Radar: Cherie Currie, Douglas Coupland, Ma Vie Reelle, GE Cafe Chefs Series, Fish Tank, Vintage Ales
Toronto events on November 12th, 2013
MUSIC | Cherie Currie @ Lee's Palace
In the stark and repressive landscape of aggressive, edgy 70s rock an awesome all female group came to be, and changed things up in a big way — The Runaways. Tonight, that group's lead vocalist, Cherie Currie, hits Lee's Palace. Word has definitely spread about the "comeback album" she has recently recorded with collaborators Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver), Slash, Billy Corgan and others that has been inexplicably held back by her label for some time, but will no doubt be previewed tonight in her set. Wildheart opens the show. Lee's Palace (529 Bloor Street West) 8PM $18.50.
FILM | Ma Vie RÃ©elle - Toronto Premiere at Cinema Politica
Tonight, the regular film series, Cinema Politica, returns to the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema with Canadian filmmaker Magnus Isacsson's last film, Ma Vie RÃ©elle. The Swedish-born Isacsson worked for years in the broadcast world, including the CBC, and finally went independent to have complete freedom to pursue filmmaking with social activism as a strong guiding force. Four teens are the documentary subjects of tonight's film. Ma Vie RÃ©elle focuses on youth from the North of Montreal, and the poverty, substance abuse and "dysfunction" that permeates their lives. The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) 6:30PM.
FOOD | GE CafÃ© Chefs Series: Local Indian Cuisine
Tonight, the October edition of the GE CafÃ© Chefs Series goes down at the Evergreen Brick Works, and it's going to be a great one. Chef Hemant Bhagwani of the much admired local "chain", Amaya, will be the featured chef, and as usual, a winery will be featured to match the comestibles. Indian food can be a tricky one when it comes to wine pairing, but Stratus Vineyards' Charles Baker Riesling seems a great choice! Bhagwani will demystify the complex nature of Indian cooking for you and leave you with some great tricks up your sleeve and an amazing meal to remember. Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue) 6PM $75.
BOOKS | Douglas Coupland Reader Event
If you missed Douglas Coupland at the International Festival of Authors, here's a chance to see him read for free at Ryerson. The Ted Rogers School of Management will host Coupland reading from TEMP, an ongoing work of serialized fiction by Douglas Coupland that is appearing every day in November in Metro papers. Metro's Reel Guys and In Focus columnist, Richard Crouse will host and a book signing will follow. Ted Rogers School of Management TRS 1-067 (55 Dundas Street West) 6:30PM.
FILM | Cinema Oubliette: FISH TANK
#Hashtag Gallery's monthly Cinema Oubliette film series continues tonight, carrying on with its mission to bring "overlooked cinema" to an appreciate audience. Tonight's feature is Fish Tank, a 2009 British drama directed by Andrea Arnold that was awarded the 2009 Cannes Film Festival's Jury Prize. The film tells the story of an isolated and socially backward girl who is searching for her identity, and finds refuge in hip hop dancing. An affair with her mother's boyfriend takes things in a turbulent direction. As with every Cinema Oubliette night, there will be snacks and discussion following the film. #Hashtag Gallery (801 Dundas Street West) 8:30PM PWYC.
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