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Toronto events on April 24th, 2013

CULTURE | Loteria Jarocha
An interesting evening of art, conversation, music, and Mexican culture tonight at Lula Lounge. Alec Dempster launches his book, Loteria Jarocha, a collection of linoleum-block prints he made when reconnecting with his roots on a trip to his birthplace, Mexico. There, he discovered the music called son jarocho, a folk genre native to the Vera Cruz region. The music inspired Dempster, and resulted in these prints. Tonight, CafĂŠ Con Pan will give you a nice taste of this music which boasts a tradition going back several hundred years. You can also try your hand at a game of Loteria, and Grammy Award winning musicologist Rob Bowman will interview Dempster and shed some light on this interesting work.
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas Street West) 6:30PM $5

MUSIC | Jim James @ Phoenix
Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jim James, known best as the frontman for My Morning Jacket, plays The Phoenix tonight. This will be a well-attended show, as this man has a considerable following. (He wasn't on Rolling Stone's "20 New Guitar Gods" list for nothing). James has been exploring solo work since 2009, but not to worry: My Morning Jacket are still going strong, having just announced a tour this Summer with Wilco and Bob Dylan. James' Regions of Light and Sound of God was just released in February, and it's James' first genuine full-length solo album. Should be a good one!
Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street) 8PM $26

MUSIC | Killing Joke afterparty: Youth & Reza w/ special guest Acucrack!
Even if you don't manage to make it out to Killing Joke's show at Lee's tonight, the afterparty at The Rivoli will definitely be a happening shindig to check out. It's not every night you get two members of an iconic '80s post punk band manning the decks at a TO venue, and that's what Reza Udhin, and Youth (aka Martin Glover) will be doing. Youth has also produced the likes of The Orb, The Verve, Crowded House, and others. Acucrack will also be sharing some tunes tonight, along with DJs Jairus Khan and Edwin Somnambulist. This could be heavy!
The Rivoli (334 Queen Street West) 10PM $10

FILM | Rue Morgue & Unstable Ground present LITTLE TERRORS - Vol. 18 - Future Shock
Tonight, Rue Morgue and Unstable Ground deliver the goods once again with "Little Terrors". This monthly showcase of short horror films is a popular one with fans of the genre, and this month's edition, Future Shock will be sure to satisfy. The two hours of gore, thrills and craziness that make up tonight's screening will include work from directors Spencer Estabrooks, Todd Cobery, Paul Davis, The Santoro Brothers, and others. As usual, Little Terrors has a special bonus for attendees: the screening concludes, as usual, with a Q & A and meet-and-greet with some of the filmmakers.
MLT Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street) 9PM

Also Of Note

The Wolsak & Wynn Spring Poetry Launch in Toronto
Pivot Reading Series

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