toronto events june 4

Radar: Bernie Finkelstein, Iain Gardner, Rowers Pub Reading Series, Lunchtime Live, Toronto Jewish Book Festival, Elvis Monday

CULTURE | Bernie Finkelstein, interviewed by Jake Gold
Canadian cultural icon Bernie Finkelstein has contributed in a big way to the lay of the land of our country's music industry. In addition to his career as a manager, producer and songwriter, Finkelstein's label, True North Records was the first Canadian independent label of note, with Bruce Cockburn and others on its roster. Many feel True North should be given credit for being one of the first entities to make the rest of the world aware of the great musical talent of this country. Finkelstein has also been awarded the Order of Canada, and has been inducted into The Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. This afternoon, The Toronto Jewish Book Festival presents this special conversation with Finkelstein, hosted by Jake Gold, discussing his new book "True North: A Life In The Music Business."
The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street) 2PM $5

FILM | Meet the Artist: Iain Gardner
Tonight, the NFB Mediatheque and the Toronto Animated Image Society present a special lecture and presentation with award-winning Scottish animator, Iain Gardner. Gardner has lectured in some capacity at the Edinburgh College of Art, Beijing University, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and our very own Sheridan College. This "artist talk" will explore Gardner's techniques, recurring themes in his work, and his approach to filmmaking in general. There will be screenings of several of his works as part of this presentation.
NFB Mediatheque (150 John Street) 7PM PWYC

BOOKS & LIT | Rowers Pub Reading Series
The Rower's Pub Reading Series concludes its 2011-2012 season this evening at Harbord House. This is an event that takes place on the first Monday of every month, and runs from October until June. This reading series aims to expose established local literary talent, and also to connect up and coming authors and poets with a supportive audience. This evening's featured readings will come from Glen Downie, Matt Lennox, and Ruth Roach Pierson. You are encouraged to come out give this series a proper "sendoff," and support Canadian literary talent.
Harbord House (150 Harbord Street) 7:30PM

MUSIC | Corin Raymond + The Sundowners @ Lunchtime Live
"Lunchtime Live" is a Spring and Fall concert series taking place at Yonge-Dundas Square during the lunch hour. There's definitely no better way to break up the day than with some live music and a bite to eat. Today's musical offering is Corin Raymond and The Sundowners, a truly talented band consisting of Treasa Levasseur, Brian Kobayakawa and David Gavan Baxter, fronted by singer/songwriter Corin Raymond.
Yonge-Dundas Square (1 Dundas Street East) 12:30PM


Toronto Jewish Book Festival
Elvis Monday

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