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Radar: An Evening With Michael Morpurgo, Xmas Edition of Tweetgasm, The Making and Unmaking Of A Genre Film, Meditation Toronto

BOOKS & LIT | An Evening With Michael Morpurgo
Acclaimed author Michael Morpurgo reads from his 1982 novel, "War Horse" this evening at the Panasonic Theatre. "War Horse" is a tale of a young man, his attachment to a horse, and their journeys through the horrors of the First World War. The novel has recently been made into a play and has reached Broadway. Last year, Steven Spielberg announced his intention to direct a film adaptation of the book. Tonight, Morpurgo will read from the novel, and musician John Tams will share some of his compositions from the stage production of "War Horse". A copy of the novel is included with admission.
Panasonic Theatre (651 Yonge Street) 7PM $15

CULTURE | Tweetgasm: Xmas Edition
Tweetgasm is a monthly Twitter-oriented shindig at The Gladstone Hotel. You could call it a regular "Tweetup". There is often a theme for the evenings, as with last month's Movember Tweetgasm. Tonight is the Xmas 'edition' of this social media party. This is always a great opportunity to network, and many of TO's culture and media mavens make this scene on a regular basis. Tonight, Brock McLaughlin is your host, and Santa is expected to crash the party! #Gottacheckit.
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 7PM

LECTURE | The Making and Unmaking Of A Genre Film
Tonight is the last of the lectures in the "Making and Unmaking Of A Genre Film" series presented at the Miles Nadal JCC, by film critic Shlomo Schwartzberg. This series began in October and has been delivering detailed, academic lectures and analysis of various genres in cinema, such as drama, horror, suspense, and many others. Tonight's 'series-closer' will focus on the Western genre, with examples spanning back as far as "My Darling Clementine" from 1946, to the 2008 production of "Appaloosa".
Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina Avenue) 7PM $12 / $6 students w/ID

CLASS | Meditation Toronto
Whether your schedule is full with school, work, family, or more than one of the above, a break from the stress and clutter in our lives can be a necessary, and very healthy thing. People have turned for centuries to the act and art of meditation to help in this very regard. Meditation Toronto's motto of "relax, renew, reflect" says it all. Taking the time to reboot through meditation is restorative, and gives new perspective on our lives and what is truly important. Tonight Meditation Toronto will host a free meditation class for anyone who is interested in learning more.
College/Shaw Library (766 College Street) 7:15PM FREE


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