toronto events december 19

Radar: City Voices Book Launch, Little Terrors, Ill Gates and Warrior Music, Food Will Never Break My Heart, Lowest Of The Low, Handel's Messiah

BOOKS & LIT | City Voices Book Launch
The official book launch for City Voices happens tonight at the Buddies In Bad Times Theatre. This anthology, dubbed A Book of Monologues by Toronto Artists, features contributions by a broad spectrum of TO writers that highlights the diversity of talent in this great city. The content came together as the result of an "open call" put out last April, and editors Jenna Harris, Anila Pant and Ronit Rubinstein have honed things into a solid collection. Tonight's event will begin with a reception, with readings at eight o'clock, followed by a dance party with DJ Nix providing the music.
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street) 7PM FREE

FILM | Rue Morgue & Unstable Ground present LITTLE TERRORS Vol. 14 - Christmas Carnage
Little Terrors is a monthly genre-specific short film festival specializing in horror, put together by Rue Morgue Magazine and Unstable Ground. Tonight's edition has a lovely holiday theme: Christmas carnage! There will be two hours' worth of disturbing, horrifying, and just plain gory short film goodness, featuring the work of a variety of directors, including Jason Eisner, Ryan Lightbourn, Stephen Reedy and many others. Following the screening, there will be a Q & A and meet-and-greet with some of the filmmakers.
MLT Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street) 9PM

MUSIC | Ill Gates and Warrior Music at Wrongbar
Bassmentality, the bass-heavy Wednesday night party at Wrongbar founded years ago by Zeds Dead & The Killabits, hosts an awesome lineup this evening. Headlining is Ill Gates, producer and educator extraordinaire, who hails from TO originally, but is now based out of San Francisco. He has collabed with heavies like Bassnectar and Vibesquad, and will definitely get people moving tonight. Also on the bill are Belgiums' Voltron and local Bassmentality regular Warrior Music. This is going to be an uber happening, bottom-heavy place to be tonight.
Wrongbar (1279 Queen Street West) 10PM $10 advance

CULTURE | Food Will Never Break My Heart Magazine Launch
There's a new magazine in town: Food Will Never Break My Heart has its first issue ready, and the launch party goes down tonight. The inaugural issue of this "journal about love and food and loving food" is called The Comfort Issue. At this evening's shindig, there will be plenty of comestibles from local caterers and restos, plus live music from Megan Bonnell, prizes, and more. Tonight's celebration is also a fundraiser: all proceeds will go back into the publication's production costs. If you love food and want to support TO culture, this might be a good option for you tonight.
Creatures Creating (822 Dundas Street West) 8PM $13 (includes a copy - entry only is $10)


Lowest OF The Low + Graydon James & The Young Novelists @ The Horseshoe
Toronto Symphony Orchestra + Toronto Mendelssohn Choir: Handel's Messiah

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