Radar: Sara Bareilles, Michael Crummey, Elvis Monday, MoMondays, Candlelight Vigil 2013
Toronto events on April 29th, 2013
MUSIC | Sara Bareilles at The Phoenix
Singer, songwriter, and pianist, Sara Bareilles, hits The Phoenix tonight as part of her "Brave Enough" tour. Bareilles's first hit single, Love Song, brought her poppy, piano-driven sound into the public eye and onto the Billboard 100, as did her presence on "The Sing Off" as a judge. Her latest album, The Blessed Unrest, was just released digitally, and the first single, Brave, co-written with Jack Antonoff, explores a slightly different kind of sound, but carries on with Bareilles' soulful approach and tight, pop-oriented songwriting.
Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street) 8PM $35
BOOKS & LIT | Michael Crummey reading
Canadian author and poet Michael Crummey reads from his latest book of poetry, Under the Keel, and also offers a special preview of a new novel he has in the works, set in Newfoundland. Crummey, hailing originally from Eastern Canada, has received many accolades for his work, including the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award, the Writer's Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for Poetry, nominations for the Milton Acorn People's Poetry Award, the Journey Prize, and several others. Having dinner and hearing Crummey read and talk is a great way to celebrate National Poetry Month!
Pangaea Restaurant (1212 Bay Street) 6PM
MUSIC | Elvis Monday
In case you've arrived late to this particular party, you likely already know that Elvis Monday is TO's longest running underground music showcase, and has been going strong since the early '90s, prior to setting up shop at The Drake Hotel Underground. This special Monday night event has never had a cover, and has seen early performances from the likes of Peaches, Beck, The Cowboy Junkies, By Divine Right, and others. It's a great way to keep your "rock" level up, which usually takes a strong dip after the weekend. Tonight, Jesse And His Havoc, Rory Lavelle, Stacey Y Band, and others take the stage.
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West) 9PM
LECTURE | MoMondays @ The Pilot
MoMondays is a new twist on the "open mic" concept, and instead of music or comedy, you get six to eight professional speakers sharing stories and insights to inspire, inform, and of course 'motivate' you. This also promises to be a great networking opportunity for attendees. Tonight, Monica and Graham Burwise talk "relationships", Karen Grant talks about "corporate women" post lay-off, Paul Barry discusses "leadership", Gail Scott on "forgiving", Adrian Davis tells his story about overcoming his past, and more. Event founder, Michael Neray, hosts tonight's edition of MoMondays.
The Pilot (22 Cumberland Street) 6PM $15
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