toronto events september 11

Radar: Donovan Woods, MOVE Innovation Talks, The Great Stagnation with Tyler Cowan, Soulpepper's Young Professionals Event

MUSIC | Donovan Woods
The soft-voiced singer-songwriter (or the bestsongwriterever.com, as his website indicates) Donovan Woods plays The Horseshoe for Bookie's Nu Music Nite this evening. The seriously talented local folk rock musician will open the evening with new songs from his upcoming album Don't Get Too Grand before artists LP and Young Guns take the stage. As always, Nu Music Nite is free to enter so long as you promise to keep listening to and supporting the artists.
The Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West) 9PM Free

ENVIRONMENT | MOVE Innovation Talks
The MOVE panel series opens tonight at Evergreen Brick Works focusing on health and wellness. Examining the issues surrounding the automobile and the health of Canadians, moderator Matthew Blackett of Spacing magazine will open the floor to panelists to discuss active and accessible transportation options that better our health, economy and environment. Tonight's panelists include former TTC Chair Adam Giambrone, Faisal Moola of the David Suzuki Foundation, and Clean Air Partnership's Nancy Smith Lea, among others. The series happens each Tuesday with a variety of socially conscious topics like land use, infrastructure, the environment and energy discussed by a rotating panel of experts.
Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue) 7PM $10

BOOKS & LIT | "The Great Stagnation" with Tyler Cowen
New York Times author and economist Tyler Cowen gives a special lecture on his latest e-book sensation "The Great Stagnation." The book, fully titled "The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All The Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better" focuses on how the American economy heavily relied on its "low-hanging fruits" (i.e. immigrant labour, free land) since the 17th century and now that prosperity has disappeared. The lecture will be followed by a discussion between Cowen and National Post columnist Andrew Coyne. The event will be recorded and aired on TVO's Big Ideas.
Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles Street East) 7PM $20

THEATRE | Soulpepper's Young Professionals Event
A networking event for theatre and arts community workers, Soulpepper Theatre Company hosts a special performance of Speed-the-Plow, David Mamet's satire of the Hollywood film industry, tonight at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. The evening will feature a pre-performance reception with industry professionals and food and drinks afterward in the open-air courtyard. The ticket price reflects the show, food and drink prices, and can be purchased through Soulpepper's website.
Young Centre (50 Tank House Lane) 7:30PM $70

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