margaret atwood for IFOA

Radar: International Festival of Authors, Global Cabaret Festival, Drake, Hausu, Evil Dead The Musical

Toronto events on Thursday, October 24, 2013

FESTIVALS | International Festival Of Authors
Button up your cardigans and pull out your thick framed glasses, the International Festival of Authors is in town. The next 11 days at the Harbourfront Centre will feature readings, talks, interviews and panels with major international authors like Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, Catherine Bush, Douglas Coupland, Helen Humphreys, Elizabeth Ruth, Beatriz Hausner, Anne Michaels, and Andrew Pyper. This year's focus is on young writers with several free artist talks about getting started in the business. IFOA runs until November 3rd. Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) 8PM prices may vary

FESTIVALS | Global Cabaret Festival
150 cabaret performers gather at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts tonight for the Global Cabaret Festival, celebrating dance, music and theatrical cabaret. Leading artists like Ins Choi, Molly Johnson, Sharron Matthews, Sophie Milman, Jackie Richardson and more will stage 15 original one-hour songbooks and cabarets for Toronto audiences. The festival runs until October 27th. Young Centre for the Performing Arts (50 Tank House Lane) $25 general, $22 advance, $15 student, $63-$120 passes

MUSIC | Drake
October's very own celebrates his birthday, his narcissism, and himself by throwing a birthday concert for "Would You Like a Tour"'s hometown date. Toronto lover and rapper Drake takes the ACC stage tonight for a sold out show. While we're not suggesting you buy scalped tickets, it's either that or online sales boards like StubHub and Kijiji if you want to see our boy live. Air Canada Centre (50 Bay Street) 7PM

FILM | Hausu
A 1977 Japanese cult classic inspired by the idea's of director Nobuhiko Obayashi's 11-year-old daughter, Hausu is the story of six girls, vacationing at a friend's aunt's house, when one by one, they begin to die. A film with amateur actors and lo-fi special effects, this strange film was a hit when released on DVD in 2010 and will be shown on a big screen at The Japan Foundation tonight for free. The Japan Foundation, Toronto (131 Bloor Street West, 2nd Floor) 7PM Free

THEATRE | Evil Dead: The Musical
Five college kids head out to a cabin in the woods only to be confronted by demons in this bloody musical comedy. Adapted for stage over a decade ago, the show has now extended its recent Toronto run at the Randolph Theatre for another five weeks. The show previews tonight and runs until November 26th with special late night performances. Randolph Theatre (736 Bathurst Street) 7PM $40.95-$80.95


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