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Buskerball Toronto

Radar: Uproar Festival, Audiopollination, Amanda Sun, Scotiabank BuskerBall

Toronto events on August 20th, 2013

MUSIC | Uproar Festival
The Uproar Festival, now in its third year, hits TO today! This festival, sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink, is a touring multi band, multi stage festival following the classic model popularized by Lollapalooza back in the early '90s. The Uproar Festival will feature three stages at Molson Amphitheatre this afternoon. The Coldcock Herbal Whiskey Showcase Stage, which will feature Charming Liars, The Dead Daisies, and others; and the Zippo Encore Stage whose lineup includes Danko Jones and Walking Papers, will run simultaneously throughout the afternoon. The Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage will take over after 6pm and close things out with Jane's Addiction and Alice In Chains.
Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lake Shore Blvd West) 2PM $19.75-$79.75

FUNDRAISER | Scotiabank BuskerBall
Tonight, Scotiabank presents, Buskerball: an entertaining event to raise funds for Epilepsy Toronto. This gala fundraiser will feature a hand picked lineup of spectacular busker performances including some impressive acrobatics, and will be hosted by Andrea Case, CTV's news anchor/reporter, as well as former Maple Leaf Darcy Tucker. It's not a cheap ticket by any means, but nothing feels quite as good as giving to a great cause, and an amazing evening is promised, along with a "strolling dinner", open bar, auctions, and a tax receipt for one hundred dollars.
Mattamy Athletic Centre (50 Carlton Street) 6PM $175

MUSIC | Audiopollination
Audiopollination, Somewhere There's monthly event featuring a variety of short improvised music performances by a number of different ensembles and configurations, happens tonight at Array Music. This installment of Audiopollination will include duo sets by Jamie Thompson (flute) and Anastasya Koskin (recorded sounds), David Jones (guitar) and Zoe Abrams (vocal), Michael Lynn (upright bass) and Barry Prophet (sound art and electronic percussion), and also Dominique Banoun (vocal) and Adriana Monti (piano), with guests. The evening will conclude with a premiere screening of Kevin Kelly's film, Snippets accompanied live by Gerard Leckey and Kevin Kelly's group, Strange Nursery.
Array Music (155 Walnut Avenue) 8PM pwyc

BOOKS & LIT | Amanda Sun
The Japan Foundation presents a talk and book signing with Amanda Sun, who is launching her first novel, Ink, the first part of a series, The Paper Gods: a supernatural fiction series taking place in Japan. Ink follows the adventures of protagonist Katie Greene who is sent to Japan following the death of her mother. Sun has spent considerable time in Japan herself, and will discuss how her time there immersed in Japanese culture influenced both her life and writing. Admission to this event is free, but an RSVP is required.
Japan Foundation (131 Bloor Street West) 6PM

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