Radar: A Fierce Green Fire, Canadian Electronic Ensemble, Kat Von D, White Lung at Hard Luck Bar
Toronto events on April 22nd, 2013
FILM | Earth Day Screening: A Fierce Green Fire
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents a two-night run of A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle For A Living Planet. This documentary, an "official Selection" of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, is a thorough account of the environmental movement as it exists today, featuring narrators Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, and Ashley Judd. Details of various issues, "battles," and organizations, such as The Sierra Club, and Greenpeace, make up the film's content, which caters to both those unfamiliar with these issues, as well as more 'radical' viewers. A perfect Earth Day event if there ever was one!
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) 6PM $11
MUSIC | New Music 101 (Program 3): Canadian Electronic Ensemble and New Music Concerts
As part of the Toronto Reference Library's "New Music 101" series of concert/lectures, a joint performance and presentation, featuring The Canadian Electronic Ensemble and Toronto's "New Music" concert series in the library's Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium. The Canadian Electronic Ensemble ensemble celebrates their 40th anniversary this year, and will discuss the different approaches required by the recording studio and live performance. They will also touch on their "collective composition" techniques and strategies. In the second half, cellist David Hetherington, in conjunction with New Music Concerts, will both perform and discuss some of Gilles Tremblay and Luciano Berio's work.
Toronto Reference Library, Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium (789 Yonge Street) 7PM FREE
MUSIC | White Lung with Teenager and TV Freaks
White Lung hits the Hard Luck Bar tonight! These guys hail from the West Coast, and have been at it since 2006. Exclaim gave their first album, It's The Evil the 2010 "punk album of the year" nod, and their second album, Sorry got plenty of kudos from all the right Industry places. Also on the bill tonight are TO's own Teenanger, who call thier sound "garage punk," and TV Freaks: some Hamilton punk rock with a very old school, raw sound. Although Hunters from Brooklyn, PA was originally on this bill, this seems to have changed. Either way, if you're looking for some loud sounds to get your "ya yas" out to, the Hard Luck Bar is your place tonight!
Hard Luck Bar (772A Dundas Street West) 9PM $13
BOOKS & LIT | Kat Von D Book Signing
Television personality and tattoo artist, Kat Von D, has released a new book, Go Big or Go Home: Taking Risks in Life, Love, and Tattooing, and will be appearing at the John & Richmond Street Chapters for a book signing tonight. Kat Von D is well known from her reality TV series, LA Ink, which ran for four seasons, chronicling her life as a tattoo artist in Los Angeles, a profession she fell into at the early age of 16! Go Big or Go Home is a follow-up of sorts to her two previous bestsellers, High Voltage Tattoos and The Tattoo Chronicles, and is her personal story of taking risks and achieving goals, complete with essays, sketches, drawings, and more.
Chapters John and Richmond (142 John Street) 7PM
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Film still from A Fierce Green Fire
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