up to their 2010 self-titled EP Parks and Rec.
El Mocambo (464 Spadina Avenue) 8:30PM Free
LITERATURE | Authors at the Harbourfront Centre: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Physician, researcher and science writer Siddhartha Mukheriee joins the Authors at Harbourfront program to discuss his Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of All Maladies. A biography of cancer and its history that dates back thousands of years, Mukherjee will join fellow physician and author Vincent Lam at Harbourfront's Lakeside Terrace for an interview about and reading from his work.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) 7:30PM $10
THEATRE | Doin' Time: Through the Visiting Glass
A one-person show that details the impact of incarceration on the families of prisoners, Doin' Time: Through the Visiting Glass opens tonight at the Robert Gill Theatre for a one-night engagement. Writer and actress Ashley Lucas used her experiences as the child of an incarcerated parent along with interviews and letters from prisoners' family members to write this play, directed by Joseph Megel. Admission is free for all and seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. Donations for Anishnawbe Health Toronto are welcomed.
Robert Gill Theatre (214 College Street) 8PM Free (donations welcome)
MUSIC | Enrique Iglesias with Pitbull and Prince Royce
Spanish pop singer and Grammy Award-winning artist Enrique Iglesias brings The Euphoria Tour to town tonight with a yet-to-be-sold-out show at the ACC. Joined by special guests rapper Pitbull and Latin Pop singer Prince Royce, Iglesias will play songs from his nine studio albums, including the recent 2010 Euphoria and the upcoming November 2011 release Euphoria Reloaded.
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay Street) 7PM $26.25-$141
THEATRE | Bigger Than Jesus
A multimedia church service, Bigger Than Jesus explores the history and modern view of Christianity in an avant-garde performance. Starring Rick Miller and directed by Daniel Brooks, the play has won a Dora Award for performance and production being critically praised for its interfaith dialogue and comical take on religious traditions and worship. The show returns to Toronto stages tonight, running until October 9th. (And don't forget about PWYC Sundays for reduced prices!)
Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street) 8PM $35
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