toronto events august 21

Radar: Goin' Down The Road, 6th Toronto Turkish Festival, An Evening with JM Frey, Russian Circles

FILM | Goin' Down The Road
An unusual event for The Revue Cinema, tonight's film screening of Don Shebib's 2011 sequel Goin' Down The Road will pair the road trip tale of two Cape Breton men heading west to Toronto with a book launch. Geoff Pevere's book about the sequel is titled "Donald Shebib's Goin' Down the Road" and examines the role of the film as a cornerstone of Canadian culture. Following the book launch reception, a screening of the original film and discussion will precede Shebib's film. Come to check out some true Canadiana cinema as well as the Revue's new digital projection system.
The Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue) 5:30PM $20 seniors/members $26 non-members

CULTURE | 6th Toronto Turkish Festival
Toronto goes Turk this weekend with the coming of the Turkish Festival, now in its 6th year. Leading up to the festival, the Turkish Cultural Center will be hosting events each day. Tonight, the Turkish Food Show will take place with delicious treats like Turkish Delight, doner kebabs and baklava being served up. The festival officially launches on Friday at Nathan Philips Square with the opening ceremony happening at 1PM.
Turkish Cultural Center (777 Supertest Road) 6PM

BOOKS & LIT | An Evening with JM Frey
Award-winning science fiction author JM Frey joins fans at Glad Day Bookshop tonight for a reading and discussion of her latest work, "TRIPTYCH," the story of culture-shocked aliens visiting what is now a peaceful and accepting Earth. Frey will discuss her works and her background as a fanthropologist and pop culture scholar after a reading. All scifi lovers are welcome!
Glad Day Bookshop (598 Yonge Street) 8PM Free

MUSIC | Russian Circles
Three-piece Chicago metal rock band Russian Circles make a pit stop in Toronto to promote their 2011 album Empros. If you thought the music industry bubble was about to burst, you need to check out this show because these guys are the real deal with their focus on instrumentals, drum solos and hard guitar riffs. Openers Chelsea Wolfe and Marriages hit the stage at 8:30PM. Tickets will be available at the door but are positioned to sell out.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor Street West) 8:30PM $16


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