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Radar: Anne Rice, Pet Sounds at The Tranzac, A Night for The Innocents!, Manic Mondays, Son Roberts Band

BOOKS & LIT | Anne Rice at Toronto Reference Library
International literary goth-icon, Anne Rice will talk with the CBC's Mary Hynes this evening at the Toronto Reference Library. Rice first came to prominence in the '80s with her novel The Vampire Lestat, and it was actually the second in a 10-novel series that began with the 1976 thriller Interview With The Vampire. A film version of the series opener, released in 1994 pushed Rice further into 'celebrity' status. Her new novel, The Wolf Gift is the topic for discussion this evening, and it promises to do the same with the werewolf legend that Rice's Vampire Chronicles did for those undead, blood-sucking creatures of the night.
Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street) 7PM

MUSIC | Pet Sounds @ The Tranzac (4th annual!)
For the fourth year in a row, local guitarist Christine Bougie and pianist/keyboardist Dafydd Hughes gather a few players together to play the entire Beach Boys album, Pet Sounds. It's hard to deny the greatness of this seminal work from the '60s, marrying elaborate arrangements and instrumentation with a subtle psychedelic aesthetic. Additional players who will be sweetening the performance tonight include: Julia Hambleton, clarinet, Andrew Downing on cello, and percussionist Kieran Adams.
The Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Avenue) 7PM

FUNDRAISER | A Night for The Innocents!
Tonight at The Supermarket, a fundraiser for The Innocents! Daniel Karasik's play returns to TO, beginning a run at The Tarragon Theatre in April. This play was a hit at the Toronto Summerworks Festival two years ago, and has gone on to wow audiences in New York and Germany. So this is a "homecoming" of sorts. Tonight, performers Darren Eedens and Petty Victories will provide the music, and there will be plenty of schmoozing and celebration. Come out and help local theatre to thrive in TO.
Supermarket Restaurant and Bar (268 Augusta Avenue) 9:30PM $10

CLUBS | Manic Mondays 80's ALT with DJ Shannon
If the idea of staying home and listening to your '80s playlist in iTunes isn't doing it for you, head out to the longest-running alt-retro night in TO: Manic Mondays at The Dance Cave! It has been 17 years now that DJ Shannon has been helming this great night of sounds that harken back to the golden age of after-hours clubbing when places like Voodoo, Pariah, and The Silver Crown were part of the TO landscape. If that's not quite enough to get you out, consider how nicely a few $3.50 drinks (before 12AM) will go with those great tunes! Never a cover.
Dance Cave / Upstairs at Lee's Palace (529 Bloor Street West) 10PM


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