toronto events october 31

Radar: TINARS with Nancy Kilpatrick, The Dark Comedy Festival, True Halloween, Box Autumn Salon, Short and Sweet

TINARS presents a special Halloween literary event that is sure to make your evening. Montreal author Nancy Kilpatrick, a three-time Bram Stoker finalist and winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for mystery writing, will be interviewed vampire-style by actor Julian Richings at this launch for the spooky short fiction collection, Vampyric Variations. With a kissing booth where you are sure to get bitten, and cellist Kitty Thompson's ambient looping soundscapes in place, this is sure to be an evening of sophisticated and macabre literary ghoulishness that shouldn't be missed.
Nocturne (550 Queen Street West) 7PM $5

COMEDY | The Dark Comedy Festival Toronto 2012 (Jim Norton, Maria Bamford)
The Dark Comedy Festival officially begins tonight. This festival was launched last year by local comedian Rob Mailloux, and again it will last over 10 days, and feature a huge roster of top-notch performers at a variety of venues. The festival's mandate is to expose and explore "the edgier side of comedy," and talents like Jim Norton, Maria Bamford, and others will do just that! The festival's first show takes place tonight at the Comedy Bar, and continues until November 10th.
The Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West) 8PM $10

DJ Lazarus hosts a "to die for" night of spooky clubbing at Velvet Underground tonight, dubbed True Halloween. DJ Lazarus is well known as one of TO's prominent "dark" DJs, and has been spinning goth, dark rave, alternative, EBM, and related genres at various clubs for years. Tonight's bash promises to be a good one, with prizes for the top costumes, some free "retro candy," an amazing bar staff, and of course, an awesome soundtrack for your evening.
Velvet Underground (510 Queen Street West) 9PM $5 (before 11pm)


Box Autumn Salon
Short & Sweet: Spooky Halloween Edition

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