Radar: CMW Night Two, Crime Showcase, Franklin Sirmans, The Passion of Dracula
Toronto events on March 20th, 2013
MUSIC | TWM/Greenshades at CMW: Beekeeper, Atom & the Volumes, Technical Kidman, Souls, the Old Salts, We Are Lovers, Sorry OK Yes
Yes, night two of Canadian Music Week is upon us. There's going to be plenty to check out throughout the week, but tonight's showcase at Rancho Relaxo, put together with the help of GreenShades, is certainly a strong contender in the bang-for-your-indie-rock-buck category. The folk tinged-sounds of Old Salts will start the night off, followed by local five-piece Souls. The 10PM slot belongs to locals Atom and The Volumes, who bring a variety of rock influences together, with groove as a supreme but subtle binding agent. Also on this bill are Technical Kidman, riding in with some buzz from Halifax; Vancouver's Beekeeper; Saskatoon's We Are Lovers; and a two-piece that has moved to TO from Italy, Sorry Ok Yes. This will be a good one.
Rancho Relaxo (300 College Street) 7:30PM
BOOKS & LIT | AUTHORS: Crime Showcase
Tonight, Authors At Harbourfront Centre brings you a special reading, showcasing the crime fiction genre, with a roundtable discussion following. Former Toronto Star writer and internationally recognized novelist, Linwood Barclay, will read from his latest work Trust Your Eyes. Author Ian Hamilton, known for his series of novels featuring the character Ava Lee, a forensic accountant, will read from the latest book in that series, The Scottish Banker of Surabaya. Emerging Arizona author, Becky Masterman, who works in the publishing industry, is proud to present her first crime novel, Rage Against the Dying. Finally, S.J. Parris, aka Stephanie Merritt, an English journalist and author, will share Sacrilege, a crime novel set in the 16th Century. Andrew Pyper hosts this event.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) 7:30PM $10 / free to members, students + youth
ART | Franklin Sirmans
As part of The Power Plant's 2013 International Lecture Series, Franklin Sirmans delivers a lecture this evening. Sirmans is the Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art the Terri and Michael Smooke Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Prior to his current position in LA, he held a similar position for the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. He has received Atlanta's High Museum of Art's David C. Driskell Prize, and has also written for numerous high profile publications such as The New York Times. Sirmans will discuss his own history and career, and his work as a curator in the context of a current project: Prospect.3 New Orleans.
Harbourfront Centre Studio Theatre (235 Queens Quay West) 7PM $12
THEATRE | The TCDS presents: The Passion of Dracula
The Trinity College Dramatic Society presents a three-act version of Bram Stoker's Dracula, entitled The Passion Of Dracula. This production embraces the novel's "Gothic" aesthetic, and its place in modern popular culture, but this production has added a new twist: "comedy", albeit of the 'dark' variety. There is also an original score, and a choreographed element that promises to add a "sensual" element to this staging of this classic vampire story. "The Passion of Dracula" runs until the 23rd.
George Ignatieff Theatre (15 Devonshire Place) 8PM $10 / $5 students
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Photo of Atom & the Volumes by Andrew Sztein Photography
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