toronto events november 14

Radar: The Iran Job, Probably Inevitable Book Launch, Bob Dylan, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, European Union Film Festival

FILM | All Balls Don't Bounce Presents: The Iran Job
All Balls Don't Bounce returns with the third film they are presenting in their series of sports docs that focus on the human element behind the sport. Tonight's film, The Iran Job tells the story of Kevin Sheppard, an American basketball player who is hired to play in Iran of all places, and finds politics is embedded in all aspects of his everyday life. With the help of some new friends, he is able to engage in free political and social discourse in a small, controlled group. Sports, politics, and the potential for social change are woven together in this film. Filmmakers Till Schauder and Sara Nodjumi will be at the screening, and a Q&A will follow the film.
Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) 6:30PM $13

BOOKS & LIT | Matthew Tierney's "Probably Inevitable" - Book Launch
This Is Not A Reading Series presents an official launch for Matthew Tierney's new collection of poetry, Probably Inevitable. Matthew Tierney has published three books of poetry previously, and one of them, The Hayflick Limit, was on the shortlist for a Trillium Book Award. Tonight fellow poet Ken Babstock will chat Tierney up about all things relating to poetry and the creative process, and special guest Claudia Hammond will make a "video appearance." Hammond is the author of Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception, and there will doubtless be some exploring of "time" as a theme in Probably Inevitable. As is usual with any TINARS event, there will be plenty of surprises.
The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 7PM $5 (free with book purchase)

MUSIC | Bob Dylan @ Air Canada Centre - Toronto, Canada
Even in 2012, Bob Dylan requires no introduction. As he's stated previously, he "owns the '60s," and is undoubtedly one of the most often covered and revered songwriters there are. At the ripe age of 71, Dylan is touring his 35th studio album, Tempest, which has gotten great reviews, and there is no doubt both longtime fans and those wishing to see the legend in action for the first time will be in attendance. An amazing bonus is the opening act: former Dire Straits front man Mark Knopfler will be performing with a seven-piece band, and rumour has it he is in top form on this tour so be sure to arrive on time for this show!
Air Canada Centre (50 Bay Street) 7:30PM $40 - $145

MUSIC | Toronto Mendelssohn Choir - Orff Carmina Burana
A majestic evening of music awaits you at Koerner Hall this evening as the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir plays a varied program, with Carl Orff's Carmina Burana as its centerpiece. An interesting aspect of tonight's performance is the addition of the contemporary sound and approach of the TorQ Percussion Quartet, who will be joining the choir in performance for the first time. Also on the program for tonight: Jonathan Dove's The Passing of the Year and Cloudburst by Eric Whitacre.
Koerner Hall (273 Bloor Street West) 7:30PM $53-$87 (seniors $47-$81)


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