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Radar: Nathan Englander, The Violet Lights with Yukon Cigar and The Autmn Stones, Emilie Autumn, The EROS Cabaret

BOOKS & LIT | Reading and interview with Nathan Englander
The Authors at Harbourfront Centre series continues tonight with a reading and discussion with author Nathan Englander. Englander's short fiction has graced the pages of The New Yorker and other respected publications, as well as numerous anthologies. His previous work has also earned him the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. His latest collection of eight stories, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank" is the topic for this evening. The Globe and Mail's Siri Agrell will be our host, and interview Englander.
Brigantine Room (235 Queens Quay West) 7:30PM $10

MUSIC | The Violet Lights w/ Yukon Cigar and The Autumn Stones
An interesting lineup of music tonight at The Garrison! Silverlake, California's The Violet Lights are tonight's headliner, and their debut EP, "Sex and Sound" is a very produced collection of 'garagey,' alt-pop tunes that will remind you of everything from the Velvets to Weezer. Supporting on tonight's bill are Yukon Cigar in a stripped down format, with two band members representing and delivering the goods, plus The Autumn Stones: a TO-based alt/dream pop kind of band that cites The Smiths and Echo & The Bunnymen as influences. Should be a good one!
The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West) 8:30PM $6

VARIETY | The EROS Cabaret!
It's hard to resist any event with "Glam-O-Rama" as the stated theme, and that is the order of the evening at the Eros Cabaret, tonight at The Rivoli. Fun in several different formats is promised: dance, film, and "interdisciplinary performance," with love, death and other tragic themes unifying all performances. Tonight's lineup will include: Marvelous Martha et Les Rag-a-Muffins, Victoria Seguin, Samantha Farruggio, Brooke Nagy, a musical performance by Annie Becker, films, and more.
The Rivoli (332 Queen Street West) 8:30PM $15

THEATRE | Theatre Ad Infinitum's Canadian launch and premiere of "The Big Smoke"
Amy Nostbakken and director Nir Paldi's "The Big Smoke" officially aunches tonight, here in TO at The Factory Theatre! This is a "one-woman" play starring Nostbakken, inspired by the tragic lives of icons like Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath, and exploring the effects of psychosis and depression. The play's protagonist, Nathalie, is young artist, living in Toronto, who has indeed succumbed to depression. This riveting bit of theatre is performed entirely in song, and has earned serious critical praise in the UK. "The Big Smoke" runs until March 4th.
Factory Studio Theatre (125 Bathurst Street) 8PM $25 (students/seniors $18)


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