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Radar: Moby, Insomniac Press 2011 Fall Launch Party, Dead Meadow, Glen Or Glenda, Short & Sweet

BOOKS & LIT | Insomniac Press 2011 Fall Launch Party
The Dora Keogh Irish Pub (141 Danforth Avenue) 7PM FREE
Tonight, Dora Keogh is going to be, yet again, the place to be for important literary happenings! Insomniac Press is holding a big launch party tonight for the release of no less than five new titles. Robin Richardson's poetry collection, "Grunt of the Minotaur" will be unleashed on an unsuspecting audience, as will Stan Rogal's "Bloodline," dubbed a "haunted crime story"... Also launching tonight is some "reissued lesbian fiction" from Karen X. Tulchinsky in the form of "Love Ruins Everything," plus Jamie Popowich's much-anticipated short-story collection, "Metraville," and Donna Bailey Nurse's "What's a Black Critic to Do II."
The Dora Keogh Irish Pub (141 Danforth Avenue) 7PM FREE

MUSIC | Dead Meadow Sonic Boom acoustic in-store
Another awesome in-store appearance at Sonic Boom on Bloor! This afternoon it's Dead Meadow playing an acoustic set. These guys play at Lee's tonight, and they are currently touring with The Black Angels and Spindrift. Formed in 1998, there have been a few lineup changes and a relocation from Washington to Los Angeles, but this is all part of the story for Dead Meadow, who have Peel Sessions, placements on "The Wire," studio recording at the infamous Sunset Sound, and more under their belts. They will be bringing Spindrift along this aft for a few tunes, too! Admission is free, but you are asked to bring a non-perishable food item along for donation to the Ft. York Food Bank.
Sonic Boom Records (782 Bathurst Street) 4PM FREE

FILM | Glen Or Glenda: Trans Film Screening Series
Ed Wood's infamous cult film, "Glen Or Glenda" will be tonight's feature at the Trans Film Screening Series. This film, while widely considered to have been a 'bomb,' holds a special place with many culture mavens, as it captures a period in history, and the attitude of that time towards gender ambiguity and gender-oriented struggles with one's identity. The movie's poster had a tagline that read: "strange loves... of those who live and love but can never marry." These issues are still with us, proving that perhaps this film was ahead of its time. There will be snacks served, and an open discussion following the film.
The Centre for Women and Trans People (563 Spadina Ave. rm.100) 6:30PM FREE

MUSIC | Moby
It's not a stretch to say that Moby is a musical icon. His records have sold in the multi-millions, and his albums "Play" and "18" are often cited as critical works that helped bring dance and electronic music into the mainstream. He is currently touring his new album, "Destroyed", which was released along with a book of photography with the same title. Tonight at The Phoenix, Moby will be joined by supporting act Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr, a Detroit-based rock band with electronic influences.
Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street) 8PM $30


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