toronto events may 9 2012

Radar: 10th Annual Small World Asian Music Series, "Siesta Perdu" Short Documentary Screening, TOK 7 Book Launch, and a Preview Screening from the NFB

MUSIC | Autorickshaw - 10th Annual Small World Asian Music Series
Toronto's acclaimed Indo-fusion group, Autorickshaw, will take the stage at Lula Lounge tonight as part of the 10th Annual Small World Asian Music Series. Although there have been slightly different configurations of this project over the years, this group, twice-nominated for the Juno Award of World Music Album of the Year, is helmed by vocalist Suba Sankaran and tabla player Ed Hanley. Some new faces will take part in the Autorickshaw lineup tonight, and things will definitely be taken up a notch! The 10th Annual Small World Asian Music Series runs until May 31st.
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas Street West) 8PM $20

FILM | "Siesta Perdu" Short Documentary Screening
Ben Wood and Sarah Watson, two fledgling filmmakers who also love their music and nightlife, have created their first documentary film, to be screened tonight at ARE Gallery on Dundas. Their short film "Siesta Perdu," tells the story of Siesta Nouveaux, a Toronto live music venue that recently closed its doors after providing an eager community with many performances, parties, and a place to call their "home away from home." Following tonight's short screening, an open stage will take place.
ARE Gallery (1581 Dundas Street West) 8PM FREE

BOOKS & LIT | TOK 7 Book Launch
"TOK: Writing the New Toronto, Book 7" launches tonight at The Gladstone. This anthology features fiction, poetry and drama from both established and emerging T.O. talent, who weave the city into their creations. Tonight's launch will feature readings as well as a panel discussion with some TOK alumni, and the event's hosts, Moez Surani and Olive Senior.
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West) 6:30PM

The National Film Board Mediatheque offers up a rare opportunity to preview a new major motion picture starring Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, and Jay Baruchel. This 'heist style' flick has "Oceans Eleven" written all over it, and offers up a classic and unlikely duo of an ex-motorcycle daredevil, paired with a former art thief as our protagonists. As a bonus, you can offer your feedback: following the film there will be a short Q & A, and you can fill out a survey to let the producers know what you think. RSVP to attend.
National Film Board Mediatheque (150 John Street) 7PM


THE AFTER PARTY: Peacebuilders Spring for Peace 2012
Swing Night with Combo Royale

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