toronto events january 30

Radar: High Lonesome Wednesdays with Crazy Strings, Pivot Readings, Pal-Sac Valentine's, Yours Truly Common Ground 02

Toronto events on January 30, 2013

MUSIC | High Lonesome Wednesdays with Crazy Strings *15th Anniversary Show*
The Silver Dollar has been hosting a regular night of "underground" music for a decade and a half, every Wednesday night. No, I'm not talking about a subgenre of electro, or a shade of Death Metal you've never heard of, but rather bluegrass! Yes, this traditional acoustic music has quite a following that is largely off the mainstream radar, and High Lonesome Wednesdays (a name coined as a tip of the hat to Bluegrass pioneer Bill Munroe) has been championing it for 15 years, and has established a considerable and loyal following in the process. Tonight, join this event's resident band, Crazy Strings, along with special guests Doug Paisley, Simone Schmidt, Kristine Schmitt, and others.
The Silver Dollar Room (486 Spadina Avenue) 8:30PM $5 ($3 students)

BOOKS & LIT | Pivot: Eisenstein, Latosik, Lindsay
The Pivot reading series returns to The Press Club tonight, with three creative minds ready to share their work with you. Paula Eisenstein's first novel, Flip Turn, was published by Mansfield Press at the end of last year, and she has also published shorter pieces in various journals. Jeff Latosik in the recipient of the 2011 Trillium Award for Poetry, as well as the P.K. Page Award and other accolades. Also reading tonight is James Lindsay, a music writer who is also an emerging poet, and whose work has been published in Mansfield Press' Rogue Stimulus anthology, and various journals. Jacob McArthur Mooney is tonight's host.
Press Club (850 Dundas Street West) 8PM PWYC

CULTURE | Pal-Sac: Valentine's Day Edition
These days, we're inundated with messages of varying forms throughout our waking hours, and these communications are desgned to be effortless and utilitarian. That's why it really does mean something to receive a handwritten note or card in the mail. Yes, it's retro, but genuine, meaningful, human interaction never goes totally out of fashion, does it? Pal Sac is an acronym for post a letter social activity club, and it meets tonight at The Holy Oak, where you can relax with a beverage and some snacks, and write a valentine for a special someone or a family member. All that you need will be provided, just show up ready to make someone's day.
Holy Oak Cafe (1241 Bloor Street West) 7PM

FUNDRAISER | GFC presents...JEAN-PIERRE w/ Sean Blackthorn ft. Brother, Brother
Greenhope for Children is a Canadian charitable organization, whose goal is to bring education and scholastic supplies to children living in poverty worldwide. Tonight at The Piston, GFC hosts a fundraising event celebrating Jean Pierre Ntwari, a Rwandan recipient of a scholarship from the organization, who is slowly but surely making his way through school, and sticking with it. Musical guests Sean Blackthorn with Brother, Brother and This Wanderin' Lovr will play and you are encouraged to come out and enjoy an evening of music, while contributing to a good cause.
The Piston (937 Bloor Street West) 9PM $5


Yours Truly: Common Ground 02
Double CD Release Show: Matthew Bailey & Graham Nicholas


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