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Radar: Neil Gaiman, JAZZ FM World Music Festival, No Captivity!, Elvis Monday (On A Tuesday)

Toronto events on August 6th, 2013

BOOKS & LIT | Neil Gaiman at The Danforth Music Hall
Tonight, Indigo Books & Music presents an evening with author Neil Gaiman at the Danforth Music Hall. Gaiman, a well known author of novels, films, and comics, has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, and is the first author to receive both medals for a single work. He has just published a new book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. This novel follows a man's journey back to his hometown for a funeral, and the events and memories that unfold as a result of his return. Critical reception to the book has been great, and a film version is in the works, to be produced by Tom Hanks. Gaiman will share selected passages from The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which will be followed by a short Q & A, and a book signing.
The Danforth Music Hall 6:30 PM $22.75

MUSIC | JAZZ.FM91 World Music Festival
Jazz.FM91's first World Music Festival begins today. This station has been an important local supporter of local and international jazz - the real 'alternative music' - for several decades. This five-day festival has been cleverly curated to send you to a different global location each day. This evening's "stop" is Cuba, which will feature a performance by noted Juno Award-winner Hilario Duran, and noted Klezmer aficionado and trumpeter, David Buchbinder. Other stops include Venezuela, South Africa, France, and what should be an awesome closer, India with guitarist Rez Abbasi on Saturday. This will truly be a great week for "global jazz" in TO!
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas Street West) 8:30PM $39.50 (3-show passes $99.50)

FUNDRAISER | No Captivity! Empty the Tanks. A Benefit for Marineland Animal Defense and ARK II
Rock 'n' Roll for a worthy cause is the name of the game again tonight! Rancho Relaxo hosts "No Captivity!", a benefit for two animal rights organizations: M.A.D. (Marineland Animal Defense), and The Animal Rights Kollective II (ARK II). M.A.D. is an organization devoted to ending both Marineland's current animal "captivity", and all breeding that is occurring there, as well as holding both that organization accountable for various acts of abuse "both human and non human". ARK II has been around since 1984, and is a Toronto-based "animal advocacy" group. Tonight musical lineup: Test Their Logik, The Reply, Serena Dimitra, Jenn Fiorentino, Muriqui. There will also be a guest appearance by Parkdale High Park MPP Cheri Dinovo. All funds raised go to M.A.D. and ARK II.
Rancho Relaxo (300 College Street) 9PM $10

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