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Monday, September 23, 2013

Radar: Festival Of Images And Words, The Dodos + Cousins, Liberty or Death, Queen Gallery Poetry Night X, Without Wood

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CULTURE | Festival Of Images And Words

Tonight marks the opening of the Festival Of Images And Words. This event, which began in 2005, is devoted to Latin American and Caribbean literature and culture in Canada, and is run by Antares Publishing, a trilingual press specializing in Spanish, English and French literature. The festival will have film screenings, literary events, lectures, and more. This evening's festival opening is an art exhibition, entitled Shared Spaces/Espaces Partages, and will feature work by Carlos Torres, Mira Martínez, Charmaine Lurch, Oswaldo León Kantule, and Shaniqueki S. Bartley. The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration of Ontario, The honourable Michael Coteau, will be the guest of honour, and there will be an opening address by the Principal of Glendon College, Dr. Kenneth McRoberts. The Festival Of Images And Words runs until November 9th.

Glendon Gallery, Glendon College (2275 Bayview Avenue) 6:30PM

MUSIC | The Dodos and Cousins at Lee's

San Francisco-based duo, The Dodos, play Lee's tonight. These guys have an original edgy sound that flirts with minimalism, and explores the tonal possibilities of the electric guitar in an interesting way. Core members Meric Long and Logan Kroeber, who have been playing together since 2005, are occasionally augmented by a third member live. Their 2011 album, No Color included a guest appearance by Neko Case, and helped to spread the word about The Dodos, and put them on the US charts, and also got them a coveted slot at the 2011 ATP Nightmare Before Christmas in the UK. Cousins, from Halifax, will get the show started.

Lee's Palace (529 Bloor Street West) 8PM $17.50

BOOKS & LIT | Liberty or Death by María Páez Victor - Book Launch

Tonight María Páez Victor launches her noew book, Liberty or Death! The Life and Campaigns of Richard L Vowell, British Legionnaire and Commander, Hero and Patriot of the Americas. Victor is a Caracas, Venezuela-born sociologist, with degrees from York University and the University of Kent at Canterbury. Liberty or Death! is a biographical work that chronicles the story of 19th Century English adventurer, Richard Longfield Vowell, who cut his studies at Oxford University short to fight the Spanish Empire. Victor did research on three different continents for this book that reveals new and important information about an important time in British history. There will be a book signing, as well as a brief talk by the author, complimented by music over dinner.

Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas Street West) 7:30PM

CULTURE | Queen Gallery Poetry Night X

The Queen Gallery poetry night gathers again for its September edition. This "open stage" format evening of poetry and music happens on the last Tuesday of every month, and features an established poet, along with the emerging open stage talent. Tonight, Mahlikah Awe:ri, a performer and poet, is the featured guest. Awe:ri, is a member of the First Nations, an activist, a teacher, and a noted "rapologist" who has toured extensively with her project Red Slam Collective. She lends her talents to support a number of causes including Idle No More, and is a KM Hunter Arts Award in Literature nominee.

Queen Gallery (382 Queen Street East) 7PM PWYC

Also Of Note

Without Wood: Why do we cut trees?

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Photo of Cousins by Denise McMullin

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