Radar: Bridges Concert and CD release, An Evening With Don Hertzfeldt, Trampoline Hall, Elvis Monday, Rowers Pub Reading Series

MUSIC | Lenka Lichtenberg & Roula Said: Bridges Concert and CD Release
Once again, music attempts what politics and foreign policy often do not: to offer peace and build... bridges. "Bridges" is, in fact, the name of this special side project for Toronto musicians Lenka Lichtenberg and Roula Said. The idea here is a 'fusion' of sorts: traditional Jewish and Arabic music working together, in "synthesis." Some of TO's hottest 'global fusion' players will be the backbone of this concert: reed player Ernie Tollar, known for his chops on the ney (a Middle-Eastern flute), guitarist John Gzowski, bassist Chris Gartner, and percussionist Debashis Sinha will deliver the goods, along with clarinetist Kinneret KiKi Sagee. This is a CD launch event for Bridges' debut release, so do consider coming out to support this great local music, and the message behind it, too.
Al Green Theatre (750 Spadina Avenue) 7:30PM $20

FILM | An Evening With Don Hertzfeldt
The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International presents this special event for animation fans and film buffs alike: an evening with Don Hertzfeldt. This young animator has something of a cult following, and has received San Francisco International Film Festival's "Persistence of Vision" Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as being nominated for the Academy Award for Animated Short Film for his film "Rejected." This is the only Canadian stop on Hertzfeldt's promotional tour for his new short film "It's Such a Beautiful Day." The entire "Everything Will Be OK" trilogy will be screened, and an interview with Hertzfeldt will take place, as well.
The Royal Cinema (608 College Street) 7PM $15

CULTURE | Trampoline Hall: Kelly Jenkins Curates!
It's that time of the month again: Trampoline Hall hits the Garrison tonight! This very well-attended, and widely celebrated lecture series that has been given the thumbs-up by The New Yorker, features a wide variety of speakers on an equally wide variety of topics. From the offbeat to the 'offensive', any subject could be slated for discussion, but under one condition: that said subject be outside of the speaker's area of expertise. That lovely tension and struggle comes to be a vital part of the performance, and the audience's experience! Tonight, Kelly Jenkins curates, and our speakers are: Kyle Watt, who will discuss the electric chair, Dominic Stubbs on Gibraltar Falls, and Sophie Hackett filling us in on Spanish.
The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West) 7:30PM $5

BOOKS & LIT | Rowers Pub Reading Series
This well-known reading series takes place on the first Monday of every month, from October until June, and takes pride in showcasing established authors alongside emerging literary talent. Tonight's readers include Michael Fraser, Sheila Heti (author of "Ticknor," "We Need A Horse," and founder of Trampoline Hall!), and Jane Munro — a Canadian author with a long and rich history, including winning a McMillan Poetry Prize for her first collection ("Daughters"), and many other accolades.
Harbord House (150 Harbord Street) 7:30PM


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