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Radar: Captain Dirt & The Skirt, Odourless Press Poetry Launch, Confrigeration, Festival of Clowns

Toronto events on May 29th, 2013

MUSIC | Captain Dirt & The Skirt
An album launch tonight at Lula Lounge: Captain Dirt & The Skirt release their debut album,The Adventures of Captain Dirt & The Skirt. This project is a collaboration between singer/songwriter/guitarist Kristin Sweetland and multi-instrumentalist Lyndell Montgomery. There are some top notch players on this multi-genre release, including cellist Kevin Fox and drummer Gary Craig. Despite the fact that this album is instrumental, tonight's launch will feature a number of very 'vocal' entertainers in the form of the Ladies In Waiting: Scarlett Jane, Faye Blais, Sarah Burton, Melanie Br没l茅e, and Tricia Foster will perform along with the headliner, with some burlesque fun provided by Andrea Ramolo and Loretta Jean.
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas Street West) 7 PM $15

BOOKS & LIT | Odourless Press Poetry Launch
Tonight, Odourless Press, a small Toronto-based press, holds a launch party for their series of spring chapbooks and broadsides. Two chapbooks are being released: Suzannah Showler's Sucks To Be You and Other True Taunts, and Matthew Walsh's Cloudpeople. The two broadsides being launched are: Ben Ladouceur's Song of the Seventh Son of the Seventh Son, and Hashtag Apocalypse by Mat Laporte. Each of these publications are inexpensive (two to five dollars) and are being pressed in very limited quantities, so you may end up with something highly collectible on your hands. The four creators will be reading and there will be plenty of drinks and schmoozing going down.
The Ossington (61 Ossington Avenue) 8 PM

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Rhidian Brook, Natalee Caple, Ru Freeman
Tonight, three authors gather to share some of their work as part of the ongoing Authors At Harbourfront series. Somerset Maugham Award winner, Rhidian Brook, will read from his latest, The Aftermath. Author and poet, Natalee Caple, is currently working on her PhD at the University of Calgary, and was previously nominated for a Gerald Lampert Award. She will read from her novel, In Calamity's Wake. Sri Lankan and American author, Ru Freeman, whose debut novel was longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, will present passages from her novel, On Sal Mal Lane. Tanis Rideout hosts this event.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) 7:30 PM $10 (free members/students/youth)

ART | Susan Qu: Confrigeration
Susan Qu's solo exhibition, Confrigeration opens this afternoon at Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (with an opening reception tomorrow evening). Qu is a member of the Propeller Centre, and also a resident artist at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. This collection of work is an extended mediation, or creative investigation, into the purpose of refrigerators. Qu compares the modern appliance to the human body, which also acts to preserve its contents. The idea of 'preservation' and its implications in social and psychological contexts is also explored. Confrigeration runs until June 9th.
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (984 Queen Street West) 12 PM to 6 PM

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