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Radar: "The Circle Game" Book Launch, MacHomer, Machina Nuptials, STIFF, Empire of the Sun

LITERATURE | "The Circle Game" Book Launch
From busking to books, Canadian folk artist Joni Mitchell gets literary in "The Circle Game," a children's book that illustrates the lyrics of her song by the same title with drawings by artist Brian Deines. Originally recorded by Tom Rush and appearing on his 1968 album by the same title, it marks one of Mitchell's finest points as a songwriter. The storybook successfully captures the magic of childhood while exploring dreams and memories and will launch in Toronto tonight at Queen West's Edward Day Gallery.
Edward Day Gallery (952 Queen Street West) 6PM Free

THEATRE | MacHomer
A sentence you never thought you'd read: Shakespeare's Macbeth performed with 50 voices from The Simpsons live on stage. Yup, that's the premise behind MacHomer, in which Rick Miller turns tragedy to comedic gold thanks to vocal impressions of characters from the hit cartoon show. This successful play has been performed worldwide for over 14 years and tonight it opens at the Factory Theatre. This hour-long performance contains writer Miller going solo onstage under the direction of Sean Lynch and runs until the 25th.
Factory Theatre, Mainspace (125 Bathurst Street) 8PM $45

THEATRE | Machina Nuptials
Inside Casa Loma's Carriage Room this evening, contemporary dance meets Theatre of the Absurd in Machina Nuptials. A re-envisioning of marriage nuptials by artistic director David Danzon, the performance will fuse elements of realism and surrealism as three couples invite the audience to attend the wedding celebrations that they surround. The show is presented by CORPUS, founded by Danzon and Sylvie Bouchard, and will close on the 18th.
Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace) 8PM $30

If TIFF has left you feeling a little stiff, join the party that celebrates queer and sex positive films and their makers this evening at Wrongbar. STIFF will be a party to celebrate alternative filmmaking hosted by indie film guru The Lost Boy with special guest Lexi Tronic of Guy Maddin's short film The Little White Cloud That Cried. With the cast of the TIFF 2011 film Leave It On The Floor present and DJs Miss Margot and Colin D spinning, the party will be going until 4AM thanks to extended liquor licenses!
Wrongbar (1279 Queen Street West) 10PM


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