Amanda Mabro Toronto

Radar: El Camino or the Field of Stars, Authors at Harbourfront, Little Terrors, The Shins + Ra Ra Riot

Toronto events on May 22nd, 2013

MUSIC | AMANDA MABRO + CHRIS ASSAAD DOUBLE BILL
Amanda Mabro and Chris Assad share a bill tonight at The Drake Hotel Underground. Mabro hails from Montreal, and has a sound that is an edgy combination of cabaret and pop. She has toured Canada, and also performed at the Brussels Opera House. Her 2011 album, Die To The Past, received favourable feedback from the Montreal Gazette. Toronto singer/songwriter, Chris Assad, abandoned a law career to pursue his music full-time. His songs are rootsy, and come with a soulful approach, with hints of pop, and some world music influences. His latest EP is entitled, Into The Light.
The Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen Street West) 8PM $20

BOOKS & LIT | Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Andrew Kaufman, Claire Mulligan, Benjamin Percy
Another Wednesday means another excellent evening of readings courtesy of the Authors at Harbourfront Centre series. Tonight, Toronto screenwriter and author, Andrew Kaufman will read from his latest, Born Weird, the story of a woman, her five grandchildren, and a curse that must be lifted. Claire Mulligan, whose work has been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, will also read tonight, and her latest work, The Dark is set in the 19th Century, and incorporates the Fox Sisters and their role in the emerging Spiritualism movement of the period. Benjamin Percy, a Whiting Writers' Award winner, completes the lineup for tonight, and will read from his novel, Red Moon. The Toronto Star's Ben Archer hosts.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) 7:30PM $10 (free for members/students/youth)

FILM | Rue Morgue & Unstable Ground present LITTLE TERRORS - Vol. 19 - Bloody Cuts
Another installment of Little Terrors goes down tonight at the MLT Carelton Cinema. If you are a horror fan who hasn't checked this regular film event out, you should strongly consider it tonight. Little Terrors is a showcase of short horror and gore films, and tonight's screening is dubbed Bloody Cuts: it is sure to please even the sickest minds out there. Tonight's program includes films from directors RaĂşl Cerezo, Erlingur Thoroddsen, Balder Skanstrom-Bo, Anthony Melton, Rob McLellan, and others.
MLT Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street) 9PM

Also Of Note

The Shins + Ra Ra Riot @ Sound Academy
Jadea Kelly @ Great Hall
FlamenKhatak -- Indo-Flamenco featuring members of Jorge Miguel Flamenco and Tasa

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Photo by Andree Anne Handfield and courtesy of Amanda Mabro's website.


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