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Radar: Finntroll at the Opera House, Tales Of Heat, Euphonia, TEDxRichmondHill, Grillin n' Chillin

Toronto events on August 12th, 2013

MUSIC | Finntroll, Trollband, Nordheim, Havok
Fintroll hit the Opera House tonight, to headline a quadruple metal bill! These guys are a metal band from Helsinki, Finland, that combines the black and folk metal genres to produce an original sound. Despite being based in Finland, their lyrics are Swedish, and are largely based on Finnish folk legends. Also on tonight's bill are two Canadian bands: Trollband, an outfit with similar metal leanings, based out of Alberta and BC, and Nordheim a folk metal band from QuĂŠbec. Rounding out this lineup is Havok, a slight departure being in the "thrash metal" department, but there is little doubt that this Colorado-based band will get the evening started with vigour.
Opera House (735 Queen Street East) 7:30pm $28.75-$70

BOOKS & LIT | Tales Of Heat
Tales Of is a relatively new monthly event taking place at the Rustic Owl on Bloor Street West, which is all about the ancient tradition of storytelling. Yes, a good storytelling session can't be loaded onto your e-reader, and it doesn't translate well on digital video - you have to be there, soaking in the atmosphere, the human pacing, and the reaction of your fellow listeners. It's a "live" thing. Tonight's gathering will feature tales with "heat" as the common theme, with storytellers: Sage and Todd Tyrtle, Heidi Brander, Dean Young, Francis Brian Shaw, and host Joel West.
Rustic Owl Cafe (993 Bloor Street West) 8PM pwyc

MUSIC | Euphonia & Lula Lounge Present Cool Classics For A Toronto Summer: Part 3
Tonight, Euphonia gathers at Lula Lounge for the last of their popular Cool Classics For A Toronto Summer series. Euphonia is an ensemble that has taken what many consider "high brow" music back to of the concert hall, and back to where much of it was originally played: informal gathering places like the local pub. While Lula is a little more slick than your average pub, the point has been made. The jury is in, and the verdict has been delivered: "classical" music and a few drinks with friends is a winner! Tonight's program includes music by Paisiello, Mozart, Salieri, and Haydn.
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas Street West) 7PM pwyc ($10 suggested)

CULTURE | TEDxRichmondHill
TEDxRichmondHill is an independently organized TED event based on the well-known TED conference series, upholding the original's "ideas worth spreading" mandate, and based in... you guessed it, Richmond Hill. Amin Sharifi has organized and curated a one-day event that is York Region's largest TEDx event, featuring 28 speakers (including 12 who are students) and four performances. Today's conference follows the theme of "the perfect form", and a wide range of speakers will engage this theme is some way or another. The event will run from morning until evening with meals and refreshments provided.
Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts (10268 Yonge Street) 9AM $50

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