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Radar: Andy Kim Christmas Show, Fictions and Legends, Michael Ignatieff, The Kills + US Girls

Toronto events on December 11th, 2013

MUSIC | Andy Kim Christmas Show
There are a few things that signal the arrival of the Holiday season here in TO: the first snowfall, muzak jingles in the supermarket, and yes... news of Andy Kim's annual Xmas Show. Kim is a veteran singer/songwriter who penned hits for The Archies, The Monkees, and earned a few of his own Gold records in the '70s, as well. Kim's annual shindig happens tonight at The Mod Club on College, and will be a great night for a great cause, benefiting the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation's Gift of Light, and will feature Brendan Canning & Kevin Drew, Amy Millan, Kardinal Offishal, Ron Sexsmith, Kardinal Offishal, Dan Hill, Glass Tiger, The Trews and others. For more holiday-themed Toronto concerts, check out our roundup post.
Virgin Mobile Mod Club (722 College Street) 7 pm. $30

ART | Fictions and Legends: Heather Goodchild and Jerome Havre
Tonight, the Textile Museum of Canada hosts the opening reception for Fictions and Legends, an exhibition curated by Sarah Quinton featuring work by Heather Goodchild and Jérôme Havre. Both artists are presenting work that uses various media including rug hooking, sewn materials, photography, sculpture, and more. Thematically, Goodchild and Havre are focusing on visual storytelling to examine the concepts of myth and history in culture. Fictions and Legends runs until April of 2014.
Textile Museum of Canada (55 Centre Avenue) 6:30PM

BOOKS & LIT | Michael Ignatieff at the Toronto Reference Library
Regardless of your "partisan proclivities" or lack thereof, a glimpse behind the scenes into the world of politics can be quite interesting, and it certainly stands to reason that former Liberal party leader Micael Ignatieff's perspective would be no exception to this. Brian Stewart will engage Ignatieff in discussion about his book, Fire and Ashes, which has as its subtitle Success and Failure in Politics, and details his experiences during the 2011 election campaign.
Reference Library (789 Yonge Street) 7PM

MUSIC | The Kills & US Girls
The Kills hit the Danforth Music Hall tonight for a much-anticipated show. This duo, made up of Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince comes together from both Florida and London, respectively, and have a lo-fi, minimalist approach to modern songwriting that gives their work a distinct edge. Although White Stripes comparisons have been plentiful since the band's inception, other, more historic influences seem to dominate, from The Velvet Underground, to PJ Harvey and Patti Smith. US Girls open the show.
The Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Avenue) 7 pm, $24.50-$29.50

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