Stompin' Tom Connors

Radar: Tribute to Stompin' Tom Connors, The Hidden City, D&D Live, Moon King at the Drake

Toronto events on April 10th, 2013

MUSIC | Tribute to Stompin Tom Connors at the Horseshoe
The passing of Stompin' Tom Connors at the beginning of last month brought musicians and fans alike out of the proverbial woodwork, sharing the impact this great Canadian legend had on their lives. Tonight, TO musician and writer Dave Bidini has put together a great tribute to the man himself, with a killer band made up of members of The Rheostatics, Blue Rodeo, Elliot Brood, and Bidiniband. The lineup of guest vocalists is were there action is, though: Kurt Swinghammer, Peter Elkas, Tom Wilson, Washboard Hank, and others will contribute to the musical festivities. All proceeds from this event will go to the Toronto Homeless Soccer League.
Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West) 9PM $5

BOOKS & LIT | AUTHORS: Jennifer Close, Amity Gaige, Ruth Ozeki
The Authors At Harbourfront series brings you another evening of literary greatness tonight with three female talents. Bestselling American author, Jennifer Close, will read from her latest work, The Smart One, a story with family drama at its core. Fulbright Fellowship recipient, Amity Gaige, has written many essays for prominent US publications, and shares Schroder with us tonight. Writer and filmmaker, Ruth Ozeki, recently became a Zen Buddhist priest, and this experience trickles into her latest work, A Tale for the Time Being. Tanis Rideout hosts this event.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) 7:30PM $10 / free to members + students + youth

BOOKS & LIT | Descant's "The Hidden City" Launch
Descant launches its Spring issue tonight at The Handlebar. Descant is a quarterly literary journal that has been part of Canada's cultural landscape for over forty years, showcasing the work of Canadian and international writers and visual artists. The title of the Spring Descant is "The Hidden City," and this theme permeates the issue in various ways. Six of the issue's contributors will read at tonight's event: Maureen Hynes, Sarah Pinder, Ron Charach, Cara-Lyn Morgan, Jim Nason, and Kilby Smith-McGregor, as well as 2013 Winston Collins/Descant Poetry Prize winner, John Lee. There will also be a raffle, and other fun surprises. Come out and have fun showing your support for Canadian literature and culture.
Handlebar (159 Augusta Avenue) 7PM

COMEDY | Bad Dog Theatre presents: D&D Live: The Sword of T'Rannah!
The final night of Bad Dog Theatre's run of D&D Live happens tonight at The Comedy Bar. This "adventure-comedy," inspired by the very popular '80s role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons, has been running since March 20th, and has gotten some great feedback. Like the game, some of the show's action and outcome is determined by both the audience's suggestions and the rolling of a huge die - these guys take their D&D seriously! A TO cast of comic talent has helped fuel this production, including Conor Bradbury, Molly Davis, Julian Frid, Ted Hambly, Liz Johnston, and many more. Come out for your last chance to join the action and see what the buzz is about.
Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West) 8PM $12 ($10 students)



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