Radar: BookThug Spring Book Launch, Ghost B.C., Guacamole Smack Down, Elvis Monday
Toronto events on May 6th, 2013
BOOKS & LIT | BookThug Spring Book Launch
BookThug is a Toronto publisher of poetry, fiction, and criticism that leans toward the experimental side of things. Their mandate is both to provide emerging experimental writers with a voice in the literary scene, and also to give established poets and authors a venue for experimentation. Tonight at Supermarket, the spring launch for BookThug's new releases will go down, and works by Chris Eaton, Stephen Collis, Phil Hall, Shannon Maguire, Kim Minkus, Tim Atkins, and others will be shared through readings by the creators themselves. Books will be available for purchase at the venue.
Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue) 7:30PM
MUSIC | Ghost B.C. + Ides Of Gemini at the Opera House
Linkรถping, Sweden's Ghost B.C. hits The Opera House tonight for an over-the-top throwdown of heavy metal sounds. These guys definitely have their own remarkable onstage identity, with each member wearing dark robes with hoods, and the lead singer wearing a distinctive skull mask. Offstage, their identities are also kept under wraps. Ghost B.C. just released their second full-length album, Infestissumam, last month, produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Danzig), so you can expect to hear some of that material showcased tonight. LA-based metal outfit Ides Of Gemini, open the show.
Opera House (735 Queen Street East) 8PM $20
BOOKS & LIT | AUTHORS: Kenneth Bonert, Lewis DeSoto, Claire Messud
An excellent evening of readings tonight, as part of the Authors at Harbourfront Centre series. Kenneth Bonert shares his first novel, The Lion Seeker tonight. This work has come about after a prolific stretch of writing short fiction. Lewis DeSoto, biographer and author of the international bestseller, A Blade of Grass will read tonight from his latest work, The Restoration Artist. Also appearing tonight is Claire Messud, whose novel The Emperor's Children was cited as "Best Book Of The Year" by publications like the New York Times and the Washington Post. She will read tonight from her most recent book, The Woman Upstairs. Grace O'Connell is this evening's host.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) 7:30PM $10 (free members/students/youth)
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