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Radar: 12th Planet, Romance in Ruins, Authors at Harbourfront, 2-Piano Jazz Fusion, Eight and a Half, Borduas and the Existential Drama of the Visible

MUSIC | 12th Planet
12th Planet hits Wrongbar tonight! Even though dubstep began in the UK, 12th Planet (aka John Dadzie) has been producing this music on American soil for almost 6 years. He is considered by many to be one of the original US dubstep DJ/producers, and certainly the most happening. There is far more to 12th Planet than dubstep, though. A casual listen to some of his tracks will reveal a rich sonic palate, and a far reaching sense of rhythm that show his early roots in jungle and drum 'n' bass. Flinch and Crizzly are also on this bill.
Wrongbar (1279 Queen Street West) 10pm $15

FILM | A World of Shorts: Romance in Ruins
A perfect way to kill any Valentine's Day hangover you might have! NFB Mediatheque will be screening a whole whack of short films with both funny and tragic moments, all revolving around the theme of "Romance In Ruins": a nice yang to your Valentine's Day ying. Nine films will be shown, many of which are from Canada, but there will be a few from the US, and one from Japan, Romania, and Australia. They say love is the "international" language, and I guess we'll find out. The whole program will run approximately 80 minutes.
NFB Mediatheque (150 John Street) 6PM and 8PM $6 ($4 students/seniors)

BOOKS & LIT | Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Alan Lightman
Authors at Harbourfront Centre presents Alan Lightman this evening in conversation with the CBC's Mary Hynes. Lightman is not your run of the mill writer, as he is also a physicist and a professor at MIT jointly appointed in both the sciences and humanities. He is widely known as the author of "Einstein's Dreams," an inventive novel consisting of thirty chapters, each dealing with a dream that the famous scientist experienced while working of his Theory Of Relativity. Lightman's latest work, "Mr G", will be the topic of discussion.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) 7:30PM

ART | Art & Philosophy: Borduas and the Existential Drama of the Visible
The AGO presents an examination of Paul-Émile Borduas work. Borduras was a Canadian artist who also took on the role of activist to defend free expression of artists, especially in Quebec, believing the separation of church and state was necessary. Borduras's work is considered to be 'abstract', and this discussion will approach the artist's work from an interpretive angle, using existentialist philosophy as a point of departure. David Ciavatta, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Ryerson U will be leading this discussion and lecture.
Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West) 6:30PM $22.50


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