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Radar: Eccodek + Drumhand, Human Rights Watch Book Series, A World of Shorts (Hide and Seek), Sovereign Acts, Snow Patrol

MUSIC | Lula World Media Launch Party-Eccodek + Drumhand
Tonight at Lula Lounge, an awesome double bill for those who like their world music with lots of groove! Eccodek, a Guelph based project, has truly gone 'global'! This Juno nominated band, headed up by producer Andrew McPherson, has recently had tracks featured on RealWorld compilations and is becoming very well known in the international worldbeat scene. These guys combine various ethnic sounds, loops, beats and rhythms with dub, funk, and other groove oriented styles, creating a unique blend all their own. Opening the musical proceedings tonight is Drumhand. This promises to be a great show, and there are rumours of a collaboration between the two groups to close off the evening!
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West) 8PM $12

BOOKS & LIT | AUTHORS: Human Rights Watch Book Series
Tonight, a special event in association with Authors at Harbourfront: the very first Human Rights Watch Book Series. Tonight the focus is "The Unfinished Revolution:" put together with the goal of supporting and exposing the struggle for basic human rights for females worldwide, this is a collection of essays by a list of contributors that is truly 'global,' including Nobel Prize-winning writers, activists, and eye witnesses to various atrocities. The book will be available this evening, and a dialogue about women's rights and related issues will take place featuring journalist Michelle Landsberg, author Erna Paris, and Minky Worden of Human Rights Watch.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) 7:30PM $10 / free to members, students + youth

FILM | A World of Shorts: Hide and Seek
Another exciting evening of short films from the NFB Mediatheque. No doubt full length features can engage you deeply for a longer period of time, but there's something exciting about 'shorts' with their faster pace, and narrative economy that cannot be denied. Tonight's screening will feature 90 minutes of films with a heroic theme: difficult missions, struggles, conflict, that kind of thing. Highlights include the animated short "Sintel," "Little Children, Big Words," "Khalid," and more.
NFB Mediatheque (150 John Street) 6PM + 8PM $6 / $4 (students and seniors)

ART | SOVEREIGN ACTS: 2012 Curatorial Studies Thesis Exhibition
Tonight is the opening reception for "Sovereign Acts", a curatorial studies exhibition put together by Wanda Nanibush in association with the Masters of Visual Studies Program at the University of Toronto. This exhibition deals with the issue of the colonial impact on the culture and art of "Indigenous Peoples". The work of Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, Robert Houle, Terrance Houle, Shelley Niro, Adrian Stimson, and Jeff Thomas will be featured. "Sovereign Acts" runs until the end of May.
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (7 Hart House Circle)

OTHER EVENTS ON OUR RADAR

Revolers w/ The Thinly Veiled Double Entendres, Old Acid
Snow Patrol at Massey Hall
dreamDance
The BIG ASS Spring is Finally Here Show!!!
CHAIN & THE GANG w/ THESE DAYS @ PARTS & LABOUR

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