Radar: 1st Time Project, Devendra Banhart, Lars Von Trier, Nightlands, Stock Uncorked, Subway for Sketch
Toronto events on June 3rd, 2013
FUNDRAISER | The 1st Time Project - 1st Contact Concert
Tonight at The Mod Club, The First Time Project holds a fundraiser with an amazing lineup of performers. The First time project is an organized platform for a global discussion about female sexuality, using the first sexual experience as a launching point to initiate a cross-cultural and multi-generational conversation. The goal here is more than sexual "liberation", but education, as well, which will benefit both women and men. Tonight's concert will help raise funds for this ambitious project, and performers Saidah Baba Talibah, Zaki Ibrahim, Tanika Charles, Lal, Motion, and DJ Mel Boogie and DJ L'Oqenz will ensure an amazing evening of music for all who attend.
The Virgin Mobile Mod Club (722 College Street) 7:45 $30
MUSIC | Devendra Banhart (with Rodrigo Amarante)
Devendra Banhart hits the Danforth Music Hall tonight. This American singer/songwriter is also a visual artist who left his studies at the San Francisco Art Institute behind to pursue a musical career. His music has been associated with the "New Weird America" genre coined by journalist David Keenan (which is essentially "psych folk" with other influences thrown in), but Banhart's music is difficult to categorize definitively. His latest album, Mala was released earlier this year, and contains some catchy tunes, such as the subtly Latin-flavoured Never Seen Such Good Things. Banhart collaborator, Rodrigo Amarante, is also on the bill.
The Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Avenue) 8PM $40
LECTURE | Lars Von Trier in Adam Nayman's Terms
Adam Nayman carries on delivering amazing and accessible film courses you wish you had taken (or were taking) in your Undergrad year. Tonight is the conclusion of Love 'Em Or Hate 'Em: Controversial Directors In Nayman's Terms, a four-week survey of four popular and "polarizing" directors from the past quarter-century. So far Nayman has covered David Cronenberg, Roman Polanski, and Paul Verhoeven, and tonight the featured director is Lars Von Trier, director of such films as Melancholia, Dogville, and Breaking the Waves. Given the way this course has focused on a different iconic director each week, tonight's self-contained is perfect for a drop in.
Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina Avenue) $12 drop-in ($6 for students/members)
MUSIC | Nightlands @ The Drake Hotel
Nightlands is the solo project of Dave Hartley, bassist for the Philadelphia, PA-based rock band, The War On Drugs. Nightlands finds Hartley assuming the role of multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, and moves in a different sonic direction: a melodic, ambient world of dreamy songs with a strong ephemeral quality. This project's latest Secretly Canadian release, Oak Island, follows this style, and should be interesting to experience live. Interestingly, two TO-based acts that are strongly associated with our city's improvised/experimental music community are also on tonight's bill: Thomas, and Bernice. Should be good!
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West) 8PM $10
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