toronto events june 18

Radar: Love Works, Mogwai at The Phoenix, Antony Beevor, Emma Lee at Lunchtime Live

FUNDRAISER | Love Works
This evening, don't miss a fundraiser in support of two great causes: The Seeds of Hope Foundation, an organization that helps women in trouble make a transition to a safer, more stable lifestyle, and Good News Toronto, a publication that spreads the news about people helping others in our great city. Love Works promises an exciting evening of music, food, vodka tasting, raffle prizes, and stories of real life heroes. Musical performances from TO talent in the form of CAI.RO, Jazzmine Raine & Brenda MacIntyre should make the evening even better. Come out and support a pair of great causes all under one roof!
Carrot Commons, Carrot Green Roof (348 Danforth Avenue) 6PM $50 / $100

MUSIC | Mogwai at The Phoenix
Scottish experimental and instrumental rock band Mogwai hits the Phoenix tonight. This group, formed in the early '90s, was championed by John Peel, who had them in for many Peel Sessions prior to his death in 2004. Mogwai has a substantial body of work, including several film soundtrack collaborations. Although instrumental, Mogwai's influences are by no means limited to other instrumental bands: Sonic Youth, The Pixies, MC5, and others contribute to their eclectic, dynamic, and guitar-centric sound.
The Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street) 8PM $29.50

LECTURE | Antony Beevor
Military historian Antony Beevor will deliver an interesting talk this evening at the Toronto Reference Library's Appel Salon, giving his perspective on the Second World War. This global event which shaped the 20th Century is the subject of a new book by Beevor, aptly titled, "The Second World War." Beevor is a well-educated historian who studied under John Keegan, and has received many accolades, including an honorary degree from the University of Kent. He is also an author whose writing has sometimes been seen as controversial. The Munk Centre's Brian Stewart will host the event, and will engage Beevor in this discussion and presentation. See event link to reserve a spot for tonight.
Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street) 7PM

MUSIC | Emma Lee @ Lunchtime Live
The ever-popular Lunchtime Live series carries on today, providing awesome entertainment during your midday break - a great accompaniment to that quality time when you escape from your work environment for an hour or so. Today's featured performer is Emma Lee, a singer with a signature sound, who has had much critical success with her various releases, and has had many of her tunes placed in films and television. Her career hasn't been without its share of adversity, but despite this, she has carried on, unscathed and sounding better than ever. Her most recent album is "Backseat Heroine," and today's concert will likely expose you to this new material, and some sunshine (weather permitting).
Yonge-Dundas Square (1 Dundas Street East) 12:30PM

OTHER EVENTS ON OUR RADAR

South of Bloor @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Swing of Hope - 16th Annual Golf Tournament

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