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Radar: Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs, City For Sale, Topdog/Underdog, Little Terrors Vol. 5

LITERATURE | Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs
Author and former CEO of CNN, Walter Isaacson visits Toronto this evening to join Indigo CEO Heather Reisman in conversation. Isaacson's best-selling biography Steve Jobs was published October 24th of this year, two weeks after Jobs' death, and the author will discuss the life and legacy of the inventor at Indigo's Manulife location this evening. Insights on technology, innovation and life are to be expected. The event is free and open to the public.
Indigo Manulife Centre (55 Bloor Street West) 7PM Free

GRASSROOTS | City For Sale: T.O.'s New Public Space Advertising Policies and You
With much of the city in uproar about the suggestion of selling naming rights of public places in Toronto for advertising purposes, a small group has organized to discuss the potential problems with the idea. Meeting at Pauper's Pub in the Annex this evening, the panel will examine naming and sponsorship policies in the city and discuss the political, sociological, physical and psychological effects it can have on citizens. All are welcome to attend.
Pauper's Pub (539 Bloor Street West) 6:30PM Free

THEATRE | Topdog/Underdog
Suzan-Lori Parks' 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play Topdog/Underdog previews this evening at The Theatre Centre. Directed by Philip Akin and starring Kevin Hanchard and Nigel Shawn Williams, Topdog/Underdog focuses on the relationship between brothers Lincoln and Booth in New York City, who are working to reconcile their troubled pasts with the tension between their dreams and their true reality. The play runs until December 4th but this evening's preview opens with a reduced ticket price.
The Theatre Centre (100-1087 Queen Street West) 7PM $15

FILM | Little Terrors Vol. 5-- ReAnimated
It's that time again! The Projection Booth's monthly showcase of horror shorts, Little Terrors returns with new gory and disturbing films and filmmaker Q&As. This evening's program features a line-up of bizarre and freakish films, like Ryan Lightbourn's Roid Rage, about a genetic mutation who must use his special abilities--specifically, a giant killer hemorrhoid--to survive. The event is now liquor licensed and will be followed by a screening of Ed Wood's Plan 9 From Outer Space.
The Projection Booth (1035 Gerrard Street East) 8PM $8


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